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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronic Business (eBusiness)
Rank 141 113 116
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +3
Contract jobs citing E-business 3 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.095% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.27% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Median daily rate £300 £400 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.19%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £39.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- +27.86%
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
2587 1828 1880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.13% 75.88% 77.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1573 1124 999
Median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 84 135
Median hourly rate £17.00 £30.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.33% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.06 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £42.88 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

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 30 July 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 - 2 £300 -
Birmingham -17 1 £350 -12.50%
E-business
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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%) Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) DBA
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 Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Solaris Specialist
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