The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Oxford region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 29 - 33
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.47% - 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% - 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+1.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.11
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.31%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
130 147 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 61.61% 73.13% 73.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 98 125
Average daily rate £350 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £534
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 20
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £13.18 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.85 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
Validation
Oxfordshire

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 8 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 (100.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft