The table below looks at the statistics for SaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 283 331 413
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +82
Contract jobs citing SaaS 345 250 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.68% 0.51% 0.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.24% 20.82% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 159 99
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £279 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £403 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.31% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 2
Average hourly rate £22.69 £41.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.99% +117.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £41.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-44.99% +117.10%
SaaS
UK

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

Cloud Services Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1793 1201 721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.51% 2.46% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1118 832 443
Average daily rate £420 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £125 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 26 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.25 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -39.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £12.75 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-47.72% +26.92%

SaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

SaaS Jobs Demand Trend in England

SaaS
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

SaaS Daily Rate Trend in England

SaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SaaS across the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

SaaS Daily Rate Histogram in England

SaaS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

SaaS Hourly Rate Trend in England

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 2 September 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
London +76 176 £456 +1.38% 93
South East +21 86 £450 +11.80% 59
North West +7 23 £538 +26.47% 6
South West -25 20 £400 -3.90% 7
East of England -20 19 £419 -17.89% 18
West Midlands -22 9 £300 -14.28% 1
East Midlands +6 5 £438 -13.58% 3
Yorkshire -9 5 £383 +31.89% 11
North East - - - - 8
SaaS
UK

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 147 (21.49%) Java
2 122 (17.84%) PaaS
3 118 (17.25%) Finance
4 88 (12.87%) .NET
4 88 (12.87%) Web Services
4 88 (12.87%) Salesforce.com
5 85 (12.43%) Agile Software Development
6 79 (11.55%) Oracle
7 78 (11.40%) SQL
7 78 (11.40%) JavaScript
7 78 (11.40%) Cloud Computing
8 77 (11.26%) Telecoms
9 76 (11.11%) Microsoft
10 75 (10.96%) ERP
10 75 (10.96%) Windows
11 74 (10.82%) Stakeholder Management
12 73 (10.67%) ITIL
13 70 (10.23%) CSS
13 70 (10.23%) Manufacturing
13 70 (10.23%) Scrum
13 70 (10.23%) IaaS
14 69 (10.09%) Linux
15 65 (9.50%) HTML
16 59 (8.63%) SAP
17 58 (8.48%) Security Cleared
18 57 (8.33%) Puppet
19 55 (8.04%) Open Source
20 53 (7.75%) Force.com
20 53 (7.75%) Project Management
21 52 (7.60%) C#

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 27 (3.95%) Apache
2 21 (3.07%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.34%) BizTalk Server
4 14 (2.05%) Tomcat
5 12 (1.75%) IIS
5 12 (1.75%) MS Exchange
6 10 (1.46%) WordPress
7 9 (1.32%) OpenStack
7 9 (1.32%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.17%) WebLogic
8 8 (1.17%) Apache Solr
9 5 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.58%) Node.js
10 4 (0.58%) Adobe CQ
10 4 (0.58%) ColdFusion
11 3 (0.44%) NetWeaver
11 3 (0.44%) CMS
11 3 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.29%) Lync
Applications
1 34 (4.97%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.75%) MS Office
3 9 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.17%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.73%) MS Project
6 2 (0.29%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.15%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.15%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 18 (2.63%) ResourceLink
2 15 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (1.61%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (1.02%) SAP HR
5 6 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.88%) SimCorp Dimension
5 6 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.29%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.29%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.29%) Workday HCM
6 2 (0.29%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.15%) CA Clarity
7 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.15%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 122 (17.84%) PaaS
2 78 (11.40%) Cloud Computing
3 70 (10.23%) IaaS
4 53 (7.75%) Force.com
5 52 (7.60%) Amazon AWS
6 35 (5.12%) Amazon EC2
7 32 (4.68%) SuccessFactors
8 26 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
9 20 (2.92%) Amazon S3
9 20 (2.92%) Amazon ELB
9 20 (2.92%) Route 53
10 10 (1.46%) Office 365
11 2 (0.29%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 41 (5.99%) Firewall
2 37 (5.41%) Internet
3 34 (4.97%) DNS
4 27 (3.95%) HTTP
5 21 (3.07%) TCP/IP
6 20 (2.92%) DHCP
7 18 (2.63%) SSL
8 13 (1.90%) Intranet
9 12 (1.75%) SAN
10 8 (1.17%) WAN
11 7 (1.02%) VPN
12 6 (0.88%) LDAP
12 6 (0.88%) LAN
13 4 (0.58%) Broadband
13 4 (0.58%) OSPF
13 4 (0.58%) BGP
13 4 (0.58%) Network Security
13 4 (0.58%) Wireshark
14 3 (0.44%) iSCSI
14 3 (0.44%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (6.29%) SQL Server
2 34 (4.97%) MySQL
3 24 (3.51%) Relational Database
4 22 (3.22%) NoSQL
5 17 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (1.90%) MongoDB
6 13 (1.90%) Oracle Database
7 12 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (1.32%) Big Data
11 8 (1.17%) Hadoop
11 8 (1.17%) Couchbase
12 7 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (0.73%) Oracle Exadata
15 4 (0.58%) DataStage
15 4 (0.58%) SQLPlus
15 4 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
16 3 (0.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 38 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 37 (5.41%) Maven
3 21 (3.07%) Hudson
4 19 (2.78%) JIRA
5 15 (2.19%) Subversion
5 15 (2.19%) Eclipse
6 13 (1.90%) Cucumber
7 11 (1.61%) Git (software)
8 10 (1.46%) FitNesse
9 9 (1.32%) NUnit
10 7 (1.02%) JUnit
10 7 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.88%) Selenium
11 6 (0.88%) TestNG
11 6 (0.88%) DbUnit
11 6 (0.88%) Mockito
11 6 (0.88%) Visual Studio
11 6 (0.88%) Fiddler
12 5 (0.73%) Bugzilla
13 4 (0.58%) Ant
General
1 118 (17.25%) Finance
2 77 (11.26%) Telecoms
3 70 (10.23%) Manufacturing
4 48 (7.02%) Retail
5 23 (3.36%) Marketing
6 21 (3.07%) Banking
7 13 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (1.32%) Advertising
8 9 (1.32%) Legal
9 8 (1.17%) Billing
10 7 (1.02%) Electronics
11 5 (0.73%) Back Office
12 3 (0.44%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.29%) Law
13 2 (0.29%) Publishing
13 2 (0.29%) Local Government
13 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.15%) German Language
14 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.15%) Games
Job Titles
1 152 (22.22%) Architect
1 152 (22.22%) Developer
2 72 (10.53%) Analyst
3 69 (10.09%) Project Manager
4 44 (6.43%) Solutions Architect
5 42 (6.14%) Business Analyst
6 38 (5.56%) Consultant
7 35 (5.12%) DevOps Engineer
8 34 (4.97%) Cloud Architect
9 25 (3.65%) Enterprise Architect
10 23 (3.36%) Technical Architect
11 21 (3.07%) .NET Developer
12 20 (2.92%) Java Developer
12 20 (2.92%) Salesforce.com Developer
13 18 (2.63%) Integration Architect
14 16 (2.34%) IT Project Manager
15 15 (2.19%) Web Developer
15 15 (2.19%) Administrator
16 14 (2.05%) C# Developer
17 13 (1.90%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (12.87%) .NET
1 88 (12.87%) Web Services
2 70 (10.23%) CSS
3 65 (9.50%) HTML
4 52 (7.60%) XML
4 52 (7.60%) Visualforce
5 49 (7.16%) Mason
6 44 (6.43%) ASP.NET
7 34 (4.97%) jQuery
