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 3 months to 27 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 126 128
Rank change year-on-year +20 +2  
Contract jobs citing B2B 2 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.11% 0.15% 0.034%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.19% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £440 £330 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -26.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £408
% change year-on-year - +4.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.21 £11.00
% change year-on-year - -7.15%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1468 2160 2380
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.74% 83.33% 81.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 900 1211 1313
Median daily rate £390 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.26% -1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 45
Median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £31.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +23.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

B2B
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 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
Edinburgh +18 1 £440 +33.33% 1
Glasgow - 1 - - 1
B2B
UK

B2B
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 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 Scotland region with a requirement for B2B.

1 2 (66.67%) Unix
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) FTP
1 2 (66.67%) zOS
1 2 (66.67%) JCL
1 2 (66.67%) Middleware
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Tandem
1 2 (66.67%) ISPF
1 2 (66.67%) Axway
1 2 (66.67%) iSeries
1 2 (66.67%) IBM Sterling
1 2 (66.67%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (33.33%) Data Governance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) B2C
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel

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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) FTP
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Data Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Master Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) ISPF
1 2 (66.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) iSeries
1 2 (66.67%) Tandem
2 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) B2C
2 1 (33.33%) Data Governance
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JCL
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Axway
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) IBM Sterling
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft