The first table below looks at the demand for EAI skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited EAI over the 3 months to 18 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 Processes & Methodologies category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Enterprise Application Integration (EAI)
Rank 478 497 502
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +5
Contract jobs citing EAI 109 47 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.098% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.14% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 20 45
Average daily rate £430 £463 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.02% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £444 £475
% change year-on-year
-1.97% -6.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

EAI
Jobs Demand Trend

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

EAI Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

EAI
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing EAI within the UK.

EAI Daily Rate Trend in the UK

EAI
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing EAI within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

EAI Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

EAI
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing EAI within the UK.

EAI Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

EAI
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing EAI within the UK over the 3 months to 18 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
England -25 107 £430 -9.47% 27
London -15 31 £413 -14.28% 11
East of England -9 20 £400 -15.78% 1
South East -8 17 £450 +1.40% 8
City of London -5 11 £350 -10.25% 2
Buckinghamshire -9 10 £450 - 1
Yorkshire - 10 £450 - 1
West Yorkshire - 9 £450 - 1
Milton Keynes - 9 £450 -
Leeds - 7 £450 - 1
Berkshire -7 4 £450 - 2
East Midlands -10 3 - -
Hertfordshire -8 2 £400 -15.78%
South West -21 1 - - 1
Hillingdon - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 3
North West - - - - 5
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 2
Newbury - - - - 2
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Swindon - - - - 1
Liverpool - - - - 3
Maidenhead - - - -

EAI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 89 (45.64%) Oracle
2 85 (43.59%) SOA
3 75 (38.46%) Data Modelling
4 73 (37.44%) SQL
5 67 (34.36%) XML
6 52 (26.67%) UML
7 50 (25.64%) ETL
8 44 (22.56%) Web Services
8 44 (22.56%) Oracle Database
9 43 (22.05%) J2EE
10 42 (21.54%) Data Warehouse
11 41 (21.03%) SQL Server
12 38 (19.49%) Middleware
13 36 (18.46%) Java
14 35 (17.95%) Relational Database
15 32 (16.41%) Migration
16 31 (15.90%) Data Analysis
17 28 (14.36%) Microsoft
17 28 (14.36%) Siebel
17 28 (14.36%) XSD
18 26 (13.33%) CRM
19 24 (12.31%) .NET
19 24 (12.31%) Business Intelligence
19 24 (12.31%) Enterprise Software
20 22 (11.28%) SOAP
21 20 (10.26%) MySQL
21 20 (10.26%) RDBMS
21 20 (10.26%) JMS
21 20 (10.26%) GIS
22 18 (9.23%) Workflow

