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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 210 280 322
Rank change year-on-year
+70 +42
Contract jobs citing SaaS 564 394 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.23% 0.78% 0.62%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.98% 11.03% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 253 200
Median daily rate £438 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £302 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £688 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £438 £430
% change year-on-year
-5.14% +1.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 11
Median hourly rate £45.00 £37.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £31.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £100.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £36.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-64.38% +46.00%
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 England region.

Cloud Services Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
5654 3572 2511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.37% 7.05% 4.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3863 2477 1702
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.48% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 57 55
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -0.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.70 £73.75 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-40.90% +52.77%

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 3 December 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SaaS across the England region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

SaaS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +24 257 £459 -8.25% 128
North East +47 92 £425 -39.28% 1
North West +51 67 £375 -15.25% 23
South East +13 67 £425 +11.47% 55
West Midlands -1 24 £400 -32.20% 13
East Midlands +14 20 £325 -27.77% 9
South West +16 15 £400 +25.49% 29
East of England -7 11 £375 -31.81% 10
Yorkshire +18 9 £525 +5.00% 7
Midlands +2 1 £450 +12.50% 1
SaaS
UK

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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.

1 377 (36.71%) Agile Software Development
2 369 (35.93%) PaaS
3 355 (34.57%) IaaS
4 234 (22.78%) ITIL
5 223 (21.71%) Microsoft
6 192 (18.70%) DevOps
7 186 (18.11%) Microsoft Azure
8 183 (17.82%) Windows
9 177 (17.23%) Open Source
10 176 (17.14%) Linux
11 156 (15.19%) Amazon AWS
12 149 (14.51%) Java
13 143 (13.92%) JavaScript
13 143 (13.92%) Scrum
14 141 (13.73%) Change Management
15 131 (12.76%) PRINCE2
16 124 (12.07%) TOGAF
17 116 (11.30%) MS Excel
17 116 (11.30%) HTML
18 115 (11.20%) Finance
19 112 (10.91%) Oracle
20 110 (10.71%) Web Services
21 104 (10.13%) SQL
21 104 (10.13%) .NET
21 104 (10.13%) Active Directory
22 101 (9.83%) Project Management
23 100 (9.74%) Service Management
24 94 (9.15%) ITSM
24 94 (9.15%) Data Management
25 93 (9.06%) Problem Management

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 48 (4.67%) WebSphere
2 44 (4.28%) IIS
3 35 (3.41%) Oracle Application Server
4 27 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 22 (2.14%) Apache
6 21 (2.04%) SharePoint
6 21 (2.04%) Skype for Business
7 19 (1.85%) MS Exchange
7 19 (1.85%) OpenStack
8 17 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
9 16 (1.56%) Tomcat
10 15 (1.46%) CMS
11 13 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
12 12 (1.17%) Apache Solr
12 12 (1.17%) Confluence
13 11 (1.07%) SAS
14 10 (0.97%) JBoss
14 10 (0.97%) Mule
14 10 (0.97%) WebLogic
15 9 (0.88%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 116 (11.30%) MS Excel
2 41 (3.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 19 (1.85%) MS Office
4 13 (1.27%) MS Project
5 8 (0.78%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.39%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 49 (4.77%) Oracle EBS
2 45 (4.38%) Oracle EBS R12
3 38 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
4 15 (1.46%) Remedy ITSM
5 10 (0.97%) SAP hybris
6 8 (0.78%) Workday HCM
7 5 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
7 5 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
7 5 (0.49%) SAP ERP
7 5 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.39%) BigMachines
8 4 (0.39%) SAP GRC
8 4 (0.39%) SAP HR
9 3 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.29%) Eloqua
9 3 (0.29%) Maximo
9 3 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.19%) Primavera
10 2 (0.19%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 369 (35.93%) PaaS
2 355 (34.57%) IaaS
3 186 (18.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 156 (15.19%) Amazon AWS
5 37 (3.60%) Office 365
6 36 (3.51%) Azure Active Directory
6 36 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (1.75%) SuccessFactors
8 14 (1.36%) Google Cloud Platform
9 13 (1.27%) HP Helion
10 9 (0.88%) GitHub
11 8 (0.78%) Force.com
12 7 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (0.68%) G Suite
13 6 (0.58%) Boomi
13 6 (0.58%) IBM Cloud
14 5 (0.49%) Google App Engine
14 5 (0.49%) Trello
15 3 (0.29%) Google Analytics
15 3 (0.29%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 57 (5.55%) Firewall
2 44 (4.28%) DNS
3 33 (3.21%) Internet
4 28 (2.73%) WAN
5 24 (2.34%) DHCP
5 24 (2.34%) LAN
6 16 (1.56%) VPN
7 13 (1.27%) IP Telephony
7 13 (1.27%) LDAP
7 13 (1.27%) NetScaler
7 13 (1.27%) TCP/IP
8 12 (1.17%) MPLS
9 11 (1.07%) Network Security
9 11 (1.07%) VoIP
10 10 (0.97%) AMQP
10 10 (0.97%) Skype
10 10 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (0.88%) HTTP
11 9 (0.88%) SSL
12 7 (0.68%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (7.01%) SQL Server
2 43 (4.19%) MySQL
2 43 (4.19%) Oracle Database
3 39 (3.80%) NonStop SQL
4 37 (3.60%) Big Data
5 36 (3.51%) Oracle Database 12c
6 34 (3.31%) MongoDB
6 34 (3.31%) NoSQL
7 33 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
7 33 (3.21%) Relational Database
8 28 (2.73%) Hadoop
9 21 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
10 17 (1.66%) OLTP
11 14 (1.36%) RDBMS
12 13 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
12 13 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (0.78%) Power BI
15 7 (0.68%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 53 (5.16%) Git (software)
2 35 (3.41%) JIRA
3 16 (1.56%) Visual Studio Team System
4 14 (1.36%) Jenkins
5 12 (1.17%) Grunt
6 11 (1.07%) Talend Open Studio
6 11 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (0.88%) RSpec
7 9 (0.88%) Subversion
8 8 (0.78%) Selenium
8 8 (0.78%) Visual Studio
9 7 (0.68%) Cucumber
9 7 (0.68%) JUnit
9 7 (0.68%) Maven
10 6 (0.58%) IntelliJ
10 6 (0.58%) TeamCity
10 6 (0.58%) Zephyr
11 5 (0.49%) Eclipse
11 5 (0.49%) NetBeans
11 5 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 115 (11.20%) Finance
2 58 (5.65%) Marketing
3 33 (3.21%) Telecoms
4 26 (2.53%) Retail
5 20 (1.95%) Legal
6 19 (1.85%) Banking
7 17 (1.66%) Advertising
8 16 (1.56%) Back Office
9 13 (1.27%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (0.88%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.78%) Automotive
13 7 (0.68%) Billing
13 7 (0.68%) Law
14 5 (0.49%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.49%) Brand Awareness
14 5 (0.49%) Electronics
14 5 (0.49%) German Language
14 5 (0.49%) Publishing
15 4 (0.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 255 (24.83%) Architect
2 161 (15.68%) Developer
3 87 (8.47%) Analyst
4 84 (8.18%) Solutions Architect
5 60 (5.84%) Cloud Architect
6 58 (5.65%) Project Manager
7 57 (5.55%) Consultant
8 51 (4.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 40 (3.89%) .NET Developer
9 40 (3.89%) DevOps Engineer
10 39 (3.80%) DBA
10 39 (3.80%) Operations Engineer
11 35 (3.41%) Security Architect
12 34 (3.31%) Azure Architect
13 33 (3.21%) Technical Architect
14 32 (3.12%) AWS Architect
14 32 (3.12%) Business Analyst
14 32 (3.12%) Infrastructure Architect
15 29 (2.82%) Administrator
15 29 (2.82%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (11.30%) HTML
2 110 (10.71%) Web Services
3 104 (10.13%) .NET
4 89 (8.67%) CSS
5 64 (6.23%) HTML5
6 53 (5.16%) REST
7 45 (4.38%) AngularJS
7 45 (4.38%) jQuery
7 45 (4.38%) React
