The first table below looks at the demand for SaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 31 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 Essex 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 51 42 48
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +6
Contract jobs citing SaaS 1 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.21% 2.16% 1.02%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.67% 41.67% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £419
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £37.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +100.00%
Cloud Services Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
15 24 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.11% 5.17% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 1
Average daily rate £450 £405 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -19.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+27.50% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-52.94% +151.85%
SaaS
East of England

SaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SaaS across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

SaaS Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

SaaS
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SaaS across the Essex region.

SaaS Daily Rate Trend in Essex

SaaS
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SaaS across the Essex region.

SaaS Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the Essex region over the 3 months to 31 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
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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
Chelmsford +1 1 £450 +12.50%
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Canvey Island - - - -
SaaS
East of England

SaaS
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) ERP
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) GIS
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) JSF
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Java EE
2 1 (33.33%) JPA
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (33.33%) PrimeFaces
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Intranet
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) JUnit
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) Struts
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Intranet
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JUnit
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) Struts
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) JSF
1 1 (33.33%) Java EE
1 1 (33.33%) JPA
1 1 (33.33%) PrimeFaces
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft