The table below looks at the statistics for V-Model skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited V-Model over the 3 months to 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
V-Model
Rank 90 - 85
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing V-Model 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.075% - 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% - 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£310 - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £523 £311
% change year-on-year
-38.75% +67.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.25 - £40.00
V-Model
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
993 890 1014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.27% 74.17% 67.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 468 506
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 46 53
Average hourly rate £14.75 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

V-Model
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

V-Model Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

V-Model
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

V-Model Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

V-Model
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

V-Model Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

V-Model
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 17 September 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
Stockport - - - -
V-Model
North West

V-Model
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) SUSE
3 1 (33.33%) FatWire
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) CICS
3 1 (33.33%) TestDirector
3 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (33.33%) zOS
3 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) DB2
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Apache
3 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) WCAG
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Security Testing

V-Model
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 1 (33.33%) CICS
1 1 (33.33%) Apache
1 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) TestDirector
1 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Web Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
1 1 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (33.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) SUSE
1 1 (33.33%) zOS
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Information Assurance
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) FatWire
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) Endeca