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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
B2B (Business-to-Business)
UK
Rank 419 443 460
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +17
Contract jobs citing B2B 164 185 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.36% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.45% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 100 74
Median daily rate £456 £421 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.30% +5.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £253 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £623 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 16
Median hourly rate £17.25 £12.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.45 £42.50 £11.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £42.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-71.76% +286.36%

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
36177 41516 39910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.16% 81.70% 78.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23972 26915 25773
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 920 1195 1052
Median hourly rate £34.50 £38.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.38% +54.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

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 21 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 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 +1 162 £463 +9.79% 134
London -6 92 £538 +21.53% 64
South East +7 31 £400 - 16
Berkshire +15 13 £415 +64.35% 5
City of London -8 12 £650 +47.05% 9
West Yorkshire +36 11 £510 +126.66% 3
Yorkshire +28 11 £510 +126.66% 5
Leeds +14 8 £510 +126.66% 1
South West +14 8 £450 +9.09% 11
West Sussex +6 8 £363 -9.37% 2
Reading +8 6 £415 +66.00% 3
West Midlands +4 5 £350 - 7
East Midlands +3 5 £313 -26.47% 3
North West +25 4 £400 +6.66% 15
Cheshire +24 4 £400 - 5
Staffordshire - 4 £350 - 2
Hampshire +11 3 £500 +3.62% 3
Newbury +7 3 - -
Gatwick 0 3 £353 -11.87% 1
Bradford - 3 - - 1
Crewe - 3 £400 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £450 -
Surrey +8 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +6 2 £175 -68.18% 4
Nottinghamshire +4 2 £319 -25.00%
Nottingham +2 2 £319 -25.00%
Bristol -1 2 £500 +21.21% 4
Guildford - 2 - -
Northamptonshire - 2 £225 -
Hook +1 1 £600 +29.03%

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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.

1 100 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (24.86%) B2C
3 80 (21.62%) E-Commerce
4 74 (20.00%) Web Services
5 72 (19.46%) Marketing
6 71 (19.19%) Finance
7 54 (14.59%) Project Management
8 53 (14.32%) User Experience
9 51 (13.78%) SOA
10 50 (13.51%) IBM
11 48 (12.97%) HTML
11 48 (12.97%) REST
12 41 (11.08%) Scrum
12 41 (11.08%) Banking
13 38 (10.27%) Stakeholder Management
13 38 (10.27%) Java
13 38 (10.27%) JavaScript
13 38 (10.27%) XML
14 36 (9.73%) CSS
15 35 (9.46%) CRM
15 35 (9.46%) Business Analysis
15 35 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
16 34 (9.19%) Retail
16 34 (9.19%) SOAP
17 32 (8.65%) Oracle
17 32 (8.65%) Analytics
18 26 (7.03%) CMS
19 24 (6.49%) Workflow
19 24 (6.49%) Degree
20 23 (6.22%) J2EE

