Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 21 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 188 149
Rank change year-on-year +26 -39 +15
Contract jobs citing B2B 22 18 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.29% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.35% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 11
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +11.11% +38.46%
10th Percentile £285 £338 £363
90th Percentile £464 £575 £638
England median daily rate £425 £425 £423
% change year-on-year - +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £34.00 £29.27 £19.03
% change year-on-year +16.18% +53.78% +81.24%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4013 5120 3900
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.91% 83.05% 79.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2559 3069 2234
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.80%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £238
90th Percentile £550 £550 £533
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 135 178
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.75 £11.18
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%

B2B
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing B2B as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for B2B in the West Midlands

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for B2B in the West Midlands

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing B2B in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for B2B in the West Midlands

B2B
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for B2B in the West Midlands

B2B
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 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
Birmingham +15 9 £358 - 2
Coventry +24 8 £425 -
Shropshire +19 1 - -
Staffordshire +6 1 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £150 - 3
B2B
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for B2B.

1 7 (31.82%) B2C
2 5 (22.73%) SAP
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Product Management
3 4 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (18.18%) SAP Hybris
3 4 (18.18%) hybris
3 4 (18.18%) Content Writing
4 3 (13.64%) Finance
4 3 (13.64%) jQuery
4 3 (13.64%) HTML
4 3 (13.64%) Java
4 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.64%) XML
4 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
5 2 (9.09%) ERP
5 2 (9.09%) SOA
5 2 (9.09%) Internet
5 2 (9.09%) Project Management
5 2 (9.09%) CRM
5 2 (9.09%) PHP
5 2 (9.09%) MySQL
5 2 (9.09%) QA
5 2 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) MVC

B2B
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (4.55%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (4.55%) GPON
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Automotive
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Administrator
2 4 (18.18%) Business Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Architect
4 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce Manager
4 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Business Development Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Business Manager
5 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Financial Business Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) IT Development Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Sales Manager
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) HTML
1 3 (13.64%) jQuery
1 3 (13.64%) XML
2 2 (9.09%) REST
2 2 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (4.55%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.55%) CSS
3 1 (4.55%) CSS3
3 1 (4.55%) HTML5
3 1 (4.55%) J2EE
3 1 (4.55%) JSON
3 1 (4.55%) Node.js
3 1 (4.55%) SOAP
3 1 (4.55%) Spring
3 1 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (4.55%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Credit Risk
2 1 (4.55%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.55%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) B2C
2 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (18.18%) Content Writing
2 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
2 4 (18.18%) Product Management
2 4 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
4 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 2 (9.09%) CRM
4 2 (9.09%) ERP
4 2 (9.09%) MVC
4 2 (9.09%) Project Management
4 2 (9.09%) SDLC
4 2 (9.09%) SOA
4 2 (9.09%) SOLID
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) Java
1 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.09%) PHP
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) SAP
2 4 (18.18%) hybris
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com