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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 156 119 118
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -1
Contract jobs citing B2B 4 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.10% 0.50% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.67% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 11
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £425 £355
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +19.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £8.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £30.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +92.00%
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
2993 2227 1969
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 77.06% 73.50% 71.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1793 1200 991
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 101 94
Average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% +27.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £12.86 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 4 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -11 2 £450 - 4
Cheshire - 2 - - 1
B2B
England

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 4 (30.77%) SQL
1 4 (30.77%) T-SQL
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
1 4 (30.77%) ETL
1 4 (30.77%) Informatica
1 4 (30.77%) Data Transformation
2 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (23.08%) BT
3 2 (15.38%) Commerce Server
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
3 2 (15.38%) iSeries
3 2 (15.38%) B2C
3 2 (15.38%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
3 2 (15.38%) J2EE
3 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
3 2 (15.38%) IBM
3 2 (15.38%) Finance
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
4 1 (7.69%) PhpStorm
4 1 (7.69%) MySQL
4 1 (7.69%) XML
4 1 (7.69%) UML
4 1 (7.69%) OOP
4 1 (7.69%) EDI
4 1 (7.69%) PHP
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) LAN

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) Commerce Server
1 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.69%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Subversion
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.69%) PHPUnit
1 1 (7.69%) PhpStorm
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Developer
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) Data Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Functional Architect
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) PHP Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Network Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) J2EE
2 1 (7.69%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) EDI
2 1 (7.69%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) iSeries
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ETL
1 4 (30.77%) Data Transformation
2 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
2 2 (15.38%) B2C
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) TDD
3 1 (7.69%) Network Design
3 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
3 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
3 1 (7.69%) UML
3 1 (7.69%) OOP
3 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
1 4 (30.77%) T-SQL
2 2 (15.38%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) PHP
3 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Informatica
2 3 (23.08%) BT
3 2 (15.38%) IBM
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco