The table below looks at the statistics for B2B skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited B2B over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business-to-Business (B2B)
North West / Manchester
Rank 87 107 -
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -
Contract jobs citing B2B 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.44% 0.11% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Median daily rate £324 £270 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.90% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £11.00

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
1120 1541 1157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.84% 85.14% 78.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 897 698
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £537
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 41 29
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% +68.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

B2B
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing B2B as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 February 2017.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing B2B also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for B2B.

1 7 (87.50%) B2C
2 6 (75.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (62.50%) MVC
3 5 (62.50%) Scrum
3 5 (62.50%) OOD
3 5 (62.50%) SOA
3 5 (62.50%) C#
3 5 (62.50%) HTML
3 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) .NET
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
3 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
3 5 (62.50%) Web Services
3 5 (62.50%) OOP
3 5 (62.50%) OO
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) NUnit
3 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (62.50%) REST
3 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (62.50%) Microservices
3 5 (62.50%) Continuous Deployment
4 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
4 4 (50.00%) Multithreading
4 4 (50.00%) Degree
4 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (25.00%) Marketing
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 6 (75.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (12.50%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) NUnit
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Advertising
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Agile .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Agile C# Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Dynamics NAV Developer
4 1 (12.50%) IT Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Lead .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Lead Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Marketing Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Product Marketing Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Telecoms Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Telecoms Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
1 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
1 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET MVC
1 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET Web API
1 5 (62.50%) HTML
1 5 (62.50%) REST
1 5 (62.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) B2C
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Continuous Deployment
2 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (62.50%) Microservices
2 5 (62.50%) MVC
2 5 (62.50%) OO
2 5 (62.50%) OOD
2 5 (62.50%) OOP
2 5 (62.50%) Scrum
2 5 (62.50%) SOA
3 4 (50.00%) Multithreading
3 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C#
1 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (12.50%) SAP