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 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 5 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 13.11% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 19.05% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £430 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £31.47 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+35.04% -10.08%
Validation
Hertfordshire

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
42 25 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 68.85% 89.29% 72.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 7
Average daily rate £430 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.66% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 7
Average hourly rate £49.50 £36.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.61% +82.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £19.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £36.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 30 Related IT Skills in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 5 (50.00%) Change Control
2 4 (40.00%) GMP
2 4 (40.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 4 (40.00%) Degree
3 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (30.00%) C
3 3 (30.00%) ClearCase
3 3 (30.00%) Java
3 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) UML
3 3 (30.00%) Cygwin
3 3 (30.00%) Avionics
3 3 (30.00%) ANSI C
3 3 (30.00%) Algorithms
3 3 (30.00%) SpaceWire
4 2 (20.00%) ECSS
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) Trend Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Process Improvement
4 2 (20.00%) Junos
4 2 (20.00%) Capacity Management
4 2 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) CMMI

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Stevenage by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) Kinematics
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (10.00%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) SpaceWire
2 2 (20.00%) Junos
2 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) ClearCase
2 2 (20.00%) Bugzilla
2 2 (20.00%) ClearQuest
3 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (10.00%) GCC
3 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 4 (40.00%) Manufacturing
1 4 (40.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (30.00%) Avionics
2 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (20.00%) Automotive
4 1 (10.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (20.00%) Validation Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Embedded Java Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Embedded Linux Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Java Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Java Software Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Juniper Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Software Validation Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Validation Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (10.00%) OpenCV
1 1 (10.00%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Algorithms
1 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (10.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (10.00%) Mechatronics
3 1 (10.00%) Robotics
3 1 (10.00%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Change Control
2 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (30.00%) UML
3 2 (20.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (20.00%) CMMI
3 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Benchmarking
4 1 (10.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Machine Learning
4 1 (10.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (10.00%) Network Design
4 1 (10.00%) Signal Processing
4 1 (10.00%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) ANSI C
1 3 (30.00%) C
1 3 (30.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) C++
2 1 (10.00%) MATLAB
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) JNCIA
2 2 (20.00%) JNCIE
2 2 (20.00%) JNCIP
2 2 (20.00%) JNCIS
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) CCNA
3 1 (10.00%) CCNP
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) GMP
2 2 (20.00%) ECSS
3 1 (10.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco
1 2 (20.00%) Juniper
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (20.00%) Red Hat