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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited B2B over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 133 123 114
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -9
Contract jobs citing B2B 2 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.069% 0.22% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.085% 0.30% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 6
Average daily rate £625 £388 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% -1.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 - £52.50
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
2342 2023 1745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.98% 75.40% 74.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1302 1211 935
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 101 97
Average hourly rate £19.61 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.37% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £15.00 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

B2B
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing B2B across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Solihull -11 1 £625 +61.29% 1
B2B
England

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 3 (42.86%) B2C
2 2 (28.57%) SAP
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) Hibernate
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
2 2 (28.57%) Spring
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) Supplier Management
2 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Ajax
3 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 1 (14.29%) Spring MVC
3 1 (14.29%) Apache Flex
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (14.29%) RIA
3 1 (14.29%) jQuery
3 1 (14.29%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Financial Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) Smart Meter
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (14.29%) SaaS
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (14.29%) hybris
3 1 (14.29%) AngularJS

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 1 (14.29%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1 (14.29%) Administrator
1 1 (14.29%) Applications Architect
1 1 (14.29%) Applications Developer
1 1 (14.29%) Architect
1 1 (14.29%) Developer
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture Manager
1 1 (14.29%) IT Manager
1 1 (14.29%) IT Project Manager
1 1 (14.29%) Java Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Administrator
1 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
1 1 (14.29%) Senior Applications Developer
1 1 (14.29%) Senior Architect
1 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
1 1 (14.29%) SOA Administrator
1 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Hibernate
1 2 (28.57%) Spring
2 1 (14.29%) Ajax
2 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 1 (14.29%) Apache Flex
2 1 (14.29%) J2EE
2 1 (14.29%) jQuery
2 1 (14.29%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 1 (14.29%) RIA
1 1 (14.29%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) AIX
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) B2C
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (28.57%) Supplier Management
2 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
3 1 (14.29%) BPEL
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Financial Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) Line Management
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) Adobe
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) hybris
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle