The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Rank 586 579 574
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs citing GAAP 25 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.026% 0.022%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.55% 0.32% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 5
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£550 £320 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.87% -14.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £250 £375
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -33.33%
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
4559 4319 3848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.99% 7.89% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2942 2611 2285
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 £231 £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 173 195 153
Average hourly rate £21.15 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.72% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.14 £12.50 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £43.22 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.51 £20.21 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.47% +15.45%

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 28 July 2015.

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 11 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 28 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
England -16 23 £550 +70.54% 3
London +9 17 £550 +69.23% 1
South East -13 4 £375 +117.39% 2
Reading - 4 £375 -
Berkshire - 4 £375 -
Scotland 0 2 £369 +47.50%
Edinburgh - 2 £369 -
City of London - 2 £528 - 1
North West - 2 £425 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £425 -

GAAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 51 (96.23%) Finance
2 16 (30.19%) SQL
3 14 (26.42%) SAP
3 14 (26.42%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (26.42%) Solvency II
4 11 (20.75%) Business Analysis
5 9 (16.98%) SAP FI-GL
6 8 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (15.09%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 7 (13.21%) Cognos
8 6 (11.32%) Sun
8 6 (11.32%) PL/SQL
9 5 (9.43%) Data Cleansing
9 5 (9.43%) Oracle
9 5 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
9 5 (9.43%) Migration
10 4 (7.55%) MS Office
10 4 (7.55%) ERP
10 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
10 4 (7.55%) Investment Management
10 4 (7.55%) Data Migration
10 4 (7.55%) Cognos Controller
11 3 (5.66%) General Ledger
11 3 (5.66%) Cognos TM1
11 3 (5.66%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (5.66%) Requirements Analysis
11 3 (5.66%) Degree
11 3 (5.66%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 3 (5.66%) Oracle General Ledger

GAAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 4 (7.55%) MS Office
1 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.77%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.89%) MS Project
3 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (16.98%) SAP FI-GL
2 4 (7.55%) Cognos Controller
3 3 (5.66%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (5.66%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (5.66%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (3.77%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (3.77%) SAP FI
4 2 (3.77%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (3.77%) SAP CO
5 1 (1.89%) HFM
5 1 (1.89%) SAP R/3
5 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (1.89%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 1 (1.89%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.42%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (15.09%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.66%) Data Mining
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.77%) Data Mart
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.89%) Hyperion Smart View
5 1 (1.89%) MS Access
5 1 (1.89%) SAP BW
General
1 51 (96.23%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) General Ledger
3 2 (3.77%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Retail
4 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Legal
4 1 (1.89%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (69.81%) Analyst
2 25 (47.17%) Business Analyst
3 14 (26.42%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 7 (13.21%) Financial Business Analyst
4 7 (13.21%) Consultant
5 6 (11.32%) Test Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) Financial Analyst
6 5 (9.43%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Data Consultant
8 3 (5.66%) Business Process Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Business Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Process Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Report Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) SAP Consultant
9 2 (3.77%) SQL Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Senior Financial Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Data Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) .NET
1 1 (1.89%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (1.89%) Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.75%) Business Analysis
2 5 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (9.43%) Migration
2 5 (9.43%) Data Cleansing
3 4 (7.55%) Data Migration
3 4 (7.55%) ERP
3 4 (7.55%) Investment Management
4 3 (5.66%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (5.66%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (5.66%) Project Management
5 2 (3.77%) ETL
5 2 (3.77%) Asset Management
5 2 (3.77%) Dimensional Modelling
6 1 (1.89%) Time Management
6 1 (1.89%) Data Analysis
6 1 (1.89%) Resource Management
6 1 (1.89%) CRM
6 1 (1.89%) Data Modelling
6 1 (1.89%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (1.89%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (30.19%) SQL
2 6 (11.32%) PL/SQL
3 2 (3.77%) Java
3 2 (3.77%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) Degree
2 2 (3.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (3.77%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.89%) HND
3 1 (1.89%) ISEB
3 1 (1.89%) CCA
3 1 (1.89%) SAP Certification
3 1 (1.89%) ACCA
3 1 (1.89%) CIMA
3 1 (1.89%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (26.42%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.89%) FINREP
2 1 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.89%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (26.42%) SAP
2 7 (13.21%) Cognos
3 6 (11.32%) Sun
4 5 (9.43%) Oracle
4 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.77%) CA
5 2 (3.77%) Hyperion
5 2 (3.77%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.89%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.89%) IBM
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