The table below looks at the statistics for V-Model skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire 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 January 2015 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
V-Model
Rank 82 71 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing V-Model 5 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.45% 0.29% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.39% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£295 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £263 £350
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
865 778 598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 77.03% 75.39% 75.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 430 275
Average daily rate £375 £388 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +13.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 24 44
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.63 £10.69 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.35 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

V-Model
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

V-Model Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

V-Model
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

V-Model Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

V-Model
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 14 (73.68%) ISEB
1 14 (73.68%) Software Testing
1 14 (73.68%) QA
1 14 (73.68%) HP Quality Center
1 14 (73.68%) Waterfall
2 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 12 (63.16%) SAP
2 12 (63.16%) XML
2 12 (63.16%) Relational Database
2 12 (63.16%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (63.16%) Test Management
2 12 (63.16%) Test Scripting
3 11 (57.89%) Finance
3 11 (57.89%) Validation
4 7 (36.84%) SAP BW
5 6 (31.58%) Manual Testing
6 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
6 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
6 5 (26.32%) CMS
6 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (21.05%) Business Objects
7 4 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (21.05%) Service Management
7 4 (21.05%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (15.79%) Migration
8 3 (15.79%) Data Migration
8 3 (15.79%) Performance Improvement
9 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
9 2 (10.53%) Telecoms

V-Model
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (26.32%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) SAP FI
1 2 (10.53%) SAP BCA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (63.16%) Relational Database
2 7 (36.84%) SAP BW
3 4 (21.05%) BusinessObjects
General
1 11 (57.89%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Analyst
1 13 (68.42%) Test Analyst
2 8 (42.11%) Test Leader
3 4 (21.05%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Lead Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.26%) SAP Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Transition Manager
5 1 (5.26%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Software Testing
1 14 (73.68%) Waterfall
2 12 (63.16%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (63.16%) Test Management
2 12 (63.16%) Test Scripting
3 11 (57.89%) Validation
4 6 (31.58%) Manual Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (21.05%) Service Management
7 3 (15.79%) Migration
7 3 (15.79%) Data Migration
7 3 (15.79%) Performance Improvement
8 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
8 2 (10.53%) CMMI
8 2 (10.53%) ITIL
8 2 (10.53%) RAD
8 2 (10.53%) DSDM
9 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
9 1 (5.26%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) ISEB
2 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
3 2 (10.53%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (73.68%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (73.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) SAP
2 4 (21.05%) Business Objects
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Apple
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle