The table below looks at the statistics for V-Model skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited V-Model over the 3 months to 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
V-Model
Rank 136 111 119
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +8
Contract jobs citing V-Model 9 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.28% 0.18% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.26% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
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£388 £370 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% -12.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £364 £318
% change year-on-year
-6.52% +14.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 - £40.00
V-Model
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2383 1558 1866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.48% 69.77% 67.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1627 1020 1095
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 106 126
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.55% -7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £13.50 £12.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

V-Model
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

V-Model Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

V-Model
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

V-Model Daily Rate Trend in the South West

V-Model
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing V-Model across the South West region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

V-Model Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

V-Model
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

V-Model Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

V-Model
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 3 months to 26 November 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
Bristol - 7 £388 -
Wiltshire -13 1 - -
Devon - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
V-Model
England

V-Model
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (68.42%) SQL
2 13 (68.42%) Waterfall
3 10 (52.63%) Test Scripting
3 10 (52.63%) Scrum
3 10 (52.63%) Software Testing
4 9 (47.37%) Validation
4 9 (47.37%) ISEB
4 9 (47.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (42.11%) Test Planning
5 8 (42.11%) HND
5 8 (42.11%) Selenium
6 7 (36.84%) Software Engineering
6 7 (36.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (31.58%) Java
8 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
8 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
9 4 (21.05%) TDD
9 4 (21.05%) Windows
9 4 (21.05%) Linux
10 3 (15.79%) MS Project
10 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
10 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
10 3 (15.79%) PL/SQL
10 3 (15.79%) C
10 3 (15.79%) C#
10 3 (15.79%) VB.NET
10 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2000

V-Model
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (5.26%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Project
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
1 1 (5.26%) LAN
1 1 (5.26%) PSTN
1 1 (5.26%) WAN
1 1 (5.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (15.79%) MS Access
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Selenium
2 7 (36.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
4 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
5 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
6 1 (5.26%) Behat
General
1 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Senior Test Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Test Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Test Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Analyst Programmer
3 4 (21.05%) Programmer
4 3 (15.79%) Test Leader
5 2 (10.53%) Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Tester
6 1 (5.26%) VB Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Leader
6 1 (5.26%) VB6 Developer
6 1 (5.26%) VB Analyst Programmer
6 1 (5.26%) VB6 Analyst Programmer
6 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
1 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 2 (10.53%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Open Source
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
1 4 (21.05%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (68.42%) Waterfall
3 10 (52.63%) Test Scripting
3 10 (52.63%) Scrum
3 10 (52.63%) Software Testing
4 9 (47.37%) Validation
5 8 (42.11%) Test Planning
6 7 (36.84%) Software Engineering
7 4 (21.05%) TDD
8 2 (10.53%) BDD
8 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
8 2 (10.53%) Test Management
8 2 (10.53%) Use Case
8 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
8 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
9 1 (5.26%) RAD
9 1 (5.26%) DSDM
9 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
9 1 (5.26%) Project Management
9 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) Java
3 3 (15.79%) PL/SQL
3 3 (15.79%) C
3 3 (15.79%) C#
3 3 (15.79%) VB.NET
4 2 (10.53%) VB6
4 2 (10.53%) VB
5 1 (5.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) ISEB
1 9 (47.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (42.11%) HND
3 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
3 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) Degree
5 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Adobe