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 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.

B2C (Business-to-Consumer)
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 453 476 462
Rank change year-on-year +23 -14  
Contract jobs citing B2C 124 150 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.30% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.36% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 98 77
Median daily rate £438 £442 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.01% -1.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £350 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £584 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £418 £450
% change year-on-year -4.19% -7.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £31.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £7.93 -
% change year-on-year +291.16% -  

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 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%  

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 29 March 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing B2C in England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 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 +9 58 £500 +6.38% 46
East of England +15 24 £425 -5.55% 5
South East +11 14 £419 -0.29% 7
South West - 13 £450 - 2
North West +29 7 £324 -23.82% 8
Yorkshire +18 6 £400 -38.46% 1
West Midlands +1 1 £290 -27.50% 4
East Midlands -10 1 £700 +80.64%
B2C
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 96 (39.34%) B2B
2 87 (35.66%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (31.97%) E-Commerce
4 68 (27.87%) Java
5 61 (25.00%) Oracle
6 58 (23.77%) CRM
7 55 (22.54%) SQL
8 54 (22.13%) JavaScript
9 50 (20.49%) Web Services
10 49 (20.08%) Adobe
10 49 (20.08%) Retail
10 49 (20.08%) CMS
11 47 (19.26%) XML
12 44 (18.03%) HTML
13 42 (17.21%) Marketing
14 40 (16.39%) Finance
14 40 (16.39%) Analytics
15 38 (15.57%) Content Management
15 38 (15.57%) CSS
16 36 (14.75%) User Experience
17 33 (13.52%) J2EE
17 33 (13.52%) PHP
18 32 (13.11%) SOA
18 32 (13.11%) QA
18 32 (13.11%) Virtual Team
19 31 (12.70%) OO
19 31 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
20 29 (11.89%) JSON
20 29 (11.89%) iPad
21 28 (11.48%) Unica

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 49 (20.08%) CMS
2 19 (7.79%) WebSphere
3 15 (6.15%) WebSphere Application Server
4 14 (5.74%) SharePoint
4 14 (5.74%) WebLogic
5 13 (5.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 13 (5.33%) Apache
5 13 (5.33%) JBoss
6 11 (4.51%) Anypoint
6 11 (4.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (2.05%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (2.05%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.64%) Apache Solr
8 4 (1.64%) Drupal
8 4 (1.64%) Mule
8 4 (1.64%) Mule ESB
8 4 (1.64%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.82%) Confluence
9 2 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.82%) Umbraco
Applications
1 25 (10.25%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.46%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.05%) MS Office
4 4 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.23%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (1.23%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.82%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.82%) MS Project
7 1 (0.41%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.41%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.41%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.41%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 28 (11.48%) Adobe Campaign
1 28 (11.48%) Unica
2 10 (4.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (2.87%) SAP Hybris
4 6 (2.46%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (1.23%) Magento
6 2 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.82%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.82%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.82%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.82%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.82%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.41%) Maximo
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.41%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.41%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.41%) SAP FI-CA
7 1 (0.41%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.92%) Adobe Analytics
3 8 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.28%) Office 365
4 6 (2.46%) Yammer
5 4 (1.64%) Google Analytics
6 3 (1.23%) Silverpop
7 2 (0.82%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.84%) Internet
2 5 (2.05%) Intranet
3 4 (1.64%) Extranet
3 4 (1.64%) SMS
4 3 (1.23%) Broadband
4 3 (1.23%) Ethernet
4 3 (1.23%) SNMP
5 2 (0.82%) Firewall
5 2 (0.82%) WebEx
6 1 (0.41%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.43%) Endeca
2 22 (9.02%) BusinessObjects
3 18 (7.38%) NoSQL
4 16 (6.56%) SQL Server
5 12 (4.92%) Big Data
6 11 (4.51%) Hadoop
7 7 (2.87%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.05%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.64%) OLAP
9 4 (1.64%) OLTP
10 3 (1.23%) MySQL
11 2 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.41%) QGIS
12 1 (0.41%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 6 (2.46%) JIRA
2 5 (2.05%) NUnit
2 5 (2.05%) Selenium
3 4 (1.64%) Ant
3 4 (1.64%) Axure RP
3 4 (1.64%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.64%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.23%) JUnit
4 3 (1.23%) Maven
5 2 (0.82%) AccuRev
5 2 (0.82%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.82%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.82%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.82%) Gradle
5 2 (0.82%) Mocha
5 2 (0.82%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.82%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.82%) Subversion
6 1 (0.41%) CasperJS
6 1 (0.41%) PhantomJS
General
1 49 (20.08%) Retail
2 42 (17.21%) Marketing
3 40 (16.39%) Finance
4 20 (8.20%) Automotive
5 17 (6.97%) Banking
6 12 (4.92%) Legal
7 7 (2.87%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.87%) Telecoms
8 6 (2.46%) German Language
9 5 (2.05%) Back Office
10 4 (1.64%) Electronics
10 4 (1.64%) Publishing
11 3 (1.23%) Advertising
12 2 (0.82%) French Language
12 2 (0.82%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.41%) Billing
13 1 (0.41%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 71 (29.10%) Architect
2 58 (23.77%) Developer
3 27 (11.07%) Solutions Architect
4 24 (9.84%) Analyst
5 21 (8.61%) Business Analyst
6 17 (6.97%) Project Manager
7 16 (6.56%) Java Developer
8 14 (5.74%) CRM Developer
9 12 (4.92%) Digital Business Analyst
9 12 (4.92%) Integration Architect
9 12 (4.92%) Lead Architect
10 11 (4.51%) Designer
10 11 (4.51%) Digital Analyst
11 10 (4.10%) Consultant
12 9 (3.69%) .NET Developer
12 9 (3.69%) E-Commerce Manager
12 9 (3.69%) PHP Developer
13 8 (3.28%) Hybris Architect
13 8 (3.28%) Marketing Analyst
13 8 (3.28%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (20.49%) Web Services
2 47 (19.26%) XML
3 44 (18.03%) HTML
4 38 (15.57%) CSS
5 33 (13.52%) J2EE
6 29 (11.89%) JSON
7 28 (11.48%) Spring
8 24 (9.84%) REST
9 22 (9.02%) SOAP
10 20 (8.20%) .NET
11 18 (7.38%) JMS
12 16 (6.56%) AngularJS
12 16 (6.56%) JDBC
12 16 (6.56%) JSP
12 16 (6.56%) Servlets
13 15 (6.15%) Struts
14 13 (5.33%) Hibernate
14 13 (5.33%) JMX
14 13 (5.33%) XSLT
15 11 (4.51%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 36 (14.75%) User Experience
2 32 (13.11%) Virtual Team
3 29 (11.89%) iPad
4 18 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.87%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.46%) PKI
7 5 (2.05%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.05%) Social Media
8 4 (1.64%) FMCG
9 3 (1.23%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.23%) Digital TV
9 3 (1.23%) EPoS
9 3 (1.23%) STB
9 3 (1.23%) Video on Demand
9 3 (1.23%) Web 2.0
10 2 (0.82%) Clustering
10 2 (0.82%) PMI
10 2 (0.82%) Replication
10 2 (0.82%) Smartcard
10 2 (0.82%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 28 (11.48%) Unix
2 9 (3.69%) Windows
3 4 (1.64%) Linux
3 4 (1.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (39.34%) B2B
2 87 (35.66%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (31.97%) E-Commerce
4 58 (23.77%) CRM
5 40 (16.39%) Analytics
6 38 (15.57%) Content Management
7 32 (13.11%) SOA
8 31 (12.70%) OO
8 31 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 26 (10.66%) Scrum
10 22 (9.02%) MVC
11 21 (8.61%) Software Architecture
11 21 (8.61%) Web Development
12 20 (8.20%) BDD
12 20 (8.20%) High Availability
13 19 (7.79%) Performance Tuning
14 17 (6.97%) Digital Marketing
14 17 (6.97%) Load Testing
14 17 (6.97%) Project Management
15 16 (6.56%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 68 (27.87%) Java
2 55 (22.54%) SQL
3 54 (22.13%) JavaScript
4 33 (13.52%) PHP
5 19 (7.79%) C#
6 4 (1.64%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.64%) TypeScript
7 3 (1.23%) ABAP
8 2 (0.82%) Python
8 2 (0.82%) Scala
8 2 (0.82%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.82%) X++
9 1 (0.41%) C
9 1 (0.41%) GraphQL
Qualifications
1 19 (7.79%) Degree
2 4 (1.64%) PMI Certification
2 4 (1.64%) PMP
3 2 (0.82%) APMG
3 2 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (0.82%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.82%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.41%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (13.11%) QA
2 10 (4.10%) PMO
3 1 (0.41%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (1.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (4.51%) MOM
2 4 (1.64%) CA Single Sign-On
2 4 (1.64%) OpenSSO
3 1 (0.41%) CloudHub
3 1 (0.41%) TeamSite
3 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 61 (25.00%) Oracle
2 49 (20.08%) Adobe
3 24 (9.84%) ATG
3 24 (9.84%) hybris
4 21 (8.61%) SAP
5 20 (8.20%) IBM
6 15 (6.15%) Microsoft
6 15 (6.15%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (4.92%) MuleSoft
8 11 (4.51%) CA Agile Central
9 5 (2.05%) Infor
10 4 (1.64%) Apigee
10 4 (1.64%) BEA
10 4 (1.64%) Google
11 3 (1.23%) Omniture
11 3 (1.23%) Pega
12 2 (0.82%) FatWire
12 2 (0.82%) Gigya
12 2 (0.82%) OpenText
12 2 (0.82%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
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