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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 283 314 415
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +101
Contract jobs citing SaaS 345 262 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.67% 0.54% 0.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.72% 21.72% 24.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 159 100
Average daily rate
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£450 £438 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £262 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £404 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.21% +0.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 6
Average hourly rate £29.50 £42.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.59% +63.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.85 £14.60 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £50.00 £33.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £42.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-30.59% +63.46%
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
1843 1206 687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.59% 2.50% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1152 814 402
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £125 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 27 16
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -25.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.40 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £47.20 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -21.15%

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 17 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 17 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 +54 162 £450 - 98
South East +30 97 £450 +11.45% 64
North West +2 26 £530 +17.77% 20
East of England -16 21 £425 -10.52% 11
South West -16 20 £475 +93.87% 4
Yorkshire -2 7 £383 +35.39% 15
West Midlands -17 7 £300 -3.22% 7
East Midlands +8 4 £438 -13.58% 3
North East -32 1 £375 - 12
SaaS
UK

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 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.

1 153 (21.73%) Java
1 153 (21.73%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (17.61%) PaaS
3 120 (17.05%) Finance
4 97 (13.78%) Salesforce.com
5 90 (12.78%) .NET
6 85 (12.07%) SQL
7 83 (11.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 82 (11.65%) Telecoms
9 81 (11.51%) ERP
10 80 (11.36%) Web Services
11 79 (11.22%) Oracle
11 79 (11.22%) Microsoft
12 76 (10.80%) Cloud Computing
13 75 (10.65%) IaaS
13 75 (10.65%) JavaScript
13 75 (10.65%) CSS
13 75 (10.65%) Windows
14 74 (10.51%) Linux
15 72 (10.23%) Manufacturing
16 71 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
17 70 (9.94%) Scrum
17 70 (9.94%) HTML
18 66 (9.38%) ITIL
19 63 (8.95%) SAP
20 60 (8.52%) Project Management
21 59 (8.38%) VMware
21 59 (8.38%) Open Source
22 58 (8.24%) Puppet
23 57 (8.10%) Security Cleared

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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 33 (4.69%) Apache
2 22 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
4 15 (2.13%) Tomcat
5 13 (1.85%) MS Exchange
6 12 (1.70%) OpenStack
7 11 (1.56%) Apache Solr
8 10 (1.42%) WordPress
8 10 (1.42%) WebSphere
8 10 (1.42%) IIS
9 8 (1.14%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.71%) ColdFusion
11 5 (0.71%) Node.js
12 4 (0.57%) Adobe CQ
13 3 (0.43%) NetWeaver
13 3 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.43%) CMS
13 3 (0.43%) Jetty
13 3 (0.43%) nginx
Applications
1 36 (5.11%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.85%) MS Office
3 9 (1.28%) MS Project
3 9 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.28%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.14%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.14%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 19 (2.70%) ResourceLink
2 14 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (1.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.85%) SimCorp Dimension
5 6 (0.85%) SAP HR
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.43%) Workday HCM
7 2 (0.28%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.28%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.28%) CA Clarity
7 2 (0.28%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.14%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 124 (17.61%) PaaS
2 76 (10.80%) Cloud Computing
3 75 (10.65%) IaaS
4 53 (7.53%) Force.com
4 53 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
5 34 (4.83%) Amazon EC2
6 32 (4.55%) SuccessFactors
7 26 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
8 19 (2.70%) Amazon ELB
8 19 (2.70%) Route 53
9 18 (2.56%) Amazon S3
10 12 (1.70%) Office 365
11 2 (0.28%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.28%) Taleo
12 1 (0.14%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 43 (6.11%) Firewall
2 40 (5.68%) Internet
3 34 (4.83%) DNS
4 26 (3.69%) HTTP
5 23 (3.27%) TCP/IP
6 19 (2.70%) DHCP
7 18 (2.56%) SSL
8 13 (1.85%) Intranet
9 12 (1.70%) SAN
10 9 (1.28%) WAN
11 7 (0.99%) LAN
11 7 (0.99%) VPN
12 6 (0.85%) LDAP
13 5 (0.71%) BGP
13 5 (0.71%) OSPF
13 5 (0.71%) Network Security
14 4 (0.57%) FTP
14 4 (0.57%) Broadband
15 3 (0.43%) DMZ
15 3 (0.43%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (5.68%) SQL Server
2 35 (4.97%) MySQL
3 28 (3.98%) Relational Database
4 19 (2.70%) NoSQL
5 17 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (1.99%) Oracle Database
7 13 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (1.85%) MongoDB
8 11 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (1.42%) Big Data
10 9 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (1.14%) Hadoop
12 7 (0.99%) Couchbase
13 6 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (0.71%) Oracle Exadata
15 4 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
15 4 (0.57%) SQLPlus
15 4 (0.57%) DataStage
16 3 (0.43%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 40 (5.68%) Jenkins
1 40 (5.68%) Maven
2 21 (2.98%) JIRA
3 19 (2.70%) Hudson
4 18 (2.56%) Eclipse
5 17 (2.41%) Cucumber
6 13 (1.85%) FitNesse
7 12 (1.70%) Git (software)
8 11 (1.56%) Subversion
9 8 (1.14%) JUnit
10 6 (0.85%) DbUnit
10 6 (0.85%) Mockito
10 6 (0.85%) TestNG
10 6 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (0.85%) Fiddler
10 6 (0.85%) Selenium
10 6 (0.85%) NUnit
11 4 (0.57%) JBehave
11 4 (0.57%) Axure RP
11 4 (0.57%) Bugzilla
General
1 120 (17.05%) Finance
2 82 (11.65%) Telecoms
3 72 (10.23%) Manufacturing
4 51 (7.24%) Retail
5 31 (4.40%) Marketing
6 26 (3.69%) Banking
7 18 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (1.28%) Legal
8 9 (1.28%) Advertising
9 8 (1.14%) Billing
10 7 (0.99%) Electronics
11 6 (0.85%) Back Office
12 5 (0.71%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.43%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.28%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.28%) Publishing
14 2 (0.28%) Local Government
14 2 (0.28%) International Banking
15 1 (0.14%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 162 (23.01%) Architect
2 146 (20.74%) Developer
3 77 (10.94%) Analyst
4 76 (10.80%) Project Manager
5 51 (7.24%) Solutions Architect
6 44 (6.25%) Consultant
7 43 (6.11%) Business Analyst
8 38 (5.40%) Cloud Architect
9 32 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
10 25 (3.55%) Enterprise Architect
11 23 (3.27%) Technical Architect
12 21 (2.98%) Java Developer
13 20 (2.84%) Salesforce.com Developer
14 18 (2.56%) .NET Developer
15 17 (2.41%) IT Project Manager
16 15 (2.13%) Web Developer
16 15 (2.13%) Administrator
17 14 (1.99%) C# Developer
17 14 (1.99%) Integration Architect
18 13 (1.85%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (12.78%) .NET
2 80 (11.36%) Web Services
3 75 (10.65%) CSS
4 70 (9.94%) HTML
5 52 (7.39%) Visualforce
6 49 (6.96%) Mason
7 47 (6.68%) XML
8 42 (5.97%) ASP.NET
9 35 (4.97%) jQuery
10 33 (4.69%) SOAP
10 33 (4.69%) HTML5
11 25 (3.55%) Ajax
12 24 (3.41%) Middleware
13 22 (3.13%) JSON
13 22 (3.13%) RESTful
14 20 (2.84%) LAMP
14 20 (2.84%) J2EE
15 17 (2.41%) Spring
15 17 (2.41%) AngularJS
16 16 (2.27%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 71 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (8.38%) Open Source
3 23 (3.27%) Management Information System
3 23 (3.27%) Enterprise Software
4 21 (2.98%) User Experience
5 16 (2.27%) Computer Science
6 14 (1.99%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.56%) Web 2.0
8 9 (1.28%) Client/Server
9 7 (0.99%) Clustering
9 7 (0.99%) FMCG
9 7 (0.99%) Learning Management System
9 7 (0.99%) Social Media
10 6 (0.85%) DTV
11 5 (0.71%) iPhone
12 4 (0.57%) iPad
12 4 (0.57%) Visualisation
12 4 (0.57%) Blog
12 4 (0.57%) E-Learning
12 4 (0.57%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 75 (10.65%) Windows
2 74 (10.51%) Linux
3 27 (3.84%) CentOS
4 18 (2.56%) UNIX
5 10 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (1.42%) Solaris
6 9 (1.28%) AIX
7 8 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.99%) Fedora
8 7 (0.99%) Windows 8
8 7 (0.99%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.99%) Android
9 6 (0.85%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.71%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.71%) HPUX
11 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.43%) VMS
12 3 (0.43%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (21.73%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (11.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 81 (11.51%) ERP
4 70 (9.94%) Scrum
5 66 (9.38%) ITIL
6 60 (8.52%) Project Management
7 50 (7.10%) CRM
8 48 (6.82%) Migration
9 41 (5.82%) Change Management
9 41 (5.82%) Service Management
9 41 (5.82%) DevOps
10 40 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
10 40 (5.68%) TOGAF
11 39 (5.54%) E-Commerce
11 39 (5.54%) SOA
12 36 (5.11%) PRINCE2
13 32 (4.55%) Configuration Management
13 32 (4.55%) Business Analysis
13 32 (4.55%) MVC
14 30 (4.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 153 (21.73%) Java
2 85 (12.07%) SQL
3 75 (10.65%) JavaScript
4 52 (7.39%) Apex Code
5 51 (7.24%) C#
6 38 (5.40%) PHP
7 36 (5.11%) Python
8 30 (4.26%) Perl
9 27 (3.84%) Ruby
10 25 (3.55%) Shell Script
11 23 (3.27%) PL/SQL
12 20 (2.84%) VBA
13 12 (1.70%) C
14 10 (1.42%) PHP5
14 10 (1.42%) T-SQL
15 9 (1.28%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.85%) Scala
17 5 (0.71%) VB.NET
17 5 (0.71%) C++
18 3 (0.43%) Korn
Qualifications
1 57 (8.10%) Security Cleared
2 55 (7.81%) Degree
3 25 (3.55%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.42%) PMI Certification
5 8 (1.14%) ISTQB
5 8 (1.14%) ISEB
6 7 (0.99%) PMP
6 7 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (0.85%) CISSP
8 4 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (0.57%) CCNP
8 4 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.28%) APMP
9 2 (0.28%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.28%) CISA
9 2 (0.28%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.84%) QA
2 7 (0.99%) SLA
3 5 (0.71%) GxP
3 5 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.57%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.57%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 4 (0.57%) GCP
4 4 (0.57%) GMP
5 3 (0.43%) COBIT
6 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.28%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 30 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (3.27%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.14%) VMware ESX
4 6 (0.85%) vSphere
4 6 (0.85%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.57%) Xen
6 3 (0.43%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.28%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.28%) OCFS2
7 2 (0.28%) GPFS
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.14%) vCloud
8 1 (0.14%) XenServer
8 1 (0.14%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 58 (8.24%) Puppet
2 18 (2.56%) Vagrant
3 16 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.71%) Nagios
4 5 (0.71%) WSUS
5 4 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.57%) Salt
5 4 (0.57%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.43%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.43%) HP SIM
7 2 (0.28%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.28%) SCCM
7 2 (0.28%) SCOM
7 2 (0.28%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.28%) MOM
8 1 (0.14%) MAILsweeper
8 1 (0.14%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.14%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 97 (13.78%) Salesforce.com
2 79 (11.22%) Oracle
2 79 (11.22%) Microsoft
3 63 (8.95%) SAP
4 59 (8.38%) VMware
5 35 (4.97%) Red Hat
6 22 (3.13%) Dell
7 21 (2.98%) Cisco
8 20 (2.84%) HP
9 18 (2.56%) Software AG
9 18 (2.56%) webMethods
10 17 (2.41%) ServiceNow
11 16 (2.27%) RightScale
12 15 (2.13%) IBM
13 13 (1.85%) Remedy
13 13 (1.85%) Business Objects
14 12 (1.70%) Google
15 11 (1.56%) Informatica
15 11 (1.56%) Citrix
15 11 (1.56%) Sybase
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