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 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
North West / Manchester
Rank 76 85 68
Rank change year-on-year +9 -17  
Contract jobs citing Validation 16 21 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.21% 1.17% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.40% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 9
Median daily rate £375 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £252 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £638 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £38.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year -3.94% +10.14%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1072 1501 1270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 80.97% 83.62% 78.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 688 907 678
Median daily rate £388 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £291 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 27 25
Median hourly rate £40.00 £27.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.14% +54.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.10 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Validation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 2 £339 - 1
Validation
North West

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Validation.

1 18 (47.37%) Finance
2 11 (28.95%) SQL
3 10 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (18.42%) C#
5 6 (15.79%) Oracle
5 6 (15.79%) Windows
5 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 6 (15.79%) Migration
5 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (15.79%) Data Quality
6 5 (13.16%) Trend Analysis
6 5 (13.16%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (13.16%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (13.16%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (13.16%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (13.16%) CSS
6 5 (13.16%) HTML
6 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
6 5 (13.16%) .NET
7 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
7 4 (10.53%) Web Services
7 4 (10.53%) ITIL
7 4 (10.53%) Project Management
7 4 (10.53%) Data Migration
7 4 (10.53%) Revenue Management
7 4 (10.53%) Retail
7 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (10.53%) Manufacturing
7 4 (10.53%) Contract Management

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Top Related 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 (2.63%) CICS
1 1 (2.63%) CMS
1 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.26%) MS Office
3 1 (2.63%) CATIA
3 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.63%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (2.63%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) HTTPS
1 3 (7.89%) Internet
1 3 (7.89%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (5.26%) Unified Communications
2 2 (5.26%) VoIP
3 1 (2.63%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle BI EE
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.89%) OLAP
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle OLAP
3 3 (7.89%) SQLite
4 2 (5.26%) MySQL
5 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (47.37%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Manufacturing
2 4 (10.53%) Retail
3 2 (5.26%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Legal
3 2 (5.26%) Marketing
3 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Automotive
4 1 (2.63%) Electronics
4 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 20 (52.63%) Analyst
2 11 (28.95%) Business Analyst
3 8 (21.05%) Developer
3 8 (21.05%) Report Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) .NET Developer
4 4 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (10.53%) C# Developer
5 3 (7.89%) C# WCF Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) WCF Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Liquidity Business Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Middleware Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Site Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Business Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Unified Communications Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Cisco Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) .NET
1 5 (13.16%) CSS
1 5 (13.16%) HTML
2 4 (10.53%) Web Services
3 3 (7.89%) SOAP
3 3 (7.89%) WCF
3 3 (7.89%) WPF
4 2 (5.26%) HTML5
4 2 (5.26%) Middleware
5 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.63%) Node.js
5 1 (2.63%) XML
5 1 (2.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.89%) Virtual Team
2 2 (5.26%) Cyber Defence
2 2 (5.26%) Handset
2 2 (5.26%) IVR
2 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.26%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) Android
2 3 (7.89%) Apple iOS
2 3 (7.89%) Windows 10
2 3 (7.89%) Windows 8
3 2 (5.26%) Unix
4 1 (2.63%) AIX
4 1 (2.63%) HPUX
4 1 (2.63%) Linux
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (15.79%) Migration
2 6 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (13.16%) Trend Analysis
4 4 (10.53%) Contract Management
4 4 (10.53%) Data Migration
4 4 (10.53%) ITIL
4 4 (10.53%) Project Management
4 4 (10.53%) Revenue Management
4 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (7.89%) Business Analysis
5 3 (7.89%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (7.89%) Data Entry
5 3 (7.89%) SDLC
5 3 (7.89%) Use Case
5 3 (7.89%) User Stories
6 2 (5.26%) BPMN
6 2 (5.26%) Business Process Improvement
6 2 (5.26%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) SQL
2 7 (18.42%) C#
3 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.26%) VBA
5 1 (2.63%) PHP
5 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Degree
1 2 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) CCA
2 1 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (2.63%) MCSE
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
1 6 (15.79%) Oracle
2 3 (7.89%) Cisco
3 2 (5.26%) Civica
3 2 (5.26%) SAP
3 2 (5.26%) Verint
4 1 (2.63%) Adobe
4 1 (2.63%) Blue Coat
4 1 (2.63%) Citrix
4 1 (2.63%) Google
4 1 (2.63%) ServiceNow
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