The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 30 April 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)
England / North West
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 150 154
Rank change year-on-year +27 +4  
Contract jobs citing B2B 9 21 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.33% 0.52% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.64% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 7
Median daily rate £343 £625 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.20% +78.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £450 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £750 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -2.77% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £12.50 £8.90
% change year-on-year +72.00% +40.44%  

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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2261 3301 3108
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 81.92% 82.03% 79.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1377 2043 1715
Median daily rate £400 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 94 143
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.18 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £47.91 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +18.03%  

B2B
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for B2B in the North West

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing B2B in the North West over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for B2B in the North West

B2B
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for B2B in the North West

B2B
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
Manchester +8 7 £335 -53.79% 8
Cheshire +30 1 £400 -28.88% 3
Merseyside -4 1 - - 1
B2B
England

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 North West region with a requirement for B2B.

1 10 (76.92%) MVC
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) Scrum
2 9 (69.23%) OOP
2 9 (69.23%) OO
2 9 (69.23%) HTML
2 9 (69.23%) JavaScript
3 7 (53.85%) B2C
4 6 (46.15%) SOA
4 6 (46.15%) C#
4 6 (46.15%) SQL
4 6 (46.15%) .NET
4 6 (46.15%) Finance
4 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (38.46%) Microservices
5 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (38.46%) REST
5 5 (38.46%) Continuous Deployment
5 5 (38.46%) NUnit
5 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
5 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
5 5 (38.46%) Web Services
5 5 (38.46%) OOD
6 4 (30.77%) Apache
6 4 (30.77%) CSS
6 4 (30.77%) Linux
6 4 (30.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (30.77%) MySQL
6 4 (30.77%) PHP

B2B
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (30.77%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Magento
2 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) MySQL
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) NUnit
2 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
2 4 (30.77%) Subversion
2 4 (30.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Advertising
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) .NET Developer
3 4 (30.77%) PHP Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Agile .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Agile C# Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Business IT Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Lead .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Lead Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Middleware Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) HTML
2 6 (46.15%) .NET
2 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
3 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (38.46%) REST
3 5 (38.46%) Web Services
4 4 (30.77%) CSS
4 4 (30.77%) jQuery
4 4 (30.77%) LAMP
4 4 (30.77%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (30.77%) Zend Framework
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
5 1 (7.69%) COM
5 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
5 1 (7.69%) JMS
5 1 (7.69%) Middleware
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
2 3 (23.08%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (7.69%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (76.92%) MVC
2 9 (69.23%) OO
2 9 (69.23%) OOP
2 9 (69.23%) Scrum
3 7 (53.85%) B2C
4 6 (46.15%) SOA
5 5 (38.46%) Continuous Deployment
5 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (38.46%) Microservices
5 5 (38.46%) OOD
6 4 (30.77%) Front End Development
6 4 (30.77%) Kanban
6 4 (30.77%) Modular Programming
6 4 (30.77%) Multithreading
6 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
6 4 (30.77%) Web Application Development
7 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
7 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
7 1 (7.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) JavaScript
2 6 (46.15%) C#
2 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) PHP
4 1 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Zend
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (7.69%) SAP
North West England
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
ECOM
Rate: £22000 - £25000 per month + pension, childcare, discount scheme
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Send
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago