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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 395 366 401
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +35
Contract jobs citing B2B 198 137 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.39% 0.32% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.44% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 89 96
Average daily rate £400 £400 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £262 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £371 £320
% change year-on-year
+14.47% +16.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Average hourly rate £30.63 - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.63 - £7.52
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37958 31464 38928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.95% 73.02% 69.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 23972 19227 22646
Average daily rate £405 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 981 1339
Average hourly rate £27.88 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.89% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
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 18 April 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
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 18 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +24 112 £388 -10.14% 80
South East -13 40 £425 +10.38% 27
East of England -16 11 £319 - 11
South West -22 11 £453 +25.69% 20
West Midlands -13 10 £440 +29.41% 1
North West -12 7 £665 +47.77% 14
Yorkshire -20 3 £350 -27.46% 12
East Midlands -7 2 - - 6
North East - 2 £269 - 3
Midlands - - - -
B2B
UK

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 93 (27.76%) E-Commerce
1 93 (27.76%) B2C
2 69 (20.60%) Project Management
3 63 (18.81%) Finance
4 57 (17.01%) Marketing
5 41 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 37 (11.04%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (10.75%) Retail
7 36 (10.75%) HTML
7 36 (10.75%) Java
8 33 (9.85%) PRINCE2
9 30 (8.96%) CRM
9 30 (8.96%) Publishing
10 28 (8.36%) Oracle
11 27 (8.06%) JavaScript
11 27 (8.06%) Telecoms
12 26 (7.76%) SEO
13 25 (7.46%) Migration
13 25 (7.46%) .NET
14 24 (7.16%) UML
14 24 (7.16%) CSS
14 24 (7.16%) SOA
14 24 (7.16%) Analytics
15 23 (6.87%) Social Media
15 23 (6.87%) SQL Server
16 22 (6.57%) XML
16 22 (6.57%) Manufacturing
17 20 (5.97%) Scrum
17 20 (5.97%) J2EE
17 20 (5.97%) Microsoft

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (3.58%) CMS
2 11 (3.28%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.69%) WebLogic
4 8 (2.39%) Liferay
5 6 (1.79%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.79%) IBM Notes
5 6 (1.79%) Confluence
6 5 (1.49%) Documentum
6 5 (1.49%) IIS
7 4 (1.19%) Drupal
7 4 (1.19%) Umbraco
7 4 (1.19%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.90%) Gentran
8 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.90%) Sonic ESB
8 3 (0.90%) Adobe CQ
8 3 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.60%) Apache
9 2 (0.60%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (4.78%) Adobe Illustrator
2 15 (4.48%) Photoshop
3 14 (4.18%) MS Office
3 14 (4.18%) MS Excel
4 12 (3.58%) MS Visio
5 9 (2.69%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (2.39%) OmniGraffle
7 6 (1.79%) MS Project
8 4 (1.19%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.60%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 6 (1.79%) Google Analytics
2 5 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.19%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.90%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.60%) Magento
6 1 (0.30%) SiteCatalyst
6 1 (0.30%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.60%) Force.com
2 2 (0.60%) Google App Engine
2 2 (0.60%) SaaS
3 1 (0.30%) PaaS
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.88%) Internet
2 9 (2.69%) Intranet
3 7 (2.09%) DNS
3 7 (2.09%) VPN
3 7 (2.09%) Firewall
4 5 (1.49%) HTTP
5 4 (1.19%) FTP
5 4 (1.19%) LAN
5 4 (1.19%) VoIP
5 4 (1.19%) SSL
6 3 (0.90%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.90%) SAN
6 3 (0.90%) WAN
6 3 (0.90%) LDAP
6 3 (0.90%) RTP
6 3 (0.90%) DMZ
6 3 (0.90%) Wireless
6 3 (0.90%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (0.60%) NFC
7 2 (0.60%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.87%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.07%) Relational Database
3 9 (2.69%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.79%) RDBMS
4 6 (1.79%) NoSQL
5 5 (1.49%) EDRMS
6 4 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.19%) MySQL
6 4 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.19%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.90%) PowerCenter
7 3 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.60%) Base SAS
8 2 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.60%) Redis
8 2 (0.60%) Voldemort
8 2 (0.60%) BigTable
Development Applications
1 13 (3.88%) Axure RP
2 7 (2.09%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.79%) Ant
3 6 (1.79%) Rational Rose
3 6 (1.79%) Eclipse
4 5 (1.49%) Subversion
5 4 (1.19%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (0.90%) Maven
7 2 (0.60%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.60%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.30%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.30%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.30%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.30%) PhoneGap
8 1 (0.30%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.30%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.30%) Gradle
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.30%) Calabash
General
1 63 (18.81%) Finance
2 57 (17.01%) Marketing
3 36 (10.75%) Retail
4 30 (8.96%) Publishing
5 27 (8.06%) Telecoms
6 22 (6.57%) Manufacturing
7 14 (4.18%) Billing
7 14 (4.18%) Back Office
8 12 (3.58%) Banking
9 10 (2.99%) Legal
10 9 (2.69%) Law
11 5 (1.49%) Electronics
11 5 (1.49%) Games
11 5 (1.49%) French Language
12 4 (1.19%) Advertising
13 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.30%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 65 (19.40%) Analyst
2 47 (14.03%) Developer
3 45 (13.43%) Business Analyst
3 45 (13.43%) Architect
4 44 (13.13%) Project Manager
5 32 (9.55%) Designer
6 27 (8.06%) Consultant
7 24 (7.16%) Solutions Architect
8 15 (4.48%) Product Manager
9 12 (3.58%) Web Developer
10 10 (2.99%) Java Developer
11 9 (2.69%) User Experience Designer
11 9 (2.69%) .NET Developer
11 9 (2.69%) Business Manager
11 9 (2.69%) UI Designer
12 8 (2.39%) E-Commerce Manager
12 8 (2.39%) Front-End Developer
13 7 (2.09%) Lead Solutions Architect
13 7 (2.09%) Front-End Web Developer
13 7 (2.09%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (10.75%) HTML
2 25 (7.46%) .NET
3 24 (7.16%) CSS
4 22 (6.57%) XML
5 20 (5.97%) J2EE
6 18 (5.37%) Web Services
7 14 (4.18%) jQuery
8 13 (3.88%) ASP.NET
9 11 (3.28%) Spring
10 10 (2.99%) Middleware
10 10 (2.99%) HTML5
11 8 (2.39%) EDI
12 7 (2.09%) XSLT
12 7 (2.09%) SOAP
12 7 (2.09%) Ajax
13 6 (1.79%) Ruby on Rails
13 6 (1.79%) SAML
14 5 (1.49%) RabbitMQ
14 5 (1.49%) REST
14 5 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.87%) Social Media
2 16 (4.78%) Visualisation
3 10 (2.99%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.09%) PMI
4 7 (2.09%) Statistics
4 7 (2.09%) FMCG
5 6 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.79%) Mainframe
5 6 (1.79%) Learning Management System
6 5 (1.49%) Digital Media
6 5 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.49%) Handset
6 5 (1.49%) Social Network
7 4 (1.19%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.19%) Linked Data
8 3 (0.90%) Open Source
8 3 (0.90%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (0.90%) GIS
8 3 (0.90%) E-Learning
8 3 (0.90%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.18%) Android
2 12 (3.58%) Windows
3 9 (2.69%) UNIX
3 9 (2.69%) Linux
4 7 (2.09%) Apple iOS
4 7 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.90%) zOS
6 3 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.60%) Solaris
7 2 (0.60%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (27.76%) E-Commerce
1 93 (27.76%) B2C
2 69 (20.60%) Project Management
3 41 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 37 (11.04%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (9.85%) PRINCE2
6 30 (8.96%) CRM
7 26 (7.76%) SEO
8 25 (7.46%) Migration
9 24 (7.16%) UML
9 24 (7.16%) SOA
9 24 (7.16%) Analytics
10 20 (5.97%) Scrum
11 19 (5.67%) Business Development
12 17 (5.07%) OO
12 17 (5.07%) Business Analysis
13 16 (4.78%) MVC
14 15 (4.48%) Web Analytics
15 14 (4.18%) Content Management
15 14 (4.18%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 36 (10.75%) Java
2 27 (8.06%) JavaScript
3 19 (5.67%) SQL
4 16 (4.78%) C#
5 9 (2.69%) C
6 8 (2.39%) Ruby
7 7 (2.09%) ActionScript
8 6 (1.79%) ActionScript 2.0
9 5 (1.49%) VB
9 5 (1.49%) PHP
9 5 (1.49%) Groovy
10 4 (1.19%) XPath
11 2 (0.60%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.60%) Perl
11 2 (0.60%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.30%) ActionScript 3.0
12 1 (0.30%) Python
12 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.30%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (3.88%) Degree
2 7 (2.09%) PMI Certification
3 6 (1.79%) SC Cleared
3 6 (1.79%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (1.49%) PMP
4 5 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (1.19%) CCNP
6 3 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.60%) ISEB
7 2 (0.60%) CCNA
8 1 (0.30%) IIBA
8 1 (0.30%) CCIE
8 1 (0.30%) CCSA
8 1 (0.30%) CCVP
8 1 (0.30%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.09%) QA
2 4 (1.19%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.19%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (2.09%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.79%) VMware ESX
3 4 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.60%) vSphere
5 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (1.49%) Puppet
2 4 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.30%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.30%) OpenSSO
4 1 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.30%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.30%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.30%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.30%) WSUS
4 1 (0.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (8.36%) Oracle
2 20 (5.97%) Microsoft
3 16 (4.78%) SAP
4 13 (3.88%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (3.28%) ATG
5 11 (3.28%) Google
6 10 (2.99%) hybris
7 9 (2.69%) VMware
8 8 (2.39%) Adobe
8 8 (2.39%) IBM
9 7 (2.09%) Elastic Path
9 7 (2.09%) Cisco
10 6 (1.79%) Epicor
10 6 (1.79%) Lotus
11 5 (1.49%) Ariba
12 4 (1.19%) Endeca
12 4 (1.19%) Informatica
12 4 (1.19%) Siebel
12 4 (1.19%) Cognizant
13 3 (0.90%) Facebook
City, London
Salt
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 17 hours ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Spencer Rose
Rate: £500 per day dependent on experience
Posted: 21 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
A&O IT Group Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £230 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Truphone
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Excellent plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £650 to £680 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Letchworth Garden City
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
East Midlands
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
IT Connections
Rate: Contract Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Harrow
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £18000 - £21000 per annum + Commission, Car Target, Holidays
Posted: 16 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Potters Bar
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 27 days ago