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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 400 385 377
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -8
Contract jobs citing B2B 186 178 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.35% 0.37% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.50% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 102 129
Average daily rate
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£390 £411 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.16% +9.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £240 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £538 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £375 £385
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £9.75 £37.50 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.00% +219.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.15 £14.50 £9.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £37.50 £14.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.00 £37.50 £11.75
% change year-on-year
-76.00% +219.14%
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
38990 35877 38861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.32% 74.50% 72.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24756 22624 22935
Average daily rate £415 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.10% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 994 1445
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.45 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -12 74 £400 -5.88% 86
South East +3 48 £396 +13.14% 26
North East -24 13 £325 -18.75% 5
East of England -22 11 £350 +9.37% 11
Yorkshire +8 10 £175 -58.82% 7
West Midlands -15 8 £325 -13.33% 13
North West -6 6 £575 +69.11% 14
East Midlands +6 5 £525 +23.52% 3
South West -23 5 £375 +7.14% 18
Midlands - - - -
B2B
UK

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 124 (31.96%) B2C
2 101 (26.03%) Marketing
3 98 (25.26%) Finance
4 87 (22.42%) E-Commerce
5 85 (21.91%) Agile Software Development
6 63 (16.24%) HTML
7 60 (15.46%) Web Services
7 60 (15.46%) Project Management
8 59 (15.21%) XML
9 57 (14.69%) JavaScript
9 57 (14.69%) Retail
10 49 (12.63%) Java
11 46 (11.86%) CSS
11 46 (11.86%) User Experience
12 45 (11.60%) .NET
13 43 (11.08%) jQuery
14 42 (10.82%) Stakeholder Management
15 41 (10.57%) Migration
16 40 (10.31%) Telecoms
16 40 (10.31%) REST
17 36 (9.28%) Salesforce.com
17 36 (9.28%) C#
18 35 (9.02%) Oracle
18 35 (9.02%) CRM
19 34 (8.76%) SOAP
20 32 (8.25%) SQL
20 32 (8.25%) Scrum
21 31 (7.99%) Microsoft
21 31 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
22 30 (7.73%) SOA

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 29 (7.47%) CMS
2 27 (6.96%) SharePoint
3 15 (3.87%) WebSphere
4 13 (3.35%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (2.58%) IIS
6 9 (2.32%) Umbraco
6 9 (2.32%) Apache
7 8 (2.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 8 (2.06%) Liferay
8 6 (1.55%) Drupal
8 6 (1.55%) SAS
9 4 (1.03%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.77%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.52%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
11 2 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.52%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.52%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.26%) Adobe CQ
12 1 (0.26%) CICS
12 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 16 (4.12%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.87%) InfoPath
3 13 (3.35%) MS Office
4 11 (2.84%) Photoshop
5 10 (2.58%) Adobe Illustrator
6 9 (2.32%) OmniGraffle
7 7 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (1.29%) MS Visio
9 4 (1.03%) SPSS
10 3 (0.77%) InDesign
10 3 (0.77%) MS Project
11 2 (0.52%) FastStats
12 1 (0.26%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 8 (2.06%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.55%) SAP CRM
2 6 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.55%) Google Analytics
3 5 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.77%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.77%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.52%) Maximo
5 2 (0.52%) Magento
6 1 (0.26%) SiteCatalyst
6 1 (0.26%) Cordys
6 1 (0.26%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.29%) SaaS
2 4 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.52%) IaaS
3 2 (0.52%) Force.com
3 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.52%) PaaS
4 1 (0.26%) Office 365
4 1 (0.26%) GitHub
4 1 (0.26%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.67%) HTTP
2 20 (5.15%) Internet
3 15 (3.87%) Extranet
4 13 (3.35%) FTP
5 7 (1.80%) Firewall
5 7 (1.80%) Intranet
6 6 (1.55%) SNMP
6 6 (1.55%) VPN
7 5 (1.29%) DNS
8 4 (1.03%) DMZ
8 4 (1.03%) EIGRP
8 4 (1.03%) IGRP
9 3 (0.77%) SSH
9 3 (0.77%) Network Security
9 3 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.77%) SAN
9 3 (0.77%) SSL
9 3 (0.77%) VoIP
10 2 (0.52%) WAN
10 2 (0.52%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.22%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (3.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (2.58%) MySQL
4 10 (2.58%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.03%) Data Mining
7 4 (1.03%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.52%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.52%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.52%) PowerCenter
8 2 (0.52%) DataStage
8 2 (0.52%) DB2
9 1 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.26%) QualityStage
9 1 (0.26%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 14 (3.61%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.32%) JIRA
3 8 (2.06%) Axure RP
3 8 (2.06%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.55%) Gradle
5 5 (1.29%) Selenium
5 5 (1.29%) JUnit
6 4 (1.03%) Maven
6 4 (1.03%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.77%) Subversion
7 3 (0.77%) JBehave
7 3 (0.77%) WebDriver
7 3 (0.77%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.52%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.52%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (0.26%) Hudson
9 1 (0.26%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.26%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.26%) Grunt
9 1 (0.26%) Bower
General
1 101 (26.03%) Marketing
2 98 (25.26%) Finance
3 57 (14.69%) Retail
4 40 (10.31%) Telecoms
5 18 (4.64%) Games
6 17 (4.38%) Billing
7 14 (3.61%) Advertising
8 13 (3.35%) Banking
8 13 (3.35%) Manufacturing
9 10 (2.58%) Publishing
10 9 (2.32%) Legal
11 7 (1.80%) Back Office
11 7 (1.80%) French Language
12 4 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.77%) Electronics
13 3 (0.77%) Law
13 3 (0.77%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.52%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.26%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 74 (19.07%) Developer
2 66 (17.01%) Analyst
3 56 (14.43%) Architect
4 43 (11.08%) Business Analyst
5 36 (9.28%) Project Manager
6 35 (9.02%) Consultant
7 28 (7.22%) Solutions Architect
8 19 (4.90%) Product Manager
9 17 (4.38%) .NET Developer
10 15 (3.87%) Web Developer
10 15 (3.87%) SharePoint Developer
11 14 (3.61%) Java Developer
12 13 (3.35%) Marketing Manager
12 13 (3.35%) Designer
13 11 (2.84%) ASP.NET Developer
14 10 (2.58%) C# Developer
15 9 (2.32%) Senior Developer
15 9 (2.32%) Senior Manager
15 9 (2.32%) C# .NET Developer
15 9 (2.32%) Salesforce.com Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (16.24%) HTML
2 60 (15.46%) Web Services
3 59 (15.21%) XML
4 46 (11.86%) CSS
5 45 (11.60%) .NET
6 43 (11.08%) jQuery
7 40 (10.31%) REST
8 34 (8.76%) SOAP
9 29 (7.47%) ASP.NET
10 21 (5.41%) Spring
11 19 (4.90%) Middleware
11 19 (4.90%) J2EE
12 18 (4.64%) .NET Framework
12 18 (4.64%) HTML5
13 16 (4.12%) JMS
14 15 (3.87%) XSD
15 14 (3.61%) CSS3
16 13 (3.35%) EDI
16 13 (3.35%) Ajax
17 12 (3.09%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (11.86%) User Experience
2 31 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.90%) Mobile App
4 17 (4.38%) Social Media
5 13 (3.35%) Open Source
5 13 (3.35%) FMCG
6 8 (2.06%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.80%) Digital Media
8 5 (1.29%) Smart Meter
8 5 (1.29%) E-Learning
8 5 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.29%) Mobile Computing
9 4 (1.03%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.77%) Social Network
10 3 (0.77%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.77%) Statistics
10 3 (0.77%) DTV
10 3 (0.77%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.77%) W3C
11 2 (0.52%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (3.87%) Windows
2 13 (3.35%) Linux
2 13 (3.35%) UNIX
3 9 (2.32%) Android
4 6 (1.55%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.77%) AIX
6 3 (0.77%) Solaris
7 2 (0.52%) zOS
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (31.96%) B2C
2 87 (22.42%) E-Commerce
3 85 (21.91%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (15.46%) Project Management
5 42 (10.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 41 (10.57%) Migration
7 35 (9.02%) CRM
8 32 (8.25%) Scrum
9 30 (7.73%) SOA
9 30 (7.73%) Business Analysis
10 26 (6.70%) Analytics
10 26 (6.70%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (6.19%) MVC
12 23 (5.93%) User Stories
13 20 (5.15%) TDD
14 16 (4.12%) E-business
14 16 (4.12%) Web Development
15 15 (3.87%) Digital Marketing
15 15 (3.87%) Time Management
15 15 (3.87%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (14.69%) JavaScript
2 49 (12.63%) Java
3 36 (9.28%) C#
4 32 (8.25%) SQL
5 16 (4.12%) T-SQL
6 14 (3.61%) Groovy
7 9 (2.32%) XPath
8 8 (2.06%) XQuery
9 5 (1.29%) ActionScript
9 5 (1.29%) PHP
9 5 (1.29%) ActionScript 2.0
10 4 (1.03%) C
11 3 (0.77%) C++
11 3 (0.77%) Perl
12 2 (0.52%) Korn
12 2 (0.52%) VBA
12 2 (0.52%) Python
12 2 (0.52%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.52%) R
13 1 (0.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (6.70%) Degree
2 9 (2.32%) PMI Certification
3 8 (2.06%) PMP
4 5 (1.29%) ACCA
4 5 (1.29%) CIMA
5 4 (1.03%) CCNP
5 4 (1.03%) AAT
5 4 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.77%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.77%) MBA
7 2 (0.52%) CCNA
7 2 (0.52%) CISSP
7 2 (0.52%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.26%) MCSE
8 1 (0.26%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.35%) QA
2 3 (0.77%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.77%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (0.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (0.52%) VMware ESX
2 2 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (1.80%) Puppet
2 2 (0.52%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (0.52%) CA SiteMinder
3 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 36 (9.28%) Salesforce.com
2 35 (9.02%) Oracle
3 31 (7.99%) Microsoft
4 27 (6.96%) SAP
5 9 (2.32%) Adobe
6 8 (2.06%) Cisco
6 8 (2.06%) IBM
6 8 (2.06%) hybris
7 7 (1.80%) Google
7 7 (1.80%) Eloqua
8 6 (1.55%) Facebook
8 6 (1.55%) Ariba
9 5 (1.29%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.29%) Twitter
10 4 (1.03%) Marketo
10 4 (1.03%) VMware
10 4 (1.03%) Lotus
11 3 (0.77%) Metastorm
11 3 (0.77%) Siebel
11 3 (0.77%) F5
Birmingham
SThree - Internal Recruitment department
Rate: £18000 - £23000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 250-300 Per Day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bedfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £450 - £525 per day + 6 months
Posted: 4 days ago
London
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Kelly Services-Uk
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
360 Resourcing
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £20 to £25 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago