The table below looks at the statistics for B2C 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 B2C over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2C (Business-to-Consumer)
Rank - 104 107
Contract jobs citing B2C 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.046% 0.050%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.067% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £355
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +12.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £44.00 -
B2C
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
1542 1498 1373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.96% 69.32% 68.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 829 667
Average daily rate £375 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 74 114
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -17.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £12.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

B2C
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing B2C across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

B2C Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

B2C
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing B2C across the West Midlands region.

B2C Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

B2C
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing B2C across the West Midlands region.

B2C Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

B2C
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 B2C within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014. 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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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 - - - - 5
Coventry - - - -
Solihull - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
B2C
England

B2C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing B2C 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 B2C.

1 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) J2EE
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle
1 6 (100.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 6 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 6 (100.00%) JDBC
1 6 (100.00%) JSP
1 6 (100.00%) Servlets
1 6 (100.00%) SOAP
1 6 (100.00%) Struts
1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
1 6 (100.00%) XML
1 6 (100.00%) XSLT
1 6 (100.00%) JBoss
1 6 (100.00%) Apache
1 6 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 6 (100.00%) JMS
1 6 (100.00%) Internet
1 6 (100.00%) JMX
1 6 (100.00%) ATG
1 6 (100.00%) CMS
1 6 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 6 (100.00%) Content Management
1 6 (100.00%) Spring
1 6 (100.00%) Endeca
1 6 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 6 (100.00%) QA
1 6 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Software Architecture
1 6 (100.00%) Capacity Planning

B2C
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing B2C 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 B2C. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (100.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 6 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 6 (100.00%) JBoss
1 6 (100.00%) Apache
1 6 (100.00%) CMS
1 6 (100.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) Internet
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) J2EE
1 6 (100.00%) JDBC
1 6 (100.00%) JSP
1 6 (100.00%) Servlets
1 6 (100.00%) SOAP
1 6 (100.00%) Struts
1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
1 6 (100.00%) XML
1 6 (100.00%) XSLT
1 6 (100.00%) JMS
1 6 (100.00%) JMX
1 6 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 6 (100.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 6 (100.00%) Content Management
1 6 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Software Architecture
1 6 (100.00%) Capacity Planning
1 6 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle
1 6 (100.00%) ATG
1 6 (100.00%) Endeca