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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 408 415 388
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -27
Contract jobs citing B2B 254 248 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.44% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.55% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 156 147
Median daily rate £427 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.52% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 2
Median hourly rate £19.61 £11.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.27% -66.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.49 £11.00 £30.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-49.71% +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
44681 45476 42373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 79.84% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29558 29423 26292
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1033 1183 1185
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +7 246 £430 +1.05% 141
London +18 118 £450 +9.09% 68
South East +17 58 £400 - 20
Berkshire +19 37 £356 -10.93% 8
Reading +28 22 £210 -32.80% 3
North West +15 18 £368 -18.22% 23
East Midlands -12 18 £463 +2.77% 4
City of London +42 16 £463 +19.35% 20
East of England +18 14 £425 +21.42% 5
Merseyside - 12 £368 - 1
Liverpool - 12 £368 - 1
Hertfordshire +19 11 £438 -16.66% 3
West Yorkshire +10 9 £535 +18.88% 4
Yorkshire +1 9 £535 +18.88% 5
Northamptonshire -13 8 £525 +16.66% 1
Manchester -1 6 £313 -30.55% 15
Corby - 6 £525 -
Watford +9 5 £475 -
Maidenhead - 5 £575 - 2
Bradford +6 4 £538 +22.85% 2
Oxfordshire +3 4 £445 +18.66%
Derbyshire +6 3 - -
Bedfordshire +4 3 £413 +175.00% 2
Halifax 0 3 £430 -4.55%
Luton 0 3 £413 +175.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +8 2 £418 +39.74% 5
South West -7 2 £350 -34.88% 7
Nottingham -8 2 £450 +20.00%
Nottinghamshire -10 2 £450 +20.00%
West Midlands -39 2 - - 10

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 110 (23.50%) B2C
1 110 (23.50%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (22.86%) Marketing
3 81 (17.31%) Finance
4 64 (13.68%) Project Management
5 62 (13.25%) E-Commerce
6 59 (12.61%) Java
7 57 (12.18%) Degree
7 57 (12.18%) Retail
8 55 (11.75%) Scrum
9 53 (11.32%) Telecoms
10 51 (10.90%) Oracle
11 50 (10.68%) HTML
12 49 (10.47%) SOA
13 48 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
14 47 (10.04%) SQL
15 44 (9.40%) Web Services
16 43 (9.19%) CSS
16 43 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
17 42 (8.97%) CRM
17 42 (8.97%) Migration
18 41 (8.76%) Microsoft
19 39 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
19 39 (8.33%) JavaScript
20 38 (8.12%) User Experience
21 37 (7.91%) .NET
22 36 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
23 34 (7.26%) Internet
24 33 (7.05%) hybris
25 30 (6.41%) SaaS

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 (5.56%) CMS
2 18 (3.85%) Oracle Service Bus
3 13 (2.78%) WebSphere
4 10 (2.14%) Apache
4 10 (2.14%) Skype for Business
5 8 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (1.71%) Smallworld
6 7 (1.50%) ArcGIS
7 6 (1.28%) Confluence
8 5 (1.07%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.07%) WordPress
9 4 (0.85%) JBoss
9 4 (0.85%) NServiceBus
9 4 (0.85%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.64%) Drupal
10 3 (0.64%) nginx
10 3 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.43%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.43%) WebLogic
Applications
1 30 (6.41%) MS Excel
2 22 (4.70%) MS Office
3 13 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (2.35%) Photoshop
5 9 (1.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 8 (1.71%) ProjectWise
7 7 (1.50%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (1.50%) AutoCAD
7 7 (1.50%) MS Visio
8 6 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.85%) InDesign
10 3 (0.64%) Adobe After Effects
10 3 (0.64%) InVision
10 3 (0.64%) MS Project
11 1 (0.21%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 18 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
