Period
to 21 September 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 21 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.

Validation
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 75 63
Rank change year-on-year -7 -12 -3
Contract jobs citing Validation 22 23 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.34% 1.63% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 1.99% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 5
Hertfordshire median daily rate £446 £150 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +197.50% -47.83% -17.86%
10th Percentile £393 £150 £252
90th Percentile £514 £299 £294
East of England median daily rate £425 £408 £350
% change year-on-year +4.29% +16.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 6
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £32.60 £37.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.07% -16.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £19.41 £28.20 £30.75
90th Percentile £48.00 £44.00 £48.75
East of England median hourly rate £36.88 £34.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +6.88% -23.33% +20.00%

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 1,327 1,156 1,144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.11% 82.10% 79.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 767 572 621
Hertfordshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +5.12%
10th Percentile £205 £213 £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 92 67 52
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.46 £16.81 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.91% -15.98% -4.76%
10th Percentile £11.31 £11.81 £11.15
90th Percentile £47.15 £44.25 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £26.22 £25.00
% change year-on-year -33.26% +4.88% +2.82%

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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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 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 6 £444 +195.83%
Stevenage -7 6 - - 8
Watford +4 3 - - 3
Welwyn Garden City -12 3 - - 1
Ware - 2 £418 -
Validation
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 8 (36.36%) Degree
2 7 (31.82%) Test Automation
3 6 (27.27%) Signal Processing
3 6 (27.27%) Jenkins
3 6 (27.27%) Mathematics
3 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (27.27%) C
3 6 (27.27%) C++
3 6 (27.27%) Configuration Management
3 6 (27.27%) DevOps
3 6 (27.27%) Mathematical Modelling
4 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (18.18%) Puppet
5 4 (18.18%) Confluence
5 4 (18.18%) JIRA
5 4 (18.18%) MathWorks
5 4 (18.18%) MATLAB
5 4 (18.18%) Simulink
5 4 (18.18%) Stateflow
5 4 (18.18%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (18.18%) SQL
5 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (13.64%) Microservices
6 3 (13.64%) AWS Certification
6 3 (13.64%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (13.64%) Stackdriver
6 3 (13.64%) Kubernetes
6 3 (13.64%) Kibana

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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 4 (18.18%) Confluence
2 3 (13.64%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (13.64%) nginx
2 3 (13.64%) OpenStack
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Project
1 4 (18.18%) Simulink
1 4 (18.18%) Stateflow
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (13.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Sage 50
2 1 (4.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (13.64%) GitHub
1 3 (13.64%) Google Cloud Platform
1 3 (13.64%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) DNS
1 3 (13.64%) Firewall
1 3 (13.64%) HTTP
1 3 (13.64%) HTTPS
1 3 (13.64%) SSL
1 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
1 3 (13.64%) Wireless
2 2 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Big Data
1 3 (13.64%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) Power BI
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Jenkins
2 4 (18.18%) JIRA
3 3 (13.64%) Artifactory
3 3 (13.64%) Bitbucket
3 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
3 3 (13.64%) JIRA Agile
3 3 (13.64%) Maven
3 3 (13.64%) Rational Statemate
3 3 (13.64%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (18.18%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Law
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) AWS DevOps
2 3 (13.64%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) AWS Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Project Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Data Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Automation Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Finance Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Test Automation Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Validation Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Validation Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Validation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
1 3 (13.64%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (13.64%) JSON
1 3 (13.64%) Node.js
1 3 (13.64%) SOAP
1 3 (13.64%) Web Services
1 3 (13.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Replication
3 2 (9.09%) FMCG
3 2 (9.09%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) CentOS
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Test Automation
2 6 (27.27%) Configuration Management
2 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (27.27%) DevOps
2 6 (27.27%) Mathematical Modelling
2 6 (27.27%) Mathematics
2 6 (27.27%) Signal Processing
3 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.64%) Break/Fix
5 3 (13.64%) Data Management
5 3 (13.64%) Deployment Automation
5 3 (13.64%) Load Balancing
5 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
5 3 (13.64%) Performance Measurement
5 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Programme Delivery
5 3 (13.64%) Programme Management
5 3 (13.64%) Release Automation
5 3 (13.64%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) C
1 6 (27.27%) C++
2 4 (18.18%) MATLAB
2 4 (18.18%) SQL
3 3 (13.64%) Ada
3 3 (13.64%) Bash Shell
3 3 (13.64%) Perl
3 3 (13.64%) PHP
3 3 (13.64%) Python
3 3 (13.64%) Ruby
4 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) Degree
2 3 (13.64%) AWS Certification
3 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
2 2 (9.09%) GMP
2 2 (9.09%) SLA
3 1 (4.55%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Puppet
2 3 (13.64%) Ansible
2 3 (13.64%) HAProxy
2 3 (13.64%) Kibana
2 3 (13.64%) Kubernetes
2 3 (13.64%) logstash
2 3 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) MathWorks
2 3 (13.64%) F5
2 3 (13.64%) Google
2 3 (13.64%) New Relic
2 3 (13.64%) Percona
2 3 (13.64%) Sage
2 3 (13.64%) SolarWinds
2 3 (13.64%) Splunk
3 1 (4.55%) Atlassian
3 1 (4.55%) Remedy
3 1 (4.55%) Tableau