The table below looks at the statistics for B2B skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited B2B over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 370 405 411
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +6
Contract jobs citing B2B 238 200 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.35% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.48% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 121 92
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £300 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £380
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +11.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 2 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £30.63 £70.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.08% -56.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £30.63 £70.00
% change year-on-year
-64.08% -56.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42607 42090 35753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.23% 74.66% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 26094 21361
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1209 1182 1111
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £12.31 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £52.50 £53.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

B2B
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing B2B within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

B2B Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

B2B
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing B2B within the UK.

B2B Daily Rate Trend in the UK

B2B
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing B2B within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

B2B Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

B2B
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing B2B within the UK.

B2B Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

B2B
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the UK over the 3 months to 17 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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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
England +27 228 £400 - 147
London +7 114 £409 +9.00% 68
South East -6 52 £350 -17.64% 22
Berkshire +4 22 £350 -17.64% 7
East Midlands - 19 £375 - 5
Surrey +14 15 £350 -2.84% 1
City of London +13 13 £363 +16.00% 26
Northamptonshire - 13 £438 - 1
South West +3 10 £463 +2.20% 13
North West -11 9 £408 - 14
East of England +16 8 £650 +103.92% 5
Bracknell -1 7 £431 -13.75% 2
Hampshire -4 7 £375 -31.81% 3
West Midlands -19 7 £388 -11.93% 11
Reading +9 6 £285 -28.75% 2
Yorkshire -14 6 £400 +14.28% 6
Cheshire - 5 £318 - 5
Bedfordshire - 5 £650 -
Slough -3 4 £283 -37.22% 1
Reigate - 4 - -
Luton - 4 £700 -
Wiltshire +9 3 £550 +27.90% 1
Manchester -7 3 £425 - 7
Oxford - 3 £275 -
Southampton - 3 £375 - 1
Brentford - 3 £350 -
Egham - 3 £140 -
Devon - 3 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 3 £325 - 2
Oxfordshire - 3 £275 - 2

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 93 (24.16%) B2C
2 90 (23.38%) Marketing
3 89 (23.12%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 60 (15.58%) Java
5 60 (15.58%) Time Management
6 56 (14.55%) Finance
7 55 (14.29%) Web Services
7 55 (14.29%) Retail
8 51 (13.25%) JavaScript
9 50 (12.99%) HTML
10 45 (11.69%) CSS
11 43 (11.17%) CRM
12 41 (10.65%) Project Management
13 38 (9.87%) Scrum
13 38 (9.87%) Microsoft
14 34 (8.83%) SAP
15 33 (8.57%) Telecoms
16 32 (8.31%) SOA
17 31 (8.05%) SQL
18 30 (7.79%) Oracle
18 30 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
18 30 (7.79%) Degree
18 30 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
19 27 (7.01%) User Experience
19 27 (7.01%) Digital Marketing
20 25 (6.49%) MS Excel
20 25 (6.49%) OO
20 25 (6.49%) XML
20 25 (6.49%) PRINCE2

B2B
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 24 (6.23%) CMS
2 16 (4.16%) Apache
3 11 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.60%) Apache Solr
5 9 (2.34%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (2.34%) WebLogic
5 9 (2.34%) SharePoint Server
5 9 (2.34%) WebSphere
5 9 (2.34%) Drupal
6 7 (1.82%) WordPress
7 6 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.30%) MS Exchange
8 5 (1.30%) Office Communications Server
8 5 (1.30%) Lync
9 4 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.52%) SAS
10 2 (0.52%) Commerce Server
10 2 (0.52%) IIS
10 2 (0.52%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 25 (6.49%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.12%) MS Office
3 9 (2.34%) InfoPath
4 6 (1.56%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.78%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.78%) MS Project
6 2 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (2.34%) SAP ERP
2 6 (1.56%) Google Analytics
3 5 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.78%) SiteCatalyst
4 3 (0.78%) Summit
5 2 (0.52%) Magento
5 2 (0.52%) Optimost
5 2 (0.52%) BigMachines
6 1 (0.26%) Radian6
6 1 (0.26%) TIBCO iProcess
6 1 (0.26%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.26%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.26%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.26%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.78%) SaaS
2 3 (0.78%) PaaS
3 2 (0.52%) Google Checkout
4 1 (0.26%) FinancialForce.com
4 1 (0.26%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.26%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.34%) VoIP
1 9 (2.34%) Intranet
2 8 (2.08%) WAN
2 8 (2.08%) LAN
2 8 (2.08%) Firewall
3 5 (1.30%) Internet
3 5 (1.30%) SNMP
3 5 (1.30%) VPN
3 5 (1.30%) DNS
4 4 (1.04%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.04%) Ethernet
4 4 (1.04%) NFC
4 4 (1.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (1.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 4 (1.04%) RFID
5 3 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (0.78%) HTTP
5 3 (0.78%) MPLS
5 3 (0.78%) DHCP
6 2 (0.52%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.90%) SQL Server
1 15 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (3.12%) MySQL
2 12 (3.12%) PowerCenter
3 9 (2.34%) PerformancePoint
4 6 (1.56%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.30%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.04%) Big Data
6 4 (1.04%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.78%) SAP BW
7 3 (0.78%) OLTP
7 3 (0.78%) DB2
8 2 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.52%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (2.60%) Subversion
1 10 (2.60%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.56%) Grunt
3 4 (1.04%) Ant
4 3 (0.78%) JIRA
4 3 (0.78%) Gradle
5 2 (0.52%) Jasmine
5 2 (0.52%) Bower
5 2 (0.52%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.26%) JDeveloper
6 1 (0.26%) Maven
6 1 (0.26%) RSpec
6 1 (0.26%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.26%) NWDS
6 1 (0.26%) Hudson
6 1 (0.26%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.26%) Rational Application Developer
6 1 (0.26%) PhpStorm
6 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 90 (23.38%) Marketing
2 56 (14.55%) Finance
3 55 (14.29%) Retail
4 33 (8.57%) Telecoms
5 17 (4.42%) Advertising
6 14 (3.64%) Banking
7 11 (2.86%) Games
8 10 (2.60%) Publishing
9 7 (1.82%) Electronics
9 7 (1.82%) Russian Language
10 6 (1.56%) French Language
11 5 (1.30%) Manufacturing
12 4 (1.04%) Legal
12 4 (1.04%) German Language
12 4 (1.04%) Hindi Language
12 4 (1.04%) Tamil Language
12 4 (1.04%) Urdu Language
13 3 (0.78%) Slovak Language
13 3 (0.78%) Japanese Language
13 3 (0.78%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 70 (18.18%) Architect
1 70 (18.18%) Developer
2 45 (11.69%) Analyst
3 34 (8.83%) Consultant
3 34 (8.83%) Project Manager
4 25 (6.49%) Java Developer
5 22 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
6 21 (5.45%) Business Analyst
7 18 (4.68%) Marketing Manager
8 10 (2.60%) Web Developer
9 9 (2.34%) Senior Developer
9 9 (2.34%) Informatica Developer
9 9 (2.34%) SharePoint Architect
10 7 (1.82%) Data Analyst
10 7 (1.82%) Analyst Programmer
10 7 (1.82%) Programmer
10 7 (1.82%) Java Web Developer
11 6 (1.56%) Marketing Executive
11 6 (1.56%) Technical Leader
11 6 (1.56%) Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (14.29%) Web Services
2 50 (12.99%) HTML
3 45 (11.69%) CSS
4 25 (6.49%) XML
5 21 (5.45%) REST
6 20 (5.19%) J2EE
6 20 (5.19%) Spring
7 19 (4.94%) .NET
7 19 (4.94%) SOAP
8 17 (4.42%) jQuery
9 15 (3.90%) Struts
10 14 (3.64%) XSL
10 14 (3.64%) XSLT
11 13 (3.38%) EDI
11 13 (3.38%) Middleware
12 12 (3.12%) Ajax
12 12 (3.12%) CSS3
12 12 (3.12%) HTML5
13 10 (2.60%) JSON
13 10 (2.60%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (7.01%) User Experience
3 20 (5.19%) Social Media
4 13 (3.38%) Mobile App
4 13 (3.38%) Data Integration
5 10 (2.60%) FMCG
6 9 (2.34%) E-Learning
6 9 (2.34%) Taxonomies
6 9 (2.34%) Digital Media
7 7 (1.82%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.30%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.30%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.04%) Copywriting
9 4 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.04%) Mobile Banking
10 3 (0.78%) Open Source
11 2 (0.52%) Mobile Payment
11 2 (0.52%) GIS
11 2 (0.52%) Performance Metrics
11 2 (0.52%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 20 (5.19%) Linux
2 15 (3.90%) UNIX
3 11 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (2.86%) Apple iOS
4 9 (2.34%) Android
5 8 (2.08%) Windows
6 3 (0.78%) AIX
7 2 (0.52%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (24.16%) B2C
2 89 (23.12%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 60 (15.58%) Time Management
5 43 (11.17%) CRM
6 41 (10.65%) Project Management
7 38 (9.87%) Scrum
8 32 (8.31%) SOA
9 30 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 27 (7.01%) Digital Marketing
11 25 (6.49%) OO
11 25 (6.49%) PRINCE2
12 24 (6.23%) Business Intelligence
12 24 (6.23%) Analytics
13 22 (5.71%) Content Management
14 19 (4.94%) ERP
15 18 (4.68%) TDD
15 18 (4.68%) Migration
16 15 (3.90%) Data Transformation
16 15 (3.90%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 60 (15.58%) Java
2 51 (13.25%) JavaScript
3 31 (8.05%) SQL
4 13 (3.38%) PHP
5 12 (3.12%) PL/SQL
6 10 (2.60%) AWK
7 7 (1.82%) C#
8 5 (1.30%) Perl
9 4 (1.04%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.78%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.78%) Groovy
10 3 (0.78%) Python
11 2 (0.52%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.52%) ABAP
12 1 (0.26%) C
12 1 (0.26%) Ruby
12 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (7.79%) Degree
2 10 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 8 (2.08%) MCSA
3 8 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (1.56%) CCNA
4 6 (1.56%) PMP
4 6 (1.56%) PMI Certification
5 5 (1.30%) MCSE
5 5 (1.30%) MCTS
5 5 (1.30%) MCITP
6 3 (0.78%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (0.78%) A+ Certification
6 3 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.52%) CCNP
7 2 (0.52%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.52%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.26%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.26%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.12%) QA
2 10 (2.60%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.52%) SLA
3 2 (0.52%) COBIT
4 1 (0.26%) P3O
System Software
1 10 (2.60%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (0.78%) Puppet
2 2 (0.52%) Nagios
3 1 (0.26%) Jitterbit
3 1 (0.26%) DBAmp
Vendors
1 38 (9.87%) Microsoft
2 34 (8.83%) SAP
3 30 (7.79%) Oracle
4 22 (5.71%) hybris
5 17 (4.42%) Informatica
5 17 (4.42%) Salesforce.com
6 15 (3.90%) Endeca
7 11 (2.86%) Red Hat
7 11 (2.86%) IBM
8 10 (2.60%) Google
9 8 (2.08%) VMware
9 8 (2.08%) Cisco
9 8 (2.08%) Avaya
10 7 (1.82%) Siebel
10 7 (1.82%) Citrix
10 7 (1.82%) CheckPoint
11 6 (1.56%) Adobe
12 5 (1.30%) HP
12 5 (1.30%) webMethods
12 5 (1.30%) Remedy
Southampton
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £Competitive (market rates)
Posted: Yesterday
Thames Valley
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £Competitive (market rates)
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Competitive (market rates)
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Northamptonshire
Opus IT Consulting
Rate: £0.00 per day + Rate TBC
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + OTE
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell
Volt
Rate: £28000 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wisborough Green, Billingshurst
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Rate: £25,000 - £30,000 depending on experience (Pro Rata)
Posted: 8 days ago
Gloucestershire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £300 per day + negotiable
Posted: 8 days ago
Central London
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £475 - £520+ per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Knutsford
Real Staffing
Rate: £285 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £18000 - £23000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago