The table below looks at the statistics for SaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 62 50 49
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs citing SaaS 4 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.57% 0.52% 0.52%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.11% 50.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
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£395 £475 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.84% +46.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £41.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-44.99% +117.10%
SaaS
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Cloud Services Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
36 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 5.10% 1.04% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 3
Average daily rate £400 £244 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.10% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Wales

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

SaaS Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

SaaS
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

SaaS Daily Rate Trend in Wales

SaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SaaS across the Wales region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

SaaS Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the Wales region over the 3 months to 29 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
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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
South Wales -9 3 £375 -21.05% 2
West Wales - 1 £500 - 1
SaaS
UK

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 9 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (57.14%) Lync
2 8 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (57.14%) CRM
2 8 (57.14%) SharePoint
2 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) Workflow
2 8 (57.14%) Document Management
2 8 (57.14%) Knowledge Management
2 8 (57.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (42.86%) Ruby
3 6 (42.86%) Configuration Management
3 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 6 (42.86%) Linux
3 6 (42.86%) IaaS
3 6 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (42.86%) Puppet
3 6 (42.86%) MongoDB
4 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (28.57%) CMS
5 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
5 4 (28.57%) DevOps
6 3 (21.43%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
6 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (21.43%) StatsD
6 3 (21.43%) Ansible
6 3 (21.43%) Jenkins

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 8 (57.14%) SharePoint
1 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
1 8 (57.14%) Lync
1 8 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (28.57%) CMS
3 3 (21.43%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (21.43%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (42.86%) IaaS
2 3 (21.43%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 3 (21.43%) RSpec
2 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
3 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (7.14%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Business Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Lead Business Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Development Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Web Services
1 3 (21.43%) Software Packaging
1 3 (21.43%) Memcached
2 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) GIS
1 3 (21.43%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) CentOS
2 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (57.14%) Document Management
2 8 (57.14%) Knowledge Management
2 8 (57.14%) CRM
2 8 (57.14%) Workflow
3 6 (42.86%) Configuration Management
4 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (28.57%) DevOps
6 3 (21.43%) BDD
6 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (21.43%) TDD
6 3 (21.43%) Migration
6 3 (21.43%) Scrum
6 3 (21.43%) SOA
6 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
7 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
7 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
7 1 (7.14%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
1 6 (42.86%) Ruby
2 3 (21.43%) Python
3 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) Puppet
1 6 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (21.43%) StatsD
2 3 (21.43%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
2 3 (21.43%) Sitecore
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