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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 45 41 57
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +16
Contract jobs citing Validation 11 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.82% 2.43% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 3.34% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 1
Median daily rate £438 £428 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.33% +8.22%
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £342 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.84% -14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £30.82
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +37.89%

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
469 419 474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 77.78% 72.87% 75.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 222 247
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 38 24
Median hourly rate £47.75 £37.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.33% +11.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £14.70 £15.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £350 -
Stevenage -8 2 - -
Watford - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 6 (25.00%) Data Transformation
1 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.83%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) C++
2 5 (20.83%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Windows 10
3 4 (16.67%) Oracle
3 4 (16.67%) C
3 4 (16.67%) Finance
3 4 (16.67%) SCCM
3 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (16.67%) Data Quality
4 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
4 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 3 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 3 (12.50%) Dimensional Modelling
4 3 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 3 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
4 3 (12.50%) Data Validation
4 3 (12.50%) Data Extraction
4 3 (12.50%) Data Mapping
4 3 (12.50%) LSMW
4 3 (12.50%) Data Mart
4 3 (12.50%) HL7
4 3 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Migration
4 3 (12.50%) BAPI

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:

Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) SAP HR
2 1 (4.17%) Lorenzo
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (4.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (4.17%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) DHCP
1 2 (8.33%) DNS
1 2 (8.33%) Internet
1 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.17%) DKIM
2 1 (4.17%) DMARC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Data Mart
1 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (12.50%) Electronic Patient Records
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 3 (12.50%) PowerCenter
1 3 (12.50%) RDBMS
1 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) ERwin
1 3 (12.50%) LSMW
2 2 (8.33%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (4.17%) Bugzilla
3 1 (4.17%) JIRA
3 1 (4.17%) Redmine
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Consultant
2 4 (16.67%) Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Data Migration Specialist
3 3 (12.50%) HR Specialist
3 3 (12.50%) Migration Specialist
3 3 (12.50%) Software Validation Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Software Verification Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Validation Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Verification Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Informatica Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (8.33%) QA Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) QA Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) BAPI
1 3 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Data Structures
2 3 (12.50%) NHS
3 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
1 5 (20.83%) Windows 10
2 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Data Transformation
2 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
3 3 (12.50%) Data Extraction
3 3 (12.50%) Data Mapping
3 3 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 3 (12.50%) Data Validation
3 3 (12.50%) Dimensional Modelling
3 3 (12.50%) ETL
3 3 (12.50%) Migration
3 3 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (12.50%) Process Improvement
3 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 3 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 2 (8.33%) ERP
4 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (8.33%) UML
4 2 (8.33%) User Stories
5 1 (4.17%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) C++
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) C
3 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.33%) VBScript
4 1 (4.17%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) Python
4 1 (4.17%) Tcl
4 1 (4.17%) VB
4 1 (4.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) Data Quality
2 3 (12.50%) HL7
3 2 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.33%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) SCCM
2 2 (8.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) Informatica
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) SAP
3 2 (8.33%) AppSense
3 2 (8.33%) Northgate
3 2 (8.33%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (8.33%) Symantec
4 1 (4.17%) BMC
4 1 (4.17%) Remedy