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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
Rank 582 558 557
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -1
Contract jobs citing EFT 8 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.029% 0.042%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.058% 0.11% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 6
Average daily rate
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£475 £160 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+196.87% -48.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £148 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £284 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £507 £160 £288
% change year-on-year
+216.71% -44.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -61.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13768 13356 14247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.20% 26.12% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8319 8076 8176
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 569 596 791
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.55 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -20.32%

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
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 25 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 1 August 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 -13 6 £475 +196.87% 3
London +4 2 £475 -
South West - 2 £507 - 1
East of England - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Crawley - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Luton - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Swindon - - - - 1
Watford - - - -
Woking - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
South East - - - - 1

EFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 12 (34.29%) E-Commerce
1 12 (34.29%) EPoS
2 11 (31.43%) Retail
3 9 (25.71%) Java
4 8 (22.86%) ATM
4 8 (22.86%) BASE24
4 8 (22.86%) APACS
4 8 (22.86%) ISO 8583
5 7 (20.00%) HP
5 7 (20.00%) Migration
6 6 (17.14%) Mobile Commerce
6 6 (17.14%) Project Management
6 6 (17.14%) ISEB
6 6 (17.14%) IBM
6 6 (17.14%) C++
6 6 (17.14%) UNIX
6 6 (17.14%) Tandem
7 5 (14.29%) VisionPLUS
7 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 5 (14.29%) Supplier Management
7 5 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 5 (14.29%) Windows
7 5 (14.29%) Chip and PIN
7 5 (14.29%) EFTPOS
7 5 (14.29%) Smartcard
8 4 (11.43%) EMV
8 4 (11.43%) MS Office
8 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
9 3 (8.57%) ADSL
9 3 (8.57%) OOP

EFT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) CICS
2 1 (2.86%) IIS
2 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.86%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Office
2 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (22.86%) BASE24
2 5 (14.29%) VisionPLUS
3 2 (5.71%) SAP FI
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.86%) ATM
2 3 (8.57%) ADSL
3 1 (2.86%) ISDN
3 1 (2.86%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) DB2
General
1 11 (31.43%) Retail
2 3 (8.57%) Finance
3 2 (5.71%) Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Back Office
4 1 (2.86%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.86%) Marketing
4 1 (2.86%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Developer
2 9 (25.71%) Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 4 (11.43%) Business Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Software Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (5.71%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (5.71%) Tester
6 2 (5.71%) Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Systems Support
7 1 (2.86%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) X-Windows
2 1 (2.86%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.86%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 12 (34.29%) EPoS
2 8 (22.86%) APACS
3 6 (17.14%) Tandem
4 5 (14.29%) Chip and PIN
4 5 (14.29%) EFTPOS
4 5 (14.29%) Smartcard
5 4 (11.43%) EMV
6 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
7 1 (2.86%) Device Driver
7 1 (2.86%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (2.86%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) UNIX
2 5 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 5 (14.29%) Windows
3 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.71%) Mac OS X
3 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) E-Commerce
2 7 (20.00%) Migration
3 6 (17.14%) Mobile Commerce
3 6 (17.14%) Project Management
4 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 5 (14.29%) Supplier Management
5 3 (8.57%) OOP
5 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.71%) Use Case
6 2 (5.71%) Data Management
6 2 (5.71%) UML
7 1 (2.86%) ITIL
7 1 (2.86%) RUP
7 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.86%) Test Strategy
7 1 (2.86%) Cash Management
7 1 (2.86%) Requirements Engineering
7 1 (2.86%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (2.86%) TOGAF
7 1 (2.86%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) Java
2 6 (17.14%) C++
3 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.86%) COBOL
4 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) ISEB
2 3 (8.57%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.86%) CISSP
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.86%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.86%) CISA
3 1 (2.86%) PCI QSA
3 1 (2.86%) MCTS
3 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.86%) ISO 8583
2 3 (8.57%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.86%) SLA
3 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) SCCM
1 2 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (5.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.86%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) HP
2 6 (17.14%) IBM
3 3 (8.57%) Wincor Nixdorf
4 2 (5.71%) TSYS
4 2 (5.71%) VeriFone
4 2 (5.71%) Sage
4 2 (5.71%) SAP
4 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.86%) Cognizant
5 1 (2.86%) CA
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle
5 1 (2.86%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.86%) VocaLink