The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 55 51 42
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs citing SaaS 8 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.27% 0.21% 2.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 26.67% 6.67% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate
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- £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
- +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £37.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 - £32.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 - £41.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 - £40.00
SaaS
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Cloud Services Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
30 15 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 4.76% 3.11% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 9
Average daily rate £383 £450 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +9.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £353 £357
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £500 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £13.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+196.29% -61.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £13.50 £22.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £13.50 £41.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £16.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+42.18% -51.51%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

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

SaaS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 August 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
Basildon - 5 - -
Brentwood - 1 - -
SaaS
East of England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 7 (87.50%) ERP
1 7 (87.50%) Telecoms
1 7 (87.50%) Manufacturing
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Linux
4 3 (37.50%) XML
4 3 (37.50%) SOA
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) IBM
5 2 (25.00%) Solaris
5 2 (25.00%) CMS
5 2 (25.00%) SEO
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) UNIX
5 2 (25.00%) CSS
5 2 (25.00%) JSP
5 2 (25.00%) Web Services
5 2 (25.00%) OO
5 2 (25.00%) RAD
5 2 (25.00%) XHTML
5 2 (25.00%) HTML
5 2 (25.00%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) J2EE
5 2 (25.00%) Ant
5 2 (25.00%) TDD
5 2 (25.00%) FatWire
5 2 (25.00%) Content Management
5 2 (25.00%) Ajax

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 2 (25.00%) CMS
1 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Project
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) FTP
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
1 1 (12.50%) SSH
1 1 (12.50%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Ant
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (87.50%) Telecoms
1 7 (87.50%) Manufacturing
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) AWS Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Linux Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Backup Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) XML
2 2 (25.00%) XHTML
2 2 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (25.00%) J2EE
2 2 (25.00%) CSS
2 2 (25.00%) JSP
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) Ajax
2 2 (25.00%) HTML5
2 2 (25.00%) Sass
2 2 (25.00%) LESS
3 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) Solaris
3 2 (25.00%) UNIX
4 1 (12.50%) SUSE
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) ERP
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) SOA
4 2 (25.00%) B2C
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) Content Management
4 2 (25.00%) Analytics
4 2 (25.00%) User Stories
4 2 (25.00%) OO
4 2 (25.00%) RAD
4 2 (25.00%) SEO
5 1 (12.50%) DevOps
5 1 (12.50%) Coaching
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) Open Source
5 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
1 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (12.50%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) IBM
2 2 (25.00%) FatWire
2 2 (25.00%) Omniture
2 2 (25.00%) Google
3 1 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat