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 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 32 -
Contract jobs citing B2B 0 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside - 3.01% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 3.64% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Median daily rate - £368 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £19.61 £30.50
% change year-on-year +9.63% -35.70%  

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 269 275 272
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 81.02% 82.83% 70.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 161 131
Median daily rate £425 £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -21.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £18.80 £51.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.19% -63.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) JMS
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (100.00%) BPEL
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database

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%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Middleware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) JMS
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Fusion
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) BPEL
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle