The table below looks at the statistics for B2B skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited B2B over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 327 306 328
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +22
Contract jobs citing B2B 97 106 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.42% 0.46% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.59% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 75 60
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£413 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £430 £353
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +21.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £35.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.57% +12.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £30.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +33.33%
B2B
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 London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18365 18102 18348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.72% 78.99% 78.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13067 12777 12671
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 226 280
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £27.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -28.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

B2B
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

B2B Jobs Demand Trend in London

B2B
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

B2B Daily Rate Trend in London

B2B
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing B2B across the London region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

B2B Daily Rate Histogram in London

B2B
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

B2B Hourly Rate Trend in London

B2B
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the London region over the 3 months to 3 July 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
City of London -10 17 £450 +38.46% 24
Bromley -2 1 - -
Canary Wharf -13 1 - -
Paddington - 1 - -
Teddington - 1 £325 -
B2B
England

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 59 (29.50%) B2C
2 57 (28.50%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (26.00%) E-Commerce
4 48 (24.00%) Time Management
5 40 (20.00%) Java
6 28 (14.00%) Marketing
7 27 (13.50%) Scrum
8 23 (11.50%) Project Management
8 23 (11.50%) HTML
8 23 (11.50%) Finance
8 23 (11.50%) Retail
9 22 (11.00%) XML
10 21 (10.50%) J2EE
11 20 (10.00%) hybris
12 19 (9.50%) JavaScript
13 17 (8.50%) User Experience
14 16 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (8.00%) Web Services
15 15 (7.50%) SQL
15 15 (7.50%) Oracle
15 15 (7.50%) CRM
16 14 (7.00%) CSS
16 14 (7.00%) SAP
17 13 (6.50%) Stakeholder Management
17 13 (6.50%) Waterfall
18 12 (6.00%) Degree
18 12 (6.00%) Analytics
18 12 (6.00%) OO
18 12 (6.00%) TIBCO
19 11 (5.50%) Business Intelligence

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 11 (5.50%) WebSphere
2 7 (3.50%) Mule
2 7 (3.50%) CMS
3 6 (3.00%) WebLogic
3 6 (3.00%) Apache Solr
4 5 (2.50%) WebLogic Portal
4 5 (2.50%) Apache
4 5 (2.50%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (2.00%) WebSphere Portal
6 2 (1.00%) IIS
6 2 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.00%) Commerce Server
7 1 (0.50%) nginx
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle BPEL
7 1 (0.50%) Drupal
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.00%) InfoPath
3 3 (1.50%) MS Project
4 2 (1.00%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.50%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.50%) MS Office
5 1 (0.50%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 8 (4.00%) SAP ERP
2 4 (2.00%) Fredhopper
3 3 (1.50%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.50%) Radian6
4 1 (0.50%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.50%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.50%) SaaS
2 1 (0.50%) PaaS
2 1 (0.50%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (0.50%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.00%) HTTP
1 6 (3.00%) Internet
2 4 (2.00%) Intranet
2 4 (2.00%) SNMP
3 3 (1.50%) FTP
3 3 (1.50%) Firewall
4 2 (1.00%) DNS
4 2 (1.00%) MVNO
5 1 (0.50%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.50%) Broadband
5 1 (0.50%) GPRS
5 1 (0.50%) GSM
5 1 (0.50%) LAN
5 1 (0.50%) WAN
5 1 (0.50%) SMTP
5 1 (0.50%) GGSN
5 1 (0.50%) SWIFTNet
5 1 (0.50%) 4G
5 1 (0.50%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.50%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (3.50%) PowerCenter
3 5 (2.50%) MySQL
3 5 (2.50%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.50%) MongoDB
3 5 (2.50%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.00%) PerformancePoint
4 4 (2.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.50%) Redis
5 3 (1.50%) Big Data
6 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.00%) Riak
6 2 (1.00%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.50%) MS Access
7 1 (0.50%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 6 (3.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.50%) Ant
2 5 (2.50%) JIRA
3 2 (1.00%) Gradle
3 2 (1.00%) Subversion
3 2 (1.00%) JUnit
3 2 (1.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.50%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.50%) JBehave
4 1 (0.50%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.50%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.50%) Zephyr
4 1 (0.50%) Selenium
4 1 (0.50%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 28 (14.00%) Marketing
2 23 (11.50%) Retail
2 23 (11.50%) Finance
3 11 (5.50%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.50%) Banking
4 9 (4.50%) Billing
5 8 (4.00%) Russian Language
6 7 (3.50%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.00%) Tamil Language
7 4 (2.00%) Hindi Language
7 4 (2.00%) Urdu Language
8 3 (1.50%) French Language
8 3 (1.50%) German Language
8 3 (1.50%) Slovak Language
8 3 (1.50%) Games
8 3 (1.50%) Legal
8 3 (1.50%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.00%) Front Office
9 2 (1.00%) Back Office
9 2 (1.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 36 (18.00%) Developer
2 25 (12.50%) Architect
3 24 (12.00%) Consultant
4 19 (9.50%) Project Manager
5 16 (8.00%) Analyst
5 16 (8.00%) Java Developer
6 12 (6.00%) Senior Developer
7 10 (5.00%) Business Analyst
8 9 (4.50%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (4.50%) Sales Consultant
9 8 (4.00%) Hybris Developer
10 7 (3.50%) Hybris Architect
11 6 (3.00%) ScrumMaster
11 6 (3.00%) Agile Project Manager
11 6 (3.00%) Designer
11 6 (3.00%) Senior Java Developer
11 6 (3.00%) Technical Leader
12 4 (2.00%) Marketing Manager
12 4 (2.00%) Informatica Consultant
12 4 (2.00%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (11.50%) HTML
2 22 (11.00%) XML
3 21 (10.50%) J2EE
4 16 (8.00%) Web Services
5 14 (7.00%) CSS
6 11 (5.50%) Spring
7 9 (4.50%) XSLT
7 9 (4.50%) EDI
8 8 (4.00%) XSL
9 7 (3.50%) JSP
10 5 (2.50%) Struts
10 5 (2.50%) WebCenter
11 4 (2.00%) XSD
11 4 (2.00%) JMS
11 4 (2.00%) Java RMI
11 4 (2.00%) JavaBeans
11 4 (2.00%) Servlets
11 4 (2.00%) Middleware
11 4 (2.00%) Ajax
11 4 (2.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.50%) User Experience
2 16 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.00%) Taxonomies
4 7 (3.50%) SWIFT
5 5 (2.50%) iPad
6 4 (2.00%) Social Media
6 4 (2.00%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.00%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (1.00%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.00%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.00%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.00%) Ontologies
8 2 (1.00%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.50%) Replication
9 1 (0.50%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.50%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.50%) Derivative
9 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.50%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.50%) UNIX
1 5 (2.50%) Linux
2 2 (1.00%) Windows
2 2 (1.00%) Android
2 2 (1.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.50%) VMS
3 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (29.50%) B2C
2 57 (28.50%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (26.00%) E-Commerce
4 48 (24.00%) Time Management
5 27 (13.50%) Scrum
6 23 (11.50%) Project Management
7 15 (7.50%) CRM
8 13 (6.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (6.50%) Waterfall
9 12 (6.00%) Analytics
9 12 (6.00%) OO
10 11 (5.50%) ERP
10 11 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (5.50%) Digital Marketing
11 10 (5.00%) SOA
12 9 (4.50%) PRINCE2
12 9 (4.50%) Content Management
13 8 (4.00%) TOGAF
13 8 (4.00%) TDD
13 8 (4.00%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 40 (20.00%) Java
2 19 (9.50%) JavaScript
3 15 (7.50%) SQL
4 3 (1.50%) PHP
4 3 (1.50%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.00%) Groovy
5 2 (1.00%) Perl
6 1 (0.50%) C
6 1 (0.50%) C#
6 1 (0.50%) C++
6 1 (0.50%) ABAP
6 1 (0.50%) Python
6 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.50%) AWK
6 1 (0.50%) DCL
6 1 (0.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (6.00%) Degree
2 9 (4.50%) PMP
2 9 (4.50%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.00%) CCNA
3 2 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.00%) QA
2 2 (1.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.50%) VMware ESX
1 1 (0.50%) vSphere
1 1 (0.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.50%) Netcool
2 2 (1.00%) Puppet
3 1 (0.50%) Jitterbit
3 1 (0.50%) DBAmp
Vendors
1 20 (10.00%) hybris
2 15 (7.50%) Oracle
3 14 (7.00%) SAP
4 12 (6.00%) TIBCO
5 10 (5.00%) IBM
6 9 (4.50%) Microsoft
6 9 (4.50%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (4.00%) Informatica
8 5 (2.50%) Adobe
8 5 (2.50%) SEEBURGER
8 5 (2.50%) Endeca
9 4 (2.00%) Sitecore
9 4 (2.00%) ATG
10 3 (1.50%) Remedy
10 3 (1.50%) Infovista
10 3 (1.50%) BMC
10 3 (1.50%) Amdocs
10 3 (1.50%) Pega
11 2 (1.00%) Zend
11 2 (1.00%) RedPrairie
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