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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 52 55 39
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -16
Contract jobs citing SaaS 3 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.56% 0.48% 1.94%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.32% 8.82% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £47.00 £45.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.29% +37.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £45.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-26.37% +24.65%
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
41 34 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 7.72% 5.48% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 20 5
Average daily rate £258 £425 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.41% +123.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £320 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £104.75 £45.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.21% +37.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.55 £45.50 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.95 £45.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £12.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -51.92%

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 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Basildon -4 2 - -
SaaS
East of England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3 (60.00%) ERP
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) SOA
2 2 (40.00%) XML
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) RAD
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (20.00%) XHTML
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Solaris
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) J2EE
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Ant
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) JSP
3 1 (20.00%) FTP
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) B2C
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Hyperion

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (20.00%) CMS
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) FTP
1 1 (20.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Ant
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (60.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Linux Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) XHTML
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) J2EE
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) JSP
2 1 (20.00%) Middleware
2 1 (20.00%) Ajax
2 1 (20.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Web 2.0
1 1 (20.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ERP
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) SOA
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) RAD
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) B2C
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) SEO
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) Content Management
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Cash Management
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
1 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (20.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) Hyperion
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (20.00%) FatWire