Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 75 70
Rank change year-on-year -6 -5 -19
Contract jobs citing Validation 22 29 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.35% 1.85% 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 2.25% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 9
Hertfordshire median daily rate £488 £350 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.29% +21.74% -7.26%
10th Percentile £475 £150 £272
90th Percentile £532 £384 £488
East of England median daily rate £425 £407 £350
% change year-on-year +4.42% +16.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £45.00 £34.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.43% -23.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £21.86 £26.40 £35.00
90th Percentile £50.50 £42.38 £53.80
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £34.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +15.94% -23.33% +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 1,328 1,287 1,088
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.62% 81.92% 78.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 806 650 620
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £205 £202 £220
90th Percentile £569 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 71 60
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.60 £17.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.57% -26.32% +13.08%
10th Percentile £12.79 £13.00 £10.68
90th Percentile £48.25 £46.50 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.70 £28.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year -38.43% -7.26% +31.91%

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 November 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 17 November 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 -2 9 - - 6
Watford -5 3 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead -6 3 £475 +35.71%
Welwyn Garden City -12 3 - -
Ware - 1 - -
Validation
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 7 (31.82%) Degree
2 6 (27.27%) C
3 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
3 5 (22.73%) JIRA
3 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
3 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
4 4 (18.18%) Mathematical Modelling
4 4 (18.18%) Signal Processing
4 4 (18.18%) Mathematics
4 4 (18.18%) MATLAB
4 4 (18.18%) C++
4 4 (18.18%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.64%) Data Management
5 3 (13.64%) Maven
5 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.64%) Programme Management
5 3 (13.64%) Wireless
5 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
5 3 (13.64%) SOAP
5 3 (13.64%) Web Services
5 3 (13.64%) XML
5 3 (13.64%) .NET
5 3 (13.64%) Windows
5 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (13.64%) Simulink
5 3 (13.64%) Stateflow
5 3 (13.64%) MathWorks

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 (13.64%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Project
1 3 (13.64%) MS Visio
1 3 (13.64%) Simulink
1 3 (13.64%) Stateflow
2 1 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
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
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) 4G
1 3 (13.64%) 5G
1 3 (13.64%) Wireless
2 2 (9.09%) 3GPP
2 2 (9.09%) Ethernet
2 2 (9.09%) GSM
2 2 (9.09%) LTE
2 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.09%) WCDMA
3 1 (4.55%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.55%) Power BI
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
1 5 (22.73%) JIRA
2 3 (13.64%) Bitbucket
2 3 (13.64%) JIRA Agile
2 3 (13.64%) Maven
2 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
3 2 (9.09%) ClearCase
3 2 (9.09%) ClearQuest
3 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 2 (9.09%) TeamCity
4 1 (4.55%) Rational Statemate
General
1 4 (18.18%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Law
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (13.64%) Analyst
1 3 (13.64%) AWS DevOps
1 3 (13.64%) AWS DevOps Engineer
1 3 (13.64%) AWS Engineer
1 3 (13.64%) DevOps Engineer
1 3 (13.64%) Project Manager
1 3 (13.64%) Validation Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) Data Analyst
2 2 (9.09%) Technical Manager
2 2 (9.09%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Validation Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Finance Project Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Protocol Stack Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Software Validation Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Tester
3 1 (4.55%) VHDL Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
1 3 (13.64%) JSON
1 3 (13.64%) SOAP
1 3 (13.64%) Web Services
1 3 (13.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (9.09%) FMCG
1 2 (9.09%) Life Science
1 2 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (4.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (4.55%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
1 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
2 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (18.18%) Mathematical Modelling
2 4 (18.18%) Mathematics
2 4 (18.18%) Signal Processing
3 3 (13.64%) Coaching
3 3 (13.64%) Data Management
3 3 (13.64%) DevOps
3 3 (13.64%) High Availability
3 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
3 3 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (13.64%) Programme Delivery
3 3 (13.64%) Programme Management
3 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.09%) Data Extraction
4 2 (9.09%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (9.09%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) C
2 4 (18.18%) C++
2 4 (18.18%) MATLAB
3 2 (9.09%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 2 (9.09%) Python
4 1 (4.55%) Ada
4 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Degree
2 3 (13.64%) AWS Certification
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) GMP
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) MathWorks
1 3 (13.64%) Sage
2 2 (9.09%) Perforce
3 1 (4.55%) Remedy
3 1 (4.55%) Tableau
3 1 (4.55%) Xilinx