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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 205 218 226
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +8
Contract jobs citing B2B 41 45 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.48% 0.47% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.61% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 15 11
Average daily rate £375 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £385 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £582 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £444 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.85% +18.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £11.00 £8.75
% change year-on-year
+286.36% +25.71%
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
6811 7377 6371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.55% 77.31% 74.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4182 4043 3391
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 240 269
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.43 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +18 18 £255 - 4
West Sussex +6 9 £400 -
Surrey -12 9 £375 -21.87% 6
Buckinghamshire +16 3 £550 +37.50% 2
Hampshire +3 2 £450 +5.88% 5
B2B
England

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 36 (39.56%) Marketing
2 23 (25.27%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (25.27%) Project Management
3 21 (23.08%) B2C
4 18 (19.78%) Finance
5 15 (16.48%) Eloqua
5 15 (16.48%) Marketing Automation
6 14 (15.38%) Marketo
6 14 (15.38%) Oracle
6 14 (15.38%) Web Services
6 14 (15.38%) CRM
6 14 (15.38%) E-Commerce
6 14 (15.38%) Aprimo
7 13 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
7 13 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (14.29%) SDLC
8 12 (13.19%) REST
8 12 (13.19%) Internet
8 12 (13.19%) HTML
8 12 (13.19%) Social Media
9 11 (12.09%) Analytics
10 10 (10.99%) Telecoms
10 10 (10.99%) SQL Server
10 10 (10.99%) SOA
11 9 (9.89%) Microsoft
11 9 (9.89%) Java
11 9 (9.89%) SQL
11 9 (9.89%) SOAP
11 9 (9.89%) Windows
11 9 (9.89%) SEO

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (8.79%) CMS
2 6 (6.59%) Drupal
2 6 (6.59%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.20%) Confluence
4 2 (2.20%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.10%) Liferay
5 1 (1.10%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (8.79%) MS Visio
2 7 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (6.59%) MS Excel
4 2 (2.20%) MS Office
4 2 (2.20%) MS Project
4 2 (2.20%) ProjectWise
4 2 (2.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (16.48%) Eloqua
2 4 (4.40%) Oracle CRM
2 4 (4.40%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (3.30%) HFM
4 1 (1.10%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle BRM
4 1 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.10%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (3.30%) Google Analytics
2 2 (2.20%) SaaS
3 1 (1.10%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.19%) Internet
2 6 (6.59%) VPN
3 5 (5.49%) LAN
3 5 (5.49%) WAN
4 4 (4.40%) FTP
4 4 (4.40%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (4.40%) VoIP
4 4 (4.40%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.20%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (2.20%) DNS
5 2 (2.20%) MPLS
5 2 (2.20%) NetScaler
5 2 (2.20%) SSL
5 2 (2.20%) Unified Communications
5 2 (2.20%) Wireless
6 1 (1.10%) Broadband
6 1 (1.10%) DSL
6 1 (1.10%) Firewall
6 1 (1.10%) Intelligent Network
6 1 (1.10%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.99%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.59%) Big Data
3 5 (5.49%) MongoDB
3 5 (5.49%) Oracle ODI
4 4 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.30%) Essbase
5 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.20%) OLAP
6 2 (2.20%) OLAP Cube
6 2 (2.20%) Power BI
6 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (7.69%) JIRA
2 5 (5.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (5.49%) TeamCity
2 5 (5.49%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (3.30%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (2.20%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.20%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.20%) JMeter
4 2 (2.20%) JUnit
5 1 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.10%) WATIR
General
1 36 (39.56%) Marketing
2 18 (19.78%) Finance
3 10 (10.99%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.30%) Banking
4 3 (3.30%) Electronics
4 3 (3.30%) Retail
5 2 (2.20%) Automotive
6 1 (1.10%) Advertising
6 1 (1.10%) German Language
6 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.10%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (17.58%) Architect
2 14 (15.38%) Automation Specialist
2 14 (15.38%) Marketing Automation Specialist
2 14 (15.38%) Marketing Specialist
3 13 (14.29%) Analyst
4 11 (12.09%) Developer
5 9 (9.89%) Project Manager
6 7 (7.69%) Business Analyst
6 7 (7.69%) Consultant
7 6 (6.59%) Integration Architect
7 6 (6.59%) Salesforce.com Architect
7 6 (6.59%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (5.49%) Digital Project Manager
8 5 (5.49%) Salesforce.com Developer
9 4 (4.40%) .NET Developer
9 4 (4.40%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (4.40%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (4.40%) Marketing Manager
9 4 (4.40%) Support Engineer
10 3 (3.30%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.38%) Web Services
2 12 (13.19%) HTML
2 12 (13.19%) REST
3 9 (9.89%) SOAP
4 7 (7.69%) .NET
4 7 (7.69%) EDI
5 6 (6.59%) XML
6 5 (5.49%) AppFabric
6 5 (5.49%) Flash
6 5 (5.49%) MDX
6 5 (5.49%) MSMQ
6 5 (5.49%) WCF
6 5 (5.49%) WF
7 4 (4.40%) AngularJS
7 4 (4.40%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (4.40%) Middleware
7 4 (4.40%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 3 (3.30%) Backbone.js
8 3 (3.30%) CSS
9 2 (2.20%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.19%) Social Media
2 6 (6.59%) Data Integration
2 6 (6.59%) Internet of Things
2 6 (6.59%) User Experience
3 4 (4.40%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.30%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.30%) Mobile Computing
5 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.20%) iPhone
5 2 (2.20%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.10%) Copywriting
6 1 (1.10%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.10%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.89%) Windows
2 5 (5.49%) Linux
2 5 (5.49%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.27%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (25.27%) Project Management
2 21 (23.08%) B2C
3 15 (16.48%) Marketing Automation
4 14 (15.38%) CRM
4 14 (15.38%) E-Commerce
5 13 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
5 13 (14.29%) SDLC
6 11 (12.09%) Analytics
7 10 (10.99%) SOA
8 9 (9.89%) Migration
8 9 (9.89%) SEO
9 8 (8.79%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (8.79%) MVC
10 7 (7.69%) Waterfall
11 6 (6.59%) Automated Testing
11 6 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (5.49%) Benchmarking
12 5 (5.49%) BPEL
12 5 (5.49%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.89%) Java
1 9 (9.89%) PowerShell
1 9 (9.89%) SQL
2 6 (6.59%) C#
3 5 (5.49%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.49%) PHP
3 5 (5.49%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.20%) Apex Code
4 2 (2.20%) Objective-C
4 2 (2.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (8.79%) Degree
2 7 (7.69%) PMI Certification
2 7 (7.69%) PMP
3 2 (2.20%) CISSP
3 2 (2.20%) CLAS
3 2 (2.20%) MBA
3 2 (2.20%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.49%) QA
2 4 (4.40%) GxP
3 2 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 5 (5.49%) Control-M
2 4 (4.40%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (15.38%) Aprimo
1 14 (15.38%) Marketo
1 14 (15.38%) Oracle
2 13 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
3 9 (9.89%) Microsoft
4 6 (6.59%) Citrix
5 5 (5.49%) SAP
6 4 (4.40%) CommVault
6 4 (4.40%) hybris
6 4 (4.40%) IBM
6 4 (4.40%) Informatica
6 4 (4.40%) RightFax
6 4 (4.40%) webMethods
7 3 (3.30%) Cisco
7 3 (3.30%) Google
7 3 (3.30%) Hyperion
7 3 (3.30%) JD Edwards
8 2 (2.20%) BT
8 2 (2.20%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.20%) IronPort