Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 69 81 70
Rank change year-on-year +12 -11 -23
Contract jobs citing Validation 23 27 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.67% 1.75% 2.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 2.11% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 12
Hertfordshire median daily rate £475 £360 £397
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.94% -9.29% -5.22%
10th Percentile £399 £133 £281
90th Percentile £500 £580 £533
East of England median daily rate £435 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +8.75% +14.29% -17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 5
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% +6.51%
10th Percentile £24.44 £16.25 £25.30
90th Percentile £46.75 £50.20 £54.45
East of England median hourly rate £46.25 £35.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +30.28% -21.11% +12.50%

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 1,122 1,278 1,070
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.30% 82.99% 79.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 637 599
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £218 £206 £213
90th Percentile £570 £575 £552
East of England median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 57 57
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £27.00 £19.00 £39.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.11% -52.14% +84.65%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.98 £10.93
90th Percentile £66.81 £47.35 £53.23
East of England median hourly rate £17.85 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -49.00% +7.69% +8.33%

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 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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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 -1 12 - - 10
Watford +8 3 £450 -
Letchworth - 1 - -
Ware - 1 - -
Validation
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 (39.13%) C
2 7 (30.43%) Degree
3 6 (26.09%) Linux
4 5 (21.74%) MATLAB
4 5 (21.74%) Simulink
4 5 (21.74%) C++
4 5 (21.74%) Signal Processing
5 4 (17.39%) Mathematics
5 4 (17.39%) Java
5 4 (17.39%) ERP
5 4 (17.39%) Stateflow
5 4 (17.39%) MathWorks
5 4 (17.39%) Mathematical Modelling
5 4 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (13.04%) 5G
6 3 (13.04%) Wireless
6 3 (13.04%) Finance
6 3 (13.04%) Aerospace
6 3 (13.04%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (13.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
6 3 (13.04%) Xilinx
6 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
6 3 (13.04%) 4G
6 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
7 2 (8.70%) LTE
7 2 (8.70%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (8.70%) TeamCity
7 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
7 2 (8.70%) Jenkins

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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 5 (21.74%) Simulink
2 4 (17.39%) Stateflow
3 1 (4.35%) GNU Octave
3 1 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (8.70%) NetSuite
1 2 (8.70%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (4.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (8.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) 4G
1 3 (13.04%) 5G
1 3 (13.04%) Wireless
2 2 (8.70%) 3GPP
2 2 (8.70%) Ethernet
2 2 (8.70%) GSM
2 2 (8.70%) LTE
2 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.70%) WCDMA
3 1 (4.35%) 3G
3 1 (4.35%) BGP
3 1 (4.35%) DMVPN
3 1 (4.35%) EIGRP
3 1 (4.35%) Network Security
3 1 (4.35%) OSPF
3 1 (4.35%) SpaceWire
3 1 (4.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) ClearCase
1 2 (8.70%) ClearQuest
1 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
1 2 (8.70%) JIRA
1 2 (8.70%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (13.04%) Aerospace
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
1 3 (13.04%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.35%) Avionics
2 1 (4.35%) Electronics
2 1 (4.35%) Law
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Analyst
1 4 (17.39%) Validation Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Business Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Software Validation Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Embedded Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) ERP Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) ERP Business Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Finance Business Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Data Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Embedded C Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Finance Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) FPGA Design Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) FPGA Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) SAP BusinessObjects Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Systems Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (8.70%) VHDL
3 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.35%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Unix
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Signal Processing
2 4 (17.39%) ERP
2 4 (17.39%) Mathematical Modelling
2 4 (17.39%) Mathematics
2 4 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
3 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
3 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
4 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.70%) Change Management
4 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (8.70%) Data Extraction
4 2 (8.70%) Data Management
4 2 (8.70%) Data Validation
4 2 (8.70%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
4 2 (8.70%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (8.70%) QMS
4 2 (8.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) C
2 5 (21.74%) C++
2 5 (21.74%) MATLAB
3 4 (17.39%) Java
4 2 (8.70%) Python
5 1 (4.35%) Embedded C
5 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) ACCA
2 2 (8.70%) CIMA
3 1 (4.35%) CCIE
3 1 (4.35%) CCNP
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) GMP
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) MathWorks
2 3 (13.04%) Xilinx
3 2 (8.70%) Epicor
3 2 (8.70%) JD Edwards
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) Perforce
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco
4 1 (4.35%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) Intel
4 1 (4.35%) Remedy
4 1 (4.35%) SAP