The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for B2B skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited B2B over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Business-to-Business (B2B)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 94 96
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2  
Contract jobs citing B2B 12 31 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.66% 1.30% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 1.63% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 15
Median daily rate £438 £195 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +124.35% -40.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £152 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £588 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -0.28% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £19.61 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £19.61 £30.50
% change year-on-year +9.63% -35.70%  

B2B is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1486 1903 1910
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 81.29% 79.92% 79.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2760 3843 2994
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 195 121
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.75 £13.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £34.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

B2B
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing B2B as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for B2B in Berkshire

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing B2B in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for B2B in Berkshire

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing B2B in Berkshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for B2B in Berkshire

B2B
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for B2B in Berkshire

B2B
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -3 3 £500 +166.66% 1
Maidenhead 0 2 £375 -34.78% 1
Newbury - 2 £438 -
Bracknell +6 1 - -
B2B
South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for B2B.

1 10 (41.67%) Marketing
2 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) B2C
3 6 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
4 5 (20.83%) CRM
5 4 (16.67%) Degree
6 3 (12.50%) Adobe
6 3 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (12.50%) French Language
6 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (12.50%) Information Management
6 3 (12.50%) Finance
6 3 (12.50%) User Experience
6 3 (12.50%) Global Marketing
6 3 (12.50%) Demand Generation
7 2 (8.33%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 2 (8.33%) Sprinklr
7 2 (8.33%) B2B Marketing
7 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
7 2 (8.33%) SDLC
7 2 (8.33%) Channel Management
7 2 (8.33%) Social Media
7 2 (8.33%) SaaS
7 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
7 2 (8.33%) Social Media Marketing
7 2 (8.33%) Eloqua
7 2 (8.33%) Facebook
7 2 (8.33%) Twitter

B2B
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (4.17%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
1 1 (4.17%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (8.33%) Eloqua
1 2 (8.33%) Sprinklr
1 2 (8.33%) WebTrends
2 1 (4.17%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (4.17%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.33%) SaaS
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Axure RP
General
1 10 (41.67%) Marketing
2 6 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (12.50%) Finance
3 3 (12.50%) French Language
4 2 (8.33%) Banking
4 2 (8.33%) Publishing
5 1 (4.17%) Advertising
5 1 (4.17%) Brand Awareness
5 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
5 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Architect
1 5 (20.83%) Marketing Manager
2 4 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Head of Marketing
3 3 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Account Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Contracts Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Digital Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Digital Business Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Salesforce Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Salesforce Solution Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Social Media Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Data Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Telecoms Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Telecoms Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) CSS
1 2 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (4.17%) EDI
2 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) User Experience
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Blog
2 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.33%) Social Media
3 1 (4.17%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) NHS
3 1 (4.17%) Taxonomies
3 1 (4.17%) TRADACOMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (29.17%) B2C
2 5 (20.83%) CRM
3 3 (12.50%) Demand Generation
3 3 (12.50%) Global Marketing
3 3 (12.50%) Information Management
4 2 (8.33%) B2B Marketing
4 2 (8.33%) Benchmarking
4 2 (8.33%) Brand Management
4 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) Channel Management
4 2 (8.33%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (8.33%) Data Management
4 2 (8.33%) SDLC
4 2 (8.33%) Social Media Marketing
4 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.17%) Project Management
5 1 (4.17%) SEO
5 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) C
2 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) AWS Certification
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) Adobe
2 3 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (8.33%) Facebook
3 2 (8.33%) IBM
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle
3 2 (8.33%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
3 2 (8.33%) Twitter
4 1 (4.17%) Capita
4 1 (4.17%) HubSpot
4 1 (4.17%) Marketo