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 3 months to 25 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)
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 442 513 456
Rank change year-on-year +71 -57  
Contract jobs citing B2C 146 140 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.26% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.32% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 102 117
Median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £336 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £596 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.52 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 - -

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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39103 44215 45229
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.33% 80.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 25496 29340 29026
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1070 1262
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £48.70 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

B2C
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 25 June 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
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 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
England +54 140 £425 -5.55% 63
London +31 85 £425 -10.52% 28
South East +30 20 £450 -5.26% 21
East of England -1 13 £365 -18.88% 3
Berkshire +27 10 £400 +68.42% 3
Nottingham +8 8 £400 -
Nottinghamshire +2 8 £400 -
East Midlands -10 8 £400 -15.78%
Essex -10 7 £274 - 1
South West +2 6 £338 -21.51%
City of London 0 6 £463 +2.77% 5
Milton Keynes -8 6 £463 -2.63% 1
Buckinghamshire -11 6 £463 -2.63% 1
Bedfordshire - 6 £525 - 1
West Drayton - 4 £125 - 1
West Midlands +24 3 £475 +11.76% 6
Yorkshire +12 3 £400 -16.66% 3
West Yorkshire +11 3 £400 -16.66% 3
Bradford +7 3 £400 -25.58% 1
Surrey -1 3 £450 -21.73% 4
Maidenhead - 3 £375 - 1
Coventry +15 2 - - 1
Dorset +6 2 - -
Bournemouth +6 2 - -
Reigate - 2 £475 -
Slough - 2 £400 - 1
Canary Wharf - 2 £288 -
South Wales - 2 £375 -
Cardiff - 2 £375 -
Brentwood - 2 £273 - 1

For the 6 months to 25 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 with a requirement for B2C.

1 102 (37.23%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (34.67%) B2B
3 90 (32.85%) E-Commerce
4 79 (28.83%) Retail
5 76 (27.74%) Java
6 54 (19.71%) Marketing
7 49 (17.88%) Web Services
8 48 (17.52%) SQL
9 45 (16.42%) Oracle
10 42 (15.33%) JavaScript
10 42 (15.33%) CRM
11 41 (14.96%) XML
11 41 (14.96%) Finance
12 40 (14.60%) J2EE
13 38 (13.87%) Content Management
13 38 (13.87%) Virtual Team
14 37 (13.50%) HTML
14 37 (13.50%) QA
15 36 (13.14%) SAP
15 36 (13.14%) CMS
16 35 (12.77%) Analytics
17 33 (12.04%) Internet
18 32 (11.68%) Scrum
19 31 (11.31%) SOAP
20 30 (10.95%) CSS
20 30 (10.95%) Stakeholder Management
20 30 (10.95%) hybris
21 29 (10.58%) iPad
21 29 (10.58%) Spring
22 28 (10.22%) SOA