1 18 (3.85%) Oracle EBS R12
2 14 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (2.56%) Eloqua
4 5 (1.07%) SAP hybris
4 5 (1.07%) WebTrends
5 4 (0.85%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.85%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.64%) Magento
6 3 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.43%) FastStats
7 2 (0.43%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.43%) Movex
7 2 (0.43%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.43%) VisionPLUS
8 1 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (0.21%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 30 (6.41%) SaaS
2 19 (4.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (2.56%) Google Analytics
5 8 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (1.71%) Office 365
6 3 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.64%) PaaS
7 2 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.43%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.21%) Boomi
8 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.21%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.21%) Route 53
8 1 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 34 (7.26%) Internet
2 16 (3.42%) SSL
3 15 (3.21%) DNS
4 13 (2.78%) DOCSIS
4 13 (2.78%) Firewall
4 13 (2.78%) GPON
4 13 (2.78%) VDSL
5 12 (2.56%) VPN
6 9 (1.92%) FTP
6 9 (1.92%) Reverse Proxy
7 8 (1.71%) Broadband
7 8 (1.71%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (1.71%) Intranet
7 8 (1.71%) NetScaler
7 8 (1.71%) SNMP
8 7 (1.50%) HTTPS
8 7 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (1.28%) Extranet
9 6 (1.28%) LDAP
9 6 (1.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.13%) Oracle Database
2 20 (4.27%) Oracle Database 11g
3 19 (4.06%) SQL Server
4 11 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (1.92%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.50%) MySQL
6 7 (1.50%) PowerCenter
6 7 (1.50%) QGIS
7 6 (1.28%) OLAP
7 6 (1.28%) OLTP
8 5 (1.07%) GIS
8 5 (1.07%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.64%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 3 (0.64%) Qlik Sense
10 3 (0.64%) QlikView
10 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.43%) JasperReports
11 2 (0.43%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (3.21%) SoapUI
2 13 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 10 (2.14%) JIRA
3 10 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (1.92%) JUnit
4 9 (1.92%) Mockito
5 8 (1.71%) Eclipse
5 8 (1.71%) MSTest
6 7 (1.50%) Grunt
7 5 (1.07%) Subversion
7 5 (1.07%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.85%) Dreamweaver
8 4 (0.85%) Hudson
9 3 (0.64%) Android Studio
9 3 (0.64%) Gradle
9 3 (0.64%) Maven
9 3 (0.64%) Talend Open Studio
9 3 (0.64%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.43%) Axure RP
10 2 (0.43%) Selenium
General
1 107 (22.86%) Marketing
2 81 (17.31%) Finance
3 57 (12.18%) Retail
4 53 (11.32%) Telecoms
5 29 (6.20%) German Language
6 19 (4.06%) Brand Awareness
7 17 (3.63%) French Language
8 16 (3.42%) Banking
8 16 (3.42%) Manufacturing
9 12 (2.56%) Legal
10 11 (2.35%) Publishing
11 10 (2.14%) Advertising
12 9 (1.92%) Italian Language
13 7 (1.50%) Billing
14 6 (1.28%) Turkish Language
15 5 (1.07%) Law
15 5 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (1.07%) Spanish Language
16 3 (0.64%) Electronics
16 3 (0.64%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 83 (17.74%) Developer
2 74 (15.81%) Architect
3 49 (10.47%) Analyst
4 41 (8.76%) Project Manager
5 40 (8.55%) Solutions Architect
6 37 (7.91%) Consultant
7 36 (7.69%) Business Analyst
8 23 (4.91%) Designer
9 18 (3.85%) Senior Architect
10 17 (3.63%) Marketing Manager
11 16 (3.42%) Hybris Developer
12 12 (2.56%) .NET Developer
12 12 (2.56%) Oracle Developer
13 11 (2.35%) Enterprise Architect
13 11 (2.35%) Java Developer
13 11 (2.35%) Senior Developer
14 9 (1.92%) Marketing Specialist
14 9 (1.92%) UX Designer
15 8 (1.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 8 (1.71%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (10.68%) HTML
2 44 (9.40%) Web Services
3 43 (9.19%) CSS
4 37 (7.91%) .NET
5 27 (5.77%) XML
6 26 (5.56%) SOAP
7 20 (4.27%) Ajax
7 20 (4.27%) J2EE
7 20 (4.27%) JMS
7 20 (4.27%) Spring
8 19 (4.06%) RESTful
9 18 (3.85%) REST
10 16 (3.42%) ASP.NET
11 14 (2.99%) Struts
12 13 (2.78%) JSON
12 13 (2.78%) JSTL
12 13 (2.78%) XSLT
13 12 (2.56%) Middleware
14 11 (2.35%) Hibernate
14 11 (2.35%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (8.12%) User Experience
3 27 (5.77%) Social Media
4 19 (4.06%) Data Centre
5 16 (3.42%) Digital Media
6 13 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.14%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.71%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.50%) Copywriting
9 7 (1.50%) DataPower
9 7 (1.50%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.28%) PKI
11 5 (1.07%) Fintech
11 5 (1.07%) FMCG
11 5 (1.07%) Handset
11 5 (1.07%) Web 2.0
12 4 (0.85%) RIA
13 3 (0.64%) Blog
13 3 (0.64%) Life Science
13 3 (0.64%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.06%) Linux
2 14 (2.99%) Unix
3 12 (2.56%) Windows
4 7 (1.50%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.28%) Android
6 5 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.85%) AIX
8 3 (0.64%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.64%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.21%) Solaris
10 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (23.50%) Agile Software Development
1 110 (23.50%) B2C
2 64 (13.68%) Project Management
3 62 (13.25%) E-Commerce
4 55 (11.75%) Scrum
5 49 (10.47%) SOA
6 48 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 42 (8.97%) CRM
7 42 (8.97%) Migration
8 36 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
9 30 (6.41%) TDD
10 28 (5.98%) Analytics
11 26 (5.56%) SEO
11 26 (5.56%) Web Development
12 24 (5.13%) MVC
13 23 (4.91%) Business Analysis
13 23 (4.91%) Marketing Automation
13 23 (4.91%) OO
14 22 (4.70%) Business Development
15 20 (4.27%) Pay per click
Programming Languages
1 59 (12.61%) Java
2 47 (10.04%) SQL
3 39 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 27 (5.77%) C#
5 11 (2.35%) C
6 8 (1.71%) PHP
6 8 (1.71%) PL/SQL
7 7 (1.50%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.85%) AWK
9 3 (0.64%) Python
10 2 (0.43%) Perl
10 2 (0.43%) R
10 2 (0.43%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.21%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.21%) ActionScript 2.0
11 1 (0.21%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.21%) Ruby
11 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 57 (12.18%) Degree
2 24 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 21 (4.49%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.64%) ISEB
5 2 (0.43%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.43%) PMP
6 1 (0.21%) APMP
6 1 (0.21%) CCDP
6 1 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.21%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.50%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.07%) QA
3 3 (0.64%) Actionable Recommendations
3 3 (0.64%) SLA
4 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (0.64%) Docker
4 2 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (0.85%) TIBCO Hawk
2 2 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.21%) Control-M
3 1 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.21%) OpenSSO
3 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.21%) Puppet
Vendors
1 51 (10.90%) Oracle
2 41 (8.76%) Microsoft
3 39 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
4 33 (7.05%) hybris
5 18 (3.85%) Marketo
6 17 (3.63%) SAP
7 16 (3.42%) Adobe
8 13 (2.78%) Google
9 12 (2.56%) IBM
10 9 (1.92%) Cisco
10 9 (1.92%) F5
10 9 (1.92%) Informatica
11 8 (1.71%) Blue Coat
11 8 (1.71%) CheckPoint
11 8 (1.71%) Citrix
11 8 (1.71%) IronPort
12 6 (1.28%) ATG
13 5 (1.07%) Ericsson
13 5 (1.07%) HP
13 5 (1.07%) TIBCO
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 7 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £35 to £37 per hour
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £350 to £450 per annum £350-450
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Volt
Rate: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday