The table below looks at the statistics for B2C 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 B2C over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2C (Business-to-Consumer)
Rank 186 211 207
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -4
Contract jobs citing B2C 14 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.27% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.36% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 11
Average daily rate
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£451 £453 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.27% +13.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £368 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+24.62% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
4422 5597 5890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.06% 76.06% 75.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3282 4197 4388
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 71 91
Average hourly rate £22.60 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.42% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £52.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

B2C
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing B2C across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

B2C Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

B2C
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 B2C across the City of London region.

B2C Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

B2C
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing B2C across the City of London region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

B2C Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

B2C
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 B2C across the City of London region.

B2C Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

B2C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing B2C 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 B2C.

1 15 (60.00%) B2B
2 7 (28.00%) E-Commerce
3 6 (24.00%) Project Management
3 6 (24.00%) Retail
4 5 (20.00%) Finance
4 5 (20.00%) Games
4 5 (20.00%) Java
4 5 (20.00%) Marketing
5 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (16.00%) ERP
6 3 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (12.00%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Mobile App
6 3 (12.00%) Apple iOS
6 3 (12.00%) hybris
7 2 (8.00%) Android
7 2 (8.00%) iOS Development
7 2 (8.00%) Social Media
7 2 (8.00%) Analytics
7 2 (8.00%) Objective-C
7 2 (8.00%) HTML
7 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
7 2 (8.00%) OO
7 2 (8.00%) CSS
8 1 (4.00%) Web Services
8 1 (4.00%) ODBC
8 1 (4.00%) Windows
8 1 (4.00%) JavaScript

B2C
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing B2C 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 B2C. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (4.00%) CMS
1 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.00%) DataStage
1 1 (4.00%) QualityStage
1 1 (4.00%) Data Mart
1 1 (4.00%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Xcode
General
1 6 (24.00%) Retail
2 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Games
2 5 (20.00%) Marketing
3 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Architect
2 3 (12.00%) Developer
2 3 (12.00%) Analyst
2 3 (12.00%) Technical Architect
2 3 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (12.00%) Designer
2 3 (12.00%) Hybris Architect
3 2 (8.00%) Senior Designer
3 2 (8.00%) Print Designer
3 2 (8.00%) User Experience Researcher
3 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Data Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Data Architect
4 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Programme Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Web Designer
4 1 (4.00%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) CRM Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) HTML
1 2 (8.00%) CSS
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) ODBC
2 1 (4.00%) J2EE
2 1 (4.00%) Flash
2 1 (4.00%) XHTML
2 1 (4.00%) Cocoa
2 1 (4.00%) MEAP
2 1 (4.00%) iOS SDK
2 1 (4.00%) CSS3
2 1 (4.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.00%) Social Media
3 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Copywriting
3 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.00%) iPhone
3 1 (4.00%) iPad
3 1 (4.00%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (8.00%) Android
3 1 (4.00%) Windows
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) B2B
2 7 (28.00%) E-Commerce
3 6 (24.00%) Project Management
4 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (16.00%) ERP
5 3 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.00%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (8.00%) iOS Development
6 2 (8.00%) Analytics
6 2 (8.00%) OO
7 1 (4.00%) CRM
7 1 (4.00%) Data Modelling
7 1 (4.00%) OOD
7 1 (4.00%) SOA
7 1 (4.00%) ETL
7 1 (4.00%) SEO
7 1 (4.00%) Workflow
7 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (8.00%) Objective-C
3 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) C++
3 1 (4.00%) Groovy
3 1 (4.00%) R
3 1 (4.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) hybris
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) IBM
2 1 (4.00%) Retek
2 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (4.00%) Teradata