The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 27 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)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 - 63
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing B2B 3 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.47% - 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% - 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Median daily rate £325 - £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £427 £425
% change year-on-year +2.39% +0.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 522 687 566
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 82.20% 83.07% 77.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 480 373
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 13
Median hourly rate £14.22 £25.00 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.14% -47.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.16 £12.43 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £42.50 £63.00
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 Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing B2B as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for B2B in Birmingham

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for B2B in Birmingham

B2B
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for B2B in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for B2B.

1 2 (50.00%) hybris
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) SAP
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
1 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) B2C
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
2 1 (25.00%) J2EE
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (25.00%) SOLID
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (25.00%) E-business
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Retail

B2B
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP Hybris
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Hybris Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (25.00%) J2EE
2 1 (25.00%) Java EE
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (25.00%) Spring
2 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile Computing
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) B2C
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) E-business
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) SOLID
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) hybris
1 2 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle