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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank - 116 111
Contract jobs citing B2B 0 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.21% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.28% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 5
Median daily rate - £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
2440 1813 1807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.82% 76.40% 76.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1463 1131 976
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 74 128
Median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £40.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 June 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%) TOGAF
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Supplier Management
1 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Ajax
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Billing
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Spring MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (20.00%) jQuery
2 1 (20.00%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) Smart Meter
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (20.00%) hybris
2 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (20.00%) Line Management
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre

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%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP IS-U
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 1 (20.00%) Billing
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Applications Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Applications Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Applications Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (20.00%) SOA Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Ajax
1 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (20.00%) J2EE
1 1 (20.00%) jQuery
1 1 (20.00%) Spring
1 1 (20.00%) Spring MVC
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
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) AIX
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) B2C
1 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (40.00%) Supplier Management
1 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (20.00%) BPEL
2 1 (20.00%) BPR
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) OO
2 1 (20.00%) OOD
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) hybris
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle