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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 383 381 353
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -28
Contract jobs citing B2B 200 190 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.41% 0.40% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.53% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 114 100
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £285 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £428 £386
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 2 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £30.63 £70.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.08% -56.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £30.63 £70.00
% change year-on-year
-64.08% -56.25%
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
37161 35673 30835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.42% 75.44% 73.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 23489 22217 18883
Average daily rate £425 £408 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1070 1065 1029
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.88 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.90% -14.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -18 95 £400 +4.91% 61
South East -8 57 £375 -16.66% 25
East Midlands - 17 £538 - 5
East of England +4 7 £625 - 9
South West -8 6 £500 +16.95% 15
Yorkshire -13 5 £438 +25.00% 4
West Midlands -14 5 £350 - 6
North West -13 3 £350 - 19
North East 0 1 - - 3
Midlands - 1 £475 -
B2B
UK

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 86 (25.60%) Marketing
2 84 (25.00%) B2C
3 78 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (20.24%) E-Commerce
5 54 (16.07%) Time Management
6 51 (15.18%) Java
7 48 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 48 (14.29%) HTML
8 46 (13.69%) Finance
9 45 (13.39%) Retail
9 45 (13.39%) Web Services
10 42 (12.50%) CSS
11 41 (12.20%) Project Management
12 32 (9.52%) Microsoft
13 31 (9.23%) SOA
13 31 (9.23%) CRM
13 31 (9.23%) Scrum
14 29 (8.63%) Telecoms
14 29 (8.63%) XML
15 28 (8.33%) Degree
16 27 (8.04%) Digital Marketing
17 26 (7.74%) SAP
18 25 (7.44%) CMS
19 24 (7.14%) PRINCE2
20 23 (6.85%) Stakeholder Management
20 23 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
21 22 (6.55%) User Experience
21 22 (6.55%) OO
21 22 (6.55%) Oracle
22 21 (6.25%) Analytics

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 25 (7.44%) CMS
2 13 (3.87%) Apache
3 11 (3.27%) Drupal
4 9 (2.68%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.08%) WordPress
5 7 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
5 7 (2.08%) WebSphere
5 7 (2.08%) Apache Solr
5 7 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (1.79%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.49%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (1.49%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.49%) Lync
8 4 (1.19%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.60%) Liferay
9 2 (0.60%) IIS
9 2 (0.60%) Adobe CQ
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.30%) MODX
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 20 (5.95%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.57%) MS Office
3 7 (2.08%) InfoPath
4 6 (1.79%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.89%) MS Project
6 2 (0.60%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (2.68%) SAP ERP
2 7 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.79%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.89%) Summit
4 3 (0.89%) SiteCatalyst
5 2 (0.60%) Optimost
6 1 (0.30%) Radian6
6 1 (0.30%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.30%) TIBCO iProcess
6 1 (0.30%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.30%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.30%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.19%) SaaS
2 3 (0.89%) PaaS
2 3 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.30%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.30%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.68%) VoIP
2 7 (2.08%) WAN
2 7 (2.08%) LAN
2 7 (2.08%) Intranet
3 6 (1.79%) Internet
3 6 (1.79%) SNMP
4 5 (1.49%) DNS
5 4 (1.19%) VPN
5 4 (1.19%) RFID
5 4 (1.19%) Firewall
5 4 (1.19%) NFC
6 3 (0.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (0.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (0.89%) MPLS
6 3 (0.89%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.89%) DHCP
6 3 (0.89%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.89%) HTTP
7 2 (0.60%) Broadband
7 2 (0.60%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.57%) PowerCenter
2 11 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (2.98%) MySQL
4 9 (2.68%) SQL Server
5 7 (2.08%) PerformancePoint
6 4 (1.19%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.19%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.89%) Big Data
7 3 (0.89%) DB2
7 3 (0.89%) OLTP
7 3 (0.89%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.60%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (0.60%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (2.38%) Grunt
2 7 (2.08%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.79%) Subversion
4 3 (0.89%) Ant
4 3 (0.89%) Gradle
5 2 (0.60%) Bower
5 2 (0.60%) Jasmine
5 2 (0.60%) JIRA
6 1 (0.30%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.30%) RSpec
6 1 (0.30%) NWDS
6 1 (0.30%) Rational Application Developer
6 1 (0.30%) Jenkins
General
1 86 (25.60%) Marketing
2 46 (13.69%) Finance
3 45 (13.39%) Retail
4 29 (8.63%) Telecoms
5 15 (4.46%) Advertising
6 12 (3.57%) Banking
7 9 (2.68%) Publishing
7 9 (2.68%) Games
8 6 (1.79%) Electronics
8 6 (1.79%) French Language
8 6 (1.79%) Russian Language
9 4 (1.19%) Hindi Language
9 4 (1.19%) Tamil Language
9 4 (1.19%) Urdu Language
9 4 (1.19%) Legal
9 4 (1.19%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.89%) Dutch Language
10 3 (0.89%) German Language
10 3 (0.89%) Slovak Language
10 3 (0.89%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 65 (19.35%) Architect
2 59 (17.56%) Developer
3 33 (9.82%) Project Manager
4 29 (8.63%) Analyst
5 28 (8.33%) Consultant
6 23 (6.85%) Solutions Architect
6 23 (6.85%) Java Developer
7 19 (5.65%) Marketing Manager
8 14 (4.17%) Business Analyst
9 8 (2.38%) Informatica Developer
10 7 (2.08%) Web Developer
10 7 (2.08%) Senior Manager
10 7 (2.08%) Senior Developer
10 7 (2.08%) SharePoint Architect
11 6 (1.79%) Java Engineer
12 5 (1.49%) WordPress Developer
12 5 (1.49%) Marketing Executive
12 5 (1.49%) Digital Project Manager
12 5 (1.49%) Technical Leader
12 5 (1.49%) Java Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (14.29%) HTML
2 45 (13.39%) Web Services
3 42 (12.50%) CSS
4 29 (8.63%) XML
5 20 (5.95%) REST
6 18 (5.36%) jQuery
6 18 (5.36%) Spring
7 17 (5.06%) SOAP
8 16 (4.76%) EDI
8 16 (4.76%) J2EE
9 14 (4.17%) Struts
10 13 (3.87%) .NET
10 13 (3.87%) Ajax
10 13 (3.87%) XSL
11 12 (3.57%) Middleware
11 12 (3.57%) HTML5
11 12 (3.57%) CSS3
12 11 (3.27%) XSLT
12 11 (3.27%) JSP
13 9 (2.68%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.55%) User Experience
3 15 (4.46%) Social Media
3 15 (4.46%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.68%) Digital Media
5 8 (2.38%) E-Learning
6 7 (2.08%) FMCG
6 7 (2.08%) Taxonomies
6 7 (2.08%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.79%) Data Integration
8 5 (1.49%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.19%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.19%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (0.60%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (0.60%) Performance Metrics
10 2 (0.60%) Copywriting
10 2 (0.60%) Blog
10 2 (0.60%) Learning Management System
10 2 (0.60%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 15 (4.46%) Linux
2 12 (3.57%) UNIX
3 9 (2.68%) Apple iOS
3 9 (2.68%) Android
4 8 (2.38%) Windows
5 7 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.60%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.60%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (25.00%) B2C
2 78 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (20.24%) E-Commerce
4 54 (16.07%) Time Management
5 41 (12.20%) Project Management
6 31 (9.23%) CRM
6 31 (9.23%) SOA
6 31 (9.23%) Scrum
7 27 (8.04%) Digital Marketing
8 24 (7.14%) PRINCE2
9 23 (6.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (6.55%) OO
11 21 (6.25%) Analytics
12 18 (5.36%) ERP
12 18 (5.36%) Content Management
13 17 (5.06%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (4.76%) Business Development
15 15 (4.46%) TDD
16 13 (3.87%) Project Planning
16 13 (3.87%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 51 (15.18%) Java
2 48 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 19 (5.65%) SQL
4 11 (3.27%) PHP
5 8 (2.38%) PL/SQL
6 7 (2.08%) AWK
7 5 (1.49%) C#
8 4 (1.19%) Perl
9 3 (0.89%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.89%) Groovy
10 2 (0.60%) ABAP
11 1 (0.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 28 (8.33%) Degree
2 10 (2.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 8 (2.38%) MCSA
3 8 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.49%) MCSE
4 5 (1.49%) PMP
4 5 (1.49%) PMI Certification
4 5 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (1.49%) MCTS
4 5 (1.49%) MCITP
5 4 (1.19%) CCNA
6 3 (0.89%) A+ Certification
6 3 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.89%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.89%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.89%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (0.60%) CCNP
7 2 (0.60%) MBA
8 1 (0.30%) ACCA
8 1 (0.30%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.68%) QA
2 8 (2.38%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.60%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (2.98%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.89%) Puppet
2 1 (0.30%) Nagios
Vendors
1 32 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.74%) SAP
3 22 (6.55%) Oracle
4 14 (4.17%) hybris
5 12 (3.57%) Informatica
5 12 (3.57%) Endeca
6 9 (2.68%) Google
6 9 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (2.38%) Avaya
8 7 (2.08%) IBM
8 7 (2.08%) Citrix
8 7 (2.08%) Siebel
8 7 (2.08%) VMware
8 7 (2.08%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.79%) Eloqua
10 5 (1.49%) Sonus
10 5 (1.49%) Adobe
11 4 (1.19%) Cisco
11 4 (1.19%) Sybase
11 4 (1.19%) CA
Manchester, Lancashire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £360 - £420 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
North London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £750 to £800 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
North London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £147.00 - £177.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
TD Group
Rate: From £190 to £210 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £15000 - £20000 per annum + Commission
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £260 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Shortlist Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 7 days ago
Northampton
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Northampton
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Central London
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £400 - £500+ per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Rate: £20000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Dorset
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 18 days ago