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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 49 32 44
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +12
Contract jobs citing SaaS 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.97% 0.76% 0.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 14.71% 22.22% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
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£450 £450 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £41.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-44.99% +117.10%
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
34 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 6.60% 3.44% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 4 4
Average daily rate £425 £450 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £36.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-52.41% +39.42%

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 29 August 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 -19 5 £450 - 1
Bedford - - - - 2
SaaS
East of England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 9 (50.00%) Retail
2 8 (44.44%) Finance
3 7 (38.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (38.89%) Supplier Management
4 6 (33.33%) Demand Forecasting
5 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
6 4 (22.22%) Project Management
6 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Market Research
6 4 (22.22%) Change Management
6 4 (22.22%) Logistics
6 4 (22.22%) Data Management
6 4 (22.22%) Master Data Management
7 3 (16.67%) Procure-to-pay
7 3 (16.67%) HP SIM
7 3 (16.67%) VMware
7 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (16.67%) iSCSI
7 3 (16.67%) Cisco
7 3 (16.67%) HP
7 3 (16.67%) NetApp
7 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
7 3 (16.67%) Windows
7 3 (16.67%) Linux
7 3 (16.67%) DHCP
7 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 3 (16.67%) DNS
8 2 (11.11%) CRM
8 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
8 2 (11.11%) ERP

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (5.56%) Apache
1 1 (5.56%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.56%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) PaaS
1 1 (5.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) iSCSI
1 3 (16.67%) DHCP
1 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 3 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (5.56%) DMZ
2 1 (5.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
General
1 9 (50.00%) Retail
2 8 (44.44%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Back Office
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Analyst
2 9 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Supply Chain Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Enterprise Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Java EE
1 1 (5.56%) Middleware
1 1 (5.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) FMCG
1 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.56%) Open Source
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
1 3 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Stakeholder Management
1 7 (38.89%) Supplier Management
2 6 (33.33%) Demand Forecasting
3 4 (22.22%) Project Management
3 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Market Research
3 4 (22.22%) Change Management
3 4 (22.22%) Logistics
3 4 (22.22%) Data Management
3 4 (22.22%) Master Data Management
4 3 (16.67%) Procure-to-pay
4 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (11.11%) CRM
5 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.11%) ERP
5 2 (11.11%) BPR
5 2 (11.11%) Contact Management
5 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Information Management
6 1 (5.56%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.56%) Java
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (5.56%) VCP5
2 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Server
3 1 (5.56%) vSphere
3 1 (5.56%) VMFS
3 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) VMware
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco
2 3 (16.67%) HP
2 3 (16.67%) NetApp
3 1 (5.56%) Mercator
3 1 (5.56%) Dell
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) SAP