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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 50 65 39
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -26
Contract jobs citing SaaS 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.46% 0.30% 1.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 50.00% 22.22% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £403 £413
% change year-on-year
+10.55% -2.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £38.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.05 £45.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-75.44% +125.00%
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
4 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.93% 1.33% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 5
Average daily rate £425 £368 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.64% -8.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £38.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £13.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+63.46% -30.66%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 9 (60.00%) Service Management
2 8 (53.33%) Web Services
3 7 (46.67%) XML
3 7 (46.67%) HTML
3 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
4 6 (40.00%) LDAP
4 6 (40.00%) SSL
4 6 (40.00%) ITSM
4 6 (40.00%) VPN
4 6 (40.00%) Workflow
4 6 (40.00%) ServiceNow
5 4 (26.67%) Finance
5 4 (26.67%) Project Management
6 3 (20.00%) ITIL
7 2 (13.33%) Windows
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle
7 2 (13.33%) SLA
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (13.33%) ERP
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
7 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
7 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
7 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (13.33%) Hyperion
7 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (13.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (13.33%) People Management
7 2 (13.33%) Change Control

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) CMS
1 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) LDAP
1 6 (40.00%) VPN
1 6 (40.00%) SSL
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) Broadband
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Ant
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) Advertising
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Consultant
1 6 (40.00%) Implementation Consultant
1 6 (40.00%) ServiceNow Consultant
2 5 (33.33%) Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Team Leader
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) Web Services
2 7 (46.67%) XML
2 7 (46.67%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) J2EE
3 1 (6.67%) CSS
3 1 (6.67%) JSP
3 1 (6.67%) XHTML
3 1 (6.67%) Ajax
3 1 (6.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.67%) Web 2.0
1 1 (6.67%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Solaris
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
2 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Service Management
2 6 (40.00%) ITSM
2 6 (40.00%) Workflow
3 4 (26.67%) Project Management
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL
5 2 (13.33%) ERP
5 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
5 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Cash Management
5 2 (13.33%) Change Control
5 2 (13.33%) People Management
6 1 (6.67%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (6.67%) Release Management
6 1 (6.67%) SEO
6 1 (6.67%) Validation
6 1 (6.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
1 2 (13.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) PMP
2 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
1 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) ServiceNow
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Hyperion
3 1 (6.67%) Symantec
3 1 (6.67%) McAfee
3 1 (6.67%) FatWire
3 1 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Avaya