The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 59 66 85
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +19
Contract jobs citing Validation 70 52 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 3.12% 2.52% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.04% 3.58% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 21 12
Average daily rate
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£377 £418 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.82% +19.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £320 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 5
Average hourly rate £42.50 £125.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.00% +941.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.74 £38.15 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% +27.16%
Validation
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1733 1454 1270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 77.33% 70.48% 73.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1029 852 776
Average daily rate £388 £370 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% +4.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 65 82
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the Hampshire region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

Validation
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Validation Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Portsmouth - 10 £327 -
Hook +2 8 £323 -2.27%
Southampton -11 8 £550 +31.73% 1
Basingstoke +1 5 £131 +0.96%
Andover - 4 £250 - 1
Fareham -2 3 £500 -
Farnborough - 3 - -
Gosport +7 2 £375 +11.94%
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation.

1 45 (42.45%) Security Cleared
2 44 (41.51%) SC Cleared
3 23 (21.70%) Degree
4 22 (20.75%) HP
5 21 (19.81%) ITIL
6 19 (17.92%) Software Engineering
7 18 (16.98%) Windows
8 16 (15.09%) Computer Science
9 14 (13.21%) JSP
10 13 (12.26%) Microsoft
10 13 (12.26%) Pharmaceutical
11 12 (11.32%) Project Management
11 12 (11.32%) Migration
11 12 (11.32%) UML
11 12 (11.32%) SQL
12 11 (10.38%) .NET
12 11 (10.38%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (9.43%) JSP 440
13 10 (9.43%) Quality Management
13 10 (9.43%) Oracle
13 10 (9.43%) Java
13 10 (9.43%) TCP/IP
14 9 (8.49%) GAMP
14 9 (8.49%) GMP
14 9 (8.49%) GxP
14 9 (8.49%) HTML
14 9 (8.49%) Linux
14 9 (8.49%) LIMS
14 9 (8.49%) QMS
14 9 (8.49%) Data Validation

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.83%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.89%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.89%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (5.66%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (3.77%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (3.77%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.94%) Simulink
3 1 (0.94%) MS Project
3 1 (0.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.94%) SAP FS
2 1 (0.94%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.83%) IaaS
2 1 (0.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.43%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.77%) Wireshark
2 4 (3.77%) Network Security
2 4 (3.77%) HTTPS
2 4 (3.77%) SSL
3 2 (1.89%) Internet
3 2 (1.89%) X.400
3 2 (1.89%) X.500
3 2 (1.89%) X.509
3 2 (1.89%) Firewall
3 2 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (1.89%) VPN
3 2 (1.89%) DNS
3 2 (1.89%) SMTP
3 2 (1.89%) DHCP
3 2 (1.89%) NGN
4 1 (0.94%) Software-Defined Radio
4 1 (0.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.77%) Data Mining
1 4 (3.77%) QlikView
2 3 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.94%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.94%) DB2
4 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.94%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (5.66%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (3.77%) JUnit
2 4 (3.77%) JIRA
3 2 (1.89%) LabVIEW
3 2 (1.89%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.89%) SoapUI
3 2 (1.89%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.94%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.94%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (0.94%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.94%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.94%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.94%) ClearQuest
General
1 13 (12.26%) Pharmaceutical
2 8 (7.55%) Finance
3 7 (6.60%) Aerospace
4 6 (5.66%) Military
5 2 (1.89%) Electronics
5 2 (1.89%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.89%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.94%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (17.92%) Analyst
2 12 (11.32%) Software Engineer
2 12 (11.32%) Systems Engineer
3 11 (10.38%) Consultant
4 9 (8.49%) Project Manager
5 7 (6.60%) Data Analyst
6 4 (3.77%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (3.77%) Developer
6 4 (3.77%) Test Analyst
6 4 (3.77%) Programmer
7 3 (2.83%) Analyst Programmer
7 3 (2.83%) Data Architect
7 3 (2.83%) Test Manager
7 3 (2.83%) Business Analyst
7 3 (2.83%) Tester
7 3 (2.83%) Software Developer
7 3 (2.83%) Architect
7 3 (2.83%) Data Consultant
7 3 (2.83%) Messaging Engineer
7 3 (2.83%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.21%) JSP
2 11 (10.38%) .NET
3 9 (8.49%) HTML
4 8 (7.55%) ASP.NET
5 5 (4.72%) XML
6 4 (3.77%) Drools
7 3 (2.83%) SOAP
8 2 (1.89%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.89%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.94%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.09%) Computer Science
2 9 (8.49%) LIMS
3 6 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.72%) Human Factors
5 3 (2.83%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.89%) FlexPod
6 2 (1.89%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.89%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.89%) RMADS
6 2 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.89%) Replication
6 2 (1.89%) Clustering
7 1 (0.94%) Physics
7 1 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.98%) Windows
2 9 (8.49%) Linux
3 6 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (5.66%) UNIX
4 4 (3.77%) Windows 2000
4 4 (3.77%) Windows XP
4 4 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.81%) ITIL
2 19 (17.92%) Software Engineering
3 12 (11.32%) Migration
3 12 (11.32%) UML
3 12 (11.32%) Project Management
4 11 (10.38%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (9.43%) Quality Management
6 9 (8.49%) Data Analysis
6 9 (8.49%) QMS
6 9 (8.49%) Data Validation
6 9 (8.49%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 8 (7.55%) ITIL V3
7 8 (7.55%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (7.55%) Requirements Management
7 8 (7.55%) Data Modelling
7 8 (7.55%) Six Sigma
8 7 (6.60%) Configuration Management
8 7 (6.60%) Coaching
9 5 (4.72%) Workflow
9 5 (4.72%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.32%) SQL
2 10 (9.43%) Java
3 8 (7.55%) JavaScript
4 7 (6.60%) C
5 5 (4.72%) C#
5 5 (4.72%) Embedded C
5 5 (4.72%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.77%) PL/SQL
6 4 (3.77%) VBA
6 4 (3.77%) Python
6 4 (3.77%) VBScript
6 4 (3.77%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.83%) C++
8 2 (1.89%) Ruby
9 1 (0.94%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.94%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.94%) COBOL
9 1 (0.94%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 45 (42.45%) Security Cleared
2 44 (41.51%) SC Cleared
3 23 (21.70%) Degree
4 8 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.77%) MCSE
5 4 (3.77%) MCSA
5 4 (3.77%) MCITP
5 4 (3.77%) ISTQB
5 4 (3.77%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.83%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.89%) CISSP
7 2 (1.89%) Chartered Engineer
7 2 (1.89%) MCP
8 1 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.94%) CCNP
8 1 (0.94%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.43%) JSP 440
2 9 (8.49%) GAMP
2 9 (8.49%) GMP
2 9 (8.49%) GxP
3 4 (3.77%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.89%) QA
5 1 (0.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (7.55%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.83%) XenApp
3 3 (2.83%) vSphere
4 2 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.89%) vCloud
5 1 (0.94%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.94%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (4.72%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.77%) Nessus
2 4 (3.77%) Nmap
3 2 (1.89%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.94%) SCCM
4 1 (0.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 22 (20.75%) HP
2 13 (12.26%) Microsoft
3 10 (9.43%) Oracle
4 4 (3.77%) Telelogic
4 4 (3.77%) VMware
4 4 (3.77%) AppSense
5 3 (2.83%) BMC
6 2 (1.89%) CA
6 2 (1.89%) Juniper
6 2 (1.89%) SAP
6 2 (1.89%) Cisco
6 2 (1.89%) ESRI
6 2 (1.89%) NetApp
6 2 (1.89%) ICL
7 1 (0.94%) Remedy
7 1 (0.94%) Altiris
7 1 (0.94%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.94%) Embarcadero