The table below looks at the statistics for SaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 154 175 210
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +35
Contract jobs citing SaaS 98 57 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.01% 0.66% 0.48%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.65% 17.65% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 31 19
Average daily rate
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£471 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.35% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £275 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.91% +0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 4
Average hourly rate £29.50 - £28.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 - £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 - £34.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £45.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-44.44% +73.07%
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 South East region.

Cloud Services Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
382 323 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.93% 3.76% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 198 59
Average daily rate £425 £423 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +20.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £297 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 0 6
Average hourly rate £14.25 - £19.38
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.68 - £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 - £33.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £17.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.85% -41.66%

SaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

SaaS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SaaS
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

SaaS Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SaaS across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

SaaS Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

SaaS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

SaaS Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SaaS
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SaaS across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

SaaS Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 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
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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
Hampshire +3 38 £465 +15.52% 13
Berkshire +29 29 £500 +12.35% 13
Surrey -10 10 £400 -22.89% 5
Oxfordshire -5 7 £389 -8.52% 7
Buckinghamshire -3 6 £413 +106.25% 5
Middlesex - 5 £538 -
Sussex - 2 £675 -
West Sussex -5 1 - - 1
Kent -6 1 £290 -7.20% 3
East Sussex - - - - 6
M4 Corridor - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 48 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (24.19%) ERP
3 40 (21.51%) Manufacturing
4 38 (20.43%) Telecoms
4 38 (20.43%) Java
4 38 (20.43%) Web Services
5 35 (18.82%) SQL
6 28 (15.05%) Salesforce.com
7 25 (13.44%) Oracle
7 25 (13.44%) Windows
7 25 (13.44%) PaaS
8 24 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
8 24 (12.90%) Scrum
8 24 (12.90%) Linux
9 22 (11.83%) VMware
9 22 (11.83%) Apache
9 22 (11.83%) JavaScript
9 22 (11.83%) Microsoft
10 21 (11.29%) Internet
10 21 (11.29%) .NET
10 21 (11.29%) Security Cleared
10 21 (11.29%) Maven
10 21 (11.29%) Open Source
10 21 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
11 20 (10.75%) CSS
12 19 (10.22%) SOAP
12 19 (10.22%) CRM
12 19 (10.22%) Eclipse
12 19 (10.22%) Project Management
12 19 (10.22%) Stakeholder Management

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 22 (11.83%) Apache
2 13 (6.99%) Apache Solr
3 11 (5.91%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (4.84%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.76%) WebLogic
6 6 (3.23%) OpenStack
7 4 (2.15%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.61%) ColdFusion
8 3 (1.61%) JBoss
8 3 (1.61%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.08%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.54%) Confluence
10 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.54%) Lync
10 1 (0.54%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 12 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.76%) MS Project
2 7 (3.76%) MS Office
3 3 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.54%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (1.61%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.54%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.54%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.54%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 25 (13.44%) PaaS
2 24 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (8.60%) IaaS
4 12 (6.45%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (4.84%) Force.com
6 8 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.61%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (1.61%) Office 365
8 3 (1.61%) Route 53
9 1 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 21 (11.29%) Internet
2 9 (4.84%) Firewall
3 8 (4.30%) DNS
4 4 (2.15%) SAN
4 4 (2.15%) HTTP
5 3 (1.61%) Kerberos
5 3 (1.61%) LAN
5 3 (1.61%) WAN
5 3 (1.61%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.08%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (1.08%) LDAP
7 1 (0.54%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.54%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.54%) MPLS
7 1 (0.54%) OSPF
7 1 (0.54%) BGP
7 1 (0.54%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.54%) VPN
7 1 (0.54%) FTP
7 1 (0.54%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.06%) SQL Server
1 15 (8.06%) Relational Database
2 13 (6.99%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (5.38%) MySQL
4 7 (3.76%) Oracle Database
5 6 (3.23%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.69%) Couchbase
6 5 (2.69%) SQLPlus
7 4 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.61%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.61%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (1.61%) Big Data
9 2 (1.08%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.08%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.54%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 21 (11.29%) Maven
2 19 (10.22%) Eclipse
3 16 (8.60%) JIRA
3 16 (8.60%) Jenkins
4 15 (8.06%) FitNesse
4 15 (8.06%) Cucumber
5 5 (2.69%) JUnit
6 4 (2.15%) JBehave
6 4 (2.15%) Selenium
7 3 (1.61%) Gradle
7 3 (1.61%) Ant
8 2 (1.08%) Subversion
8 2 (1.08%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.54%) RSpec
9 1 (0.54%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.54%) TestNG
9 1 (0.54%) DbUnit
9 1 (0.54%) Mockito
9 1 (0.54%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
General
1 40 (21.51%) Manufacturing
2 38 (20.43%) Telecoms
3 14 (7.53%) Finance
4 12 (6.45%) Pharmaceutical
5 11 (5.91%) Retail
5 11 (5.91%) Marketing
6 6 (3.23%) Legal
7 5 (2.69%) Billing
8 1 (0.54%) Back Office
8 1 (0.54%) Publishing
8 1 (0.54%) Military
8 1 (0.54%) Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (27.96%) Architect
2 25 (13.44%) Solutions Architect
3 23 (12.37%) Developer
4 21 (11.29%) Project Manager
5 19 (10.22%) Analyst
6 13 (6.99%) Consultant
7 12 (6.45%) Cloud Architect
8 8 (4.30%) Enterprise Architect
9 7 (3.76%) Business Analyst
10 6 (3.23%) Java Developer
10 6 (3.23%) .NET Developer
11 5 (2.69%) C# Developer
11 5 (2.69%) Software Engineer
11 5 (2.69%) Administrator
12 4 (2.15%) Technical Architect
12 4 (2.15%) Commercial Manager
12 4 (2.15%) ASP.NET Developer
12 4 (2.15%) IT Project Manager
12 4 (2.15%) Contracts Manager
12 4 (2.15%) Salesforce.com Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (20.43%) Web Services
2 21 (11.29%) .NET
3 20 (10.75%) CSS
4 19 (10.22%) SOAP
5 18 (9.68%) RESTful
6 17 (9.14%) HTML
7 15 (8.06%) XML
8 14 (7.53%) J2EE
8 14 (7.53%) Ajax
9 13 (6.99%) PostGIS
10 12 (6.45%) JSON
11 9 (4.84%) JSP
11 9 (4.84%) Mason
11 9 (4.84%) Visualforce
12 8 (4.30%) jQuery
12 8 (4.30%) Middleware
12 8 (4.30%) WCF
13 7 (3.76%) XSLT
14 6 (3.23%) ASP.NET
15 4 (2.15%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.29%) Open Source
1 21 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.84%) Web 2.0
4 8 (4.30%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (3.76%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.15%) HACMP
6 4 (2.15%) User Experience
6 4 (2.15%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.61%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.61%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.08%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.08%) APACS
8 2 (1.08%) Clustering
8 2 (1.08%) E-Learning
8 2 (1.08%) Social Media
8 2 (1.08%) iPad
9 1 (0.54%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.54%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.54%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.44%) Windows
2 24 (12.90%) Linux
3 8 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (3.76%) AIX
5 6 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.69%) UNIX
7 4 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.61%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.08%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.08%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.08%) NetWare
9 2 (1.08%) HPUX
9 2 (1.08%) Solaris
10 1 (0.54%) VMS
10 1 (0.54%) Android
10 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (24.19%) ERP
3 24 (12.90%) Scrum
4 19 (10.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (10.22%) CRM
4 19 (10.22%) Project Management
5 18 (9.68%) ITIL
6 13 (6.99%) MVC
6 13 (6.99%) TOGAF
7 11 (5.91%) Service Management
7 11 (5.91%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (4.84%) Change Management
8 9 (4.84%) Migration
9 8 (4.30%) E-Commerce
9 8 (4.30%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (4.30%) PRINCE2
9 8 (4.30%) Data Modelling
9 8 (4.30%) SOA
10 6 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (3.23%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 38 (20.43%) Java
2 35 (18.82%) SQL
3 22 (11.83%) JavaScript
4 11 (5.91%) C#
5 9 (4.84%) Apex Code
6 8 (4.30%) Shell Script
6 8 (4.30%) Perl
6 8 (4.30%) PHP
6 8 (4.30%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.15%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.15%) C
7 4 (2.15%) Python
8 3 (1.61%) Korn
9 2 (1.08%) VBA
9 2 (1.08%) C++
9 2 (1.08%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.08%) Ruby
9 2 (1.08%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.54%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.54%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 21 (11.29%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.84%) Degree
3 5 (2.69%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.08%) PMP
5 2 (1.08%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.54%) GIAC
6 1 (0.54%) GCIA
6 1 (0.54%) MCITP
6 1 (0.54%) CISSP
6 1 (0.54%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.69%) QA
2 4 (2.15%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (1.08%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (1.08%) GCP
4 2 (1.08%) GMP
4 2 (1.08%) GxP
4 2 (1.08%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.76%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.23%) vSphere
4 3 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.08%) GPFS
5 2 (1.08%) vCloud
5 2 (1.08%) OCFS2
5 2 (1.08%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.54%) Docker
6 1 (0.54%) LXC
Systems Management
1 19 (10.22%) Puppet
2 5 (2.69%) Tivoli
3 4 (2.15%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (1.61%) WSUS
5 2 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.54%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.54%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.54%) Netcool
6 1 (0.54%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 28 (15.05%) Salesforce.com
2 25 (13.44%) Oracle
3 22 (11.83%) Microsoft
3 22 (11.83%) VMware
4 9 (4.84%) EMC
4 9 (4.84%) HP
5 8 (4.30%) IBM
5 8 (4.30%) SAP
6 7 (3.76%) Cisco
6 7 (3.76%) Red Hat
7 6 (3.23%) Google
8 5 (2.69%) webMethods
9 4 (2.15%) Remedy
10 3 (1.61%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.61%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.61%) NetApp
10 3 (1.61%) BMC
10 3 (1.61%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (1.61%) Dell
11 2 (1.08%) Compaq
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