The first table below looks at the demand for E-business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited E-business over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Business (eBusiness)
Rank 123 103 101
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -2
Contract jobs citing E-business 10 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.36% 0.37% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.51% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Average daily rate
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£700 £325 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+115.38% +44.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 - £18.50
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2073 1750 1719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.41% 70.99% 65.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1085 879 815
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 38 60
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £34.60 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
E-business
UK

E-business
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

E-business Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

E-business
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

E-business Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

E-business
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing E-business across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

E-business Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

E-business
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

E-business Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

E-business
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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
Edinburgh -18 2 £700 +159.25%
Stirling - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
E-business
UK

E-business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 8 (80.00%) Oracle
2 7 (70.00%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (70.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (60.00%) SOA
4 5 (50.00%) R
4 5 (50.00%) Oracle Payroll
4 5 (50.00%) Oracle HRMS
5 4 (40.00%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (40.00%) Workflow
6 2 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) Migration
6 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (20.00%) UNIX
6 2 (20.00%) Banking
6 2 (20.00%) Retail
6 2 (20.00%) Retail Banking
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
7 1 (10.00%) VMware
7 1 (10.00%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
7 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Data Guard
7 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
7 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE

E-business
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 4 (40.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (50.00%) Oracle Payroll
2 5 (50.00%) Oracle HRMS
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
1 2 (20.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Consultant
2 5 (50.00%) Oracle Consultant
2 5 (50.00%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
2 5 (50.00%) Oracle HR Consultant
2 5 (50.00%) Payroll Consultant
3 4 (40.00%) Technical Consultant
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle Technical Consultant
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Programme Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Programme Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Test Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) SOA Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Middleware Architect
5 1 (10.00%) DBA
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) JSP
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Solaris
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) SOA
2 4 (40.00%) Workflow
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (10.00%) CRM
4 1 (10.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) R
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (10.00%) Data Guard
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) VMware