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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Rank 555 543 548
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Contract jobs citing GAAP 31 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.061% 0.025% 0.016%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.77% 0.31% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 7 3
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£550 £323 £493
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.54% -34.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £250 £493
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -49.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- -35.84%
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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
4010 3867 3388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.91% 8.08% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2583 2418 2100
Average daily rate £425 £410 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -6.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £560 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 167 124
Average hourly rate £21.07 £20.06 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.03% +2.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+3.14% +10.81%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +7 25 £550 +69.23%
South East -11 4 £375 +117.39% 3
North West - 2 £425 -
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GAAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 51 (96.23%) Finance
2 19 (35.85%) SQL
3 16 (30.19%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (30.19%) Solvency II
4 11 (20.75%) SAP
4 11 (20.75%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (18.87%) PL/SQL
5 10 (18.87%) Cognos
6 9 (16.98%) Sun
6 9 (16.98%) Business Analysis
7 8 (15.09%) Data Cleansing
7 8 (15.09%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (15.09%) Migration
8 7 (13.21%) SAP FI-GL
8 7 (13.21%) Data Migration
8 7 (13.21%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 6 (11.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 6 (11.32%) Cognos TM1
10 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
10 5 (9.43%) Oracle
10 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
10 5 (9.43%) ISTQB
10 5 (9.43%) Investment Management
10 5 (9.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 4 (7.55%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (7.55%) Data Mart
11 4 (7.55%) Cognos Controller
11 4 (7.55%) MS Office
11 4 (7.55%) IBM
11 4 (7.55%) Project Management

GAAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.55%) MS Office
3 2 (3.77%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.89%) MS Project
4 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (13.21%) SAP FI-GL
2 6 (11.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 6 (11.32%) Cognos TM1
3 4 (7.55%) Cognos Controller
4 3 (5.66%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (3.77%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (1.89%) SAP FI
6 1 (1.89%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (1.89%) SAP CO
6 1 (1.89%) HFM
6 1 (1.89%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 1 (1.89%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (30.19%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (13.21%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 4 (7.55%) Data Mart
4 3 (5.66%) Data Mining
5 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.89%) MS Access
6 1 (1.89%) Hyperion Smart View
General
1 51 (96.23%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.89%) Legal
3 1 (1.89%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (69.81%) Analyst
2 22 (41.51%) Business Analyst
3 13 (24.53%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 10 (18.87%) Test Analyst
5 7 (13.21%) Consultant
5 7 (13.21%) Financial Business Analyst
6 6 (11.32%) Financial Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Data Consultant
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Business Process Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Process Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Report Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) SAP Consultant
9 2 (3.77%) SQL Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Data Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Senior Financial Analyst
10 1 (1.89%) Financial Services Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.75%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.89%) Hedge funds
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.98%) Business Analysis
2 8 (15.09%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (15.09%) Migration
2 8 (15.09%) Data Cleansing
3 7 (13.21%) Data Migration
4 5 (9.43%) Investment Management
5 4 (7.55%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (7.55%) Project Management
6 3 (5.66%) ERP
6 3 (5.66%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (3.77%) Asset Management
7 2 (3.77%) ETL
7 2 (3.77%) Dimensional Modelling
8 1 (1.89%) Data Entry
8 1 (1.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (1.89%) Waterfall
8 1 (1.89%) CRM
8 1 (1.89%) Data Modelling
8 1 (1.89%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.89%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (35.85%) SQL
2 10 (18.87%) PL/SQL
3 2 (3.77%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) ISTQB
1 5 (9.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (3.77%) Degree
3 1 (1.89%) ISEB
3 1 (1.89%) CCA
3 1 (1.89%) ACCA
3 1 (1.89%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (30.19%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.89%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (20.75%) SAP
2 10 (18.87%) Cognos
3 9 (16.98%) Sun
4 5 (9.43%) Oracle
4 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
5 4 (7.55%) IBM
6 2 (3.77%) CA
6 2 (3.77%) Hyperion
6 2 (3.77%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.89%) PeopleSoft