The table below looks at the statistics for E-business 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 E-business over the 3 months to 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronic Business (eBusiness)
Rank 130 119 117
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs citing E-business 17 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.49% 0.40% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.55% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
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£400 £388 £292
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +32.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £453 £450 £389
% change year-on-year
+0.55% +15.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £49.50
E-business
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2540 1995 1681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.88% 72.28% 69.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1441 1017 860
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 117 95
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

E-business
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing E-business across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

E-business Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

E-business
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

E-business Daily Rate Trend in the North West

E-business
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing E-business across the North West region.

E-business Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

E-business
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 E-business within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 March 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -8 13 £400 +3.22% 1
Cheshire +1 4 £500 - 1
E-business
England

E-business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing E-business 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 E-business.

1 36 (100.00%) Oracle
2 21 (58.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 17 (47.22%) SC Cleared
3 17 (47.22%) Security Cleared
4 12 (33.33%) Migration
5 10 (27.78%) Finance
5 10 (27.78%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 9 (25.00%) CRM
7 8 (22.22%) PL/SQL
7 8 (22.22%) SQL
7 8 (22.22%) Oracle Payables
8 7 (19.44%) Oracle Receivables
8 7 (19.44%) Oracle Cash Management
8 7 (19.44%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 7 (19.44%) Oracle General Ledger
8 7 (19.44%) Cash Management
8 7 (19.44%) General Ledger
8 7 (19.44%) Data Migration
9 6 (16.67%) Oracle iProcurement
9 6 (16.67%) XML
10 5 (13.89%) VBA
10 5 (13.89%) Oracle Financials
11 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
11 4 (11.11%) Informatica
11 4 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
11 4 (11.11%) Siebel
11 4 (11.11%) ERP
11 4 (11.11%) ETL
11 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
12 3 (8.33%) SOA

E-business
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing E-business 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 E-business. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 21 (58.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (27.78%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 8 (22.22%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (19.44%) Oracle Receivables
4 7 (19.44%) Oracle Cash Management
4 7 (19.44%) Oracle General Ledger
4 7 (19.44%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 6 (16.67%) Oracle iProcurement
6 5 (13.89%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (8.33%) Oracle iRecruitment
8 3 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (2.78%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (27.78%) Finance
2 7 (19.44%) General Ledger
3 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Consultant
2 15 (41.67%) Oracle Consultant
3 10 (27.78%) Functional Consultant
4 7 (19.44%) Analyst
4 7 (19.44%) Oracle Functional Consultant
4 7 (19.44%) Oracle Financials Consultant
5 6 (16.67%) Data Analyst
6 5 (13.89%) Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Architect
7 3 (8.33%) Procurement Consultant
7 3 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (8.33%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
7 3 (8.33%) E-Business Consultant
7 3 (8.33%) Oracle HR Consultant
7 3 (8.33%) Oracle Payroll Functional Consultant
7 3 (8.33%) Oracle Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Supply Chain Consultant
7 3 (8.33%) Payroll Consultant
7 3 (8.33%) Designer
7 3 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Migration
2 9 (25.00%) CRM
3 7 (19.44%) Data Migration
3 7 (19.44%) Cash Management
4 4 (11.11%) ERP
4 4 (11.11%) ETL
5 3 (8.33%) SOA
5 3 (8.33%) TOGAF
6 2 (5.56%) Workflow
6 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.78%) Project Management
7 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.78%) Data Analysis
7 1 (2.78%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) PL/SQL
1 8 (22.22%) SQL
2 5 (13.89%) VBA
3 2 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (47.22%) SC Cleared
1 17 (47.22%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 36 (100.00%) Oracle
2 4 (11.11%) Siebel
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.11%) Informatica
3 1 (2.78%) Northgate