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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
General Ledger
Rank 452 475 410
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -65
Contract jobs citing General Ledger 130 84 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.17% 0.29%
As % of the General category 0.65% 0.43% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 45 76
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £236 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £584 £556
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £500 £438
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £18.25 - £22.22
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 - £21.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.85 - £23.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 - -

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
19953 19583 18819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.16% 39.68% 42.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 12351 11938 11421
Average daily rate £438 £448 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.23% +5.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £611 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 586 605
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.92 £9.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -9.00%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +13 118 £450 -9.95% 18
London -10 45 £500 - 8
South East +5 22 £414 -23.73% 4
City of London +21 15 £500 -4.76% 4
North West -6 13 £488 +57.33% 2
West Midlands +11 12 £400 -11.11%
Hampshire +2 11 £414 -21.19%
North East +14 7 £471 -8.52%
Manchester -1 7 £525 +69.35% 2
Tyne and Wear +12 6 £450 -12.62%
South West -4 6 £440 -12.00% 2
Yorkshire -2 5 £493 -1.50%
East of England +16 4 £525 +194.94% 1
West Yorkshire -7 4 £493 -1.50%
West Sussex -17 4 £529 -5.58%
Bristol - 4 £433 - 2
Halifax - 4 £493 -
Birmingham -3 3 £400 -11.11%
Edinburgh +3 2 £400 -
Scotland -7 2 £400 -
Essex - 2 £413 -
Wiltshire - 2 £475 -
Swindon - 2 £475 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Brentwood - 1 £425 -
Southampton - 1 £375 -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Midlands - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -

General Ledger
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 204 (83.61%) Finance
2 93 (38.11%) Oracle
2 93 (38.11%) Oracle General Ledger
3 88 (36.07%) SAP
4 57 (23.36%) Oracle Payables
5 52 (21.31%) Oracle Receivables
6 50 (20.49%) SAP FI
7 49 (20.08%) SQL
8 46 (18.85%) Oracle EBS R12
9 44 (18.03%) Oracle EBS
10 43 (17.62%) Banking
11 36 (14.75%) Cash Management
12 35 (14.34%) SAP CO
12 35 (14.34%) SAP FI/CO
12 35 (14.34%) ERP
13 31 (12.70%) Workflow
13 31 (12.70%) Migration
14 30 (12.30%) PL/SQL
15 29 (11.89%) Project Management
15 29 (11.89%) Security Cleared
16 28 (11.48%) Oracle Financials
17 26 (10.66%) Oracle Reports
17 26 (10.66%) SC Cleared
18 25 (10.25%) Oracle Cash Management
18 25 (10.25%) Oracle Forms
18 25 (10.25%) Oracle Applications
19 22 (9.02%) UNIX
19 22 (9.02%) Business Intelligence
20 21 (8.61%) SAP BW
20 21 (8.61%) User Acceptance Testing

General Ledger
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 20 (8.20%) Oracle Workflow
2 7 (2.87%) NetWeaver
3 5 (2.05%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 19 (7.79%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.87%) MS Office
3 5 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.23%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 93 (38.11%) Oracle General Ledger
2 57 (23.36%) Oracle Payables
3 52 (21.31%) Oracle Receivables
4 50 (20.49%) SAP FI
5 46 (18.85%) Oracle EBS R12
6 44 (18.03%) Oracle EBS
7 35 (14.34%) SAP FI/CO
7 35 (14.34%) SAP CO
8 28 (11.48%) Oracle Financials
9 25 (10.25%) Oracle Applications
9 25 (10.25%) Oracle Cash Management
10 18 (7.38%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 17 (6.97%) Oracle Assets
12 15 (6.15%) SAP ERP
13 14 (5.74%) Oracle E-Business Tax
14 13 (5.33%) SAP PSCD
15 11 (4.51%) SAP FI-CA
16 10 (4.10%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
17 8 (3.28%) Oracle iProcurement
18 7 (2.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.41%) FTP
1 1 (0.41%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.66%) Oracle Reports
2 21 (8.61%) SAP BW
3 19 (7.79%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 16 (6.56%) Oracle Database
5 14 (5.74%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (5.33%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (4.10%) Oracle BI EE
8 9 (3.69%) SQL Server
8 9 (3.69%) Oracle Discoverer
9 6 (2.46%) MS Access
10 3 (1.23%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.23%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (1.23%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.82%) Informix
11 2 (0.82%) OLAP
12 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 25 (10.25%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (2.46%) Talend Open Studio
3 4 (1.64%) JIRA
4 2 (0.82%) LSMW
4 2 (0.82%) Subversion
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.41%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.41%) PeopleTools
5 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 204 (83.61%) Finance
2 43 (17.62%) Banking
3 12 (4.92%) Investment Banking
4 11 (4.51%) Telecoms
5 10 (4.10%) Retail
6 8 (3.28%) Back Office
7 6 (2.46%) Manufacturing
8 5 (2.05%) Legal
9 4 (1.64%) French Language
9 4 (1.64%) Front Office
10 3 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (1.23%) Billing
10 3 (1.23%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.82%) Marketing
11 2 (0.82%) Advertising
11 2 (0.82%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.41%) Automotive
12 1 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 88 (36.07%) Consultant
2 68 (27.87%) Analyst
3 46 (18.85%) SAP Consultant
4 34 (13.93%) Oracle Consultant
5 32 (13.11%) Business Analyst
6 28 (11.48%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
7 22 (9.02%) Oracle Financials Consultant
8 16 (6.56%) Project Manager
9 14 (5.74%) Support Analyst
10 12 (4.92%) Functional Consultant
10 12 (4.92%) Developer
11 10 (4.10%) Test Analyst
11 10 (4.10%) SAP FI Consultant
11 10 (4.10%) SAP CO Consultant
12 9 (3.69%) Architect
12 9 (3.69%) Test Manager
12 9 (3.69%) Oracle Analyst
13 8 (3.28%) Solutions Architect
13 8 (3.28%) Oracle Functional Consultant
14 7 (2.87%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.97%) XML
2 14 (5.74%) SAP XI
3 9 (3.69%) Middleware
4 4 (1.64%) JRules
5 2 (0.82%) .NET
6 1 (0.41%) Web Services
6 1 (0.41%) FpML
6 1 (0.41%) Apache Flex
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.41%) MXML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.28%) FMCG
3 7 (2.87%) Data Extraction
4 6 (2.46%) Derivative
5 4 (1.64%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.64%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.64%) PMI
5 4 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.23%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.23%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.41%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.41%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.41%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.41%) Equities
7 1 (0.41%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.41%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.02%) UNIX
2 5 (2.05%) Solaris
3 3 (1.23%) Windows
3 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.82%) AIX
4 2 (0.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (14.75%) Cash Management
2 35 (14.34%) ERP
3 31 (12.70%) Workflow
3 31 (12.70%) Migration
4 29 (11.89%) Project Management
5 22 (9.02%) Business Intelligence
6 21 (8.61%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (7.38%) Asset Management
8 17 (6.97%) CRM
9 15 (6.15%) ITIL
10 14 (5.74%) ETL
10 14 (5.74%) Test Management
11 13 (5.33%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (5.33%) Regression Testing
11 13 (5.33%) Data Management
12 11 (4.51%) E-business
12 11 (4.51%) PRINCE2
12 11 (4.51%) Integration Testing
13 9 (3.69%) Requirements Management
13 9 (3.69%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (20.08%) SQL
2 30 (12.30%) PL/SQL
3 8 (3.28%) ABAP
4 6 (2.46%) Java
5 3 (1.23%) VBA
6 2 (0.82%) C#
6 2 (0.82%) AWK
7 1 (0.41%) C
7 1 (0.41%) SQR
7 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (11.89%) Security Cleared
2 26 (10.66%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.51%) CCA
4 10 (4.10%) ACCA
5 9 (3.69%) CIMA
6 8 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (3.28%) Degree
7 7 (2.87%) PMI Certification
8 5 (2.05%) VCP4
9 3 (1.23%) PMP
9 3 (1.23%) SAP Certification
10 2 (0.82%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 2 (0.82%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 2 (0.82%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.41%) ISEB
11 1 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.97%) QA
2 15 (6.15%) SLA
3 7 (2.87%) Solvency II
3 7 (2.87%) GAAP
4 5 (2.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.64%) COREP
6 3 (1.23%) FINREP
7 1 (0.41%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.41%) Basel III
Systems Management
1 3 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 93 (38.11%) Oracle
2 88 (36.07%) SAP
3 16 (6.56%) Microsoft
4 10 (4.10%) webMethods
5 9 (3.69%) Cognos
6 7 (2.87%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (2.46%) Talend
7 6 (2.46%) Business Objects
8 4 (1.64%) Sybase
8 4 (1.64%) Hyperion
9 3 (1.23%) CODA
9 3 (1.23%) PeopleSoft
9 3 (1.23%) HP
10 2 (0.82%) Informatica
11 1 (0.41%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.41%) Northgate
11 1 (0.41%) Yardi
11 1 (0.41%) Avaya
11 1 (0.41%) IBM
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