The table below looks at the statistics for Unit4 Business World 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 Unit4 Business World over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit4 Financials Business World Edition (formerly Agresso)
Rank 149 125 128
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +3
Contract jobs citing Unit4 Business World 7 14 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.18% 0.44% 0.037%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.82% 3.75% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 1
Average daily rate £325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Unit4 Business World
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
385 373 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.13% 11.85% 10.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 189 145
Average daily rate £400 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £418
% change year-on-year
- +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 4
Average hourly rate £66.54 £19.00 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+250.18% +10.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £17.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+122.85% -53.70%

Unit4 Business World
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unit4 Business World across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

Unit4 Business World Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Unit4 Business World
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unit4 Business World across the North West region.

Unit4 Business World Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Unit4 Business World
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit4 Business World across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Unit4 Business World Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Unit4 Business World
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unit4 Business World across the North West region.

Unit4 Business World Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Unit4 Business World
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 Unit4 Business World within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 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
Manchester -21 3 £300 +1.69% 2
Lancashire - 1 £175 -
Unit4 Business World
England

Unit4 Business World
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Unit4 Business World 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 Unit4 Business World.

1 11 (52.38%) Finance
2 7 (33.33%) Migration
2 7 (33.33%) SQL
2 7 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 5 (23.81%) Oracle
3 5 (23.81%) SAP
3 5 (23.81%) Siebel
3 5 (23.81%) LiveLink
4 4 (19.05%) Programme Management
4 4 (19.05%) OpenText
4 4 (19.05%) ERP
4 4 (19.05%) Toad
4 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
5 3 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Test Planning
5 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (14.29%) Electronics
5 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
5 3 (14.29%) Manufacturing
5 3 (14.29%) PL/SQL
5 3 (14.29%) Document Management
5 3 (14.29%) Marketing
6 2 (9.52%) BPEL
6 2 (9.52%) Oracle BPEL
6 2 (9.52%) CODA
6 2 (9.52%) HP
6 2 (9.52%) Project Management

Unit4 Business World
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Unit4 Business World 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 Unit4 Business World. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (23.81%) LiveLink
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle BPEL
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS Project
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (4.76%) PeopleSoft Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) MS Access
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.76%) Siebel EIM
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Toad
General
1 11 (52.38%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Electronics
2 3 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 3 (14.29%) Marketing
2 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.76%) Advertising
3 1 (4.76%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Analyst
1 6 (28.57%) Consultant
2 5 (23.81%) Payroll Consultant
3 4 (19.05%) Data Consultant
3 4 (19.05%) Data Migration Consultant
3 4 (19.05%) Migration Consultant
3 4 (19.05%) Test Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Trainer
4 2 (9.52%) ERP Manager
4 2 (9.52%) ERP Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) HR Trainer
4 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Implementation Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Siebel Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Middleware
1 1 (4.76%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Data Migration
1 7 (33.33%) Migration
2 4 (19.05%) ERP
2 4 (19.05%) Programme Management
2 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
3 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (14.29%) Document Management
3 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 3 (14.29%) Test Planning
3 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (9.52%) BPEL
4 2 (9.52%) Project Management
4 2 (9.52%) Test Management
4 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.76%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.76%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Oracle
1 5 (23.81%) SAP
1 5 (23.81%) Siebel
2 4 (19.05%) OpenText
3 2 (9.52%) CODA
3 2 (9.52%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) JD Edwards
4 1 (4.76%) Maconomy
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.76%) NetSuite
4 1 (4.76%) PeopleSoft
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