The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 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 England 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 255 329 408
Rank change year-on-year
+74 +79
Contract jobs citing SaaS 366 240 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.74% 0.52% 0.32%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.77% 21.49% 25.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 150 111
Average daily rate
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£438 £420 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £287 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £421 £419
% change year-on-year
+0.89% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +100.00%
Cloud Services Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1681 1117 662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.40% 2.40% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1077 770 420
Average daily rate £413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 31 5
Average hourly rate £16.63 £31.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.37% +129.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £13.71 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £50.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £32.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-48.43% +137.03%
SaaS
UK

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +77 195 £450 +5.88% 88
South East +5 89 £425 +5.59% 55
East of England -20 26 £420 +5.00% 17
North West +12 22 £538 +19.44% 8
South West -17 17 £360 -34.54% 10
West Midlands -11 8 £381 +3.74% 4
East Midlands -4 3 £475 +8.57% 8
Yorkshire -18 2 £450 +48.76% 9
North East - 2 - - 6
SaaS
UK

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 131 (18.74%) Java
2 115 (16.45%) PaaS
3 107 (15.31%) Finance
4 96 (13.73%) .NET
4 96 (13.73%) Web Services
5 93 (13.30%) JavaScript
6 91 (13.02%) ITIL
7 84 (12.02%) Salesforce.com
8 80 (11.44%) ERP
8 80 (11.44%) Agile Software Development
8 80 (11.44%) Cloud Computing
9 78 (11.16%) Telecoms
10 77 (11.02%) Microsoft
10 77 (11.02%) Oracle
11 73 (10.44%) SQL
12 72 (10.30%) Scrum
13 71 (10.16%) CSS
14 70 (10.01%) Manufacturing
15 69 (9.87%) Linux
15 69 (9.87%) HTML
15 69 (9.87%) IaaS
16 68 (9.73%) XML
16 68 (9.73%) Stakeholder Management
17 67 (9.59%) C#
18 62 (8.87%) Windows
19 60 (8.58%) Security Cleared
20 56 (8.01%) CRM
20 56 (8.01%) Project Management
20 56 (8.01%) Service Management
21 55 (7.87%) ASP.NET

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 23 (3.29%) Apache
1 23 (3.29%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.43%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (1.72%) IIS
4 11 (1.57%) WordPress
4 11 (1.57%) WebLogic
5 8 (1.14%) OpenStack
5 8 (1.14%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.14%) MS Exchange
5 8 (1.14%) WebSphere
6 6 (0.86%) Drupal
7 5 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (0.72%) Apache Solr
8 4 (0.57%) Node.js
8 4 (0.57%) Adobe CQ
8 4 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.57%) ColdFusion
8 4 (0.57%) NetWeaver
9 3 (0.43%) SAS
9 3 (0.43%) CMS
Applications
1 31 (4.43%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.43%) MS Office
3 9 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.57%) MS Project
6 2 (0.29%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.14%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.14%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 27 (3.86%) Remedy ITSM
2 17 (2.43%) ResourceLink
3 16 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.86%) SimCorp Dimension
5 6 (0.86%) SAP HR
6 5 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.72%) Oracle CRM
7 3 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.29%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.29%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.14%) SAP HCM
9 1 (0.14%) Workday HCM
9 1 (0.14%) Misys Midas
9 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 115 (16.45%) PaaS
2 80 (11.44%) Cloud Computing
3 69 (9.87%) IaaS
4 52 (7.44%) Force.com
5 45 (6.44%) Amazon AWS
6 34 (4.86%) Amazon EC2
7 30 (4.29%) SuccessFactors
8 26 (3.72%) Microsoft Azure
9 17 (2.43%) Amazon S3
9 17 (2.43%) Route 53
9 17 (2.43%) Amazon ELB
10 9 (1.29%) Office 365
11 3 (0.43%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.29%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (5.29%) Internet
