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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
V-Model
Rank 487 517 472
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -45
Contract jobs citing V-Model 92 47 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.094% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.13% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 28 26
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£350 £368 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £493 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50

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
39429 37564 32100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.02% 75.01% 72.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 24726 22718 19169
Average daily rate £420 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1056 1102 1125
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +26 79 £350 -6.66% 17
London +13 34 £350 -19.54% 4
South East -10 20 £295 +12.38% 5
South West +2 12 £350 -17.64%
Milton Keynes - 12 £295 - 3
Buckinghamshire - 12 £295 - 4
North West -7 11 £400 +29.03%
City of London +15 10 £350 -30.00% 2
Bristol +2 10 £355 -16.47%
Scotland 0 6 £363 +0.69% 9
Berkshire -8 5 £375 +44.23% 1
Reading -2 4 £375 +44.23% 1
Stirling - 4 £400 -
Uxbridge - 4 £325 -
Manchester -7 3 £600 +93.54%
South Wales - 2 £375 -
Wales - 2 £375 -
Slough 0 1 £275 -
Glasgow -1 1 - - 6
Yorkshire -21 1 - - 3
Wiltshire - 1 £260 -
Warwickshire - 1 - - 1
Hampshire - 1 £270 -
Swindon - 1 £260 -
Edinburgh - 1 £325 - 3
West Midlands - 1 - - 2
East Midlands - - - - 2
Merseyside - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

V-Model
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 148 (73.63%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (67.16%) Waterfall
3 114 (56.72%) SQL
4 85 (42.29%) Test Scripting
5 71 (35.32%) ISEB
6 69 (34.33%) Java
7 61 (30.35%) Validation
8 60 (29.85%) Software Testing
9 59 (29.35%) User Acceptance Testing
10 57 (28.36%) TDD
11 51 (25.37%) Selenium
12 49 (24.38%) QA
12 49 (24.38%) .NET
13 47 (23.38%) Windows
14 46 (22.89%) HP Quality Center
15 45 (22.39%) Scrum
16 44 (21.89%) Team Foundation Server
17 42 (20.90%) Finance
17 42 (20.90%) Microsoft
18 40 (19.90%) BDD
19 39 (19.40%) Software Engineering
20 38 (18.91%) Oracle
21 37 (18.41%) Test Management
21 37 (18.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 35 (17.41%) Test Automation
22 35 (17.41%) Linux
23 34 (16.92%) Git (software)
24 31 (15.42%) XML
25 30 (14.93%) Test Planning
26 28 (13.93%) SAP

