Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 851 818 819
Rank change year-on-year -33 +1 -28
Contract jobs citing SEPA 40 47 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.047% 0.081%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.36% 0.38% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 31 64
UK median daily rate £460 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £300 £334 £352
90th Percentile £674 £600 £710
UK excluding London median daily rate £606 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +21.25% +5.26% +5.56%
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 11,235 12,226 12,232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.89% 12.31% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,115 8,008 7,928
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £225
90th Percentile £625 £630 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 367 444
UK median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £22.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.80% -11.77% +5.19%
10th Percentile £11.21 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.88 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.88 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +9.40% -20.00% +16.01%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -30 39 £480 -4.00% 5
London -12 31 £450 -10.00% 5
UK excluding London -14 9 £606 +21.25%
South West -18 5 £625 +13.64%
North of England -24 3 £588 +17.50%
Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
Scotland -17 1 £400 -
North West -19 1 £588 +17.50%
East of England - 1 £700 -

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 23 (57.50%) SWIFT
2 18 (45.00%) Banking
3 13 (32.50%) Finance
4 7 (17.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (15.00%) Oracle
5 6 (15.00%) Business Analysis
6 5 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (12.50%) WebSphere
6 5 (12.50%) Project Planning
6 5 (12.50%) Migration
6 5 (12.50%) PACS
6 5 (12.50%) Cash Management
6 5 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (12.50%) JIRA
6 5 (12.50%) QA
6 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 5 (12.50%) Data Migration
6 5 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (12.50%) Linux
6 5 (12.50%) TestDirector
6 5 (12.50%) EDIFACT
6 5 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (12.50%) Project Management
6 5 (12.50%) FIS
6 5 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
6 5 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (12.50%) Functional Testing
6 5 (12.50%) Target Operating Model
6 5 (12.50%) Defect Management
7 4 (10.00%) Decision-Making

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 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 3 (7.50%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (5.00%) CMS
4 1 (2.50%) CICS
4 1 (2.50%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) SAP BPC
1 4 (10.00%) SAP CO
1 4 (10.00%) SAP FI
1 4 (10.00%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (5.00%) BASE24
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SAP BW
2 2 (5.00%) DataStage
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.50%) DB2
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) JIRA
1 5 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (12.50%) TestDirector
2 4 (10.00%) LSMW
3 2 (5.00%) Ant
3 2 (5.00%) IBM UrbanCode
3 2 (5.00%) Toad
General
1 18 (45.00%) Banking
2 13 (32.50%) Finance
3 3 (7.50%) Financial Institution
4 2 (5.00%) General Ledger
4 2 (5.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.00%) Retail
5 1 (2.50%) Back Office
5 1 (2.50%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (2.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (37.50%) Analyst
2 9 (22.50%) Business Analyst
3 8 (20.00%) Payments Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Functional Tester
4 5 (12.50%) Payments Tester
4 5 (12.50%) Systems Tester
4 5 (12.50%) Tester
5 4 (10.00%) Consultant
5 4 (10.00%) Payments Business Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 4 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Banking Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Payments Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Business Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Banking Business Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Banking Project Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) EDIFACT
1 5 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (7.50%) .NET
3 2 (5.00%) EDI
3 2 (5.00%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (5.00%) Middleware
3 2 (5.00%) XML
3 2 (5.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 23 (57.50%) SWIFT
2 5 (12.50%) PACS
3 2 (5.00%) DataPower
3 2 (5.00%) Fintech
3 2 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.50%) EFT
4 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.50%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Linux
2 4 (10.00%) Windows
3 3 (7.50%) Unix
4 2 (5.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (15.00%) Business Analysis
3 5 (12.50%) Cash Management
3 5 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 5 (12.50%) Defect Management
3 5 (12.50%) Functional Testing
3 5 (12.50%) Migration
3 5 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (12.50%) Project Management
3 5 (12.50%) Project Planning
3 5 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
3 5 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
3 5 (12.50%) Target Operating Model
3 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 4 (10.00%) Decision-Making
4 4 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
4 4 (10.00%) SAP Implementation
4 4 (10.00%) SDLC
4 4 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) C
1 3 (7.50%) Java
2 2 (5.00%) C++
2 2 (5.00%) Korn
2 2 (5.00%) Perl
2 2 (5.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (5.00%) SQL
3 1 (2.50%) COBOL
3 1 (2.50%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) APMP
1 1 (2.50%) Degree
1 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) QA
2 2 (5.00%) PSD2
2 2 (5.00%) TARGET2
3 1 (2.50%) GDPR
3 1 (2.50%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.00%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Oracle
2 5 (12.50%) FIS
3 4 (10.00%) SAP
4 2 (5.00%) IBM
5 1 (2.50%) TIBCO