The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mobile Payment in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mobile Payment over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mobile Payment
Rank 631 601 547
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -54
Contract jobs citing Mobile Payment 22 39 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.070% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.22% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 27 51
Median daily rate £550 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £610 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £459 £425
% change year-on-year
+19.82% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
18146 17700 17472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.67% 31.73% 32.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 11799 10713 10680
Median daily rate £425 £420 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 595 702 758
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.93 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.90 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -7.80%

Mobile Payment
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Mobile Payment as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Mobile Payment Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mobile Payment
Daily Rate Trend

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

Mobile Payment Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Mobile Payment
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mobile Payment within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

Mobile Payment Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Mobile Payment
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Mobile Payment Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Mobile Payment
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mobile Payment within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -41 22 £550 +15.78% 11
London -10 15 £550 +15.78% 9
Swindon - 4 £556 -
Wiltshire - 4 £556 -
South West - 4 £556 -
City of London +28 3 £350 -30.00% 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £475 -
East of England - 2 £475 -
South East -16 1 - - 2

Mobile Payment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Mobile Payment also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Mobile Payment.

1 20 (37.74%) Banking
1 20 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (28.30%) Apple iOS
3 14 (26.42%) Android
4 12 (22.64%) E-Commerce
4 12 (22.64%) TDD
4 12 (22.64%) Scrum
4 12 (22.64%) Mobile App
5 11 (20.75%) Java
5 11 (20.75%) Web Services
6 10 (18.87%) Retail
6 10 (18.87%) User Experience
7 9 (16.98%) Cucumber
7 9 (16.98%) Finance
8 8 (15.09%) BDD
9 7 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (13.21%) Amazon AWS
9 7 (13.21%) SDLC
9 7 (13.21%) Google
10 6 (11.32%) JIRA
10 6 (11.32%) Objective-C
10 6 (11.32%) Windows
10 6 (11.32%) UML
10 6 (11.32%) Apple Swift
10 6 (11.32%) SEPA
10 6 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (11.32%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (11.32%) Zephyr
10 6 (11.32%) Appium
10 6 (11.32%) Test Automation

Mobile Payment
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.77%) JBoss
1 2 (3.77%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.89%) Apache
2 1 (1.89%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.21%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) NFC
2 2 (3.77%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.89%) Firewall
3 1 (1.89%) FTP
3 1 (1.89%) HTTP
3 1 (1.89%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.89%) Internet
3 1 (1.89%) LAN
3 1 (1.89%) LDAP
3 1 (1.89%) SAN
3 1 (1.89%) SSH
3 1 (1.89%) SSL
3 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.89%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.55%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (7.55%) Amazon Redshift
2 4 (7.55%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (7.55%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (5.66%) SQLite
4 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.77%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.89%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (16.98%) Cucumber
2 6 (11.32%) Appium
2 6 (11.32%) Calabash
2 6 (11.32%) JBehave
2 6 (11.32%) JIRA
2 6 (11.32%) Zephyr
3 5 (9.43%) Git (software)
4 4 (7.55%) Selenium
5 3 (5.66%) Capybara
5 3 (5.66%) Jenkins
5 3 (5.66%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.77%) RSpec
6 2 (3.77%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.89%) JUnit
7 1 (1.89%) Mechanoid
7 1 (1.89%) NUnit
7 1 (1.89%) Robolectric
7 1 (1.89%) Robotium
General
1 20 (37.74%) Banking
2 10 (18.87%) Retail
3 9 (16.98%) Finance
4 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.89%) Marketing
5 1 (1.89%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (24.53%) Architect
2 12 (22.64%) Developer
3 10 (18.87%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (9.43%) Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) DBA
5 4 (7.55%) iOS Developer
5 4 (7.55%) Java Developer
5 4 (7.55%) PostgreSQL DBA
6 3 (5.66%) Android Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Mobile Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Test Automation Specialist
6 3 (5.66%) Test Specialist
7 2 (3.77%) Applications Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Capacity Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) Java Applications Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Programme Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.75%) Web Services
2 5 (9.43%) RESTful
3 4 (7.55%) .NET
4 3 (5.66%) REST
5 2 (3.77%) Android SDK
5 2 (3.77%) iOS SDK
5 2 (3.77%) SOAP
5 2 (3.77%) Spring
5 2 (3.77%) Spring Boot
5 2 (3.77%) Spring MVC
6 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.89%) ActionBarSherlock
6 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.89%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.89%) Java EE
6 1 (1.89%) JSON
6 1 (1.89%) OAuth
6 1 (1.89%) OAuth2
6 1 (1.89%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.64%) Mobile App
2 10 (18.87%) User Experience
3 6 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (11.32%) Mobile Banking
4 5 (9.43%) Blackberry
4 5 (9.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (9.43%) SWIFT
5 4 (7.55%) Contactless
5 4 (7.55%) EMV
6 3 (5.66%) Private Cloud
7 2 (3.77%) Fintech
8 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.89%) Data Integration
8 1 (1.89%) EPoS
8 1 (1.89%) Online Banking
8 1 (1.89%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (28.30%) Apple iOS
2 14 (26.42%) Android
3 6 (11.32%) Windows
4 2 (3.77%) Solaris
5 1 (1.89%) Linux
5 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (22.64%) E-Commerce
2 12 (22.64%) Scrum
2 12 (22.64%) TDD
3 8 (15.09%) BDD
4 7 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (13.21%) SDLC
5 6 (11.32%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (11.32%) Test Automation
5 6 (11.32%) UML
6 5 (9.43%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (9.43%) OO
6 5 (9.43%) Open Source
6 5 (9.43%) PRINCE2
6 5 (9.43%) Software Engineering
6 5 (9.43%) TOGAF
6 5 (9.43%) Use Case
7 4 (7.55%) Database Optimisation
7 4 (7.55%) Mobile Development
7 4 (7.55%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.75%) Java
2 6 (11.32%) Apple Swift
2 6 (11.32%) Objective-C
3 5 (9.43%) SQL
4 4 (7.55%) C#
5 3 (5.66%) C++
5 3 (5.66%) PHP
6 2 (3.77%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.77%) Ruby
6 2 (3.77%) VBA
7 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.77%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.89%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.32%) SEPA
2 2 (3.77%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) Google
2 5 (9.43%) Apple
2 5 (9.43%) Oracle
3 4 (7.55%) Facebook
4 1 (1.89%) HP
4 1 (1.89%) IBM
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.89%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.89%) VocaLink
4 1 (1.89%) WorldPay
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