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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 342 290 328
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +38
Contract jobs citing SaaS 263 333 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.52% 0.67% 0.50%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.00% 19.47% 21.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 221 131
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £306 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £548 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Average hourly rate £27.32 £32.25 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.30% -2.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.05 £45.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-64.72% +37.87%
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
2629 1710 1038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.19% 3.45% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1692 1094 698
Average daily rate £418 £410 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.82% +17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 28 22
Average hourly rate £27.32 £16.25 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.09% -15.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £8.81 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.40 £51.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £13.50 £16.02
% change year-on-year
+85.18% -15.70%

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015. 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 -32 142 £435 +1.16% 156
South East -27 50 £400 -5.88% 75
Yorkshire +4 21 £390 -2.50% 7
East of England -2 20 £450 +5.88% 19
East Midlands +4 12 £275 -21.42% 6
North West -33 10 £328 -15.48% 20
South West +1 4 £400 +23.07% 22
West Midlands -29 2 £315 -6.66% 12
Midlands - 2 £581 - 3
SaaS
UK

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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.

1 166 (29.96%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (20.94%) Java
3 100 (18.05%) PaaS
4 97 (17.51%) Finance
5 91 (16.43%) Web Services
6 86 (15.52%) HTML
7 79 (14.26%) JavaScript
8 74 (13.36%) ITIL
8 74 (13.36%) Microsoft
9 69 (12.45%) .NET
10 64 (11.55%) ERP
10 64 (11.55%) Telecoms
11 62 (11.19%) SOA
12 60 (10.83%) Linux
13 58 (10.47%) Oracle
14 57 (10.29%) CSS
14 57 (10.29%) Windows
14 57 (10.29%) Salesforce.com
15 55 (9.93%) SAP
15 55 (9.93%) SQL
15 55 (9.93%) E-Commerce
16 54 (9.75%) Amazon AWS
17 53 (9.57%) C#
17 53 (9.57%) Manufacturing
17 53 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
18 51 (9.21%) Project Management
19 49 (8.84%) SQL Server
19 49 (8.84%) HTML5
19 49 (8.84%) IaaS
20 48 (8.66%) Scrum

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 16 (2.89%) Node.js
2 15 (2.71%) Mule
2 15 (2.71%) Mule ESB
3 14 (2.53%) SharePoint
4 13 (2.35%) IIS
5 12 (2.17%) CMS
5 12 (2.17%) OpenStack
6 11 (1.99%) Tomcat
6 11 (1.99%) Apache
7 8 (1.44%) WebSphere
8 7 (1.26%) Lync
9 6 (1.08%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.08%) JBoss
10 4 (0.72%) SAS
10 4 (0.72%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.54%) nginx
11 3 (0.54%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.54%) Drupal
11 3 (0.54%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.36%) Confluence
Applications
1 29 (5.23%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.62%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.44%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (1.26%) MS Office
5 5 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.72%) MS Project
6 4 (0.72%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.18%) FrameMaker
9 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (1.99%) SAP HR
2 10 (1.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (1.62%) BigMachines
4 8 (1.44%) Maximo
5 6 (1.08%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 5 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.72%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.36%) assyst
9 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.36%) SAP SRM
9 2 (0.36%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle iProcurement
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.36%) Workday HCM
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 100 (18.05%) PaaS
2 54 (9.75%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (8.84%) IaaS
4 47 (8.48%) Cloud Computing
5 29 (5.23%) Force.com
6 21 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
7 15 (2.71%) GitHub
8 8 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (1.08%) Office 365
9 6 (1.08%) SuccessFactors
10 5 (0.90%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (0.90%) Route 53
10 5 (0.90%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.72%) Heroku
12 1 (0.18%) Joyent
12 1 (0.18%) Boomi
12 1 (0.18%) FinancialForce.com
12 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.23%) Firewall
2 26 (4.69%) WAN
3 23 (4.15%) Internet
4 22 (3.97%) LAN
5 19 (3.43%) SAN
6 17 (3.07%) VPN
7 15 (2.71%) Network Security
8 14 (2.53%) DNS
9 9 (1.62%) SSL
10 8 (1.44%) MPLS
11 7 (1.26%) VoIP
11 7 (1.26%) FTP
11 7 (1.26%) LDAP
12 6 (1.08%) HTTP
12 6 (1.08%) TCP/IP
12 6 (1.08%) WLAN
12 6 (1.08%) VLAN
13 5 (0.90%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (0.90%) SNMP
13 5 (0.90%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (8.84%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.96%) MySQL
3 31 (5.60%) NoSQL
4 20 (3.61%) MongoDB
5 12 (2.17%) Big Data
6 10 (1.81%) Oracle Database
6 10 (1.81%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (1.26%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (0.90%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.72%) SAP BW
11 4 (0.72%) DB2
11 4 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.72%) SAP HANA
11 4 (0.72%) SAP Data Services
12 3 (0.54%) Couchbase
12 3 (0.54%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 41 (7.40%) Git (software)
2 27 (4.87%) Subversion
3 24 (4.33%) Maven
3 24 (4.33%) Selenium
4 22 (3.97%) Jenkins
5 17 (3.07%) Visual Studio
6 14 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (2.17%) Oracle APEX
8 10 (1.81%) Cucumber
9 9 (1.62%) RSpec
10 8 (1.44%) JIRA
11 7 (1.26%) WebDriver
12 6 (1.08%) Jasmine
13 4 (0.72%) Ant
13 4 (0.72%) MSBuild
13 4 (0.72%) Hudson
14 3 (0.54%) Karma Test Runner
14 3 (0.54%) JUnit
15 2 (0.36%) MSI
15 2 (0.36%) PHPUnit
General
1 97 (17.51%) Finance
2 64 (11.55%) Telecoms
3 53 (9.57%) Manufacturing
4 36 (6.50%) Retail
5 35 (6.32%) Marketing
6 33 (5.96%) Banking
7 9 (1.62%) Games
8 8 (1.44%) Law
9 7 (1.26%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.90%) Legal
11 4 (0.72%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.72%) Publishing
11 4 (0.72%) Electronics
12 3 (0.54%) Back Office
12 3 (0.54%) Advertising
12 3 (0.54%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.36%) Billing
13 2 (0.36%) International Banking
14 1 (0.18%) Online Betting
14 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 137 (24.73%) Architect
2 123 (22.20%) Developer
3 63 (11.37%) Analyst
4 54 (9.75%) Project Manager
4 54 (9.75%) Consultant
5 34 (6.14%) Solutions Architect
6 32 (5.78%) .NET Developer
7 31 (5.60%) Business Analyst
8 30 (5.42%) Technical Architect
9 28 (5.05%) Infrastructure Architect
10 25 (4.51%) Enterprise Architect
11 21 (3.79%) Senior Architect
12 20 (3.61%) Test Analyst
13 16 (2.89%) C# Developer
13 16 (2.89%) Administrator
14 14 (2.53%) Cloud Architect
14 14 (2.53%) ServiceNow Consultant
15 12 (2.17%) C# .NET Developer
15 12 (2.17%) DevOps Engineer
16 11 (1.99%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (16.43%) Web Services
2 86 (15.52%) HTML
3 69 (12.45%) .NET
4 57 (10.29%) CSS
5 49 (8.84%) HTML5
6 38 (6.86%) SOAP
6 38 (6.86%) REST
7 34 (6.14%) CSS3
7 34 (6.14%) Visualforce
7 34 (6.14%) Mason
8 33 (5.96%) jQuery
9 32 (5.78%) XML
10 30 (5.42%) ASP.NET
11 22 (3.97%) AngularJS
12 20 (3.61%) Ajax
13 19 (3.43%) RESTful
13 19 (3.43%) JSON
14 18 (3.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 16 (2.89%) Ruby on Rails
15 16 (2.89%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.40%) Open Source
2 29 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (5.05%) Enterprise Software
4 18 (3.25%) User Experience
5 11 (1.99%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.62%) Public Cloud
6 9 (1.62%) Data Structures
7 8 (1.44%) GIS
7 8 (1.44%) Data Integration
7 8 (1.44%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.44%) Enterprise Cloud
8 7 (1.26%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.26%) Performance Metrics
8 7 (1.26%) RIA
8 7 (1.26%) Social Media
9 6 (1.08%) Visualisation
9 6 (1.08%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.72%) W3C
10 4 (0.72%) DTV
10 4 (0.72%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 60 (10.83%) Linux
2 57 (10.29%) Windows
3 39 (7.04%) UNIX
4 11 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (1.81%) AIX
6 9 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.44%) CentOS
8 7 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.26%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.72%) Fedora
9 4 (0.72%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.36%) Solaris
11 2 (0.36%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.36%) Android
11 2 (0.36%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (29.96%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (13.36%) ITIL
3 64 (11.55%) ERP
4 62 (11.19%) SOA
5 55 (9.93%) E-Commerce
6 53 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 51 (9.21%) Project Management
8 48 (8.66%) Scrum
9 43 (7.76%) PRINCE2
10 41 (7.40%) TOGAF
11 34 (6.14%) Migration
11 34 (6.14%) Configuration Management
11 34 (6.14%) MVC
12 32 (5.78%) TDD
13 31 (5.60%) DevOps
14 29 (5.23%) Service Management
15 28 (5.05%) CRM
16 27 (4.87%) Enterprise Architecture
17 26 (4.69%) Business Analysis
17 26 (4.69%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 116 (20.94%) Java
2 79 (14.26%) JavaScript
3 55 (9.93%) SQL
4 53 (9.57%) C#
5 41 (7.40%) Ruby
6 34 (6.14%) Apex Code
7 24 (4.33%) Python
8 21 (3.79%) PHP
9 13 (2.35%) Scala
10 11 (1.99%) T-SQL
11 9 (1.62%) PowerShell
11 9 (1.62%) C
12 7 (1.26%) Perl
13 6 (1.08%) C++
13 6 (1.08%) PHP5
14 5 (0.90%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.90%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.72%) ABAP
15 4 (0.72%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (4.69%) Security Cleared
2 25 (4.51%) Degree
3 18 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
5 13 (2.35%) SC Cleared
6 11 (1.99%) MCSE
7 10 (1.81%) ISEB
8 8 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 8 (1.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (1.26%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.90%) CISSP
10 5 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.90%) CCNP
11 4 (0.72%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.72%) CISA
12 3 (0.54%) VCAP
12 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Certified Master
12 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 3 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.42%) QA
2 9 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.08%) COBIT
4 5 (0.90%) SLA
5 4 (0.72%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.18%) EMIR
7 1 (0.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 26 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (2.89%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.81%) vSphere
3 10 (1.81%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.72%) Docker
5 3 (0.54%) XenServer
5 3 (0.54%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.54%) vCloud
6 2 (0.36%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.36%) Xen
6 2 (0.36%) Varnish
6 2 (0.36%) OCFS2
7 1 (0.18%) KVM
7 1 (0.18%) QEMU
7 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 25 (4.51%) Puppet
2 21 (3.79%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (2.17%) CloudHub
4 5 (0.90%) Nagios
5 4 (0.72%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.72%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.54%) Ansible
6 3 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (0.54%) EdgeSight
6 3 (0.54%) SCCM
6 3 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.36%) Netcool
7 2 (0.36%) OVSD
7 2 (0.36%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.36%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.36%) Cacti
7 2 (0.36%) Graphite
7 2 (0.36%) SmokePing
8 1 (0.18%) Opsview
Vendors
1 74 (13.36%) Microsoft
2 58 (10.47%) Oracle
3 57 (10.29%) Salesforce.com
4 55 (9.93%) SAP
5 43 (7.76%) VMware
6 36 (6.50%) ServiceNow
7 26 (4.69%) IBM
8 24 (4.33%) Citrix
9 18 (3.25%) Red Hat
10 17 (3.07%) HP
11 12 (2.17%) Cisco
11 12 (2.17%) MuleSoft
12 11 (1.99%) Twitter
13 10 (1.81%) Siebel
13 10 (1.81%) Eloqua
14 9 (1.62%) NetApp
15 8 (1.44%) Remedy
15 8 (1.44%) EMC
16 7 (1.26%) Facebook
16 7 (1.26%) Google
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