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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
B2C (Business-to-Consumer)
Rank 422 425 441
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +16
Contract jobs citing B2C 175 177 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.32% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.43% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 100 74
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£450 £425 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £539 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £404 £360
% change year-on-year
+11.45% +12.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00

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
42559 41264 35676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.38% 74.73% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26548 25722 21281
Average daily rate £415 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1225 1158 1074
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.49 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -9 166 £450 +5.88% 63
London +8 83 £498 +17.05% 34
South East -27 31 £400 -0.62% 15
East of England +25 21 £400 -5.88% 1
Essex +20 15 £450 +20.00%
Surrey +11 15 £450 -5.26%
East Midlands +9 12 £600 +72.66%
City of London +19 9 £363 +3.57% 4
Northamptonshire -8 9 £600 -
North West -19 6 £450 -16.27% 4
Basildon - 6 £400 -
South West 0 5 £500 +31.57% 2
Berkshire -29 5 £240 -43.52% 2
Guildford +5 4 £450 -5.26%
Hertfordshire +2 4 £258 -39.41%
Northampton -7 4 £588 -
Manchester -10 4 £438 +45.83%
Hove -1 3 £375 -6.54%
East Sussex -10 3 £375 -6.54%
Buckinghamshire - 3 £338 - 7
Brentwood - 3 - -
Milton Keynes - 3 £338 - 7
Wiltshire - 3 £550 -
Watford +5 2 £258 -
Slough -2 2 £240 -46.66%
Bracknell -5 2 - -
West Midlands -11 2 £288 - 2
Hampshire -12 2 £400 +11.11% 1
Trowbridge - 2 £525 -
Kent - 2 £388 -

B2C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 166 (58.87%) E-Commerce
2 136 (48.23%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (33.69%) B2B
4 93 (32.98%) Java
5 71 (25.18%) Marketing
6 65 (23.05%) hybris
6 65 (23.05%) Retail
7 58 (20.57%) HTML
8 57 (20.21%) Scrum
9 54 (19.15%) JavaScript
10 53 (18.79%) CSS
11 48 (17.02%) J2EE
11 48 (17.02%) Finance
12 39 (13.83%) UNIX
12 39 (13.83%) WebSphere
13 38 (13.48%) CRM
14 37 (13.12%) XML
15 36 (12.77%) Web Services
15 36 (12.77%) User Experience
16 33 (11.70%) SOA
16 33 (11.70%) OO
16 33 (11.70%) SQL
16 33 (11.70%) Spring
16 33 (11.70%) Ajax
17 32 (11.35%) MVC
18 31 (10.99%) jQuery
19 29 (10.28%) Linux
20 28 (9.93%) IBM
20 28 (9.93%) TDD
21 27 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management

B2C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 39 (13.83%) WebSphere
2 27 (9.57%) CMS
3 13 (4.61%) Apache
4 12 (4.26%) WebLogic
4 12 (4.26%) Apache Solr
5 10 (3.55%) Tomcat
6 9 (3.19%) Confluence
6 9 (3.19%) WebSphere Application Server
7 7 (2.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 7 (2.48%) GlassFish
7 7 (2.48%) JBoss
8 6 (2.13%) Node.js
9 4 (1.42%) Drupal
9 4 (1.42%) WordPress
9 4 (1.42%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (1.06%) Commerce Server
11 2 (0.71%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.71%) FileNet
Applications
1 17 (6.03%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.84%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (2.48%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.13%) MS Office
5 3 (1.06%) MS Project
6 2 (0.71%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (2.13%) Magento
2 5 (1.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.06%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.71%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.71%) Optimost
5 1 (0.35%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.35%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.35%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.90%) SaaS
2 7 (2.48%) PaaS
3 4 (1.42%) Google Analytics
4 3 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.71%) Google Checkout
5 2 (0.71%) Office 365
5 2 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.35%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.19%) Internet
2 5 (1.77%) LAN
2 5 (1.77%) WAN
3 4 (1.42%) Firewall
3 4 (1.42%) RFID
3 4 (1.42%) NFC
4 3 (1.06%) Ethernet
4 3 (1.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (1.06%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (0.71%) DNS
5 2 (0.71%) Extranet
5 2 (0.71%) 3G
6 1 (0.35%) NAS
6 1 (0.35%) SAN
6 1 (0.35%) HTTP
6 1 (0.35%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.67%) Relational Database
2 13 (4.61%) MySQL
3 10 (3.55%) Big Data
4 9 (3.19%) SQL Server
5 8 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.77%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.42%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.42%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.06%) SAP BW
8 3 (1.06%) OLTP
8 3 (1.06%) DB2
9 2 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.71%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.71%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.71%) Data Mart
9 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.71%) Redis
9 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.35%) Pentaho
10 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 25 (8.87%) JIRA
2 21 (7.45%) Subversion
3 20 (7.09%) Ant
4 15 (5.32%) Eclipse
5 14 (4.96%) JUnit
6 9 (3.19%) Maven
7 8 (2.84%) Git (software)
8 6 (2.13%) Selenium
8 6 (2.13%) Jenkins
9 5 (1.77%) SoapUI
9 5 (1.77%) ERwin
9 5 (1.77%) PowerDesigner
9 5 (1.77%) Toad
9 5 (1.77%) Grunt
10 4 (1.42%) Cucumber
11 3 (1.06%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.06%) AccuRev
11 3 (1.06%) Hudson
12 2 (0.71%) Axure RP
13 1 (0.35%) XMLUnit
General
1 71 (25.18%) Marketing
2 65 (23.05%) Retail
3 48 (17.02%) Finance
4 14 (4.96%) Manufacturing
4 14 (4.96%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.90%) Banking
6 9 (3.19%) Legal
7 8 (2.84%) Electronics
8 4 (1.42%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.06%) Billing
9 3 (1.06%) Publishing
9 3 (1.06%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.71%) Back Office
10 2 (0.71%) Games
10 2 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.35%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.35%) French Language
11 1 (0.35%) Luxembourgish Language
11 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 77 (27.30%) Developer
2 52 (18.44%) Architect
3 42 (14.89%) Analyst
4 39 (13.83%) Project Manager
5 35 (12.41%) Business Analyst
6 30 (10.64%) Solutions Architect
7 28 (9.93%) Java Developer
8 22 (7.80%) Senior Developer
9 21 (7.45%) Consultant
9 21 (7.45%) Hybris Developer
10 16 (5.67%) Senior Java Developer
11 10 (3.55%) Senior Analyst
12 8 (2.84%) Agile Business Analyst
12 8 (2.84%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
13 7 (2.48%) Senior Project Manager
13 7 (2.48%) Senior Manager
13 7 (2.48%) Senior Business Analyst
13 7 (2.48%) Hybris Consultant
14 6 (2.13%) Data Modeller
14 6 (2.13%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (20.57%) HTML
2 53 (18.79%) CSS
3 48 (17.02%) J2EE
4 37 (13.12%) XML
5 36 (12.77%) Web Services
6 33 (11.70%) Spring
6 33 (11.70%) Ajax
7 31 (10.99%) jQuery
8 26 (9.22%) SOAP
8 26 (9.22%) HTML5
9 19 (6.74%) JSP
9 19 (6.74%) XHTML
9 19 (6.74%) Spring MVC
9 19 (6.74%) REST
10 14 (4.96%) CSS3
11 13 (4.61%) .NET
12 12 (4.26%) XSD
13 11 (3.90%) JAX-RS
13 11 (3.90%) JAX-WS
13 11 (3.90%) TopLink
Miscellaneous
1 36 (12.77%) User Experience
2 23 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (8.16%) Mobile App
3 19 (6.74%) iPad
4 7 (2.48%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.13%) Mobile Banking
5 6 (2.13%) Open Source
6 5 (1.77%) Digital Media
6 5 (1.77%) Web 2.0
6 5 (1.77%) DTV
6 5 (1.77%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.42%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.06%) Graphic Design
9 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.71%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (0.71%) Replication
9 2 (0.71%) Artificial Intelligence
9 2 (0.71%) FMCG
9 2 (0.71%) RIA
10 1 (0.35%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 39 (13.83%) UNIX
2 29 (10.28%) Linux
3 27 (9.57%) Windows
4 16 (5.67%) Solaris
5 12 (4.26%) Android
5 12 (4.26%) Apple iOS
6 11 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.71%) AIX
7 2 (0.71%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (58.87%) E-Commerce
2 136 (48.23%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (33.69%) B2B
4 57 (20.21%) Scrum
5 38 (13.48%) CRM
6 33 (11.70%) SOA
6 33 (11.70%) OO
7 32 (11.35%) MVC
8 28 (9.93%) TDD
9 27 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
10 26 (9.22%) Project Management
11 25 (8.87%) Analytics
12 24 (8.51%) Digital Marketing
13 23 (8.16%) Content Management
13 23 (8.16%) Business Analysis
14 22 (7.80%) Use Case
15 19 (6.74%) User Stories
15 19 (6.74%) Mentoring
16 18 (6.38%) Data Modelling
17 17 (6.03%) UML
Programming Languages
1 93 (32.98%) Java
2 54 (19.15%) JavaScript
3 33 (11.70%) SQL
4 14 (4.96%) C#
5 10 (3.55%) AWK
5 10 (3.55%) PHP
5 10 (3.55%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.06%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.06%) Python
6 3 (1.06%) VB.NET
6 3 (1.06%) C
7 2 (0.71%) Perl
8 1 (0.35%) R
8 1 (0.35%) Ruby
8 1 (0.35%) ABAP
8 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.35%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 23 (8.16%) Degree
2 2 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (0.71%) ISTQB
2 2 (0.71%) MCITP
2 2 (0.71%) MCTS
2 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.35%) PhD
3 1 (0.35%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.06%) QA
2 2 (0.71%) SLA
2 2 (0.71%) COBIT
3 1 (0.35%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (0.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 65 (23.05%) hybris
2 28 (9.93%) IBM
3 24 (8.51%) SAP
4 19 (6.74%) Oracle
5 11 (3.90%) Endeca
5 11 (3.90%) Adobe
5 11 (3.90%) Red Hat
6 9 (3.19%) Sybase
7 8 (2.84%) ATG
7 8 (2.84%) FatWire
7 8 (2.84%) Microsoft
7 8 (2.84%) Google
8 7 (2.48%) Demandware
9 5 (1.77%) HP
10 4 (1.42%) Kony
10 4 (1.42%) ClickSoftware Technologies
10 4 (1.42%) CA
10 4 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.42%) Sencha
10 4 (1.42%) Syclo
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