V-Model
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 9 (4.48%) IIS
2 8 (3.98%) CMS
3 7 (3.48%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (2.49%) LiveCycle
5 4 (1.99%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.00%) Apache
6 2 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.50%) SAS
7 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.50%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.50%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 16 (7.96%) MS Project
1 16 (7.96%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.49%) MS Office
3 2 (1.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.48%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (2.49%) SAP FI
3 4 (1.99%) Oracle Cash Management
3 4 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.49%) SAP BCA
5 2 (1.00%) SAP CO
5 2 (1.00%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.49%) Wireshark
1 5 (2.49%) HTTPS
1 5 (2.49%) HTTP
1 5 (2.49%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.99%) Internet
3 1 (0.50%) ATM
3 1 (0.50%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.95%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.96%) Relational Database
2 18 (8.96%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (6.47%) Oracle Database
4 12 (5.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (5.47%) MS Access
5 11 (5.47%) Oracle Database 10g
5 11 (5.47%) SAP BW
6 9 (4.48%) SQL Server 2000
7 8 (3.98%) MongoDB
7 8 (3.98%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (3.48%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (2.99%) Data Mining
10 4 (1.99%) Big Data
10 4 (1.99%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (1.00%) Hadoop
12 2 (1.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 2 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 51 (25.37%) Selenium
2 44 (21.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (16.92%) Git (software)
4 25 (12.44%) WebDriver
5 22 (10.95%) Visual Studio
6 21 (10.45%) Eclipse
6 21 (10.45%) Cucumber
7 20 (9.95%) JIRA
8 17 (8.46%) SoapUI
9 15 (7.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 10 (4.98%) Jenkins
10 10 (4.98%) QuickTest Pro
10 10 (4.98%) LoadRunner
10 10 (4.98%) Oracle APEX
11 9 (4.48%) JUnit
11 9 (4.48%) TestNG
11 9 (4.48%) JBehave
11 9 (4.48%) Hudson
12 8 (3.98%) NeoLoad
12 8 (3.98%) Subversion
General
1 42 (20.90%) Finance
2 15 (7.46%) Telecoms
3 14 (6.97%) Banking
4 6 (2.99%) Marketing
5 5 (2.49%) Billing
6 4 (1.99%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.99%) Retail
7 3 (1.49%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.49%) Back Office
8 2 (1.00%) Military
9 1 (0.50%) Automotive
9 1 (0.50%) Legal
9 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.50%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.50%) French Language
9 1 (0.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 77 (38.31%) Analyst
2 55 (27.36%) Test Analyst
3 37 (18.41%) Developer
4 20 (9.95%) Tester
5 19 (9.45%) Test Leader
6 17 (8.46%) Test Engineer
7 11 (5.47%) Systems Analyst
8 10 (4.98%) Systems Engineer
8 10 (4.98%) Programmer
9 9 (4.48%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 8 (3.98%) Automation Tester
10 8 (3.98%) Analyst Programmer
10 8 (3.98%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (3.98%) Design Engineer
10 8 (3.98%) Senior Test Engineer
11 7 (3.48%) Senior Test Analyst
11 7 (3.48%) Senior Design Engineer
12 6 (2.99%) Performance Test Engineer
12 6 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (2.99%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (24.38%) .NET
2 31 (15.42%) XML
3 22 (10.95%) HTML
4 18 (8.96%) CSS
5 17 (8.46%) ASP.NET
6 12 (5.97%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 12 (5.97%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (4.98%) Web Services
8 9 (4.48%) SOAP
9 8 (3.98%) JSON
10 7 (3.48%) RESTful
11 5 (2.49%) jQuery
11 5 (2.49%) .NET Framework
11 5 (2.49%) REST
12 4 (1.99%) Spring
13 3 (1.49%) J2EE
13 3 (1.49%) AngularJS
14 2 (1.00%) HTML5
14 2 (1.00%) Memcached
14 2 (1.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (9.45%) Open Source
3 7 (3.48%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.99%) Video on Demand
5 5 (2.49%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (2.49%) iPad
6 4 (1.99%) Mobile Banking
6 4 (1.99%) SWIFT
7 3 (1.49%) User Experience
8 2 (1.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.50%) Mechatronics
9 1 (0.50%) IPTV
9 1 (0.50%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.50%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.50%) DTV
9 1 (0.50%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.50%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.50%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 47 (23.38%) Windows
2 35 (17.41%) Linux
3 9 (4.48%) UNIX
4 5 (2.49%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.99%) Android
6 1 (0.50%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (73.63%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (67.16%) Waterfall
3 85 (42.29%) Test Scripting
4 61 (30.35%) Validation
5 60 (29.85%) Software Testing
6 59 (29.35%) User Acceptance Testing
7 57 (28.36%) TDD
8 45 (22.39%) Scrum
9 40 (19.90%) BDD
10 39 (19.40%) Software Engineering
11 37 (18.41%) Test Management
12 35 (17.41%) Test Automation
13 30 (14.93%) Test Planning
14 27 (13.43%) Use Case
15 26 (12.94%) Test Strategy
16 25 (12.44%) Regression Testing
17 21 (10.45%) UML
17 21 (10.45%) Integration Testing
18 19 (9.45%) Manual Testing
19 16 (7.96%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 114 (56.72%) SQL
2 69 (34.33%) Java
3 20 (9.95%) C#
4 14 (6.97%) PL/SQL
5 13 (6.47%) VB.NET
6 9 (4.48%) Ruby
6 9 (4.48%) Groovy
6 9 (4.48%) Scala
7 8 (3.98%) Python
7 8 (3.98%) VBA
8 7 (3.48%) C
8 7 (3.48%) VB
8 7 (3.48%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.49%) C++
9 5 (2.49%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.49%) PHP
11 2 (1.00%) VB6
12 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.50%) Perl
12 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 71 (35.32%) ISEB
2 37 (18.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 28 (13.93%) HND
4 27 (13.43%) ISTQB
4 27 (13.43%) Security Cleared
5 19 (9.45%) Degree
6 15 (7.46%) SC Cleared
7 11 (5.47%) DV Cleared
8 5 (2.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.50%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (24.38%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
2 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (4.98%) Firmware
2 1 (0.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 46 (22.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 42 (20.90%) Microsoft
2 38 (18.91%) Oracle
3 28 (13.93%) SAP
4 23 (11.44%) HP
5 6 (2.99%) JD Edwards
6 5 (2.49%) Adobe
7 4 (1.99%) IBM
7 4 (1.99%) PeopleSoft
7 4 (1.99%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.00%) EMC
8 2 (1.00%) Informatica
8 2 (1.00%) Zend
9 1 (0.50%) ATG
9 1 (0.50%) Intershop
9 1 (0.50%) Siebel
9 1 (0.50%) Apple
9 1 (0.50%) Primavera
9 1 (0.50%) Demandware
9 1 (0.50%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.50%) Splunk
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