Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 61 60
Rank change year-on-year -15 -1 +24
Contract jobs citing Validation 24 31 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.58% 2.21% 2.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 2.89% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 23
Hertfordshire median daily rate £150 £288 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.83% -10.16% -7.58%
East of England median daily rate £407 £300 £351
% change year-on-year +35.75% -14.41% +13.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 2
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% -21.43%
10th Percentile £30.75 £35.00 £40.13
90th Percentile £42.75 £53.80 £43.38
East of England median hourly rate £36.00 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +20.00% +1.35%

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 1223 1073 1297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 80.30% 76.42% 76.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 598 658
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.58% +2.00%
10th Percentile £219 £219 £229
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 55 104
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.84 £28.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.93% +35.70% +23.54%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.20 £8.64
90th Percentile £46.10 £53.75 £43.38
East of England median hourly rate £31.03 £29.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +7.00% +11.54% +1.96%

Validation
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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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
Welwyn Garden City +5 5 - -
Stevenage -2 5 £325 - 1
Watford -5 4 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £150 -
Hatfield - 2 - -
Rickmansworth - 1 - -
Validation
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 7 (29.17%) C
1 7 (29.17%) Linux
1 7 (29.17%) CRM
1 7 (29.17%) Telecoms
1 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (25.00%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) Project Management
3 5 (20.83%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
3 5 (20.83%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (20.83%) People Management
3 5 (20.83%) Data Analytics
3 5 (20.83%) Analytics
3 5 (20.83%) Data Strategy
3 5 (20.83%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
4 4 (16.67%) Automotive
4 4 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 4 (16.67%) Degree
4 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 4 (16.67%) SAP
4 4 (16.67%) HNC
4 4 (16.67%) Unix
5 3 (12.50%) Java
5 3 (12.50%) ClearCase
5 3 (12.50%) ERP
5 3 (12.50%) LAN
5 3 (12.50%) 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:

Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) LAN
1 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.33%) SpaceWire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Bugzilla
1 3 (12.50%) ClearCase
1 3 (12.50%) ClearQuest
General
1 7 (29.17%) Telecoms
2 4 (16.67%) Automotive
3 3 (12.50%) Avionics
3 3 (12.50%) Finance
4 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (4.17%) Aerospace
5 1 (4.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Validation Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Software Validation Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Data Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Data Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) IT Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) IT Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Test and Validation Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Data Quality Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) ERP Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Finance Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) IT Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Salesforce Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Salesforce Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (8.33%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Linux
2 6 (25.00%) Windows
3 4 (16.67%) Unix
4 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) CRM
2 6 (25.00%) Project Management
3 5 (20.83%) Analytics
3 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (20.83%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (20.83%) Data Analytics
3 5 (20.83%) Data Strategy
3 5 (20.83%) People Management
3 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 4 (16.67%) Data Analysis
5 3 (12.50%) ERP
5 3 (12.50%) Quality Management
5 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 2 (8.33%) Change Management
6 2 (8.33%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (8.33%) Data Migration
6 2 (8.33%) Migration
6 2 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) C
2 3 (12.50%) Java
3 2 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) Degree
2 4 (16.67%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) ECSS
2 2 (8.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (8.33%) GAMP
2 2 (8.33%) GMP
2 2 (8.33%) ISO 13485
3 1 (4.17%) Data Quality
3 1 (4.17%) GAAP
3 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
1 5 (20.83%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (16.67%) SAP
3 2 (8.33%) Borland
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle
3 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.17%) IBM