The table below looks at the statistics for SaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 34 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing SaaS 4 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.41% 1.36% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 13.79% 26.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £403 £408
% change year-on-year
+11.80% -1.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.05 £45.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-75.44% +125.00%
SaaS
South Wales

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

Cloud Services Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
29 15 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 10.21% 5.08% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 0
Average daily rate £410 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+60.71% -25.33%

SaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

SaaS Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

SaaS
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

SaaS Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) CRM
2 6 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (75.00%) Lync
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (62.50%) SQL
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (37.50%) NAS
5 3 (37.50%) Network Security
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Intune
5 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
5 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
5 3 (37.50%) LAN
5 3 (37.50%) WAN
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco
5 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
5 3 (37.50%) MPLS
5 3 (37.50%) Juniper
5 3 (37.50%) SAN
5 3 (37.50%) Wireless
5 3 (37.50%) Workflow
5 3 (37.50%) Document Management

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 (75.00%) SharePoint
1 6 (75.00%) Lync
2 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
3 2 (25.00%) CMS
3 2 (25.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (25.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) LAN
1 3 (37.50%) WAN
1 3 (37.50%) SAN
1 3 (37.50%) MPLS
1 3 (37.50%) Wireless
1 3 (37.50%) IP Telephony
1 3 (37.50%) Network Security
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (37.50%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (25.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
1 3 (37.50%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (25.00%) Software Packaging
1 2 (25.00%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Open Source
1 2 (25.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) CentOS
1 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) CRM
3 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (37.50%) Document Management
4 3 (37.50%) Workflow
4 3 (37.50%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (25.00%) Release Management
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) TDD
5 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
5 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) UML
5 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (25.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Python
2 2 (25.00%) Ruby
2 2 (25.00%) C#
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Intune
2 2 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (25.00%) StatsD
2 2 (25.00%) Ansible
2 2 (25.00%) Graphite
2 2 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Juniper
2 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) Sitecore
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat