Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 103 98
Rank change year-on-year +37 -5 -19
Contract jobs citing Validation 15 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.60% 0.42% 0.083%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 0.49% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 0
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +63.64% - -
South East median daily rate £425 £440 £400
% change year-on-year -3.41% +10.00% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - £36.00
South East median hourly rate £36.88 £47.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -22.37% +10.47% +48.28%

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 799 1,030 1,060
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 85.18% 86.41% 87.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 811 760
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £276 £265 £213
90th Percentile £575 £613 £570
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 42
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £17.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +17.38% -36.49%
10th Percentile £14.25 £15.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.00 £77.50 £37.25
South East median hourly rate £26.65 £24.02 £22.50
% change year-on-year +10.95% +6.76% -21.05%

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

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019. 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 - 8 £400 - 6
Kidlington - 1 £475 -
Validation
South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (40.00%) QA
3 5 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (26.67%) Workflow
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) Test Management
4 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
4 4 (26.67%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 3 (20.00%) Confluence
5 3 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 3 (20.00%) Back Office
5 3 (20.00%) Matrix Management
5 3 (20.00%) JIRA
5 3 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
6 2 (13.33%) Change Management
6 2 (13.33%) Windows
6 2 (13.33%) Linux
6 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (13.33%) Quote-to-Cash
6 2 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (13.33%) PMO
7 1 (6.67%) Marketing Automation
7 1 (6.67%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (6.67%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (6.67%) High Availability
7 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (6.67%) Database Optimisation

Validation
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 (20.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
2 1 (6.67%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) Subversion
General
1 3 (20.00%) Back Office
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Administrator
1 4 (26.67%) Salesforce Administrator
2 3 (20.00%) QA Leader
2 3 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 3 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Programme Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Programme Test Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Test Programme Manager
3 2 (13.33%) UAT Lead
3 2 (13.33%) UAT Manager
3 2 (13.33%) UAT Test Lead
3 2 (13.33%) UAT Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Principal Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Product Owner
4 1 (6.67%) Salesforce Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) libvirt
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Life Science
1 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Test Management
3 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
3 4 (26.67%) Workflow
4 3 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 3 (20.00%) Matrix Management
5 2 (13.33%) Change Management
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (13.33%) Quote-to-Cash
5 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
6 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (6.67%) ERP
6 1 (6.67%) Market Research
6 1 (6.67%) Security Management
6 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
6 1 (6.67%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
1 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
1 1 (6.67%) Python
1 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (13.33%) PMO
3 1 (6.67%) GAMP
3 1 (6.67%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) KVM
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (6.67%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Data Guard
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (6.67%) Cognos
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud