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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 300 285 333
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +48
Contract jobs citing SaaS 369 345 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.68% 0.67% 0.52%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.52% 15.51% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 209 160
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £591
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £425 £403
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 10
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.69 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.21% -44.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £22.69 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £22.69 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £22.69 £41.25
% change year-on-year
+18.99% -44.99%
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
3202 2224 1422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.94% 4.34% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2145 1405 1008
Average daily rate £425 £403 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 47 28
Average hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £37.50 £46.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+41.17% -48.48%

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 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SaaS across the England region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

SaaS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 September 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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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 +12 195 £438 -2.77% 117
South East -8 99 £360 -20.00% 57
East of England +9 24 £450 +5.88% 9
South West -8 16 £350 -9.67% 15
North West -28 15 £475 -11.62% 16
West Midlands +2 6 £475 +58.33% 12
East Midlands -10 5 £403 -8.00% 14
North East - 3 £550 - 3
Yorkshire -33 2 £388 +1.30% 15
South Coast - 1 £600 -
SaaS
UK

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 170 (25.68%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (19.18%) PaaS
3 116 (17.52%) Microsoft
4 104 (15.71%) Java
5 103 (15.56%) JavaScript
6 100 (15.11%) HTML
7 95 (14.35%) SQL
7 95 (14.35%) Finance
8 94 (14.20%) ITIL
9 85 (12.84%) Web Services
10 83 (12.54%) Oracle
11 81 (12.24%) CSS
12 80 (12.08%) Windows
13 79 (11.93%) SQL Server
14 78 (11.78%) ERP
15 77 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
16 73 (11.03%) Linux
17 71 (10.73%) VMware
18 70 (10.57%) Project Management
19 67 (10.12%) Telecoms
20 65 (9.82%) IaaS
21 62 (9.37%) HTML5
21 62 (9.37%) Data Centre
22 59 (8.91%) E-Commerce
23 57 (8.61%) VMware Infrastructure
24 56 (8.46%) PRINCE2
25 53 (8.01%) TDD
26 52 (7.85%) Manufacturing
26 52 (7.85%) Migration
26 52 (7.85%) Salesforce.com

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 45 (6.80%) SharePoint
2 22 (3.32%) CMS
2 22 (3.32%) Node.js
3 19 (2.87%) Apache
4 15 (2.27%) Tomcat
4 15 (2.27%) MS Exchange
4 15 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 14 (2.11%) IIS
5 14 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (1.81%) Lync
7 10 (1.51%) OpenStack
8 7 (1.06%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.91%) JBoss
10 5 (0.76%) NetWeaver
10 5 (0.76%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.76%) WordPress
10 5 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.60%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 28 (4.23%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.02%) MS Project
3 19 (2.87%) MS Office
4 11 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.36%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.60%) PowerPivot
7 3 (0.45%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.30%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.15%) FrameMaker
9 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.15%) SPSS
9 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 17 (2.57%) BigMachines
2 12 (1.81%) Maximo
3 8 (1.21%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (1.06%) SAP HR
5 4 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.45%) SAP TEM
6 3 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.45%) Oracle CRM
6 3 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.45%) Workday HCM
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.30%) Magento
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 127 (19.18%) PaaS
2 77 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
3 65 (9.82%) IaaS
4 52 (7.85%) Cloud Computing
5 51 (7.70%) Microsoft Azure
6 31 (4.68%) Office 365
7 26 (3.93%) Force.com
8 10 (1.51%) Google Apps
9 7 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.76%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.76%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (0.76%) SuccessFactors
11 4 (0.60%) Boomi
11 4 (0.60%) Route 53
11 4 (0.60%) Heroku
12 3 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (0.45%) SoftLayer
12 3 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.30%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (6.95%) DNS
2 36 (5.44%) LAN
3 35 (5.29%) Firewall
4 31 (4.68%) DHCP
5 30 (4.53%) TCP/IP
6 25 (3.78%) WAN
6 25 (3.78%) SAN
7 22 (3.32%) Internet
7 22 (3.32%) MPLS
7 22 (3.32%) VLAN
8 18 (2.72%) Fibre Channel
9 17 (2.57%) NAS
9 17 (2.57%) VPN
10 16 (2.42%) SSL
10 16 (2.42%) WLAN
10 16 (2.42%) Network Security
11 15 (2.27%) FTP
12 12 (1.81%) HTTP
12 12 (1.81%) SNMP
13 9 (1.36%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (11.93%) SQL Server
2 41 (6.19%) MySQL
3 22 (3.32%) Relational Database
4 21 (3.17%) Big Data
5 17 (2.57%) MongoDB
6 15 (2.27%) RDBMS
7 13 (1.96%) NoSQL
8 11 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (1.66%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.91%) MS Access
9 6 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.76%) SAP Data Services
10 5 (0.76%) Microsoft Power View
11 4 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.60%) PowerCenter
11 4 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.45%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 30 (4.53%) Git (software)
2 18 (2.72%) Jenkins
3 16 (2.42%) Selenium
4 15 (2.27%) Oracle APEX
5 14 (2.11%) Subversion
6 12 (1.81%) JIRA
7 11 (1.66%) Jasmine
8 10 (1.51%) Karma Test Runner
8 10 (1.51%) gulp
9 9 (1.36%) Cucumber
10 8 (1.21%) Visual Studio
11 6 (0.91%) JUnit
11 6 (0.91%) HP UFT
11 6 (0.91%) Maven
11 6 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.76%) Grunt
13 4 (0.60%) RSpec
13 4 (0.60%) WebDriver
13 4 (0.60%) Mocha
13 4 (0.60%) Hudson
General
1 95 (14.35%) Finance
2 67 (10.12%) Telecoms
3 52 (7.85%) Manufacturing
4 40 (6.04%) Retail
5 33 (4.98%) Banking
6 31 (4.68%) Marketing
7 11 (1.66%) Publishing
7 11 (1.66%) Legal
8 5 (0.76%) Law
8 5 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (0.76%) Spanish Language
9 4 (0.60%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.60%) Electronics
10 3 (0.45%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.45%) German Language
11 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.30%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.30%) Games
12 1 (0.15%) Advertising
12 1 (0.15%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 141 (21.30%) Developer
2 135 (20.39%) Architect
3 93 (14.05%) Analyst
4 74 (11.18%) Project Manager
5 54 (8.16%) Solutions Architect
6 44 (6.65%) Consultant
7 37 (5.59%) Business Analyst
8 23 (3.47%) Technical Architect
9 22 (3.32%) ServiceNow Consultant
10 21 (3.17%) Test Analyst
11 19 (2.87%) Front-End Developer
12 18 (2.72%) .NET Developer
12 18 (2.72%) Enterprise Architect
13 16 (2.42%) Senior Architect
14 14 (2.11%) Delivery Manager
14 14 (2.11%) Administrator
15 13 (1.96%) Service Manager
15 13 (1.96%) Applications Architect
15 13 (1.96%) Security Architect
15 13 (1.96%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (15.11%) HTML
2 85 (12.84%) Web Services
3 81 (12.24%) CSS
4 62 (9.37%) HTML5
5 48 (7.25%) .NET
6 47 (7.10%) CSS3
7 44 (6.65%) jQuery
8 40 (6.04%) Mason
9 39 (5.89%) Visualforce
10 37 (5.59%) AngularJS
11 30 (4.53%) XML
12 25 (3.78%) ASP.NET
13 24 (3.63%) Ajax
13 24 (3.63%) JSON
14 23 (3.47%) REST
14 23 (3.47%) SOAP
14 23 (3.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 20 (3.02%) Middleware
16 17 (2.57%) RESTful
16 17 (2.57%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 62 (9.37%) Data Centre
2 26 (3.93%) User Experience
3 25 (3.78%) Management Information System
4 23 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
5 22 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (2.57%) Data Integration
7 16 (2.42%) GIS
8 15 (2.27%) Client/Server
9 14 (2.11%) Computer Science
10 13 (1.96%) Public Cloud
11 12 (1.81%) Mobile App
11 12 (1.81%) Visualisation
12 11 (1.66%) Private Cloud
13 9 (1.36%) Mobile Computing
14 8 (1.21%) PMI
14 8 (1.21%) PKI
15 7 (1.06%) FMCG
16 5 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
16 5 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
16 5 (0.76%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 80 (12.08%) Windows
2 73 (11.03%) Linux
3 32 (4.83%) UNIX
4 25 (3.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (1.36%) CentOS
5 9 (1.36%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.06%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.06%) Android
8 6 (0.91%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.91%) Solaris
9 4 (0.60%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.45%) HPUX
10 3 (0.45%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.15%) SUSE
11 1 (0.15%) Fedora
11 1 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.15%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (25.68%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (14.20%) ITIL
3 78 (11.78%) ERP
4 70 (10.57%) Project Management
5 59 (8.91%) E-Commerce
6 56 (8.46%) PRINCE2
7 53 (8.01%) TDD
8 52 (7.85%) Migration
9 51 (7.70%) TOGAF
10 50 (7.55%) SOA
11 48 (7.25%) CRM
12 47 (7.10%) Scrum
13 45 (6.80%) MVC
14 39 (5.89%) Service Delivery
15 37 (5.59%) Service Management
15 37 (5.59%) Enterprise Architecture
15 37 (5.59%) DevOps
16 36 (5.44%) Business Analysis
16 36 (5.44%) Stakeholder Management
17 33 (4.98%) OO
Programming Languages
1 104 (15.71%) Java
2 103 (15.56%) JavaScript
3 95 (14.35%) SQL
4 39 (5.89%) Apex Code
5 38 (5.74%) PHP
6 33 (4.98%) C#
7 30 (4.53%) Python
8 28 (4.23%) Ruby
9 20 (3.02%) Perl
10 17 (2.57%) C
11 14 (2.11%) Bash Shell
12 13 (1.96%) C++
13 10 (1.51%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.51%) PL/SQL
14 9 (1.36%) PowerShell
15 8 (1.21%) Groovy
16 5 (0.76%) Korn
16 5 (0.76%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.60%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.60%) Scala
Qualifications
1 40 (6.04%) Degree
2 36 (5.44%) Security Cleared
3 27 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (3.17%) CISSP
5 18 (2.72%) CISM
6 17 (2.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 15 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
7 15 (2.27%) CCNA
8 14 (2.11%) PMI Certification
9 12 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (1.81%) SC Cleared
10 10 (1.51%) CISA
10 10 (1.51%) PMP
10 10 (1.51%) CCNP
11 8 (1.21%) CCSA
11 8 (1.21%) JNCIA
12 5 (0.76%) MCSE
12 5 (0.76%) RHCE
13 4 (0.60%) ISEB
13 4 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.38%) QA
2 15 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.51%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.76%) COBIT
5 4 (0.60%) SLA
6 3 (0.45%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.30%) CDISC
8 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.15%) EMIR
8 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 57 (8.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (5.89%) Active Directory
3 19 (2.87%) vCloud
4 8 (1.21%) vSphere
5 7 (1.06%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.76%) XenServer
7 4 (0.60%) XenApp
8 3 (0.45%) KVM
9 2 (0.30%) Docker
9 2 (0.30%) UAG
9 2 (0.30%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.15%) Firmware
10 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 17 (2.57%) Puppet
2 15 (2.27%) vMotion
3 13 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.66%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (1.06%) Nagios
6 6 (0.91%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.60%) AirWatch
7 4 (0.60%) SmokePing
7 4 (0.60%) ITRS Geneos
7 4 (0.60%) XenMobile
7 4 (0.60%) ZABBIX
7 4 (0.60%) Cacti
8 3 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.45%) EdgeSight
9 2 (0.30%) Ansible
9 2 (0.30%) Netcool
9 2 (0.30%) OVSD
Vendors
1 116 (17.52%) Microsoft
2 83 (12.54%) Oracle
3 71 (10.73%) VMware
4 52 (7.85%) Salesforce.com
5 46 (6.95%) ServiceNow
6 42 (6.34%) SAP
7 34 (5.14%) Citrix
8 31 (4.68%) Cisco
8 31 (4.68%) IBM
9 24 (3.63%) HP
9 24 (3.63%) Google
10 19 (2.87%) Siebel
11 17 (2.57%) Red Hat
12 16 (2.42%) Eloqua
13 13 (1.96%) Dell
14 12 (1.81%) ESRI
15 9 (1.36%) PeopleSoft
16 8 (1.21%) EMC
16 8 (1.21%) Juniper
16 8 (1.21%) Remedy
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