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 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business-to-Business (B2B)
London / City of London
Rank 144 135 181
Rank change year-on-year -9 +46  
Contract jobs citing B2B 11 23 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.36% 0.69% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.79% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 6
Median daily rate £550 £438 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.71% +20.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £305 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £500 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £408
% change year-on-year - +4.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.60 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.21 £11.00
% change year-on-year - -7.15%  

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 2579 2920 4265
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.54% 87.79% 82.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2032 2333 3294
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 36
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.89 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.40% +2.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for B2B in the City of London

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 13 (61.90%) Finance
2 11 (52.38%) Web Services
3 10 (47.62%) IBM
4 8 (38.10%) SOA
4 8 (38.10%) B2C
4 8 (38.10%) Banking
4 8 (38.10%) REST
5 7 (33.33%) Oracle Fusion
5 7 (33.33%) MuleSoft
5 7 (33.33%) API Integration
5 7 (33.33%) Service Design
5 7 (33.33%) Anypoint
5 7 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (33.33%) IBM Integration Bus
5 7 (33.33%) Oracle
5 7 (33.33%) MOM
6 6 (28.57%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 6 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
8 4 (19.05%) Windows
8 4 (19.05%) Office 365
8 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (19.05%) Fintech
9 3 (14.29%) QA
9 3 (14.29%) IBM Sterling
9 3 (14.29%) MS Office
9 3 (14.29%) Middleware
9 3 (14.29%) Bloomberg
10 2 (9.52%) DMZ
10 2 (9.52%) Internet

B2B
Top Related 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 7 (33.33%) Anypoint
2 6 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (19.05%) Office 365
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.76%) IaaS
3 1 (4.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Converged Networks
1 2 (9.52%) DMZ
1 2 (9.52%) Firewall
1 2 (9.52%) Internet
1 2 (9.52%) LAN
1 2 (9.52%) VPN
1 2 (9.52%) WAN
1 2 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.76%) FTP
2 1 (4.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Big Data
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.76%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (61.90%) Finance
2 8 (38.10%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Marketing
4 1 (4.76%) Advertising
4 1 (4.76%) Publishing
4 1 (4.76%) Retail
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Architect
2 7 (33.33%) Integration Architect
2 7 (33.33%) Lead Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Product Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Technical Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Technical Product Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Azure Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Network Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Copywriter
6 1 (4.76%) Data Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Digital Copywriter
6 1 (4.76%) Digital Director
6 1 (4.76%) HR Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Report Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Copywriter
6 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Solutions Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (52.38%) Web Services
2 8 (38.10%) REST
3 7 (33.33%) IBM Integration Bus
3 7 (33.33%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (14.29%) Middleware
5 2 (9.52%) ISPF
6 1 (4.76%) JSON
6 1 (4.76%) Kafka
6 1 (4.76%) Node.js
6 1 (4.76%) Spring
6 1 (4.76%) Struts
6 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Fintech
2 1 (4.76%) FMCG
2 1 (4.76%) iSeries
2 1 (4.76%) Social Media
2 1 (4.76%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Unix
3 1 (4.76%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) B2C
1 8 (38.10%) SOA
2 7 (33.33%) API Integration
2 7 (33.33%) Service Design
2 7 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (28.57%) Event-Driven Architecture
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (9.52%) DevOps
4 2 (9.52%) Microservices
4 2 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (9.52%) Operations Management
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.76%) Copywriting
5 1 (4.76%) Data Integration
5 1 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL
5 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
5 1 (4.76%) SEO
5 1 (4.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) JCL
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (4.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) MOM
2 1 (4.76%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.76%) Nagios
2 1 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) IBM
2 7 (33.33%) MuleSoft
2 7 (33.33%) Oracle
3 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
4 3 (14.29%) Bloomberg
4 3 (14.29%) IBM Sterling
5 1 (4.76%) Axway
5 1 (4.76%) Splunk
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