Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 819 794 793
Rank change year-on-year -25 -1 -17
Contract jobs citing SEPA 41 44 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.044% 0.049% 0.090%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.40% 0.40% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 31 65
England median daily rate £455 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £375 £334
90th Percentile £664 £613 £705
UK median daily rate £450 £525 £481
% change year-on-year -14.29% +9.09% +1.32%
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 10,253 10,893 11,058
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.91% 12.06% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,597 7,183 7,246
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.16%
10th Percentile £259 £263 £231
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.00% +3.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 317 395
England median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -17.06% +11.90%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.55 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.30 £48.09 £46.55
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.90 £23.78
% change year-on-year -1.83% -7.91% +10.35%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -16 35 £450 -14.29% 5
South West -14 3 £650 -
North of England -13 2 £400 -20.00%
Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
East of England - 1 £700 - 1
SEPA
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 28 (68.29%) SWIFT
2 21 (51.22%) Banking
3 16 (39.02%) Finance
4 9 (21.95%) SDLC
5 7 (17.07%) Java
5 7 (17.07%) Oracle
5 7 (17.07%) QA
5 7 (17.07%) Anti-Money Laundering
6 6 (14.63%) JIRA
6 6 (14.63%) Cash Management
6 6 (14.63%) Business Analysis
6 6 (14.63%) SQL
6 6 (14.63%) EDIFACT
7 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (12.20%) TestDirector
7 5 (12.20%) SAP
7 5 (12.20%) Actimize
7 5 (12.20%) PACS
7 5 (12.20%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (12.20%) Test Scripting
7 5 (12.20%) Functional Testing
7 5 (12.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (12.20%) FIS
7 5 (12.20%) Scenario Testing
7 5 (12.20%) Target Operating Model
7 5 (12.20%) Defect Management
8 4 (9.76%) PSD2
8 4 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (9.76%) SAP BPC
8 4 (9.76%) Project Planning

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 (7.32%) MQSeries
2 2 (4.88%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.44%) CICS
3 1 (2.44%) CMS
3 1 (2.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.88%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Actimize
2 4 (9.76%) SAP BPC
2 4 (9.76%) SAP CO
2 4 (9.76%) SAP FI
2 4 (9.76%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (4.88%) BASE24
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) ATM
2 1 (2.44%) FTP
2 1 (2.44%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) SAP BW
2 2 (4.88%) DataStage
2 2 (4.88%) MySQL
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.44%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) JIRA
2 5 (12.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (12.20%) TestDirector
3 4 (9.76%) LSMW
4 2 (4.88%) Ant
4 2 (4.88%) IBM UrbanCode
4 2 (4.88%) Toad
General
1 21 (51.22%) Banking
2 16 (39.02%) Finance
3 3 (7.32%) Financial Institution
3 3 (7.32%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.88%) Legal
4 2 (4.88%) Retail
5 1 (2.44%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (2.44%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Analyst
2 8 (19.51%) Business Analyst
2 8 (19.51%) Consultant
3 6 (14.63%) Payments Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Functional Tester
4 5 (12.20%) Payments Tester
4 5 (12.20%) Systems Tester
4 5 (12.20%) Tester
5 4 (9.76%) Applications Consultant
5 4 (9.76%) Compliance Consultant
5 4 (9.76%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Payments Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Payments Business Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Senior Business Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Banking Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Banking Business Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.63%) EDIFACT
2 3 (7.32%) EDI
2 3 (7.32%) XML
3 2 (4.88%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (4.88%) J2EE
3 2 (4.88%) Java EE
3 2 (4.88%) JSP
3 2 (4.88%) Middleware
3 2 (4.88%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (4.88%) XML Schema
4 1 (2.44%) IDoc
Miscellaneous
1 28 (68.29%) SWIFT
2 5 (12.20%) PACS
3 3 (7.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (4.88%) DataPower
4 2 (4.88%) Fedwire
4 2 (4.88%) Fintech
5 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) AIX
2 3 (7.32%) Unix
3 2 (4.88%) Linux
3 2 (4.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.95%) SDLC
2 7 (17.07%) Anti-Money Laundering
3 6 (14.63%) Business Analysis
3 6 (14.63%) Cash Management
4 5 (12.20%) Defect Management
4 5 (12.20%) Functional Testing
4 5 (12.20%) Scenario Testing
4 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (12.20%) Target Operating Model
4 5 (12.20%) Test Scripting
5 4 (9.76%) Data Migration
5 4 (9.76%) GAP Analysis
5 4 (9.76%) Migration
5 4 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (9.76%) Project Management
5 4 (9.76%) Project Planning
5 4 (9.76%) SAP Implementation
6 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (7.32%) Decision-Making
6 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.07%) Java
2 6 (14.63%) SQL
3 3 (7.32%) C
4 2 (4.88%) C++
4 2 (4.88%) Korn
4 2 (4.88%) Perl
4 2 (4.88%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.88%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.44%) ActionScript
5 1 (2.44%) ActionScript 2.0
5 1 (2.44%) COBOL
5 1 (2.44%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) PMI Certification
1 3 (7.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.07%) QA
2 4 (9.76%) PSD2
3 3 (7.32%) TARGET2
4 1 (2.44%) FATCA
4 1 (2.44%) GDPR
4 1 (2.44%) ISO 20022
4 1 (2.44%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.88%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) Oracle
2 5 (12.20%) FIS
2 5 (12.20%) SAP
3 2 (4.88%) IBM
4 1 (2.44%) TIBCO