The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Uxbridge 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
London / Uxbridge
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 16 16
Rank change year-on-year +8 0  
Contract jobs citing Validation 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Uxbridge 5.56% 1.39% 4.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.50% 1.72% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £314
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Uxbridge with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Uxbridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 40 58 64
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Uxbridge 74.07% 80.56% 85.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 24
Median daily rate £475 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £307 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Median hourly rate - £18.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -18.88%  
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 Uxbridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Uxbridge 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 Uxbridge

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Uxbridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Uxbridge

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Uxbridge region with a requirement for Validation.

1 3 (100.00%) MS Office
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (100.00%) Internet
1 3 (100.00%) Data Entry
1 3 (100.00%) Contract Management

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Uxbridge 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 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Internet
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Contract Management
1 3 (100.00%) Data Entry