Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 24 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.

Business-to-Business (B2B)
England > London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 389 386 394
Rank change year-on-year -3 +8 +47
Contract jobs citing B2B 250 242 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.53% 0.54% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.62% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 145 131
London median daily rate £425 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +9.09% -2.94%
10th Percentile £265 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £675 £588
England median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 16
London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +240.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £14.78 £27.07 £10.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £49.70 £43.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £29.27 £20.27
% change year-on-year +19.60% +44.41% +93.00%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 40944 38874 39353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.93% 86.19% 83.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 29776 27868 28102
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £675 £644 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 407 470
London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +8.75% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £56.30 £50.05 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

B2B
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for B2B in London

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing B2B in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for B2B in London

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing B2B in London over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for B2B in London

B2B
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for B2B in London

B2B
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing B2B in London over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for B2B in London

B2B
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the London region over the 6 months to 24 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
Central London 0 36 £488 +2.09% 24
West London +6 32 £500 -2.44% 8
East London -7 4 £448 - 4
South London -25 2 £400 - 3
B2B
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 London region with a requirement for B2B.

1 89 (35.60%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (24.80%) JavaScript
3 55 (22.00%) Java
4 53 (21.20%) Marketing
5 52 (20.80%) HTML
6 48 (19.20%) CSS
6 48 (19.20%) Finance
7 40 (16.00%) B2C
8 37 (14.80%) Amazon AWS
9 35 (14.00%) Project Management
9 35 (14.00%) TDD
10 34 (13.60%) SQL
11 33 (13.20%) E-Commerce
12 32 (12.80%) User Experience
13 31 (12.40%) hybris
14 30 (12.00%) CRM
14 30 (12.00%) SAP
15 28 (11.20%) QA
16 27 (10.80%) Scrum
17 26 (10.40%) Spring
17 26 (10.40%) SAP Hybris
18 25 (10.00%) Degree
18 25 (10.00%) Analytics
19 23 (9.20%) HTML5
20 22 (8.80%) CSS3
20 22 (8.80%) Web Services
21 21 (8.40%) AngularJS
22 20 (8.00%) Jenkins
22 20 (8.00%) Git (software)
22 20 (8.00%) .NET

B2B
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 11 (4.40%) CMS
2 7 (2.80%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.00%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (2.00%) Confluence
3 5 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.60%) Apache Airflow
4 4 (1.60%) JBoss
5 2 (0.80%) nginx
5 2 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.80%) WordPress
6 1 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.40%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.40%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.40%) Jetty
6 1 (0.40%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.40%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (3.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 8 (3.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 5 (2.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.00%) Photoshop
4 4 (1.60%) Adobe After Effects
4 4 (1.60%) Adobe Premiere
4 4 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (1.20%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.40%) HipChat
6 1 (0.40%) InVision
6 1 (0.40%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 26 (10.40%) SAP Hybris
2 4 (1.60%) Magento
3 2 (0.80%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.80%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.40%) FastStats
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.40%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.40%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 37 (14.80%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.80%) Amazon EMR
2 7 (2.80%) Amazon S3
2 7 (2.80%) Google Analytics
2 7 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.40%) Amazon Kinesis
3 6 (2.40%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (2.00%) AdWords
4 5 (2.00%) SaaS
5 3 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.20%) Heroku
6 2 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.80%) Force.com
6 2 (0.80%) npm
6 2 (0.80%) PaaS
6 2 (0.80%) Route 53
6 2 (0.80%) Slack
7 1 (0.40%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.40%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.60%) Internet
1 9 (3.60%) VPN
2 7 (2.80%) DNS
2 7 (2.80%) RTP
2 7 (2.80%) VoIP
3 4 (1.60%) Ethernet
3 4 (1.60%) Wireless
4 3 (1.20%) Firewall
5 2 (0.80%) FTP
5 2 (0.80%) Intranet
5 2 (0.80%) MPLS
5 2 (0.80%) WAN
6 1 (0.40%) 3G
6 1 (0.40%) 4G
6 1 (0.40%) BGP
6 1 (0.40%) Broadband
6 1 (0.40%) HTTP
6 1 (0.40%) IPsec
6 1 (0.40%) LAN
6 1 (0.40%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.40%) MySQL
1 16 (6.40%) NoSQL
1 16 (6.40%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.80%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (4.00%) MongoDB
4 9 (3.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 8 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.80%) Endeca
7 6 (2.40%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.00%) Amazon Redshift
8 5 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (2.00%) Apache Hive
8 5 (2.00%) BigQuery
8 5 (2.00%) Hadoop
8 5 (2.00%) HBase
9 4 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.60%) SAP Data Services
10 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.40%) PowerCenter
10 1 (0.40%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 20 (8.00%) Git (software)
1 20 (8.00%) Jenkins
2 18 (7.20%) JIRA
3 13 (5.20%) Selenium
4 8 (3.20%) Gradle
5 6 (2.40%) webpack
6 5 (2.00%) Mocha
7 4 (1.60%) Axure RP
7 4 (1.60%) CasperJS
8 3 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.20%) Babel
8 3 (1.20%) JUnit
8 3 (1.20%) Mockito
8 3 (1.20%) Spock
9 2 (0.80%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.40%) Bower
10 1 (0.40%) Grunt
10 1 (0.40%) JMeter
10 1 (0.40%) PHPUnit
10 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 53 (21.20%) Marketing
2 48 (19.20%) Finance
3 15 (6.00%) Banking
4 8 (3.20%) Retail
5 7 (2.80%) German Language
5 7 (2.80%) Spanish Language
6 6 (2.40%) French Language
6 6 (2.40%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.60%) Advertising
7 4 (1.60%) Publishing
8 3 (1.20%) Italian Language
8 3 (1.20%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.80%) Billing
10 1 (0.40%) Back Office
10 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.40%) Law
10 1 (0.40%) Legal
10 1 (0.40%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 62 (24.80%) Developer
2 30 (12.00%) Designer
3 27 (10.80%) Project Manager
4 22 (8.80%) Architect
5 19 (7.60%) Analyst
6 17 (6.80%) Hybris Developer
7 14 (5.60%) SAP Developer
7 14 (5.60%) UX Designer
8 10 (4.00%) Business Analyst
8 10 (4.00%) Technical Leader
9 9 (3.60%) C# Developer
9 9 (3.60%) Java Developer
9 9 (3.60%) Senior Manager
10 8 (3.20%) .NET Developer
10 8 (3.20%) Consultant
10 8 (3.20%) Development Manager
10 8 (3.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 7 (2.80%) Development Team Manager
11 7 (2.80%) IT Manager
11 7 (2.80%) Java Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (20.80%) HTML
2 48 (19.20%) CSS
3 26 (10.40%) Spring
4 23 (9.20%) HTML5
5 22 (8.80%) CSS3
5 22 (8.80%) Web Services
6 21 (8.40%) AngularJS
7 20 (8.00%) .NET
7 20 (8.00%) React
8 18 (7.20%) Middleware
8 18 (7.20%) XML
9 16 (6.40%) Node.js
10 14 (5.60%) J2EE
11 12 (4.80%) ASP.NET
11 12 (4.80%) jQuery
11 12 (4.80%) REST
11 12 (4.80%) RESTful
12 11 (4.40%) EJB
13 10 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
13 10 (4.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.80%) User Experience
2 19 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.60%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (6.00%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (6.00%) Social Media
4 12 (4.80%) Mobile App
5 9 (3.60%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.60%) Data Centre
5 9 (3.60%) Fintech
6 7 (2.80%) FMCG
6 7 (2.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (2.80%) PKI
7 5 (2.00%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.60%) iSeries
8 4 (1.60%) Tandem
9 2 (0.80%) Blog
9 2 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.80%) Life Science
9 2 (0.80%) Taxonomies
9 2 (0.80%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.00%) Windows
2 19 (7.60%) Linux
3 12 (4.80%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.80%) Unix
5 4 (1.60%) zOS
6 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (35.60%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (16.00%) B2C
3 35 (14.00%) Project Management
3 35 (14.00%) TDD
4 33 (13.20%) E-Commerce
5 30 (12.00%) CRM
6 27 (10.80%) Scrum
7 25 (10.00%) Analytics
8 20 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (7.60%) Microservices
10 17 (6.80%) Web Development
11 16 (6.40%) Digital Marketing
11 16 (6.40%) Front End Development
11 16 (6.40%) Test Automation
12 15 (6.00%) Business Transformation
12 15 (6.00%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (5.60%) Software Engineering
14 13 (5.20%) Waterfall
15 12 (4.80%) MVC
15 12 (4.80%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (24.80%) JavaScript
2 55 (22.00%) Java
3 34 (13.60%) SQL
4 12 (4.80%) C#
5 11 (4.40%) ES6
6 8 (3.20%) PHP
6 8 (3.20%) Python
6 8 (3.20%) Scala
7 7 (2.80%) Clojure
7 7 (2.80%) Groovy
8 4 (1.60%) GraphQL
8 4 (1.60%) JCL
9 2 (0.80%) Apex Code
9 2 (0.80%) ECMAScript
9 2 (0.80%) SOQL
9 2 (0.80%) SOSL
10 1 (0.40%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.40%) Perl
10 1 (0.40%) R
Qualifications
1 25 (10.00%) Degree
2 10 (4.00%) PMP
3 7 (2.80%) PMI Certification
4 5 (2.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.20%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.40%) CIPD
6 1 (0.40%) IIBA
6 1 (0.40%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (11.20%) QA
2 9 (3.60%) PMO
3 3 (1.20%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.20%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.80%) GDPR
4 2 (0.80%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.80%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (4.00%) Docker
2 7 (2.80%) FreeRADIUS
3 4 (1.60%) Time Sharing Option
4 3 (1.20%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (1.60%) Oozie
2 2 (0.80%) Ansible
2 2 (0.80%) TeamSite
3 1 (0.40%) Grafana
3 1 (0.40%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.40%) Mesos
3 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.40%) Puppet
3 1 (0.40%) Terraform
Vendors
1 31 (12.40%) hybris
2 30 (12.00%) SAP
3 16 (6.40%) Adobe
4 15 (6.00%) Microsoft
5 14 (5.60%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (4.00%) Google
7 7 (2.80%) Apple
7 7 (2.80%) IBM
8 6 (2.40%) Oracle
9 5 (2.00%) IBM Sterling
10 4 (1.60%) ATG
10 4 (1.60%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.60%) Facebook
10 4 (1.60%) Siebel
11 3 (1.20%) Cadence
11 3 (1.20%) Cisco
12 2 (0.80%) Axway
12 2 (0.80%) Cognizant
12 2 (0.80%) Demandware
12 2 (0.80%) Intershop