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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 59 57 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing SaaS 4 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.61% 1.30% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 14.81% 61.54% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate
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£675 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £42.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-75.29% +112.50%
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
27 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.10% 2.11% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 3
Average daily rate £550 £400 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £355 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £425 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £394
% change year-on-year
- +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £11.75 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.56% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+30.62% -9.34%

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
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 30 January 2015. 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
Watford +6 2 - -
Letchworth - - - -
St Albans - - - - 3
SaaS
East of England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 3 (42.86%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 2 (28.57%) QA
2 2 (28.57%) CMDB
2 2 (28.57%) Service Management
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) IIS
3 1 (14.29%) Data Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (14.29%) Open Source
3 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
3 1 (14.29%) Content Management
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Marketing
3 1 (14.29%) Business Development
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (14.29%) Internet
3 1 (14.29%) MCSE
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 1 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
1 1 (14.29%) DHCP
1 1 (14.29%) FTP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Release Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Change Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Deployment Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Web Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Head of Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Head of Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Web Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) CMDB
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 2 (28.57%) Service Management
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
3 1 (14.29%) Content Management
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Business Development
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (14.29%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft