The table below looks at the statistics for CRD IV skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CRD IV 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
Capital Requirements Directive IV (CDR 4)
Rank 603 579 543
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -36
Contract jobs citing CRD IV 10 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.025% 0.028%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.23% 0.31% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 12
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£550 £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £480 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £605 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate - £400 £425
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4377 4197 3673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.84% 7.93% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2779 2599 2235
Average daily rate £419 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £565 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 184 135
Average hourly rate £21.32 £20.21 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.53% +6.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £42.50 £42.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+3.14% +10.81%

CRD IV
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CRD IV within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

CRD IV Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CRD IV
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CRD IV within the UK.

CRD IV Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CRD IV
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CRD IV within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

CRD IV Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

CRD IV
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CRD IV within the UK 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 -13 10 £550 -1.12% 9
England -32 10 £550 -1.12% 11

CRD IV
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CRD IV 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 CRD IV.

1 14 (73.68%) Finance
2 13 (68.42%) Banking
3 11 (57.89%) COREP
4 10 (52.63%) Basel III
4 10 (52.63%) Investment Banking
5 7 (36.84%) Derivative
5 7 (36.84%) Business Analysis
5 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
6 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
6 6 (31.58%) Project Management
6 6 (31.58%) Back Office
6 6 (31.58%) Data Analysis
6 6 (31.58%) General Ledger
6 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (31.58%) Technical Analysis
7 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (26.32%) Equities
7 5 (26.32%) Credit Risk
7 5 (26.32%) Degree
7 5 (26.32%) Fixed Income
7 5 (26.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (26.32%) Business Objects
8 4 (21.05%) Contract for Difference
8 4 (21.05%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 4 (21.05%) IT Governance
8 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
8 4 (21.05%) Reference Data
9 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing

CRD IV
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CRD IV 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 CRD IV. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.26%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS Office
3 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.53%) MS Access
3 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
General
1 14 (73.68%) Finance
2 13 (68.42%) Banking
3 10 (52.63%) Investment Banking
4 6 (31.58%) General Ledger
4 6 (31.58%) Back Office
5 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
5 2 (10.53%) Retail
6 1 (5.26%) Japanese Language
6 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) Analyst
2 13 (68.42%) Business Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Report Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Banking Business Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Data Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Credit Risk Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
1 2 (10.53%) COM
2 1 (5.26%) WPF
2 1 (5.26%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Derivative
2 5 (26.32%) Credit Risk
2 5 (26.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (26.32%) Fixed Income
2 5 (26.32%) Equities
2 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (21.05%) Reference Data
3 4 (21.05%) Contract for Difference
4 2 (10.53%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (5.26%) Market Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Business Analysis
2 6 (31.58%) Data Analysis
2 6 (31.58%) Project Management
2 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) Technical Analysis
3 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (21.05%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 4 (21.05%) IT Governance
4 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
5 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
5 3 (15.79%) Change Management
6 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
6 2 (10.53%) Data Management
6 2 (10.53%) Resource Management
6 2 (10.53%) Matrix Management
6 2 (10.53%) Time Management
7 1 (5.26%) Monte Carlo Method
7 1 (5.26%) Analytics
7 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) VBA
3 1 (5.26%) Python
3 1 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) PMP
2 2 (10.53%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (57.89%) COREP
2 10 (52.63%) Basel III
3 2 (10.53%) FINREP
4 1 (5.26%) Basel II
4 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Business Objects
3 1 (5.26%) SAP
3 1 (5.26%) Sybase
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