2 33 (4.72%) Firewall
3 30 (4.29%) DNS
4 26 (3.72%) HTTP
5 25 (3.58%) SSL
6 17 (2.43%) TCP/IP
6 17 (2.43%) DHCP
7 14 (2.00%) LDAP
7 14 (2.00%) SAN
8 13 (1.86%) VPN
9 10 (1.43%) Intranet
10 6 (0.86%) WAN
11 5 (0.72%) Wireshark
11 5 (0.72%) Network Security
12 4 (0.57%) LAN
13 3 (0.43%) DMZ
13 3 (0.43%) iSCSI
13 3 (0.43%) RFID
13 3 (0.43%) VLAN
13 3 (0.43%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (7.30%) SQL Server
2 36 (5.15%) MySQL
3 23 (3.29%) NoSQL
4 19 (2.72%) Relational Database
5 17 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (1.86%) MongoDB
7 13 (1.86%) Couchbase
8 11 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (1.43%) Oracle Database
10 9 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (0.86%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (0.86%) Big Data
13 5 (0.72%) SQLPlus
13 5 (0.72%) Oracle Exadata
13 5 (0.72%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.57%) DTS
14 4 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 30 (4.29%) Jenkins
2 29 (4.15%) Maven
3 17 (2.43%) Hudson
4 15 (2.15%) JIRA
5 13 (1.86%) Subversion
6 11 (1.57%) Eclipse
7 9 (1.29%) NUnit
8 8 (1.14%) Selenium
8 8 (1.14%) Git (software)
8 8 (1.14%) Cucumber
9 7 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (1.00%) FitNesse
10 6 (0.86%) Fiddler
10 6 (0.86%) JUnit
10 6 (0.86%) TestNG
10 6 (0.86%) DbUnit
10 6 (0.86%) Mockito
11 5 (0.72%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.72%) Bugzilla
12 4 (0.57%) JBehave
General
1 107 (15.31%) Finance
2 78 (11.16%) Telecoms
3 70 (10.01%) Manufacturing
4 42 (6.01%) Retail
5 25 (3.58%) Marketing
6 15 (2.15%) Banking
7 11 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (1.29%) Legal
9 7 (1.00%) Billing
9 7 (1.00%) Advertising
10 6 (0.86%) Back Office
10 6 (0.86%) Electronics
11 3 (0.43%) Publishing
11 3 (0.43%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.43%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.29%) Law
13 1 (0.14%) Front Office
13 1 (0.14%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.14%) Games
13 1 (0.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 166 (23.75%) Developer
2 149 (21.32%) Architect
3 76 (10.87%) Project Manager
4 70 (10.01%) Analyst
5 52 (7.44%) Business Analyst
6 47 (6.72%) Consultant
7 41 (5.87%) Solutions Architect
8 35 (5.01%) Cloud Architect
9 34 (4.86%) DevOps Engineer
10 25 (3.58%) .NET Developer
11 24 (3.43%) Technical Architect
12 23 (3.29%) Administrator
13 20 (2.86%) C# Developer
14 19 (2.72%) Java Developer
14 19 (2.72%) Integration Architect
14 19 (2.72%) Enterprise Architect
14 19 (2.72%) Salesforce.com Developer
15 18 (2.58%) Web Developer
16 16 (2.29%) Front-End Developer
16 16 (2.29%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (13.73%) .NET
1 96 (13.73%) Web Services
2 71 (10.16%) CSS
3 69 (9.87%) HTML
4 68 (9.73%) XML
5 55 (7.87%) ASP.NET
6 53 (7.58%) Visualforce
7 48 (6.87%) Mason
8 35 (5.01%) jQuery
9 33 (4.72%) HTML5
10 32 (4.58%) SOAP
11 30 (4.29%) Middleware
11 30 (4.29%) ASP.NET MVC
12 25 (3.58%) Ajax
13 20 (2.86%) XSL
13 20 (2.86%) CSS3
13 20 (2.86%) AngularJS
14 19 (2.72%) REST
15 17 (2.43%) Oracle Fusion
15 17 (2.43%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 45 (6.44%) Open Source
2 18 (2.58%) Management Information System
3 17 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (2.00%) Mobile App
4 14 (2.00%) Client/Server
5 13 (1.86%) Computer Science
6 11 (1.57%) CMDB
7 8 (1.14%) Clustering
8 7 (1.00%) Blog
9 6 (0.86%) Inversion of Control
9 6 (0.86%) Social Media
9 6 (0.86%) FMCG
9 6 (0.86%) Xbox
10 5 (0.72%) DTV
10 5 (0.72%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.57%) HACMP
11 4 (0.57%) Learning Management System
11 4 (0.57%) Visualisation
12 3 (0.43%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.43%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 69 (9.87%) Linux
2 62 (8.87%) Windows
3 22 (3.15%) CentOS
4 20 (2.86%) UNIX
5 11 (1.57%) Solaris
6 9 (1.29%) AIX
7 8 (1.14%) Android
8 7 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.72%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.72%) Fedora
9 5 (0.72%) HPUX
10 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.43%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.43%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.43%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.29%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.29%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (13.02%) ITIL
2 80 (11.44%) ERP
2 80 (11.44%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (10.30%) Scrum
4 68 (9.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 56 (8.01%) CRM
5 56 (8.01%) Project Management
5 56 (8.01%) Service Management
6 52 (7.44%) SOA
7 47 (6.72%) MVC
8 44 (6.29%) Migration
9 43 (6.15%) PRINCE2
9 43 (6.15%) DevOps
10 40 (5.72%) Change Management
11 39 (5.58%) ITSM
12 38 (5.44%) TOGAF
13 37 (5.29%) Continuous Integration
14 36 (5.15%) Configuration Management
15 35 (5.01%) E-Commerce
16 33 (4.72%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 131 (18.74%) Java
2 93 (13.30%) JavaScript
3 73 (10.44%) SQL
4 67 (9.59%) C#
5 53 (7.58%) Apex Code
6 39 (5.58%) PHP
7 32 (4.58%) Python
8 28 (4.01%) Perl
9 26 (3.72%) Ruby
10 25 (3.58%) Shell Script
11 24 (3.43%) PL/SQL
12 17 (2.43%) VBA
13 10 (1.43%) Bash Shell
14 9 (1.29%) C
14 9 (1.29%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.86%) PHP5
16 5 (0.72%) Scala
16 5 (0.72%) C++
17 4 (0.57%) VB.NET
18 2 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 60 (8.58%) Security Cleared
2 55 (7.87%) Degree
3 23 (3.29%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (1.29%) PMP
5 9 (1.29%) PMI Certification
5 9 (1.29%) ISEB
6 8 (1.14%) ISTQB
7 7 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (0.57%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.43%) CISSP
10 2 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.29%) CCNP
10 2 (0.29%) CCNA
10 2 (0.29%) JNCIA
10 2 (0.29%) JNCIP
10 2 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.72%) QA
2 7 (1.00%) SLA
3 4 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.29%) GxP
5 2 (0.29%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.14%) GCP
6 1 (0.14%) GMP
6 1 (0.14%) COBIT
6 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 21 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (2.15%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.14%) vSphere
4 7 (1.00%) VMware ESX
5 6 (0.86%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.43%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.29%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.29%) OCFS2
7 2 (0.29%) GPFS
7 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.14%) VMFS
8 1 (0.14%) XenServer
8 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 52 (7.44%) Puppet
2 20 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (2.72%) Vagrant
4 9 (1.29%) Nagios
5 7 (1.00%) HP UCMDB
6 4 (0.57%) Salt
6 4 (0.57%) CFEngine
6 4 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (0.57%) Ganglia
7 3 (0.43%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.43%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.29%) MOM
8 2 (0.29%) SCCM
8 2 (0.29%) SCOM
8 2 (0.29%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.29%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.14%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.14%) WSUS
9 1 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 84 (12.02%) Salesforce.com
2 77 (11.02%) Oracle
2 77 (11.02%) Microsoft
3 54 (7.73%) SAP
4 45 (6.44%) VMware
5 41 (5.87%) ServiceNow
6 33 (4.72%) HP
7 30 (4.29%) Red Hat
8 29 (4.15%) Remedy
9 21 (3.00%) Dell
9 21 (3.00%) BMC
10 18 (2.58%) IBM
11 17 (2.43%) RightScale
12 16 (2.29%) Software AG
13 15 (2.15%) webMethods
14 13 (1.86%) Cisco
15 10 (1.43%) Adobe
15 10 (1.43%) Business Objects
15 10 (1.43%) Citrix
15 10 (1.43%) Twitter
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
ARM Utilities
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Salt
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ARM Technology
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: £Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £575 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford
Creation Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Attractive rates on offer
Posted: 12 days ago
York
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 12 days ago
North West London
DP Connect
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Mason Frank
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Mason Frank
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Burnley
Kainos
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 24 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago