The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of VocaLink products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VocaLink over the 3 months to 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VocaLink
Rank 416 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VocaLink 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.017% - -
As % of the Vendors category 0.039% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate - £473 -
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 London region.

Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
10238 10511 11005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.66% 44.69% 45.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6729 6581 6980
Average daily rate £425 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 219 284
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.53 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £34.33 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.16%

VocaLink
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

VocaLink Jobs Demand Trend in London

VocaLink
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

VocaLink Daily Rate Trend in London

VocaLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (80.00%) ATM
2 3 (60.00%) ISEB
3 2 (40.00%) APACS
3 2 (40.00%) ISO 8583
3 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (40.00%) Sage
3 2 (40.00%) EPoS
3 2 (40.00%) EMV
3 2 (40.00%) Chip and PIN
3 2 (40.00%) EFT
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) TSYS
3 2 (40.00%) VeriFone
3 2 (40.00%) WorldPay
3 2 (40.00%) Sage Pay
3 2 (40.00%) Elavon
3 2 (40.00%) Ingenico
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) UML
4 1 (20.00%) RUP
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (20.00%) Smart Meter
4 1 (20.00%) Requirements Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) EFTPOS
4 1 (20.00%) Smartcard
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile Commerce
4 1 (20.00%) Use Case

VocaLink
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 2 (40.00%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) ATM
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) UML Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (20.00%) Payments Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) EPoS
1 2 (40.00%) EMV
1 2 (40.00%) Chip and PIN
1 2 (40.00%) EFT
1 2 (40.00%) APACS
2 1 (20.00%) Smart Meter
2 1 (20.00%) EFTPOS
2 1 (20.00%) Smartcard
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Requirements Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Use Case
2 1 (20.00%) UML
2 1 (20.00%) RUP
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Sage
1 2 (40.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
1 2 (40.00%) TSYS
1 2 (40.00%) VeriFone
1 2 (40.00%) WorldPay
1 2 (40.00%) Elavon
1 2 (40.00%) Ingenico