The table below looks at the statistics for B2C skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited B2C over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2C (Business-to-Consumer)
Rank 484 395 428
Rank change year-on-year
-89 +33
Contract jobs citing B2C 111 190 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.37% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.50% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 103 81
Average daily rate
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£400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £631 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £36.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £44.00 -

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
41096 38070 35468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.49% 73.77% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26903 23461 20857
Average daily rate £421 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1109 1170 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

B2C
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing B2C within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

B2C Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

B2C
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing B2C within the UK.

B2C Daily Rate Trend in the UK

B2C
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing B2C within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

B2C Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

B2C
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing B2C within the UK.

B2C Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

B2C
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 B2C within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 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 -102 111 £400 -3.03% 52
London -82 38 £425 - 19
South East -14 27 £363 -9.37% 4
East of England -12 17 £375 -6.25% 2
South West - 14 £502 - 7
Essex +1 11 £280 -28.88%
Berkshire +5 10 £225 -51.35% 2
North West -8 8 - - 5
Cheshire +16 7 - -
City of London -7 7 £388 -8.82% 5
Dorset - 6 £676 - 1
East Midlands +6 5 - -
Surrey -2 5 £275 -
Wiltshire - 5 £475 -
Swindon - 4 £418 -
Guildford - 4 £275 -
Reading +17 3 £275 -
Bracknell 0 3 £175 -61.11%
West Sussex -1 3 £306 -23.43%
Nottinghamshire - 3 - -
Nottingham - 3 - -
Brentwood - 2 £375 -
Leicestershire +13 1 - -
Leeds -10 1 £475 +20.25% 3
Buckinghamshire -12 1 £388 +55.00%
Milton Keynes -13 1 £388 +55.00%
West Yorkshire -15 1 £475 +20.25% 3
Yorkshire -16 1 £475 +20.25% 7
Middlesex - 1 £388 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -

B2C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing B2C 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 B2C.

1 151 (57.63%) E-Commerce
2 111 (42.37%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (37.79%) B2B
4 69 (26.34%) Java
5 67 (25.57%) Retail
6 64 (24.43%) Scrum
7 61 (23.28%) HTML
8 54 (20.61%) Marketing
9 53 (20.23%) CSS
9 53 (20.23%) XML
10 52 (19.85%) Finance
11 45 (17.18%) User Experience
12 41 (15.65%) CMS
12 41 (15.65%) jQuery
13 40 (15.27%) JavaScript
14 38 (14.50%) J2EE
14 38 (14.50%) Web Services
15 37 (14.12%) JIRA
15 37 (14.12%) hybris
16 36 (13.74%) iPad
17 35 (13.36%) Project Management
17 35 (13.36%) Stakeholder Management
18 34 (12.98%) Ajax
18 34 (12.98%) JSP
19 33 (12.60%) Content Management
20 32 (12.21%) Spring
21 31 (11.83%) MVC
22 28 (10.69%) UNIX
23 27 (10.31%) Validation
23 27 (10.31%) Business Analysis

B2C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing B2C 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 B2C. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 41 (15.65%) CMS
2 22 (8.40%) WebSphere
3 21 (8.02%) Tomcat
4 20 (7.63%) Confluence
5 8 (3.05%) Drupal
5 8 (3.05%) JBoss
5 8 (3.05%) WebLogic
5 8 (3.05%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (2.67%) Apache
7 6 (2.29%) Apache Solr
8 5 (1.91%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.91%) Adobe CQ
8 5 (1.91%) WordPress
8 5 (1.91%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (1.15%) IIS
9 3 (1.15%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.76%) Liferay
10 2 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.76%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (2.67%) Photoshop
2 6 (2.29%) OmniGraffle
2 6 (2.29%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (2.29%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.76%) SPSS
4 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.29%) Fredhopper
2 5 (1.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.91%) SAP CRM
3 3 (1.15%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.76%) SAP ECC
4 2 (0.76%) Magento
4 2 (0.76%) Radian6
5 1 (0.38%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.38%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.15%) SaaS
2 3 (1.15%) Force.com
3 2 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.76%) Office 365
3 2 (0.76%) PaaS
4 1 (0.38%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.38%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.38%) IaaS
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.34%) Internet
2 2 (0.76%) NFC
2 2 (0.76%) RFID
2 2 (0.76%) 3G
2 2 (0.76%) Extranet
2 2 (0.76%) FTP
2 2 (0.76%) HTTP
3 1 (0.38%) LAN
3 1 (0.38%) VoIP
3 1 (0.38%) WAN
3 1 (0.38%) SMTP
3 1 (0.38%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.38%) SAN
3 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.38%) DNS
3 1 (0.38%) SSH
3 1 (0.38%) Firewall
3 1 (0.38%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (0.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (0.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.63%) MySQL
2 8 (3.05%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.67%) SQL Server
4 6 (2.29%) Big Data
5 3 (1.15%) SAP BW
5 3 (1.15%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.15%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.76%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.38%) OLTP
7 1 (0.38%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.38%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 37 (14.12%) JIRA
2 24 (9.16%) Subversion
3 21 (8.02%) JUnit
4 8 (3.05%) Ant
5 7 (2.67%) Grunt
6 6 (2.29%) Axure RP
7 5 (1.91%) Git (software)
8 4 (1.53%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.15%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.15%) Selenium
10 2 (0.76%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.38%) NUnit
11 1 (0.38%) CruiseControl
11 1 (0.38%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.38%) Mocha
11 1 (0.38%) XMLUnit
11 1 (0.38%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.38%) Bower
11 1 (0.38%) TeamCity
General
1 67 (25.57%) Retail
2 54 (20.61%) Marketing
3 52 (19.85%) Finance
4 13 (4.96%) Manufacturing
4 13 (4.96%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.82%) Legal
6 9 (3.44%) Banking
6 9 (3.44%) French Language
7 7 (2.67%) Games
8 6 (2.29%) Advertising
9 5 (1.91%) Billing
9 5 (1.91%) Electronics
9 5 (1.91%) Back Office
10 4 (1.53%) Dutch Language
11 3 (1.15%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.76%) Publishing
12 2 (0.76%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.38%) Automotive
13 1 (0.38%) Luxembourgish Language
Job Titles
1 65 (24.81%) Developer
2 55 (20.99%) Analyst
3 50 (19.08%) Architect
4 47 (17.94%) Business Analyst
5 30 (11.45%) Consultant
5 30 (11.45%) Solutions Architect
6 22 (8.40%) Hybris Developer
7 18 (6.87%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
8 16 (6.11%) Project Manager
8 16 (6.11%) Java Developer
9 15 (5.73%) Senior Developer
10 13 (4.96%) Agile Business Analyst
11 7 (2.67%) User Experience Consultant
12 6 (2.29%) Senior Business Analyst
12 6 (2.29%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (2.29%) Web Developer
13 5 (1.91%) Marketing Manager
13 5 (1.91%) .NET Developer
13 5 (1.91%) Business Consultant
13 5 (1.91%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (23.28%) HTML
2 53 (20.23%) CSS
2 53 (20.23%) XML
3 41 (15.65%) jQuery
4 38 (14.50%) J2EE
4 38 (14.50%) Web Services
5 34 (12.98%) Ajax
5 34 (12.98%) JSP
6 32 (12.21%) Spring
7 26 (9.92%) SOAP
8 22 (8.40%) .NET
9 21 (8.02%) XSD
9 21 (8.02%) HTML5
10 20 (7.63%) Spring MVC
11 13 (4.96%) XHTML
12 12 (4.58%) REST
13 11 (4.20%) XSLT
13 11 (4.20%) .NET Framework
14 9 (3.44%) Hibernate
14 9 (3.44%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 45 (17.18%) User Experience
2 36 (13.74%) iPad
3 26 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (8.78%) Mobile App
5 17 (6.49%) Social Media
6 11 (4.20%) Taxonomies
7 10 (3.82%) FMCG
8 8 (3.05%) Digital Media
9 7 (2.67%) Management Information System
10 6 (2.29%) DTV
11 5 (1.91%) Open Source
12 4 (1.53%) Visualisation
12 4 (1.53%) Mobile Banking
13 3 (1.15%) Client/Server
13 3 (1.15%) Web 2.0
13 3 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (1.15%) Computer Science
13 3 (1.15%) Social Network
14 2 (0.76%) Social Gaming
15 1 (0.38%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 28 (10.69%) UNIX
2 18 (6.87%) Windows
3 15 (5.73%) Apple iOS
4 13 (4.96%) Android
5 10 (3.82%) Linux
6 8 (3.05%) Solaris
7 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.76%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.38%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (57.63%) E-Commerce
2 111 (42.37%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (37.79%) B2B
4 64 (24.43%) Scrum
5 35 (13.36%) Project Management
5 35 (13.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 33 (12.60%) Content Management
7 31 (11.83%) MVC
8 27 (10.31%) Validation
8 27 (10.31%) Business Analysis
8 27 (10.31%) Unit Testing
9 26 (9.92%) SOA
10 25 (9.54%) SEO
10 25 (9.54%) Analytics
11 24 (9.16%) Migration
11 24 (9.16%) CRM
12 22 (8.40%) Integration Testing
13 19 (7.25%) OO
13 19 (7.25%) Data Modelling
13 19 (7.25%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 69 (26.34%) Java
2 40 (15.27%) JavaScript
3 17 (6.49%) SQL
4 15 (5.73%) C#
5 5 (1.91%) PHP
6 4 (1.53%) Objective-C
7 3 (1.15%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.76%) Scala
8 2 (0.76%) R
8 2 (0.76%) Ruby
8 2 (0.76%) ABAP
9 1 (0.38%) Python
9 1 (0.38%) FQL
9 1 (0.38%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 23 (8.78%) Degree
2 2 (0.76%) MCITP
2 2 (0.76%) MCTS
2 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.38%) PMP
3 1 (0.38%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.38%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.58%) QA
2 2 (0.76%) SLA
3 1 (0.38%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (0.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.38%) Puppet
2 1 (0.38%) HAProxy
2 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 37 (14.12%) hybris
2 18 (6.87%) Endeca
3 16 (6.11%) SAP
4 15 (5.73%) Oracle
5 12 (4.58%) FatWire
6 10 (3.82%) IBM
6 10 (3.82%) ATG
7 9 (3.44%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (2.29%) Adobe
9 5 (1.91%) Microsoft
9 5 (1.91%) Sitecore
10 4 (1.53%) Facebook
11 3 (1.15%) Citrix
11 3 (1.15%) Omniture
11 3 (1.15%) Tableau
11 3 (1.15%) Twitter
12 2 (0.76%) Ektron
12 2 (0.76%) Kony
12 2 (0.76%) ClickSoftware Technologies
12 2 (0.76%) Eloqua
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