The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business-to-Business (B2B)
North West / Manchester
Rank 83 99 -
Rank change year-on-year +16 -  
Contract jobs citing B2B 7 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.54% 0.39% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 0
Median daily rate £335 £625 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.40% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £408
% change year-on-year - +4.29%  
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 Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1059 1500 1272
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 81.03% 83.61% 78.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 906 678
Median daily rate £390 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £291 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 27 25
Median hourly rate £40.00 £27.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.14% +54.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.10 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.50
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 Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for B2B in Manchester

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing B2B in Manchester over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for B2B in Manchester

B2B
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for B2B in Manchester

B2B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 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 Manchester region with a requirement for B2B.

1 6 (75.00%) SQL
1 6 (75.00%) .NET
1 6 (75.00%) C#
1 6 (75.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (75.00%) B2C
1 6 (75.00%) MVC
1 6 (75.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 5 (62.50%) Microservices
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (62.50%) REST
2 5 (62.50%) Continuous Deployment
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) NUnit
2 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (62.50%) Scrum
2 5 (62.50%) OOD
2 5 (62.50%) SOA
2 5 (62.50%) Web Services
2 5 (62.50%) OOP
2 5 (62.50%) OO
2 5 (62.50%) HTML
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
3 4 (50.00%) Multithreading
3 4 (50.00%) Degree
3 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) Marketing
4 2 (25.00%) Finance

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Applications
1 6 (75.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) NUnit
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) .NET Developer
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior .NET Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Agile .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Agile C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Lead .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Marketing Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Product Marketing Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) .NET
1 6 (75.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (62.50%) HTML
2 5 (62.50%) REST
2 5 (62.50%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (12.50%) COM
3 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) B2C
1 6 (75.00%) MVC
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Continuous Deployment
2 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (62.50%) Microservices
2 5 (62.50%) OO
2 5 (62.50%) OOD
2 5 (62.50%) OOP
2 5 (62.50%) Scrum
2 5 (62.50%) SOA
3 4 (50.00%) Multithreading
3 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C#
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (12.50%) SAP