The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 30 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)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 54 70
Rank change year-on-year +1 +16  
Contract jobs citing B2B 7 22 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.07% 2.16% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 2.78% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 1
Median daily rate £115 £255 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -54.90% -27.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £431 £400
% change year-on-year -0.81% +7.81%  
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 Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 521 790 724
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.91% 77.68% 71.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 427 406
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 15
Median hourly rate £17.59 £38.75 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.60% +15.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.35 £18.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.33 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

B2B
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for B2B in Reading

B2B
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for B2B in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 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 Reading region with a requirement for B2B.

1 6 (42.86%) Finance
1 6 (42.86%) Marketing
2 5 (35.71%) Telecoms
3 4 (28.57%) Competitor Analysis
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) Market Research
3 4 (28.57%) Big Data
4 3 (21.43%) Product Management
4 3 (21.43%) Degree
4 3 (21.43%) French Language
4 3 (21.43%) Global Marketing
4 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
4 3 (21.43%) Information Management
5 2 (14.29%) Banking
5 2 (14.29%) Financial Institution
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle
5 2 (14.29%) CRM
5 2 (14.29%) IBM
5 2 (14.29%) Adobe
5 2 (14.29%) Analytics
5 2 (14.29%) B2B Marketing
5 2 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (7.14%) Data Analytics
6 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (7.14%) SaaS
6 1 (7.14%) Website Architecture
6 1 (7.14%) Link Building
6 1 (7.14%) Pay per click
6 1 (7.14%) JIRA
6 1 (7.14%) Internet Marketing

B2B
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (7.14%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
1 6 (42.86%) Marketing
2 5 (35.71%) Telecoms
3 3 (21.43%) French Language
4 2 (14.29%) Banking
4 2 (14.29%) Financial Institution
5 1 (7.14%) Aerospace
5 1 (7.14%) Billing
5 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Product Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Head of Marketing
2 3 (21.43%) Software Product Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Account Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Contracts Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Marketing Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Software Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Billing Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Billing Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Coordinator
4 1 (7.14%) CRM Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analytics Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Telecoms Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Telecoms Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Clustering
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Competitor Analysis
1 4 (28.57%) Market Research
2 3 (21.43%) Global Marketing
2 3 (21.43%) Information Management
2 3 (21.43%) Product Management
2 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
3 2 (14.29%) Analytics
3 2 (14.29%) B2B Marketing
3 2 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (7.14%) Digital Media Management
4 1 (7.14%) Internet Marketing
4 1 (7.14%) Link Building
4 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.14%) Pay per click
4 1 (7.14%) SEO
4 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
4 1 (7.14%) Website Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Adobe
2 2 (14.29%) IBM
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Google