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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 125 100 108
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +8
Contract jobs citing SaaS 15 24 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.47% 0.98% 0.60%
As % of the Cloud Services category 14.71% 46.15% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 11
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£450 £318 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.73% -15.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £29.86 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +70.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £42.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-75.29% +112.50%
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
102 52 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.20% 2.12% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 31 20
Average daily rate £388 £381 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.63% +1.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £394
% change year-on-year
- +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £10.50 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.50% +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+30.62% -9.34%

SaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SaaS across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Bristol -13 7 £500 +2.04% 4
Wiltshire - 3 £550 - 1
Somerset -3 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £260 - 1
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - - 3
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 14 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (40.00%) Java
3 11 (36.67%) PaaS
4 10 (33.33%) SOA
4 10 (33.33%) Scrum
5 8 (26.67%) Web Services
6 7 (23.33%) Linux
6 7 (23.33%) LAMP
6 7 (23.33%) Finance
6 7 (23.33%) TOGAF
6 7 (23.33%) Technical Architecture
6 7 (23.33%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (20.00%) Open Source
7 6 (20.00%) Ruby
7 6 (20.00%) PHP5
7 6 (20.00%) Release Management
7 6 (20.00%) E-Commerce
7 6 (20.00%) ITIL
7 6 (20.00%) SAP
7 6 (20.00%) PHP
7 6 (20.00%) MySQL
8 5 (16.67%) Middleware
8 5 (16.67%) Tomcat
8 5 (16.67%) Red Hat
8 5 (16.67%) CentOS
8 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 5 (16.67%) Java EE
8 5 (16.67%) QA
8 5 (16.67%) Manufacturing
8 5 (16.67%) Telecoms

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 5 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.67%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.33%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.33%) SAP HCM
2 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.33%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 11 (36.67%) PaaS
2 7 (23.33%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (10.00%) IaaS
6 1 (3.33%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) LAN
1 3 (10.00%) WAN
1 3 (10.00%) Firewall
2 2 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (6.67%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.33%) MPLS
3 1 (3.33%) OSPF
3 1 (3.33%) BGP
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) MySQL
2 3 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.67%) OLTP
4 1 (3.33%) Hazelcast
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.33%) Selenium
1 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 3 (10.00%) Marketing
3 3 (10.00%) Electronics
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
4 1 (3.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Architect
2 8 (26.67%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (16.67%) Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Enterprise Architect
4 4 (13.33%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
4 4 (13.33%) Java Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Security Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) SAP Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Oracle Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Technical Business Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Network Specialist
7 1 (3.33%) SAP Business Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) Web Services
2 7 (23.33%) LAMP
3 5 (16.67%) Middleware
3 5 (16.67%) Java EE
4 4 (13.33%) Spring
4 4 (13.33%) jQuery
4 4 (13.33%) .NET
4 4 (13.33%) CSS
4 4 (13.33%) Servlets
5 3 (10.00%) SOAP
5 3 (10.00%) J2EE
5 3 (10.00%) REST
6 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (6.67%) RESTful
6 2 (6.67%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (6.67%) JSON
6 2 (6.67%) WSDL
6 2 (6.67%) XSD
7 1 (3.33%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Open Source
2 3 (10.00%) Client/Server
2 3 (10.00%) DTV
2 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) IVR
3 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Linux
2 5 (16.67%) CentOS
2 5 (16.67%) Fedora
3 2 (6.67%) UNIX
4 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (33.33%) SOA
2 10 (33.33%) Scrum
3 7 (23.33%) TOGAF
3 7 (23.33%) Technical Architecture
4 6 (20.00%) Release Management
4 6 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 6 (20.00%) ITIL
5 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (13.33%) Zachman Framework
6 4 (13.33%) TDD
7 3 (10.00%) UML
7 3 (10.00%) OOA/OOD
7 3 (10.00%) OO
7 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (10.00%) Project Management
7 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (10.00%) BPMN
7 3 (10.00%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) Java
2 6 (20.00%) Ruby
2 6 (20.00%) PHP5
2 6 (20.00%) PHP
3 4 (13.33%) Python
4 1 (3.33%) Groovy
4 1 (3.33%) X++
4 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) CCNP
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.33%) SAP Certification
2 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.33%) PMP
2 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) QA
2 2 (6.67%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Puppet
1 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) SAP
2 5 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 4 (13.33%) Oracle
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco
5 2 (6.67%) F5
5 2 (6.67%) IBM
5 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.67%) Nokia
5 2 (6.67%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.33%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (3.33%) Google
6 1 (3.33%) VMware
6 1 (3.33%) Saba
6 1 (3.33%) Lumesse
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