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 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business-to-Business (B2B)
England / South West
Rank 122 135 143
Rank change year-on-year +13 +8  
Contract jobs citing B2B 14 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.54% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.22% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Median daily rate £338 £375 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £335 £440
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £415 £540
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 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 2101 2318 2482
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.62% 79.88% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1374 1527 1602
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 137 87
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.73 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing B2B in the South West over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for B2B in the South West

B2B
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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
Bristol +4 1 - - 3
Wiltshire +1 1 £150 -
Somerset - 1 £525 -
B2B
England

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

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 South West region with a requirement for B2B.

1 15 (68.18%) B2C
2 14 (63.64%) E-Commerce
3 13 (59.09%) CMS
3 13 (59.09%) Spring
3 13 (59.09%) J2EE
3 13 (59.09%) Oracle
4 12 (54.55%) WebSphere Application Server
4 12 (54.55%) WebLogic
4 12 (54.55%) JDBC
4 12 (54.55%) JSP
4 12 (54.55%) Servlets
4 12 (54.55%) SOAP
4 12 (54.55%) Struts
4 12 (54.55%) Web Services
4 12 (54.55%) XML
4 12 (54.55%) XSLT
4 12 (54.55%) JMS
4 12 (54.55%) Internet
4 12 (54.55%) JMX
4 12 (54.55%) Java
4 12 (54.55%) JBoss
4 12 (54.55%) Apache
4 12 (54.55%) WebSphere
4 12 (54.55%) Hibernate
4 12 (54.55%) ATG
4 12 (54.55%) Endeca
4 12 (54.55%) QA
4 12 (54.55%) Load Testing
4 12 (54.55%) Software Architecture
4 12 (54.55%) Capacity Planning

B2B
Top Related 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 13 (59.09%) CMS
2 12 (54.55%) Apache
2 12 (54.55%) JBoss
2 12 (54.55%) WebLogic
2 12 (54.55%) WebSphere
2 12 (54.55%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (4.55%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) 3ds Max
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
1 1 (4.55%) OmniGraffle
1 1 (4.55%) Photoshop
1 1 (4.55%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Utilities
Communications & Networking
1 12 (54.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (54.55%) Endeca
2 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
2 1 (4.55%) GIS
2 1 (4.55%) QGIS
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.55%) Spatial Data
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Ant
1 1 (4.55%) Axure RP
1 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Advertising
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Billing
2 1 (4.55%) Games
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Architect
2 3 (13.64%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Business Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Digital Business Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) 3D Artist
4 1 (4.55%) Business Change Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Change Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Games Artist
4 1 (4.55%) GIS Technician
4 1 (4.55%) Hybris Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Developer
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) User Experience Architect
4 1 (4.55%) User Experience Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (59.09%) J2EE
1 13 (59.09%) Spring
2 12 (54.55%) Hibernate
2 12 (54.55%) JDBC
2 12 (54.55%) JMS
2 12 (54.55%) JMX
2 12 (54.55%) JSP
2 12 (54.55%) Servlets
2 12 (54.55%) SOAP
2 12 (54.55%) Struts
2 12 (54.55%) Web Services
2 12 (54.55%) XML
2 12 (54.55%) XSLT
3 1 (4.55%) CSS
3 1 (4.55%) HTML
3 1 (4.55%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 12 (54.55%) iPad
1 12 (54.55%) Virtual Team
2 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (18.18%) User Experience
3 1 (4.55%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) B2C
2 14 (63.64%) E-Commerce
3 12 (54.55%) Capacity Planning
3 12 (54.55%) Content Management
3 12 (54.55%) High Availability
3 12 (54.55%) Load Testing
3 12 (54.55%) Performance Tuning
3 12 (54.55%) Software Architecture
4 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.64%) Analytics
6 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.55%) ETL
6 1 (4.55%) Project Management
6 1 (4.55%) Scrum
6 1 (4.55%) SEO
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (54.55%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Oracle
2 12 (54.55%) ATG
3 1 (4.55%) hybris
3 1 (4.55%) SAP
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