Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 99 127
Rank change year-on-year +17 +28 -24
Contract jobs citing Validation 86 73 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 2.42% 1.88% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 2.34% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 50 35
Hampshire median daily rate £388 £444 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.68% +10.94% +14.94%
10th Percentile £313 £278 £269
90th Percentile £438 £588 £508
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year - +5.75% +10.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 8
Hampshire median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £26.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +52.82% -30.20%
10th Percentile £37.25 £39.40 £9.12
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.60 £46.30
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £25.68
% change year-on-year +11.76% +65.53% -18.49%

Validation 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 2839 3125 3654
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 79.97% 80.35% 82.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1687 2014 2248
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £263
90th Percentile £538 £550 £513
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 163 193
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +40.91% +17.02%
10th Percentile £12.24 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.93 £56.75 £48.65
South East median hourly rate £22.75 £27.13 £26.50
% change year-on-year -16.13% +2.36% +51.43%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Hampshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Basingstoke - 26 £400 -
Portsmouth 0 16 £375 +41.51%
Havant +4 8 £400 -11.11%
Winchester +17 7 £375 -14.29%
Farnborough 0 2 - - 1
Fareham -2 2 £413 -13.16% 2
Hook 0 1 £425 +33.86%
Southampton -8 1 - - 2
Aldershot - 1 - -
Validation
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 34 (39.53%) Security Cleared
2 33 (38.37%) QA
3 24 (27.91%) Degree
4 21 (24.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (24.42%) SC Cleared
4 21 (24.42%) Performance Tuning
4 21 (24.42%) Linux
4 21 (24.42%) Red Hat
4 21 (24.42%) Shell Script
5 18 (20.93%) Motorola
5 18 (20.93%) Telecoms
6 17 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (18.60%) SQL
7 16 (18.60%) Acceptance Criteria
7 16 (18.60%) Collaborative Working
7 16 (18.60%) PowerShell
8 15 (17.44%) Test Management
9 14 (16.28%) Test Scripting
9 14 (16.28%) System Testing
9 14 (16.28%) Git (software)
9 14 (16.28%) Hadoop
9 14 (16.28%) Apache Spark
9 14 (16.28%) Java
9 14 (16.28%) Windows
9 14 (16.28%) Apache
10 13 (15.12%) Tomcat
10 13 (15.12%) ETL
10 13 (15.12%) IntelliJ
10 13 (15.12%) OLTP
10 13 (15.12%) J2EE

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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 14 (16.28%) Apache
1 14 (16.28%) Apache Spark
2 13 (15.12%) Cloud Foundry
2 13 (15.12%) GemFire
2 13 (15.12%) Tomcat
3 8 (9.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.12%) GitHub
1 13 (15.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.95%) 4G
1 12 (13.95%) LTE
2 9 (10.47%) Wireless
3 8 (9.30%) MVNO
3 8 (9.30%) SAN
4 3 (3.49%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.16%) 2G
5 1 (1.16%) 3G
5 1 (1.16%) 802.11
5 1 (1.16%) Broadband
5 1 (1.16%) Firewall
5 1 (1.16%) IPsec
5 1 (1.16%) IPv4
5 1 (1.16%) IPv6
5 1 (1.16%) SMS
5 1 (1.16%) Value-Added Service
5 1 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.28%) Hadoop
2 13 (15.12%) Apache Hive
2 13 (15.12%) HBase
2 13 (15.12%) OLTP
3 12 (13.95%) Big Data
4 4 (4.65%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (2.33%) Sisense
6 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.16%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 14 (16.28%) Git (software)
2 13 (15.12%) Gradle
2 13 (15.12%) IntelliJ
2 13 (15.12%) Jenkins
2 13 (15.12%) JUnit
3 9 (10.47%) AdminStudio
3 9 (10.47%) MSI
4 2 (2.33%) LabVIEW
5 1 (1.16%) Cucumber
General
1 18 (20.93%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.81%) Billing
3 1 (1.16%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.16%) Back Office
3 1 (1.16%) Electronics
3 1 (1.16%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (22.09%) Analyst
