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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2C (Business-to-Consumer)
Rank 463 434 429
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -5
Contract jobs citing B2C 151 145 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.28% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.37% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 88 108
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£425 £420 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £300 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £614 £533 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £405 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
42763 39046 42056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.99% 74.08% 71.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 26736 24118 24356
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1175 1083 1556
Average hourly rate £23.66 £27.50 £30.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.98% -8.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -17 150 £425 +1.19% 86
London -28 64 £500 +17.64% 43
South East +4 30 £425 +6.25% 12
East of England -16 19 £400 +25.00% 5
Berkshire +24 15 £405 +4.51% 5
City of London +18 13 £400 -11.35% 6
Midlands - 13 - -
Bracknell +11 10 £405 +8.00% 2
Essex -6 9 £413 - 1
Hertfordshire -19 8 £300 -6.25% 1
South West -22 8 £418 -24.09% 5
West Midlands - 7 - - 1
Yorkshire +4 5 £155 - 13
Leeds +4 5 £155 - 11
West Yorkshire -4 5 £155 - 11
North West - 5 £569 - 4
Dorset +1 4 £418 - 1
East Midlands +5 3 £105 - 1
Surrey -6 3 £519 +18.57% 4
Milton Keynes -2 2 £750 -
Oxfordshire -4 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -9 2 £750 -
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £350 - 1
Cheshire - 2 £563 - 1
Northamptonshire - 2 £105 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £588 - 2
Bristol - 2 - - 1
Nottinghamshire +12 1 - -
Nottingham +11 1 - -
West Sussex +5 1 - -

B2C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 169 (52.81%) E-Commerce
2 142 (44.38%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (40.00%) B2B
4 90 (28.13%) Scrum
5 86 (26.88%) Retail
6 78 (24.38%) Java
7 74 (23.13%) HTML
8 64 (20.00%) XML
8 64 (20.00%) Finance
9 60 (18.75%) hybris
10 59 (18.44%) CSS
11 58 (18.13%) JIRA
11 58 (18.13%) User Experience
12 54 (16.88%) MVC
13 53 (16.56%) jQuery
14 51 (15.94%) Marketing
15 50 (15.63%) Project Management
16 47 (14.69%) Stakeholder Management
17 45 (14.06%) Spring
18 42 (13.13%) JSP
19 40 (12.50%) Unit Testing
20 39 (12.19%) J2EE
20 39 (12.19%) CRM
21 38 (11.88%) Ajax
21 38 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
21 38 (11.88%) Analytics
22 36 (11.25%) UNIX
22 36 (11.25%) Subversion
23 35 (10.94%) Tomcat
23 35 (10.94%) Business Analysis

B2C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 35 (10.94%) Tomcat
2 33 (10.31%) CMS
3 31 (9.69%) Confluence
4 18 (5.63%) WebSphere
5 10 (3.13%) Apache
6 9 (2.81%) Drupal
6 9 (2.81%) WebSphere Application Server
7 8 (2.50%) WebLogic
7 8 (2.50%) Umbraco
8 7 (2.19%) SharePoint
9 6 (1.88%) Apache Solr
10 4 (1.25%) Adobe CQ
10 4 (1.25%) IIS
10 4 (1.25%) SAS
10 4 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.94%) GlassFish
11 3 (0.94%) Liferay
12 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (2.81%) Photoshop
2 6 (1.88%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (1.88%) OmniGraffle
3 5 (1.56%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.56%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.25%) SPSS
4 4 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.94%) MS Project
6 2 (0.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.88%) Fredhopper
2 4 (1.25%) Magento
2 4 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.94%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.63%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.63%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.63%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.31%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.31%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.31%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.31%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.56%) Force.com
2 4 (1.25%) SaaS
2 4 (1.25%) Office 365
3 2 (0.63%) IaaS
3 2 (0.63%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.63%) PaaS
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.31%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.19%) Internet
2 4 (1.25%) Extranet
3 2 (0.63%) FTP
3 2 (0.63%) HTTP
3 2 (0.63%) iSCSI
3 2 (0.63%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (0.63%) SAN
4 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.31%) DNS
4 1 (0.31%) SSH
4 1 (0.31%) VoIP
4 1 (0.31%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.63%) MySQL
2 15 (4.69%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.88%) Data Mining
4 5 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.94%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.94%) Big Data
6 3 (0.94%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.63%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.63%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.31%) DataStage
8 1 (0.31%) QualityStage
8 1 (0.31%) Essbase
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.31%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.31%) Redis
Development Applications
1 58 (18.13%) JIRA
2 36 (11.25%) Subversion
3 33 (10.31%) JUnit
4 6 (1.88%) Axure RP
5 5 (1.56%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.25%) Selenium
6 4 (1.25%) Ant
6 4 (1.25%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.94%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.63%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.63%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.63%) Xcode
8 2 (0.63%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.31%) Grunt
9 1 (0.31%) Bower
9 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.31%) NUnit
9 1 (0.31%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
General
1 86 (26.88%) Retail
2 64 (20.00%) Finance
3 51 (15.94%) Marketing
4 25 (7.81%) Games
5 14 (4.38%) Telecoms
6 12 (3.75%) Manufacturing
7 9 (2.81%) French Language
8 7 (2.19%) Advertising
9 6 (1.88%) Legal
9 6 (1.88%) Back Office
9 6 (1.88%) Billing
10 4 (1.25%) Electronics
11 3 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.63%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.63%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.63%) Banking
13 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 80 (25.00%) Developer
2 74 (23.13%) Analyst
3 57 (17.81%) Business Analyst
4 50 (15.63%) Architect
5 34 (10.63%) Hybris Developer
6 33 (10.31%) Consultant
7 25 (7.81%) Solutions Architect
8 22 (6.88%) Agile Business Analyst
9 17 (5.31%) Project Manager
10 15 (4.69%) Lead Developer
11 14 (4.38%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
12 12 (3.75%) Java Developer
12 12 (3.75%) Senior Developer
12 12 (3.75%) Web Developer
13 10 (3.13%) .NET Developer
14 8 (2.50%) Technical Architect
14 8 (2.50%) Senior Architect
15 7 (2.19%) Business Intelligence Analyst
16 6 (1.88%) User Experience Consultant
16 6 (1.88%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (23.13%) HTML
2 64 (20.00%) XML
3 59 (18.44%) CSS
4 53 (16.56%) jQuery
5 45 (14.06%) Spring
6 42 (13.13%) JSP
7 39 (12.19%) J2EE
8 38 (11.88%) Ajax
9 33 (10.31%) Web Services
10 32 (10.00%) XSD
10 32 (10.00%) Spring MVC
11 28 (8.75%) .NET
12 22 (6.88%) SOAP
13 13 (4.06%) XSLT
14 12 (3.75%) ASP.NET
14 12 (3.75%) Hibernate
14 12 (3.75%) HTML5
15 10 (3.13%) REST
16 9 (2.81%) JDBC
17 8 (2.50%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 58 (18.13%) User Experience
2 38 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (10.00%) iPad
4 22 (6.88%) Social Media
5 20 (6.25%) Mobile App
6 12 (3.75%) Management Information System
7 11 (3.44%) Taxonomies
8 9 (2.81%) FMCG
9 8 (2.50%) Open Source
10 7 (2.19%) Visualisation
11 5 (1.56%) DTV
11 5 (1.56%) Mobile Computing
12 4 (1.25%) E-Learning
12 4 (1.25%) Video on Demand
12 4 (1.25%) Digital Media
12 4 (1.25%) New Media
13 3 (0.94%) Social Gaming
13 3 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.94%) Social Network
13 3 (0.94%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 36 (11.25%) UNIX
2 14 (4.38%) Windows
3 13 (4.06%) Apple iOS
4 11 (3.44%) Android
5 8 (2.50%) Linux
6 4 (1.25%) Solaris
6 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.25%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.31%) CentOS
8 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (52.81%) E-Commerce
2 142 (44.38%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (40.00%) B2B
4 90 (28.13%) Scrum
5 54 (16.88%) MVC
6 50 (15.63%) Project Management
7 47 (14.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 40 (12.50%) Unit Testing
9 39 (12.19%) CRM
10 38 (11.88%) Analytics
11 35 (10.94%) Business Analysis
12 34 (10.63%) Integration Testing
13 30 (9.38%) SEO
14 26 (8.13%) Validation
14 26 (8.13%) Migration
14 26 (8.13%) Content Management
15 25 (7.81%) Data Modelling
16 24 (7.50%) Use Case
17 23 (7.19%) Data Validation
18 21 (6.56%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 78 (24.38%) Java
2 34 (10.63%) JavaScript
3 21 (6.56%) SQL
4 18 (5.63%) C#
5 6 (1.88%) PHP
5 6 (1.88%) Ruby
6 5 (1.56%) Objective-C
7 4 (1.25%) C
8 3 (0.94%) Scala
8 3 (0.94%) R
9 2 (0.63%) Python
10 1 (0.31%) C++
10 1 (0.31%) FQL
10 1 (0.31%) PHP5
10 1 (0.31%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 28 (8.75%) Degree
2 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (1.25%) PMI Certification
2 4 (1.25%) MCTS
2 4 (1.25%) MCITP
3 3 (0.94%) ISEB
3 3 (0.94%) PMP
4 2 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.63%) MBA
4 2 (0.63%) IIBA
4 2 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.94%) QA
2 4 (1.25%) SLA
3 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (1.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.63%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.31%) Puppet
3 1 (0.31%) SCCM
Vendors
1 60 (18.75%) hybris
2 29 (9.06%) Oracle
3 19 (5.94%) Endeca
3 19 (5.94%) Salesforce.com
4 14 (4.38%) SAP
5 13 (4.06%) JBoss
5 13 (4.06%) ATG
6 8 (2.50%) Adobe
7 6 (1.88%) Citrix
7 6 (1.88%) IBM
7 6 (1.88%) Facebook
8 5 (1.56%) Twitter
8 5 (1.56%) FatWire
9 4 (1.25%) Microsoft
9 4 (1.25%) Eloqua
10 3 (0.94%) Siebel
10 3 (0.94%) Metastorm
10 3 (0.94%) Tableau
10 3 (0.94%) Google
11 2 (0.63%) Zend
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