The table below looks at the statistics for E-business skills in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Business (eBusiness)
Rank 140 113 131
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +18
Contract jobs citing E-business 4 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.12% 0.13% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.18% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
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£500 £380 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.75% -8.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - £21.00
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 South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2479 1631 2092
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.80% 72.17% 68.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1666 1109 1228
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 85 147
Average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +3.44%

E-business
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

E-business Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

E-business
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

E-business Daily Rate Trend in the South West

E-business
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

E-business Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

E-business
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 2 October 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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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
Bristol - 2 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £500 -
E-business
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) B2B
1 3 (60.00%) B2C
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
1 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (60.00%) Back Office
1 3 (60.00%) LAMP
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Open Source
1 3 (60.00%) Social Media
2 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 2 (40.00%) Supply Chain Management
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) Release Management
2 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
General
1 3 (60.00%) Back Office
2 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Head of Software Engineering
1 2 (40.00%) E-Business Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Functional Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Business Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Functional Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Head of Development
2 1 (20.00%) Head of Software Development
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (60.00%) Open Source
1 3 (60.00%) Social Media
2 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) B2B
1 3 (60.00%) B2C
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) Supply Chain Management
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Release Management
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
1 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle