The table below looks at the statistics for MEAP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MEAP over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP)
Rank 575 557 523
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -34
Contract jobs citing MEAP 6 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.018% 0.024%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.043% 0.065% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 3
Average daily rate
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£469 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £358 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £495 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate - £469 £370
% change year-on-year
- +26.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £44.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £44.00 -

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
14073 13742 12315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.79% 27.14% 27.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9236 8599 7726
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 259 304
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 £15.97 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

MEAP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

MEAP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MEAP
Daily Rate Trend

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

MEAP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MEAP
Hourly Rate Trend

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

MEAP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MEAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MEAP 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 MEAP.

1 8 (100.00%) Android
1 8 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) Mobile App
2 7 (87.50%) User Experience
3 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) Blackberry
4 4 (50.00%) HTML
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Mobile
4 4 (50.00%) HTML5
5 3 (37.50%) UX Design
5 3 (37.50%) Web Development
5 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 3 (37.50%) CSS
5 3 (37.50%) Service Management
5 3 (37.50%) Practice Management
5 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (37.50%) Business Analysis
5 3 (37.50%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (37.50%) Big Data
6 2 (25.00%) VCP4
7 1 (12.50%) Sencha
7 1 (12.50%) BlackBerry OS
7 1 (12.50%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (12.50%) Sencha Touch
7 1 (12.50%) Syclo
7 1 (12.50%) Appcelerator
7 1 (12.50%) Infor
7 1 (12.50%) iPhone
7 1 (12.50%) PDA

MEAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MEAP 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 MEAP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Maximo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Appcelerator Titanium
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Architect
2 7 (87.50%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Technical Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Architect
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Mobility Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Mobility Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) HTML
1 4 (50.00%) HTML5
2 3 (37.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) Sencha Touch
3 1 (12.50%) BAPI
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Mobile App
1 7 (87.50%) User Experience
2 5 (62.50%) Blackberry
3 1 (12.50%) iPhone
3 1 (12.50%) PDA
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Android
1 8 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (12.50%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) UX Design
2 3 (37.50%) Web Development
2 3 (37.50%) Service Management
2 3 (37.50%) Practice Management
2 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (37.50%) Business Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (12.50%) Network Design
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PAS 55
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Sencha
1 1 (12.50%) Syclo
1 1 (12.50%) Appcelerator
1 1 (12.50%) Infor
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) Sybase
1 1 (12.50%) SAP