Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 6 months to 22 November 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
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 97 82
Rank change year-on-year -2 -15 +1
Contract jobs citing Validation 8 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.64% 1.10% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 1.27% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 18
Oxfordshire median daily rate £275 £450 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.89% -2.17% +46.03%
10th Percentile £263 £375 £391
90th Percentile £489 £466 £550
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £379
% change year-on-year - +5.54% +10.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - £36.00 -
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £25.68
% change year-on-year +11.76% +65.53% -18.49%

Validation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1030 1104 1057
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 82.93% 87.07% 81.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 835 791 772
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £213 £231
90th Percentile £590 £538 £520
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 30 42
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -11.11% +55.17%
10th Percentile £13.67 £13.95 £12.57
90th Percentile £77.50 £43.58 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year -14.81% +1.50% +52.00%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Oxfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Oxfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Oxfordshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Oxfordshire

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Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wallingford - 3 £275 - 1
Witney - 2 - -
Oxford -11 1 - -
Abingdon - 1 £550 - 2
Validation
South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Project
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (37.50%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Prototyping
2 2 (25.00%) Redux
2 2 (25.00%) npm
2 2 (25.00%) Internet of Things
2 2 (25.00%) webpack
2 2 (25.00%) Front End Development
2 2 (25.00%) HTML5
2 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (25.00%) System Testing
2 2 (25.00%) CSS3
2 2 (25.00%) GitHub
2 2 (25.00%) Bitbucket
2 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (25.00%) Web Development
2 2 (25.00%) MVC
2 2 (25.00%) Internet
2 2 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) GitHub
1 2 (25.00%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) LTE
2 1 (12.50%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Big Data
1 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
1 1 (12.50%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Bitbucket
1 2 (25.00%) webpack
General
1 3 (37.50%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Product Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Software Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Software Product Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Testing Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) UAT Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 2 (25.00%) Internet Developer
2 2 (25.00%) IoT Developer
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Big Data Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Data Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL Configuration Manager
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (25.00%) CSS
1 2 (25.00%) CSS3
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
1 2 (25.00%) HTML5
1 2 (25.00%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Internet of Things
2 1 (12.50%) Algorithms
2 1 (12.50%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Front End Development
2 2 (25.00%) MVC
2 2 (25.00%) Prototyping
2 2 (25.00%) System Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Web Development
3 1 (12.50%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
3 1 (12.50%) Change Control
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (12.50%) Software Asset Management
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) IBM
1 1 (12.50%) SAP