The table below looks at the statistics for B2B skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited B2B over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 145 107 117
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +10
Contract jobs citing B2B 5 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.15% 0.60% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.77% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 5
Median daily rate £433 £445 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.80% +36.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £370 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £625 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £384 £369
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.59 - £9.00
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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2645 1949 1933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.26% 78.15% 74.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1577 1138 1008
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 100 114
Median hourly rate £20.50 £31.44 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.79% +4.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.36 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

B2B
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing B2B as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

B2B Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

B2B
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

B2B Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

B2B
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing B2B across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

B2B Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

B2B
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

B2B Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

B2B
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Staffordshire - 2 - - 2
Warwickshire -5 1 £365 -
Birmingham -16 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 £500 - 1
B2B
England

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for B2B.

1 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (40.00%) B2C
3 2 (40.00%) Matrix Management
3 2 (40.00%) Release Management
3 2 (40.00%) Portfolio Management
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) PMP
3 2 (40.00%) PMI Certification
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE
3 2 (40.00%) APMP
3 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (20.00%) High Availability
4 1 (20.00%) webMethods
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (20.00%) Order to Cash
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) ISEB

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Finance Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Lead Test Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Programme Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Transformation Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Transformation Programme Manager
1 1 (20.00%) webMethods Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Workstream Lead
1 1 (20.00%) Workstream Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Workstream Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) B2C
3 2 (40.00%) Matrix Management
3 2 (40.00%) Portfolio Management
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (40.00%) Release Management
3 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (20.00%) High Availability
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Order to Cash
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) SOA
4 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) APMP
1 2 (40.00%) PMI Certification
1 2 (40.00%) PMP
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) webMethods