Period
to 19 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 19 November 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)
England > London
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 595 594 560
Rank change year-on-year -1 -34 -21
Contract jobs citing SEPA 35 43 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.076% 0.093% 0.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.75% 0.72% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 28 44
London median daily rate £500 £488 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% - -2.50%
10th Percentile £300 £363 £406
90th Percentile £625 £591 £750
England median daily rate £538 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +7.50% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 4,689 5,960 5,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.18% 12.89% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,282 4,256 3,538
London median daily rate £475 £475 £459
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.54% +1.94%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £270
90th Percentile £662 £675 £648
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 73 64
London median hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £19.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.50% +1.96% -8.77%
10th Percentile £11.03 £12.10 £12.33
90th Percentile £57.50 £49.40 £65.10
England median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £22.67
% change year-on-year +10.00% -11.77% +4.63%

SEPA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing SEPA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for SEPA in London

SEPA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SEPA in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SEPA in London

SEPA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SEPA in London over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SEPA in London

SEPA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SEPA in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SEPA in London

SEPA
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SEPA within the London region over the 6 months to 19 November 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
Central London -18 17 £350 -20.00% 1
West London - 4 £400 -
SEPA
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 London region with a requirement for SEPA.

1 16 (45.71%) Finance
1 16 (45.71%) Banking
2 15 (42.86%) SWIFT
3 12 (34.29%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (34.29%) QA
3 12 (34.29%) Test Scripting
4 10 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (25.71%) Integration Testing
6 7 (20.00%) Validation
6 7 (20.00%) HP
7 6 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (17.14%) PSD2
8 5 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
8 5 (14.29%) FIS
8 5 (14.29%) Defect Management
8 5 (14.29%) Migration
8 5 (14.29%) EDIFACT
8 5 (14.29%) TestDirector
8 5 (14.29%) Oracle
8 5 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (14.29%) Functional Testing
8 5 (14.29%) Data Migration
8 5 (14.29%) JIRA
8 5 (14.29%) PACS
8 5 (14.29%) Business Analysis
9 4 (11.43%) LSMW
9 4 (11.43%) WebSphere
9 4 (11.43%) SAP Implementation
9 4 (11.43%) REST
9 4 (11.43%) API Development

SEPA
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 4 (11.43%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.71%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.71%) SAS
3 1 (2.86%) CICS
3 1 (2.86%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) SAP BPC
1 4 (11.43%) SAP CO
1 4 (11.43%) SAP FI
1 4 (11.43%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SAP BW
2 2 (5.71%) DataStage
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.86%) DB2
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) JIRA
1 5 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (14.29%) TestDirector
2 4 (11.43%) LSMW
3 2 (5.71%) Ant
3 2 (5.71%) IBM UrbanCode
3 2 (5.71%) Toad
General
1 16 (45.71%) Banking
1 16 (45.71%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.71%) Back Office
3 2 (5.71%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Analyst
2 9 (25.71%) Payments Tester
2 9 (25.71%) Tester
3 7 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Functional Tester
4 5 (14.29%) Payments Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Systems Tester
5 4 (11.43%) Business Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Consultant
5 4 (11.43%) Payments Business Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Identity and Access Management Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Identity Management Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Systems Test Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Test Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Mainframe Designer
8 1 (2.86%) Mobile Test Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Payments Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Payments Project Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Senior Payments Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) EDIFACT
2 4 (11.43%) REST
2 4 (11.43%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (5.71%) .NET
3 2 (5.71%) EDI
3 2 (5.71%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (5.71%) Middleware
3 2 (5.71%) XML
3 2 (5.71%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 15 (42.86%) SWIFT
2 10 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (14.29%) PACS
4 2 (5.71%) DataPower
4 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.86%) EFT
5 1 (2.86%) Fintech
5 1 (2.86%) iPhone
5 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Linux
2 3 (8.57%) Windows
3 2 (5.71%) AIX
3 2 (5.71%) Unix
4 1 (2.86%) Android
4 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.86%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Test Scripting
2 9 (25.71%) Integration Testing
3 7 (20.00%) Validation
4 6 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 5 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 5 (14.29%) Defect Management
5 5 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 5 (14.29%) Migration
5 5 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
6 4 (11.43%) API Development
6 4 (11.43%) API Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Project Management
6 4 (11.43%) SAP Implementation
7 3 (8.57%) Cash Management
7 3 (8.57%) Identity Access Management
7 3 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (8.57%) System Testing
8 2 (5.71%) Planning and Forecasting
8 2 (5.71%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) C
1 3 (8.57%) Java
2 2 (5.71%) C++
2 2 (5.71%) Korn
2 2 (5.71%) Perl
2 2 (5.71%) PL/SQL
2 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
2 2 (5.71%) SQL
3 1 (2.86%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (34.29%) QA
2 6 (17.14%) PSD2
3 4 (11.43%) TARGET2
4 1 (2.86%) GDPR
4 1 (2.86%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 12 (34.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.71%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) HP
2 5 (14.29%) FIS
2 5 (14.29%) Oracle
3 4 (11.43%) SAP
4 2 (5.71%) Adyen
4 2 (5.71%) GoCardless
4 2 (5.71%) IBM
4 2 (5.71%) WorldPay
5 1 (2.86%) Apple
5 1 (2.86%) Huawei
5 1 (2.86%) Samsung
5 1 (2.86%) Sony
5 1 (2.86%) TIBCO