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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 390 396 403
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Contract jobs citing B2B 232 194 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.37% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.49% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 116 97
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£400 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £283 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £513 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 2 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £43.75 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.85% +41.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year
-41.90% -

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
41485 39369 34836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.59% 74.79% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26264 24909 20841
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1203 1184 1052
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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
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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 +10 222 £400 -5.88% 167
London -7 105 £425 +3.03% 81
South East +9 54 £394 +0.96% 27
Berkshire 0 23 £350 -10.25% 6
East Midlands +6 19 £425 - 16
City of London +9 18 £375 - 28
Northamptonshire +11 11 £275 - 10
South West +13 10 £500 +10.49% 13
North West -22 10 £408 -32.92% 8
East of England +11 9 £650 +73.33% 6
Bracknell +6 8 £431 +7.81%
Hampshire +3 8 £400 - 1
Oxfordshire -16 8 £303 -16.55% 6
Cheshire - 7 £318 - 2
Reading +13 6 £285 -32.94% 3
Yorkshire -11 6 £475 +35.71% 9
Bedfordshire +10 5 £700 +21.73% 1
Luton +10 5 £700 +21.73%
Surrey +7 5 £140 -61.13% 5
Bristol +4 5 £375 -21.05% 10
West Midlands -14 5 £400 -5.88% 4
Slough +2 4 £251 -42.57% 1
West Yorkshire -7 4 £475 - 4
Thames Valley - 4 £480 -
Milton Keynes +3 3 £325 -18.75% 5
Buckinghamshire +1 3 £325 -18.75% 5
Northampton 0 3 £588 - 2
Scotland -5 3 £358 -24.73% 3
Birmingham -6 3 £400 -5.88% 1
Manchester -14 3 £425 -30.04% 6

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 111 (27.96%) B2C
2 101 (25.44%) E-Commerce
3 99 (24.94%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (19.65%) Marketing
5 68 (17.13%) Java
6 65 (16.37%) Retail
7 54 (13.60%) Time Management
8 50 (12.59%) Finance
9 49 (12.34%) Project Management
10 46 (11.59%) JavaScript
10 46 (11.59%) Web Services
11 43 (10.83%) HTML
12 41 (10.33%) CRM
12 41 (10.33%) Scrum
12 41 (10.33%) hybris
13 38 (9.57%) Microsoft
14 37 (9.32%) Oracle
15 36 (9.07%) CSS
16 35 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
17 32 (8.06%) SAP
17 32 (8.06%) J2EE
18 31 (7.81%) SQL
18 31 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
19 30 (7.56%) SOA
19 30 (7.56%) Telecoms
20 29 (7.30%) User Experience
21 28 (7.05%) PRINCE2
21 28 (7.05%) Degree
22 26 (6.55%) Content Management
23 25 (6.30%) Digital Marketing

B2B
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 17 (4.28%) WebSphere
2 16 (4.03%) Apache
3 14 (3.53%) CMS
4 12 (3.02%) WebLogic
5 10 (2.52%) Apache Solr
5 10 (2.52%) SharePoint
6 9 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
6 9 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (1.51%) Drupal
8 5 (1.26%) Office Communications Server
8 5 (1.26%) WordPress
8 5 (1.26%) MS Exchange
8 5 (1.26%) Lync
9 4 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.76%) Commerce Server
10 3 (0.76%) IIS
11 2 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (0.50%) WebSphere Portal
11 2 (0.50%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 25 (6.30%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.27%) InfoPath
2 9 (2.27%) MS Office
3 5 (1.26%) MS Project
3 5 (1.26%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.76%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 10 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.02%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.76%) Summit
3 3 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.50%) Optimost
4 2 (0.50%) Magento
5 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.25%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.25%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.25%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.01%) SaaS
1 4 (1.01%) PaaS
1 4 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.76%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.76%) Google Checkout
2 3 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.27%) Firewall
1 9 (2.27%) Intranet
1 9 (2.27%) LAN
1 9 (2.27%) VoIP
1 9 (2.27%) WAN
2 8 (2.02%) VPN
3 7 (1.76%) Internet
4 6 (1.51%) Ethernet
5 5 (1.26%) MPLS
5 5 (1.26%) DNS
6 4 (1.01%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (1.01%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (1.01%) SNMP
6 4 (1.01%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.01%) RFID
6 4 (1.01%) NFC
7 3 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (0.76%) DHCP
7 3 (0.76%) xDSL
8 2 (0.50%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (3.78%) SQL Server
3 14 (3.53%) MySQL
4 9 (2.27%) PerformancePoint
4 9 (2.27%) PowerCenter
5 8 (2.02%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.51%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.51%) DB2
6 6 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.01%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.01%) Big Data
8 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.76%) OLTP
9 2 (0.50%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (0.50%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.50%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.50%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 11 (2.77%) Subversion
1 11 (2.77%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.76%) Ant
3 5 (1.26%) JIRA
4 4 (1.01%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.76%) Grunt
6 2 (0.50%) Gradle
6 2 (0.50%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.50%) Jasmine
6 2 (0.50%) Bower
7 1 (0.25%) Maven
7 1 (0.25%) Selenium
7 1 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.25%) JUnit
7 1 (0.25%) JDeveloper
7 1 (0.25%) Zephyr
7 1 (0.25%) PhpStorm
7 1 (0.25%) JBehave
7 1 (0.25%) NWDS
7 1 (0.25%) Cucumber
General
1 78 (19.65%) Marketing
2 65 (16.37%) Retail
3 50 (12.59%) Finance
4 30 (7.56%) Telecoms
5 18 (4.53%) Banking
6 16 (4.03%) Advertising
7 11 (2.77%) Manufacturing
8 8 (2.02%) Russian Language
9 7 (1.76%) Electronics
10 6 (1.51%) Front Office
11 5 (1.26%) Games
12 4 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (1.01%) German Language
12 4 (1.01%) Hindi Language
12 4 (1.01%) Tamil Language
12 4 (1.01%) Urdu Language
12 4 (1.01%) Billing
12 4 (1.01%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.76%) French Language
13 3 (0.76%) Slovak Language
Job Titles
1 79 (19.90%) Architect
2 70 (17.63%) Developer
3 46 (11.59%) Project Manager
4 41 (10.33%) Consultant
5 38 (9.57%) Analyst
6 29 (7.30%) Solutions Architect
7 20 (5.04%) Java Developer
8 19 (4.79%) Business Analyst
9 13 (3.27%) Marketing Manager
9 13 (3.27%) Hybris Developer
10 11 (2.77%) Senior Developer
11 10 (2.52%) Hybris Architect
12 9 (2.27%) SharePoint Architect
12 9 (2.27%) Sales Consultant
13 7 (1.76%) ScrumMaster
13 7 (1.76%) Agile Project Manager
14 6 (1.51%) Designer
14 6 (1.51%) Data Analyst
15 5 (1.26%) Technical Leader
15 5 (1.26%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (11.59%) Web Services
2 43 (10.83%) HTML
3 36 (9.07%) CSS
4 32 (8.06%) J2EE
5 24 (6.05%) XML
6 21 (5.29%) Spring
7 19 (4.79%) SOAP
8 16 (4.03%) .NET
9 15 (3.78%) XSLT
9 15 (3.78%) REST
10 14 (3.53%) Middleware
10 14 (3.53%) jQuery
11 13 (3.27%) XSL
12 12 (3.02%) Struts
12 12 (3.02%) JSP
13 11 (2.77%) Ajax
13 11 (2.77%) EDI
14 9 (2.27%) Application Packaging
14 9 (2.27%) CSS3
14 9 (2.27%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (7.30%) User Experience
3 19 (4.79%) Social Media
4 11 (2.77%) FMCG
5 10 (2.52%) Taxonomies
6 8 (2.02%) Digital Media
6 8 (2.02%) Data Integration
7 7 (1.76%) E-Learning
8 6 (1.51%) Open Source
8 6 (1.51%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.26%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.01%) SWIFT
10 4 (1.01%) Visualisation
10 4 (1.01%) Mobile Banking
10 4 (1.01%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.01%) Copywriting
11 3 (0.76%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.50%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.50%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.79%) Linux
2 17 (4.28%) UNIX
3 11 (2.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (2.52%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.27%) Windows
6 5 (1.26%) Android
7 2 (0.50%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.50%) AIX
7 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (27.96%) B2C
2 101 (25.44%) E-Commerce
3 99 (24.94%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (13.60%) Time Management
5 49 (12.34%) Project Management
6 41 (10.33%) CRM
6 41 (10.33%) Scrum
7 35 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 30 (7.56%) SOA
9 28 (7.05%) PRINCE2
10 26 (6.55%) Content Management
11 25 (6.30%) Digital Marketing
11 25 (6.30%) Business Intelligence
12 23 (5.79%) Analytics
13 19 (4.79%) ERP
14 18 (4.53%) Waterfall
14 18 (4.53%) OO
15 16 (4.03%) Enterprise Architecture
16 14 (3.53%) Mentoring
16 14 (3.53%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 68 (17.13%) Java
2 46 (11.59%) JavaScript
3 31 (7.81%) SQL
4 13 (3.27%) PL/SQL
5 12 (3.02%) PHP
6 10 (2.52%) AWK
7 9 (2.27%) C#
8 6 (1.51%) Perl
9 5 (1.26%) Apple Swift
10 4 (1.01%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.76%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.76%) Python
12 2 (0.50%) ABAP
12 2 (0.50%) C
12 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.50%) Groovy
13 1 (0.25%) DCL
13 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 28 (7.05%) Degree
2 10 (2.52%) PMP
2 10 (2.52%) PMI Certification
2 10 (2.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 9 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (2.02%) MCSA
5 6 (1.51%) CCNA
6 5 (1.26%) MCITP
6 5 (1.26%) MCTS
6 5 (1.26%) MCSE
7 3 (0.76%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (0.76%) CCNP
7 3 (0.76%) A+ Certification
7 3 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.50%) CCIE
8 2 (0.50%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.50%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.53%) QA
2 4 (1.01%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.50%) SLA
3 2 (0.50%) COBIT
4 1 (0.25%) P3O
System Software
1 11 (2.77%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.25%) Docker
3 1 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (0.50%) Puppet
1 2 (0.50%) Nagios
2 1 (0.25%) Netcool
2 1 (0.25%) Jitterbit
2 1 (0.25%) DBAmp
Vendors
1 41 (10.33%) hybris
2 38 (9.57%) Microsoft
3 37 (9.32%) Oracle
4 32 (8.06%) SAP
5 22 (5.54%) IBM
6 17 (4.28%) Salesforce.com
7 15 (3.78%) Endeca
8 14 (3.53%) Informatica
9 11 (2.77%) Red Hat
10 10 (2.52%) Cisco
11 9 (2.27%) VMware
12 8 (2.02%) Avaya
12 8 (2.02%) Google
13 7 (1.76%) CheckPoint
13 7 (1.76%) Citrix
13 7 (1.76%) Adobe
14 5 (1.26%) ATG
14 5 (1.26%) Sonus
14 5 (1.26%) F5
15 4 (1.01%) Syclo
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