The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the Bedfordshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 45 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SaaS 7 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.37% - -
As % of the Cloud Services category 35.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£413 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £419
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +100.00%
Cloud Services Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
20 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.91% 2.94% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 2
Average daily rate £425 £425 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+28.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-51.47% +151.85%
SaaS
East of England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SaaS across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

SaaS Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 July 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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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 - 7 £413 - 5
Bedford - - - -
SaaS
East of England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 16 (61.54%) Retail
2 12 (46.15%) Supplier Management
3 11 (42.31%) Finance
3 11 (42.31%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (38.46%) Demand Forecasting
5 9 (34.62%) Master Data Management
5 9 (34.62%) Market Research
5 9 (34.62%) Logistics
5 9 (34.62%) Data Management
6 8 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (30.77%) Change Management
7 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
8 5 (19.23%) CRM
8 5 (19.23%) Management Information System
9 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
9 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
9 4 (15.38%) Project Management
10 3 (11.54%) Cisco
10 3 (11.54%) HP
10 3 (11.54%) NetApp
10 3 (11.54%) Windows
10 3 (11.54%) Linux
10 3 (11.54%) DHCP
10 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
10 3 (11.54%) DNS
10 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (11.54%) Contact Management
10 3 (11.54%) VMware
10 3 (11.54%) iSCSI
10 3 (11.54%) Dynamics CRM

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) Apache
1 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.85%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) PaaS
1 1 (3.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) DHCP
1 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
1 3 (11.54%) DNS
1 3 (11.54%) iSCSI
2 1 (3.85%) DMZ
2 1 (3.85%) SAN
2 1 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
General
1 16 (61.54%) Retail
2 11 (42.31%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.85%) Back Office
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (69.23%) Analyst
2 17 (65.38%) Business Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Project Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Supply Chain Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Procurement Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.85%) CRM Business Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) CRM Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Enterprise Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Middleware
1 1 (3.85%) J2EE
1 1 (3.85%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.85%) FMCG
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.85%) Open Source
2 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
1 3 (11.54%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Supplier Management
2 11 (42.31%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (38.46%) Demand Forecasting
4 9 (34.62%) Master Data Management
4 9 (34.62%) Market Research
4 9 (34.62%) Logistics
4 9 (34.62%) Data Management
5 8 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (30.77%) Change Management
6 5 (19.23%) CRM
7 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
7 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
7 4 (15.38%) Project Management
8 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (11.54%) Contact Management
8 3 (11.54%) Procure-to-pay
9 2 (7.69%) ERP
9 2 (7.69%) BPR
10 1 (3.85%) SOA
10 1 (3.85%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) Java
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
1 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
1 2 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (3.85%) VCP5
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.69%) VMware Server
3 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.85%) vSphere
3 1 (3.85%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) Cisco
2 3 (11.54%) HP
2 3 (11.54%) NetApp
2 3 (11.54%) VMware
3 1 (3.85%) Mercator
3 1 (3.85%) Dell
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) SAP