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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business-to-Business (B2B)
UK
Rank 408 405 439
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +34
Contract jobs citing B2B 196 218 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.43% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.52% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 129 75
Median daily rate £450 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £255 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 19
Median hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +13.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £11.00

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
37444 42299 41509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.58% 82.71% 79.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 24822 27641 26311
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 965 1161 1101
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +49.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +23 192 £450 +10.42% 155
London -24 105 £550 +29.41% 80
South East +17 47 £400 +6.66% 17
Berkshire +16 14 £395 +54.90% 7
City of London -12 13 £575 +30.09% 18
South West +18 12 £450 +5.88% 12
Yorkshire +28 10 £463 +57.44% 3
West Yorkshire +19 9 £458 +55.74% 2
Reading +6 9 £395 +56.43% 1
West Sussex -11 9 £388 -3.12%
Surrey +11 7 £290 -22.66% 3
Hampshire +7 6 £450 -5.26% 4
East Midlands +5 6 £325 -18.75% 3
West Midlands +4 5 £350 -34.88% 10
Oxfordshire - 5 £438 -
Staffordshire - 4 £350 -
Guildford - 4 - -
Cheshire +26 3 £400 -30.43% 6
Leeds +10 3 £525 +78.72% 1
North West +8 3 £400 +18.51% 16
Buckinghamshire +4 3 - -
Bristol 0 3 £500 +17.64% 5
East Sussex - 3 £388 - 1
Halifax - 3 £440 -
Bradford - 3 - -
Hook - 3 £456 -
Crewe - 3 £400 -
Oxford - 3 £438 -
Scotland +18 2 £440 +33.33% 2
Milton Keynes +1 2 - -

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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.

1 117 (29.77%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (24.43%) B2C
3 84 (21.37%) E-Commerce
4 75 (19.08%) Finance
5 69 (17.56%) Web Services
6 67 (17.05%) Marketing
7 57 (14.50%) User Experience
8 56 (14.25%) IBM
9 50 (12.72%) HTML
9 50 (12.72%) Project Management
10 46 (11.70%) Scrum
11 45 (11.45%) JavaScript
12 44 (11.20%) REST
13 43 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
14 42 (10.69%) Banking
14 42 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
15 41 (10.43%) Java
15 41 (10.43%) CSS
15 41 (10.43%) CRM
16 38 (9.67%) SOA
17 35 (8.91%) Retail
17 35 (8.91%) Analytics
18 33 (8.40%) XML
18 33 (8.40%) Oracle
19 32 (8.14%) SOAP
19 32 (8.14%) Telecoms
20 31 (7.89%) Microsoft
20 31 (7.89%) Business Analysis
21 28 (7.12%) Spring
21 28 (7.12%) QA

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 28 (7.12%) CMS
2 20 (5.09%) WebSphere
3 18 (4.58%) Apache
4 15 (3.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 11 (2.80%) Anypoint
6 9 (2.29%) JBoss
7 8 (2.04%) Mule ESB
8 7 (1.78%) WebLogic
8 7 (1.78%) WebSphere Application Server
9 6 (1.53%) Mule
10 5 (1.27%) Confluence
11 4 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (1.02%) SAS
12 3 (0.76%) Gentran
12 3 (0.76%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.51%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.51%) Oracle Service Bus
14 1 (0.25%) ArcGIS
14 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (4.33%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.56%) MS Office
3 8 (2.04%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.76%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.51%) MS Project
6 2 (0.51%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 9 (2.29%) Eloqua
2 7 (1.78%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.27%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (1.02%) FastStats
4 4 (1.02%) Magento
5 3 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.76%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.51%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.25%) Maximo
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.25%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.25%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.25%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.25%) SAP FI-CA
7 1 (0.25%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.56%) SaaS
2 11 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.27%) Office 365
5 4 (1.02%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.76%) CloudSense
7 2 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.51%) IaaS
8 1 (0.25%) Asana
8 1 (0.25%) G Suite
8 1 (0.25%) GitHub
8 1 (0.25%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.25%) PaaS
8 1 (0.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.09%) FTP
1 20 (5.09%) Internet
2 13 (3.31%) Firewall
3 8 (2.04%) HTTP
3 8 (2.04%) HTTPS
4 7 (1.78%) Intranet
4 7 (1.78%) Kerberos
4 7 (1.78%) SSL
4 7 (1.78%) WinSCP
5 6 (1.53%) Ethernet
5 6 (1.53%) VPN
5 6 (1.53%) WAN
6 4 (1.02%) Extranet
7 3 (0.76%) AMQP
7 3 (0.76%) GPON
7 3 (0.76%) IPsec
7 3 (0.76%) MPLS
7 3 (0.76%) SMS
7 3 (0.76%) VoIP
7 3 (0.76%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.34%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.56%) Big Data
3 9 (2.29%) MySQL
4 8 (2.04%) NoSQL
4 8 (2.04%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.78%) Endeca
6 5 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (1.27%) Neo4j
7 4 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.02%) Hazelcast
7 4 (1.02%) OLAP
7 4 (1.02%) OLTP
8 3 (0.76%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.76%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.51%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.51%) DataStage
9 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (2.80%) JIRA
2 8 (2.04%) Jasmine
3 7 (1.78%) ClearCase
3 7 (1.78%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.78%) XMLSpy
4 6 (1.53%) Eclipse
4 6 (1.53%) PHPUnit
5 4 (1.02%) Ant
5 4 (1.02%) Axure RP
5 4 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.76%) Grunt
6 3 (0.76%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.76%) JUnit
6 3 (0.76%) Mockito
6 3 (0.76%) Subversion
6 3 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.51%) Mocha
7 2 (0.51%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.51%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 75 (19.08%) Finance
2 67 (17.05%) Marketing
3 42 (10.69%) Banking
4 35 (8.91%) Retail
5 32 (8.14%) Telecoms
6 17 (4.33%) Publishing
7 15 (3.82%) Advertising
8 11 (2.80%) Billing
9 7 (1.78%) Legal
10 4 (1.02%) Games
10 4 (1.02%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.76%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.51%) Back Office
12 2 (0.51%) Electronics
12 2 (0.51%) German Language
13 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.25%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.25%) French Language
13 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 89 (22.65%) Architect
2 83 (21.12%) Developer
3 58 (14.76%) Analyst
4 39 (9.92%) Business Analyst
5 36 (9.16%) Product Manager
6 32 (8.14%) Consultant
7 31 (7.89%) Solutions Architect
8 24 (6.11%) Project Manager
9 18 (4.58%) Integration Architect
10 15 (3.82%) Lead Architect
11 13 (3.31%) Marketing Manager
12 10 (2.54%) PHP Developer
12 10 (2.54%) Technical Architect
13 9 (2.29%) Angular Developer
13 9 (2.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 9 (2.29%) Integration Developer
13 9 (2.29%) Senior Manager
13 9 (2.29%) Senior Product Manager
14 8 (2.04%) Designer
14 8 (2.04%) Hybris Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (17.56%) Web Services
2 50 (12.72%) HTML
3 44 (11.20%) REST
4 41 (10.43%) CSS
5 33 (8.40%) XML
6 32 (8.14%) SOAP
7 28 (7.12%) Spring
8 25 (6.36%) HTML5
9 24 (6.11%) J2EE
10 23 (5.85%) Node.js
11 22 (5.60%) Middleware
12 21 (5.34%) AngularJS
13 20 (5.09%) RESTful
14 19 (4.83%) JMS
15 18 (4.58%) CSS3
16 16 (4.07%) XSLT
17 15 (3.82%) IBM Integration Bus
17 15 (3.82%) React
17 15 (3.82%) Servlets
18 14 (3.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 57 (14.50%) User Experience
2 42 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.56%) Virtual Team
4 12 (3.05%) iPad
4 12 (3.05%) iSeries
4 12 (3.05%) Tandem
5 11 (2.80%) Fintech
6 10 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (2.29%) DataPower
7 9 (2.29%) Mobile App
8 8 (2.04%) Social Media
9 7 (1.78%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.78%) FMCG
9 7 (1.78%) Mainframe
10 6 (1.53%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.02%) Data Centre
11 4 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (1.02%) Mobile Games
11 4 (1.02%) Online Games
12 3 (0.76%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 18 (4.58%) Unix
1 18 (4.58%) Windows
2 12 (3.05%) zOS
3 9 (2.29%) Linux
4 3 (0.76%) Android
5 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.25%) Solaris
5 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (29.77%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (24.43%) B2C
3 84 (21.37%) E-Commerce
4 50 (12.72%) Project Management
5 46 (11.70%) Scrum
6 43 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 41 (10.43%) CRM
8 38 (9.67%) SOA
9 35 (8.91%) Analytics
10 31 (7.89%) Business Analysis
11 24 (6.11%) Workflow
12 23 (5.85%) TDD
13 19 (4.83%) Business Intelligence
13 19 (4.83%) Web Development
14 18 (4.58%) OOP
15 17 (4.33%) EAI
15 17 (4.33%) Service Delivery
16 16 (4.07%) Content Management
17 15 (3.82%) Data Integration
17 15 (3.82%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 45 (11.45%) JavaScript
2 41 (10.43%) Java
3 28 (7.12%) SQL
4 16 (4.07%) C#
5 14 (3.56%) PHP
6 12 (3.05%) JCL
7 7 (1.78%) C
8 6 (1.53%) PHP 5
9 5 (1.27%) R
10 2 (0.51%) ABAP
10 2 (0.51%) ActionScript
10 2 (0.51%) ActionScript 2.0
10 2 (0.51%) Apple Swift
10 2 (0.51%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.51%) Scala
10 2 (0.51%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.25%) C++
11 1 (0.25%) Perl
11 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (6.87%) Degree
2 6 (1.53%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.76%) PMP
3 3 (0.76%) SC Cleared
3 3 (0.76%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (0.25%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.25%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.25%) ISEB
4 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.25%) MBA
4 1 (0.25%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.12%) QA
2 9 (2.29%) SLA
3 6 (1.53%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.27%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 12 (3.05%) Time Sharing Option
2 6 (1.53%) Docker
3 1 (0.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (2.80%) MOM
2 7 (1.78%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.25%) CloudHub
3 1 (0.25%) Control-M
3 1 (0.25%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.25%) Nagios
3 1 (0.25%) OpenSSO
3 1 (0.25%) Puppet
3 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 56 (14.25%) IBM
2 33 (8.40%) Oracle
3 31 (7.89%) Microsoft
4 21 (5.34%) hybris
5 19 (4.83%) Salesforce.com
6 18 (4.58%) Apigee
6 18 (4.58%) MuleSoft
7 16 (4.07%) Google
7 16 (4.07%) IBM Sterling
8 15 (3.82%) SAP
9 13 (3.31%) Axway
10 10 (2.54%) Zend
11 9 (2.29%) ATG
12 7 (1.78%) Apple
12 7 (1.78%) CA
12 7 (1.78%) HP
13 6 (1.53%) Adobe
14 4 (1.02%) Apteco
14 4 (1.02%) Cisco
14 4 (1.02%) Riverbed
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £170.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable, depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Contingency Team
Posted: 13 days ago