Period
to 16 September 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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 747 810 792
Rank change year-on-year +63 -18 +5
Contract jobs citing SEPA 47 43 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.058% 0.046% 0.054%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.56% 0.42% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 36 34
England median daily rate £463 £455 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.65% -13.33% +2.44%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £383
90th Percentile £675 £656 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £455 £525
% change year-on-year +4.40% -13.33% +5.00%
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 8,335 10,244 10,844
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.26% 11.07% 12.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,161 6,587 7,130
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £235 £261 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 347 313
England median hourly rate £21.42 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.82% +12.50% -16.67%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £10.59
90th Percentile £56.00 £50.16 £48.09
UK median hourly rate £21.42 £21.73 £21.70
% change year-on-year -1.45% +0.14% -9.58%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +53 44 £475 +5.56% 3
East of England +16 1 £315 -55.00%
South East - 1 - -
SEPA
UK

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 35 (74.47%) SWIFT
2 31 (65.96%) Banking
3 28 (59.57%) Finance
4 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (23.40%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (23.40%) Integration Testing
4 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
5 10 (21.28%) QA
6 9 (19.15%) Retail
6 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (19.15%) Anti-Money Laundering
6 9 (19.15%) PSD2
7 8 (17.02%) Project Management
8 7 (14.89%) Waterfall
9 6 (12.77%) Degree
9 6 (12.77%) Cash Management
9 6 (12.77%) Online Banking
9 6 (12.77%) Validation
9 6 (12.77%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (12.77%) Project Delivery
10 5 (10.64%) Scenario Testing
10 5 (10.64%) TARGET2
10 5 (10.64%) Fintech
10 5 (10.64%) Back Office
10 5 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (10.64%) Financial Institution
10 5 (10.64%) Regression Testing
10 5 (10.64%) Actimize
10 5 (10.64%) Data Mapping
11 4 (8.51%) Service Management

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 3 (6.38%) CMS
1 3 (6.38%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.13%) JBoss
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Actimize
2 2 (4.26%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (4.26%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (2.13%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) ATM
2 1 (2.13%) Internet
2 1 (2.13%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
1 1 (2.13%) Selenium
General
1 31 (65.96%) Banking
2 28 (59.57%) Finance
3 9 (19.15%) Retail
4 5 (10.64%) Back Office
4 5 (10.64%) Financial Institution
5 3 (6.38%) Legal
6 1 (2.13%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (2.13%) Front Office
6 1 (2.13%) General Ledger
6 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.13%) Public Sector
6 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (40.43%) Analyst
2 13 (27.66%) Business Analyst
3 11 (23.40%) Payments Business Analyst
4 9 (19.15%) Payments Analyst
5 6 (12.77%) Tester
6 5 (10.64%) Project Manager
6 5 (10.64%) Test Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Payments Tester
8 3 (6.38%) Consultant
8 3 (6.38%) Developer
8 3 (6.38%) IT Manager
8 3 (6.38%) IT Project Manager
9 2 (4.26%) Architect
9 2 (4.26%) Banking Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Banking Project Manager
9 2 (4.26%) Java Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Payments Architect
9 2 (4.26%) Payments Solutions Architect
9 2 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (4.26%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) XML
2 2 (4.26%) .NET
2 2 (4.26%) J2EE
2 2 (4.26%) REST
2 2 (4.26%) SAP Fiori
2 2 (4.26%) Spring
2 2 (4.26%) Web Services
2 2 (4.26%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.13%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.13%) Java EE
3 1 (2.13%) Middleware
3 1 (2.13%) RESTful
3 1 (2.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (74.47%) SWIFT
2 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (12.77%) Online Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.13%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (2.13%) Mobile Wallet
4 1 (2.13%) PACS
4 1 (2.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) Linux
1 2 (4.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (23.40%) Integration Testing
1 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
1 11 (23.40%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (19.15%) Anti-Money Laundering
3 8 (17.02%) Project Management
4 7 (14.89%) Waterfall
5 6 (12.77%) Cash Management
5 6 (12.77%) Project Delivery
5 6 (12.77%) System Integration Testing
5 6 (12.77%) Validation
6 5 (10.64%) Data Mapping
6 5 (10.64%) Fintech
6 5 (10.64%) Regression Testing
6 5 (10.64%) Scenario Testing
6 5 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (8.51%) ITSM
7 4 (8.51%) Service Management
8 3 (6.38%) Business Analysis
8 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) Java
2 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) Degree
2 2 (4.26%) Master's Degree
2 2 (4.26%) MBA
2 2 (4.26%) PMI Certification
2 2 (4.26%) PMP
3 1 (2.13%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.28%) QA
2 9 (19.15%) PSD2
3 5 (10.64%) TARGET2
4 2 (4.26%) ISO 20022
5 1 (2.13%) ISO 8583
5 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
5 1 (2.13%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (8.51%) FIS
2 3 (6.38%) SAP
3 2 (4.26%) Ariba
3 2 (4.26%) Concur
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle
3 2 (4.26%) PayPal
4 1 (2.13%) HP