The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Electronic Business (eBusiness)
England / South East
Rank 238 255 258
Rank change year-on-year +17 +3  
Contract jobs citing E-business 9 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.11% 0.072%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.14% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 5
Median daily rate £438 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £404 £396
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £558 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £463 £413
% change year-on-year -2.70% +12.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6276 7405 7740
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.57% 81.20% 79.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3613 4574 4231
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 269 273
Median hourly rate £29.92 £42.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.60% +28.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

E-business
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

E-business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for E-business in the South East

E-business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for E-business in the South East

E-business
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 22 March 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
Hampshire +22 6 £450 -5.26%
Berkshire +19 2 £370 -26.18%
E-business
England

E-business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 South East region with a requirement for E-business.

1 12 (70.59%) Oracle
2 7 (41.18%) CRM
3 6 (35.29%) Middleware
3 6 (35.29%) Siebel
3 6 (35.29%) SOA
3 6 (35.29%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (29.41%) Windows
4 5 (29.41%) AIX
4 5 (29.41%) Linux
4 5 (29.41%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (29.41%) Finance
5 4 (23.53%) HP
5 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (17.65%) Hyperion
7 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Cognos
7 2 (11.76%) PL/SQL
7 2 (11.76%) SQL
7 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (11.76%) Logistics
7 2 (11.76%) General Ledger
7 2 (11.76%) Dell
7 2 (11.76%) ERP
7 2 (11.76%) Workflow
7 2 (11.76%) Oracle Workflow

E-business
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 (11.76%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (11.76%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Big Data
1 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
1 1 (5.88%) ProC
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) General Ledger
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) DBA
3 3 (17.65%) Middleware Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Functional Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Business Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Business Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Chief Technology Officer
5 1 (5.88%) Data Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Data Migration Manager
5 1 (5.88%) E-Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) E-Business Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) ERP Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Applications DBA
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Functional Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) Middleware
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) AIX
1 5 (29.41%) Linux
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) CRM
2 6 (35.29%) SOA
3 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
4 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (11.76%) Analytics
5 2 (11.76%) Cash Management
5 2 (11.76%) Data Reconciliation
5 2 (11.76%) ERP
5 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Logistics
5 2 (11.76%) Personalization
5 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Smoke Testing
5 2 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Workflow
6 1 (5.88%) Coaching
6 1 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) PL/SQL
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.88%) MOM
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Oracle
2 6 (35.29%) Siebel
3 4 (23.53%) HP
4 3 (17.65%) Hyperion
5 2 (11.76%) Cognos
5 2 (11.76%) Dell
6 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.88%) Tableau