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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 133 165 130
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -35
Contract jobs citing B2B 17 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.49% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.16% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 3
Median daily rate £425 £375 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -34.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £315 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £435 £695
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £356
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +8.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.59 - £9.00
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
2904 3669 2419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.00% 81.99% 75.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1863 2304 1386
Median daily rate £401 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £289 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 141 112
Median hourly rate £24.00 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.13% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.46 £56.97 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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
Merseyside - 11 £425 -
Manchester 0 5 £400 -11.11% 4
Cheshire - 1 - - 2
B2B
England

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 21 (55.26%) SOA
2 19 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 19 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 16 (42.11%) Oracle Service Bus
3 16 (42.11%) BPEL
3 16 (42.11%) Oracle
3 16 (42.11%) Oracle EBS
4 14 (36.84%) Oracle Database 11g
4 14 (36.84%) Oracle EBS R12
4 14 (36.84%) Oracle Database
5 11 (28.95%) JMS
6 7 (18.42%) XML
6 7 (18.42%) EDIFACT
7 6 (15.79%) MS Excel
7 6 (15.79%) FTP
7 6 (15.79%) Middleware
7 6 (15.79%) Use Case
7 6 (15.79%) Marketing
8 5 (13.16%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
8 5 (13.16%) SAP
8 5 (13.16%) SOAP
8 5 (13.16%) Web Services
8 5 (13.16%) SMTP
9 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (10.53%) Finance
9 4 (10.53%) Data Modelling
9 4 (10.53%) HTTPS
10 3 (7.89%) Project Management

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 16 (42.11%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (5.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.26%) MS Office
2 2 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (42.11%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (36.84%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (7.89%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle Payroll
4 2 (5.26%) SAP CRM
4 2 (5.26%) SAP hybris
4 2 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (2.63%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (2.63%) Magento
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) FTP
2 5 (13.16%) SMTP
3 4 (10.53%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (36.84%) Oracle Database
1 14 (36.84%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 6 (15.79%) Marketing
2 4 (10.53%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Brand Awareness
3 2 (5.26%) Electronics
3 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Advertising
4 1 (2.63%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) Developer
2 13 (34.21%) Architect
3 11 (28.95%) Oracle Developer
4 10 (26.32%) Oracle SOA Developer
4 10 (26.32%) SOA Developer
5 5 (13.16%) Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) Integration Architect
6 4 (10.53%) Business Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) Consultant
7 3 (7.89%) Messaging Architect
7 3 (7.89%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (7.89%) Technical Architect
7 3 (7.89%) Web Architect
8 2 (5.26%) CRM Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) CRM Business Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
8 2 (5.26%) Oracle Architect
8 2 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Architect
8 2 (5.26%) SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.95%) JMS
2 7 (18.42%) EDIFACT
2 7 (18.42%) XML
3 6 (15.79%) Middleware
4 5 (13.16%) SOAP
4 5 (13.16%) Web Services
5 2 (5.26%) EDI
5 2 (5.26%) XML Messaging
6 1 (2.63%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Blog
1 2 (5.26%) Copywriting
1 2 (5.26%) Digital Media
1 2 (5.26%) Social Media
1 2 (5.26%) Social Network
2 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) FMCG
2 1 (2.63%) iSeries
2 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.63%) New Media
2 1 (2.63%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Unix
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (55.26%) SOA
2 16 (42.11%) BPEL
3 6 (15.79%) Use Case
4 5 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (13.16%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (10.53%) Data Modelling
5 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.89%) Analytics
6 3 (7.89%) B2C
6 3 (7.89%) Business Analysis
6 3 (7.89%) CRM
6 3 (7.89%) Project Management
7 2 (5.26%) BPR
7 2 (5.26%) Content Development
7 2 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (5.26%) Direct Marketing
7 2 (5.26%) Infographics
7 2 (5.26%) Migration
7 2 (5.26%) Presales
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) C
1 1 (2.63%) JCL
Qualifications
1 19 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 19 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) Degree
3 1 (2.63%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 16 (42.11%) Oracle
2 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.16%) SAP
3 2 (5.26%) Facebook
3 2 (5.26%) Google
3 2 (5.26%) hybris
3 2 (5.26%) IBM
3 2 (5.26%) IBM Sterling
3 2 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (5.26%) Twitter
4 1 (2.63%) Axway
4 1 (2.63%) HP
4 1 (2.63%) Tableau
4 1 (2.63%) Talend