Period
to 22 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 6 months to 22 February 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.

Validation
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 63 48
Rank change year-on-year -10 -15 +40
Contract jobs citing Validation 28 30 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.82% 2.24% 3.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 2.85% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 16
Hertfordshire median daily rate £380 £350 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -16.42% -1.47%
10th Percentile £133 £281 £356
90th Percentile £583 £528 £469
East of England median daily rate £400 £350 £425
% change year-on-year +14.29% -17.65% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 2
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +6.51% -
10th Percentile £16.25 £25.30 £37.33
90th Percentile £50.20 £54.45 £46.18
East of England median hourly rate £35.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -21.11% +12.50% +33.33%

Validation 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 1,257 1,052 1,028
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.68% 78.39% 76.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 593 518
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% +5.77%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £260
90th Percentile £575 £568 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £410
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 56 87
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £23.14 £42.35 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.37% +92.50% -32.82%
10th Percentile £12.96 £11.10 £12.28
90th Percentile £47.43 £53.75 £52.25
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £33.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +10.83% +33.33%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Hertfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Hertfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Hertfordshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Hertfordshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Validation in Hertfordshire

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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 within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 22 February 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
Welwyn Garden City +2 8 £135 -49.30% 2
Watford -13 8 - - 2
Hemel Hempstead 0 4 £380 -14.37% 1
Stevenage -2 3 - - 9
Hatfield -8 2 £575 +100.00% 2
Validation
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Validation 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 Validation.

1 11 (39.29%) SQL
2 10 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (32.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (28.57%) Data Analysis
4 8 (28.57%) CRM
4 8 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (25.00%) Project Management
5 7 (25.00%) Analytics
6 6 (21.43%) Data Analytics
6 6 (21.43%) Data Validation
6 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
7 5 (17.86%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (17.86%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (17.86%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (17.86%) People Management
7 5 (17.86%) SDLC
7 5 (17.86%) Data Strategy
8 4 (14.29%) Degree
8 4 (14.29%) Python
8 4 (14.29%) C
9 3 (10.71%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (10.71%) T-SQL
9 3 (10.71%) SAP
9 3 (10.71%) Windows
9 3 (10.71%) OLTP
9 3 (10.71%) Java
9 3 (10.71%) BusinessObjects

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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 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) iTrent
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Internet
1 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
1 2 (7.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (10.71%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (10.71%) OLTP
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2016
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.57%) EDMS
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MSI
1 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
1 2 (7.14%) WinDbg
General
1 3 (10.71%) Legal
2 2 (7.14%) Back Office
2 2 (7.14%) Electronics
2 2 (7.14%) Law
2 2 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Data Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Administrator
4 3 (10.71%) Business IT Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Data Quality Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) IT Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) IT Business Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) MIS Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Project Administrator
4 3 (10.71%) Project Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Quality Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Report Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Automation Architect
5 2 (7.14%) IT Manager
5 2 (7.14%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Project Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Software Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
1 2 (7.14%) .NET Framework
1 2 (7.14%) REST
1 2 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.71%) Driving Licence
3 2 (7.14%) ASIC
3 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Windows 10
2 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Vista
3 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (28.57%) CRM
2 8 (28.57%) Data Analysis
3 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.00%) Analytics
3 7 (25.00%) Project Management
4 6 (21.43%) Data Analytics
4 6 (21.43%) Data Validation
5 5 (17.86%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (17.86%) Data Strategy
5 5 (17.86%) People Management
5 5 (17.86%) SDLC
6 3 (10.71%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (10.71%) Dashboard Development
7 2 (7.14%) Contingency Planning
7 2 (7.14%) Data Entry
7 2 (7.14%) Schematic Capture
7 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
7 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) C
2 4 (14.29%) Python
3 3 (10.71%) Java
3 3 (10.71%) T-SQL
4 2 (7.14%) C#
4 2 (7.14%) C++
4 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) HNC
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.57%) GMP
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (7.14%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (10.71%) SAP
4 2 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (3.57%) Blue Prism
5 1 (3.57%) IBM
5 1 (3.57%) Omniture
5 1 (3.57%) Optimizely
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle