The first table below looks at the demand for SaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the Cambridge region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 38 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SaaS 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.37% - -
As % of the Cloud Services category 83.33% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £303 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.50 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+160.00% -
Cloud Services Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
6 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.64% 2.33% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £320 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -38.00%
SaaS
Cambridgeshire

SaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

SaaS Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

SaaS
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

SaaS Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 (37.50%) IIS
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) VoIP
1 3 (37.50%) DHCP
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
1 3 (37.50%) IBM
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (37.50%) HP
1 3 (37.50%) Dell
1 3 (37.50%) Mac OS X
1 3 (37.50%) Backup Exec
1 3 (37.50%) jQuery
1 3 (37.50%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
1 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
1 3 (37.50%) Red Gate
2 2 (25.00%) Change Control
2 2 (25.00%) Rapid Prototyping
2 2 (25.00%) Firebug
2 2 (25.00%) Fiddler
2 2 (25.00%) Retail
2 2 (25.00%) Subversion
2 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (25.00%) Marketo
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) SEO
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle CRM
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 3 (37.50%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) Photoshop
2 1 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) VoIP
1 3 (37.50%) DHCP
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Firebug
1 2 (25.00%) Fiddler
1 2 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) 1st Line Support
1 3 (37.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Head of Development
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) jQuery
2 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (25.00%) XHTML
2 2 (25.00%) CSS
2 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) DOM
3 1 (12.50%) Semantic HTML
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (12.50%) LESS
3 1 (12.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Mac OS X
1 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Change Control
1 2 (25.00%) Rapid Prototyping
1 2 (25.00%) SEO
1 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) SOA
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Lisp
2 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) IBM
1 3 (37.50%) HP
1 3 (37.50%) Dell
1 3 (37.50%) Red Gate
2 2 (25.00%) Marketo
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Adobe