Period
to 17 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 17 November 2018 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 > South East
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 274 287 273
Rank change year-on-year +13 -14 +8
Contract jobs citing B2B 112 89 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.68% 0.53% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.63% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 65 63
South East median daily rate £440 £438 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.57% +13.93% -0.26%
10th Percentile £228 £313 £188
90th Percentile £638 £700 £593
England median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
South East median hourly rate - £35.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +57.78% -47.06%
England median hourly rate - £34.00 £29.27
% change year-on-year - +16.18% +44.41%

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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 14,240 14,194 14,094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.20% 84.23% 84.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,584 8,485 8,496
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £279 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £560
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 471 580
South East median hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -10.00% +3.65%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.85
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.87% +3.84%

B2B
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing B2B as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for B2B in the South East

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for B2B in the South East

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing B2B in the South East over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for B2B in the South East

B2B
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for B2B in the South East

B2B
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the South East region over the 6 months to 17 November 2018. 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
Thames Valley +37 72 £425 +21.43% 13
Berkshire +15 59 £406 +6.91% 10
Hampshire -24 20 £494 +3.95% 8
Oxfordshire +20 10 £500 +3.90%
Surrey -16 10 £475 +40.74% 9
Kent +8 4 £430 - 1
Buckinghamshire +13 3 £448 +37.69% 3
Middlesex - 2 £425 - 1
West Sussex - 2 £425 - 1
East Sussex -9 1 - - 2
B2B
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing B2B also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for B2B.

1 30 (26.79%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (24.11%) Analytics
2 27 (24.11%) Marketing
3 21 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (17.86%) User Experience
5 19 (16.96%) Finance
5 19 (16.96%) JavaScript
6 17 (15.18%) Microsoft
6 17 (15.18%) Oracle
6 17 (15.18%) Degree
6 17 (15.18%) Visualisation
7 16 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
7 16 (14.29%) MongoDB
7 16 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 16 (14.29%) C#
7 16 (14.29%) .NET
7 16 (14.29%) CRM
7 16 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (13.39%) B2C
8 15 (13.39%) JSON
9 14 (12.50%) Data Visualisation
9 14 (12.50%) Project Management
10 13 (11.61%) RabbitMQ
10 13 (11.61%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (11.61%) Kafka
10 13 (11.61%) Prototyping
11 12 (10.71%) InVision
11 12 (10.71%) Analytical Mindset
11 12 (10.71%) Self-Motivation
11 12 (10.71%) Interaction Design

B2B
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 12 (10.71%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (9.82%) Apache Solr
3 4 (3.57%) Apache
3 4 (3.57%) Apache Spark
3 4 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (3.57%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.79%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.89%) JBoss
5 1 (0.89%) OpenROAD
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.89%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.89%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.89%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (10.71%) InVision
2 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (6.25%) Eloqua
2 5 (4.46%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.68%) Azure Machine Learning
4 2 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.79%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.79%) Office 365
5 1 (0.89%) Apigee
5 1 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.89%) IaaS
5 1 (0.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.71%) HTTP
2 4 (3.57%) Broadband
2 4 (3.57%) Firewall
3 2 (1.79%) DSL
3 2 (1.79%) WAN
4 1 (0.89%) DOCSIS
4 1 (0.89%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.89%) MPLS
4 1 (0.89%) Skype
4 1 (0.89%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 12 (10.71%) Apache Cassandra
2 12 (10.71%) Neo4j
2 12 (10.71%) NoSQL
2 12 (10.71%) Redis
3 4 (3.57%) Hadoop
3 4 (3.57%) MySQL
4 3 (2.68%) Geospatial Data
4 3 (2.68%) Power BI
4 3 (2.68%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.79%) Big Data
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.79%) MorphX
3 1 (0.89%) ER Studio
3 1 (0.89%) ERwin
3 1 (0.89%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.89%) JIRA
General
1 27 (24.11%) Marketing
2 19 (16.96%) Finance
3 11 (9.82%) Telecoms
4 8 (7.14%) Advertising
5 3 (2.68%) Italian Language
5 3 (2.68%) Retail
6 2 (1.79%) Electronics
6 2 (1.79%) Legal
7 1 (0.89%) Automotive
7 1 (0.89%) Back Office
7 1 (0.89%) Billing
7 1 (0.89%) German Language
7 1 (0.89%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 21 (18.75%) Developer
2 19 (16.96%) Architect
3 15 (13.39%) Designer
4 14 (12.50%) Software Engineer
5 9 (8.04%) UI Designer
6 8 (7.14%) Consultant
6 8 (7.14%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 8 (7.14%) Marketing Manager
7 7 (6.25%) Project Manager
8 6 (5.36%) Data Architect
9 5 (4.46%) Integration Engineer
9 5 (4.46%) Java Developer
9 5 (4.46%) Java Engineer
9 5 (4.46%) Java Software Developer
9 5 (4.46%) Java Software Engineer
9 5 (4.46%) Oracle Developer
9 5 (4.46%) Salesforce Developer
9 5 (4.46%) Salesforce Software Engineer
9 5 (4.46%) Software Developer
9 5 (4.46%) Software Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.29%) .NET
2 15 (13.39%) JSON
3 13 (11.61%) Kafka
3 13 (11.61%) RabbitMQ
4 12 (10.71%) Apache Avro
4 12 (10.71%) ASP.NET Web API
4 12 (10.71%) Memcached
4 12 (10.71%) Protocol Buffers
4 12 (10.71%) SignalR
4 12 (10.71%) Vue.js
5 11 (9.82%) Lucene
6 9 (8.04%) ASP.NET
6 9 (8.04%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (6.25%) .NET Framework
7 7 (6.25%) CSS
7 7 (6.25%) HTML
8 6 (5.36%) AngularJS
8 6 (5.36%) jQuery
8 6 (5.36%) Node.js
9 5 (4.46%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 30 (26.79%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (17.86%) User Experience
3 12 (10.71%) Analytical Mindset
3 12 (10.71%) Graphic Design
3 12 (10.71%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (7.14%) Virtual Team
5 5 (4.46%) Data Centre
5 5 (4.46%) Social Media
6 4 (3.57%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.79%) Replication
8 1 (0.89%) Clustering
8 1 (0.89%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.89%) Fintech
8 1 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.89%) iPad
8 1 (0.89%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.89%) PMI
8 1 (0.89%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.82%) Windows
2 4 (3.57%) Linux
3 3 (2.68%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (24.11%) Analytics
2 21 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (15.18%) Visualisation
4 16 (14.29%) CRM
4 16 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 16 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (13.39%) B2C
6 14 (12.50%) Data Visualisation
6 14 (12.50%) Project Management
7 13 (11.61%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (11.61%) Prototyping
8 12 (10.71%) Asynchronous Programming
8 12 (10.71%) Infographics
8 12 (10.71%) Interaction Design
8 12 (10.71%) MVC
8 12 (10.71%) OO
8 12 (10.71%) Typography
9 11 (9.82%) Mentoring
9 11 (9.82%) Microservices
10 10 (8.93%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 19 (16.96%) JavaScript
2 16 (14.29%) C#
3 6 (5.36%) Java
3 6 (5.36%) Java 8
3 6 (5.36%) Python
3 6 (5.36%) TypeScript
4 4 (3.57%) SQL
4 4 (3.57%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.79%) ES6
5 2 (1.79%) X++
6 1 (0.89%) C
6 1 (0.89%) R
6 1 (0.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (15.18%) Degree
2 4 (3.57%) PMI Certification
2 4 (3.57%) PMP
3 2 (1.79%) Master's Degree
3 2 (1.79%) MBA
3 2 (1.79%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.89%) PgMP
4 1 (0.89%) PhD
4 1 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.68%) Data Quality
1 3 (2.68%) GDPR
1 3 (2.68%) SLA
2 2 (1.79%) RosettaNet
3 1 (0.89%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.89%) PMO
3 1 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.36%) Docker
2 2 (1.79%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (2.68%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.89%) Ansible
2 1 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (15.18%) Microsoft
1 17 (15.18%) Oracle
2 12 (10.71%) Adobe
2 12 (10.71%) Rackspace
3 10 (8.93%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (5.36%) SAP
4 6 (5.36%) Talend
5 5 (4.46%) IBM
5 5 (4.46%) IBM Sterling
6 3 (2.68%) Ariba
6 3 (2.68%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (1.79%) ComArch
7 2 (1.79%) Google
7 2 (1.79%) Marketo
7 2 (1.79%) NetCracker
7 2 (1.79%) Tableau
8 1 (0.89%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.89%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.89%) IDERA
8 1 (0.89%) WSO2