Period
to 16 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for EDI skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited EDI over the 6 months to 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
UK
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 761 777 802
Rank change year-on-year +16 +25 -80
Contract jobs citing EDI 142 119 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.083%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.39% 0.36% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 75 47
UK median daily rate £428 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% -5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £246 £306 £238
90th Percentile £576 £656 £850
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £450
% change year-on-year - -11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
UK median hourly rate £31.50 £35.85 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.13% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £35.85 -
% change year-on-year -42.82% - -

EDI is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 36,195 33,029 31,838
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.74% 32.19% 31.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,596 23,345 21,968
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 362 358
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.00 £17.78 £14.56
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.45 £51.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £39.60
% change year-on-year +3.83% +1.01% +5.60%

EDI
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing EDI as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for EDI in the UK

EDI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing EDI.

Contractor daily rate trend for EDI in the UK

EDI
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing EDI over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for EDI in the UK

EDI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for EDI in the UK

EDI
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing EDI within the UK over the 6 months to 16 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +17 127 £455 +7.06% 35
UK excluding London -8 83 £400 - 30
London +38 49 £475 -14.61% 5
South East -1 46 £400 +14.29% 7
East of England +6 13 £525 +16.67% 5
North of England -19 11 £240 -43.53% 8
North West -8 8 £250 -39.39% 7
Wales -25 5 £555 +11.00%
Midlands -35 5 £415 -3.77% 6
West Midlands -23 4 £415 -2.35% 2
Scotland -11 3 £435 +8.75%
Yorkshire -18 3 £220 -53.68% 1
East Midlands -3 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing EDI also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for EDI.

1 59 (41.55%) SAP
2 52 (36.62%) XML
3 41 (28.87%) SQL
4 30 (21.13%) .NET
5 25 (17.61%) JSON
6 24 (16.90%) Java
7 21 (14.79%) Web Services
7 21 (14.79%) ERP
7 21 (14.79%) Retail
8 18 (12.68%) EDIFACT
8 18 (12.68%) C++
9 17 (11.97%) Oracle
9 17 (11.97%) Microsoft
9 17 (11.97%) Finance
9 17 (11.97%) Test Automation
10 16 (11.27%) Groovy
10 16 (11.27%) Cucumber
10 16 (11.27%) Geb
10 16 (11.27%) Gatling
10 16 (11.27%) Selenium
10 16 (11.27%) Project Management
10 16 (11.27%) JUnit
11 15 (10.56%) BizTalk Server
12 14 (9.86%) Logistics
12 14 (9.86%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (9.15%) Migration
14 12 (8.45%) Degree
14 12 (8.45%) CRM
14 12 (8.45%) IDoc
14 12 (8.45%) Problem-Solving

EDI
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (10.56%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (2.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (2.11%) Apache
3 3 (2.11%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.11%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.41%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.70%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (7.75%) Dynamics AX
1 11 (7.75%) SAP SD
2 8 (5.63%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (3.52%) NetSuite
3 5 (3.52%) SAP MM
3 5 (3.52%) SAP SCM
4 4 (2.82%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (2.11%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 3 (2.11%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (2.11%) SAP ERP
5 3 (2.11%) SAP EWM
5 3 (2.11%) SAP MDG
6 2 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (1.41%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (1.41%) SAP CO
6 2 (1.41%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (1.41%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
6 2 (1.41%) SAP PP
6 2 (1.41%) SAP Retail
6 2 (1.41%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.11%) Dynamics 365
1 3 (2.11%) SaaS
2 2 (1.41%) Boomi
2 2 (1.41%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.70%) AtomSphere
3 1 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.70%) IaaS
3 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.63%) HTTP
2 7 (4.93%) FTP
3 6 (4.23%) SMTP
4 2 (1.41%) Internet
5 1 (0.70%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.93%) Relational Database
2 7 (4.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.52%) SAP HANA
4 5 (3.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.11%) GIS
5 3 (2.11%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.41%) Big Data
6 2 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.41%) DataStage
6 2 (1.41%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.70%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.70%) BigQuery
7 1 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.70%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.70%) Looker
7 1 (0.70%) Presto
7 1 (0.70%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 16 (11.27%) Cucumber
1 16 (11.27%) Gatling
1 16 (11.27%) Geb
1 16 (11.27%) JUnit
1 16 (11.27%) Selenium
2 2 (1.41%) Ant
2 2 (1.41%) IBM UrbanCode
2 2 (1.41%) MorphX
2 2 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.41%) Toad
3 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (14.79%) Retail
2 17 (11.97%) Finance
3 6 (4.23%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.52%) Legal
5 4 (2.82%) Back Office
6 3 (2.11%) Billing
6 3 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.41%) Banking
7 2 (1.41%) German Language
7 2 (1.41%) Marketing
7 2 (1.41%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.70%) Advertising
8 1 (0.70%) Automotive
8 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.70%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 24 (16.90%) Developer
2 21 (14.79%) Analyst
3 19 (13.38%) Architect
4 17 (11.97%) Consultant
5 15 (10.56%) Senior Tester
5 15 (10.56%) Tester
6 13 (9.15%) Project Manager
7 11 (7.75%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (6.34%) BizTalk Developer
9 8 (5.63%) Business Analyst
9 8 (5.63%) EDI Project Manager
9 8 (5.63%) Performance Tester
9 8 (5.63%) SAP Consultant
9 8 (5.63%) Senior Performance Tester
10 7 (4.93%) Coordinator
10 7 (4.93%) Senior Developer
11 6 (4.23%) EDI Analyst
11 6 (4.23%) Integration Architect
11 6 (4.23%) SAP Architect
11 6 (4.23%) Senior BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (36.62%) XML
2 30 (21.13%) .NET
3 25 (17.61%) JSON
4 21 (14.79%) Web Services
5 18 (12.68%) EDIFACT
6 12 (8.45%) IDoc
7 9 (6.34%) WCF
8 7 (4.93%) .NET Framework
8 7 (4.93%) Middleware
9 6 (4.23%) Entity Framework
9 6 (4.23%) JMS
9 6 (4.23%) XSLT
10 5 (3.52%) BAPI
10 5 (3.52%) JDBC
10 5 (3.52%) SAP ALE
10 5 (3.52%) SAP PI
11 4 (2.82%) cXML
11 4 (2.82%) REST
11 4 (2.82%) SAP XI
12 3 (2.11%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.23%) Clustering
2 6 (4.23%) FMCG
2 6 (4.23%) NHS
3 5 (3.52%) User Experience
4 4 (2.82%) AS400
5 3 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.11%) iSeries
6 2 (1.41%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.41%) DataPower
6 2 (1.41%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.41%) TRADACOMS
6 2 (1.41%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.70%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.70%) PKI
7 1 (0.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.52%) Unix
2 3 (2.11%) Windows
3 2 (1.41%) AIX
3 2 (1.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (14.79%) ERP
2 17 (11.97%) Test Automation
3 16 (11.27%) Project Management
4 14 (9.86%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (9.86%) Logistics
5 13 (9.15%) Migration
6 12 (8.45%) CRM
6 12 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (8.45%) Procedural Programming
7 11 (7.75%) E-Commerce
7 11 (7.75%) SOA
8 10 (7.04%) Data Modelling
9 9 (6.34%) B2B
9 9 (6.34%) Data Integration
10 8 (5.63%) Business Analysis
10 8 (5.63%) Data Migration
10 8 (5.63%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (4.93%) ETL
11 7 (4.93%) Workflow
11 7 (4.93%) XML Parsing
Programming Languages
1 41 (28.87%) SQL
2 24 (16.90%) Java
3 18 (12.68%) C++
4 16 (11.27%) Groovy
5 12 (8.45%) Scala
6 11 (7.75%) ActionScript
6 11 (7.75%) ActionScript 2.0
7 9 (6.34%) C#
8 5 (3.52%) RPG
9 4 (2.82%) ABAP
10 2 (1.41%) C
10 2 (1.41%) Korn
10 2 (1.41%) Perl
10 2 (1.41%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.41%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.41%) VB
10 2 (1.41%) X++
11 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.70%) VBA
11 1 (0.70%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (8.45%) Degree
2 6 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.11%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.41%) PMP
4 2 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.41%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.70%) CSQA
5 1 (0.70%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.70%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.93%) QA
2 4 (2.82%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.41%) SEPA
4 1 (0.70%) PMO
4 1 (0.70%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (3.52%) HP ALM
2 2 (1.41%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 59 (41.55%) SAP
2 17 (11.97%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.97%) Oracle
3 8 (5.63%) Talend
4 7 (4.93%) Ariba
5 6 (4.23%) JD Edwards
5 6 (4.23%) SEEBURGER
6 5 (3.52%) HP
6 5 (3.52%) IBM
7 4 (2.82%) MuleSoft
8 3 (2.11%) webMethods
9 2 (1.41%) Dell
9 2 (1.41%) Epicor
9 2 (1.41%) Fiorano
9 2 (1.41%) Google
9 2 (1.41%) Informatica
9 2 (1.41%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.41%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.70%) Hyperion