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 1 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VocaLink
Rank 587 569 541
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -28
Contract jobs citing VocaLink 5 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.010% 0.008% 0.004%
As % of the Vendors category 0.022% 0.018% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £390 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £390 -
% change year-on-year
+28.20% -
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
22892 21915 20887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.05% 45.00% 46.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 13709 12593 11484
Average daily rate £399 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.96% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1033 977 1154
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.48 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.49 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -10.25%

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 1 July 2015. 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
London - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £500 -
West Midlands - 1 £475 -
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VocaLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 4 (57.14%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) ATM
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB
3 1 (14.29%) Sage
3 1 (14.29%) EPoS
3 1 (14.29%) EMV
3 1 (14.29%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (14.29%) EFT
3 1 (14.29%) EFTPOS
3 1 (14.29%) Smartcard
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) UML
3 1 (14.29%) RUP
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) APACS
3 1 (14.29%) ISO 8583
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Wincor Nixdorf
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 1 (14.29%) Requirements Management
3 1 (14.29%) Use Case
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Smart Meter
3 1 (14.29%) Requirements Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) TSYS

VocaLink
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) ATM
General
1 4 (57.14%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Business Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Payments Business Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) UML Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) EPoS
1 1 (14.29%) EMV
1 1 (14.29%) Chip and PIN
1 1 (14.29%) EFT
1 1 (14.29%) EFTPOS
1 1 (14.29%) Smartcard
1 1 (14.29%) APACS
1 1 (14.29%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Requirements Management
2 1 (14.29%) Use Case
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Requirements Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) SDLC
2 1 (14.29%) UML
2 1 (14.29%) RUP
2 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Commerce
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Sage
1 1 (14.29%) Wincor Nixdorf
1 1 (14.29%) TSYS
1 1 (14.29%) VeriFone
1 1 (14.29%) WorldPay
1 1 (14.29%) Elavon
1 1 (14.29%) Ingenico