The first table below looks at the demand for EDI 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 EDI over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the North West region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
Rank 132 110 132
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +22
Contract jobs citing EDI 3 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.095% 0.29% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.38% 1.11% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Average daily rate £275 £350 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +75.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 - £60.00
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
784 630 860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.77% 26.13% 28.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 330 503
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 30 36
Average hourly rate £40.00 £29.00 £21.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% +32.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £13.50 £14.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £136.00 £160.50 £33.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
EDI
England

EDI
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing EDI across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

EDI Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

EDI
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

EDI Daily Rate Trend in the North West

EDI
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing EDI across the North West region.

EDI Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

EDI
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 EDI within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -11 2 £275 -21.42% 3
Merseyside - - - -
EDI
England

EDI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing EDI 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 EDI.

1 3 (42.86%) SAP
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) Epicor
2 2 (28.57%) XML
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) EDIFACT
2 2 (28.57%) Automotive
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) Mathematics
2 2 (28.57%) German Language
2 2 (28.57%) QA
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Management
2 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) TRADACOMS
2 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
2 2 (28.57%) Toad
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
2 2 (28.57%) SpecFlow
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database

EDI
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing EDI 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 EDI. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SAP SD
1 1 (14.29%) SAP MM
1 1 (14.29%) SAP PP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
1 2 (28.57%) Toad
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
1 2 (28.57%) SpecFlow
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (28.57%) Automotive
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
1 2 (28.57%) German Language
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Tester
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Software Tester
2 1 (14.29%) SAP SD Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) SAP MM Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Manager
2 1 (14.29%) IT Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) XML
1 2 (28.57%) EDIFACT
2 1 (14.29%) BAPI
2 1 (14.29%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Mathematics
1 2 (28.57%) TRADACOMS
2 1 (14.29%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
1 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Test Management
1 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
1 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
1 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Technical Analysis
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Logistics
2 1 (14.29%) ERP
2 1 (14.29%) B2B
2 1 (14.29%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) SAP
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Epicor
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle