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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 166 178 222
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +44
Contract jobs citing SaaS 84 62 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.90% 0.70% 0.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 26.58% 23.57% 25.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 43 19
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£450 £403 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.80% -2.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £210 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £403 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £41.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-44.99% +117.10%
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
316 263 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.40% 2.97% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 161 53
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £208 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Average hourly rate £16.50 £31.00 £13.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.77% +136.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £30.60 £12.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.40 £36.20 £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £36.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-52.41% +39.42%

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 1 September 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
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 1 September 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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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
Hampshire -10 32 £450 +11.80% 10
Berkshire +14 14 £400 -8.57% 20
Surrey +3 9 £450 +2.27% 6
Middlesex +3 7 £528 +82.06% 1
Oxfordshire -1 7 £325 -13.33% 5
Buckinghamshire +4 6 £400 +64.10% 7
East Sussex -6 2 - - 7
Sussex - 2 £675 -
West Sussex 0 1 £450 -25.00% 1
Kent -6 1 £290 -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 39 (26.35%) Web Services
2 36 (24.32%) ERP
3 34 (22.97%) Telecoms
3 34 (22.97%) Manufacturing
4 29 (19.59%) Java
5 25 (16.89%) JavaScript
5 25 (16.89%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (16.22%) SQL
7 22 (14.86%) Oracle
8 21 (14.19%) ITIL
9 20 (13.51%) .NET
9 20 (13.51%) Scrum
10 19 (12.84%) Microsoft
11 18 (12.16%) Salesforce.com
11 18 (12.16%) Windows
12 17 (11.49%) MVC
12 17 (11.49%) Open Source
13 16 (10.81%) PaaS
13 16 (10.81%) Security Cleared
13 16 (10.81%) Internet
14 15 (10.14%) Apache
14 15 (10.14%) Linux
14 15 (10.14%) SOAP
14 15 (10.14%) Maven
14 15 (10.14%) Amazon AWS
15 14 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
15 14 (9.46%) Finance
15 14 (9.46%) CSS
15 14 (9.46%) XML
15 14 (9.46%) Eclipse

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 15 (10.14%) Apache
2 8 (5.41%) Apache Solr
3 6 (4.05%) WebLogic
3 6 (4.05%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (3.38%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.70%) ColdFusion
5 4 (2.70%) OpenStack
5 4 (2.70%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.35%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.35%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.68%) CMS
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.68%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.68%) Confluence
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.68%) Joomla!
Applications
1 8 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.73%) MS Office
3 3 (2.03%) MS Project
4 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.35%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.68%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.81%) PaaS
2 15 (10.14%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (8.11%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (6.08%) Force.com
5 8 (5.41%) IaaS
6 6 (4.05%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (1.35%) Office 365
8 1 (0.68%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.81%) Internet
2 5 (3.38%) Firewall
2 5 (3.38%) DNS
3 4 (2.70%) HTTP
3 4 (2.70%) LDAP
3 4 (2.70%) SAN
4 3 (2.03%) VPN
5 2 (1.35%) LAN
5 2 (1.35%) WAN
5 2 (1.35%) Kerberos
5 2 (1.35%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.35%) SSL
5 2 (1.35%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.68%) FTP
6 1 (0.68%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.68%) OSPF
6 1 (0.68%) BGP
6 1 (0.68%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.78%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.43%) MySQL
3 9 (6.08%) NoSQL
4 8 (5.41%) Relational Database
4 8 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (4.73%) Couchbase
6 6 (4.05%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.70%) SQLPlus
8 3 (2.03%) Big Data
8 3 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (2.03%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.03%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.35%) Spotfire
9 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.35%) DataStage
9 2 (1.35%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.68%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 15 (10.14%) Maven
2 14 (9.46%) Eclipse
3 11 (7.43%) JIRA
3 11 (7.43%) Jenkins
4 10 (6.76%) FitNesse
4 10 (6.76%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.70%) JBehave
5 4 (2.70%) Selenium
5 4 (2.70%) JUnit
6 3 (2.03%) Ant
6 3 (2.03%) Gradle
7 2 (1.35%) Subversion
