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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 450 383 327
Rank change year-on-year
-67 -56
Contract jobs citing B2B 139 179 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.38% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.51% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 94 126
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£394 £375 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -8.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 2
Average hourly rate £10.75 £12.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.41% -44.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -44.18%
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
37611 35073 32579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.56% 74.26% 72.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25023 22021 19511
Average daily rate £425 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £270 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1045 1075 1369
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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 -2 72 £415 -2.35% 56
South East -10 40 £275 -16.66% 24
East Midlands +5 6 - - 8
East of England -21 5 £588 +46.87% 4
West Midlands -28 4 £425 -5.55% 14
South West -25 3 £550 +25.00% 15
North West -18 2 £325 +8.41% 12
Yorkshire -19 1 £475 +85.36% 10
North East - - - - 2
B2B
UK

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 98 (30.34%) B2C
2 87 (26.93%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (25.70%) Marketing
4 77 (23.84%) E-Commerce
5 76 (23.53%) Finance
6 62 (19.20%) HTML
7 59 (18.27%) JavaScript
8 54 (16.72%) Web Services
9 53 (16.41%) CSS
10 52 (16.10%) XML
11 42 (13.00%) User Experience
12 39 (12.07%) Project Management
12 39 (12.07%) Telecoms
13 38 (11.76%) Retail
14 37 (11.46%) CMS
15 35 (10.84%) Scrum
16 34 (10.53%) Java
16 34 (10.53%) jQuery
17 33 (10.22%) REST
18 32 (9.91%) Migration
18 32 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management
19 29 (8.98%) .NET
19 29 (8.98%) SOA
20 28 (8.67%) Microsoft
20 28 (8.67%) CRM
21 27 (8.36%) User Stories
22 25 (7.74%) OO
22 25 (7.74%) SQL
22 25 (7.74%) Time Management
23 24 (7.43%) Degree

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 37 (11.46%) CMS
2 22 (6.81%) SharePoint
3 13 (4.02%) SharePoint 2010
4 12 (3.72%) WebSphere
5 10 (3.10%) Apache
6 8 (2.48%) Drupal
7 6 (1.86%) WordPress
8 4 (1.24%) SAS
8 4 (1.24%) IIS
9 3 (0.93%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.62%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
10 2 (0.62%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.62%) SAP Portal
10 2 (0.62%) Liferay
10 2 (0.62%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.62%) Adobe CQ
10 2 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (5.57%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.64%) InfoPath
3 13 (4.02%) MS Office
4 9 (2.79%) OmniGraffle
4 9 (2.79%) Adobe Illustrator
5 8 (2.48%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.93%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.93%) InDesign
7 2 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.62%) FastStats
7 2 (0.62%) SPSS
8 1 (0.31%) MS Project
8 1 (0.31%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (0.93%) SAP CRM
1 3 (0.93%) Google Analytics
1 3 (0.93%) SAP ERP
1 3 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.62%) Maximo
2 2 (0.62%) SiteCatalyst
3 1 (0.31%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.31%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.31%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.17%) SaaS
2 2 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.62%) PaaS
3 1 (0.31%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.31%) Office 365
3 1 (0.31%) IaaS
3 1 (0.31%) GitHub
3 1 (0.31%) MailChimp
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.72%) HTTP
1 12 (3.72%) Extranet
2 10 (3.10%) SNMP
3 5 (1.55%) Internet
4 4 (1.24%) Intranet
5 3 (0.93%) SAN
5 3 (0.93%) FTP
5 3 (0.93%) VoIP
5 3 (0.93%) Firewall
5 3 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.62%) NFC
6 2 (0.62%) RFID
6 2 (0.62%) WAN
6 2 (0.62%) LAN
6 2 (0.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (0.62%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (0.31%) MVNO
7 1 (0.31%) DMVPN
7 1 (0.31%) S/MIME
7 1 (0.31%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.57%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (4.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (2.48%) PowerCenter
5 6 (1.86%) MySQL
6 5 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.93%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.62%) PerformancePoint
8 2 (0.62%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.62%) DB2
8 2 (0.62%) Big Data
8 2 (0.62%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Power View
9 1 (0.31%) DataStage
9 1 (0.31%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.31%) OLTP
9 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.31%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (3.41%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.48%) JIRA
2 8 (2.48%) Axure RP
3 6 (1.86%) Grunt
4 5 (1.55%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.24%) Gradle
5 4 (1.24%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.93%) JUnit
6 3 (0.93%) Selenium
6 3 (0.93%) JBehave
6 3 (0.93%) WebDriver
6 3 (0.93%) Maven
7 2 (0.62%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.31%) Mocha
8 1 (0.31%) Hudson
8 1 (0.31%) Bower
8 1 (0.31%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.31%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.31%) RSpec
General
1 83 (25.70%) Marketing
2 76 (23.53%) Finance
3 39 (12.07%) Telecoms
4 38 (11.76%) Retail
5 16 (4.95%) Banking
6 14 (4.33%) Publishing
7 13 (4.02%) Advertising
8 12 (3.72%) Manufacturing
9 10 (3.10%) French Language
10 9 (2.79%) Legal
10 9 (2.79%) Games
11 6 (1.86%) Dutch Language
11 6 (1.86%) Back Office
12 3 (0.93%) Law
12 3 (0.93%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.31%) Electronics
14 1 (0.31%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.31%) Luxembourgish Language
14 1 (0.31%) Danish Language
Job Titles
1 68 (21.05%) Developer
2 50 (15.48%) Architect
3 39 (12.07%) Analyst
4 32 (9.91%) Consultant
5 24 (7.43%) Solutions Architect
5 24 (7.43%) Business Analyst
6 21 (6.50%) Java Developer
7 20 (6.19%) Project Manager
8 19 (5.88%) Marketing Manager
9 18 (5.57%) Product Manager
10 16 (4.95%) Web Developer
11 14 (4.33%) SharePoint Developer
12 13 (4.02%) Senior Manager
12 13 (4.02%) Designer
13 10 (3.10%) Java Engineer
14 8 (2.48%) Java/J2EE Developer
14 8 (2.48%) Administrator
15 7 (2.17%) Technical Consultant
15 7 (2.17%) Senior Project Manager
15 7 (2.17%) Informatica Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (19.20%) HTML
2 54 (16.72%) Web Services
3 53 (16.41%) CSS
4 52 (16.10%) XML
5 34 (10.53%) jQuery
6 33 (10.22%) REST
7 29 (8.98%) .NET
8 21 (6.50%) SOAP
9 19 (5.88%) Ajax
10 18 (5.57%) ASP.NET
11 17 (5.26%) Spring
11 17 (5.26%) HTML5
12 16 (4.95%) CSS3
12 16 (4.95%) J2EE
13 14 (4.33%) Struts
14 12 (3.72%) .NET Framework
14 12 (3.72%) XSD
14 12 (3.72%) XSL
14 12 (3.72%) EDI
15 10 (3.10%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 42 (13.00%) User Experience
2 21 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 14 (4.33%) Open Source
5 13 (4.02%) Social Media
6 12 (3.72%) FMCG
7 10 (3.10%) Digital Media
8 9 (2.79%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.55%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.24%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.93%) Social Network
11 3 (0.93%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.62%) Taxonomies
12 2 (0.62%) Statistics
12 2 (0.62%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.62%) Learning Management System
12 2 (0.62%) DataPower
12 2 (0.62%) Copywriting
12 2 (0.62%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 16 (4.95%) Linux
2 12 (3.72%) Windows
3 11 (3.41%) UNIX
4 9 (2.79%) Android
5 7 (2.17%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.24%) AIX
7 3 (0.93%) Solaris
7 3 (0.93%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.62%) zOS
9 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (30.34%) B2C
2 87 (26.93%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (23.84%) E-Commerce
4 39 (12.07%) Project Management
5 35 (10.84%) Scrum
6 32 (9.91%) Migration
6 32 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management
7 29 (8.98%) SOA
8 28 (8.67%) CRM
9 27 (8.36%) User Stories
10 25 (7.74%) OO
10 25 (7.74%) Time Management
11 23 (7.12%) TDD
12 19 (5.88%) Business Development
13 18 (5.57%) Business Analysis
13 18 (5.57%) Content Management
14 17 (5.26%) MVC
15 16 (4.95%) E-business
16 14 (4.33%) Multithreading
17 13 (4.02%) UML
Programming Languages
1 59 (18.27%) JavaScript
2 34 (10.53%) Java
3 25 (7.74%) SQL
4 24 (7.43%) C#
5 12 (3.72%) T-SQL
6 6 (1.86%) PHP
7 4 (1.24%) Groovy
8 3 (0.93%) ActionScript 2.0
8 3 (0.93%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.93%) ActionScript
9 2 (0.62%) Korn
9 2 (0.62%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.62%) VBA
9 2 (0.62%) C
9 2 (0.62%) R
10 1 (0.31%) Perl
10 1 (0.31%) C++
10 1 (0.31%) COBOL
10 1 (0.31%) VB
10 1 (0.31%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (7.43%) Degree
2 4 (1.24%) ACCA
2 4 (1.24%) CIMA
2 4 (1.24%) CCNP
2 4 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (0.93%) MCSE
3 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (0.93%) CCNA
4 2 (0.62%) MCTS
4 2 (0.62%) MCITP
4 2 (0.62%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.62%) MBA
4 2 (0.62%) CCIE
4 2 (0.62%) MCSA
4 2 (0.62%) AAT
5 1 (0.31%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (0.31%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.72%) QA
2 8 (2.48%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.62%) SLA
4 1 (0.31%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (1.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.62%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.31%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (1.55%) Puppet
2 2 (0.62%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 28 (8.67%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.12%) SAP
3 22 (6.81%) Salesforce.com
4 18 (5.57%) Oracle
5 10 (3.10%) Eloqua
6 9 (2.79%) Ariba
6 9 (2.79%) Adobe
7 8 (2.48%) Informatica
7 8 (2.48%) IBM
8 7 (2.17%) Siebel
9 6 (1.86%) Marketo
9 6 (1.86%) hybris
10 5 (1.55%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.55%) Cisco
11 4 (1.24%) Google
11 4 (1.24%) Facebook
11 4 (1.24%) F5
12 3 (0.93%) Tableau
12 3 (0.93%) Twitter
12 3 (0.93%) Pardot
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £450 to £550 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell
Volt
Rate: £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
JWResource
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
JWResource
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South Yorkshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
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Berkshire
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