Period
to 20 July 2017

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 20 July 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 > Midlands
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 196 221 183
Rank change year-on-year +25 -38 +4
Contract jobs citing B2B 46 43 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.59% 0.45% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.55% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 26 52
Midlands median daily rate £475 £488 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +14.71% -
10th Percentile £263 £356 £231
90th Percentile £538 £688 £636
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% -2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £17.50 £19.61 £11.00
% change year-on-year -10.76% +78.27% -66.15%

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 Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6432 7880 6668
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 82.97% 82.08% 76.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4015 4679 3922
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £220
90th Percentile £550 £563 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.55% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 171 263
Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -25.58% +7.50%
10th Percentile £10.59 £10.73 £10.55
90th Percentile £52.40 £39.50 £40.77
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year - +15.53% +5.56%

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 20 July 2017.

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 20 July 2017. 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 -1 29 £500 +11.11% 2
West Midlands +36 17 £356 -35.23% 7
B2B
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 Midlands region with a requirement for B2B.

1 27 (58.70%) SAP
2 19 (41.30%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (32.61%) Logistics
4 12 (26.09%) Security Cleared
4 12 (26.09%) Presales
5 11 (23.91%) ABAP
6 9 (19.57%) ERP
6 9 (19.57%) SC Cleared
7 8 (17.39%) hybris
8 6 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (13.04%) B2C
9 5 (10.87%) SAP Hybris
9 5 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (8.70%) Integration Testing
10 4 (8.70%) Product Management
10 4 (8.70%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 4 (8.70%) IBM
10 4 (8.70%) E-Commerce
10 4 (8.70%) Web Services
10 4 (8.70%) XML
11 3 (6.52%) Retail
11 3 (6.52%) Scrum
11 3 (6.52%) SQL
11 3 (6.52%) C#
11 3 (6.52%) Java
11 3 (6.52%) .NET
11 3 (6.52%) Oracle
11 3 (6.52%) Marketing

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:

Business Applications
1 5 (10.87%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (4.35%) SAP SD
3 1 (2.17%) OpenText VIM for SAP
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) FTP
2 1 (2.17%) GPON
2 1 (2.17%) Internet
2 1 (2.17%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 3 (6.52%) Finance
1 3 (6.52%) Marketing
1 3 (6.52%) Retail
2 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (28.26%) Architect
2 12 (26.09%) Solutions Architect
3 11 (23.91%) SAP Architect
3 11 (23.91%) SAP Solutions Architect
4 9 (19.57%) Analyst
5 6 (13.04%) Developer
6 5 (10.87%) Technical Leader
7 4 (8.70%) Business Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Digital Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Digital Business Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) EDI Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Integration Developer
9 1 (2.17%) Digital Delivery Manager
9 1 (2.17%) E-Commerce Analyst
9 1 (2.17%) Excel Analyst
9 1 (2.17%) Head of Digital
9 1 (2.17%) Product Trainer
9 1 (2.17%) SAP SCM Architect
9 1 (2.17%) SQL Analyst
9 1 (2.17%) Usability Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) Web Services
1 4 (8.70%) XML
2 3 (6.52%) .NET
3 2 (4.35%) EDI
3 2 (4.35%) EDIFACT
3 2 (4.35%) HTML
3 2 (4.35%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (2.17%) Android SDK
4 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.17%) CSS3
4 1 (2.17%) Flash
4 1 (2.17%) HTML5
4 1 (2.17%) J2EE
4 1 (2.17%) Java EE
4 1 (2.17%) jQuery
4 1 (2.17%) JSON
4 1 (2.17%) LESS
4 1 (2.17%) REST
4 1 (2.17%) Sass
4 1 (2.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (41.30%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) TRADACOMS
2 2 (4.35%) User Experience
3 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.17%) e-Learning
3 1 (2.17%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (2.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) Logistics
2 12 (26.09%) Presales
3 9 (19.57%) ERP
4 6 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (13.04%) B2C
5 5 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (8.70%) E-Commerce
6 4 (8.70%) Integration Testing
6 4 (8.70%) Product Management
6 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (8.70%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (6.52%) Migration
7 3 (6.52%) Scrum
8 2 (4.35%) B2B Sales
8 2 (4.35%) Business Analysis
8 2 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.35%) Dependency Management
8 2 (4.35%) Project Management
8 2 (4.35%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) ABAP
2 3 (6.52%) C#
2 3 (6.52%) Java
2 3 (6.52%) SQL
3 2 (4.35%) ActionScript
3 2 (4.35%) ActionScript 2.0
3 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.17%) Delphi
4 1 (2.17%) PHP
4 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 9 (19.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) QA
Vendors
1 27 (58.70%) SAP
2 8 (17.39%) hybris
3 4 (8.70%) IBM
4 3 (6.52%) Oracle
5 2 (4.35%) IBM Sterling
6 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.17%) OpenText
6 1 (2.17%) webMethods