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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 381 392 389
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -3
Contract jobs citing B2B 231 215 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.44% 0.43% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.56% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 136 122
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £425 £353
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +20.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 4
Average hourly rate £11.00 £32.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.15% +44.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £30.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +92.00%
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
40868 38382 35686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.95% 76.47% 75.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 27032 24152 22151
Average daily rate £425 £410 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1107 1116 1036
Average hourly rate £28.00 £23.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -27.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.78 £13.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £46.04 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+22.00% -19.35%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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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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 99 £400 -3.03% 62
South East -9 51 £413 -0.72% 27
East Midlands +18 34 £475 +30.13% 4
East of England +17 17 £425 +21.42% 7
West Midlands +1 9 £475 +11.76% 6
Yorkshire -31 5 £450 -6.73% 4
North West -27 4 £450 - 5
South West - 4 £538 - 12
North East -27 1 £400 +14.28% 6
B2B
UK

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

1 162 (35.53%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (33.11%) B2C
3 121 (26.54%) E-Commerce
4 93 (20.39%) Java
4 93 (20.39%) Marketing
5 68 (14.91%) Retail
6 66 (14.47%) Finance
7 60 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 59 (12.94%) hybris
9 54 (11.84%) User Experience
9 54 (11.84%) Scrum
10 53 (11.62%) Project Management
10 53 (11.62%) HTML
11 52 (11.40%) SQL
12 51 (11.18%) Analytics
13 49 (10.75%) Oracle
14 48 (10.53%) Time Management
15 46 (10.09%) XML
16 45 (9.87%) J2EE
17 43 (9.43%) JavaScript
18 42 (9.21%) CRM
19 39 (8.55%) Web Services
20 37 (8.11%) TOGAF
21 36 (7.89%) Waterfall
22 33 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
22 33 (7.24%) SAP
22 33 (7.24%) SOA
23 32 (7.02%) CSS
23 32 (7.02%) WebSphere
24 31 (6.80%) Content Management

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 32 (7.02%) WebSphere
2 21 (4.61%) WebLogic
3 17 (3.73%) Apache
3 17 (3.73%) CMS
4 14 (3.07%) WebLogic Portal
4 14 (3.07%) Apache Solr
5 12 (2.63%) WebSphere Portal
6 9 (1.97%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.75%) Mule
8 5 (1.10%) SAS
8 5 (1.10%) Drupal
9 4 (0.88%) Commerce Server
9 4 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.66%) WordPress
10 3 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.66%) IIS
11 2 (0.44%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.44%) Oracle BPEL
11 2 (0.44%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 22 (4.82%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.19%) MS Visio
2 10 (2.19%) Photoshop
3 5 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.88%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (0.88%) MS Project
5 3 (0.66%) MS Office
6 2 (0.44%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.22%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.22%) InDesign
7 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (3.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.97%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (1.54%) SAP ERP
4 5 (1.10%) Optimost
5 4 (0.88%) Fredhopper
5 4 (0.88%) Magento
6 3 (0.66%) WebTrends
6 3 (0.66%) Summit
7 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.22%) Movex
7 1 (0.22%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.22%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.22%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.51%) Google Analytics
2 7 (1.54%) Adobe Analytics
3 6 (1.32%) SaaS
4 5 (1.10%) Google Checkout
5 3 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.07%) Internet
2 8 (1.75%) Firewall
2 8 (1.75%) VPN
3 7 (1.54%) Intranet
4 6 (1.32%) HTTP
4 6 (1.32%) WAN
4 6 (1.32%) LAN
5 5 (1.10%) DNS
6 4 (0.88%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.88%) FTP
6 4 (0.88%) SNMP
6 4 (0.88%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.66%) DHCP
7 3 (0.66%) Cisco IPT
7 3 (0.66%) Extranet
7 3 (0.66%) Reverse Proxy
7 3 (0.66%) Network Security
7 3 (0.66%) GSM
7 3 (0.66%) VoIP
7 3 (0.66%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.17%) Relational Database
2 15 (3.29%) MySQL
2 15 (3.29%) SQL Server
3 11 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (1.75%) DB2
4 8 (1.75%) PowerCenter
5 7 (1.54%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.32%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.88%) PerformancePoint
8 3 (0.66%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 3 (0.66%) Redis
8 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.44%) Base SAS
9 2 (0.44%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (3.29%) Git (software)
2 14 (3.07%) Subversion
3 11 (2.41%) JIRA
4 8 (1.75%) Ant
5 5 (1.10%) Eclipse
5 5 (1.10%) Dreamweaver
5 5 (1.10%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.66%) PHPUnit
7 2 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.44%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.44%) JUnit
7 2 (0.44%) Grunt
7 2 (0.44%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.44%) Gradle
7 2 (0.44%) Bower
8 1 (0.22%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.22%) PhpStorm
8 1 (0.22%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.22%) NUnit
8 1 (0.22%) Selenium
General
1 93 (20.39%) Marketing
2 68 (14.91%) Retail
3 66 (14.47%) Finance
4 31 (6.80%) Telecoms
5 17 (3.73%) Billing
6 15 (3.29%) Banking
7 12 (2.63%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.97%) Front Office
9 8 (1.75%) Legal
10 7 (1.54%) Investment Banking
10 7 (1.54%) Advertising
10 7 (1.54%) Russian Language
11 6 (1.32%) Italian Language
12 4 (0.88%) Hindi Language
12 4 (0.88%) Tamil Language
12 4 (0.88%) Publishing
12 4 (0.88%) Back Office
12 4 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.88%) Urdu Language
13 3 (0.66%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 90 (19.74%) Architect
2 84 (18.42%) Developer
3 47 (10.31%) Project Manager
4 46 (10.09%) Analyst
5 36 (7.89%) Consultant
6 30 (6.58%) Solutions Architect
7 26 (5.70%) Business Analyst
8 24 (5.26%) Java Developer
9 20 (4.39%) Hybris Architect
10 19 (4.17%) Hybris Developer
11 15 (3.29%) Designer
12 12 (2.63%) Senior Developer
13 11 (2.41%) Product Manager
14 9 (1.97%) Marketing Manager
14 9 (1.97%) Sales Consultant
14 9 (1.97%) Data Analyst
15 8 (1.75%) Lead Developer
15 8 (1.75%) Oracle Architect
16 7 (1.54%) Technical Leader
17 6 (1.32%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (11.62%) HTML
2 46 (10.09%) XML
3 45 (9.87%) J2EE
4 39 (8.55%) Web Services
5 32 (7.02%) CSS
6 23 (5.04%) Spring
7 22 (4.82%) .NET
8 18 (3.95%) Middleware
9 17 (3.73%) JSP
10 16 (3.51%) SOAP
11 14 (3.07%) XSLT
12 13 (2.85%) Ajax
12 13 (2.85%) WebCenter
12 13 (2.85%) REST
13 12 (2.63%) EDI
14 11 (2.41%) Struts
14 11 (2.41%) HTML5
14 11 (2.41%) jQuery
15 8 (1.75%) JSON
15 8 (1.75%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 54 (11.84%) User Experience
2 33 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.95%) Social Media
4 14 (3.07%) Taxonomies
5 10 (2.19%) FMCG
6 9 (1.97%) SWIFT
6 9 (1.97%) Data Centre
7 7 (1.54%) Digital Media
7 7 (1.54%) Visualisation
8 6 (1.32%) Ontologies
9 5 (1.10%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.10%) iPad
10 4 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.88%) Copywriting
10 4 (0.88%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.66%) Replication
11 3 (0.66%) Clustering
11 3 (0.66%) DataPower
11 3 (0.66%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.44%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 21 (4.61%) UNIX
2 18 (3.95%) Linux
3 10 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (1.97%) Windows
5 8 (1.75%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.88%) Android
7 3 (0.66%) VMS
8 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.44%) AIX
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (35.53%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (33.11%) B2C
3 121 (26.54%) E-Commerce
4 60 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 54 (11.84%) Scrum
6 53 (11.62%) Project Management
7 51 (11.18%) Analytics
8 48 (10.53%) Time Management
9 42 (9.21%) CRM
10 37 (8.11%) TOGAF
11 36 (7.89%) Waterfall
12 33 (7.24%) SOA
13 31 (6.80%) Content Management
14 29 (6.36%) Digital Marketing
15 28 (6.14%) Zachman Framework
16 24 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
17 23 (5.04%) OO
18 22 (4.82%) PRINCE2
18 22 (4.82%) Business Analysis
18 22 (4.82%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 93 (20.39%) Java
2 52 (11.40%) SQL
3 43 (9.43%) JavaScript
4 13 (2.85%) PHP
5 12 (2.63%) PL/SQL
6 10 (2.19%) C#
7 9 (1.97%) AWK
8 6 (1.32%) Perl
9 5 (1.10%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.10%) C
9 5 (1.10%) Apple Swift
10 4 (0.88%) C++
10 4 (0.88%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.66%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.66%) DCL
12 2 (0.44%) PHP5
12 2 (0.44%) Groovy
12 2 (0.44%) ABAP
12 2 (0.44%) Python
13 1 (0.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (4.17%) Degree
2 11 (2.41%) PMP
2 11 (2.41%) PMI Certification
3 8 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (1.10%) CCNA
5 4 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (0.88%) Sun Certification
6 3 (0.66%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.66%) A+ Certification
6 3 (0.66%) MCSA
6 3 (0.66%) CCIE
6 3 (0.66%) CCNP
6 3 (0.66%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.44%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.22%) IIBA
8 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.63%) QA
2 3 (0.66%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.44%) SLA
4 1 (0.22%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (0.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.22%) vSphere
3 1 (0.22%) Docker
3 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (1.97%) Netcool
2 2 (0.44%) Puppet
3 1 (0.22%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.22%) Jitterbit
3 1 (0.22%) DBAmp
3 1 (0.22%) Control-M
3 1 (0.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 59 (12.94%) hybris
2 49 (10.75%) Oracle
3 33 (7.24%) SAP
4 30 (6.58%) IBM
5 27 (5.92%) Adobe
6 26 (5.70%) Microsoft
7 23 (5.04%) Salesforce.com
7 23 (5.04%) Google
8 21 (4.61%) TIBCO
9 18 (3.95%) Endeca
10 14 (3.07%) Informatica
11 13 (2.85%) Sitecore
12 10 (2.19%) RedPrairie
12 10 (2.19%) JDA
12 10 (2.19%) Red Hat
13 9 (1.97%) Remedy
13 9 (1.97%) Infovista
13 9 (1.97%) ATG
13 9 (1.97%) Cisco
13 9 (1.97%) Amdocs
London
Talent Spa
Rate: £600-650pd
Posted: 1 hour ago
Corby, Northamptonshire
networx
Posted: 22 hours ago
Essex
Aquent
Rate: From £270 to £300 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
First Point
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates or salary/package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £320 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Personnel IT
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Major Players
Rate: £30000 - £35000 per hour + excellent benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Venn Group
Rate: £30 - £35 Per Hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Corby, Northamptonshire
networx
Rate: £26,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
Ticketmaster UK
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Central London
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £Competitive (market rates)
Posted: 16 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £375 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago