The table below looks at the statistics for SaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK / England
Rank 225 284 307
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +23
Contract jobs citing SaaS 446 365 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.07% 0.80% 0.65%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.40% 10.65% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 242 175
Median daily rate £438 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £331 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £688 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £500 £450
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Median hourly rate £46.00 £100.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.00% +809.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.40 £41.06 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £100.00 £39.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 - £10.50

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

Cloud Services Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
5309 3426 2295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.78% 7.48% 4.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3753 2412 1536
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 58 65
Median hourly rate £19.00 £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.14% +24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £100.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £25.63 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-31.70% +13.88%

SaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing SaaS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Cloud Services category.

SaaS Jobs Demand Trend in England

SaaS
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

SaaS Daily Rate Trend in England

SaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SaaS across the England region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

SaaS Daily Rate Histogram in England

SaaS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SaaS across the England region.

SaaS Hourly Rate Trend in England

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the England region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +29 215 £475 -5.00% 138
South East +32 68 £513 +36.66% 74
North East - 64 £350 - 4
North West +27 31 £375 -11.76% 17
East Midlands +8 19 £425 -22.72% 4
East of England -19 19 £375 -31.81% 12
South West +10 14 £466 +45.46% 30
West Midlands -20 9 £413 -25.00% 15
Yorkshire +3 7 £394 -31.52% 15
Midlands +2 1 £450 -
SaaS
UK

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 368 (38.70%) PaaS
2 350 (36.80%) IaaS
3 340 (35.75%) Agile Software Development
4 229 (24.08%) Microsoft
5 227 (23.87%) ITIL
6 195 (20.50%) Windows
6 195 (20.50%) DevOps
7 193 (20.29%) Open Source
8 181 (19.03%) Linux
9 164 (17.25%) Change Management
10 162 (17.03%) Microsoft Azure
11 131 (13.77%) MS Excel
12 129 (13.56%) Java
13 128 (13.46%) Amazon AWS
14 126 (13.25%) Data Management
15 120 (12.62%) Scrum
16 119 (12.51%) Oracle
17 117 (12.30%) PRINCE2
18 116 (12.20%) JavaScript
18 116 (12.20%) Finance
19 111 (11.67%) SQL
20 102 (10.73%) Problem Management
21 100 (10.52%) .NET
22 97 (10.20%) Service Management
22 97 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
23 94 (9.88%) HTML
24 89 (9.36%) Web Services
24 89 (9.36%) TOGAF
25 87 (9.15%) Active Directory
26 86 (9.04%) ITSM

