The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Hampshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 62 90 72
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -18
Contract jobs citing Validation 52 27 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 2.50% 1.58% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.59% 2.17% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 17
Average daily rate £418 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.28% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £221 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £371
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £125.00 £12.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+941.66% -70.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £30.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% -18.91%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1448 1242 1244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 69.75% 72.80% 68.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 853 767 609
Average daily rate £363 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 76 117
Average hourly rate £44.25 £34.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.14% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Validation
South East

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Southampton -5 7 £418 +39.16% 2
Basingstoke +18 4 £130 -75.23% 2
Havant -11 3 £488 - 1
Hook - 3 £330 -
Fareham -4 1 - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Andover - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 49 (52.69%) Security Cleared
2 32 (34.41%) SC Cleared
3 27 (29.03%) HTML
4 25 (26.88%) Workflow
5 24 (25.81%) JavaScript
5 24 (25.81%) .NET
6 23 (24.73%) Oracle
6 23 (24.73%) ASP.NET
7 22 (23.66%) Windows
8 21 (22.58%) Microsoft
8 21 (22.58%) HP Quality Center
9 20 (21.51%) DV Cleared
9 20 (21.51%) Linux
9 20 (21.51%) UNIX
10 19 (20.43%) HP
10 19 (20.43%) Oracle EBS
10 19 (20.43%) ISTQB
11 18 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (19.35%) JSP
12 17 (18.28%) Windows 2000
12 17 (18.28%) Windows XP
12 17 (18.28%) TCP/IP
12 17 (18.28%) HTTPS
12 17 (18.28%) SSL
12 17 (18.28%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (18.28%) Wireshark
12 17 (18.28%) Software Testing
12 17 (18.28%) Nessus
12 17 (18.28%) Nmap
13 15 (16.13%) Finance

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (5.38%) Apache
1 5 (5.38%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.15%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.08%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.08%) Documentum
3 1 (1.08%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.08%) IIS
3 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.08%) JCAPS
Applications
1 10 (10.75%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.38%) MS Office
3 2 (2.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.08%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 19 (20.43%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (5.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (4.30%) SAP MDM
4 3 (3.23%) SAP FI
4 3 (3.23%) SAP MM
4 3 (3.23%) SAP SD
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (1.08%) Maximo
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (18.28%) TCP/IP
1 17 (18.28%) HTTPS
1 17 (18.28%) SSL
1 17 (18.28%) Wireshark
2 5 (5.38%) Network Security
3 3 (3.23%) NGN
4 2 (2.15%) DNS
5 1 (1.08%) VPN
5 1 (1.08%) ADSL
5 1 (1.08%) ATM
5 1 (1.08%) SDH
5 1 (1.08%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.08%) MPLS
5 1 (1.08%) IPv6
5 1 (1.08%) xDSL
5 1 (1.08%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (8.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (8.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (7.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (7.53%) SAP Data Services
5 6 (6.45%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (5.38%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (4.30%) MongoDB
8 3 (3.23%) MS Access
9 1 (1.08%) Star Schema
9 1 (1.08%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.30%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (2.15%) StarTeam
3 2 (2.15%) ERwin
3 2 (2.15%) MSI
3 2 (2.15%) ClearQuest
3 2 (2.15%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.08%) JUnit
4 1 (1.08%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.08%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 15 (16.13%) Finance
2 10 (10.75%) Telecoms
3 7 (7.53%) Manufacturing
4 6 (6.45%) Billing
5 5 (5.38%) Aerospace
6 2 (2.15%) Retail
6 2 (2.15%) Marketing
6 2 (2.15%) Military
7 1 (1.08%) Electronics
7 1 (1.08%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 21 (22.58%) Analyst
2 11 (11.83%) Test Analyst
2 11 (11.83%) Developer
3 9 (9.68%) Tester
4 8 (8.60%) Consultant
4 8 (8.60%) Architect
5 6 (6.45%) Technical Tester
5 6 (6.45%) SAP Architect
6 5 (5.38%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (5.38%) Test Manager
6 5 (5.38%) CRM Consultant
6 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Consultant
6 5 (5.38%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 5 (5.38%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 4 (4.30%) Designer
7 4 (4.30%) Front-End Developer
7 4 (4.30%) Data Migration Engineer
7 4 (4.30%) Migration Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) Report Analyst
8 3 (3.23%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (29.03%) HTML
2 24 (25.81%) .NET
3 23 (24.73%) ASP.NET
4 18 (19.35%) JSP
5 10 (10.75%) CSS
6 7 (7.53%) EDI
6 7 (7.53%) SAP ALE
7 5 (5.38%) WSDL
7 5 (5.38%) XML
7 5 (5.38%) CSS3
7 5 (5.38%) HTML5
8 4 (4.30%) AngularJS
8 4 (4.30%) JSON
9 2 (2.15%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (2.15%) ActiveMQ
10 1 (1.08%) BAPI
10 1 (1.08%) OLE
10 1 (1.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.30%) Mobile App
1 4 (4.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.08%) Replication
3 1 (1.08%) Economics
3 1 (1.08%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.08%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 22 (23.66%) Windows
2 20 (21.51%) Linux
2 20 (21.51%) UNIX
3 18 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (18.28%) Windows 2000
4 17 (18.28%) Windows XP
4 17 (18.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.88%) Workflow
2 17 (18.28%) Software Testing
3 12 (12.90%) Test Scripting
4 11 (11.83%) Test Strategy
4 11 (11.83%) Knowledge Management
5 10 (10.75%) Configuration Management
6 8 (8.60%) CRM
6 8 (8.60%) ITIL
7 7 (7.53%) UML
7 7 (7.53%) Project Management
7 7 (7.53%) Migration
7 7 (7.53%) Software Engineering
8 6 (6.45%) Data Validation
8 6 (6.45%) Problem Management
8 6 (6.45%) Service Management
9 5 (5.38%) ERP
9 5 (5.38%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (5.38%) Data Migration
9 5 (5.38%) Data Governance
10 4 (4.30%) ICONIX
Programming Languages
1 24 (25.81%) JavaScript
2 11 (11.83%) SQL
3 10 (10.75%) Java
4 7 (7.53%) C#
4 7 (7.53%) ABAP
5 4 (4.30%) Golang
5 4 (4.30%) C++
5 4 (4.30%) T-SQL
5 4 (4.30%) Python
6 3 (3.23%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.15%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.15%) VBScript
8 1 (1.08%) VB
8 1 (1.08%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 49 (52.69%) Security Cleared
2 32 (34.41%) SC Cleared
3 20 (21.51%) DV Cleared
4 19 (20.43%) ISTQB
5 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (4.30%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.30%) QA
2 1 (1.08%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.08%) JSP 440
System Software
1 17 (18.28%) Nmap
2 3 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (22.58%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (18.28%) Nessus
3 3 (3.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 23 (24.73%) Oracle
2 21 (22.58%) Microsoft
3 19 (20.43%) HP
4 7 (7.53%) SAP
5 4 (4.30%) Google
5 4 (4.30%) VMware
6 3 (3.23%) Cisco
6 3 (3.23%) EMC
6 3 (3.23%) NetApp
6 3 (3.23%) Tableau
7 2 (2.15%) ComArch
7 2 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.15%) Remedy
7 2 (2.15%) Cognos
8 1 (1.08%) IBM
8 1 (1.08%) Lotus
8 1 (1.08%) Borland
8 1 (1.08%) webMethods
8 1 (1.08%) CA
8 1 (1.08%) Sun