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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks (TIBCO BW)
Rank 539 558 528
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -30
Contract jobs citing BusinessWorks 47 18 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.035% 0.069%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.98% 0.39% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 7 17
Average daily rate
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£495 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £290 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £455 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £350 £413
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -15.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
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
4818 4633 4680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.84% 8.99% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2818 2483 2275
Average daily rate £438 £440 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.56% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 68 82
Average hourly rate £19.25 £30.83 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.56% -14.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £60.03 £56.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -2.77%

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 22 December 2014.

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 10 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 22 December 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
England +1 47 £495 +27.74% 3
London +37 28 £525 +31.31% 1
City of London +9 10 £501 -
South East -12 9 £400 +28.00%
Buckinghamshire -6 3 £400 +45.45%
Milton Keynes -11 3 £400 +45.45%
North West -9 2 £551 - 2
Cheshire - 1 - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
Scotland - - - -

BusinessWorks
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 82 (100.00%) TIBCO
2 30 (36.59%) Java
2 30 (36.59%) TIBCO EMS
3 26 (31.71%) Oracle
4 25 (30.49%) UNIX
5 22 (26.83%) SQL
6 21 (25.61%) Linux
7 20 (24.39%) TIBCO iProcess
8 19 (23.17%) XML
8 19 (23.17%) SOA
8 19 (23.17%) Finance
9 15 (18.29%) PL/SQL
10 14 (17.07%) JMS
11 13 (15.85%) SAP
11 13 (15.85%) SOAP
11 13 (15.85%) Spring
12 12 (14.63%) .NET
13 11 (13.41%) Subversion
14 10 (12.20%) Web Services
14 10 (12.20%) Microsoft
14 10 (12.20%) Banking
15 9 (10.98%) SQL Server
15 9 (10.98%) Service Delivery
15 9 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (10.98%) Unit Testing
15 9 (10.98%) Performance Monitoring
16 8 (9.76%) WebLogic
16 8 (9.76%) Windows
16 8 (9.76%) Middleware
16 8 (9.76%) FpML

BusinessWorks
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 30 (36.59%) TIBCO EMS
2 8 (9.76%) WebLogic
3 7 (8.54%) MQSeries
4 5 (6.10%) NetWeaver
5 4 (4.88%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (4.88%) WebSphere
6 3 (3.66%) Tuxedo
6 3 (3.66%) TeamSite
7 2 (2.44%) JBoss
7 2 (2.44%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.44%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (1.22%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (1.22%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
8 1 (1.22%) IIS
8 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Windchill
2 1 (1.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 20 (24.39%) TIBCO iProcess
2 5 (6.10%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (3.66%) Exstream
3 3 (3.66%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (2.44%) Staffware
4 2 (2.44%) Endur
5 1 (1.22%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.98%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.32%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.10%) Oracle Database
3 5 (6.10%) RDBMS
3 5 (6.10%) SAP BW
4 4 (4.88%) DB2
5 3 (3.66%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.22%) DB2 UDB
7 1 (1.22%) Spotfire
7 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.22%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 11 (13.41%) Subversion
2 4 (4.88%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (3.66%) ClearCase
3 3 (3.66%) Ant
3 3 (3.66%) JIRA
4 2 (2.44%) PVCS
4 2 (2.44%) StarTeam
5 1 (1.22%) Maven
5 1 (1.22%) JUnit
5 1 (1.22%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.22%) ANTLR
5 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.22%) VisualVM
5 1 (1.22%) YourKit
General
1 19 (23.17%) Finance
2 10 (12.20%) Banking
3 5 (6.10%) German Language
4 2 (2.44%) Back Office
4 2 (2.44%) Retail
5 1 (1.22%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 35 (42.68%) Developer
2 20 (24.39%) TIBCO Developer
3 18 (21.95%) Consultant
4 15 (18.29%) TIBCO Consultant
5 13 (15.85%) Architect
6 9 (10.98%) Java Developer
7 7 (8.54%) TIBCO Specialist
8 6 (7.32%) Senior Developer
9 5 (6.10%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (4.88%) TIBCO Architect
10 4 (4.88%) Software Developer
10 4 (4.88%) Administrator
10 4 (4.88%) Applications Architect
11 3 (3.66%) Middleware Consultant
11 3 (3.66%) Support Specialist
11 3 (3.66%) Technical Consultant
11 3 (3.66%) C++ Developer
11 3 (3.66%) TIBCO Support
12 2 (2.44%) WebSphere Specialist
12 2 (2.44%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (23.17%) XML
2 14 (17.07%) JMS
3 13 (15.85%) SOAP
3 13 (15.85%) Spring
4 12 (14.63%) .NET
5 10 (12.20%) Web Services
6 8 (9.76%) Middleware
6 8 (9.76%) FpML
7 7 (8.54%) REST
8 6 (7.32%) Hibernate
9 5 (6.10%) J2EE
10 4 (4.88%) BAPI
11 3 (3.66%) WebSphere MQ
12 2 (2.44%) Rendezvous
12 2 (2.44%) WSDL
12 2 (2.44%) XML Schema
12 2 (2.44%) XSL
12 2 (2.44%) JDBC
13 1 (1.22%) MyBatis
13 1 (1.22%) jBPM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.66%) Mainframe
2 3 (3.66%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (2.44%) Data Conversion
3 2 (2.44%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.44%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.22%) FMCG
4 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (30.49%) UNIX
2 21 (25.61%) Linux
3 8 (9.76%) Windows
4 3 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.22%) AIX
5 1 (1.22%) HPUX
5 1 (1.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.17%) SOA
2 9 (10.98%) Service Delivery
2 9 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (10.98%) Unit Testing
2 9 (10.98%) Performance Monitoring
3 8 (9.76%) Workflow
4 7 (8.54%) TDD
4 7 (8.54%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (6.10%) Mentoring
7 4 (4.88%) Release Management
7 4 (4.88%) Migration
7 4 (4.88%) UML
8 3 (3.66%) Scrum
8 3 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.66%) Service Management
8 3 (3.66%) Test Management
8 3 (3.66%) BPMN
8 3 (3.66%) Use Case
8 3 (3.66%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 30 (36.59%) Java
2 22 (26.83%) SQL
3 15 (18.29%) PL/SQL
4 7 (8.54%) Shell Script
5 5 (6.10%) C#
6 3 (3.66%) C++
6 3 (3.66%) Perl
6 3 (3.66%) VBA
6 3 (3.66%) PL/1
7 2 (2.44%) Python
7 2 (2.44%) VB
8 1 (1.22%) COBOL
8 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.10%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.10%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.66%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 3 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (8.54%) Control-M
2 5 (6.10%) TIBCO Hawk
3 3 (3.66%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 82 (100.00%) TIBCO
2 26 (31.71%) Oracle
3 13 (15.85%) SAP
4 10 (12.20%) Microsoft
5 7 (8.54%) Informatica
5 7 (8.54%) IBM
5 7 (8.54%) Sybase
6 4 (4.88%) HP
6 4 (4.88%) BMC
7 3 (3.66%) VMware
7 3 (3.66%) Infor
8 2 (2.44%) OpenLink
8 2 (2.44%) Perforce
8 2 (2.44%) Borland
9 1 (1.22%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.22%) Business Objects
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