The table below looks at the statistics for B2B skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited B2B over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
B2B (Business-to-Business)
Rank 38 44 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing B2B 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.28% 0.23% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 0.28% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£700 £575 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £368
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +15.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £52.50 -
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
323 355 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 82.40% 81.80% 77.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 215 85
Average daily rate £475 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +14.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £17.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

B2B
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing B2B across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +9 5 £700 +21.73%
B2B
East of England

B2B
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing B2B also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited B2B.

1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) SOA
3 6 (50.00%) B2C
3 6 (50.00%) E-Commerce
4 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (25.00%) Social Media
6 2 (16.67%) User Experience
6 2 (16.67%) FMCG
6 2 (16.67%) Retail
7 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (8.33%) Marketing
7 1 (8.33%) SAP XI
7 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
7 1 (8.33%) ERP
7 1 (8.33%) SAP
7 1 (8.33%) CRM
7 1 (8.33%) IBM
7 1 (8.33%) SAP PI
7 1 (8.33%) SaaS
7 1 (8.33%) PaaS
7 1 (8.33%) GIS

B2B
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing B2B also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited B2B. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
1 1 (8.33%) PaaS
General
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Architect
1 6 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Programme Director
3 1 (8.33%) SAP XI Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) SAP PI Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) SAP XI
1 1 (8.33%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Social Media
2 2 (16.67%) User Experience
2 2 (16.67%) FMCG
3 1 (8.33%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) SOA
3 6 (50.00%) B2C
3 6 (50.00%) E-Commerce
4 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
5 1 (8.33%) ERP
5 1 (8.33%) CRM
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) SAP
1 1 (8.33%) IBM