Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 798 722 782
Rank change year-on-year -76 +60 -41
Contract jobs citing SEPA 47 77 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.051% 0.091% 0.087%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.42% 0.78% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 61 62
England median daily rate £488 £538 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.30% -2.27% +15.79%
10th Percentile £375 £425 £332
90th Percentile £626 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £531 £475
% change year-on-year -5.88% +11.84% -
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 11,099 9,829 10,975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.13% 11.68% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,127 6,397 7,140
England median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £234
90th Percentile £638 £630 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £405
% change year-on-year +2.86% +8.02% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 342 323 388
England median hourly rate £24.56 £19.00 £24.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.26% -21.12% +12.03%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.00 £12.02
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £24.63
% change year-on-year +17.50% -18.78% +14.40%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -70 41 £500 -8.05% 10
North of England -19 4 £400 -20.00%
Yorkshire - 4 £400 -
South West +5 2 £550 +22.22%
SEPA
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 36 (76.60%) Banking
2 33 (70.21%) SWIFT
3 24 (51.06%) Finance
4 16 (34.04%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 14 (29.79%) Oracle
6 13 (27.66%) Java
6 13 (27.66%) Cash Management
7 12 (25.53%) SDLC
8 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (19.15%) Actimize
10 8 (17.02%) Project Management
10 8 (17.02%) SQL
11 7 (14.89%) J2EE
11 7 (14.89%) Unix
11 7 (14.89%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (12.77%) Spring
12 6 (12.77%) Investment Banking
12 6 (12.77%) Java EE
12 6 (12.77%) Financial Institution
12 6 (12.77%) AIX
12 6 (12.77%) MQSeries
12 6 (12.77%) Oracle Cash Management
13 5 (10.64%) Fedwire
13 5 (10.64%) TARGET2
13 5 (10.64%) JSP
13 5 (10.64%) QA
14 4 (8.51%) Business Analysis
14 4 (8.51%) Hibernate
14 4 (8.51%) Scrum
14 4 (8.51%) PMP

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 6 (12.77%) MQSeries
2 3 (6.38%) CMS
3 2 (4.26%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.26%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (19.15%) Actimize
2 6 (12.77%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (4.26%) BASE24
4 1 (2.13%) Postilion
4 1 (2.13%) SAP CO
4 1 (2.13%) SAP FI
4 1 (2.13%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) SaaS
2 2 (4.26%) IaaS
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) ATM
2 1 (2.13%) FTP
2 1 (2.13%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.13%) SMS
2 1 (2.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) MySQL
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Selenium
2 1 (2.13%) JIRA
General
1 36 (76.60%) Banking
2 24 (51.06%) Finance
3 6 (12.77%) Financial Institution
3 6 (12.77%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Legal
4 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 2 (4.26%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Back Office
5 1 (2.13%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Marketing
5 1 (2.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 18 (38.30%) Analyst
2 12 (25.53%) Consultant
3 8 (17.02%) Developer
4 7 (14.89%) Business Analyst
5 6 (12.77%) Applications Consultant
5 6 (12.77%) Compliance Consultant
5 6 (12.77%) Java Developer
5 6 (12.77%) Payments Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) Applications Support
6 5 (10.64%) Applications Support Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) Project Manager
6 5 (10.64%) Support Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Compliance Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Senior Manager
8 3 (6.38%) Payments Programme Manager
8 3 (6.38%) Programme Manager
9 2 (4.26%) Architect
9 2 (4.26%) J2EE Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Senior Programme Manager
9 2 (4.26%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) J2EE
2 6 (12.77%) Java EE
2 6 (12.77%) Spring
3 5 (10.64%) JSP
4 4 (8.51%) Hibernate
5 3 (6.38%) XML
6 2 (4.26%) Spring Boot
6 2 (4.26%) Spring MVC
6 2 (4.26%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (2.13%) .NET
7 1 (2.13%) EDI
7 1 (2.13%) EDIFACT
7 1 (2.13%) IDoc
7 1 (2.13%) REST
7 1 (2.13%) RESTful
7 1 (2.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (70.21%) SWIFT
2 5 (10.64%) Fedwire
3 4 (8.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (4.26%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.89%) Unix
2 6 (12.77%) AIX
3 2 (4.26%) Linux
3 2 (4.26%) Solaris
4 1 (2.13%) Windows
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) Anti-Money Laundering
2 13 (27.66%) Cash Management
3 12 (25.53%) SDLC
4 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (17.02%) Project Management
6 7 (14.89%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (8.51%) Business Analysis
7 4 (8.51%) Project Planning
7 4 (8.51%) Scrum
7 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (6.38%) Microservices
8 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2
8 3 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (6.38%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (6.38%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (6.38%) Target Operating Model
8 3 (6.38%) Unit Testing
8 3 (6.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.66%) Java
2 8 (17.02%) SQL
3 4 (8.51%) C
4 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.13%) ActionScript
5 1 (2.13%) ActionScript 2.0
5 1 (2.13%) C#
5 1 (2.13%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) PMI Certification
1 4 (8.51%) PMP
2 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) QA
1 5 (10.64%) TARGET2
2 3 (6.38%) PSD2
3 2 (4.26%) PCI DSS
3 2 (4.26%) SLA
4 1 (2.13%) Data Quality
4 1 (2.13%) FATCA
4 1 (2.13%) ISO 20022
4 1 (2.13%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 14 (29.79%) Oracle
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.26%) SAP
3 1 (2.13%) Tableau
3 1 (2.13%) TIBCO
3 1 (2.13%) Unisys
3 1 (2.13%) VocaLink