The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for B2B skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited B2B over the 3 months to 27 June 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 148 183
Rank change year-on-year -6 +35  
Contract jobs citing B2B 10 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.30% 0.44% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.52% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 14
Median daily rate £550 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £364 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £548 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £427 £425
% change year-on-year +2.39% +0.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £19.61 £30.50
% change year-on-year +9.63% -35.70%  

B2B is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2912 2905 4654
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 88.14% 85.77% 81.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2231 2377 3660
Median daily rate £500 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 23 56
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -22.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £15.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.20 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

B2B
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing B2B as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for B2B in the City of London

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for B2B in the City of London

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing B2B in the City of London over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for B2B in the City of London

B2B
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for B2B in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 City of London region with a requirement for B2B.

1 10 (47.62%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Fintech
3 4 (19.05%) Middleware
3 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (19.05%) Web Services
3 4 (19.05%) Windows
3 4 (19.05%) SOA
3 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
3 4 (19.05%) IBM
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (19.05%) IBM Sterling
3 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (19.05%) Microservices
4 3 (14.29%) Time Sharing Option
4 3 (14.29%) Office 365
4 3 (14.29%) ISPF
4 3 (14.29%) Taxonomies
4 3 (14.29%) Banking
4 3 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 3 (14.29%) CSS
4 3 (14.29%) HTML
4 3 (14.29%) Java
4 3 (14.29%) Scrum
4 3 (14.29%) Firewall
4 3 (14.29%) Bloomberg
4 3 (14.29%) Unix
4 3 (14.29%) JCL
4 3 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (9.52%) zOS

B2B
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (4.76%) Apache
1 1 (4.76%) JBoss
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (14.29%) Office 365
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) Converged Networks
2 1 (4.76%) DMZ
2 1 (4.76%) FTP
2 1 (4.76%) HTTP
2 1 (4.76%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) LAN
2 1 (4.76%) VPN
2 1 (4.76%) WAN
2 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Big Data
2 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.76%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.76%) Axure RP
2 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (47.62%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Advertising
3 2 (9.52%) Front Office
3 2 (9.52%) Marketing
3 2 (9.52%) Retail
4 1 (4.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Architect
1 5 (23.81%) Product Manager
2 3 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (14.29%) Technical Manager
2 3 (14.29%) Technical Product Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Business Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Designer
3 2 (9.52%) FX Business Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Hybris Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Interaction Designer
4 1 (4.76%) Network Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Designer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Interaction Designer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Web Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Visual Designer
4 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Middleware
1 4 (19.05%) Web Services
2 3 (14.29%) CSS
2 3 (14.29%) HTML
2 3 (14.29%) ISPF
3 2 (9.52%) .NET
3 2 (9.52%) Node.js
3 2 (9.52%) Spring
4 1 (4.76%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.76%) Apache Camel
4 1 (4.76%) D3.js
4 1 (4.76%) Hibernate
4 1 (4.76%) J2EE
4 1 (4.76%) Kafka
4 1 (4.76%) REST
4 1 (4.76%) Sass
4 1 (4.76%) Struts
4 1 (4.76%) XHTML
4 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Fintech
2 3 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (14.29%) Taxonomies
3 2 (9.52%) iSeries
3 2 (9.52%) Tandem
3 2 (9.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Unix
3 2 (9.52%) zOS
4 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
1 4 (19.05%) Microservices
1 4 (19.05%) SOA
1 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (14.29%) Scrum
2 3 (14.29%) TOGAF
3 2 (9.52%) Analytics
3 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
3 2 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (9.52%) Data Analytics
3 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
3 2 (9.52%) Data Transformation
3 2 (9.52%) DevOps
3 2 (9.52%) OO
3 2 (9.52%) OOD
3 2 (9.52%) Service Design
3 2 (9.52%) Straight-Through Processing
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (9.52%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) Java
1 3 (14.29%) JCL
2 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (9.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Kubernetes
1 1 (4.76%) Nagios
1 1 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) IBM
1 4 (19.05%) IBM Sterling
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Bloomberg
3 1 (4.76%) Axway
3 1 (4.76%) hybris
3 1 (4.76%) Murex
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.76%) SAP
3 1 (4.76%) Splunk
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