The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 61 - 48
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 8 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.06% - 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% - 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.97 £34.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-10.23% -4.16%
Validation
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
609 270 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 80.66% 68.88% 71.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 150 199
Average daily rate £450 £365 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 15 19
Average hourly rate £19.50 £25.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £39.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford - 6 £433 -
Witney - - - -
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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%) SQL
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%) Web Services
2 4 (50.00%) ODBC
2 4 (50.00%) Siebel
2 4 (50.00%) EAI
2 4 (50.00%) Workflow
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) NHS
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Data Mapping
5 1 (12.50%) Data Entry
5 1 (12.50%) Lync
5 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
5 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 1 (12.50%) MS Office
5 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
5 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
5 1 (12.50%) Data Conversion
5 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) Data Management
5 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
5 1 (12.50%) German Language

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (12.50%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Data Entry Clerk
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Siebel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) Web Services
1 4 (50.00%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (25.00%) NHS
3 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
3 1 (12.50%) Data Conversion
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%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Data Mapping
4 1 (12.50%) Data Entry
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Data Management
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Siebel
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft