Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Stevenage 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 November 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
Hertfordshire > Stevenage
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 13 23
Rank change year-on-year -11 +10 -
Contract jobs citing Validation 4 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 2.84% 6.52% 3.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.70% 11.32% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Stevenage median daily rate - - -
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £294 £310
% change year-on-year +19.15% -5.24% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Stevenage median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £34.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -23.33% +5.88% -

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 Stevenage with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Stevenage
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 108 53 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 76.60% 57.61% 75.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 21 46
Stevenage median daily rate £325 £320 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% -28.89% +55.84%
10th Percentile £193 £213 £263
90th Percentile £403 £625 £575
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £411 £400
% change year-on-year -2.74% +2.81% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 19
Stevenage median hourly rate £40.00 £47.25 £21.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.34% +119.51% +43.50%
10th Percentile £11.76 £12.86 £17.10
90th Percentile £47.25 £53.75 £41.95
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £31.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -41.94% +47.60% +30.45%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Stevenage

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Stevenage.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Stevenage

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stevenage

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Validation in Stevenage.

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Stevenage

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Stevenage

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation in Stevenage.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Stevenage region with a requirement for Validation.

1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) Automotive
2 3 (75.00%) Bugzilla
2 3 (75.00%) ClearCase
2 3 (75.00%) C
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) ClearQuest
2 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Avionics
2 3 (75.00%) Cygwin
2 3 (75.00%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (75.00%) ECSS
3 2 (50.00%) SpaceWire
3 2 (50.00%) Algorithms
3 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (25.00%) Aerospace
4 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (25.00%) Physics
4 1 (25.00%) UML
4 1 (25.00%) CMMI

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stevenage 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) SpaceWire
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Bugzilla
1 3 (75.00%) ClearCase
1 3 (75.00%) ClearQuest
General
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (75.00%) Automotive
2 3 (75.00%) Avionics
3 1 (25.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Software Validation Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Validation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (75.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (50.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) CMMI
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (25.00%) Physics
3 1 (25.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) ECSS
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat