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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronic Business (eBusiness)
Rank 138 152 139
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -13
Contract jobs citing E-business 29 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.72% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.20% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 1 2
Average daily rate £538 £400 £464
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.37% -13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £400 £453
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £400 £456
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -12.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.00
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
3276 3033 2335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.47% 78.13% 75.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2028 1668 1228
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 147 131
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £12.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing E-business across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

E-business Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Cheshire - 13 £570 -
Manchester -7 6 £538 +34.37%
Merseyside - 4 £370 -
Lancashire - 2 £475 -
E-business
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 33 (97.06%) Oracle
2 21 (61.76%) XML
2 21 (61.76%) HTML
2 21 (61.76%) SOA
3 20 (58.82%) HTTP
3 20 (58.82%) Apache
3 20 (58.82%) Tomcat
3 20 (58.82%) IBM
3 20 (58.82%) Java
3 20 (58.82%) JavaScript
3 20 (58.82%) C
3 20 (58.82%) C++
3 20 (58.82%) J2EE
3 20 (58.82%) MySQL
3 20 (58.82%) Linux
3 20 (58.82%) JBoss
3 20 (58.82%) CSS
3 20 (58.82%) JDBC
3 20 (58.82%) SOAP
3 20 (58.82%) Middleware
3 20 (58.82%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (58.82%) Banking
3 20 (58.82%) ActiveMQ
3 20 (58.82%) JSON
3 20 (58.82%) REST
3 20 (58.82%) High Availability
3 20 (58.82%) CSS3
3 20 (58.82%) HTML5
3 20 (58.82%) Apache Camel

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 20 (58.82%) Apache
1 20 (58.82%) JBoss
1 20 (58.82%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.94%) MS Office
1 1 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (26.47%) Oracle Payables
2 8 (23.53%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (14.71%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 20 (58.82%) HTTP
2 1 (2.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (58.82%) MySQL
1 20 (58.82%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (8.82%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) JDeveloper
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (2.94%) Toad
General
1 20 (58.82%) Banking
2 7 (20.59%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Developer
2 12 (35.29%) Architect
3 10 (29.41%) Java Developer
4 9 (26.47%) Oracle Developer
4 9 (26.47%) Technical Architect
5 8 (23.53%) Digital Architect
6 7 (20.59%) Digital Technical Architect
7 4 (11.76%) Business Developer
7 4 (11.76%) Consultant
7 4 (11.76%) E-Business Developer
7 4 (11.76%) Java Architect
7 4 (11.76%) Oracle Consultant
7 4 (11.76%) Senior Developer
7 4 (11.76%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (8.82%) Data Consultant
8 3 (8.82%) Data Migration Developer
9 2 (5.88%) E-Business Tester
9 2 (5.88%) HTML CSS Developer
9 2 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
9 2 (5.88%) Oracle Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (61.76%) HTML
1 21 (61.76%) XML
2 20 (58.82%) ActiveMQ
2 20 (58.82%) Apache Camel
2 20 (58.82%) CSS
2 20 (58.82%) CSS3
2 20 (58.82%) HTML5
2 20 (58.82%) J2EE
2 20 (58.82%) JDBC
2 20 (58.82%) JSON
2 20 (58.82%) Middleware
2 20 (58.82%) REST
2 20 (58.82%) SOAP
3 1 (2.94%) MEAN Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (58.82%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (61.76%) SOA
2 20 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (58.82%) High Availability
3 10 (29.41%) SDLC
4 9 (26.47%) Open Source
5 7 (20.59%) Validation
6 6 (17.65%) Data Migration
6 6 (17.65%) Microservices
6 6 (17.65%) Migration
7 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (8.82%) Data Transformation
7 3 (8.82%) ERP
7 3 (8.82%) OpenUP
7 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
8 2 (5.88%) Workflow
9 1 (2.94%) Change Management
9 1 (2.94%) CRM
9 1 (2.94%) Project Management
9 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
9 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (58.82%) C
1 20 (58.82%) C++
1 20 (58.82%) Java
1 20 (58.82%) JavaScript
2 4 (11.76%) PL/SQL
2 4 (11.76%) SQL
3 1 (2.94%) C-shell
3 1 (2.94%) Korn
Qualifications
1 12 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 7 (20.59%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (5.88%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 33 (97.06%) Oracle
2 20 (58.82%) IBM
3 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft