The table below looks at the statistics for V-Model skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited V-Model over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
V-Model
Rank 110 125 133
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +8
Contract jobs citing V-Model 10 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.41% 0.16% 0.066%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.23% 0.100%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
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£400 £650 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +145.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £510 £313
% change year-on-year
-39.21% +63.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.00 - -
V-Model
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1811 1760 2001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.56% 69.43% 66.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 896 801 733
Average daily rate £388 £385 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 36 38
Average hourly rate £17.07 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.72% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £40.80 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

V-Model
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing V-Model across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

V-Model Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

V-Model
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing V-Model across the Berkshire region.

V-Model Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

V-Model
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing V-Model across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

V-Model Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

V-Model
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing V-Model across the Berkshire region.

V-Model Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

V-Model
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing V-Model within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 3 £400 -
Slough - 2 £255 - 1
Wokingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
V-Model
South East

V-Model
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing V-Model also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited V-Model.

1 8 (61.54%) Test Scripting
2 7 (53.85%) Telecoms
2 7 (53.85%) Test Management
3 6 (46.15%) TestDirector
4 5 (38.46%) Marketing
5 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Billing
5 4 (30.77%) Logistics
5 4 (30.77%) PMP
5 4 (30.77%) PMI Certification
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) HP
5 4 (30.77%) CRM
5 4 (30.77%) SQL
5 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
6 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
6 3 (23.08%) UNIX
6 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
6 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (23.08%) Finance
6 3 (23.08%) Validation
6 3 (23.08%) Web Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Resource Management
6 3 (23.08%) QA
7 2 (15.38%) ZigBee
7 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
7 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
7 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Vista
7 2 (15.38%) Change Management

V-Model
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing V-Model also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited V-Model. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Project
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) CSG Singleview
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) GPRS
1 2 (15.38%) 3GPP
1 2 (15.38%) UMTS
1 2 (15.38%) DNS
1 2 (15.38%) IPv6
1 2 (15.38%) Wireless
1 2 (15.38%) ZigBee
1 2 (15.38%) HSPA
2 1 (7.69%) Wireshark
2 1 (7.69%) 802.15
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
2 1 (7.69%) FTP
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) TestDirector
2 1 (7.69%) LabVIEW
General
1 7 (53.85%) Telecoms
2 5 (38.46%) Marketing
3 4 (30.77%) Billing
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
5 2 (15.38%) Electronics
6 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Test Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Test Manager
4 3 (23.08%) Project Manager
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Test Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Firmware
1 2 (15.38%) Smart Meter
2 1 (7.69%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) UNIX
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Vista
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Test Scripting
2 7 (53.85%) Test Management
3 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
3 4 (30.77%) CRM
3 4 (30.77%) Logistics
4 3 (23.08%) Resource Management
4 3 (23.08%) Validation
4 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
4 3 (23.08%) Web Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Change Control
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 2 (15.38%) Programme Management
5 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
5 2 (15.38%) Change Management
5 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) PMP
1 4 (30.77%) PMI Certification
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 2 (15.38%) ISEB
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
1 4 (30.77%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Agilent
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) SAP