The table below looks at the prevalence of the term General Ledger in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited General Ledger over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

General Ledger
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 142 177
Rank change year-on-year -17 +35  
Contract jobs citing General Ledger 3 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.098% 0.36% 0.31%
As % of the General category 0.19% 0.66% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 9
Median daily rate £403 £550 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.81% +12.82%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £438
% change year-on-year +9.67% -11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.50 -

General Ledger is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1553 1818 2711
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 50.72% 54.20% 52.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1214 1477 2098
Median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.43% +7.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 18
Median hourly rate £18.27 £22.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.80% +25.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.61 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.07 £55.00 £47.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.90% +24.00%  

General Ledger
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing General Ledger as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for General Ledger in the City of London

General Ledger
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing General Ledger in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for General Ledger in the City of London

General Ledger
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for General Ledger in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing General Ledger also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for General Ledger.

1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) SAP
3 4 (50.00%) SAP FI
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Banking
4 3 (37.50%) SAP HANA
4 3 (37.50%) DevOps
5 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle
5 2 (25.00%) Workflow
6 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (12.50%) ERP
6 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) XBRL
6 1 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (12.50%) ISEB
6 1 (12.50%) Informatica
6 1 (12.50%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (12.50%) SAP R/3
6 1 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 1 (12.50%) MS Office
6 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
6 1 (12.50%) Advertising
6 1 (12.50%) Migration
6 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (12.50%) Scrum
6 1 (12.50%) SAP FI/CO

General Ledger
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (50.00%) SAP FI
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (12.50%) SAP CO
2 1 (12.50%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (12.50%) SAP R/3
2 1 (12.50%) Unit4 Business World
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SAP HANA
2 1 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Advertising
3 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Technical Leader
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Fraud Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Functional Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SAP CO Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) SAP FI Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SAP FI Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Functional Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Functional Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (12.50%) XBRL
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) DevOps
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Workflow
4 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 1 (12.50%) Cash Management
4 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) ERP
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (12.50%) Requirements Management
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Basel III
1 1 (12.50%) FINREP
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) SAP
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Informatica
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft