The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 45 49 70
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +21
Contract jobs citing Validation 18 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.38% 2.55% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.21% 3.46% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 4
Median daily rate £381 £350 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% -30.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +9.23%
Validation
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
561 549 681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 74.21% 73.69% 79.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 280 405
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £273 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 35 26
Median hourly rate £47.50 £21.01 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.13% +31.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £70.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the Hertfordshire region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stevenage +9 4 - -
Welwyn Garden City -1 3 £266 -14.11%
Welwyn - 1 - -
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 13 (40.63%) SQL
2 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (31.25%) C
3 10 (31.25%) Windows
4 9 (28.13%) Oracle
4 9 (28.13%) ETL
5 8 (25.00%) Informatica
5 8 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 8 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 8 (25.00%) Data Extraction
5 8 (25.00%) Data Quality
5 8 (25.00%) Data Transformation
5 8 (25.00%) Oracle Database
5 8 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (21.88%) Relational Database
6 7 (21.88%) MISRA C
6 7 (21.88%) MISRA
6 7 (21.88%) Dimensional Modelling
6 7 (21.88%) Data Mart
6 7 (21.88%) RDBMS
6 7 (21.88%) PowerCenter
6 7 (21.88%) ERwin
7 6 (18.75%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (18.75%) SDLC
8 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
8 5 (15.63%) MS Office
9 4 (12.50%) SAP
9 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
9 4 (12.50%) SAS

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 4 (12.50%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Office
2 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.25%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) DHCP
1 1 (3.13%) DNS
1 1 (3.13%) Internet
1 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 7 (21.88%) Data Mart
2 7 (21.88%) PowerCenter
2 7 (21.88%) RDBMS
2 7 (21.88%) Relational Database
3 4 (12.50%) Base SAS
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) ERwin
2 2 (6.25%) Emacs
2 2 (6.25%) GCC
2 2 (6.25%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.13%) Mercurial
3 1 (3.13%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 6 (18.75%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.25%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Retail
3 2 (6.25%) Retail Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.13%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Developer
2 7 (21.88%) Informatica Developer
3 6 (18.75%) Software Validation Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) Validation Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Oracle Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Programmer
5 4 (12.50%) SAS Programmer
6 3 (9.38%) Embedded Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Software Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Software Verification Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Verification Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Software Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Oracle ETL Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Windows Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) Middleware
2 1 (3.13%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Data Extraction
2 4 (12.50%) Life Science
3 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.25%) FMCG
4 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.13%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 10 (31.25%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Windows 10
2 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.13%) Linux
4 1 (3.13%) Unix
4 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (28.13%) ETL
3 8 (25.00%) Data Transformation
3 8 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 8 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 7 (21.88%) Dimensional Modelling
5 6 (18.75%) SDLC
6 4 (12.50%) Statistical Analysis
7 3 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (6.25%) ERP
8 2 (6.25%) ITIL
8 2 (6.25%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (6.25%) Scrum
8 2 (6.25%) Software Testing
8 2 (6.25%) UML
9 1 (3.13%) Functional Testing
9 1 (3.13%) Non-Functional Testing
9 1 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (40.63%) SQL
2 10 (31.25%) C
3 3 (9.38%) C++
3 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.13%) Embedded C
5 1 (3.13%) Java
5 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.13%) Python
5 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) ISEB
2 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.13%) A+ Certification
3 1 (3.13%) APMP
3 1 (3.13%) CISA
3 1 (3.13%) CRISC
3 1 (3.13%) MCP
3 1 (3.13%) PMP
3 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.00%) Data Quality
2 7 (21.88%) MISRA
2 7 (21.88%) MISRA C
3 1 (3.13%) ECSS
3 1 (3.13%) GCP
3 1 (3.13%) GLP
3 1 (3.13%) GMP
3 1 (3.13%) GxP
3 1 (3.13%) QA
3 1 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Cygwin
2 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Oracle
2 8 (25.00%) Informatica
3 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
4 4 (12.50%) SAP
5 1 (3.13%) Apple
5 1 (3.13%) AppSense
5 1 (3.13%) IBM
5 1 (3.13%) Symantec
5 1 (3.13%) Talend