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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 336 312 236
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -76
Contract jobs citing B2B 62 81 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.29% 0.38% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.48% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 48 83
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£378 £423 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.53% +9.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £285 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £575 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £428 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+17.93% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £8.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+25.71% -59.30%
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
16509 16851 14875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.15% 78.18% 76.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 11820 11613 10314
Average daily rate £450 £445 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 235 295
Average hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% -12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.04 £13.15 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £77.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 January 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 30 January 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 +7 10 £378 +32.63% 23
Canary Wharf +8 1 £235 -
Hammersmith - 1 £433 -
Wimbledon - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Romford - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - - 1
B2B
England

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 53 (38.69%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (27.01%) B2C
3 34 (24.82%) E-Commerce
4 31 (22.63%) HTML
4 31 (22.63%) CSS
5 30 (21.90%) Web Services
5 30 (21.90%) Finance
6 29 (21.17%) Marketing
7 28 (20.44%) JavaScript
8 25 (18.25%) Java
9 24 (17.52%) Time Management
10 23 (16.79%) XML
10 23 (16.79%) OO
10 23 (16.79%) CMS
11 22 (16.06%) Scrum
11 22 (16.06%) TDD
12 19 (13.87%) Retail
13 18 (13.14%) Spring
14 17 (12.41%) Ajax
14 17 (12.41%) SOA
14 17 (12.41%) User Experience
15 16 (11.68%) Telecoms
16 14 (10.22%) Struts
16 14 (10.22%) J2EE
16 14 (10.22%) User Stories
17 13 (9.49%) Multithreading
18 12 (8.76%) Linux
18 12 (8.76%) Project Management
19 10 (7.30%) MVC
19 10 (7.30%) E-business

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 23 (16.79%) CMS
2 10 (7.30%) Apache
3 3 (2.19%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (2.19%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.19%) SAS
4 2 (1.46%) IIS
4 2 (1.46%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.73%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 1 (0.73%) CICS
5 1 (0.73%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (3.65%) MS Office
1 5 (3.65%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.19%) OmniGraffle
2 3 (2.19%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (2.19%) InDesign
3 2 (1.46%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.46%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.46%) SPSS
4 1 (0.73%) FastStats
4 1 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.73%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.73%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.19%) SAP ERP
1 3 (2.19%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.46%) SiteCatalyst
3 1 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.65%) SaaS
2 1 (0.73%) GitHub
2 1 (0.73%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.30%) SNMP
2 2 (1.46%) DNS
2 2 (1.46%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.46%) Intranet
2 2 (1.46%) Internet
2 2 (1.46%) Softswitch
3 1 (0.73%) MVNO
3 1 (0.73%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.73%) xDSL
3 1 (0.73%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.73%) MGW
3 1 (0.73%) SSH
3 1 (0.73%) MPLS
3 1 (0.73%) SAN
3 1 (0.73%) S/MIME
3 1 (0.73%) SSL
3 1 (0.73%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.84%) PowerCenter
2 4 (2.92%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.92%) Big Data
3 3 (2.19%) MySQL
4 2 (1.46%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.46%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.73%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (5.84%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.92%) Cucumber
3 3 (2.19%) Gradle
3 3 (2.19%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.19%) JBehave
3 3 (2.19%) WebDriver
3 3 (2.19%) Maven
3 3 (2.19%) Selenium
3 3 (2.19%) JUnit
4 2 (1.46%) JIRA
4 2 (1.46%) Axure RP
4 2 (1.46%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.73%) Bower
5 1 (0.73%) Grunt
5 1 (0.73%) Hudson
5 1 (0.73%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.73%) Mocha
5 1 (0.73%) RSpec
5 1 (0.73%) TestNG
5 1 (0.73%) Dreamweaver
General
1 30 (21.90%) Finance
2 29 (21.17%) Marketing
3 19 (13.87%) Retail
4 16 (11.68%) Telecoms
5 10 (7.30%) Games
6 9 (6.57%) Publishing
7 8 (5.84%) Advertising
8 6 (4.38%) Banking
9 4 (2.92%) Manufacturing
10 3 (2.19%) Legal
10 3 (2.19%) Retail Banking
11 2 (1.46%) Danish Language
11 2 (1.46%) Dutch Language
11 2 (1.46%) French Language
11 2 (1.46%) German Language
11 2 (1.46%) Italian Language
11 2 (1.46%) Law
12 1 (0.73%) Billing
12 1 (0.73%) Luxembourgish Language
12 1 (0.73%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 34 (24.82%) Developer
2 21 (15.33%) Java Developer
2 21 (15.33%) Architect
3 14 (10.22%) Analyst
4 11 (8.03%) Web Developer
5 10 (7.30%) Project Manager
5 10 (7.30%) Java Engineer
6 9 (6.57%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (5.84%) Consultant
7 8 (5.84%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 8 (5.84%) Marketing Manager
7 8 (5.84%) Designer
8 7 (5.11%) Informatica Developer
8 7 (5.11%) Senior Manager
9 6 (4.38%) Business Analyst
10 5 (3.65%) Product Manager
10 5 (3.65%) Java Web Developer
11 4 (2.92%) Senior Developer
11 4 (2.92%) Product Marketing Manager
11 4 (2.92%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (22.63%) HTML
1 31 (22.63%) CSS
2 30 (21.90%) Web Services
3 23 (16.79%) XML
4 18 (13.14%) Spring
5 17 (12.41%) Ajax
6 14 (10.22%) Struts
6 14 (10.22%) J2EE
7 10 (7.30%) JMS
7 10 (7.30%) Java RMI
7 10 (7.30%) JavaBeans
7 10 (7.30%) XSD
7 10 (7.30%) XSL
7 10 (7.30%) JSP
7 10 (7.30%) Servlets
7 10 (7.30%) JSTL
7 10 (7.30%) Hibernate
8 9 (6.57%) REST
9 8 (5.84%) jQuery
9 8 (5.84%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.41%) User Experience
2 9 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.11%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.65%) Open Source
5 4 (2.92%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.92%) FMCG
5 4 (2.92%) Social Media
6 3 (2.19%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.46%) DTV
7 2 (1.46%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.46%) Statistics
7 2 (1.46%) E-Learning
7 2 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.46%) Learning Management System
7 2 (1.46%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.73%) New Media
8 1 (0.73%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.73%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.73%) Mobile Games
8 1 (0.73%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.76%) Linux
2 5 (3.65%) Android
3 4 (2.92%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.19%) Windows
5 2 (1.46%) UNIX
5 2 (1.46%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.73%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (38.69%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (27.01%) B2C
3 34 (24.82%) E-Commerce
4 24 (17.52%) Time Management
5 23 (16.79%) OO
6 22 (16.06%) Scrum
6 22 (16.06%) TDD
7 17 (12.41%) SOA
8 14 (10.22%) User Stories
9 13 (9.49%) Multithreading
10 12 (8.76%) Project Management
11 10 (7.30%) MVC
11 10 (7.30%) E-business
11 10 (7.30%) UML
11 10 (7.30%) CRM
11 10 (7.30%) Business Development
11 10 (7.30%) Digital Marketing
12 9 (6.57%) Analytics
12 9 (6.57%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (5.84%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 28 (20.44%) JavaScript
2 25 (18.25%) Java
3 5 (3.65%) C#
4 4 (2.92%) SQL
5 3 (2.19%) Groovy
5 3 (2.19%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.73%) R
6 1 (0.73%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.73%) Ruby
6 1 (0.73%) VBA
6 1 (0.73%) C
6 1 (0.73%) VB
6 1 (0.73%) Perl
6 1 (0.73%) C++
6 1 (0.73%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 9 (6.57%) Degree
2 3 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.73%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.73%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.30%) QA
2 8 (5.84%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.73%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.19%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.73%) vSphere
2 1 (0.73%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (2.19%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (6.57%) Adobe
2 8 (5.84%) Informatica
3 7 (5.11%) hybris
3 7 (5.11%) Siebel
3 7 (5.11%) SAP
3 7 (5.11%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.65%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (3.65%) Oracle
5 4 (2.92%) Google
6 3 (2.19%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.46%) Omniture
7 2 (1.46%) ATG
7 2 (1.46%) Ektron
7 2 (1.46%) Eloqua
7 2 (1.46%) Tableau
8 1 (0.73%) Marketo
8 1 (0.73%) Facebook
8 1 (0.73%) VMware
8 1 (0.73%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.73%) Brocade
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