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 49 (5.15%) IIS
2 47 (4.94%) WebSphere
3 38 (4.00%) Oracle Application Server
4 25 (2.63%) Apache
5 20 (2.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 20 (2.10%) Tomcat
6 18 (1.89%) Skype for Business
7 17 (1.79%) MS Exchange
7 17 (1.79%) SharePoint
8 13 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (1.26%) Apache Solr
9 12 (1.26%) JBoss
10 11 (1.16%) OpenStack
11 10 (1.05%) CMS
11 10 (1.05%) Drupal
11 10 (1.05%) SAS
11 10 (1.05%) WebLogic
12 9 (0.95%) Confluence
12 9 (0.95%) nginx
13 8 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 131 (13.77%) MS Excel
2 54 (5.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 14 (1.47%) MS Office
4 11 (1.16%) MS Project
5 8 (0.84%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.21%) HipChat
6 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.11%) InVision
7 1 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 41 (4.31%) Oracle EBS
2 40 (4.21%) Oracle EBS R12
3 37 (3.89%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
5 10 (1.05%) SAP hybris
6 6 (0.63%) SAP ERP
6 6 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
7 5 (0.53%) SAP GRC
7 5 (0.53%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.42%) Workday HCM
9 3 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.21%) BigMachines
10 2 (0.21%) Maximo
10 2 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 2 (0.21%) PeopleSoft HCM
10 2 (0.21%) SAP BPC
11 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 368 (38.70%) PaaS
2 350 (36.80%) IaaS
3 162 (17.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 128 (13.46%) Amazon AWS
5 35 (3.68%) Office 365
6 26 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
7 25 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
8 24 (2.52%) SuccessFactors
9 13 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
9 13 (1.37%) HP Helion
10 11 (1.16%) GitHub
11 9 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.84%) Force.com
13 6 (0.63%) Boomi
13 6 (0.63%) IBM Cloud
14 5 (0.53%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.53%) Google App Engine
15 4 (0.42%) Oracle CX
16 3 (0.32%) Google Drive
16 3 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 58 (6.10%) Firewall
2 52 (5.47%) DNS
3 33 (3.47%) LDAP
4 31 (3.26%) WAN
5 29 (3.05%) DHCP
6 27 (2.84%) LAN
7 22 (2.31%) Internet
8 20 (2.10%) VPN
9 15 (1.58%) Network Security
9 15 (1.58%) TCP/IP
10 13 (1.37%) IP Telephony
10 13 (1.37%) MPLS
11 12 (1.26%) NetScaler
11 12 (1.26%) VoIP
12 11 (1.16%) Intrusion Detection
12 11 (1.16%) Skype
13 10 (1.05%) SSL
14 8 (0.84%) SAN
15 7 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
16 6 (0.63%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (8.41%) SQL Server
2 53 (5.57%) Oracle Database
3 40 (4.21%) MySQL
4 39 (4.10%) Big Data
4 39 (4.10%) Oracle Database 12c
5 33 (3.47%) MongoDB
6 31 (3.26%) Hadoop
7 30 (3.15%) Oracle Reports
8 24 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
8 24 (2.52%) Relational Database
9 23 (2.42%) NoSQL
10 18 (1.89%) DB2
10 18 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
11 15 (1.58%) OLTP
12 14 (1.47%) NonStop SQL
13 11 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (0.84%) Ingres
14 8 (0.84%) Power BI
14 8 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 41 (4.31%) Git (software)
2 31 (3.26%) JIRA
3 16 (1.68%) Visual Studio Team System
4 15 (1.58%) Jenkins
5 10 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (0.84%) Cucumber
6 8 (0.84%) JUnit
6 8 (0.84%) Talend Open Studio
7 7 (0.74%) Grunt
7 7 (0.74%) Selenium
7 7 (0.74%) Subversion
7 7 (0.74%) TeamCity
8 6 (0.63%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.63%) Zephyr
9 5 (0.53%) Maven
10 4 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.42%) Travis CI
10 4 (0.42%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.32%) CA Gen
11 3 (0.32%) Mocha
General
1 116 (12.20%) Finance
2 50 (5.26%) Marketing
3 27 (2.84%) Telecoms
4 25 (2.63%) Banking
5 22 (2.31%) Retail
6 18 (1.89%) Advertising
7 17 (1.79%) Legal
8 11 (1.16%) Back Office
9 9 (0.95%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.74%) Aerospace
11 6 (0.63%) Electronics
12 5 (0.53%) Billing
13 4 (0.42%) Automotive
13 4 (0.42%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.42%) Law
14 3 (0.32%) Games
14 3 (0.32%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.32%) German Language
14 3 (0.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 222 (23.34%) Architect
2 152 (15.98%) Developer
3 79 (8.31%) Solutions Architect
4 73 (7.68%) Analyst
5 57 (5.99%) DBA
6 56 (5.89%) Project Manager
7 54 (5.68%) Consultant
8 53 (5.57%) Cloud Architect
9 47 (4.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 44 (4.63%) Administrator
11 40 (4.21%) Oracle DBA
12 39 (4.10%) Operations Engineer
13 31 (3.26%) AWS Architect
14 30 (3.15%) .NET Developer
14 30 (3.15%) Azure Architect
14 30 (3.15%) Infrastructure Architect
15 28 (2.94%) Senior Operations Engineer
16 26 (2.73%) Data Architect
16 26 (2.73%) DevOps Engineer
17 25 (2.63%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (10.52%) .NET
2 94 (9.88%) HTML
3 89 (9.36%) Web Services
4 79 (8.31%) CSS
5 47 (4.94%) HTML5
6 42 (4.42%) jQuery
7 38 (4.00%) REST
8 36 (3.79%) XML
9 32 (3.36%) AngularJS
9 32 (3.36%) React
9 32 (3.36%) SOAP
10 31 (3.26%) ASP.NET
11 27 (2.84%) CSS3
12 24 (2.52%) Middleware
13 21 (2.21%) LESS
13 21 (2.21%) Sass
14 20 (2.10%) Redux
15 18 (1.89%) Node.js
16 17 (1.79%) JSON
17 16 (1.68%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 97 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (6.62%) Data Centre
3 59 (6.20%) Management Information System
4 43 (4.52%) Enterprise Software
5 32 (3.36%) User Experience
6 26 (2.73%) CMDB
7 23 (2.42%) Computer Science
8 19 (2.00%) Clustering
8 19 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
9 17 (1.79%) Tandem
9 17 (1.79%) Visualisation
10 15 (1.58%) CESG
10 15 (1.58%) Mathematics
10 15 (1.58%) Public Cloud
11 14 (1.47%) CESG CLAS
12 13 (1.37%) Mobile App
13 12 (1.26%) Private Cloud
14 10 (1.05%) Cryptography
14 10 (1.05%) Fintech
15 8 (0.84%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 195 (20.50%) Windows
2 181 (19.03%) Linux
3 81 (8.52%) Unix
4 68 (7.15%) Windows Server
5 61 (6.41%) AIX
6 40 (4.21%) Windows 2000
6 40 (4.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 40 (4.21%) Windows XP
7 36 (3.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (2.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (1.37%) Windows 10
10 11 (1.16%) HPUX
10 11 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (0.84%) MVS
11 8 (0.84%) Solaris
11 8 (0.84%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.63%) zOS
13 5 (0.53%) Android
13 5 (0.53%) Debian
13 5 (0.53%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (35.75%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (23.87%) ITIL
3 195 (20.50%) DevOps
4 193 (20.29%) Open Source
5 164 (17.25%) Change Management
6 126 (13.25%) Data Management
7 120 (12.62%) Scrum
8 117 (12.30%) PRINCE2
9 102 (10.73%) Problem Management
10 97 (10.20%) Service Management
11 89 (9.36%) TOGAF
12 86 (9.04%) ITSM
13 84 (8.83%) Stakeholder Management
14 81 (8.52%) Project Management
15 74 (7.78%) CRM
16 69 (7.26%) TDD
17 68 (7.15%) Continuous Improvement
18 67 (7.05%) Migration
19 59 (6.20%) High Availability
20 58 (6.10%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 129 (13.56%) Java
2 116 (12.20%) JavaScript
3 111 (11.67%) SQL
4 73 (7.68%) C#
5 58 (6.10%) Python
6 39 (4.10%) PHP
7 36 (3.79%) Perl
8 35 (3.68%) PowerShell
9 27 (2.84%) Ruby
10 24 (2.52%) Scala
11 17 (1.79%) C++
11 17 (1.79%) Shell Script
12 16 (1.68%) C
13 13 (1.37%) Bash Shell
14 9 (0.95%) Apex Code
15 7 (0.74%) R
16 4 (0.42%) VB
17 3 (0.32%) Delphi
17 3 (0.32%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 77 (8.10%) Security Cleared
2 59 (6.20%) Degree
3 45 (4.73%) SC Cleared
4 32 (3.36%) CISSP
5 31 (3.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 31 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (2.52%) ISEB
6 24 (2.52%) MCSE
7 21 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (2.10%) MCSA
9 17 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (1.47%) CLAS
11 11 (1.16%) CCNA
12 8 (0.84%) CCNP
12 8 (0.84%) GIAC
12 8 (0.84%) PhD
13 7 (0.74%) CCIE
13 7 (0.74%) GCIH
14 6 (0.63%) CISM
15 5 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.21%) Disclosure Scotland
2 35 (3.68%) SLA
3 33 (3.47%) QA
4 27 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (1.16%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 3 (0.32%) GAMP
6 3 (0.32%) GxP
7 2 (0.21%) GCP
7 2 (0.21%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.11%) SDET
System Software
1 87 (9.15%) Active Directory
2 65 (6.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 28 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (1.89%) vSphere
6 12 (1.26%) XenDesktop
6 12 (1.26%) XenServer
7 10 (1.05%) Docker
7 10 (1.05%) KVM
8 7 (0.74%) vCloud
9 6 (0.63%) XenApp
10 4 (0.42%) Xen
11 3 (0.32%) Oracle Clusterware
11 3 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.21%) Gluster
12 2 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.21%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 31 (3.26%) Puppet
2 15 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (1.37%) SCCM
4 8 (0.84%) AirWatch
4 8 (0.84%) Ansible
4 8 (0.84%) Nagios
5 6 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
5 6 (0.63%) WSUS
6 5 (0.53%) Red Hat Satellite
7 4 (0.42%) CloudHub
8 3 (0.32%) Cacti
8 3 (0.32%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.32%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.21%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.21%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.21%) OSSEC
10 1 (0.11%) Opsview
10 1 (0.11%) Salt
10 1 (0.11%) SCSM
Vendors
1 229 (24.08%) Microsoft
2 119 (12.51%) Oracle
3 75 (7.89%) VMware
4 46 (4.84%) SAP
5 45 (4.73%) ServiceNow
6 36 (3.79%) Red Hat
7 35 (3.68%) Google
8 28 (2.94%) Citrix
8 28 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
9 26 (2.73%) Cisco
9 26 (2.73%) Remedy
10 25 (2.63%) HP
11 19 (2.00%) IBM
12 18 (1.89%) Workday
13 16 (1.68%) CheckPoint
13 16 (1.68%) Dell
14 15 (1.58%) MuleSoft
15 14 (1.47%) BMC
16 12 (1.26%) hybris
16 12 (1.26%) Juniper
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £385 to £425 per day (3-month rolling contract)
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £700 - £1000 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £700 - £1000 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £700 - £1000 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £700 - £900 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £700 - £900 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
prosource.it
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £700 - £900 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hitchin
IQ Telecom
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Heat Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
IQ Telecom
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £380 - £411 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
PCR
Rate: £325.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago