The table below looks at the statistics for VisionPLUS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VisionPLUS over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
First Data VisionPLUS
Rank 649 649 627
Rank change year-on-year
0 -22
Contract jobs citing VisionPLUS 4 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.024% 0.021%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.089% 0.30% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 11
Median daily rate £375 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.12%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £388 £400
% change year-on-year
- -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
4476 4706 5449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.39% 8.11% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2718 2633 3049
Median daily rate £450 £435 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 73 76
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.57 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.31% -31.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.12 £11.30 £13.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £50.80 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+105.71% -45.31%

VisionPLUS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing VisionPLUS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VisionPLUS within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +2 4 £375 -9.09%
East of England +9 1 - -
Basildon +4 1 - -
Essex +3 1 - -
London -13 1 £375 -44.44%
Northampton - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -

VisionPLUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VisionPLUS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for VisionPLUS.

1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Mainframe
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) ETL
3 2 (25.00%) B2B
3 2 (25.00%) Temenos
3 2 (25.00%) Calypso
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) HP UFT
3 2 (25.00%) FLEXCUBE
3 2 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (25.00%) Temenos T24
3 2 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Rational Functional Tester
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) BDD
3 2 (25.00%) Guidewire
3 2 (25.00%) TSYS
3 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (12.50%) VeriFone
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) Coaching
4 1 (12.50%) WorldPay
4 1 (12.50%) Sage Pay

VisionPLUS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) FLEXCUBE
1 2 (25.00%) Temenos T24
2 1 (12.50%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) ATM
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (25.00%) Rational Functional Tester
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) CruiseControl
2 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 1 (12.50%) Hudson
2 1 (12.50%) JBehave
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (12.50%) JMeter
2 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
2 1 (12.50%) Maven
2 1 (12.50%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (12.50%) VersionOne
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Banking Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Digital Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Digital Business Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Mainframe Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Payments Business Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
2 1 (12.50%) VisionPLUS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Mainframe
2 1 (12.50%) APACS
2 1 (12.50%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (12.50%) EFT
2 1 (12.50%) EFTPOS
2 1 (12.50%) EMV
2 1 (12.50%) EPoS
2 1 (12.50%) Smartcard
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) B2B
1 2 (25.00%) BDD
1 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (25.00%) ETL
1 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (25.00%) Project Management
1 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (25.00%) Security Testing
1 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
2 1 (12.50%) Test Management
2 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
2 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Calypso
1 2 (25.00%) Guidewire
1 2 (25.00%) HP
1 2 (25.00%) Temenos
1 2 (25.00%) TSYS
2 1 (12.50%) Elavon
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) Ingenico
2 1 (12.50%) Rally
2 1 (12.50%) Sage
2 1 (12.50%) VeriFone
2 1 (12.50%) VocaLink
2 1 (12.50%) Wincor Nixdorf
2 1 (12.50%) WorldPay