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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
V-Model
Rank 533 529 523
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs citing V-Model 61 48 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.092% 0.078%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 30 26
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£267 £319 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.39% -8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
-15.16% -11.42%
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
41360 39367 34236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.18% 75.27% 74.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 26409 24837 20434
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1177 1180 1026
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.86 £50.00 £50.00
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 2 June 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 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 2 June 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 +2 55 £267 -16.06% 26
London +12 19 £300 -40.00% 6
North West -3 16 £260 -16.12% 3
South East -9 12 £340 +13.33% 9
Lancashire - 12 £256 -
Blackpool - 12 £256 -
Milton Keynes +6 5 £316 +18.22%
Buckinghamshire +3 5 £316 +18.22% 1
Surrey - 4 - - 4
Scotland - 4 £320 - 2
City of London +12 3 £463 - 1
East Midlands -11 3 £195 -35.00% 2
Woking - 3 - -
Reading +4 2 £425 +47.82% 1
Berkshire +1 2 £425 +47.82% 4
Bristol -4 2 £300 -40.00% 3
South West -5 2 £300 - 3
Manchester -10 2 £455 +46.77% 2
Edinburgh - 2 £315 - 2
Glasgow - 2 £325 -
Nottingham - 2 - - 2
Nottinghamshire - 2 - - 2
East of England +5 1 £380 +8.57%
Cambridgeshire +1 1 £380 +8.57%
Derbyshire 0 1 £195 -44.28%
Hampshire -1 1 £340 +13.33%
West Midlands -6 1 £225 -35.71% 3
Wales -11 1 £175 -54.09%
Birmingham - 1 £225 -
Isle of Man - 1 £263 -

V-Model
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 104 (67.53%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (62.99%) Waterfall
3 77 (50.00%) SQL
4 67 (43.51%) Test Scripting
5 60 (38.96%) ISEB
6 47 (30.52%) Java
7 42 (27.27%) QA
7 42 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
8 41 (26.62%) Software Testing
9 40 (25.97%) User Acceptance Testing
10 39 (25.32%) Selenium
11 37 (24.03%) Validation
12 35 (22.73%) Finance
13 34 (22.08%) Scrum
13 34 (22.08%) TDD
14 33 (21.43%) Windows
14 33 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 29 (18.83%) Team Foundation Server
16 28 (18.18%) Linux
17 27 (17.53%) .NET
18 26 (16.88%) Oracle
18 26 (16.88%) Test Automation
18 26 (16.88%) Use Case
18 26 (16.88%) WebDriver
19 25 (16.23%) SDLC
19 25 (16.23%) Test Management
19 25 (16.23%) Software Engineering
19 25 (16.23%) ISTQB
19 25 (16.23%) XML
19 25 (16.23%) Microsoft

V-Model
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 7 (4.55%) CMS
2 4 (2.60%) LiveCycle
2 4 (2.60%) IIS
3 2 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.30%) Apache
3 2 (1.30%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.65%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.14%) MS Project
3 9 (5.84%) MS Office
4 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.60%) SAP FI
2 3 (1.95%) SAP CO
2 3 (1.95%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (1.95%) SAP BCA
3 2 (1.30%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.25%) Wireshark
1 5 (3.25%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.60%) HTTPS
2 4 (2.60%) HTTP
3 3 (1.95%) ATM
3 3 (1.95%) Bluetooth
3 3 (1.95%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (12.34%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.79%) SQL Server 2005
2 12 (7.79%) Relational Database
3 10 (6.49%) MS Access
4 8 (5.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (4.55%) SAP BW
6 6 (3.90%) MySQL
7 5 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (3.25%) Data Mining
7 5 (3.25%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.60%) MongoDB
8 4 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (2.60%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (2.60%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.30%) SAP Data Services
10 1 (0.65%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 39 (25.32%) Selenium
2 29 (18.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (16.88%) WebDriver
4 23 (14.94%) Git (software)
5 21 (13.64%) JIRA
6 20 (12.99%) Cucumber
7 15 (9.74%) Eclipse
8 13 (8.44%) Visual Studio
9 10 (6.49%) JUnit
9 10 (6.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (5.84%) QuickTest Pro
11 8 (5.19%) SoapUI
12 5 (3.25%) JMeter
12 5 (3.25%) Jenkins
12 5 (3.25%) SpecFlow
13 4 (2.60%) TestNG
