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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 38 57 63
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +6
Contract jobs citing Validation 16 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.78% 0.63% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.93% 0.85% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Average daily rate £428 £395 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.22% -9.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £395 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £395 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £31.47 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+35.04% -10.08%
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
407 473 486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 70.66% 74.49% 72.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 255 254
Average daily rate £450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 24 28
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Stevenage - 8 £430 -
Ware - 1 - -
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 11 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 8 (24.24%) Manufacturing
3 7 (21.21%) Change Control
4 5 (15.15%) Java
4 5 (15.15%) LAN
4 5 (15.15%) WAN
4 5 (15.15%) GMP
5 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (12.12%) SAP
5 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
5 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (12.12%) Business Analysis
5 4 (12.12%) Degree
6 3 (9.09%) Marketing
6 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
6 3 (9.09%) jQuery
6 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
6 3 (9.09%) Avionics
6 3 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
6 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 3 (9.09%) JNCIA
6 3 (9.09%) JNCIS
6 3 (9.09%) JNCIP
6 3 (9.09%) JNCIE
6 3 (9.09%) SAP BW
6 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
6 3 (9.09%) Finance
6 3 (9.09%) CSS
6 3 (9.09%) Windows
6 3 (9.09%) Linux

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 2 (6.06%) NetWeaver
2 1 (3.03%) Kinematics
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.03%) Doxygen
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS Project
2 1 (3.03%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Maximo
2 1 (3.03%) SAP CO
2 1 (3.03%) SAP CRM
2 1 (3.03%) SAP FI
2 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.03%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) IaaS
1 1 (3.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) LAN
1 5 (15.15%) WAN
2 3 (9.09%) SpaceWire
3 2 (6.06%) Junos
4 1 (3.03%) Firewall
4 1 (3.03%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SAP BW
2 2 (6.06%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (6.06%) SAP BI
2 2 (6.06%) SAP HANA
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Axure RP
1 3 (9.09%) ClearCase
2 2 (6.06%) Bugzilla
2 2 (6.06%) ClearQuest
3 1 (3.03%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.03%) GCC
3 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.03%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 11 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 8 (24.24%) Manufacturing
3 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
4 3 (9.09%) Avionics
4 3 (9.09%) Finance
4 3 (9.09%) Marketing
5 2 (6.06%) Automotive
6 1 (3.03%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Business Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Consultant
4 4 (12.12%) Project Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Designer
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Designer
5 3 (9.09%) Senior UX Designer
5 3 (9.09%) UX Designer
5 3 (9.09%) Validation Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Validation Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Data Business Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) NetWeaver Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Network Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Project Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) SAP Basis Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) SAP Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) UAT Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Validation Specialist
7 1 (3.03%) Environment Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) CSS
1 3 (9.09%) HTML
1 3 (9.09%) jQuery
1 3 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (6.06%) SAP Basis
3 1 (3.03%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (3.03%) OpenCV
3 1 (3.03%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Algorithms
1 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 3 (9.09%) Mobile App
1 3 (9.09%) User Experience
2 2 (6.06%) Data Structures
2 2 (6.06%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.03%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (3.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (3.03%) FMCG
3 1 (3.03%) Life Science
3 1 (3.03%) Mechatronics
3 1 (3.03%) Robotics
3 1 (3.03%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Linux
1 3 (9.09%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) Change Control
2 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (12.12%) Business Analysis
2 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (9.09%) Capacity Management
3 3 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
3 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
3 3 (9.09%) Trend Analysis
3 3 (9.09%) UML
4 2 (6.06%) Asset Management
4 2 (6.06%) Business Transformation
4 2 (6.06%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (6.06%) Data Validation
4 2 (6.06%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (6.06%) Performance Testing
4 2 (6.06%) Process Improvement
4 2 (6.06%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (6.06%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (6.06%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) Java
2 3 (9.09%) ANSI C
2 3 (9.09%) C
2 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.06%) ABAP
4 1 (3.03%) C++
4 1 (3.03%) MATLAB
4 1 (3.03%) Perl
4 1 (3.03%) Python
4 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Degree
2 3 (9.09%) IIBA
2 3 (9.09%) JNCIA
2 3 (9.09%) JNCIE
2 3 (9.09%) JNCIP
2 3 (9.09%) JNCIS
2 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) CCNA
4 1 (3.03%) CCNP
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) GMP
2 2 (6.06%) ECSS
2 2 (6.06%) QA
3 1 (3.03%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Cygwin
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) SAP
2 3 (9.09%) Juniper
3 2 (6.06%) Cisco
3 2 (6.06%) EMC
3 2 (6.06%) IBM
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.06%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.06%) VMware
4 1 (3.03%) Cognos
4 1 (3.03%) Hyperion