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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VocaLink
Rank 606 588 550
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -38
Contract jobs citing VocaLink 6 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.011% 0.004%
As % of the Vendors category 0.024% 0.025% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £390 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £390 -
% change year-on-year
+28.20% -
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
25227 24253 21926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.19% 45.10% 46.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14386 13725 11583
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1126 1045 1183
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.08 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.55 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -7.89%

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 9 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 6 May 2015. 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 -15 6 £500 +28.20%
Yorkshire - 3 £500 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £500 -
Leeds - 2 £500 -
London - 2 - -
Sheffield - 1 £500 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £500 -
Birmingham - 1 £475 -
West Midlands - 1 £475 -

VocaLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 5 (50.00%) WorldPay
2 4 (40.00%) Sage Pay
2 4 (40.00%) Elavon
2 4 (40.00%) Ingenico
2 4 (40.00%) Sage
2 4 (40.00%) EPoS
2 4 (40.00%) EMV
2 4 (40.00%) Chip and PIN
2 4 (40.00%) EFT
2 4 (40.00%) ATM
2 4 (40.00%) APACS
2 4 (40.00%) ISO 8583
2 4 (40.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
2 4 (40.00%) TSYS
2 4 (40.00%) VeriFone
3 3 (30.00%) Banking
4 2 (20.00%) EFTPOS
4 2 (20.00%) Smartcard
4 2 (20.00%) Mobile Commerce
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (10.00%) Requirements Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Retail
5 1 (10.00%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (10.00%) Requirements Management

VocaLink
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) ATM
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
1 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (30.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Business Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Payments Business Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 2 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) UML Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) EPoS
1 4 (40.00%) EMV
1 4 (40.00%) Chip and PIN
1 4 (40.00%) EFT
1 4 (40.00%) APACS
2 2 (20.00%) EFTPOS
2 2 (20.00%) Smartcard
3 1 (10.00%) Smart Meter
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Payment
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile Commerce
1 2 (20.00%) Project Management
1 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Requirements Management
2 1 (10.00%) Use Case
2 1 (10.00%) Requirements Engineering
2 1 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) UML
2 1 (10.00%) RUP
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) WorldPay
2 4 (40.00%) Elavon
2 4 (40.00%) Ingenico
2 4 (40.00%) Sage
2 4 (40.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
2 4 (40.00%) TSYS
2 4 (40.00%) VeriFone