13 4 (2.60%) Hudson
13 4 (2.60%) JBehave
13 4 (2.60%) LoadRunner
13 4 (2.60%) Oracle APEX
General
1 35 (22.73%) Finance
2 14 (9.09%) Banking
3 8 (5.19%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.25%) Automotive
4 5 (3.25%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.60%) Electronics
5 4 (2.60%) Back Office
5 4 (2.60%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.95%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.30%) Retail
7 2 (1.30%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.65%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.65%) French Language
8 1 (0.65%) German Language
8 1 (0.65%) Marketing
8 1 (0.65%) Military
8 1 (0.65%) Legal
8 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 56 (36.36%) Analyst
2 42 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 32 (20.78%) Tester
4 23 (14.94%) Developer
5 14 (9.09%) AWS Developer
6 13 (8.44%) Test Leader
7 10 (6.49%) Test Engineer
8 9 (5.84%) Automation Tester
9 8 (5.19%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (4.55%) Test Manager
11 6 (3.90%) Systems Analyst
11 6 (3.90%) Programmer
11 6 (3.90%) Performance Analyst
11 6 (3.90%) Performance Test Analyst
12 5 (3.25%) SAP Tester
12 5 (3.25%) Senior Tester
12 5 (3.25%) Senior Analyst
12 5 (3.25%) Design Engineer
12 5 (3.25%) Senior Systems Engineer
12 5 (3.25%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (17.53%) .NET
2 25 (16.23%) XML
3 15 (9.74%) HTML
4 14 (9.09%) CSS
5 12 (7.79%) ASP.NET
5 12 (7.79%) Web Services
6 11 (7.14%) SOAP
7 9 (5.84%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (5.84%) REST
7 9 (5.84%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 7 (4.55%) JSON
9 6 (3.90%) RESTful
10 5 (3.25%) WSDL
11 4 (2.60%) .NET Framework
12 3 (1.95%) AngularJS
12 3 (1.95%) Gherkin
13 2 (1.30%) LESS
13 2 (1.30%) HTML5
13 2 (1.30%) Memcached
13 2 (1.30%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.79%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.19%) Video on Demand
4 4 (2.60%) IPTV
5 3 (1.95%) Physics
5 3 (1.95%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.30%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.30%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.65%) Mechatronics
7 1 (0.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.65%) Tandem
7 1 (0.65%) Equities
7 1 (0.65%) DTV
7 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.65%) PMI
7 1 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 33 (21.43%) Windows
2 28 (18.18%) Linux
3 3 (1.95%) UNIX
3 3 (1.95%) Solaris
3 3 (1.95%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.30%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (67.53%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (62.99%) Waterfall
3 67 (43.51%) Test Scripting
4 41 (26.62%) Software Testing
5 40 (25.97%) User Acceptance Testing
6 37 (24.03%) Validation
7 34 (22.08%) Scrum
7 34 (22.08%) TDD
8 26 (16.88%) Test Automation
8 26 (16.88%) Use Case
9 25 (16.23%) SDLC
9 25 (16.23%) Test Management
9 25 (16.23%) Software Engineering
10 24 (15.58%) Test Planning
11 23 (14.94%) Regression Testing
12 22 (14.29%) BDD
13 20 (12.99%) Project Management
14 19 (12.34%) Open Source
14 19 (12.34%) Performance Testing
15 17 (11.04%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 77 (50.00%) SQL
2 47 (30.52%) Java
3 11 (7.14%) C#
4 10 (6.49%) VB.NET
5 9 (5.84%) VBA
6 8 (5.19%) PHP
7 7 (4.55%) Groovy
7 7 (4.55%) Ruby
8 6 (3.90%) JavaScript
8 6 (3.90%) C
9 4 (2.60%) Scala
9 4 (2.60%) C++
9 4 (2.60%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.95%) VB
11 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.65%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 60 (38.96%) ISEB
2 33 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 25 (16.23%) ISTQB
4 24 (15.58%) Security Cleared
4 24 (15.58%) Degree
5 23 (14.94%) HND
6 11 (7.14%) DV Cleared
7 10 (6.49%) SC Cleared
8 5 (3.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (27.27%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 5 (3.25%) Firmware
2 2 (1.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 42 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.30%) CA LISA
2 2 (1.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (16.88%) Oracle
2 25 (16.23%) Microsoft
3 23 (14.94%) SAP
4 20 (12.99%) HP
5 4 (2.60%) IBM
5 4 (2.60%) Adobe
6 3 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.30%) CA
7 2 (1.30%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.30%) Zend
8 1 (0.65%) Greenplum
8 1 (0.65%) Netezza
8 1 (0.65%) Teradata
8 1 (0.65%) Informatica
8 1 (0.65%) EMC
8 1 (0.65%) Apple
8 1 (0.65%) Talend
8 1 (0.65%) Vertica
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