The table below looks at the statistics for B2B skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited B2B over the 3 months to 9 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 147 149 137
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -12
Contract jobs citing B2B 4 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.19% 0.092%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.24% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Median daily rate £475 £500 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +92.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £330 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £268
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
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2638 3284 2521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.91% 79.48% 77.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1770 1995 1498
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 128 107
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.15 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +9.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.46 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £47.71 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

B2B
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing B2B as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 9 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the North West region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -2 2 £550 +10.00% 6
Cheshire +17 1 £475 - 4
Merseyside 0 1 £350 -6.66%
B2B
England

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 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 North West region with a requirement for B2B.

1 15 (60.00%) SOA
2 13 (52.00%) SC Cleared
2 13 (52.00%) Security Cleared
3 10 (40.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (40.00%) Oracle Service Bus
3 10 (40.00%) Oracle
3 10 (40.00%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (40.00%) BPEL
4 8 (32.00%) JMS
4 8 (32.00%) Oracle Database
4 8 (32.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (32.00%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (24.00%) EDIFACT
5 6 (24.00%) FTP
5 6 (24.00%) XML
5 6 (24.00%) Middleware
6 5 (20.00%) SOAP
6 5 (20.00%) Web Services
6 5 (20.00%) SMTP
6 5 (20.00%) Finance
6 5 (20.00%) Use Case
7 4 (16.00%) Marketing
7 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
8 3 (12.00%) HTTPS
9 2 (8.00%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (8.00%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (8.00%) Programme Management
9 2 (8.00%) Presales
9 2 (8.00%) Microsoft

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 (40.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 10 (40.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (40.00%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (32.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (8.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (4.00%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (4.00%) Magento
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Google Analytics
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) FTP
2 5 (20.00%) SMTP
3 3 (12.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) Oracle Database
1 8 (32.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Marketing
3 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (8.00%) Advertising
4 2 (8.00%) Electronics
4 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (4.00%) Banking
5 1 (4.00%) Brand Awareness
5 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Developer
2 7 (28.00%) Architect
2 7 (28.00%) Oracle Developer
2 7 (28.00%) Oracle SOA Developer
2 7 (28.00%) SOA Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Integration Architect
5 3 (12.00%) Business Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Messaging Architect
5 3 (12.00%) Web Architect
6 2 (8.00%) Oracle Architect
6 2 (8.00%) Oracle SOA Architect
6 2 (8.00%) SOA Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Data Business Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Digital Executive
7 1 (4.00%) EDI Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Salesforce Business Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Telecoms Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) JMS
2 6 (24.00%) EDIFACT
2 6 (24.00%) Middleware
2 6 (24.00%) XML
3 5 (20.00%) SOAP
3 5 (20.00%) Web Services
4 2 (8.00%) XML Messaging
5 1 (4.00%) EDI
5 1 (4.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.00%) Blog
1 1 (4.00%) Copywriting
1 1 (4.00%) Digital Media
1 1 (4.00%) iSeries
1 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.00%) New Media
1 1 (4.00%) Social Media
1 1 (4.00%) Social Network
1 1 (4.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Unix
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) SOA
2 10 (40.00%) BPEL
3 5 (20.00%) Use Case
4 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.00%) B2C
5 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.00%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (8.00%) Presales
5 2 (8.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (8.00%) Project Management
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (4.00%) BPR
6 1 (4.00%) Change Management
6 1 (4.00%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Migration
6 1 (4.00%) Risk Management
6 1 (4.00%) SEO
6 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.00%) Service Management
6 1 (4.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) JCL
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) SC Cleared
1 13 (52.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) SAP
3 1 (4.00%) Axway
3 1 (4.00%) Facebook
3 1 (4.00%) Google
3 1 (4.00%) IBM
3 1 (4.00%) IBM Sterling
3 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.00%) Twitter