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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 446 414 481
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +67
Contract jobs citing B2B 184 235 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.42% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.52% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 121 80
Median daily rate £425 £420 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +10.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £301 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £598 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £333
% change year-on-year
- +20.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 12
Median hourly rate £22.50 £37.75 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.40% +259.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £39.25 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-42.67% +256.81%

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
41121 45003 43480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.48% 81.18% 76.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27428 29175 28284
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1085 1352 1206
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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 -18 181 £425 +1.19% 128
London -12 98 £500 +17.64% 64
South East +10 42 £375 -6.25% 15
Berkshire +15 20 £375 -2.59% 5
West Yorkshire +34 13 £493 +15.88% 5
Yorkshire +23 13 £493 +9.44% 5
Reading +8 12 £375 +81.81% 3
City of London -7 10 £650 +62.50% 11
Leeds +27 9 £510 +20.00% 2
West Sussex +13 8 £345 -13.75% 2
South West +14 6 £413 -17.50% 7
Buckinghamshire +8 5 £563 +27.11% 1
East of England +7 5 £500 +53.84% 7
West Midlands -25 5 £375 +7.14% 8
Milton Keynes +17 4 £575 +4.54%
Gatwick +10 4 £330 -17.50%
North West +1 4 £475 -5.00% 14
Hertfordshire 0 4 £500 - 5
Staffordshire - 4 £375 -
Hampshire +19 3 £400 -14.89% 3
Surrey +14 3 £400 -33.33% 1
Newbury +11 3 - -
East Midlands -5 3 £325 -23.52% 7
Oxfordshire - 3 £510 - 1
Bristol +10 2 £500 - 3
Slough +3 2 £519 -5.68%
Manchester 0 2 £550 +10.00% 6
Devon - 2 £340 - 1
Abingdon - 2 - -
Guildford - 2 - -

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 116 (26.01%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (25.78%) B2C
3 88 (19.73%) Marketing
4 85 (19.06%) Finance
5 79 (17.71%) E-Commerce
6 78 (17.49%) Web Services
7 68 (15.25%) Project Management
8 65 (14.57%) SOA
9 60 (13.45%) User Experience
10 55 (12.33%) HTML
11 52 (11.66%) IBM
12 51 (11.43%) REST
13 49 (10.99%) Scrum
14 47 (10.54%) Java
15 46 (10.31%) CRM
16 44 (9.87%) Banking
17 43 (9.64%) Retail
17 43 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
18 42 (9.42%) CSS
18 42 (9.42%) Degree
18 42 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
19 41 (9.19%) Business Analysis
20 40 (8.97%) Oracle
20 40 (8.97%) Telecoms
21 38 (8.52%) JavaScript
22 37 (8.30%) Analytics
23 36 (8.07%) XML
24 34 (7.62%) SOAP
25 32 (7.17%) TDD
26 30 (6.73%) SQL

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 (5.83%) CMS
1 26 (5.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 12 (2.69%) WebSphere
3 11 (2.47%) Oracle Service Bus
4 9 (2.02%) Apache
5 8 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (1.57%) Confluence
7 6 (1.35%) ArcGIS
7 6 (1.35%) Mule
7 6 (1.35%) Mule ESB
8 5 (1.12%) NServiceBus
8 5 (1.12%) Smallworld
9 4 (0.90%) Drupal
9 4 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.90%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.90%) WordPress
10 2 (0.45%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.45%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.45%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 19 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (2.69%) MS Office
4 10 (2.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 9 (2.02%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (1.12%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.90%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.90%) InDesign
8 4 (0.90%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.67%) Adobe After Effects
9 3 (0.67%) InVision
9 3 (0.67%) MS Project
9 3 (0.67%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 14 (3.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.47%) Dynamics NAV
3 10 (2.24%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (1.79%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (1.35%) Eloqua
6 5 (1.12%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.67%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.45%) Magento
8 2 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.45%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payroll
9 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.22%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.22%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.81%) SaaS
2 14 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.24%) Google Analytics
4 6 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.67%) GitHub
5 3 (0.67%) Google Tag Manager
5 3 (0.67%) PaaS
6 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.48%) FTP
1 20 (4.48%) Internet
2 13 (2.91%) SSL
3 11 (2.47%) HTTPS
4 10 (2.24%) DOCSIS
4 10 (2.24%) GPON
4 10 (2.24%) VDSL
5 9 (2.02%) Intranet
6 7 (1.57%) Firewall
6 7 (1.57%) HTTP
6 7 (1.57%) Kerberos
6 7 (1.57%) WinSCP
7 6 (1.35%) Extranet
8 5 (1.12%) PuTTY
8 5 (1.12%) SMTP
9 3 (0.67%) Broadband
9 3 (0.67%) Wireless
10 2 (0.45%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.45%) PBX
10 2 (0.45%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.48%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.59%) Oracle Database
3 11 (2.47%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (2.02%) Big Data
5 8 (1.79%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.35%) OLAP
7 6 (1.35%) OLTP
7 6 (1.35%) QGIS
8 5 (1.12%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.90%) MySQL
9 4 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.67%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.67%) Qlik Sense
10 3 (0.67%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.45%) Hazelcast
11 2 (0.45%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 12 (2.69%) JIRA
2 10 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (2.02%) JUnit
3 9 (2.02%) Mockito
3 9 (2.02%) SoapUI
4 7 (1.57%) ClearCase
4 7 (1.57%) MSTest
4 7 (1.57%) XMLSpy
5 6 (1.35%) Eclipse
5 6 (1.35%) Jasmine
5 6 (1.35%) PHPUnit
6 5 (1.12%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.90%) Ant
7 4 (0.90%) Grunt
7 4 (0.90%) Hudson
8 3 (0.67%) Axure RP
8 3 (0.67%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.67%) Maven
8 3 (0.67%) Subversion
8 3 (0.67%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 88 (19.73%) Marketing
2 85 (19.06%) Finance
3 44 (9.87%) Banking
4 43 (9.64%) Retail
5 40 (8.97%) Telecoms
6 17 (3.81%) Publishing
7 12 (2.69%) German Language
8 9 (2.02%) Brand Awareness
9 7 (1.57%) Advertising
9 7 (1.57%) French Language
10 6 (1.35%) Italian Language
10 6 (1.35%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.35%) Turkish Language
11 5 (1.12%) Investment Banking
11 5 (1.12%) Legal
12 4 (0.90%) Billing
13 3 (0.67%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.45%) Back Office
14 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 103 (23.09%) Developer
2 78 (17.49%) Architect
3 66 (14.80%) Analyst
4 45 (10.09%) Business Analyst
5 44 (9.87%) Consultant
6 31 (6.95%) Project Manager
7 29 (6.50%) Solutions Architect
8 23 (5.16%) Designer
9 21 (4.71%) Marketing Manager
9 21 (4.71%) Product Manager
10 20 (4.48%) Integration Architect
11 14 (3.14%) Lead Architect
12 13 (2.91%) Technical Consultant
13 12 (2.69%) Hybris Developer
14 11 (2.47%) Digital Project Manager
14 11 (2.47%) UX Designer
15 10 (2.24%) Digital Business Analyst
15 10 (2.24%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 10 (2.24%) Senior Developer
15 10 (2.24%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (17.49%) Web Services
2 55 (12.33%) HTML
3 51 (11.43%) REST
4 42 (9.42%) CSS
5 36 (8.07%) XML
6 34 (7.62%) SOAP
7 26 (5.83%) .NET
7 26 (5.83%) Middleware
8 22 (4.93%) J2EE
9 20 (4.48%) JSON
9 20 (4.48%) RESTful
10 19 (4.26%) JMS
11 18 (4.04%) Spring
12 16 (3.59%) HTML5
12 16 (3.59%) OAuth
13 14 (3.14%) IBM Integration Bus
14 13 (2.91%) WebSockets
14 13 (2.91%) XSLT
15 11 (2.47%) CSS3
15 11 (2.47%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 60 (13.45%) User Experience
2 42 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.93%) Social Media
4 18 (4.04%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (3.14%) DataPower
6 13 (2.91%) Copywriting
7 11 (2.47%) Mobile App
8 10 (2.24%) Data Integration
8 10 (2.24%) Digital Media
9 8 (1.79%) Fintech
10 7 (1.57%) iSeries
10 7 (1.57%) Tandem
10 7 (1.57%) Virtual Team
11 6 (1.35%) Data Centre
12 5 (1.12%) Blog
12 5 (1.12%) Mainframe
13 4 (0.90%) Management Information System
14 3 (0.67%) Computer Science
14 3 (0.67%) Handset
14 3 (0.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (3.36%) Unix
2 13 (2.91%) Windows
3 11 (2.47%) Linux
4 7 (1.57%) zOS
5 5 (1.12%) AIX
6 2 (0.45%) Android
6 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.45%) Solaris
6 2 (0.45%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (26.01%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (25.78%) B2C
3 79 (17.71%) E-Commerce
4 68 (15.25%) Project Management
5 65 (14.57%) SOA
6 49 (10.99%) Scrum
7 46 (10.31%) CRM
8 43 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
9 41 (9.19%) Business Analysis
10 37 (8.30%) Analytics
11 32 (7.17%) TDD
12 28 (6.28%) Digital Marketing
13 25 (5.61%) Migration
13 25 (5.61%) Web Development
14 24 (5.38%) Business Intelligence
14 24 (5.38%) SEO
15 22 (4.93%) MVC
16 20 (4.48%) SDLC
17 19 (4.26%) Workflow
18 17 (3.81%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 47 (10.54%) Java
2 38 (8.52%) JavaScript
3 30 (6.73%) SQL
4 21 (4.71%) C#
5 15 (3.36%) C
6 13 (2.91%) PHP
7 7 (1.57%) JCL
8 6 (1.35%) PHP 5
9 3 (0.67%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.45%) ActionScript
10 2 (0.45%) ActionScript 2.0
10 2 (0.45%) AWK
11 1 (0.22%) C++
11 1 (0.22%) Korn
11 1 (0.22%) Perl
11 1 (0.22%) Python
11 1 (0.22%) R
11 1 (0.22%) Ruby
11 1 (0.22%) Scala
11 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (9.42%) Degree
2 18 (4.04%) Security Cleared
3 16 (3.59%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.12%) PMP
5 3 (0.67%) ISEB
5 3 (0.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 2 (0.45%) APMP
6 2 (0.45%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.45%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.45%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.22%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.69%) QA
2 10 (2.24%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.57%) SLA
4 2 (0.45%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 7 (1.57%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (0.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (2.24%) MOM
2 7 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.45%) OpenSSO
4 2 (0.45%) TIBCO Hawk
5 1 (0.22%) CloudHub
5 1 (0.22%) Control-M
5 1 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 52 (11.66%) IBM
2 40 (8.97%) Oracle
3 25 (5.61%) hybris
4 24 (5.38%) Microsoft
5 23 (5.16%) Salesforce.com
6 20 (4.48%) Google
7 18 (4.04%) MuleSoft
8 14 (3.14%) Apigee
9 12 (2.69%) HP
10 11 (2.47%) Adobe
11 10 (2.24%) Apple
11 10 (2.24%) SAP
12 9 (2.02%) IBM Sterling
13 8 (1.79%) Axway
13 8 (1.79%) CA
14 7 (1.57%) Zend
15 6 (1.35%) Marketo
15 6 (1.35%) TIBCO
16 4 (0.90%) Facebook
16 4 (0.90%) Twitter
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