Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 748 756 771
Rank change year-on-year +8 +15 -54
Contract jobs citing EDI 143 109 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.40% 0.34% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 71 69
UK median daily rate £423 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £259 £306 £275
90th Percentile £571 £675 £715
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £450
% change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
UK median hourly rate £23.25 £34.43 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.46% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.25 £34.43 -
% change year-on-year -32.46% - -

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 35,997 31,983 32,401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.89% 32.21% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,333 22,423 22,540
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £295
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 326 374 382
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +0.13%
10th Percentile £15.24 £18.58 £13.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.50 £50.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% -3.94%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 0 124 £450 - 54
UK excluding London -7 86 £400 -5.88% 45
London +20 47 £500 -21.57% 9
South East +15 44 £400 -8.57% 9
East of England +4 13 £550 +25.00% 4
North of England -33 11 £230 -39.47% 15
Scotland -15 7 £400 -
North West -21 7 £230 +84.00% 6
Midlands -43 6 £353 -21.67% 11
West Midlands -22 5 £353 -19.43% 8
Wales - 5 £555 -
Yorkshire -17 4 £220 -48.84% 9
East Midlands -15 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 74 (51.75%) SAP
2 41 (28.67%) XML
3 24 (16.78%) SQL
3 24 (16.78%) .NET
4 22 (15.38%) ERP
4 22 (15.38%) Migration
5 20 (13.99%) Retail
6 18 (12.59%) BizTalk Server
6 18 (12.59%) Finance
6 18 (12.59%) Microsoft
7 17 (11.89%) Oracle
7 17 (11.89%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (10.49%) Java
8 15 (10.49%) EDIFACT
8 15 (10.49%) Project Management
8 15 (10.49%) Logistics
9 14 (9.79%) E-Commerce
9 14 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (9.09%) SQL Server
10 13 (9.09%) SEEBURGER
11 12 (8.39%) JSON
11 12 (8.39%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (8.39%) Workflow
11 12 (8.39%) IDoc
12 11 (7.69%) ActionScript 2.0
12 11 (7.69%) B2B
12 11 (7.69%) SOA
12 11 (7.69%) ActionScript
13 10 (6.99%) Web Services
13 10 (6.99%) SAP SD

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 18 (12.59%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (2.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (2.10%) Apache
3 3 (2.10%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.10%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.70%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.70%) MTS
4 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (4.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.50%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (6.99%) SAP SD
2 9 (6.29%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (4.90%) SAP CO
3 7 (4.90%) SAP FI
3 7 (4.90%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (4.90%) SAP MM
4 4 (2.80%) NetSuite
4 4 (2.80%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (2.80%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (2.10%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 3 (2.10%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (2.10%) SAP ERP
5 3 (2.10%) SAP EWM
5 3 (2.10%) SAP MDG
5 3 (2.10%) SAP SCM
6 2 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (1.40%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (1.40%) SAP PP
6 2 (1.40%) SAP Retail
6 2 (1.40%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.10%) Dynamics 365
1 3 (2.10%) SaaS
2 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.70%) AtomSphere
3 1 (0.70%) Boomi
3 1 (0.70%) IaaS
3 1 (0.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.59%) FTP
2 7 (4.90%) HTTP
3 6 (4.20%) SMTP
4 2 (1.40%) Internet
5 1 (0.70%) Firewall
5 1 (0.70%) LAN
5 1 (0.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.20%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (4.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.10%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 3 (2.10%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.10%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.10%) SAP BW
3 3 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.40%) DataStage
4 2 (1.40%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.70%) Big Data
5 1 (0.70%) GIS
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.70%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.70%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (4.90%) Cucumber
1 7 (4.90%) Gatling
1 7 (4.90%) Geb
1 7 (4.90%) JUnit
1 7 (4.90%) Selenium
2 5 (3.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.80%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.40%) Ant
4 2 (1.40%) IBM UrbanCode
4 2 (1.40%) LSMW
4 2 (1.40%) MorphX
4 2 (1.40%) Toad
5 1 (0.70%) eCATT
5 1 (0.70%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.70%) Git (software)
General
1 20 (13.99%) Retail
2 18 (12.59%) Finance
3 10 (6.99%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.20%) Back Office
4 6 (4.20%) Billing
4 6 (4.20%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (2.80%) German Language
5 4 (2.80%) Marketing
6 3 (2.10%) Legal
7 2 (1.40%) Automotive
7 2 (1.40%) Banking
7 2 (1.40%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.70%) French Language
8 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.70%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.70%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.70%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 29 (20.28%) Consultant
2 24 (16.78%) Developer
3 21 (14.69%) Analyst
3 21 (14.69%) Architect
4 14 (9.79%) SAP Consultant
5 12 (8.39%) BizTalk Developer
5 12 (8.39%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (7.69%) Project Manager
7 10 (6.99%) EDI Consultant
8 9 (6.29%) SAP Architect
9 8 (5.59%) Senior Developer
10 7 (4.90%) Business Analyst
10 7 (4.90%) EDI Project Manager
10 7 (4.90%) SAP Solutions Architect
10 7 (4.90%) Systems Analyst
11 6 (4.20%) EDI Analyst
11 6 (4.20%) Integration Consultant
11 6 (4.20%) Senior BizTalk Developer
11 6 (4.20%) Senior Tester
11 6 (4.20%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (28.67%) XML
2 24 (16.78%) .NET
3 15 (10.49%) EDIFACT
4 12 (8.39%) IDoc
4 12 (8.39%) JSON
5 10 (6.99%) Web Services
6 9 (6.29%) Middleware
6 9 (6.29%) WCF
7 7 (4.90%) .NET Framework
8 6 (4.20%) JMS
9 5 (3.50%) Entity Framework
10 4 (2.80%) cXML
10 4 (2.80%) REST
10 4 (2.80%) SAP ALE
10 4 (2.80%) XSLT
11 3 (2.10%) JDBC
11 3 (2.10%) SOAP
11 3 (2.10%) XML Schema
12 2 (1.40%) SAP Basis
12 2 (1.40%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.90%) User Experience
3 6 (4.20%) Clustering
4 5 (3.50%) FMCG
5 4 (2.80%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.10%) NHS
7 2 (1.40%) AS400
7 2 (1.40%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.40%) DataPower
7 2 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.40%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.70%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.70%) PKI
8 1 (0.70%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.50%) Unix
2 2 (1.40%) AIX
2 2 (1.40%) Linux
2 2 (1.40%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (15.38%) ERP
1 22 (15.38%) Migration
2 17 (11.89%) Problem-Solving
3 15 (10.49%) Logistics
3 15 (10.49%) Project Management
4 14 (9.79%) E-Commerce
5 12 (8.39%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (8.39%) Workflow
6 11 (7.69%) B2B
6 11 (7.69%) SOA
7 10 (6.99%) Data Migration
8 9 (6.29%) CRM
8 9 (6.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (5.59%) Business Analysis
9 8 (5.59%) Procure-to-Pay
9 8 (5.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (5.59%) Test Automation
10 7 (4.90%) Data Modelling
10 7 (4.90%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (4.90%) Order to Cash
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.78%) SQL
2 15 (10.49%) Java
3 11 (7.69%) ActionScript
3 11 (7.69%) ActionScript 2.0
4 9 (6.29%) C#
4 9 (6.29%) C++
5 7 (4.90%) Groovy
6 6 (4.20%) Scala
7 4 (2.80%) ABAP
8 2 (1.40%) C
8 2 (1.40%) Korn
8 2 (1.40%) Perl
8 2 (1.40%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.40%) RPG
8 2 (1.40%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.40%) X++
9 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.70%) Lingo
9 1 (0.70%) SAPscript
9 1 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (5.59%) Degree
2 6 (4.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.50%) PMI Certification
3 5 (3.50%) PMP
3 5 (3.50%) SAP Certification
4 3 (2.10%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.70%) CSQA
6 1 (0.70%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.20%) SLA
2 5 (3.50%) QA
3 2 (1.40%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.40%) SEPA
4 1 (0.70%) GDPR
4 1 (0.70%) GxP
4 1 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 5 (3.50%) HP ALM
2 2 (1.40%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
3 1 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 74 (51.75%) SAP
2 18 (12.59%) Microsoft
3 17 (11.89%) Oracle
4 13 (9.09%) SEEBURGER
5 9 (6.29%) Ariba
6 7 (4.90%) JD Edwards
7 5 (3.50%) HP
7 5 (3.50%) IBM
7 5 (3.50%) webMethods
8 4 (2.80%) Talend
9 3 (2.10%) MuleSoft
9 3 (2.10%) PeopleSoft
9 3 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.40%) Cognos
10 2 (1.40%) Fiorano
10 2 (1.40%) Google
10 2 (1.40%) hybris
11 1 (0.70%) Axway
11 1 (0.70%) Dell
11 1 (0.70%) Infor