The table below looks at the statistics for B2B skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes 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 60 68 66
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Contract jobs citing B2B 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.28% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.16% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £550 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -
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
Buckinghamshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
592 618 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 83.73% 78.43% 77.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 341 315
Average daily rate £390 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 16
Average hourly rate £13.85 £16.00 £15.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.43% +3.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.82 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £18.50 £27.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

B2B
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

B2B Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

B2B
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

B2B Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 4 (80.00%) FTP
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) Migration
1 4 (80.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (40.00%) Internet
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) SSL
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) IronPort
3 2 (40.00%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (40.00%) ProjectWise
3 2 (40.00%) Blue Coat
3 2 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (40.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (40.00%) Lync
3 2 (40.00%) F5
3 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (40.00%) User Experience
3 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Sonatype Nexus

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 2 (40.00%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (40.00%) ProjectWise
1 2 (40.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) FTP
1 4 (80.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) Internet
2 2 (40.00%) NetScaler
2 2 (40.00%) SSL
2 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Electronics
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Migration Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Migration Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Network Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Network Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum Master
2 1 (20.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Service Transition Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Software Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (40.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) Blue Coat
3 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) F5
3 2 (40.00%) IronPort
4 1 (20.00%) SAP