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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2C (Business-to-Consumer)
Rank 189 181 185
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing B2C 7 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.32% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.41% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 11
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£388 £425 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -34.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £355
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +12.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £44.00 -
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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
4349 5125 4535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.80% 77.07% 75.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3440 3769 3440
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 56 88
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.14% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.63 £52.82 £107.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 9 (45.00%) B2B
2 7 (35.00%) E-Commerce
3 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (25.00%) Social Media
4 5 (25.00%) Games
5 4 (20.00%) Apple iOS
5 4 (20.00%) Retail
5 4 (20.00%) Objective-C
5 4 (20.00%) Marketing
5 4 (20.00%) Mobile App
5 4 (20.00%) iOS Development
5 4 (20.00%) User Experience
6 3 (15.00%) Java
6 3 (15.00%) J2EE
6 3 (15.00%) Project Management
6 3 (15.00%) Finance
7 2 (10.00%) Web Services
7 2 (10.00%) OO
7 2 (10.00%) CMS
7 2 (10.00%) SQL
7 2 (10.00%) ERP
7 2 (10.00%) OOD
7 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
7 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
7 2 (10.00%) Content Management
7 2 (10.00%) TDD
7 2 (10.00%) Banking
7 2 (10.00%) Ektron
7 2 (10.00%) hybris
7 2 (10.00%) Digital Marketing

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (10.00%) CMS
1 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
General
1 5 (25.00%) Games
2 4 (20.00%) Retail
2 4 (20.00%) Marketing
3 3 (15.00%) Finance
4 2 (10.00%) Banking
5 1 (5.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Architect
3 4 (20.00%) iOS Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Digital Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.00%) WebSphere Architect
5 1 (5.00%) PPC Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) CRM Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Marketing Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Web Designer
5 1 (5.00%) Marketing Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Programme Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) J2EE
2 2 (10.00%) Web Services
3 1 (5.00%) REST
3 1 (5.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Social Media
2 4 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (20.00%) User Experience
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.00%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) B2B
2 7 (35.00%) E-Commerce
3 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (20.00%) iOS Development
5 3 (15.00%) Project Management
6 2 (10.00%) TDD
6 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
6 2 (10.00%) Content Management
6 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (10.00%) OO
6 2 (10.00%) Analytics
6 2 (10.00%) ERP
6 2 (10.00%) OOD
6 2 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (5.00%) Usability Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
7 1 (5.00%) SOA
7 1 (5.00%) User Stories
7 1 (5.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) Objective-C
2 3 (15.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (5.00%) Groovy
4 1 (5.00%) Scala
4 1 (5.00%) R
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Ektron
1 2 (10.00%) hybris
2 1 (5.00%) Retek
2 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com