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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks (TIBCO BW)
Rank 575 579 542
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -37
Contract jobs citing BusinessWorks 53 36 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.066% 0.067%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.16% 0.71% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 18
Average daily rate
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£400 £448 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.64% -18.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £375 £468
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £398 £450
% change year-on-year
-8.17% -11.66%
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
4579 5088 4672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.03% 9.31% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2595 2611 2382
Average daily rate £450 £440 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 68 78
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.50 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +41.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.30 £45.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-19.64% +1.81%

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 30 July 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 19 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 30 July 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 -20 39 £375 -28.57%
South East -12 21 £281 -25.00%
Scotland +11 14 £415 -6.80%
London +5 14 £450 -16.66%
Buckinghamshire -1 13 £300 -20.00%
Milton Keynes 0 12 £300 -20.00%
Erskine +13 5 £415 -6.80%
Renfrewshire +6 5 £415 -6.80%
Surrey - 5 - -
East Midlands - 4 £330 -
Glasgow - 4 - -
Maidenhead +4 3 £263 -
Berkshire +3 3 £263 -
City of London -6 2 £451 -21.65%
Nottinghamshire - 2 £330 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Egham - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -

BusinessWorks
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 90 (100.00%) TIBCO
2 38 (42.22%) Java
3 32 (35.56%) TIBCO EMS
4 28 (31.11%) Linux
5 27 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (27.78%) Oracle
7 24 (26.67%) SOA
8 22 (24.44%) SQL
9 20 (22.22%) TIBCO iProcess
10 16 (17.78%) Finance
10 16 (17.78%) Spotfire
10 16 (17.78%) Security Cleared
11 15 (16.67%) Analytics
11 15 (16.67%) DB2
12 14 (15.56%) UNIX
12 14 (15.56%) Workflow
13 12 (13.33%) Web Services
14 10 (11.11%) Windows
14 10 (11.11%) Korn
14 10 (11.11%) DB2 UDB
14 10 (11.11%) Clustering
14 10 (11.11%) High Availability
14 10 (11.11%) Bash Shell
15 9 (10.00%) Relational Database
15 9 (10.00%) Spring
15 9 (10.00%) AIX
15 9 (10.00%) Solaris
16 8 (8.89%) Eclipse
16 8 (8.89%) JMS
16 8 (8.89%) VB

BusinessWorks
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 6 (6.67%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
2 5 (5.56%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.22%) ArcGIS
3 2 (2.22%) Oracle Spatial
3 2 (2.22%) Apache
4 1 (1.11%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.11%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.11%) JBoss
4 1 (1.11%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 1 (1.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 20 (22.22%) TIBCO iProcess
2 4 (4.44%) Staffware
3 2 (2.22%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.22%) HTTP
2 1 (1.11%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.11%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.78%) Spotfire
2 15 (16.67%) DB2
3 10 (11.11%) DB2 UDB
4 9 (10.00%) Relational Database
5 7 (7.78%) SQL Server
6 6 (6.67%) Oracle Database
6 6 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.11%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.11%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.11%) Big Data
7 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (8.89%) Eclipse
2 6 (6.67%) JUnit
2 6 (6.67%) ANTLR
2 6 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 6 (6.67%) Maven
3 5 (5.56%) VisualVM
3 5 (5.56%) YourKit
4 4 (4.44%) Subversion
5 2 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (2.22%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (17.78%) Finance
2 5 (5.56%) Banking
3 4 (4.44%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.33%) Front Office
4 3 (3.33%) Back Office
5 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.11%) Billing
5 1 (1.11%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.11%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 31 (34.44%) Developer
2 18 (20.00%) TIBCO Developer
3 16 (17.78%) Architect
3 16 (17.78%) Administrator
4 12 (13.33%) TIBCO Architect
5 9 (10.00%) Consultant
6 8 (8.89%) Java Developer
6 8 (8.89%) Senior Developer
6 8 (8.89%) TIBCO Support
6 8 (8.89%) TIBCO Consultant
7 7 (7.78%) Senior Java Developer
8 6 (6.67%) Analyst
9 5 (5.56%) TIBCO Analyst
10 4 (4.44%) TIBCO Specialist
11 3 (3.33%) Developer Analyst
11 3 (3.33%) Technical Architect
11 3 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (3.33%) Support Analyst
11 3 (3.33%) Database Analyst
11 3 (3.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (35.56%) TIBCO EMS
2 12 (13.33%) Web Services
3 9 (10.00%) Spring
4 8 (8.89%) JMS
5 7 (7.78%) REST
6 6 (6.67%) MyBatis
6 6 (6.67%) Apache Thrift
6 6 (6.67%) Drools
6 6 (6.67%) RESTful
6 6 (6.67%) XACML
6 6 (6.67%) XML
7 5 (5.56%) Middleware
8 3 (3.33%) FpML
9 2 (2.22%) SOAP
9 2 (2.22%) XSLT
9 2 (2.22%) Dojo
9 2 (2.22%) Rendezvous
10 1 (1.11%) Spring MVC
10 1 (1.11%) Spring Security
10 1 (1.11%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.11%) Clustering
2 7 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.22%) GIS
3 2 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.11%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.11%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 28 (31.11%) Linux
2 14 (15.56%) UNIX
3 10 (11.11%) Windows
4 9 (10.00%) AIX
4 9 (10.00%) Solaris
5 6 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (26.67%) SOA
3 15 (16.67%) Analytics
4 14 (15.56%) Workflow
5 10 (11.11%) High Availability
6 6 (6.67%) BPMN
6 6 (6.67%) Information Security
6 6 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (5.56%) Code Coverage
7 5 (5.56%) Low Latency
7 5 (5.56%) Multithreading
8 4 (4.44%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (4.44%) EAI
8 4 (4.44%) Unit Testing
9 3 (3.33%) Database Tuning
9 3 (3.33%) SDLC
9 3 (3.33%) Waterfall
10 2 (2.22%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (2.22%) Enterprise Architecture
10 2 (2.22%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 38 (42.22%) Java
2 22 (24.44%) SQL
3 10 (11.11%) Korn
3 10 (11.11%) Bash Shell
4 8 (8.89%) VB
5 6 (6.67%) Python
6 4 (4.44%) Perl
7 2 (2.22%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.22%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.11%) C
8 1 (1.11%) C#
8 1 (1.11%) C++
8 1 (1.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (17.78%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.44%) Degree
2 4 (4.44%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.56%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 90 (100.00%) TIBCO
2 25 (27.78%) Oracle
3 6 (6.67%) IBM
4 4 (4.44%) HP
5 3 (3.33%) Remedy
6 2 (2.22%) ESRI
6 2 (2.22%) SAP
7 1 (1.11%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.11%) VMware
7 1 (1.11%) Informatica