Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 62 53
Rank change year-on-year -12 -9 +11
Contract jobs citing Validation 28 28 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.78% 2.19% 2.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 2.73% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 8
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.12% -18.88% +11.11%
10th Percentile £133 £281 £281
90th Percentile £505 £350 £541
East of England median daily rate £423 £404 £350
% change year-on-year +4.68% +15.43% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 7
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £42.00 £31.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -17.11% -7.88%
10th Percentile £26.55 £18.00 £15.30
90th Percentile £58.00 £43.75 £44.70
East of England median hourly rate £36.88 £34.63 £41.00
% change year-on-year +6.50% -15.55% -3.53%

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 1,283 1,027 1,102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.46% 80.30% 79.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 525 591
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +3.56%
10th Percentile £208 £210 £250
90th Percentile £563 £588 £550
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.03% +5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 65 47
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.32 £20.76 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.55% -30.82% +43.08%
10th Percentile £11.09 £11.31 £9.23
90th Percentile £46.25 £52.50 £53.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £31.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -44.44% +40.00% -

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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 15 July 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 15 July 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 15 July 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
Stevenage -14 10 - - 7
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £135 -
Watford -1 4 £475 -
Hemel Hempstead -10 4 £413 +17.86%
Ware - 1 £418 -
Validation
East of England

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 12 (42.86%) Degree
2 10 (35.71%) C
3 8 (28.57%) C++
3 8 (28.57%) SQL
4 6 (21.43%) Python
5 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (17.86%) Java
5 5 (17.86%) Linux
5 5 (17.86%) Telecoms
5 5 (17.86%) Mathematics
5 5 (17.86%) Test Automation
5 5 (17.86%) Signal Processing
5 5 (17.86%) Mathematical Modelling
6 4 (14.29%) Puppet
6 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 4 (14.29%) DevOps
6 4 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (14.29%) Data Validation
6 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 4 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (10.71%) Perl
7 3 (10.71%) PHP
7 3 (10.71%) Ada
7 3 (10.71%) HTTP
7 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP

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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 3 (10.71%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (10.71%) nginx
1 3 (10.71%) OpenStack
2 2 (7.14%) Confluence
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (10.71%) MS Visio
3 3 (10.71%) Simulink
3 3 (10.71%) Stateflow
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Sage 50
2 1 (3.57%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Google Cloud Platform
1 3 (10.71%) Stackdriver
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) DNS
1 3 (10.71%) Firewall
1 3 (10.71%) HTTP
1 3 (10.71%) HTTPS
1 3 (10.71%) SSL
1 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
1 3 (10.71%) Wireless
2 2 (7.14%) Internet
2 2 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Big Data
1 3 (10.71%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (3.57%) EDMS
2 1 (3.57%) OLTP
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 3 (10.71%) Artifactory
2 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.71%) Rational Statemate
2 3 (10.71%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (7.14%) JIRA
4 1 (3.57%) Bitbucket
4 1 (3.57%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (3.57%) Maven
4 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (17.86%) Telecoms
2 4 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (10.71%) Electronics
3 3 (10.71%) Law
4 1 (3.57%) Legal
4 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
1 4 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 2 (7.14%) Administrator
2 2 (7.14%) Analyst
2 2 (7.14%) Consultant
2 2 (7.14%) Project Administrator
2 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
2 2 (7.14%) Technical Manager
2 2 (7.14%) Technical Project Manager
2 2 (7.14%) Test Engineer
3 1 (3.57%) C Software Engineer
3 1 (3.57%) Data Analyst
3 1 (3.57%) Data Quality Analyst
3 1 (3.57%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (3.57%) Information Analyst
3 1 (3.57%) Java Software Engineer
3 1 (3.57%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (3.57%) Manual Tester
3 1 (3.57%) Report Developer
3 1 (3.57%) Validation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (10.71%) Node.js
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) cXML
2 1 (3.57%) JSON
2 1 (3.57%) SAP Core Interface
2 1 (3.57%) SOAP
2 1 (3.57%) Web Services
2 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
1 3 (10.71%) Replication
2 2 (7.14%) ASIC
2 2 (7.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.57%) FMCG
3 1 (3.57%) Life Science
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) NHS
3 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Linux
2 3 (10.71%) CentOS
3 2 (7.14%) Windows
4 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Mathematical Modelling
1 5 (17.86%) Mathematics
1 5 (17.86%) Signal Processing
1 5 (17.86%) Test Automation
2 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (14.29%) Data Validation
2 4 (14.29%) DevOps
2 4 (14.29%) Performance Testing
2 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (10.71%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (10.71%) Database Tuning
3 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (10.71%) Load Balancing
3 3 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (10.71%) Programme Management
3 3 (10.71%) Protective Monitoring
3 3 (10.71%) Release Automation
3 3 (10.71%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) C
2 8 (28.57%) C++
2 8 (28.57%) SQL
3 6 (21.43%) Python
4 5 (17.86%) Java
5 3 (10.71%) Ada
5 3 (10.71%) Bash Shell
5 3 (10.71%) MATLAB
5 3 (10.71%) Perl
5 3 (10.71%) PHP
5 3 (10.71%) Ruby
6 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (42.86%) Degree
2 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) AWS Certification
4 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
2 2 (7.14%) GMP
3 1 (3.57%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.57%) ECSS
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) Puppet
2 3 (10.71%) Ansible
2 3 (10.71%) HAProxy
2 3 (10.71%) Kibana
2 3 (10.71%) logstash
2 3 (10.71%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.57%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) F5
1 3 (10.71%) Google
1 3 (10.71%) MathWorks
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
1 3 (10.71%) New Relic
1 3 (10.71%) Percona
1 3 (10.71%) Sage
1 3 (10.71%) SolarWinds
1 3 (10.71%) Splunk
2 2 (7.14%) SAP
3 1 (3.57%) Ariba
3 1 (3.57%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.57%) Omniture
3 1 (3.57%) Optimizely
3 1 (3.57%) Red Hat