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 3 months to 28 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 139 112
Rank change year-on-year +25 -27  
Contract jobs citing B2B 7 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.34% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.28% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 6
Median daily rate £375 £550 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.81% +37.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £341 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £575 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -0.28% +2.94%  
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 West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1742 2484 1794
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.83% 82.63% 77.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3944 5496 3947
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 123 224
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £42.90 £46.38
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 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 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 3 months to 28 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
Birmingham - 3 £325 - 1
Coventry - 3 £425 -
Solihull +11 1 - -
B2B
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for B2B.

1 5 (35.71%) hybris
2 4 (28.57%) Retail
2 4 (28.57%) SAP
3 3 (21.43%) Web Services
3 3 (21.43%) HTML
3 3 (21.43%) Java
3 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
3 3 (21.43%) B2C
3 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) User Experience
3 3 (21.43%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (14.29%) React
4 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Angular 2
4 2 (14.29%) HTML5
4 2 (14.29%) Product Management
4 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
4 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Web Development
4 2 (14.29%) .NET
4 2 (14.29%) XML
4 2 (14.29%) Finance
4 2 (14.29%) Scrum
4 2 (14.29%) C#
5 1 (7.14%) E-business
5 1 (7.14%) MVC
5 1 (7.14%) Delphi
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
5 1 (7.14%) SOAP

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:

Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) SAP Hybris
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
1 1 (7.14%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 4 (28.57%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Angular Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Digital Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Digital Business Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) UX Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Database Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Delphi Developer
3 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Hybris Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Integration Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Technical Architect
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) HTML
1 3 (21.43%) Web Services
2 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) Angular 2
2 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 2 (14.29%) HTML5
2 2 (14.29%) React
2 2 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (7.14%) Android SDK
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.14%) Flash
3 1 (7.14%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (7.14%) J2EE
3 1 (7.14%) Java EE
3 1 (7.14%) jQuery
3 1 (7.14%) JSON
3 1 (7.14%) REST
3 1 (7.14%) SOAP
3 1 (7.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) User Experience
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (21.43%) B2C
1 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
1 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Product Management
2 2 (14.29%) Scrum
2 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Web Development
3 1 (7.14%) Android Development
3 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
3 1 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (7.14%) SDLC
3 1 (7.14%) SOLID
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
3 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
3 1 (7.14%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) Delphi
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) PHP
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) hybris
2 4 (28.57%) SAP
3 1 (7.14%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
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