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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 413 434 424
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -10
Contract jobs citing B2B 219 221 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.45% 0.42% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.52% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 140 115
Median daily rate £414 £394 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.07% +0.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £356
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +8.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 2
Median hourly rate £29.84 £11.00 £9.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+171.27% +12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.56 £11.00 £9.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.95 £10.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.59 - £9.00
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
41047 42746 40764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.47% 81.10% 77.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 27382 28436 25881
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 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1034 1183 1137
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +36.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.76 £47.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +19 112 £425 +6.25% 56
South East +36 61 £375 -2.28% 18
North West +32 17 £425 +13.33% 8
East of England -1 10 £406 +3.17% 13
East Midlands -19 6 £363 -3.33% 5
West Midlands -29 5 £433 -2.80% 4
Yorkshire +6 4 £430 +56.18% 5
South West +14 2 - - 2
B2B
UK

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 (24.42%) B2C
1 106 (24.42%) Agile Software Development
1 106 (24.42%) Marketing
2 74 (17.05%) Project Management
3 70 (16.13%) E-Commerce
4 69 (15.90%) Finance
5 64 (14.75%) Web Services
6 62 (14.29%) SOA
7 55 (12.67%) HTML
8 54 (12.44%) Oracle
9 52 (11.98%) Degree
10 50 (11.52%) Scrum
11 49 (11.29%) Java
12 48 (11.06%) User Experience
13 47 (10.83%) CRM
13 47 (10.83%) Stakeholder Management
14 45 (10.37%) Retail
15 44 (10.14%) CSS
16 43 (9.91%) Analytics
17 42 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
17 42 (9.68%) Digital Marketing
18 40 (9.22%) JavaScript
18 40 (9.22%) SQL
19 38 (8.76%) Telecoms
20 35 (8.06%) Salesforce.com
21 34 (7.83%) XML
22 31 (7.14%) SEO
22 31 (7.14%) SOAP
23 30 (6.91%) Microsoft
23 30 (6.91%) 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 30 (6.91%) CMS
2 21 (4.84%) Oracle Service Bus
3 13 (3.00%) Apache
4 12 (2.76%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (1.61%) Confluence
6 6 (1.38%) ArcGIS
6 6 (1.38%) Drupal
6 6 (1.38%) Skype for Business
6 6 (1.38%) Smallworld
7 5 (1.15%) WordPress
8 4 (0.92%) NServiceBus
8 4 (0.92%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.92%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.69%) GlassFish
9 3 (0.69%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.46%) JBoss
10 2 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 28 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 17 (3.92%) MS Office
3 16 (3.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (2.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 8 (1.84%) Photoshop
5 8 (1.84%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (1.61%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (1.38%) AutoCAD
7 6 (1.38%) ProjectWise
8 4 (0.92%) InDesign
8 4 (0.92%) MS Visio
9 3 (0.69%) Adobe After Effects
9 3 (0.69%) InVision
10 2 (0.46%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.23%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 20 (4.61%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (4.15%) Oracle EBS R12
3 15 (3.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (2.76%) Eloqua
5 6 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (1.38%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (1.38%) WebTrends
6 5 (1.15%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.92%) SAP hybris
8 3 (0.69%) Infor M3
8 3 (0.69%) Magento
8 3 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.46%) Movex
9 2 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.46%) Oracle Payroll
9 2 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.46%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.46%) VisionPLUS
10 1 (0.23%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 28 (6.45%) SaaS
2 14 (3.23%) Google Analytics
3 13 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.69%) GitHub
5 3 (0.69%) Google Tag Manager
5 3 (0.69%) PaaS
6 2 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.23%) Boomi
7 1 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.99%) Internet
2 20 (4.61%) FTP
3 19 (4.38%) SSL
4 14 (3.23%) Firewall
5 12 (2.76%) DOCSIS
5 12 (2.76%) GPON
5 12 (2.76%) VDSL
6 11 (2.53%) HTTPS
7 9 (2.07%) Intranet
8 7 (1.61%) DNS
8 7 (1.61%) HTTP
8 7 (1.61%) Kerberos
8 7 (1.61%) WinSCP
9 6 (1.38%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (1.38%) Extranet
9 6 (1.38%) NetScaler
9 6 (1.38%) Reverse Proxy
9 6 (1.38%) VoIP
9 6 (1.38%) VPN
10 5 (1.15%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.22%) Oracle Database
2 22 (5.07%) Oracle Database 11g
3 16 (3.69%) SQL Server
4 9 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.38%) OLAP
6 6 (1.38%) OLTP
6 6 (1.38%) QGIS
6 6 (1.38%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.92%) PowerCenter
7 4 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.69%) BODI
8 3 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.69%) MySQL
8 3 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.69%) Qlik Sense
8 3 (0.69%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.46%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.46%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 13 (3.00%) SoapUI
2 11 (2.53%) Git (software)
3 10 (2.30%) JIRA
4 9 (2.07%) JUnit
4 9 (2.07%) Mockito
5 8 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (1.61%) ClearCase
6 7 (1.61%) MSTest
6 7 (1.61%) XMLSpy
7 6 (1.38%) Eclipse
7 6 (1.38%) Grunt
7 6 (1.38%) Jasmine
7 6 (1.38%) PHPUnit
7 6 (1.38%) Talend Open Studio
8 4 (0.92%) Hudson
8 4 (0.92%) Subversion
9 3 (0.69%) Gradle
9 3 (0.69%) Maven
9 3 (0.69%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 106 (24.42%) Marketing
2 69 (15.90%) Finance
3 45 (10.37%) Retail
4 38 (8.76%) Telecoms
5 24 (5.53%) Banking
6 19 (4.38%) German Language
7 18 (4.15%) Brand Awareness
8 14 (3.23%) Manufacturing
9 13 (3.00%) Publishing
10 10 (2.30%) French Language
11 7 (1.61%) Advertising
12 6 (1.38%) Italian Language
12 6 (1.38%) Legal
12 6 (1.38%) Turkish Language
13 5 (1.15%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.92%) Law
15 3 (0.69%) Back Office
15 3 (0.69%) Billing
15 3 (0.69%) Electronics
15 3 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 99 (22.81%) Developer
2 66 (15.21%) Architect
3 51 (11.75%) Analyst
4 41 (9.45%) Project Manager
5 37 (8.53%) Business Analyst
6 33 (7.60%) Consultant
7 31 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
8 28 (6.45%) Designer
9 24 (5.53%) Marketing Manager
10 14 (3.23%) Hybris Developer
10 14 (3.23%) Oracle Developer
10 14 (3.23%) Senior Architect
11 13 (3.00%) Digital Project Manager
12 11 (2.53%) E-Commerce Manager
12 11 (2.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 11 (2.53%) Oracle SOA Developer
12 11 (2.53%) Senior Developer
12 11 (2.53%) Senior Manager
12 11 (2.53%) SOA Developer
13 10 (2.30%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (14.75%) Web Services
2 55 (12.67%) HTML
3 44 (10.14%) CSS
4 34 (7.83%) XML
5 31 (7.14%) SOAP
6 29 (6.68%) .NET
7 24 (5.53%) REST
8 20 (4.61%) JMS
8 20 (4.61%) RESTful
9 18 (4.15%) J2EE
9 18 (4.15%) Middleware
9 18 (4.15%) Spring
9 18 (4.15%) XSLT
10 14 (3.23%) Ajax
11 13 (3.00%) EDI
11 13 (3.00%) HTML5
11 13 (3.00%) JSON
12 12 (2.76%) ASP.NET
12 12 (2.76%) XSD
12 12 (2.76%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 48 (11.06%) User Experience
2 42 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (6.91%) Social Media
4 15 (3.46%) DataPower
4 15 (3.46%) Digital Media
5 12 (2.76%) Copywriting
5 12 (2.76%) Data Centre
5 12 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.07%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.61%) Fintech
8 6 (1.38%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.15%) FMCG
9 5 (1.15%) Handset
9 5 (1.15%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.92%) Blog
10 4 (0.92%) Data Integration
11 3 (0.69%) Animation
11 3 (0.69%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.69%) RIA
11 3 (0.69%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 13 (3.00%) Linux
2 9 (2.07%) Windows
3 8 (1.84%) Unix
4 5 (1.15%) AIX
4 5 (1.15%) Android
5 3 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.69%) Solaris
5 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.46%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.46%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.46%) zOS
7 1 (0.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (24.42%) Agile Software Development
1 106 (24.42%) B2C
2 74 (17.05%) Project Management
3 70 (16.13%) E-Commerce
4 62 (14.29%) SOA
5 50 (11.52%) Scrum
6 47 (10.83%) CRM
6 47 (10.83%) Stakeholder Management
7 43 (9.91%) Analytics
8 42 (9.68%) Digital Marketing
9 31 (7.14%) SEO
10 30 (6.91%) TDD
11 29 (6.68%) Business Analysis
11 29 (6.68%) Migration
12 25 (5.76%) Web Development
13 22 (5.07%) Business Intelligence
13 22 (5.07%) Marketing Automation
13 22 (5.07%) MVC
14 21 (4.84%) BPEL
15 20 (4.61%) UML
Programming Languages
1 49 (11.29%) Java
2 40 (9.22%) JavaScript
2 40 (9.22%) SQL
3 20 (4.61%) C#
4 13 (3.00%) PHP
5 11 (2.53%) C
6 6 (1.38%) PHP 5
7 5 (1.15%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.69%) AWK
9 2 (0.46%) JCL
10 1 (0.23%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.23%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (0.23%) Perl
10 1 (0.23%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.23%) R
10 1 (0.23%) Ruby
10 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 52 (11.98%) Degree
2 27 (6.22%) Security Cleared
3 25 (5.76%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.92%) ISEB
4 4 (0.92%) PMP
5 2 (0.46%) APMP
5 2 (0.46%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.46%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.23%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.23%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.53%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.38%) QA
2 6 (1.38%) SLA
3 1 (0.23%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (0.69%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.46%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 7 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.69%) OpenSSO
3 2 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.46%) TIBCO Hawk
3 2 (0.46%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 54 (12.44%) Oracle
2 35 (8.06%) Salesforce.com
3 30 (6.91%) hybris
3 30 (6.91%) Microsoft
4 24 (5.53%) IBM
5 17 (3.92%) Google
6 16 (3.69%) Adobe
7 15 (3.46%) Marketo
8 14 (3.23%) SAP
9 13 (3.00%) HP
10 7 (1.61%) Blue Coat
10 7 (1.61%) Informatica
11 6 (1.38%) CheckPoint
11 6 (1.38%) Cisco
11 6 (1.38%) Citrix
11 6 (1.38%) F5
11 6 (1.38%) IronPort
11 6 (1.38%) Talend
11 6 (1.38%) Zend
12 5 (1.15%) Tableau
North London
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £ Competitive (market rates)
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Networking People
Rate: £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £550 - £650 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Futureheads Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South East England
TDA Group
Rate: £250 - £400 per day + Bonus + Flexi-hours
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, long term programme
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Data Idols
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Rate: Highly Competative + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
CPI Selection
Salary: 20% Bonus Monthly
Posted: 2 days ago