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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks (TIBCO BW)
Rank 579 558 570
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +12
Contract jobs citing BusinessWorks 33 28 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.053% 0.059%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.65% 0.60% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 19
Average daily rate
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£375 £563 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +18.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £500 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 - £363
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
5057 4689 5463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.78% 8.89% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2787 2483 2721
Average daily rate £450 £436 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.21% -3.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 79 81
Average hourly rate £31.50 £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.56 £10.50 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.50 £45.00 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £17.60 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+79.02% -45.86%

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 19 September 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 17 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 19 September 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
England -8 25 £375 -33.33% 4
London +7 14 £425 -24.44% 2
South East +14 10 £375 - 1
Scotland - 5 £388 -
Glasgow - 5 £388 -
City of London +29 4 - -
Milton Keynes - 4 £375 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £375 - 1
Northamptonshire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -

BusinessWorks
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 60 (100.00%) TIBCO
2 29 (48.33%) TIBCO EMS
3 21 (35.00%) UNIX
4 20 (33.33%) Oracle
5 19 (31.67%) Java
6 17 (28.33%) SQL
6 17 (28.33%) XML
7 16 (26.67%) Workflow
7 16 (26.67%) Finance
7 16 (26.67%) TIBCO iProcess
8 12 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
8 12 (20.00%) TIBCO Hawk
9 11 (18.33%) Microsoft
9 11 (18.33%) Windows
9 11 (18.33%) Middleware
10 10 (16.67%) .NET
11 9 (15.00%) Linux
11 9 (15.00%) Shell Script
12 8 (13.33%) Banking
12 8 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (11.67%) Spring
14 6 (10.00%) Staffware
14 6 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (10.00%) JMS
14 6 (10.00%) VB
14 6 (10.00%) SQL Server
14 6 (10.00%) SOAP
14 6 (10.00%) Oracle Database
14 6 (10.00%) Performance Tuning

BusinessWorks
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 29 (48.33%) TIBCO EMS
2 8 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (8.33%) MQSeries
4 4 (6.67%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (5.00%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.67%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (1.67%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.67%) NetWeaver
6 1 (1.67%) Apache
6 1 (1.67%) Tuxedo
6 1 (1.67%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) MS Office
1 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (26.67%) TIBCO iProcess
2 6 (10.00%) Staffware
3 2 (3.33%) Endur
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (1.67%) CSG Singleview
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 6 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (6.67%) DB2
3 3 (5.00%) Hazelcast
3 3 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (5.00%) Hadoop
3 3 (5.00%) Spotfire
4 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (3.33%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.67%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.67%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Subversion
2 4 (6.67%) Ant
3 3 (5.00%) JIRA
4 2 (3.33%) StarTeam
4 2 (3.33%) PVCS
5 1 (1.67%) Hudson
General
1 16 (26.67%) Finance
2 8 (13.33%) Banking
3 4 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.67%) German Language
4 3 (5.00%) Retail
5 2 (3.33%) Back Office
6 1 (1.67%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (30.00%) Developer
2 8 (13.33%) TIBCO Developer
3 7 (11.67%) Architect
4 6 (10.00%) Consultant
4 6 (10.00%) Administrator
5 5 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 5 (8.33%) TIBCO Specialist
6 4 (6.67%) Software Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) TIBCO Architect
7 3 (5.00%) Middleware Consultant
7 3 (5.00%) TIBCO Consultant
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (5.00%) C++ Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Support Specialist
8 2 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) WebSphere Specialist
8 2 (3.33%) VBA Developer
8 2 (3.33%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (28.33%) XML
2 11 (18.33%) Middleware
3 10 (16.67%) .NET
4 7 (11.67%) Spring
5 6 (10.00%) JMS
5 6 (10.00%) SOAP
6 5 (8.33%) Web Services
6 5 (8.33%) FpML
7 4 (6.67%) Hibernate
8 3 (5.00%) BSON
8 3 (5.00%) REST
8 3 (5.00%) WebSockets
8 3 (5.00%) XSLT
8 3 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (3.33%) J2EE
10 1 (1.67%) Apache Camel
10 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
10 1 (1.67%) EJB
10 1 (1.67%) JSP
10 1 (1.67%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 3 (5.00%) Open Source
1 3 (5.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.67%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 21 (35.00%) UNIX
2 11 (18.33%) Windows
3 9 (15.00%) Linux
4 3 (5.00%) Solaris
5 2 (3.33%) HPUX
6 1 (1.67%) AIX
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.67%) Workflow
2 12 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (8.33%) SOA
4 5 (8.33%) TDD
5 4 (6.67%) Release Management
5 4 (6.67%) Unit Testing
5 4 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (6.67%) Analytics
6 3 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (5.00%) Use Case
6 3 (5.00%) Test Management
6 3 (5.00%) Service Management
7 2 (3.33%) Project Management
7 2 (3.33%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.33%) Software Engineering
7 2 (3.33%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (3.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 19 (31.67%) Java
2 17 (28.33%) SQL
3 9 (15.00%) Shell Script
4 6 (10.00%) VB
5 5 (8.33%) PL/SQL
5 5 (8.33%) C#
6 4 (6.67%) C++
7 3 (5.00%) VBA
7 3 (5.00%) PL/1
8 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (20.00%) TIBCO Hawk
2 3 (5.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 60 (100.00%) TIBCO
2 20 (33.33%) Oracle
3 11 (18.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (8.33%) Sybase
4 5 (8.33%) IBM
5 3 (5.00%) HP
5 3 (5.00%) JBoss
6 2 (3.33%) OpenLink
6 2 (3.33%) Borland
6 2 (3.33%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.67%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.67%) SAP
7 1 (1.67%) Citrix
7 1 (1.67%) Informatica
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