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 3 months to 24 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.

Business-to-Business (B2B)
England / London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 299 332 320
Rank change year-on-year +33 -12  
Contract jobs citing B2B 114 96 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.56% 0.44% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.52% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 55 57
Median daily rate £480 £420 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £335 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +3.31% +1.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 17
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.94% +77.27%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £19.61 £30.50
% change year-on-year +9.63% -35.70%  

B2B 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 London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 17711 18496 19220
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.64% 85.33% 82.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12688 13519 13610
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 159 261
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.19% -2.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £46.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

B2B
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing B2B as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 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
City of London -6 10 £550 +22.22% 19
Chiswick - 3 £375 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £185 -
B2B
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 61 (28.11%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (20.74%) B2C
3 41 (18.89%) Marketing
4 37 (17.05%) Finance
4 37 (17.05%) E-Commerce
5 35 (16.13%) Retail
6 28 (12.90%) IBM
6 28 (12.90%) Java
6 28 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
7 27 (12.44%) Analytics
8 25 (11.52%) User Experience
9 24 (11.06%) Stakeholder Management
10 23 (10.60%) SQL
10 23 (10.60%) Web Services
11 22 (10.14%) HTML
12 21 (9.68%) JavaScript
12 21 (9.68%) CSS
13 20 (9.22%) SAP
13 20 (9.22%) Unix
13 20 (9.22%) Windows
14 19 (8.76%) IBM Sterling
14 19 (8.76%) WebSphere
14 19 (8.76%) Degree
15 18 (8.29%) Banking
15 18 (8.29%) SQL Server
16 17 (7.83%) Scrum
17 16 (7.37%) SOAP
17 16 (7.37%) Amazon AWS
18 15 (6.91%) hybris
18 15 (6.91%) MySQL

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 19 (8.76%) WebSphere
2 9 (4.15%) JBoss
2 9 (4.15%) SAS
3 8 (3.69%) CMS
4 5 (2.30%) Apache
4 5 (2.30%) MQSeries
4 5 (2.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (2.30%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.84%) Gentran
5 4 (1.84%) Mule ESB
6 2 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.46%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.46%) SAP EP
7 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (5.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (4.15%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (3.69%) Photoshop
4 7 (3.23%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (1.84%) InVision
5 4 (1.84%) UXPin
6 2 (0.92%) SPSS
7 1 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (5.07%) SAP Hybris
2 9 (4.15%) FastStats
3 8 (3.69%) Eloqua
4 3 (1.38%) SDL Web 8
5 2 (0.92%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.92%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.46%) Maximo
6 1 (0.46%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.46%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.37%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.76%) SaaS
3 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.38%) Office 365
5 2 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.92%) Oracle CX
5 2 (0.92%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (0.46%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.46%) G Suite
6 1 (0.46%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.46%) IaaS
6 1 (0.46%) PaaS
6 1 (0.46%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.53%) FTP
2 9 (4.15%) Internet
3 8 (3.69%) Firewall
4 7 (3.23%) VPN
5 5 (2.30%) Ethernet
5 5 (2.30%) IPsec
5 5 (2.30%) MPLS
6 4 (1.84%) WAN
7 1 (0.46%) Converged Networks
7 1 (0.46%) DMZ
7 1 (0.46%) HTTP
7 1 (0.46%) Intranet
7 1 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.46%) LAN
7 1 (0.46%) Network Security
7 1 (0.46%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.46%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.29%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.91%) MySQL
3 10 (4.61%) Relational Database
4 9 (4.15%) Big Data
5 4 (1.84%) DataStage
5 4 (1.84%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.38%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.92%) DB2
7 2 (0.92%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.46%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.46%) GIS
8 1 (0.46%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.46%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.46%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.46%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 8 (3.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (2.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (1.84%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.38%) Bitbucket
4 3 (1.38%) Selenium
5 2 (0.92%) Axure RP
5 2 (0.92%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.92%) JIRA
5 2 (0.92%) Mocha
6 1 (0.46%) CasperJS
6 1 (0.46%) JMeter
6 1 (0.46%) PhantomJS
6 1 (0.46%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.46%) SpecFlow
General
1 41 (18.89%) Marketing
2 37 (17.05%) Finance
3 35 (16.13%) Retail
4 18 (8.29%) Banking
5 12 (5.53%) Publishing
6 10 (4.61%) Legal
6 10 (4.61%) Telecoms
7 7 (3.23%) Billing
8 3 (1.38%) Back Office
8 3 (1.38%) French Language
8 3 (1.38%) Front Office
9 2 (0.92%) Advertising
9 2 (0.92%) Electronics
9 2 (0.92%) German Language
9 2 (0.92%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.92%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.46%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 41 (18.89%) Architect
2 30 (13.82%) Analyst
3 23 (10.60%) Developer
3 23 (10.60%) Solutions Architect
4 21 (9.68%) Business Analyst
5 18 (8.29%) Project Manager
6 15 (6.91%) Designer
7 14 (6.45%) Consultant
8 13 (5.99%) Product Manager
9 11 (5.07%) Integration Architect
10 9 (4.15%) Retail Business Analyst
11 8 (3.69%) Junior
11 8 (3.69%) Marketing Analyst
11 8 (3.69%) Transformation Analyst
11 8 (3.69%) UX Designer
11 8 (3.69%) WebSphere Architect
12 7 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
12 7 (3.23%) Technical Leader
13 6 (2.76%) Hybris Architect
13 6 (2.76%) UI/UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (10.60%) Web Services
2 22 (10.14%) HTML
3 21 (9.68%) CSS
4 16 (7.37%) SOAP
5 15 (6.91%) Spring
6 14 (6.45%) EDI
6 14 (6.45%) HTML5
6 14 (6.45%) ISPF
7 13 (5.99%) CSS3
7 13 (5.99%) Middleware
8 11 (5.07%) Node.js
8 11 (5.07%) REST
9 10 (4.61%) XML
10 9 (4.15%) EDIFACT
10 9 (4.15%) JMS
11 8 (3.69%) AngularJS
12 6 (2.76%) .NET
12 6 (2.76%) J2EE
12 6 (2.76%) React
12 6 (2.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (11.52%) User Experience
3 14 (6.45%) Fintech
4 13 (5.99%) iSeries
4 13 (5.99%) Tandem
5 8 (3.69%) Data Protection Act
6 7 (3.23%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (2.76%) FMCG
7 6 (2.76%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.84%) DataPower
8 4 (1.84%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.84%) Social Media
9 3 (1.38%) Blog
9 3 (1.38%) Internet of Things
9 3 (1.38%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.38%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.38%) Taxonomies
10 2 (0.92%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (9.22%) Unix
1 20 (9.22%) Windows
2 13 (5.99%) Linux
2 13 (5.99%) zOS
3 3 (1.38%) Android
4 2 (0.92%) CentOS
4 2 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (28.11%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (20.74%) B2C
3 37 (17.05%) E-Commerce
4 27 (12.44%) Analytics
5 24 (11.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (7.83%) Scrum
7 15 (6.91%) SOA
8 14 (6.45%) CRM
8 14 (6.45%) DevOps
8 14 (6.45%) Migration
9 13 (5.99%) Data Integration
9 13 (5.99%) Microservices
9 13 (5.99%) Workflow
10 12 (5.53%) Data Modelling
10 12 (5.53%) Project Management
11 11 (5.07%) ERP
11 11 (5.07%) Logistics
11 11 (5.07%) Marketing Analytics
11 11 (5.07%) TDD
11 11 (5.07%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (12.90%) Java
2 23 (10.60%) SQL
3 21 (9.68%) JavaScript
4 14 (6.45%) JCL
5 9 (4.15%) R
6 4 (1.84%) C#
6 4 (1.84%) PHP
7 3 (1.38%) ABAP
7 3 (1.38%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.38%) Python
8 2 (0.92%) Apex Code
8 2 (0.92%) Apple Swift
8 2 (0.92%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.92%) ES6
8 2 (0.92%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.46%) Groovy
9 1 (0.46%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.46%) Ruby
9 1 (0.46%) Scala
9 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (8.76%) Degree
2 4 (1.84%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.92%) MCIPD
3 2 (0.92%) PMI Certification
3 2 (0.92%) PMP
3 2 (0.92%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.46%) APMP
4 1 (0.46%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.46%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (0.46%) CIPD
4 1 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.46%) MBA
4 1 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.69%) QA
2 5 (2.30%) SLA
3 4 (1.84%) Actionable Recommendations
3 4 (1.84%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.46%) GxP
System Software
1 14 (6.45%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (3.69%) Docker
3 2 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (1.38%) Kubernetes
1 3 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (1.38%) Puppet
2 2 (0.92%) Ansible
3 1 (0.46%) Nagios
Vendors
1 28 (12.90%) IBM
2 20 (9.22%) SAP
3 19 (8.76%) IBM Sterling
4 15 (6.91%) hybris
5 12 (5.53%) Axway
6 11 (5.07%) Adobe
6 11 (5.07%) Oracle
7 10 (4.61%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (3.69%) Apteco
9 6 (2.76%) Microsoft
10 5 (2.30%) Cisco
11 4 (1.84%) Apigee
11 4 (1.84%) Google
12 3 (1.38%) Bloomberg
12 3 (1.38%) Infovista
12 3 (1.38%) Riverbed
12 3 (1.38%) Siebel
13 2 (0.92%) Murex
13 2 (0.92%) SumTotal
13 2 (0.92%) VMware
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