The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 30 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.

Electronic Business (eBusiness)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 125 121
Rank change year-on-year +16 -4  
Contract jobs citing E-business 5 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.29% 0.039%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.35% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 1
Median daily rate £413 £350 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.85% -30.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
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 West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1796 2264 1924
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 79.82% 81.79% 75.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1148 1244 1115
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 45 105
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.25 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.24% -37.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £10.73 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

E-business
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

E-business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for E-business in the West Midlands

E-business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for E-business 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 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
Birmingham +7 4 £406 +16.07%
Warwickshire +3 1 £450 -
E-business
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for E-business.

1 6 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) Data Mart
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) Oracle
3 3 (37.50%) ERP
3 3 (37.50%) SOA
3 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
3 3 (37.50%) JDA
3 3 (37.50%) Back Office
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (25.00%) Network Security
4 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) Data Transformation
4 2 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (25.00%) Strategic Planning
4 2 (25.00%) Netezza
4 2 (25.00%) Business Development
4 2 (25.00%) Resource Management
4 2 (25.00%) Risk Management

E-business
Co-occurring 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 3 (37.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (25.00%) SAS
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle ASCP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) Data Mart
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (25.00%) DB2
3 2 (25.00%) Informix
3 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Back Office
3 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (12.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
1 3 (37.50%) OBIEE Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Project Manager
1 3 (37.50%) Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) E-Business Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Teradata Architect
3 1 (12.50%) ERP Manager
3 1 (12.50%) ERP Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Finance Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Finance Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Supply Chain Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Supply Chain Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Supply Chain Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) UAT Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (25.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (37.50%) ERP
2 3 (37.50%) SOA
2 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Business Development
3 2 (25.00%) CRM
3 2 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (25.00%) Data Transformation
3 2 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Resource Management
3 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (25.00%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) Basel II
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) JDA
3 2 (25.00%) Cognos
3 2 (25.00%) IBM
3 2 (25.00%) Informatica
3 2 (25.00%) Netezza
3 2 (25.00%) SAP
3 2 (25.00%) Teradata