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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 52 56 35
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -21
Contract jobs citing SaaS 11 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.15% 0.17% 2.19%
As % of the Cloud Services category 84.62% 14.29% 61.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 6
Average daily rate
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£425 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £363 £420
% change year-on-year
+17.24% -13.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £47.00 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £43.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-73.71% +118.75%
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
13 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.54% 1.22% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 11
Average daily rate £425 £340 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -22.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £47.00 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -9.93%

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 19 December 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 9 (52.94%) Service Management
2 8 (47.06%) Web Services
3 7 (41.18%) XML
3 7 (41.18%) HTML
3 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
4 6 (35.29%) LDAP
4 6 (35.29%) VPN
4 6 (35.29%) SSL
4 6 (35.29%) ITSM
4 6 (35.29%) Workflow
4 6 (35.29%) ServiceNow
5 4 (23.53%) Project Management
5 4 (23.53%) Finance
5 4 (23.53%) Windows
6 3 (17.65%) ITIL
6 3 (17.65%) MS Office
6 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
6 3 (17.65%) Avaya
6 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
6 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
6 3 (17.65%) Broadband
6 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
6 3 (17.65%) Backup Exec
6 3 (17.65%) Symantec
6 3 (17.65%) McAfee
6 3 (17.65%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (17.65%) Windows 8
6 3 (17.65%) Firewall
6 3 (17.65%) WSUS

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) CMS
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) LDAP
1 6 (35.29%) VPN
1 6 (35.29%) SSL
2 3 (17.65%) Broadband
2 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
2 3 (17.65%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Ant
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Advertising
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Consultant
1 6 (35.29%) Implementation Consultant
1 6 (35.29%) ServiceNow Consultant
2 5 (29.41%) Project Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Support Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) Web Services
2 7 (41.18%) XML
2 7 (41.18%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) CSS
3 1 (5.88%) JSP
3 1 (5.88%) J2EE
3 1 (5.88%) XHTML
3 1 (5.88%) Ajax
3 1 (5.88%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) iPhone
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
2 3 (17.65%) Windows 8
2 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.88%) UNIX
3 1 (5.88%) Solaris
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Service Management
2 6 (35.29%) ITSM
2 6 (35.29%) Workflow
3 4 (23.53%) Project Management
4 3 (17.65%) ITIL
5 2 (11.76%) Cash Management
5 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Change Control
5 2 (11.76%) People Management
5 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.76%) ERP
5 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
5 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.88%) OO
6 1 (5.88%) RAD
6 1 (5.88%) B2C
6 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.88%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
1 2 (11.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (5.88%) PMP
2 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Backup Exec
1 3 (17.65%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (17.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) ServiceNow
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Avaya
2 3 (17.65%) Symantec
2 3 (17.65%) McAfee
3 2 (11.76%) Hyperion
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) IBM
4 1 (5.88%) FatWire