The table below looks at the statistics for GAAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GAAP over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Rank 580 569 553
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -16
Contract jobs citing GAAP 8 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.015% 0.027% 0.033%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.19% 0.34% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 12
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£550 £325 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.23% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £175 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £250 £280
% change year-on-year
+52.50% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 England region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4306 4150 3688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.01% 8.11% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2703 2552 2217
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £230 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 189 148
Average hourly rate £21.51 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.56% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £37.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

GAAP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

GAAP Jobs Demand Trend in England

GAAP
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GAAP across the England region.

GAAP Daily Rate Trend in England

GAAP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GAAP across the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

GAAP Daily Rate Histogram in England

GAAP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GAAP across the England region.

GAAP Hourly Rate Trend in England

GAAP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GAAP within the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. 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 -13 7 £550 +69.23% 5
North West - 1 £425 -
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GAAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing GAAP 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 GAAP.

1 36 (97.30%) Finance
2 12 (32.43%) SQL
2 12 (32.43%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (27.03%) SAP
3 10 (27.03%) Solvency II
4 9 (24.32%) Business Analysis
5 8 (21.62%) SAP FI-GL
5 8 (21.62%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
7 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
7 4 (10.81%) Oracle
7 4 (10.81%) MS Office
7 4 (10.81%) Migration
7 4 (10.81%) Investment Management
8 3 (8.11%) Project Management
8 3 (8.11%) Data Migration
8 3 (8.11%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (8.11%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (5.41%) Cognos
9 2 (5.41%) ETL
9 2 (5.41%) Sun
9 2 (5.41%) CA
9 2 (5.41%) Hyperion
9 2 (5.41%) JD Edwards
9 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
9 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
9 2 (5.41%) PL/SQL
9 2 (5.41%) ERP
9 2 (5.41%) Degree

GAAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing GAAP 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 GAAP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Office
1 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (21.62%) SAP FI-GL
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (5.41%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (2.70%) Cognos Controller
4 1 (2.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (2.70%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (2.70%) SAP FI
4 1 (2.70%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (2.70%) SAP CO
4 1 (2.70%) HFM
4 1 (2.70%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (32.43%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (21.62%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) Hyperion Smart View
4 1 (2.70%) MS Access
4 1 (2.70%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.70%) Data Mart
General
1 36 (97.30%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 25 (67.57%) Analyst
2 21 (56.76%) Business Analyst
3 13 (35.14%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Financial Business Analyst
5 5 (13.51%) Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Business Process Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Process Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Financial Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Data Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Developer
7 2 (5.41%) SAP Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) SQL Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Consultant
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Manager
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Business Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) Business Analysis
2 4 (10.81%) Migration
2 4 (10.81%) Investment Management
3 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (8.11%) Project Management
3 3 (8.11%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (8.11%) Data Migration
4 2 (5.41%) ERP
4 2 (5.41%) ETL
4 2 (5.41%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (2.70%) CRM
5 1 (2.70%) Data Modelling
5 1 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.70%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (2.70%) Data Entry
5 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (2.70%) Waterfall
5 1 (2.70%) Resource Management
5 1 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (32.43%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
2 2 (5.41%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) ISEB
2 1 (2.70%) CCA
2 1 (2.70%) ACCA
2 1 (2.70%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (27.03%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) SAP
2 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.81%) Oracle
4 2 (5.41%) Cognos
4 2 (5.41%) Sun
4 2 (5.41%) CA
4 2 (5.41%) Hyperion
4 2 (5.41%) JD Edwards
5 1 (2.70%) PeopleSoft
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