The table below looks at the statistics for SaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 242 254 264
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +10
Contract jobs citing SaaS 159 153 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.71% 0.66% 0.53%
As % of the Cloud Services category 14.78% 21.43% 24.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 108 70
Average daily rate
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£465 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £590 £603
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £403 £420
% change year-on-year
+4.96% -4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £27.32 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.10 £45.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-73.11% +136.84%
SaaS
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 London region.

Cloud Services Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1076 714 461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.84% 3.06% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 493 325
Average daily rate £438 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 7 3
Average hourly rate £22.25 £18.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.61% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.46 £21.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £32.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £12.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+63.26% -33.78%

SaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SaaS across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

SaaS Jobs Demand Trend in London

SaaS
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SaaS across the London region.

SaaS Daily Rate Trend in London

SaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SaaS across the London region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

SaaS Daily Rate Histogram in London

SaaS
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SaaS across the London region.

SaaS Hourly Rate Trend in London

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the London region over the 3 months to 1 April 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
City of London +14 40 £500 +29.03% 54
Bromley - 3 - -
Brentford - 2 £466 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 - - 1
Wimbledon - 1 £338 -
Chessington - - - - 1
Croydon - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Paddington - - - -
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 80 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (23.57%) Finance
3 60 (21.43%) Java
4 42 (15.00%) PaaS
5 40 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
6 38 (13.57%) Web Services
7 37 (13.21%) Project Management
8 31 (11.07%) Stakeholder Management
8 31 (11.07%) .NET
9 30 (10.71%) HTML
9 30 (10.71%) Cloud Computing
10 29 (10.36%) Microsoft
11 28 (10.00%) JavaScript
11 28 (10.00%) Linux
11 28 (10.00%) Banking
12 27 (9.64%) SQL
13 26 (9.29%) Oracle
13 26 (9.29%) Windows
13 26 (9.29%) SOA
14 25 (8.93%) ITIL
14 25 (8.93%) SAP
14 25 (8.93%) Visualforce
14 25 (8.93%) Mason
14 25 (8.93%) Apex Code
15 24 (8.57%) SQL Server
15 24 (8.57%) PRINCE2
15 24 (8.57%) IaaS
16 23 (8.21%) ServiceNow
16 23 (8.21%) E-Commerce
16 23 (8.21%) ERP

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 10 (3.57%) Mule
2 9 (3.21%) IIS
3 7 (2.50%) Lync
4 6 (2.14%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.14%) Node.js
4 6 (2.14%) OpenStack
5 5 (1.79%) Apache
6 4 (1.43%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.43%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.43%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.07%) nginx
8 2 (0.71%) CMS
8 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.71%) Drupal
8 2 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.36%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.36%) SAS
9 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (3.93%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.79%) MS Office
3 4 (1.43%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.07%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.07%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.36%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.36%) SPSS
6 1 (0.36%) MS Project
6 1 (0.36%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 5 (1.79%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 3 (1.07%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.07%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.36%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.36%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.36%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 42 (15.00%) PaaS
2 30 (10.71%) Cloud Computing
3 24 (8.57%) IaaS
4 22 (7.86%) Force.com
5 13 (4.64%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (4.64%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (3.57%) GitHub
7 3 (1.07%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.36%) Office 365
9 1 (0.36%) Joyent
9 1 (0.36%) Route 53
9 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.36%) Heroku
9 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.71%) Firewall
2 13 (4.64%) Internet
3 8 (2.86%) Network Security
4 7 (2.50%) VoIP
4 7 (2.50%) VPN
5 6 (2.14%) SAN
5 6 (2.14%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (1.79%) VLAN
6 5 (1.79%) Intranet
6 5 (1.79%) MPLS
6 5 (1.79%) HTTP
6 5 (1.79%) WAN
6 5 (1.79%) LAN
7 3 (1.07%) DNS
8 2 (0.71%) Wireless
8 2 (0.71%) IPsec
8 2 (0.71%) SMTP
8 2 (0.71%) SNMP
8 2 (0.71%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.71%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.64%) MySQL
3 9 (3.21%) NoSQL
4 7 (2.50%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.14%) Big Data
6 3 (1.07%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.71%) CouchDB
7 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.71%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.36%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.36%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.36%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (6.07%) Git (software)
2 15 (5.36%) Maven
2 15 (5.36%) Subversion
3 8 (2.86%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.50%) Oracle APEX
5 6 (2.14%) RSpec
6 5 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.43%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.43%) WebDriver
7 4 (1.43%) JIRA
7 4 (1.43%) Selenium
7 4 (1.43%) MSBuild
8 3 (1.07%) Jasmine
8 3 (1.07%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.71%) PHPUnit
10 1 (0.36%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.36%) FishEye
10 1 (0.36%) Robot Framework
10 1 (0.36%) Grunt
10 1 (0.36%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 66 (23.57%) Finance
2 28 (10.00%) Banking
3 20 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 19 (6.79%) Manufacturing
5 18 (6.43%) Marketing
6 13 (4.64%) Retail
7 9 (3.21%) Law
8 6 (2.14%) Games
9 4 (1.43%) Retail Banking
9 4 (1.43%) Investment Banking
10 3 (1.07%) Advertising
10 3 (1.07%) Publishing
11 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.71%) Legal
11 2 (0.71%) International Banking
12 1 (0.36%) Billing
12 1 (0.36%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 63 (22.50%) Developer
2 58 (20.71%) Architect
3 39 (13.93%) Project Manager
4 33 (11.79%) Consultant
5 25 (8.93%) Analyst
6 17 (6.07%) Technical Architect
7 16 (5.71%) Business Analyst
8 13 (4.64%) Enterprise Architect
9 10 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
9 10 (3.57%) Salesforce.com Developer
10 9 (3.21%) Administrator
11 8 (2.86%) Senior Developer
11 8 (2.86%) .NET Developer
11 8 (2.86%) ServiceNow Consultant
12 7 (2.50%) Delivery Manager
13 6 (2.14%) Senior Architect
13 6 (2.14%) DevOps Engineer
14 5 (1.79%) Scala Developer
14 5 (1.79%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (13.57%) Web Services
2 31 (11.07%) .NET
3 30 (10.71%) HTML
4 25 (8.93%) Visualforce
4 25 (8.93%) Mason
5 23 (8.21%) CSS
6 17 (6.07%) HTML5
7 16 (5.71%) SOAP
8 15 (5.36%) REST
9 14 (5.00%) CSS3
10 11 (3.93%) ASP.NET
11 10 (3.57%) AngularJS
11 10 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 10 (3.57%) JMS
11 10 (3.57%) XML
11 10 (3.57%) RESTful
11 10 (3.57%) jQuery
12 8 (2.86%) SAML
12 8 (2.86%) OAuth
13 7 (2.50%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.71%) Open Source
1 16 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.86%) User Experience
4 4 (1.43%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.43%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.43%) Public Cloud
4 4 (1.43%) Enterprise Cloud
5 3 (1.07%) Clustering
6 2 (0.71%) iPhone
6 2 (0.71%) iPad
6 2 (0.71%) Taxonomies
6 2 (0.71%) Social Network
6 2 (0.71%) Online Games
6 2 (0.71%) Smartphone
6 2 (0.71%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.36%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.36%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.36%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.36%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 28 (10.00%) Linux
2 26 (9.29%) Windows
3 20 (7.14%) UNIX
4 6 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.43%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.71%) Android
7 2 (0.71%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.36%) CentOS
8 1 (0.36%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (13.21%) Project Management
3 31 (11.07%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (9.29%) SOA
5 25 (8.93%) ITIL
6 24 (8.57%) PRINCE2
7 23 (8.21%) E-Commerce
7 23 (8.21%) ERP
8 20 (7.14%) DevOps
9 18 (6.43%) Migration
9 18 (6.43%) Configuration Management
10 15 (5.36%) Scrum
11 13 (4.64%) CRM
12 12 (4.29%) TOGAF
12 12 (4.29%) Business Analysis
13 11 (3.93%) TDD
13 11 (3.93%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (3.93%) Service Delivery
13 11 (3.93%) Change Control
14 10 (3.57%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 60 (21.43%) Java
2 28 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 27 (9.64%) SQL
4 25 (8.93%) Apex Code
5 18 (6.43%) Ruby
6 17 (6.07%) C#
7 11 (3.93%) Python
8 8 (2.86%) PHP
9 7 (2.50%) Scala
10 6 (2.14%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.79%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.79%) Perl
11 5 (1.79%) C
12 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.36%) Groovy
12 1 (0.36%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.36%) C++
12 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (4.29%) Degree
2 8 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (2.50%) MCSE
4 6 (2.14%) CISSP
5 5 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (1.43%) CISA
6 4 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.07%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.71%) CISM
8 2 (0.71%) GCIA
8 2 (0.71%) GCIH
8 2 (0.71%) GIAC
8 2 (0.71%) CCNP
8 2 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.71%) ISEB
8 2 (0.71%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.71%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.57%) QA
2 6 (2.14%) COBIT
3 4 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.07%) SLA
5 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (3.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.14%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.43%) vSphere
4 3 (1.07%) Docker
4 3 (1.07%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.07%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.71%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.71%) Varnish
5 2 (0.71%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (6.07%) Puppet
2 13 (4.64%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.43%) Ansible
4 3 (1.07%) Graphite
4 3 (1.07%) Nagios
4 3 (1.07%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.36%) Salt
5 1 (0.36%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 40 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
2 29 (10.36%) Microsoft
3 26 (9.29%) Oracle
4 25 (8.93%) SAP
5 23 (8.21%) ServiceNow
6 18 (6.43%) VMware
7 10 (3.57%) Citrix
8 7 (2.50%) Cisco
9 6 (2.14%) Siebel
9 6 (2.14%) Adobe
9 6 (2.14%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.14%) Eloqua
10 5 (1.79%) Sybase
10 5 (1.79%) Business Objects
11 4 (1.43%) IBM
11 4 (1.43%) Informatica
11 4 (1.43%) Twitter
12 3 (1.07%) Rackspace
12 3 (1.07%) New Relic
12 3 (1.07%) NetSuite
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