The table below looks at the statistics for V-Model skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited V-Model over the 3 months to 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
V-Model
Rank 99 121 -
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -
Contract jobs citing V-Model 18 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.75% 0.041% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.055% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £308 £456
% change year-on-year
-2.43% -32.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £61.00 -
% change year-on-year
-30.32% -
V-Model
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1806 1832 1369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 75.06% 74.62% 68.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1101 984 690
Average daily rate £391 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 129 62
Average hourly rate £28.69 £28.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -25.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

V-Model
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing V-Model across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

V-Model Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

V-Model
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing V-Model across the West Midlands region.

V-Model Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

V-Model
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing V-Model across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

V-Model Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

V-Model
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing V-Model across the West Midlands region.

V-Model Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

V-Model
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 August 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
Coventry - 12 £300 - 1
Birmingham - 3 £238 - 1
Warwickshire - 3 £390 -
V-Model
England

V-Model
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (66.67%) ISEB
3 11 (61.11%) ISTQB
3 11 (61.11%) Waterfall
4 9 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 9 (50.00%) SQL
5 7 (38.89%) Migration
5 7 (38.89%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (33.33%) Data Migration
6 6 (33.33%) Integration Testing
6 6 (33.33%) XML Messaging
6 6 (33.33%) XML
6 6 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (27.78%) Automotive
7 5 (27.78%) Validation
7 5 (27.78%) Degree
7 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (27.78%) IEC 61508
7 5 (27.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (16.67%) Electronics
8 3 (16.67%) EPoS
8 3 (16.67%) Resource Management
8 3 (16.67%) Retail
8 3 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
8 3 (16.67%) Coaching
9 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
9 2 (11.11%) Hazard Analysis
9 2 (11.11%) Data Protection

V-Model
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 5 (27.78%) Automotive
2 3 (16.67%) Retail
2 3 (16.67%) Electronics
3 2 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Test Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Test Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Integration Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Integration Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Integration Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) UAT Tester
5 1 (5.56%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Data Migration Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Tester
5 1 (5.56%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) XML
1 6 (33.33%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) EPoS
1 3 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) Waterfall
3 9 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (38.89%) Migration
5 6 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 6 (33.33%) Data Migration
6 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Validation
7 3 (16.67%) Resource Management
7 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 3 (16.67%) Coaching
8 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
8 2 (11.11%) Hazard Analysis
8 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Process Management
8 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
9 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
9 1 (5.56%) RUP
9 1 (5.56%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) ISEB
2 11 (61.11%) ISTQB
3 5 (27.78%) Degree
3 5 (27.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) IEC 61508
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Talend