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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mobile Payment
Rank 543 511 527
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +16
Contract jobs citing Mobile Payment 63 68 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.44% 0.50% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 50 28
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£500 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £540 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £435
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
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 Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14398 13715 14468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.46% 26.03% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8622 8426 8404
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 633 603 794
Average hourly rate £18.88 £19.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.20% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 29 August 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 25 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 29 August 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 -25 60 £500 +11.11% 20
London +14 52 £488 +8.33% 15
City of London +22 18 £550 +18.91% 7
South East -20 2 £625 - 3
Berkshire +8 1 £625 - 1
Scotland -15 1 £250 -25.92%
South West - 1 £500 - 1
Swindon - 1 £500 -
Wiltshire - 1 £500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 1
Saffron Walden - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - - 1
North East - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Amersham - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Paddington - - - -
East of England - - - -

Mobile Payment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 73 (49.66%) Finance
2 69 (46.94%) Banking
3 35 (23.81%) Scrum
4 32 (21.77%) Mobile Commerce
5 24 (16.33%) Retail
6 23 (15.65%) Degree
7 22 (14.97%) Mobile App
8 21 (14.29%) Mobile Banking
8 21 (14.29%) Android
8 21 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (14.29%) Java
8 21 (14.29%) Oracle
8 21 (14.29%) Web Services
9 19 (12.93%) UML
10 18 (12.24%) Telecoms
11 17 (11.56%) E-Commerce
12 16 (10.88%) Linux
12 16 (10.88%) Project Management
12 16 (10.88%) Apple iOS
13 15 (10.20%) SOA
13 15 (10.20%) Programme Management
14 14 (9.52%) Unit Testing
14 14 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (8.84%) User Stories
15 13 (8.84%) Android Development
16 12 (8.16%) J2EE
16 12 (8.16%) Business Analysis
16 12 (8.16%) Marketing
17 11 (7.48%) SOAP
17 11 (7.48%) MVC

Mobile Payment
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4 (2.72%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (2.04%) Liferay
3 1 (0.68%) WordPress
3 1 (0.68%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (3.40%) MS Project
1 5 (3.40%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.04%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.04%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.36%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.36%) MS Office
3 2 (1.36%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) Responsys
1 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.80%) NFC
2 5 (3.40%) Bluetooth
3 3 (2.04%) MVNO
3 3 (2.04%) Internet
4 1 (0.68%) SSL
4 1 (0.68%) SMS
4 1 (0.68%) HTTP
4 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.68%) Firewall
4 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.80%) Oracle Database
2 9 (6.12%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (5.44%) Oracle Database 10g
3 8 (5.44%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (4.08%) OLTP
4 6 (4.08%) Oracle ODI
5 5 (3.40%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.40%) RDBMS
5 5 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.36%) Big Data
6 2 (1.36%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.68%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.68%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 10 (6.80%) Apache Ivy
1 10 (6.80%) Ant
1 10 (6.80%) JUnit
1 10 (6.80%) Maven
2 8 (5.44%) Selenium
2 8 (5.44%) Calabash
2 8 (5.44%) SoapUI
3 5 (3.40%) Xcode
4 3 (2.04%) Gradle
4 3 (2.04%) Subversion
4 3 (2.04%) Rational Rose
5 2 (1.36%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.36%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.68%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.68%) JIRA
6 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Blend
6 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 73 (49.66%) Finance
2 69 (46.94%) Banking
3 24 (16.33%) Retail
4 18 (12.24%) Telecoms
5 12 (8.16%) Marketing
6 8 (5.44%) Retail Banking
7 5 (3.40%) German Language
7 5 (3.40%) Electronics
8 4 (2.72%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.36%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.36%) Russian Language
9 2 (1.36%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.68%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.68%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.68%) Games
Job Titles
1 35 (23.81%) Analyst
2 28 (19.05%) Business Analyst
3 26 (17.69%) Project Manager
4 20 (13.61%) Architect
4 20 (13.61%) Developer
5 15 (10.20%) Payments Business Analyst
6 9 (6.12%) Banking Business Analyst
6 9 (6.12%) Programme Manager
7 8 (5.44%) iOS Developer
8 7 (4.76%) Android Developer
8 7 (4.76%) Team Leader
8 7 (4.76%) Java Team Leader
8 7 (4.76%) Test Manager
8 7 (4.76%) Test Analyst
9 6 (4.08%) Data Architect
9 6 (4.08%) Software Engineer
9 6 (4.08%) Development Team Leader
9 6 (4.08%) Lead Architect
10 5 (3.40%) Oracle Architect
10 5 (3.40%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.29%) Web Services
2 12 (8.16%) J2EE
3 11 (7.48%) SOAP
4 10 (6.80%) Struts
4 10 (6.80%) JMS
4 10 (6.80%) Spring
4 10 (6.80%) Hibernate
4 10 (6.80%) JPA
4 10 (6.80%) Java EE
4 10 (6.80%) Spring Web Flow
5 6 (4.08%) Middleware
6 5 (3.40%) HTML
7 4 (2.72%) .NET
7 4 (2.72%) CSS
8 2 (1.36%) Cocoa
8 2 (1.36%) JSON
8 2 (1.36%) Cocoa Touch
9 1 (0.68%) iOS SDK
9 1 (0.68%) REST
9 1 (0.68%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.97%) Mobile App
2 21 (14.29%) Mobile Banking
3 10 (6.80%) Mathematics
4 6 (4.08%) EPoS
4 6 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.40%) iPhone
6 3 (2.04%) Social Media
6 3 (2.04%) SWIFT
6 3 (2.04%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.04%) Handset
6 3 (2.04%) APACS
6 3 (2.04%) EMV
7 2 (1.36%) Chip and PIN
7 2 (1.36%) DTV
8 1 (0.68%) Open Source
8 1 (0.68%) iPad
8 1 (0.68%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.68%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.68%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 21 (14.29%) Android
2 16 (10.88%) Linux
2 16 (10.88%) Apple iOS
3 8 (5.44%) Solaris
4 4 (2.72%) UNIX
5 2 (1.36%) Windows
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.68%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (23.81%) Scrum
2 32 (21.77%) Mobile Commerce
3 21 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (12.93%) UML
5 17 (11.56%) E-Commerce
6 16 (10.88%) Project Management
7 15 (10.20%) SOA
7 15 (10.20%) Programme Management
8 14 (9.52%) Unit Testing
8 14 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (8.84%) User Stories
9 13 (8.84%) Android Development
10 12 (8.16%) Business Analysis
11 11 (7.48%) MVC
11 11 (7.48%) Waterfall
12 8 (5.44%) iOS Development
13 7 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
13 7 (4.76%) Data Architecture
13 7 (4.76%) Test Scripting
13 7 (4.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 21 (14.29%) Java
2 10 (6.80%) SQL
3 5 (3.40%) C
3 5 (3.40%) C++
3 5 (3.40%) Objective-C
4 3 (2.04%) Ruby
4 3 (2.04%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.04%) PHP
5 2 (1.36%) C#
5 2 (1.36%) Scala
6 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.68%) Perl
6 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.68%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.68%) Embedded C++
6 1 (0.68%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (15.65%) Degree
2 10 (6.80%) ISTQB
3 4 (2.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.04%) ISEB
5 1 (0.68%) APMP
5 1 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.36%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) FATCA
2 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 14443
2 1 (0.68%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 7 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.36%) Xen
2 2 (1.36%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2 (1.36%) Puppet
2 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (14.29%) Oracle
2 7 (4.76%) Apple
2 7 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.04%) SAP
3 3 (2.04%) Perforce
4 2 (1.36%) IBM
5 1 (0.68%) ExactTarget
5 1 (0.68%) Tableau
5 1 (0.68%) Facebook
5 1 (0.68%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.68%) Greenplum
5 1 (0.68%) HP
5 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
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