The table below looks at the statistics for B2C skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited B2C over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
B2C (Business-to-Consumer)
Rank 47 65 -
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -
Contract jobs citing B2C 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.46% 0.14% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 0.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
364 562 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 75.99% 77.41% 67.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 327 135
Average daily rate £400 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £560 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 35 54
Average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.03% -6.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.00 £25.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

B2C
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

B2C Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

B2C
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

B2C Daily Rate Trend in Essex

B2C
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

B2C Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

B2C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 16 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (88.24%) Content Management
2 15 (88.24%) Java
2 15 (88.24%) JavaScript
3 14 (82.35%) J2EE
4 12 (70.59%) SQL
4 12 (70.59%) CSS
4 12 (70.59%) HTML
4 12 (70.59%) XHTML
4 12 (70.59%) WebSphere
4 12 (70.59%) HTML5
5 11 (64.71%) Ajax
5 11 (64.71%) Web Services
5 11 (64.71%) XML
5 11 (64.71%) Windows
6 10 (58.82%) Linux
6 10 (58.82%) UNIX
6 10 (58.82%) Ant
6 10 (58.82%) IBM
7 9 (52.94%) Solaris
7 9 (52.94%) Relational Database
8 8 (47.06%) Marketing
8 8 (47.06%) Validation
8 8 (47.06%) CMS
8 8 (47.06%) FatWire
8 8 (47.06%) TDD
9 7 (41.18%) OO
9 7 (41.18%) SOAP
9 7 (41.18%) Eclipse
10 6 (35.29%) JSP

B2C
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 12 (70.59%) WebSphere
2 8 (47.06%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) Ant
2 7 (41.18%) Eclipse
3 3 (17.65%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (47.06%) Marketing
2 4 (23.53%) Legal
2 4 (23.53%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (94.12%) Developer
2 11 (64.71%) Java Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Senior Developer
4 4 (23.53%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (17.65%) AWS Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.88%) UI Programmer
6 1 (5.88%) UI Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior UI Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (5.88%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (82.35%) J2EE
2 12 (70.59%) CSS
2 12 (70.59%) HTML
2 12 (70.59%) XHTML
2 12 (70.59%) HTML5
3 11 (64.71%) Ajax
3 11 (64.71%) Web Services
3 11 (64.71%) XML
4 7 (41.18%) SOAP
5 6 (35.29%) JSP
5 6 (35.29%) TopLink
5 6 (35.29%) JAX-WS
5 6 (35.29%) JAX-RS
6 1 (5.88%) Sass
6 1 (5.88%) LESS
6 1 (5.88%) PrimeFaces
6 1 (5.88%) CSS3
6 1 (5.88%) JSF
6 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Web 2.0
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Linux
2 10 (58.82%) UNIX
3 9 (52.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (88.24%) Content Management
3 8 (47.06%) Validation
3 8 (47.06%) TDD
4 7 (41.18%) OO
5 6 (35.29%) Scrum
5 6 (35.29%) Digital Marketing
5 6 (35.29%) Use Case
5 6 (35.29%) User Stories
6 5 (29.41%) RUP
6 5 (29.41%) SOA
7 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
8 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (17.65%) SEO
8 3 (17.65%) RAD
8 3 (17.65%) Analytics
9 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
9 1 (5.88%) ERP
9 1 (5.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) Java
1 15 (88.24%) JavaScript
2 12 (70.59%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) PMP
1 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) IBM
2 8 (47.06%) FatWire
3 1 (5.88%) Omniture
3 1 (5.88%) Google