The first table below looks at the demand for B2B skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited B2B over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 397 409 407
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -2
Contract jobs citing B2B 205 142 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.29% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.40% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 89 96
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
+17.24% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £30.63 - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.63 - £7.52
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41264 35135 42029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.38% 72.48% 69.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25706 20929 23993
Average daily rate £400 £408 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1171 1050 1421
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%

B2B
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing B2B within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 23 April 2014.

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 23 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the UK over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +8 200 £400 - 96
London +35 111 £388 -13.88% 50
South East -14 43 £425 +10.38% 16
Berkshire +14 25 £425 +23.63% 5
City of London -1 21 £313 -47.91% 23
South West -16 11 £453 +25.69% 4
West Midlands -17 11 £440 +21.37% 4
Bracknell +10 10 £500 - 1
East of England -26 10 £319 - 4
Manchester -5 7 £665 +93.45% 6
North West -21 7 £665 +93.45% 9
Dorset +5 6 £600 +100.08% 4
Hertfordshire -2 6 £263 -
Surrey -9 5 £360 -19.94% 2
Buckinghamshire - 5 £400 - 1
Bournemouth -2 4 - - 3
Reading -2 4 £400 +60.00%
Milton Keynes - 4 £400 - 1
Essex - 4 £375 - 2
Scotland 0 3 £488 - 6
Hampshire -9 3 £550 +37.50%
Yorkshire -22 3 £350 -20.45% 5
Swindon - 3 £430 -
Wiltshire - 3 £430 -
Edinburgh - 3 £488 - 5
Solihull -6 2 £338 -15.62%
Oxfordshire -8 2 £425 +107.31% 4
East Midlands -9 2 - - 3
North East - 2 £269 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 £269 - 1

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing B2B also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited B2B.

1 97 (26.94%) B2C
2 90 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 69 (19.17%) Project Management
4 67 (18.61%) Finance
5 58 (16.11%) Marketing
6 47 (13.06%) Stakeholder Management
7 40 (11.11%) HTML
8 36 (10.00%) Java
8 36 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
8 36 (10.00%) Retail
9 33 (9.17%) PRINCE2
9 33 (9.17%) CRM
10 29 (8.06%) Publishing
11 28 (7.78%) CSS
11 28 (7.78%) JavaScript
11 28 (7.78%) Oracle
12 27 (7.50%) SEO
13 26 (7.22%) Telecoms
13 26 (7.22%) .NET
14 25 (6.94%) Analytics
15 24 (6.67%) Social Media
15 24 (6.67%) Migration
16 23 (6.39%) UML
16 23 (6.39%) SOA
17 22 (6.11%) XML
17 22 (6.11%) SQL Server
17 22 (6.11%) Manufacturing
18 21 (5.83%) Scrum
18 21 (5.83%) SAP
18 21 (5.83%) Microsoft

B2B
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing B2B also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited B2B. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (4.17%) WebSphere
2 13 (3.61%) CMS
3 12 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.50%) WebLogic
5 8 (2.22%) Liferay
6 7 (1.94%) MQSeries
7 6 (1.67%) IBM Notes
7 6 (1.67%) Confluence
8 5 (1.39%) IIS
8 5 (1.39%) Documentum
8 5 (1.39%) Umbraco
9 4 (1.11%) Drupal
10 3 (0.83%) Gentran
10 3 (0.83%) Sonic ESB
10 3 (0.83%) Adobe CQ
10 3 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.56%) SAS
11 2 (0.56%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.56%) Apache
Applications
1 19 (5.28%) Adobe Illustrator
2 18 (5.00%) Photoshop
3 15 (4.17%) MS Excel
4 13 (3.61%) MS Office
4 13 (3.61%) MS Visio
5 10 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (1.94%) OmniGraffle
7 6 (1.67%) InDesign
8 5 (1.39%) MS Project
9 4 (1.11%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 7 (1.94%) Google Analytics
2 5 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.11%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.83%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.83%) SAP SRM
5 2 (0.56%) Magento
5 2 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.56%) SiteCatalyst
6 1 (0.28%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.28%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.56%) SaaS
2 2 (0.56%) Google App Engine
2 2 (0.56%) Force.com
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.28%) PaaS
3 1 (0.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.61%) Internet
2 10 (2.78%) VPN
3 9 (2.50%) Intranet
4 8 (2.22%) Firewall
5 7 (1.94%) DNS
6 5 (1.39%) SSL
6 5 (1.39%) DMZ
7 4 (1.11%) Reverse Proxy
7 4 (1.11%) Wireless
7 4 (1.11%) VoIP
7 4 (1.11%) FTP
7 4 (1.11%) HTTP
7 4 (1.11%) LDAP
8 3 (0.83%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.83%) LAN
8 3 (0.83%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.83%) RTP
8 3 (0.83%) MPLS
9 2 (0.56%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.11%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.72%) Relational Database
3 9 (2.50%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.67%) RDBMS
4 6 (1.67%) NoSQL
5 5 (1.39%) EDRMS
6 4 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.11%) MySQL
6 4 (1.11%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.83%) PowerCenter
7 3 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.56%) Base SAS
8 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.56%) Voldemort
8 2 (0.56%) BigTable
8 2 (0.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (3.33%) Axure RP
2 8 (2.22%) ClearQuest
2 8 (2.22%) Dreamweaver
2 8 (2.22%) ClearCase
3 7 (1.94%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.67%) Rational Rose
4 6 (1.67%) Eclipse
4 6 (1.67%) Ant
5 5 (1.39%) Subversion
6 3 (0.83%) Maven
7 2 (0.56%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.56%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.28%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.28%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.28%) PhoneGap
8 1 (0.28%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.28%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.28%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.28%) Gradle
General
1 67 (18.61%) Finance
2 58 (16.11%) Marketing
3 36 (10.00%) Retail
4 29 (8.06%) Publishing
5 26 (7.22%) Telecoms
6 22 (6.11%) Manufacturing
7 14 (3.89%) Billing
7 14 (3.89%) Back Office
8 12 (3.33%) Banking
9 10 (2.78%) Legal
10 9 (2.50%) Law
11 5 (1.39%) Electronics
11 5 (1.39%) Games
11 5 (1.39%) French Language
12 4 (1.11%) Advertising
13 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 66 (18.33%) Analyst
2 57 (15.83%) Developer
3 48 (13.33%) Architect
4 46 (12.78%) Business Analyst
5 45 (12.50%) Project Manager
6 36 (10.00%) Designer
7 29 (8.06%) Consultant
8 25 (6.94%) Solutions Architect
9 15 (4.17%) Product Manager
10 13 (3.61%) Web Developer
11 11 (3.06%) Business Manager
12 10 (2.78%) Java Developer
12 10 (2.78%) .NET Developer
13 9 (2.50%) UI Designer
14 8 (2.22%) Front-End Developer
14 8 (2.22%) E-Commerce Manager
14 8 (2.22%) Business Architect
14 8 (2.22%) Senior Manager
14 8 (2.22%) User Experience Designer
15 7 (1.94%) Lead Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (11.11%) HTML
2 28 (7.78%) CSS
3 26 (7.22%) .NET
4 22 (6.11%) XML
5 20 (5.56%) J2EE
6 17 (4.72%) Web Services
7 14 (3.89%) jQuery
7 14 (3.89%) ASP.NET
8 11 (3.06%) Spring
9 10 (2.78%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 10 (2.78%) Middleware
9 10 (2.78%) HTML5
10 8 (2.22%) EDI
11 7 (1.94%) XSLT
11 7 (1.94%) SOAP
11 7 (1.94%) SAML
11 7 (1.94%) Ajax
12 6 (1.67%) JSON
12 6 (1.67%) Ruby on Rails
12 6 (1.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.67%) Social Media
2 16 (4.44%) Visualisation
3 9 (2.50%) Mobile App
4 7 (1.94%) PMI
4 7 (1.94%) Statistics
4 7 (1.94%) FMCG
5 6 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.67%) Mainframe
5 6 (1.67%) Learning Management System
6 5 (1.39%) Digital Media
6 5 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.39%) E-Learning
6 5 (1.39%) Handset
6 5 (1.39%) Social Network
7 4 (1.11%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.11%) Linked Data
8 3 (0.83%) Open Source
8 3 (0.83%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (0.83%) GIS
8 3 (0.83%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (3.61%) Android
2 10 (2.78%) Windows
3 9 (2.50%) UNIX
4 8 (2.22%) Linux
4 8 (2.22%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.83%) zOS
6 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.56%) Solaris
7 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (26.94%) B2C
2 90 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 69 (19.17%) Project Management
4 47 (13.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 36 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (9.17%) PRINCE2
6 33 (9.17%) CRM
7 27 (7.50%) SEO
8 25 (6.94%) Analytics
9 24 (6.67%) Migration
10 23 (6.39%) UML
10 23 (6.39%) SOA
11 21 (5.83%) Scrum
12 19 (5.28%) Business Development
13 18 (5.00%) OO
14 17 (4.72%) MVC
14 17 (4.72%) Business Analysis
15 16 (4.44%) BPMN
16 15 (4.17%) Change Management
16 15 (4.17%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 36 (10.00%) Java
2 28 (7.78%) JavaScript
3 19 (5.28%) SQL
4 18 (5.00%) C#
5 9 (2.50%) C
6 8 (2.22%) Ruby
7 7 (1.94%) ActionScript
8 6 (1.67%) ActionScript 2.0
9 5 (1.39%) VB
9 5 (1.39%) PHP
9 5 (1.39%) Groovy
10 4 (1.11%) XPath
11 2 (0.56%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.56%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.56%) Perl
11 2 (0.56%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.28%) ActionScript 3.0
12 1 (0.28%) Python
12 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (3.89%) SC Cleared
1 14 (3.89%) Security Cleared
2 13 (3.61%) Degree
3 7 (1.94%) PMI Certification
4 5 (1.39%) PMP
4 5 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (1.11%) CCNP
5 4 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.28%) AAT
7 1 (0.28%) ISEB
7 1 (0.28%) CISSP
7 1 (0.28%) ACCA
7 1 (0.28%) CIMA
7 1 (0.28%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.67%) QA
2 4 (1.11%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.11%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (1.94%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.39%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (1.39%) Puppet
2 4 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.28%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.28%) OpenSSO
4 1 (0.28%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 28 (7.78%) Oracle
2 21 (5.83%) SAP
2 21 (5.83%) Microsoft
3 16 (4.44%) Salesforce.com
4 14 (3.89%) IBM
5 12 (3.33%) Google
5 12 (3.33%) Adobe
6 11 (3.06%) ATG
7 9 (2.50%) hybris
8 7 (1.94%) Elastic Path
8 7 (1.94%) Cisco
8 7 (1.94%) VMware
9 6 (1.67%) Epicor
9 6 (1.67%) Lotus
10 5 (1.39%) Ariba
11 4 (1.11%) Endeca
11 4 (1.11%) Cognizant
11 4 (1.11%) Informatica
11 4 (1.11%) Siebel
12 3 (0.83%) Facebook
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £370 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: £500 per day dependent on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
A&O IT Group Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £230 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Excellent plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Letchworth Garden City
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Harrow
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 14 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £18000 - £21000 per annum + Commission, Car Target, Holidays
Posted: 22 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 28 days ago