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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 204 211 195
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -16
Contract jobs citing B2B 56 32 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.59% 0.36% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.49% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 19 27
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£388 £390 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £300 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £430 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 £52.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.09% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year
-41.90% -
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
7191 6515 5708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.18% 72.88% 71.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4106 3623 3017
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.24% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 262 241
Average hourly rate £28.00 £27.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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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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 -10.25% 2
Hampshire +14 9 £400 - 1
Oxfordshire -16 8 £303 +0.83% 6
Surrey +6 5 £140 -61.13% 4
Buckinghamshire -1 4 £288 -28.12% 4
Thames Valley - 4 £480 -
Sussex - 1 - - 1
West Sussex - 1 - -
B2B
England

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 26 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 25 (24.04%) Marketing
3 24 (23.08%) B2C
4 23 (22.12%) Retail
5 21 (20.19%) JavaScript
6 20 (19.23%) HTML
6 20 (19.23%) E-Commerce
7 18 (17.31%) CSS
7 18 (17.31%) Project Management
8 16 (15.38%) CRM
8 16 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (14.42%) MS Excel
9 15 (14.42%) Content Management
10 13 (12.50%) Telecoms
11 12 (11.54%) Advertising
11 12 (11.54%) Web Services
12 11 (10.58%) Digital Marketing
12 11 (10.58%) Analytics
13 10 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (8.65%) VoIP
14 9 (8.65%) Java
14 9 (8.65%) Spring
14 9 (8.65%) Degree
15 8 (7.69%) Google
15 8 (7.69%) Social Media
15 8 (7.69%) hybris
15 8 (7.69%) Marketing Strategy
15 8 (7.69%) J2EE

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 7 (6.73%) CMS
1 7 (6.73%) WebSphere
2 6 (5.77%) Drupal
3 5 (4.81%) WordPress
3 5 (4.81%) Office Communications Server
3 5 (4.81%) Lync
3 5 (4.81%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (4.81%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.81%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.81%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (3.85%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.92%) ExpressionEngine
6 1 (0.96%) JBoss
6 1 (0.96%) Apache
6 1 (0.96%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.96%) MODX
6 1 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.96%) Liferay
6 1 (0.96%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.96%) Joomla!
Applications
1 15 (14.42%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.77%) MS Office
3 5 (4.81%) InfoPath
4 3 (2.88%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.92%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (1.92%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.92%) MS Project
6 1 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (6.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.88%) Summit
3 2 (1.92%) Optimost
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.85%) Google Checkout
2 3 (2.88%) Google Analytics
2 3 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.65%) VoIP
2 6 (5.77%) VPN
3 5 (4.81%) Intranet
4 4 (3.85%) MPLS
5 3 (2.88%) DNS
5 3 (2.88%) WAN
5 3 (2.88%) DHCP
5 3 (2.88%) Ethernet
5 3 (2.88%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.88%) LAN
6 2 (1.92%) xDSL
7 1 (0.96%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.96%) DMVPN
7 1 (0.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.96%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (0.96%) Converged Networks
7 1 (0.96%) CTI
7 1 (0.96%) Internet
7 1 (0.96%) SDH
7 1 (0.96%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.81%) PerformancePoint
2 4 (3.85%) Relational Database
2 4 (3.85%) MySQL
3 2 (1.92%) DB2
3 2 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.92%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.92%) Data Mart
3 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.92%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (1.92%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (5.77%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.88%) Ant
2 3 (2.88%) Grunt
3 2 (1.92%) Bower
3 2 (1.92%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.92%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.96%) Subversion
General
1 25 (24.04%) Marketing
2 23 (22.12%) Retail
3 13 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 12 (11.54%) Advertising
5 7 (6.73%) Finance
6 6 (5.77%) Electronics
7 3 (2.88%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (2.88%) Banking
7 3 (2.88%) Japanese Language
8 2 (1.92%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.96%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 29 (27.88%) Architect
2 15 (14.42%) Developer
3 14 (13.46%) Project Manager
4 10 (9.62%) Consultant
4 10 (9.62%) Analyst
5 8 (7.69%) Marketing Manager
6 7 (6.73%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (5.77%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.81%) Java Developer
8 5 (4.81%) SharePoint Architect
9 4 (3.85%) Hybris Developer
10 3 (2.88%) Front-End Developer
10 3 (2.88%) Help Desk Analyst
10 3 (2.88%) Service Analyst
10 3 (2.88%) CRM Architect
10 3 (2.88%) Service Desk Analyst
10 3 (2.88%) Web Developer
11 2 (1.92%) Senior Developer
11 2 (1.92%) PHP Developer
11 2 (1.92%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.23%) HTML
2 18 (17.31%) CSS
3 12 (11.54%) Web Services
4 9 (8.65%) Spring
5 8 (7.69%) J2EE
6 7 (6.73%) jQuery
7 6 (5.77%) JSP
7 6 (5.77%) XSLT
8 5 (4.81%) LAMP
8 5 (4.81%) Struts
8 5 (4.81%) HTML5
8 5 (4.81%) Ajax
8 5 (4.81%) XSL
8 5 (4.81%) Application Packaging
8 5 (4.81%) CSS3
9 4 (3.85%) DHTML
9 4 (3.85%) XML
10 3 (2.88%) AngularJS
10 3 (2.88%) JSON
10 3 (2.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.69%) Social Media
3 6 (5.77%) Digital Media
3 6 (5.77%) User Experience
3 6 (5.77%) E-Learning
3 6 (5.77%) FMCG
4 5 (4.81%) Taxonomies
5 4 (3.85%) Copywriting
5 4 (3.85%) Data Integration
6 3 (2.88%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.92%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.96%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.96%) Blog
8 1 (0.96%) Tandem
8 1 (0.96%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.96%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.88%) Windows
2 1 (0.96%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.08%) B2C
2 20 (19.23%) E-Commerce
3 18 (17.31%) Project Management
4 16 (15.38%) CRM
5 15 (14.42%) Content Management
6 11 (10.58%) Digital Marketing
6 11 (10.58%) Analytics
7 10 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (7.69%) PRINCE2
8 8 (7.69%) Marketing Strategy
9 7 (6.73%) Online Marketing
9 7 (6.73%) OO
9 7 (6.73%) SOA
9 7 (6.73%) SEO
10 6 (5.77%) Telemarketing
10 6 (5.77%) Marketing Management
11 5 (4.81%) System Testing
11 5 (4.81%) Email Marketing
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.19%) JavaScript
2 9 (8.65%) Java
3 7 (6.73%) PHP
4 3 (2.88%) SQL
4 3 (2.88%) Perl
5 1 (0.96%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (8.65%) Degree
2 8 (7.69%) MCSA
2 8 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (4.81%) MCSE
3 5 (4.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 5 (4.81%) MCTS
3 5 (4.81%) MCITP
4 4 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.88%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (2.88%) CCNA
5 3 (2.88%) A+ Certification
6 2 (1.92%) PMP
6 2 (1.92%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.92%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.92%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.96%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.96%) CCNP
System Software
1 8 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 26 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.69%) Avaya
2 8 (7.69%) Google
2 8 (7.69%) hybris
3 6 (5.77%) Oracle
4 5 (4.81%) SAP
4 5 (4.81%) Citrix
4 5 (4.81%) VMware
4 5 (4.81%) Sonus
5 4 (3.85%) Coremetrics
5 4 (3.85%) PayPal
5 4 (3.85%) IBM
6 3 (2.88%) Mitel
6 3 (2.88%) webMethods
6 3 (2.88%) Adobe
6 3 (2.88%) HP
7 2 (1.92%) Cognos
7 2 (1.92%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.92%) Software AG
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