Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 806 773 786
Rank change year-on-year -33 +13 -24
Contract jobs citing SEPA 50 68 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.053% 0.071% 0.083%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.41% 0.62% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 53 44
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £338 £400 £330
90th Percentile £588 £750 £642
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
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 12083 10972 12254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.71% 11.42% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 7985 7194 7869
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £228 £240
90th Percentile £638 £601 £588
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +3.53% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 387 431
England median hourly rate £21.01 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.62% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.85 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% - +12.50%

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017. 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 -19 44 £500 +2.56% 6
South West +3 4 £550 -
North of England +50 1 - -
North West +19 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £275 -
Midlands - 1 £275 -
SEPA
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SEPA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for SEPA.

1 38 (76.00%) Finance
1 38 (76.00%) Banking
2 37 (74.00%) SWIFT
3 15 (30.00%) Java
4 14 (28.00%) J2EE
4 14 (28.00%) Oracle
4 14 (28.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 11 (22.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (22.00%) Investment Banking
6 10 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 9 (18.00%) JSP
7 9 (18.00%) SQL
7 9 (18.00%) AIX
7 9 (18.00%) MQSeries
7 9 (18.00%) QA
8 7 (14.00%) Oracle Cash Management
8 7 (14.00%) Cash Management
8 7 (14.00%) Actimize
8 7 (14.00%) Unix
9 6 (12.00%) Solaris
9 6 (12.00%) Fedwire
10 5 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
10 5 (10.00%) SDLC
10 5 (10.00%) Business Analysis
10 5 (10.00%) Retail Banking
11 4 (8.00%) Java EE
11 4 (8.00%) Project Management
11 4 (8.00%) Migration

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 9 (18.00%) MQSeries
2 3 (6.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Actimize
1 7 (14.00%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (6.00%) Misys Midas
3 1 (2.00%) SAP CO
3 1 (2.00%) SAP FI
3 1 (2.00%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) MySQL
3 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (2.00%) JIRA
1 1 (2.00%) SoapUI
General
1 38 (76.00%) Banking
1 38 (76.00%) Finance
2 11 (22.00%) Investment Banking
3 5 (10.00%) Retail Banking
4 4 (8.00%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.00%) International Banking
5 2 (4.00%) Legal
5 2 (4.00%) Marketing
6 1 (2.00%) Front Office
6 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (58.00%) Analyst
2 15 (30.00%) Business Analyst
3 11 (22.00%) Payments Analyst
4 10 (20.00%) Applications Support
4 10 (20.00%) Support Analyst
5 9 (18.00%) Applications Support Analyst
5 9 (18.00%) Compliance Analyst
6 7 (14.00%) Payments Business Analyst
6 7 (14.00%) Systems Analyst
7 6 (12.00%) Consultant
8 5 (10.00%) Architect
8 5 (10.00%) Banking Analyst
9 4 (8.00%) Payments Architect
9 4 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (8.00%) Systems Support
9 4 (8.00%) Systems Support Analyst
10 3 (6.00%) Applications Consultant
10 3 (6.00%) Compliance Consultant
10 3 (6.00%) Payments Solutions Architect
10 3 (6.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (28.00%) J2EE
2 9 (18.00%) JSP
3 4 (8.00%) Java EE
4 3 (6.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (4.00%) XML
6 1 (2.00%) Akka
6 1 (2.00%) Hibernate
6 1 (2.00%) Kafka
6 1 (2.00%) Middleware
6 1 (2.00%) Spring
6 1 (2.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 37 (74.00%) SWIFT
2 6 (12.00%) Fedwire
3 3 (6.00%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (6.00%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (4.00%) PMI
5 1 (2.00%) APACS
5 1 (2.00%) Derivative
5 1 (2.00%) Equities
5 1 (2.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.00%) AIX
2 7 (14.00%) Unix
3 6 (12.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
2 11 (22.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (14.00%) Cash Management
5 5 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 5 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (10.00%) SDLC
5 5 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
6 4 (8.00%) Migration
6 4 (8.00%) Project Management
6 4 (8.00%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (6.00%) ITIL
7 3 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.00%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (6.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (6.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (6.00%) Workflow
8 2 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (4.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.00%) Java
2 9 (18.00%) SQL
3 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.00%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.00%) QA
2 4 (8.00%) TARGET2
3 2 (4.00%) PSD2
4 1 (2.00%) COBIT
4 1 (2.00%) GDPR
4 1 (2.00%) ISO 20022
4 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 14 (28.00%) Oracle
2 1 (2.00%) SAP
2 1 (2.00%) VMware