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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 374 437 400
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -37
Contract jobs citing B2B 267 214 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.54% 0.40% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.50% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 144 132
Median daily rate £430 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.26% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 1
Median hourly rate £29.27 £11.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+166.04% -63.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-44.87% +30.00%
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
41109 42571 40219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.07% 80.47% 78.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 27368 28203 25368
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 983 1139 1122
Median hourly rate £29.50 £31.44 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +36.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £51.44 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +46 135 £463 +19.35% 58
South East +32 65 £400 -3.03% 17
North West +34 22 £425 -5.55% 12
East of England +17 14 £419 -4.28% 9
East Midlands -16 13 £406 -7.14% 2
Yorkshire +5 9 £535 +33.75% 5
West Midlands -35 4 £500 +7.23% 8
South West +6 2 - - 5
B2B
UK

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 106 (23.66%) B2C
2 101 (22.54%) Marketing
3 87 (19.42%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (17.19%) Finance
5 67 (14.96%) E-Commerce
6 64 (14.29%) Project Management
7 60 (13.39%) SOA
8 57 (12.72%) Java
9 56 (12.50%) Oracle
9 56 (12.50%) Web Services
10 54 (12.05%) Retail
11 53 (11.83%) Degree
12 50 (11.16%) Stakeholder Management
13 48 (10.71%) HTML
14 46 (10.27%) Scrum
15 42 (9.38%) Telecoms
15 42 (9.38%) CRM
16 41 (9.15%) User Experience
17 39 (8.71%) SQL
17 39 (8.71%) Microsoft
18 38 (8.48%) Digital Marketing
19 37 (8.26%) CSS
19 37 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
20 35 (7.81%) Analytics
21 34 (7.59%) .NET
21 34 (7.59%) Salesforce.com
22 33 (7.37%) JavaScript
22 33 (7.37%) XML
22 33 (7.37%) Migration
23 31 (6.92%) CMS

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 31 (6.92%) CMS
2 21 (4.69%) Oracle Service Bus
3 13 (2.90%) WebSphere
4 10 (2.23%) Apache
5 9 (2.01%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (2.01%) Skype for Business
6 7 (1.56%) Smallworld
7 6 (1.34%) ArcGIS
7 6 (1.34%) Confluence
7 6 (1.34%) Drupal
8 5 (1.12%) WordPress
9 4 (0.89%) NServiceBus
9 4 (0.89%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.89%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.67%) JBoss
10 3 (0.67%) nginx
10 3 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.67%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.45%) GlassFish
Applications
1 31 (6.92%) MS Excel
2 22 (4.91%) MS Office
3 15 (3.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (2.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 8 (1.79%) Photoshop
5 8 (1.79%) ProjectWise
5 8 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (1.56%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (1.34%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.89%) InDesign
9 3 (0.67%) Adobe After Effects
9 3 (0.67%) InVision
10 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
11 1 (0.22%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.22%) MS Project
11 1 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 20 (4.46%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (4.02%) Oracle EBS R12
3 17 (3.79%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (2.01%) Eloqua
5 7 (1.56%) BusinessWorks
6 6 (1.34%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (1.34%) WebTrends
7 5 (1.12%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (1.12%) SAP hybris
8 3 (0.67%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.45%) Infor M3
9 2 (0.45%) Magento
9 2 (0.45%) Movex
9 2 (0.45%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.45%) VisionPLUS
10 1 (0.22%) FastStats
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 31 (6.92%) SaaS
2 20 (4.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.68%) Google Analytics
4 11 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (2.01%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (1.79%) Office 365
7 3 (0.67%) Google Tag Manager
7 3 (0.67%) PaaS
8 2 (0.45%) GitHub
9 1 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.22%) Boomi
9 1 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 29 (6.47%) Internet
2 15 (3.35%) FTP
2 15 (3.35%) SSL
3 14 (3.13%) DNS
4 13 (2.90%) Firewall
5 12 (2.68%) DOCSIS
5 12 (2.68%) GPON
5 12 (2.68%) VDSL
6 11 (2.46%) VPN
7 10 (2.23%) Intranet
8 9 (2.01%) Reverse Proxy
9 8 (1.79%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (1.79%) NetScaler
10 7 (1.56%) HTTPS
10 7 (1.56%) SNMP
11 6 (1.34%) Extranet
11 6 (1.34%) LDAP
11 6 (1.34%) VoIP
12 5 (1.12%) PuTTY
12 5 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (5.80%) Oracle Database
2 21 (4.69%) Oracle Database 11g
3 17 (3.79%) SQL Server
4 10 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (1.56%) MySQL
5 7 (1.56%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.34%) OLAP
6 6 (1.34%) OLTP
6 6 (1.34%) PowerCenter
6 6 (1.34%) QGIS
7 4 (0.89%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 3 (0.67%) Qlik Sense
8 3 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.45%) GIS
9 2 (0.45%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (3.35%) SoapUI
2 13 (2.90%) Git (software)
3 10 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (2.01%) JIRA
4 9 (2.01%) MSTest
5 8 (1.79%) Eclipse
5 8 (1.79%) JUnit
5 8 (1.79%) Mockito
6 6 (1.34%) Grunt
7 5 (1.12%) Subversion
7 5 (1.12%) Talend Open Studio
8 4 (0.89%) Hudson
9 3 (0.67%) Android Studio
9 3 (0.67%) Gradle
9 3 (0.67%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.67%) Maven
9 3 (0.67%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.67%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.45%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 101 (22.54%) Marketing
2 77 (17.19%) Finance
3 54 (12.05%) Retail
4 42 (9.38%) Telecoms
5 25 (5.58%) German Language
6 24 (5.36%) Banking
7 21 (4.69%) Brand Awareness
8 15 (3.35%) Manufacturing
9 13 (2.90%) French Language
9 13 (2.90%) Publishing
10 9 (2.01%) Italian Language
11 7 (1.56%) Advertising
11 7 (1.56%) Legal
12 6 (1.34%) Turkish Language
13 5 (1.12%) Investment Banking
13 5 (1.12%) Law
13 5 (1.12%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.89%) Billing
15 3 (0.67%) Back Office
15 3 (0.67%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 86 (19.20%) Developer
2 74 (16.52%) Architect
3 52 (11.61%) Analyst
4 44 (9.82%) Project Manager
5 40 (8.93%) Business Analyst
6 39 (8.71%) Solutions Architect
7 38 (8.48%) Consultant
8 27 (6.03%) Designer
9 21 (4.69%) Marketing Manager
10 15 (3.35%) Senior Architect
11 14 (3.13%) Hybris Developer
11 14 (3.13%) Oracle Developer
12 11 (2.46%) .NET Developer
12 11 (2.46%) Digital Project Manager
12 11 (2.46%) Senior Developer
13 10 (2.23%) Integration Architect
13 10 (2.23%) Java Developer
13 10 (2.23%) Oracle SOA Developer
13 10 (2.23%) SOA Developer
14 9 (2.01%) E-Commerce Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (12.50%) Web Services
2 48 (10.71%) HTML
3 37 (8.26%) CSS
4 34 (7.59%) .NET
5 33 (7.37%) XML
6 29 (6.47%) SOAP
7 22 (4.91%) J2EE
7 22 (4.91%) JMS
8 20 (4.46%) REST
8 20 (4.46%) Spring
9 19 (4.24%) Middleware
10 16 (3.57%) Ajax
10 16 (3.57%) RESTful
11 15 (3.35%) JSON
12 14 (3.13%) ASP.NET
13 12 (2.68%) XSLT
14 11 (2.46%) Struts
15 10 (2.23%) EDIFACT
15 10 (2.23%) JSP
15 10 (2.23%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.15%) User Experience
2 37 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (6.47%) Social Media
4 18 (4.02%) Data Centre
5 17 (3.79%) Digital Media
6 15 (3.35%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (2.01%) Copywriting
7 9 (2.01%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.79%) DataPower
9 6 (1.34%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.34%) Fintech
9 6 (1.34%) FMCG
9 6 (1.34%) PKI
10 5 (1.12%) Handset
11 4 (0.89%) Blog
11 4 (0.89%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.89%) RIA
12 3 (0.67%) Data Integration
12 3 (0.67%) Minimum Viable Product
12 3 (0.67%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.24%) Linux
2 14 (3.13%) Unix
2 14 (3.13%) Windows
3 7 (1.56%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.34%) Android
5 5 (1.12%) AIX
5 5 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.67%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.67%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.45%) Solaris
7 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.45%) zOS
8 1 (0.22%) CentOS
8 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (23.66%) B2C
2 87 (19.42%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (14.96%) E-Commerce
4 64 (14.29%) Project Management
5 60 (13.39%) SOA
6 50 (11.16%) Stakeholder Management
7 46 (10.27%) Scrum
8 42 (9.38%) CRM
9 38 (8.48%) Digital Marketing
10 35 (7.81%) Analytics
11 33 (7.37%) Migration
12 30 (6.70%) SEO
13 26 (5.80%) Business Analysis
14 25 (5.58%) TDD
15 23 (5.13%) MVC
16 22 (4.91%) Pay per click
17 21 (4.69%) BPEL
17 21 (4.69%) Web Development
18 20 (4.46%) Marketing Automation
18 20 (4.46%) OO
Programming Languages
1 57 (12.72%) Java
2 39 (8.71%) SQL
3 33 (7.37%) JavaScript
4 25 (5.58%) C#
5 11 (2.46%) C
6 7 (1.56%) PHP
7 6 (1.34%) PL/SQL
7 6 (1.34%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.89%) AWK
9 2 (0.45%) JCL
9 2 (0.45%) Python
10 1 (0.22%) Perl
10 1 (0.22%) R
10 1 (0.22%) Ruby
10 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 53 (11.83%) Degree
2 29 (6.47%) Security Cleared
3 27 (6.03%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.89%) PMP
5 3 (0.67%) ISEB
6 2 (0.45%) APMP
6 2 (0.45%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.45%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.22%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.56%) Data Quality
1 7 (1.56%) QA
2 3 (0.67%) SLA
3 1 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (2.23%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (0.45%) Docker
3 2 (0.45%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (0.89%) TIBCO Hawk
2 2 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (0.45%) OpenSSO
2 2 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 56 (12.50%) Oracle
2 39 (8.71%) Microsoft
3 34 (7.59%) Salesforce.com
4 30 (6.70%) hybris
5 18 (4.02%) Marketo
6 15 (3.35%) Adobe
7 14 (3.13%) Google
7 14 (3.13%) IBM
8 12 (2.68%) SAP
9 9 (2.01%) Blue Coat
10 8 (1.79%) CheckPoint
10 8 (1.79%) Cisco
10 8 (1.79%) Citrix
10 8 (1.79%) F5
10 8 (1.79%) Informatica
10 8 (1.79%) IronPort
11 7 (1.56%) TIBCO
12 6 (1.34%) HP
13 5 (1.12%) Facebook
13 5 (1.12%) Tableau
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