The table below looks at the statistics for B2C skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited B2C over the 3 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2C (Business-to-Consumer)
Rank 135 105 135
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +30
Contract jobs citing B2C 9 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.27% 0.14% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.20% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate
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£380 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 - £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 - £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £400 £333
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +20.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
B2C
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2479 1501 2044
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.43% 70.77% 68.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1678 997 1187
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 92 148
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

B2C
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing B2C across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

B2C Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

B2C
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing B2C across the South West region.

B2C Daily Rate Trend in the South West

B2C
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2C within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 October 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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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
Bristol - 2 - - 1
Wiltshire - 2 £360 -
Dorset -2 1 £415 -
Devon - 1 - - 1
B2C
England

B2C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing B2C 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 B2C.

1 11 (73.33%) E-Commerce
2 8 (53.33%) Java
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (40.00%) Project Management
3 6 (40.00%) Scrum
4 5 (33.33%) Data Modelling
4 5 (33.33%) Finance
4 5 (33.33%) HTML
4 5 (33.33%) XML
5 4 (26.67%) SAP
5 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
5 4 (26.67%) C#
5 4 (26.67%) .NET
5 4 (26.67%) Web Services
5 4 (26.67%) SOA
5 4 (26.67%) Migration
5 4 (26.67%) CMS
5 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
6 3 (20.00%) Social Media
6 3 (20.00%) hybris
6 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (20.00%) Kanban
6 3 (20.00%) Data Validation
6 3 (20.00%) Spring MVC
6 3 (20.00%) Use Case
6 3 (20.00%) jQuery
6 3 (20.00%) Open Source

B2C
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing B2C 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 B2C. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (26.67%) CMS
2 3 (20.00%) Confluence
2 3 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (13.33%) NetWeaver
3 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (13.33%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) SAP CRM
1 2 (13.33%) SAP ERP
1 2 (13.33%) SAP ECC
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) MySQL
2 2 (13.33%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (13.33%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) JIRA
1 3 (20.00%) Subversion
1 3 (20.00%) JUnit
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Back Office
3 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (13.33%) Marketing
3 2 (13.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Senior Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Business Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Hybris Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Lead Developer
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Head of Software Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) Head of Development
5 1 (6.67%) Head of Software Development
5 1 (6.67%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Financial Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) HTML
1 5 (33.33%) XML
2 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (26.67%) .NET
2 4 (26.67%) Web Services
2 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
3 3 (20.00%) Spring MVC
3 3 (20.00%) jQuery
3 3 (20.00%) Ajax
3 3 (20.00%) Spring
3 3 (20.00%) LAMP
3 3 (20.00%) CSS
3 3 (20.00%) JSP
3 3 (20.00%) XSD
4 2 (13.33%) SAP XI
4 2 (13.33%) SAP ALE
4 2 (13.33%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Social Media
1 3 (20.00%) Open Source
1 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) E-Commerce
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (40.00%) Project Management
3 6 (40.00%) Scrum
4 5 (33.33%) Data Modelling
5 4 (26.67%) SOA
5 4 (26.67%) Migration
6 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (20.00%) Kanban
6 3 (20.00%) Data Validation
6 3 (20.00%) Use Case
6 3 (20.00%) SEO
6 3 (20.00%) Validation
6 3 (20.00%) E-business
6 3 (20.00%) MVC
6 3 (20.00%) B2B
7 2 (13.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) SAP
2 3 (20.00%) hybris
3 2 (13.33%) Business Objects
3 2 (13.33%) Sitecore