Period
to 21 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 21 March 2019 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 216 230 198
Rank change year-on-year +14 -32 +1
Contract jobs citing SEPA 30 22 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.44% 0.31% 0.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.11% 2.64% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 31
City of London median daily rate £400 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -4.76% -14.29%
10th Percentile £333 £425 £313
90th Percentile £638 £560 £625
Central London median daily rate £400 £500 £525
% change year-on-year -20.00% -4.76% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central 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 the City of London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 587 834 778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.69% 11.73% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 615 582
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £287 £313 £319
90th Percentile £650 £650 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 9
City of London median hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +1.01% -47.43%
10th Percentile £16.19 £15.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £71.76 £66.50 £71.55
Central London median hourly rate £22.25 £15.00 £14.68
% change year-on-year +48.33% +2.21% -53.41%

SEPA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for SEPA in the City of London

SEPA
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 SEPA in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SEPA in the City of London

SEPA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SEPA in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SEPA in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 March 2019, 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 City of London region with a requirement for SEPA.

1 29 (96.67%) Banking
2 27 (90.00%) Finance
3 25 (83.33%) Integration Testing
3 25 (83.33%) Test Scripting
4 24 (80.00%) QA
4 24 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
4 24 (80.00%) Validation
4 24 (80.00%) HP
4 24 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (50.00%) API Development
5 15 (50.00%) API Testing
5 15 (50.00%) REST
6 13 (43.33%) Financial Institution
7 11 (36.67%) SOAP
7 11 (36.67%) Web Services
7 11 (36.67%) Middleware
7 11 (36.67%) RESTful
7 11 (36.67%) Cucumber
7 11 (36.67%) Selenium
8 9 (30.00%) Identity Access Management
9 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (23.33%) SWIFT
11 6 (20.00%) PSD2
12 4 (13.33%) TARGET2
12 4 (13.33%) BDD
12 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
13 3 (10.00%) SoapUI
14 2 (6.67%) Regulatory Compliance
14 2 (6.67%) Anti-Money Laundering
14 2 (6.67%) Back Office

SEPA
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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.67%) SAS
2 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.33%) CMS
2 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
Development Applications
1 11 (36.67%) Cucumber
1 11 (36.67%) Selenium
2 3 (10.00%) SoapUI
General
1 29 (96.67%) Banking
2 27 (90.00%) Finance
3 13 (43.33%) Financial Institution
4 2 (6.67%) Back Office
5 1 (3.33%) Front Office
5 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Tester
2 13 (43.33%) Analyst
3 12 (40.00%) Systems Analyst
4 10 (33.33%) Test Analyst
5 9 (30.00%) Identity and Access Management Analyst
5 9 (30.00%) Identity Management Analyst
5 9 (30.00%) Systems Test Analyst
6 4 (13.33%) Payments Tester
7 3 (10.00%) Payments Analyst
8 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst
8 2 (6.67%) Payments Business Analyst
9 1 (3.33%) Banking Project Manager
9 1 (3.33%) IT Manager
9 1 (3.33%) IT Project Manager
9 1 (3.33%) Mobile Test Analyst
9 1 (3.33%) Product Owner
9 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (50.00%) REST
2 11 (36.67%) Middleware
2 11 (36.67%) RESTful
2 11 (36.67%) SOAP
2 11 (36.67%) Web Services
3 1 (3.33%) .NET
3 1 (3.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (23.33%) SWIFT
3 1 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.33%) iPhone
3 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.33%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Android
1 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
1 1 (3.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (83.33%) Integration Testing
1 25 (83.33%) Test Scripting
2 24 (80.00%) Validation
3 15 (50.00%) API Development
3 15 (50.00%) API Testing
4 9 (30.00%) Identity Access Management
5 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (13.33%) BDD
6 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.67%) Anti-Money Laundering
7 2 (6.67%) Regulatory Compliance
7 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
8 1 (3.33%) Cash Management
8 1 (3.33%) Feasibility Study
8 1 (3.33%) Presales
8 1 (3.33%) Project Governance
8 1 (3.33%) Scenario Testing
8 1 (3.33%) SDLC
8 1 (3.33%) Test Planning
8 1 (3.33%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
1 1 (3.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (80.00%) QA
2 6 (20.00%) PSD2
3 4 (13.33%) TARGET2
Systems Management
1 24 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (80.00%) HP
2 1 (3.33%) Apple
2 1 (3.33%) Huawei
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle
2 1 (3.33%) Samsung
2 1 (3.33%) Sony