Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 6 months to 24 November 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)
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 818 731 671
Rank change year-on-year -87 -60 -15
Contract jobs citing E-business 78 155 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.090% 0.18% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 76 99
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -4.26% +7.12%
10th Percentile £292 £350 £318
90th Percentile £626 £538 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £444 £450
% change year-on-year -4.23% -1.39% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
UK median hourly rate - £32.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.95% +143.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £39.00

E-business is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 87050 88088 93684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.89% 81.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 58011 58216 60663
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £635 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2370 2759
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.72 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.15% +5.40% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.37 £11.25 £11.28
90th Percentile £49.93 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +1.05% +18.75%

E-business
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing E-business as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for E-business in the UK

E-business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for E-business in the UK

E-business
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing E-business over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for E-business in the UK

E-business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for E-business in the UK

E-business
Top 12 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -81 74 £425 -5.56% 6
London -40 41 £425 -5.56% 3
UK excluding London -9 37 £425 -4.23% 3
North of England +49 9 £375 -11.45%
Midlands +31 8 £350 -
North West +25 8 £375 -8.54%
West Midlands +24 7 £300 -
South West -10 6 £450 -3.74% 1
South East -20 6 £431 -4.17% 1
Scotland +6 4 £413 -17.50%
East of England -5 4 £423 -0.59% 1
East Midlands -3 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 with a requirement for E-business.

1 32 (41.03%) Oracle
1 32 (41.03%) Finance
2 17 (21.79%) SQL
3 15 (19.23%) Java
4 13 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 13 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (15.38%) ERP
6 11 (14.10%) Firewall
6 11 (14.10%) Oracle Database
7 10 (12.82%) Project Management
7 10 (12.82%) SQL Server
7 10 (12.82%) Linux
8 9 (11.54%) Python
8 9 (11.54%) Oracle ODI
9 8 (10.26%) Microsoft
9 8 (10.26%) Unix
9 8 (10.26%) Windows
9 8 (10.26%) QA
9 8 (10.26%) Oracle Fusion
9 8 (10.26%) Test Automation
10 7 (8.97%) Oracle BI EE
10 7 (8.97%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (8.97%) WebSphere
10 7 (8.97%) JIRA
10 7 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (8.97%) Apache
10 7 (8.97%) Tomcat
10 7 (8.97%) MVC
10 7 (8.97%) Bash Shell
11 6 (7.69%) Financial Institution

E-business
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 7 (8.97%) Apache
1 7 (8.97%) Tomcat
1 7 (8.97%) WebSphere
2 5 (6.41%) CMS
2 5 (6.41%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (5.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (3.85%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (3.85%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.56%) IIS
5 2 (2.56%) JBoss
5 2 (2.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (2.56%) Tuxedo
6 1 (1.28%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (5.13%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (3.85%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.85%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (1.28%) Demantra
4 1 (1.28%) ION MarketView
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle FAH
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.56%) Amazon S3
1 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.56%) Office 365
1 2 (2.56%) SaaS
2 1 (1.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.10%) Firewall
2 5 (6.41%) BIG-IP
2 5 (6.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 5 (6.41%) SSL
2 5 (6.41%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.13%) HTTP
3 4 (5.13%) Network Security
3 4 (5.13%) SMS
4 3 (3.85%) Internet
5 1 (1.28%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.10%) Oracle Database
2 10 (12.82%) SQL Server
3 9 (11.54%) Oracle ODI
4 7 (8.97%) Oracle BI EE
4 7 (8.97%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (6.41%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (6.41%) Endeca
5 5 (6.41%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (6.41%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (5.13%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 4 (5.13%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (3.85%) Oracle Discoverer
7 3 (3.85%) Star Schema
8 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (1.28%) Blockchain
9 1 (1.28%) Datazen
9 1 (1.28%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (1.28%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (1.28%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (8.97%) JIRA
2 5 (6.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (2.56%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.28%) NUnit
4 1 (1.28%) Subversion
4 1 (1.28%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (41.03%) Finance
2 6 (7.69%) Banking
2 6 (7.69%) Financial Institution
3 4 (5.13%) Back Office
4 3 (3.85%) Billing
4 3 (3.85%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.85%) Law
4 3 (3.85%) Legal
5 2 (2.56%) Front Office
5 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.28%) Advertising
6 1 (1.28%) French Language
6 1 (1.28%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.28%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.28%) Marketing
6 1 (1.28%) Military
6 1 (1.28%) Retail
6 1 (1.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 13 (16.67%) Consultant
2 12 (15.38%) Developer
3 11 (14.10%) Analyst
4 7 (8.97%) Oracle Consultant
4 7 (8.97%) QA Tester
4 7 (8.97%) Tester
5 6 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 6 (7.69%) E-Business Manager
6 5 (6.41%) Administrator
6 5 (6.41%) Architect
6 5 (6.41%) DBA
6 5 (6.41%) Java Developer
6 5 (6.41%) Oracle DBA
7 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
7 4 (5.13%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (5.13%) Security Consultant
8 3 (3.85%) E-Business Consultant
8 3 (3.85%) Services Delivery Manager
8 3 (3.85%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.26%) Oracle Fusion
2 6 (7.69%) J2EE
3 5 (6.41%) HTML
3 5 (6.41%) LAPP Stack
3 5 (6.41%) Spring
3 5 (6.41%) Spring MVC
3 5 (6.41%) XML
4 4 (5.13%) JSP
4 4 (5.13%) Spring Boot
5 3 (3.85%) .NET
5 3 (3.85%) JDBC
5 3 (3.85%) Spring Security
6 2 (2.56%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 2 (2.56%) SOAP
6 2 (2.56%) Velocity
6 2 (2.56%) Web Services
6 2 (2.56%) WebCenter
7 1 (1.28%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.28%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 6 (7.69%) Mainframe
2 5 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.41%) Clustering
2 5 (6.41%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.13%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.13%) FMCG
4 3 (3.85%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.56%) Derivative
5 2 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.56%) iSeries
5 2 (2.56%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.28%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.28%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (1.28%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.28%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.28%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.82%) Linux
2 8 (10.26%) Unix
2 8 (10.26%) Windows
3 2 (2.56%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 12 (15.38%) ERP
3 10 (12.82%) Project Management
4 8 (10.26%) Test Automation
5 7 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (8.97%) MVC
6 5 (6.41%) Content Management
6 5 (6.41%) Data Modelling
6 5 (6.41%) Electronic Trading
6 5 (6.41%) Functional Testing
6 5 (6.41%) High Availability
6 5 (6.41%) Logistics
6 5 (6.41%) Mentoring
6 5 (6.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (6.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (6.41%) Waterfall
7 4 (5.13%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.13%) SOA
7 4 (5.13%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (21.79%) SQL
2 15 (19.23%) Java
3 9 (11.54%) Python
4 7 (8.97%) Bash Shell
5 6 (7.69%) PL/SQL
6 5 (6.41%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.13%) C#
8 3 (3.85%) C++
9 2 (2.56%) Ada
9 2 (2.56%) COBOL
9 2 (2.56%) Jython
9 2 (2.56%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.56%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.56%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.28%) C
10 1 (1.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (1.28%) PHP
10 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (6.41%) RHCE
2 3 (3.85%) Degree
2 3 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.56%) CEH
3 2 (2.56%) CISM
3 2 (2.56%) CISSP
3 2 (2.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.28%) ISEB
4 1 (1.28%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.26%) QA
2 5 (6.41%) AS 2805
2 5 (6.41%) ISO 8583
2 5 (6.41%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.85%) Data Guard
2 3 (3.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (41.03%) Oracle
2 8 (10.26%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.41%) F5
3 5 (6.41%) FatWire
3 5 (6.41%) VMware
4 4 (5.13%) Symantec
5 3 (3.85%) HP
5 3 (3.85%) hybris
5 3 (3.85%) Hyperion
5 3 (3.85%) ION Trading
5 3 (3.85%) SAP
6 2 (2.56%) Citrix
6 2 (2.56%) Dell
7 1 (1.28%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.28%) Calypso
7 1 (1.28%) Murex
7 1 (1.28%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.28%) Reuters
7 1 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.28%) webMethods