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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 439 403 341
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -62
Contract jobs citing B2B 138 156 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.32% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.43% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 69 114
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £515 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 5 4
Average hourly rate £11.00 £8.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -59.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £8.75 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £12.00 £97.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £8.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+25.71% -59.30%

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
38243 36175 32672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.25% 74.28% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 24566 22006 19405
Average daily rate £422 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £274 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1006 1114 1321
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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 27 January 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
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 27 January 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 -23 132 £425 +13.33% 165
London -26 59 £382 -10.23% 69
South East +9 44 £413 +10.00% 26
Berkshire +7 10 £275 -26.66% 7
West Sussex -1 10 - - 2
City of London +12 9 £425 +49.12% 24
Surrey +3 8 £650 - 2
East Midlands +16 7 £525 - 6
East of England -5 7 £606 - 5
Bedfordshire - 7 £606 - 2
Hampshire -16 5 £400 +8.10% 7
Oxfordshire - 5 £425 - 4
Nottingham +1 4 - - 2
Nottinghamshire -1 4 - - 2
South West -22 4 £550 +29.41% 15
Kent - 4 £445 -
Reigate - 4 - - 1
Cheshire +8 3 £350 +16.66% 5
Bracknell +6 3 - - 1
North West -14 3 £350 +16.66% 16
Reading +11 2 £275 -14.06% 1
Slough -5 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -12 2 £275 - 3
Northamptonshire - 2 £525 - 4
Wiltshire - 2 £550 - 1
Canary Wharf +7 1 £235 -
Solihull -2 1 - - 2
Milton Keynes -9 1 £400 - 2
Bristol -14 1 £338 - 14
West Midlands -14 1 - - 12

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 85 (27.07%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (26.11%) B2C
3 77 (24.52%) Marketing
4 63 (20.06%) E-Commerce
5 62 (19.75%) Finance
6 53 (16.88%) HTML
7 51 (16.24%) Web Services
8 48 (15.29%) JavaScript
9 47 (14.97%) CSS
10 45 (14.33%) XML
11 40 (12.74%) Telecoms
11 40 (12.74%) Retail
12 38 (12.10%) Java
13 36 (11.46%) Project Management
14 35 (11.15%) Scrum
14 35 (11.15%) Microsoft
15 33 (10.51%) SOA
16 32 (10.19%) CMS
17 31 (9.87%) Stakeholder Management
18 29 (9.24%) User Experience
19 28 (8.92%) OO
19 28 (8.92%) Time Management
20 26 (8.28%) SAP
20 26 (8.28%) Degree
21 25 (7.96%) CRM
22 24 (7.64%) Advertising
22 24 (7.64%) TDD
22 24 (7.64%) REST
23 23 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
23 23 (7.32%) Migration

B2B
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 32 (10.19%) CMS
2 13 (4.14%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.18%) Apache
4 8 (2.55%) Drupal
5 7 (2.23%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.91%) WordPress
7 5 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (1.59%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (1.59%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.59%) Lync
8 4 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.96%) SAS
10 2 (0.64%) Gentran
10 2 (0.64%) Adobe CQ
10 2 (0.64%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.64%) IIS
10 2 (0.64%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 21 (6.69%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.78%) MS Office
3 9 (2.87%) InfoPath
4 8 (2.55%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (2.55%) OmniGraffle
5 7 (2.23%) Photoshop
6 4 (1.27%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.96%) InDesign
7 3 (0.96%) MS Project
8 2 (0.64%) SPSS
9 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.32%) FastStats
9 1 (0.32%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 5 (1.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.96%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.96%) SAP ERP
2 3 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.64%) SiteCatalyst
3 2 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.32%) TIBCO iProcess
4 1 (0.32%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.32%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.32%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.55%) SaaS
2 3 (0.96%) PaaS
3 2 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.32%) GitHub
4 1 (0.32%) IaaS
4 1 (0.32%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.32%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.18%) HTTP
1 10 (3.18%) SNMP
2 7 (2.23%) Intranet
3 6 (1.91%) FTP
3 6 (1.91%) VoIP
4 4 (1.27%) Firewall
5 3 (0.96%) NFC
5 3 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (0.96%) Wireless
5 3 (0.96%) RFID
5 3 (0.96%) WAN
5 3 (0.96%) Broadband
5 3 (0.96%) LAN
5 3 (0.96%) Internet
5 3 (0.96%) Extranet
5 3 (0.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (0.96%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (0.96%) MVNO
6 2 (0.64%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.64%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.18%) PowerCenter
1 10 (3.18%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.59%) PerformancePoint
5 4 (1.27%) MySQL
6 3 (0.96%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.64%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.64%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (0.64%) Big Data
7 2 (0.64%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.64%) OLTP
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.32%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.32%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.32%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (2.87%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.23%) Axure RP
3 6 (1.91%) Grunt
3 6 (1.91%) JIRA
4 4 (1.27%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.27%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.96%) Maven
5 3 (0.96%) JBehave
5 3 (0.96%) WebDriver
5 3 (0.96%) Selenium
5 3 (0.96%) JUnit
5 3 (0.96%) Gradle
6 2 (0.64%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.32%) LSMW
7 1 (0.32%) Mocha
7 1 (0.32%) Hudson
7 1 (0.32%) RSpec
7 1 (0.32%) TestNG
7 1 (0.32%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.32%) Jasmine
General
1 77 (24.52%) Marketing
2 62 (19.75%) Finance
3 40 (12.74%) Telecoms
3 40 (12.74%) Retail
4 24 (7.64%) Advertising
5 16 (5.10%) Banking
6 12 (3.82%) Publishing
7 11 (3.50%) Games
8 8 (2.55%) Manufacturing
9 7 (2.23%) French Language
9 7 (2.23%) Legal
10 5 (1.59%) Electronics
11 4 (1.27%) Back Office
12 3 (0.96%) Dutch Language
12 3 (0.96%) German Language
12 3 (0.96%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.96%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.96%) Billing
13 2 (0.64%) Law
13 2 (0.64%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 64 (20.38%) Developer
2 54 (17.20%) Architect
3 41 (13.06%) Analyst
4 27 (8.60%) Project Manager
5 25 (7.96%) Business Analyst
5 25 (7.96%) Consultant
5 25 (7.96%) Solutions Architect
6 23 (7.32%) Marketing Manager
6 23 (7.32%) Java Developer
7 16 (5.10%) Web Developer
8 12 (3.82%) Senior Manager
9 11 (3.50%) Product Manager
10 10 (3.18%) Java Engineer
11 9 (2.87%) Designer
12 8 (2.55%) Informatica Developer
12 8 (2.55%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 7 (2.23%) Java Web Developer
13 7 (2.23%) Senior Project Manager
13 7 (2.23%) Programmer
14 6 (1.91%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (16.88%) HTML
2 51 (16.24%) Web Services
3 47 (14.97%) CSS
4 45 (14.33%) XML
5 24 (7.64%) REST
6 22 (7.01%) jQuery
7 20 (6.37%) .NET
7 20 (6.37%) Spring
8 17 (5.41%) Ajax
8 17 (5.41%) EDI
9 16 (5.10%) SOAP
9 16 (5.10%) Struts
9 16 (5.10%) J2EE
10 15 (4.78%) XSL
11 14 (4.46%) HTML5
11 14 (4.46%) CSS3
12 13 (4.14%) XSD
13 12 (3.82%) ASP.NET
14 10 (3.18%) JavaBeans
14 10 (3.18%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.24%) User Experience
2 23 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (6.05%) Social Media
4 16 (5.10%) Mobile App
5 14 (4.46%) Open Source
6 11 (3.50%) Data Integration
6 11 (3.50%) FMCG
7 10 (3.18%) Digital Media
8 9 (2.87%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.91%) E-Learning
10 5 (1.59%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.59%) Taxonomies
10 5 (1.59%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.96%) Mobile Banking
13 2 (0.64%) Performance Metrics
13 2 (0.64%) DTV
13 2 (0.64%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.64%) Data Extraction
13 2 (0.64%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.46%) Linux
2 9 (2.87%) Android
3 8 (2.55%) Windows
3 8 (2.55%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.91%) UNIX
5 3 (0.96%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.64%) AIX
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (27.07%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (26.11%) B2C
3 63 (20.06%) E-Commerce
4 36 (11.46%) Project Management
5 35 (11.15%) Scrum
6 33 (10.51%) SOA
7 31 (9.87%) Stakeholder Management
8 28 (8.92%) OO
8 28 (8.92%) Time Management
9 25 (7.96%) CRM
10 24 (7.64%) TDD
11 23 (7.32%) Migration
12 22 (7.01%) User Stories
13 17 (5.41%) Digital Marketing
13 17 (5.41%) Content Management
14 16 (5.10%) Business Analysis
14 16 (5.10%) Business Development
15 15 (4.78%) E-business
15 15 (4.78%) MVC
16 14 (4.46%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 48 (15.29%) JavaScript
2 38 (12.10%) Java
3 16 (5.10%) SQL
4 12 (3.82%) C#
5 6 (1.91%) PHP
5 6 (1.91%) ActionScript
5 6 (1.91%) ActionScript 2.0
6 4 (1.27%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.27%) XPath
7 3 (0.96%) Groovy
7 3 (0.96%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.64%) C
9 1 (0.32%) Ruby
9 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.32%) Perl
9 1 (0.32%) C++
9 1 (0.32%) COBOL
9 1 (0.32%) ABAP
9 1 (0.32%) VB
9 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (8.28%) Degree
2 7 (2.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 6 (1.91%) MCSE
3 6 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.59%) MCTS
4 5 (1.59%) MCITP
4 5 (1.59%) MCSA
5 4 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.27%) CCNP
6 3 (0.96%) CIMA
6 3 (0.96%) ACCA
6 3 (0.96%) CCNA
6 3 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.64%) AAT
7 2 (0.64%) CCIE
7 2 (0.64%) MBA
7 2 (0.64%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.32%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.32%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.32%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.82%) QA
2 8 (2.55%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.64%) SLA
3 2 (0.64%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (2.55%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.32%) vSphere
3 1 (0.32%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (0.96%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (11.15%) Microsoft
2 26 (8.28%) SAP
3 15 (4.78%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (3.82%) Oracle
5 11 (3.50%) IBM
6 10 (3.18%) Adobe
6 10 (3.18%) Informatica
7 8 (2.55%) Eloqua
8 7 (2.23%) VMware
8 7 (2.23%) Siebel
9 6 (1.91%) Citrix
9 6 (1.91%) Cisco
9 6 (1.91%) hybris
10 5 (1.59%) Remedy
10 5 (1.59%) Avaya
10 5 (1.59%) F5
10 5 (1.59%) Sonus
11 4 (1.27%) Marketo
11 4 (1.27%) Facebook
11 4 (1.27%) Google
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