Period
to 29 July 2017

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 6 months to 29 July 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
6 months to
29 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 187 194 213
Rank change year-on-year +7 +19 -34
Contract jobs citing B2B 13 39 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.23% 0.51% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.62% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 27 9
North West median daily rate £363 £550 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.09% +41.03% -29.09%
10th Percentile £273 £335 £294
90th Percentile £438 £775 £455
England median daily rate £465 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +9.41% +6.25% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £19.50 £19.61 £11.00
% change year-on-year -0.56% +78.27% -68.57%

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 4677 6327 6175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 81.61% 82.47% 79.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2886 3918 3513
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £256
90th Percentile £538 £550 £565
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 210 201 276
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +9.09% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.71 £53.00 £57.50
England median hourly rate £24.82 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -0.74% +13.64% +4.76%

B2B
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing B2B as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 29 July 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 6 months to 29 July 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
Manchester -2 8 £343 -45.20% 7
Merseyside -17 2 - - 1
Cheshire +32 1 £400 -28.89% 6
Lancashire - 1 £413 -
B2B
England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 8 (61.54%) SOA
2 7 (53.85%) MVC
2 7 (53.85%) OO
2 7 (53.85%) C#
2 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) .NET
3 6 (46.15%) HTML
3 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 6 (46.15%) Web Services
3 6 (46.15%) B2C
3 6 (46.15%) OOP
3 6 (46.15%) OOD
3 6 (46.15%) Scrum
3 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (46.15%) REST
3 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (38.46%) Microservices
4 5 (38.46%) Continuous Deployment
4 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (38.46%) NUnit
4 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
4 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
5 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
5 4 (30.77%) Degree
5 4 (30.77%) Multithreading
5 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
6 3 (23.08%) SDLC
6 3 (23.08%) Finance
7 2 (15.38%) Oracle EBS

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 2 (15.38%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (7.69%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (7.69%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) NUnit
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) MSTest
2 1 (7.69%) Subversion
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Billing
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) .NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Senior .NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Agile .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Agile C# Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) IT Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Lead .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Middleware Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Developer
4 1 (7.69%) SOA Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Delivery Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) .NET
2 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET Web API
2 6 (46.15%) HTML
2 6 (46.15%) REST
2 6 (46.15%) Web Services
3 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
3 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (15.38%) JMS
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
5 1 (7.69%) COM
5 1 (7.69%) CSS
5 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
5 1 (7.69%) jQuery
5 1 (7.69%) JSON
5 1 (7.69%) LAMP
5 1 (7.69%) Middleware
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (7.69%) SOAP
5 1 (7.69%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (7.69%) iPad
2 1 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (7.69%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) SOA
2 7 (53.85%) MVC
2 7 (53.85%) OO
3 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (46.15%) B2C
3 6 (46.15%) OOD
3 6 (46.15%) OOP
3 6 (46.15%) Scrum
4 5 (38.46%) Continuous Deployment
4 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (38.46%) Microservices
5 4 (30.77%) Multithreading
5 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
6 3 (23.08%) SDLC
7 2 (15.38%) BPEL
7 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
7 2 (15.38%) CRM
8 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
8 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
8 1 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C#
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) C
3 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (7.69%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) Zend