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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
B2C (Business-to-Consumer)
Rank 450 458 434
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -24
Contract jobs citing B2C 171 155 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.28% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.37% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 90 99
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£425 £445 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.49% +11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £262 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £411 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.42% +22.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £32.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - £37.50

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
44182 41616 38228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.70% 76.15% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28632 25727 23174
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1176 1105
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing B2C within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

B2C Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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 -10 166 £425 -5.55% 74
London +4 76 £425 -6.59% 45
East Midlands +23 29 £450 +328.57% 4
South East -20 26 £438 +1.15% 15
East of England +15 23 £415 +3.75% 1
Northamptonshire +12 18 £438 +316.66% 1
Essex +6 15 £450 +20.00%
City of London -12 13 £388 -17.55% 8
Berkshire -6 11 £475 +11.76% 5
Nottinghamshire -2 8 £525 - 2
Bracknell -4 8 £475 +12.42% 1
Nottingham -6 8 £525 - 2
Basildon - 7 £425 -
Surrey -4 6 £450 -21.73% 3
Buckinghamshire +3 5 £350 +34.61% 1
Milton Keynes -2 5 £350 - 1
Hertfordshire -1 4 £225 - 1
Yorkshire -23 4 £450 +172.72% 2
West Yorkshire -24 4 £450 +172.72% 1
Cambridge - 4 £401 -
Guildford - 4 £475 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £401 -
Wales - 3 £425 -
Northampton - 3 £500 -
Cardiff - 3 £425 -
South Wales - 3 £425 -
North West -28 2 £425 -19.04% 2
Bradford - 2 £438 -
Slough +1 1 £263 -45.02% 1
Watford -1 1 £225 -

B2C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 193 (56.27%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (50.44%) E-Commerce
3 156 (45.48%) B2B
4 112 (32.65%) Java
5 96 (27.99%) Marketing
6 85 (24.78%) hybris
7 78 (22.74%) Retail
8 68 (19.83%) HTML
9 65 (18.95%) Scrum
10 63 (18.37%) WebSphere
11 62 (18.08%) JavaScript
12 60 (17.49%) Analytics
13 58 (16.91%) CSS
13 58 (16.91%) Finance
14 57 (16.62%) J2EE
15 56 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
16 54 (15.74%) User Experience
17 50 (14.58%) CRM
18 44 (12.83%) SQL
19 42 (12.24%) XML
20 41 (11.95%) OO
20 41 (11.95%) IBM
20 41 (11.95%) Digital Marketing
21 40 (11.66%) Web Services
21 40 (11.66%) Analytical Skills
22 39 (11.37%) TOGAF
23 38 (11.08%) TDD
23 38 (11.08%) Adobe
23 38 (11.08%) UNIX
24 36 (10.50%) Linux

B2C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 63 (18.37%) WebSphere
2 29 (8.45%) CMS
2 29 (8.45%) WebLogic
3 17 (4.96%) Apache Solr
4 14 (4.08%) WebLogic Portal
5 13 (3.79%) Apache
6 12 (3.50%) WebSphere Application Server
6 12 (3.50%) WebSphere Portal
7 11 (3.21%) Node.js
7 11 (3.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 10 (2.92%) JBoss
8 10 (2.92%) GlassFish
9 7 (2.04%) SharePoint
10 4 (1.17%) Commerce Server
11 3 (0.87%) WordPress
11 3 (0.87%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.87%) Lync
12 2 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.58%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.58%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 21 (6.12%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.37%) MS Visio
3 12 (3.50%) MS Office
4 11 (3.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (2.92%) Photoshop
6 6 (1.75%) MS Project
7 3 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.58%) InDesign
9 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (2.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.46%) Optimost
4 4 (1.17%) Fredhopper
4 4 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (1.17%) Magento
5 3 (0.87%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.58%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.29%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.29%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.29%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 23 (6.71%) Google Analytics
2 12 (3.50%) SaaS
3 7 (2.04%) PaaS
4 5 (1.46%) Adobe Analytics
4 5 (1.46%) Google Checkout
5 2 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.58%) IaaS
5 2 (0.58%) Responsys
5 2 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.29%) Force.com
6 1 (0.29%) eCircle
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.92%) Internet
2 3 (0.87%) Extranet
2 3 (0.87%) LAN
2 3 (0.87%) WAN
2 3 (0.87%) Intranet
3 2 (0.58%) Firewall
4 1 (0.29%) Network Security
4 1 (0.29%) NAS
4 1 (0.29%) MVNO
4 1 (0.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (0.29%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.29%) HTTP
4 1 (0.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.29%) Relational Database
2 7 (2.04%) MySQL
3 6 (1.75%) SQL Server
4 5 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.46%) Big Data
5 3 (0.87%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.87%) DB2
6 2 (0.58%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.58%) OLTP
6 2 (0.58%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.58%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.58%) Redis
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.29%) BigQuery
7 1 (0.29%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.29%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.29%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 27 (7.87%) JIRA
2 26 (7.58%) Ant
3 18 (5.25%) Eclipse
4 17 (4.96%) Git (software)
5 16 (4.66%) Subversion
6 12 (3.50%) Maven
7 10 (2.92%) Jenkins
8 9 (2.62%) JUnit
9 7 (2.04%) Dreamweaver
9 7 (2.04%) Grunt
10 6 (1.75%) Cucumber
10 6 (1.75%) Selenium
11 5 (1.46%) PowerDesigner
11 5 (1.46%) ERwin
11 5 (1.46%) Toad
11 5 (1.46%) SoapUI
12 4 (1.17%) Hudson
13 3 (0.87%) AccuRev
14 2 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
14 2 (0.58%) Axure RP
General
1 96 (27.99%) Marketing
2 78 (22.74%) Retail
3 58 (16.91%) Finance
4 20 (5.83%) Telecoms
5 19 (5.54%) Manufacturing
6 17 (4.96%) Billing
7 8 (2.33%) Advertising
8 7 (2.04%) Publishing
8 7 (2.04%) Banking
8 7 (2.04%) Electronics
9 6 (1.75%) Legal
9 6 (1.75%) Italian Language
10 5 (1.46%) Front Office
11 4 (1.17%) Automotive
12 3 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.87%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.87%) Norwegian Language
12 3 (0.87%) Swedish Language
12 3 (0.87%) Danish Language
13 2 (0.58%) French Language
Job Titles
1 97 (28.28%) Developer
2 62 (18.08%) Architect
3 47 (13.70%) Analyst
4 39 (11.37%) Business Analyst
5 38 (11.08%) Project Manager
6 33 (9.62%) Java Developer
7 29 (8.45%) Solutions Architect
7 29 (8.45%) Hybris Developer
8 27 (7.87%) Senior Developer
9 18 (5.25%) Senior Java Developer
10 15 (4.37%) Consultant
11 13 (3.79%) Designer
11 13 (3.79%) Agile Business Analyst
12 11 (3.21%) Hybris Architect
13 9 (2.62%) UI Developer
13 9 (2.62%) Product Manager
14 8 (2.33%) Senior Analyst
14 8 (2.33%) Oracle Architect
14 8 (2.33%) UI Programmer
14 8 (2.33%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (19.83%) HTML
2 58 (16.91%) CSS
3 57 (16.62%) J2EE
4 42 (12.24%) XML
5 40 (11.66%) Web Services
6 34 (9.91%) Spring
6 34 (9.91%) HTML5
7 31 (9.04%) Ajax
8 28 (8.16%) SOAP
9 27 (7.87%) XHTML
10 22 (6.41%) CSS3
11 20 (5.83%) REST
12 18 (5.25%) jQuery
12 18 (5.25%) JSP
13 17 (4.96%) .NET
14 16 (4.66%) Struts
14 16 (4.66%) Spring MVC
15 13 (3.79%) JAX-WS
15 13 (3.79%) WebCenter
15 13 (3.79%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 54 (15.74%) User Experience
2 40 (11.66%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (6.41%) Mobile App
4 15 (4.37%) iPad
5 10 (2.92%) Taxonomies
5 10 (2.92%) Web 2.0
6 9 (2.62%) Social Media
7 7 (2.04%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.04%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.75%) Ontologies
9 5 (1.46%) Copywriting
9 5 (1.46%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.17%) Digital Media
10 4 (1.17%) FMCG
10 4 (1.17%) Graphic Design
10 4 (1.17%) DTV
11 2 (0.58%) Replication
11 2 (0.58%) RIA
11 2 (0.58%) Mobile Payment
11 2 (0.58%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 38 (11.08%) UNIX
2 36 (10.50%) Linux
3 22 (6.41%) Windows
4 21 (6.12%) Solaris
5 11 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.46%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.46%) Android
7 2 (0.58%) AIX
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (56.27%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (50.44%) E-Commerce
3 156 (45.48%) B2B
4 65 (18.95%) Scrum
5 60 (17.49%) Analytics
6 56 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 50 (14.58%) CRM
8 41 (11.95%) OO
8 41 (11.95%) Digital Marketing
9 39 (11.37%) TOGAF
10 38 (11.08%) TDD
11 35 (10.20%) Waterfall
12 34 (9.91%) SOA
13 32 (9.33%) Content Management
14 30 (8.75%) MVC
15 29 (8.45%) Zachman Framework
15 29 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
16 28 (8.16%) Project Management
17 26 (7.58%) Business Analysis
18 25 (7.29%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 112 (32.65%) Java
2 62 (18.08%) JavaScript
3 44 (12.83%) SQL
4 11 (3.21%) PHP
5 10 (2.92%) PL/SQL
5 10 (2.92%) AWK
6 6 (1.75%) C#
7 5 (1.46%) Python
8 4 (1.17%) Ruby
8 4 (1.17%) C
9 2 (0.58%) Perl
10 1 (0.29%) ABAP
10 1 (0.29%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.29%) Go
10 1 (0.29%) SOQL
10 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.29%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 24 (7.00%) Degree
2 7 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (0.87%) Sun Certification
4 2 (0.58%) PMP
4 2 (0.58%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (0.58%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.58%) ISEB
4 2 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.87%) QA
2 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.29%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (2.62%) Netcool
2 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 85 (24.78%) hybris
2 41 (11.95%) IBM
3 38 (11.08%) Adobe
4 32 (9.33%) SAP
5 31 (9.04%) Oracle
6 30 (8.75%) Google
7 15 (4.37%) Endeca
8 13 (3.79%) Sitecore
8 13 (3.79%) Omniture
8 13 (3.79%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (3.21%) TIBCO
9 11 (3.21%) Microsoft
9 11 (3.21%) Red Hat
10 10 (2.92%) JDA
10 10 (2.92%) RedPrairie
11 9 (2.62%) Pega
11 9 (2.62%) BMC
11 9 (2.62%) Amdocs
11 9 (2.62%) Remedy
11 9 (2.62%) Infovista
North East
Aquent
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £475 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Corby, Northamptonshire
networx
Rate: £26,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Montash
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Ticketmaster UK
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £380 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £Competitive (market rates)
Posted: 11 days ago