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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 64 55 42
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -13
Contract jobs citing SaaS 8 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.52% 0.18% 1.70%
As % of the Cloud Services category 80.00% 8.33% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 6
Average daily rate
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£400 - £413
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £45.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-44.44% +73.07%
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
10 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.90% 2.21% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 6
Average daily rate £400 £353 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% -14.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £345 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £366 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 £31.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.80% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -41.66%

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 22 October 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
Southend-on-Sea - 3 - -
Chelmsford - - - -
SaaS
East of England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 4 (44.44%) Web Services
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 4 (44.44%) Service Management
2 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) Avaya
2 3 (33.33%) Symantec
2 3 (33.33%) McAfee
2 3 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) MS Office
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (33.33%) Broadband
2 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (33.33%) Backup Exec
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) WSUS
2 3 (33.33%) iPhone
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (22.22%) People Management
3 2 (22.22%) Degree
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 2 (22.22%) SLA
3 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Broadband
1 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) Intranet
2 1 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) VPN
2 1 (11.11%) SSL
2 1 (11.11%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 3 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Team Leader
2 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Implementation Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 1 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) iPhone
2 1 (11.11%) GIS
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
1 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Service Management
2 3 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) People Management
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) CRM
4 1 (11.11%) Workflow
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Document Management
4 1 (11.11%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) ITSM
4 1 (11.11%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (33.33%) Backup Exec
1 3 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Avaya
2 3 (33.33%) Symantec
2 3 (33.33%) McAfee
3 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow
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