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 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 374 373 409
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +36
Contract jobs citing B2B 245 222 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.41% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.54% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 141 111
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £551 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £430 £353
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +21.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 2 3
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 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +33.33%

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
42683 40843 36923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.49% 76.03% 74.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 27538 25481 22182
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1145 1208 1092
Average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 2 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 2 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 2 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 +3 229 £425 - 122
London -9 96 £409 -3.82% 63
South East -12 48 £400 +2.56% 16
East Midlands +15 29 £475 +352.38% 2
Berkshire +12 21 £381 -12.35% 9
Northamptonshire +22 19 £438 +316.66%
City of London -8 17 £450 +38.46% 25
South West +10 12 £500 -9.17% 10
West Midlands +3 11 £400 -5.88% 10
East of England -1 11 £500 +33.33% 8
North West -26 10 £425 -22.72% 7
Bracknell - 10 £475 - 1
Birmingham +2 8 £481 +13.23% 2
Hampshire +2 8 £400 +117.68%
Oxfordshire -25 7 £339 +12.91%
Cheshire - 7 £318 - 5
Bristol +8 6 £388 -18.42% 2
Bedfordshire +9 5 £650 +13.04% 2
Luton +8 5 £650 +13.04% 1
Yorkshire -22 5 £450 +38.46% 2
Reading +10 4 £250 -54.54% 4
Scotland +6 4 £355 +0.70% 1
Slough +4 4 £251 -47.10% 1
Thames Valley - 4 £480 -
Wales - 4 £425 - 5
Northampton +4 3 £600 -
Milton Keynes +3 3 £250 -37.50% 2
Solihull +1 3 £375 -11.76% 1
Buckinghamshire +1 3 £250 +28.20% 2
West Yorkshire -8 3 £450 +190.32% 2

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 147 (31.48%) B2C
2 136 (29.12%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (27.41%) E-Commerce
4 95 (20.34%) Marketing
5 90 (19.27%) Java
6 74 (15.85%) Retail
7 61 (13.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 60 (12.85%) Project Management
9 56 (11.99%) Finance
9 56 (11.99%) hybris
10 52 (11.13%) Time Management
11 50 (10.71%) HTML
12 47 (10.06%) Scrum
12 47 (10.06%) JavaScript
13 45 (9.64%) Web Services
14 44 (9.42%) SQL
15 43 (9.21%) Oracle
15 43 (9.21%) CRM
16 41 (8.78%) Analytics
17 40 (8.57%) User Experience
17 40 (8.57%) J2EE
18 39 (8.35%) XML
19 38 (8.14%) SAP
19 38 (8.14%) TOGAF
19 38 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
20 37 (7.92%) SOA
21 35 (7.49%) CSS
22 33 (7.07%) Waterfall
23 32 (6.85%) Microsoft
23 32 (6.85%) Telecoms

B2B
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 25 (5.35%) WebSphere
2 19 (4.07%) WebLogic
3 18 (3.85%) Apache
4 15 (3.21%) CMS
4 15 (3.21%) Apache Solr
5 12 (2.57%) SharePoint
6 8 (1.71%) WebLogic Portal
7 6 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
7 6 (1.28%) WebSphere Portal
7 6 (1.28%) Drupal
7 6 (1.28%) Mule
7 6 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.07%) Lync
8 5 (1.07%) SAS
9 4 (0.86%) Commerce Server
9 4 (0.86%) WordPress
10 3 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.64%) IIS
10 3 (0.64%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (0.43%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 22 (4.71%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.50%) MS Office
3 6 (1.28%) Photoshop
3 6 (1.28%) InfoPath
4 5 (1.07%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.86%) MS Project
5 4 (0.86%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.21%) InDesign
7 1 (0.21%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 11 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.71%) SAP ERP
3 5 (1.07%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.86%) Magento
4 4 (0.86%) Optimost
4 4 (0.86%) Fredhopper
5 3 (0.64%) Summit
6 2 (0.43%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.21%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.21%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.21%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.57%) Google Analytics
2 8 (1.71%) SaaS
3 5 (1.07%) Google Checkout
4 4 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.64%) PaaS
5 3 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.14%) Internet
2 8 (1.71%) LAN
2 8 (1.71%) WAN
3 7 (1.50%) VPN
3 7 (1.50%) Firewall
4 6 (1.28%) HTTP
4 6 (1.28%) Intranet
5 5 (1.07%) DNS
5 5 (1.07%) VoIP
5 5 (1.07%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.86%) SNMP
6 4 (0.86%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.64%) MPLS
7 3 (0.64%) DHCP
8 2 (0.43%) FTP
8 2 (0.43%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.43%) Broadband
8 2 (0.43%) RFID
8 2 (0.43%) NFC
8 2 (0.43%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (3.21%) MySQL
4 12 (2.57%) Relational Database
5 10 (2.14%) PowerCenter
6 8 (1.71%) DB2
7 7 (1.50%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.28%) PerformancePoint
8 6 (1.28%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.07%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.64%) Redis
10 3 (0.64%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 3 (0.64%) Big Data
10 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.43%) Base SAS
11 2 (0.43%) SAP BW
11 2 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (3.00%) Subversion
1 14 (3.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.71%) Ant
3 6 (1.28%) JIRA
4 4 (0.86%) Eclipse
4 4 (0.86%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.64%) Grunt
6 2 (0.43%) Bower
6 2 (0.43%) JUnit
6 2 (0.43%) Jasmine
6 2 (0.43%) Gradle
6 2 (0.43%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.21%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.21%) NWDS
7 1 (0.21%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.21%) Hudson
7 1 (0.21%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.21%) Rational Application Developer
7 1 (0.21%) JBehave
7 1 (0.21%) Dreamweaver
General
1 95 (20.34%) Marketing
2 74 (15.85%) Retail
3 56 (11.99%) Finance
4 32 (6.85%) Telecoms
5 17 (3.64%) Advertising
6 16 (3.43%) Banking
7 15 (3.21%) Billing
8 14 (3.00%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.93%) Front Office
10 8 (1.71%) Russian Language
11 7 (1.50%) Electronics
11 7 (1.50%) Investment Banking
12 5 (1.07%) Legal
12 5 (1.07%) German Language
13 4 (0.86%) Hindi Language
13 4 (0.86%) Italian Language
13 4 (0.86%) Tamil Language
13 4 (0.86%) Urdu Language
13 4 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.64%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 95 (20.34%) Architect
2 79 (16.92%) Developer
3 54 (11.56%) Project Manager
4 48 (10.28%) Analyst
5 44 (9.42%) Consultant
6 41 (8.78%) Solutions Architect
7 25 (5.35%) Business Analyst
8 23 (4.93%) Java Developer
9 19 (4.07%) Hybris Architect
10 15 (3.21%) Marketing Manager
11 14 (3.00%) Senior Developer
11 14 (3.00%) Hybris Developer
11 14 (3.00%) Designer
12 9 (1.93%) Sales Consultant
12 9 (1.93%) Data Analyst
13 8 (1.71%) E-Commerce Manager
14 7 (1.50%) Product Manager
14 7 (1.50%) Technical Leader
15 6 (1.28%) ScrumMaster
15 6 (1.28%) SharePoint Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (10.71%) HTML
2 45 (9.64%) Web Services
3 40 (8.57%) J2EE
4 39 (8.35%) XML
5 35 (7.49%) CSS
6 24 (5.14%) Spring
7 19 (4.07%) .NET
7 19 (4.07%) SOAP
8 17 (3.64%) JSP
9 15 (3.21%) Middleware
9 15 (3.21%) jQuery
10 14 (3.00%) REST
11 13 (2.78%) Ajax
12 12 (2.57%) XSLT
12 12 (2.57%) Struts
13 11 (2.36%) EDI
14 10 (2.14%) XSL
14 10 (2.14%) HTML5
15 9 (1.93%) JSON
16 8 (1.71%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.57%) User Experience
2 38 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.14%) Social Media
4 16 (3.43%) Taxonomies
5 14 (3.00%) FMCG
6 9 (1.93%) Visualisation
7 8 (1.71%) Data Centre
8 7 (1.50%) SWIFT
8 7 (1.50%) Digital Media
8 7 (1.50%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.50%) E-Learning
9 6 (1.28%) Ontologies
9 6 (1.28%) Data Integration
10 5 (1.07%) iPad
11 4 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.86%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.86%) Copywriting
12 3 (0.64%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.64%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.43%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (4.71%) Linux
2 18 (3.85%) UNIX
3 11 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (2.14%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.50%) Windows
6 5 (1.07%) Android
7 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.43%) AIX
8 1 (0.21%) Solaris
8 1 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (31.48%) B2C
2 136 (29.12%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (27.41%) E-Commerce
4 61 (13.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 60 (12.85%) Project Management
6 52 (11.13%) Time Management
7 47 (10.06%) Scrum
8 43 (9.21%) CRM
9 41 (8.78%) Analytics
10 38 (8.14%) TOGAF
11 37 (7.92%) SOA
12 33 (7.07%) Waterfall
13 28 (6.00%) Digital Marketing
13 28 (6.00%) Content Management
14 26 (5.57%) PRINCE2
15 25 (5.35%) Zachman Framework
15 25 (5.35%) Enterprise Architecture
16 23 (4.93%) OO
16 23 (4.93%) SDLC
17 21 (4.50%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 90 (19.27%) Java
2 47 (10.06%) JavaScript
3 44 (9.42%) SQL
4 13 (2.78%) PHP
4 13 (2.78%) PL/SQL
5 10 (2.14%) AWK
6 9 (1.93%) C#
7 6 (1.28%) Perl
8 5 (1.07%) Apple Swift
9 4 (0.86%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.86%) C
10 3 (0.64%) Objective-C
10 3 (0.64%) Python
11 2 (0.43%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.43%) Groovy
11 2 (0.43%) ABAP
12 1 (0.21%) C++
12 1 (0.21%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.21%) DCL
12 1 (0.21%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 25 (5.35%) Degree
2 11 (2.36%) PMP
2 11 (2.36%) PMI Certification
3 10 (2.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 7 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.07%) MCSA
5 5 (1.07%) CCNA
6 4 (0.86%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.64%) A+ Certification
7 3 (0.64%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.64%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (0.43%) MCTS
8 2 (0.43%) MCITP
8 2 (0.43%) MCSE
9 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.21%) ISEB
9 1 (0.21%) CCIE
9 1 (0.21%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.21%) QA
2 4 (0.86%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.43%) SLA
4 1 (0.21%) COBIT
4 1 (0.21%) P3O
System Software
1 9 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.28%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.21%) vSphere
3 1 (0.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (1.07%) Netcool
2 2 (0.43%) Nagios
2 2 (0.43%) Puppet
3 1 (0.21%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.21%) Jitterbit
3 1 (0.21%) DBAmp
Vendors
1 56 (11.99%) hybris
2 43 (9.21%) Oracle
3 38 (8.14%) SAP
4 32 (6.85%) Microsoft
5 30 (6.42%) IBM
6 21 (4.50%) Salesforce.com
7 19 (4.07%) Endeca
7 19 (4.07%) Google
8 15 (3.21%) Informatica
8 15 (3.21%) Adobe
9 14 (3.00%) TIBCO
10 11 (2.36%) Red Hat
11 10 (2.14%) JDA
11 10 (2.14%) VMware
11 10 (2.14%) RedPrairie
12 8 (1.71%) ATG
12 8 (1.71%) Citrix
13 7 (1.50%) Cisco
13 7 (1.50%) Sitecore
14 5 (1.07%) PayPal
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Excellent Consultancy Rates
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Montash
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Mason Frank International
Rate: £400 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £250 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Montash
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £30000.00 - £33500.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £Competitive (market rates)
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Montash
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £Competitive (market rates)
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell
Intuition IT Solutions
Rate: £0.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
South East London
EDM Limited
Posted: 15 days ago
UK
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £Competitive (market rates)
Posted: 19 days ago