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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 401 378 345
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -33
Contract jobs citing B2B 167 172 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.35% 0.38% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.50% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 99 108
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£411 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.30% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £528 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £434 £400 £381
% change year-on-year
+8.43% +4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 4 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £8.75 £70.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -87.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £8.75 £70.00
% change year-on-year
+25.71% -87.50%
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
36276 34482 29909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.17% 75.38% 73.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 23210 21106 18166
Average daily rate £425 £408 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% +1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 964 1079 1107
Average hourly rate £28.19 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.33 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -38 73 £350 -15.15% 60
South East -9 50 £425 -10.52% 29
East Midlands - 14 £575 - 3
East of England -2 7 £606 - 7
South West -19 7 £488 +14.70% 8
West Midlands -15 4 £319 -15.00% 2
North West -15 4 £350 -6.66% 14
Yorkshire -14 2 £350 - 3
Midlands - 2 £450 - 1
North East - 1 - - 3
B2B
UK

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 81 (26.73%) B2C
2 78 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (25.74%) Marketing
3 61 (20.13%) E-Commerce
4 46 (15.18%) Web Services
4 46 (15.18%) HTML
5 45 (14.85%) Finance
6 44 (14.52%) Java
7 41 (13.53%) JavaScript
8 39 (12.87%) Time Management
9 38 (12.54%) CSS
10 36 (11.88%) Project Management
11 35 (11.55%) XML
12 34 (11.22%) Retail
13 32 (10.56%) SOA
14 31 (10.23%) Telecoms
15 29 (9.57%) Scrum
16 28 (9.24%) CMS
17 27 (8.91%) Microsoft
18 26 (8.58%) Digital Marketing
18 26 (8.58%) REST
19 25 (8.25%) Degree
20 24 (7.92%) CRM
21 22 (7.26%) OO
21 22 (7.26%) SAP
22 21 (6.93%) SOAP
22 21 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
23 20 (6.60%) SQL
23 20 (6.60%) Oracle
24 19 (6.27%) Stakeholder Management

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 28 (9.24%) CMS
2 13 (4.29%) Apache
3 11 (3.63%) Drupal
4 8 (2.64%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.31%) WebSphere
5 7 (2.31%) WordPress
6 6 (1.98%) Apache Solr
7 5 (1.65%) Lync
7 5 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.65%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (1.65%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (1.65%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.32%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.32%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.99%) Liferay
10 2 (0.66%) Adobe CQ
10 2 (0.66%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.33%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.33%) MODX
Applications
1 18 (5.94%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.62%) MS Office
3 6 (1.98%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.98%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.99%) MS Project
5 2 (0.66%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.64%) SAP ERP
2 6 (1.98%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.99%) SiteCatalyst
4 2 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.66%) Optimost
5 1 (0.33%) TIBCO iProcess
5 1 (0.33%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.33%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.31%) SaaS
2 3 (0.99%) PaaS
3 2 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.33%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.33%) GitHub
4 1 (0.33%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.31%) VoIP
1 7 (2.31%) SNMP
2 6 (1.98%) HTTP
3 5 (1.65%) WAN
3 5 (1.65%) LAN
3 5 (1.65%) Intranet
3 5 (1.65%) Internet
3 5 (1.65%) Firewall
4 4 (1.32%) NFC
4 4 (1.32%) RFID
5 3 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (0.99%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (0.99%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (0.99%) FTP
5 3 (0.99%) DNS
5 3 (0.99%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.66%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.66%) Softswitch
6 2 (0.66%) VPN
6 2 (0.66%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.96%) PowerCenter
2 9 (2.97%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.64%) MySQL
4 7 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.65%) PerformancePoint
6 4 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.32%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.99%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.99%) Big Data
7 3 (0.99%) OLTP
8 2 (0.66%) DB2
8 2 (0.66%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (0.66%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.33%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 9 (2.97%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.31%) Grunt
3 6 (1.98%) Subversion
4 5 (1.65%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.99%) Gradle
5 3 (0.99%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.99%) JBehave
5 3 (0.99%) WebDriver
5 3 (0.99%) Maven
5 3 (0.99%) JUnit
5 3 (0.99%) Selenium
6 2 (0.66%) JIRA
6 2 (0.66%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.33%) NWDS
7 1 (0.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.33%) Hudson
7 1 (0.33%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.33%) Ant
7 1 (0.33%) TestNG
7 1 (0.33%) RSpec
General
1 78 (25.74%) Marketing
2 45 (14.85%) Finance
3 34 (11.22%) Retail
4 31 (10.23%) Telecoms
5 19 (6.27%) Advertising
6 12 (3.96%) Banking
7 9 (2.97%) Publishing
8 8 (2.64%) Games
9 7 (2.31%) Electronics
10 5 (1.65%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.65%) French Language
11 4 (1.32%) Legal
12 3 (0.99%) German Language
12 3 (0.99%) Russian Language
12 3 (0.99%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.66%) Tamil Language
13 2 (0.66%) Ukrainian Language
13 2 (0.66%) Urdu Language
13 2 (0.66%) Hindi Language
13 2 (0.66%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 60 (19.80%) Architect
2 58 (19.14%) Developer
3 30 (9.90%) Analyst
4 27 (8.91%) Project Manager
5 26 (8.58%) Consultant
6 23 (7.59%) Solutions Architect
6 23 (7.59%) Java Developer
7 20 (6.60%) Marketing Manager
8 16 (5.28%) Business Analyst
9 11 (3.63%) Web Developer
9 11 (3.63%) Senior Developer
10 10 (3.30%) Senior Manager
11 9 (2.97%) Informatica Developer
12 7 (2.31%) Java Engineer
13 6 (1.98%) Java Web Developer
13 6 (1.98%) Senior Java Developer
13 6 (1.98%) Senior Project Manager
13 6 (1.98%) Technical Consultant
14 5 (1.65%) Programmer
14 5 (1.65%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (15.18%) HTML
1 46 (15.18%) Web Services
2 38 (12.54%) CSS
3 35 (11.55%) XML
4 26 (8.58%) REST
5 21 (6.93%) SOAP
6 18 (5.94%) EDI
6 18 (5.94%) Spring
6 18 (5.94%) jQuery
7 16 (5.28%) .NET
8 15 (4.95%) J2EE
9 12 (3.96%) Struts
9 12 (3.96%) XSL
10 11 (3.63%) Ajax
10 11 (3.63%) HTML5
10 11 (3.63%) CSS3
11 10 (3.30%) XSD
12 9 (2.97%) JSON
13 8 (2.64%) Spring MVC
13 8 (2.64%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.94%) User Experience
3 15 (4.95%) Mobile App
4 13 (4.29%) Social Media
5 9 (2.97%) Digital Media
6 8 (2.64%) E-Learning
6 8 (2.64%) FMCG
7 7 (2.31%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.98%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.98%) Data Integration
9 5 (1.65%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.65%) Taxonomies
10 4 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.32%) Mobile Banking
11 3 (0.99%) Open Source
12 2 (0.66%) Learning Management System
12 2 (0.66%) Data Extraction
12 2 (0.66%) Copywriting
12 2 (0.66%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.66%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 17 (5.61%) Linux
2 12 (3.96%) UNIX
3 9 (2.97%) Android
3 9 (2.97%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.64%) Windows
5 6 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.99%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.66%) AIX
8 1 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (26.73%) B2C
2 78 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (20.13%) E-Commerce
4 39 (12.87%) Time Management
5 36 (11.88%) Project Management
6 32 (10.56%) SOA
7 29 (9.57%) Scrum
8 26 (8.58%) Digital Marketing
9 24 (7.92%) CRM
10 22 (7.26%) OO
11 19 (6.27%) TDD
11 19 (6.27%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (5.61%) PRINCE2
13 16 (5.28%) MVC
14 15 (4.95%) Content Management
14 15 (4.95%) Business Development
15 13 (4.29%) Project Planning
15 13 (4.29%) UML
15 13 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
16 12 (3.96%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 44 (14.52%) Java
2 41 (13.53%) JavaScript
3 20 (6.60%) SQL
4 10 (3.30%) PHP
5 8 (2.64%) C#
6 6 (1.98%) PL/SQL
6 6 (1.98%) AWK
7 3 (0.99%) VB.NET
7 3 (0.99%) Groovy
8 2 (0.66%) Perl
9 1 (0.33%) C++
9 1 (0.33%) COBOL
9 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.33%) VB
9 1 (0.33%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (0.33%) C
9 1 (0.33%) ABAP
9 1 (0.33%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.33%) Ruby
9 1 (0.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 25 (8.25%) Degree
2 8 (2.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 6 (1.98%) MCSA
3 6 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.65%) MCSE
4 5 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (1.65%) PMP
4 5 (1.65%) PMI Certification
4 5 (1.65%) MCTS
4 5 (1.65%) MCITP
4 5 (1.65%) VCP4
5 4 (1.32%) CCNP
5 4 (1.32%) CCNA
6 2 (0.66%) CCIE
6 2 (0.66%) MBA
6 2 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.66%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.33%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.33%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.30%) QA
2 9 (2.97%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.66%) SLA
3 2 (0.66%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (2.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.99%) Puppet
2 1 (0.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 27 (8.91%) Microsoft
2 22 (7.26%) SAP
3 20 (6.60%) Oracle
4 13 (4.29%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (3.96%) Informatica
6 9 (2.97%) hybris
6 9 (2.97%) Eloqua
7 8 (2.64%) Siebel
7 8 (2.64%) IBM
8 7 (2.31%) Google
8 7 (2.31%) VMware
8 7 (2.31%) Citrix
9 6 (1.98%) Avaya
9 6 (1.98%) Cisco
9 6 (1.98%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.98%) Endeca
10 5 (1.65%) F5
10 5 (1.65%) Sonus
11 4 (1.32%) Syclo
11 4 (1.32%) Marketo
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