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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 140 107 109
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +2
Contract jobs citing B2B 2 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.064% 0.42% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.078% 0.56% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 7
Median daily rate - £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.23%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-49.71% +30.00%
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
2579 1792 1814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.21% 75.17% 77.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1545 1097 960
Median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 74 134
Median hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.57% -8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.45 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £43.78 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

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
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 24 July 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
Birmingham -18 1 - - 7
Staffordshire - 1 - - 1
B2B
England

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 2 (40.00%) B2C
1 2 (40.00%) SAP
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (40.00%) Supplier Management
1 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Billing
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Matrix Management
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) Smart Meter
2 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (20.00%) APMP
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (20.00%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (20.00%) Line Management
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (20.00%) Order to Cash
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP IS-U
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Applications Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Finance Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Programme Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (20.00%) Transformation Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Transformation Programme Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Workstream Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Workstream Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) B2C
1 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (40.00%) Supplier Management
1 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (20.00%) BPR
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Matrix Management
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) APMP
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (20.00%) PMP
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) SAP