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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 63 38 43
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +5
Contract jobs citing SaaS 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.40% 0.73% 0.23%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.00% 50.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £45.50 £33.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.87% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.50 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+160.00% -
Cloud Services Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
30 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.96% 1.46% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 0
Average daily rate £368 £295 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £45.50 £33.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.87% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -38.00%
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Basildon +1 2 - -
Chelmsford - - - -
SaaS
East of England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (100.00%) ERP
1 5 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 5 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (20.00%) JUnit
3 1 (20.00%) IIS
3 1 (20.00%) Struts
3 1 (20.00%) SMTP
3 1 (20.00%) FTP
3 1 (20.00%) HTTPS
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) PMP
3 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (20.00%) RequisitePro
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) JSF
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Java EE

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (20.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SMTP
1 1 (20.00%) FTP
1 1 (20.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JUnit
1 1 (20.00%) RequisitePro
General
1 5 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 5 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Deployment Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Deployment Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Systems Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Struts
1 1 (20.00%) JSF
1 1 (20.00%) Java EE
1 1 (20.00%) JPA
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) ERP
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) PMP
1 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory