The table below looks at the statistics for BusinessWorks skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BusinessWorks over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks (TIBCO BW)
Rank 556 573 517
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -56
Contract jobs citing BusinessWorks 41 20 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.037% 0.059%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.96% 0.42% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 12
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£350 £540 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.18% +13.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £428 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £598 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £363 £475
% change year-on-year
-8.62% -23.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4269 4754 4350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.75% 8.77% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2436 2633 2184
Average daily rate £450 £425 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £586
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 53 78
Average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £52.50 £58.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £36.25 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-37.92% -4.11%

BusinessWorks
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BusinessWorks within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

BusinessWorks Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

BusinessWorks
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BusinessWorks within the UK.

BusinessWorks Daily Rate Trend in the UK

BusinessWorks
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BusinessWorks within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

BusinessWorks Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

BusinessWorks
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BusinessWorks within the UK.

BusinessWorks Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

BusinessWorks
Top 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BusinessWorks within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 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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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
England -1 36 £350 -35.18% 2
South East -1 21 £325 +8.33%
Buckinghamshire +11 14 £313 -
Milton Keynes +13 13 £313 -
London +15 11 £363 -34.09% 2
Berkshire +12 4 £369 +22.91%
Scotland - 4 - -
Maidenhead - 2 £263 -
Surrey - 2 - -
City of London +7 1 £350 -39.13% 2
East Midlands - 1 - -
North West - 1 £401 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £401 -
Hampshire - 1 £475 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 - -
Buckingham - 1 - -
Erskine - 1 - -

BusinessWorks
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing BusinessWorks 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 BusinessWorks.

1 95 (100.00%) TIBCO
2 43 (45.26%) Java
3 41 (43.16%) TIBCO EMS
4 33 (34.74%) Oracle
4 33 (34.74%) Linux
5 28 (29.47%) SOA
6 27 (28.42%) SQL
7 23 (24.21%) UNIX
8 20 (21.05%) Windows
9 19 (20.00%) Finance
10 16 (16.84%) TIBCO Hawk
10 16 (16.84%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (15.79%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
12 14 (14.74%) Security Cleared
13 13 (13.68%) AIX
14 12 (12.63%) Rendezvous
15 11 (11.58%) Web Services
15 11 (11.58%) DB2
15 11 (11.58%) TIBCO iProcess
16 10 (10.53%) High Availability
16 10 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
17 9 (9.47%) Relational Database
17 9 (9.47%) REST
17 9 (9.47%) Banking
18 8 (8.42%) Spring
18 8 (8.42%) Middleware
18 8 (8.42%) Shell Script
18 8 (8.42%) PL/SQL
18 8 (8.42%) XML
18 8 (8.42%) Oracle Database

BusinessWorks
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing BusinessWorks 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 BusinessWorks. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (15.79%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
2 8 (8.42%) WebSphere
3 7 (7.37%) WebLogic
4 4 (4.21%) NetWeaver
4 4 (4.21%) Tuxedo
4 4 (4.21%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.21%) IIS
5 3 (3.16%) Oracle Spatial
5 3 (3.16%) SugarCRM
5 3 (3.16%) JBoss
5 3 (3.16%) ArcGIS
6 2 (2.11%) Apache
7 1 (1.05%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (1.05%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (3.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (11.58%) TIBCO iProcess
2 4 (4.21%) Staffware
2 4 (4.21%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (4.21%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (3.16%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
3 3 (3.16%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.11%) HTTP
2 1 (1.05%) LDAP
2 1 (1.05%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.58%) DB2
2 9 (9.47%) Relational Database
3 8 (8.42%) Oracle Database
4 7 (7.37%) DB2 UDB
5 5 (5.26%) Spotfire
5 5 (5.26%) SQL Server
5 5 (5.26%) RDBMS
6 4 (4.21%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (4.21%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (4.21%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (3.16%) MongoDB
7 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.05%) SAP BW
8 1 (1.05%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 5 (5.26%) Eclipse
2 4 (4.21%) ClearCase
2 4 (4.21%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (3.16%) VisualVM
3 3 (3.16%) YourKit
3 3 (3.16%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.16%) ANTLR
3 3 (3.16%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (3.16%) Ant
3 3 (3.16%) JUnit
3 3 (3.16%) Maven
3 3 (3.16%) Subversion
General
1 19 (20.00%) Finance
2 9 (9.47%) Banking
3 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.05%) Front Office
4 1 (1.05%) Billing
Job Titles
1 32 (33.68%) Developer
2 22 (23.16%) Architect
3 21 (22.11%) TIBCO Developer
4 12 (12.63%) TIBCO Architect
5 11 (11.58%) Administrator
5 11 (11.58%) Consultant
5 11 (11.58%) TIBCO Consultant
6 7 (7.37%) TIBCO Specialist
6 7 (7.37%) TIBCO Support
6 7 (7.37%) Java Developer
7 6 (6.32%) Senior Developer
8 5 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
8 5 (5.26%) Technical Specialist
9 4 (4.21%) Business Developer
9 4 (4.21%) Applications Architect
10 3 (3.16%) Senior JavaScript Developer
10 3 (3.16%) Support Analyst
10 3 (3.16%) Analyst
10 3 (3.16%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (43.16%) TIBCO EMS
2 12 (12.63%) Rendezvous
3 11 (11.58%) Web Services
4 9 (9.47%) REST
5 8 (8.42%) Spring
5 8 (8.42%) Middleware
5 8 (8.42%) XML
6 7 (7.37%) SOAP
7 6 (6.32%) JMS
7 6 (6.32%) J2EE
8 4 (4.21%) BAPI
8 4 (4.21%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 3 (3.16%) MyBatis
9 3 (3.16%) Drools
9 3 (3.16%) XACML
9 3 (3.16%) RESTful
9 3 (3.16%) Dojo
9 3 (3.16%) Java EE
9 3 (3.16%) Apache Thrift
9 3 (3.16%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.32%) Clustering
3 3 (3.16%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.16%) GIS
4 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.05%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.05%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 33 (34.74%) Linux
2 23 (24.21%) UNIX
3 20 (21.05%) Windows
4 13 (13.68%) AIX
5 6 (6.32%) Solaris
6 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (29.47%) SOA
2 16 (16.84%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (10.53%) High Availability
4 6 (6.32%) Service Delivery
5 5 (5.26%) SDLC
6 4 (4.21%) TOGAF
6 4 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (4.21%) EAI
6 4 (4.21%) UML
6 4 (4.21%) BPMN
6 4 (4.21%) Unit Testing
7 3 (3.16%) Low Latency
7 3 (3.16%) Analytics
7 3 (3.16%) Process Improvement
7 3 (3.16%) Information Architecture
7 3 (3.16%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (3.16%) Multithreading
7 3 (3.16%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (3.16%) ITIL
7 3 (3.16%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 43 (45.26%) Java
2 27 (28.42%) SQL
3 8 (8.42%) Shell Script
3 8 (8.42%) PL/SQL
4 6 (6.32%) Korn
4 6 (6.32%) VB
4 6 (6.32%) Bash Shell
5 3 (3.16%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.16%) Perl
5 3 (3.16%) Python
5 3 (3.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (14.74%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.26%) Degree
2 5 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.16%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (1.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (16.84%) TIBCO Hawk
2 4 (4.21%) Tivoli
3 3 (3.16%) TeamSite
4 1 (1.05%) Control-M
Vendors
1 95 (100.00%) TIBCO
2 33 (34.74%) Oracle
3 7 (7.37%) SAP
3 7 (7.37%) IBM
3 7 (7.37%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.26%) VMware
5 4 (4.21%) Infor
6 3 (3.16%) HP
6 3 (3.16%) Remedy
6 3 (3.16%) ESRI
7 2 (2.11%) Informatica
8 1 (1.05%) BMC