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 25 May 2016 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 451 416 434
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +18
Contract jobs citing B2B 191 232 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.43% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.54% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 125 116
Median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £240 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £664 £573 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 32 2
Median hourly rate £13.50 £11.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -74.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.19 £11.00 £36.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.73 £11.00 £50.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.06 £30.50 £52.50
% change year-on-year
-47.36% -41.90%

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
43989 42942 40972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.91% 79.23% 77.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 29145 27166 25895
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median 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 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1025 1234 1230
Median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.71 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the UK over the 3 months to 25 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -54 179 £425 +6.25% 156
London -44 61 £413 -2.94% 75
South East -11 52 £375 -4.76% 29
Berkshire +1 27 £195 -44.28% 7
North West +2 23 £625 +53.37% 11
Reading +6 22 £195 -31.57% 2
East Midlands +7 13 £475 +11.76% 4
Manchester +4 13 £725 +70.58% 3
Buckinghamshire +21 12 £451 +38.61% 8
East of England +10 11 £419 -35.57% 8
City of London +38 10 £381 +1.66% 18
Merseyside - 9 £600 - 1
Hampshire +3 8 £363 -9.37% 5
Liverpool - 8 £484 - 1
Hertfordshire +17 7 £450 - 6
Milton Keynes +7 7 £445 +37.00% 6
Yorkshire +3 7 £450 -5.26% 7
West Yorkshire +1 7 £450 -5.26% 7
Northamptonshire -4 7 £600 +118.18% 1
South West -11 5 £200 -60.00% 11
Corby - 5 £600 -
Watford +9 4 £300 - 1
Bristol +1 4 £194 -48.33% 7
Leeds -3 4 £450 +2.85% 6
Surrey -12 4 £500 +257.14% 7
Havant +12 3 - - 3
Cambridgeshire +11 3 £388 +16.98% 1
Southampton +13 2 £363 -9.37%
Scotland -14 2 - -
Wales - 2 - -

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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.

1 114 (29.77%) Marketing
2 86 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (21.67%) B2C
4 61 (15.93%) E-Commerce
5 59 (15.40%) Finance
6 47 (12.27%) Project Management
7 46 (12.01%) SQL
8 44 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
8 44 (11.49%) Digital Marketing
9 43 (11.23%) Retail
9 43 (11.23%) Degree
10 41 (10.70%) Java
11 39 (10.18%) Migration
11 39 (10.18%) Microsoft
12 38 (9.92%) Salesforce.com
12 38 (9.92%) Oracle
12 38 (9.92%) CRM
13 35 (9.14%) HTML
13 35 (9.14%) Social Media
14 34 (8.88%) Scrum
15 33 (8.62%) CSS
16 31 (8.09%) JavaScript
16 31 (8.09%) Telecoms
17 30 (7.83%) Internet
17 30 (7.83%) SOA
18 29 (7.57%) SEO
19 28 (7.31%) XML
20 26 (6.79%) Web Services
21 25 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
22 24 (6.27%) CMS

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 24 (6.27%) CMS
2 13 (3.39%) WebSphere
3 12 (3.13%) Apache
4 11 (2.87%) Skype for Business
5 10 (2.61%) Oracle Service Bus
6 5 (1.31%) Confluence
7 4 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.04%) SAS
7 4 (1.04%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.78%) Drupal
8 3 (0.78%) IIS
8 3 (0.78%) JBoss
8 3 (0.78%) nginx
8 3 (0.78%) Node.js
8 3 (0.78%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.78%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.52%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (6.27%) MS Excel
2 19 (4.96%) MS Office
3 9 (2.35%) ProjectWise
4 8 (2.09%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.09%) Photoshop
5 6 (1.57%) MS Project
6 5 (1.31%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.52%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.26%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 13 (3.39%) Eloqua
2 10 (2.61%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (2.61%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 5 (1.31%) SAP hybris
4 4 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.78%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.78%) Magento
5 3 (0.78%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.52%) FastStats
6 2 (0.52%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.52%) Movex
6 2 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.52%) VisionPLUS
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.26%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 1 (0.26%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.26%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.96%) SaaS
2 12 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.09%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (2.09%) Office 365
5 6 (1.57%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.52%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.52%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.26%) Boomi
8 1 (0.26%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.26%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.26%) PaaS
8 1 (0.26%) Route 53
8 1 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 30 (7.83%) Internet
2 16 (4.18%) DNS
2 16 (4.18%) VPN
3 12 (3.13%) Firewall
4 11 (2.87%) SSL
5 10 (2.61%) FTP
5 10 (2.61%) LDAP
5 10 (2.61%) Reverse Proxy
5 10 (2.61%) SNMP
6 9 (2.35%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (2.35%) NetScaler
6 9 (2.35%) VoIP
6 9 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (2.09%) LAN
7 8 (2.09%) WAN
8 7 (1.83%) Broadband
8 7 (1.83%) HTTPS
9 5 (1.31%) Kerberos
10 4 (1.04%) DMZ
10 4 (1.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.18%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.66%) Oracle Database
3 12 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.83%) MySQL
6 6 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.57%) GIS
6 6 (1.57%) PowerCenter
6 6 (1.57%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.31%) Big Data
7 5 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.78%) DB2
8 3 (0.78%) QlikView
8 3 (0.78%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.52%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 1 (0.26%) OLAP Cube
10 1 (0.26%) Power BI
10 1 (0.26%) Redis
Development Applications
1 13 (3.39%) Git (software)
2 11 (2.87%) SoapUI
3 10 (2.61%) Eclipse
3 10 (2.61%) JIRA
4 5 (1.31%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.04%) Axure RP
5 4 (1.04%) Dreamweaver
5 4 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.78%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.52%) Gerrit
7 2 (0.52%) MSTest
7 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.52%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.26%) Bower
8 1 (0.26%) gulp
8 1 (0.26%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.26%) NuGet
8 1 (0.26%) NUnit
8 1 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 114 (29.77%) Marketing
2 59 (15.40%) Finance
3 43 (11.23%) Retail
4 31 (8.09%) Telecoms
5 23 (6.01%) German Language
6 13 (3.39%) French Language
7 12 (3.13%) Brand Awareness
7 12 (3.13%) Manufacturing
8 10 (2.61%) Banking
9 9 (2.35%) Advertising
10 8 (2.09%) Billing
11 7 (1.83%) Legal
12 4 (1.04%) Dutch Language
12 4 (1.04%) Italian Language
12 4 (1.04%) Law
12 4 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (1.04%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.78%) Games
13 3 (0.78%) Portuguese Language
13 3 (0.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 75 (19.58%) Architect
2 46 (12.01%) Analyst
2 46 (12.01%) Developer
3 40 (10.44%) Project Manager
4 36 (9.40%) Solutions Architect
5 34 (8.88%) Business Analyst
6 25 (6.53%) Consultant
7 18 (4.70%) Digital Architect
8 15 (3.92%) Enterprise Architect
9 13 (3.39%) Marketing Manager
10 12 (3.13%) Designer
10 12 (3.13%) Java Developer
10 12 (3.13%) Marketing Specialist
11 10 (2.61%) XML Developer
12 9 (2.35%) E-Commerce Manager
12 9 (2.35%) Senior Architect
12 9 (2.35%) Support Engineer
13 8 (2.09%) .NET Developer
13 8 (2.09%) Agile Project Manager
13 8 (2.09%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (9.14%) HTML
2 33 (8.62%) CSS
3 28 (7.31%) XML
4 26 (6.79%) Web Services
5 24 (6.27%) SOAP
6 22 (5.74%) .NET
6 22 (5.74%) Ajax
7 20 (5.22%) J2EE
8 18 (4.70%) RESTful
9 16 (4.18%) JMS
10 15 (3.92%) Hibernate
10 15 (3.92%) JSTL
10 15 (3.92%) Struts
11 14 (3.66%) Spring
11 14 (3.66%) XSD
12 13 (3.39%) ASP.NET
12 13 (3.39%) XSLT
13 12 (3.13%) JSP
14 11 (2.87%) jQuery
15 10 (2.61%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.14%) Social Media
2 25 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (6.01%) User Experience
4 17 (4.44%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.61%) Digital Media
6 9 (2.35%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.57%) FMCG
7 6 (1.57%) Internet of Things
7 6 (1.57%) PKI
8 5 (1.31%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.31%) Web 2.0
9 3 (0.78%) Copywriting
9 3 (0.78%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.78%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.78%) RIA
9 3 (0.78%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.52%) Handset
10 2 (0.52%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.96%) Linux
2 15 (3.92%) Windows
3 10 (2.61%) Unix
4 6 (1.57%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.78%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.78%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.52%) Android
6 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.26%) AIX
7 1 (0.26%) Solaris
7 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (21.67%) B2C
3 61 (15.93%) E-Commerce
4 47 (12.27%) Project Management
5 44 (11.49%) Digital Marketing
5 44 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
6 39 (10.18%) Migration
7 38 (9.92%) CRM
8 34 (8.88%) Scrum
9 30 (7.83%) SOA
10 29 (7.57%) SEO
11 23 (6.01%) Marketing Automation
12 21 (5.48%) Analytics
13 20 (5.22%) Business Analysis
13 20 (5.22%) OO
13 20 (5.22%) UML
14 19 (4.96%) Business Development
14 19 (4.96%) Waterfall
15 17 (4.44%) Email Marketing
15 17 (4.44%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 46 (12.01%) SQL
2 41 (10.70%) Java
3 31 (8.09%) JavaScript
4 18 (4.70%) C#
5 10 (2.61%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.83%) PHP
7 4 (1.04%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.78%) Python
9 2 (0.52%) Apex Code
9 2 (0.52%) C
9 2 (0.52%) Perl
9 2 (0.52%) R
9 2 (0.52%) Ruby
10 1 (0.26%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.26%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (0.26%) AWK
10 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (11.23%) Degree
2 14 (3.66%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.78%) ISEB
5 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.26%) CCDP
6 1 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.26%) MCAD
6 1 (0.26%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.83%) QA
2 2 (0.52%) COBIT
2 2 (0.52%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.26%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.26%) HL7
3 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (2.35%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (0.78%) WSUS
2 2 (0.52%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (0.26%) Control-M
3 1 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.26%) OpenSSO
3 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 39 (10.18%) Microsoft
2 38 (9.92%) Oracle
2 38 (9.92%) Salesforce.com
3 17 (4.44%) hybris
4 16 (4.18%) Marketo
5 15 (3.92%) SAP
6 12 (3.13%) Citrix
7 10 (2.61%) Cisco
7 10 (2.61%) F5
8 9 (2.35%) Blue Coat
8 9 (2.35%) CheckPoint
8 9 (2.35%) IronPort
9 8 (2.09%) Adobe
9 8 (2.09%) Informatica
10 7 (1.83%) Aprimo
10 7 (1.83%) IBM
11 6 (1.57%) ATG
11 6 (1.57%) Google
12 4 (1.04%) TIBCO
13 3 (0.78%) IBM Sterling
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