The table below looks at the statistics for VisualAge skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VisualAge over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM VisualAge
Rank 625 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VisualAge 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.013% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
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 Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7597 7025 5984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.77% 13.57% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5056 4715 3786
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 127 130
Average hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.83 £25.20 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.89 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

VisualAge
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VisualAge within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

VisualAge Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VisualAge
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VisualAge within the UK.

VisualAge Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VisualAge
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VisualAge within the UK.

VisualAge Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VisualAge
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VisualAge within the UK over the 3 months to 11 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
London - 1 - -
England - 1 - -

VisualAge
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VisualAge 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 VisualAge.

1 3 (75.00%) Risk Management
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) SOA
1 3 (75.00%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
1 3 (75.00%) WSDL
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) XSD
1 3 (75.00%) OO
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
1 3 (75.00%) Retail
1 3 (75.00%) Data Management
1 3 (75.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 3 (75.00%) Retail Banking
1 3 (75.00%) WebSphere
1 3 (75.00%) Use Case
1 3 (75.00%) J2EE
1 3 (75.00%) Master Data Management
1 3 (75.00%) Office Automation
2 2 (50.00%) People Management
2 2 (50.00%) jQuery
2 2 (50.00%) MooTools
2 2 (50.00%) BPMN
2 2 (50.00%) XHR
2 2 (50.00%) PaaS
2 2 (50.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) Process Improvement
2 2 (50.00%) JSON
2 2 (50.00%) Dojo
2 2 (50.00%) BPEL

VisualAge
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VisualAge 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 VisualAge. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (25.00%) CICS
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Retail
1 3 (75.00%) Retail Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Back Office
2 2 (50.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) SOA Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) J2EE
1 3 (75.00%) WSDL
1 3 (75.00%) XSD
2 2 (50.00%) DOM
2 2 (50.00%) EJB
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) J2ME
2 2 (50.00%) JAXP
2 2 (50.00%) jQuery
2 2 (50.00%) JSP
2 2 (50.00%) RSS
2 2 (50.00%) SAX
2 2 (50.00%) Servlets
2 2 (50.00%) SOAP
2 2 (50.00%) Spring
2 2 (50.00%) Swing
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) XML-RPC
2 2 (50.00%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Data Management
1 3 (75.00%) Master Data Management
1 3 (75.00%) Office Automation
1 3 (75.00%) OO
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
1 3 (75.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 3 (75.00%) Risk Management
1 3 (75.00%) SOA
1 3 (75.00%) Use Case
2 2 (50.00%) AOP
2 2 (50.00%) BPEL
2 2 (50.00%) BPMN
2 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (50.00%) EAI
2 2 (50.00%) OOD
2 2 (50.00%) People Management
2 2 (50.00%) Process Improvement
2 2 (50.00%) Process Management
2 2 (50.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) COBOL