8 33 (4.82%) HTML5
9 32 (4.68%) SOAP
10 28 (4.09%) Middleware
11 22 (3.22%) Ajax
12 19 (2.78%) Spring
12 19 (2.78%) LAMP
12 19 (2.78%) REST
13 18 (2.63%) JSON
14 17 (2.49%) AngularJS
15 16 (2.34%) CSS3
15 16 (2.34%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 55 (8.04%) Open Source
2 21 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
3 18 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 13 (1.90%) Computer Science
4 13 (1.90%) Mobile App
5 9 (1.32%) Client/Server
6 8 (1.17%) Clustering
7 7 (1.02%) Web 2.0
7 7 (1.02%) Learning Management System
7 7 (1.02%) Social Media
8 6 (0.88%) FMCG
8 6 (0.88%) DTV
9 5 (0.73%) iPhone
10 4 (0.58%) Visualisation
10 4 (0.58%) Blog
10 4 (0.58%) HACMP
10 4 (0.58%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.58%) E-Learning
11 3 (0.44%) SCORM
11 3 (0.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 75 (10.96%) Windows
2 69 (10.09%) Linux
3 28 (4.09%) CentOS
4 20 (2.92%) UNIX
5 11 (1.61%) Solaris
6 10 (1.46%) AIX
7 8 (1.17%) Windows 7
7 8 (1.17%) Android
8 7 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.02%) Fedora
8 7 (1.02%) Windows 8
9 6 (0.88%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.88%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.73%) HPUX
11 4 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.29%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (12.43%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (10.96%) ERP
3 74 (10.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 73 (10.67%) ITIL
5 70 (10.23%) Scrum
6 53 (7.75%) Project Management
7 47 (6.87%) CRM
8 45 (6.58%) Migration
9 43 (6.29%) SOA
9 43 (6.29%) DevOps
10 41 (5.99%) TOGAF
11 40 (5.85%) Change Management
12 39 (5.70%) Continuous Integration
13 38 (5.56%) Service Management
14 37 (5.41%) Configuration Management
14 37 (5.41%) E-Commerce
15 36 (5.26%) PRINCE2
16 34 (4.97%) MVC
17 31 (4.53%) TDD
17 31 (4.53%) OO
Programming Languages
1 147 (21.49%) Java
2 78 (11.40%) JavaScript
2 78 (11.40%) SQL
3 52 (7.60%) C#
3 52 (7.60%) Apex Code
4 37 (5.41%) PHP
5 34 (4.97%) Python
6 29 (4.24%) Perl
6 29 (4.24%) Ruby
7 26 (3.80%) Shell Script
8 24 (3.51%) PL/SQL
9 18 (2.63%) VBA
10 12 (1.75%) C
10 12 (1.75%) T-SQL
11 11 (1.61%) Bash Shell
12 10 (1.46%) PHP5
13 5 (0.73%) Scala
13 5 (0.73%) C++
13 5 (0.73%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.44%) Korn
Qualifications
1 58 (8.48%) Security Cleared
2 51 (7.46%) Degree
3 22 (3.22%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (1.17%) PMI Certification
5 8 (1.17%) ISTQB
5 8 (1.17%) ISEB
6 7 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (1.02%) PMP
7 5 (0.73%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.44%) CISSP
9 3 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.44%) CCNP
9 3 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.29%) CCNA
10 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.29%) JNCIA
10 2 (0.29%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.68%) QA
2 7 (1.02%) SLA
3 5 (0.73%) GxP
4 4 (0.58%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 4 (0.58%) GCP
4 4 (0.58%) GMP
5 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.29%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 28 (4.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (3.22%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.02%) VMware ESX
4 6 (0.88%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.88%) vSphere
5 3 (0.44%) Terminal Services
5 3 (0.44%) Xen
6 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.29%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.29%) OCFS2
6 2 (0.29%) GPFS
7 1 (0.15%) VMFS
7 1 (0.15%) XenServer
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 57 (8.33%) Puppet
2 21 (3.07%) Vagrant
3 19 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.02%) Nagios
5 4 (0.58%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.58%) WSUS
5 4 (0.58%) Salt
6 3 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.44%) HP SIM
6 3 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.44%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.29%) MOM
7 2 (0.29%) Ganglia
7 2 (0.29%) SCCM
7 2 (0.29%) SCOM
7 2 (0.29%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.29%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.29%) CFEngine
7 2 (0.29%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 88 (12.87%) Salesforce.com
2 79 (11.55%) Oracle
3 76 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 59 (8.63%) SAP
5 52 (7.60%) VMware
6 34 (4.97%) Red Hat
7 25 (3.65%) ServiceNow
8 21 (3.07%) Dell
9 20 (2.92%) HP
10 18 (2.63%) RightScale
11 17 (2.49%) Software AG
12 16 (2.34%) Cisco
12 16 (2.34%) webMethods
13 15 (2.19%) IBM
14 14 (2.05%) Remedy
15 13 (1.90%) Business Objects
16 11 (1.61%) Sybase
16 11 (1.61%) Citrix
16 11 (1.61%) Informatica
16 11 (1.61%) Google
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