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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
V-Model
Rank 498 526 550
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +24
Contract jobs citing V-Model 135 84 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.15% 0.071%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.20% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 50 14
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£305 £318 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.93% -34.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £258 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £593
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £525
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -40.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £61.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.32% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £61.00 -
% change year-on-year
-30.32% -

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
45685 42476 39076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.18% 76.04% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29782 26353 24011
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1243 1161 1109
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing V-Model within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

V-Model Hourly Rate Histogram 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 4 September 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 +48 132 £300 -5.51% 35
West Midlands +48 40 £300 +9.09% 9
Coventry - 35 £300 - 6
South East -23 34 £313 +0.80% 4
East Midlands +14 26 £450 +5.88% 2
Leicestershire - 22 £375 - 2
Berkshire +7 19 £400 - 1
London +9 18 £400 -11.11% 4
Leicester - 14 £375 -
Buckinghamshire -14 6 £300 -7.69% 1
Slough +5 5 £313 +22.54%
Milton Keynes -10 5 £300 -5.51% 1
North West -31 5 £310 - 4
Maidenhead - 5 £350 -
City of London +8 4 £425 -5.55% 1
Hampshire -1 4 £303 +0.83%
Derbyshire - 4 £500 -
Warwickshire +8 3 £390 -
East of England 0 3 £350 +25.00% 7
Surrey -4 2 - - 1
Cheshire -13 2 £335 +6.34%
South West -13 2 £438 +6.06% 1
Warrington -17 2 £335 +6.34%
Winchester -19 2 £303 +0.83%
Woking - 2 - -
Derby - 2 £500 -
Southampton - 2 - -
Durham - 2 - -
North East - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £250 - 2

V-Model
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 154 (76.62%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (67.16%) Waterfall
3 74 (36.82%) SQL
4 63 (31.34%) ISEB
5 59 (29.35%) ISTQB
6 54 (26.87%) Test Scripting
7 52 (25.87%) Finance
8 51 (25.37%) HP Quality Center
9 47 (23.38%) Degree
10 46 (22.89%) MS Excel
11 40 (19.90%) MS Office
12 34 (16.92%) Microsoft
12 34 (16.92%) QA
13 33 (16.42%) UML
14 31 (15.42%) Computer Science
15 29 (14.43%) MS PowerPoint
15 29 (14.43%) XML
15 29 (14.43%) ISO 9001
15 29 (14.43%) TickIT
16 28 (13.93%) User Acceptance Testing
17 27 (13.43%) Web Services
17 27 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
18 26 (12.94%) Integration Testing
18 26 (12.94%) JIRA
19 25 (12.44%) Scrum
20 24 (11.94%) .NET
21 23 (11.44%) Oracle
21 23 (11.44%) ITIL
21 23 (11.44%) Security Cleared
22 21 (10.45%) ASP.NET

V-Model
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 16 (7.96%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (3.98%) CMS
3 5 (2.49%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.99%) LiveCycle
5 1 (0.50%) SAS
Applications
1 46 (22.89%) MS Excel
2 40 (19.90%) MS Office
3 29 (14.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (6.47%) MS Project
5 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) SAP FI
1 2 (1.00%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.50%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.49%) ATM
1 5 (2.49%) Bluetooth
2 4 (1.99%) LAN
2 4 (1.99%) WAN
3 3 (1.49%) DNS
3 3 (1.49%) IPv6
3 3 (1.49%) 3GPP
3 3 (1.49%) UMTS
3 3 (1.49%) GPRS
3 3 (1.49%) 802.15
3 3 (1.49%) Wireless
3 3 (1.49%) Wireshark
3 3 (1.49%) ZigBee
3 3 (1.49%) HSPA
4 2 (1.00%) Firewall
5 1 (0.50%) RTSP
5 1 (0.50%) Internet
5 1 (0.50%) HTTP
5 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.96%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.48%) MySQL
3 7 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (3.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.48%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.99%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (1.99%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (1.99%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.49%) Big Data
6 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.49%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.49%) MS Access
6 3 (1.49%) Star Schema
7 2 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.00%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.50%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (0.50%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 26 (12.94%) JIRA
2 17 (8.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (8.46%) Visual Studio
2 17 (8.46%) Cucumber
3 16 (7.96%) Selenium
4 14 (6.97%) WebDriver
5 11 (5.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 8 (3.98%) JUnit
6 8 (3.98%) HP UFT
7 7 (3.48%) SoapUI
8 6 (2.99%) LoadRunner
8 6 (2.99%) TestDirector
8 6 (2.99%) Talend Open Studio
9 4 (1.99%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (1.49%) JMeter
11 2 (1.00%) Subversion
11 2 (1.00%) Git (software)
11 2 (1.00%) Jenkins
11 2 (1.00%) eggPlant
11 2 (1.00%) LoadUI
General
1 52 (25.87%) Finance
2 17 (8.46%) Telecoms
3 15 (7.46%) Retail
4 13 (6.47%) Manufacturing
4 13 (6.47%) Banking
5 12 (5.97%) Automotive
6 9 (4.48%) Electronics
7 6 (2.99%) Financial Institution
8 5 (2.49%) Billing
9 3 (1.49%) General Ledger
9 3 (1.49%) Back Office
10 2 (1.00%) Law
10 2 (1.00%) Retail Banking
10 2 (1.00%) Marketing
10 2 (1.00%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.50%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.50%) German Language
11 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 74 (36.82%) Analyst
2 64 (31.84%) Test Analyst
3 29 (14.43%) Tester
4 18 (8.96%) Software Engineer
4 18 (8.96%) Lead Software Engineer
5 16 (7.96%) Test Manager
6 13 (6.47%) Release Engineer
6 13 (6.47%) Configuration Engineer
7 11 (5.47%) Project Manager
8 10 (4.98%) Test Engineer
9 8 (3.98%) Integration Analyst
10 7 (3.48%) Manual Test Analyst
10 7 (3.48%) Integration Test Analyst
11 6 (2.99%) Data Migration Analyst
11 6 (2.99%) Data Analyst
12 5 (2.49%) Systems Engineer
12 5 (2.49%) Analyst Programmer
12 5 (2.49%) Programmer
12 5 (2.49%) UAT Analyst
12 5 (2.49%) Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (14.43%) XML
2 27 (13.43%) Web Services
3 24 (11.94%) .NET
4 21 (10.45%) ASP.NET
5 16 (7.96%) XML Messaging
6 14 (6.97%) SOAP
7 11 (5.47%) REST
8 8 (3.98%) HTML
9 7 (3.48%) CSS
9 7 (3.48%) WSDL
10 4 (1.99%) .NET Framework
11 3 (1.49%) JSON
11 3 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 3 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (1.49%) 802.1X
12 2 (1.00%) Gherkin
12 2 (1.00%) AngularJS
12 2 (1.00%) JNDI
12 2 (1.00%) JDBC
12 2 (1.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (15.42%) Computer Science
2 27 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.48%) Life Science
4 6 (2.99%) CMDB
5 5 (2.49%) IPTV
5 5 (2.49%) Physics
5 5 (2.49%) Video on Demand
6 4 (1.99%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.99%) CESG
6 4 (1.99%) Smart Meter
6 4 (1.99%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (1.49%) EPoS
7 3 (1.49%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.00%) PMI
8 2 (1.00%) Tandem
8 2 (1.00%) Equities
8 2 (1.00%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.50%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.50%) EFT
9 1 (0.50%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.46%) Windows
2 5 (2.49%) Windows 7
2 5 (2.49%) UNIX
3 4 (1.99%) Solaris
4 3 (1.49%) Linux
5 2 (1.00%) Android
5 2 (1.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (76.62%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (67.16%) Waterfall
3 54 (26.87%) Test Scripting
4 33 (16.42%) UML
5 28 (13.93%) User Acceptance Testing
6 26 (12.94%) Integration Testing
7 25 (12.44%) Scrum
8 23 (11.44%) ITIL
9 21 (10.45%) Performance Testing
9 21 (10.45%) Automated Testing
10 20 (9.95%) Migration
10 20 (9.95%) Regression Testing
11 19 (9.45%) Software Engineering
11 19 (9.45%) Software Testing
12 18 (8.96%) Logistics
12 18 (8.96%) Test Management
12 18 (8.96%) Data Migration
12 18 (8.96%) SDLC
13 17 (8.46%) Test Strategy
13 17 (8.46%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 74 (36.82%) SQL
2 20 (9.95%) C#
3 19 (9.45%) Java
4 8 (3.98%) JavaScript
4 8 (3.98%) PHP
4 8 (3.98%) T-SQL
5 7 (3.48%) C
6 6 (2.99%) Ruby
7 5 (2.49%) Groovy
7 5 (2.49%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.49%) VB
8 3 (1.49%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.49%) VBA
8 3 (1.49%) COBOL
9 2 (1.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 63 (31.34%) ISEB
2 59 (29.35%) ISTQB
3 47 (23.38%) Degree
4 23 (11.44%) Security Cleared
5 20 (9.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (7.96%) SC Cleared
7 6 (2.99%) Chartered Engineer
8 5 (2.49%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (1.49%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.00%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.50%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (16.92%) QA
2 29 (14.43%) ISO 9001
2 29 (14.43%) TickIT
3 6 (2.99%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 10 (4.98%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.49%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 51 (25.37%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.49%) SCCM
3 2 (1.00%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 34 (16.92%) Microsoft
2 23 (11.44%) Oracle
3 19 (9.45%) HP
4 11 (5.47%) SAP
5 6 (2.99%) Talend
6 5 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.99%) Adobe
8 3 (1.49%) IBM
8 3 (1.49%) Teradata
8 3 (1.49%) Netezza
8 3 (1.49%) Greenplum
8 3 (1.49%) Vertica
9 2 (1.00%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.00%) Remedy
9 2 (1.00%) CA
10 1 (0.50%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.50%) Sybase
10 1 (0.50%) Capita
10 1 (0.50%) Xamarin
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