The table below looks at the statistics for V-Model skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited V-Model over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
V-Model
Rank 59 56 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing V-Model 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.15% 0.16% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £270 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £363 £293
% change year-on-year
-17.24% +23.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
V-Model
West Midlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
525 430 395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 77.55% 70.38% 69.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 267 247
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 9
Average hourly rate £27.50 £13.00 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.53% +15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £10.00 £9.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £26.00 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

V-Model
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

V-Model Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

V-Model
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

V-Model Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

V-Model
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) Process Management
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing

V-Model
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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.

General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Team Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Test Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Process Management
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification