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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited V-Model over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
V-Model
England / West Midlands
Rank 117 121 101
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -20
Contract jobs citing V-Model 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.085% 0.082% 0.094%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.10% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £250 £360 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
1863 1960 1540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.04% 80.76% 72.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1162 1071 923
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 64 95
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.04 £11.67 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.95 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

V-Model
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing V-Model as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing V-Model within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -2 1 £250 -7.40%
Staffordshire - 1 - -
V-Model
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing V-Model also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for V-Model.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Computer Science
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) Degree
3 4 (66.67%) .NET Framework
3 4 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 4 (66.67%) .NET
3 4 (66.67%) Visual Studio
3 4 (66.67%) C#
3 4 (66.67%) UML
3 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (16.67%) Requirements Management
4 1 (16.67%) Subversion
4 1 (16.67%) Release Management
4 1 (16.67%) Atlassian
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (16.67%) Coverity
4 1 (16.67%) Confluence
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Electronics
4 1 (16.67%) Validation

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Profibus
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) SonarQube
2 1 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) .NET Software Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) .NET Team Leader
1 4 (66.67%) C# Software Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Lead Software Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Software Team Leader
1 4 (66.67%) Team Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Manual Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 4 (66.67%) UML
2 4 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Release Management
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) C
3 1 (16.67%) MATLAB
3 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) IEC 61508
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Atlassian
2 1 (16.67%) Coverity