The table below looks at the statistics for SaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 110 137 128
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -9
Contract jobs citing SaaS 25 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.86% 0.48% 0.60%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.73% 10.88% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 14
Median daily rate £425 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £300 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £450 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £27.00 £22.69
% change year-on-year
-27.37% +18.99%
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 West region.

Cloud Services Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
257 147 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 8.89% 4.39% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 103 91
Median daily rate £450 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £170 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 2
Median hourly rate £33.00 £17.50 £103.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.57% -83.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.26 £10.75 £34.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.50 £172.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £23.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-24.46% +34.28%

SaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing SaaS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Cloud Services category.

SaaS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

SaaS
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

SaaS Daily Rate Trend in the South West

SaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SaaS across the South West region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

SaaS Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

SaaS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SaaS across the South West region.

SaaS Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the South West region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +13 8 £475 +2.70% 3
Devon +10 5 £450 +47.54%
Bristol -11 4 £488 +39.28% 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £388 - 5
Dorset - 2 £345 - 3
Somerset - 1 £388 - 1
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 27 (46.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (44.83%) IaaS
3 25 (43.10%) PaaS
4 22 (37.93%) Microsoft
5 17 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (25.86%) Office 365
7 13 (22.41%) Active Directory
8 12 (20.69%) TOGAF
8 12 (20.69%) Hybrid Cloud
9 10 (17.24%) High Availability
9 10 (17.24%) Project Planning
9 10 (17.24%) PRINCE2
9 10 (17.24%) Windows
10 9 (15.52%) Security Cleared
10 9 (15.52%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (13.79%) Enterprise Architecture
11 8 (13.79%) ITIL
11 8 (13.79%) MS Exchange
11 8 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
11 8 (13.79%) Public Cloud
11 8 (13.79%) Azure Active Directory
11 8 (13.79%) Data Centre
12 7 (12.07%) Private Cloud
12 7 (12.07%) ISEB
12 7 (12.07%) Firewall
12 7 (12.07%) Scrum
12 7 (12.07%) Information Security
12 7 (12.07%) Network Design
12 7 (12.07%) SC Cleared
13 6 (10.34%) Finance

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (8.62%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (6.90%) Skype for Business
4 3 (5.17%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (5.17%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (3.45%) CMS
5 2 (3.45%) GroupWise
5 2 (3.45%) IBM Domino
5 2 (3.45%) IBM Notes
5 2 (3.45%) IIS
6 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 27 (46.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (44.83%) IaaS
3 25 (43.10%) PaaS
4 15 (25.86%) Office 365
5 9 (15.52%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (13.79%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.72%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.72%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.07%) Firewall
2 3 (5.17%) DNS
2 3 (5.17%) Skype
3 2 (3.45%) IMAP4
3 2 (3.45%) Internet
3 2 (3.45%) POP3
3 2 (3.45%) SMTP
3 2 (3.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.45%) JIRA
1 2 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.72%) Grunt
2 1 (1.72%) gulp
2 1 (1.72%) Subversion
General
1 6 (10.34%) Finance
2 5 (8.62%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.72%) Back Office
3 1 (1.72%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 25 (43.10%) Architect
2 11 (18.97%) Cloud Architect
3 8 (13.79%) Enterprise Architect
4 7 (12.07%) Developer
4 7 (12.07%) Technical Architect
5 6 (10.34%) Consultant
5 6 (10.34%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (8.62%) Security Architect
7 4 (6.90%) Project Manager
7 4 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (5.17%) Agile Project Manager
8 3 (5.17%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (5.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (5.17%) Office 365 Consultant
8 3 (5.17%) Programme Manager
8 3 (5.17%) Software Project Manager
9 2 (3.45%) Agile Development Manager
9 2 (3.45%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Cloud Consultant
9 2 (3.45%) Strategy Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.62%) .NET
2 3 (5.17%) Ajax
2 3 (5.17%) AngularJS
2 3 (5.17%) CSS
2 3 (5.17%) HTML
2 3 (5.17%) jQuery
3 2 (3.45%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (3.45%) Entity Framework
3 2 (3.45%) HTML5
3 2 (3.45%) JSON
3 2 (3.45%) RESTful
4 1 (1.72%) CSS3
4 1 (1.72%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (1.72%) Node.js
4 1 (1.72%) React
4 1 (1.72%) REST
4 1 (1.72%) Sass
4 1 (1.72%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.69%) Hybrid Cloud
2 8 (13.79%) Data Centre
2 8 (13.79%) Public Cloud
3 7 (12.07%) Private Cloud
4 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.90%) CESG
4 4 (6.90%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.72%) NHS
5 1 (1.72%) User Experience
5 1 (1.72%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.24%) Windows
2 2 (3.45%) Windows 10
2 2 (3.45%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.72%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (20.69%) TOGAF
3 10 (17.24%) High Availability
3 10 (17.24%) PRINCE2
3 10 (17.24%) Project Planning
4 8 (13.79%) Enterprise Architecture
4 8 (13.79%) ITIL
5 7 (12.07%) Information Security
5 7 (12.07%) Network Design
5 7 (12.07%) Scrum
6 5 (8.62%) Data Privacy
6 5 (8.62%) Identity Management
6 5 (8.62%) Project Management
7 4 (6.90%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (6.90%) Data Security
7 4 (6.90%) Identity Access Management
7 4 (6.90%) Migration
7 4 (6.90%) Open Source
7 4 (6.90%) SDLC
8 3 (5.17%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
2 5 (8.62%) C#
2 5 (8.62%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.17%) SQL
4 2 (3.45%) C++
5 1 (1.72%) Java
5 1 (1.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.07%) ISEB
2 7 (12.07%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.90%) CISSP
3 4 (6.90%) CLAS
3 4 (6.90%) Degree
4 3 (5.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.72%) JSP 440
System Software
1 13 (22.41%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.17%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.72%) XenApp
3 1 (1.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.72%) SCCM
1 1 (1.72%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.17%) VMware
3 2 (3.45%) Cisco
3 2 (3.45%) Citrix
3 2 (3.45%) Lotus
3 2 (3.45%) Novell
3 2 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle
4 1 (1.72%) Sage