Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for V-Model skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited V-Model over the 6 months to 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

V-Model
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 790 769 657
Rank change year-on-year -21 -112 +7
Contract jobs citing V-Model 86 101 225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.086% 0.10% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.12% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 71 128
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% -14.29%
10th Percentile £235 £256 £223
90th Percentile £550 £513 £447
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £350 £300
% change year-on-year +6.43% +16.67% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 5
UK median hourly rate £41.83 - £42.50
10th Percentile £37.50 - £40.00
90th Percentile £47.50 - £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.83 - £42.50

V-Model is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 84,751 81,431 88,505
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.50% 83.80% 82.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,763 53,927 57,391
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,966 2,259 2,698
UK median hourly rate £23.44 £24.50 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.34% +4.93% +16.75%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.04% -2.00% +25.00%

V-Model
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing V-Model as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for V-Model in the UK

V-Model
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for V-Model in the UK

V-Model
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing V-Model over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for V-Model in the UK

V-Model
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for V-Model in the UK

V-Model
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 18 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -14 76 £400 +6.67% 45
UK excluding London -23 47 £373 +6.43% 38
London -17 38 £388 +3.33% 9
South East -16 22 £450 +16.13% 10
North of England +35 6 £240 -33.79% 11
South West -1 5 - - 2
North West +15 4 £240 -11.11% 8
Wales +7 3 £313 -26.04%
Scotland -3 3 £310 -22.50% 2
East of England -16 3 £461 +41.92% 3
Isle of Man - 3 £225 -
Yorkshire +13 2 - - 3
West Midlands +5 2 £325 +30.00% 9
Midlands -9 2 £325 - 10

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 with a requirement for V-Model.

1 72 (83.72%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (60.47%) Waterfall
3 36 (41.86%) Test Automation
4 34 (39.53%) Test Scripting
5 33 (38.37%) JIRA
6 31 (36.05%) Defect Management
7 28 (32.56%) SDLC
8 27 (31.40%) QA
8 27 (31.40%) HP Quality Center
8 27 (31.40%) Java
8 27 (31.40%) HP
9 25 (29.07%) Finance
9 25 (29.07%) Selenium
10 23 (26.74%) Software Testing
11 22 (25.58%) Functional Testing
12 21 (24.42%) Degree
13 20 (23.26%) Security Cleared
14 18 (20.93%) Scrum
14 18 (20.93%) Scenario Testing
15 17 (19.77%) HP UFT
15 17 (19.77%) SC Cleared
16 16 (18.60%) User Acceptance Testing
16 16 (18.60%) ISTQB
17 13 (15.12%) Test Planning
17 13 (15.12%) Migration
18 12 (13.95%) Project Management
18 12 (13.95%) SQL
18 12 (13.95%) Web Services
18 12 (13.95%) BDD
18 12 (13.95%) Continuous Improvement

V-Model
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 9 (10.47%) Confluence
2 2 (2.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.16%) SAS
3 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.16%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.16%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.16%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.30%) Sauce Labs
2 1 (1.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.98%) DNS
2 5 (5.81%) 3G
2 5 (5.81%) DHCP
2 5 (5.81%) ICMP
2 5 (5.81%) LTE
2 5 (5.81%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.33%) VLAN
4 1 (1.16%) 802.15
4 1 (1.16%) FTP
4 1 (1.16%) IPv6
4 1 (1.16%) WAAS
4 1 (1.16%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.16%) Big Data
1 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.16%) DataStage
1 1 (1.16%) DB2
1 1 (1.16%) Informix
1 1 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.16%) QualityStage
1 1 (1.16%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 33 (38.37%) JIRA
2 25 (29.07%) Selenium
3 17 (19.77%) HP UFT
4 10 (11.63%) LoadRunner
5 8 (9.30%) Appium
6 7 (8.14%) WebDriver
7 6 (6.98%) Zephyr
8 5 (5.81%) Jenkins
8 5 (5.81%) JMeter
8 5 (5.81%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (3.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (3.49%) SoapUI
9 3 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (2.33%) Cucumber
10 2 (2.33%) Rational Rhapsody
11 1 (1.16%) Bitbucket
11 1 (1.16%) Mocha
11 1 (1.16%) TestDirector
11 1 (1.16%) Toad
11 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 25 (29.07%) Finance
2 10 (11.63%) Banking
3 9 (10.47%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.81%) Front Office
4 5 (5.81%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.49%) Military
6 2 (2.33%) Aerospace
6 2 (2.33%) Automotive
6 2 (2.33%) Retail
7 1 (1.16%) Back Office
7 1 (1.16%) Billing
7 1 (1.16%) Electronics
7 1 (1.16%) Legal
7 1 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (41.86%) Analyst
2 29 (33.72%) Test Analyst
3 10 (11.63%) Test Manager
4 9 (10.47%) Test Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) QA Analyst
5 7 (8.14%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (8.14%) Tester
6 5 (5.81%) Java Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) Telecoms Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) Telecoms Test Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) JIRA Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) QA Test Analyst
7 4 (4.65%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (4.65%) Software Tester
8 3 (3.49%) Architect
8 3 (3.49%) Project Leader
8 3 (3.49%) Report Analyst
8 3 (3.49%) Software Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.95%) Web Services
2 11 (12.79%) XML
3 8 (9.30%) React Native
4 6 (6.98%) .NET
5 3 (3.49%) RESTful
5 3 (3.49%) SOAP
6 2 (2.33%) COM
6 2 (2.33%) HTML
6 2 (2.33%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (2.33%) J2EE
6 2 (2.33%) Visualforce
7 1 (1.16%) 802.1X
7 1 (1.16%) Chai
7 1 (1.16%) EDI
7 1 (1.16%) WebdriverIO
7 1 (1.16%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.63%) Management Information System
2 7 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.81%) Derivative
3 5 (5.81%) Equities
3 5 (5.81%) OTC Derivatives
4 3 (3.49%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.33%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.16%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.16%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.16%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.16%) User Experience
6 1 (1.16%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.98%) Windows
2 5 (5.81%) Linux
3 1 (1.16%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (83.72%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (60.47%) Waterfall
3 36 (41.86%) Test Automation
4 34 (39.53%) Test Scripting
5 31 (36.05%) Defect Management
6 28 (32.56%) SDLC
7 23 (26.74%) Software Testing
8 22 (25.58%) Functional Testing
9 18 (20.93%) Scenario Testing
9 18 (20.93%) Scrum
10 16 (18.60%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (15.12%) Migration
11 13 (15.12%) Test Planning
12 12 (13.95%) BDD
12 12 (13.95%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (13.95%) Project Management
12 12 (13.95%) Test Management
13 10 (11.63%) Data Migration
13 10 (11.63%) DevOps
14 9 (10.47%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (31.40%) Java
2 12 (13.95%) SQL
3 8 (9.30%) Python
4 4 (4.65%) C
5 3 (3.49%) Groovy
6 2 (2.33%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.16%) Ada
7 1 (1.16%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.16%) C++
7 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (24.42%) Degree
2 20 (23.26%) Security Cleared
3 17 (19.77%) SC Cleared
4 16 (18.60%) ISTQB
5 11 (12.79%) ISEB
6 6 (6.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (3.49%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.16%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (31.40%) QA
2 4 (4.65%) Dodd-Frank
2 4 (4.65%) EMIR
2 4 (4.65%) MiFID
3 3 (3.49%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.16%) IEC 61508
4 1 (1.16%) ISO 20022
4 1 (1.16%) ISO 26262
4 1 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (3.49%) Firmware
2 2 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 27 (31.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (31.40%) HP
2 10 (11.63%) Oracle
3 7 (8.14%) ServiceNow
4 6 (6.98%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.65%) IBM
6 3 (3.49%) Remedy
7 2 (2.33%) Citrix
7 2 (2.33%) Informatica
7 2 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.16%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.16%) SAP
8 1 (1.16%) Sun
8 1 (1.16%) Teradata
8 1 (1.16%) Tradeweb