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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
B2C (Business-to-Consumer)
UK
Rank 472 475 502
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +27
Contract jobs citing B2C 123 143 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.29% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.35% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 81 58
Median daily rate £425 £425 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £715
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £475
% change year-on-year
- -15.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Median hourly rate £31.45 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.45 - -

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
36798 40775 39191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.20% 81.72% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 24365 26369 25350
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 942 1196 1044
Median hourly rate £33.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

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 17 January 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing B2C within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

B2C Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

B2C
Top 25 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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +4 123 £425 - 50
London +17 72 £475 - 29
East of England +23 21 £270 -40.00% 1
Essex +18 21 £270 -40.00%
City of London -5 11 £650 +48.57% 5
West Yorkshire +25 9 £400 +77.77% 1
Yorkshire +23 9 £400 +77.77% 1
South East +14 9 £389 -15.94% 7
Basildon - 7 £260 -
South West +14 6 £500 +14.28% 1
Milton Keynes +11 6 £400 -11.11% 2
Leeds +8 6 £400 +77.77% 1
Buckinghamshire +5 6 £400 -11.11% 2
North West +4 4 £475 - 4
Lancashire - 3 - -
Bradford - 3 - -
Hammersmith - 3 £240 -
Surrey +17 2 £238 - 1
Bristol +6 2 £500 +14.28%
Berkshire +2 1 £375 -21.05% 2
Somerset - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £475 -
Maidenhead - 1 £375 -
Street - 1 - -
Weybridge - 1 £325 -

B2C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 95 (36.54%) B2B
2 94 (36.15%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (30.00%) E-Commerce
4 62 (23.85%) Marketing
4 62 (23.85%) Analytics
5 56 (21.54%) Retail
6 52 (20.00%) Java
7 51 (19.62%) Finance
8 46 (17.69%) CMS
9 42 (16.15%) HTML
9 42 (16.15%) Adobe
10 41 (15.77%) JavaScript
10 41 (15.77%) User Experience
11 39 (15.00%) CRM
12 37 (14.23%) Oracle
12 37 (14.23%) CSS
13 34 (13.08%) Web Services
13 34 (13.08%) Digital Marketing
14 32 (12.31%) SQL
15 31 (11.92%) Stakeholder Management
16 28 (10.77%) SOA
17 26 (10.00%) PHP
17 26 (10.00%) TDD
17 26 (10.00%) Content Management
18 25 (9.62%) Web Development
19 24 (9.23%) Project Management
19 24 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
20 23 (8.85%) IBM
20 23 (8.85%) XML
20 23 (8.85%) Scrum

