Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 829 737 787
Rank change year-on-year -92 +50 +1
Contract jobs citing SEPA 52 92 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.052% 0.10% 0.086%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.42% 0.87% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 76 69
UK median daily rate £500 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +15.79% -
10th Percentile £375 £406 £300
90th Percentile £664 £775 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -15.79% +5.56% -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 12,529 10,532 12,196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.44% 11.60% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,085 6,843 7,810
UK median daily rate £450 £433 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +8.13% -
10th Percentile £256 £238 £228
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 357 414
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £23.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.49% +14.73%
10th Percentile £11.71 £11.00 £11.03
90th Percentile £53.29 £53.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year - -11.76% +22.16%

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 20 May 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 8 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 20 May 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 -100 49 £488 -11.36% 6
London -81 44 £500 -9.09% 5
UK excluding London -31 8 £400 -15.79% 1
North of England -3 4 £400 -20.00%
Yorkshire - 4 £400 -
Channel Islands - 2 - -
South West +2 1 £550 +22.22%
Scotland -33 1 £685 +61.18%

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 42 (80.77%) Banking
2 37 (71.15%) SWIFT
3 28 (53.85%) Finance
4 21 (40.38%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 19 (36.54%) Oracle
6 18 (34.62%) Java
7 14 (26.92%) Cash Management
8 13 (25.00%) SDLC
9 12 (23.08%) J2EE
9 12 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (21.15%) AIX
10 11 (21.15%) MQSeries
10 11 (21.15%) Unix
11 10 (19.23%) JSP
11 10 (19.23%) Investment Banking
11 10 (19.23%) Actimize
12 9 (17.31%) SQL
12 9 (17.31%) Fedwire
13 8 (15.38%) Project Management
13 8 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
14 7 (13.46%) Java EE
14 7 (13.46%) Financial Institution
14 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
14 7 (13.46%) Oracle Cash Management
15 6 (11.54%) Kalman Filter
15 6 (11.54%) Solaris
15 6 (11.54%) QA
15 6 (11.54%) Spring
16 5 (9.62%) MySQL
16 5 (9.62%) TARGET2

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 11 (21.15%) MQSeries
2 3 (5.77%) CMS
3 2 (3.85%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.92%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (19.23%) Actimize
2 7 (13.46%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (3.85%) BASE24
4 1 (1.92%) Postilion
4 1 (1.92%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.92%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.92%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) SaaS
2 2 (3.85%) IaaS
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) ATM
2 1 (1.92%) FTP
2 1 (1.92%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.92%) SMS
2 1 (1.92%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.62%) MySQL
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Selenium
2 1 (1.92%) JIRA
General
1 42 (80.77%) Banking
2 28 (53.85%) Finance
3 10 (19.23%) Investment Banking
4 7 (13.46%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.85%) Legal
5 2 (3.85%) Retail
5 2 (3.85%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.92%) Back Office
6 1 (1.92%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.92%) Marketing
6 1 (1.92%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 20 (38.46%) Analyst
2 12 (23.08%) Consultant
3 9 (17.31%) Applications Support
3 9 (17.31%) Applications Support Analyst
3 9 (17.31%) Support Analyst
4 8 (15.38%) Compliance Analyst
5 7 (13.46%) Applications Consultant
5 7 (13.46%) Compliance Consultant
5 7 (13.46%) Developer
6 6 (11.54%) Java Developer
7 5 (9.62%) Business Analyst
7 5 (9.62%) Payments Analyst
7 5 (9.62%) Project Manager
8 4 (7.69%) Senior Manager
9 3 (5.77%) Architect
9 3 (5.77%) Payments Programme Manager
9 3 (5.77%) Programme Manager
10 2 (3.85%) Agile Developer
10 2 (3.85%) Banking Project Manager
10 2 (3.85%) Payments Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.08%) J2EE
2 10 (19.23%) JSP
3 7 (13.46%) Java EE
4 6 (11.54%) Spring
5 4 (7.69%) Hibernate
6 3 (5.77%) XML
7 2 (3.85%) Spring Boot
7 2 (3.85%) Spring MVC
7 2 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (1.92%) .NET
8 1 (1.92%) EDI
8 1 (1.92%) EDIFACT
8 1 (1.92%) IDoc
8 1 (1.92%) REST
8 1 (1.92%) RESTful
8 1 (1.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (71.15%) SWIFT
2 9 (17.31%) Fedwire
3 4 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (3.85%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.15%) AIX
1 11 (21.15%) Unix
2 6 (11.54%) Solaris
3 2 (3.85%) Linux
4 1 (1.92%) Windows
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (40.38%) Anti-Money Laundering
2 14 (26.92%) Cash Management
3 13 (25.00%) SDLC
4 12 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (15.38%) Project Management
5 8 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (11.54%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (7.69%) Project Planning
7 4 (7.69%) Scrum
8 3 (5.77%) Business Analysis
8 3 (5.77%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (5.77%) Microservices
8 3 (5.77%) PRINCE2
8 3 (5.77%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (5.77%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (5.77%) Target Operating Model
8 3 (5.77%) Unit Testing
8 3 (5.77%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (34.62%) Java
2 9 (17.31%) SQL
3 4 (7.69%) C
4 2 (3.85%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.92%) ActionScript
5 1 (1.92%) ActionScript 2.0
5 1 (1.92%) C#
5 1 (1.92%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 4 (7.69%) PMI Certification
1 4 (7.69%) PMP
2 1 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.92%) Degree
2 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) QA
2 5 (9.62%) TARGET2
3 3 (5.77%) PSD2
4 2 (3.85%) PCI DSS
4 2 (3.85%) SLA
5 1 (1.92%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.92%) FATCA
5 1 (1.92%) ISO 20022
5 1 (1.92%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 19 (36.54%) Oracle
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.85%) SAP
3 1 (1.92%) Tableau
3 1 (1.92%) Unisys
3 1 (1.92%) VocaLink