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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 359 389 393
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +4
Contract jobs citing B2B 237 200 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.47% 0.40% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.53% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 121 87
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 2 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £30.63 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.08% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £30.63 -
% change year-on-year
-64.08% -
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
38727 37841 32389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.63% 75.25% 74.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24549 23975 19814
Average daily rate £423 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1124 1098 1003
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £51.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +16 120 £405 +4.51% 60
South East +1 51 £375 -11.76% 29
East Midlands +22 19 £425 - 9
South West +6 13 £463 +2.20% 14
East of England +20 9 £650 +73.33% 8
North West -17 9 £408 -38.72% 14
West Midlands -15 7 £388 -11.93% 11
Yorkshire -14 6 £400 +14.28% 5
North East -5 1 - -
B2B
UK

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 94 (25.68%) B2C
2 87 (23.77%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (23.50%) Marketing
4 81 (22.13%) E-Commerce
5 61 (16.67%) Time Management
6 59 (16.12%) Java
7 56 (15.30%) Retail
8 51 (13.93%) Finance
9 48 (13.11%) Web Services
10 47 (12.84%) JavaScript
11 45 (12.30%) HTML
12 40 (10.93%) CSS
13 39 (10.66%) Microsoft
13 39 (10.66%) Project Management
14 38 (10.38%) CRM
15 34 (9.29%) Scrum
16 30 (8.20%) SAP
16 30 (8.20%) SOA
16 30 (8.20%) Degree
16 30 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
17 29 (7.92%) User Experience
17 29 (7.92%) Oracle
18 28 (7.65%) SQL
18 28 (7.65%) Telecoms
19 27 (7.38%) Stakeholder Management
19 27 (7.38%) Digital Marketing
20 25 (6.83%) MS Excel
20 25 (6.83%) PRINCE2
20 25 (6.83%) hybris
21 24 (6.56%) XML

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 22 (6.01%) CMS
2 14 (3.83%) Apache
3 12 (3.28%) WebSphere
4 11 (3.01%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.46%) SharePoint Server
5 9 (2.46%) Apache Solr
5 9 (2.46%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (2.19%) Drupal
7 7 (1.91%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.64%) WordPress
9 5 (1.37%) Office Communications Server
9 5 (1.37%) MS Exchange
9 5 (1.37%) Lync
10 4 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.82%) Commerce Server
11 3 (0.82%) IIS
11 3 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.55%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.55%) SAS
13 1 (0.27%) nginx
Applications
1 25 (6.83%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.28%) MS Office
3 9 (2.46%) InfoPath
4 6 (1.64%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.82%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.82%) MS Project
6 2 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (2.46%) SAP ERP
2 3 (0.82%) Summit
3 2 (0.55%) Optimost
4 1 (0.27%) Magento
4 1 (0.27%) TIBCO iProcess
4 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.27%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.27%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.27%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.27%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.27%) Radian6
4 1 (0.27%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.64%) Google Analytics
2 4 (1.09%) SaaS
2 4 (1.09%) PaaS
2 4 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.82%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (0.55%) Google Checkout
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.27%) FinancialForce.com
5 1 (0.27%) MailChimp
5 1 (0.27%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.46%) VoIP
1 9 (2.46%) Intranet
2 8 (2.19%) WAN
2 8 (2.19%) LAN
3 7 (1.91%) Firewall
4 5 (1.37%) DNS
4 5 (1.37%) Internet
5 4 (1.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (1.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 4 (1.09%) RFID
5 4 (1.09%) Ethernet
5 4 (1.09%) SNMP
5 4 (1.09%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.09%) VPN
5 4 (1.09%) NFC
6 3 (0.82%) DHCP
6 3 (0.82%) MPLS
7 2 (0.55%) Softswitch
7 2 (0.55%) HTTP
7 2 (0.55%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.37%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (3.28%) MySQL
3 12 (3.28%) PowerCenter
4 9 (2.46%) PerformancePoint
5 7 (1.91%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.37%) DB2
6 5 (1.37%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.09%) Big Data
7 4 (1.09%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.82%) SAP BW
8 3 (0.82%) OLTP
9 2 (0.55%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.55%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.55%) Data Mart
9 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (2.73%) Git (software)
1 10 (2.73%) Subversion
2 5 (1.37%) Ant
2 5 (1.37%) Grunt
3 3 (0.82%) Gradle
4 2 (0.55%) Bower
4 2 (0.55%) Jasmine
4 2 (0.55%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.55%) JIRA
5 1 (0.27%) RSpec
5 1 (0.27%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.27%) PHPUnit
5 1 (0.27%) NWDS
5 1 (0.27%) Rational Application Developer
5 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.27%) PhpStorm
General
1 86 (23.50%) Marketing
2 56 (15.30%) Retail
3 51 (13.93%) Finance
4 28 (7.65%) Telecoms
5 15 (4.10%) Advertising
6 12 (3.28%) Banking
7 8 (2.19%) Games
7 8 (2.19%) Russian Language
8 7 (1.91%) Publishing
8 7 (1.91%) Electronics
9 6 (1.64%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.64%) French Language
10 4 (1.09%) Legal
10 4 (1.09%) Hindi Language
10 4 (1.09%) Tamil Language
10 4 (1.09%) Urdu Language
11 3 (0.82%) Slovak Language
11 3 (0.82%) Japanese Language
