The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Hertfordshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 58 50 65
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +15
Contract jobs citing Validation 11 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.42% 1.74% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 2.24% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
Average daily rate £343 £235 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.74% -30.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £127 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £285 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £371
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -71.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £30.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% -18.91%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
547 492 662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 70.49% 77.85% 69.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 258 320
Average daily rate £413 £419 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £267 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 17 59
Average hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £40.50 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Validation
East of England

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead -1 2 - - 1
Watford - 1 - - 1
St Albans - - - -
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) VMware
2 5 (31.25%) Oracle
3 4 (25.00%) HPUX
3 4 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (18.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) Citrix
4 3 (18.75%) Lotus Domino
4 3 (18.75%) Degree
4 3 (18.75%) Use Case
4 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
4 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
5 2 (12.50%) Analytics
5 2 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (12.50%) SCCM
5 2 (12.50%) SQL
5 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 2 (12.50%) HTML
5 2 (12.50%) XML
5 2 (12.50%) UNIX
5 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
6 1 (6.25%) MBA
6 1 (6.25%) Migration
6 1 (6.25%) Thunderhead
6 1 (6.25%) AIX
6 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Analysis

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (18.75%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) DHCP
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) DB2
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) JMeter
1 1 (6.25%) MSI
1 1 (6.25%) InstallShield
1 1 (6.25%) Axure RP
1 1 (6.25%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 4 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Coordinator
1 3 (18.75%) Test Coordinator
2 2 (12.50%) Product Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Applications Packager
3 1 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Designer
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Designer
3 1 (6.25%) Testing Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Senior User Experience Designer
3 1 (6.25%) User Experience Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) Application Packaging
2 1 (6.25%) jQuery
2 1 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.25%) LIMS
1 1 (6.25%) Informatics
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) HPUX
3 2 (12.50%) UNIX
4 1 (6.25%) AIX
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) Solaris
4 1 (6.25%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
1 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (18.75%) Use Case
1 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
1 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
2 2 (12.50%) Analytics
2 2 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) IT Governance
3 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.25%) BCP
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
3 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.25%) Time Management
3 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) GAMP
1 1 (6.25%) GMP
1 1 (6.25%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) DFS Replication
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) VMware
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) Thunderhead
3 1 (6.25%) Symantec
3 1 (6.25%) Sybase
3 1 (6.25%) Juniper
3 1 (6.25%) Hitachi
3 1 (6.25%) JBoss
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) IBM
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Dell
3 1 (6.25%) EMC
3 1 (6.25%) SOASTA, Inc