The table below looks at the statistics for B2B skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited B2B over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 424 397 320
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -77
Contract jobs citing B2B 133 133 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.30% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.40% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 66 110
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £285 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £523 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 4 4
Average hourly rate £11.00 £10.38 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.02% -51.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £8.75 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.00 £97.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £10.38 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+6.02% -51.74%
B2B
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
34844 33254 29955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.43% 74.76% 72.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 22736 20646 18101
Average daily rate £425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1059 1253
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -12.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

B2B
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing B2B across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

B2B Jobs Demand Trend in England

B2B
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing B2B across the England region.

B2B Daily Rate Trend in England

B2B
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing B2B across the England region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

B2B Daily Rate Histogram in England

B2B
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing B2B across the England region.

B2B Hourly Rate Trend in England

B2B
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the England region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -13 60 £378 -11.05% 64
South East +5 44 £413 - 27
East Midlands +14 7 £525 - 4
East of England -4 7 £606 - 4
South West -28 4 £550 +29.41% 15
North West -8 3 £350 +16.66% 15
West Midlands -8 1 - - 11
Yorkshire - - - - 10
B2B
UK

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 82 (28.28%) B2C
1 82 (28.28%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (25.86%) Marketing
3 63 (21.72%) E-Commerce
4 59 (20.34%) Finance
5 51 (17.59%) HTML
6 47 (16.21%) Web Services
7 46 (15.86%) JavaScript
8 45 (15.52%) CSS
9 40 (13.79%) XML
9 40 (13.79%) Retail
10 36 (12.41%) Project Management
10 36 (12.41%) Telecoms
11 35 (12.07%) Java
12 34 (11.72%) Microsoft
13 33 (11.38%) SOA
13 33 (11.38%) Scrum
14 32 (11.03%) CMS
15 28 (9.66%) Time Management
15 28 (9.66%) User Experience
16 27 (9.31%) Stakeholder Management
17 26 (8.97%) OO
17 26 (8.97%) Degree
18 25 (8.62%) REST
19 23 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
19 23 (7.93%) Advertising
20 22 (7.59%) jQuery
20 22 (7.59%) TDD
20 22 (7.59%) User Stories
21 20 (6.90%) MS Excel

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 32 (11.03%) CMS
2 13 (4.48%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.45%) Apache
4 8 (2.76%) Drupal
5 7 (2.41%) WebSphere
6 6 (2.07%) WordPress
7 5 (1.72%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (1.72%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (1.72%) Lync
7 5 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.03%) SAS
9 3 (1.03%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.69%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
10 2 (0.69%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.69%) IIS
10 2 (0.69%) Adobe CQ
10 2 (0.69%) Liferay
10 2 (0.69%) Umbraco
Applications
1 20 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 15 (5.17%) MS Office
3 9 (3.10%) InfoPath
4 8 (2.76%) OmniGraffle
4 8 (2.76%) Adobe Illustrator
5 7 (2.41%) Photoshop
6 3 (1.03%) MS Project
6 3 (1.03%) InDesign
6 3 (1.03%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.69%) SPSS
8 1 (0.34%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.34%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 3 (1.03%) SAP ERP
1 3 (1.03%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.69%) SiteCatalyst
2 2 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.34%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.34%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.34%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.76%) SaaS
2 3 (1.03%) PaaS
3 2 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.34%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.34%) GitHub
4 1 (0.34%) IaaS
4 1 (0.34%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.45%) SNMP
2 7 (2.41%) Intranet
2 7 (2.41%) HTTP
3 6 (2.07%) VoIP
4 4 (1.38%) Firewall
5 3 (1.03%) RFID
5 3 (1.03%) NFC
5 3 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (1.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (1.03%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (1.03%) WAN
5 3 (1.03%) LAN
5 3 (1.03%) FTP
5 3 (1.03%) Internet
5 3 (1.03%) Extranet
6 2 (0.69%) MPLS
6 2 (0.69%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.69%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.69%) Softswitch
7 1 (0.34%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 10 (3.45%) PowerCenter
2 7 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.72%) PerformancePoint
5 4 (1.38%) MySQL
6 3 (1.03%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.69%) Big Data
7 2 (0.69%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.69%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.69%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.69%) OLTP
8 1 (0.34%) DB2
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.34%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (3.10%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.41%) Axure RP
3 6 (2.07%) JIRA
3 6 (2.07%) Grunt
4 4 (1.38%) Cucumber
4 4 (1.38%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.03%) Gradle
5 3 (1.03%) Maven
5 3 (1.03%) Selenium
5 3 (1.03%) JUnit
5 3 (1.03%) JBehave
5 3 (1.03%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.69%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.34%) Hudson
7 1 (0.34%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.34%) Mocha
7 1 (0.34%) RSpec
7 1 (0.34%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.34%) TestNG
7 1 (0.34%) Bower
General
1 75 (25.86%) Marketing
2 59 (20.34%) Finance
3 40 (13.79%) Retail
4 36 (12.41%) Telecoms
5 23 (7.93%) Advertising
6 14 (4.83%) Banking
7 10 (3.45%) Publishing
8 9 (3.10%) Games
9 8 (2.76%) Manufacturing
10 7 (2.41%) French Language
10 7 (2.41%) Legal
11 5 (1.72%) Electronics
12 4 (1.38%) Back Office
13 3 (1.03%) Retail Banking
13 3 (1.03%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.69%) Danish Language
14 2 (0.69%) German Language
14 2 (0.69%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.69%) Law
15 1 (0.34%) Luxembourgish Language
Job Titles
1 55 (18.97%) Developer
2 52 (17.93%) Architect
3 29 (10.00%) Analyst
4 28 (9.66%) Project Manager
5 25 (8.62%) Consultant
6 23 (7.93%) Marketing Manager
7 22 (7.59%) Solutions Architect
8 21 (7.24%) Java Developer
9 17 (5.86%) Business Analyst
10 14 (4.83%) Web Developer
11 12 (4.14%) Senior Manager
12 11 (3.79%) Product Manager
13 10 (3.45%) Java Engineer
14 9 (3.10%) Designer
15 8 (2.76%) Informatica Developer
15 8 (2.76%) Java/J2EE Developer
16 7 (2.41%) Senior Project Manager
17 6 (2.07%) Senior Developer
18 5 (1.72%) Technical Consultant
18 5 (1.72%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (17.59%) HTML
2 47 (16.21%) Web Services
3 45 (15.52%) CSS
4 40 (13.79%) XML
5 25 (8.62%) REST
6 22 (7.59%) jQuery
7 18 (6.21%) Spring
8 17 (5.86%) Ajax
8 17 (5.86%) SOAP
9 16 (5.52%) J2EE
10 15 (5.17%) .NET
10 15 (5.17%) XSL
11 14 (4.83%) Struts
11 14 (4.83%) CSS3
11 14 (4.83%) HTML5
12 13 (4.48%) XSD
13 10 (3.45%) EDI
13 10 (3.45%) JMS
13 10 (3.45%) Java RMI
13 10 (3.45%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.66%) User Experience
2 23 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (6.21%) Social Media
4 16 (5.52%) Mobile App
5 14 (4.83%) Open Source
6 11 (3.79%) FMCG
7 10 (3.45%) Digital Media
8 9 (3.10%) Management Information System
9 6 (2.07%) E-Learning
9 6 (2.07%) Data Integration
10 5 (1.72%) Taxonomies
10 5 (1.72%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.72%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (1.03%) Mobile Banking
13 2 (0.69%) Learning Management System
13 2 (0.69%) Visualisation
13 2 (0.69%) Performance Metrics
13 2 (0.69%) DTV
13 2 (0.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.83%) Linux
2 9 (3.10%) Android
3 8 (2.76%) Apple iOS
3 8 (2.76%) Windows
4 6 (2.07%) UNIX
5 3 (1.03%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.69%) AIX
7 1 (0.34%) Solaris
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (28.28%) B2C
1 82 (28.28%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (21.72%) E-Commerce
3 36 (12.41%) Project Management
4 33 (11.38%) SOA
4 33 (11.38%) Scrum
5 28 (9.66%) Time Management
6 27 (9.31%) Stakeholder Management
7 26 (8.97%) OO
8 22 (7.59%) TDD
8 22 (7.59%) User Stories
9 19 (6.55%) Migration
10 18 (6.21%) CRM
11 17 (5.86%) Content Management
11 17 (5.86%) Digital Marketing
12 16 (5.52%) Business Development
13 15 (5.17%) PRINCE2
13 15 (5.17%) E-business
14 14 (4.83%) UML
14 14 (4.83%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 46 (15.86%) JavaScript
2 35 (12.07%) Java
3 16 (5.52%) SQL
4 12 (4.14%) C#
5 6 (2.07%) PHP
6 4 (1.38%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.03%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.03%) Groovy
8 2 (0.69%) C
9 1 (0.34%) C++
9 1 (0.34%) COBOL
9 1 (0.34%) VB
9 1 (0.34%) Perl
9 1 (0.34%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.34%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (0.34%) R
9 1 (0.34%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.34%) VBA
9 1 (0.34%) Ruby
9 1 (0.34%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (8.97%) Degree
2 7 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 6 (2.07%) MCSE
3 6 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.72%) MCSA
4 5 (1.72%) MCTS
4 5 (1.72%) MCITP
5 4 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.38%) CCNP
6 3 (1.03%) CCNA
6 3 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.03%) ACCA
6 3 (1.03%) CIMA
7 2 (0.69%) MBA
7 2 (0.69%) CCIE
7 2 (0.69%) AAT
7 2 (0.69%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.34%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.34%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.34%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.14%) QA
2 8 (2.76%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.69%) SLA
3 2 (0.69%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (2.76%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.34%) vSphere
3 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (1.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 34 (11.72%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.83%) SAP
3 13 (4.48%) Oracle
4 10 (3.45%) Informatica
4 10 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (3.10%) Adobe
6 8 (2.76%) Eloqua
7 7 (2.41%) Siebel
7 7 (2.41%) VMware
8 6 (2.07%) hybris
8 6 (2.07%) Cisco
8 6 (2.07%) Citrix
9 5 (1.72%) Avaya
9 5 (1.72%) IBM
9 5 (1.72%) F5
9 5 (1.72%) Sonus
10 4 (1.38%) Google
10 4 (1.38%) Facebook
10 4 (1.38%) Marketo
11 3 (1.03%) Kony
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