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 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 106 106 103
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing B2B 10 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.54% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.71% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 1
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£460 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.23% +13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
- +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £30.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +92.00%
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
1787 1819 1349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.58% 75.13% 68.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1090 961 674
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £237 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 134 58
Average hourly rate £28.69 £31.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.92% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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
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 29 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. 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
Birmingham +13 8 £481 +13.23% 2
Solihull -3 2 £381 +1.66% 1
B2B
England

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (23.53%) Project Management
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) Data Analysis
3 3 (17.65%) Finance
3 3 (17.65%) Retail
3 3 (17.65%) SAS
3 3 (17.65%) B2C
3 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
3 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (11.76%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Android
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (11.76%) Degree
4 2 (11.76%) Data Quality
4 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
4 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
4 2 (11.76%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
4 2 (11.76%) Law
4 2 (11.76%) Quality Management
4 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
4 2 (11.76%) Banking
4 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 3 (17.65%) SAS
2 1 (5.88%) CMS
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle BPEL
2 1 (5.88%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.88%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Google Analytics
1 1 (5.88%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) RFID
1 1 (5.88%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Subversion
1 1 (5.88%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 1 (5.88%) Axure RP
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
1 3 (17.65%) Retail
2 2 (11.76%) Law
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Back Office
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
3 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Project Manager
2 5 (29.41%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Data Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Quality Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Data Quality Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) CRM Manager
5 1 (5.88%) UX Designer
5 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Designer
5 1 (5.88%) Middleware Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Developer
5 1 (5.88%) SOA Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) J2EE
1 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.88%) CSS
1 1 (5.88%) SOAP
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
1 1 (5.88%) Middleware
1 1 (5.88%) JSF
1 1 (5.88%) Ajax
1 1 (5.88%) jQuery
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (5.88%) HTML5
1 1 (5.88%) REST
1 1 (5.88%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.88%) Smartphone
2 1 (5.88%) Psychology
2 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Android
2 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) Project Management
3 3 (17.65%) B2C
3 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
3 3 (17.65%) Data Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Quality Management
4 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
4 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Analytics
5 1 (5.88%) Procure-to-pay
5 1 (5.88%) Information Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) Business Development
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (5.88%) Omniture
2 1 (5.88%) Google
2 1 (5.88%) Sitecore
2 1 (5.88%) Syclo
2 1 (5.88%) Kony
2 1 (5.88%) ClickSoftware Technologies
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Sybase
2 1 (5.88%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Adobe
2 1 (5.88%) CA