Period
to 18 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 6 months to 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Validation
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 106 123
Rank change year-on-year -4 +17 -10
Contract jobs citing Validation 30 44 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.12% 1.46% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 1.72% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 30 19
Manchester median daily rate £450 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +25.00% -26.15%
10th Percentile £180 £252 £223
90th Percentile £659 £489 £713
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Manchester median hourly rate - - £20.00
North West median hourly rate £40.50 £16.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +153.13% -61.90% +54.13%

Validation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,233 2,560 3,195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 83.07% 84.66% 83.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,446 1,622 1,860
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £255 £263 £238
90th Percentile £586 £562 £538
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 38 86
Manchester median hourly rate £18.77 £18.00 £18.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% -4.41% +25.53%
10th Percentile £12.86 £12.60 £12.30
90th Percentile £45.50 £41.13 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £23.17 £26.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year -13.36% -17.71% +67.10%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Manchester

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Validation in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Manchester

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Manchester over the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Manchester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Manchester

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Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 18 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 2 £615 - 1
Validation
North West

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Validation.

1 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (33.33%) Migration
3 9 (30.00%) Management Information System
3 9 (30.00%) SharePoint
3 9 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (26.67%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (26.67%) Content Development
4 8 (26.67%) Data Modelling
4 8 (26.67%) Content Management
5 7 (23.33%) Data Management
5 7 (23.33%) Workflow
5 7 (23.33%) Taxonomies
5 7 (23.33%) Test Automation
5 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
6 6 (20.00%) C#
6 6 (20.00%) Analytical Thinking
6 6 (20.00%) Information Architecture
6 6 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 5 (16.67%) Collaborative Working
7 5 (16.67%) Visual Studio
7 5 (16.67%) Use Case
7 5 (16.67%) CMS
8 4 (13.33%) Finance
8 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
8 4 (13.33%) Information Management
8 4 (13.33%) Business Analysis
8 4 (13.33%) Data Migration
8 4 (13.33%) Data Validation
8 4 (13.33%) SQL Server

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (16.67%) CMS
3 1 (3.33%) Apache
3 1 (3.33%) Apache Solr
3 1 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.33%) JBoss
3 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (3.33%) Sage 200
1 1 (3.33%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.33%) OpenShift
1 1 (3.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) Intranet
1 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (10.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (3.33%) BGP
2 1 (3.33%) EIGRP
2 1 (3.33%) Firewall
2 1 (3.33%) Internet
2 1 (3.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 3 (10.00%) MSI
2 3 (10.00%) WinDbg
3 2 (6.67%) Selenium
4 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.33%) ERwin
4 1 (3.33%) JIRA
4 1 (3.33%) NUnit
4 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Back Office
3 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.33%) Advertising
4 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Architect
2 8 (26.67%) Information Architect
3 6 (20.00%) Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Data Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Applications Support
5 2 (6.67%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Automation Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Compliance Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Compliance Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Data Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Designer
5 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Accountant
6 1 (3.33%) Data Business Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) ETL Architect
6 1 (3.33%) PMO Lead
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) .NET
1 4 (13.33%) XML
2 3 (10.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (10.00%) REST
3 1 (3.33%) Ajax
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.33%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.33%) jQuery
3 1 (3.33%) JSON
3 1 (3.33%) Middleware
3 1 (3.33%) Spring
3 1 (3.33%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 7 (23.33%) Taxonomies
3 4 (13.33%) NHS
4 2 (6.67%) PMI
5 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
5 1 (3.33%) Fintech
5 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (3.33%) Reference Data
5 1 (3.33%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
1 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
2 3 (10.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (10.00%) Windows 8
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Vista
3 2 (6.67%) Linux
3 2 (6.67%) Unix
4 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (33.33%) Migration
3 8 (26.67%) Content Development
3 8 (26.67%) Content Management
3 8 (26.67%) Data Modelling
3 8 (26.67%) Kalman Filter
4 7 (23.33%) Data Management
4 7 (23.33%) Test Automation
4 7 (23.33%) Workflow
5 6 (20.00%) Analytical Thinking
5 6 (20.00%) Information Architecture
5 6 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 5 (16.67%) Collaborative Working
6 5 (16.67%) Use Case
7 4 (13.33%) Business Analysis
7 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (13.33%) Data Migration
7 4 (13.33%) Data Validation
7 4 (13.33%) Information Management
7 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) C#
2 4 (13.33%) SQL
3 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (10.00%) Python
4 2 (6.67%) Java
4 2 (6.67%) VBA
5 1 (3.33%) C
5 1 (3.33%) Go
5 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.33%) Perl
5 1 (3.33%) R
5 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) Data Quality
1 3 (10.00%) PMO
2 2 (6.67%) PMBOK
3 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.33%) GDPR
3 1 (3.33%) PSD2
3 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (10.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Kubernetes
1 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) HP
3 2 (6.67%) Blue Prism
3 2 (6.67%) CA
3 2 (6.67%) Capita
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix
4 1 (3.33%) F5
4 1 (3.33%) IBM
4 1 (3.33%) Juniper
4 1 (3.33%) Planview
4 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.33%) Sage