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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 130 135 110
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -25
Contract jobs citing SaaS 6 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.20% 0.37% 0.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.55% 8.66% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 2
Average daily rate
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£366 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.64% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £311 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £425 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £414 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.51% -2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £45.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-26.37% +24.65%
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
132 127 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.30% 4.30% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 106 24
Average daily rate £373 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.87% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £313
% change year-on-year
- +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £12.75 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+96.07% -53.21%

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
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 27 May 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 +1 4 £388 +10.71% 16
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) Linux
3 7 (41.18%) Java
3 7 (41.18%) PaaS
4 6 (35.29%) SOA
5 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
5 5 (29.41%) Scrum
5 5 (29.41%) ITIL
5 5 (29.41%) CentOS
5 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (23.53%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (23.53%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (23.53%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
6 4 (23.53%) MySQL
6 4 (23.53%) SQL
6 4 (23.53%) SAP
6 4 (23.53%) Fedora
6 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
6 4 (23.53%) DevOps
6 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
7 3 (17.65%) SDLC
7 3 (17.65%) Finance
7 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
7 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (17.65%) Service Management
7 3 (17.65%) Programme Management
7 3 (17.65%) PHP
7 3 (17.65%) DTV
7 3 (17.65%) SOAP

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (17.65%) Tomcat
2 2 (11.76%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.88%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (41.18%) PaaS
2 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (23.53%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (23.53%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (11.76%) Amazon S3
5 1 (5.88%) Force.com
5 1 (5.88%) Route 53
5 1 (5.88%) IaaS
5 1 (5.88%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (5.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) LAN
1 2 (11.76%) WAN
1 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
1 2 (11.76%) Firewall
1 2 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (5.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) MySQL
2 3 (17.65%) NoSQL
3 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (11.76%) OLTP
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.88%) Big Data
4 1 (5.88%) Hazelcast
4 1 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.88%) Hudson
1 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
2 3 (17.65%) Electronics
2 3 (17.65%) Marketing
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Architect
1 6 (35.29%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Cloud Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Java Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
4 2 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Programmer
5 1 (5.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) C Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) SOAP
1 3 (17.65%) Spring
1 3 (17.65%) jQuery
1 3 (17.65%) REST
2 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
2 2 (11.76%) Java EE
2 2 (11.76%) JSON
2 2 (11.76%) Web Services
2 2 (11.76%) XSD
2 2 (11.76%) WSDL
2 2 (11.76%) Middleware
2 2 (11.76%) LAMP
2 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) CSS
2 2 (11.76%) Servlets
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.88%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (5.88%) WCF
3 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.88%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 3 (17.65%) DTV
3 1 (5.88%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) CentOS
3 4 (23.53%) Fedora
4 3 (17.65%) UNIX
5 1 (5.88%) Windows
5 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) SOA
3 5 (29.41%) ITIL
3 5 (29.41%) Scrum
4 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
4 4 (23.53%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (23.53%) DevOps
5 3 (17.65%) SDLC
5 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
5 3 (17.65%) TDD
5 3 (17.65%) TOGAF
5 3 (17.65%) Release Management
5 3 (17.65%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (17.65%) BPMN
5 3 (17.65%) Data Architecture
5 3 (17.65%) UML
5 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (17.65%) Programme Management
5 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (17.65%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
3 3 (17.65%) PHP
3 3 (17.65%) Ruby
3 3 (17.65%) PHP5
4 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.76%) C
4 2 (11.76%) Python
5 1 (5.88%) C#
5 1 (5.88%) Groovy
5 1 (5.88%) Apex Code
5 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
2 2 (11.76%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Puppet
1 2 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.88%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
2 4 (23.53%) SAP
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco
3 2 (11.76%) IBM
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) Nokia
3 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) F5
4 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (5.88%) VMware