Period
to 24 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 24 June 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.

Validation
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 39 45
Rank change year-on-year +7 +6 +18
Contract jobs citing Validation 19 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 4.29% 1.09% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.04% 1.39% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 8
Southampton median daily rate £563 £500 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +2.27%
10th Percentile £456 £421 £374
90th Percentile £569 £533 £625
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +9.68% +10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Southampton median hourly rate £48.23 - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £50.00 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +36.99% -8.75% -

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 Southampton with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Southampton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 377 360 374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 85.10% 78.26% 75.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 217 235
Southampton median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% -
10th Percentile £306 £269 £247
90th Percentile £575 £713 £525
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £410 £395
% change year-on-year +3.66% +3.80% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 28
Southampton median hourly rate £41.50 £13.81 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +200.62% -7.97% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.60 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.65 £22.50 £25.95
Hampshire median hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% -14.67% +66.67%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Southampton

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Southampton

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Southampton over the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Southampton

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Validation 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Validation.

1 17 (89.47%) GxP
1 17 (89.47%) Pharmaceutical
1 17 (89.47%) Life Science
2 16 (84.21%) Quality Management
3 12 (63.16%) CAD
3 12 (63.16%) Content Management
4 11 (57.89%) Document Management
4 11 (57.89%) Data Management
4 11 (57.89%) Clinical Data Management
4 11 (57.89%) CAPA
4 11 (57.89%) LIMS
5 10 (52.63%) PRINCE2
5 10 (52.63%) SaaS
5 10 (52.63%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (52.63%) QMS
6 9 (47.37%) PaaS
6 9 (47.37%) ITIL
6 9 (47.37%) SharePoint
7 8 (42.11%) Project Management
8 6 (31.58%) Migration
8 6 (31.58%) SAS
8 6 (31.58%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 6 (31.58%) GCP
8 6 (31.58%) GMP
8 6 (31.58%) GLP
8 6 (31.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (31.58%) FMCG
9 5 (26.32%) Data Analysis
9 5 (26.32%) Traceability Matrix
9 5 (26.32%) SOLIDWORKS

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 9 (47.37%) SharePoint
2 6 (31.58%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 10 (52.63%) SaaS
2 9 (47.37%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
1 1 (5.26%) LabVIEW
1 1 (5.26%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (5.26%) RequisitePro
General
1 17 (89.47%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Analyst
2 10 (52.63%) IT Analyst
3 7 (36.84%) Business Analyst
4 5 (26.32%) Business IT Analyst
4 5 (26.32%) IT Business Analyst
4 5 (26.32%) IT Manager
4 5 (26.32%) IT Project Manager
4 5 (26.32%) Project Manager
5 3 (15.79%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Validation Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Computer Systems Validation Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Developer
7 1 (5.26%) LIMS Manager
7 1 (5.26%) LIMS Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 17 (89.47%) Life Science
2 11 (57.89%) LIMS
3 10 (52.63%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (31.58%) FMCG
5 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Quality Management
2 12 (63.16%) CAD
2 12 (63.16%) Content Management
3 11 (57.89%) CAPA
3 11 (57.89%) Clinical Data Management
3 11 (57.89%) Data Management
3 11 (57.89%) Document Management
4 10 (52.63%) PRINCE2
4 10 (52.63%) QMS
5 9 (47.37%) ITIL
6 8 (42.11%) Project Management
7 6 (31.58%) Migration
8 5 (26.32%) Data Analysis
8 5 (26.32%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (26.32%) Traceability Matrix
9 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
9 4 (21.05%) PLM
9 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
10 3 (15.79%) Release Management
10 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (89.47%) GxP
2 6 (31.58%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 6 (31.58%) GCP
2 6 (31.58%) GLP
2 6 (31.58%) GMP
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) SAP