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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 404 430 412
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -18
Contract jobs citing B2B 273 238 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.41% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.51% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 154 143
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £555 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
-3.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 1
Median hourly rate £29.27 £11.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+166.04% -63.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-44.87% +30.00%

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
45124 46910 43512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.77% 80.26% 78.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 29802 30476 26956
Median daily rate £438 £423 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% +5.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1113 1272 1173
Median hourly rate £29.50 £30.01 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.69% +27.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +35 264 £425 - 123
London +40 133 £463 +17.46% 58
South East +35 64 £375 -6.25% 20
Berkshire +26 37 £363 -12.12% 8
North West +38 23 £424 -5.83% 14
Reading +30 22 £195 -22.00% 3
City of London +34 16 £463 +52.13% 19
Liverpool - 15 £425 -
Merseyside - 15 £425 -
East of England +8 14 £419 -4.28% 10
East Midlands -26 13 £406 -9.72% 1
Hertfordshire +8 11 £425 -15.00% 4
West Yorkshire +14 8 £536 +19.16% 5
Yorkshire +4 8 £536 +19.16% 6
Manchester -5 7 £375 -16.66% 9
Maidenhead - 6 £575 - 1
Derbyshire +2 5 £363 -3.33%
Northamptonshire -20 5 £350 -22.22%
Watford - 5 £475 -
Scotland +17 4 £290 -34.83% 1
Bradford +11 4 £538 +22.85% 1
Oxfordshire -2 4 £445 +35.87% 2
Buckinghamshire +13 3 £235 -32.37% 2
Bedfordshire +2 3 £413 +40.42% 2
Corby 0 3 £350 -
Luton -1 3 £413 +175.00% 2
Newbury -2 3 - -
Hampshire -8 3 £538 +32.71% 1
West Midlands -38 3 - - 7
East Sussex +12 2 - - 1

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 109 (23.59%) B2C
2 102 (22.08%) Marketing
3 92 (19.91%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (17.32%) Finance
5 66 (14.29%) Project Management
6 65 (14.07%) E-Commerce
7 61 (13.20%) SOA
8 58 (12.55%) Java
8 58 (12.55%) Oracle
9 55 (11.90%) Web Services
9 55 (11.90%) Degree
10 52 (11.26%) Retail
11 51 (11.04%) Stakeholder Management
12 49 (10.61%) Scrum
13 48 (10.39%) HTML
14 44 (9.52%) CRM
15 43 (9.31%) Telecoms
16 40 (8.66%) Microsoft
16 40 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
17 39 (8.44%) User Experience
17 39 (8.44%) SQL
18 37 (8.01%) CSS
18 37 (8.01%) Salesforce.com
18 37 (8.01%) Digital Marketing
19 36 (7.79%) XML
20 35 (7.58%) .NET
21 34 (7.36%) JavaScript
21 34 (7.36%) MS Excel
21 34 (7.36%) Analytics
22 33 (7.14%) Migration

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 29 (6.28%) CMS
2 21 (4.55%) Oracle Service Bus
3 12 (2.60%) WebSphere
4 10 (2.16%) Apache
4 10 (2.16%) Skype for Business
5 9 (1.95%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (1.73%) Smallworld
7 7 (1.52%) ArcGIS
8 6 (1.30%) Confluence
8 6 (1.30%) Drupal
9 5 (1.08%) WordPress
10 4 (0.87%) NServiceBus
10 4 (0.87%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.87%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.87%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.65%) JBoss
11 3 (0.65%) nginx
11 3 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.43%) GlassFish
Applications
1 34 (7.36%) MS Excel
2 24 (5.19%) MS Office
3 15 (3.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (2.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 8 (1.73%) Photoshop
5 8 (1.73%) ProjectWise
5 8 (1.73%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (1.52%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (1.52%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.87%) InDesign
8 3 (0.65%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (0.65%) InVision
9 2 (0.43%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.22%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.22%) MS Project
10 1 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 21 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (4.11%) Oracle EBS R12
3 17 (3.68%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (2.16%) Eloqua
5 7 (1.52%) BusinessWorks
6 6 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (1.30%) WebTrends
7 5 (1.08%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (1.08%) SAP hybris
8 4 (0.87%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.43%) Infor M3
10 2 (0.43%) Magento
10 2 (0.43%) Movex
10 2 (0.43%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.43%) VisionPLUS
11 1 (0.22%) FastStats
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 31 (6.71%) SaaS
2 20 (4.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.60%) Google Analytics
4 11 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (1.95%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (1.73%) Office 365
7 3 (0.65%) Google Tag Manager
7 3 (0.65%) PaaS
8 2 (0.43%) GitHub
9 1 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.22%) Boomi
9 1 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 29 (6.28%) Internet
2 17 (3.68%) FTP
3 15 (3.25%) SSL
4 14 (3.03%) DNS
5 13 (2.81%) DOCSIS
5 13 (2.81%) Firewall
5 13 (2.81%) GPON
5 13 (2.81%) VDSL
6 11 (2.38%) VPN
7 10 (2.16%) HTTPS
7 10 (2.16%) Intranet
8 9 (1.95%) Reverse Proxy
9 8 (1.73%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (1.73%) NetScaler
10 7 (1.52%) SNMP
11 6 (1.30%) Extranet
11 6 (1.30%) LDAP
11 6 (1.30%) VoIP
12 5 (1.08%) SMTP
12 5 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.84%) Oracle Database
2 22 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
3 17 (3.68%) SQL Server
4 10 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (1.52%) MySQL
5 7 (1.52%) QGIS
6 6 (1.30%) OLAP
6 6 (1.30%) OLTP
6 6 (1.30%) PowerCenter
6 6 (1.30%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.87%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.65%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 3 (0.65%) Qlik Sense
8 3 (0.65%) QlikView
8 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.43%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.43%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (3.25%) SoapUI
2 13 (2.81%) Git (software)
3 10 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (1.95%) JIRA
4 9 (1.95%) JUnit
4 9 (1.95%) Mockito
4 9 (1.95%) MSTest
5 7 (1.52%) Eclipse
5 7 (1.52%) Grunt
6 5 (1.08%) Subversion
6 5 (1.08%) Talend Open Studio
7 4 (0.87%) Hudson
8 3 (0.65%) Android Studio
8 3 (0.65%) Gradle
8 3 (0.65%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.65%) Maven
8 3 (0.65%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.65%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.43%) Selenium
9 2 (0.43%) SonarQube
General
1 102 (22.08%) Marketing
2 80 (17.32%) Finance
3 52 (11.26%) Retail
4 43 (9.31%) Telecoms
5 28 (6.06%) German Language
6 22 (4.76%) Banking
7 21 (4.55%) Brand Awareness
8 15 (3.25%) French Language
8 15 (3.25%) Manufacturing
9 13 (2.81%) Publishing
10 9 (1.95%) Italian Language
11 7 (1.52%) Advertising
11 7 (1.52%) Legal
12 6 (1.30%) Billing
12 6 (1.30%) Turkish Language
13 5 (1.08%) Investment Banking
13 5 (1.08%) Law
13 5 (1.08%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.65%) Back Office
14 3 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 88 (19.05%) Developer
2 75 (16.23%) Architect
3 49 (10.61%) Analyst
4 46 (9.96%) Consultant
5 45 (9.74%) Project Manager
6 40 (8.66%) Solutions Architect
7 36 (7.79%) Business Analyst
8 29 (6.28%) Designer
9 22 (4.76%) Marketing Manager
10 16 (3.46%) Hybris Developer
11 15 (3.25%) Senior Architect
12 14 (3.03%) Oracle Developer
13 11 (2.38%) .NET Developer
13 11 (2.38%) Integration Architect
13 11 (2.38%) Senior Developer
14 10 (2.16%) Digital Project Manager
14 10 (2.16%) Java Developer
14 10 (2.16%) Oracle SOA Developer
14 10 (2.16%) SOA Developer
14 10 (2.16%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (11.90%) Web Services
2 48 (10.39%) HTML
3 37 (8.01%) CSS
4 36 (7.79%) XML
5 35 (7.58%) .NET
6 30 (6.49%) SOAP
7 22 (4.76%) JMS
8 21 (4.55%) J2EE
8 21 (4.55%) Middleware
9 20 (4.33%) REST
9 20 (4.33%) Spring
10 16 (3.46%) Ajax
10 16 (3.46%) RESTful
11 15 (3.25%) JSON
12 14 (3.03%) ASP.NET
13 13 (2.81%) XSLT
14 12 (2.60%) EDIFACT
15 11 (2.38%) Struts
16 10 (2.16%) JSP
16 10 (2.16%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (8.44%) User Experience
3 29 (6.28%) Social Media
4 18 (3.90%) Data Centre
5 17 (3.68%) Digital Media
6 15 (3.25%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.16%) Copywriting
8 8 (1.73%) DataPower
8 8 (1.73%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.52%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.30%) Fintech
10 6 (1.30%) FMCG
10 6 (1.30%) PKI
11 5 (1.08%) Handset
12 4 (0.87%) Blog
12 4 (0.87%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.87%) RIA
12 4 (0.87%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.65%) Data Integration
13 3 (0.65%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.11%) Linux
2 15 (3.25%) Unix
2 15 (3.25%) Windows
3 7 (1.52%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.30%) Android
5 5 (1.08%) AIX
5 5 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.65%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.65%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.65%) zOS
7 2 (0.43%) Solaris
7 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.22%) CentOS
8 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (23.59%) B2C
2 92 (19.91%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (14.29%) Project Management
4 65 (14.07%) E-Commerce
5 61 (13.20%) SOA
6 51 (11.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 49 (10.61%) Scrum
8 44 (9.52%) CRM
9 37 (8.01%) Digital Marketing
10 34 (7.36%) Analytics
11 33 (7.14%) Migration
12 30 (6.49%) SEO
13 26 (5.63%) TDD
14 23 (4.98%) Business Analysis
14 23 (4.98%) MVC
15 22 (4.76%) Pay per click
15 22 (4.76%) Web Development
16 21 (4.55%) BPEL
16 21 (4.55%) Marketing Automation
17 20 (4.33%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 58 (12.55%) Java
2 39 (8.44%) SQL
3 34 (7.36%) JavaScript
4 25 (5.41%) C#
5 12 (2.60%) C
6 7 (1.52%) PHP
7 6 (1.30%) PL/SQL
7 6 (1.30%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.87%) AWK
9 3 (0.65%) JCL
10 2 (0.43%) Python
11 1 (0.22%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.22%) ActionScript 2.0
11 1 (0.22%) Perl
11 1 (0.22%) R
11 1 (0.22%) Ruby
11 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 55 (11.90%) Degree
2 31 (6.71%) Security Cleared
3 28 (6.06%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.87%) PMP
5 3 (0.65%) ISEB
6 2 (0.43%) APMP
6 2 (0.43%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.43%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.22%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.52%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.30%) QA
3 3 (0.65%) SLA
4 1 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (2.16%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.73%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (0.65%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (0.43%) Docker
4 2 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (0.87%) TIBCO Hawk
2 2 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (0.43%) OpenSSO
2 2 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 58 (12.55%) Oracle
2 40 (8.66%) Microsoft
3 37 (8.01%) Salesforce.com
4 32 (6.93%) hybris
5 18 (3.90%) Marketo
6 16 (3.46%) Adobe
7 15 (3.25%) SAP
8 14 (3.03%) IBM
9 13 (2.81%) Google
10 9 (1.95%) Blue Coat
11 8 (1.73%) CheckPoint
11 8 (1.73%) Cisco
11 8 (1.73%) Citrix
11 8 (1.73%) F5
11 8 (1.73%) Informatica
11 8 (1.73%) IronPort
11 8 (1.73%) TIBCO
12 6 (1.30%) HP
13 5 (1.08%) Ericsson
13 5 (1.08%) Tableau
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £0 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £550 per day excellent rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Volt
Rate: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
The People Network
Rate: £300 - £500 per annum + DOE
Posted: 6 days ago