Period
to 14 November 2019

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 14 November 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.

Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA)
UK > England
6 months to
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 731 830 819
Rank change year-on-year +99 -11 -6
Contract jobs citing SEPA 45 41 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.059% 0.043% 0.053%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.56% 0.40% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 31 32
England median daily rate £525 £538 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.33% +10.26% -2.50%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £338
90th Percentile £619 £675 £588
UK median daily rate £525 £531 £488
% change year-on-year -1.18% +8.97% +2.63%
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 8,019 10,246 11,905
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.43% 10.74% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,048 6,549 7,857
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £250 £250 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 348 330
England median hourly rate £21.42 £22.40 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.39% +11.99% -12.42%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.15 £10.96
90th Percentile £56.23 £50.29 £48.81
UK median hourly rate £21.34 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.00% +10.00% -16.87%

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 14 November 2019.

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 14 November 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 +88 38 £550 +10.00%
South East - 5 £510 - 1
East of England +26 1 £315 -55.00%
SEPA
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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 26 (57.78%) Banking
2 22 (48.89%) SWIFT
3 19 (42.22%) Finance
4 12 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 9 (20.00%) Business Analysis
6 9 (20.00%) QA
6 9 (20.00%) Workflow
7 8 (17.78%) Functional Testing
8 7 (15.56%) Java
8 7 (15.56%) PSD2
9 6 (13.33%) Migration
9 6 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (13.33%) Integration Testing
9 6 (13.33%) Cash Management
10 5 (11.11%) Data Mapping
10 5 (11.11%) General Ledger
10 5 (11.11%) Online Banking
10 5 (11.11%) Actimize
10 5 (11.11%) Spring
10 5 (11.11%) Procure-to-Pay
10 5 (11.11%) PayPal
10 5 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
10 5 (11.11%) Validation
10 5 (11.11%) Regression Testing
10 5 (11.11%) Retail
11 4 (8.89%) ITSM
11 4 (8.89%) Service Management
11 4 (8.89%) EFT

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 2 (4.44%) JBoss
1 2 (4.44%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Actimize
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle Assets
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle Cash Management
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle iProcurement
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (4.44%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (2.22%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Apple Pay
1 3 (6.67%) Google Pay
1 3 (6.67%) WeChat
2 2 (4.44%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) ATM
1 1 (2.22%) SSL
1 1 (2.22%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Maven
1 2 (4.44%) Mockito
General
1 26 (57.78%) Banking
2 19 (42.22%) Finance
3 5 (11.11%) General Ledger
3 5 (11.11%) Retail
4 3 (6.67%) Back Office
5 2 (4.44%) Publishing
6 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.22%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 18 (40.00%) Analyst
2 14 (31.11%) Business Analyst
3 13 (28.89%) Payments Business Analyst
4 12 (26.67%) Payments Analyst
5 9 (20.00%) Banking Analyst
6 8 (17.78%) Banking Business Analyst
7 7 (15.56%) Developer
8 6 (13.33%) Tester
9 5 (11.11%) Consultant
9 5 (11.11%) Java Developer
10 4 (8.89%) Functional Consultant
10 4 (8.89%) Oracle Consultant
10 4 (8.89%) Oracle Functional Consultant
10 4 (8.89%) Oracle P2P Consultant
10 4 (8.89%) Payments Tester
10 4 (8.89%) Project Manager
10 4 (8.89%) Test Analyst
11 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce Developer
11 2 (4.44%) IT Manager
11 2 (4.44%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) Spring
2 4 (8.89%) XML
3 3 (6.67%) JSON
3 3 (6.67%) Node.js
3 3 (6.67%) RESTful
3 3 (6.67%) SOAP
3 3 (6.67%) Spring Boot
3 3 (6.67%) Web Services
4 2 (4.44%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.44%) Dropwizard
4 2 (4.44%) Electron Framework
4 2 (4.44%) J2EE
4 2 (4.44%) SAP Fiori
4 2 (4.44%) Spring Security
4 2 (4.44%) WireMock
5 1 (2.22%) CSS
5 1 (2.22%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.22%) HTML
5 1 (2.22%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (48.89%) SWIFT
2 12 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (11.11%) Online Banking
4 4 (8.89%) EFT
5 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.22%) PACS
5 1 (2.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 9 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 9 (20.00%) Workflow
4 8 (17.78%) Functional Testing
5 6 (13.33%) Cash Management
5 6 (13.33%) Integration Testing
5 6 (13.33%) Migration
5 6 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (11.11%) Data Mapping
6 5 (11.11%) Procure-to-Pay
6 5 (11.11%) Regression Testing
6 5 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (11.11%) Validation
7 4 (8.89%) Data Migration
7 4 (8.89%) Fintech
7 4 (8.89%) ITSM
7 4 (8.89%) Record to Report
7 4 (8.89%) Service Management
7 4 (8.89%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.56%) Java
2 4 (8.89%) Java 8
3 2 (4.44%) SQL
4 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (2.22%) APMP
1 1 (2.22%) Degree
1 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
1 1 (2.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.00%) QA
2 7 (15.56%) PSD2
3 1 (2.22%) ISO 8583
3 1 (2.22%) PMO
3 1 (2.22%) TARGET2
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) PayPal
2 4 (8.89%) FIS
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle
3 3 (6.67%) Apple
3 3 (6.67%) Google
3 3 (6.67%) SAP
4 2 (4.44%) Ariba
4 2 (4.44%) Concur