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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 138 149 136
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -13
Contract jobs citing B2B 22 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 0.23% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.29% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 2
Median daily rate £613 £408 £608
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.30% -32.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £339 £562
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £425 £654
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 - £52.50
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
3286 3104 2399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.60% 78.11% 75.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2030 1715 1253
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 147 136
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +27.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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 +6 12 £725 +70.58% 11
Merseyside - 7 £600 -
Cheshire -13 2 £563 +77.16% 1
B2B
England

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 9 (29.03%) Enterprise Architecture
2 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
3 6 (19.35%) SOA
3 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
3 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
4 5 (16.13%) EDIFACT
4 5 (16.13%) XML
5 4 (12.90%) Oracle
5 4 (12.90%) IBM
5 4 (12.90%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (12.90%) Oracle Service Bus
5 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database
5 4 (12.90%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (12.90%) BPEL
5 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (9.68%) Marketing
6 3 (9.68%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (9.68%) Use Case
6 3 (9.68%) Finance
6 3 (9.68%) HTTPS
6 3 (9.68%) Data Modelling
6 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
6 3 (9.68%) JMS
7 2 (6.45%) EAI
7 2 (6.45%) CRM
7 2 (6.45%) EDI
7 2 (6.45%) XSL
7 2 (6.45%) XSLT
7 2 (6.45%) ActionScript
7 2 (6.45%) Web Services

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 4 (12.90%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (3.23%) Node.js
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (9.68%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (3.23%) SAP CRM
3 1 (3.23%) SAP hybris
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (3.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 1 (3.23%) Bower
1 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.23%) gulp
1 1 (3.23%) InstallShield
1 1 (3.23%) JIRA
1 1 (3.23%) NuGet
1 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
1 3 (9.68%) Marketing
2 2 (6.45%) Banking
2 2 (6.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Billing
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Architect
2 8 (25.81%) Developer
3 6 (19.35%) Enterprise Architect
3 6 (19.35%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
3 6 (19.35%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Business Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Integration Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Business Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Dynamics AX Architect
6 2 (6.45%) E-Business Developer
6 2 (6.45%) EDI Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Functional Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Oracle SOA Developer
6 2 (6.45%) SOA Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.23%) CRM Business Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) EDIFACT
1 5 (16.13%) XML
2 3 (9.68%) JMS
3 2 (6.45%) EDI
3 2 (6.45%) Web Services
3 2 (6.45%) XSL
3 2 (6.45%) XSLT
4 1 (3.23%) .NET
4 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (3.23%) HTML
4 1 (3.23%) HTML5
4 1 (3.23%) jQuery
4 1 (3.23%) LINQ
4 1 (3.23%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Enterprise Architecture
2 6 (19.35%) SOA
3 4 (12.90%) BPEL
4 3 (9.68%) Data Modelling
4 3 (9.68%) Use Case
5 2 (6.45%) CRM
5 2 (6.45%) Data Transformation
5 2 (6.45%) EAI
5 2 (6.45%) Email Marketing
5 2 (6.45%) Migration
5 2 (6.45%) Process Improvement
5 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.23%) B2C
6 1 (3.23%) BPR
6 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.23%) Campaign Management
6 1 (3.23%) Direct Marketing
6 1 (3.23%) Front End Development
6 1 (3.23%) Project Management
6 1 (3.23%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) ActionScript
1 2 (6.45%) ActionScript 2.0
1 2 (6.45%) XPath
2 1 (3.23%) C#
2 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
1 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) IBM
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle
3 2 (6.45%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.23%) DevExpress
4 1 (3.23%) hybris
4 1 (3.23%) SAP
4 1 (3.23%) Twitter