Period
to 17 October 2017

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 6 months to 17 October 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
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 465 469 431
Rank change year-on-year +4 -38 +44
Contract jobs citing B2B 408 462 484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.47% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.56% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 267 302
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% -0.30%
10th Percentile £293 £258 £250
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% -1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 19
England median hourly rate £33.00 £23.09 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.92% +109.91% +4.76%
10th Percentile £16.00 £18.81 £10.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £45.48 £60.05
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £23.09 £12.50
% change year-on-year +42.92% +84.72% +19.05%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 77259 82994 84337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.68% 84.09% 81.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 51707 55428 55666
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £633 £606 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1800 2102 2439
England median hourly rate £25.00 £23.89 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.66% +8.58% +12.82%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.71
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% +12.82%

B2B
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 17 October 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 6 months to 17 October 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 6 months to 17 October 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
London +5 237 £438 - 90
South East -25 76 £438 +16.67% 26
Midlands +39 41 £450 -5.26% 10
North of England +60 35 £400 -6.98% 21
Yorkshire +32 22 £361 -24.11% 5
West Midlands +36 21 £425 -22.73% 5
East Midlands -1 20 £500 +11.11% 5
North West -1 10 £400 -5.33% 15
East of England -32 10 £413 -1.49% 9
South West +6 5 £350 +2.94% 13
B2B
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 118 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (22.06%) B2C
3 82 (20.10%) JavaScript
4 78 (19.12%) Java
4 78 (19.12%) Marketing
5 75 (18.38%) HTML
6 72 (17.65%) Finance
7 69 (16.91%) E-Commerce
8 68 (16.67%) CSS
9 62 (15.20%) SAP
10 53 (12.99%) SQL
11 52 (12.75%) hybris
12 44 (10.78%) XML
12 44 (10.78%) User Experience
13 42 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
13 42 (10.29%) SAP Hybris
14 41 (10.05%) Project Management
14 41 (10.05%) TDD
15 39 (9.56%) CRM
16 38 (9.31%) Retail
17 37 (9.07%) Spring
17 37 (9.07%) Scrum
18 33 (8.09%) Web Development
18 33 (8.09%) Amazon AWS
19 32 (7.84%) Windows
19 32 (7.84%) Web Services
19 32 (7.84%) Microservices
20 31 (7.60%) Degree
21 30 (7.35%) Microsoft
22 29 (7.11%) QA

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 18 (4.41%) CMS
2 13 (3.19%) JBoss
2 13 (3.19%) Tomcat
3 10 (2.45%) WebSphere
4 8 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (1.72%) Apache
5 7 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (1.47%) Confluence
7 5 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.23%) MQSeries
7 5 (1.23%) WordPress
8 4 (0.98%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.74%) Drupal
10 2 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.25%) Gentran
11 1 (0.25%) Jetty
11 1 (0.25%) nginx
11 1 (0.25%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 13 (3.19%) MS Visio
2 10 (2.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (1.96%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (1.96%) Photoshop
4 5 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.98%) Adobe After Effects
5 4 (0.98%) Adobe Premiere
5 4 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.49%) InVision
7 2 (0.49%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.25%) HipChat
8 1 (0.25%) SPSS
8 1 (0.25%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 42 (10.29%) SAP Hybris
2 10 (2.45%) Magento
3 4 (0.98%) Oracle CRM
3 4 (0.98%) WebTrends
4 3 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.74%) Sprinklr
5 2 (0.49%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.49%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.49%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.49%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.49%) SDL Web 8
6 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.25%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.25%) FastStats
6 1 (0.25%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.25%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.25%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (8.09%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.45%) Google Analytics
3 10 (2.45%) SaaS
4 5 (1.23%) AdWords
5 4 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.74%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.74%) Heroku
7 2 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.49%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.49%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (0.49%) Force.com
7 2 (0.49%) npm
7 2 (0.49%) PaaS
7 2 (0.49%) Route 53
8 1 (0.25%) Google Play
8 1 (0.25%) Serverless
8 1 (0.25%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.68%) Internet
2 12 (2.94%) DNS
3 11 (2.70%) FTP
3 11 (2.70%) VPN
4 9 (2.21%) Intranet
5 8 (1.96%) Extranet
6 7 (1.72%) Firewall
6 7 (1.72%) RTP
6 7 (1.72%) VoIP
7 5 (1.23%) GPON
8 4 (0.98%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.98%) HTTP
8 4 (0.98%) MPLS
8 4 (0.98%) Wireless
9 3 (0.74%) IPsec
9 3 (0.74%) SMTP
9 3 (0.74%) SSL
10 2 (0.49%) DOCSIS
10 2 (0.49%) VDSL
11 1 (0.25%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 23 (5.64%) MySQL
3 14 (3.43%) Endeca
4 12 (2.94%) NoSQL
5 10 (2.45%) MongoDB
6 9 (2.21%) SAP Data Services
7 7 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (1.72%) OLAP
7 7 (1.72%) OLTP
8 6 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (0.98%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.74%) Big Data
10 3 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.49%) GIS
11 2 (0.49%) InfluxDB
11 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.25%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 22 (5.39%) Git (software)
1 22 (5.39%) Jenkins
2 18 (4.41%) Selenium
3 17 (4.17%) JIRA
4 11 (2.70%) Axure RP
5 8 (1.96%) Gradle
6 6 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (1.47%) webpack
7 5 (1.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 5 (1.23%) Mocha
8 4 (0.98%) CasperJS
9 3 (0.74%) Babel
9 3 (0.74%) JUnit
9 3 (0.74%) Mockito
9 3 (0.74%) Spock
10 1 (0.25%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.25%) JMeter
10 1 (0.25%) TestDirector
10 1 (0.25%) Travis CI
10 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 78 (19.12%) Marketing
2 72 (17.65%) Finance
3 38 (9.31%) Retail
4 19 (4.66%) Telecoms
5 16 (3.92%) Banking
6 9 (2.21%) Advertising
6 9 (2.21%) Publishing
7 7 (1.72%) Billing
8 6 (1.47%) French Language
8 6 (1.47%) German Language
9 5 (1.23%) Law
9 5 (1.23%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.98%) Back Office
10 4 (0.98%) Electronics
10 4 (0.98%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.74%) Brand Awareness
11 3 (0.74%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.25%) Front Office
13 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 83 (20.34%) Developer
2 56 (13.73%) Analyst
3 53 (12.99%) Architect
4 45 (11.03%) Business Analyst
5 25 (6.13%) Project Manager
6 23 (5.64%) Designer
6 23 (5.64%) Solutions Architect
7 15 (3.68%) Hybris Developer
7 15 (3.68%) Marketing Manager
8 14 (3.43%) Consultant
8 14 (3.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 14 (3.43%) SAP Developer
9 13 (3.19%) Technical Leader
10 12 (2.94%) Product Manager
10 12 (2.94%) UX Designer
11 11 (2.70%) Digital Analyst
11 11 (2.70%) Digital Business Analyst
11 11 (2.70%) SAP Architect
12 10 (2.45%) JavaScript Developer
13 9 (2.21%) Hybris Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (18.38%) HTML
2 68 (16.67%) CSS
3 44 (10.78%) XML
4 37 (9.07%) Spring
5 32 (7.84%) Web Services
6 29 (7.11%) HTML5
7 27 (6.62%) CSS3
7 27 (6.62%) J2EE
8 26 (6.37%) React
9 24 (5.88%) .NET
9 24 (5.88%) AngularJS
10 21 (5.15%) REST
11 20 (4.90%) Middleware
12 18 (4.41%) EJB
12 18 (4.41%) Node.js
12 18 (4.41%) RESTful
13 17 (4.17%) jQuery
14 16 (3.92%) SOAP
15 13 (3.19%) Hibernate
15 13 (3.19%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 44 (10.78%) User Experience
2 42 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (5.64%) Social Media
4 18 (4.41%) Mobile App
5 16 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (3.68%) Greenfield Project
7 11 (2.70%) Fintech
8 10 (2.45%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.72%) FMCG
9 7 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (1.72%) iSeries
9 7 (1.72%) PKI
9 7 (1.72%) Tandem
9 7 (1.72%) Virtual Team
9 7 (1.72%) Web 2.0
10 6 (1.47%) Blog
10 6 (1.47%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.47%) Smart Meter
11 5 (1.23%) Taxonomies
12 4 (0.98%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 32 (7.84%) Windows
2 28 (6.86%) Linux
3 15 (3.68%) Unix
4 12 (2.94%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.72%) zOS
6 5 (1.23%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.49%) Android
8 1 (0.25%) CentOS
8 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (22.06%) B2C
3 69 (16.91%) E-Commerce
4 41 (10.05%) Project Management
4 41 (10.05%) TDD
5 39 (9.56%) CRM
6 37 (9.07%) Scrum
7 33 (8.09%) Web Development
8 32 (7.84%) Microservices
9 28 (6.86%) Front End Development
9 28 (6.86%) Stakeholder Management
10 27 (6.62%) Analytics
10 27 (6.62%) Migration
10 27 (6.62%) SOA
11 25 (6.13%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (5.64%) Digital Marketing
12 23 (5.64%) Logistics
12 23 (5.64%) Test Automation
12 23 (5.64%) Wireframes
13 22 (5.39%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 82 (20.10%) JavaScript
2 78 (19.12%) Java
3 53 (12.99%) SQL
4 16 (3.92%) PHP
5 13 (3.19%) C#
5 13 (3.19%) ES6
6 8 (1.96%) ABAP
6 8 (1.96%) Scala
7 7 (1.72%) Clojure
7 7 (1.72%) Groovy
7 7 (1.72%) JCL
8 6 (1.47%) ActionScript
8 6 (1.47%) ActionScript 2.0
8 6 (1.47%) Python
9 4 (0.98%) GraphQL
10 3 (0.74%) ActionScript 3.0
10 3 (0.74%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.74%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.74%) Ruby
10 3 (0.74%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 31 (7.60%) Degree
2 15 (3.68%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.47%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.23%) PMI Certification
4 5 (1.23%) PMP
5 3 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.74%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.49%) MCIPD
7 1 (0.25%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.25%) CIPD
7 1 (0.25%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.11%) QA
2 5 (1.23%) PMO
3 4 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.98%) SLA
4 3 (0.74%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.74%) GDPR
4 3 (0.74%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.74%) RosettaNet
5 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 16 (3.92%) Docker
2 8 (1.96%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.72%) FreeRADIUS
3 7 (1.72%) Time Sharing Option
4 4 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.74%) Ansible
2 3 (0.74%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.74%) Puppet
3 2 (0.49%) Grafana
3 2 (0.49%) Mesos
3 2 (0.49%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.25%) Control-M
4 1 (0.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 62 (15.20%) SAP
2 52 (12.75%) hybris
3 30 (7.35%) Microsoft
4 28 (6.86%) IBM
5 25 (6.13%) Oracle
6 16 (3.92%) Adobe
6 16 (3.92%) Salesforce.com
7 14 (3.43%) Google
7 14 (3.43%) IBM Sterling
8 9 (2.21%) ATG
9 8 (1.96%) Atlassian
9 8 (1.96%) Facebook
10 7 (1.72%) Apple
10 7 (1.72%) Demandware
10 7 (1.72%) Intershop
11 6 (1.47%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.98%) Axway
12 4 (0.98%) Siebel
12 4 (0.98%) VMware
12 4 (0.98%) webMethods