The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Business Applications category.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks (TIBCO BW)
Rank 556 526 545
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +19
Contract jobs citing BusinessWorks 32 37 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.072% 0.076%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.63% 0.81% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 19
Average daily rate
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£398 £550 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.72% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £440 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £600 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
5064 4571 5312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.27% 8.94% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2603 2344 2575
Average daily rate £438 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £438
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 76 58
Average hourly rate £31.77 £19.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.89% -44.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.62 £12.35 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £59.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -30.76%

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 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 21 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 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 -35 26 £375 -31.81%
South East +7 20 £375 -
Buckinghamshire - 13 £375 -
Milton Keynes - 11 £375 -
London -5 5 £463 -15.90%
Manchester - - - -
Oxford - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
South West - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -

BusinessWorks
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 35 (60.34%) TIBCO EMS
3 25 (43.10%) Oracle
4 16 (27.59%) Java
4 16 (27.59%) Workflow
4 16 (27.59%) TIBCO iProcess
5 14 (24.14%) SQL
5 14 (24.14%) UNIX
6 13 (22.41%) TIBCO Hawk
6 13 (22.41%) Finance
6 13 (22.41%) Oracle Database
7 12 (20.69%) XML
8 11 (18.97%) Windows
8 11 (18.97%) Middleware
8 11 (18.97%) Microsoft
9 10 (17.24%) Spring
9 10 (17.24%) Relational Database
10 9 (15.52%) Banking
10 9 (15.52%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (15.52%) SOA
10 9 (15.52%) SQL Server
10 9 (15.52%) Ant
11 8 (13.79%) JUnit
11 8 (13.79%) IBM
11 8 (13.79%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (13.79%) JRules
11 8 (13.79%) Apache Camel
12 7 (12.07%) Performance Monitoring
12 7 (12.07%) Linux
13 6 (10.34%) Web Services

BusinessWorks
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 35 (60.34%) TIBCO EMS
2 8 (13.79%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (6.90%) Oracle Coherence
3 4 (6.90%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (3.45%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.72%) Tuxedo
5 1 (1.72%) Apache
5 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Office
1 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (27.59%) TIBCO iProcess
2 6 (10.34%) Staffware
3 1 (1.72%) CSG Singleview
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.41%) Oracle Database
2 10 (17.24%) Relational Database
3 9 (15.52%) Oracle Database 11g
3 9 (15.52%) SQL Server
4 6 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (6.90%) DB2
6 3 (5.17%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (5.17%) Hadoop
6 3 (5.17%) Spotfire
6 3 (5.17%) Hazelcast
7 2 (3.45%) RDBMS
7 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.72%) DB2 UDB
8 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (15.52%) Ant
2 8 (13.79%) JUnit
3 3 (5.17%) ANTLR
3 3 (5.17%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.17%) JIRA
3 3 (5.17%) Maven
3 3 (5.17%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.45%) PVCS
4 2 (3.45%) StarTeam
5 1 (1.72%) Hudson
General
1 13 (22.41%) Finance
2 9 (15.52%) Banking
3 5 (8.62%) Telecoms
4 4 (6.90%) Investment Banking
4 4 (6.90%) German Language
5 3 (5.17%) Retail
6 2 (3.45%) Back Office
7 1 (1.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (24.14%) Architect
2 12 (20.69%) Developer
3 8 (13.79%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (12.07%) Consultant
4 7 (12.07%) TIBCO Developer
5 5 (8.62%) Administrator
5 5 (8.62%) TIBCO Architect
6 4 (6.90%) TIBCO Consultant
6 4 (6.90%) Software Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Middleware Consultant
7 3 (5.17%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Data Architect
8 2 (3.45%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.45%) .NET Software Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Designer
9 1 (1.72%) Integration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.69%) XML
2 11 (18.97%) Middleware
3 10 (17.24%) Spring
4 8 (13.79%) JRules
4 8 (13.79%) Apache Camel
5 6 (10.34%) Web Services
5 6 (10.34%) Java EE
6 5 (8.62%) .NET
6 5 (8.62%) SOAP
7 4 (6.90%) XSLT
8 3 (5.17%) REST
8 3 (5.17%) WebSockets
8 3 (5.17%) XACML
8 3 (5.17%) MyBatis
8 3 (5.17%) JMS
9 2 (3.45%) J2EE
10 1 (1.72%) Drools
10 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
10 1 (1.72%) EJB
10 1 (1.72%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.17%) IBM Mainframe
1 3 (5.17%) Open Source
1 3 (5.17%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.72%) Data Integration
2 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.72%) Ontologies
Operating Systems
1 14 (24.14%) UNIX
2 11 (18.97%) Windows
3 7 (12.07%) 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 9 (15.52%) SOA
3 7 (12.07%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (6.90%) Release Management
5 4 (6.90%) Software Architecture
6 3 (5.17%) Analytics
6 3 (5.17%) Information Security
6 3 (5.17%) Service Management
6 3 (5.17%) Unit Testing
6 3 (5.17%) Test Management
6 3 (5.17%) Use Case
6 3 (5.17%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (5.17%) OO
7 2 (3.45%) ITIL
7 2 (3.45%) Software Engineering
7 2 (3.45%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.45%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (3.45%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.45%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 16 (27.59%) Java
2 14 (24.14%) SQL
3 6 (10.34%) VB
3 6 (10.34%) Shell Script
4 5 (8.62%) C#
5 3 (5.17%) PL/1
5 3 (5.17%) Python
6 2 (3.45%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.72%) XPath
7 1 (1.72%) C++
7 1 (1.72%) Perl
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 13 (22.41%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 58 (100.00%) TIBCO
2 25 (43.10%) Oracle
3 11 (18.97%) Microsoft
4 8 (13.79%) IBM
5 3 (5.17%) HP
5 3 (5.17%) JBoss
6 2 (3.45%) Borland
6 2 (3.45%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.72%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.72%) Citrix