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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 117 108 96
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -12
Contract jobs citing B2B 5 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.20% 0.091% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.13% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 10
Average daily rate £538 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 - £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £688 - £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £444 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.85% +18.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £11.00 £8.75
% change year-on-year
+286.36% +25.71%
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
2046 1544 1575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.17% 69.90% 73.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1158 881 850
Average daily rate £410 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 107 82
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £11.50 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 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
Birmingham - 3 £350 - 5
Solihull - 1 £725 -
B2B
England

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) Project Management
3 11 (57.89%) Marketing
4 10 (52.63%) Billing
4 10 (52.63%) Waterfall
4 10 (52.63%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
4 10 (52.63%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (52.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (26.32%) Application Rationalisation
6 4 (21.05%) Java
6 4 (21.05%) B2C
7 3 (15.79%) Retail
8 2 (10.53%) hybris
8 2 (10.53%) Hibernate
8 2 (10.53%) Scrum
8 2 (10.53%) IBM
8 2 (10.53%) J2EE
8 2 (10.53%) SAP
8 2 (10.53%) C
8 2 (10.53%) Finance
8 2 (10.53%) Spring
8 2 (10.53%) Degree
9 1 (5.26%) Copywriting
9 1 (5.26%) Spring MVC
9 1 (5.26%) Apache Flex
9 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (5.26%) RIA
9 1 (5.26%) IBM Integration Bus
9 1 (5.26%) jQuery
9 1 (5.26%) SAP IS-U

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 (5.26%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
1 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 11 (57.89%) Marketing
2 10 (52.63%) Billing
3 3 (15.79%) Retail
4 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Consultant
1 6 (31.58%) Salesforce.com Consultant
2 5 (26.32%) Project Leader
3 3 (15.79%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Hybris Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Integration Architect
5 1 (5.26%) IT Manager
5 1 (5.26%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Java Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Applications Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Hibernate
1 2 (10.53%) J2EE
1 2 (10.53%) Spring
2 1 (5.26%) Ajax
2 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Flex
2 1 (5.26%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (5.26%) jQuery
2 1 (5.26%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Copywriting
1 1 (5.26%) DataPower
1 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.26%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) AIX
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) Project Management
3 10 (52.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (52.63%) Waterfall
4 5 (26.32%) Application Rationalisation
5 4 (21.05%) B2C
6 2 (10.53%) Scrum
7 1 (5.26%) BPEL
7 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
7 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
7 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (5.26%) Financial Modelling
7 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
7 1 (5.26%) MVC
7 1 (5.26%) OO
7 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management
7 1 (5.26%) TDD
7 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.26%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) C
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) Sun Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
1 10 (52.63%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (10.53%) hybris
2 2 (10.53%) IBM
2 2 (10.53%) SAP
3 1 (5.26%) Adobe
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle