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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 400 402 391
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Contract jobs citing B2B 210 194 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.39% 0.38% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.50% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 124 113
Average daily rate
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£400 £398 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.50% -3.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £168 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £30.00 £15.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.33% +92.00%
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
42104 39098 36285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.15% 76.38% 75.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 27971 24690 22740
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1134 1102 1016
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.69% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +10 92 £378 -5.62% 56
South East -32 44 £400 - 22
East Midlands +7 22 £425 +16.43% 2
East of England +18 21 £438 -6.66% 6
West Midlands +7 10 £450 +38.46% 6
Yorkshire -34 8 £363 -24.87% 9
North West -18 6 £450 -30.76% 11
South West -5 4 £563 - 5
B2B
UK

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 160 (36.28%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (35.15%) B2C
3 128 (29.02%) E-Commerce
4 95 (21.54%) Java
5 90 (20.41%) Marketing
6 66 (14.97%) Retail
7 65 (14.74%) hybris
8 61 (13.83%) Stakeholder Management
9 60 (13.61%) Finance
10 56 (12.70%) Project Management
10 56 (12.70%) HTML
11 53 (12.02%) Oracle
12 52 (11.79%) J2EE
13 51 (11.56%) User Experience
14 50 (11.34%) SQL
14 50 (11.34%) Scrum
15 49 (11.11%) Analytics
16 48 (10.88%) Web Services
17 46 (10.43%) XML
18 40 (9.07%) JavaScript
19 39 (8.84%) SOA
20 38 (8.62%) CRM
21 35 (7.94%) Content Management
21 35 (7.94%) Time Management
22 34 (7.71%) TOGAF
22 34 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
22 34 (7.71%) Waterfall
23 33 (7.48%) CSS
24 32 (7.26%) WebSphere
25 31 (7.03%) IBM

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (7.26%) WebSphere
2 26 (5.90%) WebLogic
3 19 (4.31%) CMS
4 14 (3.17%) Apache Solr
4 14 (3.17%) WebLogic Portal
5 12 (2.72%) WebSphere Portal
5 12 (2.72%) Apache
6 10 (2.27%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.81%) Mule
7 8 (1.81%) Oracle Service Bus
7 8 (1.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (1.13%) SAS
9 4 (0.91%) Commerce Server
9 4 (0.91%) IIS
9 4 (0.91%) WordPress
9 4 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.68%) JBoss
11 2 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.27%) Photoshop
3 7 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.13%) MS Project
5 4 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.91%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.91%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.68%) MS Office
7 2 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.45%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.23%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.23%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 10 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.04%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (1.36%) Magento
3 6 (1.36%) Fredhopper
4 4 (0.91%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.68%) Optimost
6 2 (0.45%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.23%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.23%) Radian6
7 1 (0.23%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.23%) Movex
7 1 (0.23%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.23%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.17%) Google Analytics
2 6 (1.36%) Adobe Analytics
2 6 (1.36%) SaaS
3 5 (1.13%) Google Checkout
4 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.45%) PaaS
6 1 (0.23%) IaaS
6 1 (0.23%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.63%) Internet
2 11 (2.49%) Firewall
3 7 (1.59%) Intranet
3 7 (1.59%) VPN
4 5 (1.13%) DNS
4 5 (1.13%) HTTP
4 5 (1.13%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.91%) SNMP
5 4 (0.91%) WAN
5 4 (0.91%) Ethernet
5 4 (0.91%) FTP
5 4 (0.91%) LAN
5 4 (0.91%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (0.68%) Network Security
6 3 (0.68%) GSM
6 3 (0.68%) MPLS
6 3 (0.68%) Extranet
6 3 (0.68%) Cisco IPT
7 2 (0.45%) xDSL
7 2 (0.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.76%) Relational Database
2 18 (4.08%) SQL Server
3 11 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (2.27%) MySQL
4 10 (2.27%) NoSQL
4 10 (2.27%) Oracle Database
5 9 (2.04%) PowerCenter
6 8 (1.81%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (1.59%) DB2
7 7 (1.59%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.91%) PerformancePoint
9 4 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.68%) MS Access
10 3 (0.68%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.68%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 3 (0.68%) Redis
Development Applications
1 15 (3.40%) Subversion
1 15 (3.40%) Git (software)
2 12 (2.72%) Ant
3 10 (2.27%) JIRA
4 9 (2.04%) Eclipse
5 7 (1.59%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.13%) Dreamweaver
6 5 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.91%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.68%) PHPUnit
8 3 (0.68%) Selenium
8 3 (0.68%) JUnit
9 2 (0.45%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.45%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.23%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.23%) Rational Application Developer
10 1 (0.23%) QUnit
10 1 (0.23%) Gradle
10 1 (0.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 1 (0.23%) PhpStorm
General
1 90 (20.41%) Marketing
2 66 (14.97%) Retail
3 60 (13.61%) Finance
4 30 (6.80%) Telecoms
5 18 (4.08%) Billing
6 15 (3.40%) Banking
7 13 (2.95%) Manufacturing
8 9 (2.04%) Front Office
8 9 (2.04%) Legal
9 8 (1.81%) Advertising
10 7 (1.59%) Investment Banking
11 6 (1.36%) Italian Language
12 5 (1.13%) Publishing
12 5 (1.13%) Back Office
13 4 (0.91%) Electronics
13 4 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.91%) Swedish Language
14 3 (0.68%) Japanese Language
14 3 (0.68%) Norwegian Language
14 3 (0.68%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 88 (19.95%) Architect
2 83 (18.82%) Developer
3 50 (11.34%) Project Manager
4 46 (10.43%) Analyst
5 41 (9.30%) Consultant
6 31 (7.03%) Solutions Architect
7 27 (6.12%) Business Analyst
8 25 (5.67%) Hybris Architect
9 23 (5.22%) Hybris Developer
10 22 (4.99%) Java Developer
11 15 (3.40%) Designer
12 13 (2.95%) Product Manager
13 11 (2.49%) Senior Developer
14 9 (2.04%) Sales Consultant
14 9 (2.04%) Data Analyst
14 9 (2.04%) Lead Developer
14 9 (2.04%) Marketing Manager
15 7 (1.59%) Oracle Architect
16 6 (1.36%) ScrumMaster
16 6 (1.36%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (12.70%) HTML
2 52 (11.79%) J2EE
3 48 (10.88%) Web Services
4 46 (10.43%) XML
5 33 (7.48%) CSS
6 27 (6.12%) Spring
7 23 (5.22%) Middleware
8 21 (4.76%) .NET
9 20 (4.54%) SOAP
9 20 (4.54%) XSLT
10 18 (4.08%) JSP
10 18 (4.08%) REST
11 14 (3.17%) JMS
12 13 (2.95%) Ajax
12 13 (2.95%) Struts
12 13 (2.95%) WebCenter
13 12 (2.72%) HTML5
13 12 (2.72%) XSD
14 10 (2.27%) WSDL
14 10 (2.27%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 51 (11.56%) User Experience
2 34 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.31%) Social Media
4 16 (3.63%) Taxonomies
5 12 (2.72%) FMCG
6 9 (2.04%) SWIFT
6 9 (2.04%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.81%) iPad
8 7 (1.59%) Visualisation
9 6 (1.36%) Digital Media
9 6 (1.36%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.36%) Ontologies
9 6 (1.36%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.91%) Replication
10 4 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.91%) DataPower
10 4 (0.91%) Copywriting
11 3 (0.68%) Clustering
12 2 (0.45%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.45%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 18 (4.08%) UNIX
2 15 (3.40%) Linux
3 10 (2.27%) Windows
4 8 (1.81%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.91%) Android
7 3 (0.68%) VMS
8 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.45%) AIX
9 1 (0.23%) CentOS
9 1 (0.23%) Debian
9 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (36.28%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (35.15%) B2C
3 128 (29.02%) E-Commerce
4 61 (13.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 56 (12.70%) Project Management
6 50 (11.34%) Scrum
7 49 (11.11%) Analytics
8 39 (8.84%) SOA
9 38 (8.62%) CRM
10 35 (7.94%) Content Management
10 35 (7.94%) Time Management
11 34 (7.71%) Waterfall
11 34 (7.71%) TOGAF
12 27 (6.12%) Digital Marketing
13 26 (5.90%) Continuous Integration
13 26 (5.90%) Zachman Framework
14 25 (5.67%) OO
15 24 (5.44%) Enterprise Architecture
16 20 (4.54%) Business Analysis
16 20 (4.54%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 95 (21.54%) Java
2 50 (11.34%) SQL
3 40 (9.07%) JavaScript
4 13 (2.95%) C#
4 13 (2.95%) PHP
5 10 (2.27%) PL/SQL
6 7 (1.59%) C
7 5 (1.13%) AWK
7 5 (1.13%) Perl
7 5 (1.13%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.13%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.13%) Apple Swift
8 4 (0.91%) C++
9 3 (0.68%) DCL
9 3 (0.68%) Python
9 3 (0.68%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.45%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.45%) PHP5
11 1 (0.23%) Groovy
11 1 (0.23%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 18 (4.08%) Degree
2 7 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (1.36%) Sun Certification
3 6 (1.36%) PMP
3 6 (1.36%) PMI Certification
4 4 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (0.91%) CCNA
5 3 (0.68%) CCIE
5 3 (0.68%) CCNP
6 2 (0.45%) MCSA
6 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.45%) A+ Certification
6 2 (0.45%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.23%) OCMJD
7 1 (0.23%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.23%) IIBA
7 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.23%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.63%) QA
2 3 (0.68%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.68%) SLA
3 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.23%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (0.91%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.45%) Docker
4 1 (0.23%) vSphere
4 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (2.04%) Netcool
2 6 (1.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.45%) Puppet
4 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.23%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.23%) Ansible
4 1 (0.23%) Mesos
4 1 (0.23%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.23%) Jitterbit
4 1 (0.23%) DBAmp
4 1 (0.23%) Control-M
Vendors
1 65 (14.74%) hybris
2 53 (12.02%) Oracle
3 31 (7.03%) IBM
4 28 (6.35%) SAP
5 26 (5.90%) Adobe
6 24 (5.44%) Microsoft
7 22 (4.99%) Salesforce.com
7 22 (4.99%) Google
8 20 (4.54%) TIBCO
9 16 (3.63%) Endeca
10 15 (3.40%) Informatica
11 13 (2.95%) Sitecore
12 10 (2.27%) RedPrairie
12 10 (2.27%) JDA
12 10 (2.27%) Cisco
13 9 (2.04%) BMC
13 9 (2.04%) Amdocs
13 9 (2.04%) Remedy
13 9 (2.04%) Infovista
13 9 (2.04%) ATG
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