The table below looks at the statistics for B2B skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited B2B over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 431 394 470
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +76
Contract jobs citing B2B 183 225 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.39% 0.45% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.55% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 118 72
Median daily rate £425 £420 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +10.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +26.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 12
Median hourly rate £22.50 £37.75 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.40% +259.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £39.25 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-42.67% +256.81%
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
38449 40754 40404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.86% 81.41% 77.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 25790 26815 26724
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1002 1222 1146
Median hourly rate £28.33 £30.90 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +23.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

B2B
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing B2B as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 December 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 5 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the England region over the 3 months to 5 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -15 99 £500 +17.64% 65
South East -7 42 £375 -6.25% 16
Yorkshire +20 13 £493 +9.44% 4
South West +10 6 £413 -17.50% 6
East of England +8 6 £500 +53.84% 8
West Midlands -25 5 £375 +7.14% 8
North West +3 4 £475 -5.00% 12
East Midlands -9 3 £325 -23.52% 6
B2B
UK

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing B2B also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for B2B.

1 118 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (26.30%) B2C
3 87 (19.73%) Marketing
4 82 (18.59%) Finance
5 78 (17.69%) Web Services
6 76 (17.23%) E-Commerce
7 69 (15.65%) Project Management
8 63 (14.29%) SOA
9 60 (13.61%) User Experience
10 57 (12.93%) HTML
11 52 (11.79%) Scrum
12 51 (11.56%) REST
13 50 (11.34%) IBM
14 49 (11.11%) Java
15 46 (10.43%) CRM
16 45 (10.20%) Retail
17 43 (9.75%) CSS
17 43 (9.75%) Banking
18 42 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
18 42 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
19 41 (9.30%) Degree
20 40 (9.07%) Oracle
21 39 (8.84%) Business Analysis
22 38 (8.62%) Telecoms
22 38 (8.62%) JavaScript
22 38 (8.62%) Analytics
23 36 (8.16%) XML
24 35 (7.94%) TDD
25 34 (7.71%) SOAP
26 30 (6.80%) SQL

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 27 (6.12%) CMS
2 26 (5.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 12 (2.72%) WebSphere
4 11 (2.49%) Oracle Service Bus
5 9 (2.04%) Apache
6 8 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (1.59%) Confluence
8 6 (1.36%) ArcGIS
8 6 (1.36%) Mule
8 6 (1.36%) Mule ESB
9 5 (1.13%) NServiceBus
9 5 (1.13%) Smallworld
10 4 (0.91%) Drupal
10 4 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.91%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.91%) WordPress
11 2 (0.45%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.45%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.45%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 20 (4.54%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 13 (2.95%) MS Office
4 10 (2.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 9 (2.04%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.81%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (1.13%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.91%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.91%) InDesign
8 4 (0.91%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.68%) Adobe After Effects
9 3 (0.68%) InVision
9 3 (0.68%) MS Project
9 3 (0.68%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 14 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.49%) Dynamics NAV
3 10 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (1.81%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (1.36%) Eloqua
6 5 (1.13%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.68%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.45%) Magento
8 2 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
9 1 (0.23%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.23%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.23%) SAP FI-CA
9 1 (0.23%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.08%) SaaS
2 14 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.49%) Google Analytics
4 6 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.68%) GitHub
5 3 (0.68%) Google Tag Manager
5 3 (0.68%) PaaS
6 1 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.76%) Internet
2 18 (4.08%) FTP
3 13 (2.95%) SSL
4 11 (2.49%) HTTPS
5 10 (2.27%) DOCSIS
5 10 (2.27%) GPON
5 10 (2.27%) VDSL
6 9 (2.04%) Intranet
7 7 (1.59%) Firewall
7 7 (1.59%) HTTP
7 7 (1.59%) Kerberos
7 7 (1.59%) WinSCP
8 6 (1.36%) Extranet
9 5 (1.13%) PuTTY
9 5 (1.13%) SMTP
10 3 (0.68%) Broadband
10 3 (0.68%) Wireless
11 2 (0.45%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.45%) Network Security
11 2 (0.45%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.54%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.63%) Oracle Database
3 11 (2.49%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (1.81%) Big Data
4 8 (1.81%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.36%) OLAP
6 6 (1.36%) OLTP
6 6 (1.36%) QGIS
7 4 (0.91%) MySQL
7 4 (0.91%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.68%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.68%) Qlik Sense
8 3 (0.68%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.45%) Hazelcast
9 2 (0.45%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 12 (2.72%) JIRA
2 10 (2.27%) JUnit
2 10 (2.27%) Mockito
2 10 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (2.04%) SoapUI
4 7 (1.59%) ClearCase
4 7 (1.59%) MSTest
4 7 (1.59%) XMLSpy
5 6 (1.36%) Eclipse
5 6 (1.36%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.36%) Jasmine
5 6 (1.36%) PHPUnit
6 5 (1.13%) Grunt
7 4 (0.91%) Ant
7 4 (0.91%) Hudson
7 4 (0.91%) Subversion
8 3 (0.68%) Axure RP
8 3 (0.68%) Gradle
8 3 (0.68%) Maven
8 3 (0.68%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 87 (19.73%) Marketing
2 82 (18.59%) Finance
3 45 (10.20%) Retail
4 43 (9.75%) Banking
5 38 (8.62%) Telecoms
6 17 (3.85%) Publishing
7 12 (2.72%) German Language
8 9 (2.04%) Brand Awareness
9 7 (1.59%) Advertising
9 7 (1.59%) French Language
9 7 (1.59%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.36%) Italian Language
10 6 (1.36%) Turkish Language
11 5 (1.13%) Investment Banking
11 5 (1.13%) Legal
12 4 (0.91%) Billing
13 3 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.45%) Back Office
14 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 107 (24.26%) Developer
2 77 (17.46%) Architect
3 63 (14.29%) Analyst
4 44 (9.98%) Business Analyst
5 39 (8.84%) Consultant
6 33 (7.48%) Project Manager
7 28 (6.35%) Solutions Architect
8 23 (5.22%) Designer
9 21 (4.76%) Marketing Manager
10 20 (4.54%) Integration Architect
10 20 (4.54%) Product Manager
11 14 (3.17%) Hybris Developer
11 14 (3.17%) Lead Architect
12 13 (2.95%) Technical Consultant
13 12 (2.72%) Digital Project Manager
14 11 (2.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 11 (2.49%) Senior Developer
14 11 (2.49%) UX Designer
15 10 (2.27%) Coordinator
15 10 (2.27%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (17.69%) Web Services
2 57 (12.93%) HTML
3 51 (11.56%) REST
4 43 (9.75%) CSS
5 36 (8.16%) XML
6 34 (7.71%) SOAP
7 26 (5.90%) .NET
8 24 (5.44%) Middleware
9 22 (4.99%) J2EE
10 21 (4.76%) RESTful
11 20 (4.54%) JSON
12 19 (4.31%) JMS
12 19 (4.31%) Spring
13 16 (3.63%) HTML5
13 16 (3.63%) OAuth
14 14 (3.17%) IBM Integration Bus
15 13 (2.95%) WebSockets
15 13 (2.95%) XSLT
16 11 (2.49%) .NET Framework
16 11 (2.49%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 60 (13.61%) User Experience
2 42 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.99%) Social Media
4 18 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (3.17%) DataPower
6 12 (2.72%) Copywriting
7 11 (2.49%) Mobile App
8 10 (2.27%) Data Integration
8 10 (2.27%) Digital Media
9 8 (1.81%) Fintech
9 8 (1.81%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.36%) Data Centre
11 5 (1.13%) Blog
11 5 (1.13%) iSeries
11 5 (1.13%) Tandem
12 4 (0.91%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.91%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.68%) Clustering
13 3 (0.68%) Handset
13 3 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.17%) Unix
2 12 (2.72%) Linux
3 11 (2.49%) Windows
4 5 (1.13%) AIX
4 5 (1.13%) zOS
5 3 (0.68%) Android
5 3 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.45%) Solaris
6 2 (0.45%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (26.30%) B2C
3 76 (17.23%) E-Commerce
4 69 (15.65%) Project Management
5 63 (14.29%) SOA
6 52 (11.79%) Scrum
7 46 (10.43%) CRM
8 42 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 39 (8.84%) Business Analysis
10 38 (8.62%) Analytics
11 35 (7.94%) TDD
12 30 (6.80%) Digital Marketing
13 25 (5.67%) SEO
13 25 (5.67%) Web Development
14 24 (5.44%) Business Intelligence
14 24 (5.44%) Migration
15 23 (5.22%) MVC
16 19 (4.31%) SDLC
16 19 (4.31%) Workflow
17 17 (3.85%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 49 (11.11%) Java
2 38 (8.62%) JavaScript
3 30 (6.80%) SQL
4 20 (4.54%) C#
5 14 (3.17%) C
6 13 (2.95%) PHP
7 6 (1.36%) PHP 5
8 5 (1.13%) JCL
9 4 (0.91%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.68%) AWK
11 2 (0.45%) ActionScript
11 2 (0.45%) ActionScript 2.0
12 1 (0.23%) C++
12 1 (0.23%) Korn
12 1 (0.23%) Perl
12 1 (0.23%) Python
12 1 (0.23%) R
12 1 (0.23%) Ruby
12 1 (0.23%) Scala
12 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (9.30%) Degree
2 18 (4.08%) Security Cleared
3 16 (3.63%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.13%) PMP
5 3 (0.68%) ISEB
5 3 (0.68%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 2 (0.45%) APMP
6 2 (0.45%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.45%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.45%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.23%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.49%) QA
2 10 (2.27%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.59%) SLA
4 2 (0.45%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 5 (1.13%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (0.68%) Docker
3 2 (0.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (2.27%) MOM
2 7 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.45%) OpenSSO
3 2 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.45%) TIBCO Hawk
4 1 (0.23%) CloudHub
4 1 (0.23%) Control-M
4 1 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 50 (11.34%) IBM
2 40 (9.07%) Oracle
3 27 (6.12%) hybris
4 23 (5.22%) Microsoft
5 22 (4.99%) Salesforce.com
6 20 (4.54%) Google
7 18 (4.08%) MuleSoft
8 14 (3.17%) Apigee
9 12 (2.72%) HP
10 11 (2.49%) Adobe
11 10 (2.27%) SAP
12 9 (2.04%) Apple
13 8 (1.81%) CA
14 7 (1.59%) IBM Sterling
14 7 (1.59%) Marketo
14 7 (1.59%) Zend
15 6 (1.36%) Axway
15 6 (1.36%) TIBCO
16 4 (0.91%) Ericsson
16 4 (0.91%) Informatica
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day 3 months rolling
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates + expenses
Posted: 3 days ago
Ticketmaster 4 Pentonville Road - London
Ticketmaster
Rate: £30,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
LA International
Rate: market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £175000 - £200000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Landmark Information Group Ltd
Rate: Competitive day rate
Posted: 11 days ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 26 days ago