Period
to 18 November 2018

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 18 November 2018 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 99 93
Rank change year-on-year +23 -6 -6
Contract jobs citing Validation 16 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.38% 0.65% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 0.76% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 9
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £275 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +63.64% -38.89% -2.17%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £375
90th Percentile £488 £489 £466
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £50.00 - £36.00
10th Percentile £45.00 - £35.50
90th Percentile £55.00 - £36.50
South East median hourly rate £35.50 £47.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year -25.26% +15.15% +55.66%

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 1,010 1,049 1,128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 86.84% 84.73% 88.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 848 814
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £277 £213
90th Percentile £588 £588 £538
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 16 33
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £21.50 £23.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.52% +15.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £15.23 £13.67 £13.60
90th Percentile £49.88 £77.50 £42.55
South East median hourly rate £28.50 £22.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year +25.27% -9.00% +0.60%

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 18 November 2018.

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 18 November 2018. 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
Oxford +29 8 £400 - 3
Witney -1 2 - -
Kidlington - 1 £475 - 1
Validation
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 9 (56.25%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (37.50%) QA
3 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (31.25%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (25.00%) Windows
4 4 (25.00%) Linux
4 4 (25.00%) Workflow
4 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (25.00%) Test Management
4 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 4 (25.00%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 4 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
5 3 (18.75%) Confluence
5 3 (18.75%) JIRA
5 3 (18.75%) Matrix Management
5 3 (18.75%) Back Office
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
5 3 (18.75%) SQL
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle
5 3 (18.75%) Unix
5 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
5 3 (18.75%) Cognos
6 2 (12.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (12.50%) Project Management
6 2 (12.50%) IBM Notes
6 2 (12.50%) Lotus
6 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 2 (12.50%) Change 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 3 (18.75%) Confluence
2 2 (12.50%) IBM Notes
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 3 (18.75%) Back Office
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (6.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Administrator
1 4 (25.00%) Salesforce Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) QA Leader
2 3 (18.75%) Test Leader
2 3 (18.75%) Test Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Programme Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Programme Test Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Test Programme Manager
3 2 (12.50%) UAT Lead
3 2 (12.50%) UAT Manager
3 2 (12.50%) UAT Test Lead
3 2 (12.50%) UAT Test Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Principal Test Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Product Owner
4 1 (6.25%) QA Test Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Salesforce Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Validation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) libvirt
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Life Science
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Unix
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (25.00%) Test Management
3 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 4 (25.00%) Workflow
4 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
4 3 (18.75%) Matrix Management
5 2 (12.50%) Change Management
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (12.50%) Creative Thinking
5 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 2 (12.50%) Quote-to-Cash
5 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
1 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) QA
2 2 (12.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (12.50%) PMO
3 1 (6.25%) GAMP
3 1 (6.25%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) KVM
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (6.25%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Data Guard
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (18.75%) Cognos
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) Lotus
4 1 (6.25%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud