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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 412 419 406
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -13
Contract jobs citing B2B 226 203 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.37% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.48% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 129 115
Average daily rate
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£413 £396 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £173 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £600 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £30.00 £15.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.33% +92.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £30.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +92.00%

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
45650 42374 39473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.94% 76.20% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29733 26205 24236
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1234 1151 1099
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.78% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +5 211 £406 +2.58% 135
London +31 94 £384 -4.06% 58
South East -26 44 £400 - 25
East Midlands +12 24 £450 +23.28% 3
East of England +16 21 £438 -6.66% 5
Berkshire -8 20 £400 -9.09% 5
City of London +2 12 £277 -26.13% 9
Northamptonshire +5 11 £500 +36.98% 1
Hertfordshire +6 10 £500 - 2
Hampshire -5 10 £405 +120.40% 2
West Midlands -1 8 £466 +43.46% 7
Nottinghamshire -2 8 £450 -
Nottingham -3 8 £450 -
Bracknell -8 8 £475 +7.95%
West Yorkshire -21 8 £363 +133.87% 8
Yorkshire -33 8 £363 -24.87% 9
Buckinghamshire -9 7 £365 +87.17% 3
Leeds -24 7 £245 +58.06% 6
Milton Keynes -4 6 £348 -33.80% 3
Reading -8 6 £250 -54.54% 3
North West -29 6 £450 -30.76% 12
Birmingham - 6 £491 - 4
Wales - 6 £425 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 5 £350 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 5 £500 -
Corby - 5 - -
Bedfordshire +17 4 £294 -50.00% 1
Surrey -2 4 £563 -2.17% 8
Manchester -17 4 £450 -21.73% 8
Luton +18 3 £150 -74.46%

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 164 (34.53%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (32.84%) B2C
3 132 (27.79%) E-Commerce
4 96 (20.21%) Marketing
5 93 (19.58%) Java
6 70 (14.74%) Retail
7 65 (13.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 64 (13.47%) hybris
9 62 (13.05%) Finance
9 62 (13.05%) Project Management
10 59 (12.42%) HTML
11 55 (11.58%) SQL
12 54 (11.37%) Oracle
12 54 (11.37%) User Experience
13 52 (10.95%) Analytics
14 51 (10.74%) Web Services
15 50 (10.53%) Scrum
16 49 (10.32%) J2EE
17 47 (9.89%) XML
18 43 (9.05%) CRM
18 43 (9.05%) JavaScript
19 39 (8.21%) SOA
19 39 (8.21%) Time Management
20 38 (8.00%) TOGAF
21 36 (7.58%) Waterfall
22 35 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
22 35 (7.37%) Content Management
22 35 (7.37%) CSS
23 33 (6.95%) IBM
24 31 (6.53%) Enterprise Architecture

B2B
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 31 (6.53%) WebSphere
2 28 (5.89%) WebLogic
3 19 (4.00%) CMS
4 15 (3.16%) WebLogic Portal
4 15 (3.16%) SharePoint
5 14 (2.95%) Apache
5 14 (2.95%) Apache Solr
6 12 (2.53%) WebSphere Portal
7 9 (1.89%) Oracle Service Bus
7 9 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (1.68%) Mule
9 5 (1.05%) SAS
10 4 (0.84%) IIS
10 4 (0.84%) Commerce Server
10 4 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (0.84%) WordPress
10 4 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.63%) Lync
11 3 (0.63%) JBoss
Applications
1 22 (4.63%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.11%) Photoshop
3 8 (1.68%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.05%) MS Project
5 4 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.84%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.84%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.63%) MS Office
7 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.42%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.21%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.21%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 14 (2.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (1.47%) Magento
4 6 (1.26%) Fredhopper
5 4 (0.84%) WebTrends
6 3 (0.63%) Summit
6 3 (0.63%) Optimost
7 2 (0.42%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.21%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.21%) Radian6
8 1 (0.21%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.21%) Movex
8 1 (0.21%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.58%) Google Analytics
2 9 (1.89%) SaaS
3 6 (1.26%) Adobe Analytics
4 5 (1.05%) Google Checkout
5 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.42%) PaaS
7 1 (0.21%) IaaS
7 1 (0.21%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.16%) Internet
2 12 (2.53%) Firewall
3 8 (1.68%) VPN
4 7 (1.47%) Intranet
5 5 (1.05%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.05%) FTP
5 5 (1.05%) HTTP
5 5 (1.05%) DNS
6 4 (0.84%) WAN
6 4 (0.84%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.84%) LAN
6 4 (0.84%) SNMP
6 4 (0.84%) Reverse Proxy
7 3 (0.63%) Network Security
7 3 (0.63%) Extranet
7 3 (0.63%) GSM
7 3 (0.63%) Cisco IPT
7 3 (0.63%) MPLS
8 2 (0.42%) MVNO
8 2 (0.42%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.42%) SQL Server
1 21 (4.42%) Relational Database
2 11 (2.32%) Oracle Database
2 11 (2.32%) MySQL
2 11 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (2.11%) PowerCenter
3 10 (2.11%) NoSQL
4 9 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (1.47%) MongoDB
5 7 (1.47%) DB2
6 5 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.84%) PerformancePoint
7 4 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.63%) MS Access
8 3 (0.63%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.63%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 3 (0.63%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (3.37%) Subversion
2 15 (3.16%) Git (software)
3 12 (2.53%) Ant
4 10 (2.11%) Eclipse
4 10 (2.11%) JIRA
5 6 (1.26%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (1.05%) Dreamweaver
7 4 (0.84%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.63%) PHPUnit
8 3 (0.63%) JUnit
8 3 (0.63%) Selenium
9 2 (0.42%) Maven
9 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.42%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.21%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.21%) Hudson
10 1 (0.21%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.21%) Rational Application Developer
10 1 (0.21%) QUnit
General
1 96 (20.21%) Marketing
2 70 (14.74%) Retail
3 62 (13.05%) Finance
4 30 (6.32%) Telecoms
5 21 (4.42%) Billing
6 15 (3.16%) Banking
7 13 (2.74%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.89%) Front Office
8 9 (1.89%) Legal
9 8 (1.68%) Advertising
10 7 (1.47%) Investment Banking
11 6 (1.26%) Italian Language
12 5 (1.05%) Russian Language
12 5 (1.05%) Publishing
13 4 (0.84%) Back Office
13 4 (0.84%) Electronics
13 4 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.84%) Swedish Language
14 3 (0.63%) Slovak Language
14 3 (0.63%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 96 (20.21%) Architect
2 83 (17.47%) Developer
3 56 (11.79%) Project Manager
4 49 (10.32%) Analyst
5 47 (9.89%) Consultant
6 34 (7.16%) Solutions Architect
7 29 (6.11%) Business Analyst
8 24 (5.05%) Hybris Architect
9 23 (4.84%) Java Developer
10 21 (4.42%) Hybris Developer
11 17 (3.58%) Designer
12 13 (2.74%) Product Manager
13 10 (2.11%) Marketing Manager
13 10 (2.11%) Senior Developer
14 9 (1.89%) Sales Consultant
14 9 (1.89%) Data Analyst
15 8 (1.68%) Lead Developer
15 8 (1.68%) E-Commerce Manager
15 8 (1.68%) Oracle Architect
16 6 (1.26%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (12.42%) HTML
2 51 (10.74%) Web Services
3 49 (10.32%) J2EE
4 47 (9.89%) XML
5 35 (7.37%) CSS
6 27 (5.68%) Spring
7 24 (5.05%) .NET
8 22 (4.63%) Middleware
9 21 (4.42%) SOAP
10 20 (4.21%) XSLT
11 18 (3.79%) JSP
11 18 (3.79%) REST
12 13 (2.74%) WebCenter
12 13 (2.74%) HTML5
12 13 (2.74%) Ajax
12 13 (2.74%) Struts
12 13 (2.74%) JMS
13 12 (2.53%) XSD
14 11 (2.32%) .NET Framework
15 10 (2.11%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 54 (11.37%) User Experience
2 35 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (4.21%) Social Media
4 16 (3.37%) Taxonomies
5 12 (2.53%) FMCG
6 10 (2.11%) Visualisation
7 9 (1.89%) SWIFT
7 9 (1.89%) Data Centre
8 8 (1.68%) iPad
9 6 (1.26%) Digital Media
9 6 (1.26%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.26%) Ontologies
10 5 (1.05%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.05%) Copywriting
11 4 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.63%) DataPower
12 3 (0.63%) Replication
12 3 (0.63%) Clustering
12 3 (0.63%) Web 2.0
12 3 (0.63%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.00%) UNIX
1 19 (4.00%) Linux
2 12 (2.53%) Windows
3 8 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (1.68%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.84%) Android
5 3 (0.63%) VMS
6 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.42%) AIX
6 2 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.21%) CentOS
7 1 (0.21%) Solaris
7 1 (0.21%) Debian
7 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (34.53%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (32.84%) B2C
3 132 (27.79%) E-Commerce
4 65 (13.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 62 (13.05%) Project Management
6 52 (10.95%) Analytics
7 50 (10.53%) Scrum
8 43 (9.05%) CRM
9 39 (8.21%) SOA
9 39 (8.21%) Time Management
10 38 (8.00%) TOGAF
11 36 (7.58%) Waterfall
12 35 (7.37%) Content Management
13 31 (6.53%) Enterprise Architecture
14 28 (5.89%) Digital Marketing
15 27 (5.68%) OO
16 26 (5.47%) Zachman Framework
17 25 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
18 23 (4.84%) SEO
19 22 (4.63%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 93 (19.58%) Java
2 55 (11.58%) SQL
3 43 (9.05%) JavaScript
4 14 (2.95%) PHP
5 13 (2.74%) C#
6 12 (2.53%) PL/SQL
7 7 (1.47%) C
8 6 (1.26%) AWK
9 5 (1.05%) Perl
9 5 (1.05%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.05%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.05%) Apple Swift
10 4 (0.84%) C++
10 4 (0.84%) Python
11 3 (0.63%) DCL
11 3 (0.63%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.42%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.42%) PHP5
13 1 (0.21%) Groovy
13 1 (0.21%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 17 (3.58%) Degree
2 8 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (1.26%) PMP
3 6 (1.26%) PMI Certification
4 5 (1.05%) Sun Certification
4 5 (1.05%) Security Cleared
5 4 (0.84%) CCNA
5 4 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (0.84%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.63%) CCIE
6 3 (0.63%) CCNP
7 2 (0.42%) MCSA
7 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.42%) A+ Certification
7 2 (0.42%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.21%) OCMJD
8 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.21%) HND
8 1 (0.21%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.79%) QA
2 3 (0.63%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.63%) SLA
3 2 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.21%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (0.84%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.42%) Docker
4 1 (0.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (0.21%) vSphere
4 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (1.89%) Netcool
2 6 (1.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.42%) Puppet
4 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.21%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.21%) Ansible
4 1 (0.21%) Mesos
4 1 (0.21%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.21%) Jitterbit
4 1 (0.21%) DBAmp
4 1 (0.21%) Control-M
Vendors
1 64 (13.47%) hybris
2 54 (11.37%) Oracle
3 33 (6.95%) IBM
4 30 (6.32%) SAP
5 28 (5.89%) Microsoft
6 26 (5.47%) Adobe
7 25 (5.26%) Google
8 22 (4.63%) Salesforce.com
9 20 (4.21%) TIBCO
10 17 (3.58%) Endeca
11 16 (3.37%) Informatica
12 13 (2.74%) Sitecore
13 11 (2.32%) Cisco
14 10 (2.11%) JDA
14 10 (2.11%) RedPrairie
15 9 (1.89%) Pega
15 9 (1.89%) Remedy
15 9 (1.89%) Infovista
15 9 (1.89%) ATG
15 9 (1.89%) Amdocs
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £550 to £750 per day excellent rates
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Hancock and Parsons Ltd
Rate: commission
Posted: Yesterday
Hounslow, Middlesex
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £Competitive (market rates)
Posted: 3 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £510 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day excellent day rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
InfoURGE Technologies
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 8 days ago
Hertfordshire
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: Excellent Rates and Packages
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £220 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £160.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Esher
Major Players
Rate: £40000 - £45000 per annum + full benefits package
Posted: 18 days ago
East Sussex
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £30000.00 - £33500.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Major Players
Rate: £30000 - £35000 per hour + excellent benefits package
Posted: 25 days ago