The first table below looks at the demand for B2C 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 B2C 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
B2C (Business-to-Consumer)
Rank 84 72 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing B2C 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.14% 0.10% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £300 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
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%
B2C
North West

B2C
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing B2C across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

B2C Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

B2C
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing B2C across the Manchester region.

B2C Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

B2C
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 B2C 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
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Job
Vacancies
Rochdale - - - -
B2C
North West

B2C
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing B2C 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 B2C.

1 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (33.33%) Magento
2 1 (33.33%) Sage 200
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) EDI
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) B2B
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Epicor
2 1 (33.33%) Sage
2 1 (33.33%) EPoS
2 1 (33.33%) Internet

B2C
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing B2C 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 B2C. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Magento
1 1 (33.33%) Sage 200
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
General
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Manager
2 1 (33.33%) IT Technical Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 1 (33.33%) ERP
1 1 (33.33%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Epicor
1 1 (33.33%) Sage