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 15 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
V-Model
Rank 539 545 522
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -23
Contract jobs citing V-Model 83 39 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.074% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.099% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 17 35
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£325 £450 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +44.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £303 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £585 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £523 £313
% change year-on-year
-38.75% +67.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £59.25 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.25 - £40.00

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
42686 39199 42460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.45% 74.14% 72.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 26643 24141 24595
Average daily rate £412 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.87% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1099 1524
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.97 £30.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.19% -7.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.59 £12.50 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 15 September 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 15 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
England +44 78 £325 -27.77% 19
South East +1 30 £320 -39.04% 6
London +6 21 £380 -5.00% 5
South West -24 11 £406 - 3
Berkshire +8 8 £400 -38.46% 4
Buckinghamshire +2 8 £325 -43.47%
East of England - 8 £318 -
Hertfordshire - 8 £318 -
Milton Keynes +9 7 £318 -44.78%
City of London +26 6 £390 +4.69% 2
Surrey - 5 - - 1
Bristol - 5 £400 - 3
Reading +10 3 £400 -
North West -2 3 £310 -
Hampshire - 3 £300 -
East Midlands - 3 £425 - 2
Redhill - 3 - -
Cheshire +5 2 £315 -
Warrington -2 2 £315 -
Scotland -13 2 £200 -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Northamptonshire - 2 - -
Northampton - 2 - -
Yorkshire +6 1 £235 -32.85% 2
West Yorkshire +2 1 £235 -32.85% 2
Glasgow -17 1 - -
Huddersfield - 1 £235 -
Slough - 1 £255 - 1
Dorset - 1 £413 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -

V-Model
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 81 (59.56%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (55.88%) Waterfall
3 45 (33.09%) SQL
4 43 (31.62%) ISEB
5 40 (29.41%) Test Scripting
6 38 (27.94%) User Acceptance Testing
7 36 (26.47%) Software Testing
8 33 (24.26%) Finance
9 31 (22.79%) ISTQB
10 30 (22.06%) Oracle
11 26 (19.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 23 (16.91%) HP Quality Center
12 23 (16.91%) QA
13 22 (16.18%) Java
13 22 (16.18%) Microsoft
13 22 (16.18%) Integration Testing
14 21 (15.44%) Test Management
14 21 (15.44%) UNIX
14 21 (15.44%) Scrum
15 18 (13.24%) Linux
15 18 (13.24%) SAP
15 18 (13.24%) Security Cleared
15 18 (13.24%) Test Strategy
16 17 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
16 17 (12.50%) Software Engineering
17 16 (11.76%) Use Case
17 16 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
17 16 (11.76%) SC Cleared
17 16 (11.76%) Manual Testing
17 16 (11.76%) System Testing

V-Model
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 4 (2.94%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.21%) CMS
3 2 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.47%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.74%) SAS
4 1 (0.74%) CICS
4 1 (0.74%) Apache
4 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.74%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 12 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 11 (8.09%) MS Project
3 8 (5.88%) MS Office
4 2 (1.47%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.74%) SPSS
5 1 (0.74%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 5 (3.68%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.21%) SAP FI
2 3 (2.21%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (2.21%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.47%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.74%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.47%) SaaS
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.21%) 3GPP
1 3 (2.21%) UMTS
1 3 (2.21%) DNS
1 3 (2.21%) IPv6
1 3 (2.21%) Wireless
1 3 (2.21%) Wireshark
1 3 (2.21%) ZigBee
1 3 (2.21%) HSPA
1 3 (2.21%) GPRS
2 2 (1.47%) Internet
2 2 (1.47%) 802.15
2 2 (1.47%) WAN
3 1 (0.74%) FTP
3 1 (0.74%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.74%) LAN
3 1 (0.74%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.09%) Oracle Database
2 6 (4.41%) Relational Database
2 6 (4.41%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.68%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.21%) Big Data
4 3 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.21%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.47%) Star Schema
5 2 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.47%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.74%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 16 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
2 14 (10.29%) Selenium
3 11 (8.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (6.62%) JIRA
5 7 (5.15%) TestDirector
5 7 (5.15%) JUnit
6 6 (4.41%) ClearQuest
7 5 (3.68%) Eclipse
8 4 (2.94%) RequisitePro
9 3 (2.21%) LoadRunner
9 3 (2.21%) Ant
9 3 (2.21%) Subversion
9 3 (2.21%) Maven
9 3 (2.21%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.47%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.47%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (1.47%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.74%) FitNesse
11 1 (0.74%) Rational Performance Tester
11 1 (0.74%) JMeter
General
1 33 (24.26%) Finance
2 15 (11.03%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.62%) Manufacturing
4 8 (5.88%) Marketing
4 8 (5.88%) Banking
5 6 (4.41%) Retail
5 6 (4.41%) Back Office
5 6 (4.41%) Electronics
6 5 (3.68%) Billing
7 4 (2.94%) Military
8 3 (2.21%) Automotive
9 2 (1.47%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.74%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 65 (47.79%) Analyst
2 52 (38.24%) Test Analyst
3 22 (16.18%) Tester
4 10 (7.35%) Test Manager
4 10 (7.35%) Test Engineer
5 9 (6.62%) Architect
5 9 (6.62%) Business Analyst
5 9 (6.62%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 8 (5.88%) Test Leader
7 7 (5.15%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (4.41%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 6 (4.41%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (3.68%) Senior Test Analyst
9 5 (3.68%) Senior Tester
10 4 (2.94%) Senior Test Engineer
10 4 (2.94%) SAP Tester
11 3 (2.21%) Functional Tester
11 3 (2.21%) Solutions Analyst
11 3 (2.21%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.82%) .NET
2 9 (6.62%) Web Services
3 5 (3.68%) XML
3 5 (3.68%) Hibernate
3 5 (3.68%) Spring
4 3 (2.21%) JMS
4 3 (2.21%) Middleware
4 3 (2.21%) Velocity
4 3 (2.21%) SOAP
4 3 (2.21%) XSLT
5 2 (1.47%) Swing
5 2 (1.47%) CSS
5 2 (1.47%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.74%) REST
6 1 (0.74%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.74%) HTML
6 1 (0.74%) J2EE
6 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.74%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.62%) Firmware
3 5 (3.68%) PKI
4 4 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.21%) Smart Meter
5 3 (2.21%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.47%) Open Source
6 2 (1.47%) iPad
6 2 (1.47%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.47%) iPhone
6 2 (1.47%) DTV
6 2 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.74%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.74%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.74%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.74%) Statistics
7 1 (0.74%) PMI
7 1 (0.74%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 21 (15.44%) UNIX
2 18 (13.24%) Linux
3 11 (8.09%) Windows
4 3 (2.21%) Windows Vista
4 3 (2.21%) Windows 2000
4 3 (2.21%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.74%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.74%) zOS
5 1 (0.74%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.74%) SUSE
5 1 (0.74%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (59.56%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (55.88%) Waterfall
3 40 (29.41%) Test Scripting
4 38 (27.94%) User Acceptance Testing
5 36 (26.47%) Software Testing
6 22 (16.18%) Integration Testing
7 21 (15.44%) Test Management
7 21 (15.44%) Scrum
8 18 (13.24%) Test Strategy
9 17 (12.50%) Software Engineering
10 16 (11.76%) Use Case
10 16 (11.76%) Manual Testing
10 16 (11.76%) System Testing
11 12 (8.82%) Test Automation
11 12 (8.82%) Performance Testing
11 12 (8.82%) Automated Testing
11 12 (8.82%) Validation
11 12 (8.82%) Regression Testing
12 10 (7.35%) UML
12 10 (7.35%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (33.09%) SQL
2 22 (16.18%) Java
3 10 (7.35%) PL/SQL
4 6 (4.41%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.94%) C
6 3 (2.21%) C#
6 3 (2.21%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.21%) VB
7 2 (1.47%) Python
7 2 (1.47%) C++
7 2 (1.47%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.74%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.74%) Perl
8 1 (0.74%) PHP
Qualifications
1 43 (31.62%) ISEB
2 31 (22.79%) ISTQB
3 26 (19.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (13.24%) Security Cleared
5 16 (11.76%) SC Cleared
6 15 (11.03%) Degree
7 8 (5.88%) HND
8 5 (3.68%) DV Cleared
8 5 (3.68%) PMP
8 5 (3.68%) PMI Certification
9 3 (2.21%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.74%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.74%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.74%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (16.91%) QA
2 7 (5.15%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.74%) SLA
3 1 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.74%) WCAG
3 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.74%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 1 (0.74%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 23 (16.91%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.74%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 30 (22.06%) Oracle
2 22 (16.18%) Microsoft
3 18 (13.24%) SAP
4 10 (7.35%) HP
5 6 (4.41%) IBM
6 5 (3.68%) JD Edwards
7 4 (2.94%) Remedy
7 4 (2.94%) Siebel
8 3 (2.21%) Primavera
8 3 (2.21%) Green Hat
9 2 (1.47%) Demandware
9 2 (1.47%) Intershop
10 1 (0.74%) Endeca
10 1 (0.74%) Agilent
10 1 (0.74%) Splunk
10 1 (0.74%) FatWire
10 1 (0.74%) Alterian
10 1 (0.74%) Charles River
10 1 (0.74%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.74%) PeopleSoft
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £479.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £380 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Surrey
CPS Group
Posted: 13 days ago
Middlesex
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 18 days ago