Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for VisionPLUS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VisionPLUS over the 6 months to 22 January 2018 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.

First Data VisionPLUS
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 865 850 867
Rank change year-on-year -15 +17 -14
Contract jobs citing VisionPLUS 13 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.006% 0.012%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.17% 0.075% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 10
UK median daily rate £460 £381 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.66% -7.58% -13.25%
10th Percentile £405 £363 £206
90th Percentile £550 £404 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 - £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

VisionPLUS is in the Business Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills.

All Business Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 7,577 7,972 8,654
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.61% 8.36% 8.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,550 4,820 4,887
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% -2.56%
10th Percentile £308 £306 £278
90th Percentile £650 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 73 145
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £21.76 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.40% -37.83% +17.65%
10th Percentile £10.48 £5.70 £11.55
90th Percentile £50.87 £44.55 £67.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.56 £31.86
% change year-on-year +4.35% -32.31% +18.73%

VisionPLUS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VisionPLUS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VisionPLUS in the UK

VisionPLUS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VisionPLUS in the UK

VisionPLUS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VisionPLUS over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VisionPLUS in the UK

VisionPLUS
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VisionPLUS within the UK over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +5 11 £480 +25.90%
London -31 7 £500 +31.15%
UK excluding London +13 5 £460 -
South West - 3 £460 -
North of England +40 1 £405 -
Yorkshire +12 1 £405 -
Wales - 1 £338 -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VisionPLUS 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 VisionPLUS.

1 6 (46.15%) Banking
2 5 (38.46%) Finance
3 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) CMS
4 2 (15.38%) Analytical Thinking
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (15.38%) Time Management
5 1 (7.69%) Contactless
5 1 (7.69%) Postilion
5 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Data Mapping
5 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
5 1 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
5 1 (7.69%) Credit Risk
5 1 (7.69%) NFC
5 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.69%) BASE24
5 1 (7.69%) ISO 8583
5 1 (7.69%) Tandem
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.69%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Unix
5 1 (7.69%) Linux

VisionPLUS
Co-occurring 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 2 (15.38%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) BASE24
1 1 (7.69%) Postilion
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) NonStop SQL
General
1 6 (46.15%) Banking
2 5 (38.46%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
3 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
1 8 (61.54%) Business Analyst
1 8 (61.54%) VisionPLUS Business Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Test Leader
3 2 (15.38%) Finance Business Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Financial Business Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Financial Services Business Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) BASE24 Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Credit Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Linux Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Contactless
2 1 (7.69%) Credit Risk
2 1 (7.69%) EFT
2 1 (7.69%) EFTPOS
2 1 (7.69%) EMV
2 1 (7.69%) Smartcard
2 1 (7.69%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Thinking
1 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
1 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 2 (15.38%) Time Management
2 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.69%) Change Management
2 1 (7.69%) Data Mapping
2 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
2 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
2 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO 8583