The table below looks at the statistics for SaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 109 90 120
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +30
Contract jobs citing SaaS 32 34 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.13% 1.40% 0.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 22.70% 57.63% 31.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 9
Average daily rate
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£419 £295 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.94% -34.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £190 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £448 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £363 £420
% change year-on-year
+17.24% -13.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £47.00 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £43.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-73.71% +118.75%
SaaS
England

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

Cloud Services Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
141 59 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 4.97% 2.43% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 34 27
Average daily rate £450 £298 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.26% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £190 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -9.93%

SaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

SaaS Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

SaaS
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

SaaS Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

SaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SaaS across the East of England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

SaaS Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

SaaS
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

SaaS Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the East of England region over the 3 months to 19 December 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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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
Essex +4 11 £425 -
Cambridgeshire -10 10 £413 +117.10% 3
Bedfordshire -16 7 £600 +41.17% 1
Hertfordshire -14 3 £400 +29.03% 2
Norfolk +9 1 £450 +125.00%
Suffolk - - - -
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 12 (22.64%) ITIL
2 11 (20.75%) Oracle
2 11 (20.75%) Service Management
3 10 (18.87%) Finance
3 10 (18.87%) Web Services
4 9 (16.98%) XML
4 9 (16.98%) HTML
4 9 (16.98%) JavaScript
4 9 (16.98%) E-Commerce
4 9 (16.98%) Project Management
5 8 (15.09%) Windows
5 8 (15.09%) Linux
5 8 (15.09%) Business Analysis
6 7 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (13.21%) Retail
6 7 (13.21%) SAP
6 7 (13.21%) VPN
7 6 (11.32%) SSL
7 6 (11.32%) LDAP
7 6 (11.32%) Workflow
7 6 (11.32%) Change Management
7 6 (11.32%) ITSM
7 6 (11.32%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (11.32%) ServiceNow
8 5 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (9.43%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (9.43%) PRINCE2
8 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
9 4 (7.55%) Active Directory
9 4 (7.55%) Information Management

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (5.66%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.77%) Node.js
3 1 (1.89%) CMS
3 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.89%) IIS
3 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.89%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.89%) IaaS
2 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.89%) Force.com
2 1 (1.89%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) VPN
2 6 (11.32%) SSL
2 6 (11.32%) LDAP
3 4 (7.55%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.55%) Firewall
4 3 (5.66%) Broadband
5 2 (3.77%) Internet
5 2 (3.77%) DNS
6 1 (1.89%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.89%) DHCP
6 1 (1.89%) FTP
6 1 (1.89%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (3.77%) MySQL
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Subversion
1 2 (3.77%) Jasmine
1 2 (3.77%) Grunt
1 2 (3.77%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.89%) Firebug
2 1 (1.89%) Fiddler
2 1 (1.89%) Ant
General
1 10 (18.87%) Finance
2 7 (13.21%) Retail
3 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.66%) Legal
5 2 (3.77%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.77%) Advertising
6 1 (1.89%) Electronics
6 1 (1.89%) Billing
6 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (26.42%) Analyst
2 11 (20.75%) Project Manager
2 11 (20.75%) Business Analyst
3 9 (16.98%) Architect
4 6 (11.32%) Consultant
4 6 (11.32%) Implementation Consultant
4 6 (11.32%) ServiceNow Consultant
5 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.66%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Supply Chain Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Systems Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Change Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Team Leader
7 2 (3.77%) Senior Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Administrator
8 1 (1.89%) Cloud Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.87%) Web Services
2 9 (16.98%) XML
2 9 (16.98%) HTML
3 3 (5.66%) CSS
4 2 (3.77%) XHTML
4 2 (3.77%) jQuery
4 2 (3.77%) HTML5
4 2 (3.77%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.89%) Semantic HTML
5 1 (1.89%) Mason
5 1 (1.89%) RESTful
5 1 (1.89%) Visualforce
5 1 (1.89%) Backbone.js
5 1 (1.89%) REST
5 1 (1.89%) LESS
5 1 (1.89%) Ember.js
5 1 (1.89%) Ajax
5 1 (1.89%) JSON
5 1 (1.89%) J2EE
5 1 (1.89%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.66%) iPhone
2 3 (5.66%) FMCG
3 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.89%) Open Source
3 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) Replication
3 1 (1.89%) Web 2.0
3 1 (1.89%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.09%) Windows
1 8 (15.09%) Linux
2 3 (5.66%) Windows 7
2 3 (5.66%) Windows 8
2 3 (5.66%) Windows XP
3 2 (3.77%) UNIX
4 1 (1.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.64%) ITIL
2 11 (20.75%) Service Management
3 9 (16.98%) E-Commerce
3 9 (16.98%) Project Management
4 8 (15.09%) Business Analysis
5 7 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (11.32%) Workflow
6 6 (11.32%) Change Management
6 6 (11.32%) ITSM
6 6 (11.32%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (9.43%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (9.43%) PRINCE2
8 4 (7.55%) Information Management
8 4 (7.55%) Service Delivery
9 3 (5.66%) Demand Forecasting
9 3 (5.66%) Waterfall
9 3 (5.66%) Content Management
9 3 (5.66%) ERP
10 2 (3.77%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.98%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.77%) Java
2 2 (3.77%) SQL
3 1 (1.89%) Apex Code
3 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) Degree
2 2 (3.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) PMP
3 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.89%) ACCA
3 1 (1.89%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) Backup Exec
1 3 (5.66%) WSUS
1 3 (5.66%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (20.75%) Oracle
2 7 (13.21%) SAP
3 6 (11.32%) ServiceNow
4 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.66%) Avaya
5 3 (5.66%) Symantec
5 3 (5.66%) McAfee
6 2 (3.77%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.89%) ForgeRock
7 1 (1.89%) FatWire
7 1 (1.89%) i-GRasp
7 1 (1.89%) Google
7 1 (1.89%) IBM
7 1 (1.89%) Salesforce.com