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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 145 185 212
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +27
Contract jobs citing SaaS 98 63 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.06% 0.72% 0.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.37% 22.83% 28.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 42 17
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£450 £404 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.45% -2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £205 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £499 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £34.00 - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £44.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +70.19%
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
358 276 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.86% 3.16% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 173 58
Average daily rate £416 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £237 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.03% +125.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.54 £30.50 £12.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £30.50 £31.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -26.78%

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 19 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 19 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 +9 46 £450 +11.11% 16
Berkshire +13 18 £500 +14.28% 21
Surrey -2 9 £400 -12.56% 6
Middlesex +8 7 £528 +230.00% 1
Oxfordshire -2 7 £300 -20.00% 3
Buckinghamshire -4 5 £400 +64.10% 7
Sussex - 2 £675 -
Kent -3 1 £290 - 2
East Sussex - - - - 8
West Sussex - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 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 46 (27.22%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (23.67%) ERP
3 37 (21.89%) Web Services
3 37 (21.89%) Manufacturing
4 36 (21.30%) Telecoms
5 34 (20.12%) Java
6 32 (18.93%) SQL
7 25 (14.79%) Salesforce.com
8 24 (14.20%) Scrum
9 23 (13.61%) Oracle
9 23 (13.61%) JavaScript
10 22 (13.02%) .NET
10 22 (13.02%) Windows
10 22 (13.02%) Microsoft
10 22 (13.02%) PaaS
11 21 (12.43%) Internet
12 20 (11.83%) Maven
12 20 (11.83%) Apache
12 20 (11.83%) SOAP
12 20 (11.83%) Open Source
12 20 (11.83%) Amazon AWS
13 19 (11.24%) Linux
14 18 (10.65%) CSS
14 18 (10.65%) Eclipse
14 18 (10.65%) VMware
15 17 (10.06%) Security Cleared
15 17 (10.06%) RESTful
16 16 (9.47%) Puppet
16 16 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
16 16 (9.47%) HTML

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 20 (11.83%) Apache
2 12 (7.10%) Apache Solr
3 10 (5.92%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (3.55%) WebLogic
4 6 (3.55%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.96%) ColdFusion
5 5 (2.96%) OpenStack
6 4 (2.37%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.78%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.18%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.59%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.59%) CMS
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.59%) Lync
9 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 12 (7.10%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.14%) MS Office
3 5 (2.96%) MS Project
4 1 (0.59%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.18%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.59%) Workday HCM
2 1 (0.59%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (13.02%) PaaS
2 20 (11.83%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (7.69%) IaaS
4 12 (7.10%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (5.33%) Force.com
6 8 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (3.55%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.78%) Office 365
9 1 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.59%) Route 53
9 1 (0.59%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.43%) Internet
2 7 (4.14%) Firewall
3 6 (3.55%) DNS
4 4 (2.37%) HTTP
4 4 (2.37%) SAN
5 3 (1.78%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.18%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (1.18%) Kerberos
6 2 (1.18%) LAN
6 2 (1.18%) WAN
6 2 (1.18%) LDAP
7 1 (0.59%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.59%) BGP
7 1 (0.59%) OSPF
7 1 (0.59%) FTP
7 1 (0.59%) VPN
7 1 (0.59%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.28%) Relational Database
1 14 (8.28%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.10%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (6.51%) MySQL
4 6 (3.55%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.55%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.96%) Couchbase
6 4 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.37%) SQLPlus
7 3 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.78%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.78%) Big Data
7 3 (1.78%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.18%) Spotfire
8 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.18%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.18%) DataStage
8 2 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (11.83%) Maven
2 18 (10.65%) Eclipse
3 15 (8.88%) Jenkins
3 15 (8.88%) JIRA
4 14 (8.28%) FitNesse
4 14 (8.28%) Cucumber
5 5 (2.96%) JUnit
6 4 (2.37%) Selenium
6 4 (2.37%) JBehave
7 3 (1.78%) Ant
7 3 (1.78%) Gradle
8 2 (1.18%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.18%) Subversion
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.59%) Toad
9 1 (0.59%) Mockito
9 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.59%) TestNG
9 1 (0.59%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.59%) DbUnit
General
1 37 (21.89%) Manufacturing
2 36 (21.30%) Telecoms
3 13 (7.69%) Finance
4 11 (6.51%) Pharmaceutical
4 11 (6.51%) Marketing
5 9 (5.33%) Retail
6 6 (3.55%) Legal
7 4 (2.37%) Billing
8 1 (0.59%) Banking
8 1 (0.59%) Military
8 1 (0.59%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 45 (26.63%) Architect
2 30 (17.75%) Developer
3 21 (12.43%) Solutions Architect
4 16 (9.47%) Analyst
5 15 (8.88%) Project Manager
6 12 (7.10%) Consultant
7 10 (5.92%) Cloud Architect
8 8 (4.73%) Enterprise Architect
9 7 (4.14%) C# Developer
9 7 (4.14%) Business Analyst
10 6 (3.55%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (3.55%) .NET Developer
11 5 (2.96%) Java Developer
11 5 (2.96%) ColdFusion Developer
11 5 (2.96%) Administrator
11 5 (2.96%) Software Engineer
12 4 (2.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 4 (2.37%) Salesforce.com Developer
12 4 (2.37%) Salesforce.com Administrator
12 4 (2.37%) Commercial Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (21.89%) Web Services
2 22 (13.02%) .NET
3 20 (11.83%) SOAP
4 18 (10.65%) CSS
5 17 (10.06%) RESTful
6 16 (9.47%) HTML
7 15 (8.88%) XML
8 14 (8.28%) Ajax
8 14 (8.28%) J2EE
9 12 (7.10%) PostGIS
10 11 (6.51%) JSON
11 9 (5.33%) jQuery
11 9 (5.33%) Mason
11 9 (5.33%) Visualforce
12 8 (4.73%) JSP
12 8 (4.73%) ASP.NET
13 7 (4.14%) XSLT
13 7 (4.14%) WCF
14 6 (3.55%) Middleware
15 5 (2.96%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.83%) Open Source
2 15 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.33%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.73%) Web 2.0
5 5 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.37%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.37%) User Experience
6 4 (2.37%) HACMP
7 3 (1.78%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.18%) Blog
8 2 (1.18%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (1.18%) Xbox
8 2 (1.18%) Social Media
8 2 (1.18%) iPad
8 2 (1.18%) APACS
8 2 (1.18%) Clustering
8 2 (1.18%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.59%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.59%) W3C
9 1 (0.59%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.02%) Windows
2 19 (11.24%) Linux
3 6 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (3.55%) AIX
4 5 (2.96%) UNIX
5 4 (2.37%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.78%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.18%) Android
7 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.18%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.18%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (1.18%) NetWare
7 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.18%) HPUX
7 2 (1.18%) Solaris
8 1 (0.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (27.22%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (23.67%) ERP
3 24 (14.20%) Scrum
4 16 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (9.47%) CRM
5 15 (8.88%) MVC
6 13 (7.69%) ITIL
7 12 (7.10%) Project Management
8 10 (5.92%) Root Cause Analysis
8 10 (5.92%) Service Management
8 10 (5.92%) Migration
8 10 (5.92%) TOGAF
9 8 (4.73%) E-Commerce
10 7 (4.14%) SOA
10 7 (4.14%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (3.55%) Project Planning
11 6 (3.55%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (3.55%) Change Management
11 6 (3.55%) Data Modelling
12 5 (2.96%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 34 (20.12%) Java
2 32 (18.93%) SQL
3 23 (13.61%) JavaScript
4 11 (6.51%) C#
5 9 (5.33%) Apex Code
6 8 (4.73%) Shell Script
7 6 (3.55%) PL/SQL
7 6 (3.55%) Perl
8 5 (2.96%) PHP
9 4 (2.37%) C
9 4 (2.37%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.78%) Korn
11 2 (1.18%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.18%) Python
11 2 (1.18%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.18%) C++
12 1 (0.59%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.59%) VBA
12 1 (0.59%) Scala
12 1 (0.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (10.06%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.14%) Degree
3 5 (2.96%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.18%) PMP
5 2 (1.18%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.59%) CISSP
6 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.59%) GCIA
6 1 (0.59%) GIAC
6 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.37%) QA
2 3 (1.78%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (1.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (1.18%) GCP
3 2 (1.18%) GMP
3 2 (1.18%) GxP
3 2 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.55%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.96%) vSphere
3 2 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.18%) OCFS2
3 2 (1.18%) GPFS
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.59%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.59%) vCloud
4 1 (0.59%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (9.47%) Puppet
2 4 (2.37%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.78%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.59%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.59%) WSUS
5 1 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 25 (14.79%) Salesforce.com
2 23 (13.61%) Oracle
3 22 (13.02%) Microsoft
4 18 (10.65%) VMware
5 8 (4.73%) IBM
6 7 (4.14%) SAP
6 7 (4.14%) HP
6 7 (4.14%) EMC
7 6 (3.55%) Google
8 5 (2.96%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.37%) Cisco
10 3 (1.78%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (1.78%) Business Objects
10 3 (1.78%) JBoss
10 3 (1.78%) Dell
10 3 (1.78%) webMethods
10 3 (1.78%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.78%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.18%) Capita
11 2 (1.18%) Axway
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