EAI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 14 (7.18%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (5.64%) Oracle Workflow
3 10 (5.13%) IIS
4 8 (4.10%) WebSphere
4 8 (4.10%) Tomcat
5 7 (3.59%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.59%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (3.59%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (3.08%) TIBCO EMS
7 4 (2.05%) JCAPS
8 3 (1.54%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.54%) MQSeries
8 3 (1.54%) Gentran
8 3 (1.54%) Sonic ESB
9 2 (1.03%) Apache Solr
9 2 (1.03%) NServiceBus
9 2 (1.03%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.51%) iPlanet
10 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.51%) Apache
Applications
1 18 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.13%) Casewise Modeler
3 8 (4.10%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (4.10%) MS Office
3 8 (4.10%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.54%) InfoPath
5 2 (1.03%) MS Project
6 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (3.08%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (2.05%) TIBCO iProcess
3 2 (1.03%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (1.03%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.64%) SaaS
1 11 (5.64%) PaaS
2 5 (2.56%) IaaS
2 5 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.15%) LDAP
2 7 (3.59%) DDNS
3 6 (3.08%) Internet
4 5 (2.56%) FTP
4 5 (2.56%) HTTP
5 4 (2.05%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.05%) DMZ
6 3 (1.54%) Intranet
6 3 (1.54%) HTTPS
6 3 (1.54%) IPv4
6 3 (1.54%) IPv6
6 3 (1.54%) Firewall
7 1 (0.51%) SMTP
7 1 (0.51%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (22.56%) Oracle Database
2 42 (21.54%) Data Warehouse
3 41 (21.03%) SQL Server
4 35 (17.95%) Relational Database
5 20 (10.26%) MySQL
5 20 (10.26%) RDBMS
6 15 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (6.15%) Siebel EIM
8 8 (4.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (3.59%) NoSQL
10 6 (3.08%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (2.05%) Oracle BI EE
12 3 (1.54%) DB2
12 3 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (1.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (1.03%) RavenDB
13 2 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (5.64%) PowerDesigner
2 7 (3.59%) Eclipse
2 7 (3.59%) NUnit
3 6 (3.08%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.56%) Log4j
4 5 (2.56%) Bugzilla
4 5 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (2.56%) JIRA
5 3 (1.54%) Maven
6 2 (1.03%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.03%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (1.03%) Subversion
6 2 (1.03%) Ant
6 2 (1.03%) JUnit
7 1 (0.51%) WebLogic Workshop
7 1 (0.51%) ERwin
7 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (6.67%) Finance
2 7 (3.59%) Automotive
2 7 (3.59%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.08%) Retail
4 5 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.54%) Publishing
5 3 (1.54%) French Language
6 1 (0.51%) Local Government
6 1 (0.51%) Billing
6 1 (0.51%) Banking
6 1 (0.51%) Front Office
6 1 (0.51%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.51%) German Language
Job Titles
1 78 (40.00%) Architect
2 47 (24.10%) Solutions Architect
3 43 (22.05%) Analyst
4 34 (17.44%) Data Analyst
5 30 (15.38%) Developer
6 15 (7.69%) Consultant
7 10 (5.13%) Siebel Architect
7 10 (5.13%) BizTalk Developer
8 9 (4.62%) Administrator
9 8 (4.10%) SOA Architect
9 8 (4.10%) Senior Developer
9 8 (4.10%) EAI Architect
9 8 (4.10%) Integration Architect
10 7 (3.59%) Software Engineer
10 7 (3.59%) Senior BizTalk Developer
10 7 (3.59%) Siebel Administrator
11 6 (3.08%) Database Analyst
11 6 (3.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.08%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.08%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (34.36%) XML
2 44 (22.56%) Web Services
3 43 (22.05%) J2EE
4 38 (19.49%) Middleware
5 28 (14.36%) XSD
6 24 (12.31%) .NET
7 22 (11.28%) SOAP
8 20 (10.26%) JMS
9 18 (9.23%) XML Schema
10 15 (7.69%) XSLT
11 13 (6.67%) HTML
11 13 (6.67%) WCF
12 9 (4.62%) Spring
12 9 (4.62%) RESTful
13 8 (4.10%) REST
14 7 (3.59%) CSS
14 7 (3.59%) JSON
14 7 (3.59%) OSGi
15 6 (3.08%) Java EE
15 6 (3.08%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.31%) Enterprise Software
2 20 (10.26%) GIS
3 15 (7.69%) Data Integration
4 14 (7.18%) Mobile Computing
5 10 (5.13%) N-Tier
6 8 (4.10%) Management Information System
6 8 (4.10%) Clustering
7 6 (3.08%) Telematics
8 2 (1.03%) Open Source
8 2 (1.03%) Mashup
8 2 (1.03%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.03%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.03%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.51%) Statistics
9 1 (0.51%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.51%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.51%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.51%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.51%) CMDB
9 1 (0.51%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.21%) Windows
2 13 (6.67%) Linux
3 8 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (3.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (3.59%) UNIX
5 1 (0.51%) VMS
5 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.51%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (43.59%) SOA
2 75 (38.46%) Data Modelling
3 52 (26.67%) UML
4 50 (25.64%) ETL
5 32 (16.41%) Migration
6 31 (15.90%) Data Analysis
7 26 (13.33%) CRM
8 24 (12.31%) Business Intelligence
9 18 (9.23%) Workflow
9 18 (9.23%) Enterprise Architecture
10 17 (8.72%) Data Migration
11 14 (7.18%) Project Management
12 13 (6.67%) Configuration Management
12 13 (6.67%) E-Commerce
12 13 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
12 13 (6.67%) Software Engineering
13 12 (6.15%) OO
14 11 (5.64%) ERD
15 10 (5.13%) SSADM
15 10 (5.13%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 73 (37.44%) SQL
2 36 (18.46%) Java
3 15 (7.69%) C#
4 11 (5.64%) PL/SQL
5 7 (3.59%) PowerShell
6 6 (3.08%) C++
6 6 (3.08%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.56%) XPath
8 3 (1.54%) VB
8 3 (1.54%) ActionScript
8 3 (1.54%) ActionScript 2.0
9 2 (1.03%) Apex Code
9 2 (1.03%) sed
9 2 (1.03%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.03%) AWK
9 2 (1.03%) VB6
9 2 (1.03%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.51%) XQuery
10 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.51%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (7.69%) Degree
2 7 (3.59%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.51%) MCAD
4 1 (0.51%) MCSD
4 1 (0.51%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.13%) Data Quality
1 10 (5.13%) QA
2 2 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (6.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (5.13%) Oracle EDQ
2 2 (1.03%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (0.51%) MOM
Vendors
1 89 (45.64%) Oracle
2 28 (14.36%) Microsoft
2 28 (14.36%) Siebel
3 16 (8.21%) IBM
4 13 (6.67%) TIBCO
5 10 (5.13%) Casewise
5 10 (5.13%) SAP
6 9 (4.62%) Business Objects
7 6 (3.08%) WSO2
8 4 (2.05%) VMware
8 4 (2.05%) webMethods
9 3 (1.54%) Sun
10 2 (1.03%) Teradata
10 2 (1.03%) Adobe
10 2 (1.03%) Informatica
11 1 (0.51%) Mercator
11 1 (0.51%) Calypso
11 1 (0.51%) Murex
11 1 (0.51%) PeopleSoft
11 1 (0.51%) Cognos
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