The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 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 London 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 310 321 316
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -5
Contract jobs citing B2B 96 100 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.41% 0.41% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.54% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 71 66
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.56% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.89% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £15.63 £102.50
% change year-on-year
+92.00% -84.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18052 18537 19452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.79% 76.38% 73.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 12606 12858 12936
Average daily rate £442 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.77% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 252 380
Average hourly rate £20.50 £27.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.45% -5.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £51.30 £46.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
B2B
England

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 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
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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 +22 23 £394 -21.25% 28
Uxbridge - 4 £624 -
Bromley - 1 £350 -
Croydon - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Pinner - - - - 2
Twickenham - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
B2B
England

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 53 (26.24%) B2C
2 50 (24.75%) E-Commerce
3 43 (21.29%) Marketing
4 40 (19.80%) Finance
5 34 (16.83%) Retail
6 33 (16.34%) Project Management
7 32 (15.84%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (13.86%) Java
9 26 (12.87%) HTML
9 26 (12.87%) XML
10 25 (12.38%) Web Services
11 23 (11.39%) Oracle
12 22 (10.89%) CSS
13 20 (9.90%) JavaScript
13 20 (9.90%) Publishing
14 19 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (8.91%) SOAP
16 17 (8.42%) Business Intelligence
16 17 (8.42%) Migration
16 17 (8.42%) Games
16 17 (8.42%) Telecoms
16 17 (8.42%) REST
17 15 (7.43%) jQuery
17 15 (7.43%) Internet
18 14 (6.93%) Salesforce.com
18 14 (6.93%) Business Analysis
18 14 (6.93%) Web Development
18 14 (6.93%) BPMN
18 14 (6.93%) Analytics
19 13 (6.44%) Groovy

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 8 (3.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 8 (3.96%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.48%) IBM Notes
2 5 (2.48%) SAS
2 5 (2.48%) CMS
2 5 (2.48%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.48%) Liferay
3 4 (1.98%) IIS
4 3 (1.49%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (0.99%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.99%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.99%) Apache
5 2 (0.99%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.50%) Drupal
6 1 (0.50%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 7 (3.47%) MS Office
2 6 (2.97%) Photoshop
3 5 (2.48%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.49%) MS Excel
6 2 (0.99%) SPSS
6 2 (0.99%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.50%) MS Project
7 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.50%) InDesign
7 1 (0.50%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.50%) FastStats
7 1 (0.50%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 8 (3.96%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.99%) Magento
2 2 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.50%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.50%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.50%) SaaS
2 1 (0.50%) PaaS
2 1 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.50%) Office 365
2 1 (0.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.43%) Internet
2 11 (5.45%) HTTP
3 10 (4.95%) FTP
4 6 (2.97%) Firewall
5 5 (2.48%) Intranet
6 4 (1.98%) DMZ
6 4 (1.98%) EIGRP
6 4 (1.98%) IGRP
6 4 (1.98%) VPN
6 4 (1.98%) DNS
7 3 (1.49%) Network Security
8 2 (0.99%) NFC
8 2 (0.99%) VLAN
8 2 (0.99%) SSH
8 2 (0.99%) X.509
8 2 (0.99%) SSL
8 2 (0.99%) LDAP
9 1 (0.50%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.50%) GSM
9 1 (0.50%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.94%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.46%) Oracle Database
3 8 (3.96%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (3.47%) MySQL
4 7 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.97%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.98%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.99%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.99%) Base SAS
9 2 (0.99%) PowerCenter
9 2 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.50%) DataStage
10 1 (0.50%) QualityStage
10 1 (0.50%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 7 (3.47%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.98%) Gradle
3 3 (1.49%) Axure RP
4 2 (0.99%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.99%) Mercurial
4 2 (0.99%) Selenium
4 2 (0.99%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (0.99%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.50%) Ant
5 1 (0.50%) JUnit
5 1 (0.50%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.50%) Subversion
5 1 (0.50%) Maven
5 1 (0.50%) JIRA
5 1 (0.50%) jMock
5 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.50%) DbUnit
5 1 (0.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 43 (21.29%) Marketing
2 40 (19.80%) Finance
3 34 (16.83%) Retail
4 20 (9.90%) Publishing
5 17 (8.42%) Games
5 17 (8.42%) Telecoms
6 9 (4.46%) Billing
6 9 (4.46%) Legal
7 7 (3.47%) Banking
7 7 (3.47%) Law
8 6 (2.97%) Back Office
9 4 (1.98%) Advertising
10 3 (1.49%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.50%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.50%) Electronics
11 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 42 (20.79%) Analyst
2 35 (17.33%) Architect
3 29 (14.36%) Developer
4 25 (12.38%) Project Manager
5 23 (11.39%) Business Analyst
6 14 (6.93%) Solutions Architect
7 13 (6.44%) Consultant
8 11 (5.45%) Designer
9 9 (4.46%) .NET Developer
9 9 (4.46%) C# Developer
10 8 (3.96%) C# .NET Developer
11 7 (3.47%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 7 (3.47%) ASP.NET Developer
11 7 (3.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 6 (2.97%) Agile Project Manager
12 6 (2.97%) Technical Architect
12 6 (2.97%) SQL Developer
13 5 (2.48%) Business Architect
13 5 (2.48%) Salesforce.com Architect
14 4 (1.98%) Business Solution Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.87%) HTML
1 26 (12.87%) XML
2 25 (12.38%) Web Services
3 22 (10.89%) CSS
4 18 (8.91%) SOAP
5 17 (8.42%) REST
6 15 (7.43%) jQuery
7 12 (5.94%) Spring
7 12 (5.94%) .NET
8 11 (5.45%) HTML5
9 10 (4.95%) Middleware
9 10 (4.95%) ASP.NET
10 9 (4.46%) SAML
11 8 (3.96%) Oracle Fusion
11 8 (3.96%) WSDL
11 8 (3.96%) JMS
11 8 (3.96%) EDI
11 8 (3.96%) XSD
12 7 (3.47%) .NET Framework
12 7 (3.47%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.47%) Mobile App
2 6 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (2.97%) Social Media
2 6 (2.97%) FMCG
2 6 (2.97%) Statistics
2 6 (2.97%) PMI
3 5 (2.48%) Digital Media
4 3 (1.49%) W3C
4 3 (1.49%) E-Learning
4 3 (1.49%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (0.99%) SWIFT
5 2 (0.99%) Visualisation
5 2 (0.99%) Learning Management System
5 2 (0.99%) Mathematics
5 2 (0.99%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.99%) Handset
5 2 (0.99%) Clustering
5 2 (0.99%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.50%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.95%) Android
2 8 (3.96%) Windows
3 3 (1.49%) Linux
4 2 (0.99%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.99%) UNIX
5 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (26.24%) B2C
2 50 (24.75%) E-Commerce
3 33 (16.34%) Project Management
4 32 (15.84%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (8.42%) Business Intelligence
6 17 (8.42%) Migration
7 14 (6.93%) Business Analysis
7 14 (6.93%) Web Development
7 14 (6.93%) BPMN
7 14 (6.93%) Analytics
8 12 (5.94%) Scrum
8 12 (5.94%) ERP
9 11 (5.45%) CRM
10 10 (4.95%) Technical Architecture
10 10 (4.95%) SOA
10 10 (4.95%) PRINCE2
11 9 (4.46%) UML
11 9 (4.46%) OO
11 9 (4.46%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 28 (13.86%) Java
2 20 (9.90%) JavaScript
3 13 (6.44%) Groovy
4 12 (5.94%) C#
5 11 (5.45%) SQL
6 8 (3.96%) XPath
6 8 (3.96%) XQuery
7 5 (2.48%) Ruby
8 4 (1.98%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.49%) PHP
9 3 (1.49%) ActionScript
9 3 (1.49%) Python
10 2 (0.99%) ActionScript 2.0
10 2 (0.99%) C++
10 2 (0.99%) Perl
11 1 (0.50%) C
11 1 (0.50%) VBA
11 1 (0.50%) PHP5
11 1 (0.50%) ActionScript 3.0
11 1 (0.50%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (6.44%) Degree
2 11 (5.45%) PMI Certification
3 10 (4.95%) PMP
4 2 (0.99%) CISSP
5 1 (0.50%) ACCA
5 1 (0.50%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.98%) QA
2 3 (1.49%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.99%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (2.97%) Puppet
2 2 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.99%) CA SiteMinder
3 1 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.50%) Salt
Vendors
1 23 (11.39%) Oracle
2 14 (6.93%) Salesforce.com
3 11 (5.45%) Microsoft
4 8 (3.96%) SAP
5 7 (3.47%) Adobe
6 6 (2.97%) hybris
6 6 (2.97%) ATG
7 5 (2.48%) Lotus
8 4 (1.98%) Elastic Path
8 4 (1.98%) Cisco
8 4 (1.98%) Ariba
9 3 (1.49%) Cognizant
10 2 (0.99%) Tumbleweed
10 2 (0.99%) Google
10 2 (0.99%) Axway
10 2 (0.99%) Mapinfo
10 2 (0.99%) Radianz
10 2 (0.99%) Informatica
10 2 (0.99%) Siebel
10 2 (0.99%) PeopleSoft
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