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 26 (7.03%) CMS
2 20 (5.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 15 (4.05%) Apache
4 14 (3.78%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.89%) Mule ESB
6 6 (1.62%) Mule
7 5 (1.35%) Confluence
8 4 (1.08%) Drupal
8 4 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.08%) JBoss
8 4 (1.08%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.81%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.81%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.54%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.54%) Gentran
10 2 (0.54%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.54%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.54%) Umbraco
Applications
1 13 (3.51%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.97%) MS Office
3 8 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (2.16%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.81%) OmniGraffle
4 3 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.16%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.62%) Eloqua
4 5 (1.35%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (1.08%) Magento
5 4 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.81%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.27%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Utilities
8 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.27%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.27%) SAP FI-CA
8 1 (0.27%) SAP hybris
8 1 (0.27%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.27%) Sprinklr
8 1 (0.27%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.51%) SaaS
2 8 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.62%) Google Analytics
4 5 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.81%) GitHub
5 3 (0.81%) Google Tag Manager
5 3 (0.81%) Office 365
6 2 (0.54%) IaaS
7 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.41%) FTP
2 16 (4.32%) Internet
3 11 (2.97%) HTTPS
4 10 (2.70%) Firewall
5 8 (2.16%) SSL
6 7 (1.89%) HTTP
6 7 (1.89%) Kerberos
6 7 (1.89%) WinSCP
7 6 (1.62%) Intranet
8 5 (1.35%) SMTP
9 3 (0.81%) AMQP
9 3 (0.81%) Extranet
9 3 (0.81%) VPN
9 3 (0.81%) WAN
10 2 (0.54%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.54%) IPsec
10 2 (0.54%) MPLS
10 2 (0.54%) SNMP
11 1 (0.27%) LAN
11 1 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.78%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.51%) Big Data
3 8 (2.16%) NoSQL
4 7 (1.89%) MySQL
4 7 (1.89%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (1.35%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.08%) Hazelcast
7 4 (1.08%) Neo4j
7 4 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.81%) Endeca
8 3 (0.81%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.81%) OLAP
8 3 (0.81%) OLTP
9 2 (0.54%) GIS
9 2 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (2.97%) JIRA
2 7 (1.89%) ClearCase
2 7 (1.89%) Jasmine
2 7 (1.89%) XMLSpy
3 6 (1.62%) Eclipse
3 6 (1.62%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.62%) PHPUnit
4 4 (1.08%) Ant
4 4 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.81%) Axure RP
5 3 (0.81%) JUnit
5 3 (0.81%) Mockito
5 3 (0.81%) SoapUI
5 3 (0.81%) Subversion
5 3 (0.81%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.54%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.54%) MSTest
7 1 (0.27%) Grunt
7 1 (0.27%) Mocha
General
1 72 (19.46%) Marketing
2 71 (19.19%) Finance
3 41 (11.08%) Banking
4 34 (9.19%) Retail
5 18 (4.86%) Telecoms
6 15 (4.05%) Publishing
7 10 (2.70%) Billing
8 9 (2.43%) Advertising
9 4 (1.08%) Games
9 4 (1.08%) German Language
9 4 (1.08%) Legal
10 3 (0.81%) Brand Awareness
10 3 (0.81%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.81%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.54%) French Language
11 2 (0.54%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.27%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.27%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 79 (21.35%) Architect
2 78 (21.08%) Developer
3 60 (16.22%) Analyst
4 41 (11.08%) Business Analyst
5 37 (10.00%) Consultant
6 29 (7.84%) Product Manager
7 27 (7.30%) Project Manager
8 26 (7.03%) Solutions Architect
9 21 (5.68%) Integration Architect
10 15 (4.05%) Marketing Manager
11 14 (3.78%) Lead Architect
12 11 (2.97%) Designer
13 10 (2.70%) Digital Business Analyst
13 10 (2.70%) Digital Project Manager
13 10 (2.70%) PHP Developer
13 10 (2.70%) Senior Manager
14 9 (2.43%) Digital Analyst
14 9 (2.43%) Integration Developer
14 9 (2.43%) Senior Product Manager
14 9 (2.43%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (20.00%) Web Services
2 48 (12.97%) HTML
2 48 (12.97%) REST
3 38 (10.27%) XML
4 36 (9.73%) CSS
5 34 (9.19%) SOAP
6 23 (6.22%) J2EE
7 22 (5.95%) Middleware
8 20 (5.41%) RESTful
8 20 (5.41%) Spring
9 18 (4.86%) HTML5
9 18 (4.86%) Node.js
10 17 (4.59%) JMS
11 15 (4.05%) IBM Integration Bus
11 15 (4.05%) JSON
11 15 (4.05%) OAuth
12 14 (3.78%) AngularJS
12 14 (3.78%) WebSockets
12 14 (3.78%) XSLT
13 13 (3.51%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 53 (14.32%) User Experience
2 35 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.24%) Social Media
4 11 (2.97%) Data Integration
4 11 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (2.70%) DataPower
5 10 (2.70%) Fintech
5 10 (2.70%) Virtual Team
6 8 (2.16%) iPad
6 8 (2.16%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.89%) Copywriting
7 7 (1.89%) iSeries
7 7 (1.89%) Tandem
8 6 (1.62%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.35%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.35%) Psychology
10 4 (1.08%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.08%) Mobile Games
10 4 (1.08%) Online Games
11 3 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 13 (3.51%) Windows
2 12 (3.24%) Unix
3 9 (2.43%) Linux
4 7 (1.89%) zOS
5 2 (0.54%) Solaris
5 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.27%) AIX
6 1 (0.27%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (24.86%) B2C
3 80 (21.62%) E-Commerce
4 54 (14.59%) Project Management
5 51 (13.78%) SOA
6 41 (11.08%) Scrum
7 38 (10.27%) Stakeholder Management
8 35 (9.46%) Business Analysis
8 35 (9.46%) CRM
9 32 (8.65%) Analytics
10 24 (6.49%) Workflow
11 21 (5.68%) TDD
12 19 (5.14%) Digital Marketing
12 19 (5.14%) Web Development
13 18 (4.86%) Business Intelligence
13 18 (4.86%) OOP
14 17 (4.59%) SEO
15 16 (4.32%) EAI
16 15 (4.05%) Migration
16 15 (4.05%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 38 (10.27%) Java
1 38 (10.27%) JavaScript
2 23 (6.22%) SQL
3 15 (4.05%) C#
4 14 (3.78%) PHP
5 8 (2.16%) C
6 7 (1.89%) JCL
7 6 (1.62%) PHP 5
8 2 (0.54%) ActionScript
8 2 (0.54%) ActionScript 2.0
8 2 (0.54%) Scala
9 1 (0.27%) ABAP
9 1 (0.27%) C++
9 1 (0.27%) Korn
9 1 (0.27%) Perl
9 1 (0.27%) Python
9 1 (0.27%) R
9 1 (0.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (6.49%) Degree
2 11 (2.97%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.43%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.81%) ISEB
4 3 (0.81%) PMP
4 3 (0.81%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (0.27%) APMP
5 1 (0.27%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.27%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.27%) MBA
5 1 (0.27%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.95%) QA
2 7 (1.89%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.62%) SLA
4 4 (1.08%) Actionable Recommendations
5 2 (0.54%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (1.89%) Time Sharing Option
2 5 (1.35%) Docker
3 3 (0.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (2.97%) MOM
2 7 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.54%) OpenSSO
4 1 (0.27%) CloudHub
4 1 (0.27%) Control-M
4 1 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 50 (13.51%) IBM
2 32 (8.65%) Oracle
3 23 (6.22%) Salesforce.com
4 21 (5.68%) Microsoft
5 19 (5.14%) MuleSoft
6 18 (4.86%) Apigee
7 17 (4.59%) hybris
8 15 (4.05%) Google
9 10 (2.70%) IBM Sterling
9 10 (2.70%) SAP
9 10 (2.70%) Zend
10 8 (2.16%) Apple
10 8 (2.16%) Axway
10 8 (2.16%) CA
10 8 (2.16%) HP
11 5 (1.35%) ATG
12 4 (1.08%) TIBCO
13 3 (0.81%) Adobe
13 3 (0.81%) Informatica
13 3 (0.81%) webMethods
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