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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 437 461 415
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -46
Contract jobs citing B2B 191 151 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.29% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.38% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 62 82
Average daily rate £420 £425 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £315 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £588 £536
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £444 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.85% +18.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 4
Average hourly rate £12.50 £11.00 £8.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +25.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £11.00 £8.75
% change year-on-year
+286.36% +25.71%

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
41792 40196 38042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.24% 77.62% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27320 25624 23044
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1199 1072 1163
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.25 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +40 187 £420 -2.89% 163
London +51 113 £442 +17.39% 71
South East +13 41 £375 -16.66% 26
Berkshire +18 18 £255 - 7
City of London +41 16 £442 +17.39% 16
Reading +6 11 £253 - 2
West Sussex +6 9 £400 -
Crawley -6 9 £400 -
Surrey -12 9 £375 -21.87% 7
North West -12 9 £438 +25.00% 25
South West +4 5 £425 -22.72% 7
West Midlands -9 5 £538 - 7
East of England -1 4 £519 -14.43% 10
Buckinghamshire +16 3 £550 +37.50% 2
Bristol +2 3 £425 +25.92% 1
Cheshire -6 3 £575 +64.28% 9
Birmingham - 3 £350 - 5
Slough - 3 £325 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £475 -
Edinburgh - 3 £330 - 1
Manchester - 3 £500 - 14
Scotland - 3 £330 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 3 £475 - 1
North East - 3 £475 - 1
Milton Keynes +4 2 £550 +37.50% 1
Hampshire +3 2 £450 +5.88% 4
Wiltshire -4 2 - - 3
East Midlands -19 2 £400 -23.80% 8
Yorkshire -20 2 £294 - 8
West Yorkshire - 2 £294 - 7

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 129 (30.50%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (30.26%) B2C
3 126 (29.79%) Marketing
4 93 (21.99%) E-Commerce
5 76 (17.97%) Finance
6 65 (15.37%) Project Management
7 62 (14.66%) Java
7 62 (14.66%) Web Services
8 61 (14.42%) CRM
9 59 (13.95%) SOA
10 57 (13.48%) HTML
11 53 (12.53%) SOAP
11 53 (12.53%) REST
12 52 (12.29%) XML
13 50 (11.82%) SQL
13 50 (11.82%) Retail
14 47 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
15 45 (10.64%) Oracle
15 45 (10.64%) Waterfall
16 44 (10.40%) Digital Marketing
17 42 (9.93%) CMS
18 41 (9.69%) Salesforce.com
19 39 (9.22%) Microsoft
20 37 (8.75%) J2EE
20 37 (8.75%) Scrum
20 37 (8.75%) hybris
20 37 (8.75%) User Experience
21 36 (8.51%) CSS
22 35 (8.27%) JavaScript
22 35 (8.27%) Social Media

B2B
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 42 (9.93%) CMS
2 16 (3.78%) Apache
3 14 (3.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 13 (3.07%) WebSphere
5 12 (2.84%) Apache Solr
6 11 (2.60%) SharePoint
7 10 (2.36%) Drupal
7 10 (2.36%) Tomcat
8 9 (2.13%) Oracle Service Bus
8 9 (2.13%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.42%) JBoss
10 5 (1.18%) Confluence
10 5 (1.18%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
11 4 (0.95%) MQSeries
11 4 (0.95%) Node.js
11 4 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.71%) IIS
12 3 (0.71%) SAS
12 3 (0.71%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (4.26%) MS Excel
1 18 (4.26%) MS Visio
2 9 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
2 9 (2.13%) MS Project
2 9 (2.13%) Photoshop
3 8 (1.89%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (1.89%) MS Office
4 6 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.71%) ProjectWise
6 1 (0.24%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 16 (3.78%) Eloqua
2 9 (2.13%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (1.42%) Fredhopper
3 6 (1.42%) HFM
3 6 (1.42%) Oracle CRM
4 5 (1.18%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.95%) Magento
5 4 (0.95%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.47%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.47%) SAP hybris
6 2 (0.47%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle BRM
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.24%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.24%) SDL Web 8
7 1 (0.24%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.13%) Google Analytics
2 8 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (1.42%) SaaS
4 5 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.18%) IaaS
4 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.71%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.71%) PaaS
6 2 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.47%) Google Compute Engine
6 2 (0.47%) Route 53
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.24%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.24%) iPaaS
7 1 (0.24%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.91%) Internet
2 11 (2.60%) Wireless
3 9 (2.13%) LAN
3 9 (2.13%) Reverse Proxy
3 9 (2.13%) SNMP
3 9 (2.13%) WAN
4 8 (1.89%) VPN
5 6 (1.42%) Firewall
6 5 (1.18%) Broadband
6 5 (1.18%) Extranet
6 5 (1.18%) FTP
6 5 (1.18%) HTTP
6 5 (1.18%) HTTPS
6 5 (1.18%) Intranet
6 5 (1.18%) VoIP
6 5 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.95%) DNS
7 4 (0.95%) LDAP
7 4 (0.95%) SSL
8 3 (0.71%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.86%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.73%) Relational Database
3 16 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (2.84%) MongoDB
5 11 (2.60%) Oracle Database
5 11 (2.60%) Oracle ODI
6 10 (2.36%) Big Data
6 10 (2.36%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (1.89%) PowerCenter
8 7 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.42%) Essbase
9 6 (1.42%) OLAP
10 5 (1.18%) DB2
10 5 (1.18%) MySQL
10 5 (1.18%) NoSQL
10 5 (1.18%) OLTP
11 4 (0.95%) DataStage
11 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (4.73%) Git (software)
2 16 (3.78%) JIRA
2 16 (3.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (3.31%) Eclipse
3 14 (3.31%) Visual Studio
4 11 (2.60%) Jenkins
5 10 (2.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 8 (1.89%) Axure RP
6 8 (1.89%) Subversion
7 6 (1.42%) Ant
7 6 (1.42%) TeamCity
8 5 (1.18%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 4 (0.95%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.71%) Talend Open Studio
11 2 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.47%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.47%) FxCop
11 2 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.47%) StyleCop
General
1 126 (29.79%) Marketing
2 76 (17.97%) Finance
3 50 (11.82%) Retail
4 32 (7.57%) Telecoms
5 15 (3.55%) Billing
6 12 (2.84%) Banking
7 8 (1.89%) Advertising
7 8 (1.89%) Brand Awareness
8 6 (1.42%) Back Office
9 5 (1.18%) Electronics
9 5 (1.18%) Games
10 4 (0.95%) German Language
10 4 (0.95%) Legal
10 4 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.71%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.47%) Automotive
12 2 (0.47%) French Language
12 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.47%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.47%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 89 (21.04%) Architect
2 63 (14.89%) Analyst
3 59 (13.95%) Developer
4 49 (11.58%) Business Analyst
5 42 (9.93%) Solutions Architect
6 41 (9.69%) Project Manager
7 36 (8.51%) Consultant
8 19 (4.49%) Digital Architect
9 16 (3.78%) Marketing Specialist
10 14 (3.31%) Automation Specialist
10 14 (3.31%) Marketing Automation Specialist
11 12 (2.84%) Designer
11 12 (2.84%) Integration Architect
12 11 (2.60%) Hybris Architect
12 11 (2.60%) Java Developer
13 10 (2.36%) Digital Project Manager
13 10 (2.36%) XML Developer
14 9 (2.13%) Java Engineer
14 9 (2.13%) Senior Developer
15 8 (1.89%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (14.66%) Web Services
2 57 (13.48%) HTML
3 53 (12.53%) REST
3 53 (12.53%) SOAP
4 52 (12.29%) XML
5 37 (8.75%) J2EE
6 36 (8.51%) CSS
7 26 (6.15%) .NET
8 25 (5.91%) Spring
9 23 (5.44%) JMS
10 22 (5.20%) Ajax
11 21 (4.96%) Middleware
12 20 (4.73%) XSLT
13 19 (4.49%) EDI
14 17 (4.02%) Hibernate
14 17 (4.02%) XSD
15 15 (3.55%) jQuery
15 15 (3.55%) Struts
16 13 (3.07%) WCF
16 13 (3.07%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.75%) User Experience
2 35 (8.27%) Social Media
3 31 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.31%) Mobile App
5 11 (2.60%) Data Integration
6 10 (2.36%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.13%) iPad
8 8 (1.89%) Data Centre
8 8 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.89%) Internet of Things
9 7 (1.65%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.42%) Taxonomies
11 5 (1.18%) Blog
11 5 (1.18%) FMCG
11 5 (1.18%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.95%) Handset
12 4 (0.95%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.71%) Copywriting
13 3 (0.71%) Mobile Computing
13 3 (0.71%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 24 (5.67%) Linux
2 22 (5.20%) Windows
3 13 (3.07%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.65%) Unix
5 3 (0.71%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.47%) CentOS
6 2 (0.47%) Debian
6 2 (0.47%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.24%) AIX
7 1 (0.24%) Solaris
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (30.50%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (30.26%) B2C
3 93 (21.99%) E-Commerce
4 65 (15.37%) Project Management
5 61 (14.42%) CRM
6 59 (13.95%) SOA
7 47 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 45 (10.64%) Waterfall
9 44 (10.40%) Digital Marketing
10 37 (8.75%) Scrum
11 30 (7.09%) Analytics
11 30 (7.09%) Migration
12 28 (6.62%) TDD
13 26 (6.15%) Business Analysis
13 26 (6.15%) SEO
14 25 (5.91%) MVC
15 23 (5.44%) SDLC
16 22 (5.20%) OO
17 21 (4.96%) UML
18 20 (4.73%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 62 (14.66%) Java
2 50 (11.82%) SQL
3 35 (8.27%) JavaScript
4 16 (3.78%) C#
4 16 (3.78%) PowerShell
5 15 (3.55%) PHP
6 11 (2.60%) Shell Script
7 8 (1.89%) C
8 5 (1.18%) Ruby
9 4 (0.95%) COBOL
9 4 (0.95%) Python
10 3 (0.71%) Perl
11 2 (0.47%) ActionScript
11 2 (0.47%) ActionScript 2.0
11 2 (0.47%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.47%) Go
11 2 (0.47%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.47%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.47%) XPath
12 1 (0.24%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 33 (7.80%) Degree
2 9 (2.13%) PMI Certification
2 9 (2.13%) PMP
3 5 (1.18%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.71%) ISEB
4 3 (0.71%) PCI QSA
4 3 (0.71%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.47%) CISSP
5 2 (0.47%) CLAS
5 2 (0.47%) MBA
6 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.24%) CCDP
6 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.24%) IIBA
6 1 (0.24%) MCAD
6 1 (0.24%) MCSD
6 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.24%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.20%) QA
2 8 (1.89%) GxP
3 5 (1.18%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.95%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.47%) COBIT
5 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.47%) SEPA
5 2 (0.47%) TARGET2
6 1 (0.24%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.24%) HL7
6 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.47%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.47%) Docker
1 2 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (2.60%) Control-M
2 6 (1.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (0.95%) WSUS
4 3 (0.71%) Ansible
4 3 (0.71%) DBAmp
4 3 (0.71%) Jitterbit
4 3 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.47%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.47%) Mesos
5 2 (0.47%) Puppet
6 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.24%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 45 (10.64%) Oracle
2 41 (9.69%) Salesforce.com
3 39 (9.22%) Microsoft
4 37 (8.75%) hybris
5 20 (4.73%) IBM
5 20 (4.73%) Informatica
6 19 (4.49%) SAP
7 15 (3.55%) Marketo
8 14 (3.31%) Aprimo
9 13 (3.07%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 11 (2.60%) Google
11 10 (2.36%) Adobe
12 9 (2.13%) Citrix
13 8 (1.89%) webMethods
14 7 (1.65%) BT
14 7 (1.65%) Cisco
15 6 (1.42%) Endeca
15 6 (1.42%) Hyperion
15 6 (1.42%) JD Edwards
15 6 (1.42%) TIBCO
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