The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 23 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 2.80% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.77% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£500 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £37.80 £33.63
% change year-on-year
-14.68% +12.41%
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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 Watford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
106 63 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 74.13% 69.23% 82.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 19 26
Average daily rate £375 £350 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -20.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £446 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £46.00 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.08% +384.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 (60.00%) CSS
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Marketing
1 3 (60.00%) jQuery
1 3 (60.00%) Axure RP
1 3 (60.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 3 (60.00%) Mobile App
1 3 (60.00%) User Experience
2 2 (40.00%) Customer Engagement
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) Huawei
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (20.00%) LTE
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) UML

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) 3GPP
1 1 (20.00%) 3G
1 1 (20.00%) 2G
1 1 (20.00%) LTE
1 1 (20.00%) 4G
1 1 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Axure RP
2 1 (20.00%) Rational Rose
General
1 3 (60.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) UX Designer
1 3 (60.00%) Designer
1 3 (60.00%) Senior Designer
1 3 (60.00%) Senior UX Designer
2 2 (40.00%) Interface Designer
2 2 (40.00%) UI Designer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior UI Designer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
1 3 (60.00%) CSS
1 3 (60.00%) jQuery
1 3 (60.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Mobile App
1 3 (60.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Customer Engagement
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) UML
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Nortel
1 1 (20.00%) Ericsson
1 1 (20.00%) Huawei
1 1 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks