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 29 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.

Business-to-Business (B2B)
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 369 405 395
Rank change year-on-year +36 -10  
Contract jobs citing B2B 214 226 216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.51% 0.46% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.55% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 133 95
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 31
Median hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +13.63%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year - +13.63%  

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 34744 41185 38836
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.25% 82.92% 80.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23057 27403 24454
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 998 1135
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

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 29 March 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
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 29 March 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 +2 95 £490 +15.29% 72
South East +25 54 £388 +6.89% 23
East Midlands +7 17 £500 +31.14% 10
South West +4 15 £338 -10.00% 6
North West +27 12 £363 -39.58% 18
Yorkshire +18 7 £440 -2.22% 6
West Midlands +16 7 £350 -48.14% 7
East of England -8 5 £525 +6.59% 13
North East -7 1 £600 +33.33% 1
B2B
UK

For the 6 months to 29 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 England region with a requirement for B2B.

1 104 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (23.76%) B2C
3 79 (19.55%) E-Commerce
4 73 (18.07%) Finance
5 67 (16.58%) Web Services
6 60 (14.85%) Marketing
7 57 (14.11%) Analytical Skills
8 55 (13.61%) IBM
9 53 (13.12%) Java
10 50 (12.38%) HTML
11 49 (12.13%) User Experience
12 47 (11.63%) JavaScript
13 45 (11.14%) Scrum
14 44 (10.89%) Stakeholder Management
15 42 (10.40%) REST
16 40 (9.90%) Banking
17 39 (9.65%) Oracle
17 39 (9.65%) CRM
18 38 (9.41%) Spring
19 36 (8.91%) CSS
20 35 (8.66%) SOA
20 35 (8.66%) Retail
21 34 (8.42%) SOAP
21 34 (8.42%) SAP
22 33 (8.17%) Telecoms
22 33 (8.17%) QA
22 33 (8.17%) Analytics
23 31 (7.67%) JMS
23 31 (7.67%) WebSphere
24 29 (7.18%) XML

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 31 (7.67%) WebSphere
2 29 (7.18%) CMS
3 19 (4.70%) Apache
4 17 (4.21%) JBoss
5 13 (3.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 13 (3.22%) WebLogic
5 13 (3.22%) WebSphere Application Server
6 11 (2.72%) Anypoint
7 10 (2.48%) Mule ESB
8 8 (1.98%) SAS
9 6 (1.49%) Mule
10 5 (1.24%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.99%) Gentran
12 3 (0.74%) Confluence
13 2 (0.50%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
14 1 (0.25%) ArcGIS
14 1 (0.25%) SAP EP
Applications
1 22 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.71%) MS Office
3 4 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.99%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.99%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.74%) MS Project
4 3 (0.74%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.25%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.25%) SPSS
6 1 (0.25%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 10 (2.48%) Eloqua
2 7 (1.73%) FastStats
2 7 (1.73%) SAP Hybris
3 6 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.49%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (1.24%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.99%) Magento
6 3 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.74%) Unica
7 2 (0.50%) Maximo
7 2 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.50%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.25%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Utilities
8 1 (0.25%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.25%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.25%) SAP FI-CA
8 1 (0.25%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.71%) SaaS
2 14 (3.47%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.24%) Office 365
5 4 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.74%) CloudSense
6 3 (0.74%) Silverpop
7 2 (0.50%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.50%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.50%) IaaS
7 2 (0.50%) PaaS
8 1 (0.25%) Asana
8 1 (0.25%) G Suite
8 1 (0.25%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle CX
8 1 (0.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.94%) Internet
2 16 (3.96%) FTP
3 9 (2.23%) Firewall
3 9 (2.23%) VPN
4 6 (1.49%) Ethernet
4 6 (1.49%) Intranet
4 6 (1.49%) WAN
5 5 (1.24%) GPON
6 4 (0.99%) AMQP
6 4 (0.99%) Extranet
7 3 (0.74%) IPsec
7 3 (0.74%) LAN
7 3 (0.74%) MPLS
7 3 (0.74%) SMS
7 3 (0.74%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.74%) VoIP
7 3 (0.74%) xDSL
8 2 (0.50%) Converged Networks
8 2 (0.50%) PBX
8 2 (0.50%) VDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.68%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.71%) Big Data
3 13 (3.22%) Endeca
4 11 (2.72%) MySQL
5 10 (2.48%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.23%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (1.24%) Neo4j
8 4 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.99%) DataStage
8 4 (0.99%) Hazelcast
8 4 (0.99%) OLAP
8 4 (0.99%) OLTP
9 3 (0.74%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.50%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.50%) SAP HANA
10 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (1.98%) Git (software)
1 8 (1.98%) JIRA
2 7 (1.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (1.49%) NUnit
4 5 (1.24%) Eclipse
5 4 (0.99%) Axure RP
5 4 (0.99%) Subversion
5 4 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.74%) Ant
6 3 (0.74%) Grunt
6 3 (0.74%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.50%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.50%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.50%) Mocha
7 2 (0.50%) Selenium
7 2 (0.50%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.50%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.25%) CasperJS
8 1 (0.25%) webpack
General
1 73 (18.07%) Finance
2 60 (14.85%) Marketing
3 40 (9.90%) Banking
4 35 (8.66%) Retail
5 33 (8.17%) Telecoms
6 18 (4.46%) Publishing
7 14 (3.47%) Advertising
7 14 (3.47%) Billing
8 10 (2.48%) Legal
9 5 (1.24%) Games
9 5 (1.24%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.99%) French Language
11 3 (0.74%) Electronics
11 3 (0.74%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.50%) German Language
12 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.25%) Back Office
13 1 (0.25%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 106 (26.24%) Architect
2 74 (18.32%) Developer
3 51 (12.62%) Analyst
4 47 (11.63%) Solutions Architect
5 34 (8.42%) Consultant
6 32 (7.92%) Business Analyst
7 28 (6.93%) Product Manager
8 21 (5.20%) Project Manager
9 20 (4.95%) Integration Architect
10 15 (3.71%) Lead Architect
11 14 (3.47%) Technical Leader
12 11 (2.72%) Angular Developer
12 11 (2.72%) Coordinator
12 11 (2.72%) Technical Architect
13 9 (2.23%) Designer
13 9 (2.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 9 (2.23%) Integration Developer
13 9 (2.23%) Marketing Manager
13 9 (2.23%) SAP Architect
13 9 (2.23%) SAP Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (16.58%) Web Services
2 50 (12.38%) HTML
3 42 (10.40%) REST
4 38 (9.41%) Spring
5 36 (8.91%) CSS
6 34 (8.42%) SOAP
7 31 (7.67%) JMS
8 29 (7.18%) XML
9 28 (6.93%) J2EE
9 28 (6.93%) Middleware
10 25 (6.19%) AngularJS
11 24 (5.94%) Servlets
12 21 (5.20%) HTML5
13 20 (4.95%) Node.js
14 17 (4.21%) .NET
15 16 (3.96%) CSS3
15 16 (3.96%) ISPF
15 16 (3.96%) JDBC
15 16 (3.96%) Struts
16 15 (3.71%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 57 (14.11%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (12.13%) User Experience
3 17 (4.21%) iPad
4 16 (3.96%) Virtual Team
5 15 (3.71%) iSeries
5 15 (3.71%) Tandem
6 12 (2.97%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.48%) Fintech
8 7 (1.73%) Data Centre
8 7 (1.73%) Data Protection Act
8 7 (1.73%) FMCG
9 6 (1.49%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.49%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.49%) Social Media
10 5 (1.24%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.99%) DataPower
11 4 (0.99%) Mobile Games
11 4 (0.99%) Online Games
12 3 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 22 (5.45%) Unix
2 21 (5.20%) Windows
3 15 (3.71%) zOS
4 10 (2.48%) Linux
5 6 (1.49%) Android
6 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (23.76%) B2C
3 79 (19.55%) E-Commerce
4 45 (11.14%) Scrum
5 44 (10.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 39 (9.65%) CRM
7 35 (8.66%) SOA
8 33 (8.17%) Analytics
9 27 (6.68%) Project Management
10 24 (5.94%) Content Management
11 23 (5.69%) Microservices
12 22 (5.45%) Logistics
13 20 (4.95%) Business Analysis
13 20 (4.95%) Migration
14 18 (4.46%) High Availability
14 18 (4.46%) MVC
14 18 (4.46%) Web Development
15 17 (4.21%) ERP
15 17 (4.21%) Load Testing
15 17 (4.21%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 53 (13.12%) Java
2 47 (11.63%) JavaScript
3 29 (7.18%) SQL
4 22 (5.45%) C#
5 16 (3.96%) JCL
6 11 (2.72%) ABAP
7 8 (1.98%) PHP
7 8 (1.98%) R
8 7 (1.73%) C
9 4 (0.99%) Apple Swift
9 4 (0.99%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.50%) Python
10 2 (0.50%) Scala
10 2 (0.50%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.25%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.25%) ActionScript 2.0
11 1 (0.25%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.25%) Groovy
11 1 (0.25%) Korn
11 1 (0.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (6.68%) Degree
2 16 (3.96%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.97%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.24%) PMP
5 2 (0.50%) MBA
6 1 (0.25%) APMP
6 1 (0.25%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.25%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.25%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.25%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (8.17%) QA
2 8 (1.98%) SLA
3 5 (1.24%) Actionable Recommendations
4 4 (0.99%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.25%) GxP
System Software
1 16 (3.96%) Time Sharing Option
2 6 (1.49%) Docker
3 3 (0.74%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (2.72%) MOM
2 4 (0.99%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.25%) CloudHub
3 1 (0.25%) Control-M
3 1 (0.25%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.25%) Nagios
3 1 (0.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 55 (13.61%) IBM
2 39 (9.65%) Oracle
3 34 (8.42%) SAP
4 29 (7.18%) Microsoft
5 23 (5.69%) hybris
5 23 (5.69%) IBM Sterling
6 20 (4.95%) Salesforce.com
7 18 (4.46%) MuleSoft
8 16 (3.96%) Apigee
8 16 (3.96%) Axway
9 14 (3.47%) ATG
9 14 (3.47%) Google
10 8 (1.98%) Adobe
11 7 (1.73%) Apteco
12 6 (1.49%) Zend
13 5 (1.24%) Apple
13 5 (1.24%) Cisco
14 4 (0.99%) Ericsson
14 4 (0.99%) Riverbed
14 4 (0.99%) Virgin Media
Surrey
Salt
Rate: £320.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Intec Select
Rate: £450 per day Circa £450 Per Day
Posted: 48 minutes ago
South West
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6-12 months initial contract, long term program
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Montash
Rate: £550 - £595 per day + potentially negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £200 - £380 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £170.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450 - £525 per day + negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago