The first table below looks at the demand for EAI skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited EAI over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Enterprise Application Integration (EAI)
Rank 97 102 104
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing EAI 21 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.88% 0.055% 0.044%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 0.080% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 1
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £444 £475
% change year-on-year
-1.97% -6.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1661 1256 1419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.85% 68.56% 62.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 866 606 672
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 94 66
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £15.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.15 £37.80 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
EAI
England

EAI
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing EAI across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

EAI Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

EAI
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing EAI across the West Midlands region.

EAI Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

EAI
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing EAI across the West Midlands region.

EAI Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

EAI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing EAI 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 EAI.

1 18 (58.06%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (54.84%) SOA
3 15 (48.39%) Java
4 14 (45.16%) SOAP
5 13 (41.94%) JMS
6 12 (38.71%) Data Modelling
6 12 (38.71%) J2EE
6 12 (38.71%) Relational Database
7 11 (35.48%) Software Engineering
8 10 (32.26%) Data Analysis
8 10 (32.26%) Enterprise Architecture
8 10 (32.26%) Mobile Computing
8 10 (32.26%) SQL Server
8 10 (32.26%) GIS
8 10 (32.26%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (32.26%) RDBMS
9 9 (29.03%) IBM
9 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
9 9 (29.03%) CRM
10 8 (25.81%) Windows
10 8 (25.81%) LDAP
10 8 (25.81%) MySQL
10 8 (25.81%) .NET
10 8 (25.81%) Business Objects
10 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
10 8 (25.81%) Migration
10 8 (25.81%) Data Migration
10 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (22.58%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (22.58%) PowerShell

EAI
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing EAI 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 EAI. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (19.35%) Tomcat
2 4 (12.90%) IIS
3 1 (3.23%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) Casewise Modeler
2 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) TIBCO iProcess
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.23%) SAP CRM
1 1 (3.23%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) LDAP
2 7 (22.58%) DDNS
3 4 (12.90%) Internet
4 3 (9.68%) IPv4
4 3 (9.68%) IPv6
5 1 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (58.06%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (38.71%) Relational Database
3 10 (32.26%) SQL Server
3 10 (32.26%) RDBMS
4 8 (25.81%) MySQL
5 7 (22.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (19.35%) NoSQL
7 3 (9.68%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) Eclipse
2 5 (16.13%) Log4j
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Automotive
2 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (58.06%) Architect
2 10 (32.26%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (22.58%) Software Engineer
4 6 (19.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (19.35%) Senior Software Engineer
4 6 (19.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (16.13%) Developer
6 3 (9.68%) CRM Architect
7 2 (6.45%) Software Architect
7 2 (6.45%) Integration Architect
7 2 (6.45%) SOA Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Database Manager
8 1 (3.23%) Data Integration Architect
8 1 (3.23%) SOA Architect
8 1 (3.23%) Technical Design Authority
8 1 (3.23%) IT Architect
8 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Architect
8 1 (3.23%) TIBCO Consultant
8 1 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (45.16%) SOAP
2 13 (41.94%) JMS
3 12 (38.71%) J2EE
4 8 (25.81%) .NET
5 7 (22.58%) OSGi
5 7 (22.58%) Web Services
6 6 (19.35%) XSLT
6 6 (19.35%) Java EE
6 6 (19.35%) RESTful
7 5 (16.13%) JAX-RS
7 5 (16.13%) COM+
7 5 (16.13%) DCOM
8 4 (12.90%) Spring
9 3 (9.68%) Middleware
10 2 (6.45%) XML
11 1 (3.23%) REST
11 1 (3.23%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) Mobile Computing
1 10 (32.26%) GIS
2 7 (22.58%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (22.58%) Clustering
3 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.45%) Data Integration
4 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Windows
1 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (22.58%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) SOA
2 12 (38.71%) Data Modelling
3 11 (35.48%) Software Engineering
4 10 (32.26%) Data Analysis
4 10 (32.26%) Enterprise Architecture
4 10 (32.26%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (29.03%) CRM
6 8 (25.81%) Migration
6 8 (25.81%) Data Migration
7 7 (22.58%) Technical Architecture
7 7 (22.58%) Event-Driven Architecture
7 7 (22.58%) PRINCE2
7 7 (22.58%) SSADM
8 6 (19.35%) BPEL
9 3 (9.68%) Risk Management
10 2 (6.45%) UML
10 2 (6.45%) ETL
10 2 (6.45%) Information Architecture
10 2 (6.45%) Data Management
10 2 (6.45%) ERD
Programming Languages
1 15 (48.39%) Java
2 7 (22.58%) PowerShell
2 7 (22.58%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) BC Cleared
1 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) MOM
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) IBM
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.81%) Business Objects
3 7 (22.58%) Casewise
4 6 (19.35%) WSO2
5 2 (6.45%) SAP
6 1 (3.23%) KANA
6 1 (3.23%) TIBCO
6 1 (3.23%) Siebel
6 1 (3.23%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle