Period
to 23 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for IFRS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IFRS over the 6 months to 23 July 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.

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 715 766 704
Rank change year-on-year +51 -62 +77
Contract jobs citing IFRS 98 105 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.14% 0.96% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 61 95
England median daily rate £550 £525 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +12.90% -2.11%
10th Percentile £377 £385 £351
90th Percentile £725 £725 £709
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £465
% change year-on-year +4.76% +12.90% -2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
England median hourly rate - £22.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -33.33% -
UK median hourly rate - £22.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year - -33.33% -

IFRS 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 England with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 8,622 10,897 10,277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.28% 11.57% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,395 6,987 6,711
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £244 £258 £256
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 353 329
England median hourly rate £22.43 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.28% +31.58% -15.56%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £54.55 £53.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.26% +17.50% -9.09%

IFRS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing IFRS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for IFRS in England

IFRS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IFRS in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for IFRS in England

IFRS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IFRS in England over the 6 months to 23 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IFRS in England

IFRS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IFRS in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IFRS in England

IFRS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IFRS within the England region over the 6 months to 23 July 2019. 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
London +49 69 £600 +9.09% 11
North of England +14 7 £425 -24.44% 4
Midlands +27 6 £450 +14.65% 3
South East +5 6 £488 +8.33% 4
East of England - 6 £475 - 1
North West +25 5 £375 -7.98% 3
West Midlands - 5 £450 - 2
South West -17 3 £550 +10.55% 1
Yorkshire +23 2 £638 +27.50% 1
IFRS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing IFRS 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 England region with a requirement for IFRS.

1 77 (78.57%) Finance
2 23 (23.47%) Banking
3 22 (22.45%) IFRS 9
4 20 (20.41%) SQL
4 20 (20.41%) Solvency II
4 20 (20.41%) Analytics
5 19 (19.39%) SAP
5 19 (19.39%) ERP
6 18 (18.37%) Microsoft Excel
7 17 (17.35%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (16.33%) GDPR
9 15 (15.31%) Oracle
10 14 (14.29%) SAS
10 14 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (13.27%) SQL Server
11 13 (13.27%) Credit Risk
12 12 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (12.24%) ETL
13 11 (11.22%) Data Governance
14 10 (10.20%) Data Integration
14 10 (10.20%) Data Analysis
14 10 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (9.18%) Data Modelling
16 8 (8.16%) Data Warehouse
16 8 (8.16%) VBA
16 8 (8.16%) Project Management
16 8 (8.16%) Legal
16 8 (8.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 8 (8.16%) Retail Banking
16 8 (8.16%) Waterfall

IFRS
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 14 (14.29%) SAS
2 6 (6.12%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.10%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (3.06%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 18 (18.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.04%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.02%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Oracle Financials
1 5 (5.10%) SAP CO
1 5 (5.10%) SAP FI
1 5 (5.10%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (4.08%) Oracle Assets
2 4 (4.08%) SAP PS
3 3 (3.06%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (3.06%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (3.06%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (2.04%) HFM
4 2 (2.04%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (2.04%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 2 (2.04%) SAP ERP
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (1.02%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (1.02%) SAP BPC
5 1 (1.02%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.10%) Power Platform
2 1 (1.02%) Apple Pay
2 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.02%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.27%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.16%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (8.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (5.10%) Big Data
4 5 (5.10%) PerformancePoint
4 5 (5.10%) Power BI
4 5 (5.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (5.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (5.10%) Star Schema
5 4 (4.08%) Hadoop
5 4 (4.08%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.08%) SAS Visual Analytics
6 3 (3.06%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (3.06%) Data Mining
6 3 (3.06%) HBase
6 3 (3.06%) MS Access
6 3 (3.06%) QlikView
7 2 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.04%) Oracle Smart View
Development Applications
1 4 (4.08%) JIRA
2 3 (3.06%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.06%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.02%) Eclipse
General
1 77 (78.57%) Finance
2 23 (23.47%) Banking
3 8 (8.16%) Legal
3 8 (8.16%) Retail Banking
4 7 (7.14%) Retail
5 5 (5.10%) Back Office
5 5 (5.10%) Private Banking
6 4 (4.08%) General Ledger
7 3 (3.06%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.02%) Advertising
8 1 (1.02%) Billing
8 1 (1.02%) Marketing
8 1 (1.02%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (25.51%) Analyst
2 19 (19.39%) Consultant
3 12 (12.24%) Business Analyst
3 12 (12.24%) Developer
4 11 (11.22%) Data Analyst
5 8 (8.16%) Project Manager
5 8 (8.16%) SAP Consultant
6 7 (7.14%) SQL Developer
7 5 (5.10%) Architect
7 5 (5.10%) Credit Analyst
7 5 (5.10%) Credit Risk Analyst
7 5 (5.10%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
7 5 (5.10%) Programme Manager
7 5 (5.10%) Risk Analyst
7 5 (5.10%) Risk Business Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Banking Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Banking Business Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Oracle Consultant
8 4 (4.08%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (3.06%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.10%) .NET
1 5 (5.10%) .NET Framework
1 5 (5.10%) ASP.NET
1 5 (5.10%) MDX
1 5 (5.10%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (3.06%) Kafka
2 3 (3.06%) XML
3 1 (1.02%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.27%) Credit Risk
2 12 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (6.12%) Reinsurance
5 2 (2.04%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.02%) Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.41%) Analytics
2 19 (19.39%) ERP
3 17 (17.35%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (12.24%) ETL
6 11 (11.22%) Data Governance
7 10 (10.20%) Data Analysis
7 10 (10.20%) Data Integration
7 10 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (9.18%) Data Modelling
9 8 (8.16%) Project Management
9 8 (8.16%) Waterfall
10 7 (7.14%) Business Analytics
10 7 (7.14%) Data Management
11 6 (6.12%) Data Architecture
11 6 (6.12%) Data Enrichment
11 6 (6.12%) Matrix Organization
11 6 (6.12%) People Management
11 6 (6.12%) Risk Management
12 5 (5.10%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 20 (20.41%) SQL
2 8 (8.16%) VBA
3 5 (5.10%) C#
4 4 (4.08%) ABAP
4 4 (4.08%) Java
5 3 (3.06%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (7.14%) ACCA
1 7 (7.14%) Degree
2 4 (4.08%) CIMA
3 3 (3.06%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.02%) CISA
5 1 (1.02%) MCSA
5 1 (1.02%) MCSE
5 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (22.45%) IFRS 9
2 20 (20.41%) Solvency II
3 16 (16.33%) GDPR
4 5 (5.10%) Basel III
5 4 (4.08%) Data Quality
6 3 (3.06%) GAAP
6 3 (3.06%) QA
7 1 (1.02%) Basel II
7 1 (1.02%) ITGC
7 1 (1.02%) PCI DSS
7 1 (1.02%) PMO
7 1 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (1.02%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (19.39%) SAP
2 15 (15.31%) Oracle
3 7 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.04%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.02%) Anaplan
5 1 (1.02%) Apple
5 1 (1.02%) Cognos
5 1 (1.02%) HP
5 1 (1.02%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.02%) PeopleSoft