The table below looks at the statistics for BusinessWorks skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BusinessWorks over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks (TIBCO BW)
Rank 127 123 121
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing BusinessWorks 10 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.11% 0.19%
As % of the Business Applications category 2.75% 1.12% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 5
Average daily rate
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£400 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £313 £425
% change year-on-year
+44.00% -26.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
BusinessWorks
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Business Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
363 267 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.54% 9.77% 9.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 130 102
Average daily rate £450 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £275 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 12
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.15 £45.18
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.78% -62.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.15 £32.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £46.48 £56.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-53.70% +5.00%

BusinessWorks
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BusinessWorks across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

BusinessWorks Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

BusinessWorks
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

BusinessWorks Daily Rate Trend in the North West

BusinessWorks
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BusinessWorks within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 6 £425 -
BusinessWorks
England

BusinessWorks
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing BusinessWorks 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 BusinessWorks.

1 11 (100.00%) TIBCO
2 7 (63.64%) TIBCO Hawk
2 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Linux
2 7 (63.64%) TIBCO EMS
3 6 (54.55%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
3 6 (54.55%) AIX
3 6 (54.55%) UNIX
3 6 (54.55%) Java
3 6 (54.55%) Oracle
3 6 (54.55%) Rendezvous
4 5 (45.45%) SOA
5 4 (36.36%) WebSphere
5 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
5 4 (36.36%) IIS
6 3 (27.27%) Web Services
6 3 (27.27%) ITIL
6 3 (27.27%) Ant
6 3 (27.27%) SQL
6 3 (27.27%) IBM
6 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
6 3 (27.27%) Process Improvement
6 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 2 (18.18%) Scrum
7 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (9.09%) Banking
8 1 (9.09%) Data Management
8 1 (9.09%) TOGAF

BusinessWorks
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing BusinessWorks 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 BusinessWorks. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (63.64%) TIBCO EMS
2 6 (54.55%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
3 4 (36.36%) WebSphere
3 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
3 4 (36.36%) IIS
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Spatial
4 1 (9.09%) ArcGIS
4 1 (9.09%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (9.09%) Spotfire
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Ant
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) TIBCO Specialist
2 5 (45.45%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (27.27%) Developer
4 2 (18.18%) TIBCO Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Business Developer
5 1 (9.09%) TIBCO Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior JavaScript Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) Rendezvous
2 3 (27.27%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (9.09%) Spring
3 1 (9.09%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) GIS
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
1 7 (63.64%) Linux
2 6 (54.55%) AIX
2 6 (54.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) SOA
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Process Improvement
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Data Management
4 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
4 1 (9.09%) Information Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) UML
4 1 (9.09%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
3 1 (9.09%) Ruby
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) TIBCO
2 6 (54.55%) Oracle
3 3 (27.27%) IBM
4 1 (9.09%) ESRI
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) Red Hat