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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 453 375 372
Rank change year-on-year
-78 -3
Contract jobs citing B2B 168 221 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.42% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.57% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 129 130
Average daily rate
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£390 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £10.50 £37.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.00% +150.00%
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
42898 38918 40274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.68% 74.04% 72.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 27476 24169 23477
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 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1194 1150 1496
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.60 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.01% -11.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -77 152 £389 -2.81% 158
London -45 69 £400 -3.61% 58
South East -24 40 £344 +5.76% 23
Berkshire +22 21 £413 +10.00% 8
East of England -14 11 £588 +63.19% 9
Reading +18 7 £275 -21.42%
Watford 0 7 - -
Hertfordshire -19 7 - - 2
City of London +8 6 £388 +10.71% 10
North West -24 6 £423 +40.83% 14
West Midlands -25 6 £325 -27.77% 14
Hampshire -11 5 £133 - 4
South West -33 5 £375 - 18
Bracknell - 5 £440 - 1
East Midlands +2 4 £525 +35.48% 7
Edinburgh -4 4 £525 +61.53% 4
Yorkshire -7 4 £475 +16.56% 9
Scotland -12 4 £525 +61.53% 4
Manchester -12 4 £270 -20.00% 9
North East -38 4 £325 -18.75% 4
Bristol - 4 £375 - 12
Solihull +7 3 £275 -26.66%
West Yorkshire -9 3 £315 -22.69% 7
Buckinghamshire -12 3 £200 -30.43% 2
Nottingham +9 2 £525 +50.00% 1
Nottinghamshire +6 2 £525 +50.00% 1
Middlesex +2 2 £444 - 3
Durham -1 2 £325 -18.75%
Leeds -5 2 £315 -8.69% 7
Darlington -7 2 £325 -13.33%

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 118 (29.43%) B2C
2 106 (26.43%) Marketing
3 95 (23.69%) Finance
4 87 (21.70%) E-Commerce
5 86 (21.45%) Agile Software Development
6 69 (17.21%) XML
7 67 (16.71%) Project Management
8 62 (15.46%) Web Services
9 61 (15.21%) Retail
10 59 (14.71%) HTML
11 56 (13.97%) JavaScript
12 48 (11.97%) Java
12 48 (11.97%) CSS
13 45 (11.22%) Telecoms
14 43 (10.72%) Stakeholder Management
15 41 (10.22%) jQuery
15 41 (10.22%) User Experience
16 37 (9.23%) REST
16 37 (9.23%) Migration
17 36 (8.98%) .NET
18 35 (8.73%) Business Analysis
19 34 (8.48%) Salesforce.com
19 34 (8.48%) Scrum
20 33 (8.23%) CRM
21 32 (7.98%) SOA
22 30 (7.48%) SQL
22 30 (7.48%) C#
22 30 (7.48%) SAP
22 30 (7.48%) SOAP
22 30 (7.48%) Oracle

B2B
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 28 (6.98%) CMS
2 23 (5.74%) SharePoint
3 16 (3.99%) WebSphere
4 13 (3.24%) SharePoint 2010
5 11 (2.74%) Apache
6 8 (2.00%) Drupal
6 8 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (1.75%) IIS
8 6 (1.50%) SAS
9 5 (1.25%) Umbraco
10 4 (1.00%) Liferay
11 3 (0.75%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.50%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.50%) WordPress
12 2 (0.50%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
12 2 (0.50%) Gentran
13 1 (0.25%) SAP Portal
13 1 (0.25%) WebSphere Process Server
13 1 (0.25%) CICS
Applications
1 18 (4.49%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.74%) InfoPath
3 10 (2.49%) Photoshop
4 9 (2.24%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (2.24%) MS Office
4 9 (2.24%) OmniGraffle
5 7 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (1.25%) MS Visio
7 4 (1.00%) SPSS
8 3 (0.75%) InDesign
8 3 (0.75%) MS Project
9 2 (0.50%) FastStats
10 1 (0.25%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 8 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.75%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.75%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.75%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.75%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.50%) Maximo
5 2 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.50%) Magento
6 1 (0.25%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.25%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.75%) SaaS
2 2 (0.50%) PaaS
2 2 (0.50%) Force.com
2 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.50%) IaaS
3 1 (0.25%) Office 365
3 1 (0.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.48%) HTTP
2 19 (4.74%) Internet
3 16 (3.99%) FTP
4 14 (3.49%) Extranet
5 9 (2.24%) SNMP
6 6 (1.50%) Firewall
7 4 (1.00%) Wireless
7 4 (1.00%) VPN
7 4 (1.00%) DNS
8 3 (0.75%) SSL
8 3 (0.75%) SAN
8 3 (0.75%) DMZ
8 3 (0.75%) Broadband
8 3 (0.75%) SSH
8 3 (0.75%) EIGRP
8 3 (0.75%) IGRP
8 3 (0.75%) Network Security
8 3 (0.75%) MVNO
9 2 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.50%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.49%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (2.24%) MySQL
4 9 (2.24%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.75%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.75%) PowerCenter
9 3 (0.75%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.50%) DataStage
10 2 (0.50%) DB2
11 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.25%) Data Mart
11 1 (0.25%) QualityStage
11 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (2.99%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.24%) JIRA
3 8 (2.00%) Axure RP
4 7 (1.75%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.25%) Gradle
5 5 (1.25%) Selenium
5 5 (1.25%) JUnit
6 4 (1.00%) Maven
6 4 (1.00%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.75%) Grunt
7 3 (0.75%) JBehave
7 3 (0.75%) WebDriver
7 3 (0.75%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.50%) Subversion
8 2 (0.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (0.25%) Bower
9 1 (0.25%) Hudson
9 1 (0.25%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.25%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 106 (26.43%) Marketing
2 95 (23.69%) Finance
3 61 (15.21%) Retail
4 45 (11.22%) Telecoms
5 27 (6.73%) Billing
6 20 (4.99%) Games
7 15 (3.74%) Banking
8 14 (3.49%) Advertising
9 12 (2.99%) Manufacturing
10 11 (2.74%) Publishing
11 8 (2.00%) Legal
11 8 (2.00%) French Language
12 7 (1.75%) Back Office
13 4 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (1.00%) Law
13 4 (1.00%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.75%) Dutch Language
15 2 (0.50%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.50%) German Language
15 2 (0.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 80 (19.95%) Developer
2 67 (16.71%) Analyst
3 53 (13.22%) Architect
4 47 (11.72%) Business Analyst
5 44 (10.97%) Project Manager
6 33 (8.23%) Consultant
7 30 (7.48%) Solutions Architect
8 19 (4.74%) Product Manager
9 17 (4.24%) Marketing Manager
9 17 (4.24%) Java Developer
10 15 (3.74%) SharePoint Developer
11 13 (3.24%) Web Developer
11 13 (3.24%) Designer
12 12 (2.99%) Senior Manager
13 11 (2.74%) .NET Developer
14 9 (2.24%) Senior Developer
14 9 (2.24%) Java Engineer
15 8 (2.00%) C# Developer
15 8 (2.00%) Senior Project Manager
16 7 (1.75%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (17.21%) XML
2 62 (15.46%) Web Services
3 59 (14.71%) HTML
4 48 (11.97%) CSS
5 41 (10.22%) jQuery
6 37 (9.23%) REST
7 36 (8.98%) .NET
8 30 (7.48%) SOAP
9 25 (6.23%) EDI
10 24 (5.99%) Spring
11 23 (5.74%) ASP.NET
12 20 (4.99%) J2EE
13 18 (4.49%) XSD
13 18 (4.49%) Middleware
14 17 (4.24%) JMS
14 17 (4.24%) HTML5
15 16 (3.99%) CSS3
15 16 (3.99%) Ajax
15 16 (3.99%) .NET Framework
16 10 (2.49%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (10.22%) User Experience
2 27 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.24%) Mobile App
3 17 (4.24%) Social Media
4 15 (3.74%) FMCG
5 13 (3.24%) Open Source
6 9 (2.24%) Digital Media
7 7 (1.75%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.50%) Data Integration
9 5 (1.25%) Smart Meter
10 4 (1.00%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.00%) Mobile Computing
10 4 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.75%) Social Network
11 3 (0.75%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.75%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.50%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.50%) DTV
12 2 (0.50%) Clustering
12 2 (0.50%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 17 (4.24%) Windows
1 17 (4.24%) Linux
2 14 (3.49%) UNIX
3 8 (2.00%) Android
4 4 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.00%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.75%) AIX
5 3 (0.75%) Solaris
6 2 (0.50%) zOS
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (29.43%) B2C
2 87 (21.70%) E-Commerce
3 86 (21.45%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (16.71%) Project Management
5 43 (10.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 37 (9.23%) Migration
7 35 (8.73%) Business Analysis
8 34 (8.48%) Scrum
9 33 (8.23%) CRM
10 32 (7.98%) SOA
11 23 (5.74%) Business Intelligence
11 23 (5.74%) TDD
11 23 (5.74%) User Stories
12 22 (5.49%) Analytics
13 19 (4.74%) OO
13 19 (4.74%) E-business
14 16 (3.99%) MVC
14 16 (3.99%) ERP
14 16 (3.99%) Time Management
15 15 (3.74%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 56 (13.97%) JavaScript
2 48 (11.97%) Java
3 30 (7.48%) C#
3 30 (7.48%) SQL
4 16 (3.99%) T-SQL
5 13 (3.24%) Groovy
6 12 (2.99%) XPath
7 10 (2.49%) ActionScript
7 10 (2.49%) ActionScript 2.0
8 8 (2.00%) XQuery
9 7 (1.75%) PHP
10 3 (0.75%) Perl
10 3 (0.75%) C++
10 3 (0.75%) C
11 2 (0.50%) VBA
11 2 (0.50%) Python
11 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.50%) Korn
11 2 (0.50%) R
12 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (6.48%) Degree
2 9 (2.24%) PMI Certification
3 8 (2.00%) PMP
4 6 (1.50%) ACCA
4 6 (1.50%) CIMA
5 4 (1.00%) MBA
5 4 (1.00%) AAT
6 3 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.75%) CCNP
7 2 (0.50%) CCNA
7 2 (0.50%) CISSP
7 2 (0.50%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.25%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.25%) MCSE
8 1 (0.25%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.99%) QA
2 4 (1.00%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.50%) SLA
4 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.50%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.50%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 2 (0.50%) VMware ESX
1 2 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (1.50%) Puppet
2 2 (0.50%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (0.50%) CA SiteMinder
3 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 34 (8.48%) Salesforce.com
2 30 (7.48%) Oracle
2 30 (7.48%) SAP
3 26 (6.48%) Microsoft
4 13 (3.24%) IBM
5 10 (2.49%) hybris
6 9 (2.24%) Adobe
7 8 (2.00%) Ariba
7 8 (2.00%) Eloqua
8 6 (1.50%) Cisco
9 5 (1.25%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.00%) Siebel
10 4 (1.00%) VMware
10 4 (1.00%) Facebook
10 4 (1.00%) Marketo
11 3 (0.75%) Pardot
11 3 (0.75%) Twitter
11 3 (0.75%) Tableau
11 3 (0.75%) Metastorm
11 3 (0.75%) Google
London
JM
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £25k - 30k per year + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £201 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
JM
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
FPSG Connect
Posted: 5 days ago
London
DP Connect
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £525 per day + 6 months
Posted: 15 days ago
Middlesex
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago