The table below looks at the statistics for B2B skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited B2B over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank - 20 -
Contract jobs citing B2B 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands - 1.50% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £450 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £434 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.78% +15.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £11.00 £8.75
% change year-on-year
+286.36% +25.71%
B2B
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
104 90 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 69.33% 67.67% 73.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 31 49
Average daily rate £500 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £220 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £475 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

B2B
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

B2B Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

B2B
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

B2B Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 5 (83.33%) E-Commerce
1 5 (83.33%) Retail
1 5 (83.33%) User Experience
1 5 (83.33%) B2C
2 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (66.67%) Algorithms
2 4 (66.67%) Fredhopper
2 4 (66.67%) Analytics
2 4 (66.67%) Benchmarking
2 4 (66.67%) Endeca
2 4 (66.67%) Taxonomies
2 4 (66.67%) Apache Solr
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (16.67%) hybris
3 1 (16.67%) iPad
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) QA
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (16.67%) Use Case
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (16.67%) E-business
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (66.67%) Apache Solr
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Fredhopper
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Payables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 5 (83.33%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Product Owner
1 4 (66.67%) Product Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Middleware Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Architect
2 1 (16.67%) SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) User Experience
2 4 (66.67%) Algorithms
2 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (66.67%) Taxonomies
3 1 (16.67%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) B2C
1 5 (83.33%) E-Commerce
2 4 (66.67%) Analytics
2 4 (66.67%) Benchmarking
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) BPEL
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Business Process Mapping
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (16.67%) E-business
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Use Case
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Endeca
2 1 (16.67%) hybris
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Rally