The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2C (Business-to-Consumer)
Rank 427 435 414
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -21
Contract jobs citing B2C 155 135 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.27% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.37% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 90 98
Average daily rate
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£425 £381 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% +8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £252 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £522 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £190.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -80.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £190.00
% change year-on-year
- -80.26%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39028 36522 40170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.08% 72.85% 70.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 24228 22021 22957
Average daily rate £400 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1171 1067 1398
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 +4 151 £425 +11.47% 75
London -19 75 £450 +5.88% 42
South East -6 35 £413 +28.90% 5
Berkshire +7 18 £425 +65.04% 2
City of London +24 16 £450 -10.00% 11
Surrey +8 10 £575 +79.68% 2
East of England -11 8 £425 +32.81% 2
South West -20 7 £390 +35.65% 4
East Midlands - 7 £105 - 3
Bristol - 6 £405 - 1
North West -4 4 £525 +68.00% 4
West Midlands - 4 - - 2
Bedfordshire - 4 £525 -
Yorkshire +4 3 £155 -56.33% 12
Essex 0 3 £375 +15.38% 2
Reading 0 3 £550 +91.30%
Leeds - 3 £155 - 10
West Yorkshire - 3 £155 - 11
East Sussex -4 2 £400 -
Hampshire -14 2 £250 +11.11%
Buckinghamshire -21 2 £260 +22.35%
Nottingham - 2 - - 2
Wokingham - 2 £289 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - - 3
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
North East - 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire 0 1 £425 +32.81%
Milton Keynes -4 1 - -
High Wycombe - 1 £260 -
Hinckley - 1 - -

B2C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 162 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 122 (37.65%) B2B
3 87 (26.85%) Retail
4 77 (23.77%) Scrum
5 75 (23.15%) Agile Software Development
6 71 (21.91%) HTML
7 59 (18.21%) Java
7 59 (18.21%) Finance
8 55 (16.98%) XML
9 54 (16.67%) Project Management
10 51 (15.74%) CSS
10 51 (15.74%) hybris
11 48 (14.81%) JIRA
11 48 (14.81%) CRM
12 47 (14.51%) Stakeholder Management
13 43 (13.27%) MVC
14 42 (12.96%) Marketing
15 39 (12.04%) jQuery
16 36 (11.11%) Business Analysis
16 36 (11.11%) JavaScript
17 33 (10.19%) Web Services
17 33 (10.19%) Degree
18 32 (9.88%) Subversion
19 31 (9.57%) Spring
20 29 (8.95%) .NET
20 29 (8.95%) Analytics
21 28 (8.64%) Unit Testing
21 28 (8.64%) Oracle
21 28 (8.64%) Ajax
22 27 (8.33%) SQL

B2C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 25 (7.72%) Tomcat
1 25 (7.72%) CMS
2 20 (6.17%) Confluence
3 11 (3.40%) WebSphere
3 11 (3.40%) Drupal
4 7 (2.16%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.85%) Apache
5 6 (1.85%) Umbraco
6 5 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (1.23%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (1.23%) GlassFish
7 4 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.93%) IIS
8 3 (0.93%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.62%) SAS
9 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.62%) Node.js
9 2 (0.62%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 11 (3.40%) Photoshop
2 8 (2.47%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (1.85%) OmniGraffle
4 5 (1.54%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.93%) MS Excel
6 3 (0.93%) MS Project
7 2 (0.62%) SPSS
8 1 (0.31%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.31%) MS Office
8 1 (0.31%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 7 (2.16%) Magento
2 4 (1.23%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.93%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.62%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.62%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.31%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.31%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.31%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.31%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.31%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.54%) Office 365
2 4 (1.23%) SaaS
3 3 (0.93%) Force.com
4 2 (0.62%) Google App Engine
4 2 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.62%) IaaS
4 2 (0.62%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (0.62%) PaaS
4 2 (0.62%) Heroku
5 1 (0.31%) Responsys
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.17%) Internet
2 4 (1.23%) Extranet
3 2 (0.62%) Broadband
4 1 (0.31%) HTTP
4 1 (0.31%) DNS
4 1 (0.31%) SAN
4 1 (0.31%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.31%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.10%) MySQL
2 19 (5.86%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.85%) Data Mining
4 5 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (1.54%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.93%) Big Data
7 2 (0.62%) Voldemort
7 2 (0.62%) BigTable
7 2 (0.62%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.62%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.62%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.62%) Redis
7 2 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.31%) Essbase
8 1 (0.31%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 48 (14.81%) JIRA
2 32 (9.88%) Subversion
3 22 (6.79%) JUnit
4 10 (3.09%) Visual Studio
5 8 (2.47%) Git (software)
6 6 (1.85%) Axure RP
7 5 (1.54%) Selenium
8 4 (1.23%) Xcode
9 3 (0.93%) PHPUnit
9 3 (0.93%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.62%) Ant
10 2 (0.62%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.62%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.62%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.31%) WATIR
11 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.31%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.31%) XMLUnit
11 1 (0.31%) CruiseControl
11 1 (0.31%) HttpUnit
General
1 87 (26.85%) Retail
2 59 (18.21%) Finance
3 42 (12.96%) Marketing
4 18 (5.56%) Games
5 10 (3.09%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.78%) French Language
7 7 (2.16%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.85%) Back Office
9 4 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.62%) Advertising
10 2 (0.62%) Publishing
10 2 (0.62%) Legal
10 2 (0.62%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.62%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.62%) Banking
10 2 (0.62%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.62%) Billing
11 1 (0.31%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 79 (24.38%) Analyst
2 66 (20.37%) Developer
3 56 (17.28%) Business Analyst
4 51 (15.74%) Architect
5 26 (8.02%) Agile Business Analyst
6 24 (7.41%) Project Manager
7 22 (6.79%) Solutions Architect
8 18 (5.56%) Consultant
9 16 (4.94%) Product Manager
10 13 (4.01%) Technical Architect
11 12 (3.70%) Designer
12 11 (3.40%) Lead Developer
13 10 (3.09%) Web Developer
13 10 (3.09%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
14 8 (2.47%) Senior Developer
14 8 (2.47%) .NET Developer
14 8 (2.47%) Senior Architect
14 8 (2.47%) E-Commerce Manager
14 8 (2.47%) ScrumMaster
14 8 (2.47%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (21.91%) HTML
2 55 (16.98%) XML
3 51 (15.74%) CSS
4 39 (12.04%) jQuery
5 33 (10.19%) Web Services
6 31 (9.57%) Spring
7 29 (8.95%) .NET
8 28 (8.64%) Ajax
9 26 (8.02%) JSP
10 24 (7.41%) J2EE
11 21 (6.48%) XSD
11 21 (6.48%) Spring MVC
12 17 (5.25%) ASP.NET
13 14 (4.32%) XSLT
14 13 (4.01%) SOAP
15 8 (2.47%) Hibernate
15 8 (2.47%) WSDL
15 8 (2.47%) WCF
15 8 (2.47%) JSON
15 8 (2.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.10%) Mobile App
2 19 (5.86%) iPad
3 13 (4.01%) Social Media
4 9 (2.78%) Visualisation
5 7 (2.16%) Open Source
5 7 (2.16%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.54%) Mobile Computing
7 4 (1.23%) iPhone
7 4 (1.23%) E-Learning
8 3 (0.93%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.93%) Online Games
8 3 (0.93%) Smart Meter
8 3 (0.93%) Video on Demand
8 3 (0.93%) FMCG
8 3 (0.93%) New Media
8 3 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.93%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (0.62%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.62%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.62%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 22 (6.79%) UNIX
2 13 (4.01%) Android
3 11 (3.40%) Apple iOS
3 11 (3.40%) Windows
4 5 (1.54%) Linux
5 4 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.23%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 122 (37.65%) B2B
3 77 (23.77%) Scrum
4 75 (23.15%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (16.67%) Project Management
6 48 (14.81%) CRM
7 47 (14.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 43 (13.27%) MVC
9 36 (11.11%) Business Analysis
10 29 (8.95%) Analytics
11 28 (8.64%) Unit Testing
12 24 (7.41%) Customer Engagement
12 24 (7.41%) Use Case
12 24 (7.41%) Migration
12 24 (7.41%) SEO
13 23 (7.10%) Integration Testing
14 22 (6.79%) Business Process Mapping
14 22 (6.79%) Content Management
15 21 (6.48%) Data Modelling
16 20 (6.17%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 59 (18.21%) Java
2 36 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 27 (8.33%) SQL
4 19 (5.86%) C#
5 12 (3.70%) PHP
6 10 (3.09%) C
7 9 (2.78%) Ruby
8 3 (0.93%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.62%) Python
9 2 (0.62%) Scala
9 2 (0.62%) R
10 1 (0.31%) FQL
10 1 (0.31%) PHP5
10 1 (0.31%) C++
Qualifications
1 33 (10.19%) Degree
2 7 (2.16%) ISEB
3 5 (1.54%) PMI Certification
4 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.23%) MCTS
4 4 (1.23%) MCITP
5 3 (0.93%) PMP
6 2 (0.62%) MBA
6 2 (0.62%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.86%) QA
2 4 (1.23%) SLA
3 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (1.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.31%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.31%) Puppet
Vendors
1 51 (15.74%) hybris
2 28 (8.64%) Oracle
3 23 (7.10%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (3.70%) ATG
4 12 (3.70%) SAP
5 10 (3.09%) JBoss
6 6 (1.85%) Adobe
6 6 (1.85%) Google
7 5 (1.54%) Citrix
7 5 (1.54%) Epicor
7 5 (1.54%) ExactTarget
8 4 (1.23%) Endeca
8 4 (1.23%) Eloqua
9 3 (0.93%) Facebook
9 3 (0.93%) Twitter
9 3 (0.93%) Metastorm
9 3 (0.93%) Siebel
9 3 (0.93%) IBM
10 2 (0.62%) Microsoft
10 2 (0.62%) FatWire
London
Montash
Rate: £56 - £650 per day + negotiable
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £225 - £330 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £435 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day excellent rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day excellent salary + training
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough
The People Network
Rate: £450 - £510 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago