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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited B2B over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 148 188 191
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +3
Contract jobs citing B2B 14 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.40% 0.27% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.34% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 16
Median daily rate £400 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £308 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £468 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 - £52.50
B2B
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
2937 4408 5001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.93% 80.44% 79.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2385 3428 3684
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £601 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 40 47
Median hourly rate £19.00 £27.37 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.58% +21.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.31 £92.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -1.61%

B2B
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing B2B as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 May 2016.

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 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing B2B 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 City of London region with a requirement for B2B.

1 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) B2C
3 7 (25.00%) CRM
4 6 (21.43%) Marketing
5 5 (17.86%) Waterfall
5 5 (17.86%) Finance
5 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (17.86%) E-Commerce
6 4 (14.29%) Java
6 4 (14.29%) Scrum
7 3 (10.71%) C#
7 3 (10.71%) SQL
7 3 (10.71%) .NET
7 3 (10.71%) MS Office
7 3 (10.71%) SOAP
7 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
7 3 (10.71%) Internet
7 3 (10.71%) hybris
7 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (10.71%) Microservices
7 3 (10.71%) Creative Marketing
8 2 (7.14%) Web 2.0
8 2 (7.14%) WebSphere
8 2 (7.14%) Web Development
8 2 (7.14%) Business Development
8 2 (7.14%) Business Analysis
8 2 (7.14%) Ajax
8 2 (7.14%) Competitor Analysis
8 2 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (7.14%) Product Marketing

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 (7.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
1 3 (10.71%) MS Office
2 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) Internet
2 2 (7.14%) Broadband
2 2 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (21.43%) Marketing
2 5 (17.86%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) Advertising
4 1 (3.57%) Banking
4 1 (3.57%) German Language
4 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Analyst
1 7 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Project Manager
3 5 (17.86%) Agile Project Manager
4 4 (14.29%) Architect
5 3 (10.71%) CRM Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) CRM Business Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Manager
6 2 (7.14%) .NET Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Compliance Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Domain Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Marketing Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Risk Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Senior WebSphere Architect
6 2 (7.14%) WebSphere Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Chief Technology Officer
7 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce Manager
7 1 (3.57%) EDI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) .NET
1 3 (10.71%) SOAP
2 2 (7.14%) Ajax
2 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 2 (7.14%) CSS
2 2 (7.14%) EJB
2 2 (7.14%) Flash
2 2 (7.14%) Hibernate
2 2 (7.14%) HTML
2 2 (7.14%) J2EE
2 2 (7.14%) JNDI
2 2 (7.14%) JSTL
2 2 (7.14%) RESTful
2 2 (7.14%) Struts
3 1 (3.57%) ATL
3 1 (3.57%) EDI
3 1 (3.57%) EDIFACT
3 1 (3.57%) REST
3 1 (3.57%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Social Media
2 2 (7.14%) Web 2.0
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Copywriting
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) B2C
3 7 (25.00%) CRM
4 5 (17.86%) E-Commerce
4 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (17.86%) Waterfall
5 4 (14.29%) Scrum
6 3 (10.71%) Creative Marketing
6 3 (10.71%) Microservices
7 2 (7.14%) Analytics
7 2 (7.14%) Anti-Money Laundering
7 2 (7.14%) Business Analysis
7 2 (7.14%) Business Development
7 2 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (7.14%) KYC
7 2 (7.14%) Marketing Strategy
7 2 (7.14%) Migration
7 2 (7.14%) Product Marketing
7 2 (7.14%) Time Management
7 2 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) Java
2 3 (10.71%) C#
2 3 (10.71%) SQL
3 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.57%) C
4 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) hybris
2 2 (7.14%) ATG
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.57%) IBM
3 1 (3.57%) TIBCO