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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 272 325 405
Rank change year-on-year
+53 +80
Contract jobs citing SaaS 353 249 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.69% 0.52% 0.32%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.67% 21.03% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 156 107
Average daily rate
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£450 £421 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.82% +0.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £595 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £403 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +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
1795 1184 735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.53% 2.47% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1132 828 454
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 £275 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 25 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.70 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.21 £45.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £36.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-53.10% +39.42%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +71 180 £450 - 106
South East +22 84 £450 +11.80% 49
East of England -17 25 £416 -16.75% 4
North West +16 24 £538 +26.47% 5
South West -30 19 £375 -10.44% 2
West Midlands -18 9 £300 -14.28% 4
East Midlands +6 5 £438 -13.58% 3
Yorkshire -9 5 £383 +31.89% 10
North East - - - - 8
SaaS
UK

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 141 (20.46%) Java
2 119 (17.27%) Finance
2 119 (17.27%) PaaS
3 90 (13.06%) Web Services
4 88 (12.77%) .NET
5 85 (12.34%) Salesforce.com
6 83 (12.05%) Agile Software Development
7 81 (11.76%) Telecoms
8 80 (11.61%) SQL
8 80 (11.61%) Oracle
8 80 (11.61%) ERP
9 79 (11.47%) Cloud Computing
10 76 (11.03%) JavaScript
10 76 (11.03%) Microsoft
11 74 (10.74%) ITIL
11 74 (10.74%) Windows
12 73 (10.60%) Manufacturing
12 73 (10.60%) Stakeholder Management
13 70 (10.16%) Linux
13 70 (10.16%) IaaS
14 69 (10.01%) Scrum
15 65 (9.43%) CSS
16 62 (9.00%) HTML
17 59 (8.56%) SAP
18 58 (8.42%) Security Cleared
19 57 (8.27%) Puppet
20 55 (7.98%) C#
20 55 (7.98%) XML
21 53 (7.69%) Project Management
21 53 (7.69%) Degree

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 26 (3.77%) Apache
2 22 (3.19%) SharePoint
3 17 (2.47%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (1.74%) Tomcat
4 12 (1.74%) IIS
5 11 (1.60%) MS Exchange
6 10 (1.45%) WordPress
7 9 (1.31%) WebLogic
7 9 (1.31%) OpenStack
7 9 (1.31%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (0.73%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.58%) Node.js
9 4 (0.58%) Adobe CQ
9 4 (0.58%) ColdFusion
10 3 (0.44%) NetWeaver
10 3 (0.44%) CMS
10 3 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.29%) Lync
Applications
1 34 (4.93%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.60%) MS Visio
2 11 (1.60%) MS Office
3 9 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.58%) MS Project
5 2 (0.29%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.15%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.15%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 18 (2.61%) ResourceLink
2 15 (2.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (1.02%) SAP HR
5 6 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.87%) SimCorp Dimension
5 6 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.29%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.29%) Workday HCM
6 2 (0.29%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.15%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 119 (17.27%) PaaS
2 79 (11.47%) Cloud Computing
3 70 (10.16%) IaaS
4 53 (7.69%) Force.com
5 51 (7.40%) Amazon AWS
6 36 (5.22%) Amazon EC2
7 33 (4.79%) SuccessFactors
8 26 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
9 22 (3.19%) Amazon S3
9 22 (3.19%) Amazon ELB
9 22 (3.19%) Route 53
10 10 (1.45%) Office 365
11 2 (0.29%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 39 (5.66%) Firewall
2 35 (5.08%) Internet
2 35 (5.08%) DNS
3 28 (4.06%) HTTP
4 20 (2.90%) SSL
4 20 (2.90%) DHCP
5 19 (2.76%) TCP/IP
6 13 (1.89%) SAN
6 13 (1.89%) Intranet
7 8 (1.16%) WAN
8 7 (1.02%) LDAP
8 7 (1.02%) VPN
9 6 (0.87%) LAN
9 6 (0.87%) Network Security
10 5 (0.73%) Wireshark
11 3 (0.44%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (0.44%) iSCSI
11 3 (0.44%) RFID
11 3 (0.44%) OSPF
11 3 (0.44%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 33 (4.79%) MySQL
3 24 (3.48%) NoSQL
4 20 (2.90%) Relational Database
5 17 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (2.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (1.89%) MongoDB
8 12 (1.74%) Oracle Database
9 11 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (1.31%) Big Data
12 8 (1.16%) Hadoop
12 8 (1.16%) Couchbase
13 7 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
15 5 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 5 (0.73%) Oracle Exadata
16 4 (0.58%) DataStage
16 4 (0.58%) SQLPlus
16 4 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 37 (5.37%) Jenkins
2 34 (4.93%) Maven
3 23 (3.34%) Hudson
4 16 (2.32%) JIRA
5 15 (2.18%) Subversion
6 12 (1.74%) Eclipse
7 11 (1.60%) Git (software)
8 10 (1.45%) Cucumber
9 9 (1.31%) NUnit
10 7 (1.02%) FitNesse
10 7 (1.02%) JUnit
10 7 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.87%) Fiddler
11 6 (0.87%) Selenium
11 6 (0.87%) TestNG
11 6 (0.87%) DbUnit
11 6 (0.87%) Mockito
11 6 (0.87%) Visual Studio
12 5 (0.73%) Bugzilla
13 4 (0.58%) Ant
General
1 119 (17.27%) Finance
2 81 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 73 (10.60%) Manufacturing
4 49 (7.11%) Retail
5 25 (3.63%) Marketing
6 21 (3.05%) Banking
7 12 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (1.31%) Legal
9 7 (1.02%) Electronics
10 6 (0.87%) Back Office
10 6 (0.87%) Billing
10 6 (0.87%) Advertising
11 3 (0.44%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.29%) Publishing
12 2 (0.29%) Law
12 2 (0.29%) Local Government
12 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.15%) German Language
13 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.15%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 153 (22.21%) Architect
2 152 (22.06%) Developer
3 79 (11.47%) Analyst
4 67 (9.72%) Project Manager
5 49 (7.11%) Business Analyst
6 44 (6.39%) Solutions Architect
7 37 (5.37%) DevOps Engineer
8 36 (5.22%) Consultant
9 35 (5.08%) Cloud Architect
10 25 (3.63%) Technical Architect
11 24 (3.48%) Enterprise Architect
12 21 (3.05%) .NET Developer
13 20 (2.90%) Salesforce.com Developer
14 19 (2.76%) Java Developer
14 19 (2.76%) Integration Architect
15 15 (2.18%) Web Developer
15 15 (2.18%) Administrator
15 15 (2.18%) IT Project Manager
16 13 (1.89%) Service Manager
16 13 (1.89%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (13.06%) Web Services
2 88 (12.77%) .NET
3 65 (9.43%) CSS
4 62 (9.00%) HTML
5 55 (7.98%) XML
6 53 (7.69%) Visualforce
7 49 (7.11%) Mason
8 47 (6.82%) ASP.NET
9 34 (4.93%) HTML5
10 33 (4.79%) jQuery
11 31 (4.50%) SOAP
12 30 (4.35%) Middleware
13 20 (2.90%) REST
14 18 (2.61%) AngularJS
14 18 (2.61%) ASP.NET MVC
14 18 (2.61%) Ajax
15 17 (2.47%) Spring
15 17 (2.47%) LAMP
15 17 (2.47%) CSS3
16 16 (2.32%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 51 (7.40%) Open Source
2 19 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (2.47%) Management Information System
4 13 (1.89%) Computer Science
4 13 (1.89%) Mobile App
5 9 (1.31%) Client/Server
6 8 (1.16%) Clustering
7 7 (1.02%) Social Media
7 7 (1.02%) Learning Management System
8 6 (0.87%) FMCG
8 6 (0.87%) DTV
9 4 (0.58%) CMDB
9 4 (0.58%) Blog
9 4 (0.58%) iPhone
9 4 (0.58%) Visualisation
9 4 (0.58%) E-Learning
9 4 (0.58%) N-Tier
9 4 (0.58%) HACMP
10 3 (0.44%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.44%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 74 (10.74%) Windows
2 70 (10.16%) Linux
3 29 (4.21%) CentOS
4 22 (3.19%) UNIX
5 11 (1.60%) Solaris
6 10 (1.45%) AIX
7 9 (1.31%) Android
8 7 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.02%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.87%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.87%) Fedora
9 6 (0.87%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.73%) HPUX
10 5 (0.73%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.29%) VMS
13 2 (0.29%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (12.05%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (11.61%) ERP
3 74 (10.74%) ITIL
4 73 (10.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 69 (10.01%) Scrum
6 53 (7.69%) Project Management
7 48 (6.97%) CRM
8 47 (6.82%) Migration
8 47 (6.82%) DevOps
9 45 (6.53%) SOA
10 41 (5.95%) PRINCE2
11 40 (5.81%) Service Management
11 40 (5.81%) Continuous Integration
12 39 (5.66%) Change Management
12 39 (5.66%) Configuration Management
12 39 (5.66%) TOGAF
13 38 (5.52%) MVC
14 36 (5.22%) E-Commerce
15 31 (4.50%) OO
16 29 (4.21%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 141 (20.46%) Java
2 80 (11.61%) SQL
3 76 (11.03%) JavaScript
4 55 (7.98%) C#
5 53 (7.69%) Apex Code
6 38 (5.52%) PHP
7 33 (4.79%) Python
8 29 (4.21%) Perl
9 28 (4.06%) Ruby
10 27 (3.92%) Shell Script
11 24 (3.48%) PL/SQL
12 18 (2.61%) VBA
13 13 (1.89%) T-SQL
14 11 (1.60%) C
14 11 (1.60%) Bash Shell
15 9 (1.31%) PHP5
16 6 (0.87%) VB.NET
17 5 (0.73%) C++
17 5 (0.73%) Scala
18 3 (0.44%) Korn
Qualifications
1 58 (8.42%) Security Cleared
2 53 (7.69%) Degree
3 22 (3.19%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (1.31%) ISEB
6 8 (1.16%) ISTQB
7 7 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 7 (1.02%) PMP
7 7 (1.02%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.58%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.44%) 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%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.08%) QA
2 7 (1.02%) SLA
3 4 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.58%) GxP
4 3 (0.44%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.44%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 3 (0.44%) GCP
4 3 (0.44%) GMP
5 2 (0.29%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (2.90%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.02%) VMware ESX
3 7 (1.02%) vSphere
4 6 (0.87%) Hyper-V
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%) XenServer
7 1 (0.15%) VMFS
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 57 (8.27%) Puppet
2 24 (3.48%) Vagrant
3 21 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.16%) Nagios
5 4 (0.58%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.58%) Salt
6 3 (0.44%) CFEngine
6 3 (0.44%) HP UCMDB
6 3 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.44%) HP SIM
6 3 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.44%) WSUS
6 3 (0.44%) 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%) MOM
7 2 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.29%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 85 (12.34%) Salesforce.com
2 80 (11.61%) Oracle
3 76 (11.03%) Microsoft
4 59 (8.56%) SAP
5 49 (7.11%) VMware
6 35 (5.08%) Red Hat
7 27 (3.92%) ServiceNow
8 22 (3.19%) HP
9 21 (3.05%) Dell
10 20 (2.90%) RightScale
11 18 (2.61%) IBM
12 17 (2.47%) Software AG
13 16 (2.32%) webMethods
13 16 (2.32%) Remedy
14 14 (2.03%) Cisco
15 13 (1.89%) Business Objects
16 11 (1.60%) Sybase
16 11 (1.60%) Citrix
16 11 (1.60%) Informatica
17 10 (1.45%) Adobe
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