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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 63 65 58
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs citing Validation 2 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.32% 0.57% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.77% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate
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£395 £438 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.71% +23.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £371 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.77% +17.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.47 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-16.08% +19.04%
Validation
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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
454 520 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 72.29% 73.76% 76.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 268 285
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £513 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 13
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £11.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 6 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Borehamwood - - - - 1
Hitchin - - - -
St Albans - - - - 2
Stevenage - - - - 1
Watford - - - - 1
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 6 (46.15%) SQL
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 5 (38.46%) 3G
2 5 (38.46%) Configuration Management
2 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 5 (38.46%) C#
2 5 (38.46%) C++
2 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 5 (38.46%) 2G
2 5 (38.46%) LTE
2 5 (38.46%) 4G
2 5 (38.46%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (38.46%) Oracle Database
3 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
3 4 (30.77%) Performance Management
3 4 (30.77%) MS Visio
3 4 (30.77%) MS Office
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) 3GPP
4 3 (23.08%) CSS
4 3 (23.08%) UNIX
4 3 (23.08%) Linux
4 3 (23.08%) HTML
4 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 3 (23.08%) Perl
4 3 (23.08%) jQuery
4 3 (23.08%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (23.08%) Marketing
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Axure RP

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 4 (30.77%) MS Visio
2 4 (30.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) 3G
1 5 (38.46%) 2G
1 5 (38.46%) LTE
1 5 (38.46%) 4G
1 5 (38.46%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (23.08%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.69%) PowerCenter
2 1 (7.69%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Axure RP
General
1 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
2 3 (23.08%) Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Designer
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Designer
3 3 (23.08%) Senior UX Designer
3 3 (23.08%) Software Developer
3 3 (23.08%) UX Designer
4 2 (15.38%) UI Designer
4 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Interface Designer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior UI Designer
5 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Validation Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Service Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Data Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Informatica Developer
5 1 (7.69%) MI Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) CSS
2 3 (23.08%) jQuery
2 3 (23.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (23.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Mobile App
1 3 (23.08%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) NHS
2 1 (7.69%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) UNIX
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Configuration Management
2 4 (30.77%) Performance Management
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) QMS
5 1 (7.69%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (7.69%) Change Control
5 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Analytics
5 1 (7.69%) Data Transformation
5 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
5 1 (7.69%) System Testing
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL
5 1 (7.69%) ETL
5 1 (7.69%) Document Management
5 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) C#
2 5 (38.46%) C++
3 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 3 (23.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (7.69%) GMP
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
1 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Nortel
3 2 (15.38%) Ericsson
3 2 (15.38%) Huawei
3 2 (15.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (7.69%) Business Objects
4 1 (7.69%) Informatica
4 1 (7.69%) Infoflex
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