The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 May 2015 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronic Business (eBusiness)
Rank 542 489 423
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -66
Contract jobs citing E-business 67 99 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.18% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.24% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 39 67
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £266 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £390
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £22.00 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year
- -60.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42637 40757 35014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.47% 74.91% 73.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 26600 25526 20864
Average daily rate £413 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1237 1168 1069
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.99 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.03% -9.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £50.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 4 May 2015.

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 4 May 2015. 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 -31 59 £405 -7.42% 24
London -2 23 £405 +15.71% 11
South East -20 14 £600 +26.31% 5
East of England +6 7 £313 -26.47%
Hampshire -7 7 - - 2
Manchester -6 6 £400 - 4
North West -20 6 £400 -13.79% 4
Aldershot +18 5 - -
Berkshire -3 5 £625 +31.57% 2
Yorkshire -9 5 £344 -37.50%
Essex - 5 - -
Chelmsford - 5 - -
City of London +18 3 £335 -21.17% 5
Reading +5 3 £675 +58.82% 2
West Yorkshire -11 3 £331 -17.70%
Leeds - 2 £331 -
Surrey +4 1 £350 -26.31%
Cambridgeshire -2 1 £313 -
Scotland -2 1 £350 - 1
Slough -3 1 £600 +23.07%
Portsmouth -7 1 - -
East Midlands -9 1 £500 +29.87% 1
West Midlands -12 1 £500 +85.18%
Bradford -18 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 £475 -
Hull - 1 £400 -
County Antrim - 1 - -
Bedford - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 £500 -

E-business
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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.

1 115 (79.31%) Oracle
2 53 (36.55%) Finance
3 50 (34.48%) Oracle EBS R12
4 34 (23.45%) SQL
5 27 (18.62%) PL/SQL
6 24 (16.55%) Migration
6 24 (16.55%) Security Cleared
7 22 (15.17%) XML
7 22 (15.17%) SC Cleared
8 19 (13.10%) Oracle General Ledger
8 19 (13.10%) Data Migration
8 19 (13.10%) Oracle Payables
8 19 (13.10%) Oracle Receivables
8 19 (13.10%) CRM
8 19 (13.10%) ERP
9 18 (12.41%) SOA
9 18 (12.41%) Oracle Applications
10 17 (11.72%) Oracle EBS
10 17 (11.72%) Oracle Reports
11 13 (8.97%) E-Commerce
11 13 (8.97%) HTML
11 13 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (8.28%) Java
12 12 (8.28%) SQL Server
12 12 (8.28%) Linux
12 12 (8.28%) Oracle ERP
12 12 (8.28%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (8.28%) General Ledger
12 12 (8.28%) Oracle Cash Management
12 12 (8.28%) Cash Management

E-business
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 6 (4.14%) Apache
1 6 (4.14%) CMS
2 5 (3.45%) Oracle Workflow
2 5 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.07%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.38%) IIS
4 2 (1.38%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.38%) Gentran
4 2 (1.38%) Oracle Spatial
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.69%) Liferay
5 1 (0.69%) Drupal
5 1 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.69%) SAS
5 1 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.69%) FastStats
2 1 (0.69%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.69%) MS Project
2 1 (0.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 50 (34.48%) Oracle EBS R12
2 19 (13.10%) Oracle General Ledger
2 19 (13.10%) Oracle Payables
2 19 (13.10%) Oracle Receivables
3 18 (12.41%) Oracle Applications
4 17 (11.72%) Oracle EBS
5 12 (8.28%) Oracle ERP
5 12 (8.28%) Oracle Cash Management
6 11 (7.59%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 11 (7.59%) Oracle Financials
7 10 (6.90%) Oracle Assets
7 10 (6.90%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 8 (5.52%) Oracle iProcurement
9 7 (4.83%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 4 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
10 4 (2.76%) Oracle HRMS
10 4 (2.76%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 3 (2.07%) Dynamics AX
11 3 (2.07%) Oracle iRecruitment
11 3 (2.07%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.76%) Internet
1 4 (2.76%) SNMP
2 2 (1.38%) WebEx
3 1 (0.69%) SAN
3 1 (0.69%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.72%) Oracle Reports
2 12 (8.28%) SQL Server
3 10 (6.90%) Oracle Database
4 8 (5.52%) Oracle BI EE
5 7 (4.83%) Oracle ODI
5 7 (4.83%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 5 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.76%) Oracle Discoverer
7 4 (2.76%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.38%) Essbase
9 2 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.69%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.69%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.69%) QlikView
10 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.69%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 6 (4.14%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.38%) Ant
2 2 (1.38%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.38%) Maven
2 2 (1.38%) Subversion
2 2 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.69%) Rational Application Developer
3 1 (0.69%) Selenium
3 1 (0.69%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.69%) JDeveloper
3 1 (0.69%) ProC
3 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 53 (36.55%) Finance
2 12 (8.28%) General Ledger
3 11 (7.59%) Retail
4 6 (4.14%) Banking
5 5 (3.45%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.76%) Marketing
7 2 (1.38%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.38%) Billing
8 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.69%) Back Office
8 1 (0.69%) Publishing
8 1 (0.69%) Automotive
8 1 (0.69%) Legal
8 1 (0.69%) Local Government
8 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 48 (33.10%) Consultant
2 33 (22.76%) Oracle Consultant
3 31 (21.38%) Developer
4 30 (20.69%) Functional Consultant
5 23 (15.86%) Oracle Functional Consultant
6 18 (12.41%) Analyst
7 15 (10.34%) Oracle Developer
8 13 (8.97%) Architect
9 11 (7.59%) Project Manager
10 9 (6.21%) Business Developer
10 9 (6.21%) DBA
10 9 (6.21%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (5.52%) ERP Consultant
11 8 (5.52%) Java Developer
11 8 (5.52%) Data Analyst
12 7 (4.83%) Oracle P2P Consultant
12 7 (4.83%) Oracle Analyst
13 6 (4.14%) Business Analyst
13 6 (4.14%) Oracle DBA
13 6 (4.14%) Oracle Financials Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (15.17%) XML
2 13 (8.97%) HTML
3 11 (7.59%) Oracle Fusion
4 10 (6.90%) J2EE
5 9 (6.21%) Middleware
6 8 (5.52%) Struts
6 8 (5.52%) Web Services
7 6 (4.14%) CSS
7 6 (4.14%) JSP
7 6 (4.14%) Spring
8 5 (3.45%) jQuery
8 5 (3.45%) Servlets
8 5 (3.45%) .NET
8 5 (3.45%) XSD
8 5 (3.45%) XSL
8 5 (3.45%) XSLT
9 4 (2.76%) SOAP
9 4 (2.76%) JMS
9 4 (2.76%) Java RMI
9 4 (2.76%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.07%) User Experience
2 3 (2.07%) GIS
3 2 (1.38%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.38%) AS400
3 2 (1.38%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (1.38%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.38%) iSeries
4 1 (0.69%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.69%) Data Conversion
4 1 (0.69%) Data Extraction
4 1 (0.69%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.69%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.69%) Replication
4 1 (0.69%) EPoS
4 1 (0.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.28%) Linux
2 10 (6.90%) Windows
3 8 (5.52%) UNIX
4 6 (4.14%) AIX
5 2 (1.38%) Windows Phone 8
5 2 (1.38%) Windows Phone
5 2 (1.38%) Android
5 2 (1.38%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.69%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (16.55%) Migration
2 19 (13.10%) Data Migration
2 19 (13.10%) CRM
2 19 (13.10%) ERP
3 18 (12.41%) SOA
4 13 (8.97%) E-Commerce
4 13 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (8.28%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (8.28%) Cash Management
6 8 (5.52%) B2B
7 7 (4.83%) Procure-to-pay
7 7 (4.83%) Scrum
7 7 (4.83%) UML
7 7 (4.83%) ETL
8 6 (4.14%) Project Management
8 6 (4.14%) OO
8 6 (4.14%) TDD
8 6 (4.14%) Workflow
8 6 (4.14%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (3.45%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 34 (23.45%) SQL
2 27 (18.62%) PL/SQL
3 12 (8.28%) Java
4 10 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.45%) VBA
6 4 (2.76%) C#
7 3 (2.07%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.38%) Python
9 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.69%) Korn
9 1 (0.69%) C
9 1 (0.69%) RPG
9 1 (0.69%) Perl
9 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (16.55%) Security Cleared
2 22 (15.17%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.76%) Degree
4 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.69%) CIMA
4 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.69%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.83%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) HL7
2 1 (0.69%) DICOM
2 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.38%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.69%) Data Guard
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (0.69%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 115 (79.31%) Oracle
2 10 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.52%) Siebel
4 4 (2.76%) PeopleSoft
4 4 (2.76%) Hyperion
5 3 (2.07%) Informatica
5 3 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.07%) SAP
6 2 (1.38%) Adobe
6 2 (1.38%) JDA
6 2 (1.38%) CODA
6 2 (1.38%) IBM
6 2 (1.38%) Mapinfo
6 2 (1.38%) HP
6 2 (1.38%) RedPrairie
6 2 (1.38%) hybris
7 1 (0.69%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.69%) Talend
7 1 (0.69%) Demandware
7 1 (0.69%) Blue Prism
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