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 28 June 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.

Straight-Through Processing
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 602 641 641
Rank change year-on-year +39 0  
Contract jobs citing Straight-Through Processing 8 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.019% 0.007%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.020% 0.022% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 4
Median daily rate £575 £563 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +9.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £513 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £663 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £121
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 39769 44877 44538
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.43% 83.33% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 99202 112242 99576
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £284 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3122 2959 3052
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £50.78 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Straight-Through Processing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Straight-Through Processing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Straight-Through Processing over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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

Straight-Through Processing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 28 June 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 +35 8 £575 +2.22%
London +10 8 £575 +2.22%

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Load Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Android
2 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
2 4 (36.36%) QA
2 4 (36.36%) ISEB Practitioner
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) Unix
2 4 (36.36%) HTML
2 4 (36.36%) ISEB
2 4 (36.36%) HTML5
2 4 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Mobile App
2 4 (36.36%) Apple iOS
3 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
3 3 (27.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (27.27%) Front Office
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Banking
4 2 (18.18%) Back Office
4 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Selenium
4 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
4 2 (18.18%) JIRA
4 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing

Straight-Through Processing
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 1 (9.09%) MTS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) ION MarketView
1 1 (9.09%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) RDBMS
1 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Android Studio
1 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
1 2 (18.18%) Selenium
1 2 (18.18%) TeamCity
2 1 (9.09%) Appium
2 1 (9.09%) HP UFT
2 1 (9.09%) Xcode
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
1 3 (27.27%) Front Office
2 2 (18.18%) Back Office
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) FX Business Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Electronic Trading Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Front Office Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Lead Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Murex Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Murex Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) QA Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) HTML
1 4 (36.36%) HTML5
2 2 (18.18%) React
3 1 (9.09%) React Native
3 1 (9.09%) XML
3 1 (9.09%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Mobile App
2 3 (27.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 1 (9.09%) Fixed Income
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Android
1 4 (36.36%) Apple iOS
1 4 (36.36%) Unix
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Load Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) B2B
4 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Change Management
4 2 (18.18%) Data Transformation
4 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
4 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
5 1 (9.09%) DevOps
5 1 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Time Management
5 1 (9.09%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) Perl
3 1 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) ISEB
1 4 (36.36%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) PMO
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Apple
1 2 (18.18%) ServiceNow
2 1 (9.09%) Bloomberg
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) ION Trading
2 1 (9.09%) MarketAxess
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Murex
2 1 (9.09%) Tradeweb