The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for B2B skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited B2B over the 3 months to 25 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.

Business-to-Business (B2B)
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 - 39
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing B2B 6 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.70% - 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% - 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
Median daily rate £525 - £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £427 £425
% change year-on-year +3.86% +0.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £19.61 £30.50
% change year-on-year +9.63% -35.70%  

B2B 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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 320 256 299
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 90.65% 80.50% 85.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 176 209
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 12
Median hourly rate £14.50 £50.78 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.44% +26.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £45.21 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £50.78 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

B2B
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing B2B as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for B2B in Bedfordshire

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for B2B in Bedfordshire

B2B
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Luton - 1 £550 - 1
B2B
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 9 (90.00%) E-Commerce
2 8 (80.00%) Retail
2 8 (80.00%) Asset Management
2 8 (80.00%) Content Management
2 8 (80.00%) Web Services
2 8 (80.00%) B2C
2 8 (80.00%) JMS
2 8 (80.00%) Java
2 8 (80.00%) SAP
2 8 (80.00%) JPA
2 8 (80.00%) hybris
2 8 (80.00%) SAP Hybris
3 7 (70.00%) IBM
4 6 (60.00%) EJB
4 6 (60.00%) JDBC
4 6 (60.00%) Servlets
4 6 (60.00%) CRM
4 6 (60.00%) Marketing
4 6 (60.00%) Java EE
4 6 (60.00%) Silverpop
4 6 (60.00%) Pega
4 6 (60.00%) Unica
5 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (20.00%) Spring
6 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
6 2 (20.00%) MVC
6 2 (20.00%) SOAP
6 2 (20.00%) UML
6 2 (20.00%) Spring MVC

B2B
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 8 (80.00%) SAP Hybris
2 6 (60.00%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 6 (60.00%) Silverpop
2 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) FTP
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 8 (80.00%) Retail
2 6 (60.00%) Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Architect
1 9 (90.00%) Solutions Architect
2 6 (60.00%) E-Commerce Architect
2 6 (60.00%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Hybris Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) JMS
1 8 (80.00%) JPA
1 8 (80.00%) Web Services
2 6 (60.00%) EJB
2 6 (60.00%) Java EE
2 6 (60.00%) JDBC
2 6 (60.00%) Servlets
3 2 (20.00%) REST
3 2 (20.00%) SOAP
3 2 (20.00%) Spring
3 2 (20.00%) Spring MVC
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) E-Commerce
2 8 (80.00%) Asset Management
2 8 (80.00%) B2C
2 8 (80.00%) Content Management
3 6 (60.00%) CRM
4 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (20.00%) Microservices
5 2 (20.00%) MVC
5 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
5 2 (20.00%) UML
6 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (10.00%) Business Process Mapping
6 1 (10.00%) Change Management
6 1 (10.00%) Data Integration
6 1 (10.00%) Data Transformation
6 1 (10.00%) Low Latency
6 1 (10.00%) Migration
6 1 (10.00%) SOA
6 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Java
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) hybris
1 8 (80.00%) SAP
2 7 (70.00%) IBM
3 6 (60.00%) Pega
4 1 (10.00%) Atlassian
4 1 (10.00%) IBM Sterling
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat