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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks (TIBCO BW)
Rank 562 537 551
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +14
Contract jobs citing BusinessWorks 38 38 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.071% 0.060%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.75% 0.80% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 26 20
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£398 £550 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.72% +15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £463 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.62% +14.28%
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
5059 4731 5452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.10% 8.86% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2644 2494 2683
Average daily rate £450 £434 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% -3.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £581
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £438
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 88 67
Average hourly rate £30.82 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.11% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.27 £11.80 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £45.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £18.37 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+71.52% -14.58%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -21 27 £375 -31.81% 2
South East +7 18 £375 -
Buckinghamshire - 11 £375 -
Milton Keynes - 10 £375 -
Scotland -13 8 £425 +21.42%
London -23 8 £463 -15.90% 2
Glasgow - 5 £388 -
City of London +20 2 - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -

BusinessWorks
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 58 (100.00%) TIBCO
2 32 (55.17%) TIBCO EMS
3 23 (39.66%) Oracle
4 18 (31.03%) UNIX
5 17 (29.31%) SQL
6 16 (27.59%) Java
6 16 (27.59%) Workflow
6 16 (27.59%) TIBCO iProcess
7 13 (22.41%) Finance
7 13 (22.41%) Middleware
7 13 (22.41%) XML
8 12 (20.69%) TIBCO Hawk
9 11 (18.97%) Microsoft
9 11 (18.97%) Windows
10 10 (17.24%) .NET
11 9 (15.52%) Shell Script
11 9 (15.52%) Banking
11 9 (15.52%) Oracle Database
12 8 (13.79%) Performance Monitoring
12 8 (13.79%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (12.07%) IBM
14 6 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (10.34%) Staffware
14 6 (10.34%) SOA
14 6 (10.34%) VB
14 6 (10.34%) SQL Server
14 6 (10.34%) Ant
14 6 (10.34%) Web Services
14 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
15 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared

BusinessWorks
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 32 (55.17%) TIBCO EMS
2 8 (13.79%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (6.90%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (5.17%) WebSphere
4 3 (5.17%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (3.45%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.72%) Apache
6 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.72%) Tuxedo
6 1 (1.72%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.72%) NetWeaver
6 1 (1.72%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Office
1 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (27.59%) TIBCO iProcess
2 6 (10.34%) Staffware
3 2 (3.45%) Endur
4 1 (1.72%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.52%) Oracle Database
2 6 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (10.34%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.62%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (6.90%) DB2
4 4 (6.90%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.17%) Spotfire
5 3 (5.17%) Hadoop
5 3 (5.17%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (5.17%) Hazelcast
6 2 (3.45%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.72%) SAP BW
7 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.72%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Ant
2 3 (5.17%) JIRA
3 2 (3.45%) StarTeam
3 2 (3.45%) JUnit
3 2 (3.45%) PVCS
4 1 (1.72%) Subversion
4 1 (1.72%) Hudson
General
1 13 (22.41%) Finance
2 9 (15.52%) Banking
3 4 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.90%) German Language
4 3 (5.17%) Retail
5 2 (3.45%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.45%) Back Office
6 1 (1.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (22.41%) Developer
2 8 (13.79%) Architect
3 7 (12.07%) Consultant
3 7 (12.07%) TIBCO Developer
4 5 (8.62%) Administrator
4 5 (8.62%) TIBCO Specialist
5 4 (6.90%) TIBCO Consultant
5 4 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (6.90%) Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Software Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Support Specialist
6 3 (5.17%) C++ Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Middleware Consultant
6 3 (5.17%) TIBCO Architect
7 2 (3.45%) TIBCO Support
7 2 (3.45%) WebSphere Specialist
7 2 (3.45%) VBA Developer
7 2 (3.45%) .NET Software Developer
7 2 (3.45%) .NET Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.41%) XML
1 13 (22.41%) Middleware
2 10 (17.24%) .NET
3 6 (10.34%) Web Services
4 5 (8.62%) SOAP
4 5 (8.62%) Spring
5 4 (6.90%) Apache Camel
5 4 (6.90%) JRules
5 4 (6.90%) XSLT
6 3 (5.17%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (5.17%) BSON
6 3 (5.17%) Java EE
6 3 (5.17%) REST
6 3 (5.17%) WebSockets
7 2 (3.45%) J2EE
8 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.72%) EJB
8 1 (1.72%) JSP
8 1 (1.72%) Servlets
8 1 (1.72%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.17%) Mainframe
1 3 (5.17%) IBM Mainframe
1 3 (5.17%) Open Source
2 1 (1.72%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 18 (31.03%) UNIX
2 11 (18.97%) Windows
3 5 (8.62%) Linux
4 3 (5.17%) Solaris
5 2 (3.45%) HPUX
6 1 (1.72%) AIX
6 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.59%) Workflow
2 8 (13.79%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (10.34%) SOA
4 4 (6.90%) Analytics
4 4 (6.90%) Release Management
5 3 (5.17%) Unit Testing
5 3 (5.17%) Test Management
5 3 (5.17%) Use Case
5 3 (5.17%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (5.17%) OO
5 3 (5.17%) Service Management
5 3 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.45%) TDD
6 2 (3.45%) Software Engineering
6 2 (3.45%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (3.45%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.45%) ITIL
6 2 (3.45%) EAI
6 2 (3.45%) Project Management
6 2 (3.45%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.31%) SQL
2 16 (27.59%) Java
3 9 (15.52%) Shell Script
4 6 (10.34%) VB
5 5 (8.62%) C#
5 5 (8.62%) PL/SQL
6 4 (6.90%) C++
7 3 (5.17%) VBA
7 3 (5.17%) PL/1
8 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.72%) Perl
8 1 (1.72%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (20.69%) TIBCO Hawk
2 3 (5.17%) Control-M
Vendors
1 58 (100.00%) TIBCO
2 23 (39.66%) Oracle
3 11 (18.97%) Microsoft
4 7 (12.07%) IBM
5 3 (5.17%) JBoss
5 3 (5.17%) HP
6 2 (3.45%) Business Objects
6 2 (3.45%) OpenLink
6 2 (3.45%) Borland
7 1 (1.72%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.72%) SAP
7 1 (1.72%) Sybase
7 1 (1.72%) Citrix
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