Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 54 57
Rank change year-on-year -10 +3 +12
Contract jobs citing B2B 3 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.44% 0.63% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.76% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Bedfordshire median daily rate £560 £413 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.76% +40.43% -53.47%
10th Percentile £529 £379 £177
90th Percentile £580 £476 £426
East of England median daily rate £375 £425 £394
% change year-on-year -11.76% +7.94% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - -

B2B is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 580 527 578
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 84.18% 82.73% 85.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 336 377
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.34% -5.07%
10th Percentile £267 £210 £240
90th Percentile £597 £588 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 49
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.71% -60.00% +105.88%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.02 £9.85
90th Percentile £50.48 £43.11 £50.68
East of England median hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £23.63
% change year-on-year -1.56% +35.45% -1.56%

B2B
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing B2B as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -9 1 £550 +33.33%
B2B
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Data Integration
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) Java EE
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Atlassian
2 1 (33.33%) Confluence
2 1 (33.33%) hybris
2 1 (33.33%) Event-Driven Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Data Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (33.33%) Low Latency
2 1 (33.33%) Business Process Mapping
2 1 (33.33%) Microservices
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
2 1 (33.33%) Content Management
2 1 (33.33%) Information Management
2 1 (33.33%) Spring
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) IBM Sterling
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Migration

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 (33.33%) CMS
1 1 (33.33%) Confluence
1 1 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) FTP
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Java EE
1 1 (33.33%) JMS
1 1 (33.33%) Servlets
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) Data Integration
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 1 (33.33%) B2C
2 1 (33.33%) Business Process Mapping
2 1 (33.33%) Content Management
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Data Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) Event-Driven Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Information Management
2 1 (33.33%) Low Latency
2 1 (33.33%) Microservices
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
2 1 (33.33%) UML
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Atlassian
1 1 (33.33%) hybris
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) IBM Sterling
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 1 (33.33%) SAP