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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 45 59 53
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -6
Contract jobs citing Validation 14 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.21% 1.17% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.11% 1.64% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £334 £168
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% +99.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £308 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £383 £222
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.74 £38.15 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% +27.16%
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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
450 549 509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 71.09% 71.39% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 281 270
Average daily rate £400 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £252 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 28 17
Average hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% +103.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £37.05 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -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 17 April 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 +11 6 £375 -
Welwyn Garden City +5 1 - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5 (26.32%) Axure RP
1 5 (26.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 5 (26.32%) Mobile App
1 5 (26.32%) User Experience
1 5 (26.32%) HTML
1 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle
1 5 (26.32%) CSS
1 5 (26.32%) Telecoms
1 5 (26.32%) Marketing
1 5 (26.32%) jQuery
2 4 (21.05%) 2G
2 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (21.05%) 3G
2 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
2 4 (21.05%) SAP
2 4 (21.05%) .NET
2 4 (21.05%) C#
2 4 (21.05%) C++
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database
2 4 (21.05%) 4G
2 4 (21.05%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (21.05%) LTE
3 3 (15.79%) Customer Engagement
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Management
3 3 (15.79%) Linux
3 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
3 3 (15.79%) MS Office
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (15.79%) MS Office
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
1 3 (15.79%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) 3G
1 4 (21.05%) 2G
1 4 (21.05%) LTE
1 4 (21.05%) 4G
1 4 (21.05%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (10.53%) 3GPP
2 2 (10.53%) IP Telephony
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (5.26%) PowerCenter
2 1 (5.26%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Axure RP
General
1 5 (26.32%) Telecoms
1 5 (26.32%) Marketing
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Designer
2 5 (26.32%) UX Designer
2 5 (26.32%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Business Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Interface Designer
3 3 (15.79%) SAP Business Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) UI Designer
3 3 (15.79%) SAP Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Telephony Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior UX Designer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Designer
5 1 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Validation Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) HTML
1 5 (26.32%) CSS
1 5 (26.32%) jQuery
1 5 (26.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 4 (21.05%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Mobile App
1 5 (26.32%) User Experience
2 1 (5.26%) NHS
2 1 (5.26%) Data Conversion
2 1 (5.26%) Data Extraction
2 1 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
1 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.79%) Performance Management
2 3 (15.79%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (10.53%) Network Management
3 2 (10.53%) Data Migration
3 2 (10.53%) Time Management
3 2 (10.53%) Workflow
3 2 (10.53%) Migration
3 2 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL
3 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.26%) ETL
4 1 (5.26%) Quality Management
4 1 (5.26%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Document Management
4 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) C#
2 4 (21.05%) C++
3 2 (10.53%) Perl
4 1 (5.26%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (5.26%) GMP
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle
2 4 (21.05%) SAP
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.53%) Nortel
4 2 (10.53%) Ericsson
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco
4 2 (10.53%) Huawei
4 2 (10.53%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (10.53%) Verint
5 1 (5.26%) Business Objects
5 1 (5.26%) Informatica
5 1 (5.26%) Infoflex