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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 22 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Validation 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 4.43% 1.09% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.38% 1.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.67% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +25.00%
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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
130 69 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 82.28% 75.00% 70.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 35 24
Average daily rate £375 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £260 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £449 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £9.00 £23.86 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.27% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 29 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Axure RP
2 3 (42.86%) Customer Engagement
2 3 (42.86%) Marketing
2 3 (42.86%) jQuery
2 3 (42.86%) HTML
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) SAP
2 3 (42.86%) CSS
2 3 (42.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
2 3 (42.86%) User Experience
3 2 (28.57%) Workflow
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (28.57%) Business Objects
3 2 (28.57%) SAP Implementation
3 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Data Validation
3 2 (28.57%) Data Conversion
3 2 (28.57%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) C

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (28.57%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Axure RP
General
1 3 (42.86%) Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) SAP Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) UX Designer
1 3 (42.86%) Designer
1 3 (42.86%) UI Designer
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Interface Designer
2 2 (28.57%) Data Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) SAP Data Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) SAP Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) jQuery
1 3 (42.86%) HTML
1 3 (42.86%) CSS
1 3 (42.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
1 3 (42.86%) User Experience
2 2 (28.57%) Data Conversion
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (28.57%) Workflow
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) SAP Implementation
3 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Data Validation
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) C
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) SAP
2 2 (28.57%) Business Objects