The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business-to-Business (B2B)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 90 103 108
Rank change year-on-year +13 +5  
Contract jobs citing B2B 5 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.37% 0.36% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.44% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 2
Median daily rate £440 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +2.85%  
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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1136 1602 1556
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 84.71% 82.83% 85.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 764 1121 997
Median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 38 38
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.46% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £9.12 £10.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £21.50 £35.85
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 West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for B2B in West Yorkshire

B2B
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for B2B in West Yorkshire

B2B
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 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
Halifax - 4 £440 -
Bradford - 1 - - 1
B2B
Yorkshire

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for B2B.

1 9 (50.00%) SOA
1 9 (50.00%) Middleware
2 7 (38.89%) Web Services
3 6 (33.33%) EJB
3 6 (33.33%) Servlets
3 6 (33.33%) SOAP
3 6 (33.33%) Java
3 6 (33.33%) J2EE
3 6 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 6 (33.33%) JMS
3 6 (33.33%) EAI
3 6 (33.33%) Finance
3 6 (33.33%) Mule
3 6 (33.33%) REST
3 6 (33.33%) MuleSoft
3 6 (33.33%) Mule ESB
3 6 (33.33%) API Development
3 6 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (27.78%) B2C
4 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
5 4 (22.22%) IBM
5 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 4 (22.22%) IBM Sterling
6 3 (16.67%) ISPF
6 3 (16.67%) Axway
6 3 (16.67%) Tandem
6 3 (16.67%) Banking
6 3 (16.67%) Business Continuity
6 3 (16.67%) Service Management
6 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 6 (33.33%) Mule
1 6 (33.33%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (5.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Extranet
1 3 (16.67%) FTP
1 3 (16.67%) Intranet
2 1 (5.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) OLAP
1 3 (16.67%) OLTP
2 1 (5.56%) Data Mining
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Billing
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Integration Developer
2 6 (33.33%) MuleSoft Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (11.11%) z/OS Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Business Process Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) CRM Manager
5 1 (5.56%) ERP Manager
5 1 (5.56%) ERP Trainer
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Process Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Service Transformation Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Service Transformation Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Trainer
5 1 (5.56%) Transformation Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Transformation Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) Middleware
2 7 (38.89%) Web Services
3 6 (33.33%) EJB
3 6 (33.33%) J2EE
3 6 (33.33%) JMS
3 6 (33.33%) REST
3 6 (33.33%) Servlets
3 6 (33.33%) SOAP
4 3 (16.67%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (16.67%) iSeries
2 3 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 3 (16.67%) Tandem
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Unix
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
1 3 (16.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) SOA
2 6 (33.33%) API Development
2 6 (33.33%) EAI
2 6 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 5 (27.78%) B2C
4 3 (16.67%) Business Continuity
4 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 3 (16.67%) Service Management
5 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) CRM
5 2 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Line Management
5 2 (11.11%) Six Sigma
5 2 (11.11%) Workflow
6 1 (5.56%) Coaching
6 1 (5.56%) Master Data Management
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Management
6 1 (5.56%) QMS
6 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.56%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Postgraduate
1 1 (5.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) MuleSoft
2 4 (22.22%) IBM
2 4 (22.22%) IBM Sterling
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 3 (16.67%) Axway
4 1 (5.56%) Salesforce.com