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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 121 96 128
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +32
Contract jobs citing SaaS 19 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.60% 0.54% 0.063%
As % of the Cloud Services category 14.73% 44.44% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 1
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£388 £416 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.90% +38.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £29.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £41.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-44.99% +117.10%
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
129 27 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.08% 1.22% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 13 5
Average daily rate £375 £348 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.91% +73.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £223 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £519 £246
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Average hourly rate £103.50 £42.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+143.52% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.30 £21.30 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £172.70 £44.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £36.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-52.41% +39.42%

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 6 £375 - 2
Wiltshire - 1 - - 2
Cornwall - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 (38.71%) Scrum
1 12 (38.71%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (35.48%) LAMP
2 11 (35.48%) Java
3 9 (29.03%) PHP
3 9 (29.03%) MySQL
3 9 (29.03%) CSS
3 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (29.03%) Finance
3 9 (29.03%) Manufacturing
3 9 (29.03%) PHP5
4 8 (25.81%) jQuery
4 8 (25.81%) Software Engineering
4 8 (25.81%) E-Commerce
4 8 (25.81%) SOA
5 7 (22.58%) Tomcat
5 7 (22.58%) Python
5 7 (22.58%) ITIL
5 7 (22.58%) Linux
5 7 (22.58%) Servlets
5 7 (22.58%) Red Hat
5 7 (22.58%) Spring
5 7 (22.58%) Ruby
5 7 (22.58%) TDD
5 7 (22.58%) Telecoms
5 7 (22.58%) Fedora
5 7 (22.58%) CentOS
5 7 (22.58%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (22.58%) PaaS

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 7 (22.58%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (38.71%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (22.58%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (22.58%) PaaS
2 7 (22.58%) IaaS
3 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.23%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) LAN
1 2 (6.45%) WAN
1 2 (6.45%) Ethernet
1 2 (6.45%) OSPF
1 2 (6.45%) BGP
1 2 (6.45%) VLAN
2 1 (3.23%) LDAP
2 1 (3.23%) VPN
2 1 (3.23%) SSL
2 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (29.03%) MySQL
2 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
General
1 9 (29.03%) Finance
1 9 (29.03%) Manufacturing
2 7 (22.58%) Telecoms
3 4 (12.90%) Electronics
3 4 (12.90%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Developer
2 7 (22.58%) Architect
2 7 (22.58%) Java Developer
3 6 (19.35%) Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Business Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Business Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Network Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Author
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Author
7 1 (3.23%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Security Architect
7 1 (3.23%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (35.48%) LAMP
2 9 (29.03%) CSS
3 8 (25.81%) jQuery
4 7 (22.58%) Servlets
4 7 (22.58%) Spring
5 6 (19.35%) Web Services
5 6 (19.35%) .NET
6 3 (9.68%) J2EE
6 3 (9.68%) Java EE
6 3 (9.68%) Middleware
6 3 (9.68%) RESTful
6 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (6.45%) HTML
7 2 (6.45%) XML
8 1 (3.23%) SOAP
8 1 (3.23%) JDBC
8 1 (3.23%) WCF
8 1 (3.23%) WPF
8 1 (3.23%) WF
8 1 (3.23%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) DTV
2 3 (9.68%) Client/Server
2 3 (9.68%) Open Source
3 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.45%) Firmware
3 2 (6.45%) RMADS
3 2 (6.45%) Visualisation
3 2 (6.45%) GIS
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Linux
1 7 (22.58%) Fedora
1 7 (22.58%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Scrum
2 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (25.81%) Software Engineering
3 8 (25.81%) E-Commerce
3 8 (25.81%) SOA
4 7 (22.58%) ITIL
4 7 (22.58%) TDD
5 4 (12.90%) Digital Marketing
5 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (12.90%) Programme Management
5 4 (12.90%) BDD
6 3 (9.68%) Network Management
6 3 (9.68%) Network Architecture
6 3 (9.68%) ERP
6 3 (9.68%) Change Management
6 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
6 3 (9.68%) OOA/OOD
6 3 (9.68%) OO
6 3 (9.68%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (9.68%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) Java
2 9 (29.03%) PHP
2 9 (29.03%) PHP5
3 7 (22.58%) Python
3 7 (22.58%) Ruby
4 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.23%) C#
5 1 (3.23%) C++
5 1 (3.23%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (6.45%) JNCIA
1 2 (6.45%) JNCIP
1 2 (6.45%) CCNP
1 2 (6.45%) CCNA
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) CISSP
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.23%) PMP
2 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.23%) CEH
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) SLA
1 3 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.45%) ISO 9000
3 1 (3.23%) ISO 9001
3 1 (3.23%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Red Hat
2 4 (12.90%) SAP
3 2 (6.45%) Cisco
3 2 (6.45%) Juniper
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) EMC
4 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.23%) VMware
4 1 (3.23%) ServiceNow
Bristol, Avon
Hot Rec
Rate: £19k - 24k per year
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago