The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton 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 46 35 27
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -8
Contract jobs citing Validation 8 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.83% 1.84% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 2.53% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 3
Average daily rate
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£550 £418 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.73% +39.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £342 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £515 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.74 £38.15 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% +27.16%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
348 277 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 79.45% 72.70% 66.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 209 123
Average daily rate £385 £325 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% -15.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £206 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 14
Average hourly rate £12.50 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.75% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.50 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £170.00 £40.50
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 Southampton

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

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

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 9 (60.00%) GAMP
1 9 (60.00%) GMP
1 9 (60.00%) GxP
1 9 (60.00%) LIMS
1 9 (60.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 9 (60.00%) Quality Management
1 9 (60.00%) QMS
1 9 (60.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 4 (26.67%) Java
3 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Degree
4 2 (13.33%) Clustering
4 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Change Control
4 2 (13.33%) C#
4 2 (13.33%) WebLogic
4 2 (13.33%) X.509
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle
5 1 (6.67%) DB2
5 1 (6.67%) JUnit
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (6.67%) Embarcadero
5 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.67%) Electronics
5 1 (6.67%) Finance
5 1 (6.67%) LabVIEW
5 1 (6.67%) Scrum

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 2 (13.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) X.509
2 1 (6.67%) NGN
2 1 (6.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) DB2
1 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) JUnit
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (6.67%) LabVIEW
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 9 (60.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (6.67%) Electronics
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (6.67%) Programmer
3 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Java Software Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (6.67%) SOAP
1 1 (6.67%) XML
1 1 (6.67%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) LIMS
2 2 (13.33%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Physics
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Quality Management
1 9 (60.00%) QMS
1 9 (60.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Change Control
3 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.67%) ICONIX
4 1 (6.67%) Scrum
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.67%) UML
4 1 (6.67%) RAD
4 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
4 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Coaching
4 1 (6.67%) Logical Data Model
4 1 (6.67%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) C++
3 1 (6.67%) COBOL
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
3 1 (6.67%) VBA
3 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (60.00%) GAMP
1 9 (60.00%) GMP
1 9 (60.00%) GxP
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Embarcadero