The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of VocaLink products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VocaLink over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within VocaLink Limited.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VocaLink
Rank 585 557 565
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +8
Contract jobs citing VocaLink 3 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.006% 0.002% 0.017%
As % of the Vendors category 0.013% 0.005% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 5
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£470 - £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £454 - £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 - £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £470 - £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23857 22072 24564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.71% 46.44% 46.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13819 12687 12854
Average daily rate £400 £388 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1091 1012 1248
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.90 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

VocaLink
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

VocaLink Jobs Demand Trend in England

VocaLink
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

VocaLink Daily Rate Trend in England

VocaLink
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 VocaLink within the England region over the 3 months to 18 September 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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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 - 3 £470 -
London - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
North East - - - - 1
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VocaLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing VocaLink 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 VocaLink.

1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Banking
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (57.14%) Data Migration
2 4 (57.14%) Data Cleansing
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 4 (57.14%) Validation
2 4 (57.14%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) JUnit
4 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
4 1 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) UML
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (14.29%) SAS
4 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) ISEB
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (14.29%) BEA
4 1 (14.29%) Middleware
4 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 1 (14.29%) SQL

VocaLink
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing VocaLink 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 VocaLink. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
1 1 (14.29%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JUnit
1 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 4 (57.14%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) XML
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
1 1 (14.29%) Hibernate
1 1 (14.29%) Spring
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Validation
1 4 (57.14%) Migration
1 4 (57.14%) Data Migration
1 4 (57.14%) Data Cleansing
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Line Management
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) UML
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
3 1 (14.29%) Matrix Management
3 1 (14.29%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) BEA
2 1 (14.29%) Teradata