The table below looks at the statistics 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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Enterprise Application Integration (EAI)
Rank 495 525 491
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -34
Contract jobs citing EAI 101 57 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.15% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 25 50
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£453 £425 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.64% -8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £413 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42032 39080 42164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 74.10% 72.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 26251 24056 24404
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1159 1114 1532
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.50 £30.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.54% -9.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.20 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 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 17 September 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
England +25 94 £453 +6.64% 17
London +37 44 £475 +5.55% 6
North West +12 16 £450 - 1
South East +7 16 £466 -11.19% 7
Surrey - 14 £466 -
City of London +33 11 £550 +29.41% 2
Lancashire - 8 £438 -
West Midlands -18 7 £425 +1.49% 2
East Midlands +8 6 £275 -45.00%
Birmingham -2 4 £425 +3.03% 2
Cheshire - 4 £500 - 1
Scotland - 4 £350 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £275 -
Nottingham - 3 £275 -
Berkshire +11 2 - - 1
Sheffield - 1 £450 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £525 -
Northampton - 1 £525 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
Maidenhead - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 1
East of England - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 4
Basildon - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Preston - - - -
Reading - - - -
Bracknell - - - -

EAI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 110 (55.84%) SOA
2 93 (47.21%) Web Services
3 89 (45.18%) Oracle
4 72 (36.55%) XML
5 63 (31.98%) Data Modelling
6 56 (28.43%) SQL Server
7 55 (27.92%) SQL
7 55 (27.92%) Middleware
8 45 (22.84%) REST
9 44 (22.34%) .NET
10 43 (21.83%) SOAP
11 37 (18.78%) C#
11 37 (18.78%) XSD
11 37 (18.78%) Microsoft
12 36 (18.27%) CRM
13 35 (17.77%) Java
13 35 (17.77%) ETL
14 33 (16.75%) Oracle Database
15 32 (16.24%) WCF
15 32 (16.24%) Agile Software Development
16 31 (15.74%) Enterprise Software
17 30 (15.23%) Business Intelligence
17 30 (15.23%) Siebel
17 30 (15.23%) UML
18 29 (14.72%) JMS
19 28 (14.21%) Data Warehouse
19 28 (14.21%) Migration
20 27 (13.71%) OO
20 27 (13.71%) BizTalk Server
21 26 (13.20%) Siebel EIM

EAI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 27 (13.71%) BizTalk Server
2 21 (10.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 12 (6.09%) IIS
3 12 (6.09%) SharePoint
4 11 (5.58%) SharePoint 2013
4 11 (5.58%) Mule
4 11 (5.58%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (4.57%) WebLogic
6 8 (4.06%) Apache Solr
7 7 (3.55%) JCAPS
7 7 (3.55%) NServiceBus
7 7 (3.55%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.52%) Confluence
8 3 (1.52%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.02%) Apache
9 2 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (1.02%) Liferay
10 1 (0.51%) Magnolia
10 1 (0.51%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.51%) Drupal
Applications
1 18 (9.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.03%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.03%) MS Office
2 4 (2.03%) InfoPath
3 2 (1.02%) MS Project
4 1 (0.51%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 8 (4.06%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.03%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.02%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.02%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.02%) CSG Singleview
3 2 (1.02%) Siebel Analytics
3 2 (1.02%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.03%) SaaS
2 4 (2.03%) PaaS
2 4 (2.03%) IaaS
3 1 (0.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.09%) FTP
2 10 (5.08%) HTTP
3 9 (4.57%) Internet
4 5 (2.54%) LDAP
5 4 (2.03%) DMZ
5 4 (2.03%) Firewall
6 2 (1.02%) SMTP
7 1 (0.51%) MVNO
7 1 (0.51%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (28.43%) SQL Server
2 33 (16.75%) Oracle Database
3 28 (14.21%) Data Warehouse
4 26 (13.20%) Siebel EIM
5 25 (12.69%) Relational Database
6 18 (9.14%) Oracle Database 11g
7 13 (6.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (6.09%) MySQL
9 10 (5.08%) PowerCenter
9 10 (5.08%) Oracle Database 10g
10 8 (4.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (4.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (4.06%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (3.55%) RavenDB
11 7 (3.55%) NoSQL
11 7 (3.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 7 (3.55%) Data Mining
11 7 (3.55%) DB2
12 4 (2.03%) RDBMS
12 4 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 15 (7.61%) Visual Studio
2 13 (6.60%) ERwin
3 11 (5.58%) NUnit
4 10 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (4.06%) Rational Rose
5 8 (4.06%) Subversion
6 7 (3.55%) TeamCity
6 7 (3.55%) JIRA
6 7 (3.55%) Maven
7 5 (2.54%) JUnit
8 4 (2.03%) Bugzilla
9 3 (1.52%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.52%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.52%) PowerDesigner
10 2 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (1.02%) Introscope
10 2 (1.02%) Xcode
10 2 (1.02%) jMock
10 2 (1.02%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.51%) EasyMock
General
1 19 (9.64%) Finance
2 11 (5.58%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.06%) Billing
4 5 (2.54%) Banking
4 5 (2.54%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.03%) Advertising
6 2 (1.02%) Retail
6 2 (1.02%) French Language
7 1 (0.51%) Marketing
7 1 (0.51%) Electronics
7 1 (0.51%) Front Office
7 1 (0.51%) Publishing
7 1 (0.51%) Legal
7 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 67 (34.01%) Architect
2 58 (29.44%) Developer
3 23 (11.68%) Solutions Architect
4 19 (9.64%) .NET Developer
5 17 (8.63%) Analyst
6 12 (6.09%) Siebel Developer
6 12 (6.09%) Technical Architect
6 12 (6.09%) Consultant
6 12 (6.09%) Integration Architect
7 8 (4.06%) SharePoint Architect
8 7 (3.55%) Java Developer
9 6 (3.05%) Technical Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.05%) Database Manager
9 6 (3.05%) BizTalk Developer
10 5 (2.54%) Data Analyst
10 5 (2.54%) Data Architect
10 5 (2.54%) Senior Developer
11 4 (2.03%) C# Developer
11 4 (2.03%) Siebel Architect
11 4 (2.03%) Siebel Configurator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (47.21%) Web Services
2 72 (36.55%) XML
3 55 (27.92%) Middleware
4 45 (22.84%) REST
5 44 (22.34%) .NET
6 43 (21.83%) SOAP
7 37 (18.78%) XSD
8 32 (16.24%) WCF
9 29 (14.72%) JMS
10 21 (10.66%) HTML
11 19 (9.64%) jQuery
12 18 (9.14%) Spring
13 17 (8.63%) WSDL
13 17 (8.63%) MSMQ
14 16 (8.12%) .NET Framework
15 15 (7.61%) J2EE
16 14 (7.11%) ASP.NET
17 13 (6.60%) EJB
18 11 (5.58%) HTML5
19 9 (4.57%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 31 (15.74%) Enterprise Software
2 24 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (11.68%) Data Integration
4 11 (5.58%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.55%) Client/Server
6 6 (3.05%) Statistics
7 5 (2.54%) Social Media
8 4 (2.03%) DataPower
8 4 (2.03%) Kindle
9 3 (1.52%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.52%) Open Source
9 3 (1.52%) Taxonomies
9 3 (1.52%) Clustering
10 2 (1.02%) GIS
10 2 (1.02%) Web 2.0
10 2 (1.02%) SWIFT
10 2 (1.02%) Mobile Computing
11 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.51%) User Experience
11 1 (0.51%) Mashup
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.14%) UNIX
1 18 (9.14%) Windows
2 11 (5.58%) Linux
3 4 (2.03%) Solaris
4 3 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.02%) HPUX
5 2 (1.02%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (55.84%) SOA
2 63 (31.98%) Data Modelling
3 36 (18.27%) CRM
4 35 (17.77%) ETL
5 32 (16.24%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (15.23%) Business Intelligence
6 30 (15.23%) UML
7 28 (14.21%) Migration
8 27 (13.71%) OO
9 24 (12.18%) Workflow
10 23 (11.68%) Unit Testing
10 23 (11.68%) Data Architecture
11 21 (10.66%) Data Management
12 20 (10.15%) Scrum
13 19 (9.64%) MVC
14 16 (8.12%) Enterprise Architecture
15 14 (7.11%) OOD
16 13 (6.60%) Business Analysis
17 12 (6.09%) Data Analysis
17 12 (6.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (27.92%) SQL
2 37 (18.78%) C#
3 35 (17.77%) Java
4 14 (7.11%) PL/SQL
5 11 (5.58%) JavaScript
6 8 (4.06%) Shell Script
6 8 (4.06%) XQuery
6 8 (4.06%) Groovy
6 8 (4.06%) XPath
7 6 (3.05%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.02%) VBScript
8 2 (1.02%) VB
8 2 (1.02%) ActionScript
8 2 (1.02%) VBA
8 2 (1.02%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.51%) RPG
Qualifications
1 11 (5.58%) Degree
2 7 (3.55%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.05%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.51%) MCSE
4 1 (0.51%) ISEB
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.55%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.54%) QA
3 4 (2.03%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.02%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.02%) HL7
5 1 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.03%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.55%) Oracle EDQ
2 3 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.02%) CA LISA
4 1 (0.51%) Control-M
Vendors
1 89 (45.18%) Oracle
2 37 (18.78%) Microsoft
3 30 (15.23%) Siebel
4 18 (9.14%) Informatica
5 16 (8.12%) SAP
5 16 (8.12%) IBM
6 12 (6.09%) CA
7 11 (5.58%) TIBCO
8 8 (4.06%) JBoss
8 8 (4.06%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (4.06%) webMethods
9 6 (3.05%) Business Objects
10 4 (2.03%) Sybase
10 4 (2.03%) VMware
11 3 (1.52%) ATG
11 3 (1.52%) Software AG
11 3 (1.52%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.02%) HP
12 2 (1.02%) Sun
12 2 (1.02%) PeopleSoft