The table below looks at the statistics for SaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 39 29 30
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs citing SaaS 7 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.72% 2.19% 0.79%
As % of the Cloud Services category 15.56% 75.00% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 2
Average daily rate
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£600 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.17% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £373 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £443 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £394 £420
% change year-on-year
+10.47% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £43.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-74.85% +118.75%
SaaS
East of England

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
45 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 11.08% 2.92% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 5 8
Average daily rate £513 £425 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% +1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £380 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £440 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.23 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+4.49% -13.87%

SaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SaaS across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -17 3 £600 +41.17%
Bedford - - - -
SaaS
East of England

SaaS
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing SaaS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SaaS.

1 7 (58.33%) E-Commerce
2 6 (50.00%) Linux
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (33.33%) Finance
5 3 (25.00%) Windows
5 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (25.00%) FMCG
5 3 (25.00%) Retail
5 3 (25.00%) Information Management
5 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) Change Management
5 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (25.00%) Demand Forecasting
5 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (16.67%) Legal
7 1 (8.33%) Migration
7 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
7 1 (8.33%) Oracle
7 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
7 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (8.33%) Project Management
7 1 (8.33%) i-GRasp
7 1 (8.33%) Taleo
7 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (8.33%) IaaS
7 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing SaaS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SaaS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Taleo
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Retail
3 2 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Architect
2 5 (41.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Supply Chain Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) FMCG
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) E-Commerce
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Demand Forecasting
4 3 (25.00%) Information Management
4 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (25.00%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) i-GRasp