Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 229 265 293
Rank change year-on-year +36 +28 -4
Contract jobs citing B2B 142 94 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.84% 0.60% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.74% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 60 66
South East median daily rate £450 £394 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +5.00% -1.64%
10th Percentile £263 £299 £250
90th Percentile £740 £538 £550
England median daily rate £425 £440 £420
% change year-on-year -3.41% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
South East median hourly rate £35.50 £22.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.78% -42.68% +292.50%
10th Percentile £16.71 £20.85 £36.08
90th Percentile £56.90 £23.75 £43.03
England median hourly rate £18.25 £22.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year -18.89% +80.00% +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 13,998 12,725 14,894
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 83.22% 81.89% 81.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,396 7,533 8,924
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £255
90th Percentile £588 £573 £538
England median daily rate £451 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.97% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 516 614
South East median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.76% -16.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.06 £11.68
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £52.68
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +16.77%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +1 61 £325 -21.69% 30
Berkshire +5 40 £325 -13.33% 16
Hampshire +26 31 £475 +5.56% 9
Buckinghamshire -22 16 £325 -42.22% 6
Surrey -27 14 £338 +3.85% 9
Kent - 8 £528 - 4
Oxfordshire -13 5 £475 +8.57% 8
West Sussex -18 2 - - 5
East Sussex -5 1 - - 1
Home Counties - 1 - -
B2B
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 44 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (19.01%) SQL
3 26 (18.31%) B2C
4 25 (17.61%) Marketing
5 23 (16.20%) Oracle
6 22 (15.49%) Finance
6 22 (15.49%) Scrum
7 21 (14.79%) SQL Server
7 21 (14.79%) Enterprise Software
8 20 (14.08%) E-Commerce
9 18 (12.68%) Project Management
9 18 (12.68%) Wireframes
10 17 (11.97%) User Stories
10 17 (11.97%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (11.97%) Java
10 17 (11.97%) XML
11 16 (11.27%) MS Visio
11 16 (11.27%) EAI
11 16 (11.27%) Migration
12 15 (10.56%) C#
12 15 (10.56%) .NET
13 14 (9.86%) BizTalk Server
13 14 (9.86%) TDD
13 14 (9.86%) Team Foundation Server
13 14 (9.86%) Jenkins
13 14 (9.86%) Microsoft Azure
13 14 (9.86%) User Experience
14 13 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (9.15%) SMTP
14 13 (9.15%) FTP

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 14 (9.86%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (7.04%) WebSphere
3 6 (4.23%) CMS
4 3 (2.11%) Apache
4 3 (2.11%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.11%) Drupal
4 3 (2.11%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.41%) JBoss
5 2 (1.41%) WordPress
6 1 (0.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (11.27%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (4.23%) Eloqua
2 5 (3.52%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.11%) Oracle CRM
3 3 (2.11%) Oracle CRM On Demand
3 3 (2.11%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.70%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.70%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.82%) SaaS
3 3 (2.11%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.70%) CloudSense
4 1 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.15%) FTP
1 13 (9.15%) HTTP
1 13 (9.15%) SMTP
2 12 (8.45%) SSL
3 10 (7.04%) Internet
4 1 (0.70%) DOCSIS
4 1 (0.70%) Extranet
4 1 (0.70%) GPON
4 1 (0.70%) VDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.79%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.45%) Relational Database
3 11 (7.75%) RDBMS
4 5 (3.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.11%) Geospatial Data
5 3 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.11%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.70%) InfluxDB
6 1 (0.70%) MySQL
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 14 (9.86%) Jenkins
1 14 (9.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (7.75%) ReSharper
2 11 (7.75%) SonarQube
3 8 (5.63%) Axure RP
3 8 (5.63%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 5 (3.52%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.52%) MorphX
5 4 (2.82%) JIRA
6 1 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 25 (17.61%) Marketing
2 22 (15.49%) Finance
3 9 (6.34%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.93%) Advertising
5 6 (4.23%) Manufacturing
5 6 (4.23%) Retail
6 5 (3.52%) Legal
7 2 (1.41%) Banking
7 2 (1.41%) Billing
7 2 (1.41%) Brand Awareness
7 2 (1.41%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.41%) Law
8 1 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 31 (21.83%) Analyst
2 22 (15.49%) Business Analyst
3 18 (12.68%) Developer
4 17 (11.97%) Consultant
5 14 (9.86%) Product Manager
5 14 (9.86%) Senior Developer
6 11 (7.75%) Cloud Developer
6 11 (7.75%) Integration Developer
7 10 (7.04%) Lead Product Manager
8 9 (6.34%) .NET Developer
8 9 (6.34%) Architect
8 9 (6.34%) BizTalk Developer
8 9 (6.34%) Procurement Manager
8 9 (6.34%) Senior .NET Developer
8 9 (6.34%) Senior BizTalk Developer
9 8 (5.63%) Designer
10 7 (4.93%) Agile Business Analyst
10 7 (4.93%) UI Designer
11 6 (4.23%) BizTalk Integration Developer
11 6 (4.23%) Data Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.97%) XML
2 15 (10.56%) .NET
3 12 (8.45%) EDI
4 11 (7.75%) .NET Framework
5 10 (7.04%) cXML
5 10 (7.04%) ebXML
5 10 (7.04%) WebSphere MQ
5 10 (7.04%) XML Schema
6 9 (6.34%) Web Services
7 8 (5.63%) HTML
8 7 (4.93%) REST
9 5 (3.52%) CSS
9 5 (3.52%) SOAP
10 3 (2.11%) Flash
10 3 (2.11%) MSMQ
10 3 (2.11%) PySpark
10 3 (2.11%) WCF
10 3 (2.11%) XSD
10 3 (2.11%) XSLT
11 2 (1.41%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.79%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (9.86%) User Experience
3 13 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (7.04%) DataPower
5 7 (4.93%) Social Media
6 4 (2.82%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.82%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.82%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.41%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.41%) Machine to Machine
7 2 (1.41%) Marketing Technology
7 2 (1.41%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.41%) Social Network
8 1 (0.70%) Clustering
8 1 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.70%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.70%) W3C
8 1 (0.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.41%) Android
1 2 (1.41%) Apple iOS
1 2 (1.41%) Unix
2 1 (0.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (18.31%) B2C
3 22 (15.49%) Scrum
4 20 (14.08%) E-Commerce
5 18 (12.68%) Project Management
5 18 (12.68%) Wireframes
6 17 (11.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (11.97%) User Stories
7 16 (11.27%) EAI
7 16 (11.27%) Migration
8 14 (9.86%) TDD
9 12 (8.45%) BDD
10 11 (7.75%) Data Migration
10 11 (7.75%) High Availability
10 11 (7.75%) Innovative Thinking
10 11 (7.75%) OO
10 11 (7.75%) OOP
10 11 (7.75%) Test Automation
11 10 (7.04%) API Development
11 10 (7.04%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 27 (19.01%) SQL
2 17 (11.97%) Java
3 15 (10.56%) C#
4 11 (7.75%) VB.NET
5 10 (7.04%) ActionScript
5 10 (7.04%) ActionScript 2.0
5 10 (7.04%) ActionScript 3.0
6 5 (3.52%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.52%) Python
6 5 (3.52%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.82%) X++
8 3 (2.11%) PHP
9 1 (0.70%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.70%) C++
9 1 (0.70%) R
9 1 (0.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (6.34%) Degree
2 3 (2.11%) PMI Certification
2 3 (2.11%) PMP
3 1 (0.70%) APMP
3 1 (0.70%) CISSP
3 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.04%) RosettaNet
2 3 (2.11%) QA
3 1 (0.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.70%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.70%) Ansible
1 1 (0.70%) Grafana
1 1 (0.70%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.70%) Mesos
1 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.70%) Puppet
1 1 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 23 (16.20%) Oracle
2 12 (8.45%) Salesforce.com
3 11 (7.75%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.75%) webMethods
4 10 (7.04%) IBM
5 7 (4.93%) SAP
6 5 (3.52%) Google
7 4 (2.82%) Marketo
8 3 (2.11%) hybris
9 2 (1.41%) HubSpot
9 2 (1.41%) Pardot
9 2 (1.41%) Twitter
10 1 (0.70%) Adobe
10 1 (0.70%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.70%) BMC
10 1 (0.70%) Ericsson
10 1 (0.70%) Facebook
10 1 (0.70%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.70%) Remedy