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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 28 42 18
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -24
Contract jobs citing SaaS 13 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.93% 0.26% 5.54%
As % of the Cloud Services category 48.15% 3.03% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 8
Average daily rate £575 £625 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +47.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £625 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £625 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.05 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -74.00%
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
27 33 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 8.16% 8.59% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 28 8
Average daily rate £575 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.42% +2.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £16.86
% change year-on-year
-13.35% +33.43%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +5 11 £563 -10.00%
SaaS
East of England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 8 (44.44%) E-Commerce
2 5 (27.78%) Migration
2 5 (27.78%) Data Integration
3 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 4 (22.22%) ITIL
4 3 (16.67%) Java
4 3 (16.67%) CRM
4 3 (16.67%) MS Visio
4 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 3 (16.67%) Middleware
4 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 3 (16.67%) SAP
4 3 (16.67%) Service Management
4 3 (16.67%) SAP CRM
4 3 (16.67%) Data Architecture
4 3 (16.67%) Workflow
4 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (16.67%) Open Source
4 3 (16.67%) SAP HANA
4 3 (16.67%) Case Management
5 2 (11.11%) Data Quality
5 2 (11.11%) High Availability
5 2 (11.11%) Test Management
5 2 (11.11%) Data Migration
5 2 (11.11%) Data Mapping
5 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (11.11%) Information Management
5 2 (11.11%) Legal
5 2 (11.11%) Taleo

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (16.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.11%) Taleo
2 1 (5.56%) IaaS
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 2 (11.11%) Legal
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Architect
2 6 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (27.78%) Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Data Architect
5 3 (16.67%) Business Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) CRM Architect
5 3 (16.67%) CRM Solutions Architect
5 3 (16.67%) Cutover Manager
5 3 (16.67%) Integration Architect
6 2 (11.11%) AWS Architect
6 2 (11.11%) Data Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Data Integration Architect
6 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (11.11%) Workday Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Workday Business Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Data Architect
7 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Integration Architect
7 1 (5.56%) Principal Data Architect
7 1 (5.56%) Principal Enterprise Architect
7 1 (5.56%) SIEM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Data Integration
2 1 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Android
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) E-Commerce
2 5 (27.78%) Migration
3 4 (22.22%) ITIL
3 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (16.67%) Case Management
4 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 3 (16.67%) CRM
4 3 (16.67%) Data Architecture
4 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (16.67%) Open Source
4 3 (16.67%) Service Management
4 3 (16.67%) Workflow
5 2 (11.11%) Change Management
5 2 (11.11%) Data Mapping
5 2 (11.11%) Data Migration
5 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
5 2 (11.11%) High Availability
5 2 (11.11%) Information Management
5 2 (11.11%) Test Management
6 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.56%) ISO27002
2 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
1 3 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco
2 1 (5.56%) Citrix
2 1 (5.56%) hybris
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Palo Alto
2 1 (5.56%) Sitecore
2 1 (5.56%) VMware