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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 78 76 108
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +32
Contract jobs citing Validation 40 29 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.93% 1.71% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.64% 2.38% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 6
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£348 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £274 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £500 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £360 £355
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £37.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.34% +7.57%
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
1516 1220 1532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 73.17% 71.89% 75.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 867 745 849
Average daily rate £372 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.80% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £280 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 66 106
Average hourly rate £31.50 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.54% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014. 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 -4 3 £400 -
Southampton -22 2 £488 +47.72%
Farnborough - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 41 (53.25%) Security Cleared
2 25 (32.47%) HP
3 23 (29.87%) Windows
3 23 (29.87%) SC Cleared
4 21 (27.27%) TCP/IP
5 20 (25.97%) Microsoft
5 20 (25.97%) DV Cleared
6 18 (23.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (22.08%) SSL
7 17 (22.08%) HTML
7 17 (22.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (20.78%) HP Quality Center
9 15 (19.48%) .NET
9 15 (19.48%) Oracle
9 15 (19.48%) UNIX
10 14 (18.18%) ASP.NET
10 14 (18.18%) ISTQB
11 13 (16.88%) Degree
11 13 (16.88%) Software Testing
11 13 (16.88%) Linux
11 13 (16.88%) JavaScript
12 12 (15.58%) ITIL
12 12 (15.58%) Active Directory
12 12 (15.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (15.58%) Oracle EBS
12 12 (15.58%) Workflow
12 12 (15.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (14.29%) Nessus
13 11 (14.29%) Nmap
13 11 (14.29%) Wireshark

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 6 (7.79%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.49%) Documentum
3 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.60%) IIS
5 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.49%) MS Project
2 5 (6.49%) MS Office
3 3 (3.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (15.58%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.60%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.30%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 17 (22.08%) SSL
3 11 (14.29%) HTTPS
3 11 (14.29%) Wireshark
4 6 (7.79%) SNMP
5 5 (6.49%) X.400
5 5 (6.49%) X.500
6 3 (3.90%) Firewall
7 2 (2.60%) SMTP
8 1 (1.30%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.30%) ATM
8 1 (1.30%) VoIP
8 1 (1.30%) SAN
8 1 (1.30%) Internet
8 1 (1.30%) FDDI
8 1 (1.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.49%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.19%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (5.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.30%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (1.30%) Big Data
5 1 (1.30%) QlikView
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.19%) MSI
2 3 (3.90%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (2.60%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.60%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (2.60%) StarTeam
4 1 (1.30%) Lombardi
4 1 (1.30%) JIRA
General
1 7 (9.09%) Finance
2 4 (5.19%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.90%) Retail
3 3 (3.90%) Billing
3 3 (3.90%) Marketing
4 2 (2.60%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.30%) Military
5 1 (1.30%) Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 20 (25.97%) Analyst
2 11 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 7 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 6 (7.79%) Build Engineer
5 5 (6.49%) Integration Test Analyst
5 5 (6.49%) Integration Analyst
5 5 (6.49%) Consultant
6 4 (5.19%) Test Specialist
6 4 (5.19%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Test Leader
7 3 (3.90%) Wintel Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Lead Business Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Messaging Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Technical Leader
7 3 (3.90%) Release Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Tester
7 3 (3.90%) Coordinator
8 2 (2.60%) Architect
8 2 (2.60%) Project Manager
8 2 (2.60%) Change Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.08%) HTML
2 15 (19.48%) .NET
3 14 (18.18%) ASP.NET
4 11 (14.29%) JSP
5 5 (6.49%) XML
6 3 (3.90%) CSS
7 2 (2.60%) WSDL
8 1 (1.30%) LAMP
8 1 (1.30%) Ajax
8 1 (1.30%) SAP ALE
8 1 (1.30%) MDX
8 1 (1.30%) jQuery
8 1 (1.30%) WAMP
8 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.30%) REST
8 1 (1.30%) EDI
8 1 (1.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.69%) Computer Science
1 9 (11.69%) Enterprise Software
1 9 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.79%) Device Driver
2 6 (7.79%) Firmware
3 5 (6.49%) PKI
3 5 (6.49%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.19%) FMCG
5 3 (3.90%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.90%) CLARiiON
6 2 (2.60%) Clustering
7 1 (1.30%) CMDB
7 1 (1.30%) LIMS
7 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.30%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.30%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.30%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 23 (29.87%) Windows
2 17 (22.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (19.48%) UNIX
4 13 (16.88%) Linux
5 12 (15.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (14.29%) Windows 2000
6 11 (14.29%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.88%) Software Testing
2 12 (15.58%) ITIL
2 12 (15.58%) Workflow
3 10 (12.99%) Business Analysis
4 9 (11.69%) Configuration Management
4 9 (11.69%) Test Scripting
5 8 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (10.39%) Software Engineering
6 7 (9.09%) Requirements Management
6 7 (9.09%) Project Management
6 7 (9.09%) Test Strategy
7 6 (7.79%) CRM
7 6 (7.79%) Requirements Analysis
7 6 (7.79%) Knowledge Management
8 5 (6.49%) Project Planning
8 5 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (6.49%) Migration
8 5 (6.49%) UML
8 5 (6.49%) Service Delivery
9 4 (5.19%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.88%) JavaScript
2 10 (12.99%) PowerShell
3 8 (10.39%) VBScript
4 5 (6.49%) C
4 5 (6.49%) SQL
5 3 (3.90%) C#
6 2 (2.60%) Ada
6 2 (2.60%) Pascal
7 1 (1.30%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.30%) C++
7 1 (1.30%) Delphi
7 1 (1.30%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.30%) ABAP
7 1 (1.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 41 (53.25%) Security Cleared
2 23 (29.87%) SC Cleared
3 20 (25.97%) DV Cleared
4 18 (23.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (18.18%) ISTQB
6 13 (16.88%) Degree
7 12 (15.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (12.99%) MCSE
9 4 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (5.19%) MCITP
10 3 (3.90%) MCP
10 3 (3.90%) MCSA
10 3 (3.90%) CCNP
10 3 (3.90%) CCNA
11 2 (2.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (1.30%) Chartered Engineer
12 1 (1.30%) ISEB
12 1 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.30%) GAMP
2 1 (1.30%) GxP
System Software
1 12 (15.58%) Active Directory
2 11 (14.29%) Nmap
3 4 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (20.78%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (14.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 11 (14.29%) Nessus
3 6 (7.79%) SCCM
4 5 (6.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (3.90%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (2.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (32.47%) HP
2 20 (25.97%) Microsoft
3 15 (19.48%) Oracle
4 6 (7.79%) VMware
4 6 (7.79%) Capita
5 5 (6.49%) ArcSight
5 5 (6.49%) SAP
6 3 (3.90%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (3.90%) EMC
6 3 (3.90%) Clearswift
7 2 (2.60%) Altiris
7 2 (2.60%) CA
7 2 (2.60%) Borland
7 2 (2.60%) Mercator
7 2 (2.60%) Remedy
7 2 (2.60%) Cisco
7 2 (2.60%) IBM
7 2 (2.60%) Lumension
8 1 (1.30%) BMC
8 1 (1.30%) Siebel
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