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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 381 383 386
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing B2B 226 198 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.37% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.51% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 125 140
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £15.63 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.00% +4.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £15.63 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+92.00% +4.16%

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
41835 39073 41091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.23% 73.30% 70.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25909 24001 23803
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1148 1055 1460
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.97 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.76% -9.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 August 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 August 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 -6 214 £400 - 155
London -4 87 £400 -5.88% 80
South East +10 54 £418 +4.37% 24
Berkshire +28 26 £440 +46.66% 7
City of London +32 17 £413 +3.77% 21
North East -8 14 £338 -3.57% 2
Yorkshire +12 12 £483 +7.22% 2
North West 0 12 £550 +46.66% 8
Durham +10 10 £325 -13.33%
Darlington -4 10 £325 -13.33%
West Midlands -18 9 £325 -13.33% 4
Bracknell +11 8 £440 +6.66%
East of England -28 8 £469 +113.06% 16
West Yorkshire +16 7 £155 -70.47% 2
Hampshire -7 7 £184 -57.41% 3
Reading +16 6 £550 +109.52% 3
East Midlands +5 6 £365 -18.88% 4
Hertfordshire -13 6 - - 6
East Sussex - 6 - -
Brighton - 6 - -
Solihull +6 5 £325 -13.33%
Buckinghamshire -12 5 £195 -58.94% 2
North Yorkshire - 5 £490 -
South West -35 4 - - 13
Uxbridge - 4 £624 - 1
Leeds - 4 £155 - 2
Northamptonshire +1 3 £365 -18.88%
Surrey 0 3 £575 +35.29% 4
Middlesex -3 3 £396 -12.00% 2
Manchester -15 3 £575 +53.33% 6

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 130 (31.03%) B2C
2 111 (26.49%) Marketing
3 101 (24.11%) Finance
4 91 (21.72%) E-Commerce
5 76 (18.14%) Project Management
6 62 (14.80%) Retail
7 61 (14.56%) Agile Software Development
8 59 (14.08%) HTML
9 54 (12.89%) JavaScript
10 52 (12.41%) XML
11 50 (11.93%) Web Services
12 47 (11.22%) Java
13 45 (10.74%) .NET
14 44 (10.50%) CSS
14 44 (10.50%) jQuery
15 43 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
16 41 (9.79%) Migration
17 38 (9.07%) Telecoms
18 36 (8.59%) C#
19 34 (8.11%) Oracle
19 34 (8.11%) CRM
20 33 (7.88%) Billing
20 33 (7.88%) Business Analysis
20 33 (7.88%) REST
21 32 (7.64%) ASP.NET
21 32 (7.64%) Salesforce.com
22 31 (7.40%) SQL
23 30 (7.16%) SQL Server
23 30 (7.16%) Microsoft
23 30 (7.16%) Scrum

B2B
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 27 (6.44%) SharePoint
2 24 (5.73%) CMS
3 14 (3.34%) WebSphere
4 13 (3.10%) SharePoint 2010
5 11 (2.63%) IIS
6 8 (1.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (1.91%) Umbraco
7 7 (1.67%) Liferay
8 6 (1.43%) Apache
8 6 (1.43%) SAS
9 5 (1.19%) Drupal
10 4 (0.95%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.72%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.72%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.72%) Adobe CQ
12 2 (0.48%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.24%) WebSphere Process Server
13 1 (0.24%) Confluence
Applications
1 18 (4.30%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.34%) InfoPath
3 12 (2.86%) MS Office
3 12 (2.86%) Photoshop
4 10 (2.39%) Adobe Illustrator
5 8 (1.91%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (1.43%) OmniGraffle
7 5 (1.19%) MS Visio
7 5 (1.19%) MS Project
8 4 (0.95%) SPSS
9 3 (0.72%) InDesign
10 2 (0.48%) FastStats
11 1 (0.24%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.24%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (1.91%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.67%) Google Analytics
3 6 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.43%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.72%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.48%) SiteCatalyst
5 2 (0.48%) Magento
5 2 (0.48%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.48%) Maximo
6 1 (0.24%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.24%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.24%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.72%) SaaS
3 2 (0.48%) IaaS
3 2 (0.48%) PaaS
3 2 (0.48%) Force.com
4 1 (0.24%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.49%) Internet
2 19 (4.53%) HTTP
3 14 (3.34%) Extranet
4 10 (2.39%) FTP
5 6 (1.43%) VPN
5 6 (1.43%) Firewall
5 6 (1.43%) Intranet
6 5 (1.19%) DNS
7 4 (0.95%) Wireless
7 4 (0.95%) DMZ
7 4 (0.95%) EIGRP
7 4 (0.95%) IGRP
8 3 (0.72%) X.509
8 3 (0.72%) SSL
8 3 (0.72%) VoIP
8 3 (0.72%) SNMP
8 3 (0.72%) SAN
8 3 (0.72%) LDAP
8 3 (0.72%) Network Security
9 2 (0.48%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.16%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (3.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (2.63%) Oracle Database
5 9 (2.15%) MySQL
5 9 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.91%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.91%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.95%) Data Mining
7 4 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.72%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.72%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.48%) DataStage
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.24%) QualityStage
10 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.24%) PowerCenter
10 1 (0.24%) DB2
10 1 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (2.63%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.39%) JIRA
3 7 (1.67%) Axure RP
4 5 (1.19%) Gradle
4 5 (1.19%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.95%) Subversion
5 4 (0.95%) Ant
5 4 (0.95%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.95%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.72%) Maven
7 2 (0.48%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.48%) Selenium
7 2 (0.48%) JUnit
7 2 (0.48%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.24%) XMLSpy
8 1 (0.24%) Introscope
8 1 (0.24%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.24%) Toad
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
General
1 111 (26.49%) Marketing
2 101 (24.11%) Finance
3 62 (14.80%) Retail
4 38 (9.07%) Telecoms
5 33 (7.88%) Billing
6 19 (4.53%) Games
7 16 (3.82%) Banking
8 14 (3.34%) Publishing
9 11 (2.63%) Legal
10 10 (2.39%) Manufacturing
10 10 (2.39%) Advertising
11 9 (2.15%) French Language
12 8 (1.91%) Back Office
13 5 (1.19%) Law
14 4 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.72%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.72%) Dutch Language
16 2 (0.48%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.48%) Electronics
17 1 (0.24%) German Language
Job Titles
1 74 (17.66%) Analyst
2 73 (17.42%) Developer
3 63 (15.04%) Architect
4 50 (11.93%) Project Manager
4 50 (11.93%) Business Analyst
5 35 (8.35%) Solutions Architect
6 32 (7.64%) Consultant
7 22 (5.25%) Product Manager
8 18 (4.30%) .NET Developer
9 14 (3.34%) SharePoint Developer
9 14 (3.34%) Web Developer
10 13 (3.10%) ASP.NET Developer
10 13 (3.10%) Designer
11 11 (2.63%) Java Developer
11 11 (2.63%) Marketing Manager
12 10 (2.39%) C# Developer
13 9 (2.15%) Senior Manager
13 9 (2.15%) C# .NET Developer
14 8 (1.91%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 7 (1.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (14.08%) HTML
2 52 (12.41%) XML
3 50 (11.93%) Web Services
4 45 (10.74%) .NET
5 44 (10.50%) CSS
5 44 (10.50%) jQuery
6 33 (7.88%) REST
7 32 (7.64%) ASP.NET
8 28 (6.68%) SOAP
9 20 (4.77%) J2EE
9 20 (4.77%) HTML5
10 19 (4.53%) Middleware
10 19 (4.53%) Spring
11 17 (4.06%) .NET Framework
12 16 (3.82%) CSS3
13 14 (3.34%) EDI
14 13 (3.10%) JMS
14 13 (3.10%) XSD
15 11 (2.63%) SAML
16 10 (2.39%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.77%) Social Media
2 18 (4.30%) Mobile App
3 15 (3.58%) FMCG
4 12 (2.86%) Open Source
5 7 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.67%) Digital Media
6 6 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.43%) Statistics
7 5 (1.19%) E-Learning
7 5 (1.19%) Smart Meter
7 5 (1.19%) Mobile Computing
8 4 (0.95%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.72%) W3C
9 3 (0.72%) Clustering
9 3 (0.72%) PMI
9 3 (0.72%) Social Network
9 3 (0.72%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.72%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.72%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.48%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.34%) Windows
2 12 (2.86%) UNIX
3 10 (2.39%) Android
3 10 (2.39%) Linux
4 6 (1.43%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.48%) AIX
6 2 (0.48%) Solaris
6 2 (0.48%) zOS
6 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (31.03%) B2C
2 91 (21.72%) E-Commerce
3 76 (18.14%) Project Management
4 61 (14.56%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 41 (9.79%) Migration
7 34 (8.11%) CRM
8 33 (7.88%) Business Analysis
9 30 (7.16%) Scrum
10 27 (6.44%) Analytics
11 26 (6.21%) SOA
12 24 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (5.01%) MVC
14 20 (4.77%) SEO
14 20 (4.77%) User Stories
15 19 (4.53%) Product Management
16 18 (4.30%) Web Development
17 16 (3.82%) ERP
17 16 (3.82%) PRINCE2
18 15 (3.58%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 54 (12.89%) JavaScript
2 47 (11.22%) Java
3 36 (8.59%) C#
4 31 (7.40%) SQL
5 16 (3.82%) T-SQL
6 14 (3.34%) Groovy
7 9 (2.15%) XPath
8 8 (1.91%) XQuery
9 6 (1.43%) ActionScript
9 6 (1.43%) PHP
10 5 (1.19%) ActionScript 2.0
11 4 (0.95%) C
12 3 (0.72%) Perl
13 2 (0.48%) R
13 2 (0.48%) Korn
13 2 (0.48%) Ruby
13 2 (0.48%) Python
13 2 (0.48%) C++
13 2 (0.48%) VBA
13 2 (0.48%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (6.44%) Degree
2 11 (2.63%) PMI Certification
3 10 (2.39%) PMP
4 5 (1.19%) ACCA
4 5 (1.19%) CIMA
5 4 (0.95%) AAT
5 4 (0.95%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.95%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.72%) MBA
7 2 (0.48%) CISSP
7 2 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.48%) CCNP
8 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.24%) MCSE
8 1 (0.24%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.63%) QA
2 3 (0.72%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.48%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.19%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.48%) VMware ESX
2 2 (0.48%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (1.67%) Puppet
2 2 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.48%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (0.48%) CA SiteMinder
3 1 (0.24%) Salt
Vendors
1 34 (8.11%) Oracle
2 32 (7.64%) Salesforce.com
3 30 (7.16%) Microsoft
4 23 (5.49%) SAP
5 11 (2.63%) Adobe
6 10 (2.39%) hybris
7 8 (1.91%) Google
8 6 (1.43%) Facebook
8 6 (1.43%) Cisco
8 6 (1.43%) IBM
8 6 (1.43%) Ariba
9 5 (1.19%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.19%) Twitter
10 4 (0.95%) Eloqua
10 4 (0.95%) Lotus
10 4 (0.95%) VMware
11 3 (0.72%) ATG
11 3 (0.72%) Metastorm
11 3 (0.72%) Siebel
11 3 (0.72%) Tableau
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Rate: £350.00 - £385.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
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Rate: £280 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
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Rate: £500 per day + competitive
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Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Farnborough
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Rate: £250 per day
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Rate: £280 - £375 per day + competitive
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City of London
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Middlesex
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