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 23 June 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.

Validation
South East / Hampshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 94 79
Rank change year-on-year +15 -15  
Contract jobs citing Validation 28 24 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.57% 1.20% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.50% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 22
Median daily rate £400 £340 £327
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +3.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £284 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £558 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.85% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £35.25 £39.75 £43.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.32% -9.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £39.55 £38.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £39.95 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £39.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year -17.19% +12.14%  

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 1452 1595 1797
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 81.62% 80.07% 84.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 866 1019 1157
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 82 92
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.15 £57.50 £46.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 23 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 23 June 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
Basingstoke +7 12 £363 -
Portsmouth +5 6 £375 +44.78%
Fareham - 3 £488 -
Hook +1 1 £295 -5.60%
Southampton -2 1 £500 -11.11% 1
Andover - 1 - - 1
Validation
South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 29 (45.31%) Security Cleared
2 20 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 19 (29.69%) Degree
4 14 (21.88%) Migration
5 13 (20.31%) Customer Requirements
6 11 (17.19%) ITIL
6 11 (17.19%) Windows
6 11 (17.19%) Test Scripting
7 10 (15.63%) SQL Server
7 10 (15.63%) Motorola
8 9 (14.06%) XML
8 9 (14.06%) Regression Testing
8 9 (14.06%) Telecoms
8 9 (14.06%) Test Automation
9 8 (12.50%) PowerShell
9 8 (12.50%) Windows 7
9 8 (12.50%) Analytics
10 7 (10.94%) Test Management
10 7 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (10.94%) QA
10 7 (10.94%) ISTQB
10 7 (10.94%) VMware
10 7 (10.94%) SQL
10 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
11 6 (9.38%) Ericsson
11 6 (9.38%) Project Management
11 6 (9.38%) Management Information System
11 6 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (9.38%) Computer Science
11 6 (9.38%) DV Cleared

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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 4 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 4 (6.25%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.13%) Apache
2 2 (3.13%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.56%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.56%) GemFire
3 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.25%) SaaS
2 3 (4.69%) IaaS
3 2 (3.13%) PaaS
3 2 (3.13%) Veeva
4 1 (1.56%) Force.com
4 1 (1.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.38%) 4G
1 6 (9.38%) MVNO
2 5 (7.81%) LTE
3 4 (6.25%) Firewall
3 4 (6.25%) SAN
3 4 (6.25%) Skype
3 4 (6.25%) VoIP
4 3 (4.69%) LAN
4 3 (4.69%) LDAP
4 3 (4.69%) Wireless
5 2 (3.13%) DNS
5 2 (3.13%) MPLS
5 2 (3.13%) SMTP
5 2 (3.13%) WAN
6 1 (1.56%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.69%) MySQL
3 2 (3.13%) Cognos Report Studio
3 2 (3.13%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.13%) SAP BW
3 2 (3.13%) Sisense
3 2 (3.13%) Spotfire
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.56%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.56%) Big Data
4 1 (1.56%) HBase
4 1 (1.56%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 4 (6.25%) AdminStudio
1 4 (6.25%) Jenkins
1 4 (6.25%) MSI
1 4 (6.25%) Selenium
2 3 (4.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (4.69%) Cucumber
2 3 (4.69%) Eclipse
2 3 (4.69%) HP UFT
2 3 (4.69%) JIRA
2 3 (4.69%) SilkTest
2 3 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.69%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.13%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.56%) Gradle
4 1 (1.56%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.56%) JUnit
4 1 (1.56%) Rational DOORS
General
1 9 (14.06%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.81%) Finance
3 4 (6.25%) Back Office
3 4 (6.25%) Billing
3 4 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.25%) Retail
4 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.56%) Legal
4 1 (1.56%) Local Government
4 1 (1.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (14.06%) Test Engineer
2 7 (10.94%) Analyst
2 7 (10.94%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (9.38%) Developer
4 5 (7.81%) BSS Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) Integration Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) Test Analyst
4 5 (7.81%) Validation Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Applications Packager
5 4 (6.25%) Java Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Architect
6 3 (4.69%) C++ Developer
6 3 (4.69%) C++ Software Developer
6 3 (4.69%) C++/Java Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Coordinator
6 3 (4.69%) Migration Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) OSS Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Project Coordinator
6 3 (4.69%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Systems Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.06%) XML
2 4 (6.25%) Middleware
2 4 (6.25%) Web Services
3 3 (4.69%) .NET
3 3 (4.69%) MFC
3 3 (4.69%) SAML
3 3 (4.69%) WCF
3 3 (4.69%) XML Messaging
4 2 (3.13%) BAPI
4 2 (3.13%) OAuth
4 2 (3.13%) SAP BSP
4 2 (3.13%) SAP Fiori
4 2 (3.13%) SAP Smart Forms
4 2 (3.13%) SAPUI5
4 2 (3.13%) Web Dynpro
5 1 (1.56%) Apache Camel
5 1 (1.56%) Apache Drill
5 1 (1.56%) J2EE
5 1 (1.56%) Spark Streaming
5 1 (1.56%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Computer Science
1 6 (9.38%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 4 (6.25%) Life Science
2 4 (6.25%) Replication
2 4 (6.25%) Thin Client
3 3 (4.69%) Client/Server
3 3 (4.69%) Virtual Team
4 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.56%) CMDB
5 1 (1.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.19%) Windows
2 8 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 4 (6.25%) Linux
3 4 (6.25%) Windows 10
3 4 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.88%) Migration
2 13 (20.31%) Customer Requirements
3 11 (17.19%) ITIL
3 11 (17.19%) Test Scripting
4 9 (14.06%) Regression Testing
4 9 (14.06%) Test Automation
5 8 (12.50%) Analytics
6 7 (10.94%) Test Management
7 6 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (9.38%) Network Management
7 6 (9.38%) Project Management
8 5 (7.81%) Requirements Management
8 5 (7.81%) Scrum
8 5 (7.81%) Test Planning
9 4 (6.25%) Compatibility Testing
9 4 (6.25%) Configuration Management
9 4 (6.25%) DevOps
9 4 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (4.69%) Code Coverage
10 3 (4.69%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 7 (10.94%) SQL
3 5 (7.81%) Java
4 4 (6.25%) VBScript
5 3 (4.69%) C#
5 3 (4.69%) C++
6 2 (3.13%) ABAP
6 2 (3.13%) C
6 2 (3.13%) SAPscript
7 1 (1.56%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.56%) Python
7 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.56%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 29 (45.31%) Security Cleared
2 20 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 19 (29.69%) Degree
4 7 (10.94%) ISTQB
5 6 (9.38%) DV Cleared
5 6 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (7.81%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (7.81%) ISEB
7 4 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (6.25%) MCITP
7 4 (6.25%) MCSA
7 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (3.13%) HNC
9 1 (1.56%) Master's Degree
9 1 (1.56%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.94%) QA
2 3 (4.69%) JSP 440
3 2 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 15288
4 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (4.69%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.56%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (7.81%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (6.25%) SCCM
3 1 (1.56%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 10 (15.63%) Motorola
2 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.94%) VMware
3 6 (9.38%) Ericsson
4 5 (7.81%) Cisco
4 5 (7.81%) HP
5 4 (6.25%) Citrix
5 4 (6.25%) NetApp
6 3 (4.69%) Oracle
6 3 (4.69%) SAP
6 3 (4.69%) Tableau
6 3 (4.69%) Telerik
7 2 (3.13%) Cognos
7 2 (3.13%) IBM
7 2 (3.13%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.13%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.56%) MapR
8 1 (1.56%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.56%) Salesforce.com