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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 415 450 425
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -25
Contract jobs citing B2B 188 142 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.30% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.39% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 57 72
Average daily rate £420 £433 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.89% +4.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £335 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £603 £549
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £438 £375
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 5
Average hourly rate £12.50 £11.00 £8.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +25.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £11.00 £8.75
% change year-on-year
+286.36% +25.71%
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
38390 36509 34149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.35% 77.80% 77.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 25486 23681 21098
Average daily rate £428 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% +5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1105 979 1068
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.67 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing B2B across the England region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

B2B Hourly Rate Histogram 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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +58 114 £442 +16.93% 92
South East -1 42 £375 -15.49% 24
North West -15 8 £375 +7.14% 30
South West +4 6 £425 -22.72% 7
West Midlands -8 5 £538 - 5
East of England +1 4 £519 -14.43% 11
East Midlands -13 3 £355 -32.38% 6
North East - 3 £475 - 7
Yorkshire -14 1 £225 - 10
B2B
UK

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 128 (31.14%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (30.66%) B2C
3 125 (30.41%) Marketing
4 95 (23.11%) E-Commerce
5 73 (17.76%) Finance
6 66 (16.06%) Project Management
7 64 (15.57%) Java
7 64 (15.57%) Web Services
8 59 (14.36%) HTML
8 59 (14.36%) CRM
9 58 (14.11%) SOA
10 54 (13.14%) REST
11 53 (12.90%) SOAP
12 52 (12.65%) XML
12 52 (12.65%) SQL
13 50 (12.17%) Retail
14 46 (11.19%) Oracle
14 46 (11.19%) Stakeholder Management
15 44 (10.71%) Waterfall
16 43 (10.46%) Digital Marketing
17 41 (9.98%) Salesforce.com
18 40 (9.73%) CMS
18 40 (9.73%) Microsoft
18 40 (9.73%) hybris
19 37 (9.00%) J2EE
19 37 (9.00%) CSS
19 37 (9.00%) Scrum
20 36 (8.76%) User Experience
21 35 (8.52%) Social Media
21 35 (8.52%) JavaScript

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 40 (9.73%) CMS
2 16 (3.89%) Apache
3 13 (3.16%) Apache Solr
3 13 (3.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 13 (3.16%) WebSphere
4 11 (2.68%) SharePoint
5 10 (2.43%) Drupal
5 10 (2.43%) Tomcat
6 9 (2.19%) WebLogic
7 8 (1.95%) Oracle Service Bus
8 7 (1.70%) JBoss
9 5 (1.22%) Confluence
9 5 (1.22%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
10 4 (0.97%) MQSeries
10 4 (0.97%) Node.js
10 4 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.73%) IIS
11 3 (0.73%) SAS
11 3 (0.73%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (4.38%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.89%) MS Visio
3 9 (2.19%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (2.19%) MS Project
3 9 (2.19%) Photoshop
4 8 (1.95%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (1.95%) MS Office
5 6 (1.46%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.73%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.24%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 16 (3.89%) Eloqua
2 8 (1.95%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (1.46%) Fredhopper
3 6 (1.46%) HFM
3 6 (1.46%) Oracle CRM
4 5 (1.22%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.97%) Magento
5 4 (0.97%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.49%) SAP hybris
6 2 (0.49%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle BRM
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.24%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.24%) SDL Web 8
7 1 (0.24%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.19%) Google Analytics
2 8 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (1.46%) SaaS
4 5 (1.22%) IaaS
4 5 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.73%) PaaS
7 2 (0.49%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.49%) Google Compute Engine
7 2 (0.49%) Route 53
8 1 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.24%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.24%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.24%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.87%) Internet
2 11 (2.68%) Wireless
3 9 (2.19%) LAN
3 9 (2.19%) Reverse Proxy
3 9 (2.19%) SNMP
3 9 (2.19%) WAN
4 8 (1.95%) VPN
5 6 (1.46%) Firewall
6 5 (1.22%) Extranet
6 5 (1.22%) FTP
6 5 (1.22%) HTTP
6 5 (1.22%) HTTPS
6 5 (1.22%) Intranet
6 5 (1.22%) VoIP
7 4 (0.97%) Broadband
7 4 (0.97%) DNS
7 4 (0.97%) LDAP
7 4 (0.97%) SSL
7 4 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.73%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (8.03%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.62%) Relational Database
3 16 (3.89%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (2.92%) MongoDB
5 11 (2.68%) Oracle Database
5 11 (2.68%) Oracle ODI
6 10 (2.43%) Big Data
7 9 (2.19%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (1.95%) PowerCenter
8 8 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.46%) Essbase
9 6 (1.46%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.46%) OLAP
10 5 (1.22%) DB2
10 5 (1.22%) MySQL
10 5 (1.22%) OLTP
11 4 (0.97%) DataStage
11 4 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (0.49%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 21 (5.11%) Git (software)
2 17 (4.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (3.89%) JIRA
4 15 (3.65%) Eclipse
4 15 (3.65%) Visual Studio
5 12 (2.92%) Jenkins
6 10 (2.43%) Subversion
6 10 (2.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 8 (1.95%) Axure RP
7 8 (1.95%) TeamCity
8 7 (1.70%) Ant
9 5 (1.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 4 (0.97%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.73%) JUnit
11 3 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.73%) Selenium
11 3 (0.73%) Talend Open Studio
12 2 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.49%) JMeter
12 2 (0.49%) ReSharper
General
1 125 (30.41%) Marketing
2 73 (17.76%) Finance
3 50 (12.17%) Retail
4 30 (7.30%) Telecoms
5 14 (3.41%) Billing
6 9 (2.19%) Banking
7 8 (1.95%) Brand Awareness
8 6 (1.46%) Advertising
8 6 (1.46%) Back Office
9 5 (1.22%) Electronics
9 5 (1.22%) Games
9 5 (1.22%) Legal
10 4 (0.97%) German Language
10 4 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.73%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.49%) Automotive
12 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.49%) French Language
12 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.49%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 89 (21.65%) Architect
2 64 (15.57%) Developer
3 59 (14.36%) Analyst
4 45 (10.95%) Business Analyst
5 41 (9.98%) Project Manager
5 41 (9.98%) Solutions Architect
6 35 (8.52%) Consultant
7 20 (4.87%) Digital Architect
8 16 (3.89%) Marketing Specialist
9 14 (3.41%) Automation Specialist
9 14 (3.41%) Marketing Automation Specialist
10 13 (3.16%) Java Developer
11 12 (2.92%) Designer
11 12 (2.92%) Hybris Architect
11 12 (2.92%) Integration Architect
12 10 (2.43%) Digital Project Manager
12 10 (2.43%) Senior Developer
12 10 (2.43%) XML Developer
13 9 (2.19%) .NET Developer
13 9 (2.19%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (15.57%) Web Services
2 59 (14.36%) HTML
3 54 (13.14%) REST
4 53 (12.90%) SOAP
5 52 (12.65%) XML
6 37 (9.00%) CSS
6 37 (9.00%) J2EE
7 29 (7.06%) .NET
8 26 (6.33%) Spring
9 24 (5.84%) JMS
10 21 (5.11%) Ajax
11 20 (4.87%) XSLT
12 19 (4.62%) EDI
12 19 (4.62%) Hibernate
13 18 (4.38%) Middleware
14 17 (4.14%) Struts
14 17 (4.14%) XSD
15 14 (3.41%) jQuery
15 14 (3.41%) WCF
16 13 (3.16%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (8.76%) User Experience
2 35 (8.52%) Social Media
3 31 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.41%) Mobile App
5 11 (2.68%) Data Integration
6 10 (2.43%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.19%) iPad
8 8 (1.95%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.70%) Algorithms
9 7 (1.70%) Internet of Things
10 6 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.46%) Taxonomies
11 5 (1.22%) Blog
11 5 (1.22%) FMCG
11 5 (1.22%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.97%) Handset
13 3 (0.73%) Copywriting
13 3 (0.73%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.73%) Mobile Computing
13 3 (0.73%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.33%) Linux
2 22 (5.35%) Windows
3 13 (3.16%) Windows Server
4 8 (1.95%) Unix
5 4 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.73%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.49%) CentOS
7 2 (0.49%) Debian
7 2 (0.49%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.24%) AIX
8 1 (0.24%) Solaris
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (31.14%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (30.66%) B2C
3 95 (23.11%) E-Commerce
4 66 (16.06%) Project Management
5 59 (14.36%) CRM
6 58 (14.11%) SOA
7 46 (11.19%) Stakeholder Management
8 44 (10.71%) Waterfall
9 43 (10.46%) Digital Marketing
10 37 (9.00%) Scrum
11 30 (7.30%) Analytics
12 27 (6.57%) MVC
12 27 (6.57%) TDD
13 26 (6.33%) Migration
13 26 (6.33%) SEO
14 23 (5.60%) Business Analysis
14 23 (5.60%) SDLC
15 21 (5.11%) OO
16 20 (4.87%) Business Intelligence
17 19 (4.62%) Marketing Automation
Programming Languages
1 64 (15.57%) Java
2 52 (12.65%) SQL
3 35 (8.52%) JavaScript
4 19 (4.62%) C#
5 16 (3.89%) PHP
5 16 (3.89%) PowerShell
6 11 (2.68%) Shell Script
7 8 (1.95%) C
8 5 (1.22%) Ruby
9 4 (0.97%) COBOL
9 4 (0.97%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.97%) Python
10 3 (0.73%) Perl
11 2 (0.49%) ActionScript
11 2 (0.49%) ActionScript 2.0
11 2 (0.49%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.49%) AWK
11 2 (0.49%) Go
11 2 (0.49%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.49%) XPath
Qualifications
1 34 (8.27%) Degree
2 9 (2.19%) PMI Certification
2 9 (2.19%) PMP
3 5 (1.22%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.73%) ISEB
4 3 (0.73%) PCI QSA
4 3 (0.73%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.49%) CISSP
5 2 (0.49%) CLAS
5 2 (0.49%) MBA
5 2 (0.49%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.24%) CCDP
6 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.24%) HND
6 1 (0.24%) IIBA
6 1 (0.24%) MCAD
6 1 (0.24%) MCSD
6 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.24%) OCMJD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.35%) QA
2 7 (1.70%) GxP
3 5 (1.22%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.97%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.49%) COBIT
5 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.49%) SEPA
5 2 (0.49%) TARGET2
6 1 (0.24%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.24%) HL7
6 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.49%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.49%) Docker
1 2 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (2.68%) Control-M
2 6 (1.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (0.97%) WSUS
4 3 (0.73%) Ansible
4 3 (0.73%) DBAmp
4 3 (0.73%) Jitterbit
4 3 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.49%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.49%) Mesos
5 2 (0.49%) Puppet
6 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.24%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 46 (11.19%) Oracle
2 41 (9.98%) Salesforce.com
3 40 (9.73%) hybris
3 40 (9.73%) Microsoft
4 19 (4.62%) Informatica
5 17 (4.14%) IBM
6 16 (3.89%) SAP
7 15 (3.65%) Marketo
8 14 (3.41%) Aprimo
9 13 (3.16%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 11 (2.68%) Google
11 10 (2.43%) Adobe
12 9 (2.19%) Citrix
13 8 (1.95%) Endeca
14 7 (1.70%) BT
14 7 (1.70%) Cisco
14 7 (1.70%) webMethods
15 6 (1.46%) Hyperion
15 6 (1.46%) JD Edwards
15 6 (1.46%) TIBCO
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