The table below looks at the statistics for COREP skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COREP over the 3 months to 24 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Common Reporting (COREP)
Rank 412 398 377
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -21
Contract jobs citing COREP 14 22 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.057% 0.087% 0.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.72% 1.08% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 31
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.52% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £413 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
COREP
England

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 London region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
1958 2028 2021
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.94% 8.00% 8.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1377 1437 1436
Average daily rate £450 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 29 42
Average hourly rate £19.50 £21.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +8.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.76 £13.87 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £64.55 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

COREP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

COREP Jobs Demand Trend in London

COREP
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

COREP Daily Rate Trend in London

COREP
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COREP across the London region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

COREP Daily Rate Histogram in London

COREP
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COREP within the London region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
City of London +18 7 £600 +0.84% 2
COREP
England

COREP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing COREP 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 COREP.

1 19 (76.00%) Finance
2 12 (48.00%) Banking
3 11 (44.00%) Investment Banking
4 8 (32.00%) Basel III
5 7 (28.00%) SQL
6 6 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (20.00%) FINREP
7 5 (20.00%) Front Office
8 4 (16.00%) ETL
8 4 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (16.00%) Data Mapping
8 4 (16.00%) Microgen
8 4 (16.00%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (16.00%) Data Analysis
9 3 (12.00%) Credit Risk
9 3 (12.00%) Degree
9 3 (12.00%) Business Analysis
9 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
9 3 (12.00%) Stress Testing
9 3 (12.00%) CRD IV
9 3 (12.00%) Oracle
9 3 (12.00%) Project Management
10 2 (8.00%) Basel II
10 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
10 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
10 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
10 2 (8.00%) UNIX
10 2 (8.00%) MS Excel

COREP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing COREP 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 COREP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.00%) MS Project
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (8.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) JIRA
General
1 19 (76.00%) Finance
2 12 (48.00%) Banking
3 11 (44.00%) Investment Banking
4 5 (20.00%) Front Office
5 2 (8.00%) General Ledger
6 1 (4.00%) Back Office
6 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Analyst
2 10 (40.00%) Business Analyst
3 7 (28.00%) Developer
4 5 (20.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) PMO Lead
6 1 (4.00%) Delivery Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Services Delivery Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Service Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (4.00%) IT Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Credit Risk
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Reference Data
3 1 (4.00%) Credit Derivative
3 1 (4.00%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (16.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 4 (16.00%) Data Analysis
2 4 (16.00%) ETL
2 4 (16.00%) Data Mapping
2 4 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (12.00%) Project Management
3 3 (12.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (12.00%) Stress Testing
4 2 (8.00%) System Testing
4 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.00%) PRINCE
5 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) PMP
2 2 (8.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (32.00%) Basel III
2 5 (20.00%) FINREP
3 3 (12.00%) CRD IV
4 2 (8.00%) Basel II
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Microgen
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Lotus
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