2 13 (15.12%) Developer
3 11 (12.79%) Java Developer
4 9 (10.47%) Integration Engineer
5 8 (9.30%) BSS Engineer
5 8 (9.30%) Test Analyst
6 7 (8.14%) Big Data Developer
6 7 (8.14%) Test Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) Architect
7 6 (6.98%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) Transition Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) AIX Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Applications Packager
8 5 (5.81%) Provisioning Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) OSS Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Systems Test Engineer
10 3 (3.49%) Enterprise Architect
10 3 (3.49%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) Project Coordinator
10 3 (3.49%) Salesforce Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.12%) Apache Camel
1 13 (15.12%) J2EE
1 13 (15.12%) JSON
1 13 (15.12%) Kafka
1 13 (15.12%) Middleware
1 13 (15.12%) RESTful
1 13 (15.12%) Spark Streaming
1 13 (15.12%) Spring
1 13 (15.12%) Spring Boot
1 13 (15.12%) Spring Integration
2 1 (1.16%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.16%) Apache Drill
2 1 (1.16%) BAPI
2 1 (1.16%) SAP BSP
2 1 (1.16%) SAP Fiori
2 1 (1.16%) SAP Smart Forms
2 1 (1.16%) SAPUI5
2 1 (1.16%) Web Dynpro
2 1 (1.16%) Web Services
2 1 (1.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.12%) Linux Command Line
1 13 (15.12%) Replication
1 13 (15.12%) Virtual Team
2 7 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.81%) Smart Meter
4 4 (4.65%) Clustering
5 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.16%) BBC
6 1 (1.16%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 21 (24.42%) Linux
1 21 (24.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 14 (16.28%) Windows
3 13 (15.12%) Unix
4 9 (10.47%) Windows 10
4 9 (10.47%) Windows 7
5 8 (9.30%) AIX
5 8 (9.30%) Solaris
6 4 (4.65%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (24.42%) Performance Tuning
2 17 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (18.60%) Acceptance Criteria
3 16 (18.60%) Collaborative Working
4 15 (17.44%) Test Management
5 14 (16.28%) System Testing
5 14 (16.28%) Test Scripting
6 13 (15.12%) Benchmarking
6 13 (15.12%) ETL
6 13 (15.12%) MapReduce
6 13 (15.12%) Scrum
6 13 (15.12%) TDD
6 13 (15.12%) Unit Testing
6 13 (15.12%) User Stories
7 12 (13.95%) ITIL
7 12 (13.95%) Migration
7 12 (13.95%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (12.79%) Analytics
8 11 (12.79%) Non-Functional Testing
8 11 (12.79%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 21 (24.42%) Shell Script
2 16 (18.60%) PowerShell
2 16 (18.60%) SQL
3 14 (16.28%) Java
4 8 (9.30%) Korn
5 2 (2.33%) C
6 1 (1.16%) ABAP
6 1 (1.16%) C++
6 1 (1.16%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 34 (39.53%) Security Cleared
2 24 (27.91%) Degree
3 21 (24.42%) SC Cleared
4 11 (12.79%) BPSS Clearance
4 11 (12.79%) ISTQB
4 11 (12.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (4.65%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.16%) CISSP
6 1 (1.16%) HND
6 1 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (38.37%) QA
2 5 (5.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 4 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (3.49%) JSP 440
5 2 (2.33%) ISO 9001
5 2 (2.33%) TickIT
6 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
6 1 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (15.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 13 (15.12%) HDFS
2 9 (10.47%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (9.30%) Oracle Clusterware
3 8 (9.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 4 (4.65%) Active Directory
4 4 (4.65%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (13.95%) SCCM
2 11 (12.79%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (9.30%) Tivoli
3 8 (9.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (3.49%) SCOM
4 3 (3.49%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 21 (24.42%) Red Hat
2 18 (20.93%) Motorola
3 11 (12.79%) HP
4 8 (9.30%) Ericsson
4 8 (9.30%) IBM
4 8 (9.30%) Oracle
5 3 (3.49%) Remedy
5 3 (3.49%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.16%) Cisco
6 1 (1.16%) JDA
6 1 (1.16%) Keysight
6 1 (1.16%) MapR
6 1 (1.16%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.16%) SAP
6 1 (1.16%) Tableau
6 1 (1.16%) Verint