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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited B2B over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 134 120 118
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -2
Contract jobs citing B2B 3 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.095% 0.22% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.30% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
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£350 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £8.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -59.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £8.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+25.71% -59.30%
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
2317 2001 1770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.65% 73.22% 66.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1375 1031 941
Average daily rate £375 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 98 86
Average hourly rate £25.00 £33.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% +46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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
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 27 January 2015. 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
Cheshire +8 3 £350 +16.66% 5
Lancashire - - - - 2
Merseyside - - - -
Manchester - - - - 9
B2B
England

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 5 (55.56%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (33.33%) Informatica
3 3 (33.33%) PowerCenter
3 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (33.33%) ETL
3 3 (33.33%) Scrum
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (33.33%) Data Integration
3 3 (33.33%) Data Transformation
4 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (22.22%) Open Source
4 2 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) HTTP
4 2 (22.22%) MS Office
4 2 (22.22%) SAP
4 2 (22.22%) Web Services
4 2 (22.22%) B2C
5 1 (11.11%) SLA
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) CCNP
5 1 (11.11%) CCNA
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (11.11%) Juniper
5 1 (11.11%) Middleware

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
1 1 (11.11%) PaaS
1 1 (11.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) HTTP
2 1 (11.11%) SMTP
2 1 (11.11%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (33.33%) PowerCenter
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 1 (11.11%) Hadoop
General
1 1 (11.11%) Back Office
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) ETL Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Informatica Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Sales Executive
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (11.11%) Programmer
3 1 (11.11%) Chief Architect
3 1 (11.11%) webMethods Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) IP Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Informatica ETL Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Android Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Enterprise Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) JDBC
2 1 (11.11%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) J2EE
2 1 (11.11%) SAP XI
2 1 (11.11%) Java EE
2 1 (11.11%) REST
2 1 (11.11%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Data Integration
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Open Source
3 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
3 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) Streaming Video
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Solaris
1 1 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) ETL
1 3 (33.33%) Scrum
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (33.33%) Data Transformation
2 2 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) B2C
3 1 (11.11%) BPR
3 1 (11.11%) ERP
3 1 (11.11%) EAI
3 1 (11.11%) SOA
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (11.11%) OO
3 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) CCNP
2 1 (11.11%) CCNA
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Informatica
2 2 (22.22%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Juniper
3 1 (11.11%) webMethods
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Redback