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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
B2C (Business-to-Consumer)
UK
Rank 468 479 474
Rank change year-on-year +11 -5  
Contract jobs citing B2C 128 163 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.31% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.37% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 101 80
Median daily rate £438 £442 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.01% -1.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £633
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £450
% change year-on-year - -11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £31.00 £7.93 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +291.16% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £7.93 -
% change year-on-year +291.16% -  

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 37647 43912 41983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.11% 82.85% 79.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 24815 28793 26009
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1109 1205
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +33.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for B2C in the UK

B2C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 March 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 +4 125 £431 -2.43% 89
London -1 57 £500 +6.38% 59
East of England +13 23 £450 - 6
Essex +8 18 £310 -31.11% 2
South East +22 16 £400 -4.47% 5
South West - 12 £450 - 1
City of London +4 10 £313 -28.93% 7
Yorkshire +15 8 £400 -31.91% 1
North West +28 7 £324 -23.82% 10
West Yorkshire +13 7 £400 -31.91% 1
Manchester +7 6 £324 -23.82% 8
Leeds +10 5 £400 -38.46%
Milton Keynes -4 4 £400 -5.60%
Buckinghamshire -5 4 £400 -5.60%
Bedfordshire - 4 £525 - 1
Berkshire +18 3 - -
Surrey +12 3 £325 -36.58% 1
Basildon - 3 - -
East Sussex +6 2 £388 +40.90%
Brighton +2 2 £388 +40.90%
Bradford - 2 - - 1
Hampshire +11 1 £450 - 4
Kent +7 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +3 1 - - 1
Leicestershire -5 1 £700 +100.00%
East Midlands -8 1 £700 +80.64%
West Midlands -8 1 £290 -27.50% 5
Lancashire - 1 - - 2
Weybridge - 1 £325 -
West Drayton - 1 £125 - 1

B2C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 99 (39.92%) B2B
2 91 (36.69%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (33.06%) E-Commerce
4 66 (26.61%) Java
5 60 (24.19%) Oracle
6 59 (23.79%) CRM
7 56 (22.58%) SQL
8 53 (21.37%) JavaScript
9 48 (19.35%) Adobe
9 48 (19.35%) CMS
10 47 (18.95%) Retail
10 47 (18.95%) Web Services
11 44 (17.74%) XML
12 43 (17.34%) HTML
12 43 (17.34%) Marketing
13 40 (16.13%) Analytics
13 40 (16.13%) Finance
14 37 (14.92%) Content Management
14 37 (14.92%) CSS
14 37 (14.92%) User Experience
15 33 (13.31%) PHP
16 31 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
16 31 (12.50%) QA
17 30 (12.10%) J2EE
17 30 (12.10%) SOA
18 29 (11.69%) OO
18 29 (11.69%) Scrum
18 29 (11.69%) JSON
18 29 (11.69%) Virtual Team
19 28 (11.29%) Unica

