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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 267 329 362
Rank change year-on-year
+62 +33
Contract jobs citing SaaS 338 227 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.71% 0.50% 0.37%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.06% 21.91% 29.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 141 135
Average daily rate
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£434 £415 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.51% -7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £288 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £421 £425
% change year-on-year
-0.29% -0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 13 2
Average hourly rate - £39.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +97.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +97.50%
Cloud Services Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1605 1036 667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.37% 2.27% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1057 725 442
Average daily rate £410 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £125 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 31 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £33.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.48% +65.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £50.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £33.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-47.72% +100.00%
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 11 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 11 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +60 174 £469 +12.95% 106
South East +20 86 £425 +1.19% 66
East of England -6 24 £420 +5.00% 22
North West +8 17 £525 +16.66% 17
South West -13 15 £375 -31.81% 9
West Midlands -13 10 £315 -18.18% 9
Yorkshire -13 6 £425 +34.92% 7
East Midlands -8 2 - - 5
North East - 2 - - 6
SaaS
UK

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 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.

1 115 (17.04%) Java
2 114 (16.89%) PaaS
3 98 (14.52%) Web Services
4 95 (14.07%) JavaScript
5 93 (13.78%) .NET
6 89 (13.19%) Finance
7 85 (12.59%) ITIL
8 80 (11.85%) ERP
8 80 (11.85%) Microsoft
9 79 (11.70%) Salesforce.com
10 78 (11.56%) Telecoms
10 78 (11.56%) Cloud Computing
11 77 (11.41%) Agile Software Development
12 76 (11.26%) CSS
13 75 (11.11%) Oracle
14 73 (10.81%) HTML
15 70 (10.37%) SQL
15 70 (10.37%) XML
16 69 (10.22%) Manufacturing
16 69 (10.22%) Scrum
17 68 (10.07%) C#
17 68 (10.07%) IaaS
18 67 (9.93%) Linux
19 65 (9.63%) Stakeholder Management
20 64 (9.48%) Windows
21 60 (8.89%) CRM
22 57 (8.44%) Service Management
22 57 (8.44%) Security Cleared
23 54 (8.00%) ASP.NET
24 52 (7.70%) SQL Server

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 27 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 21 (3.11%) Apache
3 16 (2.37%) BizTalk Server
4 15 (2.22%) IIS
5 11 (1.63%) WordPress
5 11 (1.63%) WebLogic
6 8 (1.19%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.19%) MS Exchange
7 7 (1.04%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.04%) OpenStack
7 7 (1.04%) Drupal
8 5 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.59%) Node.js
9 4 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (0.59%) ColdFusion
10 3 (0.44%) NetWeaver
10 3 (0.44%) SAS
10 3 (0.44%) CMS
10 3 (0.44%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 29 (4.30%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.22%) MS Office
3 11 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.44%) MS Project
6 2 (0.30%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.15%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.15%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 27 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 16 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (1.48%) ResourceLink
4 7 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (1.04%) Oracle CRM
5 6 (0.89%) SimCorp Dimension
5 6 (0.89%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.30%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.30%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.15%) SAP HCM
9 1 (0.15%) Workday HCM
9 1 (0.15%) Misys Midas
9 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 114 (16.89%) PaaS
2 78 (11.56%) Cloud Computing
3 68 (10.07%) IaaS
4 48 (7.11%) Force.com
5 43 (6.37%) Amazon AWS
6 35 (5.19%) Amazon EC2
7 26 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
8 23 (3.41%) SuccessFactors
9 17 (2.52%) Amazon ELB
9 17 (2.52%) Route 53
9 17 (2.52%) Amazon S3
10 7 (1.04%) Office 365
11 2 (0.30%) Heroku
11 2 (0.30%) Rackspace Cloud
11 2 (0.30%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 34 (5.04%) Internet
2 31 (4.59%) DNS
3 28 (4.15%) SSL
4 27 (4.00%) Firewall
5 26 (3.85%) HTTP
6 18 (2.67%) TCP/IP
6 18 (2.67%) DHCP
7 17 (2.52%) LDAP
8 16 (2.37%) VPN
9 12 (1.78%) SAN
10 9 (1.33%) Intranet
11 5 (0.74%) WAN
11 5 (0.74%) Network Security
11 5 (0.74%) Wireshark
12 4 (0.59%) VLAN
13 3 (0.44%) RFID
13 3 (0.44%) iSCSI
13 3 (0.44%) DMZ
13 3 (0.44%) Kerberos
13 3 (0.44%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (7.70%) SQL Server
2 38 (5.63%) MySQL
3 23 (3.41%) NoSQL
4 18 (2.67%) Relational Database
5 16 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (1.93%) Couchbase
7 13 (1.93%) MongoDB
8 12 (1.78%) Oracle Database
9 11 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (0.89%) Big Data
12 5 (0.74%) Oracle Exadata
12 5 (0.74%) SQLPlus
12 5 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.74%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.59%) DTS
13 4 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.59%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 28 (4.15%) Jenkins
2 27 (4.00%) Maven
3 17 (2.52%) Hudson
4 13 (1.93%) JIRA
5 11 (1.63%) Subversion
6 9 (1.33%) Selenium
6 9 (1.33%) Eclipse
6 9 (1.33%) Cucumber
7 8 (1.19%) Git (software)
7 8 (1.19%) NUnit
8 7 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.89%) Fiddler
9 6 (0.89%) TestNG
9 6 (0.89%) DbUnit
9 6 (0.89%) Mockito
9 6 (0.89%) JUnit
10 5 (0.74%) Bugzilla
10 5 (0.74%) FitNesse
10 5 (0.74%) RSpec
11 4 (0.59%) JBehave
General
1 89 (13.19%) Finance
2 78 (11.56%) Telecoms
3 69 (10.22%) Manufacturing
4 47 (6.96%) Retail
5 24 (3.56%) Marketing
6 12 (1.78%) Banking
6 12 (1.78%) Pharmaceutical
7 9 (1.33%) Billing
8 8 (1.19%) Advertising
8 8 (1.19%) Legal
9 6 (0.89%) Back Office
9 6 (0.89%) Publishing
10 4 (0.59%) Electronics
11 3 (0.44%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.44%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.30%) Law
13 1 (0.15%) Front Office
13 1 (0.15%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.15%) Games
13 1 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 163 (24.15%) Developer
2 142 (21.04%) Architect
3 72 (10.67%) Analyst
4 63 (9.33%) Project Manager
5 52 (7.70%) Business Analyst
6 46 (6.81%) Consultant
7 39 (5.78%) Solutions Architect
8 35 (5.19%) DevOps Engineer
9 34 (5.04%) Cloud Architect
10 24 (3.56%) Technical Architect
10 24 (3.56%) .NET Developer
11 23 (3.41%) Administrator
12 19 (2.81%) C# Developer
12 19 (2.81%) Enterprise Architect
13 18 (2.67%) Java Developer
13 18 (2.67%) Front-End Developer
13 18 (2.67%) Salesforce.com Developer
14 16 (2.37%) ServiceNow Developer
14 16 (2.37%) Web Developer
15 15 (2.22%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (14.52%) Web Services
2 93 (13.78%) .NET
3 76 (11.26%) CSS
4 73 (10.81%) HTML
5 70 (10.37%) XML
6 54 (8.00%) ASP.NET
7 48 (7.11%) Visualforce
8 44 (6.52%) Mason
9 40 (5.93%) jQuery
10 38 (5.63%) HTML5
11 35 (5.19%) SOAP
12 31 (4.59%) ASP.NET MVC
13 29 (4.30%) Middleware
14 27 (4.00%) CSS3
15 26 (3.85%) Ajax
16 20 (2.96%) XSL
17 19 (2.81%) REST
17 19 (2.81%) AngularJS
18 18 (2.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 16 (2.37%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 40 (5.93%) Open Source
2 19 (2.81%) Management Information System
3 18 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (2.37%) Mobile App
4 16 (2.37%) Client/Server
5 13 (1.93%) CMDB
6 10 (1.48%) Computer Science
7 6 (0.89%) Blog
7 6 (0.89%) FMCG
7 6 (0.89%) Clustering
7 6 (0.89%) Social Media
8 5 (0.74%) Xbox
8 5 (0.74%) Mainframe
8 5 (0.74%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (0.59%) PKI
9 4 (0.59%) DTV
10 3 (0.44%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.44%) GIS
10 3 (0.44%) Replication
10 3 (0.44%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 67 (9.93%) Linux
2 64 (9.48%) Windows
3 22 (3.26%) CentOS
4 17 (2.52%) UNIX
5 10 (1.48%) Android
6 9 (1.33%) Solaris
7 8 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.19%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.04%) AIX
9 5 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.74%) Fedora
10 4 (0.59%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.59%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.44%) HPUX
11 3 (0.44%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.30%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (12.59%) ITIL
2 80 (11.85%) ERP
3 77 (11.41%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (10.22%) Scrum
5 65 (9.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 60 (8.89%) CRM
7 57 (8.44%) Service Management
8 52 (7.70%) Project Management
9 50 (7.41%) SOA
10 49 (7.26%) MVC
11 43 (6.37%) DevOps
12 42 (6.22%) PRINCE2
13 41 (6.07%) Migration
13 41 (6.07%) Continuous Integration
14 39 (5.78%) ITSM
14 39 (5.78%) Change Management
14 39 (5.78%) Configuration Management
15 38 (5.63%) TOGAF
16 33 (4.89%) TDD
16 33 (4.89%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 115 (17.04%) Java
2 95 (14.07%) JavaScript
3 70 (10.37%) SQL
4 68 (10.07%) C#
5 48 (7.11%) Apex Code
6 41 (6.07%) PHP
7 27 (4.00%) Ruby
8 25 (3.70%) Python
9 19 (2.81%) Perl
10 18 (2.67%) PL/SQL
11 16 (2.37%) Shell Script
12 10 (1.48%) VBA
13 9 (1.33%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.04%) PHP5
14 7 (1.04%) C
14 7 (1.04%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.59%) Scala
16 3 (0.44%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.44%) C++
16 3 (0.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 57 (8.44%) Security Cleared
2 50 (7.41%) Degree
3 19 (2.81%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (1.48%) PMP
5 10 (1.48%) PMI Certification
5 10 (1.48%) ISEB
6 8 (1.19%) ISTQB
7 7 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (0.59%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.44%) CISSP
10 2 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.30%) MCSE
10 2 (0.30%) MCSA
10 2 (0.30%) CCNP
10 2 (0.30%) CCNA
10 2 (0.30%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.19%) QA
2 7 (1.04%) SLA
3 4 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.44%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.30%) GxP
5 2 (0.30%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.15%) GCP
6 1 (0.15%) GMP
6 1 (0.15%) COBIT
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 19 (2.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (2.22%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.33%) vSphere
4 6 (0.89%) VMware ESX
4 6 (0.89%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.44%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.30%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.30%) OCFS2
7 1 (0.15%) VMFS
7 1 (0.15%) XenServer
7 1 (0.15%) Samba
7 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 49 (7.26%) Puppet
2 20 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (2.81%) Vagrant
4 10 (1.48%) Nagios
5 9 (1.33%) HP UCMDB
6 5 (0.74%) CFEngine
6 5 (0.74%) Ganglia
7 4 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (0.59%) Salt
8 3 (0.44%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.30%) MOM
9 2 (0.30%) WSUS
9 2 (0.30%) SCCM
9 2 (0.30%) SCOM
9 2 (0.30%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.30%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.15%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.15%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 80 (11.85%) Microsoft
2 79 (11.70%) Salesforce.com
3 75 (11.11%) Oracle
4 42 (6.22%) VMware
4 42 (6.22%) ServiceNow
5 41 (6.07%) SAP
6 34 (5.04%) HP
7 30 (4.44%) Red Hat
8 27 (4.00%) Remedy
9 21 (3.11%) BMC
10 17 (2.52%) RightScale
11 15 (2.22%) IBM
11 15 (2.22%) Dell
12 14 (2.07%) Twitter
13 12 (1.78%) Cisco
14 9 (1.33%) Software AG
14 9 (1.33%) NetApp
14 9 (1.33%) Adobe
14 9 (1.33%) Business Objects
15 8 (1.19%) Informatica
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hofmann Recruitment
Rate: Up to £600 per day depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £550 - 600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
The Creative Emporium Ltd
Rate: Up to £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
ARM Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
DP Connect
Posted: 3 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
ARM Technology
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mason Frank International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mason Frank International
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £385.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
ARM Technology
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
ARM Technology
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 400-600 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £550 - £580 per day
Posted: 5 days ago