The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2C (Business-to-Consumer)
Rank 139 134 129
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing B2C 4 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.068% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.094% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate
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£569 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £425 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £425 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
B2C
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
2353 2122 2177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.76% 72.13% 65.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1350 1058 1152
Average daily rate £375 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 110 105
Average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £26.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -23.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.70 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £44.96 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

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
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 30 September 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
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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
Cheshire +4 2 £563 +32.35% 3
Manchester - 1 £575 - 2
Lancashire - - - -
B2C
England

B2C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 6 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 6 (66.67%) Retail
2 4 (44.44%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 4 (44.44%) Business Transformation
3 3 (33.33%) Analytics
3 3 (33.33%) Android
3 3 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
3 3 (33.33%) Apple iOS
4 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
4 2 (22.22%) .NET
4 2 (22.22%) SOAP
4 2 (22.22%) Web Services
4 2 (22.22%) SAP
4 2 (22.22%) B2B
4 2 (22.22%) Adobe
4 2 (22.22%) Internet
4 2 (22.22%) Ruby
4 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Selenium
4 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Management
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Open Source
5 1 (11.11%) SaaS
5 1 (11.11%) PaaS
5 1 (11.11%) XMLUnit

B2C
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 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%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) SMTP
2 1 (11.11%) FTP
2 1 (11.11%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
1 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
2 1 (11.11%) XMLUnit
2 1 (11.11%) Ant
2 1 (11.11%) JUnit
2 1 (11.11%) HttpUnit
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 6 (66.67%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Back Office
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Solutions Architect
1 4 (44.44%) Architect
1 4 (44.44%) Senior Solutions Architect
1 4 (44.44%) Senior Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Test Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) webMethods Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Head of IT
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (11.11%) Programmer
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Enterprise Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) SOAP
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) J2EE
2 1 (11.11%) JDBC
2 1 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) SAP XI
2 1 (11.11%) Java EE
2 1 (11.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) Open Source
1 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Android
1 3 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (11.11%) UNIX
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 4 (44.44%) Business Transformation
3 3 (33.33%) Analytics
3 3 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) B2B
4 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
5 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
5 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 1 (11.11%) BPR
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (11.11%) OO
5 1 (11.11%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) Ruby
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) SAP
2 2 (22.22%) Adobe
3 1 (11.11%) webMethods