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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 248 287 276
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -11
Contract jobs citing SaaS 140 114 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.68% 0.52% 0.49%
As % of the Cloud Services category 15.20% 19.45% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 73 62
Average daily rate
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£500 £425 £409
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +3.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £335 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £570 £654
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £42.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-75.29% +112.50%
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
921 586 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.45% 2.68% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 411 338
Average daily rate £450 £418 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 2
Average hourly rate £27.00 £18.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.94% -61.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+30.62% -9.34%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 26 £500 +17.64% 52
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 - - 2
Brentford - 2 £466 - 1
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - - 1
Croydon - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 83 (30.40%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (24.91%) Java
2 68 (24.91%) Finance
3 53 (19.41%) Salesforce.com
4 39 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 39 (14.29%) PaaS
5 35 (12.82%) Cloud Computing
6 32 (11.72%) .NET
6 32 (11.72%) Visualforce
6 32 (11.72%) Apex Code
6 32 (11.72%) Banking
7 31 (11.36%) Mason
7 31 (11.36%) Project Management
8 30 (10.99%) Linux
8 30 (10.99%) Force.com
9 29 (10.62%) ITIL
10 28 (10.26%) Web Services
10 28 (10.26%) Microsoft
11 27 (9.89%) SQL
11 27 (9.89%) Windows
11 27 (9.89%) IaaS
12 26 (9.52%) Retail
13 25 (9.16%) SAP
14 23 (8.42%) Oracle
15 22 (8.06%) HTML
15 22 (8.06%) E-Commerce
15 22 (8.06%) VMware
16 21 (7.69%) ERP
16 21 (7.69%) SOA
17 20 (7.33%) Telecoms

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 9 (3.30%) Mule
2 8 (2.93%) Lync
2 8 (2.93%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.56%) Apache
4 6 (2.20%) OpenStack
4 6 (2.20%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.83%) IIS
6 4 (1.47%) Apache Solr
6 4 (1.47%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.10%) Node.js
7 3 (1.10%) nginx
8 2 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.73%) Drupal
9 1 (0.37%) SAS
9 1 (0.37%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.37%) WordPress
9 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 12 (4.40%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.20%) MS Office
3 4 (1.47%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.47%) MS Project
4 3 (1.10%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.37%) SPSS
5 1 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (1.83%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 4 (1.47%) Workday HCM
2 4 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.10%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.73%) CA Clarity
4 2 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.37%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.37%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.37%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.37%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.37%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 39 (14.29%) PaaS
2 35 (12.82%) Cloud Computing
3 30 (10.99%) Force.com
4 27 (9.89%) IaaS
5 9 (3.30%) GitHub
6 7 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (1.47%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.10%) Office 365
9 2 (0.73%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.73%) Route 53
9 2 (0.73%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.37%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.03%) Firewall
2 10 (3.66%) Internet
3 8 (2.93%) Intranet
4 6 (2.20%) Network Security
4 6 (2.20%) VPN
4 6 (2.20%) VoIP
5 5 (1.83%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (1.47%) VLAN
7 3 (1.10%) HTTP
7 3 (1.10%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.10%) DNS
7 3 (1.10%) MPLS
7 3 (1.10%) SAN
8 2 (0.73%) NAS
8 2 (0.73%) VPLS
8 2 (0.73%) Wireless
8 2 (0.73%) BGP
8 2 (0.73%) TACACS
8 2 (0.73%) OSPF
8 2 (0.73%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.96%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.66%) MySQL
3 6 (2.20%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.83%) Big Data
5 4 (1.47%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.10%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.73%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.37%) DB2
8 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.37%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.37%) DataStage
8 1 (0.37%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.37%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.37%) QlikView
8 1 (0.37%) Jackrabbit
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (5.13%) Maven
2 13 (4.76%) Subversion
3 11 (4.03%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.93%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.47%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (1.10%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.10%) JIRA
6 3 (1.10%) RSpec
6 3 (1.10%) Hudson
6 3 (1.10%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.73%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.73%) WebDriver
7 2 (0.73%) PHPUnit
7 2 (0.73%) Selenium
8 1 (0.37%) Ant
8 1 (0.37%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.37%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.37%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.37%) Mockito
8 1 (0.37%) TeamCity
General
1 68 (24.91%) Finance
2 32 (11.72%) Banking
3 26 (9.52%) Retail
4 20 (7.33%) Telecoms
5 19 (6.96%) Manufacturing
6 17 (6.23%) Marketing
7 9 (3.30%) Retail Banking
8 7 (2.56%) International Banking
9 4 (1.47%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.47%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.47%) Law
10 3 (1.10%) Advertising
11 2 (0.73%) Billing
12 1 (0.37%) Games
12 1 (0.37%) Legal
12 1 (0.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 56 (20.51%) Architect
2 55 (20.15%) Developer
3 40 (14.65%) Analyst
4 33 (12.09%) Project Manager
5 31 (11.36%) Consultant
6 26 (9.52%) Business Analyst
7 15 (5.49%) Technical Architect
7 15 (5.49%) Salesforce.com Developer
8 12 (4.40%) Administrator
8 12 (4.40%) Enterprise Architect
9 11 (4.03%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (3.66%) Infrastructure Architect
11 8 (2.93%) DevOps Engineer
11 8 (2.93%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (2.56%) Systems Administrator
12 7 (2.56%) IT Consultant
12 7 (2.56%) ServiceNow Consultant
13 6 (2.20%) Salesforce.com Business Analyst
13 6 (2.20%) Senior Business Analyst
13 6 (2.20%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (11.72%) .NET
1 32 (11.72%) Visualforce
2 31 (11.36%) Mason
3 28 (10.26%) Web Services
4 22 (8.06%) HTML
5 17 (6.23%) SOAP
6 16 (5.86%) ASP.NET
7 15 (5.49%) CSS
8 13 (4.76%) REST
9 10 (3.66%) XML
10 9 (3.30%) JMS
10 9 (3.30%) HTML5
11 7 (2.56%) Hibernate
11 7 (2.56%) CSS3
12 6 (2.20%) OAuth
12 6 (2.20%) jQuery
12 6 (2.20%) Spring
12 6 (2.20%) SAML
13 5 (1.83%) ActiveMQ
13 5 (1.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.13%) Open Source
3 12 (4.40%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (4.03%) User Experience
5 7 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.56%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.56%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.83%) PMI
7 3 (1.10%) FMCG
8 2 (0.73%) Data Conversion
8 2 (0.73%) iPhone
8 2 (0.73%) iPad
8 2 (0.73%) Taxonomies
8 2 (0.73%) Clustering
9 1 (0.37%) NHS
9 1 (0.37%) PKI
9 1 (0.37%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.37%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.37%) CMDB
9 1 (0.37%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 30 (10.99%) Linux
2 27 (9.89%) Windows
3 19 (6.96%) UNIX
4 6 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.47%) CentOS
5 4 (1.47%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.10%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.73%) Android
7 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.73%) VMS
8 1 (0.37%) AIX
8 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (30.40%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 31 (11.36%) Project Management
4 29 (10.62%) ITIL
5 22 (8.06%) E-Commerce
6 21 (7.69%) ERP
6 21 (7.69%) SOA
7 19 (6.96%) DevOps
8 17 (6.23%) Business Analysis
8 17 (6.23%) PRINCE2
9 16 (5.86%) Service Delivery
10 15 (5.49%) Configuration Management
10 15 (5.49%) Migration
11 14 (5.13%) Service Management
12 13 (4.76%) ITSM
13 12 (4.40%) Scrum
13 12 (4.40%) CRM
14 10 (3.66%) Performance Engineering
14 10 (3.66%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (3.66%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 68 (24.91%) Java
2 32 (11.72%) Apex Code
3 27 (9.89%) SQL
4 17 (6.23%) C#
4 17 (6.23%) JavaScript
5 12 (4.40%) Ruby
6 8 (2.93%) Python
6 8 (2.93%) PHP
6 8 (2.93%) C
7 5 (1.83%) Perl
8 4 (1.47%) Scala
9 3 (1.10%) VBA
9 3 (1.10%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.73%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.37%) ABAP
11 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.37%) C++
11 1 (0.37%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.37%) Groovy
11 1 (0.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (6.23%) Degree
2 8 (2.93%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (2.20%) PMI Certification
3 6 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.83%) MCSE
4 5 (1.83%) CISSP
4 5 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (1.47%) CISA
5 4 (1.47%) CISM
6 2 (0.73%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.73%) APMP
6 2 (0.73%) CCNP
6 2 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.37%) MCP
7 1 (0.37%) MCSA
7 1 (0.37%) ISEB
7 1 (0.37%) CCIE
7 1 (0.37%) PMP
7 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.66%) COBIT
2 6 (2.20%) QA
3 5 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.73%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.37%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.37%) GCP
5 1 (0.37%) GMP
5 1 (0.37%) GxP
5 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (2.93%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.47%) vSphere
4 3 (1.10%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.10%) Xen
4 3 (1.10%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.10%) Docker
5 2 (0.73%) Varnish
5 2 (0.73%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (6.59%) Puppet
2 13 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.47%) Ansible
3 4 (1.47%) Nagios
4 3 (1.10%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.10%) Graphite
5 2 (0.73%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.37%) OpenNMS
6 1 (0.37%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.37%) SCCM
6 1 (0.37%) SCOM
6 1 (0.37%) Salt
6 1 (0.37%) RANCID
Vendors
1 53 (19.41%) Salesforce.com
2 28 (10.26%) Microsoft
3 25 (9.16%) SAP
4 23 (8.42%) Oracle
5 22 (8.06%) VMware
6 17 (6.23%) ServiceNow
7 11 (4.03%) Cisco
8 9 (3.30%) Red Hat
9 8 (2.93%) Sybase
10 7 (2.56%) Business Objects
10 7 (2.56%) Informatica
11 6 (2.20%) Citrix
12 4 (1.47%) Remedy
12 4 (1.47%) Adobe
12 4 (1.47%) PeopleSoft
13 3 (1.10%) Siebel
13 3 (1.10%) BMC
13 3 (1.10%) New Relic
13 3 (1.10%) Eloqua
13 3 (1.10%) Rackspace
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