The table below looks at the statistics for B2B skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited B2B over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 187 200 194
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -6
Contract jobs citing B2B 55 42 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.59% 0.48% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.67% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 24 19
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £160 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £468 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £15.63 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+92.00% +4.16%
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6747 6285 6950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.46% 71.94% 70.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3779 3429 3314
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 260 245 328
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

B2B
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

B2B Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

B2B
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

B2B Daily Rate Trend in the South East

B2B
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing B2B across the South East region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

B2B Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

B2B
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing B2B across the South East region.

B2B Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

B2B
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the South East region over the 3 months to 21 August 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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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
Berkshire +20 26 £440 +46.66% 7
Hampshire -7 7 £184 -57.41% 3
East Sussex - 6 - -
Buckinghamshire -8 5 £195 -58.94%
Middlesex -4 3 £396 -12.00% 2
Surrey -5 3 £575 +35.29% 4
Oxfordshire -10 3 £300 +87.50% 3
West Sussex - - - - 1
Kent - - - - 2
B2B
England

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 37 (43.02%) B2C
2 29 (33.72%) E-Commerce
3 25 (29.07%) Marketing
4 20 (23.26%) Migration
5 18 (20.93%) Project Management
5 18 (20.93%) Finance
6 16 (18.60%) HTML
7 15 (17.44%) Telecoms
8 14 (16.28%) CRM
8 14 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (15.12%) Salesforce.com
10 12 (13.95%) User Stories
11 11 (12.79%) Web Services
11 11 (12.79%) Product Management
12 10 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (10.47%) JavaScript
13 9 (10.47%) .NET
13 9 (10.47%) XML
13 9 (10.47%) Scrum
13 9 (10.47%) Degree
14 8 (9.30%) Oracle
14 8 (9.30%) Business Analysis
14 8 (9.30%) jQuery
14 8 (9.30%) Social Media
15 7 (8.14%) Java
15 7 (8.14%) J2EE
15 7 (8.14%) SOAP
15 7 (8.14%) Internet
15 7 (8.14%) Use Case
15 7 (8.14%) Analytics

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 5 (5.81%) Drupal
2 4 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.65%) CMS
2 4 (4.65%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.33%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.33%) IIS
3 2 (2.33%) Liferay
4 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.16%) Apache
4 1 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (5.81%) MS Visio
1 5 (5.81%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (3.49%) MS Project
3 2 (2.33%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Google Analytics
2 3 (3.49%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (2.33%) Maximo
3 2 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.16%) Cordys
4 1 (1.16%) SiteCatalyst
4 1 (1.16%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Force.com
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.16%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.14%) Internet
2 2 (2.33%) SAN
2 2 (2.33%) VoIP
2 2 (2.33%) VPN
2 2 (2.33%) MPLS
2 2 (2.33%) Wireless
2 2 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (2.33%) DMVPN
2 2 (2.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (2.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (1.16%) LAN
3 1 (1.16%) DNS
3 1 (1.16%) WAN
3 1 (1.16%) Intranet
3 1 (1.16%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.16%) Redis
2 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.16%) Voldemort
2 1 (1.16%) BigTable
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 6 (6.98%) JIRA
2 2 (2.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.16%) Ant
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.16%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.16%) Toad
3 1 (1.16%) XMLSpy
3 1 (1.16%) Introscope
3 1 (1.16%) WebLOAD
3 1 (1.16%) Fiddler
3 1 (1.16%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.16%) MSBuild
General
1 25 (29.07%) Marketing
2 18 (20.93%) Finance
3 15 (17.44%) Telecoms
4 6 (6.98%) Retail
5 5 (5.81%) French Language
6 4 (4.65%) Banking
6 4 (4.65%) Billing
7 3 (3.49%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (3.49%) Legal
7 3 (3.49%) Advertising
8 2 (2.33%) Games
9 1 (1.16%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 14 (16.28%) Analyst
2 13 (15.12%) Product Manager
3 12 (13.95%) Architect
4 11 (12.79%) Business Analyst
4 11 (12.79%) Solutions Architect
5 9 (10.47%) Developer
6 6 (6.98%) Project Manager
6 6 (6.98%) Marketing Manager
7 5 (5.81%) Consultant
7 5 (5.81%) E-Commerce Manager
8 4 (4.65%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Relationships Manager
8 4 (4.65%) Business Manager
9 3 (3.49%) Programme Manager
10 2 (2.33%) Network Engineer
10 2 (2.33%) Administrator
10 2 (2.33%) Procurement Specialist
10 2 (2.33%) Communications Manager
10 2 (2.33%) Senior Network Engineer
10 2 (2.33%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (18.60%) HTML
2 11 (12.79%) Web Services
3 9 (10.47%) XML
3 9 (10.47%) .NET
4 8 (9.30%) jQuery
5 7 (8.14%) SOAP
5 7 (8.14%) J2EE
6 6 (6.98%) REST
7 5 (5.81%) CSS
8 3 (3.49%) Flash
8 3 (3.49%) Middleware
9 2 (2.33%) XHTML
9 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET
9 2 (2.33%) .NET Framework
9 2 (2.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 2 (2.33%) XSLT
9 2 (2.33%) Spring
10 1 (1.16%) Ajax
10 1 (1.16%) ODBC
10 1 (1.16%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.30%) Social Media
2 6 (6.98%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.81%) Mobile Computing
4 4 (4.65%) FMCG
5 3 (3.49%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.33%) Animation
6 2 (2.33%) Social Network
6 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.33%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (2.33%) E-Learning
7 1 (1.16%) CESG
7 1 (1.16%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (1.16%) e-Health
7 1 (1.16%) Clustering
7 1 (1.16%) Handset
7 1 (1.16%) iPad
7 1 (1.16%) Wiki
7 1 (1.16%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.16%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.81%) UNIX
2 2 (2.33%) Windows
2 2 (2.33%) AIX
2 2 (2.33%) Solaris
2 2 (2.33%) Android
2 2 (2.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.16%) Linux
3 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (43.02%) B2C
2 29 (33.72%) E-Commerce
3 20 (23.26%) Migration
4 18 (20.93%) Project Management
5 14 (16.28%) CRM
5 14 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (13.95%) User Stories
7 11 (12.79%) Product Management
8 10 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (10.47%) Scrum
10 8 (9.30%) Business Analysis
11 7 (8.14%) Use Case
11 7 (8.14%) Analytics
12 6 (6.98%) Business Transformation
12 6 (6.98%) Business Development
12 6 (6.98%) TOGAF
12 6 (6.98%) E-business
12 6 (6.98%) MVC
12 6 (6.98%) SEO
13 5 (5.81%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.47%) JavaScript
2 7 (8.14%) Java
3 4 (4.65%) PHP
4 2 (2.33%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.33%) Korn
4 2 (2.33%) C
4 2 (2.33%) C#
5 1 (1.16%) XPath
5 1 (1.16%) ActionScript 2.0
5 1 (1.16%) SQL
5 1 (1.16%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.16%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 9 (10.47%) Degree
2 3 (3.49%) PMP
2 3 (3.49%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.33%) ACCA
3 2 (2.33%) CIMA
3 2 (2.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.33%) AAT
3 2 (2.33%) CCNP
3 2 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.16%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (2.33%) Tivoli
1 2 (2.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 13 (15.12%) Salesforce.com
2 8 (9.30%) Oracle
3 5 (5.81%) Google
4 4 (4.65%) SAP
5 3 (3.49%) IBM
5 3 (3.49%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.49%) Metastorm
5 3 (3.49%) Marketo
6 2 (2.33%) Facebook
6 2 (2.33%) Twitter
6 2 (2.33%) F5
6 2 (2.33%) Sun
6 2 (2.33%) Siebel
6 2 (2.33%) Cisco
6 2 (2.33%) Ariba
6 2 (2.33%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.33%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.16%) CA
7 1 (1.16%) webMethods
7 1 (1.16%) Mercator
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough
Profiles Creative
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £375 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Middlesex
CPS Group
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago