Period
to 25 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Acceptance Criteria over the 6 months to 25 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Acceptance Criteria
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 89 84 85
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1 -2
Contract jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 6 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.44% 0.82% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 1.00% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £420 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -6.74%
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +14.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - -

Acceptance Criteria is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,131 1,200 984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 82.43% 81.58% 80.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 624 637 525
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -8.57% +6.06%
10th Percentile £263 £200 £203
90th Percentile £575 £569 £583
East of England median daily rate £450 £438 £403
% change year-on-year +2.86% +8.56% -2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 75 52
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £27.00 £17.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.52% -54.00% +36.36%
10th Percentile £11.01 £10.65 £11.18
90th Percentile £66.81 £46.25 £52.88
East of England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.64 £34.56
% change year-on-year -0.05% -46.08% +38.24%

Acceptance Criteria
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Acceptance Criteria as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Acceptance Criteria in Hertfordshire

Acceptance Criteria
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Acceptance Criteria in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Acceptance Criteria in Hertfordshire

Acceptance Criteria
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Acceptance Criteria within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 25 April 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Rickmansworth - 1 £450 -
Stevenage - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Acceptance Criteria
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Acceptance Criteria also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria.

1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Maven
2 2 (33.33%) User Stories
2 2 (33.33%) User Experience
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Apache Spark
3 1 (16.67%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (16.67%) SDET
3 1 (16.67%) Dynatrace
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (16.67%) Wireframes
3 1 (16.67%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 1 (16.67%) Planning and Forecasting
3 1 (16.67%) Proactive Management
3 1 (16.67%) Traceability Matrix
3 1 (16.67%) Java 8
3 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (16.67%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
3 1 (16.67%) Epics
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Debt
3 1 (16.67%) Sprint Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (16.67%) Procure-to-Pay

Acceptance Criteria
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Apache Pig
1 1 (16.67%) Apache Spark
1 1 (16.67%) Confluence
1 1 (16.67%) Jetty
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Apache Hive
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
1 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
1 1 (16.67%) HBase
1 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Maven
2 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (16.67%) Gradle
2 1 (16.67%) JBehave
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Big Data Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Business Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Business Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Developer in Test
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce Manager
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Hadoop Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Financials Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Product Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Product Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Product Owner
2 1 (16.67%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Apache Flex
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) Java EE
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) User Stories
3 1 (16.67%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 1 (16.67%) Epics
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (16.67%) Planning and Forecasting
3 1 (16.67%) Proactive Management
3 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (16.67%) Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (16.67%) SDET
3 1 (16.67%) Sprint Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Debt
3 1 (16.67%) Traceability Matrix
3 1 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (16.67%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
3 1 (16.67%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Java 8
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Apache Flume
1 1 (16.67%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Ganglia
1 1 (16.67%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (16.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Ab Initio
1 1 (16.67%) Dynatrace
1 1 (16.67%) Fujitsu
1 1 (16.67%) Google
1 1 (16.67%) Informatica
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) Splunk
1 1 (16.67%) Talend