The table below looks at the statistics for B2B skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited B2B over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 36 37 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing B2B 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.34% 0.29% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.34% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £350 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £356
% change year-on-year
- +12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £39.25 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-42.67% +256.81%
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 Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
224 291 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 76.19% 83.14% 76.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 149 122
Median daily rate £375 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 8
Median hourly rate £22.00 £30.19 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.12% +101.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.31 £40.00 £19.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

B2B
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing B2B as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

B2B Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

B2B
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing B2B across the Merseyside region.

B2B Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for B2B.

1 15 (93.75%) SOA
2 13 (81.25%) SC Cleared
2 13 (81.25%) Security Cleared
3 10 (62.50%) Oracle Service Bus
3 10 (62.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (62.50%) Oracle
3 10 (62.50%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (62.50%) BPEL
4 8 (50.00%) JMS
4 8 (50.00%) Oracle Database
4 8 (50.00%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (31.25%) EDIFACT
5 5 (31.25%) Middleware
5 5 (31.25%) SMTP
5 5 (31.25%) FTP
5 5 (31.25%) SOAP
5 5 (31.25%) Web Services
5 5 (31.25%) XML
5 5 (31.25%) Use Case
6 3 (18.75%) HTTPS
7 2 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (12.50%) Presales
7 2 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (12.50%) SAP
7 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (12.50%) Marketing
7 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
7 2 (12.50%) Electronics

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (62.50%) Oracle Service Bus
1 10 (62.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 10 (62.50%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (50.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) FTP
1 5 (31.25%) SMTP
2 3 (18.75%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 8 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (12.50%) Electronics
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 2 (12.50%) Marketing
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Architect
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
1 7 (43.75%) Oracle Developer
1 7 (43.75%) Oracle SOA Developer
1 7 (43.75%) SOA Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Integration Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Messaging Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Web Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Architect
4 2 (12.50%) SOA Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) SOA Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) XML Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) JMS
2 5 (31.25%) EDIFACT
2 5 (31.25%) Middleware
2 5 (31.25%) SOAP
2 5 (31.25%) Web Services
2 5 (31.25%) XML
3 2 (12.50%) XML Messaging
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) SOA
2 10 (62.50%) BPEL
3 5 (31.25%) Use Case
4 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (12.50%) Presales
4 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 13 (81.25%) SC Cleared
1 13 (81.25%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) SAP