The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 242 280 261
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -19
Contract jobs citing SaaS 181 109 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.75% 0.50% 0.60%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.12% 23.80% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 72 120
Average daily rate £430 £413 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.24% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £577 £575 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.50 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+160.00% -
Cloud Services Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
783 458 448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.24% 2.12% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 331 337
Average daily rate £425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £579
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 7
Average hourly rate £17.00 £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.16% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.41 £16.50 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.70 £31.85 £76.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -38.00%
SaaS
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London +13 54 £425 +3.03% 59
Croydon - 1 - - 3
Canary Wharf - 1 £590 -
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - - 3
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Ruislip - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - -
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 59 (19.54%) Finance
2 47 (15.56%) Web Services
3 44 (14.57%) Project Management
4 43 (14.24%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (13.58%) Java
6 40 (13.25%) .NET
7 39 (12.91%) C#
7 39 (12.91%) HTML
8 38 (12.58%) Cloud Computing
9 37 (12.25%) SQL Server
9 37 (12.25%) Salesforce.com
9 37 (12.25%) PaaS
10 32 (10.60%) ERP
10 32 (10.60%) JavaScript
10 32 (10.60%) XML
11 31 (10.26%) Linux
11 31 (10.26%) Microsoft
11 31 (10.26%) Scrum
12 30 (9.93%) SOA
13 29 (9.60%) Oracle
13 29 (9.60%) CSS
14 27 (8.94%) SAP
14 27 (8.94%) IaaS
15 26 (8.61%) Middleware
16 25 (8.28%) Migration
16 25 (8.28%) MVC
16 25 (8.28%) ITIL
16 25 (8.28%) Windows
17 24 (7.95%) CRM
17 24 (7.95%) SQL

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (4.97%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.31%) Apache
2 10 (3.31%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (2.65%) IIS
4 4 (1.32%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (0.99%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.99%) Drupal
6 2 (0.66%) CMS
6 2 (0.66%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.66%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.66%) WordPress
6 2 (0.66%) Confluence
6 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.66%) Node.js
7 1 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.33%) CloudStack
7 1 (0.33%) Jetty
Applications
1 14 (4.64%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.30%) MS Visio
3 9 (2.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.32%) MS Office
4 4 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.66%) MS Project
6 1 (0.33%) Vectorworks
6 1 (0.33%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (3.31%) SAP HR
2 8 (2.65%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (1.66%) Google Analytics
3 5 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.99%) Workday HCM
4 3 (0.99%) SimCorp Dimension
4 3 (0.99%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.66%) SAP SRM
5 2 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.66%) Magento
6 1 (0.33%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.33%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.33%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.33%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 38 (12.58%) Cloud Computing
2 37 (12.25%) PaaS
3 27 (8.94%) IaaS
4 21 (6.95%) Force.com
5 18 (5.96%) SuccessFactors
6 15 (4.97%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (1.99%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (1.99%) Heroku
9 3 (0.99%) Google Apps
9 3 (0.99%) Office 365
10 2 (0.66%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.33%) IBM SmartCloud
11 1 (0.33%) GitHub
11 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.97%) Internet
2 8 (2.65%) SSL
2 8 (2.65%) HTTP
2 8 (2.65%) DNS
3 4 (1.32%) Wireless
3 4 (1.32%) Intranet
3 4 (1.32%) WAN
3 4 (1.32%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.32%) LDAP
3 4 (1.32%) Unified Communications
4 3 (0.99%) VPN
4 3 (0.99%) LAN
4 3 (0.99%) SAN
4 3 (0.99%) Firewall
4 3 (0.99%) RFID
5 2 (0.66%) VoIP
5 2 (0.66%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.66%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.66%) NAS
5 2 (0.66%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (12.25%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (4.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (4.97%) MySQL
4 12 (3.97%) NoSQL
4 12 (3.97%) Relational Database
5 9 (2.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (2.65%) MongoDB
7 7 (2.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.99%) Big Data
8 6 (1.99%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.66%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.32%) DTS
10 4 (1.32%) Oracle Exadata
11 3 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.99%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.99%) EDMS
11 3 (0.99%) Siebel EIM
Development Applications
1 10 (3.31%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.98%) JIRA
2 9 (2.98%) NUnit
3 8 (2.65%) Selenium
4 6 (1.99%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.99%) Cucumber
5 5 (1.66%) RSpec
5 5 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.66%) Subversion
5 5 (1.66%) Visual Studio
5 5 (1.66%) Bugzilla
6 4 (1.32%) Maven
7 3 (0.99%) SoapUI
7 3 (0.99%) Moq
8 2 (0.66%) JUnit
8 2 (0.66%) TestNG
8 2 (0.66%) FitNesse
8 2 (0.66%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.66%) DbUnit
8 2 (0.66%) Mockito
General
1 59 (19.54%) Finance
2 20 (6.62%) Telecoms
3 19 (6.29%) Marketing
4 14 (4.64%) Manufacturing
5 13 (4.30%) Banking
6 11 (3.64%) Retail
7 9 (2.98%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (1.99%) Publishing
9 3 (0.99%) Back Office
9 3 (0.99%) Advertising
10 2 (0.66%) Law
10 2 (0.66%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.33%) German Language
11 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.33%) Billing
11 1 (0.33%) Local Government
11 1 (0.33%) Interactive Media
11 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 61 (20.20%) Developer
2 58 (19.21%) Architect
3 37 (12.25%) Analyst
4 36 (11.92%) Project Manager
5 29 (9.60%) Consultant
6 27 (8.94%) Business Analyst
7 17 (5.63%) Solutions Architect
8 13 (4.30%) Enterprise Architect
8 13 (4.30%) DevOps Engineer
9 12 (3.97%) Technical Architect
10 11 (3.64%) .NET Developer
11 9 (2.98%) Integration Architect
11 9 (2.98%) Senior Developer
12 8 (2.65%) Web Developer
13 7 (2.32%) Senior Analyst
14 6 (1.99%) Data Analyst
14 6 (1.99%) Technical Analyst
14 6 (1.99%) SAP Consultant
14 6 (1.99%) Development Manager
14 6 (1.99%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (15.56%) Web Services
2 40 (13.25%) .NET
3 39 (12.91%) HTML
4 32 (10.60%) XML
5 29 (9.60%) CSS
6 26 (8.61%) Middleware
7 24 (7.95%) HTML5
8 22 (7.28%) ASP.NET
9 20 (6.62%) CSS3
10 19 (6.29%) Visualforce
11 17 (5.63%) jQuery
11 17 (5.63%) Mason
12 15 (4.97%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (4.64%) WCF
14 12 (3.97%) Ajax
15 11 (3.64%) .NET Framework
15 11 (3.64%) XSL
16 10 (3.31%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 10 (3.31%) REST
17 9 (2.98%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.29%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (4.64%) Learning Management System
3 13 (4.30%) Computer Science
4 12 (3.97%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.65%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.66%) Hedge funds
6 5 (1.66%) Open Source
7 4 (1.32%) Statistics
7 4 (1.32%) PKI
7 4 (1.32%) FMCG
8 3 (0.99%) Social Media
8 3 (0.99%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.99%) PMI
9 2 (0.66%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.66%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.66%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.33%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.33%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.33%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.33%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 31 (10.26%) Linux
2 25 (8.28%) Windows
3 9 (2.98%) Android
4 8 (2.65%) Solaris
5 6 (1.99%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.66%) UNIX
6 5 (1.66%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.32%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.99%) AIX
8 3 (0.99%) HPUX
9 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.66%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (14.57%) Project Management
2 43 (14.24%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (10.60%) ERP
4 31 (10.26%) Scrum
5 30 (9.93%) SOA
6 25 (8.28%) Migration
6 25 (8.28%) MVC
6 25 (8.28%) ITIL
7 24 (7.95%) CRM
7 24 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 22 (7.28%) PRINCE2
9 21 (6.95%) E-Commerce
10 20 (6.62%) OO
10 20 (6.62%) Service Management
10 20 (6.62%) BDD
11 19 (6.29%) Analytics
11 19 (6.29%) Configuration Management
12 18 (5.96%) Test Scripting
13 17 (5.63%) TDD
14 16 (5.30%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 41 (13.58%) Java
2 39 (12.91%) C#
3 32 (10.60%) JavaScript
4 24 (7.95%) SQL
5 19 (6.29%) PHP
6 18 (5.96%) Apex Code
7 17 (5.63%) Ruby
8 10 (3.31%) Perl
9 8 (2.65%) T-SQL
9 8 (2.65%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.66%) Python
11 4 (1.32%) ABAP
11 4 (1.32%) C
11 4 (1.32%) C++
12 3 (0.99%) Scala
12 3 (0.99%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.66%) SQR
13 2 (0.66%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.33%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.33%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 24 (7.95%) Degree
2 15 (4.97%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.98%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.32%) PMI Certification
5 6 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.66%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (1.66%) ISEB
7 4 (1.32%) PMP
8 3 (0.99%) APMP
8 3 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.66%) CBAP
10 1 (0.33%) IIBA
10 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.33%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.64%) QA
2 2 (0.66%) SLA
3 1 (0.33%) COBIT
3 1 (0.33%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.33%) GxP
System Software
1 10 (3.31%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.66%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.33%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 24 (7.95%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (6.62%) Puppet
3 18 (5.96%) Nagios
4 12 (3.97%) CFEngine
4 12 (3.97%) Ganglia
5 3 (0.99%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.33%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.33%) OpenSSO
6 1 (0.33%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.33%) SCCM
6 1 (0.33%) SCOM
6 1 (0.33%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.33%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.33%) MOM
Vendors
1 37 (12.25%) Salesforce.com
2 31 (10.26%) Microsoft
3 29 (9.60%) Oracle
4 27 (8.94%) SAP
5 11 (3.64%) VMware
6 10 (3.31%) Google
6 10 (3.31%) ServiceNow
7 8 (2.65%) Remedy
8 6 (1.99%) Saba
8 6 (1.99%) IBM
8 6 (1.99%) Business Objects
9 5 (1.66%) Omniture
9 5 (1.66%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.66%) SumTotal
10 4 (1.32%) Adobe
10 4 (1.32%) Cisco
10 4 (1.32%) Rackspace
11 3 (0.99%) Kenexa
11 3 (0.99%) SimCorp
11 3 (0.99%) Siebel
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