Period
to 25 May 2019

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 25 May 2019 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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 774 846 747
Rank change year-on-year +72 -99 +53
Contract jobs citing SEPA 76 52 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.083% 0.051% 0.097%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.81% 0.42% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 37 72
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.09% +15.79%
10th Percentile £363 £375 £407
90th Percentile £675 £664 £771
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £475
% change year-on-year +9.38% -15.79% +6.74%
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 9,387 12,280 10,483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.24% 12.10% 11.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,727 7,894 6,806
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.05% +8.13%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £238
90th Percentile £638 £630 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 364 358
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
10th Percentile £10.96 £11.68 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.25 £52.30 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.78% - -11.76%

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 25 May 2019.

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 25 May 2019. 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 +65 70 £500 - 6
London +67 65 £513 +2.50% 6
UK excluding London +24 10 £438 +9.38%
Channel Islands -2 4 - -
South West -27 4 £375 -31.82%
South East - 2 - -
Scotland +19 1 £500 -27.01%
North of England +17 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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 51 (67.11%) Banking
2 49 (64.47%) Finance
3 34 (44.74%) SWIFT
4 21 (27.63%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (26.32%) Integration Testing
6 19 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 17 (22.37%) QA
8 16 (21.05%) Validation
9 15 (19.74%) HP
9 15 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (19.74%) HP Quality Center
10 14 (18.42%) Financial Institution
11 13 (17.11%) Web Services
11 13 (17.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (17.11%) REST
12 12 (15.79%) Project Management
13 11 (14.47%) SOAP
13 11 (14.47%) Business Analysis
14 10 (13.16%) Selenium
14 10 (13.16%) Middleware
14 10 (13.16%) RESTful
14 10 (13.16%) Cucumber
14 10 (13.16%) API Development
14 10 (13.16%) API Testing
15 9 (11.84%) PSD2
15 9 (11.84%) Retail
16 8 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
16 8 (10.53%) Anti-Money Laundering
16 8 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
16 8 (10.53%) Waterfall

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 (3.95%) CMS
1 3 (3.95%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.32%) JBoss
3 1 (1.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) SAP CO
1 2 (2.63%) SAP FI
1 2 (2.63%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.32%) Actimize
2 1 (1.32%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.32%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.32%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.95%) Internet
2 1 (1.32%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
1 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 4 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (13.16%) Cucumber
1 10 (13.16%) Selenium
2 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (2.63%) JIRA
3 2 (2.63%) SoapUI
General
1 51 (67.11%) Banking
2 49 (64.47%) Finance
3 14 (18.42%) Financial Institution
4 9 (11.84%) Retail
5 6 (7.89%) Retail Banking
6 4 (5.26%) Back Office
7 3 (3.95%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (3.95%) Legal
8 2 (2.63%) Front Office
9 1 (1.32%) Billing
9 1 (1.32%) French Language
9 1 (1.32%) General Ledger
9 1 (1.32%) Italian Language
9 1 (1.32%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (39.47%) Analyst
2 16 (21.05%) Business Analyst
3 13 (17.11%) Payments Analyst
3 13 (17.11%) Payments Business Analyst
4 11 (14.47%) Tester
5 10 (13.16%) Test Analyst
6 8 (10.53%) Project Manager
7 7 (9.21%) Product Owner
7 7 (9.21%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) Identity and Access Management Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) Identity Management Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) Systems Test Analyst
9 4 (5.26%) Applications Support
9 4 (5.26%) Applications Support Analyst
9 4 (5.26%) Architect
9 4 (5.26%) Banking Analyst
9 4 (5.26%) Consultant
9 4 (5.26%) IT Manager
9 4 (5.26%) IT Project Manager
9 4 (5.26%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.11%) REST
1 13 (17.11%) Web Services
2 11 (14.47%) SOAP
3 10 (13.16%) Middleware
3 10 (13.16%) RESTful
4 3 (3.95%) XML
5 2 (2.63%) .NET
5 2 (2.63%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (1.32%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.32%) FpML
6 1 (1.32%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.32%) IDoc
6 1 (1.32%) JSON
6 1 (1.32%) OAuth
6 1 (1.32%) SAML
6 1 (1.32%) WSDL
6 1 (1.32%) XML Messaging
6 1 (1.32%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 34 (44.74%) SWIFT
2 21 (27.63%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.58%) Fintech
4 4 (5.26%) Data Structures
4 4 (5.26%) Online Banking
5 3 (3.95%) Mobile Wallet
6 2 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.32%) AS400
7 1 (1.32%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (1.32%) PACS
7 1 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.63%) Linux
1 2 (2.63%) Unix
1 2 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (26.32%) Integration Testing
2 19 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 16 (21.05%) Validation
4 15 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (17.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (15.79%) Project Management
7 11 (14.47%) Business Analysis
8 10 (13.16%) API Development
8 10 (13.16%) API Testing
9 8 (10.53%) Anti-Money Laundering
9 8 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (10.53%) Waterfall
10 6 (7.89%) Cash Management
10 6 (7.89%) Data Modelling
10 6 (7.89%) ITIL
11 5 (6.58%) BDD
11 5 (6.58%) Identity Access Management
11 5 (6.58%) Microservices
11 5 (6.58%) Regulatory Compliance
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.89%) Java
2 4 (5.26%) SQL
3 2 (2.63%) C
4 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.32%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 7 (9.21%) Degree
2 3 (3.95%) PMI Certification
2 3 (3.95%) PMP
3 2 (2.63%) Master's Degree
3 2 (2.63%) MBA
4 1 (1.32%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (22.37%) QA
2 9 (11.84%) PSD2
3 4 (5.26%) ISO 20022
3 4 (5.26%) TARGET2
4 1 (1.32%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (1.32%) Basel III
4 1 (1.32%) EMIR
4 1 (1.32%) MiFID
4 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 15 (19.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (19.74%) HP
2 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.26%) OutSystems
4 2 (2.63%) Oracle
4 2 (2.63%) SAP
5 1 (1.32%) Apple
5 1 (1.32%) Google
5 1 (1.32%) IBM
5 1 (1.32%) Misys
5 1 (1.32%) PayPal