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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
V-Model
Rank 538 552 533
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -19
Contract jobs citing V-Model 79 38 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.072% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.097% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 19 26
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£340 £450 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +42.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £314 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £580 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £520 £310
% change year-on-year
-34.61% +67.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
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
42151 38998 41410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.68% 74.02% 72.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 26532 24183 24007
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1155 1087 1536
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% -7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +19 72 £340 -24.44% 20
South East +9 29 £330 -37.14% 5
London +7 17 £380 -1.93% 8
South West -24 11 £400 - 5
Buckinghamshire +10 8 £325 -43.47% 1
East of England -16 8 £318 -11.18%
Hertfordshire -17 8 £318 -11.18%
Milton Keynes +7 7 £318 -44.78% 1
Berkshire +21 6 - - 2
Bristol - 6 £394 - 4
City of London +28 5 £330 -11.40% 4
Hampshire - 5 £330 - 1
Surrey - 5 - -
East Midlands - 3 £425 -
Redhill - 3 - -
Scotland -6 2 £200 -
North West -8 2 £320 -
Gloucestershire -17 2 - -
Cardiff - 2 £350 -
Andover - 2 £345 -
Northampton - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 £350 -
Northamptonshire - 2 - -
Wales - 2 £350 -
Cheshire +5 1 £320 -
Yorkshire 0 1 £235 -32.85% 2
West Yorkshire -5 1 £235 -32.85% 2
Warrington -9 1 £320 -
Dorset - 1 £413 -
Huddersfield - 1 £235 -

V-Model
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 85 (59.86%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (54.23%) Waterfall
3 49 (34.51%) SQL
4 42 (29.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 42 (29.58%) Test Scripting
5 41 (28.87%) ISEB
6 34 (23.94%) Finance
7 33 (23.24%) Software Testing
7 33 (23.24%) Oracle
8 28 (19.72%) ISTQB
9 26 (18.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 25 (17.61%) HP Quality Center
10 25 (17.61%) QA
11 23 (16.20%) Java
11 23 (16.20%) Integration Testing
12 22 (15.49%) UNIX
12 22 (15.49%) Microsoft
12 22 (15.49%) Scrum
13 21 (14.79%) Test Management
14 20 (14.08%) Security Cleared
14 20 (14.08%) Test Strategy
14 20 (14.08%) Software Engineering
15 19 (13.38%) SAP
15 19 (13.38%) Analytical Skills
16 18 (12.68%) SC Cleared
16 18 (12.68%) Selenium
16 18 (12.68%) Telecoms
17 17 (11.97%) Validation
17 17 (11.97%) Use Case
17 17 (11.97%) Linux

V-Model
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (2.82%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.11%) CMS
3 2 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.41%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.41%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.70%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (0.70%) LiveCycle
4 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.70%) Apache
4 1 (0.70%) SAS
4 1 (0.70%) CICS
Applications
1 11 (7.75%) MS Project
2 10 (7.04%) MS Excel
3 8 (5.63%) MS Office
4 2 (1.41%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.70%) FastStats
5 1 (0.70%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (4.23%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.11%) SAP CO
2 3 (2.11%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (2.11%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.70%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.11%) SaaS
2 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.11%) HSPA
1 3 (2.11%) Wireshark
1 3 (2.11%) ZigBee
1 3 (2.11%) Wireless
1 3 (2.11%) GPRS
1 3 (2.11%) 3GPP
1 3 (2.11%) UMTS
1 3 (2.11%) IPv6
1 3 (2.11%) DNS
2 2 (1.41%) Internet
2 2 (1.41%) 802.15
2 2 (1.41%) WAN
3 1 (0.70%) LAN
3 1 (0.70%) PSTN
3 1 (0.70%) FTP
3 1 (0.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.15%) Oracle Database
2 6 (4.23%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.23%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.52%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (2.82%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (2.82%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 3 (2.11%) Big Data
5 3 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.11%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.41%) Star Schema
6 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.70%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.70%) DB2
7 1 (0.70%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 18 (12.68%) Selenium
2 17 (11.97%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (7.04%) JIRA
3 10 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (6.34%) TestDirector
5 6 (4.23%) ClearQuest
5 6 (4.23%) JUnit
6 5 (3.52%) Eclipse
7 4 (2.82%) RequisitePro
7 4 (2.82%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (2.82%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.11%) Git (software)
8 3 (2.11%) Maven
8 3 (2.11%) Subversion
8 3 (2.11%) Ant
8 3 (2.11%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.41%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.41%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.70%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.70%) Behat
General
1 34 (23.94%) Finance
2 18 (12.68%) Telecoms
3 10 (7.04%) Marketing
4 9 (6.34%) Manufacturing
5 8 (5.63%) Banking
6 6 (4.23%) Electronics
6 6 (4.23%) Back Office
6 6 (4.23%) Retail
6 6 (4.23%) Billing
7 4 (2.82%) Military
8 3 (2.11%) Automotive
9 2 (1.41%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.70%) Welsh Language
10 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 66 (46.48%) Analyst
2 53 (37.32%) Test Analyst
3 22 (15.49%) Tester
4 11 (7.75%) Test Engineer
5 9 (6.34%) Test Leader
5 9 (6.34%) Architect
5 9 (6.34%) Test Manager
5 9 (6.34%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (5.63%) Project Manager
6 8 (5.63%) Business Analyst
6 8 (5.63%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (4.93%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (4.93%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 6 (4.23%) Senior Test Engineer
8 6 (4.23%) Senior Test Analyst
9 5 (3.52%) Senior Tester
10 4 (2.82%) SAP Tester
11 3 (2.11%) Senior Architect
11 3 (2.11%) Automation Tester
11 3 (2.11%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.15%) .NET
2 9 (6.34%) Web Services
3 5 (3.52%) Spring
3 5 (3.52%) Hibernate
3 5 (3.52%) XML
4 4 (2.82%) Middleware
4 4 (2.82%) CSS
4 4 (2.82%) SOAP
5 3 (2.11%) Velocity
5 3 (2.11%) HTML
5 3 (2.11%) XSLT
5 3 (2.11%) JMS
6 2 (1.41%) Swing
6 2 (1.41%) Ajax
6 2 (1.41%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.70%) REST
7 1 (0.70%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.70%) jQuery
7 1 (0.70%) J2EE
7 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.38%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.52%) PKI
3 4 (2.82%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.82%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.11%) SWIFT
4 3 (2.11%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (2.11%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.41%) DTV
5 2 (1.41%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.41%) iPad
5 2 (1.41%) Open Source
5 2 (1.41%) iPhone
6 1 (0.70%) User Experience
6 1 (0.70%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.70%) FMCG
6 1 (0.70%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.70%) Statistics
6 1 (0.70%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 22 (15.49%) UNIX
2 17 (11.97%) Linux
3 12 (8.45%) Windows
4 3 (2.11%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.11%) Windows Vista
4 3 (2.11%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.70%) Android
5 1 (0.70%) SUSE
5 1 (0.70%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.70%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.70%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.70%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (59.86%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (54.23%) Waterfall
3 42 (29.58%) User Acceptance Testing
3 42 (29.58%) Test Scripting
4 33 (23.24%) Software Testing
5 23 (16.20%) Integration Testing
6 22 (15.49%) Scrum
7 21 (14.79%) Test Management
8 20 (14.08%) Test Strategy
8 20 (14.08%) Software Engineering
9 17 (11.97%) Validation
9 17 (11.97%) Use Case
10 16 (11.27%) System Testing
11 15 (10.56%) Manual Testing
12 13 (9.15%) Test Automation
13 12 (8.45%) Automated Testing
13 12 (8.45%) Performance Testing
14 11 (7.75%) Test Planning
14 11 (7.75%) Regression Testing
14 11 (7.75%) UML
Programming Languages
1 49 (34.51%) SQL
2 23 (16.20%) Java
3 12 (8.45%) PL/SQL
4 8 (5.63%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.82%) C
6 3 (2.11%) C#
6 3 (2.11%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.11%) VB
7 2 (1.41%) Python
7 2 (1.41%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.41%) C++
7 2 (1.41%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.70%) Perl
8 1 (0.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 41 (28.87%) ISEB
2 28 (19.72%) ISTQB
3 26 (18.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 20 (14.08%) Security Cleared
5 18 (12.68%) SC Cleared
6 16 (11.27%) Degree
7 8 (5.63%) HND
8 5 (3.52%) DV Cleared
8 5 (3.52%) PMP
8 5 (3.52%) PMI Certification
9 4 (2.82%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.70%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.70%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 1 (0.70%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (17.61%) QA
2 7 (4.93%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.70%) WCAG
3 1 (0.70%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (7.04%) Firmware
2 1 (0.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 25 (17.61%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.70%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 33 (23.24%) Oracle
2 22 (15.49%) Microsoft
3 19 (13.38%) SAP
4 10 (7.04%) HP
5 6 (4.23%) IBM
5 6 (4.23%) JD Edwards
6 4 (2.82%) Siebel
7 3 (2.11%) Green Hat
7 3 (2.11%) Remedy
7 3 (2.11%) Primavera
8 2 (1.41%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (1.41%) Intershop
8 2 (1.41%) Demandware
9 1 (0.70%) Splunk
9 1 (0.70%) Agilent
9 1 (0.70%) Endeca
9 1 (0.70%) Alterian
9 1 (0.70%) FatWire
9 1 (0.70%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.70%) Charles River
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