The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 29 March 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)
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 92 85
Contract jobs citing B2B 0 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds - 0.35% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.41% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Median daily rate - £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year - +13.63%  

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 Leeds with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 872 1222 1021
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 85.83% 85.39% 87.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 869 683
Median daily rate £400 £411 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.73% +9.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 19 17
Median hourly rate £26.50 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +103.84% -27.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.14 £10.20 £12.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £18.78 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

B2B
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for B2B in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Leeds region with a requirement for B2B.

1 6 (75.00%) EJB
1 6 (75.00%) Servlets
1 6 (75.00%) SOAP
1 6 (75.00%) Web Services
1 6 (75.00%) Java
1 6 (75.00%) J2EE
1 6 (75.00%) E-Commerce
1 6 (75.00%) JMS
1 6 (75.00%) EAI
1 6 (75.00%) SOA
1 6 (75.00%) Middleware
1 6 (75.00%) Mule
1 6 (75.00%) Enterprise Software
1 6 (75.00%) MuleSoft
1 6 (75.00%) Mule ESB
1 6 (75.00%) API Development
1 6 (75.00%) REST
2 3 (37.50%) QA
3 2 (25.00%) B2C
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Billing
4 1 (12.50%) ERP
4 1 (12.50%) MS Project
4 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy

B2B
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 6 (75.00%) Mule
1 6 (75.00%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Project
General
1 1 (12.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
1 6 (75.00%) Integration Developer
1 6 (75.00%) MuleSoft Developer
2 1 (12.50%) ERP Manager
2 1 (12.50%) ERP Trainer
2 1 (12.50%) IT Manager
2 1 (12.50%) IT Trainer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
2 1 (12.50%) Trainer
2 1 (12.50%) Training Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) EJB
1 6 (75.00%) J2EE
1 6 (75.00%) JMS
1 6 (75.00%) Middleware
1 6 (75.00%) REST
1 6 (75.00%) Servlets
1 6 (75.00%) SOAP
1 6 (75.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) API Development
1 6 (75.00%) EAI
1 6 (75.00%) E-Commerce
1 6 (75.00%) SOA
2 2 (25.00%) B2C
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) MuleSoft
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft