The first table below looks at the demand for VisionPLUS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VisionPLUS over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Business Applications category for the England 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
First Data VisionPLUS
Rank 547 529 561
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +32
Contract jobs citing VisionPLUS 6 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.012% 0.043% 0.017%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.13% 0.50% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 5
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£475 £466 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% +33.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £443 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £518 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £470 £475 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.05% +35.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Business Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4530 4012 4614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.18% 8.61% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2435 2173 2387
Average daily rate £433 £431 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.39% -4.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £600 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £438
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 72 52
Average hourly rate £32.03 £18.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.82% -46.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.05 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £44.99 £62.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+62.50% -30.43%
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VisionPLUS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VisionPLUS across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

VisionPLUS Jobs Demand Trend in England

VisionPLUS
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VisionPLUS across the England region.

VisionPLUS Daily Rate Trend in England

VisionPLUS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VisionPLUS across the England region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

VisionPLUS Daily Rate Histogram in England

VisionPLUS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VisionPLUS across the England region.

VisionPLUS Hourly Rate Trend in England

VisionPLUS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VisionPLUS within the England region over the 3 months to 1 August 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
East of England -17 1 £375 +20.00% 1
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VisionPLUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing VisionPLUS 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 VisionPLUS.

1 13 (44.83%) Migration
2 10 (34.48%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (34.48%) HP
3 8 (27.59%) Project Management
3 8 (27.59%) Finance
4 5 (17.24%) EFT
4 5 (17.24%) Data Migration
4 5 (17.24%) Supplier Management
5 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (10.34%) TSYS
7 2 (6.90%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 2 (6.90%) Banking
7 2 (6.90%) WebSphere
7 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
7 2 (6.90%) BASE24
7 2 (6.90%) RequisitePro
7 2 (6.90%) Mainframe
7 2 (6.90%) UML
7 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.90%) IBM
8 1 (3.45%) ATM
8 1 (3.45%) COBOL
8 1 (3.45%) Java
8 1 (3.45%) MS Office
8 1 (3.45%) Windows
8 1 (3.45%) JCL
8 1 (3.45%) CICS
8 1 (3.45%) TestDirector
8 1 (3.45%) LoadRunner

VisionPLUS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing VisionPLUS 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 VisionPLUS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.45%) CICS
2 1 (3.45%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) RequisitePro
2 1 (3.45%) TestDirector
2 1 (3.45%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.45%) TestPartner
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Defect Manager
2 10 (34.48%) Project Manager
3 3 (10.34%) Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Data Manager
3 3 (10.34%) Data Migration Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Junior Project Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Project Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Programme Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Junior
5 1 (3.45%) Trainer
5 1 (3.45%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) VisionPLUS Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) EFT
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.90%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.45%) VSAM
3 1 (3.45%) Tandem
3 1 (3.45%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Migration
2 8 (27.59%) Project Management
3 5 (17.24%) Data Migration
3 5 (17.24%) Supplier Management
4 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.90%) UML
5 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.45%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.45%) Change Management
6 1 (3.45%) Business Development
6 1 (3.45%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.45%) SysML
6 1 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.45%) Data Architecture
6 1 (3.45%) V-Model
6 1 (3.45%) Business Transformation
6 1 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) COBOL
1 1 (3.45%) Java
1 1 (3.45%) JCL
Systems Management
1 10 (34.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) HP
2 3 (10.34%) TSYS
3 2 (6.90%) IBM