Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 135 111 125
Rank change year-on-year -24 +14 -11
Contract jobs citing Validation 20 34 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.64% 1.15% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 1.40% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 22 20
Manchester median daily rate £406 £431 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.80% +7.81% +1.59%
10th Percentile £313 £205 £222
90th Percentile £591 £659 £489
North West median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Manchester median hourly rate £22.50 - £17.50
10th Percentile £21.25 - £16.25
90th Percentile £23.75 - £18.75
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £31.81
% change year-on-year -5.88% +33.60% -22.41%

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 2,546 2,433 3,057
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.89% 82.28% 85.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,637 1,547 1,933
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £261
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 87 65
Manchester median hourly rate £17.75 £19.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.58% +22.58% -20.51%
10th Percentile £11.76 £11.75 £11.10
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £28.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -22.29% +27.27% -27.08%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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
Oldham - 3 - - 3
Validation
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle
2 5 (25.00%) Change Management
3 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (20.00%) Software Deployment
3 4 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Software Audit
4 3 (15.00%) Patch Management
4 3 (15.00%) MySQL
4 3 (15.00%) Data Transformation
4 3 (15.00%) Line Management
4 3 (15.00%) Software Asset Management
4 3 (15.00%) Requirements Management
4 3 (15.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (15.00%) Hadoop
4 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (15.00%) Ingres
4 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (15.00%) Finance
4 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.00%) Asset Management
4 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (15.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 3 (15.00%) Statistical Analysis
4 3 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (10.00%) Acceptance Criteria
5 2 (10.00%) Workday
5 2 (10.00%) Decision-Making
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services

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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 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (10.00%) ResourceLink
1 2 (10.00%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) DHCP
1 1 (5.00%) DNS
1 1 (5.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Hadoop
1 3 (15.00%) Ingres
1 3 (15.00%) MySQL
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.00%) OLTP
3 1 (5.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) JMeter
1 2 (10.00%) Selenium
1 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Electronics
2 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.00%) Marketing
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Software Asset Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Software Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Automation Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Cloud Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Functional Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle Functional Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Automation Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Product Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Salesforce Technical Architect
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) RESTful
1 2 (10.00%) Taurus
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (10.00%) NHS
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Change Management
2 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
2 4 (20.00%) Software Deployment
3 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.00%) Asset Management
3 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (15.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
3 3 (15.00%) Data Transformation
3 3 (15.00%) Line Management
3 3 (15.00%) Patch Management
3 3 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (15.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (15.00%) Requirements Management
3 3 (15.00%) Software Asset Management
3 3 (15.00%) Software Audit
3 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (15.00%) Statistical Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.00%) Apex Code
3 1 (5.00%) C
3 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.00%) VB
3 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
1 2 (10.00%) MCSE
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (10.00%) SAP
3 2 (10.00%) Workday
4 1 (5.00%) Automation Anywhere
4 1 (5.00%) Blue Prism
4 1 (5.00%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (5.00%) UiPath