The table below looks at the statistics for B2B skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited B2B over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 90 78 79
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Contract jobs citing B2B 1 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.071% 0.43% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.58% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
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£251 £300 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.50% -14.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -8.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £8.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -59.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -44.18%
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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1000 855 864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 71.17% 74.03% 70.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 450 431
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 44 49
Average hourly rate £16.75 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.94% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £48.70 £87.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

B2B
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

B2B Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

B2B
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

B2B Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

B2B
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

B2B Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

B2B
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 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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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
Bury - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
B2B
North West

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) J2EE
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) SAP
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
1 1 (25.00%) OO
1 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (25.00%) ERP
1 1 (25.00%) SOA
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
1 1 (25.00%) B2C
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Juniper
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
1 1 (25.00%) BPR
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) Back Office
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (25.00%) Streaming Video
1 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
1 1 (25.00%) Redback

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
1 1 (25.00%) PaaS
1 1 (25.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
General
1 1 (25.00%) Back Office
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Sales Executive
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
1 1 (25.00%) IP Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Architect
1 1 (25.00%) IP Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Android Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Enterprise Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) J2EE
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
1 1 (25.00%) Java EE
1 1 (25.00%) REST
1 1 (25.00%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) Streaming Video
1 1 (25.00%) Open Source
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
1 1 (25.00%) OO
1 1 (25.00%) ERP
1 1 (25.00%) SOA
1 1 (25.00%) B2C
1 1 (25.00%) BPR
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (25.00%) Content Management
1 1 (25.00%) Telemarketing
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
1 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (25.00%) Network Management
1 1 (25.00%) Analytics
1 1 (25.00%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) SAP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Juniper
1 1 (25.00%) Redback