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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
Hertfordshire / Stevenage
Rank 9 5 -
Rank change year-on-year -4 -  
Contract jobs citing Validation 3 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 5.17% 16.36% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.82% 19.57% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £430 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.66% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.38 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year -4.27% +7.04%  

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 Stevenage with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Stevenage
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 44 46 27
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stevenage 75.86% 83.64% 72.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 9
Median daily rate £300 £365 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.80% +17.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £260 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 5
Median hourly rate £37.50 £49.50 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.24% +233.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Stevenage

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stevenage 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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation in Stevenage.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Stevenage

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) C++
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Signal Processing
2 1 (25.00%) Signal Processing
2 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Redmine
2 1 (25.00%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (25.00%) Lorenzo
2 1 (25.00%) VB
2 1 (25.00%) VBA
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) MySQL
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Tcl
2 1 (25.00%) NHS
2 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Bugzilla
2 1 (25.00%) Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) Degree

Validation
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Lorenzo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Electronic Patient Records
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Bugzilla
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Redmine
General
1 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Software Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) C++ Developer
1 1 (25.00%) C++ Software Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Database Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Database Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Java Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) NHS
1 1 (25.00%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Data Management
1 1 (25.00%) Digital Signal Processing
1 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (25.00%) OO
1 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
1 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Signal Processing
1 1 (25.00%) System Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (25.00%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C++
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Tcl
2 1 (25.00%) VB
2 1 (25.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) HL7
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft