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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 394 388 396
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +8
Contract jobs citing B2B 241 229 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.42% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.55% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 143 117
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £242 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £558 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £358
% change year-on-year
- +18.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 4
Average hourly rate £11.00 £32.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.15% +44.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £30.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +92.00%

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
44182 41616 38228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.70% 76.15% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28632 25727 23174
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1176 1105
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 -17 225 £425 - 141
London -3 96 £400 -5.88% 61
South East -9 49 £400 +1.01% 31
East Midlands +27 33 £475 +30.13% 2
Northamptonshire +11 18 £450 +23.28% 2
City of London -14 18 £304 -22.79% 17
East of England +13 16 £425 +21.42% 10
Berkshire -2 16 £400 -9.09% 8
Hampshire 0 14 £400 +117.68% 9
West Midlands +1 10 £460 +8.23% 5
Hertfordshire +3 9 £500 - 3
Bracknell -2 9 £475 +7.95% 1
Birmingham +9 8 £481 +13.23% 2
Nottinghamshire -2 8 £450 -
Nottingham -6 8 £450 -
Buckinghamshire +1 6 £348 +78.20% 4
Oxfordshire -18 6 £375 +25.00% 3
Wales - 6 £425 - 1
Milton Keynes -3 5 £299 -43.09% 2
Yorkshire -31 5 £450 -6.73% 8
Hemel Hempstead - 5 £500 - 1
West Yorkshire -28 4 £450 +190.32% 6
North West -37 4 £450 - 3
South West - 4 £538 - 15
Hook - 4 £418 -
Cambridge - 4 £350 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 £350 - 1
Bromley -2 3 £500 +42.85%
Surrey -2 3 £450 -21.73% 5
Reading -3 3 £313 -43.18% 2

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 163 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (31.90%) B2C
3 126 (25.77%) E-Commerce
4 101 (20.65%) Marketing
5 97 (19.84%) Java
6 68 (13.91%) Retail
7 66 (13.50%) Finance
8 64 (13.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 60 (12.27%) hybris
10 59 (12.07%) Project Management
11 55 (11.25%) HTML
12 54 (11.04%) SQL
12 54 (11.04%) Scrum
13 53 (10.84%) User Experience
14 52 (10.63%) Analytics
14 52 (10.63%) Oracle
15 50 (10.22%) Time Management
16 48 (9.82%) JavaScript
16 48 (9.82%) CRM
17 46 (9.41%) XML
18 44 (9.00%) J2EE
19 43 (8.79%) Web Services
20 42 (8.59%) TOGAF
21 37 (7.57%) SOA
22 36 (7.36%) CSS
22 36 (7.36%) Waterfall
23 35 (7.16%) SAP
23 35 (7.16%) IBM
24 33 (6.75%) Telecoms
24 33 (6.75%) WebSphere

B2B
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 33 (6.75%) WebSphere
2 25 (5.11%) WebLogic
3 19 (3.89%) Apache
4 17 (3.48%) CMS
5 15 (3.07%) WebLogic Portal
5 15 (3.07%) Apache Solr
6 13 (2.66%) SharePoint
7 12 (2.45%) WebSphere Portal
8 8 (1.64%) Mule
9 6 (1.23%) Drupal
10 5 (1.02%) SAS
11 4 (0.82%) Commerce Server
11 4 (0.82%) WordPress
11 4 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.61%) Oracle Service Bus
12 3 (0.61%) Lync
12 3 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.61%) IIS
Applications
1 22 (4.50%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.84%) Photoshop
3 8 (1.64%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.82%) MS Project
4 4 (0.82%) MS Office
4 4 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.82%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.82%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.41%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.20%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.20%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 13 (2.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.84%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (1.43%) SAP ERP
4 5 (1.02%) Magento
4 5 (1.02%) Optimost
5 4 (0.82%) Fredhopper
6 3 (0.61%) WebTrends
6 3 (0.61%) Summit
7 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.20%) Movex
7 1 (0.20%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.20%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.20%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.48%) Google Analytics
2 10 (2.04%) SaaS
3 5 (1.02%) Adobe Analytics
3 5 (1.02%) Google Checkout
4 3 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.41%) PaaS
5 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.86%) Internet
2 10 (2.04%) Firewall
3 9 (1.84%) VPN
4 7 (1.43%) WAN
4 7 (1.43%) LAN
4 7 (1.43%) HTTP
4 7 (1.43%) Intranet
5 5 (1.02%) DNS
6 4 (0.82%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.82%) FTP
6 4 (0.82%) SNMP
6 4 (0.82%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.61%) DHCP
7 3 (0.61%) Cisco IPT
7 3 (0.61%) Extranet
7 3 (0.61%) MPLS
7 3 (0.61%) Network Security
7 3 (0.61%) GSM
7 3 (0.61%) VoIP
8 2 (0.41%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.68%) SQL Server
1 18 (3.68%) Relational Database
2 16 (3.27%) MySQL
3 13 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (2.04%) PowerCenter
5 8 (1.64%) DB2
6 7 (1.43%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.23%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.02%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.82%) PerformancePoint
10 3 (0.61%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 3 (0.61%) Redis
10 3 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.41%) Base SAS
11 2 (0.41%) SAP BW
11 2 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (3.07%) Subversion
1 15 (3.07%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.04%) JIRA
3 9 (1.84%) Ant
4 6 (1.23%) Eclipse
5 5 (1.02%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.82%) Dreamweaver
7 3 (0.61%) PHPUnit
7 3 (0.61%) Grunt
8 2 (0.41%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.41%) Gradle
8 2 (0.41%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.41%) Bower
8 2 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.41%) JUnit
8 2 (0.41%) Maven
9 1 (0.20%) Rational Rose
9 1 (0.20%) JDeveloper
9 1 (0.20%) NUnit
9 1 (0.20%) JBehave
General
1 101 (20.65%) Marketing
2 68 (13.91%) Retail
3 66 (13.50%) Finance
4 33 (6.75%) Telecoms
5 20 (4.09%) Billing
6 15 (3.07%) Banking
7 12 (2.45%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.84%) Advertising
8 9 (1.84%) Front Office
9 8 (1.64%) Russian Language
10 7 (1.43%) Legal
10 7 (1.43%) Investment Banking
11 6 (1.23%) Italian Language
12 4 (0.82%) German Language
12 4 (0.82%) Hindi Language
12 4 (0.82%) Tamil Language
12 4 (0.82%) Back Office
12 4 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.82%) Publishing
12 4 (0.82%) Urdu Language
Job Titles
1 99 (20.25%) Architect
2 91 (18.61%) Developer
3 52 (10.63%) Project Manager
4 49 (10.02%) Analyst
5 41 (8.38%) Consultant
6 37 (7.57%) Solutions Architect
7 28 (5.73%) Java Developer
8 26 (5.32%) Business Analyst
9 20 (4.09%) Hybris Architect
10 18 (3.68%) Hybris Developer
11 16 (3.27%) Designer
12 15 (3.07%) Senior Developer
13 10 (2.04%) Product Manager
13 10 (2.04%) Marketing Manager
14 9 (1.84%) Data Analyst
14 9 (1.84%) Sales Consultant
14 9 (1.84%) Oracle Architect
15 8 (1.64%) E-Commerce Manager
16 7 (1.43%) Technical Leader
16 7 (1.43%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (11.25%) HTML
2 46 (9.41%) XML
3 44 (9.00%) J2EE
4 43 (8.79%) Web Services
5 36 (7.36%) CSS
6 25 (5.11%) .NET
6 25 (5.11%) Spring
7 19 (3.89%) Middleware
8 18 (3.68%) JSP
8 18 (3.68%) SOAP
9 15 (3.07%) EDI
9 15 (3.07%) jQuery
10 14 (2.86%) REST
10 14 (2.86%) XSLT
11 13 (2.66%) WebCenter
11 13 (2.66%) HTML5
11 13 (2.66%) Ajax
12 12 (2.45%) Struts
13 9 (1.84%) LAMP
13 9 (1.84%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 53 (10.84%) User Experience
2 33 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (4.09%) Social Media
4 14 (2.86%) Taxonomies
5 11 (2.25%) FMCG
6 10 (2.04%) Data Centre
7 9 (1.84%) Visualisation
7 9 (1.84%) SWIFT
8 8 (1.64%) Digital Media
9 6 (1.23%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.23%) Ontologies
10 5 (1.02%) iPad
11 4 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.82%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.82%) Copywriting
12 3 (0.61%) DataPower
12 3 (0.61%) Web 2.0
12 3 (0.61%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.61%) Replication
12 3 (0.61%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 23 (4.70%) Linux
2 21 (4.29%) UNIX
3 11 (2.25%) Windows
3 11 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (1.64%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.82%) Android
6 3 (0.61%) VMS
7 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.41%) AIX
8 1 (0.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (31.90%) B2C
3 126 (25.77%) E-Commerce
4 64 (13.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 59 (12.07%) Project Management
6 54 (11.04%) Scrum
7 52 (10.63%) Analytics
8 50 (10.22%) Time Management
9 48 (9.82%) CRM
10 42 (8.59%) TOGAF
11 37 (7.57%) SOA
12 36 (7.36%) Waterfall
13 32 (6.54%) Digital Marketing
13 32 (6.54%) Enterprise Architecture
14 29 (5.93%) Content Management
15 28 (5.73%) Zachman Framework
16 26 (5.32%) OO
17 23 (4.70%) SDLC
18 22 (4.50%) PRINCE2
18 22 (4.50%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 97 (19.84%) Java
2 54 (11.04%) SQL
3 48 (9.82%) JavaScript
4 14 (2.86%) PHP
4 14 (2.86%) PL/SQL
5 10 (2.04%) C#
5 10 (2.04%) AWK
6 6 (1.23%) Perl
7 5 (1.02%) C
7 5 (1.02%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.02%) Apple Swift
8 4 (0.82%) C++
8 4 (0.82%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.61%) Objective-C
9 3 (0.61%) Python
9 3 (0.61%) DCL
10 2 (0.41%) PHP5
10 2 (0.41%) Groovy
10 2 (0.41%) ABAP
11 1 (0.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (4.09%) Degree
2 11 (2.25%) PMP
2 11 (2.25%) PMI Certification
3 9 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (1.02%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.02%) CCNA
5 4 (0.82%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.61%) A+ Certification
6 3 (0.61%) Sun Certification
6 3 (0.61%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (0.61%) MCSA
6 3 (0.61%) CCIE
6 3 (0.61%) CCNP
7 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.20%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.20%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.07%) QA
2 4 (0.82%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.41%) SLA
4 1 (0.20%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (0.82%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (0.20%) vSphere
3 1 (0.20%) Docker
3 1 (0.20%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (1.84%) Netcool
2 2 (0.41%) Nagios
2 2 (0.41%) Puppet
3 1 (0.20%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.20%) Jitterbit
3 1 (0.20%) DBAmp
Vendors
1 60 (12.27%) hybris
2 52 (10.63%) Oracle
3 35 (7.16%) SAP
3 35 (7.16%) IBM
4 26 (5.32%) Microsoft
5 25 (5.11%) Adobe
6 24 (4.91%) Salesforce.com
6 24 (4.91%) Google
7 21 (4.29%) TIBCO
8 19 (3.89%) Endeca
9 16 (3.27%) Informatica
10 13 (2.66%) Sitecore
11 12 (2.45%) Red Hat
12 10 (2.04%) Cisco
12 10 (2.04%) JDA
12 10 (2.04%) RedPrairie
13 9 (1.84%) Pega
13 9 (1.84%) ATG
13 9 (1.84%) Amdocs
13 9 (1.84%) BMC
Berkshire
Venn Group
Rate: £30 - £35 Per Hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Corby, Northamptonshire
networx
Rate: £26,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Ticketmaster UK
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Project Recruit
Rate: From £35,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates or salary/package
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £Competitive (market rates)
Posted: 13 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £375 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £630.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago