The table below looks at the statistics for EDIFACT skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited EDIFACT over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
EDIFACT
Rank 575 564 523
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -41
Contract jobs citing EDIFACT 17 6 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.012% 0.078%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% 0.043% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 14
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£525 - £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 - £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £61.25 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +48.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £61.25 -

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
14718 14100 13785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.14% 27.54% 28.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10077 9008 8644
Average daily rate £395 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 302 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

EDIFACT
Jobs Demand Trend

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

EDIFACT Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

EDIFACT
Daily Rate Trend

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

EDIFACT Daily Rate Trend in the UK

EDIFACT
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing EDIFACT within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

EDIFACT Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

EDIFACT
Hourly Rate Trend

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

EDIFACT Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

EDIFACT
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing EDIFACT within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 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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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 -21 13 £525 - 1
London +20 8 £525 -
South East - 3 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
City of London - - - -
North West - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Oldham - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

EDIFACT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing EDIFACT 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 EDIFACT.

1 26 (89.66%) EDI
2 22 (75.86%) SAP
3 20 (68.97%) XML
4 10 (34.48%) B2B
5 8 (27.59%) ActionScript 2.0
5 8 (27.59%) IBM
5 8 (27.59%) ActionScript
6 7 (24.14%) XML Messaging
6 7 (24.14%) TRADACOMS
7 6 (20.69%) Logistics
7 6 (20.69%) HTTP
8 5 (17.24%) FTP
8 5 (17.24%) XPath
8 5 (17.24%) Data Mapping
9 4 (13.79%) FMCG
9 4 (13.79%) Data Transformation
10 3 (10.34%) Project Management
10 3 (10.34%) Billing
10 3 (10.34%) Linux
10 3 (10.34%) Middleware
10 3 (10.34%) SAP SD
10 3 (10.34%) SQL
10 3 (10.34%) UNIX
10 3 (10.34%) Unit Testing
10 3 (10.34%) Business Analysis
11 2 (6.90%) Zend
11 2 (6.90%) Zend Framework
11 2 (6.90%) Zend Studio
11 2 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (6.90%) Multithreading

EDIFACT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing EDIFACT 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 EDIFACT. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) Gentran
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) SAP SD
2 1 (3.45%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (3.45%) SAP R/3
2 1 (3.45%) SAP SRM
2 1 (3.45%) SAP ERP
2 1 (3.45%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) HTTP
2 5 (17.24%) FTP
3 2 (6.90%) Internet
3 2 (6.90%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (3.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) MySQL
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Zend Studio
1 2 (6.90%) PHPUnit
1 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (10.34%) Billing
2 2 (6.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Consultant
2 9 (31.03%) Developer
2 9 (31.03%) EDI Consultant
3 6 (20.69%) SAP Consultant
4 5 (17.24%) EDI Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Business Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) SAP EDI Consultant
5 4 (13.79%) EDI Business Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) SAP SD Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) EDI Specialist
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Functional Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Data Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Business Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) PHP Developer
7 1 (3.45%) SAP Functional Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Senior PHP Developer
7 1 (3.45%) TIBCO Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (89.66%) EDI
2 20 (68.97%) XML
3 7 (24.14%) XML Messaging
4 3 (10.34%) Middleware
5 2 (6.90%) LAMP
5 2 (6.90%) XSLT
5 2 (6.90%) SAP ALE
5 2 (6.90%) Zend Framework
5 2 (6.90%) Web Services
6 1 (3.45%) SAP PI
6 1 (3.45%) JSON
6 1 (3.45%) cXML
6 1 (3.45%) JDBC
6 1 (3.45%) SOAP
6 1 (3.45%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) TRADACOMS
2 4 (13.79%) FMCG
3 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) Algorithms
3 2 (6.90%) Clustering
4 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.45%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) UNIX
1 3 (10.34%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Ubuntu
2 2 (6.90%) CentOS
2 2 (6.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) B2B
2 6 (20.69%) Logistics
3 5 (17.24%) Data Mapping
4 4 (13.79%) Data Transformation
5 3 (10.34%) Unit Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Business Analysis
5 3 (10.34%) Project Management
6 2 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.90%) Multithreading
6 2 (6.90%) Validation
6 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.45%) Line Management
7 1 (3.45%) Business Process Improvement
7 1 (3.45%) Time Management
7 1 (3.45%) ITSM
7 1 (3.45%) ITIL
7 1 (3.45%) ERP
7 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) ActionScript
1 8 (27.59%) ActionScript 2.0
2 5 (17.24%) XPath
3 3 (10.34%) SQL
4 2 (6.90%) PHP
5 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.45%) Java
5 1 (3.45%) XQuery
5 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) RosettaNet
1 1 (3.45%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (75.86%) SAP
2 8 (27.59%) IBM
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle
3 2 (6.90%) Zend
4 1 (3.45%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.45%) Remedy
4 1 (3.45%) Open Text