Period
to 21 October 2017

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 6 months to 21 October 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.

Business-to-Business (B2B)
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 37 -
Rank change year-on-year -23 - -
Contract jobs citing B2B 1 22 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.19% 3.32% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 4.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 12 0
Merseyside median daily rate - £411 -
North West median daily rate £400 £411 £450
% change year-on-year -2.74% -8.61% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

B2B is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 445 527 595
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 83.18% 79.49% 77.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 319 309
Merseyside median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.16%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £166
90th Percentile £549 £511 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 5
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.25 £22.42 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.91% +28.13% +9.38%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.20
90th Percentile £21.06 £30.76 £97.58
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £21.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +39.53% -28.33% +52.87%

B2B
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing B2B as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

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 6 months to 21 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -20 1 - - 2
B2B
North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) OOD
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) MSTest
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) Business Activity Monitoring

B2B
Co-occurring 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 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MSTest
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) BizTalk Expert
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) OOD
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#