The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 24 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)
England / East Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 80 69
Rank change year-on-year -10 -11  
Contract jobs citing B2B 13 17 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.86% 1.11% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.35% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 22
Median daily rate £510 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.36% +2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £408 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £720 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +3.31% +1.05%  
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 the East Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1280 1261 1251
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 85.05% 82.10% 77.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 810 778 769
Median daily rate £410 £420 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +6.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £580 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 32 28
Median hourly rate £35.00 £14.75 £19.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +137.28% -22.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £33.15 £47.50
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 the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for B2B in the East Midlands

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing B2B in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for B2B in the East Midlands

B2B
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for B2B in the East Midlands

B2B
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 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
Derbyshire - 10 £520 - 1
Nottinghamshire -5 1 £450 - 2
Leicestershire - 1 £125 -
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
B2B
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for B2B.

1 18 (69.23%) SAP
2 16 (61.54%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (57.69%) Logistics
4 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
5 10 (38.46%) Presales
5 10 (38.46%) ABAP
6 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
7 8 (30.77%) ERP
8 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (11.54%) IBM
9 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 2 (7.69%) IBM Sterling
10 2 (7.69%) Migration
10 2 (7.69%) Marketing
10 2 (7.69%) TRADACOMS
10 2 (7.69%) ActionScript 2.0
10 2 (7.69%) XML
10 2 (7.69%) FTP
10 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (7.69%) ActionScript
10 2 (7.69%) SQL
10 2 (7.69%) Oracle
10 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (7.69%) EDI
10 2 (7.69%) EDIFACT
10 2 (7.69%) Scorecard
11 1 (3.85%) Workflow
11 1 (3.85%) Retail
11 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
11 1 (3.85%) OpenText

B2B
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (3.85%) OpenText VIM for SAP
1 1 (3.85%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) FTP
General
1 2 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Architect
1 11 (42.31%) SAP Architect
1 11 (42.31%) SAP Solutions Architect
1 11 (42.31%) Solutions Architect
2 6 (23.08%) Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Technical Leader
4 2 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) EDI Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Designer
5 1 (3.85%) Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Excel Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Head of Digital
5 1 (3.85%) IT Support
5 1 (3.85%) PC Support
5 1 (3.85%) SAP SCM Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Server Support
5 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) UX Designer
5 1 (3.85%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) EDI
1 2 (7.69%) EDIFACT
1 2 (7.69%) XML
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) CSS
2 1 (3.85%) CSS3
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
2 1 (3.85%) HTML5
2 1 (3.85%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (3.85%) LESS
2 1 (3.85%) Sass
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (61.54%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) TRADACOMS
3 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Logistics
2 10 (38.46%) Presales
3 8 (30.77%) ERP
4 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.69%) Migration
6 2 (7.69%) Scorecard
7 1 (3.85%) Analytics
7 1 (3.85%) B2C
7 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
7 1 (3.85%) Data Mapping
7 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.85%) Kanban
7 1 (3.85%) Release Management
7 1 (3.85%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (3.85%) Scrum
7 1 (3.85%) User Stories
7 1 (3.85%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) ABAP
2 2 (7.69%) ActionScript
2 2 (7.69%) ActionScript 2.0
2 2 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (3.85%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
2 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 18 (69.23%) SAP
2 3 (11.54%) IBM
3 2 (7.69%) IBM Sterling
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle
4 1 (3.85%) hybris
4 1 (3.85%) OpenText
4 1 (3.85%) webMethods