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 1 September 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
First Data VisionPLUS
Rank 609 608 565
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -43
Contract jobs citing VisionPLUS 16 8 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.014% 0.051%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.34% 0.16% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 25
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£500 £375 £458
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -18.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £375 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £720 £474 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £458
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -18.03%
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
4672 5148 4700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.87% 9.10% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2631 2693 2474
Average daily rate £450 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £586 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 69 86
Average hourly rate £23.00 £31.16 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.18% +78.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.08 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £31.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-31.30% +80.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VisionPLUS within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

VisionPLUS Daily Rate Histogram 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 8 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 1 September 2015. 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 -4 16 £500 +33.33%
London - 12 £525 -
East of England +3 3 £375 -
Basildon -7 3 £375 -
Essex -8 3 £375 -
Middlesex - 1 £400 -
South East - 1 £400 -
City of London - 1 £501 -

VisionPLUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 6 (37.50%) Banking
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (25.00%) TSYS
3 3 (18.75%) Matrix Management
3 3 (18.75%) CICS
3 3 (18.75%) CMS
3 3 (18.75%) Finance
3 3 (18.75%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) JIRA
4 2 (12.50%) VSAM
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) COBOL
4 2 (12.50%) MS Office
4 2 (12.50%) Confluence
5 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (6.25%) SDLC
5 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Time Management
5 1 (6.25%) BPMN
5 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
5 1 (6.25%) Workflow
5 1 (6.25%) Web Services
5 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
5 1 (6.25%) ERP
5 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (6.25%) Online Banking

VisionPLUS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 3 (18.75%) CICS
1 3 (18.75%) CMS
2 2 (12.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
1 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) BASE24
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 6 (37.50%) Banking
2 3 (18.75%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Business Analyst
1 9 (56.25%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Payments Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Mainframe Developer
3 2 (12.50%) VisionPlus Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Financial Services Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (12.50%) VSAM
3 1 (6.25%) Online Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Matrix Management
3 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Time Management
4 1 (6.25%) BPMN
4 1 (6.25%) SDLC
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.25%) ERP
4 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) COBOL
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) TSYS
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft