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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mobile Payment over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mobile Payment
Rank 560 484 522
Rank change year-on-year
-76 +38
Contract jobs citing Mobile Payment 55 85 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.51% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 60 38
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£450 £450 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £361 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £543 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £463
% change year-on-year
- -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £34.75
UK excluding London average 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
17686 16532 16863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.79% 31.59% 30.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11072 10326 9887
Average daily rate £413 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.32% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 726 669 833
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -16.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -15.76%

Mobile Payment
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mobile Payment within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 October 2014.

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 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mobile Payment within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -57 54 £456 +1.38% 18
London -2 47 £463 +2.77% 13
City of London +3 13 £525 +16.66% 4
South East -20 1 - - 3
South West - 1 £400 - 1
Bristol - 1 £400 - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Amersham - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
North East - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 3
Wiltshire - - - -
Paddington - - - -
East of England - - - -

Mobile Payment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Mobile Payment 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 Mobile Payment.

1 59 (44.36%) Banking
2 54 (40.60%) Finance
3 40 (30.08%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (23.31%) Android
5 28 (21.05%) Mobile Commerce
6 25 (18.80%) Mobile App
7 23 (17.29%) Apple iOS
7 23 (17.29%) Retail
8 22 (16.54%) Oracle
8 22 (16.54%) User Experience
9 21 (15.79%) Marketing
10 19 (14.29%) Web Services
11 18 (13.53%) E-Commerce
11 18 (13.53%) Scrum
12 17 (12.78%) Telecoms
13 14 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (10.53%) Mobile Banking
13 14 (10.53%) Android Development
14 13 (9.77%) User Stories
14 13 (9.77%) Java
15 12 (9.02%) MVC
16 11 (8.27%) J2EE
16 11 (8.27%) Business Analysis
17 10 (7.52%) Spring
17 10 (7.52%) Maven
17 10 (7.52%) NFC
17 10 (7.52%) JUnit
17 10 (7.52%) SOAP
18 9 (6.77%) Programme Management
18 9 (6.77%) Linux

Mobile Payment
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Mobile Payment 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 Mobile Payment. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (4.51%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 7 (5.26%) Photoshop
2 6 (4.51%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.75%) MS Project
3 1 (0.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.51%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
2 3 (2.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.26%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.52%) NFC
2 5 (3.76%) Bluetooth
3 3 (2.26%) MVNO
4 2 (1.50%) iBeacon
5 1 (0.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 6 (4.51%) Oracle ODI
2 6 (4.51%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (4.51%) OLTP
3 5 (3.76%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (3.76%) RDBMS
3 5 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.76%) Oracle Database 12c
3 5 (3.76%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.75%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.75%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (7.52%) Maven
1 10 (7.52%) JUnit
2 5 (3.76%) SoapUI
2 5 (3.76%) Selenium
2 5 (3.76%) Calabash
3 4 (3.01%) Apache Ivy
3 4 (3.01%) Ant
3 4 (3.01%) Xcode
4 3 (2.26%) Rational Rose
4 3 (2.26%) Gradle
5 2 (1.50%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.75%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.75%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.75%) Subversion
6 1 (0.75%) JIRA
General
1 59 (44.36%) Banking
2 54 (40.60%) Finance
3 23 (17.29%) Retail
4 21 (15.79%) Marketing
5 17 (12.78%) Telecoms
6 8 (6.02%) Financial Institution
7 6 (4.51%) Retail Banking
8 5 (3.76%) Manufacturing
9 4 (3.01%) Electronics
10 2 (1.50%) German Language
10 2 (1.50%) Russian Language
10 2 (1.50%) Advertising
11 1 (0.75%) Games
11 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (24.81%) Analyst
2 30 (22.56%) Developer
3 27 (20.30%) Business Analyst
4 25 (18.80%) Project Manager
5 14 (10.53%) Payments Business Analyst
6 10 (7.52%) Architect
7 9 (6.77%) Java Developer
7 9 (6.77%) Banking Business Analyst
8 8 (6.02%) iOS Developer
8 8 (6.02%) Designer
8 8 (6.02%) Android Developer
9 6 (4.51%) UI Designer
9 6 (4.51%) Data Architect
10 5 (3.76%) Lead Developer
10 5 (3.76%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.76%) Lead Designer
10 5 (3.76%) Oracle Architect
11 4 (3.01%) Visual Designer
11 4 (3.01%) Lead Visual Designer
11 4 (3.01%) iPhone Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.29%) Web Services
2 11 (8.27%) J2EE
3 10 (7.52%) Spring
3 10 (7.52%) SOAP
4 8 (6.02%) CSS
4 8 (6.02%) .NET
4 8 (6.02%) HTML
5 6 (4.51%) JSON
5 6 (4.51%) REST
5 6 (4.51%) RESTful
5 6 (4.51%) Spring MVC
5 6 (4.51%) XML
5 6 (4.51%) XSD
6 4 (3.01%) Spring Web Flow
6 4 (3.01%) Java EE
6 4 (3.01%) JPA
6 4 (3.01%) Struts
6 4 (3.01%) JMS
6 4 (3.01%) Hibernate
7 3 (2.26%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 25 (18.80%) Mobile App
2 22 (16.54%) User Experience
3 14 (10.53%) Mobile Banking
4 7 (5.26%) Social Media
4 7 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.51%) iPhone
6 4 (3.01%) Mathematics
7 3 (2.26%) APACS
7 3 (2.26%) DTV
7 3 (2.26%) EPoS
7 3 (2.26%) EMV
7 3 (2.26%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.50%) iPad
9 1 (0.75%) Handset
9 1 (0.75%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.75%) Chip and PIN
9 1 (0.75%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.75%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.75%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 31 (23.31%) Android
2 23 (17.29%) Apple iOS
3 9 (6.77%) Linux
4 5 (3.76%) Solaris
5 2 (1.50%) UNIX
5 2 (1.50%) Windows
6 1 (0.75%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.75%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (30.08%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (21.05%) Mobile Commerce
3 18 (13.53%) E-Commerce
3 18 (13.53%) Scrum
4 14 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (10.53%) Android Development
5 13 (9.77%) User Stories
6 12 (9.02%) MVC
7 11 (8.27%) Business Analysis
8 9 (6.77%) Programme Management
8 9 (6.77%) iOS Development
9 8 (6.02%) UML
9 8 (6.02%) SOA
9 8 (6.02%) Project Management
10 7 (5.26%) Data Architecture
10 7 (5.26%) Waterfall
10 7 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (4.51%) Unit Testing
11 6 (4.51%) TDD
11 6 (4.51%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.77%) Java
2 9 (6.77%) Ruby
3 8 (6.02%) SQL
3 8 (6.02%) C#
4 6 (4.51%) VB.NET
4 6 (4.51%) PHP
4 6 (4.51%) Objective-C
5 2 (1.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.50%) C
5 2 (1.50%) C++
6 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.75%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.75%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 9 (6.77%) Degree
2 7 (5.26%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.50%) ISEB
4 1 (0.75%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.75%) ISO 8583
1 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 14443
1 1 (0.75%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.75%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (16.54%) Oracle
2 6 (4.51%) Apple
3 5 (3.76%) SAP
4 2 (1.50%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.75%) Perforce
5 1 (0.75%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.75%) HP
5 1 (0.75%) Tableau
5 1 (0.75%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.75%) Greenplum
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