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 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 62 48 48
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.78% 0.39% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.56% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £50.00 £8.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +525.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +26.00%
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
601 360 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 78.36% 70.18% 75.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 229 196
Average daily rate £413 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 19 16
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £11.00 £10.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £50.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

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

Validation Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 May 2015. 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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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 - 4 £450 -
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 6 (40.00%) Data Validation
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) Data Mapping
3 4 (26.67%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
3 4 (26.67%) Workflow
3 4 (26.67%) EAI
3 4 (26.67%) Project Management
3 4 (26.67%) Migration
3 4 (26.67%) MS Office
3 4 (26.67%) Web Services
3 4 (26.67%) ODBC
3 4 (26.67%) Siebel
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (20.00%) UNIX
4 3 (20.00%) Python
4 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (20.00%) PHP
4 3 (20.00%) Finance
4 3 (20.00%) QA
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (20.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Change Control
5 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
5 2 (13.33%) Life Science
5 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (13.33%) MS Project
5 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 (6.67%) IIS
1 1 (6.67%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Office
2 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (13.33%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
1 1 (6.67%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) Big Data
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) German Language
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (13.33%) ERP Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) PHP Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
3 1 (6.67%) SAP WM Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Siebel Developer
3 1 (6.67%) ERP Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Information Assurance Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) AWS Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Financial Business Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Financial Services Business Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Lead Business Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Web Services
1 4 (26.67%) ODBC
2 1 (6.67%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (13.33%) Life Science
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) NHS
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Data Structures
3 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
3 1 (6.67%) RMADS
3 1 (6.67%) Statistics
3 1 (6.67%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Data Validation
2 5 (33.33%) Data Mapping
3 4 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (26.67%) Workflow
3 4 (26.67%) EAI
3 4 (26.67%) Project Management
3 4 (26.67%) Migration
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (20.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Change Control
5 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
5 2 (13.33%) ERP
6 1 (6.67%) Scrum
6 1 (6.67%) Information Security
6 1 (6.67%) Information Assurance
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (6.67%) Line Management
6 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
6 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.67%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) Python
2 3 (20.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) CISSP
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) JSP 440
2 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Siebel
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) SAP
2 1 (6.67%) Business Objects