The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of VocaLink products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VocaLink over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VocaLink
Rank 253 236 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Contract jobs citing VocaLink 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.040% 0.012% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.082% 0.025% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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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 South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4857 3986 4132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 48.99% 46.76% 49.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2544 2050 1923
Average daily rate £370 £363 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.93% -1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 221 346
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

VocaLink Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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Top 21 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 3 (75.00%) ATM
1 3 (75.00%) Sage
1 3 (75.00%) EPoS
1 3 (75.00%) EMV
1 3 (75.00%) Chip and PIN
1 3 (75.00%) EFT
1 3 (75.00%) APACS
1 3 (75.00%) ISO 8583
1 3 (75.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
1 3 (75.00%) TSYS
1 3 (75.00%) VeriFone
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) EFTPOS
2 1 (25.00%) Smartcard
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Commerce

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) ATM
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) EPoS
1 3 (75.00%) EMV
1 3 (75.00%) Chip and PIN
1 3 (75.00%) EFT
1 3 (75.00%) APACS
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (25.00%) EFTPOS
2 1 (25.00%) Smartcard
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile Commerce
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Sage
1 3 (75.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
1 3 (75.00%) TSYS
1 3 (75.00%) VeriFone