The table below looks at the statistics for SaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 57 45 38
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -7
Contract jobs citing SaaS 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.68% 0.23% 0.75%
As % of the Cloud Services category 13.79% 16.67% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
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£375 £475 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +46.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £439 £405 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £44.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +70.19%
SaaS
Wales

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 Wales region.

Cloud Services Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
29 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.96% 1.38% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 3
Average daily rate £375 £238 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -26.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SaaS across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

SaaS Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

SaaS
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SaaS across the South Wales region.

SaaS Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 18 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
Cardiff -7 4 £375 -21.05% 1
SaaS
Wales

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Knowledge Management
2 7 (70.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (70.00%) Document Management
2 7 (70.00%) CRM
2 7 (70.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (70.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) Workflow
2 7 (70.00%) Lync
2 7 (70.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (50.00%) SQL
5 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
6 3 (30.00%) Open Source
6 3 (30.00%) Memcached
6 3 (30.00%) BDD
6 3 (30.00%) Puppet
6 3 (30.00%) MongoDB
6 3 (30.00%) IaaS
6 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
6 3 (30.00%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (30.00%) StatsD
6 3 (30.00%) Ansible
6 3 (30.00%) DevOps
6 3 (30.00%) GIS
6 3 (30.00%) TDD

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 7 (70.00%) SharePoint
1 7 (70.00%) MS Exchange
1 7 (70.00%) Lync
1 7 (70.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (30.00%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (30.00%) CMS
2 3 (30.00%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (30.00%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (10.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Business Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Lead Business Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Development Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Software Packaging
1 3 (30.00%) Memcached
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) GIS
1 3 (30.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
1 3 (30.00%) CentOS
1 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Document Management
2 7 (70.00%) CRM
2 7 (70.00%) Workflow
2 7 (70.00%) Knowledge Management
3 6 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (30.00%) BDD
4 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (30.00%) DevOps
4 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (30.00%) Migration
4 3 (30.00%) Scrum
4 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (30.00%) TDD
5 2 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Project Management
6 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (10.00%) Release Management
6 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) Python
2 3 (30.00%) Ruby
3 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Puppet
1 3 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (30.00%) StatsD
1 3 (30.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (30.00%) Sitecore