The table below looks at the statistics for B2B skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited B2B over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 429 431 449
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +18
Contract jobs citing B2B 231 233 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.41% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.50% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 143 115
Median daily rate £414 £388 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.77% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £384 £369
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 2
Median hourly rate £29.84 £11.00 £9.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+171.27% +12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.56 £11.00 £9.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.95 £10.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.59 - £9.00

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
44605 46363 44678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.11% 81.03% 77.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 29540 30319 27925
Median daily rate £440 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1156 1285 1224
Median hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.57 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

B2B
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing B2B as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 September 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing B2B within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

B2B Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

B2B
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +11 225 £419 +8.06% 119
London +12 114 £438 +9.37% 58
South East +34 62 £375 -2.28% 21
Berkshire +19 31 £375 +1.35% 4
Reading +25 18 £375 +47.63% 2
North West +27 17 £425 +13.33% 8
East of England -3 11 £406 +16.07% 12
Merseyside - 11 £425 -
Liverpool - 11 £425 -
Buckinghamshire +15 8 £544 +42.15% 5
City of London +9 7 £513 +57.76% 9
Hertfordshire -3 7 £375 -25.00% 3
West Yorkshire +7 6 £430 +72.00% 5
Yorkshire +4 6 £430 +56.36% 5
East Midlands -19 6 £363 -3.33% 5
Milton Keynes +11 5 £563 +54.10% 4
Derbyshire +2 5 £363 -3.33%
Manchester -2 5 £400 -11.11% 4
Oxfordshire -3 5 £415 -12.63% 7
West Midlands -38 5 £433 -2.80% 2
Maidenhead - 5 £575 -
Scotland +8 4 £350 - 1
West Sussex - 4 £300 - 1
Surrey +9 3 £375 -46.42% 2
East Sussex +4 3 - -
Newbury +4 3 - -
Bedfordshire -7 3 £413 +40.42% 1
Luton -8 3 £413 +175.00%
Edinburgh +13 2 £350 -
South West +12 2 - - 2

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing B2B also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for B2B.

1 115 (25.11%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (24.67%) B2C
3 111 (24.24%) Marketing
4 79 (17.25%) Project Management
5 73 (15.94%) Finance
5 73 (15.94%) E-Commerce
6 66 (14.41%) Web Services
7 63 (13.76%) SOA
8 57 (12.45%) Scrum
9 55 (12.01%) HTML
9 55 (12.01%) Oracle
10 54 (11.79%) Degree
11 51 (11.14%) Java
12 50 (10.92%) CRM
13 49 (10.70%) Stakeholder Management
13 49 (10.70%) User Experience
14 45 (9.83%) Retail
15 44 (9.61%) CSS
16 43 (9.39%) Analytical Skills
16 43 (9.39%) Analytics
17 42 (9.17%) Digital Marketing
18 41 (8.95%) JavaScript
19 40 (8.73%) SQL
19 40 (8.73%) Telecoms
20 36 (7.86%) Salesforce.com
21 35 (7.64%) XML
21 35 (7.64%) hybris
22 32 (6.99%) SOAP
22 32 (6.99%) TDD
23 31 (6.77%) Business Analysis

B2B
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 31 (6.77%) CMS
2 21 (4.59%) Oracle Service Bus
3 13 (2.84%) Apache
4 12 (2.62%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.75%) Confluence
6 7 (1.53%) ArcGIS
6 7 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (1.53%) Skype for Business
6 7 (1.53%) Smallworld
7 6 (1.31%) Drupal
8 5 (1.09%) WordPress
9 4 (0.87%) NServiceBus
9 4 (0.87%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.87%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.87%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.66%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.44%) JBoss
11 2 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.22%) FileNet
Applications
1 30 (6.55%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 17 (3.71%) MS Office
4 12 (2.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 8 (1.75%) Photoshop
5 8 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (1.53%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (1.53%) AutoCAD
7 6 (1.31%) MS Visio
7 6 (1.31%) ProjectWise
8 4 (0.87%) InDesign
9 3 (0.66%) Adobe After Effects
9 3 (0.66%) InVision
10 2 (0.44%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.22%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 20 (4.37%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (3.93%) Oracle EBS R12
3 15 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (2.84%) Eloqua
5 6 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (1.31%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (1.31%) WebTrends
6 5 (1.09%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.87%) SAP hybris
8 3 (0.66%) Infor M3
8 3 (0.66%) Magento
8 3 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.44%) Movex
9 2 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.44%) Oracle Payroll
9 2 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.44%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.44%) VisionPLUS
10 1 (0.22%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 28 (6.11%) SaaS
2 14 (3.06%) Google Analytics
3 13 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.66%) GitHub
5 3 (0.66%) Google Tag Manager
5 3 (0.66%) PaaS
6 2 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.22%) Boomi
7 1 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.68%) Internet
2 22 (4.80%) FTP
3 19 (4.15%) SSL
4 14 (3.06%) Firewall
5 13 (2.84%) DOCSIS
5 13 (2.84%) GPON
5 13 (2.84%) VDSL
6 12 (2.62%) HTTPS
7 9 (1.97%) Intranet
8 8 (1.75%) HTTP
9 7 (1.53%) DNS
9 7 (1.53%) Kerberos
9 7 (1.53%) WinSCP
10 6 (1.31%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (1.31%) Extranet
10 6 (1.31%) NetScaler
10 6 (1.31%) Reverse Proxy
10 6 (1.31%) VoIP
10 6 (1.31%) VPN
11 5 (1.09%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.90%) Oracle Database
2 22 (4.80%) Oracle Database 11g
3 16 (3.49%) SQL Server
4 9 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.53%) QGIS
6 7 (1.53%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.31%) OLAP
7 6 (1.31%) OLTP
8 4 (0.87%) PowerCenter
8 4 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.66%) BODI
9 3 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.66%) MySQL
9 3 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.66%) Qlik Sense
9 3 (0.66%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.44%) Big Data
10 2 (0.44%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 13 (2.84%) SoapUI
2 11 (2.40%) Git (software)
2 11 (2.40%) JIRA
2 11 (2.40%) JUnit
2 11 (2.40%) Mockito
3 8 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (1.53%) ClearCase
4 7 (1.53%) Eclipse
4 7 (1.53%) Grunt
4 7 (1.53%) MSTest
4 7 (1.53%) XMLSpy
5 6 (1.31%) Jasmine
5 6 (1.31%) PHPUnit
5 6 (1.31%) Talend Open Studio
6 4 (0.87%) Hudson
6 4 (0.87%) Subversion
7 3 (0.66%) Gradle
7 3 (0.66%) Maven
7 3 (0.66%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.66%) Visual Studio
General
1 111 (24.24%) Marketing
2 73 (15.94%) Finance
3 45 (9.83%) Retail
4 40 (8.73%) Telecoms
5 24 (5.24%) Banking
6 21 (4.59%) German Language
7 18 (3.93%) Brand Awareness
8 14 (3.06%) Manufacturing
9 13 (2.84%) Publishing
10 11 (2.40%) French Language
11 7 (1.53%) Advertising
12 6 (1.31%) Italian Language
12 6 (1.31%) Legal
12 6 (1.31%) Turkish Language
13 5 (1.09%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.87%) Billing
14 4 (0.87%) Law
15 3 (0.66%) Back Office
15 3 (0.66%) Electronics
15 3 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 101 (22.05%) Developer
2 69 (15.07%) Architect
3 53 (11.57%) Analyst
4 43 (9.39%) Project Manager
5 41 (8.95%) Consultant
6 37 (8.08%) Business Analyst
7 32 (6.99%) Solutions Architect
8 30 (6.55%) Designer
9 24 (5.24%) Marketing Manager
10 16 (3.49%) Hybris Developer
11 14 (3.06%) Oracle Developer
11 14 (3.06%) Senior Architect
12 13 (2.84%) Digital Project Manager
13 12 (2.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 11 (2.40%) Integration Architect
14 11 (2.40%) Oracle SOA Developer
14 11 (2.40%) Senior Developer
14 11 (2.40%) Senior Manager
14 11 (2.40%) SOA Developer
14 11 (2.40%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (14.41%) Web Services
2 55 (12.01%) HTML
3 44 (9.61%) CSS
4 35 (7.64%) XML
5 32 (6.99%) SOAP
6 29 (6.33%) .NET
7 24 (5.24%) REST
8 20 (4.37%) JMS
8 20 (4.37%) Middleware
8 20 (4.37%) RESTful
8 20 (4.37%) Spring
9 19 (4.15%) J2EE
9 19 (4.15%) XSLT
10 15 (3.28%) EDI
11 14 (3.06%) Ajax
12 13 (2.84%) HTML5
12 13 (2.84%) JSON
12 13 (2.84%) XSD
13 12 (2.62%) ASP.NET
13 12 (2.62%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 49 (10.70%) User Experience
2 43 (9.39%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (6.55%) Social Media
4 15 (3.28%) DataPower
4 15 (3.28%) Digital Media
5 13 (2.84%) Copywriting
6 12 (2.62%) Data Centre
6 12 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.97%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.75%) Virtual Team
9 7 (1.53%) Fintech
10 5 (1.09%) FMCG
10 5 (1.09%) Handset
10 5 (1.09%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.87%) Blog
11 4 (0.87%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.87%) Data Integration
12 3 (0.66%) Animation
12 3 (0.66%) Life Science
12 3 (0.66%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 13 (2.84%) Linux
2 10 (2.18%) Windows
3 9 (1.97%) Unix
4 5 (1.09%) AIX
4 5 (1.09%) Android
5 3 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.66%) Solaris
5 3 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.66%) zOS
6 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.44%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (25.11%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (24.67%) B2C
3 79 (17.25%) Project Management
4 73 (15.94%) E-Commerce
5 63 (13.76%) SOA
6 57 (12.45%) Scrum
7 50 (10.92%) CRM
8 49 (10.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 43 (9.39%) Analytics
10 42 (9.17%) Digital Marketing
11 32 (6.99%) TDD
12 31 (6.77%) Business Analysis
12 31 (6.77%) SEO
13 30 (6.55%) Migration
14 26 (5.68%) Web Development
15 24 (5.24%) MVC
16 23 (5.02%) Marketing Automation
17 22 (4.80%) Business Intelligence
18 21 (4.59%) BPEL
18 21 (4.59%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 51 (11.14%) Java
2 41 (8.95%) JavaScript
3 40 (8.73%) SQL
4 20 (4.37%) C#
5 13 (2.84%) C
5 13 (2.84%) PHP
6 6 (1.31%) PHP 5
7 5 (1.09%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.66%) AWK
8 3 (0.66%) JCL
9 2 (0.44%) ActionScript
9 2 (0.44%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (0.22%) Perl
10 1 (0.22%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.22%) R
10 1 (0.22%) Ruby
10 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 54 (11.79%) Degree
2 27 (5.90%) Security Cleared
3 25 (5.46%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.09%) PMP
5 4 (0.87%) ISEB
6 2 (0.44%) APMP
6 2 (0.44%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.44%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.44%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.22%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.40%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.31%) QA
2 6 (1.31%) SLA
3 1 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (1.31%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (0.66%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.66%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 7 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.66%) OpenSSO
3 2 (0.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.44%) TIBCO Hawk
3 2 (0.44%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 55 (12.01%) Oracle
2 36 (7.86%) Salesforce.com
3 35 (7.64%) hybris
4 30 (6.55%) Microsoft
5 25 (5.46%) IBM
6 17 (3.71%) Adobe
6 17 (3.71%) Google
6 17 (3.71%) SAP
7 15 (3.28%) Marketo
8 13 (2.84%) HP
9 7 (1.53%) Blue Coat
9 7 (1.53%) Informatica
10 6 (1.31%) CheckPoint
10 6 (1.31%) Cisco
10 6 (1.31%) Citrix
10 6 (1.31%) F5
10 6 (1.31%) IronPort
10 6 (1.31%) Talend
10 6 (1.31%) TIBCO
10 6 (1.31%) Zend
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