The table below looks at the statistics for B2B skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited B2B over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business-to-Business (B2B)
England / London
Rank 303 281 334
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +53
Contract jobs citing B2B 104 135 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.54% 0.64% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.75% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 84 25
Median daily rate £550 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £279 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 17
Median hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +13.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £11.00

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
16371 17920 17326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.72% 84.94% 82.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11854 12787 12360
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 219 198
Median hourly rate £33.00 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

B2B
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing B2B as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 February 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing B2B across the London region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

B2B Hourly Rate Histogram in London

B2B
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the London region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -16 12 £563 +27.26% 20
Uxbridge - 2 £513 - 1
Feltham +5 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £550 - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
B2B
England

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing B2B also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for B2B.

1 75 (35.89%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (31.10%) B2C
3 48 (22.97%) Web Services
4 46 (22.01%) E-Commerce
5 44 (21.05%) IBM
6 39 (18.66%) Finance
7 37 (17.70%) REST
8 35 (16.75%) Marketing
9 32 (15.31%) Banking
9 32 (15.31%) User Experience
10 31 (14.83%) Scrum
11 26 (12.44%) HTML
11 26 (12.44%) JavaScript
12 25 (11.96%) CSS
12 25 (11.96%) Stakeholder Management
12 25 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
13 23 (11.00%) SOA
14 22 (10.53%) SQL
15 21 (10.05%) Java
16 20 (9.57%) Project Management
16 20 (9.57%) TDD
16 20 (9.57%) Node.js
17 19 (9.09%) RESTful
18 18 (8.61%) QA
18 18 (8.61%) Apigee
18 18 (8.61%) Retail
18 18 (8.61%) Oracle
18 18 (8.61%) XML
19 16 (7.66%) SOAP
19 16 (7.66%) Spring

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (6.70%) CMS
2 12 (5.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 12 (5.74%) WebSphere
3 11 (5.26%) Anypoint
4 8 (3.83%) Apache
5 4 (1.91%) Confluence
5 4 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.91%) SAS
6 2 (0.96%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.96%) Gentran
6 2 (0.96%) JBoss
6 2 (0.96%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.48%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.48%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (3.35%) MS Office
2 5 (2.39%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.48%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.39%) Eloqua
1 5 (2.39%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (1.91%) FastStats
3 2 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.96%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.96%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.96%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.48%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.78%) SaaS
2 9 (4.31%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.91%) Office 365
4 3 (1.44%) CloudSense
4 3 (1.44%) Google Analytics
4 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.96%) IaaS
6 1 (0.48%) G Suite
6 1 (0.48%) GitHub
6 1 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.48%) PaaS
6 1 (0.48%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.22%) Firewall
2 11 (5.26%) FTP
2 11 (5.26%) Internet
3 8 (3.83%) HTTP
4 7 (3.35%) HTTPS
4 7 (3.35%) Kerberos
4 7 (3.35%) SSL
4 7 (3.35%) WinSCP
5 6 (2.87%) VPN
5 6 (2.87%) WAN
6 3 (1.44%) Ethernet
6 3 (1.44%) IPsec
6 3 (1.44%) MPLS
7 2 (0.96%) Converged Networks
7 2 (0.96%) DMZ
7 2 (0.96%) LAN
7 2 (0.96%) SNMP
7 2 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.48%) Intranet
8 1 (0.48%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.74%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.31%) Big Data
3 8 (3.83%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.39%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (2.39%) Neo4j
4 5 (2.39%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.91%) Hazelcast
6 3 (1.44%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.44%) MySQL
7 2 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.96%) DataStage
7 2 (0.96%) DB2
8 1 (0.48%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.48%) BODI
8 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.48%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (3.35%) ClearCase
1 7 (3.35%) XMLSpy
2 6 (2.87%) Jasmine
2 6 (2.87%) PHPUnit
3 5 (2.39%) JIRA
4 4 (1.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (1.44%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.44%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.44%) JUnit
5 3 (1.44%) Mockito
6 2 (0.96%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.96%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.96%) Mocha
6 2 (0.96%) Selenium
6 2 (0.96%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.48%) CasperJS
7 1 (0.48%) PhantomJS
7 1 (0.48%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.48%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 39 (18.66%) Finance
2 35 (16.75%) Marketing
3 32 (15.31%) Banking
4 18 (8.61%) Retail
5 15 (7.18%) Publishing
6 9 (4.31%) Telecoms
7 8 (3.83%) Billing
8 6 (2.87%) Legal
9 4 (1.91%) Games
10 3 (1.44%) Advertising
11 1 (0.48%) Back Office
11 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 58 (27.75%) Architect
2 41 (19.62%) Developer
3 24 (11.48%) Analyst
4 22 (10.53%) Product Manager
5 21 (10.05%) Solutions Architect
6 16 (7.66%) Business Analyst
7 15 (7.18%) Integration Architect
8 14 (6.70%) Lead Architect
8 14 (6.70%) Project Manager
9 12 (5.74%) Consultant
10 9 (4.31%) Senior Manager
10 9 (4.31%) Senior Product Manager
11 8 (3.83%) Technical Leader
12 7 (3.35%) Designer
12 7 (3.35%) Digital Project Manager
12 7 (3.35%) PHP Developer
12 7 (3.35%) Technical Architect
13 6 (2.87%) Java Developer
13 6 (2.87%) Web Developer
14 5 (2.39%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (22.97%) Web Services
2 37 (17.70%) REST
3 26 (12.44%) HTML
4 25 (11.96%) CSS
5 20 (9.57%) Node.js
6 19 (9.09%) RESTful
7 18 (8.61%) XML
8 16 (7.66%) SOAP
8 16 (7.66%) Spring
9 15 (7.18%) IBM Integration Bus
10 13 (6.22%) WebSockets
11 12 (5.74%) HTML5
11 12 (5.74%) OAuth
12 11 (5.26%) Oracle Fusion
13 10 (4.78%) CSS3
14 9 (4.31%) JSON
14 9 (4.31%) XSD
14 9 (4.31%) XSL
15 8 (3.83%) Middleware
15 8 (3.83%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 32 (15.31%) User Experience
2 25 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.26%) Fintech
4 9 (4.31%) DataPower
5 7 (3.35%) FMCG
6 5 (2.39%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.39%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.91%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.91%) iSeries
7 4 (1.91%) Mobile Games
7 4 (1.91%) Online Games
7 4 (1.91%) Social Media
7 4 (1.91%) Tandem
8 3 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.44%) iPad
8 3 (1.44%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.96%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.96%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.31%) Unix
2 8 (3.83%) Windows
3 6 (2.87%) Linux
4 4 (1.91%) zOS
5 2 (0.96%) Android
6 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.48%) Solaris
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (35.89%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (31.10%) B2C
3 46 (22.01%) E-Commerce
4 31 (14.83%) Scrum
5 25 (11.96%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (11.00%) SOA
7 20 (9.57%) Project Management
7 20 (9.57%) TDD
8 16 (7.66%) Analytics
9 15 (7.18%) Data Integration
9 15 (7.18%) Microservices
10 14 (6.70%) CRM
11 13 (6.22%) BDD
11 13 (6.22%) OOP
11 13 (6.22%) UML
12 12 (5.74%) API Integration
12 12 (5.74%) Service Design
13 11 (5.26%) DevOps
13 11 (5.26%) Kanban
13 11 (5.26%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 26 (12.44%) JavaScript
2 22 (10.53%) SQL
3 21 (10.05%) Java
4 10 (4.78%) PHP
5 9 (4.31%) C#
6 6 (2.87%) PHP 5
7 5 (2.39%) R
8 4 (1.91%) JCL
9 2 (0.96%) ABAP
9 2 (0.96%) C
9 2 (0.96%) Scala
10 1 (0.48%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.48%) C++
10 1 (0.48%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.48%) Python
10 1 (0.48%) Ruby
10 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (5.26%) Degree
2 2 (0.96%) PMP
2 2 (0.96%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.48%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.48%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.61%) QA
2 5 (2.39%) Actionable Recommendations
3 3 (1.44%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (2.87%) Docker
2 4 (1.91%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (5.26%) MOM
2 7 (3.35%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.48%) CloudHub
3 1 (0.48%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.48%) Nagios
3 1 (0.48%) OpenSSO
3 1 (0.48%) Puppet
Vendors
1 44 (21.05%) IBM
2 18 (8.61%) Apigee
2 18 (8.61%) Oracle
3 14 (6.70%) hybris
4 12 (5.74%) MuleSoft
5 9 (4.31%) Microsoft
6 8 (3.83%) Google
7 7 (3.35%) CA
7 7 (3.35%) HP
7 7 (3.35%) Zend
8 6 (2.87%) IBM Sterling
8 6 (2.87%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (2.87%) SAP
9 5 (2.39%) Axway
10 4 (1.91%) Apteco
10 4 (1.91%) Cisco
10 4 (1.91%) Riverbed
11 3 (1.44%) Bloomberg
11 3 (1.44%) Infovista
11 3 (1.44%) Siebel
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