The table below looks at the statistics for E-business skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited E-business over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronic Business (eBusiness)
Rank 140 116 114
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -2
Contract jobs citing E-business 6 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.20% 0.043% 0.087%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.056% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Median daily rate £325 £400 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +48.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £418
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £39.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -13.33%
E-business
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2461 1776 1775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.90% 76.32% 76.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1469 1102 945
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 72 130
Median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.05 £41.10 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

E-business
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing E-business as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

E-business Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

E-business
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing E-business across the West Midlands region.

E-business Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

E-business
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing E-business across the West Midlands region.

E-business Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

E-business
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing E-business within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire - 3 £300 - 1
Birmingham -3 2 £350 -12.50%
E-business
England

E-business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing E-business also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for E-business.

1 10 (83.33%) Oracle
2 6 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle Assets
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (25.00%) Internet
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (25.00%) General Ledger
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (25.00%) Cash Management
5 2 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (16.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 2 (16.67%) System Testing
5 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Netezza
5 2 (16.67%) Korn
5 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
5 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (16.67%) NFS
5 2 (16.67%) SLA
5 2 (16.67%) IBM
5 2 (16.67%) Web Services
5 2 (16.67%) Unix
5 2 (16.67%) Solaris
5 2 (16.67%) Linux
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle Forms

E-business
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) Apache
1 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Internet
2 2 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) HP UFT
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) General Ledger
3 2 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Business Systems Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Financials Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Network Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Financials Functional Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Functional Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Technical Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Solaris Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Test Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Unix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
1 2 (16.67%) Solaris
1 2 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Cash Management
2 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (8.33%) High Availability
3 1 (8.33%) Information Management
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) Korn
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (8.33%) GAAP
2 1 (8.33%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) NFS
1 2 (16.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle ZFS
1 2 (16.67%) Simpana
2 1 (8.33%) Data Guard
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) CommVault
2 2 (16.67%) HP
2 2 (16.67%) IBM
2 2 (16.67%) NetApp
2 2 (16.67%) Netezza
2 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (16.67%) Sun
2 2 (16.67%) Veritas
2 2 (16.67%) VMware