Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 104 111
Rank change year-on-year -24 +7 -16
Contract jobs citing Validation 27 33 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.89% 1.23% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.48% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 27
Manchester median daily rate £388 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25% +33.33%
10th Percentile £193 £300 £249
90th Percentile £600 £488 £630
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +8.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Manchester median hourly rate - - £15.00
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £16.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +181.25% -57.33% +22.95%

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 2,615 2,235 3,050
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 85.99% 83.15% 84.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,707 1,365 1,797
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +8.39%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £242
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 48 60
Manchester median hourly rate £19.52 £20.25 £18.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.60% +6.62% +30.98%
10th Percentile £12.82 £11.75 £12.75
90th Percentile £42.00 £46.13 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £21.74 £36.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year -39.61% +21.01% +32.22%

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 20 May 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 20 May 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 - 4 £540 - 2
Validation
North West

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 6 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
4 5 (18.52%) Waterfall
4 5 (18.52%) C#
4 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (18.52%) ITIL
4 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
4 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (18.52%) ServiceNow
4 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (14.81%) Change Control
5 4 (14.81%) DevOps
5 4 (14.81%) Windows Server
5 4 (14.81%) Service Management
5 4 (14.81%) SQL
5 4 (14.81%) Windows
6 3 (11.11%) Statistics
6 3 (11.11%) .NET Framework
6 3 (11.11%) Windows Vista
6 3 (11.11%) Wireshark
6 3 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (11.11%) REST
6 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (11.11%) Data Validation
6 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
6 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (11.11%) XML

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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 (3.70%) Apache
1 1 (3.70%) JBoss
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.70%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.70%) OpenShift
2 1 (3.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 3 (11.11%) Wireshark
2 1 (3.70%) BGP
2 1 (3.70%) EIGRP
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.70%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 3 (11.11%) MSI
2 3 (11.11%) WinDbg
3 2 (7.41%) CA Release Automation
3 2 (7.41%) JIRA
General
1 3 (11.11%) Back Office
1 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Legal
3 1 (3.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Business Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Project Manager
3 4 (14.81%) Service Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Applications Support
5 2 (7.41%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Automation Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Compliance Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Compliance Project Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Designer
5 2 (7.41%) Digital Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Digital Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Asset and Configuration Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Asset Management Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Public Sector Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Software Asset Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) .NET
1 3 (11.11%) .NET Framework
1 3 (11.11%) REST
1 3 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (3.70%) Ajax
2 1 (3.70%) jQuery
2 1 (3.70%) JSON
2 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) NHS
2 3 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.41%) PMI
3 2 (7.41%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.70%) Online Games
4 1 (3.70%) Tandem
4 1 (3.70%) Video on Demand
4 1 (3.70%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
1 4 (14.81%) Windows Server
2 3 (11.11%) Windows 10
2 3 (11.11%) Windows 8
2 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (11.11%) Windows Vista
3 2 (7.41%) Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Unix
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (22.22%) Business Analysis
3 5 (18.52%) ITIL
3 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
3 5 (18.52%) Waterfall
4 4 (14.81%) Change Control
4 4 (14.81%) DevOps
4 4 (14.81%) Service Management
5 3 (11.11%) Capacity Management
5 3 (11.11%) Change Management
5 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (11.11%) Data Validation
5 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (11.11%) Project Management
5 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 3 (11.11%) Service Design
5 3 (11.11%) Statistics
5 3 (11.11%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) C#
2 4 (14.81%) SQL
3 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 3 (11.11%) Python
4 2 (7.41%) VBA
5 1 (3.70%) C
5 1 (3.70%) Go
5 1 (3.70%) Java
5 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.70%) Perl
5 1 (3.70%) R
5 1 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
1 2 (7.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (7.41%) PMI Certification
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) PMO
2 2 (7.41%) PMBOK
3 1 (3.70%) PSD2
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (11.11%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (3.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) HP ALM
2 1 (3.70%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
1 5 (18.52%) ServiceNow
2 3 (11.11%) HP
3 2 (7.41%) Blue Prism
3 2 (7.41%) CA
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle
4 1 (3.70%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (3.70%) Capita
4 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.70%) Citrix
4 1 (3.70%) F5
4 1 (3.70%) Juniper
4 1 (3.70%) Nortel
4 1 (3.70%) Planview
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat