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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
B2C (Business-to-Consumer)
Rank 429 430 436
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Contract jobs citing B2C 186 167 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.32% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.41% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 97 81
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£450 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £262 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £555 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £328
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +22.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £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
43274 40267 36736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.50% 76.08% 74.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27921 25102 22050
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1185 1094
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 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
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 3 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 -22 174 £450 +5.88% 66
London -14 79 £450 - 38
South East -17 36 £410 +2.50% 12
East Midlands +9 23 £438 +316.66% 3
East of England +14 22 £415 -2.35% 3
Essex +3 18 £450 +28.57%
Northamptonshire +18 17 £438 +316.66% 1
Berkshire +8 13 £400 -5.88% 6
City of London -12 11 £488 +13.04% 12
Surrey -10 8 £450 +4.34% 1
Basildon - 8 £400 -
Bracknell - 8 £475 - 1
Buckinghamshire +6 7 £350 +34.61% 1
Milton Keynes - 7 £350 -
Guildford +2 5 £450 -5.26% 1
Hampshire +4 4 £400 +60.00% 3
Nottinghamshire -6 4 £425 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 £401 -
Cambridge - 4 £401 -
Basingstoke +8 3 £400 +60.00%
Slough +6 3 £240 -49.47% 1
Nottingham -7 3 £525 - 1
South West -13 3 £463 +18.58% 1
North West -16 3 £425 -19.04% 3
West Yorkshire -19 3 £450 +190.32% 2
Yorkshire -20 3 £450 +190.32% 2
Portsmouth - 3 £400 - 1
Cardiff - 3 £425 - 3
South Wales - 3 £425 - 3
Thames Valley - 3 £480 -

B2C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 181 (53.08%) E-Commerce
1 181 (53.08%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (43.40%) B2B
3 107 (31.38%) Java
4 89 (26.10%) Marketing
5 83 (24.34%) Retail
6 82 (24.05%) hybris
7 60 (17.60%) HTML
7 60 (17.60%) Scrum
8 58 (17.01%) JavaScript
9 57 (16.72%) Finance
10 55 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
11 53 (15.54%) CSS
12 52 (15.25%) WebSphere
13 49 (14.37%) J2EE
14 48 (14.08%) Analytics
15 45 (13.20%) CRM
16 44 (12.90%) User Experience
17 41 (12.02%) Analytical Skills
18 40 (11.73%) Web Services
19 38 (11.14%) OO
19 38 (11.14%) TOGAF
20 37 (10.85%) SAP
21 36 (10.56%) SQL
21 36 (10.56%) Waterfall
22 35 (10.26%) Spring
22 35 (10.26%) XML
22 35 (10.26%) TDD
23 34 (9.97%) IBM
24 33 (9.68%) SOA

B2C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 52 (15.25%) WebSphere
2 24 (7.04%) WebLogic
3 21 (6.16%) CMS
4 17 (4.99%) Apache Solr
5 13 (3.81%) Node.js
5 13 (3.81%) Apache
6 12 (3.52%) WebSphere Application Server
7 11 (3.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 10 (2.93%) JBoss
8 10 (2.93%) GlassFish
9 8 (2.35%) WebLogic Portal
10 6 (1.76%) WebSphere Portal
11 4 (1.17%) Commerce Server
11 4 (1.17%) Tomcat
11 4 (1.17%) SharePoint
12 3 (0.88%) WordPress
12 3 (0.88%) Confluence
12 3 (0.88%) Lync
13 2 (0.59%) ExpressionEngine
13 2 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 18 (5.28%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.52%) MS Office
3 10 (2.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (2.93%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.76%) Photoshop
4 6 (1.76%) MS Project
5 2 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.59%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 5 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 5 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
1 5 (1.47%) Optimost
2 4 (1.17%) Fredhopper
2 4 (1.17%) Magento
2 4 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.88%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.88%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.29%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.29%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.29%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.81%) Google Analytics
2 12 (3.52%) SaaS
3 8 (2.35%) PaaS
4 5 (1.47%) Google Checkout
5 3 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.59%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.59%) IaaS
6 2 (0.59%) Responsys
7 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.23%) Internet
2 4 (1.17%) LAN
2 4 (1.17%) WAN
3 3 (0.88%) Firewall
4 2 (0.59%) NFC
4 2 (0.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (0.59%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (0.59%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.59%) RFID
4 2 (0.59%) DNS
5 1 (0.29%) SAN
5 1 (0.29%) HTTP
5 1 (0.29%) NAS
5 1 (0.29%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.69%) Relational Database
2 8 (2.35%) MySQL
3 7 (2.05%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.05%) Big Data
4 5 (1.47%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.88%) Redis
5 3 (0.88%) DB2
5 3 (0.88%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.59%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.59%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.59%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.59%) OLTP
6 2 (0.59%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.59%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.29%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.29%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.29%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 24 (7.04%) JIRA
2 22 (6.45%) Ant
3 17 (4.99%) Eclipse
3 17 (4.99%) Git (software)
4 16 (4.69%) Subversion
5 12 (3.52%) Maven
6 11 (3.23%) JUnit
7 9 (2.64%) Jenkins
8 8 (2.35%) Grunt
8 8 (2.35%) Selenium
9 7 (2.05%) Cucumber
10 5 (1.47%) SoapUI
10 5 (1.47%) Toad
10 5 (1.47%) PowerDesigner
10 5 (1.47%) ERwin
11 4 (1.17%) Hudson
12 3 (0.88%) AccuRev
12 3 (0.88%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.88%) Dreamweaver
13 2 (0.59%) HttpUnit
General
1 89 (26.10%) Marketing
2 83 (24.34%) Retail
3 57 (16.72%) Finance
4 19 (5.57%) Manufacturing
5 17 (4.99%) Telecoms
6 12 (3.52%) Billing
7 8 (2.35%) Electronics
8 7 (2.05%) Banking
9 6 (1.76%) Legal
9 6 (1.76%) Italian Language
10 5 (1.47%) Publishing
10 5 (1.47%) Front Office
11 4 (1.17%) Automotive
11 4 (1.17%) Advertising
12 3 (0.88%) Games
12 3 (0.88%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.88%) Norwegian Language
12 3 (0.88%) Swedish Language
12 3 (0.88%) Danish Language
Job Titles
1 88 (25.81%) Developer
2 63 (18.48%) Architect
3 44 (12.90%) Analyst
4 42 (12.32%) Project Manager
5 36 (10.56%) Business Analyst
6 35 (10.26%) Solutions Architect
7 30 (8.80%) Java Developer
8 26 (7.62%) Hybris Developer
9 25 (7.33%) Senior Developer
10 18 (5.28%) Consultant
11 17 (4.99%) Senior Java Developer
12 13 (3.81%) Agile Business Analyst
13 12 (3.52%) Designer
14 10 (2.93%) Hybris Architect
15 9 (2.64%) JavaScript Developer
15 9 (2.64%) Product Manager
16 8 (2.35%) UI Developer
16 8 (2.35%) Hybris Consultant
17 7 (2.05%) UI Programmer
17 7 (2.05%) E-Commerce Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (17.60%) HTML
2 53 (15.54%) CSS
3 49 (14.37%) J2EE
4 40 (11.73%) Web Services
5 35 (10.26%) XML
5 35 (10.26%) Spring
6 30 (8.80%) HTML5
7 29 (8.50%) SOAP
8 27 (7.92%) Ajax
9 22 (6.45%) CSS3
10 21 (6.16%) XHTML
11 20 (5.87%) REST
11 20 (5.87%) jQuery
12 17 (4.99%) Spring MVC
13 16 (4.69%) Struts
13 16 (4.69%) .NET
14 13 (3.81%) JSP
14 13 (3.81%) TopLink
14 13 (3.81%) JAX-WS
14 13 (3.81%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.90%) User Experience
2 41 (12.02%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (7.04%) Mobile App
4 15 (4.40%) iPad
5 10 (2.93%) Taxonomies
6 9 (2.64%) Social Media
7 7 (2.05%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.76%) Ontologies
8 6 (1.76%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.76%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.47%) DTV
10 4 (1.17%) Web 2.0
10 4 (1.17%) FMCG
10 4 (1.17%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.88%) Copywriting
11 3 (0.88%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.88%) Graphic Design
12 2 (0.59%) Replication
12 2 (0.59%) RIA
12 2 (0.59%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 33 (9.68%) UNIX
2 29 (8.50%) Linux
3 20 (5.87%) Windows
4 16 (4.69%) Solaris
5 11 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.05%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.05%) Android
7 2 (0.59%) AIX
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (53.08%) E-Commerce
1 181 (53.08%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (43.40%) B2B
3 60 (17.60%) Scrum
4 55 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 48 (14.08%) Analytics
6 45 (13.20%) CRM
7 38 (11.14%) OO
7 38 (11.14%) TOGAF
8 36 (10.56%) Waterfall
9 35 (10.26%) TDD
10 33 (9.68%) SOA
10 33 (9.68%) MVC
10 33 (9.68%) Digital Marketing
11 32 (9.38%) Project Management
12 27 (7.92%) Zachman Framework
13 25 (7.33%) Content Management
14 24 (7.04%) Business Analysis
14 24 (7.04%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (6.45%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 107 (31.38%) Java
2 58 (17.01%) JavaScript
3 36 (10.56%) SQL
4 11 (3.23%) PHP
4 11 (3.23%) C#
5 10 (2.93%) PL/SQL
5 10 (2.93%) AWK
6 4 (1.17%) Ruby
6 4 (1.17%) Python
6 4 (1.17%) C
7 3 (0.88%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.59%) Perl
9 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.29%) ABAP
9 1 (0.29%) Go
9 1 (0.29%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 24 (7.04%) Degree
2 7 (2.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (0.59%) PMP
3 2 (0.59%) PMI Certification
3 2 (0.59%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (0.59%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (0.59%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.88%) QA
2 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.29%) WCAG
2 1 (0.29%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (1.47%) Netcool
2 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 82 (24.05%) hybris
2 37 (10.85%) SAP
3 34 (9.97%) IBM
4 29 (8.50%) Adobe
5 28 (8.21%) Oracle
6 20 (5.87%) Google
7 15 (4.40%) Endeca
8 11 (3.23%) Red Hat
9 10 (2.93%) RedPrairie
9 10 (2.93%) JDA
10 9 (2.64%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (2.64%) ATG
11 8 (2.35%) Omniture
12 7 (2.05%) TIBCO
12 7 (2.05%) Microsoft
12 7 (2.05%) Sybase
12 7 (2.05%) Sitecore
13 6 (1.76%) Tealeaf
13 6 (1.76%) OpenText
14 5 (1.47%) Amdocs
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