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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
V-Model
Rank - 123 127
Contract jobs citing V-Model 0 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.30% 0.038%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.37% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate - £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - -
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
2473 2402 2031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.76% 79.12% 76.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1399 1309 1081
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 64 27
Average hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.59% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.73 £12.10 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) Test Management
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) Spreadsheet
1 3 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 3 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (66.67%) Compatibility Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Billing
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland

V-Model
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Reports
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Systems Tester
1 3 (100.00%) Tester
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Systems Tester
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (100.00%) Test Management
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle