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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 329 326 322
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing B2B 96 97 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.41% 0.41% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.52% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 69 69
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £266 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £358
% change year-on-year
- +18.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 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 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +92.00%
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
18590 18554 19032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.19% 78.90% 78.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13248 12960 13184
Average daily rate £450 £445 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -1.11%
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 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 225 260
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £27.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -26.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £53.50 £51.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 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 31 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 -14 18 £304 -22.79% 22
Bromley -2 3 £500 +42.85%
Canary Wharf -9 3 £250 -44.44%
Teddington - 1 £325 -
B2B
England

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 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 69 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (29.17%) B2C
3 52 (24.07%) E-Commerce
4 46 (21.30%) Time Management
5 43 (19.91%) Java
6 38 (17.59%) Marketing
7 29 (13.43%) Scrum
8 28 (12.96%) Finance
8 28 (12.96%) HTML
9 26 (12.04%) Project Management
10 25 (11.57%) XML
10 25 (11.57%) User Experience
11 23 (10.65%) Oracle
11 23 (10.65%) Retail
12 22 (10.19%) J2EE
12 22 (10.19%) SQL
13 20 (9.26%) JavaScript
14 19 (8.80%) Digital Marketing
14 19 (8.80%) hybris
15 18 (8.33%) Analytics
15 18 (8.33%) CRM
16 17 (7.87%) WebSphere
16 17 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (7.41%) CSS
18 15 (6.94%) Web Services
18 15 (6.94%) TIBCO
19 14 (6.48%) IBM
19 14 (6.48%) Stakeholder Management
20 13 (6.02%) Degree
20 13 (6.02%) Enterprise Architecture

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 17 (7.87%) WebSphere
2 10 (4.63%) WebLogic
3 9 (4.17%) WebLogic Portal
4 8 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 8 (3.70%) Mule
4 8 (3.70%) WebSphere Portal
5 7 (3.24%) CMS
6 6 (2.78%) Apache Solr
7 5 (2.31%) Apache
8 4 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.85%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.93%) Commerce Server
9 2 (0.93%) IIS
10 1 (0.46%) Oracle BPEL
10 1 (0.46%) Drupal
10 1 (0.46%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.46%) nginx
Applications
1 11 (5.09%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.31%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.31%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.85%) InfoPath
4 3 (1.39%) MS Project
5 2 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.46%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.46%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (3.24%) SAP ERP
2 6 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (2.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (1.85%) Fredhopper
5 1 (0.46%) Radian6
5 1 (0.46%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.46%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.78%) SaaS
2 4 (1.85%) Google Analytics
2 4 (1.85%) Adobe Analytics
3 3 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.46%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.78%) HTTP
2 5 (2.31%) Internet
3 4 (1.85%) SNMP
3 4 (1.85%) Intranet
4 3 (1.39%) FTP
4 3 (1.39%) Firewall
5 2 (0.93%) MVNO
6 1 (0.46%) 3G
6 1 (0.46%) GGSN
6 1 (0.46%) SWIFTNet
6 1 (0.46%) 4G
6 1 (0.46%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.46%) Broadband
6 1 (0.46%) GPRS
6 1 (0.46%) GSM
6 1 (0.46%) LAN
6 1 (0.46%) WAN
6 1 (0.46%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.09%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (4.17%) PowerCenter
3 8 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.78%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.31%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.31%) MySQL
5 5 (2.31%) SQL Server
6 4 (1.85%) PerformancePoint
7 3 (1.39%) Redis
8 2 (0.93%) Riak
8 2 (0.93%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.46%) MS Access
9 1 (0.46%) OLTP
9 1 (0.46%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (3.70%) JIRA
2 6 (2.78%) Ant
2 6 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.85%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (1.39%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.93%) Gradle
5 2 (0.93%) Subversion
5 2 (0.93%) JUnit
6 1 (0.46%) JBehave
6 1 (0.46%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.46%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.46%) Zephyr
6 1 (0.46%) Selenium
6 1 (0.46%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 38 (17.59%) Marketing
2 28 (12.96%) Finance
3 23 (10.65%) Retail
4 12 (5.56%) Billing
5 10 (4.63%) Telecoms
5 10 (4.63%) Banking
6 8 (3.70%) Russian Language
7 7 (3.24%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.85%) Advertising
8 4 (1.85%) Legal
8 4 (1.85%) Tamil Language
8 4 (1.85%) Hindi Language
8 4 (1.85%) Urdu Language
9 3 (1.39%) French Language
9 3 (1.39%) Slovak Language
9 3 (1.39%) Spanish Language
9 3 (1.39%) Back Office
9 3 (1.39%) Publishing
10 2 (0.93%) Games
10 2 (0.93%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 42 (19.44%) Developer
2 28 (12.96%) Architect
3 22 (10.19%) Consultant
4 19 (8.80%) Project Manager
4 19 (8.80%) Java Developer
5 15 (6.94%) Analyst
6 12 (5.56%) Senior Developer
7 9 (4.17%) Business Analyst
7 9 (4.17%) Sales Consultant
7 9 (4.17%) Hybris Developer
8 7 (3.24%) Designer
8 7 (3.24%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (2.78%) Senior Java Developer
9 6 (2.78%) Technical Leader
9 6 (2.78%) Hybris Architect
9 6 (2.78%) ScrumMaster
9 6 (2.78%) Agile Project Manager
10 5 (2.31%) Oracle Architect
10 5 (2.31%) Marketing Manager
11 4 (1.85%) Informatica Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (12.96%) HTML
2 25 (11.57%) XML
3 22 (10.19%) J2EE
4 16 (7.41%) CSS
5 15 (6.94%) Web Services
6 12 (5.56%) XSLT
7 11 (5.09%) Spring
8 9 (4.17%) EDI
8 9 (4.17%) WebCenter
9 8 (3.70%) JSP
9 8 (3.70%) XSL
10 7 (3.24%) Middleware
11 5 (2.31%) Hibernate
11 5 (2.31%) Servlets
11 5 (2.31%) Struts
12 4 (1.85%) XSD
12 4 (1.85%) JMS
12 4 (1.85%) Java RMI
12 4 (1.85%) JavaBeans
12 4 (1.85%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.57%) User Experience
2 17 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.63%) Taxonomies
4 9 (4.17%) SWIFT
5 6 (2.78%) Social Media
6 5 (2.31%) iPad
7 4 (1.85%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.85%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.39%) DataPower
8 3 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.93%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (0.93%) FMCG
9 2 (0.93%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.93%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.93%) Ontologies
9 2 (0.93%) GIS
9 2 (0.93%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.46%) Replication
10 1 (0.46%) Web 2.0
10 1 (0.46%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.70%) UNIX
2 5 (2.31%) Linux
3 3 (1.39%) VMS
4 2 (0.93%) Windows
4 2 (0.93%) Android
4 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (29.17%) B2C
3 52 (24.07%) E-Commerce
4 46 (21.30%) Time Management
5 29 (13.43%) Scrum
6 26 (12.04%) Project Management
7 19 (8.80%) Digital Marketing
8 18 (8.33%) CRM
8 18 (8.33%) Analytics
9 14 (6.48%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (6.02%) Enterprise Architecture
10 13 (6.02%) OO
10 13 (6.02%) Waterfall
11 12 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (5.56%) Content Management
12 11 (5.09%) DevOps
13 10 (4.63%) Open Source
13 10 (4.63%) TOGAF
13 10 (4.63%) SOA
13 10 (4.63%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 43 (19.91%) Java
2 22 (10.19%) SQL
3 20 (9.26%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.85%) Shell Script
4 4 (1.85%) C++
5 3 (1.39%) DCL
5 3 (1.39%) PHP
5 3 (1.39%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.93%) Perl
6 2 (0.93%) C
6 2 (0.93%) Groovy
7 1 (0.46%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.46%) AWK
7 1 (0.46%) C#
7 1 (0.46%) ABAP
7 1 (0.46%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (6.02%) Degree
2 9 (4.17%) PMP
2 9 (4.17%) PMI Certification
3 2 (0.93%) CCNA
3 2 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.46%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.78%) QA
2 2 (0.93%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.46%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.46%) VMware ESX
1 1 (0.46%) vSphere
1 1 (0.46%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.31%) Netcool
2 2 (0.93%) Puppet
3 1 (0.46%) Jitterbit
3 1 (0.46%) DBAmp
Vendors
1 23 (10.65%) Oracle
2 19 (8.80%) hybris
3 15 (6.94%) TIBCO
4 14 (6.48%) IBM
5 13 (6.02%) SAP
6 12 (5.56%) Adobe
6 12 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (5.09%) Informatica
8 9 (4.17%) Microsoft
9 8 (3.70%) Sitecore
10 6 (2.78%) SEEBURGER
11 5 (2.31%) Pega
11 5 (2.31%) Amdocs
11 5 (2.31%) Endeca
11 5 (2.31%) BMC
11 5 (2.31%) Remedy
11 5 (2.31%) Infovista
11 5 (2.31%) ATG
12 4 (1.85%) DoubleClick
12 4 (1.85%) Google
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