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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 205 206 194
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Contract jobs citing B2B 51 43 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.51% 0.45% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.63% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 33 29
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +10.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £377 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £548 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £52.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £30.63 -
% change year-on-year
-64.08% -
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
7510 6809 6094
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.02% 71.99% 71.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4242 3803 3178
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 273 261 265
Average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -7 23 £350 -17.64% 6
Surrey +9 13 £350 -2.84% 3
Hampshire -6 7 £400 -27.27% 2
Oxfordshire -19 3 £275 -35.29% 5
Buckinghamshire -3 2 £325 -18.75% 8
Kent -3 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - - 1
B2B
England

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 30 (31.58%) Marketing
2 26 (27.37%) Microsoft
3 21 (22.11%) Retail
4 19 (20.00%) HTML
4 19 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 18 (18.95%) B2C
6 17 (17.89%) MS Excel
6 17 (17.89%) CSS
7 16 (16.84%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (14.74%) CRM
9 13 (13.68%) Project Management
10 12 (12.63%) Telecoms
10 12 (12.63%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (12.63%) E-Commerce
11 11 (11.58%) Web Services
11 11 (11.58%) Advertising
11 11 (11.58%) Content Management
11 11 (11.58%) Degree
11 11 (11.58%) Digital Marketing
12 9 (9.47%) VoIP
13 8 (8.42%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (8.42%) Active Directory
13 8 (8.42%) MCSA
13 8 (8.42%) PHP
13 8 (8.42%) MS Office
13 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (8.42%) Avaya
13 8 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (8.42%) CMS
13 8 (8.42%) Drupal

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 8 (8.42%) CMS
1 8 (8.42%) Drupal
2 7 (7.37%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.32%) WordPress
4 5 (5.26%) Office Communications Server
4 5 (5.26%) Lync
4 5 (5.26%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (5.26%) WebSphere
4 5 (5.26%) MS Exchange
4 5 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.11%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.05%) Liferay
6 1 (1.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.05%) MODX
6 1 (1.05%) ExpressionEngine
6 1 (1.05%) Joomla!
6 1 (1.05%) GlassFish
6 1 (1.05%) Apache
6 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.05%) JBoss
Applications
1 17 (17.89%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.42%) MS Office
3 5 (5.26%) InfoPath
4 3 (3.16%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.11%) Photoshop
5 2 (2.11%) MS Project
5 2 (2.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (7.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.16%) Summit
3 2 (2.11%) Optimost
4 1 (1.05%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.16%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.11%) Google Checkout
2 2 (2.11%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.05%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.47%) VoIP
2 5 (5.26%) Intranet
3 4 (4.21%) VPN
4 3 (3.16%) DNS
4 3 (3.16%) LAN
4 3 (3.16%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.16%) WAN
4 3 (3.16%) DHCP
5 2 (2.11%) MPLS
6 1 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.05%) DMVPN
6 1 (1.05%) CTI
6 1 (1.05%) Internet
6 1 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.05%) Bluetooth
6 1 (1.05%) Broadband
6 1 (1.05%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (1.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.26%) PerformancePoint
2 4 (4.21%) MySQL
3 2 (2.11%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (2.11%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.11%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.11%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.11%) DB2
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.11%) Data Mart
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.11%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 5 (5.26%) Grunt
2 2 (2.11%) Bower
2 2 (2.11%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.05%) Subversion
3 1 (1.05%) Ant
3 1 (1.05%) Jenkins
General
1 30 (31.58%) Marketing
2 21 (22.11%) Retail
3 12 (12.63%) Telecoms
4 11 (11.58%) Advertising
5 7 (7.37%) Finance
6 6 (6.32%) Electronics
7 3 (3.16%) Japanese Language
7 3 (3.16%) Banking
8 2 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (1.05%) Automotive
9 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (25.26%) Architect
2 12 (12.63%) Developer
3 11 (11.58%) Consultant
4 10 (10.53%) Analyst
4 10 (10.53%) Project Manager
5 8 (8.42%) Marketing Manager
6 7 (7.37%) Business Analyst
6 7 (7.37%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (5.26%) SharePoint Architect
8 3 (3.16%) Front-End Developer
8 3 (3.16%) Marketing Executive
8 3 (3.16%) CRM Architect
8 3 (3.16%) Java Developer
8 3 (3.16%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (3.16%) Help Desk Analyst
8 3 (3.16%) Service Analyst
9 2 (2.11%) WordPress Developer
9 2 (2.11%) Web Developer
9 2 (2.11%) PHP Developer
9 2 (2.11%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (20.00%) HTML
2 17 (17.89%) CSS
3 11 (11.58%) Web Services
4 8 (8.42%) jQuery
5 6 (6.32%) XSLT
5 6 (6.32%) CSS3
5 6 (6.32%) HTML5
6 5 (5.26%) Application Packaging
6 5 (5.26%) XSL
7 4 (4.21%) XML
7 4 (4.21%) J2EE
7 4 (4.21%) LAMP
7 4 (4.21%) Spring
8 3 (3.16%) REST
8 3 (3.16%) RESTful
8 3 (3.16%) Ajax
8 3 (3.16%) JSON
8 3 (3.16%) JSP
8 3 (3.16%) SOAP
8 3 (3.16%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.84%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.42%) Social Media
3 7 (7.37%) Digital Media
4 6 (6.32%) User Experience
4 6 (6.32%) E-Learning
4 6 (6.32%) FMCG
5 5 (5.26%) Taxonomies
6 4 (4.21%) Copywriting
6 4 (4.21%) Data Integration
7 3 (3.16%) Mobile App
8 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.11%) Visualisation
8 2 (2.11%) Open Source
8 2 (2.11%) Data Extraction
9 1 (1.05%) Web 2.0
9 1 (1.05%) Blog
9 1 (1.05%) Tandem
9 1 (1.05%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.16%) Windows
2 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.05%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.95%) B2C
2 14 (14.74%) CRM
3 13 (13.68%) Project Management
4 12 (12.63%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (12.63%) E-Commerce
5 11 (11.58%) Content Management
5 11 (11.58%) Digital Marketing
6 8 (8.42%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (8.42%) Email Marketing
6 8 (8.42%) Marketing Strategy
7 7 (7.37%) PRINCE2
7 7 (7.37%) Analytics
8 6 (6.32%) Telemarketing
8 6 (6.32%) Online Marketing
8 6 (6.32%) Marketing Management
9 5 (5.26%) Information Architecture
9 5 (5.26%) Waterfall
9 5 (5.26%) SOA
10 4 (4.21%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (8.42%) PHP
3 5 (5.26%) Java
4 3 (3.16%) SQL
4 3 (3.16%) Perl
5 1 (1.05%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (11.58%) Degree
2 8 (8.42%) MCSA
2 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 5 (5.26%) MCITP
3 5 (5.26%) MCTS
3 5 (5.26%) MCSE
4 4 (4.21%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.16%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (3.16%) A+ Certification
5 3 (3.16%) CCNA
6 2 (2.11%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.11%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.05%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.05%) CCNP
System Software
1 8 (8.42%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 26 (27.37%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.42%) Avaya
3 6 (6.32%) Oracle
4 5 (5.26%) Sonus
4 5 (5.26%) VMware
4 5 (5.26%) Citrix
5 4 (4.21%) IBM
5 4 (4.21%) SAP
5 4 (4.21%) Google
6 3 (3.16%) Mitel
6 3 (3.16%) webMethods
6 3 (3.16%) Adobe
6 3 (3.16%) HP
7 2 (2.11%) Marketo
7 2 (2.11%) PayPal
7 2 (2.11%) Cognos
7 2 (2.11%) Business Objects
7 2 (2.11%) Software AG
7 2 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.11%) Coremetrics
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