The table below looks at the statistics for B2C 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 B2C over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2C (Business-to-Consumer)
Rank 62 76 67
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -9
Contract jobs citing B2C 7 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.90% 0.10% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 0.13% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £425 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +44.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £355
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +12.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £44.00 -
B2C
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
601 754 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.65% 76.78% 69.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 364 293
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £272 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £565 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 46 27
Average hourly rate £22.50 £34.06 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.93% +1.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.15 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £58.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

B2C
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing B2C across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

B2C Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

B2C
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing B2C across the Cheshire region.

B2C Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

B2C
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 B2C within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
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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
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B2C
North West

B2C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing B2C 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 B2C.

1 7 (77.78%) E-Commerce
2 4 (44.44%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) XML
2 4 (44.44%) UNIX
2 4 (44.44%) Retail
2 4 (44.44%) Unit Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Customer Engagement
2 4 (44.44%) Analytics
3 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (33.33%) Hadoop
3 3 (33.33%) Big Data
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (33.33%) Kanban
3 3 (33.33%) Data Validation
3 3 (33.33%) Confluence
3 3 (33.33%) hybris
3 3 (33.33%) iPad
3 3 (33.33%) Data Management
3 3 (33.33%) Subversion
3 3 (33.33%) SEO
3 3 (33.33%) Validation
3 3 (33.33%) Scrum
3 3 (33.33%) Project Management
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Spring
3 3 (33.33%) Ajax
3 3 (33.33%) JIRA
3 3 (33.33%) Spring MVC
3 3 (33.33%) jQuery

B2C
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing B2C 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 B2C. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 3 (33.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) SMTP
1 1 (11.11%) FTP
1 1 (11.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) MySQL
1 3 (33.33%) Hadoop
1 3 (33.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) JUnit
1 3 (33.33%) Subversion
1 3 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 4 (44.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Architect
1 4 (44.44%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Hybris Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Data Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) webMethods Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) XML
2 3 (33.33%) XSD
2 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 3 (33.33%) CSS
2 3 (33.33%) JSP
2 3 (33.33%) Spring
2 3 (33.33%) Ajax
2 3 (33.33%) Spring MVC
2 3 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (11.11%) SOAP
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (11.11%) JDBC
3 1 (11.11%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) iPad
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) UNIX
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Solaris
2 1 (11.11%) Android
2 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) E-Commerce
2 4 (44.44%) Unit Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Customer Engagement
2 4 (44.44%) Analytics
3 3 (33.33%) Project Management
3 3 (33.33%) MVC
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (33.33%) Kanban
3 3 (33.33%) Data Validation
3 3 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (33.33%) SEO
3 3 (33.33%) Validation
3 3 (33.33%) Scrum
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Data Management
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) B2B
4 1 (11.11%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) hybris
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) webMethods