The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Business Applications category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
First Data VisionPLUS
Rank 587 548 573
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +25
Contract jobs citing VisionPLUS 6 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.039% 0.019%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.12% 0.43% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 8
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£475 £458 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.82% -1.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £440 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £520 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £470 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
-1.05% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
5076 4627 5318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.28% 9.07% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2606 2364 2558
Average daily rate £433 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £438
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 81 56
Average hourly rate £31.50 £27.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.54% -25.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.50 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £59.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £28.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+9.56% -11.53%

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 25 July 2014.

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 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 25 July 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 -42 6 £475 +3.82% 1
Essex 0 1 £375 +20.00%
East of England -26 1 £375 +20.00%
Basildon - - - -
Thurrock - - - -

VisionPLUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 14 (46.67%) Migration
2 10 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (33.33%) HP
3 9 (30.00%) Finance
4 8 (26.67%) Project Management
5 6 (20.00%) Data Migration
6 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (16.67%) Supplier Management
6 5 (16.67%) EFT
7 3 (10.00%) Banking
7 3 (10.00%) TSYS
8 2 (6.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 2 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (6.67%) WebSphere
8 2 (6.67%) Mainframe
8 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
8 2 (6.67%) BASE24
8 2 (6.67%) RequisitePro
8 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (6.67%) IBM
8 2 (6.67%) UML
8 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (3.33%) SAS
9 1 (3.33%) ATM
9 1 (3.33%) COBOL
9 1 (3.33%) Java
9 1 (3.33%) SQL
9 1 (3.33%) MS Office
9 1 (3.33%) Windows
9 1 (3.33%) JCL

VisionPLUS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.33%) SAS
2 1 (3.33%) CICS
2 1 (3.33%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) RequisitePro
2 1 (3.33%) TestPartner
2 1 (3.33%) TestDirector
2 1 (3.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Defect Manager
2 10 (33.33%) Project Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Data Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Data Migration Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) VisionPLUS Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Digital Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Junior Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Project Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) EFT
2 2 (6.67%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Tandem
3 1 (3.33%) VSAM
3 1 (3.33%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.33%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Migration
2 8 (26.67%) Project Management
3 6 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (16.67%) Supplier Management
5 2 (6.67%) UML
5 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Performance Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.33%) Data Architecture
6 1 (3.33%) V-Model
6 1 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.33%) Waterfall
6 1 (3.33%) Business Transformation
6 1 (3.33%) Business Process Mapping
6 1 (3.33%) Change Management
6 1 (3.33%) Workflow
6 1 (3.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) COBOL
1 1 (3.33%) Java
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
1 1 (3.33%) JCL
Systems Management
1 10 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) HP
2 3 (10.00%) TSYS
3 2 (6.67%) IBM