Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 549 568 543
Rank change year-on-year +19 -25 +32
Contract jobs citing B2C 308 305 337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.31% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.37% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 212 215
England median daily rate £450 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +0.57%
10th Percentile £325 £195 £300
90th Percentile £625 £675 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 6
England median hourly rate £25.63 £36.00 £38.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.82% -5.48% -
10th Percentile £16.76 £24.80 £29.75
90th Percentile £39.98 £42.80 £44.41
UK median hourly rate £25.63 £36.00 £38.09
% change year-on-year -28.82% -5.48% -

B2C 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 78959 81979 85805
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.69% 84.17% 81.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 53119 54700 56575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
10th Percentile £288 £264 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 2121 2517
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.41 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +8.49% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.32 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.83% +6.67% +18.42%

B2C
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing B2C as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 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 -33 166 £469 +4.17% 17
South East +18 65 £450 +5.88% 3
Midlands +43 35 £425 - 3
East Midlands +27 24 £425 +3.03%
North of England +60 19 £425 -2.86% 5
Yorkshire +27 14 £424 -20.98%
East of England -28 12 £450 +73.08% 3
West Midlands +26 11 £400 -5.88% 3
South West +6 10 £435 +1.16%
North East +67 1 £500 +48.15%
North West +20 1 - - 5
B2C
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 150 (48.70%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (34.09%) E-Commerce
3 93 (30.19%) B2B
3 93 (30.19%) Java
4 69 (22.40%) Finance
5 60 (19.48%) Marketing
6 58 (18.83%) Retail
7 46 (14.94%) Continuous Integration
8 45 (14.61%) REST
8 45 (14.61%) JavaScript
9 42 (13.64%) QA
10 41 (13.31%) Scrum
11 40 (12.99%) Web Services
12 39 (12.66%) hybris
13 38 (12.34%) SOAP
14 37 (12.01%) HTML
15 36 (11.69%) J2EE
16 34 (11.04%) CRM
16 34 (11.04%) User Experience
17 33 (10.71%) Oracle
17 33 (10.71%) CSS
18 32 (10.39%) ATG
19 31 (10.06%) RESTful
19 31 (10.06%) Web Development
20 29 (9.42%) SAP
20 29 (9.42%) Project Management
21 28 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
22 27 (8.77%) Internet
22 27 (8.77%) iPad
22 27 (8.77%) Analytical Skills

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 25 (8.12%) JBoss
1 25 (8.12%) WebSphere
2 24 (7.79%) WebSphere Application Server
3 21 (6.82%) CMS
4 9 (2.92%) Apache
4 9 (2.92%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.62%) Mule
6 5 (1.62%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.30%) Confluence
7 4 (1.30%) Drupal
8 3 (0.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.32%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.32%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (2.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.95%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.30%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.32%) InVision
6 1 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.32%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 26 (8.44%) SAP Hybris
2 10 (3.25%) Magento
3 4 (1.30%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.97%) Oracle CRM On Demand
4 3 (0.97%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.65%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.65%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.65%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.65%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.32%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.32%) FastStats
6 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.32%) Unica
6 1 (0.32%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.47%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.25%) GitHub
4 7 (2.27%) Google Analytics
5 4 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.30%) Amazon S3
5 4 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.30%) CloudFront
5 4 (1.30%) npm
5 4 (1.30%) PaaS
5 4 (1.30%) SaaS
6 2 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.65%) IaaS
7 1 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.32%) Lucidchart
7 1 (0.32%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 27 (8.77%) Internet
2 8 (2.60%) Intranet
3 7 (2.27%) Extranet
4 6 (1.95%) Firewall
5 5 (1.62%) DNS
6 4 (1.30%) SMS
7 1 (0.32%) Broadband
7 1 (0.32%) Intelligent Network
7 1 (0.32%) PBX
7 1 (0.32%) PSTN
7 1 (0.32%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.32%) Skype
7 1 (0.32%) VoIP
7 1 (0.32%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.57%) SAP Data Services
2 10 (3.25%) Endeca
3 8 (2.60%) SQL Server
4 7 (2.27%) NoSQL
4 7 (2.27%) OLAP
5 6 (1.95%) OLTP
6 5 (1.62%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (1.30%) MySQL
8 3 (0.97%) Big Data
8 3 (0.97%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.65%) InfluxDB
9 2 (0.65%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.32%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.32%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 1 (0.32%) Cognos Report Studio
10 1 (0.32%) QGIS
10 1 (0.32%) Spatial Data
10 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 23 (7.47%) JIRA
2 17 (5.52%) Selenium
3 16 (5.19%) Maven
4 12 (3.90%) Jenkins
5 10 (3.25%) Calabash
6 9 (2.92%) Git (software)
7 8 (2.60%) Ant
7 8 (2.60%) Cucumber
7 8 (2.60%) Gradle
8 7 (2.27%) Bitbucket
8 7 (2.27%) JUnit
9 6 (1.95%) Subversion
9 6 (1.95%) TestNG
10 5 (1.62%) Cobertura
10 5 (1.62%) Robot Framework
10 5 (1.62%) TeamCity
11 4 (1.30%) Axure RP
11 4 (1.30%) Grunt
11 4 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.97%) SoapUI
General
1 69 (22.40%) Finance
2 60 (19.48%) Marketing
3 58 (18.83%) Retail
4 22 (7.14%) Banking
5 18 (5.84%) Telecoms
6 17 (5.52%) Automotive
7 12 (3.90%) Advertising
8 11 (3.57%) Publishing
9 8 (2.60%) Back Office
10 7 (2.27%) Manufacturing
11 6 (1.95%) Electronics
11 6 (1.95%) Games
12 5 (1.62%) Legal
13 4 (1.30%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.97%) German Language
14 3 (0.97%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.65%) Billing
15 2 (0.65%) Brand Awareness
15 2 (0.65%) Mandarin Language
15 2 (0.65%) Thai Language
Job Titles
1 65 (21.10%) Developer
2 55 (17.86%) Architect
3 36 (11.69%) Analyst
4 24 (7.79%) Business Analyst
5 22 (7.14%) Android Developer
5 22 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 17 (5.52%) Product Manager
6 17 (5.52%) Senior Developer
7 16 (5.19%) Solutions Architect
8 13 (4.22%) Java Developer
9 12 (3.90%) Digital Analyst
10 11 (3.57%) Consultant
10 11 (3.57%) Designer
11 10 (3.25%) Digital Project Manager
11 10 (3.25%) Hybris Developer
11 10 (3.25%) UX Designer
12 9 (2.92%) IT Manager
12 9 (2.92%) Web Developer
13 8 (2.60%) Marketing Manager
13 8 (2.60%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (14.61%) REST
2 40 (12.99%) Web Services
3 38 (12.34%) SOAP
4 37 (12.01%) HTML
5 36 (11.69%) J2EE
6 33 (10.71%) CSS
7 31 (10.06%) RESTful
8 25 (8.12%) JSON
9 22 (7.14%) JDBC
10 20 (6.49%) Spring
11 19 (6.17%) Android SDK
12 14 (4.55%) AngularJS
13 13 (4.22%) Node.js
13 13 (4.22%) XML
14 12 (3.90%) Ajax
15 11 (3.57%) HTML5
16 10 (3.25%) Flash
16 10 (3.25%) jQuery
16 10 (3.25%) React
17 8 (2.60%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (11.04%) User Experience
2 27 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (8.77%) iPad
3 26 (8.44%) Virtual Team
4 21 (6.82%) Mobile App
5 11 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (3.25%) Web 2.0
7 8 (2.60%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.60%) Social Media
8 6 (1.95%) Digital Media
9 5 (1.62%) Derivative
10 4 (1.30%) Fintech
10 4 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.30%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.97%) Video on Demand
12 2 (0.65%) Blog
12 2 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.65%) IVR
12 2 (0.65%) Online Games
12 2 (0.65%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 23 (7.47%) Android
2 10 (3.25%) Windows
3 8 (2.60%) Linux
4 7 (2.27%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.62%) Unix
6 1 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (48.70%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (34.09%) E-Commerce
3 93 (30.19%) B2B
4 46 (14.94%) Continuous Integration
5 41 (13.31%) Scrum
6 34 (11.04%) CRM
7 31 (10.06%) Web Development
8 29 (9.42%) Project Management
9 28 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 25 (8.12%) Microservices
10 25 (8.12%) Strategic Thinking
11 24 (7.79%) Analytics
12 23 (7.47%) Android Development
12 23 (7.47%) DevOps
12 23 (7.47%) High Availability
13 22 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
13 22 (7.14%) Load Testing
13 22 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
13 22 (7.14%) Software Architecture
14 21 (6.82%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 93 (30.19%) Java
2 45 (14.61%) JavaScript
3 23 (7.47%) SQL
4 14 (4.55%) PHP
5 11 (3.57%) C#
6 6 (1.95%) Apple Swift
6 6 (1.95%) Objective-C
7 4 (1.30%) Python
8 2 (0.65%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.65%) C
8 2 (0.65%) ECMAScript
8 2 (0.65%) ES6
8 2 (0.65%) PHP 5
8 2 (0.65%) PHP 7
8 2 (0.65%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.65%) Ruby
9 1 (0.32%) C++
9 1 (0.32%) R
9 1 (0.32%) Scala
9 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (5.52%) Degree
2 5 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.30%) ISEB
4 3 (0.97%) PMI Certification
4 3 (0.97%) PMP
5 2 (0.65%) CISM
5 2 (0.65%) CISSP
6 1 (0.32%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.32%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (13.64%) QA
2 12 (3.90%) GDPR
3 5 (1.62%) SLA
4 4 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.97%) COBIT
5 3 (0.97%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.92%) Docker
3 4 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.30%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 4 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (1.30%) Packer
1 4 (1.30%) Terraform
2 3 (0.97%) Puppet
3 2 (0.65%) Ansible
3 2 (0.65%) Grafana
3 2 (0.65%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.65%) Mesos
3 2 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.32%) Kibana
4 1 (0.32%) logstash
Vendors
1 39 (12.66%) hybris
2 33 (10.71%) Oracle
3 32 (10.39%) ATG
4 29 (9.42%) SAP
5 21 (6.82%) Microsoft
6 11 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (3.25%) Google
8 7 (2.27%) Demandware
8 7 (2.27%) Intershop
9 6 (1.95%) Adobe
10 5 (1.62%) Bloomberg
10 5 (1.62%) MarketAxess
10 5 (1.62%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.62%) Tradeweb
11 4 (1.30%) Atlassian
11 4 (1.30%) HP
11 4 (1.30%) VMware
12 3 (0.97%) Omniture
12 3 (0.97%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
13 2 (0.65%) Marketo