The table below looks at the statistics for EDI skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited EDI over the 3 months to 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
Rank 505 464 451
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -13
Contract jobs citing EDI 74 100 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.53% 0.74% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 48 29
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £237 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £358 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.48% -4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.38 £19.06 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.56% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.38 £19.06 -
% change year-on-year
-24.56% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13881 13599 11877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.76% 27.15% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9066 8550 7470
Average daily rate £388 £375 £362
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 249 291
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

EDI
Jobs Demand Trend

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

EDI Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

EDI
Daily Rate Trend

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

EDI Daily Rate Trend in the UK

EDI
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing EDI within the UK over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

EDI Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

EDI
Hourly Rate Trend

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

EDI Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

EDI
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 EDI within the UK over the 3 months to 5 March 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
England -9 65 £350 -17.64% 30
London -1 21 £350 -17.64% 5
West Midlands 0 10 £450 -5.26%
East of England +8 7 £325 -18.75% 4
Yorkshire -12 6 £318 - 1
South East -31 6 £488 +28.28% 7
North West -17 5 - - 4
Essex - 5 £325 -
Lancashire - 4 - -
Midlands - 4 - -
City of London +13 3 £344 +41.02% 3
West Yorkshire - 3 £293 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £333 -
Cambridgeshire +2 2 - - 3
South West -7 2 £165 -20.48% 6
Oxfordshire - 2 £500 - 2
Surrey +2 1 - - 4
Cambridge -1 1 - - 1
Berkshire -6 1 £475 -13.63%
Manchester -12 1 - - 3
Hampshire -18 1 £450 +5.88%
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 2
Farnborough - 1 £450 -
Wakefield - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £450 -
Leeds - 1 £310 -
Chertsey - 1 - -
Derby - - - -

EDI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 84 (54.19%) SAP
2 27 (17.42%) ERP
3 24 (15.48%) XML
4 22 (14.19%) B2B
4 22 (14.19%) Manufacturing
5 20 (12.90%) Finance
5 20 (12.90%) SAP SD
6 19 (12.26%) EDIFACT
7 17 (10.97%) Logistics
8 14 (9.03%) Project Management
8 14 (9.03%) Java
9 13 (8.39%) .NET
9 13 (8.39%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (7.74%) Middleware
11 11 (7.10%) Change Management
11 11 (7.10%) Oracle
11 11 (7.10%) Billing
12 10 (6.45%) ABAP
12 10 (6.45%) VMS
12 10 (6.45%) CRM
12 10 (6.45%) JD Edwards
13 9 (5.81%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (5.81%) PRINCE2
13 9 (5.81%) SAP ALE
14 8 (5.16%) XML Messaging
14 8 (5.16%) IBM
14 8 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
15 7 (4.52%) Line Management
15 7 (4.52%) TRADACOMS
15 7 (4.52%) Microsoft

EDI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (3.87%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (2.58%) MQSeries
2 4 (2.58%) Gentran
3 3 (1.94%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.65%) SAS
4 1 (0.65%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.65%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 7 (4.52%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.87%) MS Office
3 3 (1.94%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 20 (12.90%) SAP SD
2 6 (3.87%) SAP WM
3 5 (3.23%) SAP ERP
4 3 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.94%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (1.29%) SAP SCM
5 2 (1.29%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (1.29%) SAP SRM
5 2 (1.29%) SAP CRM
5 2 (1.29%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (1.29%) SAP MDM
5 2 (1.29%) SAP CO
5 2 (1.29%) SAP FI
5 2 (1.29%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.65%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.65%) BPCS
6 1 (0.65%) SAP PS
6 1 (0.65%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.29%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.52%) FTP
2 1 (0.65%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.65%) DHCP
2 1 (0.65%) LAN
2 1 (0.65%) HTTP
2 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.65%) DNS
2 1 (0.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.58%) SAP BW
3 2 (1.29%) QlikView
3 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.29%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.94%) LSMW
2 1 (0.65%) NWDS
2 1 (0.65%) JIRA
General
1 22 (14.19%) Manufacturing
2 20 (12.90%) Finance
3 11 (7.10%) Billing
4 9 (5.81%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.58%) Marketing
6 4 (2.58%) Retail
7 3 (1.94%) Automotive
7 3 (1.94%) Advertising
8 2 (1.29%) Banking
8 2 (1.29%) Electronics
9 1 (0.65%) Back Office
9 1 (0.65%) Publishing
9 1 (0.65%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 53 (34.19%) Consultant
2 39 (25.16%) Analyst
3 36 (23.23%) SAP Consultant
4 25 (16.13%) EDI Analyst
5 14 (9.03%) Developer
6 13 (8.39%) Architect
6 13 (8.39%) SAP SD Consultant
6 13 (8.39%) EDI Consultant
7 12 (7.74%) Project Manager
8 8 (5.16%) SAP EDI Consultant
8 8 (5.16%) EDI Developer
9 7 (4.52%) Business Analyst
10 6 (3.87%) Implementation Analyst
11 5 (3.23%) Support Analyst
11 5 (3.23%) Applications Support
11 5 (3.23%) Functional Consultant
11 5 (3.23%) Service Manager
11 5 (3.23%) SAP Manager
12 4 (2.58%) Enterprise Architect
12 4 (2.58%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.48%) XML
2 19 (12.26%) EDIFACT
3 13 (8.39%) .NET
4 12 (7.74%) Middleware
5 9 (5.81%) SAP ALE
6 8 (5.16%) XML Messaging
7 4 (2.58%) SAP PI
7 4 (2.58%) BAPI
7 4 (2.58%) Web Services
8 3 (1.94%) J2EE
9 2 (1.29%) SAP Smart Forms
9 2 (1.29%) SAP XI
9 2 (1.29%) HTML
9 2 (1.29%) XSLT
9 2 (1.29%) SOAP
9 2 (1.29%) REST
10 1 (0.65%) XML Schema
10 1 (0.65%) Web Dynpro
10 1 (0.65%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.52%) TRADACOMS
2 7 (4.52%) FMCG
3 5 (3.23%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.29%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.29%) iSeries
6 1 (0.65%) User Experience
6 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.65%) DTV
6 1 (0.65%) NHS
6 1 (0.65%) GIS
6 1 (0.65%) Clustering
6 1 (0.65%) Replication
6 1 (0.65%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.65%) DataPower
6 1 (0.65%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.65%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.45%) VMS
2 6 (3.87%) Windows
3 4 (2.58%) Linux
4 3 (1.94%) UNIX
5 2 (1.29%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.65%) AIX
6 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (17.42%) ERP
2 22 (14.19%) B2B
3 17 (10.97%) Logistics
4 14 (9.03%) Project Management
5 13 (8.39%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (7.10%) Change Management
7 10 (6.45%) CRM
8 9 (5.81%) PRINCE2
9 7 (4.52%) Line Management
9 7 (4.52%) Service Delivery
10 6 (3.87%) Data Migration
10 6 (3.87%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (3.87%) Migration
11 5 (3.23%) ITIL
11 5 (3.23%) SOA
11 5 (3.23%) Integration Testing
11 5 (3.23%) Operations Management
12 4 (2.58%) Technical Architecture
12 4 (2.58%) Problem Management
12 4 (2.58%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.03%) Java
2 10 (6.45%) ABAP
3 6 (3.87%) VB
4 5 (3.23%) SQL
4 5 (3.23%) C
5 4 (2.58%) Pascal
6 3 (1.94%) ActionScript 2.0
6 3 (1.94%) ActionScript
7 2 (1.29%) SAPscript
8 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.65%) C++
8 1 (0.65%) Perl
8 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.65%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 3 (1.94%) PMP
1 3 (1.94%) PMI Certification
1 3 (1.94%) Degree
2 2 (1.29%) VCP4
3 1 (0.65%) MCP
3 1 (0.65%) MCSE
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.65%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.52%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.65%) SCCM
Vendors
1 84 (54.19%) SAP
2 11 (7.10%) Oracle
3 10 (6.45%) JD Edwards
4 8 (5.16%) IBM
5 7 (4.52%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.94%) Ariba
6 3 (1.94%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.29%) Northgate
7 2 (1.29%) Civica
7 2 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.29%) JDA
7 2 (1.29%) Pegasus
7 2 (1.29%) RedPrairie
8 1 (0.65%) Adobe
8 1 (0.65%) Remedy
8 1 (0.65%) webMethods
8 1 (0.65%) Open Text
8 1 (0.65%) Infor
8 1 (0.65%) SEEBURGER
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