The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
V-Model
Rank - 100 100
Contract jobs citing V-Model 0 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.24% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1661 1256 1419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.85% 68.56% 62.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 866 606 672
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 94 66
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £15.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.15 £37.80 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
V-Model
England

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
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 18 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
Birmingham - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - - 1
V-Model
England

V-Model
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) SAP
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Volume Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Siebel
2 1 (50.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) JD Edwards
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Resource Management

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
General
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) ERP Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Volume Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Siebel
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) JD Edwards