8 42 (4.09%) ASP.NET
9 39 (3.80%) CSS3
9 39 (3.80%) XML
10 35 (3.41%) SOAP
11 33 (3.21%) Middleware
12 27 (2.63%) .NET Framework
13 25 (2.43%) RESTful
14 24 (2.34%) Node.js
14 24 (2.34%) Sass
15 22 (2.14%) LESS
16 21 (2.04%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 77 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (6.91%) Data Centre
3 45 (4.38%) Enterprise Software
4 43 (4.19%) Management Information System
5 40 (3.89%) CESG
6 39 (3.80%) CESG CLAS
7 29 (2.82%) User Experience
8 26 (2.53%) CMDB
8 26 (2.53%) Computer Science
9 23 (2.24%) Clustering
9 23 (2.24%) Hybrid Cloud
10 20 (1.95%) Visualisation
11 19 (1.85%) Public Cloud
12 17 (1.66%) Mathematics
12 17 (1.66%) Tandem
13 14 (1.36%) Private Cloud
14 11 (1.07%) Mobile App
14 11 (1.07%) Virtual Team
15 9 (0.88%) Client/Server
15 9 (0.88%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 183 (17.82%) Windows
2 176 (17.14%) Linux
3 72 (7.01%) Windows Server
4 63 (6.13%) Unix
5 49 (4.77%) AIX
6 39 (3.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (3.70%) Windows 2000
7 38 (3.70%) Windows XP
8 30 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 27 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (1.07%) HPUX
10 11 (1.07%) Windows 10
11 10 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.78%) Solaris
13 7 (0.68%) MVS
13 7 (0.68%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.49%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.39%) Android
15 4 (0.39%) Debian
15 4 (0.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 377 (36.71%) Agile Software Development
2 234 (22.78%) ITIL
3 192 (18.70%) DevOps
4 177 (17.23%) Open Source
5 143 (13.92%) Scrum
6 141 (13.73%) Change Management
7 131 (12.76%) PRINCE2
8 124 (12.07%) TOGAF
9 101 (9.83%) Project Management
10 100 (9.74%) Service Management
11 94 (9.15%) Data Management
11 94 (9.15%) ITSM
12 93 (9.06%) Problem Management
13 85 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
14 84 (8.18%) Migration
15 76 (7.40%) CRM
16 70 (6.82%) High Availability
16 70 (6.82%) SDLC
17 69 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
17 69 (6.72%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 149 (14.51%) Java
2 143 (13.92%) JavaScript
3 104 (10.13%) SQL
4 86 (8.37%) C#
5 68 (6.62%) Python
6 41 (3.99%) Ruby
7 39 (3.80%) Perl
8 38 (3.70%) PHP
9 36 (3.51%) PowerShell
10 24 (2.34%) Scala
11 21 (2.04%) C++
12 19 (1.85%) Shell Script
13 16 (1.56%) Bash Shell
14 15 (1.46%) C
15 9 (0.88%) Apex Code
16 8 (0.78%) T-SQL
17 7 (0.68%) R
18 4 (0.39%) VB
19 3 (0.29%) ES6
19 3 (0.29%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 87 (8.47%) Security Cleared
2 63 (6.13%) Degree
3 61 (5.94%) CISSP
4 55 (5.36%) SC Cleared
5 52 (5.06%) ISEB
6 39 (3.80%) CLAS
7 32 (3.12%) BPSS Clearance
8 28 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 20 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
10 19 (1.85%) MCSA
11 17 (1.66%) MCSE
12 14 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (1.07%) GIAC
14 8 (0.78%) CCNA
14 8 (0.78%) PhD
15 7 (0.68%) CISM
16 6 (0.58%) CCNP
17 5 (0.49%) DV Cleared
17 5 (0.49%) GCIH
17 5 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 44 (4.28%) QA
3 39 (3.80%) Disclosure Scotland
4 34 (3.31%) SLA
5 9 (0.88%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.39%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 3 (0.29%) GAMP
7 3 (0.29%) GxP
8 2 (0.19%) COBIT
8 2 (0.19%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.19%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.097%) GCP
9 1 (0.097%) SDET
System Software
1 104 (10.13%) Active Directory
2 63 (6.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (3.60%) Hyper-V
4 27 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (2.14%) Docker
6 17 (1.66%) vSphere
7 14 (1.36%) XenDesktop
8 13 (1.27%) XenServer
9 10 (0.97%) KVM
10 7 (0.68%) vCloud
10 7 (0.68%) XenApp
11 4 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.39%) Xen
12 3 (0.29%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.097%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.097%) etcd
14 1 (0.097%) Firmware
14 1 (0.097%) flannel
Systems Management
1 38 (3.70%) Puppet
2 24 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (1.27%) SCCM
4 12 (1.17%) Ansible
5 6 (0.58%) CloudHub
5 6 (0.58%) Nagios
6 5 (0.49%) WSUS
7 4 (0.39%) AirWatch
7 4 (0.39%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.39%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.39%) OSSEC
7 4 (0.39%) Red Hat Satellite
7 4 (0.39%) SCOM
8 3 (0.29%) Cacti
8 3 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.29%) Terraform
9 2 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.19%) MOM
9 2 (0.19%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 223 (21.71%) Microsoft
2 112 (10.91%) Oracle
3 73 (7.11%) VMware
4 50 (4.87%) SAP
5 45 (4.38%) Google
6 43 (4.19%) ServiceNow
7 37 (3.60%) Red Hat
8 34 (3.31%) Cisco
8 34 (3.31%) Salesforce.com
9 26 (2.53%) Citrix
9 26 (2.53%) Remedy
10 23 (2.24%) HP
10 23 (2.24%) MuleSoft
11 19 (1.85%) Workday
12 17 (1.66%) IBM
13 16 (1.56%) BMC
13 16 (1.56%) Dell
13 16 (1.56%) Juniper
14 14 (1.36%) CheckPoint
15 11 (1.07%) Talend
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