Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 22 November 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 184 175 187
Rank change year-on-year -9 +12 -9
Contract jobs citing B2B 4 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.079% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.094% 0.17% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -21.35% -11.00%
10th Percentile £363 £199 £364
90th Percentile £388 £417 £509
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Scotland median hourly rate - - £39.00
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £29.27 £21.50
% change year-on-year +16.18% +36.12% +104.76%

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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4249 3633 5027
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.19% 83.56% 82.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2422 2128 2624
Scotland median daily rate £390 £356 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.55% -5.07% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 87 102
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.67 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

B2B
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for B2B in Scotland

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for B2B in Scotland

B2B
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for B2B in Scotland

B2B
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 22 November 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
Edinburgh -14 3 £375 +7.14% 1
Glasgow -13 1 - - 1
B2B
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Scotland region with a requirement for B2B.

1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) SOAP
1 3 (75.00%) QA
1 3 (75.00%) RESTful
1 3 (75.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) Redis
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) IaaS
2 2 (50.00%) SignalR
2 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (50.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (50.00%) PaaS
2 2 (50.00%) Complex Event Processing
2 2 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) MCSD
2 2 (50.00%) OOP
2 2 (50.00%) OOA/OOD
2 2 (50.00%) WCF
2 2 (50.00%) Use Case
2 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing

B2B
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 2 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) IaaS
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (50.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Redis
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Development Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Development Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Software Development Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Software Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Software Development Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) REST
1 3 (75.00%) RESTful
1 3 (75.00%) SOAP
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Core
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (50.00%) ADO.NET
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 2 (50.00%) JSON
2 2 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (50.00%) SignalR
2 2 (50.00%) WCF
2 2 (50.00%) WSDL
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) XML Schema
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Algorithms
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (50.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (25.00%) Blog
2 1 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) B2C
1 2 (50.00%) Complex Event Processing
1 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (50.00%) CRM
1 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Multithreading
1 2 (50.00%) MVC
1 2 (50.00%) OOA/OOD
1 2 (50.00%) OOD
1 2 (50.00%) OOP
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum
1 2 (50.00%) SOA
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (50.00%) TDD
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
1 2 (50.00%) MCSD
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Avaya
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft