The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards 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
EDIFACT
Rank 579 537 571
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +34
Contract jobs citing EDIFACT 8 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.015% 0.028%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.053% 0.055% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Average daily rate £275 £450 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +16.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £350 -
% change year-on-year
-21.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £52.50 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15117 12750 15276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.85% 26.72% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9729 7964 9020
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 352 384
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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
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 10 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 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 -86 8 £275 -38.88% 2
Manchester -13 3 £275 -21.42%
North West -16 3 £275 -21.42%
Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
City of London - - - - 1
Midlands - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
London - - - - 2

EDIFACT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 13 (81.25%) EDI
2 11 (68.75%) XML
3 7 (43.75%) ActionScript
3 7 (43.75%) ActionScript 2.0
4 6 (37.50%) SAP
4 6 (37.50%) FTP
4 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 5 (31.25%) B2B
5 5 (31.25%) Windows
5 5 (31.25%) XSLT
5 5 (31.25%) Java
6 4 (25.00%) HTML
6 4 (25.00%) Web Services
6 4 (25.00%) SOA
6 4 (25.00%) HTTP
6 4 (25.00%) TRADACOMS
6 4 (25.00%) Migration
6 4 (25.00%) Retail
6 4 (25.00%) XPath
6 4 (25.00%) QA
7 3 (18.75%) Ajax
7 3 (18.75%) GIS
7 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (18.75%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (18.75%) Sonic ESB
7 3 (18.75%) Gentran
7 3 (18.75%) HTTPS
7 3 (18.75%) IBM
7 3 (18.75%) EAI
7 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce

EDIFACT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (18.75%) Sonic ESB
1 3 (18.75%) Gentran
2 2 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (6.25%) Lync
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (6.25%) IIS
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (6.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) SAP R/3
1 2 (12.50%) SAP SD
2 1 (6.25%) SAP ERP
2 1 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) FTP
2 4 (25.00%) HTTP
3 3 (18.75%) HTTPS
3 3 (18.75%) Intranet
4 2 (12.50%) X.400
5 1 (6.25%) VLAN
5 1 (6.25%) Firewall
5 1 (6.25%) Wireless
5 1 (6.25%) Network Security
5 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 1 (6.25%) Broadband
5 1 (6.25%) ISDN
5 1 (6.25%) VoIP
5 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (6.25%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (12.50%) Toad
2 2 (12.50%) SpecFlow
2 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 2 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (6.25%) Fiddler
3 1 (6.25%) MSBuild
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (6.25%) XMLSpy
General
1 4 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) SAP Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) EDI Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
3 2 (12.50%) SAP EDI Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Software Tester
4 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Developer
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Junior Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Junior SAP Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) SAP PI Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Junior
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (81.25%) EDI
2 11 (68.75%) XML
3 5 (31.25%) XSLT
4 4 (25.00%) HTML
4 4 (25.00%) Web Services
5 3 (18.75%) Ajax
5 3 (18.75%) XHTML
5 3 (18.75%) CSS
6 2 (12.50%) SAP PI
7 1 (6.25%) WCF
7 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
7 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 1 (6.25%) OLE DB
7 1 (6.25%) ODBC
7 1 (6.25%) XSD
7 1 (6.25%) XSL
7 1 (6.25%) .NET
7 1 (6.25%) JSP
7 1 (6.25%) SOAP
7 1 (6.25%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) TRADACOMS
2 3 (18.75%) GIS
3 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
4 1 (6.25%) Reference Data
4 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) B2B
2 4 (25.00%) SOA
2 4 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (18.75%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) EAI
3 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Test Management
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Web Development
5 1 (6.25%) Business Development
5 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) ActionScript
1 7 (43.75%) ActionScript 2.0
2 5 (31.25%) Java
3 4 (25.00%) XPath
4 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 3 (18.75%) SQL
5 2 (12.50%) ABAP
6 1 (6.25%) C
6 1 (6.25%) C#
6 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
6 1 (6.25%) VBScript
6 1 (6.25%) VB
6 1 (6.25%) Perl
6 1 (6.25%) PHP
6 1 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) SAP
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) IBM
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) SEEBURGER
4 1 (6.25%) HP