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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
B2C (Business-to-Consumer)
Rank 37 54 -
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -
Contract jobs citing B2C 18 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.39% 0.65% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.51% 0.87% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £403 £380
% change year-on-year
+4.96% +5.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £38.75
B2C
East of England

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
399 458 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 75.14% 73.87% 73.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 257 146
Average daily rate £400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 37 62
Average hourly rate £40.50 £31.63 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.06% -2.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.00 £23.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2C within the Essex region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
Basildon - 8 £400 -
Brentwood - 1 - -
B2C
East of England

B2C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 24 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (67.86%) JavaScript
3 18 (64.29%) Java
3 18 (64.29%) WebSphere
4 17 (60.71%) TDD
4 17 (60.71%) HTML
4 17 (60.71%) CSS
5 16 (57.14%) XHTML
6 15 (53.57%) OO
6 15 (53.57%) Marketing
7 14 (50.00%) Ajax
7 14 (50.00%) User Stories
7 14 (50.00%) IBM
7 14 (50.00%) XML
7 14 (50.00%) Ant
8 13 (46.43%) SQL
8 13 (46.43%) UNIX
8 13 (46.43%) Windows
8 13 (46.43%) Web Services
8 13 (46.43%) Linux
9 12 (42.86%) Solaris
9 12 (42.86%) HTML5
9 12 (42.86%) Content Management
9 12 (42.86%) Digital Marketing
10 11 (39.29%) Use Case
10 11 (39.29%) SOAP
10 11 (39.29%) J2EE
10 11 (39.29%) Scrum
10 11 (39.29%) Eclipse
11 10 (35.71%) Relational Database

B2C
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 18 (64.29%) WebSphere
2 7 (25.00%) CMS
3 6 (21.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (14.29%) JBoss
4 4 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (14.29%) WebLogic
4 4 (14.29%) GlassFish
5 1 (3.57%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 9 (32.14%) MS Excel
2 6 (21.43%) MS Visio
2 6 (21.43%) MS Office
2 6 (21.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.57%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Google Analytics
1 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (50.00%) Ant
2 11 (39.29%) Eclipse
3 8 (28.57%) JIRA
4 5 (17.86%) Maven
4 5 (17.86%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.57%) Selenium
5 1 (3.57%) Subversion
5 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.57%) AccuRev
5 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.57%) Hudson
5 1 (3.57%) JMeter
5 1 (3.57%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (3.57%) JUnit
5 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (53.57%) Marketing
2 9 (32.14%) Legal
3 6 (21.43%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (71.43%) Developer
2 13 (46.43%) Java Developer
3 9 (32.14%) Senior Developer
4 7 (25.00%) Agile Business Analyst
4 7 (25.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 7 (25.00%) Business Analyst
4 7 (25.00%) Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) UI Developer
6 3 (10.71%) UI Programmer
7 2 (7.14%) AWS Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Senior UI Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Lead Java Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Business Manager
8 1 (3.57%) Test Automation Specialist
8 1 (3.57%) Automation Specialist
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
8 1 (3.57%) Product Owner
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Business Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (60.71%) HTML
1 17 (60.71%) CSS
2 16 (57.14%) XHTML
3 14 (50.00%) Ajax
3 14 (50.00%) XML
4 13 (46.43%) Web Services
5 12 (42.86%) HTML5
6 11 (39.29%) SOAP
6 11 (39.29%) J2EE
7 9 (32.14%) EclipseLink
7 9 (32.14%) TopLink
7 9 (32.14%) JAX-WS
7 9 (32.14%) JAX-RS
8 4 (14.29%) Struts
8 4 (14.29%) JSP
8 4 (14.29%) REST
8 4 (14.29%) OSGi
8 4 (14.29%) JPA
8 4 (14.29%) Spring
8 4 (14.29%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 3 (10.71%) Web 2.0
4 2 (7.14%) User Experience
4 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.57%) Replication
5 1 (3.57%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (46.43%) UNIX
1 13 (46.43%) Windows
1 13 (46.43%) Linux
2 12 (42.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (60.71%) TDD
3 15 (53.57%) OO
4 14 (50.00%) User Stories
5 12 (42.86%) Content Management
5 12 (42.86%) Digital Marketing
6 11 (39.29%) Use Case
6 11 (39.29%) Scrum
7 8 (28.57%) BDD
7 8 (28.57%) Information Management
8 6 (21.43%) Change Management
8 6 (21.43%) Requirements Analysis
9 5 (17.86%) Validation
9 5 (17.86%) SOA
10 4 (14.29%) E-Commerce
10 4 (14.29%) MVC
10 4 (14.29%) RUP
11 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
11 3 (10.71%) Responsive Web Design
11 3 (10.71%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (67.86%) JavaScript
2 18 (64.29%) Java
3 13 (46.43%) SQL
4 1 (3.57%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) IBM
2 7 (25.00%) Adobe
3 6 (21.43%) FatWire
4 1 (3.57%) Omniture
4 1 (3.57%) Google
4 1 (3.57%) HP