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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronic Business (eBusiness)
Rank 147 122 113
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -9
Contract jobs citing E-business 5 20 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.62% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.81% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 9
Average daily rate £350 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +18.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - -
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
3066 2477 2060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.64% 76.55% 74.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1883 1463 1050
Average daily rate £400 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 99 109
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 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 2 £480 +53.60%
Merseyside - 2 £350 -
Lancashire 0 1 - -
E-business
England

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 15 (93.75%) Oracle
2 10 (62.50%) Finance
3 9 (56.25%) SC Cleared
3 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
4 8 (50.00%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (37.50%) CRM
6 4 (25.00%) ERP
6 4 (25.00%) ISEB
6 4 (25.00%) Test Management
6 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
7 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
7 3 (18.75%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (18.75%) SOA
7 3 (18.75%) Java
8 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
8 2 (12.50%) SQL
8 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
8 2 (12.50%) XML
8 2 (12.50%) Unix
8 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (12.50%) Oracle Discoverer
8 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
8 2 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 2 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (12.50%) Workflow
8 2 (12.50%) HTML
8 2 (12.50%) High Availability
8 2 (12.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (12.50%) Dynamics AX

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 2 (12.50%) Oracle Workflow
1 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
2 1 (6.25%) Apache
2 1 (6.25%) JBoss
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Discoverer
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) JDeveloper
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (6.25%) Toad
General
1 10 (62.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) E-Business Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) CRM Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Data Migration Lead
4 1 (6.25%) E-Business Manager
4 1 (6.25%) ERP Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Integration Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Java Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Payroll Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Programme Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) Spring
1 2 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (6.25%) Apache Camel
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) CSS3
2 1 (6.25%) HTML5
2 1 (6.25%) J2EE
2 1 (6.25%) JDBC
2 1 (6.25%) JSON
2 1 (6.25%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) REST
2 1 (6.25%) SOAP
2 1 (6.25%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) AIX
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) CRM
2 4 (25.00%) ERP
2 4 (25.00%) Test Management
3 3 (18.75%) SOA
3 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
4 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (12.50%) High Availability
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Workflow
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) Matrix Management
5 1 (6.25%) Resource Management
5 1 (6.25%) SDLC
5 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management
5 1 (6.25%) System Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
5 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) C
3 1 (6.25%) C++
3 1 (6.25%) C-shell
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) Korn
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) SC Cleared
1 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) ISEB
2 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) IBM
3 1 (6.25%) SmartStream