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 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 189 188 173
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -15
Contract jobs citing B2B 11 20 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.29% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.38% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 18
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£425 £321 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.29% -20.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £278 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £553 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -8.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -44.18%
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
4402 5249 4652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.02% 77.21% 75.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3470 3862 3529
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 57 88
Average hourly rate £18.50 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.27% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £52.82 £107.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014, 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 9 (45.00%) B2C
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 7 (35.00%) Marketing
3 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 5 (25.00%) User Experience
5 4 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (15.00%) WebSphere
6 3 (15.00%) Business Development
6 3 (15.00%) Analytics
6 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
7 2 (10.00%) OOD
7 2 (10.00%) Content Management
7 2 (10.00%) Banking
7 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
7 2 (10.00%) CMS
7 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
7 2 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (10.00%) OO
7 2 (10.00%) CRM
7 2 (10.00%) Java
7 2 (10.00%) SQL
7 2 (10.00%) J2EE
7 2 (10.00%) SAP
7 2 (10.00%) Marketing Strategy
7 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (10.00%) Degree
7 2 (10.00%) Product Marketing
7 2 (10.00%) Ektron
8 1 (5.00%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (15.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.00%) CMS
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 1 (5.00%) IIS
3 1 (5.00%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP ERP
1 1 (5.00%) Google Analytics
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) SSL
1 1 (5.00%) S/MIME
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
1 1 (5.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
1 1 (5.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.00%) Gradle
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 7 (35.00%) Marketing
3 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (10.00%) Banking
5 1 (5.00%) Retail
5 1 (5.00%) Legal
5 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (5.00%) Publishing
5 1 (5.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (15.00%) Architect
1 3 (15.00%) Marketing Manager
1 3 (15.00%) Senior Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Commercial Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Business Manager
2 2 (10.00%) WebSphere Architect
2 2 (10.00%) Development Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Business Development Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Product Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Senior Product Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Product Marketing Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Digital Project Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Senior Development Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing Project Manager
3 1 (5.00%) User Experience Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com Administrator
3 1 (5.00%) CRM Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) J2EE
2 1 (5.00%) HTML5
2 1 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (5.00%) CSS3
2 1 (5.00%) Grails
2 1 (5.00%) CSS
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) Social Media
2 1 (5.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) UNIX
1 1 (5.00%) AIX
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) B2C
2 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 4 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (15.00%) Business Development
5 3 (15.00%) Analytics
6 2 (10.00%) OOD
6 2 (10.00%) Content Management
6 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
6 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
6 2 (10.00%) OO
6 2 (10.00%) CRM
6 2 (10.00%) Marketing Strategy
6 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (10.00%) Product Marketing
7 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
7 1 (5.00%) Time Management
7 1 (5.00%) Data Cleansing
7 1 (5.00%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) Java
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) Groovy
2 1 (5.00%) VB
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.00%) C
2 1 (5.00%) C++
2 1 (5.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) ACCA
2 1 (5.00%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
1 2 (10.00%) SAP
1 2 (10.00%) Ektron
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) IBM
2 1 (5.00%) Omniture
2 1 (5.00%) Google