The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
South East / Hampshire
Rank 78 80 60
Rank change year-on-year +2 -20  
Contract jobs citing Validation 34 46 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.83% 2.11% 2.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 2.64% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 30 36
Median daily rate £375 £350 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -7.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £307 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £528 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 9
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.38 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year -4.27% +7.04%  

Validation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1482 1740 1784
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 79.76% 79.78% 81.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 897 1171 1018
Median daily rate £425 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -2.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 68 88
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire citing Validation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Hampshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Hampshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Hampshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Hampshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Hampshire

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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 Validation within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Portsmouth -10 8 £375 -16.66%
Southampton +6 4 £475 -5.00%
Hook +6 3 £330 +5.60%
Basingstoke +5 3 £314 -39.61% 1
Farnborough -1 3 - - 1
Fareham -5 3 £550 -12.00% 1
Eastleigh - 1 £438 -
Gosport - 1 - -
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hampshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 38 (45.78%) Security Cleared
2 33 (39.76%) SC Cleared
3 25 (30.12%) ITIL
4 19 (22.89%) Windows
5 18 (21.69%) Degree
5 18 (21.69%) Customer Requirements
6 17 (20.48%) Microsoft
6 17 (20.48%) Configuration Management
7 16 (19.28%) SQL Server
8 15 (18.07%) XML
9 12 (14.46%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (14.46%) Windows 7
9 12 (14.46%) PowerShell
10 11 (13.25%) Active Directory
10 11 (13.25%) Finance
10 11 (13.25%) VMware
11 10 (12.05%) Scrum
11 10 (12.05%) Replication
11 10 (12.05%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (12.05%) Linux
11 10 (12.05%) Java
11 10 (12.05%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (12.05%) Test Scripting
11 10 (12.05%) PaaS
12 9 (10.84%) SCCM
12 9 (10.84%) SQL
12 9 (10.84%) Cisco
12 9 (10.84%) LAN
12 9 (10.84%) Migration
12 9 (10.84%) Data Centre

Validation
Top Related 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 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (7.23%) MS Exchange
1 6 (7.23%) Skype for Business
2 3 (3.61%) Apache Spark
2 3 (3.61%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (3.61%) GemFire
2 3 (3.61%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.41%) Apache
4 1 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (7.23%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.41%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.05%) PaaS
2 9 (10.84%) IaaS
3 3 (3.61%) GitHub
3 3 (3.61%) SaaS
4 1 (1.20%) Force.com
4 1 (1.20%) Google App Engine
4 1 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.20%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.84%) LAN
2 8 (9.64%) Firewall
3 7 (8.43%) WAN
4 6 (7.23%) LDAP
4 6 (7.23%) MPLS
4 6 (7.23%) SAN
4 6 (7.23%) Skype
4 6 (7.23%) VoIP
5 5 (6.02%) DNS
6 3 (3.61%) Kerberos
6 3 (3.61%) SSL
6 3 (3.61%) X.500
7 2 (2.41%) MVNO
7 2 (2.41%) SMTP
7 2 (2.41%) SNMP
7 2 (2.41%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.20%) ATM
8 1 (1.20%) DMVPN
8 1 (1.20%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.28%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.23%) MySQL
3 3 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.61%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.61%) HBase
3 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.41%) Apache Hive
4 2 (2.41%) Cognos Report Studio
4 2 (2.41%) OLTP
4 2 (2.41%) Spotfire
5 1 (1.20%) Big Data
5 1 (1.20%) MS Access
5 1 (1.20%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (9.64%) Eclipse
2 6 (7.23%) Jenkins
2 6 (7.23%) JIRA
2 6 (7.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (7.23%) Visual Studio
3 4 (4.82%) AdminStudio
3 4 (4.82%) Cucumber
3 4 (4.82%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.82%) MSI
3 4 (4.82%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (4.82%) Selenium
4 3 (3.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (3.61%) Gradle
4 3 (3.61%) HP UFT
4 3 (3.61%) JUnit
4 3 (3.61%) SilkTest
5 1 (1.20%) ERwin
5 1 (1.20%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.20%) Jasmine
General
1 11 (13.25%) Finance
2 6 (7.23%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.82%) Retail
4 3 (3.61%) Aerospace
4 3 (3.61%) Legal
4 3 (3.61%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.61%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.41%) Back Office
6 1 (1.20%) Banking
6 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (12.05%) Developer
2 9 (10.84%) Analyst
2 9 (10.84%) Java Developer
3 7 (8.43%) Wintel Engineer
4 6 (7.23%) C++ Developer
4 6 (7.23%) C++ Software Developer
4 6 (7.23%) C++/Java Developer
4 6 (7.23%) Java Software Developer
4 6 (7.23%) Software Developer
5 5 (6.02%) Active Directory Engineer
5 5 (6.02%) Architect
5 5 (6.02%) Business Analyst
5 5 (6.02%) Project Manager
6 4 (4.82%) Applications Packager
6 4 (4.82%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) Technical Leader
6 4 (4.82%) Test Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Configuration Management Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Server Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.07%) XML
2 6 (7.23%) .NET
2 6 (7.23%) MFC
2 6 (7.23%) WCF
2 6 (7.23%) XML Messaging
3 5 (6.02%) Middleware
4 3 (3.61%) JSON
4 3 (3.61%) Kafka
4 3 (3.61%) SAML
4 3 (3.61%) Spring
4 3 (3.61%) Spring Boot
5 2 (2.41%) HTML
5 2 (2.41%) OAuth
5 2 (2.41%) REST
5 2 (2.41%) Spark Streaming
5 2 (2.41%) Spring Integration
5 2 (2.41%) Web Services
6 1 (1.20%) J2EE
6 1 (1.20%) SOAP
6 1 (1.20%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.05%) Replication
2 9 (10.84%) Data Centre
3 8 (9.64%) Client/Server
3 8 (9.64%) CMDB
3 8 (9.64%) Computer Science
3 8 (9.64%) Management Information System
4 6 (7.23%) Life Science
5 4 (4.82%) Fat Client
5 4 (4.82%) Thin Client
5 4 (4.82%) Virtual Team
6 3 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.61%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (3.61%) PKI
7 2 (2.41%) Device Driver
7 2 (2.41%) User Experience
8 1 (1.20%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.89%) Windows
2 12 (14.46%) Windows 7
3 10 (12.05%) Linux
4 8 (9.64%) Windows Server
4 8 (9.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.82%) Windows 10
6 3 (3.61%) Unix
7 2 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (30.12%) ITIL
2 18 (21.69%) Customer Requirements
3 17 (20.48%) Configuration Management
4 12 (14.46%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (12.05%) Scrum
5 10 (12.05%) Test Scripting
6 9 (10.84%) Migration
7 8 (9.64%) SDLC
8 7 (8.43%) Change Management
8 7 (8.43%) Data Modelling
8 7 (8.43%) ITIL V3
8 7 (8.43%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (8.43%) Service Design
9 6 (7.23%) Code Coverage
9 6 (7.23%) Data Transformation
9 6 (7.23%) MVC
9 6 (7.23%) Project Management
10 5 (6.02%) Analytics
10 5 (6.02%) DevOps
10 5 (6.02%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.46%) PowerShell
2 10 (12.05%) Java
3 9 (10.84%) SQL
4 7 (8.43%) VBScript
5 6 (7.23%) C#
5 6 (7.23%) C++
6 3 (3.61%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.41%) C
7 2 (2.41%) Python
8 1 (1.20%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.20%) Ruby
8 1 (1.20%) SOQL
8 1 (1.20%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 38 (45.78%) Security Cleared
2 33 (39.76%) SC Cleared
3 18 (21.69%) Degree
4 10 (12.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (8.43%) MCITP
5 7 (8.43%) MCSA
6 5 (6.02%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (4.82%) ISEB
8 3 (3.61%) MCP
8 3 (3.61%) MCTS
9 2 (2.41%) HNC
9 2 (2.41%) PMI Certification
9 2 (2.41%) PMP
10 1 (1.20%) AAT
10 1 (1.20%) ACCA
10 1 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.20%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.02%) QA
2 3 (3.61%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (3.61%) SLA
2 3 (3.61%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.20%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.20%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (13.25%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.23%) VMware ESX
4 4 (4.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (3.61%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (2.41%) Firmware
6 2 (2.41%) HDFS
7 1 (1.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (1.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (10.84%) SCCM
2 2 (2.41%) AirWatch
2 2 (2.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.20%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.20%) SCOM
3 1 (1.20%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 17 (20.48%) Microsoft
2 11 (13.25%) VMware
3 9 (10.84%) Cisco
4 6 (7.23%) HP
4 6 (7.23%) NetApp
4 6 (7.23%) Telerik
5 4 (4.82%) Citrix
5 4 (4.82%) Oracle
6 3 (3.61%) Cognos
7 2 (2.41%) IBM
7 2 (2.41%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.41%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.41%) Tableau
7 2 (2.41%) Telelogic
7 2 (2.41%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.20%) F5
8 1 (1.20%) Informatica
8 1 (1.20%) Motorola
8 1 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.20%) SAP