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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 43 32 23
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -9
Contract jobs citing Validation 9 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.65% 1.82% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.52% 2.59% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 2
Average daily rate
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£550 £463 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% +39.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £463 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £463 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £363 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +15.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.82 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-17.81% +1.35%
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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
256 193 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 75.29% 70.44% 64.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 133 60
Average daily rate £380 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 20
Average hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +166.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £170.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 8 (72.73%) GAMP
1 8 (72.73%) GxP
1 8 (72.73%) LIMS
1 8 (72.73%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (63.64%) Quality Management
2 7 (63.64%) GMP
2 7 (63.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 7 (63.64%) QMS
3 2 (18.18%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Management
4 1 (9.09%) System Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Network Security
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Content Management
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) NGN
4 1 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (9.09%) ICONIX
4 1 (9.09%) DB2
4 1 (9.09%) JUnit
4 1 (9.09%) SOAP
4 1 (9.09%) XML
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (9.09%) UML
4 1 (9.09%) Python
4 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
4 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
4 1 (9.09%) COBOL

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Network Security
1 1 (9.09%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) DB2
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) JUnit
General
1 8 (72.73%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Project Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) SOAP
1 1 (9.09%) XML
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) LIMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Quality Management
1 7 (63.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 7 (63.64%) QMS
2 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Test Management
3 1 (9.09%) System Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Content Management
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) ICONIX
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 1 (9.09%) UML
3 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
3 1 (9.09%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (72.73%) GAMP
1 8 (72.73%) GxP
2 7 (63.64%) GMP
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft