The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Validation
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 40 41
Contract jobs citing Validation 0 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford - 1.98% 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.49% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 7
Median daily rate - £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -18.75% +14.28%  

Validation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 271 241 288
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 84.69% 79.54% 84.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1124 767 994
Median daily rate £483 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £313 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 17
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.12% -41.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.37 £13.80 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxford.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Oxford

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Validation in Oxford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Oxford

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Oxford