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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 119 102 92
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -10
Contract jobs citing B2B 6 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.23% 0.38% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.54% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 7
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £333 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £420 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £360
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +18.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £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
1959 1675 1204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 73.62% 71.64% 70.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1196 866 561
Average daily rate £375 £370 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 102 85
Average hourly rate £29.00 £32.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -15.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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
Solihull +6 2 £388 +14.81%
Shropshire - 2 £319 -
Birmingham - 2 £325 - 2
Coventry - 1 £400 -
B2B
England

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 3 (37.50%) SQL
1 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Retail
2 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (25.00%) Quality Management
2 2 (25.00%) SAS
2 2 (25.00%) B2C
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Syclo
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (12.50%) Kony
3 1 (12.50%) ClickSoftware Technologies
3 1 (12.50%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 2 (25.00%) SAS
2 1 (12.50%) CMS
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle BPEL
2 1 (12.50%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Google Analytics
1 1 (12.50%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) RFID
1 1 (12.50%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) MySQL
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Data Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Quality Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Data Quality Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) CRM Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Middleware Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SOA Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (12.50%) CRM Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) J2EE
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
1 1 (12.50%) JSF
1 1 (12.50%) Ajax
1 1 (12.50%) jQuery
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (12.50%) HTML5
1 1 (12.50%) REST
1 1 (12.50%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 2 (25.00%) B2C
2 2 (25.00%) Quality Management
2 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) UML
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) Business Development
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) Sybase
1 1 (12.50%) SAP
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Adobe
1 1 (12.50%) CA
1 1 (12.50%) Omniture
1 1 (12.50%) Google
1 1 (12.50%) Sitecore
1 1 (12.50%) Syclo
1 1 (12.50%) Kony
1 1 (12.50%) ClickSoftware Technologies
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