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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solvency II
Rank 435 502 467
Rank change year-on-year
+67 -35
Contract jobs citing Solvency II 122 37 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.084% 0.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.32% 1.08% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 31 36
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £251 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £601 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £476 £391
% change year-on-year
+5.15% +21.76%
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
3673 3441 2964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.91% 7.82% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2216 2057 1685
Average daily rate £413 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.48% +3.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £246 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 131 212
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -26.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.93 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £53.96 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +44 72 £538 +2.38% 21
South East +17 21 £428 -10.00% 2
South West -9 19 £500 +5.15% 5
East of England - 2 £250 -
Solvency II
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Solvency II
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 139 (63.18%) Finance
2 51 (23.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 34 (15.45%) Data Warehouse
4 29 (13.18%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (12.27%) GAP Analysis
6 25 (11.36%) MS Visio
6 25 (11.36%) Project Management
7 23 (10.45%) Data Modelling
8 22 (10.00%) SQL
9 21 (9.55%) Basel II
9 21 (9.55%) Banking
9 21 (9.55%) Basel III
9 21 (9.55%) Business Analysis
10 19 (8.64%) UML
11 18 (8.18%) Risk Management
12 17 (7.73%) Change Management
12 17 (7.73%) BPMN
13 16 (7.27%) Requirements Analysis
14 15 (6.82%) Business Transformation
14 15 (6.82%) SSADM
14 15 (6.82%) DSDM
14 15 (6.82%) BPR
15 14 (6.36%) Cognos
15 14 (6.36%) Microsoft
15 14 (6.36%) Advertising
16 13 (5.91%) Data Governance
17 12 (5.45%) IMAP
18 11 (5.00%) SAS
18 11 (5.00%) MS Office
18 11 (5.00%) Cognos TM1

Solvency II
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 11 (5.00%) SAS
2 5 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 25 (11.36%) MS Visio
2 11 (5.00%) MS Office
3 7 (3.18%) MS Project
3 7 (3.18%) MS Excel
4 5 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (5.00%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (1.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.91%) CODA-Financials
3 2 (0.91%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.45%) HFM
4 1 (0.45%) MoSes
4 1 (0.45%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.91%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.45%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (15.45%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (3.18%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 7 (3.18%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 5 (2.27%) Data Mart
3 5 (2.27%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.91%) SQLPlus
5 2 (0.91%) QlikView
6 1 (0.45%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.45%) Snowflake Schema
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.45%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 1 (0.45%) JIRA
1 1 (0.45%) PowerDesigner
1 1 (0.45%) ERwin
General
1 139 (63.18%) Finance
2 21 (9.55%) Banking
3 14 (6.36%) Advertising
4 6 (2.73%) Legal
5 5 (2.27%) General Ledger
6 2 (0.91%) Back Office
6 2 (0.91%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 114 (51.82%) Analyst
2 68 (30.91%) Business Analyst
3 51 (23.18%) Project Manager
4 31 (14.09%) Solvency II Business Analyst
5 24 (10.91%) Solvency II Project Manager
6 20 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
7 17 (7.73%) Senior Analyst
8 15 (6.82%) Senior Business Analyst
9 12 (5.45%) Data Analyst
9 12 (5.45%) Programme Manager
10 11 (5.00%) Consultant
10 11 (5.00%) Designer
11 8 (3.64%) Architect
11 8 (3.64%) Test Analyst
11 8 (3.64%) Business Project Manager
11 8 (3.64%) Business Manager
12 7 (3.18%) Insurance Business Analyst
12 7 (3.18%) Developer
13 5 (2.27%) Financial Analyst
13 5 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.82%) .NET
2 1 (0.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (13.18%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.27%) Data Extraction
3 2 (0.91%) PMI
3 2 (0.91%) Data Integration
3 2 (0.91%) Data Structures
3 2 (0.91%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.45%) Derivative
4 1 (0.45%) Taxonomies
4 1 (0.45%) Reference Data
4 1 (0.45%) Market Risk
4 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.45%) UNIX
1 1 (0.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (23.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 27 (12.27%) GAP Analysis
3 25 (11.36%) Project Management
4 23 (10.45%) Data Modelling
5 21 (9.55%) Business Analysis
6 19 (8.64%) UML
7 18 (8.18%) Risk Management
8 17 (7.73%) Change Management
8 17 (7.73%) BPMN
9 16 (7.27%) Requirements Analysis
10 15 (6.82%) Business Transformation
10 15 (6.82%) SSADM
10 15 (6.82%) DSDM
10 15 (6.82%) BPR
11 13 (5.91%) Data Governance
12 10 (4.55%) Validation
12 10 (4.55%) PRINCE2
12 10 (4.55%) ETL
13 8 (3.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 8 (3.64%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (10.00%) SQL
2 6 (2.73%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.45%) C
3 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (2.27%) ISEB
2 4 (1.82%) Degree
3 3 (1.36%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.91%) ACCA
4 2 (0.91%) PMP
4 2 (0.91%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.45%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.55%) Basel II
1 21 (9.55%) Basel III
2 7 (3.18%) QA
2 7 (3.18%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.27%) GAAP
4 2 (0.91%) FATCA
5 1 (0.45%) COREP
5 1 (0.45%) FINREP
5 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 3 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (6.36%) Cognos
1 14 (6.36%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.09%) IBM
3 7 (3.18%) Oracle
4 4 (1.82%) Informatica
5 2 (0.91%) CODA
5 2 (0.91%) Business Objects
5 2 (0.91%) Sun
5 2 (0.91%) HP
6 1 (0.45%) Netezza
6 1 (0.45%) SAP
6 1 (0.45%) Reuters
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