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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks (TIBCO BW)
Rank 596 548 548
Rank change year-on-year
-48 0
Contract jobs citing BusinessWorks 27 45 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.088% 0.056%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.67% 0.95% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 12
Average daily rate £363 £450 £469
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £400 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-19.44% +28.57%
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
4026 4717 4727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.94% 9.22% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2367 2687 2419
Average daily rate £438 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 37 55
Average hourly rate £38.75 £30.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% +13.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £60.16 £60.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £18.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+97.22% -32.07%

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 13 February 2016.

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 16 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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -15 26 £363 -19.44%
London -6 11 £375 -25.00%
South East +13 10 £400 -23.44%
Buckinghamshire - 5 - -
North East - 4 £308 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £308 -
Hampshire +11 3 £400 -19.19%
Basingstoke - 3 £400 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £264 -
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire -14 1 - -
Chiswick - 1 £450 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -

BusinessWorks
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 73 (100.00%) TIBCO
2 39 (53.42%) Java
2 39 (53.42%) TIBCO EMS
3 21 (28.77%) SOA
4 20 (27.40%) SQL
4 20 (27.40%) Oracle
5 19 (26.03%) Linux
6 18 (24.66%) Web Services
6 18 (24.66%) XML
7 17 (23.29%) Finance
8 16 (21.92%) JBoss
9 15 (20.55%) TIBCO Hawk
9 15 (20.55%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (19.18%) SOAP
10 14 (19.18%) JMS
11 12 (16.44%) EAI
11 12 (16.44%) HTTP
11 12 (16.44%) REST
12 11 (15.07%) IBM
12 11 (15.07%) DB2
12 11 (15.07%) J2EE
13 9 (12.33%) StarTeam
14 8 (10.96%) TIBCO iProcess
14 8 (10.96%) Security Cleared
14 8 (10.96%) TDD
14 8 (10.96%) Spring
14 8 (10.96%) Middleware
14 8 (10.96%) JDBC
14 8 (10.96%) Unix
14 8 (10.96%) Eclipse

BusinessWorks
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 16 (21.92%) JBoss
2 7 (9.59%) MQSeries
2 7 (9.59%) Tomcat
2 7 (9.59%) WebLogic
3 6 (8.22%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
4 5 (6.85%) Apache
5 4 (5.48%) Mule
5 4 (5.48%) Mule ESB
5 4 (5.48%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.74%) JCAPS
6 2 (2.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) MS Office
1 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (10.96%) TIBCO iProcess
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.37%) Staffware
3 1 (1.37%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.44%) HTTP
2 7 (9.59%) HTTPS
3 5 (6.85%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (4.11%) SSL
5 2 (2.74%) Internet
5 2 (2.74%) LDAP
6 1 (1.37%) 3G
6 1 (1.37%) GGSN
6 1 (1.37%) MGW
6 1 (1.37%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (1.37%) RNC
6 1 (1.37%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.07%) DB2
2 7 (9.59%) Relational Database
2 7 (9.59%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.85%) DataStage
4 3 (4.11%) Spotfire
5 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.37%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (1.37%) GIS
6 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (12.33%) StarTeam
2 8 (10.96%) Eclipse
3 6 (8.22%) Jenkins
4 5 (6.85%) Maven
5 4 (5.48%) Subversion
6 3 (4.11%) Ant
7 2 (2.74%) ANTLR
7 2 (2.74%) JUnit
7 2 (2.74%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (2.74%) VisualVM
7 2 (2.74%) YourKit
8 1 (1.37%) CA Gen
8 1 (1.37%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.37%) NuGet
8 1 (1.37%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (23.29%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Banking
3 2 (2.74%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.74%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Back Office
4 1 (1.37%) Billing
4 1 (1.37%) Front Office
4 1 (1.37%) Games
4 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (43.84%) Developer
2 23 (31.51%) TIBCO Developer
3 10 (13.70%) Java Developer
4 7 (9.59%) Analyst
5 6 (8.22%) Administrator
5 6 (8.22%) Architect
5 6 (8.22%) Consultant
5 6 (8.22%) Lead Developer
5 6 (8.22%) TIBCO Administrator
5 6 (8.22%) TIBCO Architect
6 5 (6.85%) TIBCO Analyst
6 5 (6.85%) TIBCO BusinessWorks Developer
6 5 (6.85%) TIBCO Consultant
7 4 (5.48%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) Lead Java Developer
7 4 (5.48%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (5.48%) Senior Developer
7 4 (5.48%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.48%) TIBCO Support
8 3 (4.11%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (53.42%) TIBCO EMS
2 18 (24.66%) Web Services
2 18 (24.66%) XML
3 14 (19.18%) JMS
3 14 (19.18%) SOAP
4 12 (16.44%) REST
5 11 (15.07%) J2EE
6 8 (10.96%) JDBC
6 8 (10.96%) Middleware
6 8 (10.96%) Spring
7 7 (9.59%) JSON
7 7 (9.59%) Rendezvous
8 6 (8.22%) Ajax
8 6 (8.22%) HTML
9 5 (6.85%) .NET
9 5 (6.85%) Hibernate
9 5 (6.85%) JAX-WS
9 5 (6.85%) JPA
9 5 (6.85%) jQuery
9 5 (6.85%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.22%) Mainframe
2 5 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.85%) Clustering
3 3 (4.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.37%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.03%) Linux
2 8 (10.96%) Unix
3 4 (5.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (5.48%) Windows
4 2 (2.74%) Solaris
5 1 (1.37%) AIX
5 1 (1.37%) Android
5 1 (1.37%) HPUX
5 1 (1.37%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.77%) SOA
2 15 (20.55%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (16.44%) EAI
4 8 (10.96%) TDD
5 7 (9.59%) High Availability
5 7 (9.59%) Pair Programming
5 7 (9.59%) SDLC
6 6 (8.22%) Performance Testing
6 6 (8.22%) Refactoring
6 6 (8.22%) UML
7 5 (6.85%) AOP
7 5 (6.85%) B2B
7 5 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (6.85%) Event-Driven Architecture
7 5 (6.85%) Information Assurance
7 5 (6.85%) Migration
7 5 (6.85%) Unit Testing
8 4 (5.48%) API Development
8 4 (5.48%) Low Latency
8 4 (5.48%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 39 (53.42%) Java
2 20 (27.40%) SQL
3 6 (8.22%) COBOL
4 5 (6.85%) Bash Shell
4 5 (6.85%) Korn
5 3 (4.11%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.74%) Python
6 2 (2.74%) XPath
7 1 (1.37%) C#
7 1 (1.37%) JCL
7 1 (1.37%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (10.96%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.48%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.11%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) QA
2 2 (2.74%) SLA
3 1 (1.37%) HIPAA
3 1 (1.37%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (20.55%) TIBCO Hawk
2 1 (1.37%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 73 (100.00%) TIBCO
2 20 (27.40%) Oracle
3 11 (15.07%) IBM
4 4 (5.48%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.11%) Atlassian
5 3 (4.11%) webMethods
6 2 (2.74%) Talend
7 1 (1.37%) CA
7 1 (1.37%) Sybase
7 1 (1.37%) Velocent
7 1 (1.37%) VMware