Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 234 235 222
Rank change year-on-year +1 -13 0
Contract jobs citing SEPA 22 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.31% 0.32% 0.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.47% 2.46% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 13
City of London median daily rate £300 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.84% +15.15% -31.25%
Central London median daily rate £300 £475 £413
% change year-on-year -36.84% +15.15% -31.25%
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 634 936 767
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.88% 13.02% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 745 593
City of London median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £273 £313 £313
90th Percentile £646 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £475 £488 £475
% change year-on-year -2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 5
City of 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
Central London median hourly rate £18.85 £15.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year +25.67% -67.74% +111.36%

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 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SEPA in the City of London

For the 6 months to 13 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 City of 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 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 (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