Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for B2C skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited B2C over the 6 months to 17 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.

B2C (Business-to-Consumer)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 177 197 174
Rank change year-on-year +20 -23 -7
Contract jobs citing B2C 11 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.23% 0.22% 0.081%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.27% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 3
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% - -
10th Percentile £335 £363 £413
90th Percentile £475 £463 £573
England median daily rate £450 £425 £431
% change year-on-year +5.88% -1.45% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £25.63 £36.00 £38.09
% change year-on-year -28.82% -5.48% -

B2C 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 3996 5180 3935
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.04% 83.09% 79.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2552 3089 2258
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £235
90th Percentile £550 £550 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 135 173
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.70 £10.75 £11.05
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +18.42%

B2C
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing B2C as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for B2C in the West Midlands

B2C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing B2C in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for B2C in the West Midlands

B2C
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 B2C in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for B2C in the West Midlands

B2C
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 B2C within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 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
Coventry +13 5 £400 -0.62%
Birmingham - 3 £350 - 1
B2C
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing B2C 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 B2C.

1 7 (63.64%) B2B
2 4 (36.36%) SAP
2 4 (36.36%) Web Services
2 4 (36.36%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Product Management
2 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
2 4 (36.36%) hybris
2 4 (36.36%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (36.36%) SAP Hybris
2 4 (36.36%) Internet
3 3 (27.27%) REST
3 3 (27.27%) J2EE
3 3 (27.27%) SOAP
3 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
4 2 (18.18%) XML
4 2 (18.18%) JBoss
4 2 (18.18%) JDBC
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (18.18%) HTML
4 2 (18.18%) .NET
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 2 (18.18%) PHP
4 2 (18.18%) ATG
4 2 (18.18%) High Availability
4 2 (18.18%) iPad
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning

B2C
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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) JBoss
1 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
1 2 (18.18%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 4 (36.36%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (9.09%) IaaS
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
1 1 (9.09%) PaaS
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Active Directory Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Azure Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Digital Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Digital Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Technical Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) Web Services
2 3 (27.27%) J2EE
2 3 (27.27%) REST
2 3 (27.27%) SOAP
3 2 (18.18%) .NET
3 2 (18.18%) HTML
3 2 (18.18%) JDBC
3 2 (18.18%) jQuery
3 2 (18.18%) XML
4 1 (9.09%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) iPad
1 2 (18.18%) Virtual Team
2 1 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) B2B
2 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Product Management
2 4 (36.36%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
4 2 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (18.18%) High Availability
4 2 (18.18%) Load Testing
4 2 (18.18%) MVC
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (18.18%) SDLC
4 2 (18.18%) Software Architecture
4 2 (18.18%) SOLID
4 2 (18.18%) Strategic Thinking
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) DevOps
5 1 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum
5 1 (9.09%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) PHP
3 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Kibana
1 1 (9.09%) logstash
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) hybris
1 4 (36.36%) SAP
2 2 (18.18%) ATG
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle