The table below looks at the statistics for B2B skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited B2B over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 63 56 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing B2B 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% 0.31% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £425 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-76.00% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
484 456 423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 64.88% 69.94% 67.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 304 226
Average daily rate £375 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 11
Average hourly rate £22.00 £34.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +126.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £11.70 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £47.25 £39.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

B2B
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing B2B across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

B2B Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

B2B
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing B2B across the Birmingham region.

B2B Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

B2B
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing B2B across the Birmingham region.

B2B Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

B2B
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing B2B also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited B2B.

1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) Billing
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) EAI
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) TIBCO

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing B2B also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited B2B. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 2 (66.67%) Billing
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) TIBCO Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) EAI
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) TIBCO