The table below looks at the statistics for V-Model skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited V-Model over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
V-Model
Rank 542 546 562
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +16
Contract jobs citing V-Model 119 103 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.23% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 56 47
Median daily rate £375 £305 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.95% -4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £231 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £457 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 1
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.50 £61.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.23% -33.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.50 £61.00
% change year-on-year
+1.23% -33.60%

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
44570 45659 42979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.76% 79.96% 78.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 29477 29618 26643
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1040 1201 1204
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.60 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.33% +14.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.16 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

V-Model
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing V-Model as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing V-Model within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +15 115 £363 +18.85% 16
West Midlands -9 25 £400 +21.21% 1
South East +3 23 £363 -3.33% 3
London -9 23 £299 -17.01% 2
East Midlands +12 14 £325 +19.26% 1
Birmingham -3 11 £400 +68.42%
East of England +25 10 £438 +40.00% 1
South West - 9 £338 - 1
Leicestershire +12 8 £325 -7.14% 1
Leicester +3 8 £325 -7.14%
Coventry -10 8 £400 +33.33%
Yorkshire +5 7 £388 -16.48% 1
Berkshire -5 7 £388 -3.12%
Hertfordshire - 7 £475 -
Hampshire +4 6 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 6 - -
Nottingham - 6 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 6 £475 -
Stafford - 6 - -
Staffordshire - 6 - -
Gloucestershire - 5 £350 -
Wiltshire - 4 £325 -
Middlesex - 4 £340 -
Swindon - 4 £325 -
Reading +8 3 £375 -6.25%
Scotland +4 3 £400 +23.07% 1
Edinburgh - 3 £400 -
Portsmouth - 3 - -
Winchester - 3 - -
Sheffield - 3 £388 -

V-Model
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing V-Model also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for V-Model.

1 168 (74.01%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (73.13%) Waterfall
3 88 (38.77%) SQL
4 75 (33.04%) JIRA
5 55 (24.23%) UML
6 54 (23.79%) ISTQB
7 51 (22.47%) Test Scripting
8 46 (20.26%) QA
9 45 (19.82%) Selenium
9 45 (19.82%) SDLC
9 45 (19.82%) Microsoft
9 45 (19.82%) Software Testing
10 43 (18.94%) C#
11 40 (17.62%) Security Cleared
11 40 (17.62%) Test Automation
12 38 (16.74%) Degree
13 37 (16.30%) .NET
13 37 (16.30%) Software Engineering
14 35 (15.42%) Visual Studio
15 34 (14.98%) MS Excel
15 34 (14.98%) User Acceptance Testing
16 33 (14.54%) ITIL
16 33 (14.54%) HP
16 33 (14.54%) ISEB
17 32 (14.10%) Finance
17 32 (14.10%) Scrum
18 29 (12.78%) XML
18 29 (12.78%) Java
18 29 (12.78%) SC Cleared
18 29 (12.78%) HP Quality Center

V-Model
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (6.17%) Confluence
2 5 (2.20%) MQSeries
2 5 (2.20%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.76%) JBoss
3 4 (1.76%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.32%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.88%) IIS
5 2 (0.88%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.44%) Apache
6 1 (0.44%) CMS
6 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 34 (14.98%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.96%) MS Office
3 3 (1.32%) MS Project
3 3 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.88%) Simulink
5 1 (0.44%) FrameMaker
5 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (3.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.64%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.32%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.88%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.44%) BASE24
5 1 (0.44%) Maximo
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.44%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.44%) Bluemix
1 1 (0.44%) Office 365
1 1 (0.44%) OneDrive
1 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.73%) VLAN
2 9 (3.96%) ZigBee
3 8 (3.52%) DHCP
3 8 (3.52%) Internet
3 8 (3.52%) SNMP
4 4 (1.76%) 802.15
4 4 (1.76%) DNS
4 4 (1.76%) IPv6
5 3 (1.32%) SAN
5 3 (1.32%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.88%) HTTP
7 1 (0.44%) ATM
7 1 (0.44%) GPRS
7 1 (0.44%) LAN
7 1 (0.44%) Network Security
7 1 (0.44%) RTP
7 1 (0.44%) Skype
7 1 (0.44%) WAN
7 1 (0.44%) WebEx
7 1 (0.44%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.49%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.96%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.20%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.88%) DataStage
5 2 (0.88%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.44%) MySQL
6 1 (0.44%) Spotfire
6 1 (0.44%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 75 (33.04%) JIRA
2 45 (19.82%) Selenium
3 35 (15.42%) Visual Studio
4 23 (10.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (9.69%) Cucumber
6 18 (7.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 17 (7.49%) HP UFT
7 17 (7.49%) Jenkins
8 12 (5.29%) Rational DOORS
9 11 (4.85%) WebDriver
10 9 (3.96%) JMeter
10 9 (3.96%) Zephyr
11 8 (3.52%) SoapUI
12 7 (3.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (3.08%) LoadRunner
13 6 (2.64%) Bugzilla
13 6 (2.64%) JUnit
14 5 (2.20%) TestDirector
15 4 (1.76%) Burp Suite
15 4 (1.76%) Spock
General
1 32 (14.10%) Finance
2 26 (11.45%) Retail
3 21 (9.25%) Banking
4 12 (5.29%) Military
4 12 (5.29%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.64%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.32%) Electronics
7 2 (0.88%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.44%) Marketing
8 1 (0.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 56 (24.67%) Analyst
2 50 (22.03%) Test Analyst
3 29 (12.78%) Team Leader
3 29 (12.78%) Test Engineer
4 22 (9.69%) .NET Team Leader
4 22 (9.69%) Test Manager
5 21 (9.25%) Tester
6 19 (8.37%) Configuration Engineer
6 19 (8.37%) Release and Configuration Engineer
6 19 (8.37%) Release Engineer
6 19 (8.37%) Software Engineer
7 16 (7.05%) Lead Software Engineer
8 15 (6.61%) Software Team Leader
8 15 (6.61%) Test Leader
9 14 (6.17%) C# Software Engineer
9 14 (6.17%) Systems Engineer
10 13 (5.73%) .NET Software Engineer
11 12 (5.29%) Developer
11 12 (5.29%) Integration Engineer
12 11 (4.85%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (16.30%) .NET
2 29 (12.78%) XML
3 25 (11.01%) .NET Framework
4 16 (7.05%) SOAP
5 14 (6.17%) Web Services
6 10 (4.41%) HTML
7 6 (2.64%) ASP.NET
7 6 (2.64%) RESTful
8 4 (1.76%) 802.1X
8 4 (1.76%) jQuery
8 4 (1.76%) JSTS
9 3 (1.32%) JDBC
9 3 (1.32%) JNDI
9 3 (1.32%) JSP
9 3 (1.32%) Middleware
9 3 (1.32%) WSDL
10 2 (0.88%) Gherkin
10 2 (0.88%) JSON
10 2 (0.88%) WCF
11 1 (0.44%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.57%) Computer Science
2 16 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.29%) Smart Meter
4 10 (4.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 9 (3.96%) Algorithms
5 9 (3.96%) CESG
6 8 (3.52%) ASIC
6 8 (3.52%) Virtual Team
7 5 (2.20%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.76%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.32%) STB
9 3 (1.32%) User Experience
9 3 (1.32%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.88%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.88%) Statistics
10 2 (0.88%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.88%) Tandem
11 1 (0.44%) DTCC
11 1 (0.44%) PMI
11 1 (0.44%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 27 (11.89%) Linux
2 26 (11.45%) Windows
3 14 (6.17%) Unix
4 3 (1.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (74.01%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (73.13%) Waterfall
3 55 (24.23%) UML
4 51 (22.47%) Test Scripting
5 45 (19.82%) SDLC
5 45 (19.82%) Software Testing
6 40 (17.62%) Test Automation
7 37 (16.30%) Software Engineering
8 34 (14.98%) User Acceptance Testing
9 33 (14.54%) ITIL
10 32 (14.10%) Scrum
11 28 (12.33%) Regression Testing
11 28 (12.33%) Requirements Management
12 26 (11.45%) Defect Management
13 24 (10.57%) System Testing
14 23 (10.13%) Test Management
15 21 (9.25%) Continuous Integration
15 21 (9.25%) Integration Testing
15 21 (9.25%) Test Planning
16 19 (8.37%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 88 (38.77%) SQL
2 43 (18.94%) C#
3 29 (12.78%) Java
4 16 (7.05%) C++
5 12 (5.29%) C
5 12 (5.29%) Perl
6 11 (4.85%) Python
7 10 (4.41%) PL/SQL
7 10 (4.41%) Ruby
8 6 (2.64%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.76%) VB
10 2 (0.88%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.88%) VBA
11 1 (0.44%) Ada
11 1 (0.44%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.44%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.44%) PHP
11 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 54 (23.79%) ISTQB
2 40 (17.62%) Security Cleared
3 38 (16.74%) Degree
4 33 (14.54%) ISEB
5 29 (12.78%) SC Cleared
6 17 (7.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 14 (6.17%) DV Cleared
7 14 (6.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (2.64%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.44%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (20.26%) QA
2 23 (10.13%) ISO 9001
3 20 (8.81%) TickIT
4 5 (2.20%) IEC 61508
5 4 (1.76%) SLA
6 2 (0.88%) MISRA
7 1 (0.44%) COBIT
7 1 (0.44%) GxP
7 1 (0.44%) JTAG
7 1 (0.44%) SDET
System Software
1 12 (5.29%) Firmware
2 3 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.88%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 29 (12.78%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.32%) CA Service Virtualization
3 2 (0.88%) SCCM
3 2 (0.88%) SCOM
4 1 (0.44%) Ansible
4 1 (0.44%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 45 (19.82%) Microsoft
2 33 (14.54%) HP
3 23 (10.13%) Oracle
4 14 (6.17%) IBM
5 12 (5.29%) SAP
6 6 (2.64%) Atlassian
7 5 (2.20%) TIBCO
8 4 (1.76%) Citrix
9 3 (1.32%) CA
9 3 (1.32%) JDA
9 3 (1.32%) T-Plan
10 2 (0.88%) Green Hat
10 2 (0.88%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.88%) Tableau
10 2 (0.88%) VMware
11 1 (0.44%) Adobe
11 1 (0.44%) Cadence
11 1 (0.44%) EMC
11 1 (0.44%) Sybase
11 1 (0.44%) Xilinx
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