Period
to 15 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for SEPA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SEPA over the 6 months to 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA)
London > Central London
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 278 256 249
Rank change year-on-year -22 -7 +5
Contract jobs citing SEPA 22 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.24% 0.26% 0.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.64% 2.09% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 13
Central London median daily rate £300 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.84% +15.15% -31.25%
London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - - -

SEPA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 834 1,101 915
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 9.02% 12.68% 11.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 854 693
Central London median daily rate £475 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £266 £313 £309
90th Percentile £638 £675 £660
London median daily rate £480 £480 £458
% change year-on-year - +4.92% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 5
Central London median hourly rate £18.85 £15.00 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.67% -67.74% +111.36%
10th Percentile £14.00 £15.00 £17.60
90th Percentile £26.73 £26.23 £135.55
London median hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year +32.50% -1.23% -6.23%

SEPA
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing SEPA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for SEPA in Central London

SEPA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SEPA in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SEPA in Central London

SEPA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SEPA in Central London over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SEPA in Central London

SEPA
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SEPA within the Central London region over the 6 months to 15 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +1 22 £300 -36.84% 1
SEPA
London

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SEPA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for SEPA.

1 18 (81.82%) QA
1 18 (81.82%) Test Scripting
1 18 (81.82%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (72.73%) Banking
3 14 (63.64%) Finance
3 14 (63.64%) Integration Testing
4 13 (59.09%) Validation
4 13 (59.09%) HP
4 13 (59.09%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (50.00%) SWIFT
6 7 (31.82%) API Development
6 7 (31.82%) API Testing
6 7 (31.82%) REST
7 6 (27.27%) Identity Access Management
8 5 (22.73%) EDIFACT
8 5 (22.73%) JIRA
8 5 (22.73%) Financial Institution
8 5 (22.73%) PACS
8 5 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (22.73%) TestDirector
8 5 (22.73%) Scenario Testing
8 5 (22.73%) FIS
8 5 (22.73%) Defect Management
8 5 (22.73%) Functional Testing
9 4 (18.18%) PSD2
9 4 (18.18%) TARGET2
9 4 (18.18%) Middleware
10 3 (13.64%) SOAP
10 3 (13.64%) Web Services
10 3 (13.64%) RESTful

SEPA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) SAS
1 2 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.55%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Cash Management
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) DataStage
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) JIRA
1 5 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (22.73%) TestDirector
2 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
2 3 (13.64%) Selenium
2 3 (13.64%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.55%) Ant
3 1 (4.55%) IBM UrbanCode
3 1 (4.55%) Toad
General
1 16 (72.73%) Banking
2 14 (63.64%) Finance
3 5 (22.73%) Financial Institution
4 2 (9.09%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Tester
2 9 (40.91%) Analyst
2 9 (40.91%) Payments Tester
2 9 (40.91%) Systems Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Identity and Access Management Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Identity Management Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Systems Test Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Test Analyst
4 5 (22.73%) Functional Tester
4 5 (22.73%) Systems Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Business Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Payments Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Payments Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Middleware Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Mobile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) REST
2 5 (22.73%) EDIFACT
3 4 (18.18%) Middleware
4 3 (13.64%) RESTful
4 3 (13.64%) SOAP
4 3 (13.64%) Web Services
5 2 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (4.55%) .NET
6 1 (4.55%) EDI
6 1 (4.55%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (4.55%) XML
6 1 (4.55%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 13 (59.09%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (50.00%) SWIFT
3 5 (22.73%) PACS
4 1 (4.55%) DataPower
4 1 (4.55%) iPhone
4 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) AIX
2 1 (4.55%) Android
2 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.55%) Mac OS
2 1 (4.55%) Unix
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (81.82%) Test Scripting
2 14 (63.64%) Integration Testing
3 13 (59.09%) Validation
4 7 (31.82%) API Development
4 7 (31.82%) API Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Identity Access Management
6 5 (22.73%) Defect Management
6 5 (22.73%) Functional Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (4.55%) Anti-Money Laundering
8 1 (4.55%) Cash Management
8 1 (4.55%) ETL
8 1 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (4.55%) SDLC
8 1 (4.55%) System Testing
8 1 (4.55%) Systems Analysis
8 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (4.55%) V-Model
8 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) C
2 1 (4.55%) C++
2 1 (4.55%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) Korn
2 1 (4.55%) Perl
2 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
2 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.55%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (81.82%) QA
2 4 (18.18%) PSD2
2 4 (18.18%) TARGET2
Systems Management
1 18 (81.82%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) HP
2 5 (22.73%) FIS
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (4.55%) Apple
4 1 (4.55%) Huawei
4 1 (4.55%) IBM
4 1 (4.55%) Samsung
4 1 (4.55%) Sony