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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business-to-Business (B2B)
England / West Midlands
Rank 111 125 116
Rank change year-on-year +14 -9  
Contract jobs citing B2B 7 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.30% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.23% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Median daily rate £350 £675 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.14% +80.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  
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 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 1844 2222 1903
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 80.07% 82.45% 75.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1185 1221 1087
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 45 109
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.24% -39.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.73 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

B2B
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 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
Staffordshire - 3 £350 -
Birmingham -2 1 - - 2
Coventry - 1 - - 1
B2B
England

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for B2B.

1 8 (61.54%) Retail
2 7 (53.85%) User Experience
3 6 (46.15%) React
3 6 (46.15%) AngularJS
3 6 (46.15%) Web Development
3 6 (46.15%) HTML5
3 6 (46.15%) Angular 2
3 6 (46.15%) HTML
4 3 (23.08%) C#
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) .NET
5 2 (15.38%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
6 1 (7.69%) MS Office
6 1 (7.69%) SAP
6 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
6 1 (7.69%) Web Services
6 1 (7.69%) XML
6 1 (7.69%) Windows
6 1 (7.69%) Flash
6 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
6 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
6 1 (7.69%) Intranet
6 1 (7.69%) Project Management
6 1 (7.69%) SQL
6 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
6 1 (7.69%) MySQL
6 1 (7.69%) Delphi
6 1 (7.69%) CMS

B2B
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) CMS
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Intranet
1 1 (7.69%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 8 (61.54%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Angular Developer
2 6 (46.15%) UX Developer
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Android Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Communications Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Communications Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Database Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Delphi Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Hybris Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Database Developer
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) Angular 2
1 6 (46.15%) AngularJS
1 6 (46.15%) HTML
1 6 (46.15%) HTML5
1 6 (46.15%) React
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
3 1 (7.69%) Android SDK
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.69%) Flash
3 1 (7.69%) Java EE
3 1 (7.69%) JSON
3 1 (7.69%) Spring
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) WPF
3 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Web Development
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Android Development
4 1 (7.69%) Channel Management
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Software Deployment
4 1 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) Delphi
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) hybris
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.69%) SAP