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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
V-Model
Rank 547 505 476
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -29
Contract jobs citing V-Model 41 51 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.099% 0.15% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 29 38
Average daily rate £310 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.06% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £460 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41318 34649 42090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.34% 72.50% 69.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25663 20657 24013
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1168 1064 1437
Average hourly rate £28.49 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.98% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -47 34 £310 -17.05% 21
London -50 11 £430 +5.84% 6
South East -21 6 £300 -22.07% 6
East Midlands - 6 £278 - 1
Yorkshire -7 4 £265 -11.66% 1
Leeds -15 3 £265 -11.66% 1
West Yorkshire -22 3 £265 -11.66% 1
South West -23 3 - -
City of London -27 3 £650 +44.44% 3
Wales - 3 £381 - 1
Hampshire -4 2 £300 -21.56%
Reading -10 2 £270 - 1
Berkshire -13 2 £270 - 1
Cheshire - 2 £310 -
Merseyside - 2 £310 -
North West - 2 £310 -
Manchester - 2 £310 -
Scotland -17 1 £360 +121.53% 4
West Wales - 1 £450 -
Surrey - 1 £325 - 2
Glasgow - 1 £360 - 2
Swansea - 1 £450 -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Woking - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Redhill - - - - 1
Reigate - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Southport - - - -

V-Model
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 57 (57.00%) Waterfall
2 36 (36.00%) ISEB
3 32 (32.00%) Test Scripting
4 28 (28.00%) SQL
5 26 (26.00%) Scrum
5 26 (26.00%) ISTQB
6 24 (24.00%) Software Testing
7 22 (22.00%) Microsoft
8 21 (21.00%) Oracle
8 21 (21.00%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (19.00%) Test Management
9 19 (19.00%) Finance
10 16 (16.00%) Java
10 16 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (15.00%) Integration Testing
11 15 (15.00%) Test Strategy
12 14 (14.00%) QA
12 14 (14.00%) UNIX
13 13 (13.00%) .NET
13 13 (13.00%) Linux
13 13 (13.00%) MS Excel
13 13 (13.00%) TestDirector
14 12 (12.00%) System Testing
14 12 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (12.00%) Automated Testing
15 11 (11.00%) HP Quality Center
15 11 (11.00%) Degree
15 11 (11.00%) JIRA
15 11 (11.00%) Windows
16 10 (10.00%) SQL Server

V-Model
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 6 (6.00%) Confluence
2 5 (5.00%) LiveCycle
3 3 (3.00%) nginx
3 3 (3.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.00%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.00%) Apache
4 1 (1.00%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.00%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 13 (13.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.00%) MS Project
3 1 (1.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Lawson
1 3 (3.00%) Infor M3
2 2 (2.00%) SAP R/3
2 2 (2.00%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.00%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.00%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.00%) FTP
1 1 (1.00%) DNS
1 1 (1.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 10 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 9 (9.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (7.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (7.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 7 (7.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (4.00%) Star Schema
5 4 (4.00%) Big Data
6 3 (3.00%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.00%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (3.00%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.00%) SAP BW
7 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.00%) DB2
7 2 (2.00%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (13.00%) TestDirector
2 12 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (11.00%) JIRA
4 8 (8.00%) Selenium
4 8 (8.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (7.00%) Oracle APEX
6 6 (6.00%) Subversion
6 6 (6.00%) FishEye
7 5 (5.00%) Git (software)
7 5 (5.00%) Eclipse
7 5 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (5.00%) Visual Studio
8 4 (4.00%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (3.00%) WinRunner
9 3 (3.00%) TeamCity
10 2 (2.00%) JUnit
10 2 (2.00%) LoadRunner
10 2 (2.00%) Bugzilla
10 2 (2.00%) MSTest
11 1 (1.00%) FogBugz
General
1 19 (19.00%) Finance
2 8 (8.00%) Banking
3 5 (5.00%) Billing
4 4 (4.00%) Retail
4 4 (4.00%) Marketing
5 3 (3.00%) Dutch Language
5 3 (3.00%) French Language
5 3 (3.00%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.00%) Aerospace
6 2 (2.00%) Back Office
6 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.00%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.00%) Electronics
7 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.00%) Publishing
7 1 (1.00%) Military
7 1 (1.00%) Hebrew Language
7 1 (1.00%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 55 (55.00%) Analyst
2 40 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 13 (13.00%) Test Manager
4 11 (11.00%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (9.00%) Tester
6 8 (8.00%) Senior Test Analyst
7 7 (7.00%) Business Analyst
8 6 (6.00%) Developer
8 6 (6.00%) Administrator
9 4 (4.00%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 4 (4.00%) Business Test Analyst
10 3 (3.00%) QA Analyst
10 3 (3.00%) Verification Engineer
10 3 (3.00%) Test Leader
10 3 (3.00%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.00%) Consultant
10 3 (3.00%) Data Analyst
10 3 (3.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.00%) .NET
2 7 (7.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (6.00%) HTML
4 5 (5.00%) CSS
5 2 (2.00%) Web Services
5 2 (2.00%) XSLT
5 2 (2.00%) Middleware
5 2 (2.00%) SAP PI
6 1 (1.00%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (1.00%) Velocity
6 1 (1.00%) Swing
6 1 (1.00%) JMS
6 1 (1.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.00%) Open Source
2 4 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.00%) Clustering
4 2 (2.00%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (2.00%) Derivative
4 2 (2.00%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.00%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.00%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.00%) Freedom of Information Act
4 2 (2.00%) Kindle
4 2 (2.00%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.00%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.00%) iPad
5 1 (1.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.00%) iPhone
5 1 (1.00%) AS400
5 1 (1.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.00%) UNIX
2 13 (13.00%) Linux
3 11 (11.00%) Windows
4 5 (5.00%) Windows Vista
5 4 (4.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (4.00%) AIX
5 4 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.00%) Windows 2000
5 4 (4.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (3.00%) VMS
6 3 (3.00%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (57.00%) Waterfall
2 32 (32.00%) Test Scripting
3 26 (26.00%) Scrum
4 24 (24.00%) Software Testing
5 21 (21.00%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (19.00%) Test Management
7 16 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (15.00%) Integration Testing
8 15 (15.00%) Test Strategy
9 12 (12.00%) Automated Testing
9 12 (12.00%) System Testing
10 9 (9.00%) Project Management
10 9 (9.00%) DSDM
10 9 (9.00%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (8.00%) ERP
11 8 (8.00%) Regression Testing
11 8 (8.00%) TDD
11 8 (8.00%) Test Automation
12 7 (7.00%) Data Analysis
12 7 (7.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.00%) SQL
2 16 (16.00%) Java
3 10 (10.00%) C#
4 7 (7.00%) PL/SQL
5 5 (5.00%) T-SQL
5 5 (5.00%) Shell Script
6 4 (4.00%) Python
7 3 (3.00%) Ruby
7 3 (3.00%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.00%) C++
8 2 (2.00%) VB
8 2 (2.00%) ABAP
8 2 (2.00%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.00%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (36.00%) ISEB
2 26 (26.00%) ISTQB
3 11 (11.00%) Degree
4 10 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (6.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.00%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.00%) HND
8 1 (1.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.00%) QA
2 3 (3.00%) DO-178B
3 2 (2.00%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (11.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.00%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (3.00%) Capistrano
2 3 (3.00%) Puppet
2 3 (3.00%) HAProxy
2 3 (3.00%) Netcool
2 3 (3.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 22 (22.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (21.00%) Oracle
3 6 (6.00%) SAP
3 6 (6.00%) Atlassian
4 5 (5.00%) Adobe
4 5 (5.00%) HP
5 4 (4.00%) Citrix
6 3 (3.00%) Veritas
6 3 (3.00%) Business Objects
6 3 (3.00%) McAfee
6 3 (3.00%) Infor
6 3 (3.00%) Splunk
7 2 (2.00%) Calypso
7 2 (2.00%) Remedy
8 1 (1.00%) VMware
8 1 (1.00%) Intershop
8 1 (1.00%) Demandware
8 1 (1.00%) Green Hat
8 1 (1.00%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.00%) Siebel
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago