The table below looks at the statistics for EAI skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited EAI over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Enterprise Application Integration (EAI)
Rank 152 120 134
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +14
Contract jobs citing EAI 6 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.40% 0.074%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.54% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 1
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£550 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £440 £425
% change year-on-year
+16.47% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
EAI
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2940 2205 1953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.80% 73.43% 71.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1749 1188 983
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 102 90
Average hourly rate £37.97 £28.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.05% +36.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £53.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

EAI
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing EAI across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

EAI Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

EAI
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing EAI across the North West region.

EAI Daily Rate Trend in the North West

EAI
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing EAI within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire +5 3 £550 +33.33%
Cheshire -11 2 £575 +15.00% 1
Manchester - 1 - -
EAI
England

EAI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing EAI also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited EAI.

1 10 (76.92%) SOA
2 9 (69.23%) IBM
3 8 (61.54%) J2EE
4 6 (46.15%) Lombardi
5 5 (38.46%) Pega
5 5 (38.46%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (38.46%) Oracle
5 5 (38.46%) Web Services
5 5 (38.46%) Middleware
5 5 (38.46%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (38.46%) Technical Analysis
5 5 (38.46%) SDLC
6 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
6 4 (30.77%) JBoss
6 4 (30.77%) Java
6 4 (30.77%) MVC
6 4 (30.77%) Banking
7 3 (23.08%) Hibernate
7 3 (23.08%) Squid
7 3 (23.08%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (23.08%) BPEL
7 3 (23.08%) Spring
7 3 (23.08%) JSF
7 3 (23.08%) Liferay
7 3 (23.08%) Ehcache
7 3 (23.08%) Java EE
7 3 (23.08%) BPMN
7 3 (23.08%) JPA
7 3 (23.08%) Apache
7 3 (23.08%) Tomcat

EAI
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing EAI also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited EAI. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (30.77%) JBoss
2 3 (23.08%) Apache
2 3 (23.08%) Tomcat
2 3 (23.08%) Liferay
2 3 (23.08%) Apache ServiceMix
3 2 (15.38%) AquaLogic
4 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
4 1 (7.69%) Documentum
4 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) HTTP
1 3 (23.08%) Internet
1 3 (23.08%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
1 1 (7.69%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Lombardi
2 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (30.77%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Architect
2 4 (30.77%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (30.77%) Designer
3 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
3 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) J2EE
2 5 (38.46%) Web Services
2 5 (38.46%) Middleware
3 3 (23.08%) Hibernate
3 3 (23.08%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (23.08%) Spring
3 3 (23.08%) JSF
3 3 (23.08%) Java EE
3 3 (23.08%) JPA
3 3 (23.08%) Ehcache
3 3 (23.08%) JSP
3 3 (23.08%) Servlets
3 3 (23.08%) SOAP
3 3 (23.08%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (23.08%) REST
3 3 (23.08%) Apache Camel
3 3 (23.08%) WSDL
4 2 (15.38%) XML
5 1 (7.69%) XSLT
5 1 (7.69%) CORBA
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) SOA
2 5 (38.46%) Technical Analysis
2 5 (38.46%) SDLC
3 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
3 4 (30.77%) MVC
4 3 (23.08%) BPEL
4 3 (23.08%) UML
4 3 (23.08%) BPMN
5 2 (15.38%) Web Development
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (7.69%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (7.69%) Process Management
6 1 (7.69%) Use Case
6 1 (7.69%) Multithreading
6 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.69%) Domain-Driven Design
6 1 (7.69%) Open Source
6 1 (7.69%) Dependency Management
6 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Squid
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) IBM
2 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 5 (38.46%) Pega
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) Capita