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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
B2C (Business-to-Consumer)
Rank 442 428 419
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -9
Contract jobs citing B2C 135 149 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.29% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.39% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 77 83
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£450 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £318 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £530 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £401 £373
% change year-on-year
+12.14% +7.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £36.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £44.00 -

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
39939 38252 32708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.99% 74.83% 72.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 25139 23043 19449
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1061 1149 1173
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 -34 135 £450 +12.50% 60
London -21 62 £425 +6.25% 33
South East -16 23 £425 -5.55% 11
East of England +11 18 £588 - 1
Surrey +14 14 £438 -18.60% 2
City of London +7 11 £413 +3.12% 9
East Midlands - 11 £600 - 1
South West -9 10 £410 +7.89% 5
North West -7 8 £450 -1.36% 3
Bedfordshire -2 7 £588 -
Guildford - 6 £450 - 1
Northamptonshire - 5 £575 -
Bristol -6 4 £275 -28.57% 1
Hertfordshire +1 3 £288 - 1
Cheshire - 3 - -
Nottinghamshire - 3 - -
Nottingham - 3 - -
Reading +3 2 - - 1
Watford +2 2 £288 - 1
West Midlands -2 2 £288 - 3
East Sussex -7 2 £375 -6.83%
Berkshire -7 2 - - 3
Manchester -13 2 £450 +33.33% 3
West Sussex -18 2 £444 +5.02% 2
Northampton - 2 £588 -
Wiltshire - 2 £550 -
Leeds -6 1 £1,000 +150.00% 1
Yorkshire -8 1 £1,000 +150.00% 2
West Yorkshire -10 1 £1,000 +150.00% 1
Hampshire -20 1 - - 2

B2C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 135 (56.25%) E-Commerce
2 107 (44.58%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (33.75%) B2B
4 65 (27.08%) Marketing
5 63 (26.25%) Java
6 55 (22.92%) HTML
7 53 (22.08%) Retail
8 50 (20.83%) Scrum
9 48 (20.00%) CSS
10 47 (19.58%) Finance
11 41 (17.08%) XML
12 40 (16.67%) JavaScript
12 40 (16.67%) hybris
13 38 (15.83%) jQuery
14 35 (14.58%) Web Services
15 34 (14.17%) J2EE
16 31 (12.92%) UNIX
16 31 (12.92%) MVC
16 31 (12.92%) Ajax
17 29 (12.08%) Project Management
18 28 (11.67%) CMS
19 26 (10.83%) Stakeholder Management
19 26 (10.83%) Spring
19 26 (10.83%) SOA
19 26 (10.83%) SQL
19 26 (10.83%) User Experience
20 25 (10.42%) JIRA
20 25 (10.42%) SOAP
21 24 (10.00%) SAP
21 24 (10.00%) CRM

B2C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 28 (11.67%) CMS
2 18 (7.50%) WebSphere
3 16 (6.67%) Confluence
3 16 (6.67%) Tomcat
4 9 (3.75%) Drupal
5 6 (2.50%) WordPress
5 6 (2.50%) Sitecore CMS
5 6 (2.50%) Apache
5 6 (2.50%) Apache Solr
6 4 (1.67%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.25%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (1.25%) Liferay
7 3 (1.25%) Node.js
8 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.83%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.83%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.83%) FileNet
9 1 (0.42%) IIS
9 1 (0.42%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (4.58%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.25%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.25%) MS Project
2 3 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.83%) MS Office
4 1 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.42%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.42%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (3.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.67%) Google Analytics
3 3 (1.25%) SAP ERP
3 3 (1.25%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.83%) SAP ECC
4 2 (0.83%) Magento
4 2 (0.83%) Optimost
5 1 (0.42%) SiteCatalyst
5 1 (0.42%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.92%) SaaS
2 6 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.25%) PaaS
4 2 (0.83%) Office 365
4 2 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.42%) Force.com
5 1 (0.42%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.75%) Internet
2 4 (1.67%) LAN
2 4 (1.67%) WAN
2 4 (1.67%) RFID
2 4 (1.67%) NFC
3 3 (1.25%) Firewall
3 3 (1.25%) HTTP
4 2 (0.83%) Extranet
4 2 (0.83%) 3G
4 2 (0.83%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.83%) FTP
4 2 (0.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (0.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (0.83%) DNS
5 1 (0.42%) SSH
5 1 (0.42%) SMTP
5 1 (0.42%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.92%) MySQL
2 9 (3.75%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.50%) Big Data
5 5 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.67%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.67%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.25%) OLTP
7 3 (1.25%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.25%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.83%) Data Mart
8 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.83%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.42%) Redis
Development Applications
1 25 (10.42%) JIRA
2 24 (10.00%) Subversion
3 17 (7.08%) JUnit
4 9 (3.75%) Ant
5 8 (3.33%) Grunt
6 5 (2.08%) Eclipse
6 5 (2.08%) Git (software)
7 4 (1.67%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.25%) Selenium
8 3 (1.25%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.83%) NUnit
9 2 (0.83%) Axure RP
9 2 (0.83%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.83%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.42%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.42%) Toad
10 1 (0.42%) PowerDesigner
10 1 (0.42%) ERwin
10 1 (0.42%) HttpUnit
General
1 65 (27.08%) Marketing
2 53 (22.08%) Retail
3 47 (19.58%) Finance
4 16 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 16 (6.67%) Telecoms
5 10 (4.17%) Electronics
5 10 (4.17%) Banking
6 6 (2.50%) Games
7 5 (2.08%) Legal
8 4 (1.67%) Publishing
8 4 (1.67%) Billing
8 4 (1.67%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.83%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.83%) French Language
9 2 (0.83%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.83%) Advertising
10 1 (0.42%) Automotive
10 1 (0.42%) Back Office
10 1 (0.42%) Luxembourgish Language
10 1 (0.42%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 67 (27.92%) Developer
2 47 (19.58%) Architect
3 36 (15.00%) Analyst
4 32 (13.33%) Project Manager
5 31 (12.92%) Business Analyst
5 31 (12.92%) Solutions Architect
6 21 (8.75%) Hybris Developer
7 20 (8.33%) Senior Developer
8 18 (7.50%) Java Developer
9 13 (5.42%) Consultant
10 9 (3.75%) Senior Java Developer
10 9 (3.75%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
11 8 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (2.92%) Senior Business Analyst
13 6 (2.50%) .NET Developer
13 6 (2.50%) Senior Manager
13 6 (2.50%) Senior Project Manager
13 6 (2.50%) Digital Project Manager
14 5 (2.08%) WordPress Developer
14 5 (2.08%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (22.92%) HTML
2 48 (20.00%) CSS
3 41 (17.08%) XML
4 38 (15.83%) jQuery
5 35 (14.58%) Web Services
6 34 (14.17%) J2EE
7 31 (12.92%) Ajax
8 26 (10.83%) Spring
9 25 (10.42%) SOAP
10 22 (9.17%) JSP
10 22 (9.17%) .NET
10 22 (9.17%) HTML5
11 18 (7.50%) XSD
11 18 (7.50%) Spring MVC
12 16 (6.67%) REST
13 12 (5.00%) XHTML
14 11 (4.58%) ASP.NET
14 11 (4.58%) .NET Framework
15 10 (4.17%) RESTful
16 9 (3.75%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.83%) User Experience
2 23 (9.58%) Mobile App
3 16 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.67%) iPad
4 9 (3.75%) DTV
5 6 (2.50%) Social Media
5 6 (2.50%) Digital Media
5 6 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.50%) Mobile Banking
6 4 (1.67%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.25%) Web 2.0
8 2 (0.83%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.83%) Social Gaming
8 2 (0.83%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.42%) Copywriting
9 1 (0.42%) Blog
9 1 (0.42%) RIA
9 1 (0.42%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.42%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 31 (12.92%) UNIX
2 19 (7.92%) Windows
3 15 (6.25%) Linux
3 15 (6.25%) Apple iOS
4 12 (5.00%) Android
5 9 (3.75%) Solaris
6 6 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.83%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (56.25%) E-Commerce
2 107 (44.58%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (33.75%) B2B
4 50 (20.83%) Scrum
5 31 (12.92%) MVC
6 29 (12.08%) Project Management
7 26 (10.83%) SOA
7 26 (10.83%) Stakeholder Management
8 24 (10.00%) CRM
8 24 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
9 22 (9.17%) Unit Testing
9 22 (9.17%) Content Management
10 21 (8.75%) OO
11 20 (8.33%) Validation
11 20 (8.33%) Business Analysis
12 19 (7.92%) Business Intelligence
12 19 (7.92%) Integration Testing
13 18 (7.50%) Analytics
13 18 (7.50%) Data Modelling
13 18 (7.50%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 63 (26.25%) Java
2 40 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 26 (10.83%) SQL
4 19 (7.92%) C#
5 8 (3.33%) PHP
6 6 (2.50%) PL/SQL
6 6 (2.50%) AWK
7 3 (1.25%) Objective-C
7 3 (1.25%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.25%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.83%) ABAP
9 1 (0.42%) Python
9 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.42%) R
9 1 (0.42%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (8.33%) Degree
2 3 (1.25%) VCP4
3 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (0.83%) MCTS
3 2 (0.83%) MCITP
3 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.42%) PMP
4 1 (0.42%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.42%) MBA
4 1 (0.42%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.67%) QA
2 2 (0.83%) SLA
2 2 (0.83%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (0.83%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 40 (16.67%) hybris
2 24 (10.00%) SAP
3 13 (5.42%) Oracle
3 13 (5.42%) IBM
4 8 (3.33%) FatWire
5 6 (2.50%) Red Hat
5 6 (2.50%) Endeca
5 6 (2.50%) Sitecore
6 5 (2.08%) ATG
6 5 (2.08%) Google
6 5 (2.08%) Microsoft
6 5 (2.08%) Sybase
7 4 (1.67%) CA
7 4 (1.67%) Omniture
7 4 (1.67%) Kony
7 4 (1.67%) ClickSoftware Technologies
7 4 (1.67%) Syclo
8 3 (1.25%) Planview
8 3 (1.25%) Sencha
8 3 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
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