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 24 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 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Business (eBusiness)
Rank 475 448 427
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -21
Contract jobs citing E-business 115 122 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.24% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.33% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 56 83
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £550 £557
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £30.50 £26.49 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +43.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 - £18.50
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40540 37166 40747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.11% 72.91% 70.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25134 22527 23434
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1157 1072 1446
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £46.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 24 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing E-business within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

E-business Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 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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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 -19 88 £400 -2.14% 23
London +4 37 £400 -11.11% 13
South East -5 31 £430 -4.44% 4
Hampshire -15 11 £450 +12.50%
Berkshire +6 10 £510 -15.00% 1
Scotland -16 9 £700 +115.38%
City of London +19 7 £513 +22.02% 4
Buckinghamshire - 6 £405 - 1
Yorkshire +3 4 £338 +0.74% 1
East Midlands -3 4 £455 +56.89% 1
West Midlands -10 4 £418 +85.55% 1
North West -2 3 £400 - 1
Havant -2 2 £450 +5.88%
Surrey -8 2 £400 -
East of England -20 2 £350 -31.70%
Edinburgh -20 2 £700 +159.25%
South West -35 1 £500 +32.53% 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 £275 - 1
Farnborough - 1 £400 -
Merseyside - 1 - -
North East - 1 £275 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £275 -
Lancashire - 1 £400 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £350 -
Portsmouth - 1 £475 -
Cambridge - 1 £350 -
Chester - - - -

E-business
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 167 (79.90%) Oracle
2 92 (44.02%) Oracle EBS R12
3 78 (37.32%) Finance
4 56 (26.79%) XML
5 48 (22.97%) SQL
5 48 (22.97%) SOA
6 47 (22.49%) Oracle Applications
7 36 (17.22%) PL/SQL
8 35 (16.75%) Business Intelligence
9 33 (15.79%) WebLogic
10 32 (15.31%) Oracle Forms
11 30 (14.35%) ERP
11 30 (14.35%) Oracle Discoverer
12 28 (13.40%) Middleware
13 27 (12.92%) Shell Script
13 27 (12.92%) Apache
14 26 (12.44%) Perl
14 26 (12.44%) Oracle Payables
15 25 (11.96%) Korn
16 24 (11.48%) Oracle BI EE
16 24 (11.48%) Workflow
17 23 (11.00%) SAP
17 23 (11.00%) Oracle General Ledger
17 23 (11.00%) Oracle Receivables
18 22 (10.53%) Project Management
18 22 (10.53%) Migration
19 21 (10.05%) Oracle EBS
20 20 (9.57%) Oracle Workflow
20 20 (9.57%) IBM
20 20 (9.57%) Security Cleared

E-business
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 33 (15.79%) WebLogic
2 27 (12.92%) Apache
3 20 (9.57%) Oracle Workflow
4 16 (7.66%) WebSphere
5 13 (6.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 12 (5.74%) AquaLogic
7 5 (2.39%) CMS
8 3 (1.44%) Drupal
9 2 (0.96%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.96%) Liferay
10 1 (0.48%) Oracle UPK
10 1 (0.48%) FileNet
Applications
1 7 (3.35%) MS Project
2 4 (1.91%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.91%) MS Office
2 4 (1.91%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 92 (44.02%) Oracle EBS R12
2 47 (22.49%) Oracle Applications
3 26 (12.44%) Oracle Payables
4 23 (11.00%) Oracle General Ledger
4 23 (11.00%) Oracle Receivables
5 21 (10.05%) Oracle EBS
6 13 (6.22%) Oracle Cash Management
7 12 (5.74%) SAP HR
8 11 (5.26%) Workday HCM
8 11 (5.26%) Oracle Financials
9 10 (4.78%) Oracle ERP
9 10 (4.78%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 10 (4.78%) Oracle iProcurement
10 9 (4.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 8 (3.83%) Oracle 11i
12 7 (3.35%) Oracle Assets
13 6 (2.87%) Oracle Internet Expenses
14 5 (2.39%) Oracle HRMS
14 5 (2.39%) Oracle Payroll
15 4 (1.91%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.66%) Internet
2 11 (5.26%) Network Security
2 11 (5.26%) Firewall
3 10 (4.78%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (0.96%) GSM
4 2 (0.96%) SMS
4 2 (0.96%) DHCP
4 2 (0.96%) RTCP
4 2 (0.96%) RTP
4 2 (0.96%) RFID
4 2 (0.96%) DNS
5 1 (0.48%) VPN
5 1 (0.48%) WAN
5 1 (0.48%) LAN
5 1 (0.48%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (14.35%) Oracle Discoverer
2 24 (11.48%) Oracle BI EE
3 18 (8.61%) Oracle Database
3 18 (8.61%) Oracle Reports
4 10 (4.78%) DB2
5 9 (4.31%) Oracle Database 10g
6 8 (3.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (3.35%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 7 (3.35%) SQLPlus
7 7 (3.35%) SQL Server
8 6 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (2.87%) Oracle ODI
8 6 (2.87%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (2.39%) Oracle9i Database
10 4 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (1.44%) SAP Data Services
11 3 (1.44%) Relational Database
11 3 (1.44%) IBM InfoSphere
11 3 (1.44%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 32 (15.31%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (2.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (2.39%) Toad
3 4 (1.91%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.96%) JMeter
4 2 (0.96%) ProC
4 2 (0.96%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.96%) WebDriver
4 2 (0.96%) Selenium
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.48%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 78 (37.32%) Finance
2 14 (6.70%) General Ledger
3 11 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 11 (5.26%) Banking
4 8 (3.83%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.87%) Retail
6 5 (2.39%) Marketing
6 5 (2.39%) Billing
6 5 (2.39%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.44%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.44%) Advertising
8 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.48%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 52 (24.88%) Consultant
2 41 (19.62%) Oracle Consultant
3 33 (15.79%) Oracle DBA
3 33 (15.79%) DBA
4 26 (12.44%) Analyst
4 26 (12.44%) Architect
5 24 (11.48%) Project Manager
6 23 (11.00%) Oracle Applications DBA
7 17 (8.13%) E-Business Consultant
8 13 (6.22%) Oracle Project Manager
9 12 (5.74%) Oracle HR Consultant
9 12 (5.74%) Business Consultant
9 12 (5.74%) Security Architect
9 12 (5.74%) Developer
10 11 (5.26%) Payroll Consultant
10 11 (5.26%) Business Analyst
10 11 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (5.26%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
11 9 (4.31%) Oracle Developer
11 9 (4.31%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (26.79%) XML
2 28 (13.40%) Middleware
3 18 (8.61%) Web Services
4 17 (8.13%) SOAP
5 12 (5.74%) UDDI
5 12 (5.74%) XSD
5 12 (5.74%) XSLT
5 12 (5.74%) HTML
5 12 (5.74%) WSDL
5 12 (5.74%) JAX-WS
5 12 (5.74%) Apache Axis
6 8 (3.83%) .NET
7 7 (3.35%) J2EE
8 5 (2.39%) jQuery
8 5 (2.39%) REST
9 4 (1.91%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (1.44%) Flash
11 2 (0.96%) J2ME
11 2 (0.96%) WAP
11 2 (0.96%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.78%) Mobile App
2 7 (3.35%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.39%) Mobile Computing
3 5 (2.39%) Replication
4 2 (0.96%) Device Driver
4 2 (0.96%) GIS
4 2 (0.96%) N-Tier
4 2 (0.96%) Mainframe
4 2 (0.96%) PMI
4 2 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (0.96%) Social Media
4 2 (0.96%) CMDB
5 1 (0.48%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.48%) Social Network
5 1 (0.48%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.48%) FMCG
5 1 (0.48%) NHS
5 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.78%) Linux
1 10 (4.78%) VMS
2 9 (4.31%) UNIX
3 7 (3.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.44%) Windows
5 2 (0.96%) HPUX
5 2 (0.96%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.48%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (22.97%) SOA
2 35 (16.75%) Business Intelligence
3 30 (14.35%) ERP
4 24 (11.48%) Workflow
5 22 (10.53%) Project Management
5 22 (10.53%) Migration
6 18 (8.61%) Data Migration
7 15 (7.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (7.18%) E-Commerce
8 14 (6.70%) TOGAF
9 13 (6.22%) Zachman Framework
10 12 (5.74%) Risk Assessment
10 12 (5.74%) CRM
10 12 (5.74%) Cash Management
11 11 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (4.78%) PRINCE2
12 10 (4.78%) SABSA
12 10 (4.78%) Analytics
12 10 (4.78%) SIEM
13 9 (4.31%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 48 (22.97%) SQL
2 36 (17.22%) PL/SQL
3 27 (12.92%) Shell Script
4 26 (12.44%) Perl
5 25 (11.96%) Korn
6 12 (5.74%) XPath
7 8 (3.83%) T-SQL
7 8 (3.83%) JavaScript
8 6 (2.87%) Java
8 6 (2.87%) C
9 4 (1.91%) R
10 2 (0.96%) C#
10 2 (0.96%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.96%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.48%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (9.57%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.18%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.31%) CISSP
3 9 (4.31%) CISM
4 5 (2.39%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.39%) ISEB
4 5 (2.39%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.91%) Degree
6 3 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (1.44%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.44%) PMP
7 2 (0.96%) IIBA
8 1 (0.48%) APMP
8 1 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.48%) OCP
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.91%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.44%) QA
3 2 (0.96%) JTAG
4 1 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (3.83%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.48%) vSphere
3 1 (0.48%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (5.26%) Tivoli
2 8 (3.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 6 (2.87%) Data Guard
4 3 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.96%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 167 (79.90%) Oracle
2 23 (11.00%) SAP
3 20 (9.57%) IBM
4 12 (5.74%) PeopleSoft
4 12 (5.74%) Microsoft
4 12 (5.74%) BEA
5 10 (4.78%) Cisco
6 8 (3.83%) Red Hat
7 7 (3.35%) Informatica
8 6 (2.87%) Siebel
9 5 (2.39%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.91%) Ab Initio
10 4 (1.91%) Metastorm
10 4 (1.91%) Hyperion
11 3 (1.44%) Datanomic
11 3 (1.44%) JDA
11 3 (1.44%) Primavera
11 3 (1.44%) Trillium
11 3 (1.44%) VMware
12 2 (0.96%) ESRI
Bracknell
Volt
Rate: £16.00 per hour
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
CK Group
Rate: £470 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Volt
Rate: £12.38 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £470.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North Yorkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago