The table below looks at the statistics for B2B skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited B2B over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 186 188 210
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +22
Contract jobs citing B2B 12 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.22% 0.24% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.31% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 10
Average daily rate
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£277 £375 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.13% -18.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £206 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £496 £581
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £30.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +92.00%
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London

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4311 4496 5647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 80.22% 77.33% 77.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3403 3332 4200
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 40 71
Average hourly rate £21.38 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £36.50 £58.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

B2B
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

B2B Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

B2B
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

B2B Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

B2B
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing B2B across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

B2B Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

B2B
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

B2B Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 14 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (29.03%) Marketing
3 8 (25.81%) B2C
3 8 (25.81%) User Experience
4 7 (22.58%) Finance
4 7 (22.58%) Scrum
4 7 (22.58%) Cash Management
5 6 (19.35%) Banking
5 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (19.35%) Project Management
5 6 (19.35%) E-Commerce
5 6 (19.35%) SQL
6 5 (16.13%) HTML
6 5 (16.13%) CRM
6 5 (16.13%) Internet
6 5 (16.13%) Business Analysis
6 5 (16.13%) SWIFT
7 4 (12.90%) Google
7 4 (12.90%) Digital Marketing
7 4 (12.90%) Investment Banking
7 4 (12.90%) Advertising
7 4 (12.90%) Adobe
7 4 (12.90%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
8 3 (9.68%) Dreamweaver
8 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
8 3 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (9.68%) MS Visio
8 3 (9.68%) Java
8 3 (9.68%) Photoshop

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.45%) CMS
3 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (3.23%) nginx
3 1 (3.23%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.23%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Photoshop
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
1 3 (9.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Google Analytics
1 3 (9.68%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (3.23%) IaaS
2 1 (3.23%) Google Compute Engine
2 1 (3.23%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) SaaS
2 1 (3.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) Internet
2 2 (6.45%) MVNO
3 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.23%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.23%) MySQL
2 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.23%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.23%) Apache Hive
2 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.23%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) JIRA
1 3 (9.68%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (3.23%) Subversion
2 1 (3.23%) Selenium
2 1 (3.23%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (29.03%) Marketing
2 7 (22.58%) Finance
3 6 (19.35%) Banking
4 4 (12.90%) Advertising
4 4 (12.90%) Investment Banking
5 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
5 3 (9.68%) Billing
6 2 (6.45%) Retail
7 1 (3.23%) Games
7 1 (3.23%) Legal
7 1 (3.23%) Front Office
7 1 (3.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Business Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (6.45%) UX Designer
4 2 (6.45%) Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Designer
5 1 (3.23%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Middleware Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Digital Account Manager
5 1 (3.23%) User Experience Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) User Experience Researcher
5 1 (3.23%) Account Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Data Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Java Developer
5 1 (3.23%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Informatica Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) HTML
2 2 (6.45%) J2EE
3 1 (3.23%) SOAP
3 1 (3.23%) XML
3 1 (3.23%) XSLT
3 1 (3.23%) EDI
3 1 (3.23%) Middleware
3 1 (3.23%) EDIFACT
3 1 (3.23%) SAP PI
3 1 (3.23%) WebCenter
3 1 (3.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) User Experience
2 5 (16.13%) SWIFT
3 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.45%) Visualisation
5 1 (3.23%) Social Media
5 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) UNIX
1 1 (3.23%) Linux
1 1 (3.23%) Debian
1 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
1 1 (3.23%) CentOS
1 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.81%) B2C
3 7 (22.58%) Scrum
3 7 (22.58%) Cash Management
4 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (19.35%) Project Management
4 6 (19.35%) E-Commerce
5 5 (16.13%) CRM
5 5 (16.13%) Business Analysis
6 4 (12.90%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (9.68%) Asset Management
7 3 (9.68%) Open Source
7 3 (9.68%) Content Management
7 3 (9.68%) Analytics
8 2 (6.45%) DevOps
8 2 (6.45%) SDLC
8 2 (6.45%) SOA
8 2 (6.45%) Information Architecture
8 2 (6.45%) TOGAF
8 2 (6.45%) Market Research
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) Java
3 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.23%) Perl
4 1 (3.23%) C++
4 1 (3.23%) Python
4 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Puppet
1 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.23%) Ansible
1 1 (3.23%) Mesos
1 1 (3.23%) Kubernetes
1 1 (3.23%) Jitterbit
1 1 (3.23%) DBAmp
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Adobe
1 4 (12.90%) Google
1 4 (12.90%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (9.68%) DoubleClick
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) SAP
4 1 (3.23%) IBM
4 1 (3.23%) Informatica
4 1 (3.23%) Sitecore
4 1 (3.23%) hybris
4 1 (3.23%) Rackspace
4 1 (3.23%) Talend
4 1 (3.23%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.23%) ATG