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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2C (Business-to-Consumer)
Rank 446 428 406
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -22
Contract jobs citing B2C 161 151 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.29% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.39% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 105 118
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£450 £425 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +18.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £394 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +21.15%
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
41951 38607 41075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 73.26% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26010 23715 23830
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1053 1463
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -12 158 £475 +11.76% 69
London -24 73 £500 +17.64% 43
South East -6 32 £440 +10.00% 7
Berkshire +24 19 £440 +13.54% 1
East of England -17 16 £400 +25.00% 2
Midlands - 14 - -
City of London +12 13 £490 +5.66% 5
Bracknell +12 9 £423 +12.66%
Hertfordshire -10 8 £300 -6.25% 1
West Midlands - 8 - - 2
South West -30 7 £418 -24.09% 4
Essex -5 6 £413 +26.92% 1
North West -7 5 £563 +80.00% 2
West Yorkshire +6 4 £165 - 3
East Midlands +4 4 £105 - 2
Yorkshire +4 4 £165 -53.52% 6
Leeds +2 4 £165 - 3
Dorset 0 4 £418 -
Reading +10 3 £550 -
Surrey -6 3 £606 +38.57%
Buckinghamshire -7 3 £505 +137.64%
Milton Keynes -5 2 £750 +252.94%
Northamptonshire - 2 £105 -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 £250 -
Bournemouth - 2 £426 -
Bristol - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 £588 -
Nottinghamshire +19 1 - - 2
Nottingham +17 1 - - 1

B2C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 181 (53.55%) E-Commerce
2 129 (38.17%) B2B
3 103 (30.47%) Retail
4 96 (28.40%) Scrum
5 87 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
6 74 (21.89%) Java
7 72 (21.30%) HTML
8 67 (19.82%) Finance
9 63 (18.64%) hybris
10 61 (18.05%) JIRA
11 60 (17.75%) XML
12 57 (16.86%) Project Management
13 56 (16.57%) CSS
14 52 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
15 51 (15.09%) MVC
16 48 (14.20%) jQuery
17 46 (13.61%) Marketing
17 46 (13.61%) CRM
18 43 (12.72%) Business Analysis
19 42 (12.43%) Spring
20 40 (11.83%) Analytics
21 39 (11.54%) JSP
22 37 (10.95%) Unit Testing
23 36 (10.65%) Degree
23 36 (10.65%) JavaScript
24 35 (10.36%) Ajax
24 35 (10.36%) Subversion
24 35 (10.36%) iPad
25 34 (10.06%) J2EE
26 32 (9.47%) UNIX

B2C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 32 (9.47%) Tomcat
2 30 (8.88%) CMS
3 28 (8.28%) Confluence
4 16 (4.73%) WebSphere
5 10 (2.96%) Apache
6 9 (2.66%) WebSphere Application Server
7 8 (2.37%) Drupal
7 8 (2.37%) WebLogic
8 7 (2.07%) SharePoint
9 6 (1.78%) Umbraco
9 6 (1.78%) Apache Solr
10 4 (1.18%) Adobe CQ
10 4 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (1.18%) SAS
11 3 (0.89%) IIS
11 3 (0.89%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.59%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.59%) Liferay
Applications
1 10 (2.96%) Photoshop
2 7 (2.07%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (1.78%) OmniGraffle
4 5 (1.48%) MS Excel
5 4 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.18%) SPSS
5 4 (1.18%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.89%) MS Project
7 1 (0.30%) MS Office
7 1 (0.30%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 6 (1.78%) Fredhopper
2 4 (1.18%) Magento
3 3 (0.89%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.59%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.59%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.59%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.30%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.30%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.30%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.30%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.18%) Office 365
1 4 (1.18%) SaaS
1 4 (1.18%) Force.com
2 2 (0.59%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (0.59%) IaaS
2 2 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.59%) PaaS
3 1 (0.30%) Responsys
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.30%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 24 (7.10%) Internet
2 4 (1.18%) Extranet
3 2 (0.59%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (0.59%) iSCSI
3 2 (0.59%) SAN
4 1 (0.30%) VoIP
4 1 (0.30%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (9.17%) MySQL
2 16 (4.73%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.37%) Data Mining
4 5 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.89%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.89%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.89%) Big Data
7 2 (0.59%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.59%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.30%) DataStage
8 1 (0.30%) QualityStage
8 1 (0.30%) Essbase
8 1 (0.30%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 61 (18.05%) JIRA
2 35 (10.36%) Subversion
3 30 (8.88%) JUnit
4 7 (2.07%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.78%) Axure RP
6 4 (1.18%) Selenium
6 4 (1.18%) Ant
7 3 (0.89%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.89%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.59%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.59%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.59%) Xcode
8 2 (0.59%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.30%) Bower
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.30%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.30%) HttpUnit
9 1 (0.30%) SoapUI
General
1 103 (30.47%) Retail
2 67 (19.82%) Finance
3 46 (13.61%) Marketing
4 21 (6.21%) Games
5 13 (3.85%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.66%) Back Office
6 9 (2.66%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.66%) French Language
7 6 (1.78%) Advertising
7 6 (1.78%) Legal
8 5 (1.48%) Billing
9 3 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.59%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.59%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.59%) Banking
11 1 (0.30%) Electronics
11 1 (0.30%) Publishing
11 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 84 (24.85%) Analyst
2 75 (22.19%) Developer
3 66 (19.53%) Business Analyst
4 53 (15.68%) Architect
5 33 (9.76%) Consultant
6 31 (9.17%) Hybris Developer
7 29 (8.58%) Agile Business Analyst
8 24 (7.10%) Solutions Architect
9 21 (6.21%) Project Manager
10 18 (5.33%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
11 12 (3.55%) Lead Developer
12 11 (3.25%) Java Developer
12 11 (3.25%) Product Manager
13 10 (2.96%) Technical Architect
13 10 (2.96%) Web Developer
14 9 (2.66%) Programme Manager
14 9 (2.66%) Senior Developer
14 9 (2.66%) Senior Architect
15 8 (2.37%) ScrumMaster
15 8 (2.37%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (21.30%) HTML
2 60 (17.75%) XML
3 56 (16.57%) CSS
4 48 (14.20%) jQuery
5 42 (12.43%) Spring
6 39 (11.54%) JSP
7 35 (10.36%) Ajax
8 34 (10.06%) J2EE
9 31 (9.17%) Web Services
10 29 (8.58%) XSD
10 29 (8.58%) Spring MVC
11 26 (7.69%) .NET
12 18 (5.33%) SOAP
13 15 (4.44%) XSLT
14 14 (4.14%) ASP.NET
15 12 (3.55%) HTML5
15 12 (3.55%) Hibernate
16 8 (2.37%) REST
16 8 (2.37%) JMX
16 8 (2.37%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.36%) iPad
2 21 (6.21%) Mobile App
3 19 (5.62%) Social Media
4 12 (3.55%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.25%) Taxonomies
6 10 (2.96%) FMCG
7 8 (2.37%) Open Source
8 7 (2.07%) Visualisation
9 5 (1.48%) Mobile Computing
10 4 (1.18%) Digital Media
10 4 (1.18%) New Media
10 4 (1.18%) Video on Demand
10 4 (1.18%) E-Learning
11 3 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.89%) Mobile Payment
11 3 (0.89%) Online Games
11 3 (0.89%) Social Network
11 3 (0.89%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.59%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.59%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 32 (9.47%) UNIX
2 15 (4.44%) Android
3 13 (3.85%) Windows
4 11 (3.25%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.37%) Linux
6 4 (1.18%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.89%) Solaris
8 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.30%) CentOS
9 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (53.55%) E-Commerce
2 129 (38.17%) B2B
3 96 (28.40%) Scrum
4 87 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (16.86%) Project Management
6 52 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 51 (15.09%) MVC
8 46 (13.61%) CRM
9 43 (12.72%) Business Analysis
10 40 (11.83%) Analytics
11 37 (10.95%) Unit Testing
12 31 (9.17%) Use Case
13 30 (8.88%) Integration Testing
13 30 (8.88%) SEO
14 28 (8.28%) Migration
15 27 (7.99%) Content Management
16 26 (7.69%) Validation
16 26 (7.69%) Data Modelling
16 26 (7.69%) Customer Engagement
17 23 (6.80%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 74 (21.89%) Java
2 36 (10.65%) JavaScript
3 23 (6.80%) SQL
4 17 (5.03%) C#
5 9 (2.66%) Ruby
6 8 (2.37%) C
7 6 (1.78%) PHP
8 3 (0.89%) Objective-C
8 3 (0.89%) Scala
8 3 (0.89%) R
9 2 (0.59%) Python
10 1 (0.30%) C++
10 1 (0.30%) Groovy
10 1 (0.30%) PHP5
10 1 (0.30%) FQL
Qualifications
1 36 (10.65%) Degree
2 4 (1.18%) MCTS
2 4 (1.18%) MCITP
2 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (1.18%) PMI Certification
2 4 (1.18%) ISEB
3 3 (0.89%) PMP
4 2 (0.59%) IIBA
4 2 (0.59%) MBA
4 2 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.92%) QA
2 4 (1.18%) SLA
3 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (1.48%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.59%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.30%) SCCM
3 1 (0.30%) Puppet
Vendors
1 63 (18.64%) hybris
2 30 (8.88%) Oracle
3 19 (5.62%) Endeca
3 19 (5.62%) Salesforce.com
4 16 (4.73%) ATG
5 13 (3.85%) JBoss
6 10 (2.96%) SAP
7 9 (2.66%) Adobe
8 6 (1.78%) Facebook
8 6 (1.78%) IBM
8 6 (1.78%) Citrix
9 5 (1.48%) FatWire
9 5 (1.48%) Twitter
10 4 (1.18%) Eloqua
10 4 (1.18%) Microsoft
11 3 (0.89%) Siebel
11 3 (0.89%) Metastorm
11 3 (0.89%) Google
11 3 (0.89%) Tableau
12 2 (0.59%) Demandware
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