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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronic Business (eBusiness)
Rank 138 126 108
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -18
Contract jobs citing E-business 10 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.28% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.39% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 5
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£400 £478 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.31% +22.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £475 £390
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +21.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.00 £49.50
% change year-on-year
- -55.55%
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
2697 2048 1649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 74.77% 72.27% 70.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1464 1047 809
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 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 128 80
Average hourly rate £41.00 £31.56 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.93% +14.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.58 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 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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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
Manchester -8 9 £400 -10.61%
Cheshire -1 1 - - 1
E-business
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 33 (100.00%) Oracle
2 19 (57.58%) Oracle EBS R12
3 15 (45.45%) SC Cleared
3 15 (45.45%) Security Cleared
4 12 (36.36%) Migration
5 10 (30.30%) Finance
5 10 (30.30%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 8 (24.24%) Oracle Payables
6 8 (24.24%) PL/SQL
6 8 (24.24%) SQL
6 8 (24.24%) CRM
7 7 (21.21%) Data Migration
7 7 (21.21%) General Ledger
7 7 (21.21%) Oracle General Ledger
7 7 (21.21%) Cash Management
7 7 (21.21%) Oracle Receivables
7 7 (21.21%) Oracle Cash Management
7 7 (21.21%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 5 (15.15%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (15.15%) VBA
9 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
9 4 (12.12%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
9 4 (12.12%) XML
9 4 (12.12%) ERP
9 4 (12.12%) Oracle iProcurement
10 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
10 3 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (9.09%) Oracle iRecruitment

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 19 (57.58%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (30.30%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 8 (24.24%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (21.21%) Oracle Receivables
4 7 (21.21%) Oracle Cash Management
4 7 (21.21%) Oracle General Ledger
4 7 (21.21%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 5 (15.15%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (12.12%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (12.12%) Oracle iProcurement
7 3 (9.09%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 3 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (3.03%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (30.30%) Finance
2 7 (21.21%) General Ledger
3 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.03%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Consultant
2 15 (45.45%) Oracle Consultant
3 8 (24.24%) Functional Consultant
4 7 (21.21%) Analyst
4 7 (21.21%) Oracle Functional Consultant
4 7 (21.21%) Oracle Financials Consultant
5 6 (18.18%) Data Analyst
6 5 (15.15%) Developer
7 3 (9.09%) Architect
7 3 (9.09%) Procurement Consultant
7 3 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (9.09%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
7 3 (9.09%) E-Business Consultant
7 3 (9.09%) Oracle HR Consultant
7 3 (9.09%) Oracle Payroll Functional Consultant
7 3 (9.09%) Oracle Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (9.09%) Payroll Consultant
7 3 (9.09%) Oracle HR Functional Consultant
8 2 (6.06%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Migration
2 8 (24.24%) CRM
3 7 (21.21%) Data Migration
3 7 (21.21%) Cash Management
4 4 (12.12%) ERP
5 3 (9.09%) SOA
5 3 (9.09%) ETL
5 3 (9.09%) TOGAF
6 2 (6.06%) Workflow
6 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.03%) Project Management
7 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.03%) Data Analysis
7 1 (3.03%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) PL/SQL
1 8 (24.24%) SQL
2 5 (15.15%) VBA
3 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (45.45%) SC Cleared
1 15 (45.45%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 33 (100.00%) Oracle
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.09%) Informatica
3 3 (9.09%) Siebel
4 1 (3.03%) Northgate