The table below looks at the statistics for Unit4 Business World skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit4 Business World over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit4 Financials Business World Edition (formerly Agresso)
Rank 519 513 517
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs citing Unit4 Business World 121 122 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.22% 0.20%
As % of the Business Applications category 2.81% 2.66% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 68 73
Average daily rate £450 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £625 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £394
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.50 - £17.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.75 - -

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

Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4302 4589 4992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.70% 8.23% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2652 2550 2802
Average daily rate £438 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 30 46
Average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £16.00 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.70 £60.16 £53.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £32.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-14.06% -14.65%

Unit4 Business World
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unit4 Business World within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

Unit4 Business World Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Unit4 Business World
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unit4 Business World within the UK.

Unit4 Business World Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Unit4 Business World
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit4 Business World within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Unit4 Business World Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Unit4 Business World
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unit4 Business World within the UK.

Unit4 Business World Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Unit4 Business World
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit4 Business World within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Unit4 Business World Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Unit4 Business World
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 Unit4 Business World within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -26 103 £450 +5.88% 18
London +11 47 £450 +12.50% 2
North West -1 18 £375 +3.44%
South West +9 15 £475 +2.15% 4
Scotland -12 12 £438 +34.61% 2
South East -24 11 £513 +24.24% 3
City of London +46 9 £425 +1.19%
Edinburgh -5 7 £425 -22.72%
Manchester -7 7 £325 -13.33%
East of England +1 5 £575 -8.00% 1
Dorset - 5 £463 - 1
East Midlands -8 4 £500 +14.28% 2
Berkshire +8 3 £325 -33.33%
Bedfordshire -7 3 £575 -8.00% 1
Merseyside - 3 £375 -
Liverpool - 3 £375 -
Somerset +10 2 £438 - 2
Gloucestershire +8 2 £488 -7.14%
Northamptonshire +4 2 £500 +17.64%
Wales 0 2 £225 -43.75%
Bristol -1 2 £475 +90.00%
Wiltshire -1 2 £325 -30.10%
South Wales -9 2 £225 -43.75%
Surrey -15 2 £513 +24.24%
Cardiff -19 2 £225 -43.75%
Nottinghamshire - 2 £575 -
Swindon - 2 £325 -
Cambridge - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 £575 -
Bath - 2 £438 - 2

Unit4 Business World
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Unit4 Business World 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 Unit4 Business World.

1 112 (54.90%) Finance
2 59 (28.92%) ERP
3 54 (26.47%) SQL
4 28 (13.73%) PRINCE2
5 25 (12.25%) Project Management
6 22 (10.78%) SAP
7 19 (9.31%) .NET
7 19 (9.31%) Programme Management
8 17 (8.33%) C#
9 16 (7.84%) SQL Server
9 16 (7.84%) SharePoint
10 15 (7.35%) Web Services
10 15 (7.35%) Oracle
10 15 (7.35%) Telecoms
11 14 (6.86%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (6.86%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (6.86%) Marketing
11 14 (6.86%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (6.37%) Microsoft
13 12 (5.88%) Electronics
13 12 (5.88%) Manufacturing
13 12 (5.88%) Management Information System
13 12 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
13 12 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 11 (5.39%) Migration
14 11 (5.39%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (5.39%) Workflow
15 10 (4.90%) BizTalk Server
15 10 (4.90%) Service Management
15 10 (4.90%) Degree

Unit4 Business World
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Unit4 Business World 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 Unit4 Business World. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (7.84%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.90%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (3.92%) Skype for Business
4 7 (3.43%) IIS
5 6 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.98%) CMS
6 2 (0.98%) Content Management Server
7 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (4.41%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.94%) MS Office
3 3 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.98%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.98%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.98%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.98%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.49%) Eikon
3 1 (0.49%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.49%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.49%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.92%) Office 365
2 6 (2.94%) OneDrive
2 6 (2.94%) Yammer
3 1 (0.49%) IaaS
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.45%) Intranet
2 3 (1.47%) CTI
3 2 (0.98%) Skype
4 1 (0.49%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.98%) QlikView
5 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.49%) MySQL
6 1 (0.49%) OLAP
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
General
1 112 (54.90%) Finance
2 15 (7.35%) Telecoms
3 14 (6.86%) Marketing
4 12 (5.88%) Electronics
4 12 (5.88%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.92%) Back Office
6 5 (2.45%) Local Government
7 4 (1.96%) Advertising
7 4 (1.96%) Banking
7 4 (1.96%) Retail
8 3 (1.47%) Billing
8 3 (1.47%) Legal
8 3 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.98%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.49%) Law
10 1 (0.49%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.49%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 47 (23.04%) Consultant
2 37 (18.14%) Analyst
3 36 (17.65%) Project Manager
4 23 (11.27%) Developer
5 15 (7.35%) Business Analyst
6 12 (5.88%) Report Writer
7 11 (5.39%) Trainer
8 10 (4.90%) BizTalk Developer
9 9 (4.41%) Architect
10 8 (3.92%) ERP Analyst
10 8 (3.92%) Programme Manager
10 8 (3.92%) Test Analyst
11 7 (3.43%) ERP Manager
11 7 (3.43%) HR Consultant
11 7 (3.43%) Implementation Manager
12 6 (2.94%) Business Consultant
12 6 (2.94%) HR Analyst
12 6 (2.94%) Payroll Consultant
12 6 (2.94%) Systems Analyst
13 5 (2.45%) Implementation Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.31%) .NET
2 15 (7.35%) Web Services
3 9 (4.41%) Middleware
4 1 (0.49%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.49%) CSS
4 1 (0.49%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.49%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (0.49%) jQuery
4 1 (0.49%) LESS
4 1 (0.49%) LINQ
4 1 (0.49%) NHibernate
4 1 (0.49%) Spring.NET
4 1 (0.49%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 7 (3.43%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.47%) e-Learning
3 3 (1.47%) LLPG
4 2 (0.98%) Statistics
5 1 (0.49%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.49%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.49%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.92%) Windows
2 7 (3.43%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.49%) Linux
3 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (28.92%) ERP
2 28 (13.73%) PRINCE2
3 25 (12.25%) Project Management
4 19 (9.31%) Programme Management
5 14 (6.86%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (6.86%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (6.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
7 11 (5.39%) Migration
7 11 (5.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (5.39%) Workflow
8 10 (4.90%) Integration Testing
8 10 (4.90%) Procure-to-pay
8 10 (4.90%) Service Management
9 9 (4.41%) Business Analysis
9 9 (4.41%) ETL
10 8 (3.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 7 (3.43%) Logistics
12 6 (2.94%) Data Migration
12 6 (2.94%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 54 (26.47%) SQL
2 17 (8.33%) C#
3 6 (2.94%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.49%) C
4 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.49%) R
4 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (4.90%) Degree
2 7 (3.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (1.47%) ISEB
4 2 (0.98%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.49%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.94%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.98%) MiFID
3 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 6 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.49%) Cacti
1 1 (0.49%) Opsview
Vendors
1 22 (10.78%) SAP
2 15 (7.35%) Oracle
3 13 (6.37%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.47%) CODA
5 2 (0.98%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.49%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.49%) Civica
6 1 (0.49%) FactSet
6 1 (0.49%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.49%) IBM
6 1 (0.49%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.49%) Maconomy
6 1 (0.49%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.49%) PeopleSoft
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