The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for knowledge and experience of VocaLink products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VocaLink over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VocaLink
UK / England
Rank 565 611 603
Rank change year-on-year +46 -8  
Contract jobs citing VocaLink 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.002% 0.008% 0.002%
As % of the Vendors category 0.006% 0.019% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £325 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -35.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

VocaLink is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 18153 21417 22207
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.80% 43.65% 45.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 11317 13158 12832
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 765 953
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.25% +11.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.55 £11.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.38 £51.00 £42.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.81% +11.76%  

VocaLink
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing VocaLink as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for VocaLink in England

VocaLink
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VocaLink in England

VocaLink
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VocaLink within the England region over the 3 months to 27 March 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 +32 1 - -
VocaLink
UK

VocaLink
Top 27 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 across the England region with a requirement for VocaLink.

1 2 (66.67%) Programme Management
1 2 (66.67%) PMO
2 1 (33.33%) WorldPay
2 1 (33.33%) Sage Pay
2 1 (33.33%) Elavon
2 1 (33.33%) Ingenico
2 1 (33.33%) Thales
2 1 (33.33%) Hypercom
2 1 (33.33%) Cubic Transportation
2 1 (33.33%) FIS
2 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (33.33%) Wincor Nixdorf
2 1 (33.33%) TSYS
2 1 (33.33%) VeriFone
2 1 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) APACS
2 1 (33.33%) ISO 8583
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) ATM
2 1 (33.33%) Sage
2 1 (33.33%) EPoS
2 1 (33.33%) EMV
2 1 (33.33%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (33.33%) EFT
2 1 (33.33%) EFTPOS
2 1 (33.33%) Smartcard
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Commerce

VocaLink
Top Related IT Skills in England 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) ATM
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Portfolio Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Programme Assurance Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Programme Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Payments Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Payments Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) APACS
1 1 (33.33%) Chip and PIN
1 1 (33.33%) EFT
1 1 (33.33%) EFTPOS
1 1 (33.33%) EMV
1 1 (33.33%) EPoS
1 1 (33.33%) Smartcard
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Programme Management
2 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Commerce
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) PMO
2 1 (33.33%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cubic Transportation
1 1 (33.33%) Elavon
1 1 (33.33%) FIS
1 1 (33.33%) Hypercom
1 1 (33.33%) Ingenico
1 1 (33.33%) Sage
1 1 (33.33%) Thales
1 1 (33.33%) TSYS
1 1 (33.33%) VeriFone
1 1 (33.33%) Wincor Nixdorf
1 1 (33.33%) WorldPay