The table below looks at the statistics for EDI 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 EDI over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
Rank 116 101 105
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +4
Contract jobs citing EDI 6 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.41% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.96% 1.89% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 3
Average daily rate £525 £513 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £373 £447
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £373
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -6.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £14.38 £57.10
% change year-on-year
+160.86% -74.82%
EDI
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
624 475 530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.45% 21.50% 24.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 295 310
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 12
Average hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.57% -11.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £22.35 £18.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £37.30 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

EDI
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing EDI across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

EDI Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

EDI
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

EDI Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

EDI
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing EDI across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

EDI Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

EDI
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

EDI Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

EDI
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing EDI within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Birmingham +1 4 £550 +22.22% 1
Staffordshire - 2 £300 - 1
EDI
England

EDI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing EDI 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 EDI.

1 14 (63.64%) XML
2 13 (59.09%) ERP
3 10 (45.45%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (36.36%) EAI
4 8 (36.36%) SOA
4 8 (36.36%) SOAP
4 8 (36.36%) Web Services
4 8 (36.36%) CRM
4 8 (36.36%) SharePoint
4 8 (36.36%) DTS
4 8 (36.36%) HTML
4 8 (36.36%) Java
4 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 8 (36.36%) VB
4 8 (36.36%) .NET
4 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 8 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (36.36%) XPath
4 8 (36.36%) HTML5
4 8 (36.36%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (36.36%) REST
5 7 (31.82%) Analytics
5 7 (31.82%) Degree
5 7 (31.82%) Computer Science
5 7 (31.82%) Software Architecture
6 6 (27.27%) Retail
7 5 (22.73%) Project Management
7 5 (22.73%) AS400
7 5 (22.73%) SQL
7 5 (22.73%) FTP

EDI
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing EDI 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 EDI. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (45.45%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (36.36%) SharePoint
2 8 (36.36%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (9.09%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 5 (22.73%) BPCS
2 1 (4.55%) SAP CO
2 1 (4.55%) SAP FI
2 1 (4.55%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (4.55%) SAP PM
2 1 (4.55%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) IaaS
1 1 (4.55%) PaaS
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) DTS
1 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
1 8 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) LSMW
General
1 6 (27.27%) Retail
2 4 (18.18%) Finance
3 3 (13.64%) Automotive
3 3 (13.64%) Manufacturing
4 2 (9.09%) Billing
4 2 (9.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Analyst
1 8 (36.36%) Architect
2 7 (31.82%) Applications Architect
3 4 (18.18%) QA Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Programmer
4 3 (13.64%) QA Test Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Analyst Programmer
5 2 (9.09%) Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) EPoS Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) QA Tester
5 2 (9.09%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Senior QA Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Senior QA Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Test Leader
5 2 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (63.64%) XML
2 8 (36.36%) .NET
2 8 (36.36%) HTML
2 8 (36.36%) HTML5
2 8 (36.36%) REST
2 8 (36.36%) SOAP
2 8 (36.36%) Web Services
3 2 (9.09%) EDIFACT
3 2 (9.09%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Computer Science
2 5 (22.73%) AS400
3 4 (18.18%) EPoS
3 4 (18.18%) iSeries
4 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
5 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.55%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) ERP
2 8 (36.36%) CRM
2 8 (36.36%) EAI
2 8 (36.36%) SOA
3 7 (31.82%) Analytics
3 7 (31.82%) Software Architecture
4 5 (22.73%) Project Management
5 4 (18.18%) Service Management
6 3 (13.64%) Workflow
7 2 (9.09%) Data Migration
7 2 (9.09%) Migration
8 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (4.55%) BPR
8 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (4.55%) ITIL
8 1 (4.55%) Process Improvement
8 1 (4.55%) Process Management
8 1 (4.55%) TOGAF
8 1 (4.55%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) Java
1 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
1 8 (36.36%) VB
1 8 (36.36%) XPath
2 5 (22.73%) SQL
3 4 (18.18%) RPG
3 4 (18.18%) RPG IV
4 2 (9.09%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Degree
2 4 (18.18%) ISEB
2 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) SAP
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Red Hat