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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 37 30 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Validation 6 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.78% 0.43% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 0.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£455 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +25.00%
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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
275 149 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 81.60% 64.50% 76.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 94 111
Average daily rate £425 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £458 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 2
Average hourly rate £28.75 £14.00 £10.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.35% +34.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.48 £11.00 £10.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.50 £10.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (50.00%) Data Mapping
2 4 (40.00%) Data Validation
2 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (40.00%) Data Analysis
2 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) VBA
3 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (20.00%) Change Control
4 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) Life Science
4 2 (20.00%) QA
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (20.00%) Publishing
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) PHP
4 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (20.00%) MS Project
4 2 (20.00%) MS Office
4 2 (20.00%) ERP

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (20.00%) MS Project
2 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (20.00%) Publishing
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Data Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) ERP Project Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) PHP Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) AWS Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Lead Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Information Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) ERP Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Information Assurance Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Life Science
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (10.00%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Data Mapping
2 4 (40.00%) Data Validation
2 4 (40.00%) Data Analysis
2 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (20.00%) Change Control
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) ERP
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Information Security
5 1 (10.00%) Line Management
5 1 (10.00%) Information Assurance
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
1 4 (40.00%) VBA
2 2 (20.00%) PHP
2 2 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) CISSP
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) JSP 440
2 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
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