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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 193 205 204
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Contract jobs citing B2B 53 38 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.57% 0.43% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.59% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 17
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £159 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £477 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £385
% change year-on-year
+5.60% -2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £22.50 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.90 £22.50 £163.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £15.63 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+24.80% +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
6779 6421 6981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.09% 72.27% 71.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3810 3523 3322
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 273 251 333
Average hourly rate £21.82 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.75% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.69 £12.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -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 2 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing B2B across the South East region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

B2B Hourly Rate Histogram 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 2 September 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 +27 25 £440 +10.00% 8
Hampshire - 8 £184 - 2
East Sussex - 6 - -
Buckinghamshire -6 5 £195 -58.94% 2
Middlesex 0 3 £396 -12.00% 2
Surrey -6 3 £575 +31.42% 2
Oxfordshire -10 2 - - 4
West Sussex - - - - 2
Kent - - - - 4
B2B
England

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 35 (41.18%) B2C
2 28 (32.94%) E-Commerce
3 25 (29.41%) Marketing
4 19 (22.35%) Migration
5 17 (20.00%) Finance
5 17 (20.00%) Project Management
6 16 (18.82%) HTML
7 13 (15.29%) Telecoms
7 13 (15.29%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (15.29%) CRM
7 13 (15.29%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (14.12%) User Stories
9 11 (12.94%) Web Services
10 10 (11.76%) XML
10 10 (11.76%) Product Management
11 9 (10.59%) Scrum
11 9 (10.59%) Degree
11 9 (10.59%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (10.59%) JavaScript
11 9 (10.59%) .NET
12 8 (9.41%) Oracle
12 8 (9.41%) Business Analysis
12 8 (9.41%) Social Media
12 8 (9.41%) jQuery
13 7 (8.24%) Use Case
13 7 (8.24%) J2EE
13 7 (8.24%) Java
13 7 (8.24%) SOAP
13 7 (8.24%) Internet
13 7 (8.24%) Analytics

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (5.88%) Drupal
2 4 (4.71%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.71%) CMS
2 4 (4.71%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.35%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.35%) IIS
3 2 (2.35%) Liferay
4 1 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.18%) Apache
4 1 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (5.88%) MS Visio
1 5 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (3.53%) MS Project
2 3 (3.53%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.18%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Google Analytics
2 3 (3.53%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (2.35%) Maximo
3 2 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.35%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.18%) Cordys
4 1 (1.18%) SiteCatalyst
4 1 (1.18%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) Force.com
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.18%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.24%) Internet
2 2 (2.35%) MPLS
2 2 (2.35%) Wireless
2 2 (2.35%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (2.35%) DMVPN
2 2 (2.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (2.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (2.35%) VoIP
2 2 (2.35%) VPN
2 2 (2.35%) SAN
3 1 (1.18%) Intranet
3 1 (1.18%) DNS
3 1 (1.18%) WAN
3 1 (1.18%) FTP
3 1 (1.18%) HTTP
3 1 (1.18%) Extranet
3 1 (1.18%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.35%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.18%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.18%) Redis
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.18%) Voldemort
2 1 (1.18%) BigTable
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 6 (7.06%) JIRA
2 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.18%) Ant
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.18%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.18%) Toad
3 1 (1.18%) XMLSpy
3 1 (1.18%) Introscope
3 1 (1.18%) WebLOAD
3 1 (1.18%) Fiddler
3 1 (1.18%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.18%) MSBuild
General
1 25 (29.41%) Marketing
2 17 (20.00%) Finance
3 13 (15.29%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.88%) Retail
5 4 (4.71%) French Language
5 4 (4.71%) Banking
6 3 (3.53%) Billing
6 3 (3.53%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (3.53%) Legal
6 3 (3.53%) Advertising
7 2 (2.35%) Games
8 1 (1.18%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 14 (16.47%) Analyst
2 12 (14.12%) Architect
2 12 (14.12%) Product Manager
3 11 (12.94%) Business Analyst
3 11 (12.94%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (11.76%) Developer
5 6 (7.06%) Marketing Manager
6 5 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.88%) Consultant
7 4 (4.71%) Business Manager
7 4 (4.71%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 4 (4.71%) Relationships Manager
7 4 (4.71%) E-Commerce Manager
8 3 (3.53%) Programme Manager
9 2 (2.35%) Network Engineer
9 2 (2.35%) Administrator
9 2 (2.35%) Procurement Specialist
9 2 (2.35%) Communications Manager
9 2 (2.35%) Senior Network Engineer
9 2 (2.35%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (18.82%) HTML
2 11 (12.94%) Web Services
3 10 (11.76%) XML
4 9 (10.59%) .NET
5 8 (9.41%) jQuery
6 7 (8.24%) SOAP
6 7 (8.24%) J2EE
7 6 (7.06%) REST
8 5 (5.88%) CSS
9 3 (3.53%) Flash
9 3 (3.53%) Middleware
10 2 (2.35%) XSLT
10 2 (2.35%) XHTML
10 2 (2.35%) EDI
10 2 (2.35%) ASP.NET
10 2 (2.35%) .NET Framework
10 2 (2.35%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 2 (2.35%) EDIFACT
10 2 (2.35%) Spring
11 1 (1.18%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.41%) Social Media
2 6 (7.06%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.88%) Mobile Computing
4 4 (4.71%) FMCG
5 3 (3.53%) Smartphone
5 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.35%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (2.35%) E-Learning
6 2 (2.35%) Animation
6 2 (2.35%) Social Network
7 1 (1.18%) iPad
7 1 (1.18%) Wiki
7 1 (1.18%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.18%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.18%) CESG
7 1 (1.18%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (1.18%) e-Health
7 1 (1.18%) Clustering
7 1 (1.18%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.88%) UNIX
2 3 (3.53%) Windows
3 2 (2.35%) AIX
3 2 (2.35%) Solaris
3 2 (2.35%) Android
3 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.18%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.18%) Linux
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (41.18%) B2C
2 28 (32.94%) E-Commerce
3 19 (22.35%) Migration
4 17 (20.00%) Project Management
5 13 (15.29%) CRM
5 13 (15.29%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (14.12%) User Stories
7 10 (11.76%) Product Management
8 9 (10.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (10.59%) Scrum
9 8 (9.41%) Business Analysis
10 7 (8.24%) Use Case
10 7 (8.24%) Analytics
11 6 (7.06%) Business Development
11 6 (7.06%) E-business
11 6 (7.06%) MVC
11 6 (7.06%) SEO
12 5 (5.88%) SOA
12 5 (5.88%) TOGAF
12 5 (5.88%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.59%) JavaScript
2 7 (8.24%) Java
3 4 (4.71%) PHP
4 3 (3.53%) C#
5 2 (2.35%) SQL
5 2 (2.35%) ActionScript
5 2 (2.35%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.35%) Korn
5 2 (2.35%) XPath
5 2 (2.35%) ActionScript 2.0
6 1 (1.18%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.18%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (10.59%) Degree
2 3 (3.53%) PMP
2 3 (3.53%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.35%) ACCA
3 2 (2.35%) CIMA
3 2 (2.35%) CCNP
3 2 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.35%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.35%) AAT
4 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.18%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.53%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (2.35%) Tivoli
1 2 (2.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 13 (15.29%) Salesforce.com
2 8 (9.41%) Oracle
3 5 (5.88%) SAP
3 5 (5.88%) Google
4 4 (4.71%) IBM
4 4 (4.71%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.53%) Metastorm
5 3 (3.53%) Marketo
6 2 (2.35%) Facebook
6 2 (2.35%) Twitter
6 2 (2.35%) F5
6 2 (2.35%) Sun
6 2 (2.35%) Siebel
6 2 (2.35%) Cisco
6 2 (2.35%) Ariba
6 2 (2.35%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.35%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.18%) CA
7 1 (1.18%) Borland
7 1 (1.18%) webMethods
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