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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 421 394 382
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -12
Contract jobs citing B2B 192 184 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.35% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.47% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 107 132
Average daily rate
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£390 £410 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.87% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £385
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £9.75 £37.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.00% +150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.15 £14.50 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £37.50 £163.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.00 £37.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-76.00% +150.00%

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
42741 39110 42091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.95% 74.08% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26680 24151 24372
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1185 1098 1551
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014. 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 -32 183 £390 -5.45% 172
London -23 72 £400 -5.88% 77
South East +3 47 £396 +13.14% 27
Berkshire +26 24 £400 - 9
North East -22 13 £325 -18.75% 5
East of England -28 11 £350 +9.37% 11
Yorkshire +7 10 £175 -58.82% 6
Durham +3 10 £325 -18.75%
Darlington -4 10 £325 -13.33%
City of London +17 9 £425 -2.29% 23
West Midlands -13 8 £325 -13.33% 12
Bracknell - 8 £440 -
Watford -1 7 - -
West Yorkshire -2 7 £155 -63.52% 3
Hertfordshire -25 7 - - 4
Reading +19 6 £275 -21.42% 1
North West -10 6 £575 +69.11% 13
East Sussex - 6 - - 2
Brighton - 6 - - 2
East Midlands +2 5 £525 +23.52% 2
Leeds 0 5 £155 -63.52% 3
Buckinghamshire -7 5 £175 -63.15% 1
South West -32 5 £375 +7.14% 19
Solihull +9 4 £325 -13.33% 1
Hampshire -12 4 £286 - 5
Bristol -14 4 £375 +7.14% 11
Middlesex +5 3 £396 -
Northamptonshire +5 3 £365 -18.88%
Manchester -18 3 £423 +12.66% 9
North Yorkshire - 3 £490 - 3

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

1 128 (31.14%) B2C
2 109 (26.52%) Marketing
3 99 (24.09%) Finance
4 89 (21.65%) E-Commerce
5 87 (21.17%) Agile Software Development
6 65 (15.82%) Project Management
7 63 (15.33%) HTML
8 61 (14.84%) XML
9 59 (14.36%) Retail
10 58 (14.11%) Web Services
10 58 (14.11%) JavaScript
11 49 (11.92%) Java
12 47 (11.44%) .NET
12 47 (11.44%) User Experience
13 46 (11.19%) CSS
14 43 (10.46%) jQuery
15 42 (10.22%) Telecoms
16 41 (9.98%) Migration
16 41 (9.98%) Stakeholder Management
17 39 (9.49%) REST
18 38 (9.25%) C#
19 37 (9.00%) Salesforce.com
20 35 (8.52%) Oracle
20 35 (8.52%) CRM
21 34 (8.27%) Business Analysis
22 33 (8.03%) SOAP
22 33 (8.03%) Scrum
23 32 (7.79%) SQL
24 31 (7.54%) SAP
24 31 (7.54%) ASP.NET

B2B
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 30 (7.30%) CMS
2 27 (6.57%) SharePoint
3 15 (3.65%) WebSphere
4 13 (3.16%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (2.43%) Umbraco
5 10 (2.43%) IIS
6 9 (2.19%) Apache
7 8 (1.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 8 (1.95%) Liferay
8 6 (1.46%) Drupal
8 6 (1.46%) SAS
9 4 (0.97%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.73%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.49%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
11 2 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.49%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.49%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.24%) Adobe CQ
12 1 (0.24%) CICS
12 1 (0.24%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 19 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.65%) InfoPath
3 14 (3.41%) MS Office
4 11 (2.68%) Photoshop
5 10 (2.43%) Adobe Illustrator
6 9 (2.19%) OmniGraffle
7 7 (1.70%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (1.22%) MS Visio
9 4 (0.97%) SPSS
9 4 (0.97%) MS Project
10 3 (0.73%) InDesign
11 2 (0.49%) FastStats
12 1 (0.24%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 8 (1.95%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.70%) Google Analytics
3 6 (1.46%) SAP CRM
3 6 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.73%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.73%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.49%) Maximo
6 2 (0.49%) Magento
6 2 (0.49%) SiteCatalyst
7 1 (0.24%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.24%) Cordys
7 1 (0.24%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.22%) SaaS
2 4 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.49%) IaaS
3 2 (0.49%) Force.com
3 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.49%) PaaS
4 1 (0.24%) Office 365
4 1 (0.24%) GitHub
4 1 (0.24%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.08%) HTTP
2 20 (4.87%) Internet
3 16 (3.89%) FTP
4 15 (3.65%) Extranet
5 7 (1.70%) Firewall
5 7 (1.70%) Intranet
6 6 (1.46%) SNMP
6 6 (1.46%) VPN
7 5 (1.22%) DNS
7 5 (1.22%) Wireless
8 4 (0.97%) EIGRP
8 4 (0.97%) IGRP
8 4 (0.97%) DMZ
9 3 (0.73%) SAN
9 3 (0.73%) VoIP
9 3 (0.73%) SSL
9 3 (0.73%) Broadband
9 3 (0.73%) SSH
9 3 (0.73%) Network Security
9 3 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (6.81%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (3.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (2.43%) MySQL
4 10 (2.43%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (1.95%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.97%) Data Mining
7 4 (0.97%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.49%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.49%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.49%) DataStage
8 2 (0.49%) DB2
9 1 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.24%) QualityStage
9 1 (0.24%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.24%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 13 (3.16%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.19%) JIRA
3 8 (1.95%) Axure RP
4 7 (1.70%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.46%) Gradle
6 4 (0.97%) Selenium
6 4 (0.97%) JUnit
7 3 (0.73%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.73%) Subversion
7 3 (0.73%) Maven
7 3 (0.73%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.49%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 2 (0.49%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.49%) JBehave
8 2 (0.49%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.24%) DbUnit
9 1 (0.24%) Mocha
9 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.24%) Toad
9 1 (0.24%) Dreamweaver
General
1 109 (26.52%) Marketing
2 99 (24.09%) Finance
3 59 (14.36%) Retail
4 42 (10.22%) Telecoms
5 28 (6.81%) Billing
6 18 (4.38%) Games
7 15 (3.65%) Banking
8 13 (3.16%) Manufacturing
9 12 (2.92%) Advertising
10 10 (2.43%) Publishing
11 9 (2.19%) Legal
12 8 (1.95%) French Language
13 7 (1.70%) Back Office
14 4 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.97%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.73%) Dutch Language
15 3 (0.73%) Electronics
15 3 (0.73%) Law
16 2 (0.49%) Retail Banking
17 1 (0.24%) German Language
Job Titles
1 80 (19.46%) Developer
2 73 (17.76%) Analyst
3 61 (14.84%) Architect
4 49 (11.92%) Business Analyst
5 41 (9.98%) Project Manager
6 35 (8.52%) Consultant
7 31 (7.54%) Solutions Architect
8 19 (4.62%) .NET Developer
8 19 (4.62%) Product Manager
9 15 (3.65%) SharePoint Developer
9 15 (3.65%) Web Developer
10 13 (3.16%) Java Developer
10 13 (3.16%) ASP.NET Developer
10 13 (3.16%) Designer
11 12 (2.92%) Marketing Manager
12 10 (2.43%) C# Developer
13 9 (2.19%) Senior Manager
13 9 (2.19%) C# .NET Developer
13 9 (2.19%) Salesforce.com Architect
14 8 (1.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (15.33%) HTML
2 61 (14.84%) XML
3 58 (14.11%) Web Services
4 47 (11.44%) .NET
5 46 (11.19%) CSS
6 43 (10.46%) jQuery
7 39 (9.49%) REST
8 33 (8.03%) SOAP
9 31 (7.54%) ASP.NET
10 20 (4.87%) Middleware
10 20 (4.87%) Spring
11 19 (4.62%) J2EE
11 19 (4.62%) HTML5
12 18 (4.38%) .NET Framework
12 18 (4.38%) EDI
13 16 (3.89%) JMS
14 15 (3.65%) XSD
14 15 (3.65%) CSS3
15 13 (3.16%) Ajax
16 12 (2.92%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (11.44%) User Experience
2 31 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.62%) Mobile App
4 18 (4.38%) Social Media
5 13 (3.16%) Open Source
5 13 (3.16%) FMCG
6 8 (1.95%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.70%) Digital Media
8 5 (1.22%) Smart Meter
8 5 (1.22%) E-Learning
8 5 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.22%) Mobile Computing
9 4 (0.97%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.73%) Social Network
10 3 (0.73%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.73%) Statistics
10 3 (0.73%) DTV
10 3 (0.73%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.73%) W3C
11 2 (0.49%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (3.65%) Windows
2 13 (3.16%) Linux
2 13 (3.16%) UNIX
3 9 (2.19%) Android
4 6 (1.46%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.73%) AIX
6 3 (0.73%) Solaris
7 2 (0.49%) zOS
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (31.14%) B2C
2 89 (21.65%) E-Commerce
3 87 (21.17%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (15.82%) Project Management
5 41 (9.98%) Migration
5 41 (9.98%) Stakeholder Management
6 35 (8.52%) CRM
7 34 (8.27%) Business Analysis
8 33 (8.03%) Scrum
9 30 (7.30%) SOA
10 27 (6.57%) Analytics
11 26 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
12 25 (6.08%) MVC
13 23 (5.60%) User Stories
14 20 (4.87%) TDD
15 16 (3.89%) SEO
15 16 (3.89%) E-business
15 16 (3.89%) ERP
15 16 (3.89%) Product Management
15 16 (3.89%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 58 (14.11%) JavaScript
2 49 (11.92%) Java
3 38 (9.25%) C#
4 32 (7.79%) SQL
5 16 (3.89%) T-SQL
6 14 (3.41%) Groovy
7 12 (2.92%) XPath
8 8 (1.95%) ActionScript 2.0
8 8 (1.95%) ActionScript
8 8 (1.95%) XQuery
9 5 (1.22%) PHP
10 4 (0.97%) C
11 3 (0.73%) C++
11 3 (0.73%) Perl
12 2 (0.49%) VBA
12 2 (0.49%) Python
12 2 (0.49%) Korn
12 2 (0.49%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.49%) R
13 1 (0.24%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 26 (6.33%) Degree
2 9 (2.19%) PMI Certification
3 8 (1.95%) PMP
4 5 (1.22%) ACCA
4 5 (1.22%) CIMA
5 4 (0.97%) CCNP
5 4 (0.97%) AAT
5 4 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.73%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.73%) MBA
7 2 (0.49%) CCNA
7 2 (0.49%) CISSP
7 2 (0.49%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.24%) MCSE
8 1 (0.24%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.16%) QA
2 3 (0.73%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.49%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (0.73%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.49%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (0.49%) VMware ESX
2 2 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (1.70%) Puppet
2 2 (0.49%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (0.49%) CA SiteMinder
3 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 37 (9.00%) Salesforce.com
2 35 (8.52%) Oracle
3 31 (7.54%) SAP
3 31 (7.54%) Microsoft
4 11 (2.68%) IBM
5 10 (2.43%) Adobe
5 10 (2.43%) hybris
6 8 (1.95%) Google
6 8 (1.95%) Cisco
7 7 (1.70%) Eloqua
8 6 (1.46%) Facebook
8 6 (1.46%) Ariba
9 5 (1.22%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.22%) Twitter
10 4 (0.97%) Marketo
10 4 (0.97%) Lotus
10 4 (0.97%) VMware
11 3 (0.73%) Metastorm
11 3 (0.73%) F5
11 3 (0.73%) Tableau
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