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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 94 87 69
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -18
Contract jobs citing B2B 2 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.12% 0.081% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.11% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 9
Average daily rate
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£450 - £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £358
% change year-on-year
- +18.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £8.75
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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1211 892 850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.89% 72.46% 74.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 501 456
Average daily rate £380 £350 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 26 35
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.68% +35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.75 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) J2EE
1 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (40.00%) B2C
1 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (40.00%) Commerce Server
2 1 (20.00%) iSeries
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) BT
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Retail

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) Commerce Server
1 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) WebSphere Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Functional Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) iSeries
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (40.00%) B2C
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) BT