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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
First Data VisionPLUS
Rank 616 590 -
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -
Contract jobs citing VisionPLUS 3 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.022% -
As % of the Business Applications category 0.072% 0.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 0
Average daily rate £450 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.05% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £425 -
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
4159 4769 4653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.09% 9.41% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2450 2730 2396
Average daily rate £438 £438 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £418
% change year-on-year
- +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 35 56
Average hourly rate £39.14 £30.00 £28.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.45% +4.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.49 £13.00 £15.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £61.53 £61.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £17.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+122.85% -53.70%

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 3 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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -8 3 £450 -0.05% 3
London -9 3 £450 -10.00% 2
City of London - 1 £475 - 1

VisionPLUS
Top 28 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (50.00%) Migration
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (30.00%) JIRA
3 3 (30.00%) Confluence
3 3 (30.00%) JIRA Agile
3 3 (30.00%) Banking
3 3 (30.00%) MS Office
3 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (30.00%) MS Visio
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) Retail
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) TSYS
4 2 (20.00%) BASE24
4 2 (20.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (10.00%) Time Management
5 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (10.00%) COBOL
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) VSAM
5 1 (10.00%) General Ledger
5 1 (10.00%) CICS
5 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
5 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (10.00%) Risk Management

VisionPLUS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (30.00%) Confluence
2 1 (10.00%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (30.00%) MS Office
1 3 (30.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (30.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) BASE24
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) JIRA
1 3 (30.00%) JIRA Agile
General
1 3 (30.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 2 (20.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (10.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
1 7 (70.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Credit Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Migration Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) VisionPLUS Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Mainframe Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (10.00%) VSAM
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Migration
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) COBOL
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) TSYS