The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Straight-Through Processing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Straight-Through Processing over the 3 months to 25 June 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.

Straight-Through Processing
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 571 617 605
Rank change year-on-year +46 -12  
Contract jobs citing Straight-Through Processing 9 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.021% 0.021% 0.008%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.025% 0.025% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 4
Median daily rate £575 £563 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +9.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £525 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £644 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £121
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Straight-Through Processing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36004 40667 41211
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.73% 83.47% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 23651 27315 26961
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 936 954 1137
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.53 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.46 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Straight-Through Processing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Straight-Through Processing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Straight-Through Processing in England

Straight-Through Processing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Straight-Through Processing in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Straight-Through Processing in England

Straight-Through Processing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Straight-Through Processing in England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Straight-Through Processing in England

Straight-Through Processing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Straight-Through Processing in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Straight-Through Processing in England

Straight-Through Processing
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 Straight-Through Processing within the England region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +5 9 £575 +2.22%
Straight-Through Processing
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Straight-Through Processing 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 Straight-Through Processing.

1 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Load Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Android
2 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
2 4 (36.36%) QA
2 4 (36.36%) ISEB Practitioner
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) Unix
2 4 (36.36%) HTML
2 4 (36.36%) ISEB
2 4 (36.36%) HTML5
2 4 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Mobile App
2 4 (36.36%) Apple iOS
3 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
3 3 (27.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (27.27%) Front Office
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Banking
4 2 (18.18%) Back Office
4 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Selenium
4 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
4 2 (18.18%) JIRA
4 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing

Straight-Through Processing
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 1 (9.09%) MTS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) ION MarketView
1 1 (9.09%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) RDBMS
1 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Android Studio
1 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
1 2 (18.18%) Selenium
1 2 (18.18%) TeamCity
2 1 (9.09%) Appium
2 1 (9.09%) HP UFT
2 1 (9.09%) Xcode
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
1 3 (27.27%) Front Office
2 2 (18.18%) Back Office
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) FX Business Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Electronic Trading Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Front Office Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Lead Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Murex Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Murex Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) QA Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) HTML
1 4 (36.36%) HTML5
2 2 (18.18%) React
3 1 (9.09%) React Native
3 1 (9.09%) XML
3 1 (9.09%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Mobile App
2 3 (27.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 1 (9.09%) Fixed Income
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Android
1 4 (36.36%) Apple iOS
1 4 (36.36%) Unix
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Load Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) B2B
4 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Change Management
4 2 (18.18%) Data Transformation
4 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
4 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
5 1 (9.09%) DevOps
5 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
5 1 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
5 1 (9.09%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) Perl
3 1 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) ISEB
1 4 (36.36%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) PMO
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Apple
1 2 (18.18%) ServiceNow
2 1 (9.09%) Bloomberg
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) ION Trading
2 1 (9.09%) MarketAxess
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Murex
2 1 (9.09%) Tradeweb