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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
V-Model
Rank 555 552 514
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -38
Contract jobs citing V-Model 57 42 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.078% 0.081%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.10% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 25 26
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£338 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £276 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £480 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50

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
42640 40307 34513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.39% 74.95% 73.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 26680 25279 20562
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1247 1176 1030
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.99 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.03% -9.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.85 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 6 May 2015.

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 29 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 6 May 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
England -3 49 £339 +9.27% 18
London +2 19 £400 -1.84% 5
South East +1 17 £298 -0.83% 6
Milton Keynes +17 12 £295 +6.30%
Buckinghamshire +9 12 £295 +6.30%
Scotland +8 7 £325 -9.72% 3
South West +11 6 £340 +13.33%
Bristol +6 6 £340 -32.00%
City of London +20 3 £463 - 1
North West -17 3 £600 +93.54% 2
Edinburgh - 3 £320 - 1
Stirling - 3 £400 -
Reading +1 2 £413 +50.00% 1
Berkshire -3 2 £413 +50.00% 1
Hampshire -9 2 £305 +1.66% 1
East Midlands -16 2 - - 1
Manchester -17 2 £600 +93.54%
Nottingham - 2 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 - - 1
Glasgow -2 1 - - 2
West Midlands -14 1 £225 -35.71% 1
East of England - 1 £380 - 1
Burnley - 1 £400 -
Cambridge - 1 £380 -
Portsmouth - 1 £340 -
Lancashire - 1 £400 - 1
Middlesex - 1 £340 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £380 -
Birmingham - 1 £225 -

V-Model
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

1 109 (71.71%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (67.76%) Waterfall
3 87 (57.24%) SQL
4 68 (44.74%) Test Scripting
5 58 (38.16%) ISEB
6 51 (33.55%) Java
7 45 (29.61%) TDD
8 44 (28.95%) Validation
8 44 (28.95%) Software Testing
9 38 (25.00%) Windows
9 38 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 37 (24.34%) Selenium
11 36 (23.68%) QA
11 36 (23.68%) HP Quality Center
12 35 (23.03%) Team Foundation Server
12 35 (23.03%) Finance
13 34 (22.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 32 (21.05%) BDD
14 32 (21.05%) .NET
15 31 (20.39%) Linux
15 31 (20.39%) Scrum
16 30 (19.74%) Software Engineering
16 30 (19.74%) Microsoft
16 30 (19.74%) Test Management
17 29 (19.08%) Test Automation
18 28 (18.42%) Git (software)
19 27 (17.76%) Test Planning
20 26 (17.11%) HND
21 25 (16.45%) XML
22 24 (15.79%) Oracle

