The table below looks at the statistics for V-Model skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited V-Model over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
V-Model
Rank 470 524 509
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -15
Contract jobs citing V-Model 122 46 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.090% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 18 20
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£340 £365 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.84% -3.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £294 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £475 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £370 £338
% change year-on-year
-8.10% +9.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £28.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40533 37796 34894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.73% 73.83% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 23240 20514
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1172 1415
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

V-Model
Jobs Demand Trend

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

V-Model Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

V-Model
Daily Rate Trend

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

V-Model Daily Rate Trend in the UK

V-Model
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing V-Model within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

V-Model Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

V-Model
Hourly Rate Trend

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

V-Model Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

V-Model
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 December 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
England +40 112 £336 -6.59% 15
London +41 48 £341 -5.20% 8
South East +2 38 £300 - 1
City of London +24 22 £353 -25.78% 4
Berkshire +10 15 £300 - 1
South West -18 14 £375 -5.66%
Bristol -5 10 £375 -11.76%
Buckinghamshire -9 10 £285 -
Milton Keynes - 10 £285 -
North West -5 7 £400 -
Surrey - 6 £438 -
Scotland -6 4 £400 -8.57% 1
East of England -8 4 £275 -
Uxbridge - 4 £320 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £335 -
Slough - 3 £300 - 1
Hampshire - 3 £330 -
Reading +17 2 £290 -
Swindon -9 2 - -
Wiltshire -13 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 £250 -
Stirling - 2 £425 -
Glasgow - 2 £340 -
Cambridge - 2 £280 -
West Midlands -6 1 - -
Gloucestershire -17 1 - -
Andover - 1 £330 -
Bedford - 1 £225 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Bracknell - - - -

V-Model
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 138 (70.05%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (60.41%) Waterfall
3 97 (49.24%) SQL
4 67 (34.01%) Test Scripting
5 59 (29.95%) ISEB
6 57 (28.93%) Java
7 51 (25.89%) Software Testing
8 45 (22.84%) Validation
9 44 (22.34%) TDD
9 44 (22.34%) Scrum
10 43 (21.83%) Oracle
11 42 (21.32%) User Acceptance Testing
12 40 (20.30%) Selenium
12 40 (20.30%) Finance
12 40 (20.30%) QA
13 37 (18.78%) .NET
14 34 (17.26%) Microsoft
14 34 (17.26%) Test Management
14 34 (17.26%) HP Quality Center
15 33 (16.75%) Software Engineering
16 32 (16.24%) Team Foundation Server
17 31 (15.74%) BDD
17 31 (15.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 30 (15.23%) Windows
19 29 (14.72%) ISTQB
20 28 (14.21%) Security Cleared
21 27 (13.71%) Test Automation
22 26 (13.20%) Use Case
23 25 (12.69%) UML
24 24 (12.18%) SC Cleared

V-Model
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 9 (4.57%) CMS
2 7 (3.55%) WebLogic
2 7 (3.55%) IIS
3 6 (3.05%) LiveCycle
3 6 (3.05%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.51%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (0.51%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.51%) Apache
5 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.51%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (8.63%) MS Project
2 13 (6.60%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.54%) MS Office
4 4 (2.03%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.51%) FastStats
6 1 (0.51%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (3.55%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.52%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (1.52%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.51%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.51%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.52%) HTTP
1 3 (1.52%) HTTPS
1 3 (1.52%) Internet
1 3 (1.52%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.51%) ZigBee
2 1 (0.51%) HSPA
2 1 (0.51%) 802.15
2 1 (0.51%) Wireless
2 1 (0.51%) IPv6
2 1 (0.51%) Intranet
2 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.51%) DNS
2 1 (0.51%) GPRS
2 1 (0.51%) LAN
2 1 (0.51%) PSTN
2 1 (0.51%) 3GPP
2 1 (0.51%) UMTS
2 1 (0.51%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.17%) Oracle Database
2 18 (9.14%) SQL Server
3 15 (7.61%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (7.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (6.09%) Oracle Database 10g
6 10 (5.08%) SQL Server 2000
6 10 (5.08%) Relational Database
7 7 (3.55%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (3.55%) MS Access
8 6 (3.05%) MongoDB
8 6 (3.05%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (2.54%) SAP BW
10 4 (2.03%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 4 (2.03%) Big Data
10 4 (2.03%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (1.52%) Data Mining
11 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 40 (20.30%) Selenium
2 32 (16.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (10.66%) Git (software)
4 17 (8.63%) Eclipse
5 16 (8.12%) Cucumber
6 15 (7.61%) WebDriver
6 15 (7.61%) Visual Studio
6 15 (7.61%) QuickTest Pro
6 15 (7.61%) JIRA
7 14 (7.11%) SoapUI
8 12 (6.09%) JUnit
9 11 (5.58%) Oracle APEX
10 10 (5.08%) LoadRunner
11 8 (4.06%) TestDirector
11 8 (4.06%) Subversion
11 8 (4.06%) Jenkins
11 8 (4.06%) NeoLoad
12 7 (3.55%) TestNG
12 7 (3.55%) JBehave
12 7 (3.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 40 (20.30%) Finance
2 18 (9.14%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.58%) Banking
4 9 (4.57%) Marketing
5 8 (4.06%) Retail
6 7 (3.55%) Billing
7 4 (2.03%) Military
7 4 (2.03%) Back Office
8 3 (1.52%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.51%) Electronics
9 1 (0.51%) Legal
9 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 77 (39.09%) Analyst
2 51 (25.89%) Test Analyst
3 23 (11.68%) Developer
4 22 (11.17%) Tester
5 15 (7.61%) Test Engineer
6 13 (6.60%) Test Leader
7 11 (5.58%) Systems Engineer
8 10 (5.08%) Architect
8 10 (5.08%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (5.08%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 9 (4.57%) Systems Analyst
9 9 (4.57%) Test Manager
10 8 (4.06%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (4.06%) Programmer
11 7 (3.55%) Analyst Programmer
11 7 (3.55%) Business Analyst
11 7 (3.55%) Senior Test Engineer
12 6 (3.05%) Performance Engineer
12 6 (3.05%) Technical Engineer
12 6 (3.05%) Performance Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (18.78%) .NET
2 20 (10.15%) XML
3 18 (9.14%) HTML
4 14 (7.11%) CSS
4 14 (7.11%) ASP.NET
5 13 (6.60%) Web Services
6 9 (4.57%) Spring
7 8 (4.06%) SOAP
7 8 (4.06%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (4.06%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 6 (3.05%) Hibernate
9 5 (2.54%) JSON
10 4 (2.03%) jQuery
10 4 (2.03%) RESTful
10 4 (2.03%) .NET Framework
10 4 (2.03%) J2EE
11 3 (1.52%) REST
12 2 (1.02%) AngularJS
12 2 (1.02%) Oracle Fusion
12 2 (1.02%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.11%) Open Source
3 6 (3.05%) iPad
4 5 (2.54%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (2.54%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.54%) PKI
4 5 (2.54%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.03%) SWIFT
6 3 (1.52%) Video on Demand
6 3 (1.52%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.52%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (1.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 3 (1.52%) User Experience
7 2 (1.02%) iPhone
8 1 (0.51%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.51%) FMCG
8 1 (0.51%) Statistics
8 1 (0.51%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.51%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 30 (15.23%) Windows
2 18 (9.14%) UNIX
3 17 (8.63%) Linux
4 4 (2.03%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.52%) Android
6 2 (1.02%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.02%) Windows Vista
6 2 (1.02%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (70.05%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (60.41%) Waterfall
3 67 (34.01%) Test Scripting
4 51 (25.89%) Software Testing
5 45 (22.84%) Validation
6 44 (22.34%) Scrum
6 44 (22.34%) TDD
7 42 (21.32%) User Acceptance Testing
8 34 (17.26%) Test Management
9 33 (16.75%) Software Engineering
10 31 (15.74%) BDD
11 27 (13.71%) Test Automation
12 26 (13.20%) Use Case
13 25 (12.69%) UML
14 23 (11.68%) Integration Testing
15 22 (11.17%) Regression Testing
16 20 (10.15%) Test Strategy
16 20 (10.15%) Test Planning
17 18 (9.14%) DSDM
18 17 (8.63%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 97 (49.24%) SQL
2 57 (28.93%) Java
3 23 (11.68%) PL/SQL
4 16 (8.12%) C#
5 9 (4.57%) VB.NET
6 8 (4.06%) Python
6 8 (4.06%) Shell Script
6 8 (4.06%) C
7 7 (3.55%) Groovy
7 7 (3.55%) Scala
8 6 (3.05%) Ruby
9 5 (2.54%) VB
10 4 (2.03%) VBA
10 4 (2.03%) C++
10 4 (2.03%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.02%) PHP
11 2 (1.02%) VB6
12 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.51%) Perl
Qualifications
1 59 (29.95%) ISEB
2 31 (15.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 29 (14.72%) ISTQB
4 28 (14.21%) Security Cleared
5 24 (12.18%) SC Cleared
6 17 (8.63%) HND
7 15 (7.61%) Degree
8 6 (3.05%) DV Cleared
9 4 (2.03%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.51%) PMP
11 1 (0.51%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.51%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.51%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.51%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (20.30%) QA
2 3 (1.52%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.02%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.51%) SLA
4 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.51%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 12 (6.09%) Firmware
2 1 (0.51%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 34 (17.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 43 (21.83%) Oracle
2 34 (17.26%) Microsoft
3 20 (10.15%) SAP
4 18 (9.14%) HP
5 6 (3.05%) Adobe
5 6 (3.05%) JD Edwards
5 6 (3.05%) IBM
6 4 (2.03%) Business Objects
6 4 (2.03%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (1.52%) EMC
7 3 (1.52%) Primavera
8 2 (1.02%) Intershop
8 2 (1.02%) Demandware
9 1 (0.51%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.51%) Zend
9 1 (0.51%) Splunk
9 1 (0.51%) ATG
9 1 (0.51%) Alterian
9 1 (0.51%) Remedy
9 1 (0.51%) Charles River
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