Period
to 23 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 23 February 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)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 794 754 758
Rank change year-on-year -40 +4 +2
Contract jobs citing SEPA 53 72 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.057% 0.081% 0.095%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.44% 0.69% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 60 59
England median daily rate £500 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -4.55% +15.79%
10th Percentile £354 £374 £350
90th Percentile £581 £775 £644
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 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 12,029 10,368 11,696
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.91% 11.66% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,902 6,825 7,464
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £234 £240
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 367 405
England median hourly rate £21.01 £21.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.30% -14.00% +14.98%
10th Percentile £11.58 £11.00 £11.85
90th Percentile £57.50 £49.45 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year - -15.69% +18.60%

SEPA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SEPA in England

SEPA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SEPA in England

SEPA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SEPA in England over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SEPA in England

SEPA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SEPA in England

SEPA
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 SEPA within the England region over the 6 months to 23 February 2018. 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 -57 46 £500 -4.76% 6
South West +14 4 £550 +22.22%
North of England +35 2 £358 -11.18%
Yorkshire 0 2 £358 -11.18%
West Midlands +7 1 £275 -31.25%
Midlands +4 1 £275 -31.25% 3
SEPA
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 England region with a requirement for SEPA.

1 40 (75.47%) Finance
1 40 (75.47%) SWIFT
2 38 (71.70%) Banking
3 18 (33.96%) Java
4 17 (32.08%) Oracle
5 16 (30.19%) Anti-Money Laundering
6 15 (28.30%) J2EE
6 15 (28.30%) Investment Banking
7 14 (26.42%) AIX
8 13 (24.53%) MQSeries
8 13 (24.53%) JSP
9 12 (22.64%) Unix
9 12 (22.64%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (20.75%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (18.87%) SQL Server
12 9 (16.98%) Fedwire
12 9 (16.98%) Solaris
13 8 (15.09%) Cash Management
14 7 (13.21%) Kalman Filter
14 7 (13.21%) Financial Institution
14 7 (13.21%) SQL
14 7 (13.21%) QA
14 7 (13.21%) Retail Banking
14 7 (13.21%) Java EE
15 6 (11.32%) Actimize
15 6 (11.32%) SDLC
15 6 (11.32%) Oracle Cash Management
16 5 (9.43%) TARGET2
16 5 (9.43%) MySQL
16 5 (9.43%) WebSphere

SEPA
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 13 (24.53%) MQSeries
2 5 (9.43%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.77%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.89%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Actimize
1 6 (11.32%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (3.77%) BASE24
2 2 (3.77%) Misys Midas
3 1 (1.89%) Postilion
3 1 (1.89%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.89%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.89%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) IaaS
1 2 (3.77%) SaaS
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.87%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.43%) MySQL
3 2 (3.77%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.89%) Selenium
1 1 (1.89%) SoapUI
General
1 40 (75.47%) Finance
2 38 (71.70%) Banking
3 15 (28.30%) Investment Banking
4 7 (13.21%) Financial Institution
4 7 (13.21%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Back Office
5 1 (1.89%) Front Office
5 1 (1.89%) International Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Retail
5 1 (1.89%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 29 (54.72%) Analyst
2 13 (24.53%) Business Analyst
3 10 (18.87%) Applications Support
3 10 (18.87%) Payments Analyst
4 9 (16.98%) Applications Support Analyst
4 9 (16.98%) Support Analyst
5 8 (15.09%) Compliance Analyst
5 8 (15.09%) Consultant
6 6 (11.32%) Architect
7 5 (9.43%) Applications Consultant
7 5 (9.43%) Compliance Consultant
7 5 (9.43%) Developer
7 5 (9.43%) Payments Business Analyst
8 4 (7.55%) Java Developer
8 4 (7.55%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (7.55%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (5.66%) Banking Analyst
9 3 (5.66%) Payments Architect
10 2 (3.77%) Banking Business Analyst
10 2 (3.77%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (28.30%) J2EE
2 13 (24.53%) JSP
3 7 (13.21%) Java EE
4 4 (7.55%) Spring
5 3 (5.66%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (3.77%) Hibernate
6 2 (3.77%) Spring Boot
6 2 (3.77%) Spring MVC
6 2 (3.77%) XML
7 1 (1.89%) .NET
7 1 (1.89%) Akka
7 1 (1.89%) Kafka
7 1 (1.89%) Middleware
7 1 (1.89%) REST
7 1 (1.89%) RESTful
7 1 (1.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (75.47%) SWIFT
2 9 (16.98%) Fedwire
3 2 (3.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (3.77%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (3.77%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.89%) Derivative
4 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.89%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 14 (26.42%) AIX
2 12 (22.64%) Unix
3 9 (16.98%) Solaris
4 2 (3.77%) Linux
5 1 (1.89%) Windows
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.19%) Anti-Money Laundering
2 12 (22.64%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (20.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (15.09%) Cash Management
5 7 (13.21%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (11.32%) SDLC
7 4 (7.55%) Migration
7 4 (7.55%) Waterfall
8 3 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (5.66%) Data Architecture
8 3 (5.66%) Defect Management
8 3 (5.66%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (5.66%) Microservices
8 3 (5.66%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (5.66%) Scrum
8 3 (5.66%) Software Engineering
8 3 (5.66%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (5.66%) Technical Analysis
8 3 (5.66%) Test Automation
8 3 (5.66%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (33.96%) Java
2 7 (13.21%) SQL
3 2 (3.77%) C
3 2 (3.77%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.89%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.21%) QA
2 5 (9.43%) TARGET2
3 2 (3.77%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.77%) SLA
4 1 (1.89%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.89%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 17 (32.08%) Oracle
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.89%) SAP
3 1 (1.89%) Tableau
3 1 (1.89%) Unisys
3 1 (1.89%) VMware
3 1 (1.89%) VocaLink