Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 71 47
Rank change year-on-year -1 -24 +39
Contract jobs citing Validation 31 30 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.93% 2.11% 3.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 2.77% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 16
Hertfordshire median daily rate £360 £444 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.87% +18.33% -15.49%
10th Percentile £150 £281 £305
90th Percentile £470 £538 £450
East of England median daily rate £407 £363 £400
% change year-on-year +12.28% -9.38% +31.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 3
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £34.50 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.33% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £16.25 £45.00 £40.25
90th Percentile £42.38 £54.13 £46.35
East of England median hourly rate £34.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -23.33% +12.50% +14.29%

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 1305 1084 1157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.11% 76.23% 75.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 627 582
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £415 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +0.61% +10.00%
10th Percentile £220 £220 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 53 94
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £23.14 £41.13 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.74% +93.51% +32.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.00 £10.15
90th Percentile £47.25 £53.75 £41.50
East of England median hourly rate £37.00 £32.40 £24.66
% change year-on-year +14.20% +31.40% -1.37%

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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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017. 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
Watford -1 8 - -
Hemel Hempstead +5 6 £355 -24.23%
Welwyn Garden City +2 5 - -
Stevenage -7 4 - -
Hatfield -5 3 £550 - 4
Rickmansworth - 1 - -
Validation
East of England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 10 (32.26%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (29.03%) CRM
3 8 (25.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (25.81%) Project Management
3 8 (25.81%) Data Analysis
4 7 (22.58%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
5 6 (19.35%) Windows
5 6 (19.35%) Linux
5 6 (19.35%) C
5 6 (19.35%) SQL
5 6 (19.35%) SAP
5 6 (19.35%) Telecoms
6 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (16.13%) Data Analytics
6 5 (16.13%) Analytics
6 5 (16.13%) People Management
6 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (16.13%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (16.13%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (16.13%) Data Strategy
7 4 (12.90%) Automotive
7 4 (12.90%) Degree
7 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
8 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
8 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
8 3 (9.68%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (9.68%) SDLC
8 3 (9.68%) Cygwin

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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 (6.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) iTrent
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.45%) LAN
2 2 (6.45%) SpaceWire
3 1 (3.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.45%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (6.45%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (6.45%) OLTP
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Bugzilla
1 3 (9.68%) ClearCase
1 3 (9.68%) ClearQuest
2 1 (3.23%) MSI
2 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.23%) WinDbg
General
1 6 (19.35%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.90%) Automotive
3 3 (9.68%) Avionics
3 3 (9.68%) Finance
4 2 (6.45%) Legal
4 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.23%) Aerospace
5 1 (3.23%) Back Office
5 1 (3.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Data Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Validation Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Software Validation Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Business Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Administrator
5 3 (9.68%) Business IT Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Developer
5 3 (9.68%) IT Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) IT Business Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) IT Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Data Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) IT Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) IT Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) MIS Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Project Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Quality Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) .NET
1 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
1 1 (3.23%) REST
1 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.68%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (6.45%) Algorithms
3 2 (6.45%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Linux
1 6 (19.35%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Unix
3 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) CRM
2 8 (25.81%) Data Analysis
2 8 (25.81%) Project Management
2 8 (25.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (22.58%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (16.13%) Analytics
4 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (16.13%) Data Analytics
4 5 (16.13%) Data Strategy
4 5 (16.13%) People Management
5 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
5 3 (9.68%) Data Validation
5 3 (9.68%) ERP
5 3 (9.68%) SDLC
5 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.45%) Change Management
6 2 (6.45%) Migration
6 2 (6.45%) Quality Management
6 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) C
1 6 (19.35%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) Java
3 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.23%) ANSI C
4 1 (3.23%) C#
4 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Degree
1 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) ECSS
2 2 (6.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (6.45%) Data Quality
2 2 (6.45%) GAMP
2 2 (6.45%) GMP
2 2 (6.45%) ISO 13485
3 1 (3.23%) GAAP
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Cygwin
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.23%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 6 (19.35%) SAP
3 5 (16.13%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (9.68%) Oracle
5 2 (6.45%) Borland
5 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.23%) HP
6 1 (3.23%) IBM