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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VocaLink over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 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.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VocaLink
UK
Rank 590 633 603
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -30
Contract jobs citing VocaLink 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.004% 0.006%
As % of the Vendors category 0.005% 0.009% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
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 Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
20244 22187 23474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.48% 43.33% 45.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 12562 13276 13436
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 733 837 949
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.20 £55.00 £44.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

VocaLink
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing VocaLink as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VocaLink within the UK over the 3 months to 28 February 2017. 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 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
London +18 1 - -
England +17 1 - -

VocaLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VocaLink 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 VocaLink.

1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (33.33%) PMO
2 1 (16.67%) Subversion
2 1 (16.67%) People Management
2 1 (16.67%) WorldPay
2 1 (16.67%) Sage Pay
2 1 (16.67%) Elavon
2 1 (16.67%) Ingenico
2 1 (16.67%) Presales
2 1 (16.67%) Sonatype
2 1 (16.67%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (16.67%) Thales
2 1 (16.67%) Hypercom
2 1 (16.67%) Cubic Transportation
2 1 (16.67%) FIS
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) APACS
2 1 (16.67%) ISO 8583
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) SQL

VocaLink
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 1 (16.67%) Confluence
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
1 1 (16.67%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
1 1 (16.67%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Bitbucket
1 1 (16.67%) ClearCase
1 1 (16.67%) ClearQuest
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Portfolio Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Programme Assurance Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Programme Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Delivery Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Functional Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Payments Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Payments Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Payments Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Payments Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
1 1 (16.67%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) APACS
1 1 (16.67%) Chip and PIN
1 1 (16.67%) EFT
1 1 (16.67%) EFTPOS
1 1 (16.67%) EMV
1 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (16.67%) EPoS
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile Payment
1 1 (16.67%) PKI
1 1 (16.67%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Solaris
2 1 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 1 (16.67%) Benchmarking
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
2 1 (16.67%) High Availability
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) People Management
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (16.67%) Presales
2 1 (16.67%) Product Management
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) PMO
2 1 (16.67%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) OpenView
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Atlassian
1 1 (16.67%) BMC
1 1 (16.67%) Cubic Transportation
1 1 (16.67%) Elavon
1 1 (16.67%) FIS
1 1 (16.67%) Hypercom
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) Ingenico
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) Sage
1 1 (16.67%) Sonatype
1 1 (16.67%) Sun
1 1 (16.67%) Thales
1 1 (16.67%) TSYS
1 1 (16.67%) VeriFone
1 1 (16.67%) VMware
1 1 (16.67%) Wincor Nixdorf
1 1 (16.67%) WorldPay