The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Luton 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 27 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)
Bedfordshire / Luton
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 - 20
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing B2B 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 0.62% - 2.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% - 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £550 - £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £427 £425
% change year-on-year +2.39% +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 Luton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Luton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 157 126 125
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 97.52% 85.71% 89.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 90 94
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £276 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £50.78 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.43% +306.24%  
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 Luton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Luton 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 Luton

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for B2B in Luton

For the 6 months to 27 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 Luton region with a requirement for B2B.

1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (100.00%) Data Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) Confluence
1 1 (100.00%) Data Transformation
1 1 (100.00%) Low Latency

B2B
Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton 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 (100.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Data Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Data Transformation
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Low Latency
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat