The table below looks at the statistics for B2B skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited B2B over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 32 36 49
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +13
Contract jobs citing B2B 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.35% 0.34% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.42% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £333
% change year-on-year
- +20.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £39.25 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-42.67% +256.81%
B2B
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
243 240 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 84.97% 81.91% 82.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 150 268
Median daily rate £450 £438 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £338 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 31 11
Median hourly rate £14.00 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.00% +128.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

B2B
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing B2B as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

B2B Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

B2B
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing B2B across the Bedfordshire region.

B2B Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

B2B
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for B2B.

1 3 (75.00%) Wireframes
2 2 (50.00%) User Experience
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (25.00%) Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Usability Testing
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) B2C
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (25.00%) Advertising
3 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) Prototyping

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics NAV
General
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Advertising
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Designer
1 2 (50.00%) UX Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Migration Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Wireframes
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) B2C
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Prototyping
3 1 (25.00%) Usability Testing
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft