Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for B2C skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited B2C over the 6 months to 17 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.

B2C (Business-to-Consumer)
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 572 587 559
Rank change year-on-year +15 -28 +57
Contract jobs citing B2C 315 315 352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.30% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.35% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 222 221
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £325 £195 £300
90th Percentile £625 £656 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 6
UK median hourly rate £25.63 £36.00 £38.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.82% -5.48% -
10th Percentile £16.76 £24.80 £29.75
90th Percentile £39.98 £42.80 £44.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £36.00 £36.67
% change year-on-year -4.17% -1.83% -

B2C 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86890 88941 94016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.93% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 57867 58786 60918
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £626 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2052 2351 2749
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.37 £23.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +4.35% +16.75%

B2C
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing B2C as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for B2C in the UK

B2C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for B2C in the UK

B2C
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing B2C over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for B2C in the UK

B2C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2C.

Contractor hourly rate trend for B2C in the UK

B2C
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing B2C over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for B2C in the UK

B2C
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2C within the UK over the 6 months to 17 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
England +17 309 £450 +5.88% 33
London -11 166 £469 +4.17% 19
UK excluding London +38 145 £438 +2.94% 14
South East +14 65 £450 +5.88% 3
Midlands +42 36 £425 - 3
East Midlands +19 25 £425 -10.53%
North of England +62 19 £425 - 5
Yorkshire +34 14 £424 -11.72%
East of England -36 12 £450 +73.08% 3
West Midlands +20 11 £400 -5.88% 3
South West +2 10 £435 +1.16%
Scotland -9 2 - -
North East +65 1 £500 +48.15%
North West +19 1 - - 5
Wales - 1 £350 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 with a requirement for B2C.

1 156 (49.52%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (33.65%) E-Commerce
3 98 (31.11%) B2B
4 94 (29.84%) Java
5 69 (21.90%) Finance
6 61 (19.37%) Marketing
7 58 (18.41%) Retail
8 49 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
9 47 (14.92%) REST
10 45 (14.29%) JavaScript
11 44 (13.97%) Scrum
11 44 (13.97%) QA
12 40 (12.70%) hybris
12 40 (12.70%) SOAP
12 40 (12.70%) Web Services
13 37 (11.75%) HTML
14 36 (11.43%) J2EE
14 36 (11.43%) CRM
14 36 (11.43%) User Experience
15 35 (11.11%) RESTful
16 33 (10.48%) Oracle
16 33 (10.48%) CSS
17 32 (10.16%) ATG
18 31 (9.84%) Web Development
19 30 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
19 30 (9.52%) SAP
20 29 (9.21%) Project Management
20 29 (9.21%) JSON
21 27 (8.57%) iPad
21 27 (8.57%) Internet

