The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 29 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.

Business-to-Business (B2B)
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 133 131
Rank change year-on-year +18 -2  
Contract jobs citing B2B 7 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.33% 0.24% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.30% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 4
Median daily rate £440 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £366 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year - +13.63%  

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1759 2332 2198
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 82.85% 81.11% 82.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1127 1595 1422
Median daily rate £410 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.60% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 65 64
Median hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.21% -8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £10.20 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £37.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

B2B
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Yorkshire

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for B2B in Yorkshire

B2B
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for B2B in Yorkshire

B2B
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 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
West Yorkshire +15 5 £440 -2.22% 2
North Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
B2B
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for B2B.

1 10 (52.63%) SOA
2 9 (47.37%) Middleware
3 8 (42.11%) Web Services
4 6 (31.58%) E-Commerce
4 6 (31.58%) Java
4 6 (31.58%) J2EE
4 6 (31.58%) EJB
4 6 (31.58%) Servlets
4 6 (31.58%) SOAP
4 6 (31.58%) B2C
4 6 (31.58%) JMS
4 6 (31.58%) EAI
4 6 (31.58%) Finance
4 6 (31.58%) Mule
4 6 (31.58%) REST
4 6 (31.58%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (31.58%) MuleSoft
4 6 (31.58%) Mule ESB
4 6 (31.58%) API Development
5 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
5 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
6 4 (21.05%) OLAP
6 4 (21.05%) IBM
6 4 (21.05%) Intranet
6 4 (21.05%) Extranet
6 4 (21.05%) OLTP
6 4 (21.05%) Business Continuity
6 4 (21.05%) IBM Sterling
7 3 (15.79%) ISPF
7 3 (15.79%) QA

B2B
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (31.58%) Mule
1 6 (31.58%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.26%) MS Project
2 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.26%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Extranet
1 4 (21.05%) Intranet
2 3 (15.79%) FTP
3 1 (5.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) OLAP
1 4 (21.05%) OLTP
2 1 (5.26%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Axure RP
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Billing
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Integration Developer
2 6 (31.58%) MuleSoft Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Architect
3 4 (21.05%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) z/OS Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Business Process Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) CRM Manager
5 1 (5.26%) ERP Manager
5 1 (5.26%) ERP Trainer
5 1 (5.26%) IT Trainer
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Process Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Training Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Unix Developer
5 1 (5.26%) User Experience Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) Middleware
2 8 (42.11%) Web Services
3 6 (31.58%) EJB
3 6 (31.58%) J2EE
3 6 (31.58%) JMS
3 6 (31.58%) REST
3 6 (31.58%) Servlets
3 6 (31.58%) SOAP
4 3 (15.79%) ISPF
5 1 (5.26%) CSS
5 1 (5.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (15.79%) iSeries
2 3 (15.79%) Mainframe
2 3 (15.79%) Tandem
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.26%) User Experience
3 1 (5.26%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Unix
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
1 3 (15.79%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) SOA
2 6 (31.58%) API Development
2 6 (31.58%) B2C
2 6 (31.58%) EAI
2 6 (31.58%) E-Commerce
3 4 (21.05%) Business Continuity
4 3 (15.79%) CRM
4 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
4 3 (15.79%) Service Management
5 2 (10.53%) Data Management
5 2 (10.53%) Master Data Management
6 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Copywriting
6 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
6 1 (5.26%) Line Management
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
6 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.26%) Time Management
6 1 (5.26%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) Java
2 3 (15.79%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) MuleSoft
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 4 (21.05%) IBM
3 4 (21.05%) IBM Sterling
4 3 (15.79%) Axway
5 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com