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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 158 158 175
Rank change year-on-year
0 +17
Contract jobs citing SaaS 109 90 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.14% 0.98% 0.73%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.57% 28.66% 24.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 38 40
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£381 £425 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.29% +5.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £528 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
- +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £47.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 - £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 - £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 - £40.00
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
587 314 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.17% 3.41% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 179 149
Average daily rate £408 £360 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.19% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.25% -63.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.68 £27.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £68.60 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £16.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+42.18% -51.51%

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 3 August 2015.

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
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 3 August 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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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
Berkshire +30 39 £360 -7.09% 33
Hampshire -15 24 £500 +17.64% 8
East Sussex +8 18 £350 - 6
Buckinghamshire -8 11 £398 -0.62% 7
Surrey -10 6 £450 -2.70% 8
Oxfordshire -27 5 £450 +50.00% 3
West Sussex -7 4 £431 -4.16% 3
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 29 (18.24%) Telecoms
2 28 (17.61%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (17.61%) SQL
2 28 (17.61%) Windows
3 26 (16.35%) ERP
3 26 (16.35%) PaaS
3 26 (16.35%) IaaS
4 25 (15.72%) DNS
4 25 (15.72%) Microsoft
5 24 (15.09%) LAN
5 24 (15.09%) Finance
6 23 (14.47%) Migration
6 23 (14.47%) DHCP
6 23 (14.47%) TCP/IP
6 23 (14.47%) ServiceNow
7 21 (13.21%) ITIL
7 21 (13.21%) Service Delivery
8 19 (11.95%) Manufacturing
8 19 (11.95%) Java
8 19 (11.95%) Data Centre
8 19 (11.95%) Microsoft Azure
9 18 (11.32%) Active Directory
9 18 (11.32%) VMware
10 17 (10.69%) VLAN
10 17 (10.69%) HTML
10 17 (10.69%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (9.43%) NAS
11 15 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2010
11 15 (9.43%) Fibre Channel
11 15 (9.43%) vMotion

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 15 (9.43%) MS Exchange
1 15 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 14 (8.81%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (3.14%) CMS
4 4 (2.52%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.89%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.89%) Mule ESB
5 3 (1.89%) Mule
6 2 (1.26%) IIS
6 2 (1.26%) Apache
6 2 (1.26%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.63%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.63%) Confluence
7 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.63%) Node.js
Applications
1 12 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.03%) MS Project
3 2 (1.26%) MS Office
3 2 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.63%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 4 (2.52%) SAP HR
2 3 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.26%) assyst
4 1 (0.63%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.63%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.63%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 26 (16.35%) IaaS
1 26 (16.35%) PaaS
2 19 (11.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.89%) GitHub
6 2 (1.26%) Force.com
6 2 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.63%) Symantec.cloud
7 1 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (15.72%) DNS
2 24 (15.09%) LAN
3 23 (14.47%) DHCP
3 23 (14.47%) TCP/IP
4 17 (10.69%) VLAN
5 15 (9.43%) NAS
5 15 (9.43%) Fibre Channel
5 15 (9.43%) WAN
5 15 (9.43%) SAN
6 13 (8.18%) WLAN
6 13 (8.18%) Firewall
6 13 (8.18%) MPLS
7 8 (5.03%) OSPF
7 8 (5.03%) BGP
7 8 (5.03%) EIGRP
7 8 (5.03%) ICMP
7 8 (5.03%) X.25
7 8 (5.03%) IPsec
7 8 (5.03%) HSRP
7 8 (5.03%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.92%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.66%) MySQL
3 4 (2.52%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.52%) MS Access
3 4 (2.52%) PowerCenter
4 3 (1.89%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.89%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.26%) Big Data
5 2 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.26%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 7 (4.40%) Subversion
2 5 (3.14%) HP UFT
2 5 (3.14%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.89%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.89%) Maven
3 3 (1.89%) Axure RP
4 2 (1.26%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.26%) Selenium
4 2 (1.26%) JIRA
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.63%) WebDriver
General
1 29 (18.24%) Telecoms
2 24 (15.09%) Finance
3 19 (11.95%) Manufacturing
4 13 (8.18%) Banking
5 10 (6.29%) Marketing
6 6 (3.77%) Retail
7 5 (3.14%) Spanish Language
8 4 (2.52%) Publishing
8 4 (2.52%) Legal
9 3 (1.89%) Multimedia
10 2 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (1.26%) Back Office
10 2 (1.26%) Electronics
11 1 (0.63%) Games
11 1 (0.63%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 34 (21.38%) Analyst
2 23 (14.47%) Consultant
2 23 (14.47%) Developer
3 13 (8.18%) Architect
3 13 (8.18%) ServiceNow Consultant
4 10 (6.29%) Project Manager
4 10 (6.29%) Test Analyst
5 7 (4.40%) Network Engineer
5 7 (4.40%) Support Engineer
5 7 (4.40%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (4.40%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 7 (4.40%) Service Manager
6 6 (3.77%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (3.77%) Business Analyst
6 6 (3.77%) Designer
6 6 (3.77%) SaaS Consultant
7 5 (3.14%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (3.14%) Test Manager
7 5 (3.14%) .NET Developer
7 5 (3.14%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.69%) HTML
2 15 (9.43%) Web Services
3 9 (5.66%) .NET
4 8 (5.03%) CSS
4 8 (5.03%) 802.1X
5 6 (3.77%) XML
5 6 (3.77%) SOAP
5 6 (3.77%) jQuery
6 5 (3.14%) REST
6 5 (3.14%) HTML5
6 5 (3.14%) JSON
7 4 (2.52%) Middleware
7 4 (2.52%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (1.89%) JMS
8 3 (1.89%) SAML
8 3 (1.89%) Ajax
8 3 (1.89%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (1.89%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.89%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.95%) Data Centre
2 14 (8.81%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (5.66%) Management Information System
4 8 (5.03%) User Experience
5 5 (3.14%) Visualisation
6 4 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.52%) Performance Metrics
7 3 (1.89%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.89%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.89%) Streaming Video
8 2 (1.26%) PMI
8 2 (1.26%) DTV
8 2 (1.26%) Social Media
8 2 (1.26%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.63%) PlayStation
9 1 (0.63%) Xbox
9 1 (0.63%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.63%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.63%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.63%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 28 (17.61%) Windows
2 14 (8.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (6.29%) UNIX
4 9 (5.66%) Linux
5 2 (1.26%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.63%) AIX
6 1 (0.63%) CentOS
6 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (17.61%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (16.35%) ERP
3 23 (14.47%) Migration
4 21 (13.21%) ITIL
4 21 (13.21%) Service Delivery
5 10 (6.29%) E-Commerce
5 10 (6.29%) Problem Management
6 9 (5.66%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (5.66%) PRINCE2
6 9 (5.66%) Data Migration
6 9 (5.66%) System Integration Testing
6 9 (5.66%) SDLC
7 8 (5.03%) Test Strategy
7 8 (5.03%) Service Management
7 8 (5.03%) Scrum
7 8 (5.03%) Business Analysis
8 7 (4.40%) Test Management
8 7 (4.40%) Test Scripting
9 6 (3.77%) Time Management
9 6 (3.77%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 28 (17.61%) SQL
2 19 (11.95%) Java
3 11 (6.92%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.40%) C#
5 6 (3.77%) Ruby
5 6 (3.77%) Perl
6 5 (3.14%) T-SQL
6 5 (3.14%) C++
6 5 (3.14%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.52%) Korn
7 4 (2.52%) PHP
8 3 (1.89%) C
9 2 (1.26%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.26%) VBScript
9 2 (1.26%) VB
10 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.63%) Python
10 1 (0.63%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 12 (7.55%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (2.52%) Degree
3 4 (2.52%) CCDE
3 4 (2.52%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.89%) PMP
4 3 (1.89%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.26%) HND
5 2 (1.26%) CCIE
5 2 (1.26%) CCNP
6 1 (0.63%) ISEB
6 1 (0.63%) CISSP
6 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.63%) CISA
6 1 (0.63%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.89%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (11.32%) Active Directory
2 17 (10.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (9.43%) vCloud
4 2 (1.26%) Docker
5 1 (0.63%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 15 (9.43%) vMotion
2 5 (3.14%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.89%) CloudHub
4 2 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.26%) Puppet
4 2 (1.26%) Netcool
4 2 (1.26%) OVSD
4 2 (1.26%) HP NNM
4 2 (1.26%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.63%) SCCM
5 1 (0.63%) Nagios
5 1 (0.63%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.63%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.63%) SAP Afaria
5 1 (0.63%) Opsview
5 1 (0.63%) ArcSight ESM
5 1 (0.63%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 25 (15.72%) Microsoft
2 23 (14.47%) ServiceNow
3 18 (11.32%) VMware
4 15 (9.43%) Oracle
5 13 (8.18%) Cisco
6 11 (6.92%) SAP
7 8 (5.03%) PeopleSoft
8 7 (4.40%) HP
9 4 (2.52%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (2.52%) Juniper
9 4 (2.52%) BMC
9 4 (2.52%) Remedy
10 2 (1.26%) Kenexa
10 2 (1.26%) PlateSpin
10 2 (1.26%) LANDesk
10 2 (1.26%) CA
10 2 (1.26%) Ariba
10 2 (1.26%) EMC
10 2 (1.26%) IBM
11 1 (0.63%) Siebel
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