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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 30 35 45
Rank change year-on-year +5 +10  
Contract jobs citing Validation 4 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.59% 1.08% 2.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 1.48% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 10
Median daily rate £475 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £440 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% +4.16%  

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 197 203 345
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 78.17% 73.29% 81.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 131 237
Median daily rate £450 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £256 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 17 10
Median hourly rate £42.50 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +183.33% +20.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Southampton

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 22 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Validation.

1 7 (50.00%) Change Management
2 6 (42.86%) Finance
3 5 (35.71%) Quality Management
4 4 (28.57%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (28.57%) ITIL
4 4 (28.57%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 4 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (28.57%) Life Science
4 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 4 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 4 (28.57%) Test Planning
4 4 (28.57%) Analytics
5 3 (21.43%) Release Management
5 3 (21.43%) Solvency II
5 3 (21.43%) Retail
5 3 (21.43%) Data Management
5 3 (21.43%) Content Management
5 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
6 2 (14.29%) Back Office
6 2 (14.29%) XML
6 2 (14.29%) ERP
6 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) SaaS
6 2 (14.29%) QMS
6 2 (14.29%) Data Extraction

Validation
Top Related 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 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.14%) MS Access
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (7.14%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) ERwin
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (21.43%) Retail
4 2 (14.29%) Back Office
5 1 (7.14%) Banking
5 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
5 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Business Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Business IT Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Systems Validation Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Validation Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Designer
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Finance Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) IT Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) IT Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) SAP Architect
3 1 (7.14%) SAP Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) REST
2 1 (7.14%) SAML
2 1 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Life Science
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Change Management
2 5 (35.71%) Quality Management
3 4 (28.57%) Analytics
3 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 4 (28.57%) ITIL
3 4 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 4 (28.57%) Test Planning
3 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 3 (21.43%) Content Management
4 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) Data Management
4 3 (21.43%) Release Management
4 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Data Extraction
5 2 (14.29%) ERP
5 2 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) QMS
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) AAT
1 1 (7.14%) ACCA
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (21.43%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Cognos
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle
1 1 (7.14%) SAP