The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of VocaLink products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VocaLink over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within VocaLink Limited.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VocaLink
Rank 613 567 580
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +13
Contract jobs citing VocaLink 2 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.004% 0.013%
As % of the Vendors category 0.008% 0.008% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
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£450 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 - £500
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 Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25895 24212 26082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.08% 46.26% 47.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 15104 13695 13458
Average daily rate £388 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1227 1161 1343
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -3.84%

VocaLink
Jobs Demand Trend

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

VocaLink Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VocaLink
Daily Rate Trend

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

VocaLink Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VocaLink
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VocaLink within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 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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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 -28 2 £450 -
East of England - 1 £450 -
London - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £450 -
Yorkshire - - - -
North East - - - -
Durham - - - -

VocaLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VocaLink 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 VocaLink.

1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Supplier Management
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (28.57%) Banking
3 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Data Cleansing
3 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (28.57%) Validation
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) UML
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) ISEB
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (14.29%) BEA
4 1 (14.29%) Middleware
4 1 (14.29%) JUnit
4 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
4 1 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) RUP
4 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (14.29%) SAS
4 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
4 1 (14.29%) ATM
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Management

VocaLink
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VocaLink 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 VocaLink. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
1 1 (14.29%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JUnit
1 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Project Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Payments Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) UML Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Product Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
1 1 (14.29%) XML
1 1 (14.29%) Spring
1 1 (14.29%) Hibernate
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Supplier Management
2 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Data Cleansing
2 2 (28.57%) Validation
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) UML
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) RUP
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) Requirements Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Line Management
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
3 1 (14.29%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) BEA
2 1 (14.29%) Gemalto
2 1 (14.29%) Teradata