Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 44 39
Rank change year-on-year -16 -5 +24
Contract jobs citing Validation 10 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.89% 0.22% 2.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 0.29% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 8
Southampton median daily rate £563 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -9.09% +109.52%
10th Percentile £526 £475 £479
90th Percentile £569 £525 £588
Hampshire median daily rate £500 £388 £351
% change year-on-year +29.03% +10.40% -0.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Southampton median hourly rate £48.23 - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £49.12 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +34.56% -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 458 341 341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 86.58% 74.95% 77.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 203 229
Southampton median daily rate £450 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £307 £250 £237
90th Percentile £575 £579 £538
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 24
Southampton median hourly rate £15.86 £14.15 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.07% +8.87% -22.39%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.95 £11.27
90th Percentile £47.87 £48.09 £30.38
Hampshire median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £38.63
% change year-on-year -6.67% -2.91% +62.63%

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 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 20 September 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 9 (90.00%) GxP
1 9 (90.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 9 (90.00%) Quality Management
1 9 (90.00%) Life Science
2 8 (80.00%) Content Management
3 6 (60.00%) QMS
3 6 (60.00%) CAD
4 5 (50.00%) LIMS
4 5 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 5 (50.00%) Document Management
4 5 (50.00%) CAPA
4 5 (50.00%) Data Management
4 5 (50.00%) Clinical Data Management
4 5 (50.00%) SaaS
4 5 (50.00%) PaaS
5 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (40.00%) Traceability Matrix
5 4 (40.00%) SOLIDWORKS
5 4 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2
5 4 (40.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 4 (40.00%) GCP
5 4 (40.00%) GMP
5 4 (40.00%) GLP
6 3 (30.00%) SAS
6 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (30.00%) PLM
6 3 (30.00%) Data Analysis
6 3 (30.00%) Release Management
6 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting

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 5 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (30.00%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) PaaS
1 5 (50.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) LabVIEW
General
1 9 (90.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
1 7 (70.00%) IT Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Business IT Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) IT Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) IT Manager
3 2 (20.00%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Computer Systems Validation Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Validation Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (90.00%) Life Science
2 5 (50.00%) LIMS
3 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) FMCG
5 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Quality Management
2 8 (80.00%) Content Management
3 6 (60.00%) CAD
3 6 (60.00%) QMS
4 5 (50.00%) CAPA
4 5 (50.00%) Clinical Data Management
4 5 (50.00%) Data Management
4 5 (50.00%) Document Management
5 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2
5 4 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (40.00%) Traceability Matrix
6 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (30.00%) Data Analysis
6 3 (30.00%) Migration
6 3 (30.00%) PLM
6 3 (30.00%) Release Management
6 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
7 2 (20.00%) ITIL
7 2 (20.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (90.00%) GxP
2 4 (40.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 4 (40.00%) GCP
2 4 (40.00%) GLP
2 4 (40.00%) GMP