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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP)
Rank 602 589 570
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -19
Contract jobs citing MEAP 11 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.013% 0.018%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.073% 0.047% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 7
Average daily rate
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£515 £525 £520
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +0.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £525 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £588 £622
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £438
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
15015 14830 13994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.38% 28.03% 27.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10059 9618 8801
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 212 337
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MEAP within the UK over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

MEAP Daily Rate Histogram 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 4 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 7 July 2015. 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 -1 11 £515 -1.90%
England -17 11 £515 -1.90%
City of London 0 7 £510 -2.85%
Docklands, London - 2 £580 -

MEAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 16 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (87.50%) Android
2 14 (87.50%) Apple iOS
2 14 (87.50%) Mobile App
3 12 (75.00%) User Experience
4 11 (68.75%) Windows
5 10 (62.50%) Blackberry
5 10 (62.50%) Windows Mobile
6 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (37.50%) Firewall
8 4 (25.00%) Network Design
8 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (18.75%) UX Design
9 3 (18.75%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (18.75%) Big Data
9 3 (18.75%) HTML5
9 3 (18.75%) Web Development
9 3 (18.75%) Service Management
9 3 (18.75%) Practice Management
9 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
9 3 (18.75%) HTML
9 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
9 3 (18.75%) CSS
9 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
10 2 (12.50%) C#
10 2 (12.50%) .NET
10 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
10 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering

MEAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Big Data
Job Titles
1 16 (100.00%) Architect
1 16 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Mobile Solutions Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Mobility Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) HTML
1 3 (18.75%) CSS
1 3 (18.75%) HTML5
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (87.50%) Mobile App
2 12 (75.00%) User Experience
3 10 (62.50%) Blackberry
4 1 (6.25%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Android
1 14 (87.50%) Apple iOS
2 11 (68.75%) Windows
3 10 (62.50%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Network Design
3 3 (18.75%) Service Management
3 3 (18.75%) Practice Management
3 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) Web Development
3 3 (18.75%) UX Design
3 3 (18.75%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
2 2 (12.50%) C#
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Xamarin