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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronic Business (eBusiness)
Rank - 117 123
Contract jobs citing E-business 0 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.32% 0.078%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.41% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £675 £565
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.46%
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.21% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £16.00
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
2606 1974 1930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.23% 78.09% 75.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1550 1153 1000
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 100 114
Median hourly rate £18.00 £31.44 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.74% +4.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.05 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) General Ledger
2 3 (42.86%) Cash Management
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (28.57%) System Testing
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) HP UFT
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
4 1 (14.29%) Information Management
4 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Assets
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Financials
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
1 3 (42.86%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Business Systems Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Finance Systems Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) ICT Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Network Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Financials Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Financials Technical Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Technical Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Cash Management
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) System Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Information Management
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) HP