The first table below looks at the demand for B2C 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 B2C over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2C (Business-to-Consumer)
Rank 131 112 133
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +21
Contract jobs citing B2C 7 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.20% 0.065%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.29% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 0
Average daily rate £538 £358 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.34% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.19% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2299 1727 1936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.24% 70.49% 63.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1170 864 968
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £485 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 83 91
Average hourly rate £31.25 £25.97 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.33% +29.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £13.33 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £61.00 £40.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
B2C
England

B2C
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing B2C across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

B2C Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

B2C
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing B2C across the North West region.

B2C Daily Rate Trend in the North West

B2C
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing B2C across the North West region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

B2C Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

B2C
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 B2C within the North West region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -14 2 £300 -29.41% 4
Cheshire - - - - 2
Lancashire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
B2C
England

B2C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing B2C 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 B2C.

1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
1 4 (36.36%) Retail
2 3 (27.27%) Games
2 3 (27.27%) Business Analysis
2 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
2 3 (27.27%) Business Transformation
2 3 (27.27%) Kimball Methodology
3 2 (18.18%) Analytics
3 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
3 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 2 (18.18%) Android
3 2 (18.18%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Essbase
4 1 (9.09%) Magento
4 1 (9.09%) Marketing
4 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (9.09%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (9.09%) EDI
4 1 (9.09%) ERP
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (9.09%) B2B
4 1 (9.09%) IBM
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) Hyperion
4 1 (9.09%) Epicor

B2C
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing B2C 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 B2C. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Magento
1 1 (9.09%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (9.09%) Sage 200
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (9.09%) Essbase
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
General
1 4 (36.36%) Retail
2 3 (27.27%) Games
3 2 (18.18%) Finance
4 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Architect
1 5 (45.45%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (36.36%) Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Business Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Data Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Architect
5 1 (9.09%) IT Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
1 2 (18.18%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Business Analysis
1 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
1 3 (27.27%) Business Transformation
1 3 (27.27%) Kimball Methodology
2 2 (18.18%) Analytics
2 2 (18.18%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) ERP
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Hyperion
2 1 (9.09%) Epicor
2 1 (9.09%) Sage