Period
to 26 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for PSD2 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PSD2 over the 6 months to 26 June 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.

EU Revised Directive on Payment Services (PSD2)
UK > England
6 months to
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 626 724 746
Rank change year-on-year +98 +22 +108
Contract jobs citing PSD2 199 117 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.13% 0.085%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.32% 1.07% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 83 49
England median daily rate £550 £550 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.35% +15.00%
10th Percentile £357 £425 £473
90th Percentile £701 £775 £655
UK median daily rate £550 £538 £575
% change year-on-year +2.33% -6.52% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

PSD2 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 8,569 10,887 9,942
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.29% 11.83% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,318 6,964 6,483
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £250 £263 £255
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +8.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 343 341 328
England median hourly rate £23.34 £23.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.68% +23.68% -20.83%
10th Percentile £10.82 £12.45 £11.00
90th Percentile £54.35 £52.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £25.06 £22.85 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.70% +14.23% -17.06%

PSD2
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing PSD2 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for PSD2 in England

PSD2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PSD2 in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for PSD2 in England

PSD2
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PSD2 in England over the 6 months to 26 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PSD2 in England

PSD2
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 PSD2 within the England region over the 6 months to 26 June 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 +87 145 £588 +2.17% 4
South West -10 19 £600 +19.88%
North of England +29 16 £550 +22.22%
Midlands +27 16 £378 -23.35%
North West - 15 £550 -
East Midlands +34 12 £364 -22.81%
West Midlands - 4 £456 -
South East - 2 £364 -
Yorkshire +10 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 1
PSD2
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing PSD2 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 PSD2.

1 166 (83.42%) Banking
2 121 (60.80%) Finance
3 60 (30.15%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (16.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (14.07%) User Acceptance Testing
5 28 (14.07%) SWIFT
6 27 (13.57%) Java
6 27 (13.57%) Fintech
7 23 (11.56%) Target Operating Model
8 22 (11.06%) OAuth
9 21 (10.55%) Retail Banking
9 21 (10.55%) Scrum
10 20 (10.05%) Test Planning
11 19 (9.55%) System Integration Testing
11 19 (9.55%) Waterfall
12 18 (9.05%) OpenID
13 16 (8.04%) Software Testing
14 14 (7.04%) SAML
14 14 (7.04%) Microservices
14 14 (7.04%) ForgeRock
15 13 (6.53%) Continuous Integration
16 12 (6.03%) OpenAM
16 12 (6.03%) DevOps
17 11 (5.53%) Docker
17 11 (5.53%) Kubernetes
17 11 (5.53%) Project Management
18 10 (5.03%) Back Office
18 10 (5.03%) Financial Institution
18 10 (5.03%) Retail
18 10 (5.03%) Business Analysis

PSD2
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 5 (2.51%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (1.51%) Confluence
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.51%) Actimize
2 1 (0.50%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.02%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.52%) Google Cloud Platform
2 7 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.01%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (2.01%) Serverless
4 2 (1.01%) SaaS
5 1 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.50%) GitHub
5 1 (0.50%) IaaS
5 1 (0.50%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.50%) PaaS
5 1 (0.50%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.52%) Internet
2 2 (1.01%) Firewall
2 2 (1.01%) HTTP
2 2 (1.01%) SSL
3 1 (0.50%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.51%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (1.01%) Big Data
2 2 (1.01%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.01%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.50%) CouchDB
3 1 (0.50%) DB2
3 1 (0.50%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 8 (4.02%) JIRA
2 4 (2.01%) Bitbucket
2 4 (2.01%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.51%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.51%) Selenium
4 2 (1.01%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.01%) GitLab
4 2 (1.01%) HP UFT
4 2 (1.01%) Maven
5 1 (0.50%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.50%) Ant
5 1 (0.50%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.50%) FishEye
5 1 (0.50%) Mocha
5 1 (0.50%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.50%) webpack
General
1 166 (83.42%) Banking
2 121 (60.80%) Finance
3 21 (10.55%) Retail Banking
4 10 (5.03%) Back Office
4 10 (5.03%) Financial Institution
4 10 (5.03%) Retail
5 5 (2.51%) Marketing
6 4 (2.01%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.51%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Billing
8 1 (0.50%) Games
8 1 (0.50%) Legal
8 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 68 (34.17%) Analyst
2 41 (20.60%) Business Analyst
3 32 (16.08%) Payments Analyst
4 30 (15.08%) Architect
4 30 (15.08%) Project Manager
5 29 (14.57%) Banking Analyst
6 26 (13.07%) Developer
7 25 (12.56%) Test Analyst
8 14 (7.04%) Payments Business Analyst
8 14 (7.04%) UAT Analyst
8 14 (7.04%) UAT Test Analyst
9 13 (6.53%) Java Developer
10 12 (6.03%) Payments Architect
11 10 (5.03%) Finance Business Analyst
11 10 (5.03%) Financial Analyst
12 9 (4.52%) Fraud Analyst
12 9 (4.52%) Process Analyst
12 9 (4.52%) Senior Analyst
12 9 (4.52%) Senior Business Analyst
12 9 (4.52%) Senior Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.06%) OAuth
2 18 (9.05%) OpenID
3 14 (7.04%) SAML
4 10 (5.03%) OAuth2
5 9 (4.52%) Middleware
6 8 (4.02%) .NET
7 7 (3.52%) Web Services
8 6 (3.02%) RESTful
9 5 (2.51%) Node.js
9 5 (2.51%) REST
9 5 (2.51%) XML
10 4 (2.01%) AngularJS
11 3 (1.51%) CSS
11 3 (1.51%) J2EE
11 3 (1.51%) Kafka
11 3 (1.51%) Spring
12 2 (1.01%) Akka
12 2 (1.01%) ASP.NET Core
12 2 (1.01%) ASP.NET Web API
12 2 (1.01%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.07%) SWIFT
2 9 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.02%) Online Banking
4 7 (3.52%) User Experience
5 3 (1.51%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.01%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.01%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.50%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.50%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.50%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.50%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.50%) PKI
7 1 (0.50%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.50%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.01%) Android
1 2 (1.01%) Apple iOS
1 2 (1.01%) Linux
1 2 (1.01%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (30.15%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (16.58%) Stakeholder Management
3 28 (14.07%) User Acceptance Testing
4 27 (13.57%) Fintech
5 23 (11.56%) Target Operating Model
6 21 (10.55%) Scrum
7 20 (10.05%) Test Planning
8 19 (9.55%) System Integration Testing
8 19 (9.55%) Waterfall
9 16 (8.04%) Software Testing
10 14 (7.04%) Microservices
11 13 (6.53%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (6.03%) DevOps
13 11 (5.53%) Project Management
14 10 (5.03%) Business Analysis
15 9 (4.52%) API Design
15 9 (4.52%) API Development
15 9 (4.52%) Digital Banking
15 9 (4.52%) Kanban
16 8 (4.02%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 27 (13.57%) Java
2 10 (5.03%) Java 8
3 6 (3.02%) C#
4 5 (2.51%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.51%) SQL
5 3 (1.51%) C
5 3 (1.51%) Python
6 1 (0.50%) Apple Swift
6 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (2.01%) ISEB
2 3 (1.51%) CISM
2 3 (1.51%) CISSP
2 3 (1.51%) Degree
3 2 (1.01%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.03%) GDPR
1 10 (5.03%) SEPA
2 3 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.51%) QA
3 2 (1.01%) WCAG
4 1 (0.50%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.50%) COBIT
4 1 (0.50%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.50%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (6.03%) OpenAM
2 11 (5.53%) Docker
3 6 (3.02%) OpenDJ
4 3 (1.51%) OpenIDM
5 1 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.50%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 11 (5.53%) Kubernetes
2 8 (4.02%) PingFederate
3 5 (2.51%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (1.51%) Ansible
5 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (7.04%) ForgeRock
2 7 (3.52%) Google
3 6 (3.02%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.01%) MuleSoft
4 4 (2.01%) Ping Identity
5 2 (1.01%) Apple
5 2 (1.01%) IBM
5 2 (1.01%) Oracle
6 1 (0.50%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.50%) FIS
6 1 (0.50%) HP
6 1 (0.50%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.50%) SAP
6 1 (0.50%) Teradata