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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
V-Model
Rank 556 511 534
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +23
Contract jobs citing V-Model 70 101 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.20% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.25% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 74 33
Average daily rate £303 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.57% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £263 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
41792 40196 38042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.24% 77.62% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27320 25624 23044
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1199 1072 1163
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.25 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -35 59 £325 -5.45% 26
South East +17 23 £300 +0.84% 3
London -18 14 £350 - 2
South West +4 12 £450 +45.16% 4
Hampshire +15 11 £250 -7.40%
Gloucestershire +19 9 £475 - 2
Winchester - 8 £250 -
Buckinghamshire +13 7 £300 +1.69%
Milton Keynes +2 7 £300 +1.69%
Cardiff -5 6 £190 -49.33%
Wales -6 6 £190 -49.33% 1
South Wales -8 6 £190 -49.33% 1
Yorkshire -17 5 - - 1
Berkshire +1 4 £325 -3.70% 2
Gloucester - 4 £475 -
Slough +5 3 £338 +22.72%
Swindon -1 3 £450 +73.07%
Wiltshire -3 3 £450 +73.07%
Scotland -5 3 £285 -32.94% 2
West Midlands -10 3 £360 - 1
Leeds - 3 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
Leicestershire - 2 £250 - 2
Livingston - 2 £280 -
Cheltenham - 2 £475 -
Croydon - 2 £295 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £250 - 2
West Lothian - 2 £280 -
North Lanarkshire - 2 £285 -
Motherwell - 2 £285 -

V-Model
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 168 (79.25%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (75.47%) Waterfall
3 88 (41.51%) SQL
4 70 (33.02%) Finance
5 65 (30.66%) ISTQB
6 60 (28.30%) ISEB
6 60 (28.30%) Test Scripting
7 50 (23.58%) MS Office
8 49 (23.11%) HP Quality Center
9 47 (22.17%) MS Excel
10 45 (21.23%) Software Testing
10 45 (21.23%) User Acceptance Testing
11 39 (18.40%) UML
12 38 (17.92%) Team Foundation Server
13 37 (17.45%) ISO 9001
13 37 (17.45%) TickIT
13 37 (17.45%) MS PowerPoint
14 36 (16.98%) Microsoft
14 36 (16.98%) High Availability
15 34 (16.04%) QA
15 34 (16.04%) JIRA
16 32 (15.09%) ITIL
17 31 (14.62%) Test Strategy
17 31 (14.62%) SDLC
18 28 (13.21%) Oracle
18 28 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
18 28 (13.21%) Test Management
19 27 (12.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 27 (12.74%) Migration
20 26 (12.26%) XML

V-Model
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 13 (6.13%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (2.83%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.94%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.94%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.47%) CMS
4 1 (0.47%) IIS
4 1 (0.47%) Jadu
4 1 (0.47%) JBoss
4 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 50 (23.58%) MS Office
2 47 (22.17%) MS Excel
3 37 (17.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (3.77%) MS Project
5 7 (3.30%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.77%) SAP FI
2 5 (2.36%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.42%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.47%) BASE24
4 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.47%) Staffware
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.83%) VLAN
2 5 (2.36%) ATM
2 5 (2.36%) WAN
3 3 (1.42%) LAN
4 2 (0.94%) 802.15
4 2 (0.94%) DNS
4 2 (0.94%) IPv6
4 2 (0.94%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.94%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.47%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.47%) Firewall
5 1 (0.47%) GPRS
5 1 (0.47%) HSPA
5 1 (0.47%) Internet
5 1 (0.47%) SAN
5 1 (0.47%) UMTS
5 1 (0.47%) Wireless
5 1 (0.47%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.55%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (6.13%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.25%) SQL Server
4 8 (3.77%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (3.30%) Data Mining
5 7 (3.30%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.83%) Big Data
7 5 (2.36%) Data Mart
8 4 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.42%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (1.42%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.94%) MySQL
10 2 (0.94%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.47%) DataStage
11 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.47%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 38 (17.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 34 (16.04%) JIRA
3 24 (11.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 19 (8.96%) Selenium
5 16 (7.55%) Visual Studio
6 9 (4.25%) Cucumber
7 8 (3.77%) HP UFT
7 8 (3.77%) SoapUI
8 7 (3.30%) WebDriver
9 5 (2.36%) FitNesse
9 5 (2.36%) JBehave
10 4 (1.89%) WinRunner
11 3 (1.42%) JMeter
11 3 (1.42%) LoadRunner
11 3 (1.42%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (1.42%) Talend Open Studio
12 2 (0.94%) Jenkins
12 2 (0.94%) MSTest
12 2 (0.94%) Rational DOORS
12 2 (0.94%) Selenium IDE
General
1 70 (33.02%) Finance
2 22 (10.38%) Telecoms
3 19 (8.96%) Banking
4 15 (7.08%) Retail
5 10 (4.72%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.36%) Billing
7 3 (1.42%) Automotive
7 3 (1.42%) Back Office
7 3 (1.42%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.42%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.42%) Law
7 3 (1.42%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.94%) Electronics
9 1 (0.47%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.47%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.47%) Military
Job Titles
1 93 (43.87%) Analyst
2 87 (41.04%) Test Analyst
3 30 (14.15%) Tester
4 26 (12.26%) SQL Analyst
5 23 (10.85%) Configuration Engineer
5 23 (10.85%) Release and Configuration Engineer
5 23 (10.85%) Release Engineer
6 21 (9.91%) Test Manager
7 13 (6.13%) Test Engineer
8 12 (5.66%) Lead Software Engineer
8 12 (5.66%) Software Engineer
9 10 (4.72%) Programme Test Manager
9 10 (4.72%) Senior Analyst
9 10 (4.72%) Test Programme Manager
10 9 (4.25%) Manual Test Analyst
10 9 (4.25%) SAP Analyst
10 9 (4.25%) SAP Test Analyst
10 9 (4.25%) Senior Test Analyst
11 8 (3.77%) Integration Analyst
11 8 (3.77%) Integration Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.26%) XML
2 14 (6.60%) .NET
3 12 (5.66%) XML Messaging
4 10 (4.72%) Web Services
5 9 (4.25%) ASP.NET
6 8 (3.77%) Middleware
7 4 (1.89%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.94%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.94%) REST
8 2 (0.94%) SOAP
8 2 (0.94%) WSDL
9 1 (0.47%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.47%) HTML
9 1 (0.47%) JSON
9 1 (0.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.08%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.25%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.25%) Smart Meter
4 7 (3.30%) Life Science
5 6 (2.83%) CMDB
6 4 (1.89%) CESG
6 4 (1.89%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.42%) Tandem
8 2 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.94%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.47%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.47%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.47%) Equities
9 1 (0.47%) iPad
9 1 (0.47%) iPhone
9 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.47%) NHS
9 1 (0.47%) User Experience
9 1 (0.47%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.13%) Windows
2 8 (3.77%) Linux
3 6 (2.83%) Unix
4 4 (1.89%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.42%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.47%) AIX
6 1 (0.47%) Android
6 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.47%) Solaris
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (79.25%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (75.47%) Waterfall
3 60 (28.30%) Test Scripting
4 45 (21.23%) Software Testing
4 45 (21.23%) User Acceptance Testing
5 39 (18.40%) UML
6 36 (16.98%) High Availability
7 32 (15.09%) ITIL
8 31 (14.62%) SDLC
8 31 (14.62%) Test Strategy
9 28 (13.21%) Test Management
10 27 (12.74%) Migration
11 25 (11.79%) Integration Testing
12 23 (10.85%) Defect Management
12 23 (10.85%) Manual Testing
13 20 (9.43%) Test Automation
14 19 (8.96%) Functional Testing
14 19 (8.96%) Scrum
15 18 (8.49%) Stakeholder Management
16 17 (8.02%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 88 (41.51%) SQL
2 12 (5.66%) C#
3 9 (4.25%) PL/SQL
4 7 (3.30%) Java
5 5 (2.36%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.89%) COBOL
6 4 (1.89%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.42%) VB
8 2 (0.94%) Groovy
8 2 (0.94%) VBA
9 1 (0.47%) C++
9 1 (0.47%) Perl
9 1 (0.47%) PHP
9 1 (0.47%) Python
9 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 65 (30.66%) ISTQB
2 60 (28.30%) ISEB
3 27 (12.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 26 (12.26%) Security Cleared
5 24 (11.32%) Degree
6 12 (5.66%) DV Cleared
7 8 (3.77%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.36%) Chartered Engineer
9 4 (1.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.47%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (17.45%) ISO 9001
1 37 (17.45%) TickIT
2 34 (16.04%) QA
3 3 (1.42%) IEC 61508
3 3 (1.42%) ISO26262
4 2 (0.94%) ISO22301
5 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.47%) SDET
5 1 (0.47%) SEPA
System Software
1 7 (3.30%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.42%) Firmware
3 2 (0.94%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 49 (23.11%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.36%) SCCM
3 2 (0.94%) SCOM
Vendors
1 36 (16.98%) Microsoft
2 28 (13.21%) Oracle
3 16 (7.55%) SAP
4 13 (6.13%) HP
5 7 (3.30%) PeopleSoft
5 7 (3.30%) Remedy
6 5 (2.36%) MuleSoft
7 4 (1.89%) IBM
8 3 (1.42%) Talend
9 2 (0.94%) VMware
10 1 (0.47%) Capita
10 1 (0.47%) EMC
10 1 (0.47%) Ericsson
10 1 (0.47%) Huawei
10 1 (0.47%) ILOG
10 1 (0.47%) Nokia
10 1 (0.47%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.47%) Siemens
10 1 (0.47%) Sybase
10 1 (0.47%) Tableau
Stockport
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + doe
Posted: 5 days ago
Burnley
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + doe
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
CACI Network Services
Rate: Highly Attractive
Posted: 8 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: 16 days ago
Berkshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £280.00 - £320.00 per day + Circa £300 per day
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