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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 47 41 61
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +20
Contract jobs citing Validation 10 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.72% 2.39% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 3.31% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
Median daily rate £469 £428 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.59% +8.22%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £47.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.21% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £44.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-14.77% +44.26%

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
444 423 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 76.42% 72.18% 76.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 210 285
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 41 21
Median hourly rate £42.20 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.53% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 £469 -
Watford - 2 - -
Stevenage -11 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 7 (28.00%) C
2 6 (24.00%) SQL
2 6 (24.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Data Transformation
3 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.00%) Oracle
3 5 (20.00%) C++
3 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (16.00%) ETL
4 4 (16.00%) Finance
4 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (16.00%) SCCM
4 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (16.00%) Process Improvement
4 4 (16.00%) Data Quality
5 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database
5 3 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (12.00%) MISRA C
5 3 (12.00%) MISRA
5 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (12.00%) Data Structures
5 3 (12.00%) Dimensional Modelling
5 3 (12.00%) Data Migration
5 3 (12.00%) Data Cleansing
5 3 (12.00%) Data Validation
5 3 (12.00%) Data Extraction
5 3 (12.00%) Data Mapping

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 1 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) Doxygen
2 1 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) SAP HR
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (4.00%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) DHCP
1 2 (8.00%) DNS
1 2 (8.00%) Internet
1 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.00%) DKIM
2 1 (4.00%) DMARC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Data Mart
1 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (12.00%) PowerCenter
1 3 (12.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.00%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) ERwin
1 3 (12.00%) LSMW
2 2 (8.00%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (4.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (4.00%) Emacs
3 1 (4.00%) GCC
3 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.00%) JIRA
3 1 (4.00%) Mercurial
3 1 (4.00%) Redmine
3 1 (4.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Software Validation Engineer
1 6 (24.00%) Validation Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Architect
2 4 (16.00%) Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) Data Migration Specialist
3 3 (12.00%) HR Specialist
3 3 (12.00%) Migration Specialist
3 3 (12.00%) Software Verification Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Verification Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Informatica Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Author
5 1 (4.00%) Functional Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) BAPI
1 3 (12.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) Middleware
2 1 (4.00%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) Data Extraction
2 3 (12.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (4.00%) FMCG
3 1 (4.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.00%) Linux
4 1 (4.00%) Unix
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Data Transformation
2 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.00%) ETL
3 4 (16.00%) Process Improvement
3 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (12.00%) Data Cleansing
4 3 (12.00%) Data Mapping
4 3 (12.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (12.00%) Data Validation
4 3 (12.00%) Dimensional Modelling
4 3 (12.00%) ERP
4 3 (12.00%) Migration
4 3 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Digital Signal Processing
5 2 (8.00%) Signal Processing
5 2 (8.00%) UML
6 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) C
2 6 (24.00%) SQL
3 5 (20.00%) C++
4 2 (8.00%) Java
4 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (8.00%) Python
4 2 (8.00%) VBScript
5 1 (4.00%) Embedded C
5 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.00%) Tcl
5 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.00%) VB
5 1 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) ISEB
4 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) Data Quality
2 3 (12.00%) MISRA
2 3 (12.00%) MISRA C
3 2 (8.00%) QA
4 1 (4.00%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.00%) BitLocker
2 1 (4.00%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) SCCM
2 2 (8.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle
2 3 (12.00%) Informatica
2 3 (12.00%) SAP
3 2 (8.00%) AppSense
3 2 (8.00%) Northgate
3 2 (8.00%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (8.00%) Symantec
4 1 (4.00%) IBM
4 1 (4.00%) Talend
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