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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 177 173 183
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +10
Contract jobs citing SaaS 98 84 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.98% 0.90% 0.70%
As % of the Cloud Services category 16.14% 23.73% 20.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 36 43
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£360 £450 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £315 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £528 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £438 £403
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £22.69 £41.25
% change year-on-year
+18.99% -44.99%
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
607 354 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.05% 3.81% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 206 187
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 5 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £30.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -47.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.61 £24.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £120.20 £35.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+41.17% -48.48%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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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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
Berkshire +17 32 £360 -10.00% 23
Hampshire -9 17 £500 +11.11% 9
East Sussex +15 16 £330 - 2
Surrey -4 13 £450 - 8
Buckinghamshire -5 11 £310 -22.50% 3
West Sussex -10 5 £374 -16.88% 1
Oxfordshire -23 2 £450 +38.46% 4
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 31 (19.62%) Windows
2 30 (18.99%) SQL
3 29 (18.35%) DNS
4 27 (17.09%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (16.46%) Telecoms
5 26 (16.46%) Microsoft
6 25 (15.82%) LAN
6 25 (15.82%) Finance
7 24 (15.19%) DHCP
7 24 (15.19%) TCP/IP
7 24 (15.19%) ITIL
7 24 (15.19%) IaaS
8 23 (14.56%) Data Centre
8 23 (14.56%) PaaS
9 22 (13.92%) ServiceNow
9 22 (13.92%) ERP
10 21 (13.29%) Service Delivery
11 20 (12.66%) Migration
12 19 (12.03%) VMware
12 19 (12.03%) Active Directory
12 19 (12.03%) Microsoft Azure
13 18 (11.39%) VMware Infrastructure
13 18 (11.39%) Oracle
13 18 (11.39%) Java
14 17 (10.76%) HTML
14 17 (10.76%) Cisco
14 17 (10.76%) Manufacturing
14 17 (10.76%) VLAN
15 16 (10.13%) WLAN
15 16 (10.13%) WAN

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 14 (8.86%) MS Exchange
1 14 (8.86%) Exchange Server 2007
1 14 (8.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (3.16%) CMS
3 4 (2.53%) Apache
3 4 (2.53%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.27%) IIS
4 2 (1.27%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.27%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.63%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.63%) Node.js
5 1 (0.63%) WordPress
5 1 (0.63%) Confluence
5 1 (0.63%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 11 (6.96%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.70%) MS Project
3 6 (3.80%) MS Office
4 2 (1.27%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.27%) Fireworks
4 2 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.53%) SAP HR
1 4 (2.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.27%) assyst
3 2 (1.27%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 24 (15.19%) IaaS
2 23 (14.56%) PaaS
3 19 (12.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (6.96%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (3.80%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.90%) Force.com
6 3 (1.90%) Office 365
7 2 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.63%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.63%) Veeva
8 1 (0.63%) Symantec.cloud
8 1 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (18.35%) DNS
2 25 (15.82%) LAN
3 24 (15.19%) DHCP
3 24 (15.19%) TCP/IP
4 17 (10.76%) VLAN
5 16 (10.13%) WLAN
5 16 (10.13%) WAN
6 15 (9.49%) SAN
6 15 (9.49%) NAS
6 15 (9.49%) Fibre Channel
7 14 (8.86%) MPLS
8 9 (5.70%) Firewall
9 8 (5.06%) IPsec
9 8 (5.06%) OSPF
9 8 (5.06%) BGP
9 8 (5.06%) EIGRP
9 8 (5.06%) ICMP
9 8 (5.06%) X.25
9 8 (5.06%) HSRP
9 8 (5.06%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.23%) MySQL
1 13 (8.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.53%) MS Access
2 4 (2.53%) PowerCenter
2 4 (2.53%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.90%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.90%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.27%) Big Data
4 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.27%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.63%) CouchDB
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 6 (3.80%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.16%) HP UFT
3 4 (2.53%) Subversion
3 4 (2.53%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.90%) Axure RP
5 2 (1.27%) JIRA
5 2 (1.27%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (1.27%) Selenium
6 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.63%) WebDriver
General
1 26 (16.46%) Telecoms
2 25 (15.82%) Finance
3 17 (10.76%) Manufacturing
4 14 (8.86%) Banking
5 6 (3.80%) Retail
6 5 (3.16%) Marketing
6 5 (3.16%) Spanish Language
6 5 (3.16%) Legal
7 4 (2.53%) Publishing
8 3 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.27%) Electronics
10 1 (0.63%) Advertising
10 1 (0.63%) Back Office
10 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.63%) Games
10 1 (0.63%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 33 (20.89%) Analyst
2 25 (15.82%) Developer
3 19 (12.03%) Consultant
4 14 (8.86%) Architect
5 13 (8.23%) ServiceNow Consultant
6 10 (6.33%) Project Manager
6 10 (6.33%) Test Analyst
7 9 (5.70%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (4.43%) Network Engineer
8 7 (4.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 7 (4.43%) Service Manager
9 6 (3.80%) C# Developer
9 6 (3.80%) Senior Network Engineer
9 6 (3.80%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.80%) Test Manager
9 6 (3.80%) SaaS Consultant
10 5 (3.16%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (3.16%) Business Analyst
10 5 (3.16%) Web Developer
10 5 (3.16%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.76%) HTML
2 14 (8.86%) Web Services
3 11 (6.96%) CSS
4 9 (5.70%) .NET
5 8 (5.06%) 802.1X
6 7 (4.43%) XML
6 7 (4.43%) jQuery
6 7 (4.43%) AngularJS
7 6 (3.80%) HTML5
7 6 (3.80%) CSS3
7 6 (3.80%) Middleware
8 5 (3.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (2.53%) ASP.NET
9 4 (2.53%) JSP
9 4 (2.53%) Ajax
10 3 (1.90%) Ruby on Rails
10 3 (1.90%) LAMP
10 3 (1.90%) JSON
10 3 (1.90%) SOAP
10 3 (1.90%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.56%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.59%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (6.33%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.80%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.16%) Visualisation
5 5 (3.16%) User Experience
6 4 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.53%) Performance Metrics
6 4 (2.53%) PMI
7 3 (1.90%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.27%) DTV
8 2 (1.27%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.63%) PlayStation
9 1 (0.63%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.63%) Xbox
9 1 (0.63%) Wiki
9 1 (0.63%) Blog
9 1 (0.63%) BBC
9 1 (0.63%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 31 (19.62%) Windows
2 14 (8.86%) Linux
2 14 (8.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (6.33%) UNIX
4 3 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.90%) HPUX
4 3 (1.90%) Solaris
5 2 (1.27%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.27%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.63%) CentOS
6 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (17.09%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (15.19%) ITIL
3 22 (13.92%) ERP
4 21 (13.29%) Service Delivery
5 20 (12.66%) Migration
6 12 (7.59%) Service Management
6 12 (7.59%) E-Commerce
7 11 (6.96%) Problem Management
8 10 (6.33%) System Integration Testing
8 10 (6.33%) SDLC
9 9 (5.70%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (5.70%) Test Strategy
9 9 (5.70%) PRINCE2
10 8 (5.06%) OO
10 8 (5.06%) MVC
10 8 (5.06%) Business Analysis
10 8 (5.06%) Test Management
11 7 (4.43%) Data Migration
11 7 (4.43%) Project Management
11 7 (4.43%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 30 (18.99%) SQL
2 18 (11.39%) Java
3 14 (8.86%) JavaScript
4 8 (5.06%) C#
5 7 (4.43%) Perl
6 6 (3.80%) C++
6 6 (3.80%) Bash Shell
7 5 (3.16%) Korn
7 5 (3.16%) PHP
7 5 (3.16%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.53%) C
8 4 (2.53%) Ruby
9 3 (1.90%) Apex Code
10 2 (1.27%) XPath
10 2 (1.27%) VBScript
10 2 (1.27%) VB
10 2 (1.27%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (6.96%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.06%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (3.80%) Degree
4 4 (2.53%) CCDE
4 4 (2.53%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (2.53%) PMP
4 4 (2.53%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.27%) HND
5 2 (1.27%) CCIE
5 2 (1.27%) CCNP
5 2 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.27%) MBA
6 1 (0.63%) CISSP
6 1 (0.63%) CISA
6 1 (0.63%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.90%) QA
2 2 (1.27%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (12.03%) Active Directory
2 18 (11.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (9.49%) vCloud
4 2 (1.27%) UAG
4 2 (1.27%) XenApp
4 2 (1.27%) XenServer
5 1 (0.63%) vSphere
5 1 (0.63%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (9.49%) vMotion
2 5 (3.16%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.27%) Netcool
3 2 (1.27%) OVSD
3 2 (1.27%) HP NNM
3 2 (1.27%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.63%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.63%) Puppet
4 1 (0.63%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.63%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 26 (16.46%) Microsoft
2 22 (13.92%) ServiceNow
3 19 (12.03%) VMware
4 18 (11.39%) Oracle
5 17 (10.76%) Cisco
6 10 (6.33%) SAP
6 10 (6.33%) HP
7 9 (5.70%) PeopleSoft
8 4 (2.53%) IBM
8 4 (2.53%) Juniper
8 4 (2.53%) Remedy
9 3 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.90%) Citrix
9 3 (1.90%) Sun
10 2 (1.27%) Siebel
10 2 (1.27%) EMC
10 2 (1.27%) BMC
10 2 (1.27%) CA
10 2 (1.27%) Mitel
10 2 (1.27%) LANDesk
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