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 24 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 288 304 340
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +36
Contract jobs citing B2B 120 110 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.54% 0.47% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.60% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 67 38
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£405 £388 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.51% -13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £285 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £30.63 -
% change year-on-year
-64.08% -
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
17438 18453 16994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.30% 78.06% 77.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12215 13061 11828
Average daily rate £450 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 225 224
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
City of London +11 14 £350 +12.00% 20
Brentford - 3 £350 -
Canary Wharf -7 1 £525 +66.66%
B2B
England

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 57 (32.02%) Time Management
2 43 (24.16%) B2C
3 38 (21.35%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (19.10%) E-Commerce
5 28 (15.73%) Java
6 27 (15.17%) Marketing
7 24 (13.48%) JavaScript
8 23 (12.92%) Finance
9 21 (11.80%) HTML
9 21 (11.80%) CSS
9 21 (11.80%) Web Services
10 19 (10.67%) Scrum
11 18 (10.11%) Project Management
12 17 (9.55%) OO
13 16 (8.99%) Retail
14 14 (7.87%) Spring
14 14 (7.87%) CRM
15 13 (7.30%) XML
15 13 (7.30%) SAP
15 13 (7.30%) J2EE
15 13 (7.30%) TDD
15 13 (7.30%) CMS
16 12 (6.74%) ERP
16 12 (6.74%) Business Intelligence
17 11 (6.18%) Telecoms
17 11 (6.18%) Microsoft
17 11 (6.18%) Business Development
17 11 (6.18%) Degree
17 11 (6.18%) Digital Marketing
17 11 (6.18%) hybris

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 13 (7.30%) CMS
2 5 (2.81%) Apache
3 4 (2.25%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (2.25%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (2.25%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.69%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.69%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.12%) IIS
6 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.56%) Commerce Server
6 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.56%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.56%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (3.93%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.25%) InfoPath
2 4 (2.25%) MS Office
3 3 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.56%) MS Project
4 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (5.06%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.56%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.56%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.56%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.69%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.12%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.56%) SaaS
4 1 (0.56%) PaaS
4 1 (0.56%) FinancialForce.com
4 1 (0.56%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.25%) SNMP
1 4 (2.25%) Intranet
2 3 (1.69%) Firewall
2 3 (1.69%) Internet
3 2 (1.12%) Softswitch
3 2 (1.12%) DNS
4 1 (0.56%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.56%) 3G
4 1 (0.56%) MPLS
4 1 (0.56%) Broadband
4 1 (0.56%) GPRS
4 1 (0.56%) GSM
4 1 (0.56%) LAN
4 1 (0.56%) WAN
4 1 (0.56%) FTP
4 1 (0.56%) HTTP
4 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.56%) GGSN
4 1 (0.56%) xDSL
4 1 (0.56%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.06%) PowerCenter
2 8 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (3.93%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.81%) MySQL
5 4 (2.25%) Big Data
5 4 (2.25%) PerformancePoint
6 3 (1.69%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.12%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.56%) OLTP
8 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.56%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (2.25%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.25%) Ant
2 3 (1.69%) Gradle
3 2 (1.12%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.56%) Subversion
4 1 (0.56%) JIRA
4 1 (0.56%) RSpec
4 1 (0.56%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 27 (15.17%) Marketing
2 23 (12.92%) Finance
3 16 (8.99%) Retail
4 11 (6.18%) Telecoms
5 8 (4.49%) Games
5 8 (4.49%) Russian Language
6 7 (3.93%) Publishing
7 5 (2.81%) French Language
8 4 (2.25%) Urdu Language
8 4 (2.25%) Tamil Language
8 4 (2.25%) Hindi Language
8 4 (2.25%) Banking
9 3 (1.69%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.69%) Slovak Language
10 2 (1.12%) Ukrainian Language
10 2 (1.12%) German Language
10 2 (1.12%) Italian Language
10 2 (1.12%) Danish Language
10 2 (1.12%) Dutch Language
10 2 (1.12%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (19.66%) Developer
2 22 (12.36%) Architect
3 19 (10.67%) Consultant
4 17 (9.55%) Java Developer
5 14 (7.87%) Project Manager
6 12 (6.74%) Analyst
7 9 (5.06%) Sales Consultant
8 8 (4.49%) Informatica Developer
8 8 (4.49%) Senior Developer
9 6 (3.37%) Technical Leader
9 6 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (2.81%) Business Analyst
10 5 (2.81%) Marketing Manager
11 4 (2.25%) Hybris Developer
11 4 (2.25%) Hybris Architect
11 4 (2.25%) SharePoint Architect
11 4 (2.25%) Java Engineer
11 4 (2.25%) Senior Java Developer
11 4 (2.25%) Web Developer
12 3 (1.69%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.80%) HTML
1 21 (11.80%) CSS
1 21 (11.80%) Web Services
2 14 (7.87%) Spring
3 13 (7.30%) XML
3 13 (7.30%) J2EE
4 9 (5.06%) Struts
5 8 (4.49%) XSL
5 8 (4.49%) EDI
6 7 (3.93%) XSLT
6 7 (3.93%) Ajax
7 6 (3.37%) JSP
8 5 (2.81%) .NET
8 5 (2.81%) Tapestry
8 5 (2.81%) JSF
8 5 (2.81%) Spring MVC
8 5 (2.81%) GWT
8 5 (2.81%) Stripes Framework
8 5 (2.81%) jQuery
8 5 (2.81%) Apache Wicket
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.18%) User Experience
2 8 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.93%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.81%) Social Media
5 4 (2.25%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.25%) Taxonomies
6 3 (1.69%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.12%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.12%) Learning Management System
7 2 (1.12%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.56%) GIS
8 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.56%) Replication
8 1 (0.56%) Derivative
8 1 (0.56%) Blog
8 1 (0.56%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.56%) iPad
8 1 (0.56%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.56%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.81%) Linux
2 4 (2.25%) Apple iOS
2 4 (2.25%) Android
3 3 (1.69%) UNIX
3 3 (1.69%) Windows
4 2 (1.12%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (32.02%) Time Management
2 43 (24.16%) B2C
3 38 (21.35%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (19.10%) E-Commerce
5 19 (10.67%) Scrum
6 18 (10.11%) Project Management
7 17 (9.55%) OO
8 14 (7.87%) CRM
9 13 (7.30%) TDD
10 12 (6.74%) ERP
10 12 (6.74%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (6.18%) Business Development
11 11 (6.18%) Digital Marketing
12 9 (5.06%) SOA
12 9 (5.06%) Content Management
12 9 (5.06%) Analytics
13 8 (4.49%) User Stories
13 8 (4.49%) PRINCE2
13 8 (4.49%) MVC
14 7 (3.93%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (15.73%) Java
2 24 (13.48%) JavaScript
3 5 (2.81%) SQL
4 3 (1.69%) VB.NET
4 3 (1.69%) C#
4 3 (1.69%) Groovy
5 2 (1.12%) PHP
5 2 (1.12%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.56%) ABAP
6 1 (0.56%) Perl
6 1 (0.56%) Python
6 1 (0.56%) AWK
6 1 (0.56%) Ruby
6 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (6.18%) Degree
2 6 (3.37%) PMP
2 6 (3.37%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.12%) CCNA
4 1 (0.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.49%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.81%) QA
3 2 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.56%) vSphere
2 1 (0.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.69%) Puppet
2 1 (0.56%) Jitterbit
2 1 (0.56%) DBAmp
Vendors
1 13 (7.30%) SAP
2 11 (6.18%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.18%) hybris
3 10 (5.62%) Informatica
4 9 (5.06%) Oracle
5 7 (3.93%) Siebel
6 4 (2.25%) Google
7 3 (1.69%) IBM
7 3 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.69%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.12%) Ektron
8 2 (1.12%) Zend
8 2 (1.12%) ATG
8 2 (1.12%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.12%) Juniper
8 2 (1.12%) Adobe
8 2 (1.12%) Cisco
9 1 (0.56%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.56%) VMware
9 1 (0.56%) Northgate
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