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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 135 136 121
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -15
Contract jobs citing SaaS 6 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.19% 0.27% 0.34%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.80% 8.57% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 6
Average daily rate
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£420 £300 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -32.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £285 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £365 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.10 £42.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-71.19% +140.00%
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
125 105 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.92% 3.17% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 67 35
Average daily rate £400 £401 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% -11.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £275 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £13.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+92.30% -16.12%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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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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 -2 3 £400 +33.33% 3
Wiltshire - 2 £485 - 2
Cornwall - - - -
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - - 2
Gloucestershire - - - - 5
Somerset - - - - 1
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) Java
3 7 (36.84%) Linux
3 7 (36.84%) PaaS
4 6 (31.58%) Release Management
4 6 (31.58%) Scrum
4 6 (31.58%) SAP
5 5 (26.32%) ITIL
5 5 (26.32%) SOA
5 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
5 5 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (26.32%) CentOS
6 4 (21.05%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (21.05%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (21.05%) QA
6 4 (21.05%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (21.05%) TOGAF
6 4 (21.05%) Ruby
6 4 (21.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (21.05%) Fedora
6 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
6 4 (21.05%) Manufacturing
6 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
6 4 (21.05%) MySQL
6 4 (21.05%) DevOps
7 3 (15.79%) REST
7 3 (15.79%) Oracle
7 3 (15.79%) PHP
7 3 (15.79%) UNIX

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
2 2 (10.53%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (5.26%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (5.26%) SAP HCM
2 1 (5.26%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (36.84%) PaaS
2 5 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (21.05%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (21.05%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (10.53%) Amazon S3
5 1 (5.26%) Force.com
5 1 (5.26%) Route 53
5 1 (5.26%) IaaS
5 1 (5.26%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (5.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) LAN
1 2 (10.53%) WAN
1 2 (10.53%) Ethernet
1 2 (10.53%) Firewall
1 2 (10.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (10.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) MySQL
2 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.53%) OLTP
2 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.26%) Hazelcast
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.26%) Selenium
1 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
1 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
1 1 (5.26%) Hudson
1 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
1 4 (21.05%) Manufacturing
2 3 (15.79%) Marketing
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Electronics
3 1 (5.26%) Back Office
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Architect
2 6 (31.58%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (21.05%) Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (15.79%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
5 2 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.26%) SAP Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (5.26%) SAP Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) SOAP
1 3 (15.79%) Web Services
1 3 (15.79%) Spring
1 3 (15.79%) REST
2 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) CSS
2 2 (10.53%) Servlets
2 2 (10.53%) Java EE
2 2 (10.53%) JSON
2 2 (10.53%) jQuery
2 2 (10.53%) XSD
2 2 (10.53%) WSDL
2 2 (10.53%) Middleware
2 2 (10.53%) LAMP
3 1 (5.26%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (5.26%) Mason
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (5.26%) Visualforce
3 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.26%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) DTV
2 2 (10.53%) Open Source
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
3 1 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Linux
2 5 (26.32%) CentOS
3 4 (21.05%) Fedora
4 3 (15.79%) UNIX
5 1 (5.26%) Windows
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) Scrum
2 6 (31.58%) Release Management
3 5 (26.32%) ITIL
3 5 (26.32%) SOA
4 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
4 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (21.05%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (21.05%) TOGAF
4 4 (21.05%) DevOps
5 3 (15.79%) BPMN
5 3 (15.79%) Data Architecture
5 3 (15.79%) Requirements Engineering
5 3 (15.79%) Programme Management
5 3 (15.79%) TDD
5 3 (15.79%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (15.79%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (15.79%) Project Management
5 3 (15.79%) Service Management
5 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) Ruby
3 3 (15.79%) PHP
3 3 (15.79%) PHP5
4 2 (10.53%) Python
5 1 (5.26%) X++
5 1 (5.26%) Groovy
5 1 (5.26%) Apex Code
5 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.26%) SQL
5 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
2 2 (10.53%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Puppet
1 2 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.26%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) SAP
2 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle
4 2 (10.53%) F5
4 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
4 2 (10.53%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco
4 2 (10.53%) IBM
4 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.53%) Nokia
5 1 (5.26%) VMware
5 1 (5.26%) Saba
5 1 (5.26%) Lumesse
5 1 (5.26%) PeopleSoft