Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 102 71
Rank change year-on-year +12 -31 +21
Contract jobs citing B2B 9 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.58% 0.066% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.081% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 8
Birmingham median daily rate £358 - £469
10th Percentile £328 - £372
90th Percentile £375 - £638
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -15.00% +11.11% +38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

B2B is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1257 1242 1036
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 80.84% 81.66% 75.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 801 646
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.02%
10th Percentile £231 £241 £225
90th Percentile £525 £550 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 28 35
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.75 £17.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.90% -1.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £12.30 £10.84 £10.17
90th Percentile £46.40 £30.33 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £17.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +40.85% -11.25% -

B2B
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

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 19 November 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 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (44.44%) Content Writing
2 3 (33.33%) jQuery
2 3 (33.33%) B2C
2 3 (33.33%) XML
2 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 3 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) PHP
3 2 (22.22%) Internet
3 2 (22.22%) Web Services
3 2 (22.22%) MVC
3 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) REST
3 2 (22.22%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (22.22%) SDLC
3 2 (22.22%) SOLID
4 1 (11.11%) CSS3
4 1 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
4 1 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (11.11%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (11.11%) User Experience
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) JSON
4 1 (11.11%) Credit Risk
4 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 1 (11.11%) HTML5

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:

Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Business Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Finance Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Financial Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Financial Services Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
1 3 (33.33%) jQuery
1 3 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (22.22%) REST
2 2 (22.22%) Web Services
3 1 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
3 1 (11.11%) CSS
3 1 (11.11%) CSS3
3 1 (11.11%) HTML5
3 1 (11.11%) J2EE
3 1 (11.11%) JSON
3 1 (11.11%) Node.js
3 1 (11.11%) SOAP
3 1 (11.11%) Spring
3 1 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (11.11%) Credit Risk
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Content Writing
2 3 (33.33%) B2C
3 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) MVC
3 2 (22.22%) SDLC
3 2 (22.22%) SOLID
4 1 (11.11%) E-business
4 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 1 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
4 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
1 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (22.22%) PHP
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft