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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks (TIBCO BW)
Rank 579 549 569
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +20
Contract jobs citing BusinessWorks 35 29 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.055% 0.058%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.69% 0.61% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 19
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£418 £563 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.77% +18.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £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
5064 4727 5563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.76% 8.97% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2797 2507 2796
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
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% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 80 86
Average hourly rate £30.82 £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.11% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £10.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.50 £45.00 £44.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £18.37 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+71.52% -43.49%

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 23 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 13 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 23 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 -16 27 £418 -25.77% 3
London +11 17 £488 -13.33% 2
South East 0 9 £375 - 1
City of London +22 5 £550 +4.76%
Scotland - 5 £388 -
Glasgow - 5 £388 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £375 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £375 -
Northamptonshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
Liverpool - - - -

BusinessWorks
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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 63 (100.00%) TIBCO
2 30 (47.62%) TIBCO EMS
3 22 (34.92%) Oracle
4 21 (33.33%) Java
4 21 (33.33%) UNIX
5 19 (30.16%) XML
5 19 (30.16%) SQL
6 17 (26.98%) Finance
6 17 (26.98%) TIBCO iProcess
7 16 (25.40%) Workflow
8 12 (19.05%) TIBCO Hawk
8 12 (19.05%) Performance Monitoring
9 11 (17.46%) Middleware
9 11 (17.46%) Windows
9 11 (17.46%) Microsoft
10 10 (15.87%) .NET
11 9 (14.29%) Spring
11 9 (14.29%) Linux
11 9 (14.29%) Shell Script
12 8 (12.70%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (12.70%) JMS
12 8 (12.70%) SOAP
12 8 (12.70%) Banking
13 7 (11.11%) Subversion
13 7 (11.11%) PL/SQL
13 7 (11.11%) Web Services
13 7 (11.11%) SOA
13 7 (11.11%) IBM
14 6 (9.52%) VB
14 6 (9.52%) SQL Server

BusinessWorks
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 30 (47.62%) TIBCO EMS
2 8 (12.70%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (7.94%) MQSeries
4 4 (6.35%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (4.76%) WebSphere
5 3 (4.76%) WebLogic
6 2 (3.17%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.59%) Tuxedo
7 1 (1.59%) Apache
7 1 (1.59%) NetWeaver
7 1 (1.59%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (1.59%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) MS Office
1 1 (1.59%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (26.98%) TIBCO iProcess
2 6 (9.52%) Staffware
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (3.17%) Endur
4 1 (1.59%) CSG Singleview
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.52%) SQL Server
1 6 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
1 6 (9.52%) Oracle Database
2 4 (6.35%) Relational Database
2 4 (6.35%) DB2
2 4 (6.35%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.76%) Spotfire
3 3 (4.76%) Hadoop
3 3 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (4.76%) Hazelcast
4 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.59%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.59%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 7 (11.11%) Subversion
2 4 (6.35%) Ant
3 3 (4.76%) JIRA
4 2 (3.17%) PVCS
4 2 (3.17%) StarTeam
5 1 (1.59%) Hudson
General
1 17 (26.98%) Finance
2 8 (12.70%) Banking
3 4 (6.35%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.35%) German Language
4 3 (4.76%) Retail
5 2 (3.17%) Back Office
6 1 (1.59%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.59%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (33.33%) Developer
2 10 (15.87%) TIBCO Developer
3 7 (11.11%) Architect
4 6 (9.52%) Consultant
4 6 (9.52%) Administrator
4 6 (9.52%) Java Developer
5 5 (7.94%) TIBCO Specialist
6 4 (6.35%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (6.35%) TIBCO Architect
6 4 (6.35%) Senior Developer
6 4 (6.35%) Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Support Specialist
7 3 (4.76%) C++ Developer
7 3 (4.76%) TIBCO Consultant
7 3 (4.76%) Middleware Consultant
8 2 (3.17%) .NET Software Developer
8 2 (3.17%) WebSphere Specialist
8 2 (3.17%) VBA Developer
8 2 (3.17%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (30.16%) XML
2 11 (17.46%) Middleware
3 10 (15.87%) .NET
4 9 (14.29%) Spring
5 8 (12.70%) SOAP
5 8 (12.70%) JMS
6 7 (11.11%) Web Services
7 5 (7.94%) FpML
8 4 (6.35%) Hibernate
9 3 (4.76%) XSLT
9 3 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (4.76%) REST
9 3 (4.76%) WebSockets
9 3 (4.76%) BSON
10 2 (3.17%) XML Schema
10 2 (3.17%) J2EE
11 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
11 1 (1.59%) EJB
11 1 (1.59%) JSP
11 1 (1.59%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) Mainframe
1 3 (4.76%) IBM Mainframe
1 3 (4.76%) Open Source
1 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.17%) Data Conversion
3 1 (1.59%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 21 (33.33%) UNIX
2 11 (17.46%) Windows
3 9 (14.29%) Linux
4 3 (4.76%) Solaris
5 2 (3.17%) HPUX
6 1 (1.59%) AIX
6 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.40%) Workflow
2 12 (19.05%) Performance Monitoring
3 7 (11.11%) SOA
4 6 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (9.52%) Unit Testing
5 5 (7.94%) TDD
6 4 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (6.35%) Release Management
6 4 (6.35%) Analytics
7 3 (4.76%) Data Mapping
7 3 (4.76%) Use Case
7 3 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (4.76%) Test Management
7 3 (4.76%) Service Management
8 2 (3.17%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.17%) Software Engineering
8 2 (3.17%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (3.17%) EAI
8 2 (3.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.33%) Java
2 19 (30.16%) SQL
3 9 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 7 (11.11%) PL/SQL
5 6 (9.52%) VB
6 5 (7.94%) C#
7 4 (6.35%) C++
8 3 (4.76%) VBA
8 3 (4.76%) PL/1
9 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.59%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (19.05%) TIBCO Hawk
2 3 (4.76%) Control-M
Vendors
1 63 (100.00%) TIBCO
2 22 (34.92%) Oracle
3 11 (17.46%) Microsoft
4 7 (11.11%) IBM
5 5 (7.94%) Sybase
6 3 (4.76%) JBoss
6 3 (4.76%) HP
6 3 (4.76%) Informatica
7 2 (3.17%) Borland
7 2 (3.17%) OpenLink
7 2 (3.17%) Perforce
7 2 (3.17%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.59%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.59%) SAP
8 1 (1.59%) Citrix
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