The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 28 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)
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 62 65
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3  
Contract jobs citing B2B 1 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.16% 0.33% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.42% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Median daily rate £338 - £339
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 - £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 - £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -0.28% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.00
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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 505 480 608
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 81.98% 80.13% 80.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1999 1426 1591
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 £305 £305 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 28 40
Median hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.81% -27.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £14.00 £8.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.63 £40.75 £47.50
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 Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for B2B in Oxfordshire

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for B2B in Oxfordshire

B2B
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for B2B in Oxfordshire

B2B
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Abingdon - 1 £338 -
Oxford - 1 £338 -
B2B
South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for B2B.

1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Banking
2 4 (66.67%) HTML
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (66.67%) CSS
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 4 (66.67%) Sass
2 4 (66.67%) LESS
2 4 (66.67%) AngularJS
2 4 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (66.67%) Front End Development
2 4 (66.67%) HTML5
2 4 (66.67%) CSS3
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
3 1 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (16.67%) Customer Acquisition
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Product Management
3 1 (16.67%) SaaS
3 1 (16.67%) Confluence
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management

B2B
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 (16.67%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 4 (66.67%) Banking
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Angular Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Product Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) AngularJS
1 4 (66.67%) CSS
1 4 (66.67%) CSS3
1 4 (66.67%) HTML
1 4 (66.67%) HTML5
1 4 (66.67%) LESS
1 4 (66.67%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Front End Development
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Customer Acquisition
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
3 1 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (16.67%) Product Management
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript