Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 238 270 283
Rank change year-on-year +32 +13 -12
Contract jobs citing B2B 140 86 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.84% 0.56% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.67% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 43 53
South East median daily rate £475 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £248 £166
90th Percentile £629 £509 £487
England median daily rate £450 £465 £420
% change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
South East median hourly rate £35.40 £21.50 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.65% +9.64% -10.86%
10th Percentile £15.22 £20.75 £18.81
90th Percentile £59.58 £22.25 £20.42
England median hourly rate £12.50 £19.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year -35.90% +56.00% +13.64%

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 14,119 12,796 14,891
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.54% 83.12% 82.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,320 7,405 9,188
South East median daily rate £438 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £284 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £545
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 507 560
South East median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -11.58% +5.56%
10th Percentile £10.62 £11.25 £11.59
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.00 £52.53
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +8.70% +9.52%

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 20 May 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing B2B in the South East over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 May 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 -10 57 £375 -11.76% 19
Berkshire +12 49 £375 -9.64% 11
Hampshire +30 40 £475 +4.91% 12
Surrey -17 24 £450 +40.63% 5
Kent +21 11 £478 - 2
Buckinghamshire -10 4 £325 -25.71% 3
Oxfordshire -12 4 £488 +18.18% 5
West Sussex -15 2 - - 2
B2B
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 47 (33.57%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (22.86%) B2C
2 32 (22.86%) Finance
3 29 (20.71%) SQL Server
3 29 (20.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (18.57%) Scrum
5 25 (17.86%) Oracle
5 25 (17.86%) User Stories
6 24 (17.14%) .NET
6 24 (17.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 23 (16.43%) BizTalk Server
7 23 (16.43%) C#
8 21 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
9 20 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
9 20 (14.29%) Relational Database
9 20 (14.29%) Marketing
10 19 (13.57%) .NET Framework
10 19 (13.57%) ReSharper
10 19 (13.57%) TDD
10 19 (13.57%) Test Automation
10 19 (13.57%) BDD
10 19 (13.57%) VB.NET
10 19 (13.57%) OOP
10 19 (13.57%) OO
10 19 (13.57%) RDBMS
10 19 (13.57%) SonarQube
10 19 (13.57%) Jenkins
11 18 (12.86%) E-Commerce
12 17 (12.14%) User Experience
13 16 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management

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 23 (16.43%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (4.29%) CMS
3 4 (2.86%) Apache
4 3 (2.14%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (5.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.14%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (5.00%) Eloqua
2 5 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.14%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.71%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (20.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.00%) Office 365
3 3 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.43%) CloudSense
5 1 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.57%) FTP
1 5 (3.57%) HTTP
1 5 (3.57%) SMTP
2 3 (2.14%) SSL
3 2 (1.43%) Firewall
4 1 (0.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (20.71%) SQL Server
2 20 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 19 (13.57%) RDBMS
4 5 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (2.14%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (17.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (13.57%) Jenkins
2 19 (13.57%) ReSharper
2 19 (13.57%) SonarQube
3 5 (3.57%) MorphX
4 4 (2.86%) Axure RP
4 4 (2.86%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.71%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.71%) JIRA
5 1 (0.71%) Vagrant
General
1 32 (22.86%) Finance
2 20 (14.29%) Marketing
3 14 (10.00%) Legal
4 10 (7.14%) Retail
5 9 (6.43%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.86%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.14%) Billing
8 2 (1.43%) Banking
8 2 (1.43%) Electronics
9 1 (0.71%) Advertising
9 1 (0.71%) Back Office
9 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (21.43%) Developer
2 24 (17.14%) Analyst
3 23 (16.43%) Senior Developer
4 18 (12.86%) BizTalk Developer
4 18 (12.86%) Integration Developer
4 18 (12.86%) Senior BizTalk Developer
5 16 (11.43%) Cloud Developer
6 15 (10.71%) .NET Developer
6 15 (10.71%) Consultant
6 15 (10.71%) Senior .NET Developer
7 14 (10.00%) Azure Developer
8 12 (8.57%) BizTalk Integration Developer
8 12 (8.57%) Business Analyst
9 11 (7.86%) Architect
10 10 (7.14%) Project Manager
10 10 (7.14%) Salesforce Analyst
11 9 (6.43%) Designer
11 9 (6.43%) Operations Analyst
12 7 (5.00%) Product Manager
13 6 (4.29%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (17.14%) .NET
2 19 (13.57%) .NET Framework
3 11 (7.86%) CSS
3 11 (7.86%) HTML
4 7 (5.00%) XML
5 6 (4.29%) REST
5 6 (4.29%) SOAP
6 5 (3.57%) Web Services
7 4 (2.86%) MSMQ
7 4 (2.86%) WCF
7 4 (2.86%) XSD
7 4 (2.86%) XSLT
8 3 (2.14%) EDI
8 3 (2.14%) jQuery
8 3 (2.14%) JSON
8 3 (2.14%) PySpark
8 3 (2.14%) Sass
9 2 (1.43%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.43%) CSS3
9 2 (1.43%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (12.14%) User Experience
4 4 (2.86%) Minimum Viable Product
5 3 (2.14%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.14%) Taxonomies
6 2 (1.43%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.43%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.43%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.43%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.43%) W3C
7 1 (0.71%) Clustering
7 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.71%) DataPower
7 1 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.71%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.71%) Social Media
7 1 (0.71%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.00%) Windows
2 2 (1.43%) Android
2 2 (1.43%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (33.57%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (22.86%) B2C
3 26 (18.57%) Scrum
4 25 (17.86%) User Stories
5 19 (13.57%) BDD
5 19 (13.57%) OO
5 19 (13.57%) OOP
5 19 (13.57%) TDD
5 19 (13.57%) Test Automation
6 18 (12.86%) E-Commerce
7 16 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (9.29%) Migration
8 13 (9.29%) Project Management
9 12 (8.57%) Waterfall
9 12 (8.57%) Wireframes
10 10 (7.14%) Data Migration
11 9 (6.43%) CRM
11 9 (6.43%) Process Improvement
12 8 (5.71%) EAI
12 8 (5.71%) Marketing Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 23 (16.43%) C#
2 19 (13.57%) VB.NET
3 11 (7.86%) SQL
4 8 (5.71%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.57%) Python
5 5 (3.57%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.86%) X++
7 2 (1.43%) Java
8 1 (0.71%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.71%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (0.71%) ActionScript 3.0
8 1 (0.71%) C++
8 1 (0.71%) ES6
8 1 (0.71%) R
8 1 (0.71%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (6.43%) Degree
2 3 (2.14%) CISSP
3 2 (1.43%) CISM
3 2 (1.43%) CRISC
3 2 (1.43%) MCITP
3 2 (1.43%) MCTS
3 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.71%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.86%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.71%) QA
2 1 (0.71%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 1 (0.71%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 25 (17.86%) Oracle
2 15 (10.71%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (5.00%) SAP
4 6 (4.29%) hybris
5 5 (3.57%) IBM
6 4 (2.86%) Microsoft
7 3 (2.14%) Marketo
8 2 (1.43%) IBM Sterling
8 2 (1.43%) webMethods
9 1 (0.71%) Adobe
9 1 (0.71%) ATG
9 1 (0.71%) HubSpot
9 1 (0.71%) Pardot
9 1 (0.71%) Twitter