The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 / Merseyside
Rank 37 38 -
Rank change year-on-year +1 -  
Contract jobs citing B2B 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.31% 0.89% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 1.10% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £600 -
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 Merseyside with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 274 272 267
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 84.57% 80.71% 76.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 181 121
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 £27.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.72% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £27.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.50 £37.60
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 Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for B2B in Merseyside

B2B
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the Merseyside 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
Liverpool +2 1 - - 4
B2B
North West

B2B
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region with a requirement for B2B.

1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) JMS
1 1 (50.00%) SOA
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (50.00%) BPEL
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 1 (50.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Middleware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) JMS
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) BPEL
1 1 (50.00%) SOA
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle