The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 25 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 of England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 113 140
Rank change year-on-year -11 +27  
Contract jobs citing B2B 8 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.35% 0.48% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.60% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 5
Median daily rate £525 £388 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.48% -40.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £277 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £500 £710
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £427 £425
% change year-on-year +3.86% +0.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £8.90
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 of England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1939 1997 2434
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 84.27% 80.07% 79.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1122 1153 1450
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 152 179
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.62 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.71% -16.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £47.50 £48.50
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 of England

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

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for B2B in the East of England

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing B2B in the East of England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for B2B in the East of England

B2B
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for B2B in the East of England

B2B
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 25 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
Bedfordshire - 6 £525 - 1
Essex -12 2 £430 -
B2B
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 of England region with a requirement for B2B.

1 9 (69.23%) SAP
1 9 (69.23%) E-Commerce
1 9 (69.23%) IBM
1 9 (69.23%) Retail
2 8 (61.54%) Asset Management
2 8 (61.54%) Content Management
2 8 (61.54%) JPA
2 8 (61.54%) hybris
2 8 (61.54%) B2C
2 8 (61.54%) JMS
2 8 (61.54%) Web Services
2 8 (61.54%) Java
2 8 (61.54%) SAP Hybris
3 6 (46.15%) Silverpop
3 6 (46.15%) CRM
3 6 (46.15%) EJB
3 6 (46.15%) JDBC
3 6 (46.15%) Servlets
3 6 (46.15%) Pega
3 6 (46.15%) Marketing
3 6 (46.15%) Java EE
3 6 (46.15%) Unica
4 3 (23.08%) IBM Sterling
4 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (15.38%) REST
5 2 (15.38%) Spring
5 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
5 2 (15.38%) Spring MVC
5 2 (15.38%) SOAP

B2B
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (7.69%) Confluence
1 1 (7.69%) Gentran
Business Applications
1 8 (61.54%) SAP Hybris
2 6 (46.15%) Unica
3 1 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) Silverpop
2 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 9 (69.23%) Retail
2 6 (46.15%) Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Billing
3 1 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Architect
1 9 (69.23%) Solutions Architect
2 6 (46.15%) E-Commerce Architect
2 6 (46.15%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Developer
4 2 (15.38%) EDI Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Hybris Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Business IT Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) IT Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) IT Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) ITSM Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) ITSM Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Management Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Service Management Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Service Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) JMS
1 8 (61.54%) JPA
1 8 (61.54%) Web Services
2 6 (46.15%) EJB
2 6 (46.15%) Java EE
2 6 (46.15%) JDBC
2 6 (46.15%) Servlets
3 2 (15.38%) EDI
3 2 (15.38%) EDIFACT
3 2 (15.38%) REST
3 2 (15.38%) SOAP
3 2 (15.38%) Spring
3 2 (15.38%) Spring MVC
4 1 (7.69%) IDoc
4 1 (7.69%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) TRADACOMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) E-Commerce
2 8 (61.54%) Asset Management
2 8 (61.54%) B2C
2 8 (61.54%) Content Management
3 6 (46.15%) CRM
4 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (15.38%) Microservices
5 2 (15.38%) MVC
5 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
5 2 (15.38%) UML
6 1 (7.69%) Business Process Mapping
6 1 (7.69%) Change Management
6 1 (7.69%) Data Integration
6 1 (7.69%) Data Transformation
6 1 (7.69%) Low Latency
6 1 (7.69%) Order to Cash
6 1 (7.69%) Presales
6 1 (7.69%) Service Management
6 1 (7.69%) SOA
6 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) Java
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Control-M
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) IBM
1 9 (69.23%) SAP
2 8 (61.54%) hybris
3 6 (46.15%) Pega
4 3 (23.08%) IBM Sterling
5 1 (7.69%) Atlassian
5 1 (7.69%) BMC
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.69%) Remedy