Period
to 8 December 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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 55 74 95
Rank change year-on-year +19 +21 -3
Contract jobs citing Validation 5 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.85% 1.44% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 1.64% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 4
Oxfordshire median daily rate £338 £450 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +63.64% -38.89%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £263
90th Percentile £388 £488 £489
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - £50.00 -
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £46.25
% change year-on-year +3.23% -16.22% +8.82%

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 461 976 1,016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 78.53% 87.93% 85.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 716 805
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £163 £300 £276
90th Percentile £590 £580 £590
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 35 16
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.80% -16.67% +26.32%
10th Percentile £17.40 £13.75 £13.67
90th Percentile £107.65 £43.75 £77.50
South East median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +4.00% +8.70% -3.01%

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

Validation
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 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

Validation
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 8 December 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 +20 5 £338 -15.63% 9
Validation
South East

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 2 (40.00%) VBA
1 2 (40.00%) Python
1 2 (40.00%) SPSS
1 2 (40.00%) Salesforce.com
1 2 (40.00%) Workflow
1 2 (40.00%) R
1 2 (40.00%) Wireframes
1 2 (40.00%) Quantitative Research
2 1 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (20.00%) Field Research
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Romanian Language

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:

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) SPSS
General
1 1 (20.00%) Romanian Language
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Data Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Salesforce Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) SPSS Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) SPSS Data Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Quantitative Research
1 2 (40.00%) Wireframes
1 2 (40.00%) Workflow
2 1 (20.00%) Field Research
2 1 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Python
1 2 (40.00%) R
1 2 (40.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Salesforce.com