Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 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)
England > London
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 582 598 550
Rank change year-on-year +16 -48 -25
Contract jobs citing SEPA 41 45 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.093% 0.098% 0.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.90% 0.76% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 30 45
London median daily rate £538 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -20.83%
10th Percentile £368 £393 £333
90th Percentile £653 £588 £775
England median daily rate £575 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +15.00% +8.11% -12.61%
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 4,532 5,943 4,847
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.25% 12.98% 11.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,062 4,246 3,382
London median daily rate £480 £488 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.54% +5.41% +2.78%
10th Percentile £280 £305 £275
90th Percentile £656 £675 £651
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 74 71
London median hourly rate £20.88 £18.85 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.74% -16.22% +1.74%
10th Percentile £10.68 £12.48 £12.15
90th Percentile £47.00 £57.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.25 £20.60 £23.34
% change year-on-year -1.72% -11.74% -3.67%

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 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
Central London -11 25 £400 -20.00% 2
West London - 1 £623 -
SEPA
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 London region with a requirement for SEPA.

1 29 (70.73%) Finance
2 28 (68.29%) Banking
3 23 (56.10%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (51.22%) QA
4 21 (51.22%) Integration Testing
4 21 (51.22%) Test Scripting
4 21 (51.22%) HP Quality Center
5 19 (46.34%) Validation
5 19 (46.34%) HP
6 10 (24.39%) Financial Institution
6 10 (24.39%) SWIFT
6 10 (24.39%) REST
6 10 (24.39%) API Development
6 10 (24.39%) API Testing
7 9 (21.95%) Identity Access Management
8 8 (19.51%) PSD2
9 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (14.63%) Middleware
9 6 (14.63%) SOAP
9 6 (14.63%) Web Services
9 6 (14.63%) Cucumber
9 6 (14.63%) RESTful
9 6 (14.63%) Selenium
10 5 (12.20%) Business Analysis
11 4 (9.76%) Project Management
11 4 (9.76%) TARGET2
12 3 (7.32%) SoapUI
12 3 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (7.32%) System Testing

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 2 (4.88%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (4.88%) SAS
1 2 (4.88%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.44%) CICS
2 1 (2.44%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (2.44%) SAP BPC
2 1 (2.44%) SAP CO
2 1 (2.44%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.44%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) DB2
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (2.44%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Cucumber
1 6 (14.63%) Selenium
2 3 (7.32%) SoapUI
3 2 (4.88%) JIRA
3 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.88%) TestDirector
4 1 (2.44%) LSMW
General
1 29 (70.73%) Finance
2 28 (68.29%) Banking
3 10 (24.39%) Financial Institution
4 3 (7.32%) Back Office
5 2 (4.88%) General Ledger
6 1 (2.44%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (2.44%) Marketing
6 1 (2.44%) Private Banking
6 1 (2.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (41.46%) Analyst
2 13 (31.71%) Systems Analyst
3 12 (29.27%) Tester
4 10 (24.39%) Test Analyst
5 9 (21.95%) Identity and Access Management Analyst
5 9 (21.95%) Identity Management Analyst
5 9 (21.95%) Systems Test Analyst
6 6 (14.63%) Payments Tester
7 5 (12.20%) Payments Analyst
8 4 (9.76%) Business Analyst
8 4 (9.76%) Payments Business Analyst
9 2 (4.88%) Banking Analyst
9 2 (4.88%) Functional Tester
9 2 (4.88%) Product Owner
9 2 (4.88%) Systems Tester
10 1 (2.44%) Functional Consultant
10 1 (2.44%) Oracle Consultant
10 1 (2.44%) Product Manager
10 1 (2.44%) Project Analyst
10 1 (2.44%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (24.39%) REST
2 6 (14.63%) Middleware
2 6 (14.63%) RESTful
2 6 (14.63%) SOAP
2 6 (14.63%) Web Services
3 2 (4.88%) .NET
3 2 (4.88%) EDIFACT
3 2 (4.88%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (56.10%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (24.39%) SWIFT
3 2 (4.88%) Fintech
3 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.88%) PACS
4 1 (2.44%) AS400
4 1 (2.44%) EFT
4 1 (2.44%) iPhone
4 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) Linux
2 1 (2.44%) Android
2 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.44%) Mac OS
2 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (51.22%) Integration Testing
1 21 (51.22%) Test Scripting
2 19 (46.34%) Validation
3 10 (24.39%) API Development
3 10 (24.39%) API Testing
4 9 (21.95%) Identity Access Management
5 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (12.20%) Business Analysis
7 4 (9.76%) Project Management
8 3 (7.32%) Cash Management
8 3 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (7.32%) GAP Analysis
8 3 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (7.32%) System Testing
8 3 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (4.88%) Anti-Money Laundering
9 2 (4.88%) Defect Management
9 2 (4.88%) Feasibility Study
9 2 (4.88%) Presales
9 2 (4.88%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) C
1 1 (2.44%) COBOL
1 1 (2.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (51.22%) QA
2 8 (19.51%) PSD2
3 4 (9.76%) TARGET2
4 1 (2.44%) GDPR
4 1 (2.44%) ISO 20022
4 1 (2.44%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 21 (51.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (46.34%) HP
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle
3 2 (4.88%) Adyen
3 2 (4.88%) FIS
3 2 (4.88%) GoCardless
3 2 (4.88%) WorldPay
4 1 (2.44%) Apple
4 1 (2.44%) Huawei
4 1 (2.44%) IBM
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.44%) Samsung
4 1 (2.44%) SAP
4 1 (2.44%) Sony