The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 26 April 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)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 88 -
Contract jobs citing B2B 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh - 0.20% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.24% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £330 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -2.77% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £12.50 £9.95
% change year-on-year +72.00% +25.62%  

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 866 1273 1208
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 85.74% 83.20% 81.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 735 697
Median daily rate £413 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 17
Median hourly rate £15.86 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.33% +11.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £17.20 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year +2.77% +17.07%  

B2B
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for B2B in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for B2B.

1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (100.00%) FTP
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) zOS
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Tandem
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Sterling
1 1 (100.00%) ISPF
1 1 (100.00%) Axway
1 1 (100.00%) iSeries
1 1 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option

B2B
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) FTP
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) ISPF
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) iSeries
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Axway
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Sterling
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft