The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for B2C skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited B2C over the 3 months to 22 June 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.

B2C (Business-to-Consumer)
England / South West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 141 139
Rank change year-on-year +13 -2  
Contract jobs citing B2C 6 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.22% 0.20% 0.064%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.25% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Median daily rate £338 £430 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.51% -7.02%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -8.57% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £7.93 -
% change year-on-year +354.25% -  

B2C 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 West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2211 2375 2447
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 82.04% 79.19% 78.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1414 1565 1643
Median daily rate £400 £385 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -1.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £280 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 109 112
Median hourly rate £43.50 £35.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.53% -2.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £21.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.25 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

B2C
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing B2C as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for B2C in the South West

B2C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing B2C in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for B2C in the South West

B2C
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2C within the South West region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Dorset +5 2 - -
Bristol - 1 £338 -
Devon - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -
B2C
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing B2C 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 West region with a requirement for B2C.

1 15 (78.95%) B2B
2 14 (73.68%) QA
2 14 (73.68%) E-Commerce
3 13 (68.42%) JMS
3 13 (68.42%) Internet
3 13 (68.42%) JMX
3 13 (68.42%) ATG
3 13 (68.42%) CMS
3 13 (68.42%) Hibernate
3 13 (68.42%) JDBC
3 13 (68.42%) JSP
3 13 (68.42%) Servlets
3 13 (68.42%) SOAP
3 13 (68.42%) Struts
3 13 (68.42%) Web Services
3 13 (68.42%) XML
3 13 (68.42%) XSLT
3 13 (68.42%) J2EE
3 13 (68.42%) Oracle
3 13 (68.42%) WebSphere Application Server
3 13 (68.42%) WebLogic
3 13 (68.42%) Java
3 13 (68.42%) JBoss
3 13 (68.42%) Apache
3 13 (68.42%) Software Architecture
3 13 (68.42%) Load Testing
3 13 (68.42%) Capacity Planning
3 13 (68.42%) iPad
3 13 (68.42%) High Availability
3 13 (68.42%) Content Management

B2C
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 13 (68.42%) Apache
1 13 (68.42%) CMS
1 13 (68.42%) JBoss
1 13 (68.42%) WebLogic
1 13 (68.42%) WebSphere
1 13 (68.42%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Hybris
Communications & Networking
1 13 (68.42%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (68.42%) Endeca
2 2 (10.53%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Xcode
General
1 3 (15.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Data Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Hybris Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Hybris Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Insight Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) iOS Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Lead Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) QA Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) QlikView Developer
4 1 (5.26%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) SAP Developer
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Data Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (68.42%) Hibernate
1 13 (68.42%) J2EE
1 13 (68.42%) JDBC
1 13 (68.42%) JMS
1 13 (68.42%) JMX
1 13 (68.42%) JSP
1 13 (68.42%) Servlets
1 13 (68.42%) SOAP
1 13 (68.42%) Spring
1 13 (68.42%) Struts
1 13 (68.42%) Web Services
1 13 (68.42%) XML
1 13 (68.42%) XSLT
2 1 (5.26%) Cocoa
2 1 (5.26%) JSON
2 1 (5.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (68.42%) iPad
1 13 (68.42%) Virtual Team
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.26%) Android
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) B2B
2 14 (73.68%) E-Commerce
3 13 (68.42%) Capacity Planning
3 13 (68.42%) Content Management
3 13 (68.42%) High Availability
3 13 (68.42%) Load Testing
3 13 (68.42%) Performance Tuning
3 13 (68.42%) Software Architecture
4 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.26%) BDD
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
5 1 (5.26%) Data Validation
5 1 (5.26%) Scrum
5 1 (5.26%) TDD
5 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Validation
5 1 (5.26%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) Apple Swift
3 1 (5.26%) Objective-C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (73.68%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) ATG
1 13 (68.42%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Apple
2 1 (5.26%) hybris
2 1 (5.26%) Samsung
2 1 (5.26%) SAP
2 1 (5.26%) Xamarin