Period
to 15 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 831 806 821
Rank change year-on-year -25 +15 -36
Contract jobs citing SEPA 50 61 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.064% 0.088%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.42% 0.54% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 43 69
UK median daily rate £470 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.48% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £425 £338
90th Percentile £689 £688 £728
UK excluding London median daily rate £675 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +50.00% -5.26% -
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 12,017 11,274 12,266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.74% 11.79% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,633 7,300 7,912
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +7.88% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +2.53% +5.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 361 425
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £21.90 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.74% -2.67% +4.41%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.10 £11.04
90th Percentile £52.35 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.84 £20.59 £23.50
% change year-on-year +1.21% -12.40% +9.18%

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 August 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 August 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 -36 48 £470 -10.48% 6
London -32 42 £450 -14.29% 6
UK excluding London -22 8 £675 +50.00%
South West -7 3 £650 +44.44%
North of England -23 2 £400 -20.00%
Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
Scotland -40 1 £685 +61.18%
Channel Islands - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £700 -

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 34 (68.00%) SWIFT
2 29 (58.00%) Banking
3 15 (30.00%) Finance
4 11 (22.00%) Java
4 11 (22.00%) Oracle
4 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (20.00%) SDLC
5 10 (20.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
6 9 (18.00%) Cash Management
7 8 (16.00%) Project Management
7 8 (16.00%) SQL
8 7 (14.00%) QA
8 7 (14.00%) Test Scripting
8 7 (14.00%) Defect Management
9 6 (12.00%) Actimize
9 6 (12.00%) JIRA
9 6 (12.00%) EDIFACT
9 6 (12.00%) Unix
10 5 (10.00%) C
10 5 (10.00%) SAP
10 5 (10.00%) XML
10 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (10.00%) TestDirector
10 5 (10.00%) Business Analysis
10 5 (10.00%) Spring
10 5 (10.00%) Investment Banking
10 5 (10.00%) PACS
10 5 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
10 5 (10.00%) FIS
10 5 (10.00%) HP Quality Center

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 3 (6.00%) MQSeries
2 2 (4.00%) CMS
2 2 (4.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Project
1 3 (6.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (12.00%) Actimize
2 4 (8.00%) SAP CO
2 4 (8.00%) SAP FI
2 4 (8.00%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (6.00%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (6.00%) SAP BPC
4 2 (4.00%) BASE24
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) ATM
2 1 (2.00%) FTP
2 1 (2.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.00%) SMS
2 1 (2.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) SAP BW
2 2 (4.00%) DataStage
2 2 (4.00%) MySQL
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (12.00%) JIRA
2 5 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (10.00%) TestDirector
3 3 (6.00%) LSMW
4 2 (4.00%) Ant
4 2 (4.00%) IBM UrbanCode
4 2 (4.00%) Selenium
4 2 (4.00%) Toad
General
1 29 (58.00%) Banking
2 15 (30.00%) Finance
3 5 (10.00%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.00%) Financial Institution
4 3 (6.00%) Legal
5 2 (4.00%) Retail
6 1 (2.00%) Back Office
6 1 (2.00%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (2.00%) Marketing
6 1 (2.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (28.00%) Analyst
2 12 (24.00%) Consultant
3 9 (18.00%) Business Analyst
4 7 (14.00%) Developer
5 5 (10.00%) Functional Tester
5 5 (10.00%) Java Developer
5 5 (10.00%) Payments Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Payments Tester
5 5 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 5 (10.00%) Systems Tester
5 5 (10.00%) Tester
6 4 (8.00%) Applications Consultant
6 4 (8.00%) Compliance Consultant
6 4 (8.00%) Senior Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Payments Business Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Payments Programme Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Programme Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) EDIFACT
2 5 (10.00%) Spring
2 5 (10.00%) XML
3 4 (8.00%) Hibernate
3 4 (8.00%) J2EE
3 4 (8.00%) Java EE
4 3 (6.00%) EDI
5 2 (4.00%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (4.00%) JSP
5 2 (4.00%) Middleware
5 2 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (4.00%) XML Schema
6 1 (2.00%) IDoc
6 1 (2.00%) Spring Boot
6 1 (2.00%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 34 (68.00%) SWIFT
2 5 (10.00%) PACS
3 3 (6.00%) Fedwire
3 3 (6.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (4.00%) DataPower
4 2 (4.00%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.00%) Fintech
5 1 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.00%) Unix
2 4 (8.00%) AIX
3 2 (4.00%) Linux
3 2 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (20.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
2 10 (20.00%) SDLC
3 9 (18.00%) Cash Management
4 8 (16.00%) Project Management
5 7 (14.00%) Defect Management
5 7 (14.00%) Test Scripting
6 5 (10.00%) Business Analysis
6 5 (10.00%) Functional Testing
6 5 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
6 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (8.00%) Migration
7 4 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (8.00%) Project Planning
7 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (8.00%) Target Operating Model
8 3 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (6.00%) Data Migration
8 3 (6.00%) Decision-Making
8 3 (6.00%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.00%) Java
2 8 (16.00%) SQL
3 5 (10.00%) C
4 4 (8.00%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.00%) C++
5 2 (4.00%) Korn
5 2 (4.00%) Perl
5 2 (4.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.00%) ActionScript
6 1 (2.00%) ActionScript 2.0
6 1 (2.00%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) PMI Certification
1 4 (8.00%) PMP
2 1 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.00%) QA
2 4 (8.00%) PSD2
2 4 (8.00%) TARGET2
3 2 (4.00%) SLA
4 1 (2.00%) Data Quality
4 1 (2.00%) FATCA
4 1 (2.00%) ISO 20022
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.00%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 11 (22.00%) Oracle
2 5 (10.00%) FIS
2 5 (10.00%) SAP
3 2 (4.00%) IBM
4 1 (2.00%) Tableau
4 1 (2.00%) TIBCO