The table below looks at the statistics for VisualAge skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VisualAge over the 3 months to 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM VisualAge
Rank 649 653 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing VisualAge 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.003% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.011% 0.025% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £525 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
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 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
8880 8004 7268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.37% 13.70% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5989 5264 4645
Median daily rate £430 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 156 135
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £23.75 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

VisualAge
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing VisualAge as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VisualAge within the UK over the 3 months to 25 August 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 -7 1 - -
Havant - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
South East - 1 - -

VisualAge
Top 22 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VisualAge 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 VisualAge.

1 4 (80.00%) OO
1 4 (80.00%) IBM
2 3 (60.00%) XSD
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 3 (60.00%) SOA
2 3 (60.00%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) J2EE
2 3 (60.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (60.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (60.00%) Use Case
2 3 (60.00%) WSDL
3 2 (40.00%) DB2
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) COBOL
4 1 (20.00%) CICS
4 1 (20.00%) zOS
4 1 (20.00%) Smalltalk
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing

VisualAge
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 3 (60.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (20.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Designer
1 3 (60.00%) SOA Designer
2 2 (40.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) COBOL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) J2EE
1 3 (60.00%) WSDL
1 3 (60.00%) XSD
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) OO
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (60.00%) SOA
2 3 (60.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) COBOL
3 1 (20.00%) Smalltalk
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) IBM