Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 248 300 267
Rank change year-on-year +52 -33 +10
Contract jobs citing B2B 136 67 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.82% 0.42% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.49% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 28 58
South East median daily rate £475 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +16.67% -2.60%
10th Percentile £307 £224 £172
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
England median daily rate £450 £450 £427
% change year-on-year - +5.32% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
South East median hourly rate £10.80 £21.50 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.77% +9.64% -83.66%
England median hourly rate £23.67 £21.50 £19.61
% change year-on-year +10.08% +9.64% +78.27%

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 14,269 13,541 15,196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.60% 84.18% 83.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,511 7,857 9,324
South East median daily rate £430 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +5.96%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £588 £570 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 494 494 562
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% +1.12%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £49.50
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -10.42% +4.35% +6.73%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +21 65 £435 -0.57% 29
Berkshire +14 56 £435 -0.57% 12
Hampshire +12 36 £475 -1.30% 6
Surrey -13 25 £475 +13.43% 1
Kent +15 6 £430 -
Oxfordshire +2 5 £488 +44.44% 9
Buckinghamshire +15 4 £325 -25.71% 8
Middlesex - 2 £425 -
West Sussex +5 1 - - 5
East Sussex - 1 - - 4
B2B
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 36 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (23.53%) B2C
2 32 (23.53%) Finance
3 28 (20.59%) Marketing
4 24 (17.65%) Oracle
4 24 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (14.71%) C#
5 20 (14.71%) .NET
5 20 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (14.71%) Scrum
5 20 (14.71%) Degree
6 18 (13.24%) E-Commerce
6 18 (13.24%) Analytics
7 17 (12.50%) User Stories
7 17 (12.50%) OO
8 15 (11.03%) Project Management
9 14 (10.29%) Windows
9 14 (10.29%) SQL Server
9 14 (10.29%) CRM
9 14 (10.29%) Microsoft
10 13 (9.56%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (9.56%) .NET Framework
10 13 (9.56%) Amazon AWS
11 12 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (8.82%) MongoDB
11 12 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (8.82%) BizTalk Server
11 12 (8.82%) Legal
11 12 (8.82%) CSS

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 (8.82%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (5.15%) Apache Solr
4 5 (3.68%) Apache
4 5 (3.68%) Apache Spark
5 4 (2.94%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (2.21%) CMS
7 2 (1.47%) Jupyter
7 2 (1.47%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.74%) JBoss
8 1 (0.74%) OpenROAD
8 1 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.74%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (3.68%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.21%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (5.88%) Eloqua
2 2 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.47%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (9.56%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (6.62%) Office 365
4 3 (2.21%) Azure Machine Learning
5 2 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.47%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.74%) CloudSense
6 1 (0.74%) IaaS
6 1 (0.74%) PaaS
6 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.35%) HTTP
2 5 (3.68%) Firewall
3 3 (2.21%) Broadband
4 2 (1.47%) FTP
4 2 (1.47%) SMTP
4 2 (1.47%) WAN
5 1 (0.74%) DSL
5 1 (0.74%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.74%) MPLS
5 1 (0.74%) Skype
5 1 (0.74%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.82%) MongoDB
3 9 (6.62%) RDBMS
3 9 (6.62%) Relational Database
4 8 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (5.88%) Neo4j
4 8 (5.88%) NoSQL
4 8 (5.88%) Redis
5 5 (3.68%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.94%) Geospatial Data
6 4 (2.94%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.94%) MySQL
7 2 (1.47%) Big Data
7 2 (1.47%) Power BI
7 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (7.35%) Jenkins
3 9 (6.62%) ReSharper
3 9 (6.62%) SonarQube
4 3 (2.21%) Axure RP
4 3 (2.21%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.47%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.47%) MorphX
6 1 (0.74%) JIRA
General
1 32 (23.53%) Finance
2 28 (20.59%) Marketing
3 12 (8.82%) Legal
4 10 (7.35%) Retail
5 8 (5.88%) Telecoms
6 7 (5.15%) Advertising
7 4 (2.94%) Electronics
8 3 (2.21%) Italian Language
9 2 (1.47%) Back Office
9 2 (1.47%) Billing
10 1 (0.74%) German Language
10 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.74%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 28 (20.59%) Developer
2 19 (13.97%) Analyst
3 16 (11.76%) Architect
4 13 (9.56%) Consultant
5 12 (8.82%) BizTalk Developer
6 11 (8.09%) Senior BizTalk Developer
6 11 (8.09%) Senior Developer
7 10 (7.35%) .NET Developer
7 10 (7.35%) Business Analyst
7 10 (7.35%) Project Manager
8 9 (6.62%) Azure Developer
8 9 (6.62%) Integration Developer
9 8 (5.88%) Operations Analyst
9 8 (5.88%) Salesforce Analyst
10 7 (5.15%) BizTalk Integration Developer
10 7 (5.15%) Marketing Manager
10 7 (5.15%) Senior .NET Developer
11 6 (4.41%) Cloud Developer
11 6 (4.41%) Software Engineer
11 6 (4.41%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.71%) .NET
2 13 (9.56%) .NET Framework
3 12 (8.82%) CSS
3 12 (8.82%) HTML
4 11 (8.09%) JSON
5 9 (6.62%) Kafka
5 9 (6.62%) RabbitMQ
6 8 (5.88%) Apache Avro
6 8 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (5.88%) jQuery
6 8 (5.88%) Memcached
6 8 (5.88%) Protocol Buffers
6 8 (5.88%) SignalR
7 7 (5.15%) Lucene
8 6 (4.41%) AngularJS
8 6 (4.41%) Node.js
9 5 (3.68%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (3.68%) CSS3
9 5 (3.68%) React
9 5 (3.68%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 24 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.09%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (8.09%) User Experience
3 9 (6.62%) Virtual Team
4 7 (5.15%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (4.41%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.68%) Social Media
7 4 (2.94%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.94%) Minimum Viable Product
8 3 (2.21%) Taxonomies
9 2 (1.47%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.47%) Replication
9 2 (1.47%) W3C
10 1 (0.74%) Clustering
10 1 (0.74%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.74%) Fintech
10 1 (0.74%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.74%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.29%) Windows
2 4 (2.94%) Linux
3 3 (2.21%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.74%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (23.53%) B2C
3 20 (14.71%) Scrum
3 20 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (13.24%) Analytics
4 18 (13.24%) E-Commerce
5 17 (12.50%) OO
5 17 (12.50%) User Stories
6 15 (11.03%) Project Management
7 14 (10.29%) CRM
8 12 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (8.09%) Migration
9 11 (8.09%) Waterfall
10 10 (7.35%) BDD
10 10 (7.35%) SEO
10 10 (7.35%) TDD
10 10 (7.35%) Test Automation
11 9 (6.62%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (6.62%) OOP
11 9 (6.62%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.71%) C#
2 12 (8.82%) JavaScript
3 10 (7.35%) VB.NET
4 7 (5.15%) Python
5 6 (4.41%) SQL
5 6 (4.41%) TypeScript
6 3 (2.21%) ES6
6 3 (2.21%) Java
7 2 (1.47%) Java 8
7 2 (1.47%) R
7 2 (1.47%) X++
8 1 (0.74%) C
8 1 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (14.71%) Degree
2 4 (2.94%) PMI Certification
2 4 (2.94%) PMP
3 2 (1.47%) CISM
3 2 (1.47%) CISSP
3 2 (1.47%) CRISC
3 2 (1.47%) Master's Degree
3 2 (1.47%) MBA
3 2 (1.47%) MCITP
3 2 (1.47%) MCTS
3 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.74%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.74%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.74%) PgMP
4 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.74%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.94%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.21%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.21%) SLA
3 2 (1.47%) GDPR
3 2 (1.47%) QA
3 2 (1.47%) RosettaNet
4 1 (0.74%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.74%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (4.41%) Docker
2 3 (2.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.21%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.74%) Ansible
2 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.74%) Puppet
2 1 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 24 (17.65%) Oracle
2 14 (10.29%) Microsoft
3 13 (9.56%) Salesforce.com
4 9 (6.62%) SAP
5 8 (5.88%) IBM
5 8 (5.88%) Rackspace
6 6 (4.41%) IBM Sterling
7 5 (3.68%) hybris
8 3 (2.21%) Ariba
8 3 (2.21%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (1.47%) ComArch
9 2 (1.47%) Google
9 2 (1.47%) Marketo
9 2 (1.47%) NetCracker
9 2 (1.47%) Tableau
10 1 (0.74%) ATG
10 1 (0.74%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.74%) Ericsson
10 1 (0.74%) Talend
10 1 (0.74%) WSO2