Period
to 21 January 2018

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 21 January 2018 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 196 231
Rank change year-on-year +1 +35 -37
Contract jobs citing B2B 9 20 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.17% 0.33% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.39% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 9
North West median daily rate £388 £411 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.78% +9.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £278 £366 £244
90th Percentile £406 £535 £500
England median daily rate £425 £425 £404
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £33.00 £22.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +46.67% +80.00% +13.64%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,396 5,130 6,868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.25% 84.47% 81.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,859 3,326 4,220
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £573
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +3.93% +1.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 144 274
North West median hourly rate £21.60 £23.30 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.29% -29.40% +73.68%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.33 £12.53
90th Percentile £49.10 £49.93 £52.47
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 2018. 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 +14 8 £394 -7.35% 21
Lancashire - 1 £150 - 2
B2B
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 (88.89%) Retail
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) Migration
3 5 (55.56%) Use Case
3 5 (55.56%) SDLC
4 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (44.44%) ERD
4 4 (44.44%) Data Migration
4 4 (44.44%) Data Cleansing
4 4 (44.44%) UML
4 4 (44.44%) Data Modelling
4 4 (44.44%) Business Analysis
5 3 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
6 2 (22.22%) EDI
6 2 (22.22%) User Experience
6 2 (22.22%) C#
6 2 (22.22%) MySQL
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 2 (22.22%) TDD
6 2 (22.22%) QA
6 2 (22.22%) WPF
7 1 (11.11%) jQuery
7 1 (11.11%) Games
7 1 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
7 1 (11.11%) Front End Development
7 1 (11.11%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 1 (11.11%) Smart Home
7 1 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
7 1 (11.11%) FMCG

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) FTP
1 1 (11.11%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) MySQL
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) Karma Test Runner
1 1 (11.11%) Mocha
1 1 (11.11%) TestDirector
General
1 8 (88.89%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Business Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) C# Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Data Business Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Project Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Developer
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Data Migration Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Data Migration Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (11.11%) Migration Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) QA Technician
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Front-End Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) EDI
1 2 (22.22%) WPF
2 1 (11.11%) Ajax
2 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) jQuery
2 1 (11.11%) Node.js
2 1 (11.11%) React
2 1 (11.11%) XHTML
2 1 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) User Experience
2 1 (11.11%) FMCG
2 1 (11.11%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Migration
2 5 (55.56%) SDLC
2 5 (55.56%) Use Case
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Business Analysis
3 4 (44.44%) Data Cleansing
3 4 (44.44%) Data Migration
3 4 (44.44%) Data Modelling
3 4 (44.44%) ERD
3 4 (44.44%) UML
4 3 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
5 2 (22.22%) TDD
6 1 (11.11%) CRM
6 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 1 (11.11%) MVC
6 1 (11.11%) PRINCE
6 1 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (11.11%) Telematics
6 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) ActionScript
3 1 (11.11%) ActionScript 2.0
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) IBM
1 1 (11.11%) IBM Sterling