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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 436 409 433
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +24
Contract jobs citing B2B 212 245 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.44% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.56% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 122 124
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £246 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 37 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £11.00 £30.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -64.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.78 £11.00 £13.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.71 £11.00 £48.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 - £30.63

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
45560 43876 42202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.56% 78.77% 77.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 30059 27313 26301
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1045 1278 1187
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £12.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -50 198 £420 +5.00% 145
London -32 87 £416 +1.83% 59
South East -3 52 £350 -6.66% 39
Berkshire +3 25 £210 -40.00% 8
Reading +7 22 £195 -31.57% 4
North West +2 19 £625 +53.37% 14
City of London +40 15 £400 +14.28% 17
Manchester 0 12 £725 +70.58% 10
East of England +9 11 £388 -40.38% 8
Buckinghamshire +21 10 £451 +38.61% 9
Hampshire +9 10 £325 -18.75% 6
East Midlands -5 8 £400 -5.88% 3
Hertfordshire +11 7 £388 - 3
Yorkshire +3 7 £450 +12.50% 6
West Yorkshire +2 7 £450 +2.85% 6
South West +1 7 £200 -52.94% 10
Milton Keynes +8 6 £440 +35.38% 4
Surrey -14 6 £375 +7.14% 3
Bristol -1 5 £200 -46.66% 6
Northamptonshire -3 5 £550 +25.71% 1
Leeds -5 5 £450 +2.85% 4
Scotland -19 5 £330 -7.69% 3
Merseyside - 4 £600 -
Watford +12 3 £300 - 1
Havant +10 3 - - 3
Cambridgeshire +7 3 £388 +24.00% 4
Edinburgh - 3 £330 - 2
Midlands - 3 - -
Corby - 3 £750 -
Liverpool - 3 £600 -

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

1 116 (29.15%) Marketing
2 88 (22.11%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (21.86%) B2C
4 64 (16.08%) Finance
5 59 (14.82%) E-Commerce
6 52 (13.07%) SQL
7 51 (12.81%) Project Management
8 49 (12.31%) CRM
9 46 (11.56%) Java
10 44 (11.06%) Degree
11 43 (10.80%) Digital Marketing
11 43 (10.80%) Microsoft
12 42 (10.55%) HTML
13 39 (9.80%) Telecoms
13 39 (9.80%) Retail
14 38 (9.55%) Stakeholder Management
14 38 (9.55%) CSS
15 37 (9.30%) Web Services
15 37 (9.30%) Social Media
16 36 (9.05%) Migration
17 35 (8.79%) Scrum
17 35 (8.79%) XML
18 34 (8.54%) Salesforce.com
19 33 (8.29%) JavaScript
20 31 (7.79%) Internet
21 30 (7.54%) SOAP
21 30 (7.54%) SOA
22 29 (7.29%) Oracle
23 28 (7.04%) J2EE
24 26 (6.53%) CMS

B2B
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 26 (6.53%) CMS
2 17 (4.27%) Apache
3 13 (3.27%) WebSphere
4 11 (2.76%) Skype for Business
5 8 (2.01%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.76%) JBoss
7 5 (1.26%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
8 4 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (1.01%) MQSeries
8 4 (1.01%) Node.js
8 4 (1.01%) SAS
9 3 (0.75%) Confluence
9 3 (0.75%) IIS
9 3 (0.75%) nginx
9 3 (0.75%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.50%) Drupal
10 2 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (0.50%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.50%) WordPress
11 1 (0.25%) GlassFish
Applications
1 22 (5.53%) MS Excel
2 18 (4.52%) MS Office
3 10 (2.51%) ProjectWise
4 9 (2.26%) Photoshop
5 8 (2.01%) MS Project
6 7 (1.76%) MS Visio
7 6 (1.51%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 10 (2.51%) Eloqua
2 7 (1.76%) BusinessWorks
3 5 (1.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.75%) Magento
5 3 (0.75%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.75%) SAP hybris
6 2 (0.50%) FastStats
6 2 (0.50%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.50%) Movex
6 2 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.25%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.25%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.52%) SaaS
2 12 (3.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.01%) Azure Active Directory
3 8 (2.01%) Office 365
4 7 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.01%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.75%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.75%) IaaS
7 2 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.50%) Route 53
8 1 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.25%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.25%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.25%) PaaS
8 1 (0.25%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 31 (7.79%) Internet
2 18 (4.52%) VPN
3 17 (4.27%) DNS
4 15 (3.77%) Reverse Proxy
5 13 (3.27%) Firewall
6 12 (3.02%) SSL
7 11 (2.76%) HTTPS
7 11 (2.76%) LAN
7 11 (2.76%) WAN
8 10 (2.51%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (2.51%) FTP
8 10 (2.51%) LDAP
8 10 (2.51%) NetScaler
8 10 (2.51%) SNMP
8 10 (2.51%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (2.26%) Wireless
10 8 (2.01%) Broadband
10 8 (2.01%) VoIP
11 7 (1.76%) HTTP
12 5 (1.26%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.03%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.02%) Relational Database
3 9 (2.26%) Big Data
4 7 (1.76%) MySQL
4 7 (1.76%) PowerCenter
4 7 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (1.51%) DB2
5 6 (1.51%) GIS
5 6 (1.51%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.01%) DataStage
7 4 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.75%) QlikView
8 3 (0.75%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.50%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.50%) OLAP Cube
9 2 (0.50%) Power BI
9 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (4.02%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.51%) Eclipse
2 10 (2.51%) JIRA
2 10 (2.51%) SoapUI
3 7 (1.76%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.51%) Axure RP
4 6 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.01%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (0.75%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 3 (0.75%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.75%) Subversion
7 2 (0.50%) Gerrit
7 2 (0.50%) MSTest
7 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.50%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.25%) FxCop
8 1 (0.25%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.25%) NUnit
8 1 (0.25%) StyleCop
General
1 116 (29.15%) Marketing
2 64 (16.08%) Finance
3 39 (9.80%) Retail
3 39 (9.80%) Telecoms
4 20 (5.03%) German Language
5 10 (2.51%) Advertising
5 10 (2.51%) Brand Awareness
6 9 (2.26%) French Language
7 7 (1.76%) Banking
7 7 (1.76%) Billing
7 7 (1.76%) Legal
7 7 (1.76%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.01%) Italian Language
9 4 (1.01%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.75%) Dutch Language
10 3 (0.75%) Electronics
10 3 (0.75%) Games
10 3 (0.75%) Law
10 3 (0.75%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 74 (18.59%) Architect
2 51 (12.81%) Analyst
3 50 (12.56%) Developer
4 39 (9.80%) Business Analyst
5 37 (9.30%) Project Manager
6 31 (7.79%) Solutions Architect
7 29 (7.29%) Consultant
8 18 (4.52%) Digital Architect
9 14 (3.52%) Enterprise Architect
10 13 (3.27%) Java Developer
11 12 (3.02%) Marketing Specialist
12 11 (2.76%) XML Developer
13 10 (2.51%) Designer
13 10 (2.51%) Support Engineer
14 9 (2.26%) Java Engineer
14 9 (2.26%) Marketing Manager
14 9 (2.26%) Sales Consultant
15 8 (2.01%) .NET Developer
15 8 (2.01%) Senior Architect
16 7 (1.76%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (10.55%) HTML
2 38 (9.55%) CSS
3 37 (9.30%) Web Services
4 35 (8.79%) XML
5 30 (7.54%) SOAP
6 28 (7.04%) J2EE
7 26 (6.53%) Ajax
8 22 (5.53%) .NET
9 20 (5.03%) REST
10 19 (4.77%) Hibernate
10 19 (4.77%) Struts
11 18 (4.52%) jQuery
11 18 (4.52%) RESTful
12 17 (4.27%) Spring
13 15 (3.77%) JSTL
14 14 (3.52%) JMS
14 14 (3.52%) XSLT
15 13 (3.27%) JSP
15 13 (3.27%) XSD
15 13 (3.27%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.30%) Social Media
2 24 (6.03%) User Experience
3 19 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.77%) Data Centre
4 14 (3.52%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.51%) Digital Media
5 10 (2.51%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.01%) Internet of Things
7 6 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.51%) PKI
8 5 (1.26%) Handset
8 5 (1.26%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.26%) Web 2.0
9 4 (1.01%) Data Integration
9 4 (1.01%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.75%) Blog
10 3 (0.75%) Copywriting
10 3 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.75%) RIA
11 2 (0.50%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 22 (5.53%) Linux
2 16 (4.02%) Windows
3 10 (2.51%) Unix
4 7 (1.76%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.75%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.75%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.50%) Android
6 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.25%) AIX
7 1 (0.25%) Solaris
7 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (22.11%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (21.86%) B2C
3 59 (14.82%) E-Commerce
4 51 (12.81%) Project Management
5 49 (12.31%) CRM
6 43 (10.80%) Digital Marketing
7 38 (9.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 36 (9.05%) Migration
9 35 (8.79%) Scrum
10 30 (7.54%) SOA
11 25 (6.28%) Waterfall
12 24 (6.03%) SEO
12 24 (6.03%) UML
13 23 (5.78%) Business Analysis
13 23 (5.78%) Business Development
14 22 (5.53%) OO
14 22 (5.53%) TDD
15 20 (5.03%) Marketing Automation
16 18 (4.52%) Analytics
17 16 (4.02%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 52 (13.07%) SQL
2 46 (11.56%) Java
3 33 (8.29%) JavaScript
4 19 (4.77%) C#
5 11 (2.76%) PowerShell
6 8 (2.01%) PHP
7 4 (1.01%) COBOL
7 4 (1.01%) Python
8 3 (0.75%) C
8 3 (0.75%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.50%) ActionScript
9 2 (0.50%) ActionScript 2.0
9 2 (0.50%) Apex Code
9 2 (0.50%) R
9 2 (0.50%) Ruby
9 2 (0.50%) XPath
10 1 (0.25%) AWK
10 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 44 (11.06%) Degree
2 9 (2.26%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.76%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.75%) ISEB
5 2 (0.50%) CISSP
5 2 (0.50%) CLAS
5 2 (0.50%) MBA
5 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.25%) CCDP
6 1 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.25%) MCAD
6 1 (0.25%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.01%) QA
2 2 (0.50%) COBIT
2 2 (0.50%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.25%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.25%) HL7
3 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (2.26%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (1.01%) WSUS
2 2 (0.50%) Control-M
2 2 (0.50%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.25%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 43 (10.80%) Microsoft
2 34 (8.54%) Salesforce.com
3 29 (7.29%) Oracle
4 17 (4.27%) hybris
5 16 (4.02%) Marketo
6 14 (3.52%) Citrix
7 12 (3.02%) Cisco
7 12 (3.02%) IBM
8 11 (2.76%) F5
8 11 (2.76%) Informatica
8 11 (2.76%) SAP
9 10 (2.51%) Blue Coat
9 10 (2.51%) CheckPoint
9 10 (2.51%) IronPort
10 9 (2.26%) Adobe
11 8 (2.01%) TIBCO
12 7 (1.76%) Aprimo
13 6 (1.51%) ATG
13 6 (1.51%) BT
14 5 (1.26%) Facebook
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