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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 396 385 375
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -10
Contract jobs citing B2B 194 184 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.38% 0.38% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.52% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 113 134
Average daily rate
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£398 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.51% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £383
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £15.63 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.00% +4.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £15.63 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+92.00% +4.16%
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
38157 35471 37978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.55% 73.71% 71.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24108 22248 22476
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1089 974 1367
Average hourly rate £23.00 £29.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.36% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -9 80 £400 -8.57% 70
South East -2 52 £400 - 22
North East -10 13 £325 -18.75% 2
Yorkshire +10 12 £483 +7.22% 4
West Midlands -9 9 £325 -13.33% 4
East of England -21 9 £469 +46.48% 13
East Midlands +3 5 £365 -18.88% 4
North West -21 4 £650 +73.33% 8
South West -35 4 - - 8
Midlands - - - -
B2B
UK

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 125 (31.81%) B2C
2 101 (25.70%) Marketing
3 100 (25.45%) Finance
4 86 (21.88%) E-Commerce
5 69 (17.56%) Project Management
6 59 (15.01%) Retail
7 58 (14.76%) HTML
8 56 (14.25%) Agile Software Development
9 53 (13.49%) JavaScript
10 52 (13.23%) XML
11 49 (12.47%) Web Services
12 46 (11.70%) Java
13 44 (11.20%) jQuery
14 43 (10.94%) .NET
14 43 (10.94%) CSS
15 41 (10.43%) Stakeholder Management
16 39 (9.92%) Migration
17 35 (8.91%) Telecoms
18 34 (8.65%) C#
19 33 (8.40%) Oracle
19 33 (8.40%) REST
20 32 (8.14%) CRM
21 31 (7.89%) Salesforce.com
22 30 (7.63%) ASP.NET
22 30 (7.63%) SQL Server
22 30 (7.63%) SQL
22 30 (7.63%) Microsoft
23 29 (7.38%) Business Analysis
24 28 (7.12%) Degree
24 28 (7.12%) SOAP

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 27 (6.87%) SharePoint
2 23 (5.85%) CMS
3 13 (3.31%) WebSphere
3 13 (3.31%) SharePoint 2010
4 11 (2.80%) IIS
5 8 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (1.78%) Umbraco
6 7 (1.78%) Liferay
7 6 (1.53%) SAS
7 6 (1.53%) Apache
8 5 (1.27%) Drupal
9 4 (1.02%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.76%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.76%) Adobe CQ
11 2 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.51%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.51%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.25%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
12 1 (0.25%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 15 (3.82%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.56%) InfoPath
3 13 (3.31%) Photoshop
4 12 (3.05%) Adobe Illustrator
5 11 (2.80%) MS Office
6 8 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (2.04%) OmniGraffle
7 5 (1.27%) MS Visio
8 4 (1.02%) SPSS
8 4 (1.02%) InDesign
8 4 (1.02%) MS Project
9 2 (0.51%) FastStats
10 1 (0.25%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.25%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 8 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.53%) SAP CRM
2 6 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.53%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.53%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.76%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.51%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.51%) Maximo
4 2 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.51%) Magento
5 1 (0.25%) SiteCatalyst
5 1 (0.25%) Cordys
5 1 (0.25%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.25%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.76%) SaaS
2 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.51%) Force.com
3 2 (0.51%) IaaS
3 2 (0.51%) PaaS
4 1 (0.25%) Office 365
4 1 (0.25%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.85%) Internet
2 20 (5.09%) HTTP
3 14 (3.56%) Extranet
4 11 (2.80%) FTP
5 7 (1.78%) Intranet
6 6 (1.53%) Firewall
6 6 (1.53%) VPN
7 5 (1.27%) DNS
8 4 (1.02%) DMZ
8 4 (1.02%) EIGRP
8 4 (1.02%) IGRP
9 3 (0.76%) SAN
9 3 (0.76%) SNMP
9 3 (0.76%) VoIP
9 3 (0.76%) Network Security
10 2 (0.51%) Wireless
10 2 (0.51%) SSH
10 2 (0.51%) VLAN
10 2 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.51%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.63%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (2.80%) Oracle Database
5 9 (2.29%) MySQL
5 9 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (2.04%) Relational Database
6 8 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.02%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.76%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.76%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.51%) DataStage
10 1 (0.25%) QualityStage
10 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.25%) Data Mart
10 1 (0.25%) QlikView
10 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.25%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 11 (2.80%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.29%) JIRA
3 8 (2.04%) Axure RP
4 5 (1.27%) Gradle
5 4 (1.02%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.02%) Eclipse
5 4 (1.02%) Ant
5 4 (1.02%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.76%) Subversion
6 3 (0.76%) Maven
7 2 (0.51%) Selenium
7 2 (0.51%) JUnit
7 2 (0.51%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.51%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.25%) DbUnit
8 1 (0.25%) Mocha
8 1 (0.25%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.25%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.25%) MSBuild
General
1 101 (25.70%) Marketing
2 100 (25.45%) Finance
3 59 (15.01%) Retail
4 35 (8.91%) Telecoms
5 22 (5.60%) Billing
6 19 (4.83%) Games
7 13 (3.31%) Banking
7 13 (3.31%) Publishing
8 11 (2.80%) Manufacturing
8 11 (2.80%) Advertising
9 10 (2.54%) Legal
10 8 (2.04%) Back Office
11 7 (1.78%) French Language
12 4 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (1.02%) Law
13 3 (0.76%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.51%) Electronics
14 2 (0.51%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.25%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 69 (17.56%) Developer
2 67 (17.05%) Analyst
3 58 (14.76%) Architect
4 44 (11.20%) Business Analyst
5 43 (10.94%) Project Manager
6 33 (8.40%) Consultant
7 32 (8.14%) Solutions Architect
8 21 (5.34%) Product Manager
9 16 (4.07%) .NET Developer
10 14 (3.56%) SharePoint Developer
11 13 (3.31%) Web Developer
11 13 (3.31%) Designer
12 11 (2.80%) Java Developer
12 11 (2.80%) ASP.NET Developer
12 11 (2.80%) Marketing Manager
13 10 (2.54%) C# Developer
14 9 (2.29%) Senior Manager
14 9 (2.29%) C# .NET Developer
15 8 (2.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 7 (1.78%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (14.76%) HTML
2 52 (13.23%) XML
3 49 (12.47%) Web Services
4 44 (11.20%) jQuery
5 43 (10.94%) .NET
5 43 (10.94%) CSS
6 33 (8.40%) REST
7 30 (7.63%) ASP.NET
8 28 (7.12%) SOAP
9 19 (4.83%) J2EE
9 19 (4.83%) Middleware
9 19 (4.83%) HTML5
10 18 (4.58%) Spring
11 17 (4.33%) .NET Framework
12 15 (3.82%) CSS3
13 14 (3.56%) EDI
14 13 (3.31%) JMS
14 13 (3.31%) XSD
15 10 (2.54%) SAML
15 10 (2.54%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.83%) Social Media
1 19 (4.83%) Mobile App
2 14 (3.56%) FMCG
3 12 (3.05%) Open Source
4 7 (1.78%) Digital Media
4 7 (1.78%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.53%) Statistics
5 6 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.27%) Mobile Computing
6 5 (1.27%) E-Learning
6 5 (1.27%) Smart Meter
7 4 (1.02%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.76%) Social Network
8 3 (0.76%) Data Integration
8 3 (0.76%) Visualisation
8 3 (0.76%) Clustering
8 3 (0.76%) Smartphone
8 3 (0.76%) W3C
9 2 (0.51%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.51%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.56%) Windows
2 12 (3.05%) UNIX
3 10 (2.54%) Android
3 10 (2.54%) Linux
4 6 (1.53%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.51%) zOS
6 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.51%) AIX
6 2 (0.51%) Solaris
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (31.81%) B2C
2 86 (21.88%) E-Commerce
3 69 (17.56%) Project Management
4 56 (14.25%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (10.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 39 (9.92%) Migration
7 32 (8.14%) CRM
8 29 (7.38%) Business Analysis
9 28 (7.12%) Scrum
10 26 (6.62%) SOA
10 26 (6.62%) Analytics
11 24 (6.11%) Business Intelligence
12 20 (5.09%) User Stories
13 19 (4.83%) MVC
13 19 (4.83%) SEO
14 18 (4.58%) Web Development
15 17 (4.33%) Product Management
16 15 (3.82%) ERP
17 14 (3.56%) PRINCE2
17 14 (3.56%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 53 (13.49%) JavaScript
2 46 (11.70%) Java
3 34 (8.65%) C#
4 30 (7.63%) SQL
5 16 (4.07%) T-SQL
6 14 (3.56%) Groovy
7 10 (2.54%) XPath
8 8 (2.04%) XQuery
9 7 (1.78%) ActionScript
10 6 (1.53%) ActionScript 2.0
10 6 (1.53%) PHP
11 3 (0.76%) C
11 3 (0.76%) Perl
12 2 (0.51%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.51%) Ruby
12 2 (0.51%) Korn
12 2 (0.51%) C++
12 2 (0.51%) VBA
12 2 (0.51%) Python
12 2 (0.51%) R
Qualifications
1 28 (7.12%) Degree
2 10 (2.54%) PMI Certification
3 9 (2.29%) PMP
4 5 (1.27%) ACCA
4 5 (1.27%) CIMA
5 4 (1.02%) AAT
6 3 (0.76%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.76%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.76%) MBA
7 2 (0.51%) CCNP
7 2 (0.51%) CISSP
7 2 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.25%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.80%) QA
2 3 (0.76%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.02%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.51%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (0.51%) VMware ESX
2 2 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (1.78%) Puppet
2 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.51%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (0.51%) CA SiteMinder
3 1 (0.25%) Salt
Vendors
1 33 (8.40%) Oracle
2 31 (7.89%) Salesforce.com
3 30 (7.63%) Microsoft
4 24 (6.11%) SAP
5 12 (3.05%) Adobe
6 8 (2.04%) hybris
7 7 (1.78%) Google
7 7 (1.78%) IBM
8 6 (1.53%) Cisco
8 6 (1.53%) Ariba
8 6 (1.53%) Facebook
9 5 (1.27%) Twitter
9 5 (1.27%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.02%) VMware
10 4 (1.02%) Lotus
10 4 (1.02%) Eloqua
11 3 (0.76%) Marketo
11 3 (0.76%) Tableau
11 3 (0.76%) Siebel
11 3 (0.76%) Metastorm
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £150 - £160 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salmon Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Steria
Rate: Up to £9 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £280 to £320 per day direct - no agency margin.
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Intuition IT Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Farnborough
Profiles Creative
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
North East England
DP Connect
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £375 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £150 - £350 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Middlesex
CPS Group
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 25 days ago