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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
B2C (Business-to-Consumer)
Rank 130 126 136
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +10
Contract jobs citing B2C 4 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.074% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.10% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Average daily rate
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£525 £381 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.70% +5.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £335 £338
% change year-on-year
+24.62% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £190.00
% change year-on-year
- -80.26%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2096 1910 2114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.50% 70.92% 65.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1128 950 1120
Average daily rate £375 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £456 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 90 112
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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
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 28 July 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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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 - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
B2C
England

B2C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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%) Business Transformation
2 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 5 (55.56%) Retail
3 3 (33.33%) Android
3 3 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
3 3 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 3 (33.33%) Analytics
4 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 1 (11.11%) Essbase
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Java
5 1 (11.11%) .NET
5 1 (11.11%) Ant
5 1 (11.11%) JUnit
5 1 (11.11%) SOAP
5 1 (11.11%) Web Services
5 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (11.11%) Adobe
5 1 (11.11%) Hyperion
5 1 (11.11%) Internet
5 1 (11.11%) Ruby
5 1 (11.11%) HttpUnit
5 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
5 1 (11.11%) Selenium
5 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (11.11%) Hyperion Planning

B2C
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Hyperion Planning
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Essbase
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Ant
1 1 (11.11%) JUnit
1 1 (11.11%) HttpUnit
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) XMLUnit
1 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (55.56%) Retail
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Architect
1 6 (66.67%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Solutions Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Test Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Head of IT
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
1 1 (11.11%) RESTful
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Android
1 3 (33.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 6 (66.67%) Business Transformation
2 3 (33.33%) Analytics
2 3 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Adobe
2 1 (11.11%) Hyperion