The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 11 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 20 18 18
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 1 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 0.95% 2.04% 3.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 3.03% 4.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Median daily rate - £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +25.00%
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 Watford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
88 66 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 83.81% 67.35% 74.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 40 64
Median daily rate £463 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £223 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £387
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 - £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 - £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 - £22.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +32.00%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Watford region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Validation
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Watford region with a requirement for Validation.

1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) AppSense
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 1 (100.00%) BitLocker
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) AppSense
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec