The table below looks at the statistics for V-Model skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited V-Model over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
V-Model
Rank 138 129 112
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -17
Contract jobs citing V-Model 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.063% 0.036% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.079% 0.046% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £456
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -32.05%
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
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2535 2154 1783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.47% 78.04% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1288 1129 894
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 38 42
Average hourly rate £30.50 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.23% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.85 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.70 £78.90 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

V-Model
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

V-Model Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

V-Model
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

V-Model Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

V-Model
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 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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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
Glasgow +6 2 £325 - 3
V-Model
UK

V-Model
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) ISEB
2 5 (45.45%) Test Management
3 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
3 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Project Management
4 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) HP
4 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
4 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
5 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (18.18%) TDD
5 2 (18.18%) Banking
5 2 (18.18%) Scrum
5 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Validation
6 1 (9.09%) Migration
6 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 1 (9.09%) Retail
6 1 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
6 1 (9.09%) General Ledger
6 1 (9.09%) SOA
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft

V-Model
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) JMeter
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
1 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
3 1 (9.09%) General Ledger
3 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Test Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Release Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Deployment Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Automation Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (45.45%) Test Management
2 4 (36.36%) Project Management
2 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
4 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) SOA
5 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
5 1 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) ISEB
2 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
3 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (9.09%) HND
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Informatica
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft