The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term EFT in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited EFT 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 terms in our Miscellaneous 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
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
Rank 559 523 561
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +38
Contract jobs citing EFT 28 21 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.044% 0.045%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.17% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 9
Average daily rate £463 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.36% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £345 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14311 12220 14892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.42% 25.61% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8841 7349 8662
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 568 621 771
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%

EFT
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing EFT within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

EFT Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

EFT
Daily Rate Trend

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

EFT Daily Rate Trend in the UK

EFT
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing EFT within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

EFT Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

EFT
Hourly Rate Trend

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

EFT Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

EFT
Top 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing EFT 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 -81 27 £463 +68.36% 6
London -15 14 £500 +33.33% 2
South East -15 8 £330 - 3
Buckinghamshire - 4 £330 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £330 -
East of England -24 3 £340 - 1
Hertfordshire -7 2 - - 1
Surrey -11 2 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 £340 -
Dunstable - 1 £340 -
Eastleigh - - - -
Guildford - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Newport Pagnell - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Woking - - - -
Camberley - - - - 1
Luton - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2

EFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing EFT 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 EFT.

1 18 (48.65%) Retail
2 16 (43.24%) EPoS
3 15 (40.54%) E-Commerce
4 9 (24.32%) Java
5 8 (21.62%) APACS
5 8 (21.62%) ISO 8583
5 8 (21.62%) Mobile Commerce
6 7 (18.92%) Project Management
6 7 (18.92%) Smartcard
6 7 (18.92%) EFTPOS
6 7 (18.92%) C++
6 7 (18.92%) Windows
6 7 (18.92%) Migration
6 7 (18.92%) Windows 7
7 6 (16.22%) MS Office
7 6 (16.22%) ISEB
7 6 (16.22%) ATM
7 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
8 5 (13.51%) ADSL
8 5 (13.51%) EMV
8 5 (13.51%) Chip and PIN
8 5 (13.51%) Supplier Management
8 5 (13.51%) VisionPLUS
9 4 (10.81%) ISTQB
9 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (10.81%) Finance
9 4 (10.81%) BASE24
9 4 (10.81%) HP
9 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
9 4 (10.81%) Windows XP

EFT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing EFT 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 EFT. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.41%) IIS
1 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.70%) CICS
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) MS Office
2 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (13.51%) VisionPLUS
2 4 (10.81%) BASE24
3 2 (5.41%) SAP FI
4 1 (2.70%) Retail-J
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) ATM
2 5 (13.51%) ADSL
3 3 (8.11%) ISDN
4 2 (5.41%) PSTN
5 1 (2.70%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.70%) DB2
General
1 18 (48.65%) Retail
2 4 (10.81%) Finance
3 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.70%) Back Office
4 1 (2.70%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Marketing
4 1 (2.70%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Analyst
2 9 (24.32%) Developer
3 7 (18.92%) Project Manager
4 4 (10.81%) Help Desk Support
4 4 (10.81%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Business Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Support Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Help Desk Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Software Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.41%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) EPoS Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Payments Business Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Tester
6 2 (5.41%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (2.70%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 16 (43.24%) EPoS
2 8 (21.62%) APACS
3 7 (18.92%) Smartcard
3 7 (18.92%) EFTPOS
4 5 (13.51%) EMV
4 5 (13.51%) Chip and PIN
5 3 (8.11%) Tandem
6 2 (5.41%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
7 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.70%) Smart Meter
7 1 (2.70%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Windows
1 7 (18.92%) Windows 7
2 4 (10.81%) Windows XP
3 3 (8.11%) UNIX
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (40.54%) E-Commerce
2 8 (21.62%) Mobile Commerce
3 7 (18.92%) Project Management
3 7 (18.92%) Migration
4 5 (13.51%) Supplier Management
5 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (8.11%) OOP
6 3 (8.11%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.41%) Data Management
7 2 (5.41%) Use Case
7 2 (5.41%) UML
8 1 (2.70%) RUP
8 1 (2.70%) ITIL
8 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.70%) Requirements Engineering
8 1 (2.70%) Test Strategy
8 1 (2.70%) Unit Testing
8 1 (2.70%) Software Testing
8 1 (2.70%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) Java
2 7 (18.92%) C++
3 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.70%) Embedded C
4 1 (2.70%) COBOL
4 1 (2.70%) C
4 1 (2.70%) C#
4 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) ISEB
2 4 (10.81%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.70%) CISSP
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.70%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.70%) CISA
3 1 (2.70%) PCI QSA
3 1 (2.70%) MCTS
3 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.62%) ISO 8583
2 3 (8.11%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.70%) SLA
3 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.41%) SCCM
2 2 (5.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.70%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) HP
1 4 (10.81%) IBM
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) Wincor Nixdorf
2 3 (8.11%) BT
3 2 (5.41%) TSYS
3 2 (5.41%) VeriFone
3 2 (5.41%) Sage
3 2 (5.41%) SAP
4 1 (2.70%) Cognizant
4 1 (2.70%) CA
4 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.70%) VocaLink
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