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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
B2B (Business-to-Business)
London / City of London
Rank 143 133 181
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +48
Contract jobs citing B2B 12 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.41% 0.46% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.54% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 4
Median daily rate £650 £442 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% +4.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.60 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £42.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-71.76% +286.36%

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
2523 2588 4197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 86.08% 84.77% 81.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2009 2039 3297
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £320 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 35
Median hourly rate £50.75 £35.60 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.57% +77.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.99 £18.85 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 19 January 2017.

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 January 2017, 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 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 8 (53.33%) Web Services
2 8 (53.33%) B2C
3 7 (46.67%) IBM
3 7 (46.67%) Oracle
3 7 (46.67%) SOA
3 7 (46.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (46.67%) MOM
3 7 (46.67%) IBM Integration Bus
3 7 (46.67%) Oracle Fusion
3 7 (46.67%) REST
3 7 (46.67%) MuleSoft
3 7 (46.67%) API Integration
3 7 (46.67%) Service Design
4 6 (40.00%) Event-Driven Architecture
4 6 (40.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (40.00%) Banking
5 3 (20.00%) Marketing
6 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
6 2 (13.33%) Project Management
6 2 (13.33%) Office 365
6 2 (13.33%) Big Data
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 2 (13.33%) PMP
6 2 (13.33%) Fintech
7 1 (6.67%) Conflict Management
7 1 (6.67%) Matrix Organization
7 1 (6.67%) IaaS
7 1 (6.67%) Analytics
7 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software

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 6 (40.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (6.67%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.67%) IaaS
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Converged Networks
1 1 (6.67%) DMZ
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
1 1 (6.67%) LAN
1 1 (6.67%) VPN
1 1 (6.67%) WAN
1 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Big Data
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Banking
3 3 (20.00%) Marketing
4 1 (6.67%) Retail
4 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Architect
2 7 (46.67%) Integration Architect
2 7 (46.67%) Lead Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Product Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Azure Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Copywriter
4 1 (6.67%) Digital Copywriter
4 1 (6.67%) Digital Director
4 1 (6.67%) Digital Product Owner
4 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce Product Owner
4 1 (6.67%) HR Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Network Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Product Owner
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Report Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Copywriter
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Product Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Transformation Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Transformation Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) Web Services
2 7 (46.67%) IBM Integration Bus
2 7 (46.67%) Oracle Fusion
2 7 (46.67%) REST
3 1 (6.67%) JSON
3 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Fintech
2 1 (6.67%) Copywriting
2 1 (6.67%) Data Integration
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.67%) FMCG
2 1 (6.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) B2C
2 7 (46.67%) API Integration
2 7 (46.67%) Service Design
2 7 (46.67%) SOA
2 7 (46.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (40.00%) Event-Driven Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Analytics
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) Conflict Management
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps
5 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.67%) Line Management
5 1 (6.67%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (6.67%) PRINCE
5 1 (6.67%) SEO
5 1 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) PMP
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) MOM
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) IBM
1 7 (46.67%) MuleSoft
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Bloomberg
3 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com