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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronic Business (eBusiness)
Rank 544 500 460
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -40
Contract jobs citing E-business 84 114 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.21% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.27% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 52 54
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £305 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £39.00 £16.00 £26.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+143.75% -39.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year
+143.75% -

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
44265 41665 38267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.74% 76.13% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28672 25746 23202
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1194 1180 1104
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -22 75 £440 -2.22% 24
South East -24 28 £450 - 2
London -30 22 £363 -14.70% 13
Hampshire 0 15 £450 -
Reading +4 12 - -
Berkshire -2 12 - - 1
North West -9 11 £300 -25.00% 2
Manchester -1 9 £275 - 2
Aldershot +2 8 £450 -
West Midlands +7 5 £400 -29.20% 1
Glasgow -1 4 £488 +30.00%
Scotland -8 4 £488 -30.35%
City of London -19 4 £338 -28.19% 6
Birmingham - 4 £400 -
East of England +4 3 £475 +35.71% 3
Gosport - 3 £615 -
Havant 0 2 £450 -
East Midlands -7 2 £425 -19.04%
Northamptonshire 0 1 - -
South West -1 1 - -
South Yorkshire -10 1 £375 +66.66%
North East -21 1 - -
Yorkshire -23 1 £375 +11.11% 3
Tyne and Wear -23 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £450 -
Norfolk - 1 £500 - 1
Bristol - 1 - -

E-business
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 118 (78.15%) Oracle
2 57 (37.75%) Oracle EBS R12
3 49 (32.45%) Finance
4 27 (17.88%) Oracle Applications
4 27 (17.88%) Security Cleared
5 26 (17.22%) SQL
6 25 (16.56%) Migration
6 25 (16.56%) Data Migration
6 25 (16.56%) SC Cleared
7 23 (15.23%) Oracle ERP
7 23 (15.23%) ERP
8 21 (13.91%) Oracle EBS
9 18 (11.92%) XML
10 17 (11.26%) Oracle General Ledger
11 16 (10.60%) Oracle Payables
11 16 (10.60%) SOA
11 16 (10.60%) PL/SQL
11 16 (10.60%) Oracle Financials
11 16 (10.60%) UNIX
11 16 (10.60%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (9.93%) Oracle BI EE
13 14 (9.27%) Oracle Cash Management
13 14 (9.27%) E-Commerce
13 14 (9.27%) CRM
13 14 (9.27%) Project Management
14 13 (8.61%) Microsoft
14 13 (8.61%) Windows
14 13 (8.61%) Linux
14 13 (8.61%) Oracle Reports
14 13 (8.61%) Stakeholder Management

E-business
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 9 (5.96%) Apache
2 8 (5.30%) CMS
3 7 (4.64%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (3.31%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.65%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.65%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.99%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (1.99%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (1.99%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (1.32%) Oracle Spatial
7 2 (1.32%) IIS
7 2 (1.32%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.32%) Oracle UPK
7 2 (1.32%) Mule
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.66%) Drupal
Applications
1 7 (4.64%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.65%) MS Office
3 3 (1.99%) MS Project
4 2 (1.32%) FastStats
5 1 (0.66%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.66%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.66%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.66%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 57 (37.75%) Oracle EBS R12
2 27 (17.88%) Oracle Applications
3 23 (15.23%) Oracle ERP
4 21 (13.91%) Oracle EBS
5 17 (11.26%) Oracle General Ledger
6 16 (10.60%) Oracle Financials
6 16 (10.60%) Oracle Payables
7 14 (9.27%) Oracle Cash Management
8 13 (8.61%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 12 (7.95%) Oracle Receivables
10 11 (7.28%) Oracle Assets
11 10 (6.62%) Oracle Internet Expenses
12 7 (4.64%) Oracle iProcurement
13 4 (2.65%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 4 (2.65%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
13 4 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
14 3 (1.99%) Oracle iRecruitment
14 3 (1.99%) Magento
15 2 (1.32%) Oracle Payroll
15 2 (1.32%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.32%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.97%) Internet
2 4 (2.65%) LDAP
2 4 (2.65%) SNMP
2 4 (2.65%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.99%) SSL
3 3 (1.99%) SSH
4 2 (1.32%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.93%) Oracle BI EE
2 13 (8.61%) Oracle Reports
3 12 (7.95%) SQL Server
4 11 (7.28%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (5.30%) Oracle ODI
6 5 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.65%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.65%) Ingres
7 4 (2.65%) Oracle Discoverer
8 3 (1.99%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.99%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.99%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.32%) Redis
9 2 (1.32%) Oracle OWB
9 2 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.32%) DB2
10 1 (0.66%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.65%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.99%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.32%) Gradle
3 2 (1.32%) Maven
3 2 (1.32%) Selenium
3 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.32%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.66%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.66%) ProC
4 1 (0.66%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 49 (32.45%) Finance
2 12 (7.95%) General Ledger
3 9 (5.96%) Retail
4 7 (4.64%) Billing
5 6 (3.97%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.65%) Back Office
6 4 (2.65%) Banking
6 4 (2.65%) Marketing
7 2 (1.32%) Military
7 2 (1.32%) Legal
8 1 (0.66%) Advertising
8 1 (0.66%) Publishing
8 1 (0.66%) Automotive
8 1 (0.66%) Law
8 1 (0.66%) Polish Language
8 1 (0.66%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 52 (34.44%) Consultant
2 42 (27.81%) Oracle Consultant
3 37 (24.50%) Functional Consultant
4 33 (21.85%) Oracle Functional Consultant
5 26 (17.22%) Developer
6 17 (11.26%) Project Manager
7 16 (10.60%) ERP Consultant
8 14 (9.27%) Architect
8 14 (9.27%) Analyst
9 9 (5.96%) DBA
9 9 (5.96%) Oracle Project Manager
10 8 (5.30%) Business Manager
10 8 (5.30%) Java Developer
10 8 (5.30%) Oracle DBA
10 8 (5.30%) Oracle Developer
11 7 (4.64%) Business Project Manager
11 7 (4.64%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (3.97%) Oracle Architect
13 5 (3.31%) Lead Developer
13 5 (3.31%) Oracle Applications DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.92%) XML
2 12 (7.95%) HTML
3 11 (7.28%) .NET
3 11 (7.28%) J2EE
4 9 (5.96%) SOAP
4 9 (5.96%) Web Services
5 8 (5.30%) Spring
5 8 (5.30%) Oracle Fusion
6 7 (4.64%) JSP
7 6 (3.97%) Struts
7 6 (3.97%) XSD
7 6 (3.97%) JMS
7 6 (3.97%) CSS
8 5 (3.31%) Middleware
8 5 (3.31%) XSL
8 5 (3.31%) Servlets
8 5 (3.31%) ASP.NET
9 4 (2.65%) Java RMI
9 4 (2.65%) JavaBeans
9 4 (2.65%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.99%) GIS
2 3 (1.99%) PKI
3 2 (1.32%) Statistics
3 2 (1.32%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.32%) EPoS
3 2 (1.32%) Data Structures
3 2 (1.32%) Replication
3 2 (1.32%) User Experience
4 1 (0.66%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.66%) E-Learning
4 1 (0.66%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.66%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.66%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.66%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.66%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.60%) UNIX
2 13 (8.61%) Windows
2 13 (8.61%) Linux
3 8 (5.30%) AIX
4 5 (3.31%) Solaris
5 3 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.32%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.66%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.66%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (16.56%) Migration
1 25 (16.56%) Data Migration
2 23 (15.23%) ERP
3 16 (10.60%) SOA
3 16 (10.60%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (9.27%) CRM
4 14 (9.27%) E-Commerce
4 14 (9.27%) Project Management
5 13 (8.61%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (8.61%) Cash Management
6 10 (6.62%) B2B
7 9 (5.96%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (5.30%) Scrum
9 7 (4.64%) TDD
10 6 (3.97%) PRINCE2
10 6 (3.97%) UML
10 6 (3.97%) Content Management
11 5 (3.31%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (3.31%) ETL
11 5 (3.31%) EAM
Programming Languages
1 26 (17.22%) SQL
2 16 (10.60%) PL/SQL
3 12 (7.95%) Java
4 11 (7.28%) JavaScript
5 9 (5.96%) C#
6 3 (1.99%) Perl
7 2 (1.32%) VBA
8 1 (0.66%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (17.88%) Security Cleared
2 25 (16.56%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.99%) Degree
4 1 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.66%) ISEB
4 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.66%) ACCA
4 1 (0.66%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.30%) QA
2 2 (1.32%) SLA
3 1 (0.66%) HL7
3 1 (0.66%) DICOM
System Software
1 3 (1.99%) KVM
1 3 (1.99%) RHEV
2 2 (1.32%) Docker
2 2 (1.32%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 2 (1.32%) PowerHA
2 2 (1.32%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.66%) XenApp
3 1 (0.66%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (3.31%) yum
2 3 (1.99%) BladeLogic
2 3 (1.99%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (1.32%) TeamSite
3 2 (1.32%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.32%) Puppet
3 2 (1.32%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.66%) SCCM
Vendors
1 118 (78.15%) Oracle
2 13 (8.61%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.64%) IBM
3 7 (4.64%) Hyperion
4 6 (3.97%) Siebel
5 3 (1.99%) Adobe
5 3 (1.99%) EMC
5 3 (1.99%) Citrix
5 3 (1.99%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.99%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.99%) hybris
5 3 (1.99%) Tableau
5 3 (1.99%) Teradata
5 3 (1.99%) BMC
6 2 (1.32%) Demandware
6 2 (1.32%) Mapinfo
6 2 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.32%) CODA
6 2 (1.32%) JD Edwards
6 2 (1.32%) HP
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