The table below looks at the statistics for B2B skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited B2B over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 97 123 121
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -2
Contract jobs citing B2B 26 8 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.06% 0.31% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 0.46% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 13
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£420 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £375 £390
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £107.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -65.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.00 £37.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-76.00% +150.00%
B2B
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1806 1756 2114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.59% 68.06% 67.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 835 763
Average daily rate £390 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 36 41
Average hourly rate £17.07 £22.85 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.29% -25.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.10 £11.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £44.40 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

B2B
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing B2B across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

B2B Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

B2B
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing B2B across the Berkshire region.

B2B Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

B2B
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing B2B across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

B2B Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

B2B
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing B2B across the Berkshire region.

B2B Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

B2B
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell - 8 £440 -
Reading +19 7 £275 -21.42% 1
Slough - 2 £478 - 1
Newbury - 1 - -
Ascot - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Windsor - - - - 4
Wokingham - - - -
B2B
South East

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing B2B also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited B2B.

1 26 (63.41%) B2C
2 23 (56.10%) E-Commerce
3 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (39.02%) Marketing
5 14 (34.15%) Migration
5 14 (34.15%) CRM
6 11 (26.83%) Finance
6 11 (26.83%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (26.83%) Web Services
7 10 (24.39%) HTML
8 9 (21.95%) .NET
8 9 (21.95%) Project Management
8 9 (21.95%) Telecoms
8 9 (21.95%) Scrum
9 8 (19.51%) XML
10 7 (17.07%) JavaScript
10 7 (17.07%) SOAP
10 7 (17.07%) E-business
10 7 (17.07%) MVC
10 7 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (17.07%) jQuery
10 7 (17.07%) REST
11 6 (14.63%) User Stories
11 6 (14.63%) JIRA
11 6 (14.63%) Drupal
11 6 (14.63%) TOGAF
11 6 (14.63%) Business Analysis
11 6 (14.63%) Internet
11 6 (14.63%) Java
12 5 (12.20%) J2EE

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing B2B also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited B2B. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (14.63%) Drupal
2 4 (9.76%) CMS
3 3 (7.32%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.32%) WebSphere
3 3 (7.32%) Liferay
4 1 (2.44%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (9.76%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle CRM
2 2 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.88%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (4.88%) Google Analytics
3 1 (2.44%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Force.com
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.44%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.63%) Internet
2 1 (2.44%) FTP
2 1 (2.44%) HTTP
2 1 (2.44%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) BigTable
1 1 (2.44%) Voldemort
1 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.44%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) JIRA
2 3 (7.32%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (39.02%) Marketing
2 11 (26.83%) Finance
3 9 (21.95%) Telecoms
4 4 (9.76%) French Language
4 4 (9.76%) Advertising
5 3 (7.32%) Banking
6 2 (4.88%) Retail
6 2 (4.88%) Billing
6 2 (4.88%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (4.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Architect
2 12 (29.27%) Solutions Architect
3 9 (21.95%) Business Analyst
3 9 (21.95%) Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Marketing Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Relationships Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Business Manager
5 3 (7.32%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Salesforce.com Architect
6 2 (4.88%) E-Commerce Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Product Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Communications Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Consultant
7 1 (2.44%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.44%) SOA Architect
7 1 (2.44%) Solutions Consultant
7 1 (2.44%) Salesforce.com Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.83%) Web Services
2 10 (24.39%) HTML
3 9 (21.95%) .NET
4 8 (19.51%) XML
5 7 (17.07%) SOAP
5 7 (17.07%) jQuery
5 7 (17.07%) REST
6 5 (12.20%) J2EE
7 3 (7.32%) Flash
8 2 (4.88%) Middleware
9 1 (2.44%) EDIFACT
9 1 (2.44%) SAML
9 1 (2.44%) EDI
9 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
9 1 (2.44%) CSS
9 1 (2.44%) XSLT
9 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
9 1 (2.44%) WebCenter
9 1 (2.44%) RESTful
9 1 (2.44%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Mobile Computing
1 5 (12.20%) Mobile App
2 4 (9.76%) Social Media
3 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.88%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) Wiki
4 1 (2.44%) FMCG
4 1 (2.44%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.44%) e-Health
4 1 (2.44%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (63.41%) B2C
2 23 (56.10%) E-Commerce
3 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (34.15%) Migration
4 14 (34.15%) CRM
5 9 (21.95%) Project Management
5 9 (21.95%) Scrum
6 7 (17.07%) E-business
6 7 (17.07%) MVC
6 7 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (14.63%) User Stories
7 6 (14.63%) TOGAF
7 6 (14.63%) Business Analysis
8 5 (12.20%) Zachman Framework
8 5 (12.20%) Responsive Web Design
9 4 (9.76%) Customer Insight
9 4 (9.76%) Business Transformation
9 4 (9.76%) Analytics
9 4 (9.76%) People Management
9 4 (9.76%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.07%) JavaScript
2 6 (14.63%) Java
3 3 (7.32%) PHP
4 1 (2.44%) C#
4 1 (2.44%) ActionScript
4 1 (2.44%) XPath
4 1 (2.44%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) PMP
1 3 (7.32%) PMI Certification
1 3 (7.32%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) AAT
2 2 (4.88%) ACCA
2 2 (4.88%) CIMA
3 1 (2.44%) MBA
3 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (9.76%) Oracle
3 3 (7.32%) Metastorm
3 3 (7.32%) SAP
3 3 (7.32%) Google
4 2 (4.88%) Eloqua
4 2 (4.88%) Siebel
4 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.44%) IBM
5 1 (2.44%) FatWire
5 1 (2.44%) Omniture
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