The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 24 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)
England / South West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 137 133
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4  
Contract jobs citing B2B 4 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.15% 0.13% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.17% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 7
Median daily rate £275 £200 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% -60.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +3.31% +1.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2197 2349 2436
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 82.07% 78.83% 78.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1401 1550 1640
Median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £285 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £585 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 109 111
Median hourly rate £43.50 £35.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.28% -1.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £21.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £55.00
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 the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for B2B in the South West

B2B
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for B2B in the South West

B2B
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Devon - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £275 -
B2B
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 South West region with a requirement for B2B.

1 14 (77.78%) E-Commerce
1 14 (77.78%) B2C
2 13 (72.22%) J2EE
2 13 (72.22%) Spring
2 13 (72.22%) QA
3 12 (66.67%) Load Testing
3 12 (66.67%) Software Architecture
3 12 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
3 12 (66.67%) WebSphere
3 12 (66.67%) iPad
3 12 (66.67%) Endeca
3 12 (66.67%) JBoss
3 12 (66.67%) Apache
3 12 (66.67%) JMX
3 12 (66.67%) Content Management
3 12 (66.67%) Hibernate
3 12 (66.67%) Oracle
3 12 (66.67%) Java
3 12 (66.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 12 (66.67%) WebLogic
3 12 (66.67%) JDBC
3 12 (66.67%) JSP
3 12 (66.67%) Servlets
3 12 (66.67%) SOAP
3 12 (66.67%) Struts
3 12 (66.67%) Web Services
3 12 (66.67%) XML
3 12 (66.67%) XSLT
3 12 (66.67%) ATG
3 12 (66.67%) CMS

B2B
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 12 (66.67%) Apache
1 12 (66.67%) CMS
1 12 (66.67%) JBoss
1 12 (66.67%) WebLogic
1 12 (66.67%) WebSphere
1 12 (66.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) 3ds Max
1 1 (5.56%) Photoshop
1 1 (5.56%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Hybris
Communications & Networking
1 12 (66.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (66.67%) Endeca
2 1 (5.56%) Data Mining
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Ant
1 1 (5.56%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (5.56%) Advertising
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Games
1 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.56%) Marketing
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Architect
2 4 (22.22%) Developer
3 1 (5.56%) 3D Artist
3 1 (5.56%) Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Games Artist
3 1 (5.56%) Hybris Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Hybris Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Hybris Developer
3 1 (5.56%) iOS Developer
3 1 (5.56%) QA Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) SAP Developer
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (72.22%) J2EE
1 13 (72.22%) Spring
2 12 (66.67%) Hibernate
2 12 (66.67%) JDBC
2 12 (66.67%) JMS
2 12 (66.67%) JMX
2 12 (66.67%) JSP
2 12 (66.67%) Servlets
2 12 (66.67%) SOAP
2 12 (66.67%) Struts
2 12 (66.67%) Web Services
2 12 (66.67%) XML
2 12 (66.67%) XSLT
3 1 (5.56%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 12 (66.67%) iPad
1 12 (66.67%) Virtual Team
2 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.56%) Android
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) B2C
1 14 (77.78%) E-Commerce
2 12 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
2 12 (66.67%) Content Management
2 12 (66.67%) High Availability
2 12 (66.67%) Load Testing
2 12 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 12 (66.67%) Software Architecture
3 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.56%) 3D Modelling
4 1 (5.56%) Analytics
4 1 (5.56%) BDD
4 1 (5.56%) CRM
4 1 (5.56%) Customer Insight
4 1 (5.56%) ETL
4 1 (5.56%) iOS Development
4 1 (5.56%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (5.56%) OO
4 1 (5.56%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) Objective-C
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (72.22%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) ATG
1 12 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) hybris
2 2 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) Atlassian
3 1 (5.56%) Xamarin