Period
to 16 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 750 784 708
Rank change year-on-year +34 -76 +10
Contract jobs citing EDI 125 78 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.081% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.39% 0.26% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 41 89
UK median daily rate £438 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +8.43% -2.35%
10th Percentile £306 £219 £277
90th Percentile £643 £650 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 15
UK median hourly rate £35.85 - £37.50
10th Percentile £32.37 - £32.05
90th Percentile £42.17 - £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.85 - £37.50

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 31,949 29,911 30,718
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.87% 30.97% 28.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,804 20,652 21,178
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £278
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 335 562
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.00 £14.73 £15.04
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.00 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.31 £37.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.77% +0.67% +8.70%

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 January 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 14 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 January 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 +22 109 £425 -5.56% 43
UK excluding London +34 79 £400 -11.11% 35
South East 0 33 £350 -35.63% 10
London -25 33 £506 +3.85% 8
North of England +40 19 £413 +10.00% 6
Midlands +1 15 £325 -27.82% 10
North West +16 10 £400 -11.11% 5
Yorkshire +27 9 £475 +111.11% 1
East Midlands +11 9 £388 +63.16% 4
West Midlands +5 6 £300 -33.37% 6
Wales - 5 £500 -
East of England -13 4 £469 +13.64% 8
Scotland - 2 - -
South West - 1 £338 - 1

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

1 40 (32.00%) SAP
2 36 (28.80%) XML
3 28 (22.40%) SQL
4 25 (20.00%) ERP
5 23 (18.40%) Finance
6 20 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (15.20%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (14.40%) Microsoft
8 18 (14.40%) Migration
8 18 (14.40%) Manufacturing
9 15 (12.00%) Internet
9 15 (12.00%) ActionScript
9 15 (12.00%) ActionScript 2.0
10 14 (11.20%) Java
10 14 (11.20%) B2B
10 14 (11.20%) HTTP
11 13 (10.40%) webMethods
11 13 (10.40%) SMTP
11 13 (10.40%) FTP
11 13 (10.40%) SSL
11 13 (10.40%) IBM
11 13 (10.40%) REST
12 12 (9.60%) .NET
12 12 (9.60%) Dynamics AX
13 11 (8.80%) EAI
13 11 (8.80%) SAP SD
13 11 (8.80%) High Availability
14 10 (8.00%) Data Quality
14 10 (8.00%) API Development
14 10 (8.00%) ActionScript 3.0

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 10 (8.00%) WebSphere
2 8 (6.40%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (4.00%) MQSeries
4 2 (1.60%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.80%) Confluence
5 1 (0.80%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (5.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.40%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.60%) FileZilla
4 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (9.60%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (8.80%) SAP SD
3 6 (4.80%) BPCS
4 3 (2.40%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (1.60%) Infor M3
5 2 (1.60%) SAP CO
5 2 (1.60%) SAP ERP
5 2 (1.60%) SAP FI
5 2 (1.60%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (1.60%) SAP MM
5 2 (1.60%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.80%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.80%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.80%) SAP CS
6 1 (0.80%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.80%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.80%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.80%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.40%) Slack
2 2 (1.60%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.80%) Boomi
3 1 (0.80%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.00%) Internet
2 14 (11.20%) HTTP
3 13 (10.40%) FTP
3 13 (10.40%) SMTP
3 13 (10.40%) SSL
4 3 (2.40%) SMS
5 2 (1.60%) AMQP
5 2 (1.60%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.60%) WinSCP
6 1 (0.80%) Extranet
6 1 (0.80%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (4.00%) DB2
4 4 (3.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.40%) QlikView
5 3 (2.40%) SAP Data Services
5 3 (2.40%) SAP HANA
5 3 (2.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.60%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.80%) Big Data
7 1 (0.80%) GIS
7 1 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.80%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.80%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 5 (4.00%) JIRA
2 4 (3.20%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.40%) Eclipse
3 3 (2.40%) Fiddler
3 3 (2.40%) MorphX
3 3 (2.40%) ReSharper
4 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.80%) Selenium
5 1 (0.80%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.80%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.80%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.80%) TestPartner
General
1 23 (18.40%) Finance
2 18 (14.40%) Manufacturing
3 7 (5.60%) Automotive
4 6 (4.80%) German Language
5 5 (4.00%) Billing
5 5 (4.00%) French Language
6 4 (3.20%) Banking
6 4 (3.20%) Retail
6 4 (3.20%) Spanish Language
7 3 (2.40%) Advertising
7 3 (2.40%) Italian Language
7 3 (2.40%) Publishing
7 3 (2.40%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.60%) Dutch Language
8 2 (1.60%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.80%) Legal
9 1 (0.80%) Marketing
9 1 (0.80%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 32 (25.60%) Consultant
2 20 (16.00%) Analyst
3 16 (12.80%) Architect
4 14 (11.20%) Developer
4 14 (11.20%) SAP Consultant
5 11 (8.80%) EDI Analyst
6 10 (8.00%) Business Analyst
7 9 (7.20%) Enterprise Architect
8 8 (6.40%) Functional Consultant
8 8 (6.40%) Project Manager
8 8 (6.40%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (5.60%) EDI Business Analyst
10 6 (4.80%) Dynamics AX Developer
11 5 (4.00%) Senior Architect
11 5 (4.00%) Senior Enterprise Architect
11 5 (4.00%) Technical Leader
12 4 (3.20%) EDI Consultant
12 4 (3.20%) EDI Specialist
12 4 (3.20%) SAP SD Consultant
12 4 (3.20%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (28.80%) XML
2 13 (10.40%) REST
3 12 (9.60%) .NET
4 10 (8.00%) cXML
4 10 (8.00%) ebXML
4 10 (8.00%) Middleware
4 10 (8.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 10 (8.00%) XML Schema
5 8 (6.40%) EDIFACT
5 8 (6.40%) SOAP
6 7 (5.60%) HTML
6 7 (5.60%) IDoc
6 7 (5.60%) JSON
6 7 (5.60%) SAP PI
6 7 (5.60%) Web Services
7 4 (3.20%) CSS
7 4 (3.20%) HTML5
8 3 (2.40%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.40%) JSP
8 3 (2.40%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.20%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (8.00%) DataPower
3 6 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.80%) AS400
4 5 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.60%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.60%) e-Learning
5 2 (1.60%) FMCG
5 2 (1.60%) iSeries
5 2 (1.60%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.60%) Online Banking
5 2 (1.60%) PMI
5 2 (1.60%) User Experience
6 1 (0.80%) Replication
6 1 (0.80%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.20%) Windows
2 3 (2.40%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.60%) Unix
3 2 (1.60%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.80%) OS/400
4 1 (0.80%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.80%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.00%) ERP
2 20 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (14.40%) Migration
4 14 (11.20%) B2B
5 11 (8.80%) EAI
5 11 (8.80%) High Availability
6 10 (8.00%) API Development
6 10 (8.00%) Data Security
6 10 (8.00%) E-Commerce
6 10 (8.00%) Logistics
7 9 (7.20%) CRM
7 9 (7.20%) ETL
7 9 (7.20%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (6.40%) Analytics
8 8 (6.40%) Project Management
9 7 (5.60%) Change Management
9 7 (5.60%) Customer Requirements
9 7 (5.60%) Enterprise Architecture
9 7 (5.60%) SDLC
10 6 (4.80%) Order to Cash
Programming Languages
1 28 (22.40%) SQL
2 15 (12.00%) ActionScript
2 15 (12.00%) ActionScript 2.0
3 14 (11.20%) Java
4 10 (8.00%) ActionScript 3.0
5 6 (4.80%) C#
5 6 (4.80%) RPG
5 6 (4.80%) RPG IV
6 5 (4.00%) ABAP
6 5 (4.00%) X++
7 4 (3.20%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.20%) Progress 4GL
7 4 (3.20%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.40%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.60%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.80%) C
10 1 (0.80%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (6.40%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.80%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.40%) ISEB
3 3 (2.40%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.60%) Degree
4 2 (1.60%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.60%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.80%) CCA
5 1 (0.80%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.00%) Data Quality
1 10 (8.00%) RosettaNet
2 6 (4.80%) QA
3 1 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.80%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.40%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 40 (32.00%) SAP
2 18 (14.40%) Microsoft
3 13 (10.40%) IBM
3 13 (10.40%) webMethods
4 9 (7.20%) Oracle
5 7 (5.60%) Infor
6 6 (4.80%) Progress
7 5 (4.00%) JD Edwards
7 5 (4.00%) SEEBURGER
8 4 (3.20%) Ariba
8 4 (3.20%) Cognos
8 4 (3.20%) QAD
9 2 (1.60%) Concur
9 2 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.60%) Workday
10 1 (0.80%) Baan
10 1 (0.80%) DevExpress
10 1 (0.80%) RedPrairie
10 1 (0.80%) Talend
10 1 (0.80%) Xamarin