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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Enterprise Application Integration (EAI)
Rank 478 496 470
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -26
Contract jobs citing EAI 116 74 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.20% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 39 42
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£425 £440 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £555 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £419 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.07% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40519 37298 40761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.05% 72.96% 70.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25042 22618 23491
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1163 1058 1467
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +13 110 £425 -3.40% 19
London +37 56 £413 -21.42% 9
South East -5 19 £499 +24.75% 4
North West +8 12 £450 - 4
City of London +29 11 £550 +4.76% 2
West Midlands -21 8 £425 -
Lancashire - 8 £413 - 4
Essex +3 5 £420 +5.00% 1
East of England -19 5 £420 +5.00% 1
Cheshire +5 4 £500 +11.11%
Birmingham 0 4 £425 +3.03%
Yorkshire - 4 £435 -
East Midlands - 3 £375 - 1
Berkshire +3 2 £220 -64.80% 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £473 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £409 -
Maidenhead - 2 £220 -
Sheffield - 2 £409 -
Solihull - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Preston - - - - 4
Bracknell - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -

EAI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 101 (49.51%) SOA
2 93 (45.59%) Oracle
3 83 (40.69%) Web Services
4 78 (38.24%) Data Modelling
5 72 (35.29%) XML
6 57 (27.94%) SQL
7 56 (27.45%) SQL Server
8 54 (26.47%) Middleware
9 45 (22.06%) .NET
10 42 (20.59%) ETL
10 42 (20.59%) Oracle Database
11 41 (20.10%) Relational Database
11 41 (20.10%) Data Warehouse
12 40 (19.61%) Business Intelligence
13 39 (19.12%) UML
13 39 (19.12%) C#
14 38 (18.63%) XSD
15 37 (18.14%) REST
16 35 (17.16%) CRM
17 34 (16.67%) SOAP
17 34 (16.67%) Microsoft
17 34 (16.67%) WCF
18 30 (14.71%) BizTalk Server
19 29 (14.22%) Siebel
19 29 (14.22%) Enterprise Software
20 27 (13.24%) Data Analysis
21 26 (12.75%) Java
21 26 (12.75%) JMS
22 23 (11.27%) OO
23 22 (10.78%) Enterprise Architecture

EAI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 30 (14.71%) BizTalk Server
2 16 (7.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 13 (6.37%) IIS
4 11 (5.39%) SharePoint
5 10 (4.90%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (4.90%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (3.92%) JCAPS
6 8 (3.92%) Apache Solr
7 7 (3.43%) NServiceBus
7 7 (3.43%) WebSphere
7 7 (3.43%) Mule
8 5 (2.45%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.96%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.98%) Apache
10 2 (0.98%) Confluence
11 1 (0.49%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.49%) Magnolia
11 1 (0.49%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.49%) TIBCO EMS
11 1 (0.49%) Drupal
Applications
1 17 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.90%) Casewise Modeler
3 5 (2.45%) MS Office
4 4 (1.96%) InfoPath
5 3 (1.47%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.98%) MS Project
6 2 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (3.92%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.98%) Siebel Analytics
3 2 (0.98%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.98%) CSG Singleview
3 2 (0.98%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.49%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.45%) SaaS
2 5 (2.45%) PaaS
2 5 (2.45%) IaaS
3 1 (0.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.90%) FTP
2 9 (4.41%) HTTP
2 9 (4.41%) Internet
3 5 (2.45%) LDAP
4 4 (1.96%) Firewall
4 4 (1.96%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.96%) DMZ
5 1 (0.49%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (0.49%) MVNO
5 1 (0.49%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (27.45%) SQL Server
2 42 (20.59%) Oracle Database
3 41 (20.10%) Relational Database
3 41 (20.10%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (10.29%) Siebel EIM
5 19 (9.31%) Oracle Database 11g
6 16 (7.84%) RDBMS
7 13 (6.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (5.39%) MySQL
9 9 (4.41%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (3.43%) NoSQL
10 7 (3.43%) RavenDB
10 7 (3.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (3.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 7 (3.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (3.43%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (3.43%) Data Mining
11 6 (2.94%) Oracle BI EE
12 4 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (1.96%) DB2
Development Applications
1 16 (7.84%) Visual Studio
2 12 (5.88%) NUnit
3 11 (5.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (4.41%) Subversion
4 9 (4.41%) ERwin
5 8 (3.92%) Maven
6 7 (3.43%) JIRA
6 7 (3.43%) JUnit
6 7 (3.43%) TeamCity
7 5 (2.45%) Rational Rose
7 5 (2.45%) Bugzilla
7 5 (2.45%) PowerDesigner
8 3 (1.47%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.98%) Introscope
9 2 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.98%) Xcode
9 2 (0.98%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.98%) jMock
9 2 (0.98%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.98%) PhoneGap
General
1 20 (9.80%) Finance
2 10 (4.90%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.92%) Billing
4 6 (2.94%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.47%) French Language
6 2 (0.98%) Advertising
6 2 (0.98%) Publishing
6 2 (0.98%) Banking
6 2 (0.98%) Front Office
7 1 (0.49%) Electronics
7 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.49%) Retail
7 1 (0.49%) Automotive
7 1 (0.49%) Legal
7 1 (0.49%) Local Government
7 1 (0.49%) Marketing
7 1 (0.49%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 76 (37.25%) Architect
2 50 (24.51%) Developer
3 34 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
4 27 (13.24%) Analyst
5 20 (9.80%) .NET Developer
6 16 (7.84%) Data Analyst
7 14 (6.86%) Consultant
8 8 (3.92%) Senior Developer
8 8 (3.92%) Integration Architect
8 8 (3.92%) Java Developer
8 8 (3.92%) BizTalk Developer
9 7 (3.43%) SharePoint Architect
9 7 (3.43%) Siebel Architect
9 7 (3.43%) Siebel Developer
9 7 (3.43%) Technical Architect
10 6 (2.94%) Database Manager
10 6 (2.94%) Senior BizTalk Developer
11 5 (2.45%) EAI Architect
11 5 (2.45%) SOA Architect
11 5 (2.45%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (40.69%) Web Services
2 72 (35.29%) XML
3 54 (26.47%) Middleware
4 45 (22.06%) .NET
5 38 (18.63%) XSD
6 37 (18.14%) REST
7 34 (16.67%) WCF
7 34 (16.67%) SOAP
8 26 (12.75%) JMS
9 20 (9.80%) jQuery
10 19 (9.31%) HTML
11 18 (8.82%) MSMQ
12 16 (7.84%) J2EE
12 16 (7.84%) WSDL
12 16 (7.84%) Spring
12 16 (7.84%) .NET Framework
13 15 (7.35%) ASP.NET
14 14 (6.86%) XML Schema
15 9 (4.41%) EDI
15 9 (4.41%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.22%) Enterprise Software
2 19 (9.31%) Data Integration
3 14 (6.86%) GIS
3 14 (6.86%) Mobile Computing
4 12 (5.88%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.43%) Client/Server
6 6 (2.94%) Statistics
7 4 (1.96%) Open Source
7 4 (1.96%) Kindle
8 3 (1.47%) SWIFT
8 3 (1.47%) DataPower
8 3 (1.47%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.98%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.49%) DTV
10 1 (0.49%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.49%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.49%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.49%) Clustering
10 1 (0.49%) Social Media
10 1 (0.49%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.35%) UNIX
2 12 (5.88%) Windows
3 9 (4.41%) Linux
4 3 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.98%) Android
5 2 (0.98%) HPUX
5 2 (0.98%) Solaris
6 1 (0.49%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (49.51%) SOA
2 78 (38.24%) Data Modelling
3 42 (20.59%) ETL
4 40 (19.61%) Business Intelligence
5 39 (19.12%) UML
6 35 (17.16%) CRM
7 27 (13.24%) Data Analysis
8 23 (11.27%) OO
9 22 (10.78%) Workflow
9 22 (10.78%) Migration
9 22 (10.78%) Enterprise Architecture
10 21 (10.29%) Data Management
11 17 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
11 17 (8.33%) MVC
12 14 (6.86%) OOD
12 14 (6.86%) Project Management
12 14 (6.86%) Unit Testing
13 13 (6.37%) Scrum
14 12 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (5.88%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 57 (27.94%) SQL
2 39 (19.12%) C#
3 26 (12.75%) Java
4 10 (4.90%) JavaScript
5 9 (4.41%) XQuery
5 9 (4.41%) XPath
6 8 (3.92%) Groovy
6 8 (3.92%) PL/SQL
7 7 (3.43%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.45%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.47%) VB
10 2 (0.98%) ActionScript
10 2 (0.98%) VBA
10 2 (0.98%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.98%) VBScript
10 2 (0.98%) C++
11 1 (0.49%) RPG
11 1 (0.49%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (8.82%) Degree
2 8 (3.92%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.49%) MCSE
4 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.39%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.94%) QA
3 4 (1.96%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.98%) HL7
4 2 (0.98%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (5.39%) Oracle EDQ
2 2 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.49%) CA LISA
3 1 (0.49%) Control-M
Vendors
1 93 (45.59%) Oracle
2 34 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 29 (14.22%) Siebel
4 17 (8.33%) SAP
5 12 (5.88%) IBM
6 10 (4.90%) TIBCO
6 10 (4.90%) Casewise
7 8 (3.92%) CA
7 8 (3.92%) Informatica
8 6 (2.94%) JBoss
8 6 (2.94%) Business Objects
9 5 (2.45%) webMethods
10 4 (1.96%) Sybase
11 3 (1.47%) PeopleSoft
11 3 (1.47%) ATG
11 3 (1.47%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.47%) VMware
12 2 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.98%) Perforce
12 2 (0.98%) Splunk
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