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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 42 29 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing Validation 2 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.56% 2.72% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 4.07% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £330 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.85% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.65 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.40% -
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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
274 221 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 76.97% 66.77% 70.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 153 106
Average daily rate £365 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 41
Average hourly rate £42.50 £17.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.85% -31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.65 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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
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 20 August 2014, 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 4 (44.44%) Business Analysis
1 4 (44.44%) FMCG
1 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
1 4 (44.44%) User Stories
2 3 (33.33%) UML
2 3 (33.33%) CRM
2 3 (33.33%) Marketing
2 3 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (33.33%) Retail
3 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) EMC
4 1 (11.11%) ISEB
4 1 (11.11%) SAP
4 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
4 1 (11.11%) Electronics
4 1 (11.11%) Finance
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) SAP CO
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) Use Case
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) Content Management
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Requirements Management
4 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP CO
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (33.33%) Marketing
1 3 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Business Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Lead Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Product Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) FMCG
2 3 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Business Analysis
1 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
1 4 (44.44%) User Stories
2 3 (33.33%) UML
2 3 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
3 1 (11.11%) Use Case
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Management
3 1 (11.11%) Content Management
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Requirements Management
3 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) EMC
2 1 (11.11%) SAP