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 36 (13.14%) CMS
2 26 (9.49%) WebSphere
3 25 (9.12%) JBoss
4 22 (8.03%) WebSphere Application Server
5 18 (6.57%) Apache
6 13 (4.74%) SharePoint
7 12 (4.38%) WebLogic
8 6 (2.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (1.82%) Skype for Business
9 5 (1.82%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.73%) Drupal
12 2 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.36%) IIS
13 1 (0.36%) NetWeaver
13 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.36%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.73%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.36%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.36%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 23 (8.39%) SAP Hybris
2 16 (5.84%) Unica
3 12 (4.38%) Adobe Campaign
4 8 (2.92%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.73%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.73%) Magento
6 2 (0.73%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.73%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.73%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.36%) FastStats
7 1 (0.36%) Maximo
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.36%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.36%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.36%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.74%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (4.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.28%) Office 365
3 7 (2.55%) Adobe Analytics
4 6 (2.19%) Google Analytics
4 6 (2.19%) Silverpop
4 6 (2.19%) Yammer
5 3 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.73%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.73%) Oracle CX
6 2 (0.73%) PaaS
6 2 (0.73%) SaaS
6 2 (0.73%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.36%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (12.04%) Internet
2 7 (2.55%) Intranet
3 5 (1.82%) Broadband
3 5 (1.82%) Ethernet
3 5 (1.82%) Extranet
3 5 (1.82%) SNMP
4 3 (1.09%) Firewall
5 2 (0.73%) SMS
5 2 (0.73%) WebEx
6 1 (0.36%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.36%) NFC
6 1 (0.36%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.36%) Skype
6 1 (0.36%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.66%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.84%) Endeca
3 10 (3.65%) NoSQL
4 9 (3.28%) Big Data
4 9 (3.28%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (2.92%) MySQL
5 8 (2.92%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.55%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.82%) OLAP
7 5 (1.82%) OLTP
8 3 (1.09%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.73%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.73%) QlikView
9 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.73%) Text Mining
10 1 (0.36%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 8 (2.92%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.82%) Ant
2 5 (1.82%) Maven
2 5 (1.82%) NUnit
3 4 (1.46%) Selenium
4 3 (1.09%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.09%) Xcode
5 2 (0.73%) AccuRev
5 2 (0.73%) Axure RP
5 2 (0.73%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.73%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.73%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.73%) Gradle
5 2 (0.73%) JIRA
5 2 (0.73%) JUnit
5 2 (0.73%) Mocha
5 2 (0.73%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.73%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.73%) Subversion
6 1 (0.36%) Bitbucket
General
1 79 (28.83%) Retail
2 54 (19.71%) Marketing
3 41 (14.96%) Finance
4 18 (6.57%) Telecoms
5 12 (4.38%) Automotive
6 11 (4.01%) Legal
7 10 (3.65%) Electronics
8 8 (2.92%) Banking
9 7 (2.55%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.82%) Advertising
10 5 (1.82%) German Language
11 4 (1.46%) Back Office
11 4 (1.46%) Mandarin Language
11 4 (1.46%) Thai Language
12 3 (1.09%) Brand Awareness
12 3 (1.09%) Publishing
13 2 (0.73%) French Language
13 2 (0.73%) Games
14 1 (0.36%) Billing
14 1 (0.36%) Law
Job Titles
1 67 (24.45%) Architect
2 57 (20.80%) Developer
3 31 (11.31%) Analyst
4 27 (9.85%) Solutions Architect
5 23 (8.39%) Business Analyst
6 22 (8.03%) Project Manager
7 16 (5.84%) Java Developer
8 15 (5.47%) Consultant
9 11 (4.01%) E-Commerce Manager
9 11 (4.01%) Product Manager
10 10 (3.65%) E-Commerce Architect
10 10 (3.65%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
10 10 (3.65%) Hybris Architect
11 9 (3.28%) .NET Developer
11 9 (3.28%) CRM Developer
11 9 (3.28%) iOS Developer
12 8 (2.92%) Marketing Manager
12 8 (2.92%) Senior Developer
13 7 (2.55%) Android Developer
13 7 (2.55%) E-Commerce Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (17.88%) Web Services
2 41 (14.96%) XML
3 40 (14.60%) J2EE
4 37 (13.50%) HTML
5 31 (11.31%) SOAP
6 30 (10.95%) CSS
7 29 (10.58%) Spring
8 27 (9.85%) REST
9 26 (9.49%) JDBC
10 24 (8.76%) JMS
11 21 (7.66%) JSON
12 18 (6.57%) .NET
12 18 (6.57%) JSP
12 18 (6.57%) Servlets
13 17 (6.20%) AngularJS
13 17 (6.20%) Hibernate
14 14 (5.11%) JPA
14 14 (5.11%) Struts
14 14 (5.11%) XHTML
15 12 (4.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 38 (13.87%) Virtual Team
2 29 (10.58%) iPad
3 25 (9.12%) User Experience
4 20 (7.30%) Mobile App
5 15 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (4.38%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.55%) Social Media
8 6 (2.19%) Digital TV
8 6 (2.19%) EPoS
8 6 (2.19%) FMCG
8 6 (2.19%) Video on Demand
9 5 (1.82%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.82%) STB
9 5 (1.82%) Web 2.0
10 4 (1.46%) Blog
10 4 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (1.09%) iPhone
11 3 (1.09%) PMI
12 2 (0.73%) Replication
12 2 (0.73%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.84%) Unix
2 12 (4.38%) Windows
3 11 (4.01%) Linux
4 10 (3.65%) Apple iOS
5 9 (3.28%) Android
6 5 (1.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (37.23%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (34.67%) B2B
3 90 (32.85%) E-Commerce
4 42 (15.33%) CRM
5 38 (13.87%) Content Management
6 35 (12.77%) Analytics
7 32 (11.68%) Scrum
8 30 (10.95%) Stakeholder Management
9 28 (10.22%) SOA
10 27 (9.85%) MVC
11 25 (9.12%) High Availability
12 24 (8.76%) Performance Tuning
12 24 (8.76%) Software Architecture
13 22 (8.03%) OO
14 20 (7.30%) Capacity Planning
14 20 (7.30%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (7.30%) Load Testing
15 19 (6.93%) Project Management
16 17 (6.20%) Microservices
16 17 (6.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 76 (27.74%) Java
2 48 (17.52%) SQL
3 42 (15.33%) JavaScript
4 17 (6.20%) PHP
5 15 (5.47%) C#
6 5 (1.82%) Objective-C
7 4 (1.46%) Apple Swift
8 3 (1.09%) ABAP
8 3 (1.09%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.09%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.73%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.36%) C
10 1 (0.36%) Ruby
10 1 (0.36%) Scala
10 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (8.39%) Degree
2 6 (2.19%) Master's Degree
3 4 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.46%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.09%) PMP
5 2 (0.73%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.73%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.36%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.36%) CISM
6 1 (0.36%) CISSP
6 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.36%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (13.50%) QA
2 9 (3.28%) PMO
3 3 (1.09%) GDPR
4 2 (0.73%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.73%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.36%) COBIT
5 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (2.55%) Docker
2 5 (1.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (0.36%) Kibana
1 1 (0.36%) logstash
1 1 (0.36%) Puppet
1 1 (0.36%) TeamSite
1 1 (0.36%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 45 (16.42%) Oracle
2 36 (13.14%) SAP
3 30 (10.95%) hybris
4 26 (9.49%) ATG
5 19 (6.93%) Adobe
6 14 (5.11%) Microsoft
6 14 (5.11%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (4.01%) IBM
8 6 (2.19%) Google
8 6 (2.19%) Pega
9 5 (1.82%) Omniture
9 5 (1.82%) Remedy
10 4 (1.46%) Infor
11 3 (1.09%) Apple
11 3 (1.09%) CA Agile Central
11 3 (1.09%) FatWire
11 3 (1.09%) Marketo
12 2 (0.73%) Demandware
12 2 (0.73%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 2 (0.73%) Sitecore
Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Austin Fraser
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Nakama
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates or salaries, 6 months contracts
Posted: 5 days ago
West Drayton, Middlesex
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £120 - £140 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago