The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 56 73
Contract jobs citing E-business 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire - 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.20% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £450 £450
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 506 507 705
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 80.96% 78.60% 78.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 268 363
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £288 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 17 59
Median hourly rate £17.77 £25.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.92% -23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.83 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £47.50
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 Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

E-business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for E-business in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for E-business.

1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (60.00%) SOAP
2 3 (60.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) XSD
2 3 (60.00%) XSLT
2 3 (60.00%) WSDL
2 3 (60.00%) SSL
2 3 (60.00%) Middleware
2 3 (60.00%) ERP
2 3 (60.00%) JMS
2 3 (60.00%) SOA
2 3 (60.00%) BPEL
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (60.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (60.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
3 2 (40.00%) Merchandise Planning
3 2 (40.00%) Business Process Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Retail
3 2 (40.00%) ETL
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Advertising

E-business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (60.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (40.00%) Advertising
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
1 3 (60.00%) SOA Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Applications Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Functional Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Applications Functional Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Functional Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Server Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) JMS
1 3 (60.00%) Middleware
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 3 (60.00%) SOAP
1 3 (60.00%) WSDL
1 3 (60.00%) XML
1 3 (60.00%) XSD
1 3 (60.00%) XSLT
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) BPEL
1 3 (60.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
1 3 (60.00%) ERP
1 3 (60.00%) SOA
2 2 (40.00%) Business Process Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) ETL
2 2 (40.00%) Merchandise Planning
2 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle