The first table below looks at the demand for B2B skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited B2B over the 3 months to 29 July 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 North West 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 116 116 139
Rank change year-on-year
0 +23
Contract jobs citing B2B 15 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.48% 0.093%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.68% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 2
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£450 £338 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £325 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £353 £356
% change year-on-year
+20.56% -1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £8.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £15.63 £102.50
% change year-on-year
+92.00% -84.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2109 1921 2090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.97% 70.89% 64.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1134 960 1106
Average daily rate £375 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 88 111
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.75 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.53% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
B2B
England

B2B
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing B2B across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

B2B Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

B2B
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

B2B Daily Rate Trend in the North West

B2B
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing B2B across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

B2B Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

B2B
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing B2B across the North West region.

B2B Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

B2B
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -12 1 - - 7
Cheshire - - - - 1
Lancashire - - - - 2
Merseyside - - - -
B2B
England

B2B
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 8 (36.36%) Business Analysis
2 7 (31.82%) Project Management
2 7 (31.82%) Marketing
3 6 (27.27%) Billing
3 6 (27.27%) CRM
4 4 (18.18%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (18.18%) SAP CRM
4 4 (18.18%) SAP
5 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.09%) Service Management
6 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
7 1 (4.55%) MPLS
7 1 (4.55%) Dynamics AX

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 4 (18.18%) SAP CRM
2 1 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) MPLS
General
1 7 (31.82%) Marketing
2 6 (27.27%) Billing
3 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Project Manager
1 9 (40.91%) Business Analyst
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) CRM Manager
4 2 (9.09%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) SAP CRM Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) CRM Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) CRM Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Senior SAP Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) SAP Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Senior SAP CRM Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) SAP Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Business Change Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Dynamics AX Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Business Analysis
2 7 (31.82%) Project Management
3 6 (27.27%) CRM
4 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.09%) Service Management
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) SAP
1 4 (18.18%) Salesforce.com
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