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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Business (eBusiness)
Rank 482 459 433
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -26
Contract jobs citing E-business 124 120 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.23% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.31% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 48 82
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£450 £400 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £268 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £505 £544
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £423
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 £26.49 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.58% +34.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - £19.75

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
41951 38607 41075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 73.26% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26010 23715 23830
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1053 1463
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 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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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 -11 97 £445 +11.25% 26
London +20 43 £400 -13.51% 13
South East -4 36 £450 -5.26% 3
Berkshire +17 15 £475 -11.62%
Scotland -9 12 £700 +122.22% 1
Hampshire -14 12 £439 -7.63% 2
City of London +14 8 £470 +20.51% 4
South West -37 5 £500 +33.33% 2
North West - 5 - - 3
Buckinghamshire - 5 £410 -
Edinburgh -10 4 £700 +133.33%
West Midlands -11 3 £565 +50.66% 1
Lancashire - 3 - - 1
Yorkshire -1 2 £225 -32.83% 1
Surrey -1 2 £400 - 1
Bristol - 2 - - 1
East Midlands -5 1 £525 +50.00% 1
East of England -26 1 £350 -31.70%
Merseyside - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £350 -
Manchester - 1 - - 2
Cambridgeshire - 1 £350 -
Stirling - 1 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -

E-business
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 172 (77.13%) Oracle
2 88 (39.46%) Oracle EBS R12
3 72 (32.29%) Finance
4 52 (23.32%) XML
5 47 (21.08%) SOA
6 45 (20.18%) SQL
7 43 (19.28%) Oracle Applications
8 34 (15.25%) ERP
9 33 (14.80%) PL/SQL
10 32 (14.35%) Oracle Payables
11 31 (13.90%) Business Intelligence
12 29 (13.00%) Oracle Receivables
13 28 (12.56%) WebLogic
13 28 (12.56%) Oracle Forms
13 28 (12.56%) Migration
14 27 (12.11%) Oracle General Ledger
15 26 (11.66%) Oracle Reports
15 26 (11.66%) SAP
15 26 (11.66%) Project Management
16 25 (11.21%) Oracle Discoverer
16 25 (11.21%) Apache
16 25 (11.21%) Workflow
16 25 (11.21%) Security Cleared
17 24 (10.76%) Oracle EBS
17 24 (10.76%) Middleware
18 23 (10.31%) Shell Script
18 23 (10.31%) Web Services
19 22 (9.87%) Data Migration
20 21 (9.42%) Korn
20 21 (9.42%) CRM

E-business
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 28 (12.56%) WebLogic
2 25 (11.21%) Apache
3 21 (9.42%) Oracle Workflow
4 19 (8.52%) WebSphere
5 15 (6.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 14 (6.28%) AquaLogic
7 9 (4.04%) CMS
8 5 (2.24%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.35%) Drupal
10 2 (0.90%) Liferay
11 1 (0.45%) FileNet
11 1 (0.45%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 7 (3.14%) MS Project
2 6 (2.69%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.24%) MS Office
3 5 (2.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.90%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.90%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 88 (39.46%) Oracle EBS R12
2 43 (19.28%) Oracle Applications
3 32 (14.35%) Oracle Payables
4 29 (13.00%) Oracle Receivables
5 27 (12.11%) Oracle General Ledger
6 24 (10.76%) Oracle EBS
7 17 (7.62%) Oracle Cash Management
8 14 (6.28%) SAP HR
9 13 (5.83%) Workday HCM
10 11 (4.93%) Oracle Assets
11 10 (4.48%) Oracle E-Business Tax
11 10 (4.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 10 (4.48%) Oracle Financials
11 10 (4.48%) Oracle ERP
12 9 (4.04%) Oracle 11i
13 8 (3.59%) Oracle iProcurement
14 6 (2.69%) Oracle Internet Expenses
14 6 (2.69%) Oracle Payroll
15 5 (2.24%) Oracle HRMS
15 5 (2.24%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.04%) Internet
2 4 (1.79%) Network Security
2 4 (1.79%) Firewall
3 3 (1.35%) SNMP
3 3 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (0.90%) DNS
4 2 (0.90%) DHCP
4 2 (0.90%) SMS
4 2 (0.90%) RTCP
4 2 (0.90%) RTP
4 2 (0.90%) RFID
4 2 (0.90%) GSM
5 1 (0.45%) LAN
5 1 (0.45%) WAN
5 1 (0.45%) VPN
5 1 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.66%) Oracle Reports
2 25 (11.21%) Oracle Discoverer
3 20 (8.97%) Oracle BI EE
4 17 (7.62%) Oracle Database
5 9 (4.04%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 8 (3.59%) SQL Server
6 8 (3.59%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (3.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (2.69%) Oracle ODI
8 6 (2.69%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (2.24%) Oracle9i Database
9 5 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (2.24%) SQLPlus
10 4 (1.79%) Relational Database
11 3 (1.35%) DB2
11 3 (1.35%) PowerCenter
11 3 (1.35%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (1.35%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 28 (12.56%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (1.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (1.79%) Toad
2 4 (1.79%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (1.79%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.35%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.90%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (0.90%) Axure RP
4 2 (0.90%) WebDriver
4 2 (0.90%) Selenium
4 2 (0.90%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.90%) JMeter
5 1 (0.45%) Ant
5 1 (0.45%) Maven
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.45%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 72 (32.29%) Finance
2 15 (6.73%) General Ledger
3 12 (5.38%) Manufacturing
4 11 (4.93%) Banking
5 10 (4.48%) Retail
6 7 (3.14%) Billing
7 6 (2.69%) Marketing
8 5 (2.24%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.79%) Retail Banking
9 4 (1.79%) Back Office
10 3 (1.35%) Advertising
10 3 (1.35%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.45%) Law
12 1 (0.45%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 57 (25.56%) Consultant
2 46 (20.63%) Oracle Consultant
3 26 (11.66%) Analyst
4 25 (11.21%) Architect
5 24 (10.76%) DBA
5 24 (10.76%) Oracle DBA
6 22 (9.87%) Project Manager
7 19 (8.52%) Developer
8 18 (8.07%) Oracle Applications DBA
8 18 (8.07%) E-Business Consultant
9 17 (7.62%) Solutions Architect
10 14 (6.28%) Technical Consultant
10 14 (6.28%) Business Consultant
10 14 (6.28%) Oracle Technical Consultant
11 13 (5.83%) Oracle HR Consultant
12 12 (5.38%) Business Analyst
13 11 (4.93%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
13 11 (4.93%) Payroll Consultant
14 10 (4.48%) Oracle Project Manager
14 10 (4.48%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (23.32%) XML
2 24 (10.76%) Middleware
3 23 (10.31%) Web Services
4 19 (8.52%) HTML
4 19 (8.52%) SOAP
5 17 (7.62%) XSD
6 14 (6.28%) JAX-WS
6 14 (6.28%) Apache Axis
6 14 (6.28%) XSLT
6 14 (6.28%) UDDI
6 14 (6.28%) WSDL
7 10 (4.48%) J2EE
8 9 (4.04%) .NET
9 8 (3.59%) JSP
10 7 (3.14%) CSS
10 7 (3.14%) jQuery
11 5 (2.24%) Ajax
11 5 (2.24%) REST
12 4 (1.79%) Oracle Fusion
12 4 (1.79%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.62%) Mobile App
2 8 (3.59%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.14%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.24%) Mobile Computing
4 5 (2.24%) Social Media
5 4 (1.79%) Replication
6 3 (1.35%) Open Source
7 2 (0.90%) CMDB
7 2 (0.90%) PMI
7 2 (0.90%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.90%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.90%) GIS
7 2 (0.90%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.45%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.45%) NHS
8 1 (0.45%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.45%) PKI
8 1 (0.45%) RMADS
8 1 (0.45%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.73%) Linux
2 11 (4.93%) UNIX
3 8 (3.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.79%) VMS
4 4 (1.79%) Windows
5 2 (0.90%) Windows CE
5 2 (0.90%) HPUX
5 2 (0.90%) Solaris
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (21.08%) SOA
2 34 (15.25%) ERP
3 31 (13.90%) Business Intelligence
4 28 (12.56%) Migration
5 26 (11.66%) Project Management
6 25 (11.21%) Workflow
7 22 (9.87%) Data Migration
8 21 (9.42%) CRM
9 18 (8.07%) E-Commerce
10 15 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (5.83%) ETL
11 13 (5.83%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (5.83%) Cash Management
12 12 (5.38%) B2B
13 11 (4.93%) TOGAF
13 11 (4.93%) PRINCE2
14 9 (4.04%) B2C
14 9 (4.04%) Analytics
15 8 (3.59%) Systems Analysis
15 8 (3.59%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 45 (20.18%) SQL
2 33 (14.80%) PL/SQL
3 23 (10.31%) Shell Script
4 21 (9.42%) Korn
4 21 (9.42%) Perl
5 15 (6.73%) Java
5 15 (6.73%) XPath
6 14 (6.28%) JavaScript
7 7 (3.14%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.24%) R
9 4 (1.79%) C#
10 2 (0.90%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.90%) C
10 2 (0.90%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.45%) PHP
11 1 (0.45%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 25 (11.21%) Security Cleared
2 18 (8.07%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.83%) Degree
4 5 (2.24%) ISEB
4 5 (2.24%) PMI Certification
4 5 (2.24%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.79%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.35%) PMP
6 3 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.90%) IIBA
7 2 (0.90%) CISSP
7 2 (0.90%) CISM
8 1 (0.45%) OCP
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.45%) APMP
8 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.69%) QA
2 4 (1.79%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.90%) JTAG
4 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (3.14%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (2.69%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.45%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (3.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (2.24%) Data Guard
3 3 (1.35%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.90%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.45%) Control-M
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 172 (77.13%) Oracle
2 26 (11.66%) SAP
3 20 (8.97%) IBM
4 14 (6.28%) PeopleSoft
4 14 (6.28%) Informatica
4 14 (6.28%) BEA
5 10 (4.48%) Siebel
5 10 (4.48%) Microsoft
6 8 (3.59%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.24%) JDA
7 5 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.79%) Hyperion
8 4 (1.79%) Primavera
8 4 (1.79%) Ab Initio
9 3 (1.35%) VMware
9 3 (1.35%) Metastorm
9 3 (1.35%) Alterian
9 3 (1.35%) Trillium
9 3 (1.35%) Cisco
9 3 (1.35%) Datanomic
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