The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 443 383 349
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -34
Contract jobs citing B2B 150 193 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.38% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.51% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 96 124
Average daily rate
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£380 £390 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £488 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £386
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -44.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -44.18%

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
40533 37796 34894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.73% 73.83% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 23240 20514
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1172 1415
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -60 133 £386 -0.96% 111
London +2 72 £400 -5.88% 45
South East -20 36 £275 -17.91% 18
City of London 0 11 £425 +32.29% 10
Berkshire 0 10 £350 -6.66% 7
East Midlands +11 6 - - 4
Surrey -3 6 £275 - 1
Scotland -6 6 £525 +55.55% 1
Hampshire -16 6 £133 -64.18% 1
Edinburgh -12 5 £513 +51.85% 1
Crawley +4 4 - -
West Sussex -5 4 - -
Oxfordshire -15 4 £425 +70.00% 7
West Midlands -17 4 £425 -5.55% 11
Reading +18 3 £275 -14.06% 3
Nottinghamshire +2 3 - - 2
Nottingham -1 3 - - 2
East of England -16 3 £588 +46.87% 4
Buckinghamshire -17 3 £200 -31.62% 2
South West -30 3 £550 +25.00% 14
Bedfordshire - 3 £588 - 2
Guildford - 3 £275 -
Canary Wharf +4 2 £235 -
Solihull -1 2 - - 2
Slough -2 2 - -
North West -20 2 £325 +8.41% 9
Newbury - 2 - -
Derbyshire - 2 - -
Docklands, London +16 1 £425 -9.57%
Cheshire +4 1 £400 +33.33% 2

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 94 (27.49%) B2C
2 89 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (23.39%) Marketing
4 76 (22.22%) Finance
4 76 (22.22%) E-Commerce
5 62 (18.13%) HTML
6 60 (17.54%) JavaScript
7 57 (16.67%) Web Services
8 56 (16.37%) XML
9 54 (15.79%) CSS
10 42 (12.28%) User Experience
11 41 (11.99%) Telecoms
12 38 (11.11%) Scrum
13 37 (10.82%) Project Management
13 37 (10.82%) Retail
14 36 (10.53%) CMS
14 36 (10.53%) Java
15 34 (9.94%) SAP
15 34 (9.94%) Migration
15 34 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
16 33 (9.65%) .NET
16 33 (9.65%) jQuery
17 32 (9.36%) CRM
18 31 (9.06%) REST
19 29 (8.48%) SOA
20 28 (8.19%) Microsoft
21 27 (7.89%) OO
21 27 (7.89%) User Stories
22 26 (7.60%) TDD
23 25 (7.31%) SQL

B2B
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 36 (10.53%) CMS
2 21 (6.14%) SharePoint
3 13 (3.80%) SharePoint 2010
4 11 (3.22%) WebSphere
5 10 (2.92%) Apache
6 8 (2.34%) Drupal
7 6 (1.75%) WordPress
8 5 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.17%) SAS
10 3 (0.88%) IIS
10 3 (0.88%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.58%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
11 2 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.58%) Lync
11 2 (0.58%) Gentran
11 2 (0.58%) Adobe CQ
11 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.58%) Liferay
11 2 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 18 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.39%) InfoPath
3 13 (3.80%) MS Office
4 9 (2.63%) OmniGraffle
4 9 (2.63%) Adobe Illustrator
5 8 (2.34%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.88%) InDesign
6 3 (0.88%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.58%) SPSS
7 2 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.58%) FastStats
8 1 (0.29%) MS Project
8 1 (0.29%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 5 (1.46%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.88%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.88%) SAP CRM
2 3 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.88%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.58%) Maximo
3 2 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.58%) SiteCatalyst
4 1 (0.29%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.29%) TIBCO iProcess
4 1 (0.29%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.05%) SaaS
2 2 (0.58%) PaaS
2 2 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.29%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.29%) Office 365
3 1 (0.29%) GitHub
3 1 (0.29%) IaaS
3 1 (0.29%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.39%) HTTP
2 12 (3.51%) Extranet
3 10 (2.92%) SNMP
4 6 (1.75%) FTP
5 5 (1.46%) Internet
6 4 (1.17%) Intranet
7 3 (0.88%) SAN
7 3 (0.88%) Broadband
7 3 (0.88%) VoIP
7 3 (0.88%) MVNO
7 3 (0.88%) Firewall
7 3 (0.88%) Wireless
7 3 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.58%) NFC
8 2 (0.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (0.58%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (0.58%) Softswitch
8 2 (0.58%) WAN
8 2 (0.58%) LAN
8 2 (0.58%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (2.34%) PowerCenter
5 6 (1.75%) MySQL
6 4 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.88%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.58%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.58%) Big Data
8 2 (0.58%) PerformancePoint
8 2 (0.58%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.58%) DB2
9 1 (0.29%) OLTP
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.29%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 11 (3.22%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.34%) Axure RP
2 8 (2.34%) JIRA
3 6 (1.75%) Grunt
4 5 (1.46%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.17%) Gradle
5 4 (1.17%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.88%) JBehave
6 3 (0.88%) WebDriver
6 3 (0.88%) Selenium
6 3 (0.88%) JUnit
6 3 (0.88%) Maven
7 2 (0.58%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.29%) Bower
8 1 (0.29%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.29%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.29%) LSMW
8 1 (0.29%) Subversion
8 1 (0.29%) TestNG
8 1 (0.29%) TeamCity
General
1 80 (23.39%) Marketing
2 76 (22.22%) Finance
3 41 (11.99%) Telecoms
4 37 (10.82%) Retail
5 17 (4.97%) Banking
6 16 (4.68%) Publishing
7 14 (4.09%) Advertising
8 12 (3.51%) Manufacturing
9 11 (3.22%) Games
10 10 (2.92%) French Language
11 9 (2.63%) Legal
12 6 (1.75%) Back Office
12 6 (1.75%) Dutch Language
13 4 (1.17%) Billing
14 3 (0.88%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.88%) Law
14 3 (0.88%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.58%) Danish Language
15 2 (0.58%) Italian Language
16 1 (0.29%) Luxembourgish Language
Job Titles
1 78 (22.81%) Developer
2 53 (15.50%) Architect
3 50 (14.62%) Analyst
4 31 (9.06%) Business Analyst
5 30 (8.77%) Consultant
6 26 (7.60%) Solutions Architect
7 23 (6.73%) Java Developer
8 19 (5.56%) Project Manager
9 18 (5.26%) Product Manager
9 18 (5.26%) Marketing Manager
10 17 (4.97%) Web Developer
11 14 (4.09%) SharePoint Developer
12 13 (3.80%) Senior Manager
13 12 (3.51%) Designer
14 10 (2.92%) Java Engineer
15 8 (2.34%) Programmer
15 8 (2.34%) Java/J2EE Developer
16 7 (2.05%) Java Web Developer
16 7 (2.05%) Informatica Developer
16 7 (2.05%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (18.13%) HTML
2 57 (16.67%) Web Services
3 56 (16.37%) XML
4 54 (15.79%) CSS
5 33 (9.65%) .NET
5 33 (9.65%) jQuery
6 31 (9.06%) REST
7 23 (6.73%) ASP.NET
8 19 (5.56%) Spring
8 19 (5.56%) SOAP
8 19 (5.56%) EDI
9 18 (5.26%) Ajax
10 17 (4.97%) CSS3
10 17 (4.97%) HTML5
11 16 (4.68%) Struts
11 16 (4.68%) J2EE
12 12 (3.51%) XSD
12 12 (3.51%) XSL
13 11 (3.22%) .NET Framework
14 10 (2.92%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 42 (12.28%) User Experience
2 20 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.97%) Mobile App
4 14 (4.09%) Open Source
5 11 (3.22%) FMCG
6 10 (2.92%) Social Media
6 10 (2.92%) Digital Media
7 9 (2.63%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.05%) Data Integration
9 5 (1.46%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.17%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.88%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.58%) DataPower
12 2 (0.58%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.58%) Learning Management System
12 2 (0.58%) Mobile Banking
12 2 (0.58%) Performance Metrics
12 2 (0.58%) iPad
12 2 (0.58%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 16 (4.68%) Linux
2 11 (3.22%) UNIX
2 11 (3.22%) Windows
3 9 (2.63%) Android
4 7 (2.05%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.17%) AIX
6 3 (0.88%) Solaris
6 3 (0.88%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.58%) zOS
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (27.49%) B2C
2 89 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 38 (11.11%) Scrum
5 37 (10.82%) Project Management
6 34 (9.94%) Migration
6 34 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 32 (9.36%) CRM
8 29 (8.48%) SOA
9 27 (7.89%) OO
9 27 (7.89%) User Stories
10 26 (7.60%) TDD
11 24 (7.02%) Time Management
12 20 (5.85%) Business Analysis
13 19 (5.56%) MVC
14 18 (5.26%) Business Development
15 16 (4.68%) E-business
15 16 (4.68%) Content Management
16 14 (4.09%) Multithreading
17 13 (3.80%) UML
Programming Languages
1 60 (17.54%) JavaScript
2 36 (10.53%) Java
3 25 (7.31%) SQL
4 24 (7.02%) C#
5 12 (3.51%) T-SQL
6 8 (2.34%) ActionScript
6 8 (2.34%) ActionScript 2.0
7 6 (1.75%) PHP
8 4 (1.17%) XPath
8 4 (1.17%) Groovy
9 3 (0.88%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.58%) Korn
10 2 (0.58%) VBA
10 2 (0.58%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.58%) C
10 2 (0.58%) R
11 1 (0.29%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.29%) C++
11 1 (0.29%) COBOL
11 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (6.73%) Degree
2 4 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (1.17%) CCNP
2 4 (1.17%) ACCA
2 4 (1.17%) CIMA
3 3 (0.88%) CCNA
3 3 (0.88%) MCSE
3 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.58%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.58%) AAT
4 2 (0.58%) MCSA
4 2 (0.58%) CCIE
4 2 (0.58%) MBA
4 2 (0.58%) MCTS
4 2 (0.58%) MCITP
5 1 (0.29%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.51%) QA
2 8 (2.34%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.58%) SLA
4 1 (0.29%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (1.46%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.58%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (1.46%) Puppet
2 2 (0.58%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 34 (9.94%) SAP
2 28 (8.19%) Microsoft
3 25 (7.31%) Salesforce.com
4 15 (4.39%) Oracle
5 14 (4.09%) IBM
6 10 (2.92%) Adobe
6 10 (2.92%) Eloqua
7 9 (2.63%) Ariba
8 8 (2.34%) Informatica
9 7 (2.05%) Siebel
9 7 (2.05%) hybris
10 5 (1.46%) Marketo
10 5 (1.46%) Cisco
10 5 (1.46%) Remedy
10 5 (1.46%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.17%) Google
11 4 (1.17%) F5
11 4 (1.17%) Facebook
12 3 (0.88%) Twitter
12 3 (0.88%) Sitecore
East London
JWResource
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh
Orgtel
Rate: £360 - £361 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £450 to £550 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Bracknell
Volt
Rate: £35000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
East London
JWResource
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
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Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
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