The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
V-Model
Rank 522 530 526
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing V-Model 71 38 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.074% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.10% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 15 32
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£320 £413 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.42% +32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £555 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £456 £313
% change year-on-year
-32.05% +46.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £61.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.00 - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40505 37197 40742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.09% 72.90% 70.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25086 22561 23430
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1066 1445
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.84 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 65 £320 -22.42% 24
South East +4 25 £300 -42.30% 8
London +8 18 £463 +54.16% 5
Berkshire +7 9 £350 -46.15% 5
South West -23 8 £450 - 5
Surrey - 5 - - 2
North West - 5 £310 - 1
Reading +12 4 £400 -
Yorkshire +8 4 £235 -6.00%
Bristol - 4 £450 - 3
City of London +15 3 £450 +87.50% 2
West Yorkshire +7 3 £235 -6.00%
Hampshire - 3 £300 -
Manchester - 3 £285 -
Redhill - 3 - -
East Midlands -1 2 £350 - 4
Gloucestershire - 2 - - 2
South Wales - 2 - -
Wales - 2 - -
East of England - 2 £306 -
Slough - 2 £255 -
Warrington - 2 £315 -
Cheshire - 2 £315 -
Cardiff - 2 - -
Glasgow +1 1 - -
Leeds +1 1 £220 -12.00%
Scotland -23 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £275 - 1
Essex - 1 £263 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - - 2

V-Model
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 70 (64.22%) Waterfall
2 42 (38.53%) ISEB
3 32 (29.36%) SQL
3 32 (29.36%) ISTQB
3 32 (29.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 32 (29.36%) Test Scripting
4 31 (28.44%) Software Testing
5 25 (22.94%) Finance
5 25 (22.94%) Microsoft
6 22 (20.18%) Integration Testing
6 22 (20.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 20 (18.35%) Oracle
8 19 (17.43%) Linux
8 19 (17.43%) Test Strategy
9 18 (16.51%) SAP
9 18 (16.51%) Scrum
10 17 (15.60%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (15.60%) QA
11 16 (14.68%) Degree
12 15 (13.76%) MS Excel
13 14 (12.84%) .NET
13 14 (12.84%) Java
13 14 (12.84%) System Testing
13 14 (12.84%) Test Management
13 14 (12.84%) Automated Testing
13 14 (12.84%) HP Quality Center
14 13 (11.93%) Performance Testing
15 12 (11.01%) UNIX
15 12 (11.01%) Windows
16 11 (10.09%) Project Management

V-Model
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 3 (2.75%) CMS
1 3 (2.75%) LiveCycle
1 3 (2.75%) nginx
2 2 (1.83%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.83%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.92%) CICS
3 1 (0.92%) Apache
3 1 (0.92%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.92%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.92%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (0.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (13.76%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.34%) MS Project
3 7 (6.42%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.75%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (2.75%) SAP CO
2 3 (2.75%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.83%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.83%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.83%) SAP R/3
3 2 (1.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.92%) VisionPLUS
4 1 (0.92%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.75%) 3GPP
1 3 (2.75%) UMTS
1 3 (2.75%) GPRS
1 3 (2.75%) DNS
1 3 (2.75%) IPv6
1 3 (2.75%) Wireless
1 3 (2.75%) Wireshark
1 3 (2.75%) ZigBee
1 3 (2.75%) HSPA
2 2 (1.83%) 802.15
2 2 (1.83%) WAN
3 1 (0.92%) FTP
3 1 (0.92%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.92%) Internet
3 1 (0.92%) LAN
3 1 (0.92%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.42%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.59%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.59%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.59%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.67%) Star Schema
4 4 (3.67%) Big Data
5 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (2.75%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (2.75%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.83%) DB2
6 2 (1.83%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (9.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (8.26%) Selenium
3 7 (6.42%) TestDirector
4 6 (5.50%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (3.67%) LoadRunner
5 4 (3.67%) RequisitePro
6 3 (2.75%) Maven
6 3 (2.75%) JIRA
6 3 (2.75%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (2.75%) Ant
6 3 (2.75%) Subversion
6 3 (2.75%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.83%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.83%) MSTest
7 2 (1.83%) JUnit
8 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.92%) TestPartner
8 1 (0.92%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.92%) Rational Performance Tester
8 1 (0.92%) ClearQuest
General
1 25 (22.94%) Finance
2 10 (9.17%) Telecoms
3 9 (8.26%) Manufacturing
4 8 (7.34%) Banking
5 6 (5.50%) Back Office
5 6 (5.50%) Electronics
6 5 (4.59%) Marketing
7 4 (3.67%) Retail
7 4 (3.67%) Billing
7 4 (3.67%) Military
8 3 (2.75%) Automotive
8 3 (2.75%) Dutch Language
8 3 (2.75%) French Language
9 2 (1.83%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.92%) Welsh Language
10 1 (0.92%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (54.13%) Analyst
2 47 (43.12%) Test Analyst
3 13 (11.93%) Tester
4 9 (8.26%) Business Analyst
5 8 (7.34%) Architect
5 8 (7.34%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (7.34%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (7.34%) Test Engineer
5 8 (7.34%) Test Leader
6 6 (5.50%) Test Manager
7 5 (4.59%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (3.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 4 (3.67%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (3.67%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 4 (3.67%) Business Test Analyst
8 4 (3.67%) SAP Tester
9 3 (2.75%) Functional Tester
9 3 (2.75%) Solutions Analyst
9 3 (2.75%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.84%) .NET
2 5 (4.59%) Web Services
2 5 (4.59%) XML
3 4 (3.67%) XSLT
3 4 (3.67%) Middleware
4 3 (2.75%) HTML
4 3 (2.75%) JMS
4 3 (2.75%) Velocity
4 3 (2.75%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.75%) CSS
5 2 (1.83%) SOAP
5 2 (1.83%) Swing
5 2 (1.83%) SAP PI
5 2 (1.83%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.92%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.92%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.92%) EDI
6 1 (0.92%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.42%) Firmware
2 4 (3.67%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.67%) Open Source
3 3 (2.75%) SWIFT
3 3 (2.75%) Mainframe
3 3 (2.75%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.83%) DTV
4 2 (1.83%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.92%) FMCG
5 1 (0.92%) iPhone
5 1 (0.92%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.92%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.92%) iPad
5 1 (0.92%) PMI
5 1 (0.92%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.92%) AS400
5 1 (0.92%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 19 (17.43%) Linux
2 12 (11.01%) UNIX
2 12 (11.01%) Windows
3 3 (2.75%) Ubuntu
3 3 (2.75%) Windows Vista
3 3 (2.75%) Windows 2000
3 3 (2.75%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.92%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.92%) VMS
4 1 (0.92%) zOS
4 1 (0.92%) VxWorks
4 1 (0.92%) SUSE
4 1 (0.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (64.22%) Waterfall
2 32 (29.36%) Test Scripting
2 32 (29.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 31 (28.44%) Software Testing
4 22 (20.18%) Integration Testing
5 19 (17.43%) Test Strategy
6 18 (16.51%) Scrum
7 17 (15.60%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (12.84%) Automated Testing
8 14 (12.84%) System Testing
8 14 (12.84%) Test Management
9 13 (11.93%) Performance Testing
10 11 (10.09%) Project Management
11 10 (9.17%) Software Engineering
11 10 (9.17%) Use Case
12 9 (8.26%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (8.26%) Configuration Management
13 8 (7.34%) Regression Testing
13 8 (7.34%) Validation
14 7 (6.42%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 32 (29.36%) SQL
2 14 (12.84%) Java
3 5 (4.59%) C#
3 5 (4.59%) Shell Script
4 4 (3.67%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.75%) C
5 3 (2.75%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.75%) C++
5 3 (2.75%) Ruby
5 3 (2.75%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.83%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.83%) ABAP
7 1 (0.92%) Python
7 1 (0.92%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (38.53%) ISEB
2 32 (29.36%) ISTQB
3 22 (20.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (14.68%) Degree
5 11 (10.09%) Security Cleared
6 8 (7.34%) SC Cleared
7 6 (5.50%) HND
8 5 (4.59%) PMP
8 5 (4.59%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.83%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.92%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.92%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.92%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (15.60%) QA
2 6 (5.50%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.92%) WCAG
3 1 (0.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (12.84%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.75%) Capistrano
2 3 (2.75%) Puppet
2 3 (2.75%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.92%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 25 (22.94%) Microsoft
2 20 (18.35%) Oracle
3 18 (16.51%) SAP
4 7 (6.42%) HP
4 7 (6.42%) IBM
5 4 (3.67%) Siebel
5 4 (3.67%) JD Edwards
5 4 (3.67%) Remedy
6 3 (2.75%) Splunk
6 3 (2.75%) Business Objects
6 3 (2.75%) Adobe
6 3 (2.75%) Green Hat
7 2 (1.83%) Primavera
8 1 (0.92%) FatWire
8 1 (0.92%) Intershop
8 1 (0.92%) Endeca
8 1 (0.92%) Agilent
8 1 (0.92%) Demandware
8 1 (0.92%) Charles River
8 1 (0.92%) EMC
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Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Burnley
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Posted: 22 days ago
Surrey
CPS Group
Posted: 23 days ago