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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business-to-Business (B2B)
UK / England
Rank 381 402 422
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +20
Contract jobs citing B2B 201 213 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.48% 0.45% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.54% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 129 72
Median daily rate £450 £408 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.42% -3.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £255 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 17
Median hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +13.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £11.00

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
34750 39516 38053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.98% 82.86% 79.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 23216 26235 24416
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 864 1083 1029
Median hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +41.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 -3 110 £525 +23.52% 69
South East +26 47 £400 +6.66% 15
South West +22 11 £550 +29.41% 17
North West +24 10 £356 +18.75% 14
Yorkshire +26 9 £451 +53.61% 3
East Midlands +7 6 £325 -18.75% 6
West Midlands +10 5 £350 -34.88% 11
East of England -1 1 - - 12
B2B
UK

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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.

1 125 (31.57%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (25.51%) B2C
3 86 (21.72%) E-Commerce
4 76 (19.19%) Web Services
5 72 (18.18%) Finance
6 63 (15.91%) Marketing
7 55 (13.89%) HTML
7 55 (13.89%) IBM
7 55 (13.89%) User Experience
8 53 (13.38%) Scrum
9 50 (12.63%) JavaScript
10 49 (12.37%) Project Management
10 49 (12.37%) REST
11 45 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
12 43 (10.86%) Java
13 42 (10.61%) CRM
13 42 (10.61%) Banking
14 41 (10.35%) CSS
14 41 (10.35%) SOA
15 40 (10.10%) Stakeholder Management
16 35 (8.84%) Retail
16 35 (8.84%) Analytics
17 33 (8.33%) Oracle
17 33 (8.33%) SQL
17 33 (8.33%) SOAP
18 32 (8.08%) XML
19 31 (7.83%) Microsoft
19 31 (7.83%) Business Analysis
19 31 (7.83%) Degree
20 30 (7.58%) Spring

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 27 (6.82%) CMS
2 22 (5.56%) WebSphere
3 19 (4.80%) Apache
4 13 (3.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 11 (2.78%) Anypoint
6 10 (2.53%) JBoss
7 8 (2.02%) Mule ESB
7 8 (2.02%) WebLogic
7 8 (2.02%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (1.52%) Mule
9 5 (1.26%) Confluence
10 4 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (1.01%) SAS
10 4 (1.01%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.76%) Gentran
12 2 (0.51%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.25%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.25%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.25%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 21 (5.30%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.28%) MS Office
3 9 (2.27%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.76%) MS Project
5 3 (0.76%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.51%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 9 (2.27%) Eloqua
2 7 (1.77%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (1.26%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (1.01%) FastStats
5 4 (1.01%) Magento
6 2 (0.51%) Maximo
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.51%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.51%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.25%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Utilities
7 1 (0.25%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.25%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.25%) SAP FI-CA
7 1 (0.25%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.54%) SaaS
2 11 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.26%) Office 365
4 4 (1.01%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.76%) CloudSense
6 2 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.51%) IaaS
7 1 (0.25%) Asana
7 1 (0.25%) G Suite
7 1 (0.25%) GitHub
7 1 (0.25%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.25%) PaaS
7 1 (0.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.30%) Internet
2 19 (4.80%) FTP
3 13 (3.28%) Firewall
4 8 (2.02%) HTTP
4 8 (2.02%) HTTPS
5 7 (1.77%) Kerberos
5 7 (1.77%) SSL
5 7 (1.77%) WinSCP
6 6 (1.52%) Ethernet
6 6 (1.52%) Intranet
6 6 (1.52%) VPN
6 6 (1.52%) WAN
7 4 (1.01%) Extranet
8 3 (0.76%) AMQP
8 3 (0.76%) GPON
8 3 (0.76%) IPsec
8 3 (0.76%) MPLS
8 3 (0.76%) SMS
8 3 (0.76%) VoIP
8 3 (0.76%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.57%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.28%) Big Data
3 9 (2.27%) MySQL
4 8 (2.02%) Endeca
4 8 (2.02%) NoSQL
4 8 (2.02%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (1.26%) Neo4j
6 4 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.01%) Hazelcast
6 4 (1.01%) OLAP
6 4 (1.01%) OLTP
7 3 (0.76%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.51%) DataStage
8 2 (0.51%) GIS
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (2.78%) JIRA
2 8 (2.02%) Jasmine
3 7 (1.77%) ClearCase
3 7 (1.77%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.77%) XMLSpy
4 6 (1.52%) Eclipse
4 6 (1.52%) NUnit
4 6 (1.52%) PHPUnit
5 4 (1.01%) Ant
5 4 (1.01%) Axure RP
5 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.76%) Grunt
6 3 (0.76%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.76%) JUnit
6 3 (0.76%) Mockito
6 3 (0.76%) Subversion
6 3 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.51%) Mocha
7 2 (0.51%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 72 (18.18%) Finance
2 63 (15.91%) Marketing
3 42 (10.61%) Banking
4 35 (8.84%) Retail
5 30 (7.58%) Telecoms
6 16 (4.04%) Publishing
7 15 (3.79%) Advertising
8 11 (2.78%) Billing
9 7 (1.77%) Legal
10 5 (1.26%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.01%) Games
12 3 (0.76%) Electronics
12 3 (0.76%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.51%) German Language
14 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.25%) Back Office
14 1 (0.25%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.25%) French Language
Job Titles
1 90 (22.73%) Architect
2 88 (22.22%) Developer
3 58 (14.65%) Analyst
4 39 (9.85%) Business Analyst
5 35 (8.84%) Product Manager
6 32 (8.08%) Solutions Architect
7 28 (7.07%) Consultant
8 26 (6.57%) Project Manager
9 19 (4.80%) Integration Architect
10 15 (3.79%) Lead Architect
11 12 (3.03%) Marketing Manager
12 10 (2.53%) Angular Developer
13 9 (2.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 9 (2.27%) Integration Developer
13 9 (2.27%) PHP Developer
13 9 (2.27%) Senior Manager
13 9 (2.27%) Senior Product Manager
13 9 (2.27%) Technical Architect
14 8 (2.02%) Senior Developer
14 8 (2.02%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (19.19%) Web Services
2 55 (13.89%) HTML
3 49 (12.37%) REST
4 41 (10.35%) CSS
5 33 (8.33%) SOAP
6 32 (8.08%) XML
7 30 (7.58%) Spring
8 26 (6.57%) HTML5
9 24 (6.06%) J2EE
10 23 (5.81%) Node.js
11 22 (5.56%) AngularJS
12 20 (5.05%) RESTful
13 19 (4.80%) CSS3
13 19 (4.80%) JMS
13 19 (4.80%) Middleware
14 17 (4.29%) .NET
14 17 (4.29%) XSLT
15 16 (4.04%) Servlets
16 15 (3.79%) IBM Integration Bus
16 15 (3.79%) React
Miscellaneous
1 55 (13.89%) User Experience
2 45 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.79%) Virtual Team
4 14 (3.54%) iPad
5 13 (3.28%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.78%) Fintech
7 10 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.53%) iSeries
7 10 (2.53%) Tandem
8 9 (2.27%) DataPower
9 8 (2.02%) Mobile App
9 8 (2.02%) Social Media
10 7 (1.77%) FMCG
11 6 (1.52%) Mainframe
11 6 (1.52%) Management Information System
12 4 (1.01%) Data Centre
12 4 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (1.01%) Mobile Games
12 4 (1.01%) Online Games
13 3 (0.76%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 16 (4.04%) Unix
1 16 (4.04%) Windows
2 10 (2.53%) zOS
3 9 (2.27%) Linux
4 3 (0.76%) Android
5 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.25%) Solaris
5 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (31.57%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (25.51%) B2C
3 86 (21.72%) E-Commerce
4 53 (13.38%) Scrum
5 49 (12.37%) Project Management
6 42 (10.61%) CRM
7 41 (10.35%) SOA
8 40 (10.10%) Stakeholder Management
9 35 (8.84%) Analytics
10 31 (7.83%) Business Analysis
11 24 (6.06%) Workflow
12 23 (5.81%) OOP
12 23 (5.81%) TDD
13 20 (5.05%) Microservices
14 19 (4.80%) Business Intelligence
15 18 (4.55%) Web Development
16 17 (4.29%) EAI
16 17 (4.29%) MVC
17 16 (4.04%) OO
18 15 (3.79%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (12.63%) JavaScript
2 43 (10.86%) Java
3 33 (8.33%) SQL
4 22 (5.56%) C#
5 13 (3.28%) PHP
6 10 (2.53%) JCL
7 7 (1.77%) C
8 6 (1.52%) PHP 5
9 5 (1.26%) R
10 3 (0.76%) ABAP
11 2 (0.51%) ActionScript
11 2 (0.51%) ActionScript 2.0
11 2 (0.51%) Apple Swift
11 2 (0.51%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.51%) Scala
11 2 (0.51%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.25%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.25%) Groovy
12 1 (0.25%) Korn
12 1 (0.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (7.83%) Degree
2 6 (1.52%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.01%) PMP
4 3 (0.76%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.76%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 2 (0.51%) MBA
6 1 (0.25%) APMP
6 1 (0.25%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.25%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.25%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.25%) ISEB
6 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.25%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.07%) QA
2 9 (2.27%) SLA
3 6 (1.52%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.26%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 10 (2.53%) Time Sharing Option
2 6 (1.52%) Docker
3 2 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (2.78%) MOM
2 7 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.25%) CloudHub
3 1 (0.25%) Control-M
3 1 (0.25%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.25%) Nagios
3 1 (0.25%) OpenSSO
3 1 (0.25%) Puppet
3 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 55 (13.89%) IBM
2 33 (8.33%) Oracle
3 31 (7.83%) Microsoft
4 21 (5.30%) hybris
5 20 (5.05%) Salesforce.com
6 18 (4.55%) Apigee
6 18 (4.55%) MuleSoft
6 18 (4.55%) SAP
7 16 (4.04%) Google
8 15 (3.79%) IBM Sterling
9 12 (3.03%) Axway
10 11 (2.78%) ATG
11 10 (2.53%) Zend
12 7 (1.77%) Apple
12 7 (1.77%) CA
12 7 (1.77%) HP
13 6 (1.52%) Adobe
14 4 (1.01%) Apteco
14 4 (1.01%) Cisco
14 4 (1.01%) Riverbed
Derby, Derbyshire
Rullion
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
CAG Recruitment
Rate: From £42,000 to £45,000 per annum Negotiable on salary, Multiple Bene
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £170.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable, depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Best Practice Talent Solutions
Rate: From £500 to £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Best Practice Talent Solutions
Rate: From £600 to £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge
People Source Consulting
Rate: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Contingency Team
Posted: 17 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Yoh
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago