The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 364 369 351
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -18
Contract jobs citing B2B 215 184 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.44% 0.40% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.54% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 120 135
Average daily rate
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£425 £415 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Average hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £102.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -78.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £12.88 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £34.40 £197.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £15.63 £102.50
% change year-on-year
+92.00% -84.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36754 34094 37574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.45% 73.30% 71.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23188 21156 22089
Average daily rate £407 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1082 994 1361
Average hourly rate £24.00 £31.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
B2B
UK

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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 +6 103 £425 -5.55% 107
South East -2 44 £393 +42.90% 23
North West +2 16 £500 +48.14% 9
West Midlands -4 13 £425 +13.33% 4
Yorkshire +15 11 £475 +5.55% 10
North East -7 10 £350 - 2
East Midlands +1 6 £365 -18.88% 5
Midlands +8 4 £463 -3.89% 1
East of England -30 3 £350 +29.62% 13
South West - - - - 16
B2B
UK

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

1 121 (29.44%) B2C
2 96 (23.36%) E-Commerce
3 90 (21.90%) Marketing
4 87 (21.17%) Finance
5 70 (17.03%) Project Management
6 53 (12.90%) HTML
7 52 (12.65%) Agile Software Development
7 52 (12.65%) Retail
8 46 (11.19%) Java
8 46 (11.19%) XML
9 45 (10.95%) .NET
10 44 (10.71%) Web Services
11 43 (10.46%) JavaScript
12 42 (10.22%) Stakeholder Management
13 39 (9.49%) Oracle
14 38 (9.25%) CRM
14 38 (9.25%) jQuery
15 37 (9.00%) CSS
15 37 (9.00%) Migration
16 34 (8.27%) Telecoms
17 32 (7.79%) Salesforce.com
17 32 (7.79%) C#
18 30 (7.30%) REST
19 29 (7.06%) SQL Server
19 29 (7.06%) SOAP
19 29 (7.06%) Business Analysis
20 28 (6.81%) ASP.NET
21 27 (6.57%) SQL
22 26 (6.33%) Billing
22 26 (6.33%) Analytics

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 23 (5.60%) SharePoint
2 16 (3.89%) CMS
3 14 (3.41%) WebSphere
4 10 (2.43%) SharePoint 2010
4 10 (2.43%) IIS
5 8 (1.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (1.70%) Drupal
6 7 (1.70%) Umbraco
6 7 (1.70%) Liferay
7 6 (1.46%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.22%) SAS
8 5 (1.22%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.73%) Apache
9 3 (0.73%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.73%) Adobe CQ
10 2 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.49%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.24%) Confluence
11 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (3.16%) Photoshop
2 11 (2.68%) Adobe Illustrator
2 11 (2.68%) InfoPath
3 10 (2.43%) MS Excel
4 9 (2.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (1.95%) MS Office
6 6 (1.46%) MS Visio
7 5 (1.22%) MS Project
7 5 (1.22%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.73%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.49%) SPSS
10 1 (0.24%) InDesign
10 1 (0.24%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 8 (1.95%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.70%) Google Analytics
3 6 (1.46%) SAP CRM
4 5 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.73%) Oracle CRM
6 3 (0.73%) Magento
7 2 (0.49%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.49%) Maximo
7 2 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.24%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.24%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.24%) SiteCatalyst
8 1 (0.24%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.49%) Google App Engine
3 2 (0.49%) Force.com
3 2 (0.49%) IaaS
3 2 (0.49%) SaaS
3 2 (0.49%) PaaS
4 1 (0.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.08%) Internet
2 16 (3.89%) HTTP
3 12 (2.92%) Extranet
4 10 (2.43%) FTP
5 6 (1.46%) Intranet
5 6 (1.46%) VPN
5 6 (1.46%) Firewall
6 5 (1.22%) DNS
7 4 (0.97%) DMZ
7 4 (0.97%) EIGRP
7 4 (0.97%) IGRP
8 3 (0.73%) MPLS
8 3 (0.73%) SSL
8 3 (0.73%) LDAP
8 3 (0.73%) VoIP
8 3 (0.73%) X.509
8 3 (0.73%) Wireless
8 3 (0.73%) Network Security
9 2 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.49%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.06%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (3.41%) Oracle Database
4 12 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (2.43%) MySQL
5 10 (2.43%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.95%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.97%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.73%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.73%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.49%) Redis
10 2 (0.49%) Voldemort
10 2 (0.49%) BigTable
10 2 (0.49%) PowerCenter
10 2 (0.49%) DataStage
10 2 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.49%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (2.19%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.95%) Axure RP
3 5 (1.22%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.22%) JIRA
4 4 (0.97%) Eclipse
4 4 (0.97%) Subversion
4 4 (0.97%) Ant
4 4 (0.97%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.97%) Gradle
5 3 (0.73%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (0.73%) Maven
6 2 (0.49%) Selenium
6 2 (0.49%) JUnit
6 2 (0.49%) Rational Rose
6 2 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.49%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.24%) DbUnit
7 1 (0.24%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.24%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.24%) SpecFlow
General
1 90 (21.90%) Marketing
2 87 (21.17%) Finance
3 52 (12.65%) Retail
4 34 (8.27%) Telecoms
5 26 (6.33%) Billing
6 23 (5.60%) Publishing
7 20 (4.87%) Games
8 16 (3.89%) Banking
9 10 (2.43%) Legal
10 9 (2.19%) Manufacturing
10 9 (2.19%) Back Office
11 8 (1.95%) Law
11 8 (1.95%) French Language
12 5 (1.22%) Advertising
13 4 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.73%) Dutch Language
15 2 (0.49%) Electronics
16 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.24%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 77 (18.73%) Analyst
2 65 (15.82%) Developer
3 57 (13.87%) Architect
4 53 (12.90%) Project Manager
5 52 (12.65%) Business Analyst
6 35 (8.52%) Consultant
7 30 (7.30%) Solutions Architect
8 19 (4.62%) Product Manager
8 19 (4.62%) Designer
9 17 (4.14%) .NET Developer
10 12 (2.92%) C# Developer
10 12 (2.92%) Web Developer
10 12 (2.92%) ASP.NET Developer
11 10 (2.43%) SharePoint Developer
11 10 (2.43%) C# .NET Developer
12 9 (2.19%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 8 (1.95%) Java Developer
13 8 (1.95%) Senior Manager
14 7 (1.70%) Senior Developer
14 7 (1.70%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (12.90%) HTML
2 46 (11.19%) XML
3 45 (10.95%) .NET
4 44 (10.71%) Web Services
5 38 (9.25%) jQuery
6 37 (9.00%) CSS
7 30 (7.30%) REST
8 29 (7.06%) SOAP
9 28 (6.81%) ASP.NET
10 18 (4.38%) Middleware
10 18 (4.38%) Spring
11 17 (4.14%) J2EE
12 16 (3.89%) .NET Framework
12 16 (3.89%) HTML5
13 14 (3.41%) EDI
14 11 (2.68%) SAML
15 10 (2.43%) JMS
15 10 (2.43%) XSD
16 9 (2.19%) WSDL
16 9 (2.19%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.62%) Mobile App
2 14 (3.41%) Social Media
3 10 (2.43%) FMCG
4 7 (1.70%) PMI
4 7 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.46%) Statistics
5 6 (1.46%) Smart Meter
6 5 (1.22%) E-Learning
6 5 (1.22%) Digital Media
6 5 (1.22%) Mobile Computing
7 4 (0.97%) Management Information System
7 4 (0.97%) Data Integration
7 4 (0.97%) Visualisation
8 3 (0.73%) Open Source
8 3 (0.73%) DataPower
8 3 (0.73%) Learning Management System
8 3 (0.73%) RIA
8 3 (0.73%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.73%) Handset
8 3 (0.73%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 17 (4.14%) Android
2 15 (3.65%) UNIX
2 15 (3.65%) Windows
3 9 (2.19%) Linux
4 7 (1.70%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.97%) zOS
7 3 (0.73%) Solaris
8 2 (0.49%) AIX
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (29.44%) B2C
2 96 (23.36%) E-Commerce
3 70 (17.03%) Project Management
4 52 (12.65%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (10.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 38 (9.25%) CRM
7 37 (9.00%) Migration
8 29 (7.06%) Business Analysis
9 26 (6.33%) Analytics
10 25 (6.08%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (5.84%) SOA
12 22 (5.35%) PRINCE2
12 22 (5.35%) MVC
13 21 (5.11%) Scrum
14 20 (4.87%) SEO
14 20 (4.87%) Web Development
15 16 (3.89%) Product Management
16 15 (3.65%) BPMN
16 15 (3.65%) ERP
17 14 (3.41%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 46 (11.19%) Java
2 43 (10.46%) JavaScript
3 32 (7.79%) C#
4 27 (6.57%) SQL
5 13 (3.16%) T-SQL
5 13 (3.16%) Groovy
6 9 (2.19%) XPath
7 8 (1.95%) PHP
7 8 (1.95%) XQuery
7 8 (1.95%) ActionScript
8 7 (1.70%) ActionScript 2.0
9 6 (1.46%) Ruby
10 5 (1.22%) C
11 3 (0.73%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.73%) Perl
11 3 (0.73%) Python
12 2 (0.49%) C++
12 2 (0.49%) Korn
13 1 (0.24%) PHP5
13 1 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (5.84%) Degree
2 15 (3.65%) PMI Certification
3 13 (3.16%) PMP
4 4 (0.97%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.97%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.73%) CCNP
5 3 (0.73%) ACCA
5 3 (0.73%) CIMA
5 3 (0.73%) MBA
6 2 (0.49%) CISSP
6 2 (0.49%) AAT
6 2 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.24%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.19%) QA
2 3 (0.73%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.49%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (0.97%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.49%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (1.46%) Puppet
2 3 (0.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.49%) CA SiteMinder
3 2 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.49%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.24%) Salt
4 1 (0.24%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 39 (9.49%) Oracle
2 32 (7.79%) Salesforce.com
3 25 (6.08%) SAP
4 23 (5.60%) Microsoft
5 12 (2.92%) Google
6 8 (1.95%) IBM
7 7 (1.70%) Cisco
7 7 (1.70%) Adobe
7 7 (1.70%) ATG
7 7 (1.70%) Red Hat
7 7 (1.70%) hybris
8 6 (1.46%) Ariba
9 5 (1.22%) Epicor
9 5 (1.22%) Lotus
10 4 (0.97%) Siebel
10 4 (0.97%) Elastic Path
11 3 (0.73%) VMware
11 3 (0.73%) Facebook
11 3 (0.73%) Twitter
11 3 (0.73%) Marketo
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