The first table below looks at the demand for E-business skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited E-business over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Processes & Methodologies 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Business (eBusiness)
Rank 489 430 421
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -9
Contract jobs citing E-business 98 114 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.24% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.33% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 62 78
Average daily rate £439 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.23% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £469 £401 £425
% change year-on-year
+16.82% -5.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £22.00 £55.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +64.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £55.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-60.00% +64.17%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

E-business
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing E-business within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

E-business Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

E-business
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing E-business within the UK.

E-business Daily Rate Trend in the UK

E-business
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing E-business within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

E-business Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

E-business
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing E-business within the UK.

E-business Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

E-business
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing E-business within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -104 78 £439 +3.23% 26
London -23 31 £350 -28.20% 12
South East -19 23 £475 +28.37% 6
Hampshire +10 13 £475 +38.68%
Yorkshire -18 6 £550 - 2
North West -20 6 £478 +22.56%
East of England -29 6 £425 -22.72% 1
Berkshire -5 5 £475 -2.56% 2
East Midlands -7 5 £388 +47.61%
Leicestershire -9 4 £350 -20.90%
Manchester -13 4 £520 +83.58%
West Yorkshire -16 4 £403 - 2
Cambridgeshire -14 3 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -20 3 £215 -9.47%
Leicester - 3 £350 -
Hertfordshire -7 2 £425 -
City of London -26 2 £425 -19.04% 2
Slough - 2 £488 - 1
Oxford +3 1 - -
Reading -3 1 £425 -5.55%
Oxfordshire -8 1 - - 1
Bristol -12 1 £550 +33.33% 1
Cheshire -14 1 £478 +12.47%
South West -27 1 £550 +29.41% 1
Bradford - 1 £403 -
Surrey - 1 £475 - 1
Aldershot - 1 - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Linlithgow - - - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 2

E-business
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing E-business 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 E-business.

1 145 (72.86%) Oracle
2 78 (39.20%) Finance
3 70 (35.18%) Oracle EBS R12
4 46 (23.12%) SQL
5 44 (22.11%) XML
5 44 (22.11%) Oracle Applications
6 37 (18.59%) SOA
7 32 (16.08%) WebLogic
7 32 (16.08%) Oracle Database
8 29 (14.57%) PL/SQL
9 28 (14.07%) Business Intelligence
9 28 (14.07%) Oracle Discoverer
10 27 (13.57%) Oracle Forms
10 27 (13.57%) Oracle EBS
10 27 (13.57%) Oracle Payables
10 27 (13.57%) Security Cleared
11 26 (13.07%) Oracle Receivables
12 25 (12.56%) Middleware
12 25 (12.56%) Oracle General Ledger
13 24 (12.06%) Shell Script
13 24 (12.06%) Apache
14 21 (10.55%) Perl
15 20 (10.05%) Oracle BI EE
15 20 (10.05%) Korn
16 18 (9.05%) Project Management
17 17 (8.54%) Java
18 16 (8.04%) Oracle Financials
18 16 (8.04%) Oracle Reports
18 16 (8.04%) UNIX
18 16 (8.04%) SC Cleared

E-business
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing E-business 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 E-business. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 32 (16.08%) WebLogic
2 24 (12.06%) Apache
3 12 (6.03%) WebSphere
4 9 (4.52%) Oracle Workflow
5 6 (3.02%) CMS
6 4 (2.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (1.51%) AquaLogic
8 2 (1.01%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.01%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.50%) Liferay
9 1 (0.50%) Drupal
9 1 (0.50%) SAS
9 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.50%) FileNet
Applications
1 3 (1.51%) MS Project
1 3 (1.51%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.01%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 70 (35.18%) Oracle EBS R12
2 44 (22.11%) Oracle Applications
3 27 (13.57%) Oracle EBS
3 27 (13.57%) Oracle Payables
4 26 (13.07%) Oracle Receivables
5 25 (12.56%) Oracle General Ledger
6 16 (8.04%) Oracle Financials
7 11 (5.53%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 8 (4.02%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 7 (3.52%) Oracle Cash Management
9 7 (3.52%) Oracle Assets
9 7 (3.52%) Oracle 11i
10 6 (3.02%) Oracle ERP
10 6 (3.02%) Oracle iProcurement
11 4 (2.01%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 4 (2.01%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
12 3 (1.51%) Workday HCM
12 3 (1.51%) SAP HR
12 3 (1.51%) Oracle Payroll
12 3 (1.51%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.03%) Firewall
1 10 (5.03%) Internet
1 10 (5.03%) Network Security
2 9 (4.52%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (2.01%) GSM
3 4 (2.01%) SMS
3 4 (2.01%) RTCP
3 4 (2.01%) RTP
4 2 (1.01%) RFID
5 1 (0.50%) DNS
5 1 (0.50%) DHCP
5 1 (0.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (16.08%) Oracle Database
2 28 (14.07%) Oracle Discoverer
3 20 (10.05%) Oracle BI EE
4 16 (8.04%) Oracle Reports
5 11 (5.53%) Oracle Database 10g
6 9 (4.52%) DB2
7 8 (4.02%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (3.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 6 (3.02%) SQL Server
9 6 (3.02%) RDBMS
9 6 (3.02%) SQLPlus
9 6 (3.02%) Relational Database
10 5 (2.51%) Oracle9i Database
11 4 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (1.01%) Essbase
13 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
14 1 (0.50%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 27 (13.57%) Oracle Forms
2 8 (4.02%) Subversion
3 5 (2.51%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (1.51%) Toad
5 2 (1.01%) JMeter
5 2 (1.01%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (1.01%) ProC
5 2 (1.01%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.01%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (1.01%) Selenium
6 1 (0.50%) Maven
6 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.50%) Dreamweaver
General
1 78 (39.20%) Finance
2 15 (7.54%) Telecoms
3 12 (6.03%) Retail
4 8 (4.02%) Manufacturing
4 8 (4.02%) Financial Institution
5 7 (3.52%) Banking
6 5 (2.51%) Marketing
6 5 (2.51%) General Ledger
7 3 (1.51%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.51%) Games
8 2 (1.01%) Front Office
8 2 (1.01%) Legal
8 2 (1.01%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.01%) French Language
8 2 (1.01%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.50%) Local Government
9 1 (0.50%) Billing
9 1 (0.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 49 (24.62%) DBA
1 49 (24.62%) Oracle DBA
2 42 (21.11%) Consultant
3 33 (16.58%) Oracle Consultant
4 26 (13.07%) Oracle Applications DBA
5 25 (12.56%) Developer
6 20 (10.05%) Project Manager
7 18 (9.05%) Analyst
8 17 (8.54%) Architect
9 12 (6.03%) Functional Consultant
9 12 (6.03%) Business Analyst
10 11 (5.53%) Oracle Developer
10 11 (5.53%) Administrator
11 10 (5.03%) Oracle Functional Consultant
11 10 (5.03%) Security Architect
12 9 (4.52%) Java Developer
13 8 (4.02%) Oracle Financials Consultant
13 8 (4.02%) E-Business Consultant
13 8 (4.02%) Oracle Project Manager
14 5 (2.51%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (22.11%) XML
2 25 (12.56%) Middleware
3 15 (7.54%) HTML
4 12 (6.03%) XSLT
5 9 (4.52%) SOAP
5 9 (4.52%) J2EE
6 7 (3.52%) Oracle Fusion
6 7 (3.52%) WSDL
7 6 (3.02%) Web Services
8 5 (2.51%) Spring
8 5 (2.51%) jQuery
9 4 (2.01%) WAP
9 4 (2.01%) J2ME
9 4 (2.01%) JMS
9 4 (2.01%) Struts
9 4 (2.01%) JDBC
9 4 (2.01%) Struts2
10 3 (1.51%) Apache Axis
10 3 (1.51%) JAX-WS
10 3 (1.51%) SyncML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.52%) Mobile App
2 5 (2.51%) Mainframe
2 5 (2.51%) Client/Server
2 5 (2.51%) Equities
3 4 (2.01%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.01%) N-Tier
4 3 (1.51%) Online Games
4 3 (1.51%) GIS
4 3 (1.51%) Replication
5 2 (1.01%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.01%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.01%) iPhone
5 2 (1.01%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (1.01%) CMDB
6 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.50%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.50%) FMCG
6 1 (0.50%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.50%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.04%) UNIX
2 13 (6.53%) Linux
3 9 (4.52%) VMS
4 7 (3.52%) Solaris
5 2 (1.01%) Windows
5 2 (1.01%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.50%) Android
6 1 (0.50%) AIX
6 1 (0.50%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (18.59%) SOA
2 28 (14.07%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (9.05%) Project Management
4 14 (7.04%) TOGAF
4 14 (7.04%) ERP
4 14 (7.04%) E-Commerce
5 13 (6.53%) Zachman Framework
6 11 (5.53%) Workflow
7 10 (5.03%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (5.03%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (4.52%) Procure-to-pay
8 9 (4.52%) SABSA
8 9 (4.52%) SIEM
8 9 (4.52%) Analytics
8 9 (4.52%) Risk Assessment
9 8 (4.02%) Migration
9 8 (4.02%) Change Management
9 8 (4.02%) PRINCE2
9 8 (4.02%) Systems Analysis
10 7 (3.52%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 46 (23.12%) SQL
2 29 (14.57%) PL/SQL
3 24 (12.06%) Shell Script
4 21 (10.55%) Perl
5 20 (10.05%) Korn
6 17 (8.54%) Java
7 13 (6.53%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.51%) C
9 3 (1.51%) XPath
9 3 (1.51%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.51%) VBScript
9 3 (1.51%) VB
9 3 (1.51%) VB6
10 1 (0.50%) SQR
10 1 (0.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (13.57%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.04%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.02%) CISM
3 8 (4.02%) CISSP
4 7 (3.52%) BC Cleared
5 5 (2.51%) Degree
6 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.50%) APMP
6 1 (0.50%) OCP
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.50%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.01%) SLA
1 2 (1.01%) JTAG
2 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (7.04%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (3.02%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.50%) vSphere
3 1 (0.50%) KVM
3 1 (0.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (5.03%) Tivoli
2 7 (3.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 6 (3.02%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 145 (72.86%) Oracle
2 13 (6.53%) IBM
3 9 (4.52%) Cisco
3 9 (4.52%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.02%) SAP
5 7 (3.52%) Siebel
6 3 (1.51%) HP
6 3 (1.51%) BEA
6 3 (1.51%) Informatica
6 3 (1.51%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (1.51%) ESRI
7 2 (1.01%) VMware
7 2 (1.01%) CA
7 2 (1.01%) Hyperion
7 2 (1.01%) Sun
7 2 (1.01%) Mapinfo
8 1 (0.50%) Planview
8 1 (0.50%) ClickSoftware Technologies
8 1 (0.50%) Primavera
8 1 (0.50%) JD Edwards
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