The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 70 - 69
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing B2B 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.21% - 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% - 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £360
% change year-on-year
- +18.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £30.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +92.00%
B2B
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
787 579 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.89% 73.95% 74.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 309 243
Average daily rate £413 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 24
Average hourly rate £30.25 £35.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.57% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 28 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 2 - -
B2B
North West

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
1 4 (57.14%) ETL
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
1 4 (57.14%) T-SQL
1 4 (57.14%) Informatica
1 4 (57.14%) Data Transformation
2 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) BT
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
4 1 (14.29%) PhpStorm
4 1 (14.29%) PHP
4 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 1 (14.29%) MySQL
4 1 (14.29%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) IBM
4 1 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (14.29%) UML
4 1 (14.29%) OOP
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Subversion
4 1 (14.29%) Network Design
4 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
4 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 1 (14.29%) iSeries
4 1 (14.29%) Git (software)

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) PHPUnit
1 1 (14.29%) PhpStorm
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Data Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Network Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) PHP Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) XML
1 1 (14.29%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) iSeries
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ETL
1 4 (57.14%) Data Transformation
2 1 (14.29%) UML
2 1 (14.29%) OOP
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) TDD
2 1 (14.29%) Network Design
2 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
2 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
1 4 (57.14%) T-SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
2 1 (14.29%) PHP
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Informatica
2 2 (28.57%) BT
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) IBM