The first table below looks at the demand for GAAP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GAAP over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Rank 578 535 560
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +25
Contract jobs citing GAAP 9 9 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.019% 0.046%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.20% 0.25% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 11
Average daily rate £425 £185 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+129.72% -43.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £185 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £185 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £200
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £26.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.84% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £26.50 -
% change year-on-year
-35.84% -
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4414 3599 4540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.84% 7.54% 7.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2669 2121 2478
Average daily rate £400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 144 240
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £16.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% +10.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.86 £10.50 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.86 £55.00 £35.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%

GAAP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

GAAP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GAAP
Daily Rate Trend

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

GAAP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

GAAP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GAAP within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

GAAP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GAAP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GAAP within the UK.

GAAP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

GAAP
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GAAP within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -89 7 £425 +129.72% 3
London -20 6 £425 +129.72% 2
City of London -12 2 £350 +89.18% 1
South East -13 1 - -
Berkshire - - - -

GAAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 17 (70.83%) Finance
2 9 (37.50%) Banking
3 7 (29.17%) Project Management
3 7 (29.17%) Asset Management
3 7 (29.17%) Performance Management
4 6 (25.00%) Oracle
4 6 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (20.83%) OLAP
5 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (20.83%) IBM
5 5 (20.83%) Cognos
5 5 (20.83%) Applix
5 5 (20.83%) Cognos TM1
5 5 (20.83%) Business Analysis
5 5 (20.83%) Wealth Management
5 5 (20.83%) QA
5 5 (20.83%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (16.67%) Data Analysis
6 4 (16.67%) Back Office
6 4 (16.67%) Hyperion
7 3 (12.50%) SAP
7 3 (12.50%) ERP
7 3 (12.50%) Data Modelling
7 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
7 3 (12.50%) Migration
7 3 (12.50%) Degree
7 3 (12.50%) Data Mapping
7 3 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting

GAAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Office
3 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (8.33%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (8.33%) SAP CO
2 2 (8.33%) SAP FI
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (4.17%) SAP SD
3 1 (4.17%) HFM
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (4.17%) SAP ERP
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (4.17%) SAP BPC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (20.83%) OLAP
3 1 (4.17%) SAP BW
3 1 (4.17%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 17 (70.83%) Finance
2 9 (37.50%) Banking
3 4 (16.67%) Back Office
4 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 2 (8.33%) General Ledger
5 2 (8.33%) Advertising
5 2 (8.33%) Billing
6 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
6 1 (4.17%) Retail
6 1 (4.17%) Legal
6 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
6 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Business Analyst
1 9 (37.50%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) TM1 Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Cognos Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Functional Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Cognos Developer
5 1 (4.17%) SAP Tester
5 1 (4.17%) SAP Architect
5 1 (4.17%) TM1 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Derivative
1 2 (8.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (4.17%) Equities
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Project Management
1 7 (29.17%) Asset Management
1 7 (29.17%) Performance Management
2 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (20.83%) Business Analysis
2 5 (20.83%) Wealth Management
2 5 (20.83%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 3 (12.50%) ERP
4 3 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 3 (12.50%) Migration
4 3 (12.50%) Data Mapping
5 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (8.33%) Business Performance Management
6 1 (4.17%) Change Management
6 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
6 1 (4.17%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (4.17%) Investment Management
6 1 (4.17%) Cash Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) CIMA
2 2 (8.33%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) QA
2 2 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Oracle
2 5 (20.83%) IBM
2 5 (20.83%) Cognos
2 5 (20.83%) Applix
3 4 (16.67%) Hyperion
4 3 (12.50%) SAP
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.17%) HP
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