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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business-to-Business (B2B)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 33 35 42
Rank change year-on-year +2 +7  
Contract jobs citing B2B 4 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.45% 0.33% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 0.37% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
Median daily rate £525 £438 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -30.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £408
% change year-on-year - +4.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.21 £11.00
% change year-on-year - -7.15%  

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 248 269 357
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 90.18% 88.20% 84.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 181 270
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 16
Median hourly rate £16.00 £47.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.31% +18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.40 £20.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 4 (80.00%) Java
1 4 (80.00%) SAP
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
1 4 (80.00%) E-Commerce
1 4 (80.00%) JMS
1 4 (80.00%) B2C
1 4 (80.00%) Retail
1 4 (80.00%) Asset Management
1 4 (80.00%) Content Management
1 4 (80.00%) JPA
1 4 (80.00%) hybris
1 4 (80.00%) SAP Hybris
2 3 (60.00%) Silverpop
2 3 (60.00%) Pega
2 3 (60.00%) Marketing
2 3 (60.00%) Java EE
2 3 (60.00%) Unica
2 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 3 (60.00%) CRM
2 3 (60.00%) EJB
2 3 (60.00%) JDBC
2 3 (60.00%) Servlets
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) UML
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (20.00%) Advertising
3 1 (20.00%) Spring MVC

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 4 (80.00%) SAP Hybris
2 3 (60.00%) Unica
3 1 (20.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Silverpop
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
General
1 4 (80.00%) Retail
2 3 (60.00%) Marketing
3 1 (20.00%) Advertising
3 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Architect
1 4 (80.00%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce Architect
2 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Hybris Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) JMS
1 4 (80.00%) JPA
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) EJB
2 3 (60.00%) Java EE
2 3 (60.00%) JDBC
2 3 (60.00%) Servlets
3 1 (20.00%) REST
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (20.00%) Spring
3 1 (20.00%) Spring MVC
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Asset Management
1 4 (80.00%) B2C
1 4 (80.00%) Content Management
1 4 (80.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (60.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Microservices
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (20.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) C
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) hybris
1 4 (80.00%) SAP
2 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 3 (60.00%) Pega
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft