The first table below looks at the demand for B2B skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited B2B over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Reading 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 69 68 77
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs citing B2B 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.37% 0.26% 0.092%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.36% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate £400 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £371 £320
% change year-on-year
+14.47% +16.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.63 - £7.52
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
786 550 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 73.18% 71.24% 63.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 236 267
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 21
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £32.00 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
B2B
Berkshire

B2B
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing B2B across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

B2B Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

B2B
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing B2B across the Reading region.

B2B Daily Rate Trend in Reading

B2B
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 3 (60.00%) B2C
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Spring
2 2 (40.00%) Google
2 2 (40.00%) Marketing
2 2 (40.00%) Kanban
2 2 (40.00%) Product Management
2 2 (40.00%) RESTful
2 2 (40.00%) Google App Engine
2 2 (40.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (40.00%) Google Closure
2 2 (40.00%) Redis
2 2 (40.00%) Voldemort
2 2 (40.00%) BigTable
3 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
3 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (20.00%) French Language
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
1 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (40.00%) Redis
1 2 (40.00%) Voldemort
1 2 (40.00%) BigTable
General
1 2 (40.00%) Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) French Language
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Java Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Product Manager
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
1 2 (40.00%) Spring
1 2 (40.00%) RESTful
1 2 (40.00%) Google Closure
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) B2C
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Kanban
2 2 (40.00%) Product Management
3 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Google