The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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 Southampton 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 40 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Validation 4 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.16% 1.29% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 2.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£550 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.11
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.31%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
269 189 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 77.75% 61.17% 67.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 115 84
Average daily rate £375 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £489 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 39
Average hourly rate £42.50 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.50% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £11.80 £10.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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 25 July 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 5 (45.45%) Business Analysis
2 4 (36.36%) Retail
2 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
2 4 (36.36%) FMCG
2 4 (36.36%) User Stories
3 3 (27.27%) CRM
3 3 (27.27%) UML
3 3 (27.27%) Marketing
3 3 (27.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (18.18%) Requirements Management
4 2 (18.18%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) EMC
5 1 (9.09%) ISEB
5 1 (9.09%) ERP
5 1 (9.09%) ISO 9001
5 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
5 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
5 1 (9.09%) SQL
5 1 (9.09%) SAP
5 1 (9.09%) Electronics
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) Use Case
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
5 1 (9.09%) SAP CO
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Banking

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP CO
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Rational DOORS
General
1 4 (36.36%) Retail
2 3 (27.27%) Marketing
3 2 (18.18%) Finance
4 1 (9.09%) Banking
4 1 (9.09%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Business Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Lead Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Product Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) FMCG
2 3 (27.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Business Analysis
2 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
2 4 (36.36%) User Stories
3 3 (27.27%) UML
3 3 (27.27%) CRM
4 2 (18.18%) Requirements Management
4 2 (18.18%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) Use Case
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
5 1 (9.09%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) EMC
2 1 (9.09%) SAP