The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for E-business skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited E-business over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Electronic Business (eBusiness)
England / East of England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 123 141
Rank change year-on-year -8 +18  
Contract jobs citing E-business 1 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.043% 0.080% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.052% 0.10% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £39.00

E-business is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1939 1997 2434
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 84.27% 80.07% 79.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1122 1153 1450
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 152 179
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.62 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.71% -16.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £47.50 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

E-business
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing E-business as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for E-business in the East of England

E-business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing E-business in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for E-business in the East of England

E-business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing E-business in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for E-business in the East of England

E-business
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 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
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
E-business
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 East of England region with a requirement for E-business.

1 8 (100.00%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) ERP
3 3 (37.50%) JMS
3 3 (37.50%) SOA
3 3 (37.50%) WSDL
3 3 (37.50%) SSL
3 3 (37.50%) WebLogic
3 3 (37.50%) SOAP
3 3 (37.50%) XML
3 3 (37.50%) XSD
3 3 (37.50%) XSLT
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Middleware
3 3 (37.50%) BPEL
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
3 3 (37.50%) Business Activity Monitoring
4 2 (25.00%) Merchandise Planning
4 2 (25.00%) Business Process Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (25.00%) Retail
4 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Advertising

E-business
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 3 (37.50%) Oracle Service Bus
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (37.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Advertising
2 2 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
1 3 (37.50%) SOA Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Functional Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Applications Functional Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Functional Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Server Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Communications Manager
3 1 (12.50%) E-Business Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Finance Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) JMS
1 3 (37.50%) Middleware
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Fusion
1 3 (37.50%) SOAP
1 3 (37.50%) WSDL
1 3 (37.50%) XML
1 3 (37.50%) XSD
1 3 (37.50%) XSLT
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ERP
2 3 (37.50%) BPEL
2 3 (37.50%) Business Activity Monitoring
2 3 (37.50%) SOA
2 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Business Process Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) ETL
3 2 (25.00%) Merchandise Planning
3 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (12.50%) Facilities Management
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Governance
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PMO
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Hyperion
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft