The table below looks at the prevalence of the term General Ledger in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited General Ledger over the 3 months to 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Ledger
Rank 463 459 433
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -26
Contract jobs citing General Ledger 146 130 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.24% 0.24%
As % of the General category 0.67% 0.61% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 69 56
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£450 £456 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £21.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -40.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £19.00

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

General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
21635 21147 20305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.80% 38.87% 42.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13348 13189 12136
Average daily rate £438 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £620 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 546 571 658
Average hourly rate £22.50 £23.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.58 £11.81 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £42.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.04 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-0.15% -5.50%

General Ledger
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing General Ledger within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

General Ledger Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

General Ledger
Daily Rate Trend

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

General Ledger Daily Rate Trend in the UK

General Ledger
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing General Ledger within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

General Ledger Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

General Ledger
Hourly Rate Trend

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

General Ledger Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

General Ledger
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing General Ledger within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 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 +2 137 £463 +2.83% 27
London +18 85 £463 -3.89% 12
City of London +24 20 £500 -4.76% 2
South East -8 19 £450 +9.09% 2
North West -21 9 £525 +69.35% 1
Scotland +3 8 £298 -40.50% 1
East of England -2 8 £480 -8.57% 2
Edinburgh 0 7 £298 -40.50% 1
Oxfordshire -17 6 £250 - 1
Hampshire -1 5 £414 +24.90%
North East -3 5 £358 -8.76%
Tyne and Wear -3 5 £358 -8.76%
Newcastle upon Tyne -4 5 £358 -8.76%
Manchester -9 4 £525 +69.35% 1
West Midlands -9 4 £400 +48.14% 2
West Sussex -21 4 £529 -
Croydon - 4 £400 - 1
Wolverhampton - 4 £400 -
Bedfordshire -2 3 £625 +19.04%
Essex - 3 £450 - 1
South West +7 2 £738 +50.89% 3
Surrey +5 2 £450 -2.70% 1
Luton +2 2 £550 +4.76%
Suffolk +1 2 £480 -
Cheshire -5 2 - -
Berkshire -6 2 £675 -
Yorkshire -10 2 £500 - 3
Reading - 2 £675 -
Chichester - 2 £550 -
Ipswich - 2 £480 -

General Ledger
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing General Ledger 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 General Ledger.

1 231 (84.31%) Finance
2 101 (36.86%) Oracle
2 101 (36.86%) Oracle General Ledger
3 93 (33.94%) SAP
4 65 (23.72%) SQL
5 62 (22.63%) Banking
6 59 (21.53%) Oracle Payables
7 47 (17.15%) Oracle Receivables
7 47 (17.15%) SAP FI
8 46 (16.79%) Oracle EBS R12
9 42 (15.33%) Cash Management
10 40 (14.60%) Oracle EBS
11 37 (13.50%) PL/SQL
11 37 (13.50%) ERP
12 36 (13.14%) Workflow
13 35 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
14 33 (12.04%) Oracle Reports
15 32 (11.68%) SAP FI/CO
15 32 (11.68%) SAP CO
16 31 (11.31%) Oracle Financials
16 31 (11.31%) Oracle Cash Management
17 30 (10.95%) User Acceptance Testing
17 30 (10.95%) Migration
18 29 (10.58%) Data Warehouse
19 27 (9.85%) Oracle Forms
20 25 (9.12%) Investment Banking
20 25 (9.12%) Oracle Assets
21 24 (8.76%) Oracle Applications
22 23 (8.39%) Oracle Workflow
22 23 (8.39%) Retail

General Ledger
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing General Ledger 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 General Ledger. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (8.39%) Oracle Workflow
2 7 (2.55%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 5 (1.82%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.46%) NetWeaver
4 4 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 18 (6.57%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.19%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.82%) MS Office
4 4 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.73%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 101 (36.86%) Oracle General Ledger
2 59 (21.53%) Oracle Payables
3 47 (17.15%) Oracle Receivables
3 47 (17.15%) SAP FI
4 46 (16.79%) Oracle EBS R12
5 40 (14.60%) Oracle EBS
6 32 (11.68%) SAP FI/CO
6 32 (11.68%) SAP CO
7 31 (11.31%) Oracle Financials
7 31 (11.31%) Oracle Cash Management
8 25 (9.12%) Oracle Assets
9 24 (8.76%) Oracle Applications
10 15 (5.47%) SAP ERP
11 14 (5.11%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 14 (5.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
12 13 (4.74%) Oracle E-Business Tax
12 13 (4.74%) SAP PSCD
13 11 (4.01%) SAP FI-CA
14 8 (2.92%) Oracle iProcurement
14 8 (2.92%) Oracle TCA
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.46%) Internet
2 2 (0.73%) FTP
3 1 (0.36%) RTP
3 1 (0.36%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (12.04%) Oracle Reports
2 29 (10.58%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (7.30%) SAP BW
4 17 (6.20%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 14 (5.11%) Oracle Database
6 12 (4.38%) SQL Server
7 11 (4.01%) Oracle Database 11g
8 10 (3.65%) Oracle BI EE
9 9 (3.28%) Oracle Discoverer
10 8 (2.92%) MS Access
11 7 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 3 (1.09%) OLAP
15 3 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
15 3 (1.09%) Oracle ODI
15 3 (1.09%) Cognos Framework Manager
16 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database 12c
16 2 (0.73%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 27 (9.85%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (1.82%) JDeveloper
3 4 (1.46%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (0.73%) Selenium
4 2 (0.73%) FitNesse
4 2 (0.73%) LSMW
4 2 (0.73%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.73%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.36%) Toad
5 1 (0.36%) PeopleTools
5 1 (0.36%) Subversion
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.36%) JIRA
General
1 231 (84.31%) Finance
2 62 (22.63%) Banking
3 25 (9.12%) Investment Banking
4 23 (8.39%) Retail
5 14 (5.11%) Back Office
6 12 (4.38%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.92%) Corporate Banking
8 7 (2.55%) Manufacturing
9 6 (2.19%) Retail Banking
10 5 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (1.09%) Front Office
11 3 (1.09%) Legal
11 3 (1.09%) Billing
11 3 (1.09%) Marketing
12 2 (0.73%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.36%) Automotive
13 1 (0.36%) Advertising
13 1 (0.36%) French Language
Job Titles
1 91 (33.21%) Analyst
2 80 (29.20%) Consultant
3 47 (17.15%) Business Analyst
4 43 (15.69%) SAP Consultant
5 32 (11.68%) Oracle Consultant
6 27 (9.85%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
7 19 (6.93%) Test Manager
7 19 (6.93%) Test Analyst
7 19 (6.93%) Oracle Financials Consultant
8 16 (5.84%) Project Manager
9 15 (5.47%) Functional Consultant
10 14 (5.11%) Developer
11 13 (4.74%) Support Analyst
12 12 (4.38%) Architect
13 11 (4.01%) Solutions Architect
13 11 (4.01%) SAP CO Consultant
13 11 (4.01%) SAP FI Consultant
13 11 (4.01%) Oracle Functional Consultant
14 9 (3.28%) Test Leader
15 8 (2.92%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.93%) XML
2 14 (5.11%) SAP XI
3 6 (2.19%) Middleware
4 4 (1.46%) .NET
5 2 (0.73%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.73%) Web Services
6 1 (0.36%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (4.38%) Derivative
2 11 (4.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 9 (3.28%) FMCG
3 9 (3.28%) Data Extraction
4 7 (2.55%) Equities
5 4 (1.46%) Open Source
5 4 (1.46%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.09%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.09%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.09%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.73%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.73%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.73%) Contract for Difference
8 1 (0.36%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 23 (8.39%) UNIX
2 5 (1.82%) Solaris
3 3 (1.09%) Linux
3 3 (1.09%) Windows
3 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.73%) AIX
5 1 (0.36%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (15.33%) Cash Management
2 37 (13.50%) ERP
3 36 (13.14%) Workflow
4 35 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
5 30 (10.95%) User Acceptance Testing
5 30 (10.95%) Migration
6 20 (7.30%) Test Management
7 19 (6.93%) ETL
7 19 (6.93%) Asset Management
8 18 (6.57%) Project Management
9 16 (5.84%) CRM
9 16 (5.84%) Business Analysis
10 13 (4.74%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (4.74%) Software Testing
10 13 (4.74%) Data Analysis
10 13 (4.74%) Test Strategy
11 12 (4.38%) ITIL
11 12 (4.38%) E-business
12 11 (4.01%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (3.65%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 65 (23.72%) SQL
2 37 (13.50%) PL/SQL
3 8 (2.92%) Java
3 8 (2.92%) ABAP
4 4 (1.46%) VBA
4 4 (1.46%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.73%) AWK
6 1 (0.36%) C#
6 1 (0.36%) SQR
Qualifications
1 22 (8.03%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.57%) ISTQB
2 18 (6.57%) ISEB
2 18 (6.57%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.01%) CCA
3 11 (4.01%) Degree
3 11 (4.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (2.55%) CIMA
4 7 (2.55%) ACCA
5 6 (2.19%) SAP Certification
6 5 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.73%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 2 (0.73%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 2 (0.73%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.36%) CFA
8 1 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.74%) SLA
2 7 (2.55%) COREP
3 6 (2.19%) Solvency II
3 6 (2.19%) QA
4 5 (1.82%) GAAP
5 4 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (1.09%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.36%) FINREP
7 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 4 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 101 (36.86%) Oracle
2 93 (33.94%) SAP
3 16 (5.84%) Cognos
4 14 (5.11%) Microsoft
5 10 (3.65%) webMethods
6 8 (2.92%) Business Objects
7 7 (2.55%) Sun
8 6 (2.19%) Wall Street Systems
9 5 (1.82%) Hyperion
9 5 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.46%) Talend
10 4 (1.46%) JD Edwards
10 4 (1.46%) HP
10 4 (1.46%) Informatica
10 4 (1.46%) PeopleSoft
10 4 (1.46%) Sybase
11 3 (1.09%) IBM
12 2 (0.73%) Ariba
13 1 (0.36%) Avaya
13 1 (0.36%) CODA
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