The table below looks at the statistics for B2B skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited B2B over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 142 117 119
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +2
Contract jobs citing B2B 3 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.091% 0.25% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.36% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
Average daily rate
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£550 £440 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +35.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £440 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £440 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -8.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -44.18%
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 South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2399 1651 1812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.85% 69.90% 67.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1630 1082 1071
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 110 119
Average hourly rate £35.00 £28.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.00 £11.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

B2B
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

B2B Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

B2B
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

B2B Daily Rate Trend in the South West

B2B
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing B2B across the South West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

B2B Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

B2B
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

B2B Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

B2B
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the South West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -13 1 £550 +25.00% 1
Bristol -14 1 £338 - 12
Devon - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Somerset - - - -
B2B
England

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 6 (75.00%) Open Source
2 5 (62.50%) Project Management
3 4 (50.00%) Java
3 4 (50.00%) B2C
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) Social Media
4 3 (37.50%) F5
4 3 (37.50%) E-business
4 3 (37.50%) Firewall
4 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
4 3 (37.50%) Back Office
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco
4 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) LAMP
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle
5 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (25.00%) CCIE
5 2 (25.00%) CCNP
5 2 (25.00%) CCNA
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (25.00%) Juniper
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (25.00%) Network Design
5 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (25.00%) Degree

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
1 1 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (12.50%) OLTP
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (37.50%) Back Office
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Head of Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Head of Development
2 1 (12.50%) Head of Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Digital Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Technician
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Technician
2 1 (12.50%) Network Technician
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) LAMP
2 1 (12.50%) JSON
2 1 (12.50%) REST
2 1 (12.50%) Java EE
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) Middleware
2 1 (12.50%) WSDL
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Open Source
2 3 (37.50%) Social Media
2 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Project Management
2 4 (50.00%) B2C
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) E-business
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Network Design
4 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (25.00%) Network Management
5 1 (12.50%) Requirements Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
5 1 (12.50%) BPEL
5 1 (12.50%) Software Architecture
5 1 (12.50%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCIE
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
1 2 (25.00%) CCNA
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) COBIT
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) F5
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Juniper
2 2 (25.00%) Barracuda Networks
3 1 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) Nokia
3 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
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