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

Electronic Business (eBusiness)
England / North West
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 140 145
Contract jobs citing E-business 0 24 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.64% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.78% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 17 1
Median daily rate - £500 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +81.81%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £39.00

E-business 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 2388 3085 2921
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.78% 82.07% 78.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5096 7691 6241
Median daily rate £413 £415 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.60% +7.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 238 299
Median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.35% -16.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.79 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £55.73 £57.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.64% -6.66%  

E-business
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for E-business in the North West

E-business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for E-business in the North West

E-business
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 E-business in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for E-business in the North West