The table below looks at the statistics for COREP skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COREP over the 3 months to 28 January 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Common Reporting (COREP)
Rank 184 187 192
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Contract jobs citing COREP 2 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.040% 0.23% 0.035%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.53% 2.62% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 1
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£550 £600 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +31.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £526 £425 £301
% change year-on-year
+23.64% +41.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £90.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
380 535 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.66% 8.95% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 401 323
Average daily rate £445 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.31% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £577 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.70 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% -56.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £17.74 £16.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £23.74 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

COREP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COREP across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

COREP Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

COREP
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing COREP across the City of London region.

COREP Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

COREP
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COREP across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

COREP Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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Top 24 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing COREP 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 COREP.

1 8 (88.89%) Finance
2 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) Data Mapping
4 4 (44.44%) Microgen
4 4 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (44.44%) Front Office
4 4 (44.44%) ETL
4 4 (44.44%) Banking
4 4 (44.44%) Investment Banking
4 4 (44.44%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (33.33%) JIRA
5 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (33.33%) System Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Data Analysis
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle
6 2 (22.22%) FINREP
7 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
7 1 (11.11%) Quantitative Risk Management
7 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
7 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
7 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL

COREP
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing COREP 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 COREP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
1 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 8 (88.89%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Front Office
2 4 (44.44%) Banking
2 4 (44.44%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Business Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Business Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Data Mapping
3 4 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (44.44%) ETL
3 4 (44.44%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) System Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Data Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Quantitative Risk Management
5 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) FINREP
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microgen
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle