Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the 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 6 months to 19 January 2018 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 > Midlands
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 203 232 199
Rank change year-on-year +29 -33 -1
Contract jobs citing B2B 39 20 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.50% 0.22% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.27% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 17
Midlands median daily rate £463 £365 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.71% -14.12% +1.19%
10th Percentile £360 £309 £328
90th Percentile £550 £490 £560
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate £10.68 - -
England median hourly rate £33.00 £22.50 £19.03
% change year-on-year +46.67% +18.23% +73.00%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,508 7,309 6,719
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 82.69% 81.94% 80.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,163 4,497 3,919
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £248 £238 £240
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £432 £425
% change year-on-year +4.11% +1.71% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 209 259
Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £18.39 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -0.70% -7.40%
10th Percentile £10.91 £10.50 £10.99
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.06 £42.30
England median hourly rate £23.63 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.50% +8.70% +15.00%

B2B
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for B2B in the Midlands

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for B2B in the Midlands

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing B2B in the Midlands over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for B2B in the Midlands

B2B
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for B2B in the Midlands

B2B
Contract Job Locations in the 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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East Midlands +15 20 £500 +56.86% 15
West Midlands +15 19 £425 +13.33% 14
B2B
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for B2B.

1 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (23.08%) Logistics
2 9 (23.08%) ERP
2 9 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
3 8 (20.51%) Finance
4 7 (17.95%) SQL
4 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (17.95%) SAP
5 6 (15.38%) C#
5 6 (15.38%) ABAP
5 6 (15.38%) Java
5 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 6 (15.38%) Presales
5 6 (15.38%) Content Writing
6 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
6 5 (12.82%) Release Management
6 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
6 5 (12.82%) .NET
6 5 (12.82%) HTML
7 4 (10.26%) XML
7 4 (10.26%) Oracle
7 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
7 4 (10.26%) B2C
7 4 (10.26%) Marketing
7 4 (10.26%) Retail
8 3 (7.69%) TDD
8 3 (7.69%) Manufacturing
8 3 (7.69%) WebSphere
8 3 (7.69%) .NET Framework

B2B
Co-occurring IT Skills in the 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.69%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.13%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.56%) CMS
3 1 (2.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.56%) InVision
2 1 (2.56%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP Hybris
1 1 (2.56%) WebTrends
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.13%) MySQL
2 2 (5.13%) PowerCenter
2 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.56%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Subversion
1 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.56%) Axure RP
2 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.56%) JIRA
2 1 (2.56%) Protractor
2 1 (2.56%) Selenium
2 1 (2.56%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (20.51%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Marketing
2 4 (10.26%) Retail
3 3 (7.69%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.13%) Billing
4 2 (5.13%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.56%) Automotive
5 1 (2.56%) Banking
5 1 (2.56%) German Language
5 1 (2.56%) Legal
5 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Architect
2 8 (20.51%) Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Administrator
3 6 (15.38%) Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) SAP Architect
3 6 (15.38%) SAP Solutions Architect
3 6 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (10.26%) Business Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) C# Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Business Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Business Process Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) E-Commerce Manager
6 2 (5.13%) E-Commerce Project Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Informatica Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Lead Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Lead Java Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Process Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) .NET
1 5 (12.82%) HTML
2 4 (10.26%) XML
3 3 (7.69%) .NET Framework
3 3 (7.69%) CSS
3 3 (7.69%) REST
3 3 (7.69%) SOAP
3 3 (7.69%) Spring
3 3 (7.69%) Web Services
4 2 (5.13%) Ajax
4 2 (5.13%) AngularJS
4 2 (5.13%) HTML5
4 2 (5.13%) jQuery
4 2 (5.13%) XSL
4 2 (5.13%) XSLT
5 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.56%) JSON
5 1 (2.56%) WCF
5 1 (2.56%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (2.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) Credit Risk
2 3 (7.69%) User Experience
3 2 (5.13%) e-Learning
3 2 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.56%) DataPower
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) Social Media
4 1 (2.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Unix
2 1 (2.56%) Android
2 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (23.08%) ERP
2 9 (23.08%) Logistics
3 6 (15.38%) Content Writing
3 6 (15.38%) Presales
4 5 (12.82%) Release Management
5 4 (10.26%) B2C
6 3 (7.69%) ArchiMate
6 3 (7.69%) Dependency Management
6 3 (7.69%) E-Commerce
6 3 (7.69%) Project Management
6 3 (7.69%) SOA
6 3 (7.69%) TDD
6 3 (7.69%) UML
7 2 (5.13%) Client Onboarding
7 2 (5.13%) Concurrent Programming
7 2 (5.13%) Kimball Methodology
7 2 (5.13%) Process Improvement
7 2 (5.13%) Prototyping
7 2 (5.13%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) SQL
2 6 (15.38%) ABAP
2 6 (15.38%) C#
2 6 (15.38%) Java
3 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.13%) C++
4 2 (5.13%) Perl
4 2 (5.13%) PHP
4 2 (5.13%) Python
5 1 (2.56%) Assembly Language
5 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (5.13%) CDISC
2 2 (5.13%) Data Quality
2 2 (5.13%) GxP
2 2 (5.13%) HL7
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.95%) SAP
3 4 (10.26%) Oracle
4 2 (5.13%) Informatica
5 1 (2.56%) ATG
5 1 (2.56%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (2.56%) hybris
5 1 (2.56%) IBM
5 1 (2.56%) Salesforce.com