The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Manchester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 79 70 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing B2B 7 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.49% 0.31% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £665 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £371 £320
% change year-on-year
+14.47% +16.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £8.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.63 - £7.52
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1014 678 911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 71.66% 70.26% 65.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 330 434
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £457 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 44 51
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £13.38 £13.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.34 £77.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
B2B
North West

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 1
Sale - - - - 2
B2B
North West

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (45.45%) CRM
2 3 (27.27%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (27.27%) Internet
2 3 (27.27%) SAP
2 3 (27.27%) Electronics
2 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
2 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (27.27%) SAP CRM
2 3 (27.27%) Marketing
2 3 (27.27%) Business Development
2 3 (27.27%) Social Media
3 2 (18.18%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) UML
4 1 (9.09%) OOP
4 1 (9.09%) OO
4 1 (9.09%) PHP
4 1 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) MySQL
4 1 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
4 1 (9.09%) MPLS
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) EDI
4 1 (9.09%) ERP
4 1 (9.09%) B2C

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
1 1 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Subversion
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (9.09%) PHPUnit
General
1 3 (27.27%) Electronics
1 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
1 3 (27.27%) Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) SAP Manager
1 2 (18.18%) Senior SAP CRM Consultant
1 2 (18.18%) Senior SAP Consultant
1 2 (18.18%) CRM Manager
1 2 (18.18%) SAP Consultant
1 2 (18.18%) CRM Consultant
1 2 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (18.18%) Senior Project Manager
1 2 (18.18%) SAP CRM Consultant
1 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
1 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
1 2 (18.18%) Analyst
1 2 (18.18%) Senior Consultant
1 2 (18.18%) Consultant
1 2 (18.18%) Account Manager
1 2 (18.18%) Senior Manager
1 2 (18.18%) Senior Business Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Developer
2 1 (9.09%) SAP Project Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) EDI
1 1 (9.09%) jQuery
1 1 (9.09%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Social Media
2 2 (18.18%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (9.09%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) CRM
2 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (27.27%) Business Development
3 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) UML
4 1 (9.09%) OOP
4 1 (9.09%) OO
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) ERP
4 1 (9.09%) B2C
4 1 (9.09%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) PHP
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
1 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
1 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Salesforce.com
1 3 (27.27%) SAP
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Epicor
2 1 (9.09%) Zend