The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 South East 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 151 173 224
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +51
Contract jobs citing SaaS 87 57 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.95% 0.67% 0.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.71% 27.54% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 37 11
Average daily rate
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£425 £403 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £259 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £570 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £421 £419
% change year-on-year
+0.89% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +100.00%
Cloud Services Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
266 207 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.90% 2.45% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 123 41
Average daily rate £360 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £33.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.57% +144.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £32.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-48.43% +137.03%
SaaS
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -8 34 £425 +5.59% 9
Surrey +5 12 £463 +5.11% 10
Oxfordshire +4 9 £300 -7.69% 4
Buckinghamshire -3 9 £400 +39.13% 3
Berkshire +3 8 £388 -18.42% 24
Middlesex +1 7 £528 +82.06% 1
East Sussex -4 2 - - 5
West Sussex -5 2 £450 -25.00% 2
Thames Valley - - - -
Kent - - - -
Sussex - - - -
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (25.16%) Web Services
2 35 (22.58%) ERP
3 33 (21.29%) Telecoms
4 32 (20.65%) Manufacturing
5 28 (18.06%) JavaScript
6 27 (17.42%) ITIL
7 26 (16.77%) .NET
7 26 (16.77%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (16.13%) Java
8 25 (16.13%) Microsoft
9 24 (15.48%) MVC
10 23 (14.84%) SQL
11 22 (14.19%) Oracle
12 21 (13.55%) Scrum
13 19 (12.26%) Finance
14 18 (11.61%) C#
14 18 (11.61%) CSS
14 18 (11.61%) Linux
15 17 (10.97%) ASP.NET
15 17 (10.97%) XML
15 17 (10.97%) HTML
15 17 (10.97%) Security Cleared
16 16 (10.32%) ServiceNow
16 16 (10.32%) Windows
17 15 (9.68%) SQL Server
17 15 (9.68%) SOAP
18 14 (9.03%) Salesforce.com
18 14 (9.03%) Internet
18 14 (9.03%) ASP.NET MVC
18 14 (9.03%) PaaS

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 12 (7.74%) Apache
2 9 (5.81%) WebLogic
3 7 (4.52%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (3.23%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.58%) ColdFusion
5 4 (2.58%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.58%) Apache Solr
5 4 (2.58%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.29%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.29%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.65%) SAS
8 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.65%) CMS
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.65%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.52%) MS Office
3 2 (1.29%) MS Project
4 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (4.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (2.58%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.94%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.65%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.03%) PaaS
2 13 (8.39%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (7.10%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (5.81%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (5.81%) IaaS
5 8 (5.16%) Force.com
6 5 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.03%) Internet
2 9 (5.81%) LDAP
2 9 (5.81%) VPN
3 7 (4.52%) SSL
4 6 (3.87%) Firewall
4 6 (3.87%) DNS
5 5 (3.23%) SAN
6 4 (2.58%) HTTP
7 3 (1.94%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.29%) Kerberos
8 2 (1.29%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.65%) LAN
9 1 (0.65%) WAN
9 1 (0.65%) DHCP
9 1 (0.65%) FTP
9 1 (0.65%) IPv6
9 1 (0.65%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.65%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.39%) MySQL
3 12 (7.74%) Couchbase
4 8 (5.16%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.23%) SQLPlus
6 4 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.58%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.94%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.29%) Spotfire
8 2 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.29%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.29%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.29%) DataStage
8 2 (1.29%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.65%) MS Access
9 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (7.10%) Maven
2 10 (6.45%) Eclipse
3 7 (4.52%) Jenkins
4 6 (3.87%) Cucumber
4 6 (3.87%) JIRA
4 6 (3.87%) FitNesse
5 4 (2.58%) JUnit
5 4 (2.58%) Selenium
5 4 (2.58%) JBehave
6 3 (1.94%) Gradle
6 3 (1.94%) Ant
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.65%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.65%) TestNG
7 1 (0.65%) RSpec
7 1 (0.65%) DbUnit
7 1 (0.65%) Mockito
General
1 33 (21.29%) Telecoms
2 32 (20.65%) Manufacturing
3 19 (12.26%) Finance
4 8 (5.16%) Retail
5 6 (3.87%) Legal
