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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 368 377 379
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +2
Contract jobs citing B2B 236 199 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.49% 0.41% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.55% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 120 108
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£425 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £287 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £344
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +23.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 2 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £43.75 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.85% +41.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year
-41.90% -
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
37468 36365 32009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.34% 75.51% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24275 23338 19645
Average daily rate £418 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1077 1095 995
Average hourly rate £28.50 £28.63 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.43% -11.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.63 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 0 108 £450 +9.09% 75
South East +16 52 £400 +2.56% 23
East Midlands +24 29 £425 - 15
South West +18 11 £500 +5.26% 13
North West -27 10 £408 -25.90% 4
East of England +7 9 £650 +73.33% 3
Yorkshire -14 7 £475 +35.71% 6
West Midlands -14 5 £400 -5.88% 5
North East -8 1 £400 +6.95% 7
B2B
UK

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 125 (30.79%) B2C
2 112 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (25.37%) E-Commerce
4 77 (18.97%) Marketing
5 72 (17.73%) Java
6 67 (16.50%) Retail
7 55 (13.55%) Time Management
8 53 (13.05%) Finance
9 51 (12.56%) Project Management
10 48 (11.82%) Stakeholder Management
11 45 (11.08%) JavaScript
12 43 (10.59%) HTML
12 43 (10.59%) Web Services
12 43 (10.59%) hybris
13 40 (9.85%) Scrum
14 39 (9.61%) CRM
15 37 (9.11%) Microsoft
16 36 (8.87%) Oracle
17 35 (8.62%) SAP
17 35 (8.62%) CSS
18 33 (8.13%) SQL
19 32 (7.88%) J2EE
19 32 (7.88%) SOA
20 31 (7.64%) Content Management
21 30 (7.39%) XML
21 30 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
22 29 (7.14%) Telecoms
23 28 (6.90%) Degree
23 28 (6.90%) User Experience
23 28 (6.90%) Waterfall

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 18 (4.43%) WebSphere
2 14 (3.45%) Apache
3 13 (3.20%) CMS
4 11 (2.71%) WebLogic
5 9 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (2.22%) Apache Solr
5 9 (2.22%) SharePoint Server
5 9 (2.22%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.48%) Drupal
7 5 (1.23%) Lync
7 5 (1.23%) WordPress
7 5 (1.23%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (1.23%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.99%) SAS
9 3 (0.74%) Commerce Server
9 3 (0.74%) IIS
10 2 (0.49%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (0.49%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.49%) Mule
Applications
1 24 (5.91%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.22%) InfoPath
2 9 (2.22%) MS Office
3 4 (0.99%) MS Project
3 4 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.74%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 10 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.97%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.74%) Summit
4 2 (0.49%) Optimost
5 1 (0.25%) Radian6
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.25%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.25%) Magento
5 1 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.25%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.23%) Google Analytics
2 4 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.99%) SaaS
2 4 (0.99%) PaaS
2 4 (0.99%) Google Checkout
3 3 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.22%) LAN
1 9 (2.22%) VoIP
1 9 (2.22%) WAN
1 9 (2.22%) Intranet
1 9 (2.22%) Internet
2 8 (1.97%) Firewall
3 7 (1.72%) VPN
4 6 (1.48%) Ethernet
5 5 (1.23%) DNS
5 5 (1.23%) MPLS
6 4 (0.99%) RFID
6 4 (0.99%) HTTP
6 4 (0.99%) SNMP
6 4 (0.99%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.99%) NFC
6 4 (0.99%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (0.99%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (0.74%) xDSL
7 3 (0.74%) DHCP
8 2 (0.49%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (3.69%) SQL Server
3 13 (3.20%) MySQL
4 9 (2.22%) PerformancePoint
4 9 (2.22%) PowerCenter
5 8 (1.97%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.72%) DB2
7 6 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.23%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.23%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.99%) Big Data
10 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.74%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 3 (0.74%) OLTP
11 2 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.49%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.49%) SAP BW
11 2 (0.49%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (0.49%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 11 (2.71%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.46%) Subversion
3 7 (1.72%) Ant
4 5 (1.23%) JIRA
5 4 (0.99%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.74%) Grunt
7 2 (0.49%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.49%) Gradle
7 2 (0.49%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.49%) Bower
8 1 (0.25%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.25%) PhpStorm
8 1 (0.25%) Rational Application Developer
8 1 (0.25%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.25%) JBehave
8 1 (0.25%) NWDS
8 1 (0.25%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.25%) Selenium
8 1 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.25%) JUnit
General
1 77 (18.97%) Marketing
2 67 (16.50%) Retail
3 53 (13.05%) Finance
4 29 (7.14%) Telecoms
5 19 (4.68%) Banking
6 16 (3.94%) Advertising
7 11 (2.71%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.97%) Russian Language
9 7 (1.72%) Electronics
9 7 (1.72%) Front Office
10 6 (1.48%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.99%) Games
11 4 (0.99%) German Language
11 4 (0.99%) Hindi Language
11 4 (0.99%) Tamil Language
11 4 (0.99%) Urdu Language
11 4 (0.99%) Billing
12 3 (0.74%) Italian Language
12 3 (0.74%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 93 (22.91%) Architect
2 69 (17.00%) Developer
3 49 (12.07%) Project Manager
4 39 (9.61%) Analyst
5 38 (9.36%) Solutions Architect
6 35 (8.62%) Consultant
7 21 (5.17%) Business Analyst
8 20 (4.93%) Java Developer
9 13 (3.20%) Hybris Developer
10 12 (2.96%) Senior Developer
10 12 (2.96%) Marketing Manager
10 12 (2.96%) Hybris Architect
11 9 (2.22%) SharePoint Architect
11 9 (2.22%) Sales Consultant
12 7 (1.72%) Agile Project Manager
12 7 (1.72%) ScrumMaster
12 7 (1.72%) Data Analyst
13 5 (1.23%) iOS Developer
13 5 (1.23%) Designer
13 5 (1.23%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (10.59%) HTML
1 43 (10.59%) Web Services
2 35 (8.62%) CSS
3 32 (7.88%) J2EE
4 30 (7.39%) XML
5 21 (5.17%) Spring
6 17 (4.19%) SOAP
7 15 (3.69%) XSLT
7 15 (3.69%) .NET
8 14 (3.45%) Middleware
8 14 (3.45%) REST
9 13 (3.20%) jQuery
9 13 (3.20%) XSL
9 13 (3.20%) JSP
10 12 (2.96%) Struts
10 12 (2.96%) Ajax
11 11 (2.71%) EDI
12 9 (2.22%) Application Packaging
13 8 (1.97%) JSON
13 8 (1.97%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (6.90%) User Experience
3 16 (3.94%) Social Media
4 15 (3.69%) Taxonomies
5 11 (2.71%) FMCG
6 8 (1.97%) Data Integration
6 8 (1.97%) Digital Media
7 7 (1.72%) Data Centre
7 7 (1.72%) Visualisation
7 7 (1.72%) E-Learning
8 6 (1.48%) Ontologies
8 6 (1.48%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.23%) SWIFT
9 5 (1.23%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.99%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.99%) Mobile Banking
11 3 (0.74%) Copywriting
12 2 (0.49%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.49%) Data Extraction
12 2 (0.49%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 17 (4.19%) UNIX
2 15 (3.69%) Linux
3 10 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (2.46%) Apple iOS
4 8 (1.97%) Windows
5 5 (1.23%) Android
6 2 (0.49%) AIX
6 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.49%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (30.79%) B2C
2 112 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (25.37%) E-Commerce
4 55 (13.55%) Time Management
5 51 (12.56%) Project Management
6 48 (11.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 40 (9.85%) Scrum
8 39 (9.61%) CRM
9 32 (7.88%) SOA
10 31 (7.64%) Content Management
11 28 (6.90%) Waterfall
12 27 (6.65%) PRINCE2
13 26 (6.40%) TOGAF
14 25 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
14 25 (6.16%) Analytics
15 23 (5.67%) Digital Marketing
16 19 (4.68%) ERP
17 18 (4.43%) OO
17 18 (4.43%) Zachman Framework
18 17 (4.19%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 72 (17.73%) Java
2 45 (11.08%) JavaScript
3 33 (8.13%) SQL
4 11 (2.71%) PHP
4 11 (2.71%) PL/SQL
5 9 (2.22%) C#
5 9 (2.22%) AWK
6 6 (1.48%) Perl
7 5 (1.23%) Apple Swift
8 4 (0.99%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.74%) C
9 3 (0.74%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.49%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.49%) ABAP
10 2 (0.49%) Python
10 2 (0.49%) Groovy
11 1 (0.25%) DCL
11 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 28 (6.90%) Degree
2 11 (2.71%) PMP
2 11 (2.71%) PMI Certification
3 10 (2.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 8 (1.97%) MCSA
4 8 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.48%) CCNA
6 5 (1.23%) MCITP
6 5 (1.23%) MCTS
6 5 (1.23%) MCSE
7 3 (0.74%) CCNP
7 3 (0.74%) A+ Certification
7 3 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.74%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (0.49%) CCIE
8 2 (0.49%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.49%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.20%) QA
2 4 (0.99%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.49%) SLA
3 2 (0.49%) COBIT
4 1 (0.25%) P3O
System Software
1 11 (2.71%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.25%) Docker
3 1 (0.25%) vSphere
3 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (0.49%) Puppet
2 1 (0.25%) Jitterbit
2 1 (0.25%) DBAmp
2 1 (0.25%) Netcool
2 1 (0.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 43 (10.59%) hybris
2 37 (9.11%) Microsoft
3 36 (8.87%) Oracle
4 35 (8.62%) SAP
5 21 (5.17%) IBM
6 17 (4.19%) Salesforce.com
7 14 (3.45%) Informatica
7 14 (3.45%) Endeca
8 11 (2.71%) Google
9 10 (2.46%) Red Hat
10 9 (2.22%) Cisco
10 9 (2.22%) VMware
11 8 (1.97%) Avaya
12 7 (1.72%) RedPrairie
12 7 (1.72%) Adobe
12 7 (1.72%) JDA
12 7 (1.72%) ATG
12 7 (1.72%) Citrix
13 6 (1.48%) CheckPoint
14 5 (1.23%) F5
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £308 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £550 per day excellent rates or salaries
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £250 per day for 1 month (rolling)
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £Competitive (market rates)
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £500+ per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £300 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Northamptonshire
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £375 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Northampton
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
East Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Northamptonshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
East Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago