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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
B2C (Business-to-Consumer)
Rank 471 399 428
Rank change year-on-year
-72 +29
Contract jobs citing B2C 106 162 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.33% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.45% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 81 76
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£460 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £525 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £406 £393
% change year-on-year
+16.92% +3.50%
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
38243 36175 32672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.25% 74.28% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 24566 22006 19405
Average daily rate £422 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £274 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1006 1114 1321
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 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
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 -65 106 £460 +13.23% 72
London -83 40 £444 +10.93% 39
South East -13 19 £419 -1.47% 10
East of England +5 18 £569 - 3
South West - 15 £550 - 6
Essex +9 9 £280 -
North West -7 8 - - 5
Bedfordshire - 8 £588 - 1
City of London +9 7 £456 +14.06% 13
Berkshire +2 6 £250 -47.36% 4
Surrey +1 6 £425 - 1
Cheshire - 6 - - 2
East Midlands - 5 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 4 - -
Wiltshire - 4 £526 -
Guildford - 4 £425 - 1
Nottingham - 4 - -
Brentwood - 3 £375 -
Bristol - 3 £300 - 6
Reading +9 2 £275 - 1
Oxford - 2 £538 -
Swindon - 2 £489 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £538 - 1
West Sussex -10 1 £363 -30.95% 1
Southampton - 1 - - 1
Hampshire - 1 - - 1
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 £175 - 1
Egham - 1 £413 -
Hinckley - 1 - -

B2C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

1 132 (54.77%) E-Commerce
2 100 (41.49%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (34.02%) B2B
4 61 (25.31%) Retail
5 57 (23.65%) Java
6 53 (21.99%) HTML
7 51 (21.16%) Marketing
8 50 (20.75%) Scrum
9 49 (20.33%) CSS
10 42 (17.43%) XML
11 41 (17.01%) Finance
12 39 (16.18%) JavaScript
13 37 (15.35%) jQuery
14 35 (14.52%) User Experience
15 32 (13.28%) Web Services
16 31 (12.86%) J2EE
16 31 (12.86%) CMS
17 30 (12.45%) Project Management
18 29 (12.03%) SOA
18 29 (12.03%) Ajax
19 28 (11.62%) JIRA
19 28 (11.62%) hybris
20 27 (11.20%) Stakeholder Management
20 27 (11.20%) MVC
21 25 (10.37%) iPad
21 25 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
22 24 (9.96%) Analytics
22 24 (9.96%) Unit Testing
22 24 (9.96%) UNIX
22 24 (9.96%) JSP

B2C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 31 (12.86%) CMS
2 17 (7.05%) Confluence
2 17 (7.05%) Tomcat
3 16 (6.64%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.90%) Drupal
5 6 (2.49%) Apache Solr
6 5 (2.07%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (2.07%) WordPress
7 4 (1.66%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.66%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.24%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.24%) Adobe CQ
9 2 (0.83%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.83%) Liferay
9 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.83%) Node.js
9 2 (0.83%) SAS
9 2 (0.83%) Apache
9 2 (0.83%) JBoss
9 2 (0.83%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 8 (3.32%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.07%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (2.07%) Photoshop
2 5 (2.07%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (0.83%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.83%) SPSS
4 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.41%) MS Project
4 1 (0.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.49%) Fredhopper
1 6 (2.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.24%) SAP CRM
2 3 (1.24%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.83%) Magento
3 2 (0.83%) SAP ECC
4 1 (0.41%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.90%) SaaS
2 6 (2.49%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.24%) Force.com
3 3 (1.24%) PaaS
3 3 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.83%) Office 365
5 1 (0.41%) IaaS
5 1 (0.41%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.73%) Internet
2 3 (1.24%) RFID
2 3 (1.24%) NFC
3 2 (0.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (0.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (0.83%) LAN
3 2 (0.83%) WAN
3 2 (0.83%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.83%) FTP
3 2 (0.83%) HTTP
3 2 (0.83%) 3G
3 2 (0.83%) Extranet
3 2 (0.83%) Firewall
4 1 (0.41%) SSH
4 1 (0.41%) SAN
4 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.41%) SMTP
4 1 (0.41%) VoIP
4 1 (0.41%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.41%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.88%) MySQL
2 7 (2.90%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.49%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.07%) Big Data
5 4 (1.66%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.24%) SAP BW
6 3 (1.24%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.24%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.83%) OLTP
7 2 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.83%) Data Mart
7 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (11.62%) JIRA
2 20 (8.30%) Subversion
3 18 (7.47%) JUnit
4 8 (3.32%) Grunt
5 7 (2.90%) Ant
6 6 (2.49%) Git (software)
7 5 (2.07%) Axure RP
8 4 (1.66%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.24%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.24%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.24%) Selenium
10 2 (0.83%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.83%) NUnit
11 1 (0.41%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.41%) Bower
11 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.41%) Mocha
11 1 (0.41%) XMLUnit
11 1 (0.41%) RSpec
General
1 61 (25.31%) Retail
2 51 (21.16%) Marketing
3 41 (17.01%) Finance
4 15 (6.22%) Manufacturing
5 13 (5.39%) Telecoms
6 8 (3.32%) Legal
6 8 (3.32%) Banking
7 7 (2.90%) Games
7 7 (2.90%) French Language
8 6 (2.49%) Electronics
8 6 (2.49%) Advertising
8 6 (2.49%) Billing
9 4 (1.66%) Back Office
10 3 (1.24%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.83%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.83%) Publishing
11 2 (0.83%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.41%) Automotive
12 1 (0.41%) Luxembourgish Language
12 1 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 61 (25.31%) Developer
2 47 (19.50%) Architect
3 42 (17.43%) Analyst
4 37 (15.35%) Business Analyst
5 34 (14.11%) Solutions Architect
6 26 (10.79%) Consultant
7 21 (8.71%) Project Manager
8 18 (7.47%) Hybris Developer
9 15 (6.22%) Senior Developer
10 14 (5.81%) Java Developer
11 13 (5.39%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
12 9 (3.73%) Agile Business Analyst
13 6 (2.49%) Digital Architect
13 6 (2.49%) Digital Solutions Architect
13 6 (2.49%) User Experience Consultant
13 6 (2.49%) Web Developer
13 6 (2.49%) Senior Analyst
13 6 (2.49%) Senior Business Analyst
14 5 (2.07%) Administrator
14 5 (2.07%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (21.99%) HTML
2 49 (20.33%) CSS
3 42 (17.43%) XML
4 37 (15.35%) jQuery
5 32 (13.28%) Web Services
6 31 (12.86%) J2EE
7 29 (12.03%) Ajax
8 24 (9.96%) JSP
8 24 (9.96%) Spring
9 22 (9.13%) SOAP
10 20 (8.30%) HTML5
11 19 (7.88%) XSD
12 18 (7.47%) .NET
13 17 (7.05%) Spring MVC
14 13 (5.39%) REST
15 12 (4.98%) XHTML
16 11 (4.56%) .NET Framework
17 10 (4.15%) CSS3
18 8 (3.32%) RESTful
18 8 (3.32%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 35 (14.52%) User Experience
2 25 (10.37%) iPad
2 25 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (9.13%) Mobile App
4 13 (5.39%) Social Media
5 10 (4.15%) Taxonomies
6 8 (3.32%) FMCG
6 8 (3.32%) Digital Media
6 8 (3.32%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.90%) DTV
8 6 (2.49%) Open Source
9 5 (2.07%) Mobile Banking
10 4 (1.66%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.83%) Statistics
12 2 (0.83%) Social Network
12 2 (0.83%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.83%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.83%) Social Gaming
12 2 (0.83%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 24 (9.96%) UNIX
2 18 (7.47%) Windows
3 14 (5.81%) Apple iOS
4 11 (4.56%) Android
5 9 (3.73%) Linux
6 7 (2.90%) Solaris
7 2 (0.83%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.41%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (54.77%) E-Commerce
2 100 (41.49%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (34.02%) B2B
4 50 (20.75%) Scrum
5 30 (12.45%) Project Management
6 29 (12.03%) SOA
7 27 (11.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 27 (11.20%) MVC
8 24 (9.96%) Analytics
8 24 (9.96%) Unit Testing
9 23 (9.54%) Content Management
9 23 (9.54%) Validation
10 20 (8.30%) Business Analysis
11 19 (7.88%) Integration Testing
11 19 (7.88%) SEO
12 18 (7.47%) OO
12 18 (7.47%) Data Modelling
13 17 (7.05%) Digital Marketing
14 16 (6.64%) CRM
15 15 (6.22%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 57 (23.65%) Java
2 39 (16.18%) JavaScript
3 17 (7.05%) C#
4 16 (6.64%) SQL
5 7 (2.90%) PHP
6 4 (1.66%) Objective-C
7 3 (1.24%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.24%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.83%) R
8 2 (0.83%) ABAP
8 2 (0.83%) Ruby
9 1 (0.41%) Python
9 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.41%) Scala
9 1 (0.41%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 15 (6.22%) Degree
2 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (0.83%) MCTS
2 2 (0.83%) MCITP
3 1 (0.41%) MBA
3 1 (0.41%) PMP
3 1 (0.41%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.41%) PhD
3 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.07%) QA
2 2 (0.83%) COBIT
2 2 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.41%) HAProxy
1 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (11.62%) hybris
2 17 (7.05%) SAP
3 12 (4.98%) Endeca
4 11 (4.56%) Oracle
5 9 (3.73%) FatWire
6 8 (3.32%) IBM
7 6 (2.49%) Microsoft
8 5 (2.07%) ATG
8 5 (2.07%) Sitecore
9 4 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.66%) Adobe
10 3 (1.24%) Citrix
10 3 (1.24%) CA
10 3 (1.24%) Cisco
10 3 (1.24%) Sybase
10 3 (1.24%) Facebook
10 3 (1.24%) Syclo
10 3 (1.24%) ClickSoftware Technologies
10 3 (1.24%) Kony
11 2 (0.83%) Ektron
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