B2C
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 25 (7.94%) JBoss
1 25 (7.94%) WebSphere
2 24 (7.62%) WebSphere Application Server
3 21 (6.67%) CMS
4 9 (2.86%) Apache
4 9 (2.86%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.59%) Mule
6 5 (1.59%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.27%) Confluence
7 4 (1.27%) Drupal
8 3 (0.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.32%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.32%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (2.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.90%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.27%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.32%) InVision
6 1 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.32%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 27 (8.57%) SAP Hybris
2 10 (3.17%) Magento
3 4 (1.27%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.95%) Oracle CRM On Demand
4 3 (0.95%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.63%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.63%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.63%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.63%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.32%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.32%) FastStats
6 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.32%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.32%) Unica
6 1 (0.32%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.30%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.17%) GitHub
4 7 (2.22%) Google Analytics
5 6 (1.90%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (1.90%) PaaS
6 4 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.27%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.27%) CloudFront
6 4 (1.27%) IaaS
6 4 (1.27%) npm
6 4 (1.27%) SaaS
7 2 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.32%) Lucidchart
8 1 (0.32%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 27 (8.57%) Internet
2 8 (2.54%) Intranet
3 7 (2.22%) Extranet
4 6 (1.90%) Firewall
5 5 (1.59%) DNS
6 4 (1.27%) SMS
7 2 (0.63%) CTI
8 1 (0.32%) Broadband
8 1 (0.32%) Intelligent Network
8 1 (0.32%) PBX
8 1 (0.32%) PSTN
8 1 (0.32%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.32%) Skype
8 1 (0.32%) VoIP
8 1 (0.32%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.49%) SAP Data Services
2 10 (3.17%) Endeca
2 10 (3.17%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.22%) NoSQL
3 7 (2.22%) OLAP
4 6 (1.90%) OLTP
5 5 (1.59%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (1.27%) MySQL
7 3 (0.95%) Big Data
7 3 (0.95%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.63%) InfluxDB
8 2 (0.63%) Redis
8 2 (0.63%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.32%) QGIS
9 1 (0.32%) Spatial Data
9 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (7.30%) JIRA
2 17 (5.40%) Selenium
3 16 (5.08%) Maven
4 14 (4.44%) Jenkins
5 10 (3.17%) Calabash
6 9 (2.86%) Git (software)
7 8 (2.54%) Ant
7 8 (2.54%) Cucumber
7 8 (2.54%) Gradle
8 7 (2.22%) Bitbucket
8 7 (2.22%) JUnit
9 6 (1.90%) Subversion
9 6 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (1.90%) TestNG
10 5 (1.59%) Cobertura
10 5 (1.59%) Robot Framework
10 5 (1.59%) TeamCity
11 4 (1.27%) Axure RP
11 4 (1.27%) Grunt
12 3 (0.95%) SoapUI
General
1 69 (21.90%) Finance
2 61 (19.37%) Marketing
3 58 (18.41%) Retail
4 23 (7.30%) Banking
5 18 (5.71%) Telecoms
6 17 (5.40%) Automotive
7 12 (3.81%) Advertising
8 11 (3.49%) Publishing
9 8 (2.54%) Back Office
10 7 (2.22%) Manufacturing
11 6 (1.90%) Electronics
11 6 (1.90%) Games
12 5 (1.59%) Legal
13 4 (1.27%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.95%) German Language
14 3 (0.95%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.63%) Billing
15 2 (0.63%) Brand Awareness
15 2 (0.63%) Mandarin Language
15 2 (0.63%) Thai Language
Job Titles
1 67 (21.27%) Developer
2 56 (17.78%) Architect
3 36 (11.43%) Analyst
4 24 (7.62%) Business Analyst
5 23 (7.30%) Android Developer
6 22 (6.98%) Project Manager
7 17 (5.40%) Product Manager
7 17 (5.40%) Senior Developer
7 17 (5.40%) Solutions Architect
8 13 (4.13%) Designer
8 13 (4.13%) Java Developer
9 12 (3.81%) Digital Analyst
9 12 (3.81%) UX Designer
10 11 (3.49%) Consultant
11 10 (3.17%) Digital Project Manager
11 10 (3.17%) Hybris Developer
12 9 (2.86%) IT Manager
12 9 (2.86%) Web Developer
13 8 (2.54%) Marketing Manager
13 8 (2.54%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (14.92%) REST
2 40 (12.70%) SOAP
2 40 (12.70%) Web Services
3 37 (11.75%) HTML
4 36 (11.43%) J2EE
5 35 (11.11%) RESTful
6 33 (10.48%) CSS
7 29 (9.21%) JSON
8 22 (6.98%) JDBC
9 20 (6.35%) Android SDK
9 20 (6.35%) Spring
10 15 (4.76%) XML
11 14 (4.44%) AngularJS
12 13 (4.13%) Node.js
13 12 (3.81%) Ajax
14 11 (3.49%) HTML5
15 10 (3.17%) .NET
15 10 (3.17%) Flash
15 10 (3.17%) jQuery
15 10 (3.17%) React
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.43%) User Experience
2 27 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (8.57%) iPad
3 26 (8.25%) Virtual Team
4 22 (6.98%) Mobile App
5 11 (3.49%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (3.17%) Web 2.0
7 8 (2.54%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.54%) Social Media
8 6 (1.90%) Digital Media
9 5 (1.59%) Derivative
10 4 (1.27%) Fintech
10 4 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.27%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.95%) Blog
11 3 (0.95%) Video on Demand
12 2 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.63%) Digital TV
12 2 (0.63%) Online Games
12 2 (0.63%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 24 (7.62%) Android
2 10 (3.17%) Windows
3 9 (2.86%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.54%) Linux
5 5 (1.59%) Unix
6 1 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (49.52%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (33.65%) E-Commerce
3 98 (31.11%) B2B
4 49 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
5 44 (13.97%) Scrum
6 36 (11.43%) CRM
7 31 (9.84%) Web Development
8 30 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 29 (9.21%) Project Management
10 26 (8.25%) Analytics
11 25 (7.94%) Microservices
11 25 (7.94%) Strategic Thinking
12 24 (7.62%) Android Development
12 24 (7.62%) TDD
13 23 (7.30%) DevOps
13 23 (7.30%) High Availability
13 23 (7.30%) Test Automation
14 22 (6.98%) Capacity Planning
14 22 (6.98%) Load Testing
14 22 (6.98%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 94 (29.84%) Java
2 45 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 25 (7.94%) SQL
4 14 (4.44%) PHP
5 13 (4.13%) C#
6 7 (2.22%) Apple Swift
6 7 (2.22%) Objective-C
7 4 (1.27%) Python
8 2 (0.63%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.63%) C
8 2 (0.63%) ECMAScript
8 2 (0.63%) ES6
8 2 (0.63%) PHP 5
8 2 (0.63%) PHP 7
8 2 (0.63%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.63%) Ruby
8 2 (0.63%) XPath
9 1 (0.32%) C++
9 1 (0.32%) R
9 1 (0.32%) Scala
Qualifications
1 19 (6.03%) Degree
2 5 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.27%) ISEB
4 3 (0.95%) PMI Certification
4 3 (0.95%) PMP
5 2 (0.63%) CISM
5 2 (0.63%) CISSP
5 2 (0.63%) MCSD
5 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.63%) PhD
6 1 (0.32%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.32%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (13.97%) QA
2 12 (3.81%) GDPR
3 5 (1.59%) SLA
4 4 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.95%) COBIT
5 3 (0.95%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (4.13%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.86%) Docker
3 4 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.27%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 4 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (1.27%) Packer
1 4 (1.27%) Terraform
2 3 (0.95%) Puppet
3 2 (0.63%) Ansible
3 2 (0.63%) Grafana
3 2 (0.63%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.63%) Mesos
3 2 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.32%) Kibana
4 1 (0.32%) logstash
Vendors
1 40 (12.70%) hybris
2 33 (10.48%) Oracle
3 32 (10.16%) ATG
4 30 (9.52%) SAP
5 23 (7.30%) Microsoft
6 11 (3.49%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (3.17%) Google
8 7 (2.22%) Demandware
8 7 (2.22%) Intershop
9 6 (1.90%) Adobe
10 5 (1.59%) Bloomberg
10 5 (1.59%) MarketAxess
10 5 (1.59%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.59%) Tradeweb
11 4 (1.27%) Atlassian
11 4 (1.27%) HP
11 4 (1.27%) VMware
12 3 (0.95%) Avaya
12 3 (0.95%) Omniture
12 3 (0.95%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud