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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 47 46
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Contract jobs citing Validation 12 12 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.90% 1.80% 3.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 2.29% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 19
Median daily rate £325 £288 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.86% -17.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +18.57% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £31.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.98% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £39.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year -17.19% +12.14%  

Validation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 515 524 708
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 81.49% 78.44% 79.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 276 360
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £501 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 16 59
Median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.02% -23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.82 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing Validation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stevenage +3 6 £325 - 1
Hatfield - 2 - - 1
Watford -6 1 - -
Validation
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 (37.04%) Telecoms
2 7 (25.93%) Windows
3 6 (22.22%) Linux
3 6 (22.22%) C
3 6 (22.22%) QA
4 5 (18.52%) Degree
4 5 (18.52%) SCCM
4 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
4 5 (18.52%) Java
4 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
4 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
5 4 (14.81%) NHS
5 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
5 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
5 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
6 3 (11.11%) ECSS
6 3 (11.11%) Electronic Patient Records
6 3 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Waterfall
6 3 (11.11%) Cygwin
6 3 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (11.11%) Advertising
6 3 (11.11%) Bugzilla
6 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 3 (11.11%) Avionics
6 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
6 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Wireshark

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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 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) HFM
1 1 (3.70%) Lorenzo
1 1 (3.70%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
2 3 (11.11%) LAN
2 3 (11.11%) Wireshark
3 2 (7.41%) SpaceWire
4 1 (3.70%) 2G
4 1 (3.70%) 3G
4 1 (3.70%) 4G
4 1 (3.70%) GSM
4 1 (3.70%) HSPA
4 1 (3.70%) LTE
4 1 (3.70%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (3.70%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Electronic Patient Records
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Bugzilla
1 3 (11.11%) ClearCase
1 3 (11.11%) ClearQuest
2 2 (7.41%) MSI
General
1 10 (37.04%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.11%) Advertising
2 3 (11.11%) Automotive
2 3 (11.11%) Avionics
3 2 (7.41%) Finance
3 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.70%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.70%) Electronics
4 1 (3.70%) Marketing
4 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Test Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Validation Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Business Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Software Validation Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Coordinator
5 2 (7.41%) Database Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Java Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) QA Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) QA Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Designer
6 1 (3.70%) IT Business Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) ITSM Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Designer
6 1 (3.70%) Service Management Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Service Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) NHS
2 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 3 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (7.41%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Linux
3 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
4 3 (11.11%) Unix
5 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Vista
5 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
1 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
2 3 (11.11%) Regression Testing
2 3 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
2 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
2 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
2 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (11.11%) Waterfall
3 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
3 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
3 2 (7.41%) ITIL
3 2 (7.41%) Migration
3 2 (7.41%) OO
3 2 (7.41%) Process Improvement
3 2 (7.41%) Quality Management
3 2 (7.41%) Release Management
3 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
3 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
3 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) C
2 5 (18.52%) Java
3 3 (11.11%) SQL
4 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
4 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
4 2 (7.41%) VBA
5 1 (3.70%) ANSI C
5 1 (3.70%) C++
5 1 (3.70%) Python
5 1 (3.70%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Degree
1 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) HNC
3 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) QA
2 3 (11.11%) ECSS
2 3 (11.11%) HL7
3 2 (7.41%) SLA
4 1 (3.70%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (3.70%) GAMP
4 1 (3.70%) GMP
4 1 (3.70%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Cygwin
2 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (7.41%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) SCCM
2 2 (7.41%) BladeLogic
2 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) BMC
3 2 (7.41%) HP
3 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.70%) Actix
4 1 (3.70%) Computacenter
4 1 (3.70%) Hyperion
4 1 (3.70%) Remedy
4 1 (3.70%) SAP