The first table below looks at the demand for B2B skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited B2B over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Hertfordshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 62 60 72
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +12
Contract jobs citing B2B 7 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.90% 0.16% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 0.20% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £263 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £371 £320
% change year-on-year
+14.47% +16.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.63 - £7.52
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
547 492 662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 70.49% 77.85% 69.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 258 320
Average daily rate £413 £419 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £267 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 17 59
Average hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £40.50 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
B2B
East of England

B2B
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing B2B across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

B2B Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

B2B
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing B2B across the Hertfordshire region.

B2B Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

B2B
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing B2B across the Hertfordshire region.

B2B Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

B2B
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Rickmansworth - - - -
St Albans - - - -
B2B
East of England

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 13 (76.47%) E-Commerce
2 12 (70.59%) Finance
2 12 (70.59%) Retail
3 11 (64.71%) Manufacturing
3 11 (64.71%) B2C
4 7 (41.18%) Photoshop
4 7 (41.18%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (35.29%) Competitor Analysis
5 6 (35.29%) Usability Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Information Architecture
5 6 (35.29%) OmniGraffle
5 6 (35.29%) Axure RP
6 5 (29.41%) Social Media
6 5 (29.41%) Analytics
6 5 (29.41%) Time Management
6 5 (29.41%) FMCG
6 5 (29.41%) Business Development
6 5 (29.41%) Digital Marketing
6 5 (29.41%) Web Analytics
6 5 (29.41%) Pay per click
6 5 (29.41%) Marketing
6 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (29.41%) SEO
6 5 (29.41%) CSS
6 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
6 5 (29.41%) HTML
6 5 (29.41%) Project Management
7 4 (23.53%) SOA
7 4 (23.53%) Java
7 4 (23.53%) XML

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 3 (17.65%) Gentran
1 3 (17.65%) Sonic ESB
2 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Photoshop
1 7 (41.18%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (35.29%) OmniGraffle
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) FTP
1 3 (17.65%) HTTP
1 3 (17.65%) HTTPS
1 3 (17.65%) Intranet
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) DB2
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
1 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Axure RP
General
1 12 (70.59%) Finance
1 12 (70.59%) Retail
2 11 (64.71%) Manufacturing
3 5 (29.41%) Marketing
4 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Consultant
2 6 (35.29%) User Experience Designer
2 6 (35.29%) Designer
3 2 (11.76%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) EDI Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) CSS
1 5 (29.41%) HTML
2 4 (23.53%) XML
2 4 (23.53%) Ajax
3 3 (17.65%) XSLT
3 3 (17.65%) XHTML
3 3 (17.65%) EDI
3 3 (17.65%) Web Services
3 3 (17.65%) EDIFACT
4 2 (11.76%) jQuery
4 2 (11.76%) .NET
5 1 (5.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (5.88%) Kendo UI
5 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (5.88%) SOAP
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.88%) JSON
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Social Media
1 5 (29.41%) FMCG
2 3 (17.65%) GIS
3 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.88%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) E-Commerce
2 11 (64.71%) B2C
3 6 (35.29%) Competitor Analysis
3 6 (35.29%) Usability Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Information Architecture
4 5 (29.41%) Analytics
4 5 (29.41%) Time Management
4 5 (29.41%) Business Development
4 5 (29.41%) Digital Marketing
4 5 (29.41%) Web Analytics
4 5 (29.41%) Pay per click
4 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (29.41%) SEO
4 5 (29.41%) Project Management
5 4 (23.53%) SOA
6 3 (17.65%) EAI
6 3 (17.65%) Migration
6 3 (17.65%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (5.88%) Change Control
7 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
2 4 (23.53%) Java
3 3 (17.65%) ActionScript 2.0
3 3 (17.65%) SQL
3 3 (17.65%) ActionScript
3 3 (17.65%) XPath
4 1 (5.88%) C#
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) IBM
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
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