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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 81 83 103
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +20
Contract jobs citing Validation 46 31 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 2.17% 1.68% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.00% 2.32% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 17 6
Average daily rate
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£365 £330 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £303 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
1531 1339 1451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 72.39% 72.57% 73.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 904 801 784
Average daily rate £375 £380 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +7.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £280 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 79 104
Average hourly rate £37.50 £22.81 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.38% -29.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.75 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 +3 3 £400 -
Southampton -22 3 £488 +47.72% 1
Eastleigh - 1 - -
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Farnborough - - - - 2
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 1 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 (52.56%) Security Cleared
2 24 (30.77%) HP
3 23 (29.49%) SC Cleared
4 21 (26.92%) TCP/IP
5 19 (24.36%) Windows
6 18 (23.08%) DV Cleared
7 17 (21.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (21.79%) HTML
7 17 (21.79%) SSL
8 16 (20.51%) Microsoft
8 16 (20.51%) .NET
8 16 (20.51%) Oracle
9 15 (19.23%) JavaScript
9 15 (19.23%) UNIX
9 15 (19.23%) HP Quality Center
10 14 (17.95%) ISTQB
10 14 (17.95%) ASP.NET
10 14 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
11 13 (16.67%) Linux
11 13 (16.67%) Software Testing
12 12 (15.38%) JSP
12 12 (15.38%) Workflow
12 12 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (15.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 12 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (14.10%) HTTPS
13 11 (14.10%) ITIL
13 11 (14.10%) Windows 2000
13 11 (14.10%) Windows XP

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 5 (6.41%) MS Exchange
1 5 (6.41%) Documentum
2 4 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.56%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.56%) IIS
3 2 (2.56%) Apache
4 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) MS Office
1 5 (6.41%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.13%) MS Project
3 2 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.28%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (26.92%) TCP/IP
2 17 (21.79%) SSL
3 11 (14.10%) HTTPS
3 11 (14.10%) Wireshark
4 6 (7.69%) SNMP
5 3 (3.85%) X.400
5 3 (3.85%) X.500
5 3 (3.85%) Firewall
6 2 (2.56%) ATM
7 1 (1.28%) VoIP
7 1 (1.28%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.28%) DNS
7 1 (1.28%) SAN
7 1 (1.28%) Internet
7 1 (1.28%) FDDI
7 1 (1.28%) VLAN
7 1 (1.28%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.13%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.28%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (1.28%) Big Data
5 1 (1.28%) QlikView
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.41%) MSI
2 3 (3.85%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.56%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (2.56%) StarTeam
4 1 (1.28%) Lombardi
4 1 (1.28%) JIRA
General
1 8 (10.26%) Finance
2 4 (5.13%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.13%) Marketing
3 3 (3.85%) Retail
4 2 (2.56%) Billing
4 2 (2.56%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.28%) Military
5 1 (1.28%) Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (29.49%) Analyst
2 12 (15.38%) Business Analyst
3 8 (10.26%) Test Analyst
4 6 (7.69%) Build Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Integration Test Analyst
5 5 (6.41%) Integration Analyst
5 5 (6.41%) Consultant
6 4 (5.13%) Test Specialist
6 4 (5.13%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Developer
6 4 (5.13%) Test Leader
7 3 (3.85%) Lead Business Analyst
7 3 (3.85%) Technical Leader
7 3 (3.85%) Coordinator
8 2 (2.56%) Architect
8 2 (2.56%) Tester
8 2 (2.56%) Release Manager
8 2 (2.56%) Business Continuity Manager
8 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Consultant
8 2 (2.56%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.79%) HTML
2 16 (20.51%) .NET
3 14 (17.95%) ASP.NET
4 12 (15.38%) JSP
5 5 (6.41%) CSS
6 3 (3.85%) XML
7 2 (2.56%) WSDL
7 2 (2.56%) HTML5
7 2 (2.56%) CSS3
7 2 (2.56%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.28%) REST
8 1 (1.28%) OLE
8 1 (1.28%) LAMP
8 1 (1.28%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (1.28%) Ajax
8 1 (1.28%) SAP ALE
8 1 (1.28%) MDX
8 1 (1.28%) jQuery
8 1 (1.28%) WAMP
8 1 (1.28%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.26%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (8.97%) Mobile App
2 7 (8.97%) Computer Science
3 6 (7.69%) Firmware
3 6 (7.69%) Device Driver
4 5 (6.41%) PKI
5 4 (5.13%) FMCG
6 3 (3.85%) CLARiiON
7 2 (2.56%) Clustering
7 2 (2.56%) Smart Meter
8 1 (1.28%) CMDB
8 1 (1.28%) Internet of Things
8 1 (1.28%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (1.28%) Replication
8 1 (1.28%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.28%) LIMS
8 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (24.36%) Windows
2 17 (21.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (19.23%) UNIX
4 13 (16.67%) Linux
5 12 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (14.10%) Windows 2000
6 11 (14.10%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 12 (15.38%) Workflow
3 11 (14.10%) ITIL
4 10 (12.82%) Configuration Management
4 10 (12.82%) Business Analysis
5 9 (11.54%) Software Engineering
5 9 (11.54%) Test Scripting
6 8 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (8.97%) Requirements Management
7 7 (8.97%) Test Strategy
8 6 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
8 6 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
8 6 (7.69%) UML
8 6 (7.69%) CRM
9 5 (6.41%) Project Management
9 5 (6.41%) Service Management
9 5 (6.41%) Service Delivery
10 4 (5.13%) Change Management
10 4 (5.13%) E-Commerce
10 4 (5.13%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 15 (19.23%) JavaScript
2 9 (11.54%) PowerShell
3 7 (8.97%) VBScript
4 6 (7.69%) SQL
5 5 (6.41%) C
6 4 (5.13%) C#
7 2 (2.56%) Ada
7 2 (2.56%) Java
7 2 (2.56%) Pascal
8 1 (1.28%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.28%) VB
8 1 (1.28%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.28%) ABAP
8 1 (1.28%) VBA
8 1 (1.28%) C++
8 1 (1.28%) Delphi
8 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (52.56%) Security Cleared
2 23 (29.49%) SC Cleared
3 18 (23.08%) DV Cleared
4 14 (17.95%) ISTQB
4 14 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (14.10%) Degree
7 8 (10.26%) MCSE
8 4 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (3.85%) CCNP
9 3 (3.85%) CCNA
10 2 (2.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (2.56%) MCITP
11 1 (1.28%) Chartered Engineer
11 1 (1.28%) ISEB
11 1 (1.28%) MCSA
11 1 (1.28%) MCP
11 1 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.28%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.28%) GAMP
2 1 (1.28%) GxP
System Software
1 11 (14.10%) Nmap
2 9 (11.54%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (19.23%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (15.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 11 (14.10%) Nessus
4 6 (7.69%) SCCM
5 5 (6.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (3.85%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (30.77%) HP
2 16 (20.51%) Oracle
2 16 (20.51%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.69%) VMware
3 6 (7.69%) Capita
4 5 (6.41%) ArcSight
5 4 (5.13%) SAP
6 3 (3.85%) EMC
6 3 (3.85%) Remedy
6 3 (3.85%) Clearswift
7 2 (2.56%) Mercator
7 2 (2.56%) CA
7 2 (2.56%) Borland
7 2 (2.56%) Cisco
7 2 (2.56%) IBM
7 2 (2.56%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (2.56%) Lumension
7 2 (2.56%) Altiris
8 1 (1.28%) ComArch
8 1 (1.28%) Siebel