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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
V-Model
Rank 85 80 77
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing V-Model 4 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.32% 0.38% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.51% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £274 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -33.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £308 £456
% change year-on-year
-2.43% -32.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £61.00 -
% change year-on-year
-30.32% -
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
986 989 778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 77.88% 75.50% 73.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 574 422
Average daily rate £400 £370 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 36 33
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.88% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £27.00 £36.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+22.00% -19.35%

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
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 5 August 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Milton Keynes -1 3 £300 +9.58%
V-Model
South East

V-Model
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 (87.50%) Finance
2 11 (68.75%) Waterfall
3 10 (62.50%) QA
3 10 (62.50%) ISEB
4 9 (56.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (56.25%) Software Testing
4 9 (56.25%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (56.25%) SDLC
5 8 (50.00%) Relational Database
5 8 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 8 (50.00%) SQL
6 7 (43.75%) SAP
6 7 (43.75%) XML
6 7 (43.75%) Validation
6 7 (43.75%) Test Management
7 5 (31.25%) Banking
7 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
7 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
7 5 (31.25%) SAP BW
8 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
8 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
8 4 (25.00%) Data Mining
8 4 (25.00%) ATM
8 4 (25.00%) Windows
8 4 (25.00%) MS Project
8 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (25.00%) Financial Institution
8 4 (25.00%) Logistics
8 4 (25.00%) SCCM
8 4 (25.00%) Release Management

V-Model
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (25.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP FI
1 1 (6.25%) SAP BCA
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (31.25%) SAP BW
3 4 (25.00%) Data Mining
4 1 (6.25%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
General
1 14 (87.50%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Banking
3 4 (25.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (6.25%) Electronics
4 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (6.25%) Automotive
4 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 1 (6.25%) Marketing
4 1 (6.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Analyst
1 11 (68.75%) Test Analyst
2 7 (43.75%) Test Leader
3 4 (25.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Web Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Web Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
1 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Waterfall
2 9 (56.25%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (56.25%) Software Testing
2 9 (56.25%) SDLC
3 8 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (43.75%) Test Management
4 7 (43.75%) Validation
5 4 (25.00%) Release Management
5 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (25.00%) Logistics
5 4 (25.00%) Process Improvement
6 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 2 (12.50%) Web Testing
8 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
8 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Agile Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (62.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (56.25%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) SAP
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft