Period
to 16 September 2021

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 16 September 2021 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
16 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 639 457 718
Rank change year-on-year -182 +261 +46
Contract jobs citing IFRS 87 28 85
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.11% 0.90% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 15 57
10th Percentile £504 £365 £398
25th Percentile £525 £394 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £580 £475 £525
Median % change year-on-year +22.11% -9.52% -
75th Percentile £663 £544 £638
90th Percentile £713 £950 £800
UK median daily rate £600 £475 £538
% change year-on-year +26.32% -11.63% +4.88%

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 7,833 3,112 9,068
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.35% 11.75% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,255 1,933 5,742
10th Percentile £263 £276 £250
25th Percentile £375 £361 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £550
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 280 148 372
10th Percentile £11.35 £10.87 £10.75
25th Percentile £13.50 £15.98 £14.09
Median hourly rate £20.59 £22.68 £21.02
Median % change year-on-year -9.21% +7.90% +5.11%
75th Percentile £46.41 £45.06 £45.44
90th Percentile £62.26 £55.00 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +6.37%

IFRS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for IFRS in England

IFRS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing IFRS in England.

Daily rate trend for IFRS in England

IFRS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IFRS in England over the 6 months to 16 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for IFRS in England

IFRS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing IFRS in England.

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 16 September 2021. 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 -123 79 £580 +42.77% 17
South East -100 3 - - 1
South West - 1 - - 2
East of England - 1 - -
IFRS
UK

For the 6 months to 16 September 2021, 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 66 (75.86%) Finance
2 36 (41.38%) SQL
3 33 (37.93%) Banking
4 29 (33.33%) GAAP
5 22 (25.29%) Social Skills
6 19 (21.84%) Data Modelling
6 19 (21.84%) Business Analysis
7 18 (20.69%) CIMA
8 17 (19.54%) Data Analysis
9 16 (18.39%) Python
10 15 (17.24%) SAP
10 15 (17.24%) Investment Banking
11 14 (16.09%) General Ledger
12 13 (14.94%) ERP
12 13 (14.94%) AWS
13 12 (13.79%) SAP S/4HANA
14 11 (12.64%) Big Data
14 11 (12.64%) CA
14 11 (12.64%) GAP Analysis
14 11 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (10.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 9 (10.34%) Data Engineering
16 8 (9.20%) Azure
16 8 (9.20%) Apache Spark
16 8 (9.20%) Scala
16 8 (9.20%) Apache Hive
16 8 (9.20%) Data Vault
16 8 (9.20%) IFRS 9
17 7 (8.05%) Stakeholder Management
17 7 (8.05%) Informatica

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 8 (9.20%) Apache Spark
2 6 (6.90%) SAS
3 4 (4.60%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (13.79%) SAP S/4HANA
2 7 (8.05%) SAP FI-GL
3 4 (4.60%) Oracle FAH
3 4 (4.60%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (4.60%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 3 (3.45%) SAP SD
5 2 (2.30%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (1.15%) MoSes
6 1 (1.15%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (1.15%) SAP CO
6 1 (1.15%) SAP FI
6 1 (1.15%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.94%) AWS
2 8 (9.20%) Azure
3 5 (5.75%) Power Platform
4 1 (1.15%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.15%) AWS Data Pipeline
4 1 (1.15%) Azure Storage
4 1 (1.15%) PowerApps
4 1 (1.15%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.15%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.64%) Big Data
2 8 (9.20%) Apache Hive
2 8 (9.20%) Data Vault
3 5 (5.75%) Power BI
4 3 (3.45%) Data Lake
5 2 (2.30%) Snowflake Schema
5 2 (2.30%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.15%) Amazon Athena
6 1 (1.15%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (1.15%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.15%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.15%) QlikView
6 1 (1.15%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.15%) Tableau
6 1 (1.15%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.15%) JIRA
1 1 (1.15%) Selenium
1 1 (1.15%) SpecFlow
1 1 (1.15%) Toad
General
1 66 (75.86%) Finance
2 33 (37.93%) Banking
3 22 (25.29%) Social Skills
4 15 (17.24%) Investment Banking
5 14 (16.09%) General Ledger
6 4 (4.60%) Billing
7 3 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.45%) Retail
7 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
8 2 (2.30%) Wholesale Banking
9 1 (1.15%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (1.15%) Danish Language
9 1 (1.15%) Documentation Skills
9 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
9 1 (1.15%) Norwegian Language
9 1 (1.15%) Retail Banking
9 1 (1.15%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 28 (32.18%) Analyst
2 18 (20.69%) Business Analyst
3 9 (10.34%) Financial Analyst
3 9 (10.34%) Project Manager
4 8 (9.20%) Architect
4 8 (9.20%) Data Architect
5 7 (8.05%) Big Data Specialist
5 7 (8.05%) Data Modeller
6 6 (6.90%) Consultant
6 6 (6.90%) Data Engineer
6 6 (6.90%) Finance Business Analyst
7 5 (5.75%) SAP Consultant
8 4 (4.60%) SAP Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) SAP Business Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) SAP Manager
8 4 (4.60%) SAP Project Manager
9 3 (3.45%) Banking Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) Banking Business Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) Product Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) Product Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.75%) XML
2 3 (3.45%) XML Messaging
3 1 (1.15%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.15%) Shiny
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.60%) Credit Risk
2 3 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (3.45%) Market Risk
3 2 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.15%) Derivative
4 1 (1.15%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 1 (1.15%) Legacy Systems
4 1 (1.15%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.15%) Reinsurance
4 1 (1.15%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.15%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.15%) Unix
1 1 (1.15%) Windows
1 1 (1.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (21.84%) Business Analysis
1 19 (21.84%) Data Modelling
2 17 (19.54%) Data Analysis
3 13 (14.94%) ERP
4 11 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (12.64%) GAP Analysis
5 9 (10.34%) Data Engineering
5 9 (10.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 7 (8.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (6.90%) Logical Data Model
8 5 (5.75%) Data Architecture
8 5 (5.75%) ETL
8 5 (5.75%) Kimball Methodology
8 5 (5.75%) Scrum
8 5 (5.75%) Workflow
9 4 (4.60%) Data Governance
9 4 (4.60%) Migration
9 4 (4.60%) Project Delivery
9 4 (4.60%) Project Management
9 4 (4.60%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 36 (41.38%) SQL
2 16 (18.39%) Python
3 8 (9.20%) Scala
4 2 (2.30%) MATLAB
4 2 (2.30%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.30%) R
4 2 (2.30%) VBA
5 1 (1.15%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (20.69%) CIMA
2 7 (8.05%) ACCA
3 4 (4.60%) Degree
4 1 (1.15%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (33.33%) GAAP
2 8 (9.20%) IFRS 9
3 5 (5.75%) Solvency II
4 4 (4.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (3.45%) GDPR
5 3 (3.45%) QA
6 1 (1.15%) Data Quality
6 1 (1.15%) FINREP
Systems Management
1 1 (1.15%) Control-M
Vendors
1 15 (17.24%) SAP
2 11 (12.64%) CA
3 7 (8.05%) Informatica
3 7 (8.05%) Oracle
4 4 (4.60%) Murex
5 2 (2.30%) Alteryx
5 2 (2.30%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.15%) Calypso
6 1 (1.15%) Databricks
6 1 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.15%) StreamSets