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.68%) Toad
8 1 (0.68%) DbUnit
8 1 (0.68%) Mockito
8 1 (0.68%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.68%) TestNG
8 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.68%) RSpec
General
1 34 (22.97%) Telecoms
1 34 (22.97%) Manufacturing
2 14 (9.46%) Finance
3 9 (6.08%) Retail
4 6 (4.05%) Legal
5 5 (3.38%) Marketing
6 4 (2.70%) Billing
7 3 (2.03%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.68%) Law
8 1 (0.68%) Military
Job Titles
1 32 (21.62%) Architect
1 32 (21.62%) Developer
2 13 (8.78%) Analyst
2 13 (8.78%) Project Manager
2 13 (8.78%) Solutions Architect
3 9 (6.08%) Consultant
4 8 (5.41%) Enterprise Architect
5 7 (4.73%) C# Developer
5 7 (4.73%) Cloud Architect
5 7 (4.73%) ServiceNow Developer
6 6 (4.05%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (4.05%) .NET Developer
6 6 (4.05%) Business Analyst
7 5 (3.38%) Development Manager
7 5 (3.38%) Administrator
7 5 (3.38%) Software Engineer
7 5 (3.38%) Software Development Manager
7 5 (3.38%) Software Manager
8 4 (2.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (2.70%) Salesforce.com Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (26.35%) Web Services
2 20 (13.51%) .NET
3 15 (10.14%) SOAP
4 14 (9.46%) CSS
4 14 (9.46%) XML
5 13 (8.78%) HTML
6 11 (7.43%) Ajax
6 11 (7.43%) RESTful
7 10 (6.76%) J2EE
8 9 (6.08%) ASP.NET
8 9 (6.08%) Mason
8 9 (6.08%) Visualforce
9 8 (5.41%) PostGIS
9 8 (5.41%) jQuery
10 6 (4.05%) JSON
10 6 (4.05%) XSLT
10 6 (4.05%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (3.38%) JMS
12 4 (2.70%) WCF
12 4 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.49%) Open Source
2 7 (4.73%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.70%) HACMP
3 4 (2.70%) Web 2.0
4 3 (2.03%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.03%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.35%) CMDB
5 2 (1.35%) Blog
5 2 (1.35%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.35%) Social Media
5 2 (1.35%) APACS
5 2 (1.35%) Clustering
5 2 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.35%) Xbox
6 1 (0.68%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.68%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.68%) Replication
6 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.68%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.16%) Windows
2 15 (10.14%) Linux
3 6 (4.05%) AIX
4 5 (3.38%) UNIX
5 4 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.70%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.03%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.35%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.35%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.35%) Android
7 2 (1.35%) HPUX
7 2 (1.35%) Solaris
7 2 (1.35%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.35%) NetWare
8 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (24.32%) ERP
2 25 (16.89%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (14.19%) ITIL
4 20 (13.51%) Scrum
5 17 (11.49%) MVC
6 14 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (7.43%) CRM
8 10 (6.76%) Content Management
9 9 (6.08%) Workflow
10 8 (5.41%) Migration
10 8 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (5.41%) Service Management
10 8 (5.41%) TOGAF
11 7 (4.73%) SOA
11 7 (4.73%) Project Management
11 7 (4.73%) E-Commerce
11 7 (4.73%) Change Management
12 6 (4.05%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (3.38%) Identity Management
13 5 (3.38%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 29 (19.59%) Java
2 25 (16.89%) JavaScript
3 24 (16.22%) SQL
4 10 (6.76%) C#
5 9 (6.08%) Apex Code
6 8 (5.41%) Shell Script
7 6 (4.05%) PL/SQL
8 5 (3.38%) Perl
9 4 (2.70%) C
9 4 (2.70%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.03%) Korn
10 3 (2.03%) PHP
11 2 (1.35%) C++
11 2 (1.35%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.35%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.68%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.68%) VBA
12 1 (0.68%) Python
12 1 (0.68%) PHP5
12 1 (0.68%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 16 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.08%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (5.41%) Degree
4 2 (1.35%) PMP
4 2 (1.35%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.35%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.68%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.05%) QA
2 3 (2.03%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.35%) SLA
3 2 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.68%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.68%) GCP
4 1 (0.68%) GMP
4 1 (0.68%) GxP
System Software
1 5 (3.38%) Active Directory
1 5 (3.38%) vSphere
2 2 (1.35%) OCFS2
2 2 (1.35%) GPFS
2 2 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 11 (7.43%) Puppet
2 4 (2.70%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.35%) HP UCMDB
4 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.68%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 22 (14.86%) Oracle
2 19 (12.84%) Microsoft
3 18 (12.16%) Salesforce.com
4 11 (7.43%) VMware
4 11 (7.43%) ServiceNow
5 8 (5.41%) HP
5 8 (5.41%) IBM
6 6 (4.05%) Google
7 5 (3.38%) SAP
7 5 (3.38%) EMC
8 3 (2.03%) JBoss
8 3 (2.03%) Business Objects
8 3 (2.03%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.03%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.03%) Dell
8 3 (2.03%) Remedy
9 2 (1.35%) Capita
9 2 (1.35%) Twitter
9 2 (1.35%) Compaq
9 2 (1.35%) TIBCO
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