Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for B2B skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited B2B over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Business-to-Business (B2B)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 114 138
Rank change year-on-year -20 +24 0
Contract jobs citing B2B 35 53 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.85% 1.23% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.51% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 30 32
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% - -11.76%
10th Percentile £221 £186 £201
90th Percentile £533 £588 £545
South East median daily rate £425 £375 £384
% change year-on-year +13.33% -2.28% +11.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.50 £21.06 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.61% -50.46% +286.36%
10th Percentile £31.25 £18.81 £41.25
90th Percentile £37.75 £23.75 £43.75
South East median hourly rate £35.50 £22.50 £81.25
% change year-on-year +57.78% -72.31% +638.64%

B2B is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3436 3502 3914
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.60% 81.39% 78.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1791 1883 2160
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.96%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £227
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 133 179
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% -41.67% +74.83%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.30 £13.40
90th Percentile £39.58 £48.50 £44.00
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.60
% change year-on-year -14.02% +0.56% +52.00%

B2B
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing B2B as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for B2B in Berkshire

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing B2B in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for B2B in Berkshire

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing B2B in Berkshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for B2B in Berkshire

B2B
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for B2B in Berkshire

B2B
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -7 16 £318 -11.81% 5
Maidenhead -9 5 £535 -6.96% 2
Wokingham +10 2 - -
Newbury -7 2 £469 -
Slough +2 1 - - 1
B2B
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing B2B also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for B2B.

1 21 (60.00%) B2C
2 18 (51.43%) Marketing
3 12 (34.29%) Project Management
4 11 (31.43%) HTML
4 11 (31.43%) Java
4 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (25.71%) CSS
5 9 (25.71%) E-Commerce
5 9 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (22.86%) JavaScript
7 7 (20.00%) PHP
7 7 (20.00%) SQL
7 7 (20.00%) J2EE
7 7 (20.00%) EJB
7 7 (20.00%) Struts
7 7 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (20.00%) Flash
7 7 (20.00%) SEO
7 7 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (20.00%) Mentoring
8 6 (17.14%) User Experience
8 6 (17.14%) Email Marketing
8 6 (17.14%) Social Media
8 6 (17.14%) Advertising
8 6 (17.14%) Migration
9 5 (14.29%) JNDI
9 5 (14.29%) ATG
9 5 (14.29%) OOD
9 5 (14.29%) OO
9 5 (14.29%) Demandware

B2B
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 3 (8.57%) CMS
2 2 (5.71%) Drupal
2 2 (5.71%) JBoss
2 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.86%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (2.86%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (2.86%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Magento
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle CRM
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle CRM On Demand
2 2 (5.71%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (5.71%) Sprinklr
2 2 (5.71%) WebTrends
3 1 (2.86%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.86%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Google Analytics
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Extranet
1 1 (2.86%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
1 2 (5.71%) JIRA
2 1 (2.86%) Axure RP
General
1 18 (51.43%) Marketing
2 6 (17.14%) Advertising
3 3 (8.57%) Publishing
3 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.71%) Finance
4 2 (5.71%) Law
4 2 (5.71%) Legal
4 2 (5.71%) Retail
5 1 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Architect
2 7 (20.00%) Marketing Manager
3 6 (17.14%) Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Domain Architect
5 4 (11.43%) Business Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Campaign Manager
6 3 (8.57%) Designer
6 3 (8.57%) Digital Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Digital Business Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Email Marketing Manager
6 3 (8.57%) SEO Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Hybris Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Report Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Salesforce Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) SAP Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Social Media Manager
7 2 (5.71%) UI Designer
7 2 (5.71%) UI/UX Designer
7 2 (5.71%) User Researcher
7 2 (5.71%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (31.43%) HTML
2 9 (25.71%) CSS
3 7 (20.00%) EJB
3 7 (20.00%) Flash
3 7 (20.00%) J2EE
3 7 (20.00%) Struts
4 5 (14.29%) Ajax
4 5 (14.29%) JNDI
4 5 (14.29%) JSTL
5 4 (11.43%) Web Services
6 2 (5.71%) Hibernate
6 2 (5.71%) JSP
6 2 (5.71%) REST
6 2 (5.71%) Spring
6 2 (5.71%) XML
7 1 (2.86%) HTML5 Canvas
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (17.14%) Social Media
2 6 (17.14%) User Experience
3 5 (14.29%) Web 2.0
4 3 (8.57%) Blog
5 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
5 2 (5.71%) Marketing Technology
5 2 (5.71%) Social Network
6 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.86%) Smart Home
6 1 (2.86%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (60.00%) B2C
2 12 (34.29%) Project Management
3 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (25.71%) E-Commerce
5 7 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 7 (20.00%) SEO
6 6 (17.14%) Email Marketing
6 6 (17.14%) Migration
7 5 (14.29%) Microservices
7 5 (14.29%) OO
7 5 (14.29%) OOD
7 5 (14.29%) Web Development
8 4 (11.43%) Analytics
8 4 (11.43%) Benchmarking
8 4 (11.43%) Copywriting
8 4 (11.43%) Knowledge Management
8 4 (11.43%) Marketing Automation
8 4 (11.43%) Presales
9 3 (8.57%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) Java
2 8 (22.86%) JavaScript
3 7 (20.00%) PHP
3 7 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) PMI Certification
2 2 (5.71%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
2 5 (14.29%) ATG
2 5 (14.29%) Demandware
2 5 (14.29%) Intershop
3 4 (11.43%) Marketo
4 3 (8.57%) Facebook
4 3 (8.57%) Google
4 3 (8.57%) Twitter
5 2 (5.71%) Adobe
5 2 (5.71%) HubSpot
5 2 (5.71%) hybris
5 2 (5.71%) Oracle
5 2 (5.71%) SAP
6 1 (2.86%) Intel
6 1 (2.86%) MuleSoft
6 1 (2.86%) Pardot