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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited B2B over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business-to-Business (B2B)
England / South West
Rank 125 147 140
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -7
Contract jobs citing B2B 11 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.41% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.16% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Median daily rate £550 £425 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -22.72%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £11.00

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
2237 2445 2510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 82.49% 81.69% 78.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1476 1669 1643
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £280 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 124 87
Median hourly rate £38.00 £42.50 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% +16.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.55 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

B2B
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing B2B as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 February 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
Bristol 0 2 £550 +29.41% 5
Devon - 1 - - 2
B2B
England

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing B2B also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for B2B.

1 11 (68.75%) B2C
2 9 (56.25%) E-Commerce
2 9 (56.25%) Oracle
2 9 (56.25%) CMS
3 8 (50.00%) Hibernate
3 8 (50.00%) JMX
3 8 (50.00%) ATG
3 8 (50.00%) Content Management
3 8 (50.00%) Spring
3 8 (50.00%) Endeca
3 8 (50.00%) WebSphere
3 8 (50.00%) QA
3 8 (50.00%) Load Testing
3 8 (50.00%) iPad
3 8 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (50.00%) WebLogic
3 8 (50.00%) Java
3 8 (50.00%) J2EE
3 8 (50.00%) JDBC
3 8 (50.00%) JSP
3 8 (50.00%) Servlets
3 8 (50.00%) SOAP
3 8 (50.00%) Struts
3 8 (50.00%) Web Services
3 8 (50.00%) XML
3 8 (50.00%) XSLT
3 8 (50.00%) JMS
3 8 (50.00%) Internet
3 8 (50.00%) JBoss
3 8 (50.00%) Apache

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 9 (56.25%) CMS
2 8 (50.00%) Apache
2 8 (50.00%) JBoss
2 8 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 8 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 8 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (6.25%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
1 1 (6.25%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Utilities
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) Endeca
2 1 (6.25%) Data Mining
2 1 (6.25%) GIS
2 1 (6.25%) QGIS
2 1 (6.25%) Spatial Data
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Axure RP
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Billing
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Digital Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Business Change Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Change Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) GIS Technician
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) User Experience Architect
4 1 (6.25%) User Experience Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) Hibernate
1 8 (50.00%) J2EE
1 8 (50.00%) JDBC
1 8 (50.00%) JMS
1 8 (50.00%) JMX
1 8 (50.00%) JSP
1 8 (50.00%) Servlets
1 8 (50.00%) SOAP
1 8 (50.00%) Spring
1 8 (50.00%) Struts
1 8 (50.00%) Web Services
1 8 (50.00%) XML
1 8 (50.00%) XSLT
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) iPad
1 8 (50.00%) Virtual Team
2 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (25.00%) User Experience
3 1 (6.25%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) B2C
2 9 (56.25%) E-Commerce
3 8 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
3 8 (50.00%) Content Management
3 8 (50.00%) High Availability
3 8 (50.00%) Load Testing
3 8 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (50.00%) Software Architecture
4 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Analytics
6 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.25%) CRM
6 1 (6.25%) Customer Insight
6 1 (6.25%) ETL
6 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
6 1 (6.25%) Project Management
6 1 (6.25%) Scrum
6 1 (6.25%) SEO
6 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Oracle
2 8 (50.00%) ATG
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