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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 436 385 402
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +17
Contract jobs citing B2B 197 233 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.39% 0.46% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.58% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 118 123
Median daily rate £420 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £240 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 36 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £11.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -79.04%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 - £52.50
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
41645 40103 38723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.71% 79.12% 77.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 27844 25420 24585
Median daily rate £445 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.22% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 911 1177 1144
Median hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.88 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -1.61%

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 4 May 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
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 4 May 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 -48 81 £400 -3.03% 57
South East -2 54 £363 -3.33% 39
North West +10 22 £613 +50.30% 13
East of England +13 12 £419 -35.57% 5
Yorkshire 0 8 £450 +12.50% 4
East Midlands 0 8 £400 -5.88% 1
South West -7 5 £194 -54.41% 7
Midlands - 4 £500 -
West Midlands -15 1 £625 +61.29% 12
B2B
UK

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 114 (29.69%) Marketing
2 83 (21.61%) B2C
3 82 (21.35%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (15.36%) Finance
4 59 (15.36%) E-Commerce
5 49 (12.76%) Project Management
6 47 (12.24%) SQL
7 45 (11.72%) CRM
8 44 (11.46%) Digital Marketing
9 43 (11.20%) Degree
9 43 (11.20%) Microsoft
10 42 (10.94%) Java
11 40 (10.42%) Retail
12 39 (10.16%) Telecoms
12 39 (10.16%) Stakeholder Management
13 38 (9.90%) HTML
14 37 (9.64%) Social Media
15 36 (9.38%) CSS
16 35 (9.11%) Migration
16 35 (9.11%) Scrum
17 33 (8.59%) Salesforce.com
17 33 (8.59%) Oracle
18 31 (8.07%) JavaScript
18 31 (8.07%) Web Services
19 30 (7.81%) Internet
19 30 (7.81%) SOA
20 28 (7.29%) XML
21 26 (6.77%) SEO
22 24 (6.25%) SOAP
22 24 (6.25%) J2EE

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 22 (5.73%) CMS
2 14 (3.65%) Apache
3 13 (3.39%) WebSphere
4 12 (3.13%) Skype for Business
5 6 (1.56%) Oracle Service Bus
6 5 (1.30%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.04%) Confluence
7 4 (1.04%) JBoss
7 4 (1.04%) Node.js
7 4 (1.04%) SAS
8 3 (0.78%) IIS
8 3 (0.78%) nginx
8 3 (0.78%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.52%) Drupal
9 2 (0.52%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
9 2 (0.52%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.52%) WordPress
10 1 (0.26%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 21 (5.47%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.43%) MS Office
3 11 (2.86%) ProjectWise
4 10 (2.60%) Photoshop
5 8 (2.08%) MS Visio
6 7 (1.82%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (1.82%) MS Project
7 2 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.52%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.26%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 11 (2.86%) Eloqua
2 6 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.56%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (1.04%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.78%) Magento
5 3 (0.78%) SAP hybris
6 2 (0.52%) FastStats
6 2 (0.52%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.52%) Movex
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.26%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.26%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.26%) SDL Web 8
7 1 (0.26%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.17%) SaaS
2 12 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
3 8 (2.08%) Office 365
4 7 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.30%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.78%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.78%) IaaS
7 2 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.52%) Route 53
8 1 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.26%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.26%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.26%) PaaS
8 1 (0.26%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 30 (7.81%) Internet
2 19 (4.95%) VPN
3 18 (4.69%) DNS
4 14 (3.65%) Firewall
5 13 (3.39%) Reverse Proxy
5 13 (3.39%) SSL
6 11 (2.86%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (2.86%) FTP
6 11 (2.86%) LAN
6 11 (2.86%) NetScaler
6 11 (2.86%) WAN
7 10 (2.60%) LDAP
7 10 (2.60%) SNMP
7 10 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (2.34%) VoIP
9 8 (2.08%) Wireless
10 7 (1.82%) Broadband
10 7 (1.82%) HTTPS
11 5 (1.30%) Kerberos
12 4 (1.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.60%) Oracle Database
3 9 (2.34%) Big Data
4 8 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (2.08%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.82%) MySQL
5 7 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.56%) GIS
6 6 (1.56%) PowerCenter
7 5 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.78%) DB2
8 3 (0.78%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.52%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.52%) OLAP
9 2 (0.52%) OLAP Cube
9 2 (0.52%) Power BI
9 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.26%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 14 (3.65%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.60%) Eclipse
2 10 (2.60%) JIRA
2 10 (2.60%) SoapUI
3 7 (1.82%) Axure RP
4 6 (1.56%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.04%) Dreamweaver
5 4 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.78%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (0.52%) Gerrit
7 2 (0.52%) MSTest
7 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.52%) Subversion
7 2 (0.52%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.26%) Bower
8 1 (0.26%) gulp
8 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.26%) NuGet
8 1 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 114 (29.69%) Marketing
2 59 (15.36%) Finance
3 40 (10.42%) Retail
4 39 (10.16%) Telecoms
5 18 (4.69%) German Language
6 11 (2.86%) Brand Awareness
7 10 (2.60%) Advertising
8 8 (2.08%) French Language
8 8 (2.08%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.82%) Legal
10 5 (1.30%) Banking
10 5 (1.30%) Billing
10 5 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (1.04%) Italian Language
11 4 (1.04%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.78%) Back Office
12 3 (0.78%) Dutch Language
12 3 (0.78%) Electronics
12 3 (0.78%) Law
12 3 (0.78%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 71 (18.49%) Architect
2 50 (13.02%) Developer
3 49 (12.76%) Analyst
4 38 (9.90%) Business Analyst
5 37 (9.64%) Project Manager
6 31 (8.07%) Solutions Architect
7 25 (6.51%) Consultant
8 18 (4.69%) Digital Architect
9 14 (3.65%) Enterprise Architect
10 13 (3.39%) Java Developer
11 12 (3.13%) Marketing Specialist
12 11 (2.86%) Designer
12 11 (2.86%) XML Developer
13 10 (2.60%) Marketing Manager
13 10 (2.60%) Support Engineer
14 9 (2.34%) Java Engineer
15 8 (2.08%) .NET Developer
15 8 (2.08%) Senior Architect
16 7 (1.82%) Sales Consultant
16 7 (1.82%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (9.90%) HTML
2 36 (9.38%) CSS
3 31 (8.07%) Web Services
4 28 (7.29%) XML
5 24 (6.25%) J2EE
5 24 (6.25%) SOAP
6 21 (5.47%) .NET
6 21 (5.47%) Ajax
7 18 (4.69%) RESTful
8 17 (4.43%) Hibernate
9 16 (4.17%) Struts
10 15 (3.91%) JMS
10 15 (3.91%) JSTL
10 15 (3.91%) Spring
11 14 (3.65%) XSLT
12 13 (3.39%) jQuery
12 13 (3.39%) REST
12 13 (3.39%) XSD
13 12 (3.13%) JSP
13 12 (3.13%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.64%) Social Media
2 24 (6.25%) User Experience
3 20 (5.21%) Data Centre
4 18 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (3.65%) Computer Science
6 10 (2.60%) Digital Media
7 9 (2.34%) Mobile App
8 8 (2.08%) Internet of Things
9 6 (1.56%) PKI
10 5 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.30%) Handset
10 5 (1.30%) Web 2.0
11 4 (1.04%) Visualisation
12 3 (0.78%) Blog
12 3 (0.78%) Copywriting
12 3 (0.78%) Data Integration
12 3 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.78%) RIA
13 2 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
13 2 (0.52%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 22 (5.73%) Linux
2 15 (3.91%) Windows
3 9 (2.34%) Unix
4 6 (1.56%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.78%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.78%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.52%) Android
6 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.26%) AIX
7 1 (0.26%) Solaris
7 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (21.61%) B2C
2 82 (21.35%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (15.36%) E-Commerce
4 49 (12.76%) Project Management
5 45 (11.72%) CRM
6 44 (11.46%) Digital Marketing
7 39 (10.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 35 (9.11%) Migration
8 35 (9.11%) Scrum
9 30 (7.81%) SOA
10 26 (6.77%) SEO
11 23 (5.99%) Business Development
12 22 (5.73%) Business Analysis
13 21 (5.47%) Marketing Automation
13 21 (5.47%) OO
13 21 (5.47%) UML
13 21 (5.47%) Waterfall
14 20 (5.21%) Analytics
15 18 (4.69%) TDD
16 16 (4.17%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 47 (12.24%) SQL
2 42 (10.94%) Java
3 31 (8.07%) JavaScript
4 18 (4.69%) C#
5 10 (2.60%) PowerShell
6 8 (2.08%) PHP
7 4 (1.04%) Python
8 3 (0.78%) C
8 3 (0.78%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.52%) ActionScript
9 2 (0.52%) ActionScript 2.0
9 2 (0.52%) Apex Code
9 2 (0.52%) R
9 2 (0.52%) Ruby
9 2 (0.52%) XPath
10 1 (0.26%) AWK
10 1 (0.26%) COBOL
10 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (11.20%) Degree
2 11 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.60%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.78%) ISEB
5 2 (0.52%) CISSP
5 2 (0.52%) CLAS
5 2 (0.52%) MBA
5 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.26%) CCDP
6 1 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.26%) MCAD
6 1 (0.26%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.08%) QA
2 2 (0.52%) COBIT
2 2 (0.52%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.26%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.26%) HL7
3 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (2.34%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (1.04%) WSUS
2 2 (0.52%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (0.26%) Control-M
3 1 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.26%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 43 (11.20%) Microsoft
2 33 (8.59%) Oracle
2 33 (8.59%) Salesforce.com
3 16 (4.17%) hybris
3 16 (4.17%) Marketo
4 15 (3.91%) Citrix
5 12 (3.13%) Cisco
5 12 (3.13%) F5
6 11 (2.86%) Blue Coat
6 11 (2.86%) CheckPoint
6 11 (2.86%) IronPort
7 10 (2.60%) Informatica
8 9 (2.34%) IBM
9 8 (2.08%) Adobe
10 7 (1.82%) Aprimo
10 7 (1.82%) SAP
11 6 (1.56%) ATG
11 6 (1.56%) BT
12 5 (1.30%) Google
12 5 (1.30%) TIBCO
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