The table below looks at the statistics for SaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire 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 106 118 117
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Contract jobs citing SaaS 14 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.57% 0.43% 0.60%
As % of the Cloud Services category 14.29% 13.25% 36.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £438 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £235 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £41.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-44.99% +117.10%
SaaS
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Cloud Services Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
98 83 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.98% 3.27% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 47 20
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £275 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £31.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +129.62%
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 Berkshire

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

SaaS Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

SaaS
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

SaaS Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

SaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SaaS across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

SaaS Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

SaaS
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

SaaS Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the Berkshire 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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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
Reading +12 6 - - 11
Newbury - 2 - - 1
Maidenhead -3 1 - - 2
Bracknell - 1 £500 -
Slough - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
SaaS
South East

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 11 (57.89%) Java
2 8 (42.11%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (31.58%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) Web Services
3 6 (31.58%) Open Source
4 5 (26.32%) Relational Database
4 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (26.32%) Ajax
4 5 (26.32%) CSS
4 5 (26.32%) .NET
4 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 5 (26.32%) HTML
4 5 (26.32%) JMS
4 5 (26.32%) Linux
4 5 (26.32%) CRM
5 4 (21.05%) VXML
5 4 (21.05%) Shell Script
5 4 (21.05%) Eclipse
5 4 (21.05%) HTTP
5 4 (21.05%) JSP
5 4 (21.05%) JUnit
5 4 (21.05%) Web 2.0
5 4 (21.05%) Maven
5 4 (21.05%) Selenium
5 4 (21.05%) JSON
5 4 (21.05%) JBehave
5 4 (21.05%) CCXML
6 3 (15.79%) Gradle
6 3 (15.79%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (15.79%) Oracle

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 (5.26%) Confluence
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (5.26%) WordPress
1 1 (5.26%) Joomla!
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.26%) Apache
1 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (5.26%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (10.53%) Force.com
3 1 (5.26%) IaaS
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) HTTP
2 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.53%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.26%) Big Data
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) Couchbase
3 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) MySQL
3 1 (5.26%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Eclipse
1 4 (21.05%) JUnit
1 4 (21.05%) Maven
1 4 (21.05%) Selenium
1 4 (21.05%) JBehave
2 3 (15.79%) Gradle
2 3 (15.79%) Ant
3 1 (5.26%) RSpec
3 1 (5.26%) Subversion
3 1 (5.26%) JIRA
3 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Java Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Software Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Operations Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) SaaS Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Designer
5 1 (5.26%) Software Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Development Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) Web Services
2 5 (26.32%) Ajax
2 5 (26.32%) CSS
2 5 (26.32%) .NET
2 5 (26.32%) HTML
2 5 (26.32%) JMS
3 4 (21.05%) VXML
3 4 (21.05%) JSP
3 4 (21.05%) JSON
3 4 (21.05%) CCXML
4 2 (10.53%) SOAP
4 2 (10.53%) Visualforce
4 2 (10.53%) Mason
5 1 (5.26%) Yii
5 1 (5.26%) REST
5 1 (5.26%) HTML5
5 1 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (5.26%) CodeIgniter
5 1 (5.26%) jQuery
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Open Source
2 4 (21.05%) Web 2.0
3 3 (15.79%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.26%) N-Tier
4 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Android
2 2 (10.53%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (26.32%) CRM
2 3 (15.79%) SOA
2 3 (15.79%) MVC
3 2 (10.53%) ITSM
3 2 (10.53%) Service Management
3 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analytics
4 1 (5.26%) Analytics
4 1 (5.26%) Dependency Management
4 1 (5.26%) Android Development
4 1 (5.26%) iOS Development
4 1 (5.26%) User Stories
4 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.26%) OpenUP
4 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.26%) OO
4 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) Java
2 6 (31.58%) SQL
3 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 4 (21.05%) Shell Script
5 2 (10.53%) Apex Code
6 1 (5.26%) Ruby
6 1 (5.26%) PHP5
6 1 (5.26%) PHP4
6 1 (5.26%) C#
6 1 (5.26%) PHP
6 1 (5.26%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
1 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Rackspace
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft