The median contractor rate for a Validation Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Validation Engineer
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Validation Engineer 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.96% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £275 £375
% change year-on-year +23.63% -26.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 579 623 826
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 92.64% 96.59% 92.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 320 435
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £164 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 35 73
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.40% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.25 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.30 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Validation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire that featured Validation Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Validation Engineer in Hertfordshire

Validation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation Engineer in Hertfordshire

Validation Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation Engineer in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation Engineer in Hertfordshire

Validation Engineer
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 Validation Engineer within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stevenage - 3 - - 1
Watford - 2 - -
Validation Engineer
East of England

Validation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, Validation Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region featuring Validation Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Validation
2 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (66.67%) C
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) ClearCase
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) ClearQuest
3 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (50.00%) Automotive
3 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (50.00%) Degree
3 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (50.00%) Bugzilla
3 3 (50.00%) Avionics
3 3 (50.00%) Cygwin
3 3 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) ISO 13485
4 2 (33.33%) SpaceWire
4 2 (33.33%) ECSS
4 2 (33.33%) Algorithms
4 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (33.33%) Quality Management
4 2 (33.33%) 21 CFR Part 11

Validation Engineer Skill Set
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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) SpaceWire
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Bugzilla
1 3 (50.00%) ClearCase
1 3 (50.00%) ClearQuest
General
1 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (50.00%) Automotive
2 3 (50.00%) Avionics
3 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (33.33%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Validation
2 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) Quality Management
3 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) CMMI
4 1 (16.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C
2 3 (50.00%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (33.33%) ECSS
1 2 (33.33%) GAMP
1 2 (33.33%) GMP
1 2 (33.33%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) Red Hat