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 3 months to 27 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
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 25 45
Rank change year-on-year -2 +20  
Contract jobs citing Validation 1 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.50% 3.13% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 4.14% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Median daily rate £500 £575 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.04% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +21.42% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £39.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -18.23% +13.57%  

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 Southampton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 144 169 307
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 71.64% 75.45% 85.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 105 228
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £263 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 13
Median hourly rate £13.40 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.07% -13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 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 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 27 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Validation.

1 2 (40.00%) XML
1 2 (40.00%) ERP
1 2 (40.00%) Quality Management
1 2 (40.00%) Change Management
1 2 (40.00%) GAP Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (40.00%) Back Office
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
1 2 (40.00%) QMS
1 2 (40.00%) Data Extraction
1 2 (40.00%) SaaS
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (20.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) WFM
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) SAML
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) LDAP
2 1 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LDAP
General
1 2 (40.00%) Back Office
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Systems Validation Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Validation Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Leader
1 2 (40.00%) Validation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Architect
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) SAML
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Change Management
1 2 (40.00%) Data Extraction
1 2 (40.00%) ERP
1 2 (40.00%) GAP Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) QMS
1 2 (40.00%) Quality Management
1 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (20.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (20.00%) WFM
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) SAP