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 46 (17.69%) CMS
2 11 (4.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 11 (4.23%) WebSphere
3 10 (3.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 9 (3.46%) Drupal
5 8 (3.08%) Apache
5 8 (3.08%) Apache Solr
6 7 (2.69%) Apache Spark
7 6 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (2.31%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.54%) Confluence
8 4 (1.54%) Mule
8 4 (1.54%) Mule ESB
8 4 (1.54%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.54%) WebLogic Portal
9 3 (1.15%) JBoss
9 3 (1.15%) Jetty
9 3 (1.15%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.77%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14 (5.38%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.46%) MS Office
3 7 (2.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (2.31%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.92%) OmniGraffle
6 4 (1.54%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (1.54%) Photoshop
7 3 (1.15%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.77%) InVision
8 2 (0.77%) MS Project
8 2 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.38%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.38%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.38%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 22 (8.46%) Unica
2 19 (7.31%) Adobe Campaign
3 5 (1.92%) Magento
3 5 (1.92%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.38%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.38%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.38%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.38%) SAP FI-CA
6 1 (0.38%) Sprinklr
6 1 (0.38%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.69%) Google Analytics
3 6 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.92%) Adobe Analytics
5 3 (1.15%) Google Tag Manager
6 2 (0.77%) iPaaS
7 1 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.38%) GitHub
7 1 (0.38%) Office 365
7 1 (0.38%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.46%) Internet
2 5 (1.92%) SMS
3 3 (1.15%) Extranet
3 3 (1.15%) HTTP
3 3 (1.15%) Intranet
4 2 (0.77%) Network Security
4 2 (0.77%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.38%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.92%) Big Data
2 16 (6.15%) NoSQL
3 13 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
4 11 (4.23%) Endeca
4 11 (4.23%) Hadoop
5 9 (3.46%) SQL Server
6 5 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.92%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.92%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.15%) OLAP
7 3 (1.15%) OLTP
7 3 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.77%) MySQL
8 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.38%) GIS
9 1 (0.38%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.38%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 9 (3.46%) JUnit
1 9 (3.46%) Mockito
2 8 (3.08%) JIRA
3 6 (2.31%) Jasmine
3 6 (2.31%) PHPUnit
4 5 (1.92%) Axure RP
5 4 (1.54%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.54%) Maven
6 3 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.15%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.77%) Selenium
7 2 (0.77%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.38%) Appium
8 1 (0.38%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.38%) Mocha
8 1 (0.38%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.38%) Subversion
8 1 (0.38%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.38%) WebDriver
General
1 62 (23.85%) Marketing
2 56 (21.54%) Retail
3 51 (19.62%) Finance
4 22 (8.46%) Automotive
5 21 (8.08%) Banking
6 12 (4.62%) Legal
7 10 (3.85%) German Language
8 6 (2.31%) Advertising
8 6 (2.31%) Manufacturing
8 6 (2.31%) Publishing
9 5 (1.92%) Back Office
10 3 (1.15%) Brand Awareness
10 3 (1.15%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.77%) Electronics
11 2 (0.77%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.77%) Games
11 2 (0.77%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.38%) Billing
12 1 (0.38%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 66 (25.38%) Architect
2 53 (20.38%) Developer
3 28 (10.77%) Analyst
3 28 (10.77%) Solutions Architect
4 24 (9.23%) Business Analyst
5 22 (8.46%) Project Manager
6 19 (7.31%) Designer
7 15 (5.77%) Java Developer
7 15 (5.77%) Lead Architect
8 13 (5.00%) Digital Business Analyst
8 13 (5.00%) Integration Architect
9 12 (4.62%) Digital Analyst
9 12 (4.62%) E-Commerce Manager
9 12 (4.62%) PHP Developer
10 11 (4.23%) Data Architect
11 10 (3.85%) UX Designer
12 9 (3.46%) Web Developer
13 8 (3.08%) Digital Project Manager
13 8 (3.08%) Hybris Architect
14 7 (2.69%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (16.15%) HTML
2 37 (14.23%) CSS
3 34 (13.08%) Web Services
4 23 (8.85%) XML
5 20 (7.69%) J2EE
5 20 (7.69%) JSON
6 19 (7.31%) Spring
7 18 (6.92%) REST
7 18 (6.92%) RESTful
8 16 (6.15%) .NET
9 15 (5.77%) HTML5
9 15 (5.77%) Node.js
10 13 (5.00%) CSS3
11 12 (4.62%) IBM Integration Bus
12 11 (4.23%) AngularJS
12 11 (4.23%) Oracle Fusion
12 11 (4.23%) SOAP
13 10 (3.85%) jQuery
14 7 (2.69%) Kafka
14 7 (2.69%) RequireJS
Miscellaneous
1 41 (15.77%) User Experience
2 24 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.15%) iPad
4 15 (5.77%) Social Media
4 15 (5.77%) Virtual Team
5 8 (3.08%) Statistics
6 6 (2.31%) Copywriting
7 5 (1.92%) Data Integration
7 5 (1.92%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.92%) Performance Metrics
8 4 (1.54%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.54%) PKI
9 3 (1.15%) Animation
9 3 (1.15%) Fintech
9 3 (1.15%) FMCG
9 3 (1.15%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.15%) Taxonomies
10 2 (0.77%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.77%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 17 (6.54%) Unix
2 7 (2.69%) Linux
3 4 (1.54%) Windows
4 3 (1.15%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.38%) Android
5 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (36.54%) B2B
2 94 (36.15%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (30.00%) E-Commerce
4 62 (23.85%) Analytics
5 39 (15.00%) CRM
6 34 (13.08%) Digital Marketing
7 31 (11.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 28 (10.77%) SOA
9 26 (10.00%) Content Management
9 26 (10.00%) TDD
10 25 (9.62%) Web Development
11 24 (9.23%) Project Management
12 23 (8.85%) Scrum
13 21 (8.08%) OO
13 21 (8.08%) Wireframes
14 19 (7.31%) Coaching
15 18 (6.92%) BDD
16 16 (6.15%) Software Architecture
17 15 (5.77%) Kanban
17 15 (5.77%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 52 (20.00%) Java
2 41 (15.77%) JavaScript
3 32 (12.31%) SQL
4 26 (10.00%) PHP
5 12 (4.62%) C#
6 10 (3.85%) Python
7 9 (3.46%) Scala
8 7 (2.69%) R
9 6 (2.31%) PHP 5
10 2 (0.77%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.77%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.77%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.77%) X++
11 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.38%) C
11 1 (0.38%) ES6
11 1 (0.38%) GraphQL
11 1 (0.38%) Perl
11 1 (0.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (7.69%) Degree
2 2 (0.77%) APMG
2 2 (0.77%) ISEB
2 2 (0.77%) MCP
2 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (0.77%) PMI Certification
2 2 (0.77%) PMP
2 2 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.38%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.15%) QA
2 2 (0.77%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.77%) SLA
3 1 (0.38%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (1.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (4.23%) MOM
2 4 (1.54%) CA Single Sign-On
2 4 (1.54%) OpenSSO
3 3 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.15%) Puppet
4 1 (0.38%) Ansible
4 1 (0.38%) Cacti
4 1 (0.38%) CloudHub
4 1 (0.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.38%) Nagios
4 1 (0.38%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 42 (16.15%) Adobe
2 37 (14.23%) Oracle
3 23 (8.85%) IBM
4 22 (8.46%) hybris
5 15 (5.77%) Microsoft
6 12 (4.62%) MuleSoft
7 11 (4.23%) ATG
8 8 (3.08%) CA Agile Central
9 7 (2.69%) Google
9 7 (2.69%) Zend
10 6 (2.31%) Facebook
11 5 (1.92%) SAP
12 4 (1.54%) Apigee
12 4 (1.54%) BEA
12 4 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (0.77%) AppDynamics
13 2 (0.77%) DoubleClick
13 2 (0.77%) Gigya
13 2 (0.77%) New Relic
13 2 (0.77%) OpenText
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