The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 71 69 64
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing B2B 4 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.43% 0.41% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.56% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
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£350 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £391
% change year-on-year
- +8.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £8.75 £70.00
% change year-on-year
+25.71% -87.50%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
630 712 536
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 66.95% 73.40% 72.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 373 213
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 18
Average hourly rate £49.08 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+206.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.00 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £180.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 6 (60.00%) B2C
1 6 (60.00%) Marketing
2 4 (40.00%) Drupal
2 4 (40.00%) jQuery
2 4 (40.00%) HTML
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) Software AG
4 2 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (20.00%) Internet
4 2 (20.00%) webMethods
4 2 (20.00%) PHP
4 2 (20.00%) .NET
4 2 (20.00%) CSS
4 2 (20.00%) SOAP
4 2 (20.00%) Web Services
4 2 (20.00%) XML
4 2 (20.00%) CRM
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (20.00%) WordPress
4 2 (20.00%) Email Marketing
4 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
4 2 (20.00%) E-business
4 2 (20.00%) MVC
4 2 (20.00%) CMS
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (20.00%) Eloqua
4 2 (20.00%) Digital Media

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (40.00%) Drupal
2 2 (20.00%) WordPress
2 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (20.00%) CMS
2 2 (20.00%) Liferay
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (20.00%) Grunt
General
1 6 (60.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Architect
1 2 (20.00%) Developer
1 2 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
1 2 (20.00%) Social Media Manager
1 2 (20.00%) WordPress Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing Manager
2 1 (10.00%) webMethods Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) jQuery
1 4 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) CSS
2 2 (20.00%) SOAP
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) XML
2 2 (20.00%) HTML5
2 2 (20.00%) REST
2 2 (20.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Digital Media
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (20.00%) Social Media
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Blog
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) B2C
2 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) CRM
3 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (20.00%) Email Marketing
3 2 (20.00%) E-business
3 2 (20.00%) MVC
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (10.00%) Social Media Marketing
4 1 (10.00%) Coaching
4 1 (10.00%) Brand Management
4 1 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (10.00%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) PHP
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Software AG
1 2 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
1 2 (20.00%) webMethods
1 2 (20.00%) Eloqua