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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
B2C (Business-to-Consumer)
Rank 465 497 432
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -65
Contract jobs citing B2C 162 115 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.22% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.29% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 67 76
Average daily rate £438 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £312 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £676 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
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
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% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 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 +33 150 £438 - 64
London +30 73 £475 +11.76% 39
West Midlands +7 20 £400 - 3
Manchester +1 17 £425 -5.55% 2
North West -6 17 £425 -7.60% 4
City of London +41 15 £438 +6.06% 8
South East +9 11 £435 +2.35% 10
East Midlands -8 11 £400 - 2
Berkshire +12 7 £448 +62.72%
Midlands - 7 - -
Essex -4 4 £450 +60.71%
South West -7 4 £438 -16.82% 1
East of England -12 4 £450 -20.87% 2
Slough - 3 £420 -
Southampton +19 2 - -
Hampshire +6 2 - - 2
Bristol -2 2 £438 +59.09%
Reading -3 2 £500 -
Yorkshire - 2 £450 - 3
West Yorkshire - 2 £450 - 2
Birmingham - 2 £350 - 2
Leeds - 2 £450 - 1
Swindon -3 1 - -
Wiltshire -7 1 - - 1
Surrey -16 1 £300 -29.41% 5
Northamptonshire - 1 £400 -
North East - 1 £650 -
Solihull - 1 £725 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £450 -

B2C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 150 (43.73%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (37.32%) E-Commerce
2 128 (37.32%) B2B
3 103 (30.03%) Marketing
4 89 (25.95%) Retail
5 88 (25.66%) HTML
6 85 (24.78%) CRM
7 76 (22.16%) Java
8 73 (21.28%) CMS
9 68 (19.83%) CSS
10 64 (18.66%) JavaScript
11 59 (17.20%) Web Services
12 52 (15.16%) hybris
13 50 (14.58%) HTML5
13 50 (14.58%) Digital Marketing
13 50 (14.58%) Analytics
14 49 (14.29%) Oracle
15 48 (13.99%) Finance
16 46 (13.41%) J2EE
16 46 (13.41%) SOAP
17 44 (12.83%) XML
17 44 (12.83%) AngularJS
18 43 (12.54%) SQL
18 43 (12.54%) Spring
19 42 (12.24%) Mobile App
20 39 (11.37%) Scrum
20 39 (11.37%) Salesforce.com
21 38 (11.08%) SEO
22 36 (10.50%) Project Management
23 33 (9.62%) ATG

B2C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 73 (21.28%) CMS
2 26 (7.58%) WebSphere
3 18 (5.25%) JBoss
3 18 (5.25%) WebLogic
4 15 (4.37%) WebSphere Application Server
5 14 (4.08%) Apache Solr
6 13 (3.79%) Tomcat
7 12 (3.50%) Apache
7 12 (3.50%) Confluence
7 12 (3.50%) Drupal
7 12 (3.50%) SharePoint
8 9 (2.62%) Sitecore CMS
9 7 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (1.75%) WebLogic Portal
11 5 (1.46%) GlassFish
12 4 (1.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (1.17%) SAS
13 3 (0.87%) Mule ESB
13 3 (0.87%) Node.js
14 2 (0.58%) Mule
Applications
1 12 (3.50%) MS Visio
2 8 (2.33%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.87%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.58%) MS Project
5 2 (0.58%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.29%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 9 (2.62%) Magento
2 6 (1.75%) Fredhopper
2 6 (1.75%) HFM
2 6 (1.75%) Oracle CRM
3 5 (1.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.87%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.58%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.58%) SAP hybris
6 2 (0.58%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.58%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.29%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.29%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.29%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 28 (8.16%) Google Analytics
2 10 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.87%) SaaS
4 1 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.54%) SMS
2 14 (4.08%) Internet
3 4 (1.17%) Extranet
3 4 (1.17%) Intranet
4 2 (0.58%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (0.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.29%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.29%) Firewall
5 1 (0.29%) LAN
5 1 (0.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.54%) Relational Database
1 19 (5.54%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (3.79%) MySQL
3 12 (3.50%) MongoDB
4 10 (2.92%) Oracle ODI
5 9 (2.62%) Big Data
6 7 (2.04%) OLAP
7 6 (1.75%) Essbase
8 5 (1.46%) OLTP
8 5 (1.46%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.87%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (0.87%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.29%) Redis
Development Applications
1 22 (6.41%) Ant
2 20 (5.83%) JIRA
3 15 (4.37%) JUnit
4 14 (4.08%) Subversion
5 12 (3.50%) Eclipse
6 11 (3.21%) Maven
6 11 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (3.21%) Visual Studio
7 10 (2.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 8 (2.33%) Git (software)
9 7 (2.04%) Jenkins
10 4 (1.17%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.87%) Grunt
12 2 (0.58%) Axure RP
12 2 (0.58%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.58%) Gradle
12 2 (0.58%) gulp
12 2 (0.58%) JMeter
12 2 (0.58%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
General
1 103 (30.03%) Marketing
2 89 (25.95%) Retail
3 48 (13.99%) Finance
4 15 (4.37%) Automotive
5 11 (3.21%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.62%) Advertising
6 9 (2.62%) Legal
7 8 (2.33%) Banking
7 8 (2.33%) Billing
8 7 (2.04%) Back Office
8 7 (2.04%) Electronics
8 7 (2.04%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.87%) Games
10 2 (0.58%) Arabic Language
10 2 (0.58%) Brand Awareness
11 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Law
11 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 100 (29.15%) Architect
2 84 (24.49%) Developer
3 53 (15.45%) Project Manager
3 53 (15.45%) Solutions Architect
4 36 (10.50%) Analyst
5 31 (9.04%) Web Developer
6 29 (8.45%) Business Analyst
7 28 (8.16%) Mobile Developer
7 28 (8.16%) Mobile Web Developer
8 27 (7.87%) Digital Architect
9 22 (6.41%) Consultant
10 18 (5.25%) Senior Developer
11 15 (4.37%) Hybris Developer
12 13 (3.79%) E-Commerce Architect
13 12 (3.50%) Digital Solutions Architect
13 12 (3.50%) Lead Developer
14 11 (3.21%) Hybris Architect
15 10 (2.92%) Integration Architect
15 10 (2.92%) Technical Architect
15 10 (2.92%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (25.66%) HTML
2 68 (19.83%) CSS
3 59 (17.20%) Web Services
4 50 (14.58%) HTML5
5 46 (13.41%) J2EE
5 46 (13.41%) SOAP
6 44 (12.83%) AngularJS
6 44 (12.83%) XML
7 43 (12.54%) Spring
8 32 (9.33%) REST
8 32 (9.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 25 (7.29%) JSP
10 21 (6.12%) Ajax
11 18 (5.25%) jQuery
12 17 (4.96%) .NET
12 17 (4.96%) Hibernate
12 17 (4.96%) JMS
12 17 (4.96%) Struts
13 15 (4.37%) Spring MVC
14 14 (4.08%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 42 (12.24%) Mobile App
2 33 (9.62%) iPad
3 30 (8.75%) User Experience
4 29 (8.45%) Social Media
5 26 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (4.96%) Copywriting
7 10 (2.92%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.92%) Data Integration
8 8 (2.33%) Algorithms
8 8 (2.33%) Taxonomies
9 7 (2.04%) Fintech
10 5 (1.46%) Digital Media
10 5 (1.46%) Replication
11 4 (1.17%) Clustering
11 4 (1.17%) FMCG
11 4 (1.17%) Mathematics
11 4 (1.17%) Web 2.0
12 3 (0.87%) Graphic Design
12 3 (0.87%) Mobile Computing
13 2 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 24 (7.00%) Windows
2 17 (4.96%) Unix
3 10 (2.92%) Linux
3 10 (2.92%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.33%) Solaris
5 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.29%) Android
6 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (43.73%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (37.32%) B2B
2 128 (37.32%) E-Commerce
3 85 (24.78%) CRM
4 50 (14.58%) Analytics
4 50 (14.58%) Digital Marketing
5 39 (11.37%) Scrum
6 38 (11.08%) SEO
7 36 (10.50%) Project Management
8 33 (9.62%) Mobile Development
9 32 (9.33%) Content Management
10 30 (8.75%) SOA
11 29 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
12 27 (7.87%) MVC
12 27 (7.87%) OO
13 23 (6.71%) Waterfall
14 22 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
14 22 (6.41%) Change Management
15 21 (6.12%) SDLC
16 19 (5.54%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 76 (22.16%) Java
2 64 (18.66%) JavaScript
3 43 (12.54%) SQL
4 15 (4.37%) PowerShell
5 14 (4.08%) PHP
6 11 (3.21%) Shell Script
7 10 (2.92%) C#
8 8 (2.33%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.46%) Groovy
9 5 (1.46%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.46%) Python
10 4 (1.17%) C++
11 3 (0.87%) ABAP
11 3 (0.87%) Ruby
12 2 (0.58%) C
12 2 (0.58%) Perl
13 1 (0.29%) AWK
13 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 19 (5.54%) Degree
2 10 (2.92%) PMI Certification
3 9 (2.62%) PMP
4 3 (0.87%) PCI QSA
5 1 (0.29%) IIBA
5 1 (0.29%) MBA
5 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.29%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.71%) QA
2 5 (1.46%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.58%) COBIT
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.29%) P3O
System Software
1 3 (0.87%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (2.92%) Control-M
2 2 (0.58%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (0.58%) OpenSSO
3 1 (0.29%) Ansible
3 1 (0.29%) Cacti
3 1 (0.29%) Nagios
3 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 52 (15.16%) hybris
2 49 (14.29%) Oracle
3 39 (11.37%) Salesforce.com
4 33 (9.62%) ATG
5 28 (8.16%) Google
6 27 (7.87%) Microsoft
7 21 (6.12%) Endeca
8 19 (5.54%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 15 (4.37%) Adobe
10 12 (3.50%) IBM
10 12 (3.50%) SAP
11 9 (2.62%) Sitecore
12 8 (2.33%) Demandware
13 6 (1.75%) Facebook
13 6 (1.75%) Hyperion
13 6 (1.75%) JD Edwards
14 4 (1.17%) Netezza
14 4 (1.17%) Teradata
14 4 (1.17%) Twitter
15 3 (0.87%) Tableau
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