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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 47 65 45
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -20
Contract jobs citing Validation 19 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.41% 0.76% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.33% 0.97% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 1
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£310 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.80% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -3.33%
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
571 618 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 72.37% 78.33% 73.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 359 184
Average daily rate £403 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £233 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £513 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 24 27
Average hourly rate £21.53 £15.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.50% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 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
Hemel Hempstead +9 6 £310 - 3
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £310 -
Stevenage - 3 - -
Watford 0 1 £450 +16.12%
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 13 (31.71%) SQL
2 12 (29.27%) Unit Testing
3 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (26.83%) Data Extraction
3 11 (26.83%) Oracle Database
3 11 (26.83%) Oracle
4 9 (21.95%) Informatica
4 9 (21.95%) PowerCenter
4 9 (21.95%) ERwin
4 9 (21.95%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (21.95%) ETL
4 9 (21.95%) RDBMS
4 9 (21.95%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (21.95%) Relational Database
4 9 (21.95%) Data Transformation
4 9 (21.95%) Data Quality
4 9 (21.95%) Data Mart
4 9 (21.95%) Dimensional Modelling
5 6 (14.63%) jQuery
5 6 (14.63%) Marketing
5 6 (14.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 6 (14.63%) Mobile App
5 6 (14.63%) Axure RP
5 6 (14.63%) HTML
5 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
5 6 (14.63%) SAP
5 6 (14.63%) CSS
5 6 (14.63%) User Experience
6 5 (12.20%) C++
6 5 (12.20%) VB

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (7.32%) MS Office
1 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
1 3 (7.32%) MS Visio
1 3 (7.32%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) DHCP
1 2 (4.88%) SNMP
1 2 (4.88%) DNS
1 2 (4.88%) 3G
1 2 (4.88%) Firewall
1 2 (4.88%) 2G
1 2 (4.88%) IP Telephony
1 2 (4.88%) Cisco IPT
1 2 (4.88%) 4G
1 2 (4.88%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (2.44%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.83%) Oracle Database
2 9 (21.95%) Relational Database
2 9 (21.95%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (21.95%) RDBMS
2 9 (21.95%) PowerCenter
2 9 (21.95%) Data Mart
3 2 (4.88%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (4.88%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 9 (21.95%) ERwin
2 6 (14.63%) Axure RP
General
1 6 (14.63%) Marketing
2 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.32%) Finance
3 2 (4.88%) Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (36.59%) Analyst
2 11 (26.83%) Business Analyst
2 11 (26.83%) Developer
3 9 (21.95%) Informatica Developer
4 6 (14.63%) UX Designer
4 6 (14.63%) Designer
5 5 (12.20%) SAP Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) Data Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Oracle Developer
6 4 (9.76%) SAP Business Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Interface Designer
7 3 (7.32%) Consultant
7 3 (7.32%) Senior UX Designer
7 3 (7.32%) Senior Designer
7 3 (7.32%) UI Designer
8 2 (4.88%) SAP Data Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Informatica ETL Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Network Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.63%) HTML
1 6 (14.63%) CSS
1 6 (14.63%) jQuery
1 6 (14.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (4.88%) .NET
3 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) Data Extraction
2 6 (14.63%) Mobile App
2 6 (14.63%) User Experience
3 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.32%) Algorithms
4 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.88%) e-Health
4 2 (4.88%) Data Conversion
5 1 (2.44%) FMCG
5 1 (2.44%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) Unit Testing
2 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (21.95%) ETL
3 9 (21.95%) Dimensional Modelling
3 9 (21.95%) Data Transformation
3 9 (21.95%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (12.20%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (12.20%) Workflow
5 4 (9.76%) Migration
5 4 (9.76%) ITIL
5 4 (9.76%) Business Analysis
5 4 (9.76%) Data Migration
5 4 (9.76%) Data Validation
5 4 (9.76%) Customer Engagement
6 3 (7.32%) Monte Carlo Method
6 3 (7.32%) Statistical Analysis
6 3 (7.32%) Signal Processing
6 3 (7.32%) Business Transformation
6 3 (7.32%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (31.71%) SQL
2 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
3 5 (12.20%) C++
3 5 (12.20%) VB
4 4 (9.76%) C
5 3 (7.32%) MATLAB
6 2 (4.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) Degree
1 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) IIBA
3 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.95%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.44%) QA
3 1 (2.44%) GCP
3 1 (2.44%) GMP
3 1 (2.44%) GLP
3 1 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) Oracle
2 9 (21.95%) Informatica
3 6 (14.63%) SAP
4 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.88%) CA
5 2 (4.88%) Cisco
5 2 (4.88%) NetIQ
5 2 (4.88%) Verint
6 1 (2.44%) Huawei
6 1 (2.44%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (2.44%) IBM
6 1 (2.44%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.44%) Nortel
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