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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 193 211 218
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +7
Contract jobs citing B2B 10 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.26% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 10
Average daily rate
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£388 £435 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.91% +8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £286 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £588 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.00 £23.13 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-61.08% +54.16%
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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
4486 5485 6015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.96% 76.61% 75.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3366 4051 4450
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 69 92
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.24% -19.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £13.97 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £53.75 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 15 (41.67%) B2C
2 12 (33.33%) Finance
3 9 (25.00%) Marketing
4 8 (22.22%) Java
5 7 (19.44%) HTML
5 7 (19.44%) Oracle
6 6 (16.67%) Retail
7 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (13.89%) Workflow
7 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
7 5 (13.89%) Project Management
7 5 (13.89%) CSS
7 5 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (13.89%) SharePoint
7 5 (13.89%) E-Commerce
7 5 (13.89%) HTTP
7 5 (13.89%) User Experience
8 4 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (11.11%) FTP
8 4 (11.11%) Lotus
8 4 (11.11%) Intranet
8 4 (11.11%) Internet
8 4 (11.11%) MS Office
8 4 (11.11%) IBM Notes
8 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
8 4 (11.11%) Data Security
8 4 (11.11%) WebSphere
9 3 (8.33%) SSH
9 3 (8.33%) Spring
9 3 (8.33%) Games

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 5 (13.89%) SharePoint
2 4 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 4 (11.11%) IBM Notes
3 2 (5.56%) IIS
3 2 (5.56%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.78%) Apache
4 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
4 1 (2.78%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.78%) CICS
4 1 (2.78%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Office
2 2 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.78%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.78%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) HTTP
2 4 (11.11%) FTP
2 4 (11.11%) Intranet
2 4 (11.11%) Internet
3 3 (8.33%) SSL
3 3 (8.33%) SSH
4 2 (5.56%) X.509
4 2 (5.56%) Firewall
4 2 (5.56%) LDAP
5 1 (2.78%) GSM
5 1 (2.78%) LAN
5 1 (2.78%) VoIP
5 1 (2.78%) WAN
5 1 (2.78%) NAS
5 1 (2.78%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) MySQL
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.78%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.78%) DB2
3 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.78%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.78%) DataStage
3 1 (2.78%) QualityStage
3 1 (2.78%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) JUnit
1 1 (2.78%) Maven
1 1 (2.78%) jMock
1 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.78%) DbUnit
1 1 (2.78%) Gradle
1 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (33.33%) Finance
2 9 (25.00%) Marketing
3 6 (16.67%) Retail
4 3 (8.33%) Games
4 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (5.56%) Advertising
6 1 (2.78%) Publishing
6 1 (2.78%) Electronics
6 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Analyst
2 3 (8.33%) Architect
2 3 (8.33%) Developer
3 2 (5.56%) User Experience Researcher
3 2 (5.56%) Print Designer
3 2 (5.56%) Designer
3 2 (5.56%) Senior Designer
3 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 2 (5.56%) CRM Manager
3 2 (5.56%) Business Analyst
3 2 (5.56%) Commercial Manager
3 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
3 2 (5.56%) Technical Support
3 2 (5.56%) Data Analyst
3 2 (5.56%) Technical Support Analyst
3 2 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (2.78%) Product Manager
4 1 (2.78%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (2.78%) Java Developer
4 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) HTML
2 5 (13.89%) CSS
3 3 (8.33%) SOAP
3 3 (8.33%) XML
3 3 (8.33%) Spring
3 3 (8.33%) jQuery
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (5.56%) REST
4 2 (5.56%) CSS3
4 2 (5.56%) HTML5
4 2 (5.56%) EDI
4 2 (5.56%) JMS
4 2 (5.56%) WSDL
4 2 (5.56%) Middleware
4 2 (5.56%) FIXML
4 2 (5.56%) XSD
4 2 (5.56%) Web Services
4 2 (5.56%) J2EE
5 1 (2.78%) ODBC
5 1 (2.78%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) User Experience
2 3 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.56%) Clustering
3 2 (5.56%) Cryptography
3 2 (5.56%) SWIFT
4 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.78%) Copywriting
4 1 (2.78%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.78%) Video on Demand
4 1 (2.78%) Social Media
4 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.78%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) UNIX
2 2 (5.56%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.78%) Android
3 1 (2.78%) Windows
3 1 (2.78%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (41.67%) B2C
2 5 (13.89%) Project Management
2 5 (13.89%) Workflow
2 5 (13.89%) E-Commerce
2 5 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (11.11%) Data Security
3 4 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (8.33%) ERP
4 3 (8.33%) SOA
4 3 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (5.56%) Business Analysis
5 2 (5.56%) Programme Management
5 2 (5.56%) TOGAF
5 2 (5.56%) BPEL
5 2 (5.56%) OO
5 2 (5.56%) CRM
5 2 (5.56%) EAI
5 2 (5.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) Java
2 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.33%) SQL
3 3 (8.33%) Groovy
4 2 (5.56%) ActionScript 2.0
4 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.56%) Perl
4 2 (5.56%) C++
4 2 (5.56%) ActionScript
4 2 (5.56%) Python
4 2 (5.56%) XQuery
4 2 (5.56%) XPath
5 1 (2.78%) COBOL
5 1 (2.78%) VB
5 1 (2.78%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) PMP
2 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.78%) ACCA
2 1 (2.78%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
1 1 (2.78%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.78%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) CA SiteMinder
2 1 (2.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Oracle
2 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.11%) Lotus
4 3 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (5.56%) Radianz
5 2 (5.56%) SAP
5 2 (5.56%) IBM
5 2 (5.56%) Axway
5 2 (5.56%) Tumbleweed
6 1 (2.78%) Facebook
6 1 (2.78%) Twitter
6 1 (2.78%) Adobe
6 1 (2.78%) ATG
6 1 (2.78%) VMware
6 1 (2.78%) Teradata
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