The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 42 47 54
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Contract jobs citing Validation 22 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.96% 2.45% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.10% 3.66% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 3
Average daily rate
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£360 £325 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +9.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £408 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £52.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +377.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +25.00%
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
537 464 517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 72.27% 66.76% 79.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 226 271
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 29 20
Average hourly rate £25.00 £36.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.50% +69.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £17.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +6 7 £375 -
Welwyn Garden City -6 4 £309 -5.00%
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation.

1 8 (32.00%) SQL
1 8 (32.00%) Oracle
2 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) Oracle Database
3 6 (24.00%) SAP
4 5 (20.00%) CSS
4 5 (20.00%) HTML
4 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (20.00%) ETL
4 5 (20.00%) Informatica
4 5 (20.00%) PowerCenter
4 5 (20.00%) Data Extraction
4 5 (20.00%) Marketing
4 5 (20.00%) jQuery
4 5 (20.00%) User Experience
4 5 (20.00%) Axure RP
4 5 (20.00%) Data Quality
4 5 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 5 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 5 (20.00%) Data Transformation
5 4 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
5 4 (16.00%) Unit Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Data Mart
5 4 (16.00%) Dimensional Modelling
5 4 (16.00%) Data Migration
5 4 (16.00%) Migration
5 4 (16.00%) RDBMS
5 4 (16.00%) Telecoms

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Visio
1 3 (12.00%) MS Office
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) 3G
1 3 (12.00%) 2G
1 3 (12.00%) LTE
1 3 (12.00%) 4G
1 3 (12.00%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (8.00%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (8.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (4.00%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (20.00%) PowerCenter
3 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (16.00%) Data Mart
3 4 (16.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (8.00%) SAP Data Services
4 2 (8.00%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Axure RP
2 4 (16.00%) ERwin
General
1 5 (20.00%) Marketing
2 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Finance
4 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Developer
2 7 (28.00%) Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) Designer
4 5 (20.00%) Informatica Developer
4 5 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) SAP Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) UX Designer
5 4 (16.00%) SAP Business Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Interface Designer
6 3 (12.00%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (12.00%) UI Designer
7 2 (8.00%) Senior UX Designer
7 2 (8.00%) Senior Designer
7 2 (8.00%) SAP Data Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Data Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Telephony Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Network Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Software Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
8 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) CSS
1 5 (20.00%) HTML
1 5 (20.00%) jQuery
1 5 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (12.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Data Extraction
1 5 (20.00%) User Experience
1 5 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.00%) Data Conversion
3 1 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.00%) ETL
2 5 (20.00%) Data Transformation
3 4 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (16.00%) Unit Testing
3 4 (16.00%) Dimensional Modelling
3 4 (16.00%) Data Migration
3 4 (16.00%) Migration
3 4 (16.00%) Workflow
4 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (12.00%) Data Validation
4 3 (12.00%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (8.00%) Network Management
5 2 (8.00%) Time Management
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Management
5 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) SAP Implementation
5 2 (8.00%) ITIL
5 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (12.00%) C#
3 3 (12.00%) C++
4 1 (4.00%) Perl
4 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (4.00%) GMP
3 1 (4.00%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Oracle
2 6 (24.00%) SAP
3 5 (20.00%) Informatica
4 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (8.00%) Verint
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco
5 2 (8.00%) Business Objects
6 1 (4.00%) Nortel
6 1 (4.00%) Ericsson
6 1 (4.00%) Huawei
6 1 (4.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks