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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
First Data VisionPLUS
Rank 586 550 587
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +37
Contract jobs citing VisionPLUS 9 28 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.053% 0.017%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.17% 0.60% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 26 5
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£375 £458 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.03% +30.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £458 £325
% change year-on-year
-18.03% +40.76%
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
5151 4698 5341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.14% 8.81% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2682 2478 2601
Average daily rate £450 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £595 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £438
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 82 64
Average hourly rate £30.82 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.11% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £47.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £18.03 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+74.73% -14.15%

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 5 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 22 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -43 9 £375 -19.57%
Essex +3 6 £375 +1.69%
East of England -26 6 £375 +1.69%
Basildon 0 2 £375 +1.69%
Thurrock - - - -

VisionPLUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 11 (39.29%) Finance
2 9 (32.14%) Migration
3 8 (28.57%) Project Management
4 6 (21.43%) HP
4 6 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (17.86%) Mainframe
5 5 (17.86%) EFT
5 5 (17.86%) Supplier Management
5 5 (17.86%) BASE24
6 4 (14.29%) Tandem
6 4 (14.29%) ATM
6 4 (14.29%) Data Conversion
7 3 (10.71%) Data Migration
7 3 (10.71%) TSYS
7 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (7.14%) Banking
8 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (7.14%) IBM
8 2 (7.14%) UML
8 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (7.14%) RequisitePro
8 2 (7.14%) WebSphere
8 2 (7.14%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (3.57%) Performance Testing
9 1 (3.57%) Performance Management
9 1 (3.57%) Business Development
9 1 (3.57%) TestPartner
9 1 (3.57%) Business Analysis
9 1 (3.57%) Data Architecture

VisionPLUS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2 (7.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (17.86%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) RequisitePro
2 1 (3.57%) TestPartner
2 1 (3.57%) TestDirector
2 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (39.29%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Project Manager
2 6 (21.43%) Defect Manager
3 5 (17.86%) Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Data Migration Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Data Manager
5 2 (7.14%) VisionPlus Business Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Digital Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Junior
6 1 (3.57%) Trainer
6 1 (3.57%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Junior Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Mainframe
1 5 (17.86%) EFT
2 4 (14.29%) Tandem
2 4 (14.29%) Data Conversion
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Migration
2 8 (28.57%) Project Management
3 5 (17.86%) Supplier Management
4 3 (10.71%) Data Migration
4 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.14%) UML
6 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Performance Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.57%) Business Development
6 1 (3.57%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.57%) Data Architecture
6 1 (3.57%) V-Model
6 1 (3.57%) Business Transformation
6 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.57%) Waterfall
6 1 (3.57%) Change Management
6 1 (3.57%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.57%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) Java
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) HP
2 3 (10.71%) TSYS
3 2 (7.14%) IBM