The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VWAP in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VWAP over the 3 months to 18 September 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.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Volume-Weighted Average Price (VWAP)
Rank 593 583 606
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +23
Contract jobs citing VWAP 20 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.002% 0.003%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.006% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 1 2
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% +10.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
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 Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
17571 16146 17261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.54% 31.06% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10696 9949 9991
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 661 874
Average hourly rate £18.73 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.02% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

VWAP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

VWAP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VWAP
Daily Rate Trend

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

VWAP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VWAP
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VWAP within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 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
London +15 20 £650 +23.80% 1
England -11 20 £650 +23.80% 1

VWAP
Top 19 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VWAP 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 VWAP.

1 22 (100.00%) Java
1 22 (100.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 22 (100.00%) Algorithmic Trading
1 22 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 22 (100.00%) TWAP
1 22 (100.00%) Low Latency
1 22 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
2 15 (68.18%) Banking
2 15 (68.18%) SQL
3 8 (36.36%) E-Commerce
3 8 (36.36%) TCP/IP
3 8 (36.36%) Finance
3 8 (36.36%) Multicast
3 8 (36.36%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.55%) UNIX
4 1 (4.55%) Linux
4 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills

VWAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VWAP 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 VWAP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) TCP/IP
1 8 (36.36%) Multicast
General
1 15 (68.18%) Banking
2 8 (36.36%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Developer
1 7 (31.82%) Java Developer
2 2 (9.09%) Lead Java Developer
2 2 (9.09%) Lead Developer
3 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 22 (100.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 22 (100.00%) TWAP
2 8 (36.36%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) UNIX
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Algorithmic Trading
1 22 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 22 (100.00%) Low Latency
1 22 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (36.36%) E-Commerce
3 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) Java
2 15 (68.18%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 6 days ago