The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for B2B skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited B2B over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business-to-Business (B2B)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 50 78 71
Rank change year-on-year +28 -7  
Contract jobs citing B2B 4 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.74% 0.31% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.37% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Median daily rate £400 £563 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.88% +60.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.21 £11.00
% change year-on-year - -7.15%  

B2B is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 455 814 677
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 84.57% 84.27% 83.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 511 440
Median daily rate £400 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 33
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.54 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.44% -35.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.00 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

B2B
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing B2B as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for B2B in Cheshire

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing B2B in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for B2B in Cheshire

B2B
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing B2B in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for B2B in Cheshire

B2B
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 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
Crewe - 4 £400 -
B2B
North West

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for B2B.

1 5 (100.00%) Finance
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Subversion
2 4 (80.00%) Zend
2 4 (80.00%) Zend Framework
2 4 (80.00%) jQuery
2 4 (80.00%) Kanban
2 4 (80.00%) Magento
2 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (80.00%) AMQP
2 4 (80.00%) RabbitMQ
2 4 (80.00%) Web Application Development
2 4 (80.00%) Modular Programming
2 4 (80.00%) Front End Development
2 4 (80.00%) MVC
2 4 (80.00%) LAMP
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (80.00%) PHP
2 4 (80.00%) MySQL
2 4 (80.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (80.00%) CSS
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) OOP
2 4 (80.00%) OO
2 4 (80.00%) Apache
3 3 (60.00%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Matrix Management

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (80.00%) Apache
Business Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (80.00%) Subversion
1 4 (80.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
1 4 (80.00%) PHP Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) CSS
1 4 (80.00%) HTML
1 4 (80.00%) jQuery
1 4 (80.00%) LAMP
1 4 (80.00%) RabbitMQ
1 4 (80.00%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Front End Development
2 4 (80.00%) Kanban
2 4 (80.00%) Modular Programming
2 4 (80.00%) MVC
2 4 (80.00%) OO
2 4 (80.00%) OOP
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) Web Application Development
3 1 (20.00%) B2C
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Matrix Management
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (80.00%) PHP
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Zend