Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Acceptance Criteria over the 6 months to 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Acceptance Criteria
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 107 101
Rank change year-on-year -53 -6 +23
Contract jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 27 56 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.70% 1.59% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 1.92% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 22 38
Hampshire median daily rate £405 £431 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.09% +21.05% -6.25%
10th Percentile £332 £325 £268
90th Percentile £459 £499 £516
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £390
% change year-on-year - +15.38% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Hampshire median hourly rate - £23.00 £39.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -41.58% -
South East median hourly rate - £36.00 £39.37
% change year-on-year - -8.56% -

Acceptance Criteria is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hampshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,273 2,913 3,136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 85.19% 82.54% 82.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,070 1,726 2,007
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £556
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.00% +6.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 113 166
Hampshire median hourly rate £35.31 £40.00 £34.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.73% +16.38% +22.75%
10th Percentile £11.85 £12.24 £11.97
90th Percentile £57.45 £48.75 £57.13
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £23.00 £24.23
% change year-on-year +9.22% -5.06% -3.10%

Acceptance Criteria
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

Job postings citing Acceptance Criteria as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hampshire.

Job vacancy trend for Acceptance Criteria in Hampshire

Acceptance Criteria
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Acceptance Criteria in Hampshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Acceptance Criteria in Hampshire

Acceptance Criteria
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Acceptance Criteria in Hampshire over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Acceptance Criteria in Hampshire

Acceptance Criteria
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Acceptance Criteria in Hampshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Acceptance Criteria in Hampshire

Acceptance Criteria
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Acceptance Criteria within the Hampshire region over the 6 months to 10 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Farnborough -7 11 £413 +17.86% 1
Southampton -13 5 £400 -20.00%
Basingstoke -1 2 £400 +12.36%
Fleet -17 2 £328 -30.93%
Havant - 2 - -
Acceptance Criteria
South East

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Acceptance Criteria also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hampshire region with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria.

1 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (51.85%) BDD
2 13 (48.15%) Test Automation
3 12 (44.44%) User Stories
4 10 (37.04%) RESTful
4 10 (37.04%) Java
5 9 (33.33%) Unix
5 9 (33.33%) TDD
5 9 (33.33%) Git (software)
6 8 (29.63%) Cucumber
6 8 (29.63%) Shell Script
7 7 (25.93%) Linux
7 7 (25.93%) Scrum
7 7 (25.93%) PaaS
7 7 (25.93%) Visual Studio Team System
7 7 (25.93%) Selenium
7 7 (25.93%) JSON
7 7 (25.93%) Jenkins
7 7 (25.93%) Cloud Foundry
7 7 (25.93%) Virtual Team
8 6 (22.22%) HDFS
8 6 (22.22%) Apache Spark
8 6 (22.22%) GitHub
8 6 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (22.22%) Hadoop
8 6 (22.22%) Middleware
9 5 (18.52%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (18.52%) HBase
9 5 (18.52%) Unit Testing

Acceptance Criteria
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (25.93%) Cloud Foundry
2 6 (22.22%) Apache Spark
3 4 (14.81%) Apache
3 4 (14.81%) GemFire
4 2 (7.41%) CICS
4 2 (7.41%) Confluence
5 1 (3.70%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.93%) PaaS
2 6 (22.22%) GitHub
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (11.11%) Network Security
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco Firepower
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco ISE
2 2 (7.41%) Firewall
3 1 (3.70%) BGP
3 1 (3.70%) HTTP
3 1 (3.70%) MPLS
3 1 (3.70%) Multicast
3 1 (3.70%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) Hadoop
2 5 (18.52%) HBase
3 4 (14.81%) Big Data
4 3 (11.11%) Apache Hive
5 2 (7.41%) DB2
5 2 (7.41%) OLTP
6 1 (3.70%) Impala
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 8 (29.63%) Cucumber
3 7 (25.93%) Jenkins
3 7 (25.93%) Selenium
3 7 (25.93%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (14.81%) Eclipse
4 4 (14.81%) IntelliJ
4 4 (14.81%) JUnit
5 3 (11.11%) Bitbucket
5 3 (11.11%) JMeter
5 3 (11.11%) MSTest
5 3 (11.11%) NUnit
5 3 (11.11%) SpecFlow
5 3 (11.11%) WebDriver
6 2 (7.41%) Gradle
6 2 (7.41%) JBehave
6 2 (7.41%) JIRA
6 2 (7.41%) Protractor
7 1 (3.70%) GitLab
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Test Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Business Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Security Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Software Tester
4 3 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Test Automation Specialist
4 3 (11.11%) Test Specialist
4 3 (11.11%) Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Development Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Middleware Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Software Development Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (37.04%) RESTful
2 7 (25.93%) JSON
3 6 (22.22%) Middleware
4 5 (18.52%) Kafka
4 5 (18.52%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (14.81%) Spring
6 3 (11.11%) React
6 3 (11.11%) SOAP
6 3 (11.11%) Swagger
6 3 (11.11%) XML
7 2 (7.41%) AngularJS
7 2 (7.41%) EJB 3.0
7 2 (7.41%) Gherkin
7 2 (7.41%) JAX-RS
7 2 (7.41%) JPA
7 2 (7.41%) Node.js
7 2 (7.41%) Spark Streaming
7 2 (7.41%) Spring Boot
7 2 (7.41%) Spring Cloud
7 2 (7.41%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Virtual Team
2 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.81%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (7.41%) Fintech
4 2 (7.41%) Mainframe
4 2 (7.41%) Tandem
5 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.70%) PKI
5 1 (3.70%) User Experience
5 1 (3.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Unix
2 7 (25.93%) Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (51.85%) BDD
2 13 (48.15%) Test Automation
3 12 (44.44%) User Stories
4 9 (33.33%) TDD
5 7 (25.93%) Scrum
6 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (18.52%) ATDD
7 5 (18.52%) Collaborative Working
7 5 (18.52%) Microservices
7 5 (18.52%) Scenario Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Test Planning
7 5 (18.52%) Unit Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
8 4 (14.81%) Mathematics
8 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
8 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Use Case
8 4 (14.81%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) Java
2 8 (29.63%) Shell Script
3 4 (14.81%) C#
4 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.41%) Java 8
5 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.70%) Python
6 1 (3.70%) R
6 1 (3.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
2 3 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) HDFS
2 2 (7.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) Cisco
2 3 (11.11%) Palo Alto
3 1 (3.70%) Cloudera