The first table below looks at the demand for SaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 31 July 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 Reading 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 60 73 84
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +11
Contract jobs citing SaaS 7 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.79% 0.32% 0.25%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.44% 11.11% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Average daily rate
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£475 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -15.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £419
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +100.00%
Cloud Services Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
36 27 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.09% 2.91% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 5
Average daily rate £475 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+27.50% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £31.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-52.94% +151.85%
SaaS
Berkshire

SaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

SaaS Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

SaaS
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

SaaS Daily Rate Trend in Reading

SaaS
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

SaaS Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 6 (75.00%) Web Services
2 5 (62.50%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) Open Source
3 4 (50.00%) CCXML
3 4 (50.00%) JBehave
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Maven
3 4 (50.00%) Selenium
3 4 (50.00%) JMS
3 4 (50.00%) Java
3 4 (50.00%) JUnit
3 4 (50.00%) Eclipse
3 4 (50.00%) HTTP
3 4 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 4 (50.00%) VXML
4 3 (37.50%) Client/Server
4 3 (37.50%) Ant
4 3 (37.50%) Gradle
5 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) Law
6 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 1 (12.50%) C#
6 1 (12.50%) MS Office

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) PaaS
1 1 (12.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) MS Access
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) JUnit
1 4 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 4 (50.00%) Maven
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium
1 4 (50.00%) JBehave
2 3 (37.50%) Gradle
2 3 (37.50%) Ant
3 1 (12.50%) RSpec
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Java Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) Web Services
2 4 (50.00%) JMS
2 4 (50.00%) VXML
2 4 (50.00%) CCXML
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Open Source
2 3 (37.50%) Client/Server
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) OpenUP
3 1 (12.50%) Dependency Management
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
1 4 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) Ruby
3 1 (12.50%) C#
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
1 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
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