The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2C (Business-to-Consumer)
Rank 427 423 396
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -27
Contract jobs citing B2C 153 148 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.29% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.40% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 101 118
Average daily rate
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£438 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+24.62% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £190.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -80.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £190.00
% change year-on-year
- -80.26%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39905 37171 40797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.12% 72.91% 70.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 24736 22529 23452
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1139 1072 1445
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £45.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -14 149 £445 +11.25% 75
London -33 71 £450 +5.88% 44
South East +5 35 £425 +36.00% 9
Berkshire +14 19 £425 +65.04% 4
City of London +25 16 £470 -1.05% 9
Surrey +5 9 £575 +64.28% 2
East of England -19 8 £425 +32.81% 5
East Midlands +8 6 £105 - 2
South West -25 6 £426 +10.00% 1
West Midlands - 6 - - 2
Yorkshire +7 4 £165 -53.52% 8
Leeds +7 4 £165 - 7
West Yorkshire +3 4 £165 - 7
North West -2 4 £525 +37.70% 2
Bedfordshire - 4 £525 -
Dorset +11 3 £426 -
Reading +9 3 £550 +91.30%
Essex -1 3 £375 +15.38% 3
Bracknell - 3 £415 -
Bristol - 3 - -
Nottinghamshire +12 2 - - 2
Nottingham +10 2 - - 2
Buckinghamshire -11 2 £260 +22.35%
Hampshire -17 2 £250 +11.11%
Wokingham - 2 £289 -
North East - 2 - - 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
Bournemouth - 2 £426 -
Hertfordshire 0 1 £425 +32.81% 1
Milton Keynes -4 1 - -

B2C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 170 (51.20%) E-Commerce
2 124 (37.35%) B2B
3 91 (27.41%) Retail
4 83 (25.00%) Scrum
5 82 (24.70%) Agile Software Development
6 72 (21.69%) HTML
7 62 (18.67%) Java
7 62 (18.67%) Finance
8 59 (17.77%) XML
9 54 (16.27%) hybris
10 53 (15.96%) CSS
11 52 (15.66%) Project Management
11 52 (15.66%) JIRA
12 51 (15.36%) CRM
13 50 (15.06%) Stakeholder Management
14 44 (13.25%) MVC
15 43 (12.95%) Marketing
16 40 (12.05%) jQuery
16 40 (12.05%) Business Analysis
17 36 (10.84%) JavaScript
18 35 (10.54%) Web Services
18 35 (10.54%) Degree
19 34 (10.24%) Spring
20 33 (9.94%) Subversion
21 30 (9.04%) JSP
21 30 (9.04%) Oracle
22 29 (8.73%) .NET
22 29 (8.73%) Ajax
22 29 (8.73%) Use Case
22 29 (8.73%) Unit Testing

B2C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 27 (8.13%) CMS
2 26 (7.83%) Tomcat
3 21 (6.33%) Confluence
4 14 (4.22%) WebSphere
5 11 (3.31%) Drupal
6 8 (2.41%) Apache
7 7 (2.11%) SharePoint
7 7 (2.11%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (1.81%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.81%) Umbraco
9 4 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.20%) GlassFish
9 4 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.90%) IIS
11 2 (0.60%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.60%) SAS
11 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.60%) Node.js
11 2 (0.60%) Adobe CQ
11 2 (0.60%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 9 (2.71%) Photoshop
2 6 (1.81%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (1.51%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.20%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (0.90%) MS Project
5 3 (0.90%) MS Excel
6 2 (0.60%) SPSS
7 1 (0.30%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.30%) MS Office
7 1 (0.30%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 7 (2.11%) Magento
2 3 (0.90%) Oracle CRM
2 3 (0.90%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.60%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.60%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.30%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.30%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.30%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.30%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.30%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.20%) Office 365
1 4 (1.20%) SaaS
2 2 (0.60%) PaaS
2 2 (0.60%) Heroku
2 2 (0.60%) IaaS
2 2 (0.60%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (0.60%) Force.com
2 2 (0.60%) Google App Engine
2 2 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.30%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.33%) Internet
2 4 (1.20%) Extranet
3 2 (0.60%) Broadband
4 1 (0.30%) HTTP
4 1 (0.30%) DNS
4 1 (0.30%) SAN
4 1 (0.30%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.30%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.23%) MySQL
2 19 (5.72%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.81%) Data Mining
4 5 (1.51%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (1.51%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.90%) Big Data
7 2 (0.60%) Voldemort
7 2 (0.60%) BigTable
7 2 (0.60%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.60%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.60%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.60%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.60%) Redis
7 2 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.30%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 52 (15.66%) JIRA
2 33 (9.94%) Subversion
3 23 (6.93%) JUnit
4 10 (3.01%) Visual Studio
5 8 (2.41%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.20%) Axure RP
7 3 (0.90%) Ant
7 3 (0.90%) PHPUnit
7 3 (0.90%) Selenium
7 3 (0.90%) Xcode
7 3 (0.90%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.60%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.30%) XMLUnit
9 1 (0.30%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.30%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.30%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.30%) HttpUnit
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
General
1 91 (27.41%) Retail
2 62 (18.67%) Finance
3 43 (12.95%) Marketing
4 18 (5.42%) Games
5 9 (2.71%) French Language
5 9 (2.71%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.81%) Back Office
7 5 (1.51%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.90%) Legal
10 2 (0.60%) Advertising
10 2 (0.60%) Banking
10 2 (0.60%) Billing
10 2 (0.60%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.60%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 88 (26.51%) Analyst
2 67 (20.18%) Developer
3 65 (19.58%) Business Analyst
4 51 (15.36%) Architect
5 28 (8.43%) Agile Business Analyst
6 24 (7.23%) Project Manager
7 21 (6.33%) Solutions Architect
8 20 (6.02%) Consultant
9 16 (4.82%) Product Manager
10 15 (4.52%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
11 13 (3.92%) Technical Architect
12 11 (3.31%) Lead Developer
13 10 (3.01%) Web Developer
14 9 (2.71%) Programme Manager
14 9 (2.71%) Designer
14 9 (2.71%) ScrumMaster
15 8 (2.41%) Digital Project Manager
15 8 (2.41%) Senior Architect
15 8 (2.41%) Senior Developer
15 8 (2.41%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (21.69%) HTML
2 59 (17.77%) XML
3 53 (15.96%) CSS
4 40 (12.05%) jQuery
5 35 (10.54%) Web Services
6 34 (10.24%) Spring
7 30 (9.04%) JSP
8 29 (8.73%) .NET
8 29 (8.73%) Ajax
9 27 (8.13%) J2EE
10 22 (6.63%) XSD
10 22 (6.63%) Spring MVC
11 17 (5.12%) ASP.NET
12 16 (4.82%) XSLT
13 15 (4.52%) SOAP
14 10 (3.01%) Hibernate
15 8 (2.41%) JSON
15 8 (2.41%) WSDL
15 8 (2.41%) WCF
15 8 (2.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.93%) iPad
2 22 (6.63%) Mobile App
3 12 (3.61%) Social Media
4 9 (2.71%) Visualisation
5 7 (2.11%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.81%) Open Source
7 5 (1.51%) Mobile Computing
8 4 (1.20%) FMCG
8 4 (1.20%) E-Learning
9 3 (0.90%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.90%) Online Games
9 3 (0.90%) iPhone
9 3 (0.90%) Video on Demand
9 3 (0.90%) New Media
9 3 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.90%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (0.60%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.60%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.60%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.60%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 24 (7.23%) UNIX
2 13 (3.92%) Android
3 11 (3.31%) Windows
4 9 (2.71%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.51%) Linux
6 4 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.20%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.60%) Solaris
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (51.20%) E-Commerce
2 124 (37.35%) B2B
3 83 (25.00%) Scrum
4 82 (24.70%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (15.66%) Project Management
6 51 (15.36%) CRM
7 50 (15.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 44 (13.25%) MVC
9 40 (12.05%) Business Analysis
10 29 (8.73%) Use Case
10 29 (8.73%) Unit Testing
10 29 (8.73%) Analytics
11 27 (8.13%) Migration
12 26 (7.83%) Customer Engagement
13 25 (7.53%) Content Management
13 25 (7.53%) SEO
14 24 (7.23%) Business Process Mapping
15 23 (6.93%) Integration Testing
16 21 (6.33%) Data Modelling
17 19 (5.72%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 62 (18.67%) Java
2 36 (10.84%) JavaScript
3 28 (8.43%) SQL
4 19 (5.72%) C#
5 12 (3.61%) PHP
6 10 (3.01%) C
7 8 (2.41%) Ruby
8 2 (0.60%) Python
8 2 (0.60%) Objective-C
8 2 (0.60%) R
8 2 (0.60%) Scala
9 1 (0.30%) FQL
9 1 (0.30%) PHP5
9 1 (0.30%) C++
Qualifications
1 35 (10.54%) Degree
2 6 (1.81%) ISEB
3 5 (1.51%) PMI Certification
4 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.20%) MCTS
4 4 (1.20%) MCITP
5 3 (0.90%) PMP
6 2 (0.60%) MBA
6 2 (0.60%) IIBA
6 2 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.72%) QA
2 4 (1.20%) SLA
3 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (1.51%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.30%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.30%) Puppet
Vendors
1 54 (16.27%) hybris
2 30 (9.04%) Oracle
3 23 (6.93%) Salesforce.com
4 14 (4.22%) ATG
5 12 (3.61%) JBoss
6 11 (3.31%) SAP
7 7 (2.11%) Endeca
8 6 (1.81%) Adobe
8 6 (1.81%) IBM
9 5 (1.51%) Citrix
9 5 (1.51%) Epicor
9 5 (1.51%) Google
9 5 (1.51%) ExactTarget
10 4 (1.20%) Eloqua
11 3 (0.90%) Facebook
11 3 (0.90%) Twitter
11 3 (0.90%) FatWire
11 3 (0.90%) Metastorm
11 3 (0.90%) Siebel
12 2 (0.60%) Microsoft
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