The first table below looks at the demand for SaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 11 July 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 City of London 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 163 189 183
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -6
Contract jobs citing SaaS 31 29 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.54% 0.41% 0.55%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.75% 20.71% 38.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 19 36
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £305 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £421 £425
% change year-on-year
-0.29% -0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +97.50%
Cloud Services Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
157 140 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.76% 1.98% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 109 79
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £238 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £33.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-47.72% +100.00%
SaaS
London

SaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

SaaS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SaaS
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

SaaS Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

SaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SaaS across the City of London region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

SaaS Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 23 (27.06%) Finance
2 21 (24.71%) PaaS
3 16 (18.82%) Linux
3 16 (18.82%) IaaS
4 15 (17.65%) XML
4 15 (17.65%) C#
4 15 (17.65%) Java
4 15 (17.65%) .NET
5 14 (16.47%) SQL Server
5 14 (16.47%) Windows
6 13 (15.29%) Web Services
7 12 (14.12%) SOA
7 12 (14.12%) Project Management
8 11 (12.94%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (12.94%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (12.94%) DevOps
9 10 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
9 10 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (11.76%) SQL
10 9 (10.59%) JavaScript
10 9 (10.59%) XSL
10 9 (10.59%) OO
10 9 (10.59%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (10.59%) Service Management
10 9 (10.59%) ITSM
10 9 (10.59%) Telecoms
10 9 (10.59%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (10.59%) WCF
11 8 (9.41%) Unit Testing
11 8 (9.41%) Puppet

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (7.06%) IIS
1 6 (7.06%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (3.53%) Apache
3 1 (1.18%) Tuxedo
3 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (1.18%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 1 (1.18%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (2.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (7.06%) SimCorp Dimension
2 5 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (4.71%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (2.35%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 21 (24.71%) PaaS
2 16 (18.82%) IaaS
3 11 (12.94%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (8.24%) Force.com
6 2 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (2.35%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (1.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.53%) Intranet
1 3 (3.53%) Internet
1 3 (3.53%) Firewall
2 2 (2.35%) Wireshark
2 2 (2.35%) tcpdump
2 2 (2.35%) HTTP
2 2 (2.35%) SSL
3 1 (1.18%) VoIP
3 1 (1.18%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.47%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (8.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (7.06%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (5.88%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.53%) MySQL
7 2 (2.35%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.35%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.35%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.18%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (1.18%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.18%) PowerCenter
8 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (1.18%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (7.06%) NUnit
1 6 (7.06%) JIRA
2 5 (5.88%) Bugzilla
2 5 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.35%) RSpec
3 2 (2.35%) SoapUI
3 2 (2.35%) Selenium
4 1 (1.18%) TestNG
4 1 (1.18%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.18%) Subversion
4 1 (1.18%) Maven
4 1 (1.18%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.18%) Grunt
4 1 (1.18%) DbUnit
4 1 (1.18%) Moq
4 1 (1.18%) Mockito
4 1 (1.18%) Cucumber
General
1 23 (27.06%) Finance
2 9 (10.59%) Telecoms
3 8 (9.41%) Banking
4 5 (5.88%) Retail
4 5 (5.88%) Manufacturing
5 4 (4.71%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (3.53%) Advertising
7 2 (2.35%) Publishing
7 2 (2.35%) Legal
7 2 (2.35%) Investment Banking
7 2 (2.35%) Marketing
8 1 (1.18%) Back Office
8 1 (1.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (23.53%) Developer
2 18 (21.18%) Architect
3 9 (10.59%) Project Manager
3 9 (10.59%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (9.41%) Consultant
5 7 (8.24%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.88%) Senior Developer
6 5 (5.88%) .NET Developer
6 5 (5.88%) Technical Architect
6 5 (5.88%) BizTalk Developer
6 5 (5.88%) Senior BizTalk Developer
7 4 (4.71%) ServiceNow Consultant
8 3 (3.53%) Service Transition Manager
8 3 (3.53%) Transition Manager
8 3 (3.53%) Salesforce.com Consultant
8 3 (3.53%) Analyst
8 3 (3.53%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Service Manager
9 2 (2.35%) Administrator
9 2 (2.35%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.65%) .NET
1 15 (17.65%) XML
2 13 (15.29%) Web Services
3 9 (10.59%) XSL
3 9 (10.59%) WCF
4 7 (8.24%) Mason
4 7 (8.24%) Visualforce
4 7 (8.24%) ASP.NET
4 7 (8.24%) CSS
5 6 (7.06%) HTML
5 6 (7.06%) HTML5
6 5 (5.88%) AngularJS
6 5 (5.88%) CSS3
6 5 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
6 5 (5.88%) XSD
6 5 (5.88%) Middleware
7 4 (4.71%) LAMP
7 4 (4.71%) XML Schema
7 4 (4.71%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.71%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.35%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.35%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.35%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.18%) PKI
3 1 (1.18%) Market Risk
3 1 (1.18%) DataPower
3 1 (1.18%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.82%) Linux
2 14 (16.47%) Windows
3 4 (4.71%) UNIX
3 4 (4.71%) Android
4 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.12%) SOA
1 12 (14.12%) Project Management
2 11 (12.94%) DevOps
3 9 (10.59%) Service Management
3 9 (10.59%) OO
3 9 (10.59%) ITSM
3 9 (10.59%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (9.41%) Scrum
4 8 (9.41%) MVC
4 8 (9.41%) Migration
4 8 (9.41%) Unit Testing
5 7 (8.24%) CRM
5 7 (8.24%) Configuration Management
6 6 (7.06%) Change Management
6 6 (7.06%) ITIL
6 6 (7.06%) Wealth Management
7 5 (5.88%) Refactoring
7 5 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (5.88%) ERP
7 5 (5.88%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.65%) C#
1 15 (17.65%) Java
2 10 (11.76%) SQL
3 9 (10.59%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.24%) Apex Code
5 4 (4.71%) Ruby
5 4 (4.71%) PHP
6 3 (3.53%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.53%) Perl
6 3 (3.53%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.35%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.18%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.18%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (7.06%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.88%) Degree
3 4 (4.71%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.35%) CISSP
4 2 (2.35%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.18%) CITP
5 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.18%) PMP
5 1 (1.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.18%) COBIT
1 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (12.94%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (9.41%) Puppet
3 4 (4.71%) CFEngine
3 4 (4.71%) Nagios
3 4 (4.71%) Ganglia
4 3 (3.53%) Salt
5 2 (2.35%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 9 (10.59%) Salesforce.com
2 8 (9.41%) Microsoft
3 7 (8.24%) Oracle
4 6 (7.06%) SimCorp
5 5 (5.88%) Citrix
5 5 (5.88%) ServiceNow
6 4 (4.71%) Remedy
6 4 (4.71%) VMware
6 4 (4.71%) Informatica
7 3 (3.53%) Sybase
7 3 (3.53%) Business Objects
7 3 (3.53%) SAP
8 2 (2.35%) Temenos
8 2 (2.35%) Google
8 2 (2.35%) LANDesk
8 2 (2.35%) Akamai
8 2 (2.35%) WSO2
8 2 (2.35%) Cognizant
9 1 (1.18%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.18%) Foundry