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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
V-Model
Rank 517 535 524
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -11
Contract jobs citing V-Model 83 40 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.075% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.10% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 15 33
Average daily rate
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£318 £475 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.15% +47.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £360 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £590 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £510 £313
% change year-on-year
-39.21% +63.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £61.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.00 - -

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
41303 39122 41685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.30% 73.30% 70.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 25558 24009 24155
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £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 1135 1071 1478
Average hourly rate £23.00 £29.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.68% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +27 79 £315 -33.68% 17
South East +10 32 £308 -40.86% 3
London -6 16 £450 - 7
Berkshire +16 10 £400 -38.46% 1
South West -25 10 £413 - 2
East of England - 9 £280 -
Hertfordshire - 8 £318 -
Surrey - 5 - - 1
Yorkshire +11 4 £235 -32.85% 2
Hampshire - 4 £300 - 1
Bristol - 4 £425 - 2
City of London +17 3 £450 -5.26% 4
West Yorkshire +7 3 £235 -32.85% 2
North West -3 3 £310 - 1
East Midlands - 3 £425 - 1
Reading - 3 £400 -
Redhill - 3 - -
Cheshire +1 2 £315 -
Warrington -9 2 £315 -
Northampton - 2 - -
Slough - 2 £255 - 1
Northamptonshire - 2 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £275 -
Leeds +3 1 £220 -37.14% 2
Glasgow -9 1 - -
Scotland -22 1 - -
Essex - 1 £263 -
Dorset - 1 £413 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -

V-Model
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 73 (55.30%) Waterfall
2 47 (35.61%) ISEB
3 43 (32.58%) SQL
4 38 (28.79%) Software Testing
4 38 (28.79%) Test Scripting
5 36 (27.27%) ISTQB
6 35 (26.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 32 (24.24%) Finance
8 28 (21.21%) Oracle
9 26 (19.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 24 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (18.18%) Integration Testing
11 23 (17.42%) Microsoft
12 22 (16.67%) Test Management
12 22 (16.67%) QA
13 21 (15.91%) HP Quality Center
14 20 (15.15%) UNIX
15 19 (14.39%) Java
15 19 (14.39%) Scrum
15 19 (14.39%) Test Strategy
16 18 (13.64%) Security Cleared
17 17 (12.88%) Degree
17 17 (12.88%) Linux
17 17 (12.88%) SAP
18 16 (12.12%) SC Cleared
19 15 (11.36%) Telecoms
20 14 (10.61%) Software Engineering
20 14 (10.61%) System Testing
20 14 (10.61%) Use Case
20 14 (10.61%) QuickTest Pro

V-Model
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 3 (2.27%) WebLogic
1 3 (2.27%) CMS
2 2 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.76%) SAS
3 1 (0.76%) CICS
3 1 (0.76%) Apache
3 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.76%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 12 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.58%) MS Project
3 9 (6.82%) MS Office
4 2 (1.52%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.76%) SPSS
5 1 (0.76%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 4 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.27%) SAP FI
2 3 (2.27%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (2.27%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.52%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.76%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.76%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.52%) SaaS
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.27%) 3GPP
1 3 (2.27%) UMTS
1 3 (2.27%) GPRS
1 3 (2.27%) DNS
1 3 (2.27%) IPv6
1 3 (2.27%) Wireless
1 3 (2.27%) Wireshark
1 3 (2.27%) ZigBee
1 3 (2.27%) HSPA
2 2 (1.52%) 802.15
2 2 (1.52%) WAN
3 1 (0.76%) FTP
3 1 (0.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.76%) Internet
3 1 (0.76%) LAN
3 1 (0.76%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 6 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.79%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.03%) Big Data
4 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.03%) Star Schema
5 3 (2.27%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.76%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.76%) DB2
Development Applications
1 14 (10.61%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (8.33%) Selenium
3 9 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (6.06%) JIRA
4 8 (6.06%) TestDirector
5 7 (5.30%) JUnit
6 6 (4.55%) ClearQuest
7 5 (3.79%) Eclipse
8 4 (3.03%) LoadRunner
8 4 (3.03%) RequisitePro
9 3 (2.27%) Ant
9 3 (2.27%) Maven
9 3 (2.27%) Subversion
10 2 (1.52%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.52%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.76%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.76%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.76%) MSTest
11 1 (0.76%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.76%) JMeter
General
1 32 (24.24%) Finance
2 15 (11.36%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.82%) Manufacturing
4 8 (6.06%) Marketing
4 8 (6.06%) Banking
5 6 (4.55%) Back Office
5 6 (4.55%) Electronics
6 5 (3.79%) Retail
6 5 (3.79%) Billing
7 4 (3.03%) Military
8 3 (2.27%) Automotive
9 2 (1.52%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.76%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 66 (50.00%) Analyst
2 53 (40.15%) Test Analyst
3 22 (16.67%) Tester
4 11 (8.33%) Test Manager
4 11 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 8 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (6.06%) Architect
5 8 (6.06%) Project Manager
5 8 (6.06%) Test Engineer
5 8 (6.06%) Test Leader
6 7 (5.30%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (3.79%) Senior Test Analyst
7 5 (3.79%) Senior Tester
8 4 (3.03%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 4 (3.03%) Business Test Analyst
8 4 (3.03%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 4 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (3.03%) SAP Tester
9 3 (2.27%) Functional Tester
9 3 (2.27%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.09%) .NET
2 9 (6.82%) Web Services
3 5 (3.79%) Hibernate
3 5 (3.79%) Spring
4 4 (3.03%) XML
5 3 (2.27%) XSLT
5 3 (2.27%) Velocity
5 3 (2.27%) JMS
5 3 (2.27%) Middleware
6 2 (1.52%) SOAP
6 2 (1.52%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.52%) Swing
7 1 (0.76%) EDI
7 1 (0.76%) J2EE
7 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.76%) CSS
7 1 (0.76%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.30%) Firmware
2 5 (3.79%) PKI
3 4 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.27%) Smart Meter
4 3 (2.27%) SWIFT
5 2 (1.52%) Open Source
5 2 (1.52%) DTV
5 2 (1.52%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.76%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.76%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.76%) Statistics
6 1 (0.76%) iPad
6 1 (0.76%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.76%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.76%) FMCG
6 1 (0.76%) iPhone
6 1 (0.76%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.15%) UNIX
2 17 (12.88%) Linux
3 10 (7.58%) Windows
4 3 (2.27%) Windows Vista
4 3 (2.27%) Windows 2000
4 3 (2.27%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.76%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.76%) zOS
5 1 (0.76%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.76%) SUSE
5 1 (0.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (55.30%) Waterfall
2 38 (28.79%) Software Testing
2 38 (28.79%) Test Scripting
3 35 (26.52%) User Acceptance Testing
4 24 (18.18%) Integration Testing
4 24 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (16.67%) Test Management
6 19 (14.39%) Scrum
6 19 (14.39%) Test Strategy
7 14 (10.61%) System Testing
7 14 (10.61%) Use Case
7 14 (10.61%) Software Engineering
8 13 (9.85%) Automated Testing
9 12 (9.09%) Performance Testing
9 12 (9.09%) Regression Testing
9 12 (9.09%) Project Management
10 11 (8.33%) Validation
10 11 (8.33%) Manual Testing
10 11 (8.33%) Test Automation
11 10 (7.58%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (32.58%) SQL
2 19 (14.39%) Java
3 9 (6.82%) PL/SQL
4 6 (4.55%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.03%) C
5 4 (3.03%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.27%) C#
7 2 (1.52%) C++
7 2 (1.52%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.76%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.76%) VB
8 1 (0.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 47 (35.61%) ISEB
2 36 (27.27%) ISTQB
3 26 (19.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (13.64%) Security Cleared
5 17 (12.88%) Degree
6 16 (12.12%) SC Cleared
7 7 (5.30%) HND
8 5 (3.79%) DV Cleared
8 5 (3.79%) PMP
8 5 (3.79%) PMI Certification
9 3 (2.27%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.76%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.76%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.76%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (16.67%) QA
2 6 (4.55%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.76%) SLA
3 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.76%) WCAG
3 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.76%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 1 (0.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (15.91%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.76%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 28 (21.21%) Oracle
2 23 (17.42%) Microsoft
3 17 (12.88%) SAP
4 9 (6.82%) HP
5 6 (4.55%) IBM
6 4 (3.03%) JD Edwards
6 4 (3.03%) Remedy
6 4 (3.03%) Siebel
7 3 (2.27%) Green Hat
8 2 (1.52%) Primavera
9 1 (0.76%) FatWire
9 1 (0.76%) Alterian
9 1 (0.76%) Intershop
9 1 (0.76%) Endeca
9 1 (0.76%) Agilent
9 1 (0.76%) Demandware
9 1 (0.76%) Charles River
9 1 (0.76%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.76%) EMC
9 1 (0.76%) CA
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