The table below looks at the statistics for WebFOCUS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebFOCUS over the 3 months to 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Builders WebFOCUS
Rank 600 577 574
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -3
Contract jobs citing WebFOCUS 3 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.017% 0.004%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.024% 0.079% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
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£325 £618 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.36% +76.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £240 -
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -

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

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
12384 11404 10577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.48% 21.23% 21.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8114 7101 6358
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 176 223
Average hourly rate £28.41 £28.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.32% +3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £13.25 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00

WebFOCUS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WebFOCUS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

WebFOCUS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WebFOCUS
Daily Rate Trend

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

WebFOCUS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WebFOCUS
Hourly Rate Trend

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

WebFOCUS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WebFOCUS
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebFOCUS within the UK over the 3 months to 2 July 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 -21 3 £325 -47.36% 1
London +2 2 £350 -48.14%
Brentwood -3 1 £300 +29.03%
East of England -12 1 £300 +25.00%
Essex -15 1 £300 +25.00%

WebFOCUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WebFOCUS 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 WebFOCUS.

1 14 (82.35%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (58.82%) Management Information System
3 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (47.06%) HTML
3 8 (47.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (41.18%) Business Analysis
4 7 (41.18%) Data Transformation
4 7 (41.18%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 7 (41.18%) XMLA
4 7 (41.18%) VB.NET
4 7 (41.18%) .NET
4 7 (41.18%) Oracle
4 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
5 6 (35.29%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (35.29%) SDLC
5 6 (35.29%) AccuRev
6 5 (29.41%) Cognos
6 5 (29.41%) Retail
6 5 (29.41%) MicroStrategy
6 5 (29.41%) Data Modelling
6 5 (29.41%) Business Objects
7 4 (23.53%) Finance
7 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (17.65%) Project Management
8 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
9 2 (11.76%) Informatica
9 2 (11.76%) ETL
9 2 (11.76%) SAS
9 2 (11.76%) ISO 9000

WebFOCUS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WebFOCUS 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 WebFOCUS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (82.35%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (47.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
3 7 (41.18%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (11.76%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
7 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) AccuRev
General
1 5 (29.41%) Retail
2 4 (23.53%) Finance
3 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
3 2 (11.76%) Banking
3 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 16 (94.12%) Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Business Analyst
3 6 (35.29%) Report Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) MI Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Fraud Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (5.88%) SAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) HTML
2 7 (41.18%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (58.82%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.76%) Statistics
2 2 (11.76%) Mathematics
2 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.76%) Data Integration
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Data Transformation
2 7 (41.18%) Business Analysis
3 6 (35.29%) SDLC
3 6 (35.29%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (29.41%) Data Modelling
5 3 (17.65%) Project Management
6 2 (11.76%) Change Management
6 2 (11.76%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) ETL
6 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
6 2 (11.76%) SSADM
6 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
6 2 (11.76%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Operations Research
6 2 (11.76%) Investment Management
6 2 (11.76%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) VB.NET
1 7 (41.18%) XMLA
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Oracle
2 5 (29.41%) Business Objects
2 5 (29.41%) Cognos
2 5 (29.41%) MicroStrategy
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.76%) Informatica
5 1 (5.88%) Teradata