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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP)
Rank 600 563 570
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +7
Contract jobs citing MEAP 1 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.014% 0.007%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.006% 0.047% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
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£525 £560 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £400 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
15664 15050 14876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.94% 29.12% 27.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 10485 9800 8966
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 282 370
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £17.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MEAP within the UK over the 3 months to 30 October 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
London -4 1 £525 -6.25% 1
England -38 1 £525 -6.25% 1
Manchester - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

MEAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 7 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 5 (71.43%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (57.14%) Syclo
3 4 (57.14%) Android
3 4 (57.14%) Apple iOS
3 4 (57.14%) SAP
4 3 (42.86%) HTML
4 3 (42.86%) HTML5
5 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (28.57%) SAP MRS
5 2 (28.57%) Big Data
5 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle
5 2 (28.57%) CSS
5 2 (28.57%) Windows
5 2 (28.57%) BAPI
5 2 (28.57%) Service Management
5 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
6 1 (14.29%) C++
6 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 1 (14.29%) Practice Management
6 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (14.29%) Maximo
6 1 (14.29%) Teradata
6 1 (14.29%) OO
6 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
6 1 (14.29%) ERP
6 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
6 1 (14.29%) SOA

MEAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 2 (28.57%) SAP MRS
2 1 (14.29%) Maximo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Big Data
2 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (14.29%) DataStage
2 1 (14.29%) QualityStage
2 1 (14.29%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Appcelerator Titanium
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Architect
2 3 (42.86%) Consultant
2 3 (42.86%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (42.86%) SAP Consultant
3 2 (28.57%) Mobility Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Data Architect
4 1 (14.29%) SAP Technical Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Mobility Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) SAP Architect
4 1 (14.29%) SAP Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) HTML
1 3 (42.86%) HTML5
2 2 (28.57%) CSS
2 2 (28.57%) BAPI
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (14.29%) ODBC
3 1 (14.29%) Sencha Touch
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 5 (71.43%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
4 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
4 1 (14.29%) User Experience
4 1 (14.29%) PDA
4 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 1 (14.29%) Data Integration
4 1 (14.29%) iPad
4 1 (14.29%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Android
1 4 (57.14%) Apple iOS
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 1 (14.29%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Practice Management
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) OO
2 1 (14.29%) ERP
2 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
2 1 (14.29%) SOA
2 1 (14.29%) ETL
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (14.29%) B2B
2 1 (14.29%) B2C
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) PAS 55
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Syclo
1 4 (57.14%) SAP
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Teradata
3 1 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) Sybase
3 1 (14.29%) Appcelerator
3 1 (14.29%) Infor
3 1 (14.29%) Sencha