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 3 months to 30 April 2017 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 543 550 576
Rank change year-on-year +7 +26  
Contract jobs citing V-Model 57 108 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.19% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.23% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 65 42
Median daily rate £375 £340 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £338
% change year-on-year +1.47% +0.74%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Median hourly rate £52.50 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.52% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year +23.52% -  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 38807 46287 44659
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.74% 82.81% 79.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 25491 30598 27763
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 998 1077 1305
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.85 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.54% +13.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.50 £47.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +18.03%  

V-Model
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing V-Model as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

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 30 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 3 months to 30 April 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
England +11 56 £375 +10.29% 9
South East +17 22 £450 +42.85% 3
London +28 18 £400 +14.28% 1
Hampshire +11 9 £450 +50.00% 1
Surrey +11 6 £304 -13.21%
Milton Keynes +1 5 £513 +70.83%
Buckinghamshire -2 5 £513 +70.83% 1
City of London -7 5 £495 +18.20%
Southampton - 5 £450 -
Gloucestershire +2 4 £475 -
South West -1 4 £475 - 1
Midlands - 4 £300 -
West Midlands +14 3 £250 -23.07% 1
North West +32 2 £281 -17.27% 1
Yorkshire +20 2 - - 1
Reading +18 2 £365 +25.86%
Berkshire +17 2 £365 +25.86%
Redhill - 2 £463 -
West Yorkshire +23 1 - - 1
Manchester +10 1 £325 +8.33% 1
Birmingham +9 1 £250 +21.21% 1
Greenford 0 1 £344 +1.17%
North East - 1 £390 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £390 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 £390 - 1
Lancashire - 1 £238 -
Bradford - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £275 -
Edinburgh - 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 with a requirement for V-Model.

1 71 (82.56%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (59.30%) Waterfall
3 26 (30.23%) SDLC
4 23 (26.74%) Microsoft
5 21 (24.42%) Windows
5 21 (24.42%) Test Scripting
6 20 (23.26%) Software Testing
6 20 (23.26%) ISTQB
6 20 (23.26%) Defect Management
7 19 (22.09%) Security Cleared
7 19 (22.09%) Scrum
8 18 (20.93%) ISEB
9 17 (19.77%) Python
10 16 (18.60%) Selenium
10 16 (18.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 15 (17.44%) Manual Testing
11 15 (17.44%) Test Strategy
12 14 (16.28%) Test Automation
12 14 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (16.28%) Finance
13 13 (15.12%) HP
13 13 (15.12%) C
13 13 (15.12%) Integration Testing
13 13 (15.12%) JIRA
14 12 (13.95%) Software Engineering
14 12 (13.95%) Java
14 12 (13.95%) SQL
14 12 (13.95%) Oracle
14 12 (13.95%) System Integration Testing
15 11 (12.79%) Analytical Skills

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 2 (2.33%) CMS
1 2 (2.33%) Confluence
1 2 (2.33%) IIS
1 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (8.14%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.33%) SAP CO
2 2 (2.33%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.16%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.98%) IaaS
1 6 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.81%) PaaS
3 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.30%) Internet
2 6 (6.98%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (4.65%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.33%) Bluetooth
4 2 (2.33%) DHCP
4 2 (2.33%) HTTP
4 2 (2.33%) SNMP
4 2 (2.33%) Wireless
4 2 (2.33%) ZigBee
5 1 (1.16%) PuTTY
5 1 (1.16%) SAN
5 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (18.60%) Selenium
2 13 (15.12%) JIRA
3 9 (10.47%) Cucumber
3 9 (10.47%) HP UFT
4 7 (8.14%) SoapUI
5 4 (4.65%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.49%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.33%) Fiddler
7 2 (2.33%) MSTest
7 2 (2.33%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.16%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.16%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (1.16%) LabVIEW
8 1 (1.16%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (1.16%) TestDirector
8 1 (1.16%) VectorCAST
General
1 14 (16.28%) Finance
2 11 (12.79%) Banking
3 6 (6.98%) Back Office
4 5 (5.81%) Marketing
5 4 (4.65%) Military
6 3 (3.49%) Investment Banking
6 3 (3.49%) Retail
7 1 (1.16%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.16%) Automotive
7 1 (1.16%) Electronics
7 1 (1.16%) French Language
7 1 (1.16%) Front Office
7 1 (1.16%) Games
7 1 (1.16%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.16%) German Language
7 1 (1.16%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.16%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (27.91%) Analyst
2 21 (24.42%) Test Analyst
3 13 (15.12%) Test Manager
4 11 (12.79%) Test Engineer
5 9 (10.47%) Tester
6 7 (8.14%) Integration Engineer
6 7 (8.14%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) SAP Tester
8 5 (5.81%) Test Leader
9 4 (4.65%) Embedded Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Product Owner
9 4 (4.65%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.49%) Applications Manager
10 3 (3.49%) Architect
10 3 (3.49%) Development Engineer
10 3 (3.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.49%) Manual Test Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) Software Development Engineer
10 3 (3.49%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.14%) .NET
1 7 (8.14%) XML
2 6 (6.98%) Web Services
3 5 (5.81%) Gherkin
4 4 (4.65%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.49%) JSON
5 3 (3.49%) RESTful
6 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.33%) HTML
7 1 (1.16%) Middleware
7 1 (1.16%) REST
7 1 (1.16%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (11.63%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.98%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.65%) Contactless
5 3 (3.49%) SWIFT
5 3 (3.49%) Tandem
6 2 (2.33%) ASIC
6 2 (2.33%) CESG
6 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (2.33%) FMCG
7 1 (1.16%) Derivative
7 1 (1.16%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.16%) Equities
7 1 (1.16%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.16%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.16%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.16%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (1.16%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.16%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (24.42%) Windows
2 9 (10.47%) Linux
3 6 (6.98%) Windows 10
4 4 (4.65%) Unix
5 3 (3.49%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (82.56%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (59.30%) Waterfall
3 26 (30.23%) SDLC
4 21 (24.42%) Test Scripting
5 20 (23.26%) Defect Management
5 20 (23.26%) Software Testing
6 19 (22.09%) Scrum
7 15 (17.44%) Manual Testing
7 15 (17.44%) Test Strategy
8 14 (16.28%) Test Automation
8 14 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (15.12%) Integration Testing
10 12 (13.95%) Software Engineering
10 12 (13.95%) System Integration Testing
11 11 (12.79%) Service Design
12 10 (11.63%) Project Management
12 10 (11.63%) Validation
13 9 (10.47%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (10.47%) ITIL
13 9 (10.47%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.77%) Python
2 13 (15.12%) C
3 12 (13.95%) Java
3 12 (13.95%) SQL
4 8 (9.30%) Perl
5 7 (8.14%) C++
6 4 (4.65%) C#
6 4 (4.65%) Groovy
7 2 (2.33%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.16%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 20 (23.26%) ISTQB
2 19 (22.09%) Security Cleared
3 18 (20.93%) ISEB
4 16 (18.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (12.79%) Degree
6 10 (11.63%) SC Cleared
7 7 (8.14%) DV Cleared
8 3 (3.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (1.16%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.79%) QA
2 6 (6.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.33%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.33%) TickIT
4 1 (1.16%) FATCA
4 1 (1.16%) ISO26262
4 1 (1.16%) MiFID
4 1 (1.16%) MISRA
System Software
1 2 (2.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (9.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (26.74%) Microsoft
2 13 (15.12%) HP
3 12 (13.95%) Oracle
4 8 (9.30%) SAP
5 6 (6.98%) Cisco
6 3 (3.49%) IBM
7 2 (2.33%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.16%) Freescale
8 1 (1.16%) Murex
8 1 (1.16%) NEC
8 1 (1.16%) Serena
8 1 (1.16%) Siebel
8 1 (1.16%) Teradata
8 1 (1.16%) VMware
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