The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for B2C skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited B2C over the 3 months to 25 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.

B2C (Business-to-Consumer)
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 440 494 440
Rank change year-on-year +54 -54  
Contract jobs citing B2C 140 133 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.27% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.33% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 97 115
Median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £331 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.52 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 - -

B2C 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 36004 40667 41211
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.73% 83.47% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 23651 27315 26961
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 936 954 1137
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.53 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.46 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

B2C
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing B2C as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for B2C in England

B2C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing B2C in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for B2C in England

B2C
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing B2C in England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for B2C in England

B2C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2C in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for B2C in England

B2C
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 B2C within the England region over the 3 months to 25 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 +31 85 £425 -10.52% 29
South East +30 20 £450 -5.26% 21
East of England -1 13 £365 -18.88% 3
East Midlands -10 8 £400 -15.78%
South West +2 6 £338 -21.51%
West Midlands +24 3 £475 +11.76% 6
Yorkshire +12 3 £400 -16.66% 3
North East - 1 £500 -
B2C
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing B2C 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 B2C.

1 100 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (34.34%) B2B
3 88 (33.21%) E-Commerce
4 78 (29.43%) Retail
5 75 (28.30%) Java
6 51 (19.25%) Marketing
7 48 (18.11%) Web Services
8 47 (17.74%) SQL
9 45 (16.98%) Oracle
10 41 (15.47%) JavaScript
10 41 (15.47%) CRM
11 40 (15.09%) J2EE
12 39 (14.72%) XML
12 39 (14.72%) Finance
13 38 (14.34%) Virtual Team
14 37 (13.96%) QA
15 36 (13.58%) HTML
16 35 (13.21%) CMS
16 35 (13.21%) Content Management
17 34 (12.83%) SAP
18 33 (12.45%) Internet
18 33 (12.45%) Analytics
19 31 (11.70%) Scrum
20 30 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
20 30 (11.32%) SOAP
20 30 (11.32%) CSS
21 29 (10.94%) Spring
22 28 (10.57%) SOA
22 28 (10.57%) iPad
23 27 (10.19%) hybris

B2C
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 35 (13.21%) CMS
2 26 (9.81%) WebSphere
3 25 (9.43%) JBoss
4 22 (8.30%) WebSphere Application Server
5 17 (6.42%) Apache
6 13 (4.91%) SharePoint
7 12 (4.53%) WebLogic
8 6 (2.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (1.89%) Skype for Business
9 5 (1.89%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.51%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.75%) Drupal
13 1 (0.38%) NetWeaver
13 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.38%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (3.40%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.75%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.38%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.38%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (7.92%) SAP Hybris
2 16 (6.04%) Unica
3 12 (4.53%) Adobe Campaign
4 8 (3.02%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.75%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.75%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.75%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.38%) FastStats
7 1 (0.38%) Magento
7 1 (0.38%) Maximo
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.38%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.38%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.38%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.38%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.91%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (4.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.40%) Office 365
3 7 (2.64%) Adobe Analytics
4 6 (2.26%) Google Analytics
4 6 (2.26%) Silverpop
4 6 (2.26%) Yammer
5 3 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.75%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.75%) Oracle CX
6 2 (0.75%) PaaS
6 2 (0.75%) SaaS
6 2 (0.75%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (12.45%) Internet
2 7 (2.64%) Intranet
3 5 (1.89%) Broadband
3 5 (1.89%) Ethernet
3 5 (1.89%) Extranet
3 5 (1.89%) SNMP
4 3 (1.13%) Firewall
5 2 (0.75%) SMS
5 2 (0.75%) WebEx
6 1 (0.38%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.38%) Skype
6 1 (0.38%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.04%) Endeca
3 10 (3.77%) NoSQL
4 9 (3.40%) Big Data
4 9 (3.40%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (3.02%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.64%) Hadoop
6 7 (2.64%) MySQL
7 5 (1.89%) OLAP
7 5 (1.89%) OLTP
8 3 (1.13%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.75%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.75%) QlikView
9 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.75%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (3.02%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.89%) Ant
2 5 (1.89%) Maven
2 5 (1.89%) NUnit
3 4 (1.51%) Selenium
4 3 (1.13%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.75%) AccuRev
5 2 (0.75%) Axure RP
5 2 (0.75%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.75%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.75%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.75%) Gradle
5 2 (0.75%) JIRA
5 2 (0.75%) JUnit
5 2 (0.75%) Mocha
5 2 (0.75%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.75%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.75%) Subversion
6 1 (0.38%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.38%) Xcode
General
1 78 (29.43%) Retail
2 51 (19.25%) Marketing
3 39 (14.72%) Finance
4 18 (6.79%) Telecoms
5 12 (4.53%) Automotive
6 11 (4.15%) Legal
7 10 (3.77%) Electronics
8 7 (2.64%) Banking
8 7 (2.64%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.89%) Advertising
9 5 (1.89%) German Language
10 4 (1.51%) Mandarin Language
10 4 (1.51%) Thai Language
11 3 (1.13%) Back Office
11 3 (1.13%) Brand Awareness
11 3 (1.13%) Publishing
12 2 (0.75%) French Language
12 2 (0.75%) Games
13 1 (0.38%) Billing
13 1 (0.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 66 (24.91%) Architect
2 54 (20.38%) Developer
3 31 (11.70%) Analyst
4 26 (9.81%) Solutions Architect
5 23 (8.68%) Business Analyst
6 22 (8.30%) Project Manager
7 16 (6.04%) Java Developer
8 13 (4.91%) Consultant
9 11 (4.15%) E-Commerce Manager
10 10 (3.77%) E-Commerce Architect
10 10 (3.77%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
10 10 (3.77%) Product Manager
11 9 (3.40%) .NET Developer
11 9 (3.40%) CRM Developer
11 9 (3.40%) Hybris Architect
12 7 (2.64%) Android Developer
12 7 (2.64%) Designer
12 7 (2.64%) E-Commerce Project Manager
12 7 (2.64%) iOS Developer
12 7 (2.64%) Marketing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (18.11%) Web Services
2 40 (15.09%) J2EE
3 39 (14.72%) XML
4 36 (13.58%) HTML
5 30 (11.32%) CSS
5 30 (11.32%) SOAP
6 29 (10.94%) Spring
7 26 (9.81%) JDBC
7 26 (9.81%) REST
8 24 (9.06%) JMS
9 19 (7.17%) JSON
10 18 (6.79%) JSP
10 18 (6.79%) Servlets
11 17 (6.42%) .NET
11 17 (6.42%) AngularJS
11 17 (6.42%) Hibernate
12 14 (5.28%) JPA
12 14 (5.28%) Struts
12 14 (5.28%) XHTML
13 12 (4.53%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 38 (14.34%) Virtual Team
2 28 (10.57%) iPad
3 24 (9.06%) User Experience
4 18 (6.79%) Mobile App
5 15 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (4.15%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.64%) Social Media
8 6 (2.26%) Digital TV
8 6 (2.26%) EPoS
8 6 (2.26%) FMCG
8 6 (2.26%) Video on Demand
9 5 (1.89%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.89%) STB
9 5 (1.89%) Web 2.0
10 4 (1.51%) Blog
10 4 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (1.13%) PMI
12 2 (0.75%) IPTV
12 2 (0.75%) PKI
12 2 (0.75%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.04%) Unix
2 12 (4.53%) Windows
3 11 (4.15%) Linux
4 9 (3.40%) Android
5 8 (3.02%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (34.34%) B2B
3 88 (33.21%) E-Commerce
4 41 (15.47%) CRM
5 35 (13.21%) Content Management
6 33 (12.45%) Analytics
7 31 (11.70%) Scrum
8 30 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
9 28 (10.57%) SOA
10 27 (10.19%) MVC
11 25 (9.43%) High Availability
12 24 (9.06%) Performance Tuning
12 24 (9.06%) Software Architecture
13 22 (8.30%) OO
14 20 (7.55%) Capacity Planning
14 20 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (7.55%) Load Testing
15 19 (7.17%) Project Management
16 17 (6.42%) Microservices
16 17 (6.42%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 75 (28.30%) Java
2 47 (17.74%) SQL
3 41 (15.47%) JavaScript
4 16 (6.04%) PHP
5 15 (5.66%) C#
6 3 (1.13%) ABAP
6 3 (1.13%) Apple Swift
6 3 (1.13%) Objective-C
6 3 (1.13%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.13%) TypeScript
7 2 (0.75%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.38%) C
8 1 (0.38%) Scala
8 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (8.68%) Degree
2 6 (2.26%) Master's Degree
3 4 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.51%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.13%) PMP
5 2 (0.75%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.75%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.38%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.38%) CISM
6 1 (0.38%) CISSP
6 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.38%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (13.96%) QA
2 9 (3.40%) PMO
3 3 (1.13%) GDPR
4 2 (0.75%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.38%) COBIT
5 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (2.64%) Docker
2 5 (1.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.38%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (0.38%) Kibana
1 1 (0.38%) logstash
1 1 (0.38%) Puppet
1 1 (0.38%) TeamSite
1 1 (0.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 45 (16.98%) Oracle
2 34 (12.83%) SAP
3 27 (10.19%) hybris
4 26 (9.81%) ATG
5 19 (7.17%) Adobe
6 14 (5.28%) Microsoft
6 14 (5.28%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (4.15%) IBM
8 6 (2.26%) Google
8 6 (2.26%) Pega
9 5 (1.89%) Omniture
9 5 (1.89%) Remedy
10 4 (1.51%) Infor
11 3 (1.13%) CA Agile Central
11 3 (1.13%) FatWire
11 3 (1.13%) Marketo
12 2 (0.75%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
13 1 (0.38%) CheckPoint
13 1 (0.38%) Gigya
13 1 (0.38%) Samsung
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