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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
Rank 132 120 111
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -9
Contract jobs citing EDI 3 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.10% 0.34% 0.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.43% 1.36% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Average daily rate £388 £425 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +7.59%
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £413 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.57% +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £17.25 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -32.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £17.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+194.11% -33.33%
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
705 664 584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.38% 24.75% 24.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 427 331
Average daily rate £383 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 21
Average hourly rate £22.50 £34.20 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.21% +5.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £17.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.60 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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
Worcestershire - 1 £650 -
EDI
England

EDI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 6 (54.55%) XML
1 6 (54.55%) ERP
2 5 (45.45%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
2 5 (45.45%) HTML
3 4 (36.36%) Java
3 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 4 (36.36%) VB
3 4 (36.36%) .NET
3 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
3 4 (36.36%) DTS
3 4 (36.36%) CRM
3 4 (36.36%) SOAP
3 4 (36.36%) Web Services
3 4 (36.36%) Project Management
3 4 (36.36%) EAI
3 4 (36.36%) SOA
3 4 (36.36%) Service Management
3 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (36.36%) XPath
3 4 (36.36%) HTML5
3 4 (36.36%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (36.36%) REST
4 3 (27.27%) Degree
4 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
4 3 (27.27%) Analytics
4 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
4 3 (27.27%) Software Architecture
4 3 (27.27%) Retail
4 3 (27.27%) SQL

EDI
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 5 (45.45%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
2 4 (36.36%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) BPCS
2 1 (9.09%) Infor LN
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) IaaS
1 1 (9.09%) PaaS
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) FTP
2 1 (9.09%) Intranet
2 1 (9.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) DTS
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (9.09%) QlikView
General
1 3 (27.27%) Retail
2 2 (18.18%) Billing
3 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Applications Architect
3 2 (18.18%) EPoS Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 2 (18.18%) QA Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) QA Tester
3 2 (18.18%) SAP Manager
3 2 (18.18%) SAP Project Manager
3 2 (18.18%) SAP Supply Chain Project Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Supply Chain Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Supply Chain Project Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) ERP Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) IT Manager
4 1 (9.09%) IT Technical Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Delivery Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) XML
2 5 (45.45%) HTML
3 4 (36.36%) .NET
3 4 (36.36%) HTML5
3 4 (36.36%) REST
3 4 (36.36%) SOAP
3 4 (36.36%) Web Services
4 1 (9.09%) CSS
4 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
1 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 2 (18.18%) AS400
2 2 (18.18%) EPoS
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) FMCG
3 1 (9.09%) iSeries
3 1 (9.09%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) ERP
2 4 (36.36%) CRM
2 4 (36.36%) EAI
2 4 (36.36%) Project Management
2 4 (36.36%) Service Management
2 4 (36.36%) SOA
3 3 (27.27%) Analytics
3 3 (27.27%) Software Architecture
4 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 2 (18.18%) Logistics
4 2 (18.18%) Supply Chain Management
4 2 (18.18%) Workflow
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) ITSM
5 1 (9.09%) Process Management
5 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
5 1 (9.09%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Java
1 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
1 4 (36.36%) VB
1 4 (36.36%) XPath
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) RPG
3 1 (9.09%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) ISEB
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) SAP
2 1 (9.09%) Infor
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft