Period
to 19 August 2019

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 19 August 2019 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
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 98 140 113
Rank change year-on-year +42 -27 +9
Contract jobs citing Validation 52 19 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.84% 0.58% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 0.69% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 9 15
Manchester median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £298 £285 £205
90th Percentile £500 £667 £488
North West median daily rate £434 £400 £405
% change year-on-year +8.44% -1.23% +15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%

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 2,449 2,759 2,388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 86.48% 84.89% 82.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,623 1,788 1,462
Manchester median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £278 £263 £235
90th Percentile £594 £575 £544
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 86 72
Manchester median hourly rate £16.50 £24.48 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.60% +28.86% +24.59%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.75 £11.75
90th Percentile £29.90 £41.00 £45.00
North West median hourly rate £24.00 £22.58 £35.00
% change year-on-year +6.31% -35.50% +27.27%

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 19 August 2019.

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 19 August 2019. 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
Bolton - 4 £410 - 2
Oldham - 1 - -
Stockport - 1 - - 1
Validation
North West

For the 6 months to 19 August 2019, 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 26 (50.00%) Migration
2 19 (36.54%) Management Information System
2 19 (36.54%) Data Centre
3 18 (34.62%) Windows
3 18 (34.62%) Capacity Planning
4 17 (32.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (32.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (32.69%) VMware
5 16 (30.77%) Supplier Relationship Management
6 15 (28.85%) Windows Server
6 15 (28.85%) Driving Licence
7 14 (26.92%) Police
8 13 (25.00%) High Availability
8 13 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (21.15%) SQL
9 11 (21.15%) Oracle
9 11 (21.15%) SC Cleared
9 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
10 10 (19.23%) SQL Server
10 10 (19.23%) Project Delivery
10 10 (19.23%) Decision-Making
11 9 (17.31%) Finance
12 8 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (13.46%) Oracle Database
13 7 (13.46%) Public Sector
14 6 (11.54%) Red Hat
14 6 (11.54%) ITIL
14 6 (11.54%) PRINCE2
14 6 (11.54%) Solaris

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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 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (3.85%) IIS
1 2 (3.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.92%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.92%) Office 365
3 1 (1.92%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) BGP
1 2 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (3.85%) DHCP
1 2 (3.85%) DNS
1 2 (3.85%) HSRP
1 2 (3.85%) HTTP
1 2 (3.85%) LAN
1 2 (3.85%) VoIP
1 2 (3.85%) VPN
1 2 (3.85%) WAN
2 1 (1.92%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.46%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.92%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (26.92%) Police
2 9 (17.31%) Finance
3 7 (13.46%) Public Sector
4 2 (3.85%) General Ledger
4 2 (3.85%) Legal
5 1 (1.92%) Electronics
5 1 (1.92%) Law
5 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.92%) Marketing
5 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (25.00%) Analyst
2 9 (17.31%) DBA
3 8 (15.38%) Business Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) Administrator
4 5 (9.62%) OAT Manager
5 4 (7.69%) Change Manager
5 4 (7.69%) Consultant
5 4 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
5 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared DBA
5 4 (7.69%) Software Manager
5 4 (7.69%) SQL DBA
6 3 (5.77%) Accountant
6 3 (5.77%) Software Test Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Test Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Agile Tester
7 2 (3.85%) Automation Tester
7 2 (3.85%) Data Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Excel Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) Web Services
2 1 (1.92%) .NET
2 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.92%) REST
2 1 (1.92%) WinForms
2 1 (1.92%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (36.54%) Data Centre
1 19 (36.54%) Management Information System
2 15 (28.85%) Driving Licence
3 8 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.85%) LPAR
5 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.92%) NHS
5 1 (1.92%) Replication
5 1 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.92%) Smart Energy
5 1 (1.92%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (34.62%) Windows
2 15 (28.85%) Windows Server
3 6 (11.54%) Solaris
4 3 (5.77%) Linux
4 3 (5.77%) Unix
5 2 (3.85%) AIX
5 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.00%) Migration
2 18 (34.62%) Capacity Planning
3 17 (32.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (30.77%) Supplier Relationship Management
5 13 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (25.00%) High Availability
6 10 (19.23%) Decision-Making
6 10 (19.23%) Project Delivery
7 8 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (11.54%) ITIL
8 6 (11.54%) PRINCE2
9 5 (9.62%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (9.62%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 5 (9.62%) Software Delivery
9 5 (9.62%) TOGAF
10 4 (7.69%) Data Validation
10 4 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
10 4 (7.69%) SDLC
10 4 (7.69%) Target Operating Model
11 3 (5.77%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) SQL
2 1 (1.92%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (21.15%) SC Cleared
1 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.92%) ISEB
2 1 (1.92%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) PMO
2 1 (1.92%) GMP
2 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (32.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.92%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) vMotion
Vendors
1 17 (32.69%) VMware
2 11 (21.15%) Oracle
3 6 (11.54%) Red Hat
4 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.77%) SAP
6 2 (3.85%) CA
6 2 (3.85%) Cisco
6 2 (3.85%) HP
6 2 (3.85%) IBM
6 2 (3.85%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.92%) IFS
7 1 (1.92%) NetScout
7 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.92%) ServiceNow