Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 61 58
Rank change year-on-year -12 -3 +15
Contract jobs citing Validation 25 25 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.71% 2.00% 2.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 2.48% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 9
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £337 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.31% -21.57% +14.67%
10th Percentile £133 £281 £363
90th Percentile £575 £571 £540
East of England median daily rate £450 £423 £425
% change year-on-year +6.51% -0.59% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £42.00 £31.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -17.11% -
10th Percentile £16.25 £18.00 £19.45
90th Percentile £54.30 £41.25 £43.50
East of England median hourly rate £36.75 £34.63 £47.50
% change year-on-year +6.14% -27.11% +93.88%

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 1,194 1,009 1,056
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.45% 80.72% 78.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 528 540
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.87% +1.31%
10th Percentile £210 £200 £250
90th Percentile £563 £579 £575
East of England median daily rate £450 £420 £413
% change year-on-year +7.14% +1.82% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 54 61
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.32 £31.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.02% +8.62% +16.00%
10th Percentile £10.22 £12.30 £12.63
90th Percentile £46.25 £52.88 £52.25
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £33.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -46.97% +20.00% +10.00%

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

Validation
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

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Hertfordshire

Validation
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

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Validation in Hertfordshire

Validation
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 20 May 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 -5 8 - - 6
Watford -2 4 £475 - 1
Hemel Hempstead -10 4 £406 +16.07% 2
Welwyn Garden City -3 3 £135 - 1
Hatfield -6 2 £575 +100.00% 2
Ware - 1 £418 -
Validation
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 9 (36.00%) SQL
1 9 (36.00%) Degree
2 8 (32.00%) C
2 8 (32.00%) Python
3 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (24.00%) C++
3 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (20.00%) Data Validation
4 5 (20.00%) Java
4 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (20.00%) Linux
4 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (16.00%) Performance Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (12.00%) Electronics
6 3 (12.00%) Data Analysis
6 3 (12.00%) Mathematics
6 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
6 3 (12.00%) QA
6 3 (12.00%) Ruby
6 3 (12.00%) Google
6 3 (12.00%) Security Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (12.00%) Database Tuning
6 3 (12.00%) Git (software)

Validation
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 (12.00%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (12.00%) nginx
1 3 (12.00%) OpenStack
2 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (8.00%) Simulink
2 2 (8.00%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 3 (12.00%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (12.00%) DNS
2 3 (12.00%) Firewall
2 3 (12.00%) HTTP
2 3 (12.00%) HTTPS
2 3 (12.00%) SSL
2 3 (12.00%) Wireless
3 2 (8.00%) Internet
3 2 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (8.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.00%) Big Data
2 3 (12.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (8.00%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (8.00%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (8.00%) OLTP
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.00%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Artifactory
1 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (12.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (8.00%) MSI
2 2 (8.00%) Rational Statemate
2 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (8.00%) WinDbg
3 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.00%) Electronics
2 3 (12.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (8.00%) Back Office
3 2 (8.00%) Law
3 2 (8.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (16.00%) Software Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Analyst
2 3 (12.00%) Developer
2 3 (12.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Administrator
3 2 (8.00%) Architect
3 2 (8.00%) Automation Architect
3 2 (8.00%) Consultant
3 2 (8.00%) MIS Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Project Administrator
3 2 (8.00%) Report Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Data Quality Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Designer
4 1 (4.00%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Java Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) UX Designer
4 1 (4.00%) Validation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (12.00%) Node.js
2 2 (8.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (8.00%) REST
2 2 (8.00%) XML
3 1 (4.00%) cXML
3 1 (4.00%) SAP Core Interface
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (12.00%) Replication
2 2 (8.00%) ASIC
2 2 (8.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (8.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (4.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) NHS
3 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) CentOS
2 3 (12.00%) Windows
3 2 (8.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (20.00%) Data Validation
3 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (12.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (12.00%) Database Tuning
4 3 (12.00%) DevOps
4 3 (12.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (12.00%) Mathematical Modelling
4 3 (12.00%) Mathematics
4 3 (12.00%) Microservices
4 3 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (12.00%) Protective Monitoring
4 3 (12.00%) SDLC
4 3 (12.00%) Security Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) SQL
2 8 (32.00%) C
2 8 (32.00%) Python
3 6 (24.00%) C++
4 5 (20.00%) Java
5 3 (12.00%) Bash Shell
5 3 (12.00%) Perl
5 3 (12.00%) PHP
5 3 (12.00%) Ruby
6 2 (8.00%) Ada
6 2 (8.00%) C#
6 2 (8.00%) MATLAB
6 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) Degree
2 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) QA
2 2 (8.00%) GMP
3 1 (4.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (4.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (4.00%) ECSS
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (8.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Ansible
1 3 (12.00%) HAProxy
1 3 (12.00%) Kibana
1 3 (12.00%) logstash
1 3 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (12.00%) Puppet
2 2 (8.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) F5
2 3 (12.00%) Google
2 3 (12.00%) New Relic
2 3 (12.00%) Percona
2 3 (12.00%) SAP
2 3 (12.00%) SolarWinds
2 3 (12.00%) Splunk
3 2 (8.00%) HP
3 2 (8.00%) MathWorks
4 1 (4.00%) Ariba
4 1 (4.00%) Atlassian
4 1 (4.00%) Blue Prism
4 1 (4.00%) Omniture
4 1 (4.00%) Optimizely
4 1 (4.00%) Red Hat