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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Rank 539 539 525
Rank change year-on-year
0 -14
Contract jobs citing GAAP 40 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.081% 0.026% 0.020%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.04% 0.34% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 10 1
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£500 £503 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.49% +101.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £463 -
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00
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UK

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
3828 3488 3301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.72% 7.45% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2428 2123 1932
Average daily rate £400 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 125 221
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -16.27%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +43 37 £500 -16.66%
South East -31 2 - -
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GAAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 53 (96.36%) Finance
2 22 (40.00%) SAP
3 17 (30.91%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (21.82%) Oracle
5 11 (20.00%) Hyperion
6 10 (18.18%) Project Management
6 10 (18.18%) TOWER Software
6 10 (18.18%) General Ledger
7 9 (16.36%) Data Extraction
7 9 (16.36%) Oracle General Ledger
7 9 (16.36%) SAP BPC
7 9 (16.36%) SAP BW
7 9 (16.36%) NetWeaver
7 9 (16.36%) Oracle Financials
8 8 (14.55%) ACCA
8 8 (14.55%) Banking
8 8 (14.55%) Oracle Receivables
8 8 (14.55%) Oracle AGIS
8 8 (14.55%) Oracle FAH
9 7 (12.73%) CIMA
9 7 (12.73%) Oracle EBS R12
10 6 (10.91%) Wealth Management
10 6 (10.91%) Asset Management
10 6 (10.91%) Applix
10 6 (10.91%) Cognos TM1
10 6 (10.91%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (10.91%) OLAP
10 6 (10.91%) Cognos
10 6 (10.91%) Legal
11 5 (9.09%) SQL

GAAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (16.36%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (16.36%) Oracle Financials
1 9 (16.36%) Oracle General Ledger
1 9 (16.36%) SAP BPC
2 8 (14.55%) Oracle Receivables
2 8 (14.55%) Oracle AGIS
2 8 (14.55%) Oracle FAH
3 7 (12.73%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (10.91%) Cognos TM1
5 4 (7.27%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 2 (3.64%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (1.82%) Oracle TCA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (30.91%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (16.36%) SAP BW
3 6 (10.91%) OLAP
General
1 53 (96.36%) Finance
2 10 (18.18%) General Ledger
3 8 (14.55%) Banking
4 6 (10.91%) Legal
5 2 (3.64%) Billing
6 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.82%) French Language
6 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (30.91%) Consultant
2 13 (23.64%) Solutions Architect
2 13 (23.64%) Architect
3 8 (14.55%) SAP Consultant
3 8 (14.55%) Oracle Financials Consultant
3 8 (14.55%) Oracle Consultant
3 8 (14.55%) SAP BPC Consultant
4 6 (10.91%) TM1 Developer
4 6 (10.91%) Developer
4 6 (10.91%) Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Test Analyst
7 1 (1.82%) Business Analyst
7 1 (1.82%) Junior
7 1 (1.82%) Senior Manager
7 1 (1.82%) Junior Consultant
7 1 (1.82%) Report Manager
7 1 (1.82%) Solvency II Business Analyst
7 1 (1.82%) Cognos Developer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) Data Extraction
2 1 (1.82%) FMCG
2 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.18%) Project Management
2 6 (10.91%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (10.91%) Asset Management
2 6 (10.91%) Wealth Management
3 3 (5.45%) Migration
3 3 (5.45%) Risk Management
3 3 (5.45%) ERP
4 2 (3.64%) Process Management
5 1 (1.82%) Validation
5 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (1.82%) Data Migration
5 1 (1.82%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (1.82%) Test Automation
5 1 (1.82%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (1.82%) Business Process Mapping
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (14.55%) ACCA
2 7 (12.73%) CIMA
3 2 (3.64%) Degree
3 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.82%) ICAEW
4 1 (1.82%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) QA
2 4 (7.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.82%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 22 (40.00%) SAP
2 12 (21.82%) Oracle
3 11 (20.00%) Hyperion
4 10 (18.18%) TOWER Software
5 6 (10.91%) Applix
5 6 (10.91%) Cognos
6 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.82%) Sun
7 1 (1.82%) CA