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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 50 47 59
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Contract jobs citing SaaS 1 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.19% 1.11% 0.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.26% 83.33% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £483 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £47.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.05 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -74.00%
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
19 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.70% 1.34% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 6
Average daily rate £438 £425 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +20.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £425 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £47.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
-13.35% +30.62%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 6 (85.71%) ERP
1 6 (85.71%) Telecoms
1 6 (85.71%) Manufacturing
2 5 (71.43%) Web Services
2 5 (71.43%) XML
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) J2EE
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 4 (57.14%) Java
3 4 (57.14%) TDD
3 4 (57.14%) HTML5
3 4 (57.14%) AccuRev
4 3 (42.86%) PrimeFaces
4 3 (42.86%) REST
4 3 (42.86%) JSF
4 3 (42.86%) SOAP
4 3 (42.86%) TopLink
5 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) CSS
5 2 (28.57%) Unix
6 1 (14.29%) Windows
6 1 (14.29%) Solaris
6 1 (14.29%) Linux
6 1 (14.29%) UML
6 1 (14.29%) OO
6 1 (14.29%) RAD
6 1 (14.29%) XHTML
6 1 (14.29%) LDAP

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (14.29%) CMS
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) BGP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) EIGRP
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) FTP
1 1 (14.29%) IMAP
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
1 1 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (14.29%) IPsec
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) LDAP
1 1 (14.29%) MPLS
1 1 (14.29%) Network Security
1 1 (14.29%) OSPF
1 1 (14.29%) SMTP
1 1 (14.29%) SSL
1 1 (14.29%) VoIP
1 1 (14.29%) VPN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) AccuRev
2 1 (14.29%) Ant
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 6 (85.71%) Manufacturing
1 6 (85.71%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) J2EE Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Delivery Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) HTML
1 5 (71.43%) J2EE
1 5 (71.43%) Web Services
1 5 (71.43%) XML
2 4 (57.14%) HTML5
3 3 (42.86%) JSF
3 3 (42.86%) PrimeFaces
3 3 (42.86%) REST
3 3 (42.86%) SOAP
3 3 (42.86%) TopLink
4 2 (28.57%) CSS
5 1 (14.29%) Ajax
5 1 (14.29%) JAXB
5 1 (14.29%) JSON
5 1 (14.29%) JSP
5 1 (14.29%) Middleware
5 1 (14.29%) RESTful
5 1 (14.29%) Struts
5 1 (14.29%) XHTML
5 1 (14.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 1 (14.29%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Solaris
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) ERP
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Analytics
4 1 (14.29%) B2C
4 1 (14.29%) Content Management
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) OOD
4 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) RAD
4 1 (14.29%) SEO
4 1 (14.29%) SOA
4 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) UML
4 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) FatWire
1 1 (14.29%) Google
1 1 (14.29%) IBM
1 1 (14.29%) Omniture