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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit4 Financials Business World Edition (formerly Agresso)
Rank 543 505 487
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -18
Contract jobs citing Unit4 Business World 76 96 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.19% 0.19%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.83% 2.01% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 59 51
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 £295 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £17.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
4159 4769 4653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.09% 9.41% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2450 2730 2396
Average daily rate £438 £438 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £418
% change year-on-year
- +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 35 56
Average hourly rate £39.14 £30.00 £28.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.45% +4.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.49 £13.00 £15.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £61.53 £61.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £17.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+122.85% -53.70%

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 5 February 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
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 5 February 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 -25 66 £450 +5.88% 31
London -7 28 £450 - 16
South West +8 11 £438 -2.77% 6
South East -5 10 £475 +2.70% 4
North West -24 7 £325 -7.14% 3
Scotland -5 6 £463 -2.63%
East Midlands -6 6 £498 +30.49%
Northamptonshire +16 5 £495 +16.47%
Northampton - 5 £495 -
Somerset +6 4 £625 +19.04%
Edinburgh -12 4 £400 -15.78%
Bath -2 3 £625 +19.04%
Manchester -21 3 £300 +1.69% 2
Buckinghamshire - 3 £450 -
Cardiff - 2 £225 -
Wales - 2 £225 -
South Wales - 2 £225 -
City of London +29 1 £501 +11.22% 2
Wiltshire -1 1 £425 -10.52%
Swindon -2 1 £425 -10.52%
Devon -4 1 £438 +113.41%
Surrey -4 1 - - 1
East of England -5 1 - - 1
Plymouth -8 1 £438 +113.41%
West Midlands -16 1 £350 -26.31% 1
Shropshire -19 1 £350 -
North East -25 1 £475 +18.75%
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - - 2
West Sussex - 1 - -

Unit4 Business World
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 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.

1 130 (52.85%) Finance
2 91 (36.99%) SQL
3 63 (25.61%) ERP
4 34 (13.82%) Oracle
5 32 (13.01%) Migration
6 26 (10.57%) Microsoft
7 25 (10.16%) Project Management
7 25 (10.16%) PRINCE2
8 22 (8.94%) SharePoint
8 22 (8.94%) SQL Server
9 19 (7.72%) User Acceptance Testing
10 17 (6.91%) SAP
11 16 (6.50%) .NET
12 14 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (5.69%) Data Migration
13 13 (5.28%) Service Management
13 13 (5.28%) Advertising
14 12 (4.88%) ETL
14 12 (4.88%) C#
14 12 (4.88%) Windows
14 12 (4.88%) MS Excel
14 12 (4.88%) Lync
14 12 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
15 11 (4.47%) Windows Server
16 10 (4.07%) Management Information System
16 10 (4.07%) SharePoint 2013
17 9 (3.66%) Oracle Database
17 9 (3.66%) Skype
17 9 (3.66%) Degree
17 9 (3.66%) Stakeholder Management

Unit4 Business World
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 22 (8.94%) SharePoint
2 12 (4.88%) Lync
3 10 (4.07%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (2.85%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.03%) LiveLink
6 3 (1.22%) IIS
6 3 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.81%) CMS
7 2 (0.81%) Content Management Server
7 2 (0.81%) Oracle BPEL
8 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.22%) MS Office
2 3 (1.22%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.85%) Oracle ERP
2 6 (2.44%) Markit EDM
2 6 (2.44%) thinkFolio
3 4 (1.63%) Oracle HRMS
3 4 (1.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (1.22%) Eikon
4 3 (1.22%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.41%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.41%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.41%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.41%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.03%) Office 365
2 3 (1.22%) OneDrive
2 3 (1.22%) Yammer
3 1 (0.41%) IaaS
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.66%) Skype
2 7 (2.85%) Remote Desktop
2 7 (2.85%) VoIP
3 5 (2.03%) Network Security
4 3 (1.22%) CTI
4 3 (1.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.94%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (3.66%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.85%) EDRMS
5 6 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.22%) Pentaho
8 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.41%) MS Access
9 1 (0.41%) OLAP
9 1 (0.41%) Siebel EIM
Development Applications
1 4 (1.63%) Toad
2 3 (1.22%) Eclipse
2 3 (1.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 130 (52.85%) Finance
2 13 (5.28%) Advertising
3 6 (2.44%) Retail
4 5 (2.03%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.63%) Back Office
5 4 (1.63%) Billing
5 4 (1.63%) Electronics
5 4 (1.63%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.63%) Marketing
6 2 (0.81%) Legal
6 2 (0.81%) Local Government
7 1 (0.41%) Banking
7 1 (0.41%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.41%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 89 (36.18%) Consultant
2 32 (13.01%) HR Consultant
3 31 (12.60%) Project Manager
4 30 (12.20%) Analyst
5 25 (10.16%) Payroll Consultant
6 19 (7.72%) Developer
7 11 (4.47%) ERP Manager
7 11 (4.47%) Trainer
8 10 (4.07%) Architect
8 10 (4.07%) ERP Project Manager
9 8 (3.25%) Systems Analyst
9 8 (3.25%) Test Analyst
9 8 (3.25%) Tester
10 7 (2.85%) Administrator
10 7 (2.85%) Financial Analyst
10 7 (2.85%) Implementation Manager
10 7 (2.85%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (2.85%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (2.44%) BizTalk Developer
11 6 (2.44%) Implementation Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.50%) .NET
2 7 (2.85%) Web Services
3 5 (2.03%) Middleware
4 3 (1.22%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.22%) CSS
4 3 (1.22%) Hibernate
4 3 (1.22%) HTML
4 3 (1.22%) Struts
4 3 (1.22%) Struts2
4 3 (1.22%) XML
5 1 (0.41%) WCF
5 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (0.41%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.07%) Management Information System
2 7 (2.85%) Private Cloud
3 5 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.22%) e-Learning
5 3 (1.22%) LLPG
6 2 (0.81%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.41%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.41%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.41%) NHS
7 1 (0.41%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.88%) Windows
2 11 (4.47%) Windows Server
3 7 (2.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (25.61%) ERP
2 32 (13.01%) Migration
3 25 (10.16%) PRINCE2
3 25 (10.16%) Project Management
4 19 (7.72%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (5.69%) Data Migration
6 13 (5.28%) Service Management
7 12 (4.88%) ETL
8 9 (3.66%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (3.25%) Programme Management
10 7 (2.85%) Systems Analysis
11 6 (2.44%) Asset Management
11 6 (2.44%) ITIL
11 6 (2.44%) Test Scripting
12 5 (2.03%) Integration Testing
12 5 (2.03%) Investment Management
12 5 (2.03%) Risk Management
12 5 (2.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 4 (1.63%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 91 (36.99%) SQL
2 12 (4.88%) C#
3 4 (1.63%) Java
4 3 (1.22%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.22%) PHP
4 3 (1.22%) PL/SQL
4 3 (1.22%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.41%) C
5 1 (0.41%) R
5 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (3.66%) Degree
2 6 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (1.63%) ISEB
4 2 (0.81%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (0.81%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.41%) ACCA
5 1 (0.41%) APMP
5 1 (0.41%) CIMA
5 1 (0.41%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.22%) MiFID
1 3 (1.22%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (2.85%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (13.82%) Oracle
2 26 (10.57%) Microsoft
3 17 (6.91%) SAP
4 9 (3.66%) HP
5 7 (2.85%) Cisco
5 7 (2.85%) Mitel
5 7 (2.85%) NetApp
6 6 (2.44%) Bloomberg
7 5 (2.03%) Siebel
8 4 (1.63%) CODA
8 4 (1.63%) JD Edwards
8 4 (1.63%) OpenText
9 3 (1.22%) FactSet
9 3 (1.22%) IFS
10 2 (0.81%) Civica
10 2 (0.81%) Cognos
10 2 (0.81%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.81%) IBM
10 2 (0.81%) PeopleSoft
11 1 (0.41%) Capita
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