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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 52 61
Contract jobs citing Validation 0 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire - 0.20% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.25% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £37.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year -2.64% +4.86%  

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 440 393 579
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 79.28% 78.76% 84.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 305 369
Median daily rate £450 £400 £412
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £214 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 41
Median hourly rate £55.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +214.28% -30.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire citing Validation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 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