The table below looks at the statistics for SaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 40 31 40
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Contract jobs citing SaaS 5 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.33% 1.23% 0.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 15.15% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £44.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +70.19%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Cloud Services Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
33 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 8.78% 1.23% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 4 0
Average daily rate £375 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -26.78%

SaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SaaS across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

SaaS Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

SaaS
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

SaaS Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

SaaS
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 7 (100.00%) Web Services
1 7 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 7 (100.00%) Internet
1 7 (100.00%) Maven
1 7 (100.00%) JIRA
1 7 (100.00%) FitNesse
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) RESTful
1 7 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 7 (100.00%) Puppet
1 7 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (85.71%) Apache
2 6 (85.71%) J2EE
3 5 (71.43%) SOAP
3 5 (71.43%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (71.43%) VMware
3 5 (71.43%) PostGIS
3 5 (71.43%) Open Source
3 5 (71.43%) Apache Solr
4 4 (57.14%) Scrum
5 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (14.29%) Java
6 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
6 1 (14.29%) Spring

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 6 (85.71%) Apache
2 5 (71.43%) Apache Solr
3 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 7 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 7 (100.00%) Maven
1 7 (100.00%) JIRA
1 7 (100.00%) FitNesse
1 7 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 7 (100.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Architect
2 6 (85.71%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) Web Services
1 7 (100.00%) RESTful
2 6 (85.71%) J2EE
3 5 (71.43%) SOAP
3 5 (71.43%) PostGIS
4 1 (14.29%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
Systems Management
1 7 (100.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) VMware