The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 37 42 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing Validation 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.38% 1.07% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 1.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate - £450 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £369 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.08% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -2.11%
Validation
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
197 316 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 74.62% 84.49% 68.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 254 111
Average daily rate £425 £415 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +27.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 10
Average hourly rate £13.80 £30.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.00% +76.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the Oxford region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation.

1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) Data Quality
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Coaching
2 1 (33.33%) Data Structures
2 1 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (33.33%) Financial Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) Android
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) PhoneGap
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Publishing
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) MS Project
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) C Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Data Quality Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Data Quality Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded C Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded C Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Java Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Java Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Java Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Project Quality Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Algorithms
1 1 (33.33%) Data Structures
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (33.33%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Android
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Coaching
2 1 (33.33%) Financial Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
2 1 (33.33%) PMP
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) Data Quality