The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 22 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)
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 413 423 392
Rank change year-on-year +10 -31  
Contract jobs citing B2B 182 220 238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.44% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.53% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 131 143
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £195 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 19
Median hourly rate £18.75 £19.61 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.38% +78.27%  
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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36460 41364 41331
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.71% 83.50% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 23944 27759 26979
Median daily rate £450 £446 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.84% +7.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 956 965 1150
Median hourly rate £32.00 £27.25 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.43% +4.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

B2B
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for B2B in England

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing B2B in England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for B2B in England

B2B
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for B2B in England

B2B
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing B2B in England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for B2B in England

B2B
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the England region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
London +40 117 £480 +14.28% 66
South East -15 24 £375 +11.11% 34
East Midlands -12 14 £500 +5.26% 3
East of England -7 10 £525 +35.48% 6
Yorkshire +30 5 £225 -47.61% 10
West Midlands +25 5 £325 -40.90% 5
South West +14 5 £400 +100.00% 6
B2B
UK

For the 6 months to 22 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 England region with a requirement for B2B.

1 99 (25.26%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (23.47%) B2C
3 71 (18.11%) E-Commerce
4 69 (17.60%) Marketing
5 65 (16.58%) Finance
6 58 (14.80%) Analytical Skills
7 57 (14.54%) Java
8 55 (14.03%) SAP
9 54 (13.78%) Web Services
10 52 (13.27%) Retail
11 50 (12.76%) IBM
12 49 (12.50%) HTML
13 43 (10.97%) JavaScript
14 41 (10.46%) CSS
15 40 (10.20%) User Experience
16 39 (9.95%) CRM
17 36 (9.18%) Spring
18 34 (8.67%) Scrum
18 34 (8.67%) Analytics
19 33 (8.42%) SOAP
19 33 (8.42%) SQL
19 33 (8.42%) Degree
20 32 (8.16%) WebSphere
20 32 (8.16%) Oracle
20 32 (8.16%) JMS
21 31 (7.91%) IBM Sterling
21 31 (7.91%) Logistics
21 31 (7.91%) hybris
22 30 (7.65%) Content Management
22 30 (7.65%) Stakeholder Management

B2B
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 32 (8.16%) WebSphere
2 25 (6.38%) CMS
3 22 (5.61%) Apache
3 22 (5.61%) JBoss
4 13 (3.32%) WebLogic
4 13 (3.32%) WebSphere Application Server
5 9 (2.30%) SAS
6 7 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (1.28%) Gentran
7 5 (1.28%) MQSeries
7 5 (1.28%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.02%) Mule ESB
9 3 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.77%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.51%) Confluence
10 2 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.51%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (4.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (3.06%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (2.55%) Photoshop
4 8 (2.04%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (1.28%) InVision
6 4 (1.02%) UXPin
7 3 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.51%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.51%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.51%) SPSS
9 1 (0.26%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.26%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 23 (5.87%) SAP Hybris
2 10 (2.55%) Eloqua
3 9 (2.30%) FastStats
4 6 (1.53%) Unica
5 4 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (1.02%) Magento
6 3 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.77%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.77%) SDL Web 8
7 2 (0.51%) Maximo
7 2 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.51%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.51%) Sprinklr
7 2 (0.51%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.26%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.26%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.55%) SaaS
4 6 (1.53%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (1.53%) Silverpop
5 4 (1.02%) Office 365
6 2 (0.51%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle CX
6 2 (0.51%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.26%) CloudSense
7 1 (0.26%) G Suite
7 1 (0.26%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.26%) IaaS
7 1 (0.26%) PaaS
7 1 (0.26%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.87%) Internet
2 21 (5.36%) FTP
3 11 (2.81%) Firewall
4 10 (2.55%) VPN
5 7 (1.79%) GPON
6 6 (1.53%) Ethernet
6 6 (1.53%) Intranet
7 5 (1.28%) Extranet
7 5 (1.28%) IPsec
7 5 (1.28%) MPLS
8 4 (1.02%) AMQP
8 4 (1.02%) WAN
9 3 (0.77%) DOCSIS
9 3 (0.77%) VDSL
10 2 (0.51%) LAN
10 2 (0.51%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.26%) Converged Networks
11 1 (0.26%) DMZ
11 1 (0.26%) HTTP
11 1 (0.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.89%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.85%) MySQL
3 13 (3.32%) Endeca
3 13 (3.32%) Relational Database
4 11 (2.81%) Big Data
5 5 (1.28%) OLAP
5 5 (1.28%) OLTP
6 4 (1.02%) DataStage
6 4 (1.02%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.77%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.51%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.51%) DB2
8 2 (0.51%) GIS
8 2 (0.51%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (2.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (1.53%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (1.28%) Axure RP
3 5 (1.28%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.28%) JIRA
3 5 (1.28%) NUnit
4 4 (1.02%) Subversion
4 4 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.77%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.77%) Selenium
6 2 (0.51%) Grunt
6 2 (0.51%) Jasmine
6 2 (0.51%) Mocha
7 1 (0.26%) Ant
7 1 (0.26%) CasperJS
7 1 (0.26%) PhantomJS
7 1 (0.26%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.26%) Protractor
7 1 (0.26%) SpecFlow
General
1 69 (17.60%) Marketing
2 65 (16.58%) Finance
3 52 (13.27%) Retail
4 29 (7.40%) Telecoms
5 27 (6.89%) Banking
6 14 (3.57%) Publishing
7 11 (2.81%) Billing
7 11 (2.81%) Legal
8 6 (1.53%) Advertising
8 6 (1.53%) Electronics
8 6 (1.53%) French Language
9 5 (1.28%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.02%) Back Office
11 3 (0.77%) Front Office
12 2 (0.51%) German Language
12 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.51%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.26%) Brand Awareness
13 1 (0.26%) Games
13 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 93 (23.72%) Architect
2 58 (14.80%) Developer
3 52 (13.27%) Analyst
3 52 (13.27%) Solutions Architect
4 34 (8.67%) Business Analyst
5 24 (6.12%) Consultant
6 22 (5.61%) Project Manager
7 19 (4.85%) Designer
8 15 (3.83%) Marketing Manager
8 15 (3.83%) Product Manager
8 15 (3.83%) SAP Architect
8 15 (3.83%) Technical Leader
9 11 (2.81%) Integration Architect
9 11 (2.81%) SAP Solutions Architect
9 11 (2.81%) UX Designer
10 10 (2.55%) E-Commerce Architect
10 10 (2.55%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
11 9 (2.30%) Hybris Architect
11 9 (2.30%) Retail Business Analyst
11 9 (2.30%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (13.78%) Web Services
2 49 (12.50%) HTML
3 41 (10.46%) CSS
4 36 (9.18%) Spring
5 33 (8.42%) SOAP
6 32 (8.16%) JMS
7 29 (7.40%) XML
8 26 (6.63%) HTML5
9 25 (6.38%) CSS3
10 23 (5.87%) Middleware
11 21 (5.36%) AngularJS
12 20 (5.10%) ISPF
12 20 (5.10%) J2EE
12 20 (5.10%) REST
13 19 (4.85%) EDI
13 19 (4.85%) JDBC
13 19 (4.85%) Servlets
14 18 (4.59%) Hibernate
15 17 (4.34%) .NET
15 17 (4.34%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 58 (14.80%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (10.20%) User Experience
3 19 (4.85%) iSeries
3 19 (4.85%) Tandem
4 16 (4.08%) Virtual Team
5 14 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 14 (3.57%) Fintech
5 14 (3.57%) iPad
6 9 (2.30%) Data Protection Act
7 8 (2.04%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.04%) Social Media
8 7 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.79%) Mainframe
9 6 (1.53%) FMCG
10 5 (1.28%) Blog
10 5 (1.28%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.02%) DataPower
11 4 (1.02%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 28 (7.14%) Windows
2 26 (6.63%) Unix
3 19 (4.85%) zOS
4 17 (4.34%) Linux
5 10 (2.55%) Android
6 4 (1.02%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.51%) CentOS
7 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (25.26%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (23.47%) B2C
3 71 (18.11%) E-Commerce
4 39 (9.95%) CRM
5 34 (8.67%) Analytics
5 34 (8.67%) Scrum
6 31 (7.91%) Logistics
7 30 (7.65%) Content Management
7 30 (7.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 28 (7.14%) SOA
9 23 (5.87%) Project Management
10 22 (5.61%) Migration
11 20 (5.10%) Microservices
12 19 (4.85%) ERP
12 19 (4.85%) Front End Development
13 18 (4.59%) MVC
14 17 (4.34%) Service Delivery
15 16 (4.08%) Data Modelling
16 14 (3.57%) OO
16 14 (3.57%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 57 (14.54%) Java
2 43 (10.97%) JavaScript
3 33 (8.42%) SQL
4 20 (5.10%) JCL
5 13 (3.32%) ABAP
5 13 (3.32%) C#
6 9 (2.30%) R
7 8 (2.04%) PHP
8 7 (1.79%) Objective-C
9 6 (1.53%) Apple Swift
10 3 (0.77%) C
10 3 (0.77%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.77%) Python
11 2 (0.51%) ActionScript
11 2 (0.51%) ActionScript 2.0
11 2 (0.51%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.51%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.51%) ES6
11 2 (0.51%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.26%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 33 (8.42%) Degree
2 17 (4.34%) Security Cleared
3 13 (3.32%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.28%) PMP
5 4 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.51%) MCIPD
6 2 (0.51%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.26%) APMP
7 1 (0.26%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.26%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.26%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.26%) CIPD
7 1 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.26%) MBA
7 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.87%) QA
2 7 (1.79%) SLA
3 4 (1.02%) Actionable Recommendations
3 4 (1.02%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.51%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.26%) GDPR
5 1 (0.26%) GxP
System Software
1 20 (5.10%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (2.04%) Docker
3 3 (0.77%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (1.02%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.77%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.77%) Puppet
3 2 (0.51%) Ansible
4 1 (0.26%) Control-M
4 1 (0.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 55 (14.03%) SAP
2 50 (12.76%) IBM
3 32 (8.16%) Oracle
4 31 (7.91%) hybris
4 31 (7.91%) IBM Sterling
5 24 (6.12%) Microsoft
6 20 (5.10%) Adobe
7 19 (4.85%) Salesforce.com
8 18 (4.59%) Axway
9 14 (3.57%) ATG
10 8 (2.04%) Apteco
10 8 (2.04%) Google
11 6 (1.53%) Pega
12 5 (1.28%) Cisco
12 5 (1.28%) Zend
13 4 (1.02%) Apigee
13 4 (1.02%) Atlassian
13 4 (1.02%) Virgin Media
14 3 (0.77%) Facebook
14 3 (0.77%) Twitter
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