The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Vendors currently tracked.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VocaLink
Rank 590 566 573
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +7
Contract jobs citing VocaLink 3 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.004% 0.019%
As % of the Vendors category 0.012% 0.008% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 6
Average daily rate
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£470 - £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £454 - £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 - £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £470 - £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24989 24067 26976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.71% 47.16% 46.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13873 13040 13656
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £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 1082 1204 1387
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%

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 6 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 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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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 £473 -
East of England - 2 £473 -
Rickmansworth - 2 £473 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £473 -
Dunstable - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -

VocaLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) Migration
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (50.00%) Validation
3 4 (50.00%) Banking
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (50.00%) Data Migration
3 4 (50.00%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) ATM
4 2 (25.00%) Supplier Management
5 1 (12.50%) Wincor Nixdorf
5 1 (12.50%) TSYS
5 1 (12.50%) Gemalto
5 1 (12.50%) Analytics
5 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
5 1 (12.50%) Matrix Management
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (12.50%) QMS
5 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (12.50%) ISEB
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (12.50%) Cognizant
5 1 (12.50%) Sage
5 1 (12.50%) EPoS
5 1 (12.50%) EMV
5 1 (12.50%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (12.50%) EFT

VocaLink
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (12.50%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
General
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (50.00%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Product Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) EPoS
1 1 (12.50%) EMV
1 1 (12.50%) Chip and PIN
1 1 (12.50%) EFT
1 1 (12.50%) EFTPOS
1 1 (12.50%) Smartcard
1 1 (12.50%) Device Driver
1 1 (12.50%) APACS
1 1 (12.50%) Tandem
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Migration
2 4 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 4 (50.00%) Data Cleansing
2 4 (50.00%) Validation
3 2 (25.00%) Supplier Management
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
4 1 (12.50%) Matrix Management
4 1 (12.50%) QMS
4 1 (12.50%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C++
1 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) Cognizant
1 1 (12.50%) Sage
1 1 (12.50%) Teradata
1 1 (12.50%) Wincor Nixdorf
1 1 (12.50%) TSYS
1 1 (12.50%) Gemalto