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 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.

Business-to-Business (B2B)
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 313 315 305
Rank change year-on-year +2 -10  
Contract jobs citing B2B 95 125 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.49% 0.56% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.65% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 81 34
Median daily rate £490 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.29% +4.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £225 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 31
Median hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +13.63%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year - +13.63%  

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 16653 19113 17455
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.13% 85.16% 82.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 11983 13825 12271
Median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 195 244
Median hourly rate £31.92 £22.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.33% +10.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.19 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

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 29 March 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
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 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
City of London -17 9 £550 +25.71% 13
Uxbridge - 4 £513 -
Feltham +3 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £550 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £185 -
B2B
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 58 (28.43%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (25.98%) B2C
3 43 (21.08%) IBM
4 39 (19.12%) E-Commerce
5 37 (18.14%) Finance
6 34 (16.67%) Marketing
6 34 (16.67%) Web Services
7 31 (15.20%) Analytical Skills
8 30 (14.71%) Banking
9 29 (14.22%) Stakeholder Management
9 29 (14.22%) REST
10 26 (12.75%) Scrum
11 25 (12.25%) User Experience
12 24 (11.76%) Java
13 20 (9.80%) JavaScript
13 20 (9.80%) Analytics
14 18 (8.82%) HTML
14 18 (8.82%) SQL
14 18 (8.82%) Publishing
14 18 (8.82%) Retail
14 18 (8.82%) WebSphere
15 17 (8.33%) Spring
15 17 (8.33%) Oracle
15 17 (8.33%) SOA
15 17 (8.33%) Microservices
16 16 (7.84%) QA
16 16 (7.84%) Data Integration
16 16 (7.84%) Unix
16 16 (7.84%) CSS
16 16 (7.84%) IBM Sterling

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 18 (8.82%) WebSphere
2 11 (5.39%) Anypoint
2 11 (5.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (4.90%) CMS
4 8 (3.92%) SAS
5 4 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.96%) Gentran
5 4 (1.96%) JBoss
5 4 (1.96%) Mule ESB
6 2 (0.98%) Apache
6 2 (0.98%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.98%) Confluence
7 1 (0.49%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.49%) SAP EP
7 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (5.39%) MS Office
2 9 (4.41%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.98%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.49%) MS Project
4 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.49%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (3.92%) Eloqua
2 7 (3.43%) FastStats
3 5 (2.45%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (1.47%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.98%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.98%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.98%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.49%) Maximo
6 1 (0.49%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.49%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.49%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.39%) SaaS
2 9 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.96%) Office 365
4 3 (1.47%) CloudSense
4 3 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.98%) IaaS
5 2 (0.98%) PaaS
6 1 (0.49%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.49%) G Suite
6 1 (0.49%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle CX
6 1 (0.49%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.90%) FTP
2 9 (4.41%) Internet
3 6 (2.94%) Firewall
3 6 (2.94%) VPN
3 6 (2.94%) WAN
4 3 (1.47%) Ethernet
4 3 (1.47%) IPsec
4 3 (1.47%) MPLS
5 2 (0.98%) Converged Networks
5 2 (0.98%) DMZ
5 2 (0.98%) LAN
5 2 (0.98%) SNMP
5 2 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.49%) HTTP
6 1 (0.49%) Intranet
6 1 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.49%) Network Security
6 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.39%) Big Data
3 9 (4.41%) NoSQL
4 8 (3.92%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.45%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (2.45%) MySQL
5 5 (2.45%) Neo4j
6 4 (1.96%) DataStage
6 4 (1.96%) Hazelcast
7 3 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.47%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.98%) DB2
8 2 (0.98%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.49%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.49%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.49%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.49%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.49%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.49%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 7 (3.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (1.47%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.47%) JIRA
3 2 (0.98%) Bitbucket
3 2 (0.98%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.98%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.98%) Mocha
3 2 (0.98%) Selenium
3 2 (0.98%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.49%) CasperJS
4 1 (0.49%) JUnit
4 1 (0.49%) Mockito
4 1 (0.49%) PhantomJS
4 1 (0.49%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.49%) Xcode
General
1 37 (18.14%) Finance
2 34 (16.67%) Marketing
3 30 (14.71%) Banking
4 18 (8.82%) Publishing
4 18 (8.82%) Retail
5 10 (4.90%) Telecoms
6 9 (4.41%) Billing
6 9 (4.41%) Legal
7 4 (1.96%) Games
8 2 (0.98%) Advertising
8 2 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.49%) Back Office
9 1 (0.49%) Electronics
9 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 59 (28.92%) Architect
2 29 (14.22%) Developer
3 25 (12.25%) Solutions Architect
4 22 (10.78%) Analyst
5 19 (9.31%) Consultant
5 19 (9.31%) Integration Architect
6 17 (8.33%) Product Manager
7 14 (6.86%) Lead Architect
8 13 (6.37%) Business Analyst
8 13 (6.37%) Project Manager
9 8 (3.92%) Marketing Analyst
10 7 (3.43%) Designer
10 7 (3.43%) Technical Architect
10 7 (3.43%) Technical Leader
11 6 (2.94%) Digital Project Manager
11 6 (2.94%) Java Developer
11 6 (2.94%) Senior Manager
11 6 (2.94%) WebSphere Architect
12 5 (2.45%) E-Commerce Manager
12 5 (2.45%) E-Commerce Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (16.67%) Web Services
2 29 (14.22%) REST
3 18 (8.82%) HTML
4 17 (8.33%) Spring
5 16 (7.84%) CSS
6 15 (7.35%) Node.js
7 14 (6.86%) IBM Integration Bus
8 13 (6.37%) Middleware
9 12 (5.88%) RESTful
9 12 (5.88%) SOAP
10 11 (5.39%) ISPF
10 11 (5.39%) Oracle Fusion
11 10 (4.90%) EDI
11 10 (4.90%) XML
12 9 (4.41%) WebSockets
13 8 (3.92%) AngularJS
13 8 (3.92%) JSON
13 8 (3.92%) OAuth
14 7 (3.43%) EDIFACT
15 6 (2.94%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (15.20%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (12.25%) User Experience
3 10 (4.90%) Fintech
3 10 (4.90%) iSeries
3 10 (4.90%) Tandem
4 7 (3.43%) Data Protection Act
4 7 (3.43%) FMCG
5 6 (2.94%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.96%) DataPower
6 4 (1.96%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.96%) Mobile Games
6 4 (1.96%) Online Games
6 4 (1.96%) Social Media
7 3 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.47%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.98%) Blog
8 2 (0.98%) iPad
8 2 (0.98%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.98%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.49%) HTC Vive
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.84%) Unix
2 14 (6.86%) Windows
3 10 (4.90%) zOS
4 6 (2.94%) Linux
5 2 (0.98%) Android
6 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (28.43%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (25.98%) B2C
3 39 (19.12%) E-Commerce
4 29 (14.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 26 (12.75%) Scrum
6 20 (9.80%) Analytics
7 17 (8.33%) Microservices
7 17 (8.33%) SOA
8 16 (7.84%) Data Integration
9 14 (6.86%) Data Modelling
10 13 (6.37%) TDD
11 12 (5.88%) DevOps
11 12 (5.88%) Migration
11 12 (5.88%) Service Design
12 11 (5.39%) API Integration
12 11 (5.39%) Event-Driven Architecture
12 11 (5.39%) Open Source
12 11 (5.39%) Project Management
12 11 (5.39%) Web Development
12 11 (5.39%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 24 (11.76%) Java
2 20 (9.80%) JavaScript
3 18 (8.82%) SQL
4 11 (5.39%) JCL
5 9 (4.41%) C#
6 8 (3.92%) R
7 3 (1.47%) ABAP
7 3 (1.47%) PHP
8 2 (0.98%) C
8 2 (0.98%) Python
8 2 (0.98%) Scala
9 1 (0.49%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.49%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.49%) C++
9 1 (0.49%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.49%) Ruby
9 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (5.88%) Degree
2 4 (1.96%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.98%) MBA
3 2 (0.98%) PMP
3 2 (0.98%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.49%) APMP
4 1 (0.49%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.49%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.49%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.84%) QA
2 5 (2.45%) Actionable Recommendations
2 5 (2.45%) SLA
3 3 (1.47%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.49%) GxP
System Software
1 11 (5.39%) Time Sharing Option
2 6 (2.94%) Docker
3 2 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.49%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (5.39%) MOM
2 1 (0.49%) CloudHub
2 1 (0.49%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.49%) Nagios
2 1 (0.49%) Puppet
Vendors
1 43 (21.08%) IBM
2 17 (8.33%) Oracle
3 16 (7.84%) Apigee
3 16 (7.84%) IBM Sterling
4 13 (6.37%) hybris
5 12 (5.88%) MuleSoft
6 11 (5.39%) Axway
7 10 (4.90%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (4.90%) SAP
8 9 (4.41%) Microsoft
9 7 (3.43%) Apteco
10 5 (2.45%) Cisco
10 5 (2.45%) Google
11 4 (1.96%) Riverbed
12 3 (1.47%) Adobe
12 3 (1.47%) Bloomberg
12 3 (1.47%) CA
12 3 (1.47%) Infovista
12 3 (1.47%) Siebel
13 2 (0.98%) OpenText
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