The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Straight-Through Processing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Straight-Through Processing over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Straight-Through Processing
UK
Rank 607 634 615
Rank change year-on-year +27 -19  
Contract jobs citing Straight-Through Processing 2 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.013% 0.015%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.005% 0.016% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 6
Median daily rate - £638 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £575 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Straight-Through Processing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37182 44106 42440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.13% 82.88% 79.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 24552 28910 26291
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 945 1111 1221
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +32.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Straight-Through Processing
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Straight-Through Processing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Straight-Through Processing in the UK

Straight-Through Processing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Straight-Through Processing in the UK

Straight-Through Processing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Straight-Through Processing in the UK

Straight-Through Processing
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Straight-Through Processing within the UK over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +34 2 - - 5
London +26 2 - - 5

Straight-Through Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Straight-Through Processing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Straight-Through Processing.

1 5 (62.50%) XML
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) XML Schema
2 3 (37.50%) Data Management
2 3 (37.50%) QA
2 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Reference Data
2 3 (37.50%) Data Integration
2 3 (37.50%) Data Governance
2 3 (37.50%) Master Data Management
2 3 (37.50%) Target Operating Model
3 2 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
3 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (25.00%) Android Studio
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (25.00%) REST
3 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (25.00%) GitHub
3 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (25.00%) RESTful
3 2 (25.00%) HTML5
3 2 (25.00%) Data Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) Android
3 2 (25.00%) TeamCity
3 2 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing

Straight-Through Processing
Top Related 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP CO
1 1 (12.50%) SAP FI
1 1 (12.50%) SAP FSCM
1 1 (12.50%) SAP MM
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (12.50%) SAP PM
1 1 (12.50%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Android Studio
1 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
1 2 (25.00%) TeamCity
1 2 (25.00%) Xcode
2 1 (12.50%) Appium
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Back Office
2 1 (12.50%) General Ledger
2 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
1 3 (37.50%) Data Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Data Integration Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Integration Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Web Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Tester
3 1 (12.50%) QA Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Financial Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) XML
2 3 (37.50%) XML Schema
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) HTML5
3 2 (25.00%) REST
3 2 (25.00%) RESTful
3 2 (25.00%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Reference Data
2 2 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (12.50%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Android
1 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Data Governance
1 3 (37.50%) Data Integration
1 3 (37.50%) Data Management
1 3 (37.50%) Master Data Management
1 3 (37.50%) Target Operating Model
1 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Data Architecture
2 2 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (25.00%) Load Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (25.00%) SOA
2 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Apple
2 1 (12.50%) SAP