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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Business (eBusiness)
Rank 493 471 445
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -26
Contract jobs citing E-business 120 114 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.22% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.30% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 45 88
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£450 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £293 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £570 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £420
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 £27.97 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.79% +41.62%
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
42685 38525 41504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.19% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26682 23752 24020
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1176 1101 1519
Average hourly rate £23.83 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.35% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 September 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 September 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 -20 95 £431 - 20
London +8 44 £400 -15.78% 8
South East 0 34 £450 -5.26% 5
Hampshire -3 15 £439 -7.63%
Berkshire +5 13 £475 -7.31% 2
Scotland -13 13 £588 +64.33% 3
City of London +23 7 £388 -13.88% 2
North West -1 6 - - 3
South West -34 5 £500 +33.33% 1
Edinburgh -3 4 £700 +127.64%
Reading +11 3 £438 -10.25% 2
Surrey -1 2 £400 +158.06%
Yorkshire -2 2 £225 -32.83% 1
West Midlands -15 2 £565 +50.66% 1
Cheshire - 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 - - 2
Warrington - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 - - 1
South Yorkshire +8 1 £225 -
East Midlands +5 1 £525 +44.82%
East of England -29 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 £523 -
Ealing - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -

E-business
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 165 (75.69%) Oracle
2 85 (38.99%) Oracle EBS R12
3 68 (31.19%) Finance
4 47 (21.56%) XML
5 44 (20.18%) SOA
6 42 (19.27%) SQL
7 38 (17.43%) Oracle Applications
8 31 (14.22%) ERP
9 30 (13.76%) Migration
9 30 (13.76%) Oracle Payables
10 29 (13.30%) PL/SQL
11 28 (12.84%) Business Intelligence
12 27 (12.39%) Oracle Receivables
12 27 (12.39%) Security Cleared
13 26 (11.93%) Web Services
14 25 (11.47%) CRM
14 25 (11.47%) SAP
14 25 (11.47%) Oracle General Ledger
15 24 (11.01%) Data Migration
15 24 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
15 24 (11.01%) Project Management
15 24 (11.01%) Oracle Reports
15 24 (11.01%) Workflow
16 23 (10.55%) Agile Software Development
17 22 (10.09%) Oracle EBS
18 21 (9.63%) Oracle Discoverer
19 20 (9.17%) Middleware
19 20 (9.17%) Oracle Forms
19 20 (9.17%) E-Commerce
19 20 (9.17%) XSD

E-business
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 20 (9.17%) Oracle Workflow
2 19 (8.72%) WebLogic
2 19 (8.72%) Apache
3 17 (7.80%) WebSphere
4 14 (6.42%) AquaLogic
4 14 (6.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 12 (5.50%) CMS
6 5 (2.29%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.38%) Drupal
8 2 (0.92%) Liferay
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle UPK
9 1 (0.46%) FileNet
Applications
1 7 (3.21%) MS Project
2 6 (2.75%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.29%) MS Office
3 5 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.92%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.92%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 85 (38.99%) Oracle EBS R12
2 38 (17.43%) Oracle Applications
3 30 (13.76%) Oracle Payables
4 27 (12.39%) Oracle Receivables
5 25 (11.47%) Oracle General Ledger
6 22 (10.09%) Oracle EBS
7 19 (8.72%) Oracle Cash Management
8 14 (6.42%) SAP HR
9 13 (5.96%) Workday HCM
9 13 (5.96%) Oracle Assets
10 12 (5.50%) Oracle Financials
11 11 (5.05%) Oracle iProcurement
12 10 (4.59%) Oracle E-Business Tax
13 9 (4.13%) Oracle 11i
14 8 (3.67%) Oracle Internet Expenses
15 7 (3.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 7 (3.21%) Oracle ERP
16 6 (2.75%) Oracle HRMS
16 6 (2.75%) Oracle Payroll
17 5 (2.29%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.67%) Internet
2 6 (2.75%) SNMP
3 2 (0.92%) Firewall
3 2 (0.92%) Network Security
4 1 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.46%) VPN
4 1 (0.46%) DNS
4 1 (0.46%) LAN
4 1 (0.46%) WAN
4 1 (0.46%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.01%) Oracle Reports
2 21 (9.63%) Oracle Discoverer
3 16 (7.34%) Oracle BI EE
3 16 (7.34%) Oracle Database
4 11 (5.05%) Oracle Database 10g
5 8 (3.67%) SQL Server
5 8 (3.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 8 (3.67%) Relational Database
6 7 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (3.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (3.21%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (2.75%) Oracle ODI
8 4 (1.83%) PowerCenter
8 4 (1.83%) SQLPlus
8 4 (1.83%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.38%) OLAP
9 3 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.38%) IBM InfoSphere
9 3 (1.38%) SAP Data Services
9 3 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (9.17%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (1.83%) Eclipse
2 4 (1.83%) Toad
2 4 (1.83%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (1.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (1.38%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.38%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.92%) Selenium
4 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.92%) JMeter
4 2 (0.92%) WebDriver
4 2 (0.92%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (0.92%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.46%) Maven
5 1 (0.46%) Ant
5 1 (0.46%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 68 (31.19%) Finance
2 17 (7.80%) General Ledger
3 13 (5.96%) Retail
4 11 (5.05%) Banking
5 9 (4.13%) Manufacturing
6 7 (3.21%) Billing
7 6 (2.75%) Marketing
8 5 (2.29%) Investment Banking
8 5 (2.29%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.83%) Back Office
9 4 (1.83%) Retail Banking
10 3 (1.38%) Advertising
11 2 (0.92%) Law
12 1 (0.46%) Games
12 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.46%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 56 (25.69%) Consultant
2 44 (20.18%) Oracle Consultant
3 25 (11.47%) Analyst
4 24 (11.01%) Architect
5 22 (10.09%) Developer
6 20 (9.17%) Project Manager
7 18 (8.26%) DBA
7 18 (8.26%) Oracle DBA
8 17 (7.80%) Solutions Architect
8 17 (7.80%) Technical Consultant
8 17 (7.80%) Oracle Technical Consultant
9 15 (6.88%) E-Business Consultant
10 14 (6.42%) Oracle HR Consultant
11 13 (5.96%) Functional Consultant
12 12 (5.50%) Business Analyst
12 12 (5.50%) Oracle Applications DBA
13 11 (5.05%) Business Consultant
13 11 (5.05%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
13 11 (5.05%) Payroll Consultant
13 11 (5.05%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (21.56%) XML
2 26 (11.93%) Web Services
3 20 (9.17%) XSD
3 20 (9.17%) HTML
3 20 (9.17%) Middleware
4 19 (8.72%) SOAP
5 14 (6.42%) XSLT
5 14 (6.42%) UDDI
5 14 (6.42%) WSDL
5 14 (6.42%) JAX-WS
5 14 (6.42%) Apache Axis
6 12 (5.50%) J2EE
7 11 (5.05%) JSP
8 10 (4.59%) CSS
9 9 (4.13%) .NET
10 8 (3.67%) Ajax
11 7 (3.21%) Hibernate
11 7 (3.21%) Spring
11 7 (3.21%) jQuery
11 7 (3.21%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.34%) Mobile App
3 7 (3.21%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.75%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.29%) Social Media
5 5 (2.29%) Mobile Computing
6 4 (1.83%) Replication
7 3 (1.38%) Open Source
8 2 (0.92%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.92%) PMI
8 2 (0.92%) User Experience
9 1 (0.46%) CMDB
9 1 (0.46%) Online Games
9 1 (0.46%) RMADS
9 1 (0.46%) FMCG
9 1 (0.46%) NHS
9 1 (0.46%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.46%) PKI
9 1 (0.46%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 18 (8.26%) Linux
2 8 (3.67%) UNIX
2 8 (3.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (1.38%) Solaris
4 2 (0.92%) Windows
4 2 (0.92%) VMS
5 1 (0.46%) HPUX
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (20.18%) SOA
2 31 (14.22%) ERP
3 30 (13.76%) Migration
4 28 (12.84%) Business Intelligence
5 25 (11.47%) CRM
6 24 (11.01%) Project Management
6 24 (11.01%) Workflow
6 24 (11.01%) Data Migration
7 23 (10.55%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (9.17%) E-Commerce
9 17 (7.80%) ETL
10 15 (6.88%) B2B
10 15 (6.88%) User Acceptance Testing
10 15 (6.88%) Cash Management
11 14 (6.42%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (5.05%) Scrum
13 10 (4.59%) Change Management
13 10 (4.59%) PRINCE2
14 9 (4.13%) B2C
14 9 (4.13%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 42 (19.27%) SQL
2 29 (13.30%) PL/SQL
3 19 (8.72%) Java
4 18 (8.26%) Shell Script
5 15 (6.88%) Korn
5 15 (6.88%) XPath
5 15 (6.88%) JavaScript
6 14 (6.42%) Perl
7 8 (3.67%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.29%) R
9 4 (1.83%) C#
10 2 (0.92%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.92%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.46%) C-shell
11 1 (0.46%) C
11 1 (0.46%) PHP
Qualifications
1 27 (12.39%) Security Cleared
2 20 (9.17%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.96%) Degree
4 5 (2.29%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.29%) ISEB
4 5 (2.29%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.83%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.38%) PMP
6 3 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.92%) IIBA
8 1 (0.46%) APMP
8 1 (0.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.46%) CISM
8 1 (0.46%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.59%) QA
2 4 (1.83%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.46%) SLA
3 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (3.21%) Oracle RMAN
1 7 (3.21%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (3.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 6 (2.75%) Data Guard
3 3 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.46%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.46%) Control-M
4 1 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 165 (75.69%) Oracle
2 25 (11.47%) SAP
3 18 (8.26%) IBM
3 18 (8.26%) Informatica
4 14 (6.42%) PeopleSoft
4 14 (6.42%) Siebel
4 14 (6.42%) BEA
5 9 (4.13%) Microsoft
6 7 (3.21%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (2.29%) JDA
8 4 (1.83%) Hyperion
8 4 (1.83%) Ab Initio
9 3 (1.38%) Alterian
9 3 (1.38%) Primavera
9 3 (1.38%) Metastorm
9 3 (1.38%) Tableau
9 3 (1.38%) Datanomic
9 3 (1.38%) Trillium
9 3 (1.38%) HP
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