The table below looks at the statistics for VisionPLUS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VisionPLUS over the 3 months to 28 November 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
First Data VisionPLUS
Rank 587 576 564
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -12
Contract jobs citing VisionPLUS 13 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.010% 0.014%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.27% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 5
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£476 £476 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £365 £416
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £476 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £476 £476 £513
% change year-on-year
- -7.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4900 4692 5019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.49% 9.06% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2904 2542 2456
Average daily rate £438 £440 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.56% +0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 67 106
Average hourly rate £22.00 £33.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.32% -6.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £15.51 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.30 £57.10 £56.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-35.00% -2.77%

VisionPLUS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VisionPLUS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

VisionPLUS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VisionPLUS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VisionPLUS within the UK.

VisionPLUS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VisionPLUS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VisionPLUS within the UK.

VisionPLUS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VisionPLUS
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VisionPLUS within the UK over the 3 months to 28 November 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
England -44 13 £476 - 1
East Midlands +6 8 £476 -
Northamptonshire -8 7 £476 -
London - 3 £400 -
Essex - 1 £425 -
East of England - 1 £425 -
Leeds - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

VisionPLUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VisionPLUS 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 VisionPLUS.

1 13 (61.90%) Finance
2 9 (42.86%) ATM
3 8 (38.10%) Banking
4 6 (28.57%) Business Analysis
4 6 (28.57%) TSYS
4 6 (28.57%) Business Transformation
5 5 (23.81%) Predictive Modelling
5 5 (23.81%) Business Process Improvement
5 5 (23.81%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (23.81%) Retail Banking
5 5 (23.81%) WebSphere
5 5 (23.81%) Credit Risk
5 5 (23.81%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 5 (23.81%) Retail
5 5 (23.81%) Change Management
5 5 (23.81%) GAP Analysis
5 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (23.81%) BASE24
5 5 (23.81%) IBM
5 5 (23.81%) RequisitePro
5 5 (23.81%) UML
6 4 (19.05%) Mainframe
6 4 (19.05%) Tandem
6 4 (19.05%) Migration
6 4 (19.05%) Data Conversion
7 3 (14.29%) Degree
7 3 (14.29%) TOGAF
7 3 (14.29%) Programme Management
8 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (9.52%) Spanish Language

VisionPLUS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VisionPLUS 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 VisionPLUS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (23.81%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 5 (23.81%) BASE24
2 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) ATM
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) RequisitePro
General
1 13 (61.90%) Finance
2 8 (38.10%) Banking
3 5 (23.81%) Retail Banking
3 5 (23.81%) Retail
4 2 (9.52%) Spanish Language
5 1 (4.76%) Marketing
5 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
5 1 (4.76%) Electronics
5 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Business Analyst
1 10 (47.62%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Solutions Architect
2 5 (23.81%) Architect
2 5 (23.81%) Project Manager
3 2 (9.52%) VisionPlus Business Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Data Migration Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Migration Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Data Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Credit Risk
2 4 (19.05%) Mainframe
2 4 (19.05%) Tandem
2 4 (19.05%) Data Conversion
3 1 (4.76%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Business Analysis
1 6 (28.57%) Business Transformation
2 5 (23.81%) Predictive Modelling
2 5 (23.81%) Business Process Improvement
2 5 (23.81%) Requirements Analysis
2 5 (23.81%) Change Management
2 5 (23.81%) GAP Analysis
2 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (23.81%) UML
3 4 (19.05%) Migration
4 3 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 3 (14.29%) Programme Management
5 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.52%) SysML
5 2 (9.52%) Data Architecture
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Management
5 2 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
6 1 (4.76%) Automation Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) TSYS
2 5 (23.81%) IBM
3 1 (4.76%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) SAP