The table below looks at the statistics for B2C skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited B2C over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
B2C (Business-to-Consumer)
Rank 452 497 474
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -23
Contract jobs citing B2C 184 168 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.29% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.36% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 116 90
Median daily rate £440 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £320 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £578 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £39.25 £36.67 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.03% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £36.67 -
% change year-on-year
+7.03% -

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
44125 46854 44293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.77% 80.31% 78.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29124 30464 27427
Median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1091 1262 1199
Median hourly rate £28.50 £31.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

B2C
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing B2C as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2C within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +33 178 £444 -1.38% 66
London +26 93 £475 +8.57% 33
South East +31 42 £375 -18.91% 8
West Midlands -22 12 £403 -5.29% 7
Coventry - 10 £403 - 1
Buckinghamshire +19 9 £200 -59.28% 1
South West +14 9 £430 +1.17% 2
East of England +6 8 £350 -22.22% 2
Dorset - 8 £430 -
City of London +32 7 £486 +52.54% 6
Berkshire +5 7 £238 -50.00% 2
Milton Keynes +18 6 £153 -68.95% 1
West Yorkshire +7 6 £544 +20.83% 5
Yorkshire +3 6 £544 +20.83% 5
East Midlands -24 6 £413 -15.38% 2
Hampshire - 6 £425 - 2
Hertfordshire +8 5 £304 +35.27% 1
Surrey +2 5 £750 +66.66% 1
Bournemouth - 5 £430 -
Bradford +13 4 £538 +22.85% 1
Northamptonshire -10 4 £350 -22.22%
Reading +19 3 - -
Crawley +8 3 £385 -19.79%
West Sussex +1 3 £385 -19.79%
Corby 0 3 £350 -
Maidenhead - 3 - -
Essex -7 2 £300 -33.33%
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 - -
High Wycombe - 2 - -

B2C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing B2C also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for B2C.

1 140 (44.87%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (35.90%) B2B
3 92 (29.49%) Retail
4 88 (28.21%) Marketing
5 82 (26.28%) E-Commerce
6 71 (22.76%) Java
7 66 (21.15%) HTML
8 59 (18.91%) CSS
9 58 (18.59%) Scrum
10 57 (18.27%) Finance
11 46 (14.74%) Analytics
11 46 (14.74%) User Experience
12 44 (14.10%) hybris
13 42 (13.46%) Digital Marketing
14 40 (12.82%) Spring
15 39 (12.50%) JavaScript
16 36 (11.54%) Web Services
17 32 (10.26%) MVC
17 32 (10.26%) TDD
18 30 (9.62%) Microsoft
18 30 (9.62%) Web Development
19 29 (9.29%) JUnit
20 28 (8.97%) Project Management
20 28 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
21 27 (8.65%) Degree
22 25 (8.01%) Stakeholder Management
22 25 (8.01%) jQuery
23 24 (7.69%) CRM
24 23 (7.37%) Unix
24 23 (7.37%) Microsoft Azure

B2C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (7.05%) CMS
2 17 (5.45%) Tomcat
3 12 (3.85%) Confluence
4 11 (3.53%) WebSphere
5 7 (2.24%) Drupal
6 5 (1.60%) Apache
6 5 (1.60%) Apache Solr
6 5 (1.60%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.28%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.28%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.96%) Jetty
8 3 (0.96%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.64%) JBoss
9 2 (0.64%) nginx
10 1 (0.32%) IIS
10 1 (0.32%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (5.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 16 (5.13%) MS Office
2 12 (3.85%) MS Excel
3 11 (3.53%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (3.53%) Photoshop
4 7 (2.24%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (1.60%) OmniGraffle
7 4 (1.28%) InDesign
8 3 (0.96%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (0.96%) InVision
9 2 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.32%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.28%) Unica
4 3 (0.96%) Adobe Campaign
4 3 (0.96%) Magento
4 3 (0.96%) SAP hybris
5 2 (0.64%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.64%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.64%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.32%) Sprinklr
6 1 (0.32%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.21%) Azure Active Directory
2 10 (3.21%) Office 365
3 8 (2.56%) Google Analytics
4 7 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.96%) Google Tag Manager
5 3 (0.96%) iPaaS
6 2 (0.64%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.56%) Intranet
2 6 (1.92%) DNS
2 6 (1.92%) Extranet
3 5 (1.60%) Internet
3 5 (1.60%) Kerberos
3 5 (1.60%) LDAP
4 3 (0.96%) HTTP
4 3 (0.96%) Network Security
4 3 (0.96%) SMS
4 3 (0.96%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.32%) Broadband
5 1 (0.32%) Firewall
5 1 (0.32%) WAN
5 1 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.32%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.49%) MySQL
2 9 (2.88%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.92%) Big Data
3 6 (1.92%) NoSQL
3 6 (1.92%) OLAP
3 6 (1.92%) OLTP
3 6 (1.92%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.28%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.96%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.96%) SAP BI
6 2 (0.64%) DB2
6 2 (0.64%) JasperReports
6 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 29 (9.29%) JUnit
2 17 (5.45%) Git (software)
2 17 (5.45%) Subversion
3 16 (5.13%) JIRA
4 15 (4.81%) Mockito
5 11 (3.53%) Maven
6 9 (2.88%) Jenkins
7 8 (2.56%) Grunt
8 7 (2.24%) Axure RP
8 7 (2.24%) Gradle
9 4 (1.28%) Android Studio
10 3 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.96%) Bower
10 3 (0.96%) IntelliJ
10 3 (0.96%) Selenium
10 3 (0.96%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.64%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.64%) Gerrit
11 2 (0.64%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 92 (29.49%) Retail
2 88 (28.21%) Marketing
3 57 (18.27%) Finance
4 17 (5.45%) Telecoms
5 13 (4.17%) Electronics
6 11 (3.53%) Automotive
7 10 (3.21%) Advertising
8 9 (2.88%) German Language
8 9 (2.88%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.92%) Games
10 5 (1.60%) Banking
10 5 (1.60%) Publishing
11 4 (1.28%) French Language
12 3 (0.96%) Brand Awareness
12 3 (0.96%) Italian Language
12 3 (0.96%) Legal
12 3 (0.96%) Portuguese Language
12 3 (0.96%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.64%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.32%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 87 (27.88%) Developer
2 52 (16.67%) Architect
3 39 (12.50%) Analyst
4 34 (10.90%) Business Analyst
5 30 (9.62%) Hybris Developer
5 30 (9.62%) Solutions Architect
6 29 (9.29%) Project Manager
7 27 (8.65%) Designer
8 26 (8.33%) Senior Developer
9 21 (6.73%) Java Developer
10 18 (5.77%) Senior Architect
11 14 (4.49%) Agile Business Analyst
11 14 (4.49%) Consultant
12 13 (4.17%) Senior Solutions Architect
13 12 (3.85%) Lead Developer
13 12 (3.85%) Web Developer
14 11 (3.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 10 (3.21%) E-Commerce Analyst
15 10 (3.21%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
15 10 (3.21%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (21.15%) HTML
2 59 (18.91%) CSS
3 40 (12.82%) Spring
4 36 (11.54%) Web Services
5 25 (8.01%) jQuery
6 22 (7.05%) HTML5
6 22 (7.05%) J2EE
6 22 (7.05%) XML
7 21 (6.73%) .NET
8 20 (6.41%) Spring MVC
9 17 (5.45%) AngularJS
9 17 (5.45%) Java EE
10 16 (5.13%) RESTful
10 16 (5.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 14 (4.49%) Ajax
11 14 (4.49%) XSD
12 11 (3.53%) JSP
12 11 (3.53%) SOAP
13 10 (3.21%) Hibernate
13 10 (3.21%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 46 (14.74%) User Experience
2 28 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.77%) Social Media
4 17 (5.45%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.88%) Statistics
6 6 (1.92%) Algorithms
6 6 (1.92%) Copywriting
6 6 (1.92%) Digital Media
7 5 (1.60%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.60%) PKI
8 4 (1.28%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.28%) Fintech
8 4 (1.28%) FMCG
8 4 (1.28%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.28%) Smart Meter
8 4 (1.28%) Taxonomies
9 3 (0.96%) Animation
9 3 (0.96%) Video Editing
9 3 (0.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (7.37%) Unix
2 17 (5.45%) Windows
3 13 (4.17%) Linux
4 10 (3.21%) Android
4 10 (3.21%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.24%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.96%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.64%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.64%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (44.87%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (35.90%) B2B
3 82 (26.28%) E-Commerce
4 58 (18.59%) Scrum
5 46 (14.74%) Analytics
6 42 (13.46%) Digital Marketing
7 32 (10.26%) MVC
7 32 (10.26%) TDD
8 30 (9.62%) Web Development
9 28 (8.97%) Project Management
10 25 (8.01%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (7.69%) CRM
12 21 (6.73%) Business Intelligence
12 21 (6.73%) Coaching
13 18 (5.77%) Unit Testing
14 17 (5.45%) Direct Marketing
14 17 (5.45%) OO
14 17 (5.45%) SOA
15 16 (5.13%) Customer Analytics
16 15 (4.81%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 71 (22.76%) Java
2 39 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 22 (7.05%) SQL
4 11 (3.53%) C#
5 8 (2.56%) Python
6 5 (1.60%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.28%) AWK
7 4 (1.28%) Objective-C
7 4 (1.28%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.28%) R
7 4 (1.28%) Ruby
7 4 (1.28%) Scala
8 3 (0.96%) C
8 3 (0.96%) PHP
9 2 (0.64%) SQR
9 2 (0.64%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.32%) VBA
10 1 (0.32%) VBScript
10 1 (0.32%) XPath
Qualifications
1 27 (8.65%) Degree
2 3 (0.96%) ISEB
2 3 (0.96%) MCP
2 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.64%) APMP
3 2 (0.64%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (0.64%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.64%) MBA
3 2 (0.64%) PMI Certification
3 2 (0.64%) PMP
4 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.17%) QA
2 7 (2.24%) SLA
3 4 (1.28%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.64%) Docker
2 2 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (0.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 2 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.64%) Puppet
1 2 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (0.64%) TIBCO Hawk
2 1 (0.32%) Cacti
2 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.32%) Nagios
Vendors
1 44 (14.10%) hybris
2 30 (9.62%) Microsoft
3 22 (7.05%) SAP
4 21 (6.73%) Adobe
5 16 (5.13%) Oracle
6 9 (2.88%) IBM
7 8 (2.56%) Google
8 7 (2.24%) Facebook
9 6 (1.92%) Endeca
10 4 (1.28%) ATG
10 4 (1.28%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.64%) Ariba
11 2 (0.64%) DoubleClick
11 2 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.64%) Sonatype
11 2 (0.64%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.64%) Twitter
12 1 (0.32%) Demandware
12 1 (0.32%) Tableau
12 1 (0.32%) Talend
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