The table below looks at the statistics for SaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software as a Service (SaaS)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 30 32 39
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Contract jobs citing SaaS 3 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.12% 3.07% 1.86%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.14% 41.67% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 5
Median daily rate £375 £575 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.78% -4.16%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £491 £450
% change year-on-year
-18.57% +9.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 - £10.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Cloud Services Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
42 24 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 15.73% 7.36% 10.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 15 32
Median daily rate £500 £563 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +32.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £25.63 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-31.70% +13.88%

SaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing SaaS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Cloud Services category.

SaaS Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

SaaS
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SaaS across the Bedfordshire region.

SaaS Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

SaaS
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SaaS across the Bedfordshire region.

SaaS Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

SaaS
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 SaaS within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 January 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 +5 2 £375 -34.78%
SaaS
East of England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SaaS 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 SaaS.

1 3 (60.00%) Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (40.00%) Release Management
2 2 (40.00%) PaaS
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) CCSP
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (20.00%) CCIP
3 1 (20.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) MCSE
3 1 (20.00%) MCSA
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) MCP
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007

SaaS
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (40.00%) PaaS
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) IaaS
2 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) IT Manager
1 2 (40.00%) IT Services Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Service Management Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Business Process Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Contracts Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (20.00%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) IT Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Office 365 Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Process Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) SaaS Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Services Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Release Management
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCIP
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) CCSP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) MCP
1 1 (20.00%) MCSA
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco