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 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 268 317 340
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +23
Contract jobs citing SaaS 148 108 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.61% 0.43% 0.32%
As % of the Cloud Services category 15.01% 17.09% 21.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 73 58
Average daily rate
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£440 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £610 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £403 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.83% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £46.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-45.65% +76.92%
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
986 632 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.07% 2.51% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 462 261
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £125 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £345 £388
% change year-on-year
+15.94% -10.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 3
Average hourly rate £34.50 £18.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.66% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -36.66%

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 October 2014.

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 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +18 18 £563 +16.88% 25
Docklands, London +18 4 - -
Uxbridge - 3 £485 -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 2
Barnet - - - - 1
Croydon - - - - 1
Harrow - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Ruislip - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Upminster - - - -
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 77 (22.92%) Java
2 74 (22.02%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (21.43%) Finance
4 62 (18.45%) PaaS
5 56 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
6 49 (14.58%) Cloud Computing
7 47 (13.99%) Stakeholder Management
8 46 (13.69%) .NET
9 43 (12.80%) IaaS
10 42 (12.50%) Force.com
10 42 (12.50%) Visualforce
10 42 (12.50%) Apex Code
11 39 (11.61%) Mason
12 37 (11.01%) Migration
13 35 (10.42%) Linux
14 34 (10.12%) Windows
15 33 (9.82%) JavaScript
15 33 (9.82%) Project Management
16 32 (9.52%) ITIL
17 31 (9.23%) Oracle
18 30 (8.93%) VMware
19 29 (8.63%) CSS
20 28 (8.33%) ASP.NET
21 27 (8.04%) HTML
22 26 (7.74%) SQL
23 25 (7.44%) SAP
23 25 (7.44%) Telecoms
24 24 (7.14%) Retail
24 24 (7.14%) TOGAF
25 23 (6.85%) Change Management

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 9 (2.68%) WordPress
2 7 (2.08%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.08%) Apache
3 5 (1.49%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.19%) Node.js
4 4 (1.19%) IIS
5 3 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.89%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.60%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.30%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 1 (0.30%) Confluence
7 1 (0.30%) Lync
7 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.30%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.30%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.30%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 11 (3.27%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.49%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.89%) MS Project
4 3 (0.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.19%) Workday HCM
2 4 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.19%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.89%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (0.60%) CA Clarity
4 2 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.30%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.30%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.30%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.30%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 62 (18.45%) PaaS
2 49 (14.58%) Cloud Computing
3 43 (12.80%) IaaS
4 42 (12.50%) Force.com
5 10 (2.98%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (2.98%) SuccessFactors
6 9 (2.68%) Office 365
6 9 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.60%) Route 53
8 2 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.60%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.17%) Firewall
1 14 (4.17%) HTTP
1 14 (4.17%) Internet
2 13 (3.87%) Intranet
3 10 (2.98%) TCP/IP
3 10 (2.98%) SSL
4 5 (1.49%) DNS
5 3 (0.89%) Network Security
5 3 (0.89%) Wireshark
5 3 (0.89%) WAN
6 2 (0.60%) Wireless
6 2 (0.60%) FTP
6 2 (0.60%) VPN
6 2 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.30%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.30%) SAN
7 1 (0.30%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.30%) TACACS
7 1 (0.30%) VRRP
7 1 (0.30%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.98%) SQL Server
1 10 (2.98%) Relational Database
2 9 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (1.79%) MySQL
4 5 (1.49%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.49%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.19%) Big Data
5 4 (1.19%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.89%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.60%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.60%) OLAP
7 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.30%) Jackrabbit
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.30%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (2.68%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.08%) Maven
3 5 (1.49%) TestNG
3 5 (1.49%) DbUnit
3 5 (1.49%) Mockito
4 4 (1.19%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.89%) Fiddler
5 3 (0.89%) Hudson
5 3 (0.89%) WinDbg
5 3 (0.89%) Axure RP
5 3 (0.89%) JIRA
5 3 (0.89%) LoadRunner
5 3 (0.89%) SpecFlow
5 3 (0.89%) PostSharp
6 2 (0.60%) NUnit
6 2 (0.60%) Subversion
6 2 (0.60%) RSpec
7 1 (0.30%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.30%) Selenium
7 1 (0.30%) ReSharper
General
1 72 (21.43%) Finance
2 25 (7.44%) Telecoms
3 24 (7.14%) Retail
4 20 (5.95%) Banking
5 14 (4.17%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.08%) Marketing
6 7 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (2.08%) Advertising
7 5 (1.49%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.49%) International Banking
8 3 (0.89%) Legal
9 2 (0.60%) Publishing
9 2 (0.60%) Electronics
9 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.60%) Local Government
10 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Billing
10 1 (0.30%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.30%) Back Office
10 1 (0.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 79 (23.51%) Developer
2 66 (19.64%) Architect
3 45 (13.39%) Analyst
4 34 (10.12%) Project Manager
5 28 (8.33%) Business Analyst
6 25 (7.44%) Cloud Architect
7 22 (6.55%) Consultant
8 18 (5.36%) Technical Architect
9 16 (4.76%) Salesforce.com Developer
10 13 (3.87%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (3.87%) DevOps Engineer
11 11 (3.27%) IT Project Manager
12 10 (2.98%) Service Manager
13 9 (2.68%) Service Transition Manager
13 9 (2.68%) Front-End Developer
13 9 (2.68%) Transition Manager
14 8 (2.38%) Web Developer
14 8 (2.38%) Enterprise Architect
14 8 (2.38%) Performance Engineer
15 7 (2.08%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (13.69%) .NET
2 42 (12.50%) Visualforce
3 39 (11.61%) Mason
4 29 (8.63%) CSS
5 28 (8.33%) ASP.NET
6 27 (8.04%) HTML
7 17 (5.06%) HTML5
8 16 (4.76%) Web Services
9 12 (3.57%) AngularJS
10 11 (3.27%) jQuery
10 11 (3.27%) XML
11 9 (2.68%) CSS3
12 8 (2.38%) Ruby on Rails
13 7 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (1.79%) Hibernate
14 6 (1.79%) XSLT
14 6 (1.79%) Spring
14 6 (1.79%) Oracle Fusion
15 5 (1.49%) GWT
16 4 (1.19%) Autofac
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.46%) Open Source
3 12 (3.57%) User Experience
4 9 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (2.68%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.08%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.79%) FMCG
7 5 (1.49%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.19%) PMI
9 3 (0.89%) Social Network
10 2 (0.60%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.60%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.60%) iPad
10 2 (0.60%) Grid Computing
10 2 (0.60%) DTV
10 2 (0.60%) Blog
10 2 (0.60%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.60%) Learning Management System
10 2 (0.60%) Data Conversion
11 1 (0.30%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 35 (10.42%) Linux
2 34 (10.12%) Windows
3 13 (3.87%) UNIX
4 4 (1.19%) Solaris
4 4 (1.19%) CentOS
4 4 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.89%) Android
5 3 (0.89%) Ubuntu
5 3 (0.89%) AIX
5 3 (0.89%) HPUX
6 2 (0.60%) VMS
6 2 (0.60%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (22.02%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (13.99%) Stakeholder Management
3 37 (11.01%) Migration
4 33 (9.82%) Project Management
5 32 (9.52%) ITIL
6 24 (7.14%) TOGAF
7 23 (6.85%) Change Management
7 23 (6.85%) Scrum
8 22 (6.55%) Performance Testing
9 21 (6.25%) Performance Engineering
10 20 (5.95%) ERP
11 19 (5.65%) Service Management
11 19 (5.65%) Service Delivery
11 19 (5.65%) DevOps
12 18 (5.36%) BDD
13 17 (5.06%) Business Analysis
13 17 (5.06%) E-Commerce
14 16 (4.76%) CRM
15 15 (4.46%) Data Management
15 15 (4.46%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 77 (22.92%) Java
2 42 (12.50%) Apex Code
3 33 (9.82%) JavaScript
4 26 (7.74%) SQL
5 21 (6.25%) C#
6 17 (5.06%) PHP
7 14 (4.17%) Ruby
8 10 (2.98%) Python
9 7 (2.08%) C
10 4 (1.19%) Perl
10 4 (1.19%) Scala
11 3 (0.89%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.89%) VBA
12 2 (0.60%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.60%) C++
13 1 (0.30%) ActionScript 3.0
13 1 (0.30%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 21 (6.25%) Degree
2 20 (5.95%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.79%) ISEB
3 6 (1.79%) ISTQB
4 5 (1.49%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.19%) CISSP
6 3 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (0.89%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.60%) CISA
7 2 (0.60%) CISM
7 2 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.60%) APMP
8 1 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.30%) MCITP
8 1 (0.30%) CCIE
8 1 (0.30%) CCNP
8 1 (0.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.19%) COBIT
2 3 (0.89%) QA
3 2 (0.60%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (0.60%) GCP
3 2 (0.60%) GMP
3 2 (0.60%) GxP
3 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.98%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.49%) VMware ESX
4 4 (1.19%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.60%) Xen
6 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 18 (5.36%) Puppet
2 9 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.89%) Salt
4 2 (0.60%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.60%) SCCM
4 2 (0.60%) SCOM
5 1 (0.30%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.30%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.30%) OpenNMS
5 1 (0.30%) Zenoss
5 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.30%) WSUS
5 1 (0.30%) Nagios
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.30%) RANCID
5 1 (0.30%) Ansible
Vendors
1 56 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
2 31 (9.23%) Oracle
3 30 (8.93%) VMware
4 25 (7.44%) SAP
5 23 (6.85%) Microsoft
6 12 (3.57%) Sybase
6 12 (3.57%) Informatica
7 11 (3.27%) Business Objects
8 10 (2.98%) Citrix
9 8 (2.38%) HP
9 8 (2.38%) Remedy
10 7 (2.08%) Red Hat
10 7 (2.08%) Cisco
11 5 (1.49%) BMC
11 5 (1.49%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.19%) IBM
12 4 (1.19%) Adobe
12 4 (1.19%) NetApp
13 3 (0.89%) Akamai
13 3 (0.89%) SimCorp
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