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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 86 65 90
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +25
Contract jobs citing B2B 3 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.22% 0.84% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 1.15% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 1
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£423 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.66% +13.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £390
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £8.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.00 £37.50 £11.75
% change year-on-year
-76.00% +219.14%
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 872 971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.07% 73.65% 67.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 451 488
Average daily rate £350 £333 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £236 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 44 51
Average hourly rate £14.25 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.20 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing B2B across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

B2B Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 October 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Altrincham - 1 - -
Bolton - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
B2B
North West

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 6 (60.00%) CRM
2 5 (50.00%) SAP
3 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (40.00%) SAP CRM
3 4 (40.00%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Marketing
4 2 (20.00%) Service Management
5 1 (10.00%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (10.00%) OO
5 1 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) J2EE
5 1 (10.00%) MS Office
5 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (10.00%) ERP
5 1 (10.00%) SOA
5 1 (10.00%) B2C
5 1 (10.00%) SLA
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) CCNP
5 1 (10.00%) CCNA
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (10.00%) Juniper
5 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (10.00%) Middleware
5 1 (10.00%) BPR
5 1 (10.00%) Management Information System

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (40.00%) SAP CRM
2 1 (10.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
1 1 (10.00%) PaaS
1 1 (10.00%) IaaS
General
1 2 (20.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Back Office
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) CRM Manager
2 2 (20.00%) SAP Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Senior SAP CRM Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Architect
2 2 (20.00%) CRM Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) CRM Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) SAP Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Senior SAP Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Business Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) SAP CRM Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) SAP Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) J2EE
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
1 1 (10.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (10.00%) Open Source
1 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) CRM
2 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (10.00%) OO
4 1 (10.00%) ERP
4 1 (10.00%) SOA
4 1 (10.00%) B2C
4 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (10.00%) BPR
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Telemarketing
4 1 (10.00%) Network Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (10.00%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCNP
1 1 (10.00%) CCNA
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) SAP
2 4 (40.00%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Juniper
3 1 (10.00%) Redback