B2C
Top Related 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 48 (19.35%) CMS
2 17 (6.85%) WebSphere
3 14 (5.65%) WebSphere Application Server
4 13 (5.24%) SharePoint
4 13 (5.24%) WebLogic
5 12 (4.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 12 (4.84%) Apache
5 12 (4.84%) JBoss
6 11 (4.44%) Anypoint
6 11 (4.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (2.02%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.61%) Apache Solr
8 4 (1.61%) Drupal
8 4 (1.61%) Mule
8 4 (1.61%) Mule ESB
8 4 (1.61%) WebLogic Portal
9 3 (1.21%) Confluence
10 2 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.81%) Umbraco
Applications
1 25 (10.08%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.42%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.02%) MS Office
4 4 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.21%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (1.21%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.81%) MS Project
7 1 (0.40%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.40%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.40%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.40%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 28 (11.29%) Adobe Campaign
1 28 (11.29%) Unica
2 10 (4.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (3.23%) SAP Hybris
4 6 (2.42%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (1.21%) Magento
6 2 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.81%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.81%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.81%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.81%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.81%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.40%) Maximo
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.40%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.40%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.40%) SAP FI-CA
7 1 (0.40%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.84%) Adobe Analytics
3 8 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.82%) Office 365
5 6 (2.42%) Yammer
6 3 (1.21%) Silverpop
7 2 (0.81%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.40%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.27%) Internet
2 5 (2.02%) Intranet
3 4 (1.61%) Extranet
3 4 (1.61%) SMS
4 3 (1.21%) Broadband
4 3 (1.21%) Ethernet
4 3 (1.21%) SNMP
5 2 (0.81%) Firewall
6 1 (0.40%) LDAP
6 1 (0.40%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.87%) BusinessObjects
1 22 (8.87%) Endeca
2 18 (7.26%) NoSQL
3 17 (6.85%) SQL Server
4 12 (4.84%) Big Data
5 11 (4.44%) Hadoop
6 6 (2.42%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.02%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.61%) OLAP
8 4 (1.61%) OLTP
9 3 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.21%) MySQL
9 3 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.40%) Pentaho
11 1 (0.40%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (2.82%) JIRA
2 5 (2.02%) NUnit
2 5 (2.02%) Selenium
3 4 (1.61%) Axure RP
3 4 (1.61%) JUnit
3 4 (1.61%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.21%) Ant
4 3 (1.21%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.81%) AccuRev
5 2 (0.81%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.81%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.81%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.81%) Gradle
5 2 (0.81%) Maven
5 2 (0.81%) Mocha
5 2 (0.81%) Mockito
5 2 (0.81%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.81%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.81%) Subversion
6 1 (0.40%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 47 (18.95%) Retail
2 43 (17.34%) Marketing
3 40 (16.13%) Finance
4 20 (8.06%) Automotive
5 17 (6.85%) Banking
6 12 (4.84%) Legal
7 7 (2.82%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.82%) Telecoms
8 6 (2.42%) Back Office
8 6 (2.42%) German Language
9 4 (1.61%) Electronics
9 4 (1.61%) Publishing
10 3 (1.21%) Advertising
11 2 (0.81%) French Language
11 2 (0.81%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.40%) Billing
12 1 (0.40%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 70 (28.23%) Architect
2 58 (23.39%) Developer
3 27 (10.89%) Solutions Architect
4 25 (10.08%) Analyst
5 22 (8.87%) Business Analyst
6 17 (6.85%) Project Manager
7 14 (5.65%) CRM Developer
7 14 (5.65%) Java Developer
8 13 (5.24%) Consultant
8 13 (5.24%) Digital Business Analyst
9 12 (4.84%) Digital Analyst
9 12 (4.84%) Integration Architect
9 12 (4.84%) Lead Architect
10 11 (4.44%) Designer
11 10 (4.03%) .NET Developer
11 10 (4.03%) E-Commerce Manager
12 9 (3.63%) PHP Developer
13 8 (3.23%) Marketing Analyst
13 8 (3.23%) Technical Leader
13 8 (3.23%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (18.95%) Web Services
2 44 (17.74%) XML
3 43 (17.34%) HTML
4 37 (14.92%) CSS
5 30 (12.10%) J2EE
6 29 (11.69%) JSON
7 27 (10.89%) Spring
8 24 (9.68%) REST
9 21 (8.47%) .NET
9 21 (8.47%) SOAP
10 17 (6.85%) JMS
11 16 (6.45%) AngularJS
12 15 (6.05%) JDBC
12 15 (6.05%) Servlets
13 14 (5.65%) Struts
14 13 (5.24%) JSP
15 12 (4.84%) Hibernate
15 12 (4.84%) JMX
15 12 (4.84%) XSLT
16 11 (4.44%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 37 (14.92%) User Experience
2 29 (11.69%) Virtual Team
3 28 (11.29%) iPad
4 19 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.23%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.82%) Social Media
7 6 (2.42%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.42%) PKI
8 4 (1.61%) FMCG
9 3 (1.21%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.21%) Digital TV
9 3 (1.21%) STB
9 3 (1.21%) Video on Demand
10 2 (0.81%) Clustering
10 2 (0.81%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.81%) Fintech
10 2 (0.81%) PMI
10 2 (0.81%) Replication
10 2 (0.81%) Smartcard
10 2 (0.81%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.89%) Unix
2 8 (3.23%) Windows
3 4 (1.61%) Linux
4 3 (1.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (39.92%) B2B
2 91 (36.69%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (33.06%) E-Commerce
4 59 (23.79%) CRM
5 40 (16.13%) Analytics
6 37 (14.92%) Content Management
7 31 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 30 (12.10%) SOA
9 29 (11.69%) OO
9 29 (11.69%) Scrum
10 23 (9.27%) MVC
11 22 (8.87%) Web Development
12 21 (8.47%) Software Architecture
13 20 (8.06%) BDD
14 19 (7.66%) High Availability
15 18 (7.26%) Performance Tuning
15 18 (7.26%) Project Management
16 17 (6.85%) Digital Marketing
17 16 (6.45%) Load Testing
17 16 (6.45%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 66 (26.61%) Java
2 56 (22.58%) SQL
3 53 (21.37%) JavaScript
4 33 (13.31%) PHP
5 20 (8.06%) C#
6 4 (1.61%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.61%) TypeScript
7 3 (1.21%) ABAP
8 2 (0.81%) Python
8 2 (0.81%) Scala
8 2 (0.81%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.81%) X++
9 1 (0.40%) C
9 1 (0.40%) GraphQL
Qualifications
1 19 (7.66%) Degree
2 4 (1.61%) PMI Certification
2 4 (1.61%) PMP
3 2 (0.81%) APMG
3 2 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (0.81%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.81%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.40%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (12.50%) QA
2 9 (3.63%) PMO
3 1 (0.40%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (1.21%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.40%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (4.44%) MOM
2 4 (1.61%) CA Single Sign-On
2 4 (1.61%) OpenSSO
3 1 (0.40%) Ansible
3 1 (0.40%) CloudHub
3 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.40%) Puppet
3 1 (0.40%) TeamSite
3 1 (0.40%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 60 (24.19%) Oracle
2 48 (19.35%) Adobe
3 26 (10.48%) hybris
4 23 (9.27%) ATG
5 22 (8.87%) SAP
6 19 (7.66%) IBM
7 16 (6.45%) Microsoft
8 15 (6.05%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (4.84%) MuleSoft
10 11 (4.44%) CA Agile Central
11 5 (2.02%) Infor
12 4 (1.61%) Apigee
12 4 (1.61%) BEA
13 3 (1.21%) Pega
14 2 (0.81%) Facebook
14 2 (0.81%) Gigya
14 2 (0.81%) Google
14 2 (0.81%) OpenText
14 2 (0.81%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
15 1 (0.40%) Zuora
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
Square One Resources
Posted: Yesterday
West Drayton, Middlesex
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
Square One Resources
Rate: £283.87 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £475 per day 2 months initial
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6-12 months initial contract, long term program
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £800 - £850 per day
Posted: 4 days ago