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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronic Business (eBusiness)
Rank 145 114 115
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +1
Contract jobs citing E-business 1 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.030% 0.28% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.037% 0.37% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate £350 £400 £565
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -29.20%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £39.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +143.75%
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
2670 1908 1931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.69% 76.57% 76.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1582 1140 1011
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 £275 £274 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 92 132
Median hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.87 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

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 31 August 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
Birmingham -15 1 £350 -12.50%
E-business
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 8 (80.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) Internet
3 3 (30.00%) General Ledger
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) Cash Management
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (20.00%) Simpana
4 2 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle ZFS
4 2 (20.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (20.00%) System Testing
4 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Netezza
4 2 (20.00%) Korn
4 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (20.00%) NFS
4 2 (20.00%) IBM
4 2 (20.00%) Web Services
4 2 (20.00%) Unix
4 2 (20.00%) Solaris
4 2 (20.00%) Linux

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 (20.00%) Apache
1 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Assets
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Internet
2 2 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Business Systems Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) DBA
2 1 (10.00%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Network Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Financials Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Technical Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Solaris Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Solaris Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Test Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Unix Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Unix Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Unix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
1 2 (20.00%) Solaris
1 2 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Cash Management
2 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (20.00%) System Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (10.00%) High Availability
3 1 (10.00%) Information Management
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Korn
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) NFS
1 2 (20.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle ZFS
1 2 (20.00%) Simpana
2 1 (10.00%) Data Guard
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) CommVault
2 2 (20.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) IBM
2 2 (20.00%) NetApp
2 2 (20.00%) Netezza
2 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (20.00%) Sun
2 2 (20.00%) Veritas
2 2 (20.00%) VMware