Period
to 20 September 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 20 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)
England > London
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 593 571 551
Rank change year-on-year -22 -20 -11
Contract jobs citing SEPA 35 39 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.076% 0.088% 0.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.68% 0.71% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 28 54
London median daily rate £450 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £363 £320
90th Percentile £604 £604 £734
England median daily rate £455 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -13.33% +5.00% +5.26%
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 5,184 5,457 4,954
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.29% 12.32% 11.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,699 3,919 3,542
London median daily rate £488 £490 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.51% +8.89% -
10th Percentile £300 £306 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 59 59
London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.95% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £12.70 £12.80 £12.20
90th Percentile £59.00 £50.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £22.20 £20.50 £24.03
% change year-on-year +8.27% -14.69% +11.51%

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 20 September 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 20 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
Central London -31 12 £360 -31.43% 2
West London - 3 £350 - 1
SEPA
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 London region with a requirement for SEPA.

1 23 (65.71%) SWIFT
2 18 (51.43%) Banking
3 15 (42.86%) Finance
4 7 (20.00%) Java
4 7 (20.00%) Oracle
4 7 (20.00%) QA
4 7 (20.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 6 (17.14%) SDLC
5 6 (17.14%) JIRA
5 6 (17.14%) EDIFACT
5 6 (17.14%) Business Analysis
5 6 (17.14%) SQL
6 5 (14.29%) TestDirector
6 5 (14.29%) SAP
6 5 (14.29%) Actimize
6 5 (14.29%) PACS
6 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 5 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (14.29%) Target Operating Model
6 5 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 5 (14.29%) FIS
6 5 (14.29%) Defect Management
6 5 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
7 4 (11.43%) PSD2
7 4 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (11.43%) Cash Management
7 4 (11.43%) SAP BPC
7 4 (11.43%) Data Migration
7 4 (11.43%) SAP Implementation

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 3 (8.57%) MQSeries
2 2 (5.71%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.86%) CICS
3 1 (2.86%) CMS
3 1 (2.86%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Actimize
2 4 (11.43%) SAP BPC
2 4 (11.43%) SAP CO
2 4 (11.43%) SAP FI
2 4 (11.43%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) FTP
1 1 (2.86%) HTTPS
1 1 (2.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SAP BW
2 2 (5.71%) DataStage
2 2 (5.71%) MySQL
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.86%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) JIRA
2 5 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (14.29%) TestDirector
3 4 (11.43%) LSMW
4 2 (5.71%) Ant
4 2 (5.71%) IBM UrbanCode
4 2 (5.71%) Toad
General
1 18 (51.43%) Banking
2 15 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Financial Institution
3 3 (8.57%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.71%) Retail
5 1 (2.86%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (2.86%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Analyst
1 8 (22.86%) Consultant
2 6 (17.14%) Business Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Functional Tester
3 5 (14.29%) Payments Tester
3 5 (14.29%) Systems Tester
3 5 (14.29%) Tester
4 4 (11.43%) Applications Consultant
4 4 (11.43%) Compliance Consultant
4 4 (11.43%) Payments Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Payments Business Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Banking Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Banking Business Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Banking Project Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Business Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Payments Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Payments Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) EDIFACT
2 3 (8.57%) EDI
2 3 (8.57%) XML
3 2 (5.71%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (5.71%) J2EE
3 2 (5.71%) Java EE
3 2 (5.71%) JSP
3 2 (5.71%) Middleware
3 2 (5.71%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (5.71%) XML Schema
4 1 (2.86%) IDoc
Miscellaneous
1 23 (65.71%) SWIFT
2 5 (14.29%) PACS
3 2 (5.71%) DataPower
3 2 (5.71%) Fedwire
4 1 (2.86%) Fintech
4 1 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) AIX
2 3 (8.57%) Unix
3 2 (5.71%) Linux
3 2 (5.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
2 6 (17.14%) Business Analysis
2 6 (17.14%) SDLC
3 5 (14.29%) Defect Management
3 5 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 5 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
3 5 (14.29%) Target Operating Model
3 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 4 (11.43%) Cash Management
4 4 (11.43%) Data Migration
4 4 (11.43%) GAP Analysis
4 4 (11.43%) Migration
4 4 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (11.43%) Project Management
4 4 (11.43%) Project Planning
4 4 (11.43%) SAP Implementation
4 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.71%) ETL
5 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) Java
2 6 (17.14%) SQL
3 3 (8.57%) C
4 2 (5.71%) C++
4 2 (5.71%) Korn
4 2 (5.71%) Perl
4 2 (5.71%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.86%) ActionScript
5 1 (2.86%) ActionScript 2.0
5 1 (2.86%) COBOL
5 1 (2.86%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) PMI Certification
1 3 (8.57%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.00%) QA
2 4 (11.43%) PSD2
3 3 (8.57%) TARGET2
4 1 (2.86%) FATCA
4 1 (2.86%) GDPR
4 1 (2.86%) ISO 20022
4 1 (2.86%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.71%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Oracle
2 5 (14.29%) FIS
2 5 (14.29%) SAP
3 2 (5.71%) IBM
4 1 (2.86%) TIBCO