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 1 July 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 40 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing Validation 6 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.74% 0.42% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 0.64% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£424 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
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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
272 157 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 79.07% 66.24% 74.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 87 111
Average daily rate £412 £340 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.02% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 4
Average hourly rate £45.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+221.42% -15.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 July 2015, 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 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
1 5 (41.67%) Data Mapping
2 4 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) VBA
2 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (33.33%) Data Validation
3 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) Change Control
4 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (16.67%) Degree
4 2 (16.67%) Life Science
4 2 (16.67%) QA
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 2 (16.67%) Publishing
4 2 (16.67%) Migration
4 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 2 (16.67%) UNIX
4 2 (16.67%) MS Project
4 2 (16.67%) MS Office

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (16.67%) MS Project
2 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (8.33%) TestDirector
1 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (16.67%) Publishing
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Data Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) ERP Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Junior Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) ERP Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Information Assurance Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Information Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) AWS Developer
4 1 (8.33%) AWS Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Junior
4 1 (8.33%) PHP Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (16.67%) Life Science
3 1 (8.33%) RMADS
3 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) UNIX
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Data Mapping
2 4 (33.33%) Data Validation
2 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 4 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) Change Control
4 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 2 (16.67%) Migration
4 2 (16.67%) ERP
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) Information Security
5 1 (8.33%) Line Management
5 1 (8.33%) Information Assurance
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
1 4 (33.33%) VBA
2 2 (16.67%) Python
2 2 (16.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) JSP 440
2 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft