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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VocaLink over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VocaLink
Rank 611 637 608
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -29
Contract jobs citing VocaLink 4 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.012% 0.006%
As % of the Vendors category 0.018% 0.027% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Median daily rate £525 £400 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -14.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £400 £454
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £400 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 - £470
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
VocaLink
UK

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
22266 22506 23540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.76% 43.27% 45.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13732 13559 13549
Median daily rate £420 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 784 974 1096
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.77 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% -6.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.01 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% -0.63%

VocaLink
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing VocaLink as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VocaLink across the England region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

VocaLink Daily Rate Histogram in England

VocaLink
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VocaLink within the England region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -9 2 £550 +37.50%
North West - 1 £525 -
East of England - 1 - -
VocaLink
UK

VocaLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VocaLink also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for VocaLink.

1 4 (50.00%) Linux
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (37.50%) Confluence
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) WebLogic
2 3 (37.50%) Solaris
2 3 (37.50%) JIRA
2 3 (37.50%) Atlassian
2 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 3 (37.50%) Bitbucket
3 2 (25.00%) Gradle
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Unix
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) Maven
4 1 (12.50%) PKI
4 1 (12.50%) Wincor Nixdorf
4 1 (12.50%) Banking
4 1 (12.50%) VisionPLUS
4 1 (12.50%) Subversion
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) BASE24
4 1 (12.50%) APACS
4 1 (12.50%) ISO 8583
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture

VocaLink
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 3 (37.50%) Confluence
1 3 (37.50%) WebLogic
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) BASE24
1 1 (12.50%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
1 1 (12.50%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
1 1 (12.50%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Bitbucket
1 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) Gradle
2 2 (25.00%) Maven
3 1 (12.50%) ClearCase
3 1 (12.50%) ClearQuest
3 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (12.50%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Delivery Manager
3 1 (12.50%) AIX Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Payments Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Transformation Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Transformation Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
1 1 (12.50%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) APACS
1 1 (12.50%) Chip and PIN
1 1 (12.50%) EFT
1 1 (12.50%) EFTPOS
1 1 (12.50%) EMV
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (12.50%) EPoS
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile Payment
1 1 (12.50%) Performance Metrics
1 1 (12.50%) PKI
1 1 (12.50%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Solaris
3 2 (25.00%) Unix
4 1 (12.50%) AIX
4 1 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Benchmarking
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) High Availability
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Open Source
4 1 (12.50%) People Management
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (12.50%) Presales
4 1 (12.50%) Product Management
4 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO 8583
1 1 (12.50%) SEPA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) OpenView
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Atlassian
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) BMC
2 1 (12.50%) Elavon
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) Ingenico
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Sage
2 1 (12.50%) Sonatype
2 1 (12.50%) Sun
2 1 (12.50%) TSYS
2 1 (12.50%) VeriFone
2 1 (12.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Wincor Nixdorf
2 1 (12.50%) WorldPay