The table below looks at the statistics for SaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 44 60 63
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +3
Contract jobs citing SaaS 12 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.13% 0.63% 0.74%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.53% 12.90% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 3
Average daily rate £625 £675 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +68.75%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Cloud Services Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
47 31 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 8.33% 4.92% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 16 5
Average daily rate £475 £550 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £500 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £638 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £15.50 £11.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.78% -28.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
-15.56% +30.62%

SaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SaaS across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

SaaS Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

SaaS
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

SaaS Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

SaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SaaS across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

SaaS Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

SaaS
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

SaaS Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 13 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
St Albans - 10 £625 -
SaaS
East of England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (80.00%) SOAP
1 16 (80.00%) SOA
1 16 (80.00%) REST
2 15 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (75.00%) Data Integration
3 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (50.00%) TDD
4 10 (50.00%) E-Commerce
4 10 (50.00%) C#
5 9 (45.00%) DevOps
5 9 (45.00%) SQL
5 9 (45.00%) WCF
5 9 (45.00%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (45.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (35.00%) .NET
6 7 (35.00%) MSMQ
6 7 (35.00%) IBM
6 7 (35.00%) Red Hat
6 7 (35.00%) Middleware
7 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (30.00%) Citrix
7 6 (30.00%) GIS
7 6 (30.00%) ESRI
7 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
7 6 (30.00%) ETL
7 6 (30.00%) FTP
7 6 (30.00%) RDBMS
7 6 (30.00%) Oracle
7 6 (30.00%) Web Services
7 6 (30.00%) VMware

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.00%) JBoss
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 9 (45.00%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (30.00%) IaaS
2 6 (30.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) FTP
2 2 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (30.00%) GIS
2 6 (30.00%) RDBMS
2 6 (30.00%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (10.00%) Banking
1 2 (10.00%) Corporate Banking
1 2 (10.00%) Investment Banking
1 2 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (90.00%) Architect
2 14 (70.00%) Solutions Architect
3 10 (50.00%) E-Commerce Architect
4 8 (40.00%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
5 5 (25.00%) Senior Architect
5 5 (25.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 4 (20.00%) Integration Architect
7 3 (15.00%) Applications Architect
7 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Architect
7 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
7 3 (15.00%) SOA Architect
8 2 (10.00%) Data Architect
8 2 (10.00%) Digital Architect
8 2 (10.00%) Digital Technical Architect
8 2 (10.00%) Security Architect
8 2 (10.00%) Security Manager
8 2 (10.00%) Technical Architect
9 1 (5.00%) IT Architect
9 1 (5.00%) IT Manager
9 1 (5.00%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (80.00%) REST
1 16 (80.00%) SOAP
2 9 (45.00%) WCF
3 7 (35.00%) .NET
3 7 (35.00%) Middleware
3 7 (35.00%) MSMQ
4 6 (30.00%) Web Services
5 1 (5.00%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (75.00%) Data Integration
2 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Psychology
2 2 (10.00%) User Experience
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Unix
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) SOA
2 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 10 (50.00%) TDD
4 9 (45.00%) DevOps
4 9 (45.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (30.00%) ETL
5 6 (30.00%) TOGAF
6 5 (25.00%) SDLC
7 2 (10.00%) High Availability
7 2 (10.00%) Human Factors
7 2 (10.00%) Information Security
7 2 (10.00%) Investment Management
7 2 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (10.00%) SIEM
8 1 (5.00%) Customer Engagement
8 1 (5.00%) Ethnography
8 1 (5.00%) Usability Testing
8 1 (5.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) C#
2 9 (45.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) CISA
1 2 (10.00%) CISSP
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (10.00%) PCI DSS
1 2 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) IBM
1 7 (35.00%) Red Hat
2 6 (30.00%) Citrix
2 6 (30.00%) ESRI
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) Oracle
2 6 (30.00%) VMware
3 2 (10.00%) Sitecore