The table below looks at the statistics for Solvency II 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 Solvency II over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solvency II
Rank 482 470 518
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +48
Contract jobs citing Solvency II 113 100 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.20% 0.082%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.70% 2.53% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 81 30
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£500 £463 £429
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +7.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £388 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Solvency II
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
4186 3954 3575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.12% 8.01% 7.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2725 2416 2175
Average daily rate £425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 183 134
Average hourly rate £20.82 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.11% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.18 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.70 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +17.14%

Solvency II
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Solvency II Jobs Demand Trend in England

Solvency II
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Solvency II Daily Rate Trend in England

Solvency II
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solvency II across the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Solvency II Daily Rate Histogram in England

Solvency II
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Solvency II Hourly Rate Trend in England

Solvency II
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 Solvency II within the England region over the 3 months to 31 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 +49 84 £550 +10.00% 15
South West -23 10 £500 - 4
West Midlands +4 8 £500 +29.03% 1
South East -17 4 £425 +1.49% 1
North West -26 3 £660 +55.29% 3
Yorkshire -25 2 £438 -5.40%
East of England -14 1 £213 -51.42%
Solvency II
UK

Solvency II
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Solvency II 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 Solvency II.

1 167 (66.80%) Finance
2 74 (29.60%) Stakeholder Management
3 55 (22.00%) SQL
4 47 (18.80%) Data Warehouse
5 44 (17.60%) Data Modelling
6 41 (16.40%) Business Intelligence
7 39 (15.60%) ETL
8 30 (12.00%) MS Visio
8 30 (12.00%) Oracle
8 30 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
9 29 (11.60%) SQL Server
10 26 (10.40%) Microsoft
11 25 (10.00%) Data Governance
12 24 (9.60%) Banking
12 24 (9.60%) Migration
13 21 (8.40%) Asset Management
13 21 (8.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 20 (8.00%) MS Excel
15 19 (7.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 18 (7.20%) Business Analysis
16 18 (7.20%) Project Management
16 18 (7.20%) Basel II
17 16 (6.40%) Quality Management
17 16 (6.40%) Cognos
17 16 (6.40%) PL/SQL
17 16 (6.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 16 (6.40%) Business Transformation
18 15 (6.00%) User Acceptance Testing
18 15 (6.00%) Investment Management
18 15 (6.00%) BPMN

Solvency II
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Solvency II 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 Solvency II. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (3.20%) SAS
2 5 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 30 (12.00%) MS Visio
2 20 (8.00%) MS Excel
3 15 (6.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (4.00%) MS Office
5 4 (1.60%) MS Project
6 1 (0.40%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (2.80%) Cognos TM1
2 5 (2.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (1.60%) Markit EDM
4 3 (1.20%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (1.20%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.40%) MoSes
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.80%) IMAP
2 1 (0.40%) DHCP
2 1 (0.40%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (18.80%) Data Warehouse
2 29 (11.60%) SQL Server
3 21 (8.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (7.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (6.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 15 (6.00%) OLAP
7 12 (4.80%) Relational Database
8 11 (4.40%) Data Mart
9 7 (2.80%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (2.80%) OLAP Cube
10 6 (2.40%) Oracle Database
10 6 (2.40%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (2.40%) Data Mining
11 5 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (1.60%) PowerCenter
13 3 (1.20%) Oracle ODI
13 3 (1.20%) Big Data
14 2 (0.80%) Star Schema
14 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
14 2 (0.80%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (3.20%) Subversion
2 4 (1.60%) ERwin
3 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.40%) JIRA
General
1 167 (66.80%) Finance
2 24 (9.60%) Banking
3 7 (2.80%) Legal
4 6 (2.40%) General Ledger
4 6 (2.40%) Back Office
5 3 (1.20%) Retail
5 3 (1.20%) Advertising
5 3 (1.20%) Front Office
6 2 (0.80%) Marketing
7 1 (0.40%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.40%) French Language
7 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 119 (47.60%) Analyst
2 77 (30.80%) Business Analyst
3 39 (15.60%) Developer
4 33 (13.20%) Project Manager
5 31 (12.40%) Data Analyst
5 31 (12.40%) Solvency II Business Analyst
6 19 (7.60%) Senior Analyst
7 18 (7.20%) Solvency II Project Manager
8 17 (6.80%) Senior Business Analyst
9 15 (6.00%) Insurance Business Analyst
10 14 (5.60%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 10 (4.00%) SQL Developer
11 10 (4.00%) Architect
12 9 (3.60%) Governance Analyst
12 9 (3.60%) TM1 Developer
13 8 (3.20%) Test Analyst
13 8 (3.20%) Data Architect
13 8 (3.20%) Business Manager
14 6 (2.40%) Finance Project Manager
14 6 (2.40%) PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.80%) .NET
2 4 (1.60%) XML
3 1 (0.40%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.40%) MDX
3 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.40%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.20%) Data Integration
3 9 (3.60%) Fixed Income
4 7 (2.80%) Derivative
5 6 (2.40%) Visualisation
6 4 (1.60%) Data Extraction
6 4 (1.60%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.20%) Reference Data
7 3 (1.20%) Social Media
8 2 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.80%) DTCC
8 2 (0.80%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.80%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.40%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.40%) PMI
9 1 (0.40%) Replication
9 1 (0.40%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.40%) iSeries
9 1 (0.40%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.00%) UNIX
2 2 (0.80%) Windows
3 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (29.60%) Stakeholder Management
2 44 (17.60%) Data Modelling
3 41 (16.40%) Business Intelligence
4 39 (15.60%) ETL
5 25 (10.00%) Data Governance
6 24 (9.60%) Migration
7 21 (8.40%) Asset Management
8 18 (7.20%) Project Management
8 18 (7.20%) Business Analysis
9 16 (6.40%) Quality Management
9 16 (6.40%) Business Transformation
10 15 (6.00%) Data Analysis
10 15 (6.00%) GAP Analysis
10 15 (6.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 15 (6.00%) Investment Management
10 15 (6.00%) BPMN
11 14 (5.60%) Data Migration
12 13 (5.20%) Requirements Analysis
12 13 (5.20%) Data Management
12 13 (5.20%) UML
Programming Languages
1 55 (22.00%) SQL
2 16 (6.40%) PL/SQL
3 15 (6.00%) T-SQL
4 10 (4.00%) Shell Script
5 9 (3.60%) VBA
6 3 (1.20%) C#
7 2 (0.80%) C++
7 2 (0.80%) C
8 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (3.60%) Degree
2 3 (1.20%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (0.40%) APMP
4 1 (0.40%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (0.40%) ISEB
4 1 (0.40%) SAS Certification
4 1 (0.40%) PMP
4 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.20%) Basel II
2 14 (5.60%) GAAP
2 14 (5.60%) Basel III
3 11 (4.40%) Data Quality
4 10 (4.00%) EMIR
4 10 (4.00%) Dodd-Frank
4 10 (4.00%) MiFID
5 8 (3.20%) AIFMD
6 5 (2.00%) QA
7 1 (0.40%) FATCA
System Software
1 2 (0.80%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.20%) Oracle EDQ
2 2 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 30 (12.00%) Oracle
2 26 (10.40%) Microsoft
3 16 (6.40%) Cognos
4 10 (4.00%) IBM
5 9 (3.60%) HP
6 7 (2.80%) Informatica
7 5 (2.00%) Sun
8 4 (1.60%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.80%) VMware
9 2 (0.80%) Tableau
9 2 (0.80%) Guidewire
10 1 (0.40%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.40%) Charles River
10 1 (0.40%) EMC
10 1 (0.40%) CA
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