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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 177 170 222
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +52
Contract jobs citing SaaS 73 67 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.75% 0.80% 0.25%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.08% 37.02% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 38 15
Average daily rate £425 £423 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +20.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £324 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £11.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.50 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+160.00% -
Cloud Services Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
251 181 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.59% 2.16% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 101 58
Average daily rate £420 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 1
Average hourly rate £10.25 £15.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.87% -61.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -38.00%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +3 25 £388 -3.72% 4
Oxfordshire +8 14 £350 -17.64% 4
Berkshire -5 11 £488 +14.70% 27
Surrey -10 8 £388 -24.39% 6
Buckinghamshire -24 3 £435 +10.12% 4
Middlesex -4 1 £500 -
East Sussex -8 1 £250 -37.50% 6
Kent - - - - 4
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 48 (33.10%) ERP
2 47 (32.41%) Manufacturing
3 45 (31.03%) Telecoms
4 38 (26.21%) JavaScript
5 32 (22.07%) .NET
5 32 (22.07%) ITIL
5 32 (22.07%) Microsoft
6 26 (17.93%) XML
6 26 (17.93%) HTML
7 25 (17.24%) Web Services
8 24 (16.55%) MVC
9 23 (15.86%) ASP.NET
10 22 (15.17%) CSS
10 22 (15.17%) C#
10 22 (15.17%) SQL
11 21 (14.48%) Oracle
12 20 (13.79%) ASP.NET MVC
13 19 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (13.10%) SOAP
14 18 (12.41%) Service Management
14 18 (12.41%) Scrum
15 17 (11.72%) Ajax
15 17 (11.72%) SQL Server
15 17 (11.72%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 16 (11.03%) jQuery
16 16 (11.03%) MySQL
17 15 (10.34%) Java
17 15 (10.34%) HP
17 15 (10.34%) Degree
17 15 (10.34%) Finance

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (5.52%) WebLogic
2 6 (4.14%) Apache
2 6 (4.14%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.14%) IIS
3 5 (3.45%) ColdFusion
3 5 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (2.76%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (2.07%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (2.07%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.07%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.07%) Lotus Domino
6 2 (1.38%) CMS
6 2 (1.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.69%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (0.69%) Jetty
7 1 (0.69%) Drupal
7 1 (0.69%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (5.52%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.83%) MS Office
3 3 (2.07%) MS Project
4 2 (1.38%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (6.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (2.07%) Maximo
3 3 (2.07%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.38%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.69%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.69%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.69%) SAP LE
5 1 (0.69%) SAP EWM
5 1 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.69%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.69%) Line 50
5 1 (0.69%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.69%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.28%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (5.52%) PaaS
3 6 (4.14%) Force.com
4 5 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.69%) IaaS
5 1 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.97%) LDAP
2 11 (7.59%) SSL
2 11 (7.59%) VPN
3 6 (4.14%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.45%) DNS
4 5 (3.45%) SAN
5 4 (2.76%) Kerberos
6 3 (2.07%) Firewall
6 3 (2.07%) VLAN
6 3 (2.07%) Internet
6 3 (2.07%) DHCP
6 3 (2.07%) HTTP
7 2 (1.38%) SNMP
8 1 (0.69%) Wireless
8 1 (0.69%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.69%) IPv6
8 1 (0.69%) LAN
8 1 (0.69%) VoIP
8 1 (0.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.72%) SQL Server
2 16 (11.03%) MySQL
3 9 (6.21%) Relational Database
3 9 (6.21%) RDBMS
4 7 (4.83%) NoSQL
4 7 (4.83%) Couchbase
5 4 (2.76%) SQLPlus
6 2 (1.38%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.38%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.69%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.69%) Big Data
7 1 (0.69%) DataStage
7 1 (0.69%) DB2
7 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (4.14%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.45%) Subversion
3 4 (2.76%) ReSharper
3 4 (2.76%) SpecFlow
3 4 (2.76%) Selenium
3 4 (2.76%) NCrunch
4 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.69%) EasyMock
4 1 (0.69%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.69%) Xcode
4 1 (0.69%) JUnit
4 1 (0.69%) Eclipse
General
1 47 (32.41%) Manufacturing
2 45 (31.03%) Telecoms
3 15 (10.34%) Finance
4 5 (3.45%) Automotive
5 3 (2.07%) Retail
6 2 (1.38%) Marketing
6 2 (1.38%) Back Office
6 2 (1.38%) Publishing
6 2 (1.38%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.69%) Law
7 1 (0.69%) Front Office
7 1 (0.69%) Electronics
7 1 (0.69%) Billing
7 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 45 (31.03%) Developer
2 20 (13.79%) Analyst
2 20 (13.79%) Consultant
3 19 (13.10%) Architect
4 13 (8.97%) C# Developer
5 12 (8.28%) Business Analyst
5 12 (8.28%) Technical Consultant
6 10 (6.90%) Project Manager
7 9 (6.21%) Front-End Developer
7 9 (6.21%) ITSM Consultant
7 9 (6.21%) Agile C# Developer
7 9 (6.21%) Senior Consultant
7 9 (6.21%) Senior Technical Consultant
8 7 (4.83%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (4.14%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (3.45%) ServiceNow Consultant
10 5 (3.45%) ServiceNow Developer
10 5 (3.45%) ColdFusion Developer
10 5 (3.45%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (22.07%) .NET
2 26 (17.93%) XML
2 26 (17.93%) HTML
3 25 (17.24%) Web Services
4 23 (15.86%) ASP.NET
5 22 (15.17%) CSS
6 20 (13.79%) ASP.NET MVC
7 19 (13.10%) SOAP
8 17 (11.72%) Ajax
8 17 (11.72%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 16 (11.03%) jQuery
10 10 (6.90%) HTML5
10 10 (6.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 9 (6.21%) ASP.NET Web API
11 9 (6.21%) CSS3
11 9 (6.21%) COM
12 8 (5.52%) Visualforce
12 8 (5.52%) .NET Framework
13 7 (4.83%) Middleware
14 6 (4.14%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.90%) CMDB
2 5 (3.45%) Xbox
2 5 (3.45%) Telematics
2 5 (3.45%) Blog
2 5 (3.45%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (2.76%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.76%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.07%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.07%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.38%) HACMP
5 2 (1.38%) Replication
5 2 (1.38%) Open Source
5 2 (1.38%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.69%) FMCG
6 1 (0.69%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.69%) Handset
6 1 (0.69%) W3C
6 1 (0.69%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.69%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.97%) Windows
2 9 (6.21%) Linux
3 5 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (3.45%) UNIX
4 4 (2.76%) Windows XP
4 4 (2.76%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.38%) AIX
5 2 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.38%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.38%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.38%) Android
6 1 (0.69%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (33.10%) ERP
2 32 (22.07%) ITIL
3 24 (16.55%) MVC
4 19 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (12.41%) Service Management
5 18 (12.41%) Scrum
6 13 (8.97%) Kanban
6 13 (8.97%) Technical Architecture
6 13 (8.97%) TDD
6 13 (8.97%) Pair Programming
7 12 (8.28%) CRM
7 12 (8.28%) Customer Engagement
8 11 (7.59%) UML
9 10 (6.90%) SOA
9 10 (6.90%) ITSM
9 10 (6.90%) Migration
9 10 (6.90%) BDD
10 9 (6.21%) ITIL V2
10 9 (6.21%) OO
11 8 (5.52%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (26.21%) JavaScript
2 22 (15.17%) C#
2 22 (15.17%) SQL
3 15 (10.34%) Java
4 8 (5.52%) Apex Code
5 5 (3.45%) Python
6 4 (2.76%) C++
6 4 (2.76%) PHP
6 4 (2.76%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.38%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.69%) PHP5
8 1 (0.69%) Groovy
8 1 (0.69%) SAPscript
8 1 (0.69%) SQR
8 1 (0.69%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 15 (10.34%) Degree
2 14 (9.66%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.14%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (3.45%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.07%) PMP
5 3 (2.07%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.38%) MCSE
6 2 (1.38%) MCSA
6 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.69%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.76%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.45%) vSphere
3 2 (1.38%) Samba
3 2 (1.38%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.38%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.38%) OCFS2
4 1 (0.69%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (6.21%) HP UCMDB
2 2 (1.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (1.38%) WSUS
3 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.69%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.69%) Ganglia
3 1 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.69%) Puppet
3 1 (0.69%) CFEngine
3 1 (0.69%) Nagios
3 1 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.69%) MOM
Vendors
1 32 (22.07%) Microsoft
2 21 (14.48%) Oracle
3 15 (10.34%) HP
3 15 (10.34%) ServiceNow
4 13 (8.97%) Remedy
5 11 (7.59%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (6.90%) SAP
6 10 (6.90%) BMC
6 10 (6.90%) Twitter
7 5 (3.45%) VMware
7 5 (3.45%) EMC
7 5 (3.45%) IBM
8 4 (2.76%) Sun
8 4 (2.76%) Dell
8 4 (2.76%) NetApp
9 3 (2.07%) RightFax
9 3 (2.07%) Lotus
10 2 (1.38%) JBoss
10 2 (1.38%) TIBCO
10 2 (1.38%) Red Hat
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