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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 35 - 32
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 7 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.94% - 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% - 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£433 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £365 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.34% +15.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-19.46% +1.35%
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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
285 120 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 79.17% 71.01% 72.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 71 106
Average daily rate £450 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £228 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 9
Average hourly rate £18.50 £37.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.66% +114.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.68 £13.69 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £39.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 (62.50%) Data Validation
2 4 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Web Services
2 4 (50.00%) ODBC
2 4 (50.00%) Siebel
2 4 (50.00%) EAI
2 4 (50.00%) Workflow
3 2 (25.00%) Data Mapping
4 1 (12.50%) Data Entry
4 1 (12.50%) Lync
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
4 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (12.50%) Data Conversion
4 1 (12.50%) Line Management
4 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
4 1 (12.50%) PHP
4 1 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) Banking
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 1 (12.50%) German Language
4 1 (12.50%) QA
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (12.50%) Lync
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Data Entry Clerk
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Siebel Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Financial Business Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Financial Services Business Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Lead Business Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) Web Services
1 4 (50.00%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (12.50%) Data Conversion
2 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
2 1 (12.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Data Validation
2 4 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (50.00%) EAI
2 4 (50.00%) Workflow
3 2 (25.00%) Data Mapping
4 1 (12.50%) Data Entry
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Line Management
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) PHP
2 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Siebel
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
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