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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 68 45 68
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +23
Contract jobs citing Validation 8 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.95% 1.63% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 2.23% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£444 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.03% +7.57%
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
646 359 699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 76.90% 73.27% 71.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 163 338
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £262 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 38
Average hourly rate £15.00 £46.00 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.39% +68.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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
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 19 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
Hemel Hempstead - 4 - -
Watford - 3 £500 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Stevenage - - - - 1
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (30.77%) SQL
2 6 (23.08%) ETL
3 5 (19.23%) Oracle
3 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
4 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
4 4 (15.38%) Service Management
4 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (15.38%) ITIL
4 4 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (15.38%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 3 (11.54%) Data Transformation
5 3 (11.54%) User Experience
5 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (11.54%) Data Extraction
5 3 (11.54%) Test Strategy
5 3 (11.54%) Data Quality
5 3 (11.54%) Informatica
5 3 (11.54%) PowerCenter
5 3 (11.54%) Business Objects
5 3 (11.54%) Windows
5 3 (11.54%) Change Management
5 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Use Case
6 2 (7.69%) Release Management
6 2 (7.69%) jQuery
6 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Marketing
6 2 (7.69%) Degree
6 2 (7.69%) SCCM

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Bluetooth
1 1 (3.85%) CDMA
1 1 (3.85%) SMS
1 1 (3.85%) UMTS
1 1 (3.85%) WCDMA
1 1 (3.85%) DHCP
1 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.85%) DNS
1 1 (3.85%) Wireless
1 1 (3.85%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (11.54%) PowerCenter
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.85%) DataStage
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (3.85%) DB2
4 1 (3.85%) MySQL
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (3.85%) Base SAS
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Axure RP
2 1 (3.85%) GDB
2 1 (3.85%) MSI
2 1 (3.85%) InstallShield
2 1 (3.85%) Rational Rose
2 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (15.38%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (7.69%) Marketing
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.85%) Billing
3 1 (3.85%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (15.38%) Service Manager
1 4 (15.38%) Developer
2 3 (11.54%) ETL Developer
2 3 (11.54%) Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) Coordinator
2 3 (11.54%) Architect
2 3 (11.54%) Test Coordinator
3 2 (7.69%) Informatica Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Product Manager
3 2 (7.69%) User Experience Designer
3 2 (7.69%) Technical Architect
3 2 (7.69%) Designer
3 2 (7.69%) Senior Designer
3 2 (7.69%) Informatica ETL Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Senior User Experience Designer
4 1 (3.85%) Senior UI Designer
4 1 (3.85%) Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (3.85%) Applications Packager
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) jQuery
1 2 (7.69%) CSS
1 2 (7.69%) HTML
1 2 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (3.85%) Dalvik
2 1 (3.85%) OpenGL
2 1 (3.85%) XML
2 1 (3.85%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) User Experience
1 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (11.54%) Data Extraction
2 2 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.85%) Open Source
3 1 (3.85%) Cryptography
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Informatics
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) UNIX
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.85%) AIX
3 1 (3.85%) HPUX
3 1 (3.85%) Solaris
3 1 (3.85%) Linux
3 1 (3.85%) Android
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) ETL
2 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
2 4 (15.38%) Service Management
2 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (15.38%) ITIL
3 3 (11.54%) Data Transformation
3 3 (11.54%) Test Strategy
3 3 (11.54%) Change Management
3 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
3 3 (11.54%) Use Case
4 2 (7.69%) Release Management
4 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (7.69%) Project Management
4 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.69%) Scrum
4 2 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL V2
4 2 (7.69%) Analytics
5 1 (3.85%) Requirements Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.85%) C
3 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) Degree
3 2 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.85%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) Data Quality
2 2 (7.69%) SLA
3 1 (3.85%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (3.85%) GxP
3 1 (3.85%) JTAG
3 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.85%) DFS Replication
1 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle
2 3 (11.54%) Informatica
2 3 (11.54%) Business Objects
3 2 (7.69%) VMware
3 2 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (3.85%) Juniper
4 1 (3.85%) Hitachi
4 1 (3.85%) Dell
4 1 (3.85%) EMC
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco
4 1 (3.85%) IBM
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.85%) Symantec
4 1 (3.85%) Sybase
4 1 (3.85%) SAP
4 1 (3.85%) Teradata