V-Model
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 6 (3.95%) IIS
2 3 (1.97%) LiveCycle
2 3 (1.97%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.32%) Apache
3 2 (1.32%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.66%) SAS
4 1 (0.66%) CMS
4 1 (0.66%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 16 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 14 (9.21%) MS Project
3 3 (1.97%) MS Office
4 2 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.97%) SAP FI
1 3 (1.97%) SAP BCA
2 2 (1.32%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.32%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.32%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.29%) TCP/IP
1 5 (3.29%) Wireshark
2 4 (2.63%) HTTPS
2 4 (2.63%) HTTP
3 3 (1.97%) ATM
3 3 (1.97%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.55%) MS Access
2 13 (8.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (7.89%) Relational Database
4 8 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (5.26%) Oracle Database
5 7 (4.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (4.61%) SAP BW
6 6 (3.95%) Data Mining
7 5 (3.29%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (3.29%) MongoDB
7 5 (3.29%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (3.29%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (1.97%) Big Data
9 2 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.32%) Star Schema
9 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 37 (24.34%) Selenium
2 35 (23.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 28 (18.42%) Git (software)
4 21 (13.82%) WebDriver
4 21 (13.82%) Eclipse
5 18 (11.84%) Visual Studio
6 17 (11.18%) JIRA
6 17 (11.18%) Cucumber
7 12 (7.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (4.61%) SoapUI
9 6 (3.95%) JBehave
9 6 (3.95%) Hudson
9 6 (3.95%) Jenkins
9 6 (3.95%) NeoLoad
9 6 (3.95%) TestNG
9 6 (3.95%) Subversion
9 6 (3.95%) LoadRunner
9 6 (3.95%) JUnit
10 5 (3.29%) QuickTest Pro
10 5 (3.29%) SpecFlow
General
1 35 (23.03%) Finance
2 16 (10.53%) Banking
3 10 (6.58%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.29%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.63%) Back Office
5 4 (2.63%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.97%) General Ledger
6 3 (1.97%) Retail
6 3 (1.97%) Marketing
7 2 (1.32%) Billing
7 2 (1.32%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.32%) Automotive
7 2 (1.32%) Military
8 1 (0.66%) Legal
8 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.66%) Electronics
8 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.66%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.66%) French Language
8 1 (0.66%) German Language
Job Titles
1 55 (36.18%) Analyst
2 39 (25.66%) Test Analyst
3 32 (21.05%) Developer
4 18 (11.84%) AWS Developer
5 14 (9.21%) Tester
5 14 (9.21%) Test Leader
6 12 (7.89%) Test Engineer
7 8 (5.26%) Programmer
8 7 (4.61%) Design Engineer
8 7 (4.61%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (4.61%) Systems Analyst
8 7 (4.61%) Analyst Programmer
8 7 (4.61%) Automation Tester
9 6 (3.95%) Automation Engineer
9 6 (3.95%) Senior Design Engineer
9 6 (3.95%) Performance Test Analyst
9 6 (3.95%) Performance Analyst
9 6 (3.95%) Test Manager
9 6 (3.95%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 5 (3.29%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (21.05%) .NET
2 25 (16.45%) XML
3 17 (11.18%) HTML
4 13 (8.55%) ASP.NET
4 13 (8.55%) CSS
5 12 (7.89%) Web Services
5 12 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC
5 12 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 8 (5.26%) SOAP
7 7 (4.61%) JSON
8 6 (3.95%) RESTful
8 6 (3.95%) REST
9 4 (2.63%) .NET Framework
9 4 (2.63%) jQuery
9 4 (2.63%) Spring
10 3 (1.97%) J2EE
10 3 (1.97%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.97%) Gherkin
11 2 (1.32%) LESS
11 2 (1.32%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.84%) Open Source
2 15 (9.87%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.26%) Video on Demand
4 6 (3.95%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.63%) IPTV
5 4 (2.63%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (1.97%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.32%) iPad
7 2 (1.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.66%) Mechatronics
8 1 (0.66%) PMI
8 1 (0.66%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.66%) DTV
8 1 (0.66%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.66%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.66%) Equities
8 1 (0.66%) Tandem
8 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.66%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 38 (25.00%) Windows
2 31 (20.39%) Linux
3 4 (2.63%) UNIX
3 4 (2.63%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.97%) Android
5 2 (1.32%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.66%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (71.71%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (67.76%) Waterfall
3 68 (44.74%) Test Scripting
4 45 (29.61%) TDD
5 44 (28.95%) Validation
5 44 (28.95%) Software Testing
6 38 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 32 (21.05%) BDD
8 31 (20.39%) Scrum
9 30 (19.74%) Test Management
9 30 (19.74%) Software Engineering
10 29 (19.08%) Test Automation
11 27 (17.76%) Test Planning
12 23 (15.13%) Test Strategy
13 21 (13.82%) Use Case
14 19 (12.50%) Regression Testing
15 16 (10.53%) Project Management
15 16 (10.53%) UML
15 16 (10.53%) Performance Testing
16 13 (8.55%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 87 (57.24%) SQL
2 51 (33.55%) Java
3 14 (9.21%) C#
4 13 (8.55%) VB.NET
5 10 (6.58%) VBA
6 9 (5.92%) Ruby
7 7 (4.61%) PL/SQL
8 6 (3.95%) C
8 6 (3.95%) Groovy
8 6 (3.95%) Scala
9 5 (3.29%) VB
9 5 (3.29%) Python
10 4 (2.63%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.63%) C++
11 3 (1.97%) JavaScript
12 2 (1.32%) PHP
12 2 (1.32%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.32%) VB6
13 1 (0.66%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 58 (38.16%) ISEB
2 34 (22.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 26 (17.11%) HND
4 22 (14.47%) ISTQB
5 21 (13.82%) Security Cleared
6 17 (11.18%) Degree
7 11 (7.24%) DV Cleared
8 10 (6.58%) SC Cleared
9 5 (3.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.66%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.66%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (23.68%) QA
2 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 7 (4.61%) Firmware
2 2 (1.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 36 (23.68%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.32%) CA LISA
2 2 (1.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (19.74%) Microsoft
2 24 (15.79%) Oracle
3 21 (13.82%) SAP
4 15 (9.87%) HP
5 5 (3.29%) IBM
6 3 (1.97%) Adobe
6 3 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.32%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.32%) Zend
7 2 (1.32%) EMC
7 2 (1.32%) CA
8 1 (0.66%) Informatica
8 1 (0.66%) Apple
8 1 (0.66%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.66%) Siebel
8 1 (0.66%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.66%) Greenplum
8 1 (0.66%) Vertica
8 1 (0.66%) Teradata
8 1 (0.66%) Netezza
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