The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stevenage region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 14 - 9
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 3 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 3.75% - 6.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.45% - 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.37% -3.33%
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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 Stevenage region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Stevenage
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
55 28 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 68.75% 60.87% 48.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 7
Average daily rate £525 £360 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £170 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £630 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 4
Average hourly rate £23.75 £15.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £11.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Stevenage

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Stevenage region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Stevenage

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Stevenage

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the Stevenage region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Stevenage

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Stevenage

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Stevenage region.

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Stevenage

Validation
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Stevenage 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 3 (100.00%) C
1 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) VB
1 3 (100.00%) MATLAB
1 3 (100.00%) Simulink
1 3 (100.00%) Statistical Analysis
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Monte Carlo Method
1 3 (100.00%) Signal Processing
1 3 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (100.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Stevenage by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Stevenage 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 (100.00%) Simulink
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) RF Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (100.00%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Statistical Analysis
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Monte Carlo Method
1 3 (100.00%) Signal Processing
1 3 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C
1 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) VB
1 3 (100.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared