Period
to 23 September 2018

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 23 September 2018 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 88 82
Rank change year-on-year -3 -6 +24
Contract jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 8 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.50% 0.57% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.70% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
Hertfordshire median daily rate £475 £594 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +18.75% +61.29%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £475
90th Percentile £488 £850 £525
East of England median daily rate £475 £435 £463
% change year-on-year +9.20% -5.95% +15.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £43.25 -

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 1,305 1,150 1,138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.16% 82.14% 79.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 761 570 616
Hertfordshire median daily rate £418 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% - +5.12%
10th Percentile £205 £212 £213
90th Percentile £569 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 67 52
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.37 £16.81 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.38% -15.98% -4.76%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.81 £11.15
90th Percentile £47.55 £44.25 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -36.36% +10.00% -

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Acceptance Criteria in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 23 September 2018. 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
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £388 -
Watford +7 2 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - - 1
Acceptance Criteria
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 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 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) ISEB
3 3 (37.50%) Retail
3 3 (37.50%) User Stories
3 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (37.50%) Translating Business Requirements
4 2 (25.00%) Contract Management
4 2 (25.00%) Multichannel Retail
4 2 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (25.00%) User Experience
4 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) People Management
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Management
4 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) V-Model
4 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (25.00%) Use Case
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (25.00%) SLA
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) UML
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Receivables
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Manual Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Retail Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Delivery Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Service Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Services Delivery Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Service Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Services Delivery Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Business Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Implementation Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Product Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Product Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (25.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Management
2 3 (37.50%) Translating Business Requirements
2 3 (37.50%) User Stories
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Contract Management
3 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Multichannel Retail
3 2 (25.00%) People Management
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) Service Management
3 2 (25.00%) UML
3 2 (25.00%) Use Case
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle