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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
B2C (Business-to-Consumer)
Rank 520 456 439
Rank change year-on-year
-64 -17
Contract jobs citing B2C 128 172 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.32% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.40% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 94 101
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £7.93 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £7.93 - -

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
44047 42983 40920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.94% 79.21% 77.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 29198 27209 25852
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1023 1223 1213
Median hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +2.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.71 £48.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -44 125 £450 - 100
London -30 59 £475 -2.56% 50
South East -8 28 £485 +21.25% 21
Yorkshire +17 11 £375 -21.05% 4
West Yorkshire +7 11 £375 -21.05% 3
Surrey -3 9 £625 +16.27% 6
Leeds - 9 £375 - 2
East of England -2 8 £450 +12.50% 5
East Midlands +4 7 £438 -2.77% 2
Berkshire -4 7 £363 +51.04% 3
City of London +35 6 £450 +1.40% 9
North West -20 6 £438 +2.94% 9
Buckinghamshire +16 5 £446 +37.30% 5
Basildon +5 4 - -
Milton Keynes +1 4 £446 +37.30% 5
Reading -1 4 £406 - 1
West Midlands -3 4 £375 -21.05% 8
Manchester -12 4 £425 - 5
Essex -16 4 - - 2
West Sussex - 3 £485 -
Worthing - 3 £485 -
Hertfordshire +11 2 £450 +109.30% 2
Cambridgeshire +11 2 - -
Hampshire -1 2 £400 - 4
Northamptonshire -4 2 £475 -9.52%
Wigan - 2 £431 -
Borehamwood - 2 £450 -
Birmingham -1 1 £300 -36.84% 7
Northampton -1 1 £400 -
Nottinghamshire -1 1 - -

B2C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 134 (45.89%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (35.27%) E-Commerce
3 88 (30.14%) Retail
4 83 (28.42%) B2B
5 80 (27.40%) Marketing
6 71 (24.32%) HTML
7 66 (22.60%) CSS
8 62 (21.23%) Java
9 53 (18.15%) JavaScript
10 52 (17.81%) Scrum
11 43 (14.73%) Digital Marketing
12 42 (14.38%) Spring
13 41 (14.04%) CRM
13 41 (14.04%) hybris
14 39 (13.36%) Web Development
15 37 (12.67%) AngularJS
15 37 (12.67%) J2EE
15 37 (12.67%) Finance
16 36 (12.33%) CMS
16 36 (12.33%) SQL
16 36 (12.33%) Web Services
16 36 (12.33%) Mobile App
17 35 (11.99%) XML
18 33 (11.30%) HTML5
19 31 (10.62%) Stakeholder Management
20 28 (9.59%) ATG
20 28 (9.59%) jQuery
20 28 (9.59%) User Experience
21 27 (9.25%) JSP
22 26 (8.90%) WebSphere

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 36 (12.33%) CMS
2 26 (8.90%) WebSphere
3 21 (7.19%) Tomcat
4 18 (6.16%) Confluence
5 17 (5.82%) JBoss
6 16 (5.48%) Apache
6 16 (5.48%) WebLogic
7 15 (5.14%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (1.71%) Drupal
9 4 (1.37%) GlassFish
9 4 (1.37%) SharePoint
10 3 (1.03%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (0.68%) nginx
11 2 (0.68%) Node.js
12 1 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.34%) Alfresco
12 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.34%) IIS
12 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (2.40%) MS Office
2 6 (2.05%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.71%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (1.71%) Photoshop
4 4 (1.37%) MS Excel
5 3 (1.03%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.34%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 10 (3.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (2.05%) Magento
3 4 (1.37%) SAP IS-U
4 3 (1.03%) SAP hybris
5 2 (0.68%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.34%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.34%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.11%) Google Analytics
3 10 (3.42%) Office 365
4 8 (2.74%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.68%) Yammer
7 1 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.79%) Internet
2 8 (2.74%) SMS
3 6 (2.05%) DNS
4 5 (1.71%) Kerberos
4 5 (1.71%) LDAP
5 2 (0.68%) Broadband
5 2 (0.68%) Intranet
6 1 (0.34%) ADSL
6 1 (0.34%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.51%) MySQL
2 11 (3.77%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.74%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.37%) Big Data
5 2 (0.68%) DB2
5 2 (0.68%) GIS
5 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.68%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (6.51%) JIRA
1 19 (6.51%) Subversion
2 16 (5.48%) JUnit
3 8 (2.74%) Maven
4 7 (2.40%) Eclipse
5 5 (1.71%) Ant
5 5 (1.71%) Axure RP
5 5 (1.71%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.03%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.03%) SoapUI
6 3 (1.03%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.68%) AccuRev
7 2 (0.68%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (0.68%) Gerrit
7 2 (0.68%) Grunt
7 2 (0.68%) gulp
7 2 (0.68%) Toad
8 1 (0.34%) NUnit
8 1 (0.34%) Selenium
8 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 88 (30.14%) Retail
2 80 (27.40%) Marketing
3 37 (12.67%) Finance
4 16 (5.48%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.77%) Electronics
6 10 (3.42%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.74%) Legal
8 7 (2.40%) Automotive
9 6 (2.05%) Billing
10 5 (1.71%) Advertising
10 5 (1.71%) Publishing
11 4 (1.37%) French Language
11 4 (1.37%) German Language
12 3 (1.03%) Games
12 3 (1.03%) Italian Language
12 3 (1.03%) Portuguese Language
12 3 (1.03%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.68%) Arabic Language
13 2 (0.68%) Banking
14 1 (0.34%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 73 (25.00%) Architect
2 71 (24.32%) Developer
3 37 (12.67%) Analyst
4 35 (11.99%) Project Manager
5 33 (11.30%) Business Analyst
6 32 (10.96%) Solutions Architect
7 25 (8.56%) Digital Architect
8 24 (8.22%) Web Developer
9 22 (7.53%) Consultant
10 21 (7.19%) Mobile Developer
10 21 (7.19%) Mobile Web Developer
11 19 (6.51%) Senior Developer
12 18 (6.16%) Hybris Developer
13 16 (5.48%) Agile Business Analyst
13 16 (5.48%) Lead Developer
14 12 (4.11%) Digital Solutions Architect
14 12 (4.11%) Java Developer
15 10 (3.42%) Senior Architect
16 9 (3.08%) Enterprise Architect
17 8 (2.74%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (24.32%) HTML
2 66 (22.60%) CSS
3 42 (14.38%) Spring
4 37 (12.67%) AngularJS
4 37 (12.67%) J2EE
5 36 (12.33%) Web Services
6 35 (11.99%) XML
7 33 (11.30%) HTML5
8 28 (9.59%) jQuery
9 27 (9.25%) JSP
10 26 (8.90%) Ajax
11 25 (8.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 20 (6.85%) SOAP
12 20 (6.85%) Spring MVC
13 19 (6.51%) Hibernate
13 19 (6.51%) Struts
14 16 (5.48%) XSD
15 15 (5.14%) JMS
16 13 (4.45%) .NET
16 13 (4.45%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 36 (12.33%) Mobile App
2 28 (9.59%) User Experience
3 24 (8.22%) iPad
4 21 (7.19%) Social Media
5 18 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.40%) Copywriting
7 5 (1.71%) Fintech
7 5 (1.71%) PKI
7 5 (1.71%) Web 2.0
8 4 (1.37%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.37%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.37%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.37%) Taxonomies
9 3 (1.03%) Clustering
9 3 (1.03%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.03%) Replication
9 3 (1.03%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.68%) EPoS
10 2 (0.68%) Psychology
10 2 (0.68%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.56%) Unix
2 13 (4.45%) Windows
3 7 (2.40%) Linux
4 5 (1.71%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.37%) Android
5 4 (1.37%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.03%) Solaris
7 2 (0.68%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.68%) zOS
8 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (45.89%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (35.27%) E-Commerce
3 83 (28.42%) B2B
4 52 (17.81%) Scrum
5 43 (14.73%) Digital Marketing
6 41 (14.04%) CRM
7 39 (13.36%) Web Development
8 31 (10.62%) Stakeholder Management
9 25 (8.56%) Mobile Development
10 24 (8.22%) MVC
11 23 (7.88%) SEO
12 21 (7.19%) Analytics
12 21 (7.19%) OO
13 19 (6.51%) Content Management
14 18 (6.16%) Project Management
15 17 (5.82%) Business Intelligence
15 17 (5.82%) Technical Architecture
16 16 (5.48%) Integration Testing
16 16 (5.48%) Unit Testing
17 15 (5.14%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 62 (21.23%) Java
2 53 (18.15%) JavaScript
3 36 (12.33%) SQL
4 9 (3.08%) C#
5 8 (2.74%) PowerShell
6 6 (2.05%) PHP
6 6 (2.05%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.71%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.03%) C++
8 3 (1.03%) Python
9 2 (0.68%) ABAP
9 2 (0.68%) Groovy
9 2 (0.68%) SQR
10 1 (0.34%) AWK
10 1 (0.34%) C
10 1 (0.34%) Perl
10 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.34%) VBScript
10 1 (0.34%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (5.48%) Degree
2 3 (1.03%) ISEB
2 3 (1.03%) MBA
3 2 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (0.68%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.48%) QA
2 2 (0.68%) COBIT
2 2 (0.68%) SLA
3 1 (0.34%) P3O
3 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (2.74%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (14.04%) hybris
2 28 (9.59%) ATG
3 25 (8.56%) Oracle
4 24 (8.22%) SAP
5 18 (6.16%) Microsoft
6 16 (5.48%) Salesforce.com
7 14 (4.79%) Endeca
8 12 (4.11%) Google
9 9 (3.08%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 6 (2.05%) Adobe
10 6 (2.05%) Demandware
11 4 (1.37%) Facebook
12 3 (1.03%) IBM
13 2 (0.68%) Twitter
14 1 (0.34%) DoubleClick
14 1 (0.34%) HP
14 1 (0.34%) Red Hat
14 1 (0.34%) VMware
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