Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 115 92
Rank change year-on-year -35 -23 +30
Contract jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 26 40 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.71% 1.15% 2.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 1.40% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 42
Hampshire median daily rate £406 £406 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.07% -6.67%
10th Percentile £353 £325 £252
90th Percentile £451 £488 £513
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £390
% change year-on-year - +8.97% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Hampshire median hourly rate - - £39.37
South East median hourly rate - £36.50 £39.37
% change year-on-year - -7.29% -

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 3,070 2,866 3,178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 84.04% 82.52% 82.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,842 1,718 2,036
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £293 £242 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 124 181
Hampshire median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +11.11% +44.43%
10th Percentile £12.23 £12.24 £12.08
90th Percentile £55.00 £47.50 £57.50
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.35% -1.11% -1.45%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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
Andover -5 5 - - 2
Farnborough -12 3 £413 +17.86%
Southampton -16 3 £413 -8.33% 2
Basingstoke +8 2 £400 +1.27% 1
Havant - 2 - - 1
Fleet -22 1 £328 -30.93% 1
Acceptance Criteria
South East

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 16 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (53.85%) Test Automation
3 10 (38.46%) Git (software)
3 10 (38.46%) BDD
4 9 (34.62%) User Stories
5 8 (30.77%) RESTful
5 8 (30.77%) Selenium
5 8 (30.77%) Finance
5 8 (30.77%) Java
6 7 (26.92%) SOAP
6 7 (26.92%) TDD
7 6 (23.08%) Scrum
7 6 (23.08%) Unix
7 6 (23.08%) C#
7 6 (23.08%) OO
7 6 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (23.08%) Software Engineering
7 6 (23.08%) Hadoop
7 6 (23.08%) Cucumber
7 6 (23.08%) HDFS
7 6 (23.08%) Apache Spark
7 6 (23.08%) Scenario Testing
8 5 (19.23%) Collaborative Working
8 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (19.23%) Test Planning
8 5 (19.23%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (19.23%) Jenkins
8 5 (19.23%) AngularJS
8 5 (19.23%) HBase
8 5 (19.23%) Kafka

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 6 (23.08%) Apache Spark
2 5 (19.23%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (7.69%) Apache
3 2 (7.69%) Confluence
3 2 (7.69%) GemFire
4 1 (3.85%) CICS
4 1 (3.85%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) PaaS
2 2 (7.69%) GitHub
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) Hadoop
2 5 (19.23%) HBase
3 4 (15.38%) Big Data
4 3 (11.54%) Apache Hive
5 2 (7.69%) OLTP
6 1 (3.85%) DB2
6 1 (3.85%) Impala
Development Applications
1 10 (38.46%) Git (software)
2 8 (30.77%) Selenium
3 6 (23.08%) Cucumber
4 5 (19.23%) Jenkins
4 5 (19.23%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (11.54%) Bitbucket
6 2 (7.69%) Eclipse
6 2 (7.69%) Gradle
6 2 (7.69%) IntelliJ
6 2 (7.69%) JIRA
6 2 (7.69%) JUnit
6 2 (7.69%) Protractor
7 1 (3.85%) GitLab
7 1 (3.85%) JMeter
7 1 (3.85%) MSTest
7 1 (3.85%) NUnit
7 1 (3.85%) SpecFlow
7 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Business Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Digital Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Project Manager
4 4 (15.38%) Senior Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Manager
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Project Manager
5 3 (11.54%) Test Automation Specialist
5 3 (11.54%) Test Specialist
5 3 (11.54%) Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Applications Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Automation Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Big Data Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Java Automation Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Java Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) RESTful
2 7 (26.92%) SOAP
3 5 (19.23%) AngularJS
3 5 (19.23%) JSON
3 5 (19.23%) Kafka
3 5 (19.23%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (15.38%) REST
5 3 (11.54%) Middleware
5 3 (11.54%) Swagger
5 3 (11.54%) XML
6 2 (7.69%) .NET
6 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
6 2 (7.69%) EJB
6 2 (7.69%) EJB 3.0
6 2 (7.69%) J2EE
6 2 (7.69%) Java EE
6 2 (7.69%) JAXB
6 2 (7.69%) JPA
6 2 (7.69%) Spring
6 2 (7.69%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Mainframe
2 3 (11.54%) Virtual Team
3 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.69%) Fintech
3 2 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.85%) Tandem
4 1 (3.85%) Taxonomies
4 1 (3.85%) User Experience
4 1 (3.85%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Unix
2 5 (19.23%) Linux
3 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (53.85%) Test Automation
3 10 (38.46%) BDD
4 9 (34.62%) User Stories
5 7 (26.92%) TDD
6 6 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (23.08%) OO
6 6 (23.08%) Scenario Testing
6 6 (23.08%) Scrum
6 6 (23.08%) Software Engineering
7 5 (19.23%) Collaborative Working
7 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (19.23%) Test Planning
7 5 (19.23%) Use Case
8 4 (15.38%) Business Analysis
8 4 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (15.38%) Project Management
9 3 (11.54%) ATDD
9 3 (11.54%) DevOps
9 3 (11.54%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) Java
2 6 (23.08%) C#
3 5 (19.23%) Shell Script
4 2 (7.69%) Java 8
5 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.85%) Python
5 1 (3.85%) R
5 1 (3.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Degree
1 3 (11.54%) ISTQB
1 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
1 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) HDFS
2 2 (7.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Automation Anywhere
1 4 (15.38%) Blue Prism
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
1 4 (15.38%) UiPath
2 1 (3.85%) Cloudera
2 1 (3.85%) Fujitsu
2 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (3.85%) Veritas