Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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 > South East
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 286 269 280
Rank change year-on-year -17 +11 +3
Contract jobs citing B2B 92 110 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.55% 0.66% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.80% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 62 76
South East median daily rate £438 £380 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.28% -1.11% +22.80%
10th Percentile £310 £188 £238
90th Percentile £700 £593 £550
England median daily rate £425 £425 £423
% change year-on-year - +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 4
South East median hourly rate £35.50 £22.50 £81.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.78% -72.31% +638.64%
10th Percentile £31.25 £18.81 £37.23
90th Percentile £37.75 £36.80 £136.75
England median hourly rate £34.00 £29.27 £19.03
% change year-on-year +16.18% +53.78% +81.24%

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 13933 13731 15560
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.79% 82.58% 80.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8355 8291 9281
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £563 £535
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 544 605
South East median hourly rate £22.75 £27.13 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.13% +2.36% +51.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.58 £48.75
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%

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 21 November 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 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 21 November 2017. 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 -32 48 £350 -9.68% 11
Berkshire -19 33 £375 - 11
Hampshire +13 13 £475 +7.89% 10
Buckinghamshire -20 13 £325 -40.23%
Surrey -9 11 £338 -10.00% 3
Oxfordshire +2 2 £481 +8.15%
East Sussex -1 1 - - 1
Kent - 1 - - 2
Home Counties - 1 - -
B2B
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 32 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (27.17%) B2C
3 23 (25.00%) Java
4 22 (23.91%) SQL
5 21 (22.83%) Marketing
6 17 (18.48%) Project Management
6 17 (18.48%) E-Commerce
7 16 (17.39%) HTML
7 16 (17.39%) Wireframes
8 15 (16.30%) MS Visio
9 14 (15.22%) JavaScript
10 13 (14.13%) CSS
10 13 (14.13%) XML
11 12 (13.04%) Finance
11 12 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (11.96%) Migration
12 11 (11.96%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (10.87%) Scrum
13 10 (10.87%) Internet
14 9 (9.78%) WebSphere MQ
14 9 (9.78%) webMethods
14 9 (9.78%) SSL
14 9 (9.78%) SMTP
14 9 (9.78%) FTP
14 9 (9.78%) HTTP
14 9 (9.78%) XML Schema
14 9 (9.78%) IBM
14 9 (9.78%) ebXML
14 9 (9.78%) EAI
14 9 (9.78%) EDI

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 9 (9.78%) WebSphere
2 4 (4.35%) CMS
3 3 (3.26%) Drupal
3 3 (3.26%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.17%) JBoss
4 2 (2.17%) WordPress
5 1 (1.09%) Confluence
Applications
1 15 (16.30%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.09%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.09%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (1.09%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Magento
2 3 (3.26%) Oracle CRM
2 3 (3.26%) Oracle CRM On Demand
3 2 (2.17%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (2.17%) Sprinklr
3 2 (2.17%) WebTrends
4 1 (1.09%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.09%) Eloqua
4 1 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.35%) SaaS
2 3 (3.26%) Google Analytics
3 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.87%) Internet
2 9 (9.78%) FTP
2 9 (9.78%) HTTP
2 9 (9.78%) SMTP
2 9 (9.78%) SSL
3 2 (2.17%) GPON
4 1 (1.09%) DOCSIS
4 1 (1.09%) Extranet
4 1 (1.09%) VDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (1.09%) InfluxDB
1 1 (1.09%) MySQL
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (8.70%) Axure RP
2 7 (7.61%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 4 (4.35%) JIRA
4 3 (3.26%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.17%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 21 (22.83%) Marketing
2 12 (13.04%) Finance
3 7 (7.61%) Telecoms
4 6 (6.52%) Advertising
5 4 (4.35%) Law
5 4 (4.35%) Publishing
5 4 (4.35%) Retail
6 2 (2.17%) Brand Awareness
6 2 (2.17%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.09%) Legal
7 1 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (28.26%) Analyst
2 21 (22.83%) Business Analyst
3 12 (13.04%) Architect
4 7 (7.61%) Consultant
4 7 (7.61%) Product Manager
5 6 (6.52%) Agile Business Analyst
5 6 (6.52%) Data Business Analyst
5 6 (6.52%) Developer
5 6 (6.52%) Lead Product Manager
5 6 (6.52%) Marketing Manager
5 6 (6.52%) Programme Manager
6 5 (5.43%) Digital Analyst
6 5 (5.43%) Digital Business Analyst
6 5 (5.43%) Domain Architect
6 5 (5.43%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (4.35%) Campaign Manager
7 4 (4.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 4 (4.35%) Procurement Manager
8 3 (3.26%) Data Architect
8 3 (3.26%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.39%) HTML
2 13 (14.13%) CSS
2 13 (14.13%) XML
3 9 (9.78%) cXML
3 9 (9.78%) ebXML
3 9 (9.78%) EDI
3 9 (9.78%) WebSphere MQ
3 9 (9.78%) XML Schema
4 8 (8.70%) Flash
5 7 (7.61%) EJB
5 7 (7.61%) J2EE
5 7 (7.61%) Struts
6 6 (6.52%) Web Services
7 5 (5.43%) Ajax
7 5 (5.43%) JNDI
7 5 (5.43%) JSTL
8 3 (3.26%) Leaflet
8 3 (3.26%) React
8 3 (3.26%) REST
8 3 (3.26%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.78%) DataPower
2 9 (9.78%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (9.78%) Social Media
2 9 (9.78%) User Experience
3 5 (5.43%) Web 2.0
4 4 (4.35%) Smart Meter
5 3 (3.26%) Blog
5 3 (3.26%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.26%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.17%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.17%) Machine to Machine
6 2 (2.17%) Marketing Technology
6 2 (2.17%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.09%) Social Network
7 1 (1.09%) Taxonomies
7 1 (1.09%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.09%) Linux
1 1 (1.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (27.17%) B2C
3 17 (18.48%) E-Commerce
3 17 (18.48%) Project Management
4 16 (17.39%) Wireframes
5 11 (11.96%) Migration
5 11 (11.96%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (10.87%) Scrum
7 9 (9.78%) API Development
7 9 (9.78%) Data Security
7 9 (9.78%) EAI
7 9 (9.78%) High Availability
8 8 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (8.70%) Mentoring
8 8 (8.70%) SEO
9 6 (6.52%) Data Analysis
9 6 (6.52%) Digital Marketing
9 6 (6.52%) Email Marketing
9 6 (6.52%) Waterfall
9 6 (6.52%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (25.00%) Java
2 22 (23.91%) SQL
3 14 (15.22%) JavaScript
4 9 (9.78%) ActionScript
4 9 (9.78%) ActionScript 2.0
4 9 (9.78%) ActionScript 3.0
5 8 (8.70%) PHP
6 3 (3.26%) ES6
6 3 (3.26%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.09%) C
7 1 (1.09%) C#
7 1 (1.09%) Python
7 1 (1.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (7.61%) Degree
2 3 (3.26%) PMI Certification
2 3 (3.26%) PMP
3 1 (1.09%) APMP
3 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.78%) RosettaNet
2 3 (3.26%) QA
3 1 (1.09%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.09%) Ansible
1 1 (1.09%) Grafana
1 1 (1.09%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.09%) Mesos
1 1 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (9.78%) IBM
1 9 (9.78%) Oracle
1 9 (9.78%) webMethods
2 8 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.61%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (5.43%) ATG
4 5 (5.43%) Demandware
4 5 (5.43%) Google
4 5 (5.43%) Intershop
5 3 (3.26%) Facebook
5 3 (3.26%) Marketo
5 3 (3.26%) Twitter
6 2 (2.17%) Adobe
6 2 (2.17%) HubSpot
6 2 (2.17%) hybris
6 2 (2.17%) SAP
7 1 (1.09%) BMC
7 1 (1.09%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.09%) Intel
7 1 (1.09%) Remedy