The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
V-Model
Rank 78 72 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing V-Model 5 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.39% 0.50% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Average daily rate
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£274 £413 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.63% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £413 £313
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +32.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.00 - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
967 725 650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 74.73% 72.07% 67.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 384 311
Average daily rate £365 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £258 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £474 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 28 25
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
V-Model
South East

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 24 July 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) SAP
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
1 4 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (80.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) MS Office
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Time Management
3 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (20.00%) Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) ClearQuest
4 1 (20.00%) DTV
4 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (20.00%) Programme Management

V-Model
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (20.00%) Rational Performance Tester
1 1 (20.00%) ClearQuest
1 1 (20.00%) JMeter
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Electronics
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Time Management
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) SAP
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) IBM