6 4 (2.58%) Billing
6 4 (2.58%) Marketing
7 2 (1.29%) Spanish Language
7 2 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.65%) Front Office
8 1 (0.65%) Back Office
8 1 (0.65%) Law
8 1 (0.65%) Military
Job Titles
1 41 (26.45%) Developer
2 32 (20.65%) Architect
3 18 (11.61%) Project Manager
4 12 (7.74%) Consultant
5 11 (7.10%) Analyst
5 11 (7.10%) C# Developer
6 10 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (5.81%) C# .NET Developer
7 9 (5.81%) Cloud Architect
8 8 (5.16%) .NET Developer
9 7 (4.52%) Senior Technical Consultant
9 7 (4.52%) Technical Consultant
9 7 (4.52%) Senior Consultant
9 7 (4.52%) ServiceNow Developer
9 7 (4.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (4.52%) ITSM Consultant
10 5 (3.23%) Software Manager
10 5 (3.23%) ServiceNow Consultant
10 5 (3.23%) Agile C# Developer
10 5 (3.23%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (25.16%) Web Services
2 26 (16.77%) .NET
3 18 (11.61%) CSS
4 17 (10.97%) ASP.NET
4 17 (10.97%) XML
4 17 (10.97%) HTML
5 15 (9.68%) SOAP
6 14 (9.03%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (7.10%) Ajax
8 10 (6.45%) Visualforce
9 9 (5.81%) jQuery
9 9 (5.81%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 8 (5.16%) Mason
10 8 (5.16%) J2EE
11 7 (4.52%) COM
11 7 (4.52%) RESTful
12 6 (3.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 6 (3.87%) Middleware
13 5 (3.23%) JMS
13 5 (3.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.45%) Open Source
2 7 (4.52%) CMDB
3 5 (3.23%) Blog
3 5 (3.23%) Inversion of Control
3 5 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.23%) Xbox
4 4 (2.58%) HACMP
5 3 (1.94%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.94%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.94%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.29%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.29%) Social Media
6 2 (1.29%) APACS
6 2 (1.29%) Clustering
7 1 (0.65%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.65%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.65%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.65%) W3C
7 1 (0.65%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.65%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.61%) Linux
2 16 (10.32%) Windows
3 9 (5.81%) UNIX
4 5 (3.23%) AIX
5 4 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.94%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.94%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.29%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.29%) HPUX
7 2 (1.29%) Solaris
7 2 (1.29%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.29%) NetWare
8 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.65%) Android
8 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (22.58%) ERP
2 27 (17.42%) ITIL
3 26 (16.77%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (15.48%) MVC
5 21 (13.55%) Scrum
6 13 (8.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (7.10%) Workflow
7 11 (7.10%) CRM
7 11 (7.10%) Service Management
8 10 (6.45%) Content Management
9 8 (5.16%) TOGAF
9 8 (5.16%) SOA
10 7 (4.52%) ITSM
10 7 (4.52%) Technical Architecture
10 7 (4.52%) Customer Engagement
10 7 (4.52%) ITIL V2
11 6 (3.87%) BDD
11 6 (3.87%) Kanban
11 6 (3.87%) Pair Programming
11 6 (3.87%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 28 (18.06%) JavaScript
2 25 (16.13%) Java
3 23 (14.84%) SQL
4 18 (11.61%) C#
5 10 (6.45%) Apex Code
6 7 (4.52%) PL/SQL
6 7 (4.52%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.58%) Perl
7 4 (2.58%) C
8 3 (1.94%) PHP
9 2 (1.29%) Korn
9 2 (1.29%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.29%) C++
9 2 (1.29%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.29%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.65%) VBA
10 1 (0.65%) Python
10 1 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (10.97%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.74%) Degree
3 9 (5.81%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.58%) PMP
4 4 (2.58%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.29%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.65%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.52%) QA
2 3 (1.94%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.29%) SLA
4 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 6 (3.87%) vSphere
2 5 (3.23%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.94%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.29%) OCFS2
4 2 (1.29%) GPFS
5 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (4.52%) Puppet
1 7 (4.52%) HP UCMDB
2 3 (1.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (1.94%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 22 (14.19%) Oracle
3 16 (10.32%) ServiceNow
4 14 (9.03%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (7.74%) HP
6 10 (6.45%) VMware
7 8 (5.16%) IBM
8 7 (4.52%) BMC
8 7 (4.52%) Remedy
9 6 (3.87%) Twitter
10 5 (3.23%) EMC
11 4 (2.58%) Google
12 3 (1.94%) Dell
12 3 (1.94%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.94%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.94%) Business Objects
12 3 (1.94%) JBoss
13 2 (1.29%) SAP
13 2 (1.29%) Compaq
13 2 (1.29%) Sun
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