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 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business-to-Business (B2B)
England / South East
Rank 193 219 206
Rank change year-on-year +26 -13  
Contract jobs citing B2B 52 43 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.67% 0.47% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.58% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 27
Median daily rate £388 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.81% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £250 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £405 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £408
% change year-on-year - -1.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.21 £11.00
% change year-on-year - -7.15%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6315 7428 7722
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.49% 81.17% 79.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3641 4585 4239
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 265 271
Median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £48.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

B2B
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 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
Berkshire +10 12 £115 -54.90% 5
Surrey +23 11 £308 -18.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -4 8 £438 -
Hampshire +5 7 £450 +38.46% 9
Oxfordshire - 5 £425 - 1
West Sussex +3 4 £388 -3.12% 1
East Sussex - 3 £388 -
Kent - 1 - - 2
B2B
England

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for B2B.

1 25 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (22.34%) Telecoms
3 18 (19.15%) CRM
4 17 (18.09%) Marketing
5 16 (17.02%) Finance
6 14 (14.89%) HTML
6 14 (14.89%) Project Management
7 13 (13.83%) JavaScript
8 12 (12.77%) CSS
9 11 (11.70%) E-Commerce
9 11 (11.70%) CSS3
10 10 (10.64%) Product Management
10 10 (10.64%) HTML5
10 10 (10.64%) Degree
10 10 (10.64%) Business Analysis
10 10 (10.64%) Microsoft
10 10 (10.64%) AngularJS
10 10 (10.64%) User Experience
10 10 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (9.57%) Advertising
11 9 (9.57%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (8.51%) B2C
12 8 (8.51%) Google
12 8 (8.51%) Change Control
12 8 (8.51%) Analytics
13 7 (7.45%) Scrum
14 6 (6.38%) Banking
14 6 (6.38%) Data Management
14 6 (6.38%) Data Centre
14 6 (6.38%) Front End Development

B2B
Top Related 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 2 (2.13%) CMS
1 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.06%) Confluence
2 1 (1.06%) MS Project Server
2 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.06%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (3.19%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.19%) MS Office
2 1 (1.06%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.06%) MS Project
2 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.06%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (1.06%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.13%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (2.13%) Eloqua
2 1 (1.06%) Maximo
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (4.26%) SaaS
2 3 (3.19%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.19%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.06%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (1.06%) Asana
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.32%) GPON
2 3 (3.19%) Ethernet
2 3 (3.19%) Firewall
2 3 (3.19%) SMS
2 3 (3.19%) Unified Communications
2 3 (3.19%) VoIP
2 3 (3.19%) VPN
2 3 (3.19%) xDSL
3 2 (2.13%) DOCSIS
3 2 (2.13%) PBX
3 2 (2.13%) VDSL
4 1 (1.06%) FTP
4 1 (1.06%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.06%) Internet
4 1 (1.06%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.26%) Big Data
2 2 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.06%) MySQL
3 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.26%) JIRA
2 2 (2.13%) Axure RP
2 2 (2.13%) Grunt
2 2 (2.13%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.06%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.06%) NUnit
3 1 (1.06%) Protractor
3 1 (1.06%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (22.34%) Telecoms
2 17 (18.09%) Marketing
3 16 (17.02%) Finance
4 9 (9.57%) Advertising
5 6 (6.38%) Banking
6 4 (4.26%) Retail
7 3 (3.19%) Billing
7 3 (3.19%) Financial Institution
7 3 (3.19%) French Language
8 2 (2.13%) Electronics
8 2 (2.13%) Manufacturing
9 1 (1.06%) Aerospace
9 1 (1.06%) German Language
Job Titles
1 18 (19.15%) Analyst
2 14 (14.89%) Business Analyst
3 12 (12.77%) Architect
4 11 (11.70%) Product Manager
5 10 (10.64%) Developer
6 9 (9.57%) Coordinator
7 6 (6.38%) Angular Developer
7 6 (6.38%) Data Manager
7 6 (6.38%) Development Manager
7 6 (6.38%) Implementation Coordinator
7 6 (6.38%) Product Development Manager
8 5 (5.32%) Consultant
8 5 (5.32%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 5 (5.32%) Project Manager
9 4 (4.26%) CRM Analyst
9 4 (4.26%) Data Analyst
9 4 (4.26%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (4.26%) Marketing Manager
9 4 (4.26%) Technical Architect
10 3 (3.19%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.89%) HTML
2 12 (12.77%) CSS
3 11 (11.70%) CSS3
4 10 (10.64%) AngularJS
4 10 (10.64%) HTML5
5 5 (5.32%) Node.js
6 4 (4.26%) D3.js
6 4 (4.26%) LESS
6 4 (4.26%) React
6 4 (4.26%) Sass
6 4 (4.26%) XML
7 3 (3.19%) Cocoa
7 3 (3.19%) EDI
7 3 (3.19%) Middleware
7 3 (3.19%) Spring
8 2 (2.13%) .NET
8 2 (2.13%) WCF
8 2 (2.13%) Web Services
9 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.06%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (10.64%) User Experience
2 6 (6.38%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.32%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.19%) Social Media
5 2 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.06%) Clustering
6 1 (1.06%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.06%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.06%) TRADACOMS
6 1 (1.06%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.06%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.19%) Android
2 1 (1.06%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (19.15%) CRM
3 14 (14.89%) Project Management
4 11 (11.70%) E-Commerce
5 10 (10.64%) Business Analysis
5 10 (10.64%) Product Management
6 8 (8.51%) Analytics
6 8 (8.51%) B2C
6 8 (8.51%) Change Control
7 7 (7.45%) Scrum
8 6 (6.38%) Data Management
8 6 (6.38%) Front End Development
9 5 (5.32%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (5.32%) Market Research
9 5 (5.32%) Waterfall
10 4 (4.26%) Competitor Analysis
10 4 (4.26%) Digital Marketing
10 4 (4.26%) Migration
10 4 (4.26%) PRINCE2
10 4 (4.26%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.83%) JavaScript
2 3 (3.19%) Apple Swift
2 3 (3.19%) Java
2 3 (3.19%) Objective-C
3 2 (2.13%) C
3 2 (2.13%) C#
4 1 (1.06%) ActionScript
4 1 (1.06%) ActionScript 2.0
4 1 (1.06%) Korn
4 1 (1.06%) Perl
4 1 (1.06%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (10.64%) Degree
2 2 (2.13%) PMP
3 1 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.19%) SLA
2 1 (1.06%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (3.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (4.26%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.06%) Control-M
Vendors
1 10 (10.64%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.57%) Salesforce.com
3 8 (8.51%) Google
4 5 (5.32%) Adobe
5 4 (4.26%) Apple
6 3 (3.19%) Ericsson
6 3 (3.19%) IBM
6 3 (3.19%) Oracle
6 3 (3.19%) SAP
6 3 (3.19%) Virgin Media
7 2 (2.13%) BT
7 2 (2.13%) ESRI
7 2 (2.13%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 2 (2.13%) Selligent
8 1 (1.06%) BMC
8 1 (1.06%) Citrix
8 1 (1.06%) Omniture
8 1 (1.06%) Remedy
8 1 (1.06%) Sophos
8 1 (1.06%) webMethods