The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for B2C skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited B2C over the 3 months to 29 March 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.

B2C (Business-to-Consumer)
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 150 149
Rank change year-on-year +29 -1  
Contract jobs citing B2C 7 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.27% 0.21% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.25% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Median daily rate £324 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.82% -5.55%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £418 £450
% change year-on-year -4.19% -7.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £7.93 -
% change year-on-year +291.16% -  

B2C 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 2120 3183 2847
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.04% 82.27% 78.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1337 1929 1547
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 118 130
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

B2C
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing B2C as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for B2C in the North West

B2C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing B2C in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for B2C in the North West

B2C
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing B2C in the North West over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for B2C in the North West

B2C
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 B2C within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 March 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 +17 6 £324 -23.82% 7
Lancashire - 1 - -
B2C
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing B2C 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 B2C.

1 8 (80.00%) OOP
1 8 (80.00%) OO
2 7 (70.00%) B2B
3 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (50.00%) NUnit
4 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (50.00%) REST
4 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (50.00%) Microservices
4 5 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 5 (50.00%) Scrum
4 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (50.00%) Web Services
4 5 (50.00%) OOD
4 5 (50.00%) SOA
4 5 (50.00%) C#
4 5 (50.00%) HTML
4 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (50.00%) SQL
4 5 (50.00%) .NET
4 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 5 (50.00%) MVC
5 4 (40.00%) Multithreading
5 4 (40.00%) Degree
5 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
5 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
6 3 (30.00%) hybris

B2C
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:

Applications
1 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) NUnit
General
1 3 (30.00%) Back Office
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Advertising
3 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Hybris Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Senior .NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Agile .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Agile C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business IT Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) IT Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Lead .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Lead Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
1 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 5 (50.00%) HTML
1 5 (50.00%) REST
1 5 (50.00%) Web Services
2 3 (30.00%) J2EE
2 3 (30.00%) Spring
3 1 (10.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) OO
1 8 (80.00%) OOP
2 7 (70.00%) B2B
3 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (50.00%) Microservices
4 5 (50.00%) MVC
4 5 (50.00%) OOD
4 5 (50.00%) Scrum
4 5 (50.00%) SOA
5 4 (40.00%) Multithreading
5 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) CRM
6 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
6 1 (10.00%) Matrix Management
6 1 (10.00%) Migration
6 1 (10.00%) Project Management
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C#
1 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) hybris
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (10.00%) SAP