The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 369 391 370
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -21
Contract jobs citing B2B 228 183 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.37% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.50% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 114 126
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £190.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -88.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £22.50 £44.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £36.10 £198.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £190.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -88.15%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39028 36522 40170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.08% 72.85% 70.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 24228 22021 22957
Average daily rate £400 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1171 1067 1398
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%

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 11 July 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 11 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +17 212 £425 +13.33% 167
London +8 100 £425 -5.55% 91
South East -7 42 £396 +44.00% 25
City of London +30 22 £338 -32.50% 28
North West +2 19 £550 +62.96% 8
Berkshire +3 18 £475 +72.72% 6
West Midlands -10 11 £425 +13.33% 6
Yorkshire +8 10 £475 +30.13% 9
North East -7 10 £350 +7.69% 4
East Midlands +2 8 £365 -11.51% 3
Durham - 8 £338 - 1
Darlington - 8 £338 - 1
Hampshire -14 7 £184 -57.41% 3
West Yorkshire +9 6 £155 -70.47% 5
Buckinghamshire -16 6 £195 - 3
Manchester -5 5 £608 +80.00% 7
Midlands +8 4 £463 -3.89% 1
Solihull +6 4 £425 +13.33%
Oxfordshire +3 4 £300 +9.09% 3
Reading +2 4 £550 +144.44% 1
North Yorkshire 0 4 £490 +164.86% 2
Northamptonshire -1 4 £365 -18.88% 1
Uxbridge - 4 £624 -
Leeds - 4 £155 - 3
Nottinghamshire +13 3 - - 2
Nottingham +6 3 - - 1
Surrey +3 3 £575 - 6
East of England -15 3 £463 +110.22% 10
Essex -1 2 £350 +66.66% 2
Middlesex -3 2 £396 -12.00% 1

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 122 (27.79%) B2C
2 104 (23.69%) E-Commerce
3 94 (21.41%) Marketing
4 91 (20.73%) Finance
5 82 (18.68%) Project Management
6 53 (12.07%) HTML
7 51 (11.62%) Retail
8 50 (11.39%) Java
9 49 (11.16%) Agile Software Development
10 47 (10.71%) .NET
10 47 (10.71%) XML
11 44 (10.02%) JavaScript
11 44 (10.02%) Web Services
12 43 (9.79%) Oracle
13 40 (9.11%) CRM
13 40 (9.11%) Stakeholder Management
14 38 (8.66%) jQuery
15 36 (8.20%) CSS
16 35 (7.97%) Telecoms
16 35 (7.97%) Billing
17 33 (7.52%) Salesforce.com
17 33 (7.52%) Business Analysis
18 32 (7.29%) C#
19 31 (7.06%) Migration
20 30 (6.83%) SOA
20 30 (6.83%) Analytics
21 29 (6.61%) REST
21 29 (6.61%) SQL Server
22 28 (6.38%) SQL
22 28 (6.38%) SAP

B2B
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 22 (5.01%) SharePoint
2 17 (3.87%) CMS
3 12 (2.73%) WebSphere
4 10 (2.28%) IIS
4 10 (2.28%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (2.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (1.82%) WebLogic
6 8 (1.82%) Drupal
6 8 (1.82%) Umbraco
7 7 (1.59%) Liferay
8 5 (1.14%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.91%) SAS
10 3 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.68%) Apache
10 3 (0.68%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.68%) Adobe CQ
11 2 (0.46%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.23%) Confluence
12 1 (0.23%) Oracle Service Bus
12 1 (0.23%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 15 (3.42%) Photoshop
2 13 (2.96%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (2.73%) MS Excel
4 11 (2.51%) InfoPath
5 9 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (1.82%) MS Office
7 6 (1.37%) MS Visio
7 6 (1.37%) MS Project
7 6 (1.37%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.91%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.46%) SPSS
10 1 (0.23%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 10 (2.28%) Google Analytics
2 8 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.37%) SAP CRM
4 4 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.68%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.68%) Magento
5 3 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.46%) SiteCatalyst
6 2 (0.46%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.46%) Maximo
7 1 (0.23%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.23%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.23%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.68%) Force.com
2 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.46%) Google App Engine
3 2 (0.46%) SaaS
3 2 (0.46%) PaaS
3 2 (0.46%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.69%) Internet
2 16 (3.64%) HTTP
3 12 (2.73%) Extranet
4 10 (2.28%) FTP
5 7 (1.59%) Firewall
6 6 (1.37%) Intranet
6 6 (1.37%) VPN
7 5 (1.14%) DNS
8 4 (0.91%) DMZ
8 4 (0.91%) EIGRP
8 4 (0.91%) IGRP
9 3 (0.68%) MPLS
9 3 (0.68%) SSL
9 3 (0.68%) LDAP
9 3 (0.68%) VoIP
9 3 (0.68%) X.509
9 3 (0.68%) Wireless
9 3 (0.68%) NFC
9 3 (0.68%) Network Security
10 2 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.61%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.64%) Oracle Database
3 15 (3.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (2.51%) Relational Database
6 10 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (2.05%) MySQL
8 8 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (1.37%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.91%) PowerCenter
13 3 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.68%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.68%) NoSQL
14 2 (0.46%) Redis
14 2 (0.46%) Voldemort
14 2 (0.46%) BigTable
14 2 (0.46%) DataStage
14 2 (0.46%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 10 (2.28%) Axure RP
2 9 (2.05%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.14%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.14%) Subversion
4 4 (0.91%) Ant
4 4 (0.91%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.91%) Dreamweaver
4 4 (0.91%) Gradle
4 4 (0.91%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.68%) Maven
5 3 (0.68%) JIRA
5 3 (0.68%) Selenium
6 2 (0.46%) JUnit
6 2 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.46%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.46%) Rational Rose
6 2 (0.46%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.23%) Calabash
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.23%) DbUnit
General
1 94 (21.41%) Marketing
2 91 (20.73%) Finance
3 51 (11.62%) Retail
4 35 (7.97%) Telecoms
4 35 (7.97%) Billing
5 28 (6.38%) Publishing
6 20 (4.56%) Games
7 18 (4.10%) Banking
8 10 (2.28%) Legal
9 9 (2.05%) Law
9 9 (2.05%) Back Office
9 9 (2.05%) French Language
10 8 (1.82%) Manufacturing
11 5 (1.14%) Advertising
12 4 (0.91%) Electronics
12 4 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.68%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.46%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 85 (19.36%) Analyst
2 71 (16.17%) Developer
3 60 (13.67%) Business Analyst
4 58 (13.21%) Project Manager
5 57 (12.98%) Architect
6 34 (7.74%) Consultant
7 30 (6.83%) Solutions Architect
8 25 (5.69%) Designer
9 17 (3.87%) .NET Developer
10 15 (3.42%) Product Manager
11 14 (3.19%) Web Developer
12 12 (2.73%) ASP.NET Developer
13 11 (2.51%) C# Developer
14 10 (2.28%) SharePoint Developer
15 9 (2.05%) Senior Manager
15 9 (2.05%) C# .NET Developer
16 8 (1.82%) Salesforce.com Architect
16 8 (1.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 8 (1.82%) Front-End Developer
16 8 (1.82%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (12.07%) HTML
2 47 (10.71%) .NET
2 47 (10.71%) XML
3 44 (10.02%) Web Services
4 38 (8.66%) jQuery
5 36 (8.20%) CSS
6 29 (6.61%) REST
7 28 (6.38%) ASP.NET
8 27 (6.15%) SOAP
9 19 (4.33%) Spring
9 19 (4.33%) Middleware
10 18 (4.10%) J2EE
11 17 (3.87%) HTML5
12 15 (3.42%) .NET Framework
13 13 (2.96%) EDI
14 11 (2.51%) SAML
15 10 (2.28%) JMS
15 10 (2.28%) XSD
16 9 (2.05%) WSDL
16 9 (2.05%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.33%) Mobile App
2 18 (4.10%) Social Media
3 7 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (1.59%) PMI
4 6 (1.37%) Statistics
4 6 (1.37%) FMCG
4 6 (1.37%) Learning Management System
4 6 (1.37%) Visualisation
5 5 (1.14%) E-Learning
5 5 (1.14%) Mainframe
5 5 (1.14%) Handset
5 5 (1.14%) Mobile Computing
5 5 (1.14%) Data Integration
6 4 (0.91%) Smart Meter
6 4 (0.91%) Digital Media
6 4 (0.91%) Mobile Payment
6 4 (0.91%) Management Information System
6 4 (0.91%) Open Source
6 4 (0.91%) Smartphone
7 3 (0.68%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.33%) Android
2 14 (3.19%) UNIX
3 13 (2.96%) Windows
4 10 (2.28%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.05%) Linux
6 4 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.68%) Solaris
7 3 (0.68%) zOS
8 2 (0.46%) AIX
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (27.79%) B2C
2 104 (23.69%) E-Commerce
3 82 (18.68%) Project Management
4 49 (11.16%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (9.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 40 (9.11%) CRM
6 33 (7.52%) Business Analysis
7 31 (7.06%) Migration
8 30 (6.83%) SOA
8 30 (6.83%) Analytics
9 26 (5.92%) Business Intelligence
10 24 (5.47%) SEO
11 22 (5.01%) MVC
12 21 (4.78%) PRINCE2
13 20 (4.56%) Scrum
13 20 (4.56%) Web Development
14 19 (4.33%) BPMN
15 17 (3.87%) UML
16 16 (3.64%) ERP
17 15 (3.42%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 50 (11.39%) Java
2 44 (10.02%) JavaScript
3 32 (7.29%) C#
4 28 (6.38%) SQL
5 13 (2.96%) T-SQL
5 13 (2.96%) Groovy
6 9 (2.05%) PHP
6 9 (2.05%) XPath
7 8 (1.82%) XQuery
8 7 (1.59%) Ruby
8 7 (1.59%) C
9 6 (1.37%) ActionScript
10 5 (1.14%) ActionScript 2.0
11 3 (0.68%) Python
11 3 (0.68%) C++
11 3 (0.68%) Perl
11 3 (0.68%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.46%) Korn
13 1 (0.23%) PHP5
13 1 (0.23%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 25 (5.69%) Degree
2 15 (3.42%) PMI Certification
3 13 (2.96%) PMP
4 5 (1.14%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.14%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.68%) ACCA
5 3 (0.68%) CIMA
5 3 (0.68%) MBA
5 3 (0.68%) CCNP
5 3 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.46%) CISSP
6 2 (0.46%) AAT
6 2 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.23%) ISEB
7 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.28%) QA
2 3 (0.68%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.68%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (0.91%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.46%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (1.37%) Puppet
2 3 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.46%) CA SiteMinder
3 2 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.46%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.23%) Salt
4 1 (0.23%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 43 (9.79%) Oracle
2 33 (7.52%) Salesforce.com
3 28 (6.38%) SAP
4 22 (5.01%) Microsoft
5 15 (3.42%) Google
6 12 (2.73%) hybris
7 11 (2.51%) Ariba
8 10 (2.28%) ATG
9 7 (1.59%) Elastic Path
9 7 (1.59%) Cisco
9 7 (1.59%) IBM
9 7 (1.59%) Adobe
10 5 (1.14%) Siebel
10 5 (1.14%) Lotus
10 5 (1.14%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.14%) Epicor
11 4 (0.91%) Informatica
11 4 (0.91%) Facebook
12 3 (0.68%) Twitter
12 3 (0.68%) Marketo
City, London
Yoh
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £56 - £650 per day + negotiable
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £700 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
The Curve Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + contract to perm
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £30 - £35 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
North Yorkshire
Volt
Rate: £480.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Harrogate
DP Connect
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rate + full expenses for EU travel
Posted: 4 days ago
Northamptonshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Excellent rates on offer
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £15000 - £20000 per annum + Commission
Posted: 11 days ago
Slough
The People Network
Rate: £450 - £510 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago