Period
to 15 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 15 December 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
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 857 840 816
Rank change year-on-year -17 -24 0
Contract jobs citing SEPA 46 50 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.048% 0.073%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.41% 0.38% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 32 60
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £300 £338 £400
90th Percentile £675 £588 £775
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £550 £475
% change year-on-year +13.64% +15.79% +4.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 11,138 13,134 11,774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.69% 12.72% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,058 8,616 7,662
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +4.29%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £225
90th Percentile £625 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01% +2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 364 421
UK median hourly rate £20.16 £20.80 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.10% -7.56% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.08 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.63 £21.65 £25.00
% change year-on-year -9.33% -13.42% +11.11%

SEPA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SEPA in the UK

SEPA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SEPA in the UK

SEPA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SEPA over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SEPA in the UK

SEPA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SEPA in the UK

SEPA
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SEPA within the UK over the 6 months to 15 December 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
England -22 45 £550 +10.00% 8
London -13 39 £525 +5.00% 6
UK excluding London -15 7 £625 +13.64% 2
South West -30 4 £625 +13.64%
North of England -12 2 £588 -
North West -5 1 £588 -
North East - 1 £625 -
Scotland - 1 £400 -
East of England - 1 £700 -

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 with a requirement for SEPA.

1 25 (54.35%) Finance
2 24 (52.17%) Banking
3 20 (43.48%) SWIFT
4 18 (39.13%) HP Quality Center
4 18 (39.13%) QA
4 18 (39.13%) Test Scripting
5 16 (34.78%) Integration Testing
5 16 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (28.26%) HP
6 13 (28.26%) Validation
7 9 (19.57%) Financial Institution
8 7 (15.22%) PSD2
8 7 (15.22%) API Development
8 7 (15.22%) API Testing
8 7 (15.22%) REST
8 7 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (13.04%) Project Management
9 6 (13.04%) Oracle
9 6 (13.04%) Identity Access Management
10 5 (10.87%) Scenario Testing
10 5 (10.87%) FIS
10 5 (10.87%) TARGET2
10 5 (10.87%) Defect Management
10 5 (10.87%) Functional Testing
10 5 (10.87%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (10.87%) Linux
10 5 (10.87%) Middleware
10 5 (10.87%) TestDirector
10 5 (10.87%) WebSphere MQ
10 5 (10.87%) PACS

SEPA
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 5 (10.87%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.52%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (6.52%) SAS
3 2 (4.35%) CMS
4 1 (2.17%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (8.70%) SAP BPC
1 4 (8.70%) SAP CO
1 4 (8.70%) SAP FI
1 4 (8.70%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (4.35%) BASE24
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SAP BW
2 2 (4.35%) DataStage
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.17%) DB2
3 1 (2.17%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) JIRA
1 5 (10.87%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (10.87%) TestDirector
2 4 (8.70%) LSMW
3 3 (6.52%) Cucumber
3 3 (6.52%) Selenium
3 3 (6.52%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.35%) Ant
4 2 (4.35%) IBM UrbanCode
4 2 (4.35%) Toad
5 1 (2.17%) ERwin
General
1 25 (54.35%) Finance
2 24 (52.17%) Banking
3 9 (19.57%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.35%) Back Office
4 2 (4.35%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.17%) Legal
5 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) Analyst
2 12 (26.09%) Tester
3 11 (23.91%) Systems Analyst
4 9 (19.57%) Payments Tester
5 6 (13.04%) Identity and Access Management Analyst
5 6 (13.04%) Identity Management Analyst
5 6 (13.04%) Systems Test Analyst
5 6 (13.04%) Test Analyst
6 5 (10.87%) Functional Tester
6 5 (10.87%) Payments Analyst
6 5 (10.87%) Systems Tester
7 4 (8.70%) Architect
7 4 (8.70%) Business Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Consultant
8 3 (6.52%) Payments Architect
8 3 (6.52%) Payments Business Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Payments Project Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) REST
2 5 (10.87%) EDIFACT
2 5 (10.87%) Middleware
2 5 (10.87%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (6.52%) .NET
3 3 (6.52%) RESTful
3 3 (6.52%) SOAP
3 3 (6.52%) Web Services
4 2 (4.35%) EDI
4 2 (4.35%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (4.35%) XML
4 2 (4.35%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 20 (43.48%) SWIFT
2 16 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.87%) PACS
4 2 (4.35%) DataPower
4 2 (4.35%) Fintech
4 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.17%) EFT
5 1 (2.17%) iPhone
5 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.17%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Linux
2 4 (8.70%) Windows
3 3 (6.52%) Unix
4 2 (4.35%) AIX
5 1 (2.17%) Android
5 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (39.13%) Test Scripting
2 16 (34.78%) Integration Testing
3 13 (28.26%) Validation
4 7 (15.22%) API Development
4 7 (15.22%) API Testing
4 7 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (13.04%) Identity Access Management
5 6 (13.04%) Project Management
6 5 (10.87%) Data Migration
6 5 (10.87%) Defect Management
6 5 (10.87%) Functional Testing
6 5 (10.87%) Migration
6 5 (10.87%) Scenario Testing
7 4 (8.70%) Business Analysis
7 4 (8.70%) Cash Management
7 4 (8.70%) Decision-Making
7 4 (8.70%) SAP Implementation
7 4 (8.70%) Waterfall
8 3 (6.52%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (6.52%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) C
1 3 (6.52%) Java
2 2 (4.35%) C++
2 2 (4.35%) Korn
2 2 (4.35%) Perl
2 2 (4.35%) PL/SQL
2 2 (4.35%) Shell Script
2 2 (4.35%) SQL
3 1 (2.17%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) APMP
2 1 (2.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (39.13%) QA
2 7 (15.22%) PSD2
3 5 (10.87%) TARGET2
4 1 (2.17%) Data Quality
4 1 (2.17%) GDPR
4 1 (2.17%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 18 (39.13%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.35%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 13 (28.26%) HP
2 6 (13.04%) Oracle
3 5 (10.87%) FIS
4 4 (8.70%) SAP
5 2 (4.35%) Adyen
5 2 (4.35%) GoCardless
5 2 (4.35%) IBM
5 2 (4.35%) WorldPay
6 1 (2.17%) Apple
6 1 (2.17%) Huawei
6 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.17%) Samsung
6 1 (2.17%) Sony
6 1 (2.17%) Trillium