The table below looks at the statistics for B2C 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 B2C over the 3 months to 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
B2C (Business-to-Consumer)
Rank 447 381 407
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +26
Contract jobs citing B2C 110 160 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.36% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.48% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 78 78
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£450 £406 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -3.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £525 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £489 £406 £385
% change year-on-year
+20.24% +5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £36.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £44.00 -
B2C
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
34421 33336 29989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.52% 74.76% 72.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 22421 20614 18160
Average daily rate £425 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 921 1049 1240
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £46.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

B2C
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing B2C across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

B2C Jobs Demand Trend in England

B2C
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing B2C across the England region.

B2C Daily Rate Trend in England

B2C
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing B2C across the England region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

B2C Daily Rate Histogram in England

B2C
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing B2C across the England region.

B2C Hourly Rate Trend in England

B2C
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 B2C within the England region over the 3 months to 28 January 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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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 -63 44 £425 +6.25% 40
East of England +5 18 £569 - 4
South East -7 18 £425 - 8
South West - 15 £550 - 5
North West +4 8 - - 5
East Midlands - 6 - - 1
West Midlands 0 1 - - 5
Yorkshire - - - - 4
B2C
UK

B2C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing B2C 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 B2C.

1 132 (54.10%) E-Commerce
2 101 (41.39%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (34.84%) B2B
4 61 (25.00%) Retail
5 59 (24.18%) Java
6 54 (22.13%) HTML
7 51 (20.90%) Marketing
8 50 (20.49%) CSS
9 49 (20.08%) Scrum
10 43 (17.62%) XML
11 42 (17.21%) Finance
12 39 (15.98%) JavaScript
13 38 (15.57%) jQuery
14 34 (13.93%) Web Services
14 34 (13.93%) User Experience
15 32 (13.11%) Project Management
16 31 (12.70%) J2EE
16 31 (12.70%) CMS
17 30 (12.30%) Ajax
17 30 (12.30%) hybris
18 29 (11.89%) SOA
19 28 (11.48%) MVC
20 27 (11.07%) JIRA
21 26 (10.66%) Stakeholder Management
22 25 (10.25%) UNIX
22 25 (10.25%) JSP
22 25 (10.25%) Spring
22 25 (10.25%) Unit Testing
23 24 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
23 24 (9.84%) iPad

B2C
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing B2C 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 B2C. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 31 (12.70%) CMS
2 18 (7.38%) Tomcat
2 18 (7.38%) Confluence
3 16 (6.56%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.87%) Drupal
5 6 (2.46%) Apache Solr
6 5 (2.05%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (2.05%) WordPress
7 4 (1.64%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.64%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.23%) Adobe CQ
9 2 (0.82%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.82%) Liferay
9 2 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.82%) Node.js
9 2 (0.82%) FileNet
9 2 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.82%) SAS
9 2 (0.82%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (3.28%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.05%) Photoshop
2 5 (2.05%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (2.05%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (0.82%) MS Office
3 2 (0.82%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.82%) SPSS
4 1 (0.41%) MS Project
4 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.46%) Fredhopper
1 6 (2.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.64%) SAP ERP
3 3 (1.23%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.82%) Magento
4 2 (0.82%) SAP ECC
5 1 (0.41%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.87%) SaaS
2 6 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.23%) Force.com
3 3 (1.23%) PaaS
3 3 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.82%) Office 365
5 1 (0.41%) IaaS
5 1 (0.41%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.10%) Internet
2 4 (1.64%) NFC
2 4 (1.64%) RFID
3 2 (0.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (0.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (0.82%) Firewall
3 2 (0.82%) LAN
3 2 (0.82%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.82%) FTP
3 2 (0.82%) HTTP
3 2 (0.82%) WAN
3 2 (0.82%) DNS
3 2 (0.82%) 3G
3 2 (0.82%) Extranet
4 1 (0.41%) SAN
4 1 (0.41%) SMTP
4 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.41%) VoIP
4 1 (0.41%) SSH
4 1 (0.41%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.20%) MySQL
2 7 (2.87%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.87%) Big Data
3 6 (2.46%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.64%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.23%) SAP BW
5 3 (1.23%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.23%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.82%) Data Mart
6 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.82%) OLTP
6 2 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 27 (11.07%) JIRA
2 21 (8.61%) Subversion
3 19 (7.79%) JUnit
4 8 (3.28%) Grunt
5 7 (2.87%) Ant
6 6 (2.46%) Git (software)
7 5 (2.05%) Axure RP
8 4 (1.64%) Selenium
8 4 (1.64%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.23%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.23%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.82%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.82%) NUnit
11 1 (0.41%) Bower
11 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.41%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.41%) Mocha
11 1 (0.41%) XMLUnit
11 1 (0.41%) RSpec
General
1 61 (25.00%) Retail
2 51 (20.90%) Marketing
3 42 (17.21%) Finance
4 16 (6.56%) Manufacturing
5 14 (5.74%) Telecoms
6 9 (3.69%) Banking
7 8 (3.28%) Games
8 7 (2.87%) Billing
8 7 (2.87%) Legal
9 6 (2.46%) Electronics
9 6 (2.46%) Advertising
10 4 (1.64%) French Language
10 4 (1.64%) Back Office
11 3 (1.23%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.82%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.82%) Publishing
12 2 (0.82%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.41%) Automotive
13 1 (0.41%) Luxembourgish Language
13 1 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 62 (25.41%) Developer
2 51 (20.90%) Architect
3 38 (15.57%) Analyst
4 36 (14.75%) Solutions Architect
5 33 (13.52%) Business Analyst
6 26 (10.66%) Consultant
7 22 (9.02%) Project Manager
8 19 (7.79%) Hybris Developer
9 15 (6.15%) Senior Developer
10 14 (5.74%) Java Developer
11 12 (4.92%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
12 7 (2.87%) Agile Business Analyst
13 6 (2.46%) User Experience Consultant
13 6 (2.46%) Digital Solutions Architect
13 6 (2.46%) Digital Architect
13 6 (2.46%) Senior Business Analyst
13 6 (2.46%) Senior Analyst
13 6 (2.46%) Web Developer
14 5 (2.05%) Administrator
14 5 (2.05%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (22.13%) HTML
2 50 (20.49%) CSS
3 43 (17.62%) XML
4 38 (15.57%) jQuery
5 34 (13.93%) Web Services
6 31 (12.70%) J2EE
7 30 (12.30%) Ajax
8 25 (10.25%) JSP
8 25 (10.25%) Spring
9 23 (9.43%) SOAP
10 20 (8.20%) XSD
10 20 (8.20%) HTML5
11 19 (7.79%) .NET
12 18 (7.38%) Spring MVC
13 14 (5.74%) REST
14 12 (4.92%) XHTML
15 11 (4.51%) .NET Framework
16 10 (4.10%) RESTful
16 10 (4.10%) CSS3
17 9 (3.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.93%) User Experience
2 24 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (9.84%) iPad
3 22 (9.02%) Mobile App
4 13 (5.33%) Social Media
5 9 (3.69%) Taxonomies
6 8 (3.28%) FMCG
6 8 (3.28%) Digital Media
7 7 (2.87%) DTV
7 7 (2.87%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.46%) Open Source
8 6 (2.46%) Mobile Banking
9 5 (2.05%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.82%) Social Network
11 2 (0.82%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.82%) Statistics
11 2 (0.82%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.82%) Social Gaming
11 2 (0.82%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 25 (10.25%) UNIX
2 18 (7.38%) Windows
3 15 (6.15%) Apple iOS
4 12 (4.92%) Android
5 9 (3.69%) Linux
6 7 (2.87%) Solaris
7 2 (0.82%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.41%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (54.10%) E-Commerce
2 101 (41.39%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (34.84%) B2B
4 49 (20.08%) Scrum
5 32 (13.11%) Project Management
6 29 (11.89%) SOA
7 28 (11.48%) MVC
8 26 (10.66%) Stakeholder Management
9 25 (10.25%) Unit Testing
10 24 (9.84%) Validation
11 23 (9.43%) Content Management
11 23 (9.43%) Analytics
12 20 (8.20%) SEO
12 20 (8.20%) Integration Testing
13 19 (7.79%) Data Modelling
14 18 (7.38%) OO
14 18 (7.38%) Business Analysis
14 18 (7.38%) Digital Marketing
15 17 (6.97%) CRM
16 15 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 59 (24.18%) Java
2 39 (15.98%) JavaScript
3 18 (7.38%) C#
4 16 (6.56%) SQL
5 7 (2.87%) PHP
6 4 (1.64%) Objective-C
7 3 (1.23%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.23%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.82%) R
8 2 (0.82%) Ruby
8 2 (0.82%) ABAP
9 1 (0.41%) Python
9 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.41%) Scala
9 1 (0.41%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 15 (6.15%) Degree
2 2 (0.82%) MCTS
2 2 (0.82%) MCITP
2 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.41%) PMP
3 1 (0.41%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.41%) PhD
3 1 (0.41%) MBA
3 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.05%) QA
2 2 (0.82%) COBIT
2 2 (0.82%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.41%) HAProxy
1 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (12.30%) hybris
2 19 (7.79%) SAP
3 11 (4.51%) Oracle
3 11 (4.51%) Endeca
4 9 (3.69%) FatWire
5 8 (3.28%) IBM
6 6 (2.46%) Microsoft
7 5 (2.05%) ATG
7 5 (2.05%) Sitecore
8 4 (1.64%) Syclo
8 4 (1.64%) Kony
8 4 (1.64%) ClickSoftware Technologies
8 4 (1.64%) Sybase
8 4 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.64%) Adobe
8 4 (1.64%) CA
9 3 (1.23%) Citrix
9 3 (1.23%) Cisco
9 3 (1.23%) Facebook
10 2 (0.82%) Ektron
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