The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for SaaS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 29 39
Rank change year-on-year -9 +10  
Contract jobs citing SaaS 10 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.79% 2.18% 1.36%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.52% 31.82% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 3
Median daily rate £550 £425 £675
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -37.03%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.41% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £19.61 £20.00
% change year-on-year +231.46% -1.95%  

SaaS is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 54 22 17
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 15.04% 6.85% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 16 11
Median daily rate £475 £400 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -18.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £140 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year +70.58% -36.44%  

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing SaaS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Job vacancy trend for SaaS in Bedfordshire

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SaaS in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SaaS in Bedfordshire

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SaaS in Bedfordshire

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton 0 9 £550 +20.54% 1
SaaS
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 9 (69.23%) E-Commerce
2 5 (38.46%) Red Hat
2 5 (38.46%) Middleware
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (38.46%) Data Integration
2 5 (38.46%) PaaS
2 5 (38.46%) Data Architecture
2 5 (38.46%) Open Source
3 4 (30.77%) COBIT
3 4 (30.77%) Security Operations
3 4 (30.77%) IaaS
3 4 (30.77%) Information Security
3 4 (30.77%) CISSP
4 3 (23.08%) Security Management
4 3 (23.08%) Retail
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco
5 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
5 2 (15.38%) Firewall
5 2 (15.38%) Linux
5 2 (15.38%) Java
6 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 1 (7.69%) SQL
6 1 (7.69%) .NET
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle
6 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
6 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
6 1 (7.69%) ITIL
6 1 (7.69%) MCP
6 1 (7.69%) Unix

SaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) PaaS
2 4 (30.77%) IaaS
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (23.08%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Architect
2 5 (38.46%) Integration Architect
3 4 (30.77%) Consultant
3 4 (30.77%) Data Architect
3 4 (30.77%) Data Integration Architect
3 4 (30.77%) Security Consultant
3 4 (30.77%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Developer
5 1 (7.69%) IT Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) IT Manager
5 1 (7.69%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) IT Security Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Technical Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) Middleware
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Solaris
2 1 (7.69%) Unix
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) E-Commerce
2 5 (38.46%) Data Architecture
2 5 (38.46%) Data Integration
2 5 (38.46%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (38.46%) Open Source
3 4 (30.77%) Information Security
3 4 (30.77%) Security Operations
4 3 (23.08%) Security Management
5 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
6 1 (7.69%) Application Virtualisation
6 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
6 1 (7.69%) Data Security
6 1 (7.69%) EAM
6 1 (7.69%) ITIL
6 1 (7.69%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 1 (7.69%) MVC
6 1 (7.69%) Password Management
6 1 (7.69%) Service Design
6 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
6 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) CISSP
2 1 (7.69%) CCIP
2 1 (7.69%) CCNA
2 1 (7.69%) CCNP
2 1 (7.69%) CCSP
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) MCP
2 1 (7.69%) MCSA
2 1 (7.69%) MCSE
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) COBIT
2 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
1 5 (38.46%) Red Hat
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) DevExpress
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) VMware