The first table below looks at the demand for B2B skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited B2B over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing B2B 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £371 £320
% change year-on-year
+14.47% +16.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.63 - £7.52
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
655 552 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.42% 73.50% 61.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 250 220
Average daily rate £395 £355 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.26% -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 26 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.25 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
B2B
North West

B2B
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing B2B across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

B2B Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

B2B
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing B2B across the Cheshire region.

B2B Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

B2B
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

B2B Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

B2B
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Crewe - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Warrington - - - -
B2B
North West

B2B
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing B2B also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited B2B.

1 1 (100.00%) PHP
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) OOP
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Zend
1 1 (100.00%) Zend Framework
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (100.00%) PHPUnit
1 1 (100.00%) OO PHP

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing B2B also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited B2B. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) PHPUnit
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Zend Framework
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) OOP
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (100.00%) Bash Shell
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Zend