11 3 (0.82%) German Language
11 3 (0.82%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 70 (19.13%) Architect
2 66 (18.03%) Developer
3 34 (9.29%) Project Manager
3 34 (9.29%) Consultant
4 33 (9.02%) Analyst
5 24 (6.56%) Solutions Architect
6 21 (5.74%) Java Developer
7 15 (4.10%) Marketing Manager
7 15 (4.10%) Business Analyst
8 9 (2.46%) SharePoint Architect
8 9 (2.46%) Informatica Developer
8 9 (2.46%) Sales Consultant
8 9 (2.46%) Senior Developer
9 7 (1.91%) Web Developer
10 6 (1.64%) Hybris Architect
10 6 (1.64%) Data Analyst
10 6 (1.64%) Technical Leader
10 6 (1.64%) Marketing Executive
11 5 (1.37%) Digital Project Manager
11 5 (1.37%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (13.11%) Web Services
2 45 (12.30%) HTML
3 40 (10.93%) CSS
4 24 (6.56%) XML
4 24 (6.56%) J2EE
5 19 (5.19%) Spring
6 18 (4.92%) REST
7 16 (4.37%) SOAP
7 16 (4.37%) .NET
7 16 (4.37%) jQuery
8 14 (3.83%) XSLT
9 13 (3.55%) EDI
9 13 (3.55%) XSL
9 13 (3.55%) Struts
10 12 (3.28%) Middleware
10 12 (3.28%) Ajax
11 10 (2.73%) HTML5
11 10 (2.73%) CSS3
11 10 (2.73%) JSP
11 10 (2.73%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (7.92%) User Experience
3 18 (4.92%) Social Media
4 11 (3.01%) FMCG
4 11 (3.01%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.46%) Taxonomies
5 9 (2.46%) E-Learning
6 8 (2.19%) Digital Media
6 8 (2.19%) Data Integration
7 7 (1.91%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.37%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.37%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.09%) Mobile Banking
9 4 (1.09%) Copywriting
10 3 (0.82%) Open Source
10 3 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.55%) Mobile Payment
11 2 (0.55%) Performance Metrics
11 2 (0.55%) GIS
11 2 (0.55%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 15 (4.10%) Linux
2 14 (3.83%) UNIX
3 13 (3.55%) Apple iOS
4 10 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (2.19%) Android
6 7 (1.91%) Windows
7 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.55%) AIX
7 2 (0.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (25.68%) B2C
2 87 (23.77%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (22.13%) E-Commerce
4 61 (16.67%) Time Management
5 39 (10.66%) Project Management
6 38 (10.38%) CRM
7 34 (9.29%) Scrum
8 30 (8.20%) SOA
9 27 (7.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 27 (7.38%) Digital Marketing
10 25 (6.83%) PRINCE2
11 24 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
12 23 (6.28%) Analytics
13 22 (6.01%) Content Management
14 20 (5.46%) ERP
14 20 (5.46%) OO
15 15 (4.10%) TDD
15 15 (4.10%) Business Development
15 15 (4.10%) Waterfall
16 14 (3.83%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 59 (16.12%) Java
2 47 (12.84%) JavaScript
3 28 (7.65%) SQL
4 11 (3.01%) PHP
5 10 (2.73%) PL/SQL
6 9 (2.46%) C#
6 9 (2.46%) AWK
7 5 (1.37%) Perl
8 4 (1.09%) Apple Swift
8 4 (1.09%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.82%) Groovy
9 3 (0.82%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.82%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.55%) Python
10 2 (0.55%) ABAP
11 1 (0.27%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.27%) Ruby
11 1 (0.27%) C
11 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (8.20%) Degree
2 10 (2.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 8 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (2.19%) MCSA
4 7 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.64%) CCNA
5 6 (1.64%) PMP
5 6 (1.64%) PMI Certification
6 5 (1.37%) MCITP
6 5 (1.37%) MCTS
6 5 (1.37%) MCSE
7 3 (0.82%) A+ Certification
7 3 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.82%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (0.55%) CCNP
8 2 (0.55%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.55%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.27%) CCIE
9 1 (0.27%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.28%) QA
2 10 (2.73%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.55%) SLA
3 2 (0.55%) COBIT
4 1 (0.27%) P3O
System Software
1 11 (3.01%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.27%) vSphere
3 1 (0.27%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (0.82%) Puppet
2 1 (0.27%) Nagios
2 1 (0.27%) Jitterbit
2 1 (0.27%) DBAmp
Vendors
1 39 (10.66%) Microsoft
2 30 (8.20%) SAP
3 29 (7.92%) Oracle
4 25 (6.83%) hybris
5 17 (4.64%) Informatica
6 14 (3.83%) IBM
6 14 (3.83%) Endeca
7 12 (3.28%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (2.73%) Red Hat
8 10 (2.73%) Google
9 9 (2.46%) VMware
10 8 (2.19%) Avaya
11 7 (1.91%) Siebel
11 7 (1.91%) Citrix
11 7 (1.91%) Adobe
11 7 (1.91%) Cisco
12 6 (1.64%) CheckPoint
13 5 (1.37%) Sonus
13 5 (1.37%) Eloqua
13 5 (1.37%) F5
Southampton
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Red Sofa London
Rate: £100 - £200 per day + dependant on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Up to £480 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Thames Valley
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £18000 - £23000 per annum + commission
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £Competitive (market rates)
Posted: 3 days ago
Thames Valley
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £Competitive (market rates)
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £Competitive (market rates)
Posted: 3 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £525 per day + D.O.E.
Posted: 6 days ago
Thames Valley
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £Competitive (market rates)
Posted: 8 days ago
East Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Central London
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £400 - £500+ per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Gloucestershire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + OTE
Posted: 12 days ago
Wisborough Green, Billingshurst
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Rate: £25,000 - £30,000 depending on experience (Pro Rata)
Posted: 15 days ago