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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 231 320 282
Rank change year-on-year
+89 -38
Contract jobs citing SaaS 542 338 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.10% 0.66% 0.72%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.13% 10.80% 16.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 194 229
Median daily rate £450 £429 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.95% +0.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £306 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £600 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 1
Median hourly rate £19.31 £35.50 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.61% -21.97%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £20.00 £45.50
% change year-on-year
-1.95% -56.04%
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
4870 3130 2099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.87% 6.15% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3462 2055 1356
Median daily rate £468 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £563 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 65 46
Median hourly rate £19.00 £35.00 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% +101.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £13.87 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £26.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.64 £27.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-43.11% +83.33%

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 24 June 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
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 24 June 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 +43 244 £500 +11.11% 109
South East +26 106 £344 -4.51% 62
South West +35 43 £500 +43.88% 9
Yorkshire +34 39 £500 - 7
East of England +30 39 £413 -11.52% 16
North West +14 28 £400 +22.13% 18
West Midlands -5 24 £475 +11.76% 12
North East -40 15 £506 -25.00% 2
East Midlands +8 7 £375 - 1
Midlands -1 4 £513 -11.82%
SaaS
UK

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 294 (32.41%) Agile Software Development
2 280 (30.87%) IaaS
3 264 (29.11%) PaaS
4 160 (17.64%) Amazon AWS
5 152 (16.76%) JavaScript
6 147 (16.21%) Microsoft
7 144 (15.88%) Linux
8 139 (15.33%) ITIL
9 137 (15.10%) DevOps
10 131 (14.44%) Microsoft Azure
11 127 (14.00%) Java
12 119 (13.12%) Windows
13 117 (12.90%) Finance
14 113 (12.46%) HTML
15 111 (12.24%) CSS
16 91 (10.03%) Open Source
17 90 (9.92%) Python
18 89 (9.81%) Migration
19 88 (9.70%) VMware
20 87 (9.59%) Active Directory
21 86 (9.48%) SQL
22 85 (9.37%) PRINCE2
23 84 (9.26%) Project Management
24 82 (9.04%) Scrum
25 81 (8.93%) Oracle
26 79 (8.71%) Web Services
27 77 (8.49%) CRM
28 76 (8.38%) Salesforce.com
29 75 (8.27%) Degree
30 74 (8.16%) .NET

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 45 (4.96%) SharePoint
2 24 (2.65%) MS Exchange
3 19 (2.09%) Apache
4 18 (1.98%) IIS
5 16 (1.76%) Confluence
6 15 (1.65%) CMS
7 14 (1.54%) OpenStack
8 13 (1.43%) Tomcat
9 12 (1.32%) Skype for Business
10 9 (0.99%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (0.88%) JBoss
12 7 (0.77%) Apache Spark
12 7 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.66%) nginx
13 6 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 5 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 59 (6.50%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.87%) MS Office
3 14 (1.54%) HipChat
4 12 (1.32%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.77%) OmniGraffle
7 6 (0.66%) MS Project
8 3 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.33%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 27 (2.98%) Eloqua
2 26 (2.87%) BigMachines
3 24 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.88%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 6 (0.66%) Workday HCM
6 5 (0.55%) Magento
6 5 (0.55%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 3 (0.33%) Maximo
7 3 (0.33%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.33%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.33%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.33%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.22%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.22%) SAP hybris
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 280 (30.87%) IaaS
2 264 (29.11%) PaaS
3 160 (17.64%) Amazon AWS
4 131 (14.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 61 (6.73%) Cloud Computing
6 60 (6.62%) Office 365
7 32 (3.53%) Azure Active Directory
8 23 (2.54%) SuccessFactors
9 12 (1.32%) Heroku
10 11 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
11 10 (1.10%) Google Apps
11 10 (1.10%) Taleo
12 6 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.66%) GitHub
13 5 (0.55%) Force.com
13 5 (0.55%) Lucidchart
13 5 (0.55%) Veeva
13 5 (0.55%) Yammer
14 4 (0.44%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.44%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 49 (5.40%) Firewall
2 29 (3.20%) Internet
3 26 (2.87%) LAN
4 25 (2.76%) VPN
5 24 (2.65%) DNS
6 22 (2.43%) WAN
7 19 (2.09%) Network Security
8 17 (1.87%) DHCP
9 15 (1.65%) MPLS
10 10 (1.10%) TCP/IP
11 7 (0.77%) Skype
11 7 (0.77%) SSL
11 7 (0.77%) VLAN
11 7 (0.77%) VoIP
12 6 (0.66%) LDAP
12 6 (0.66%) Unified Communications
13 5 (0.55%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (0.55%) IPsec
13 5 (0.55%) SAN
13 5 (0.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (6.84%) SQL Server
2 39 (4.30%) MySQL
3 34 (3.75%) MongoDB
4 33 (3.64%) NoSQL
5 25 (2.76%) NonStop SQL
6 18 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (1.87%) Big Data
7 17 (1.87%) Relational Database
8 16 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (1.43%) RDBMS
10 11 (1.21%) Hadoop
10 11 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
13 7 (0.77%) SAP HANA
13 7 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
15 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 4 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 48 (5.29%) Git (software)
2 38 (4.19%) JIRA
3 19 (2.09%) Oracle APEX
4 17 (1.87%) Jenkins
5 16 (1.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 12 (1.32%) Grunt
6 12 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
6 12 (1.32%) Subversion
7 9 (0.99%) Maven
8 8 (0.88%) RSpec
8 8 (0.88%) Selenium
9 7 (0.77%) gulp
10 6 (0.66%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.55%) JIRA Agile
11 5 (0.55%) NUnit
11 5 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (0.55%) TeamCity
12 4 (0.44%) SoapUI
12 4 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.44%) Zephyr
General
1 117 (12.90%) Finance
2 55 (6.06%) Marketing
3 46 (5.07%) Telecoms
4 44 (4.85%) Retail
5 25 (2.76%) Banking
6 23 (2.54%) Manufacturing
7 18 (1.98%) German Language
8 15 (1.65%) Brand Awareness
9 13 (1.43%) Legal
10 11 (1.21%) Law
10 11 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (0.88%) Advertising
12 7 (0.77%) Automotive
12 7 (0.77%) Billing
12 7 (0.77%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.66%) Back Office
13 6 (0.66%) French Language
14 5 (0.55%) Games
15 4 (0.44%) Investment Banking
16 2 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 271 (29.88%) Architect
2 149 (16.43%) Developer
3 123 (13.56%) Solutions Architect
4 71 (7.83%) Analyst
5 69 (7.61%) Cloud Architect
6 66 (7.28%) Security Architect
7 54 (5.95%) Project Manager
8 47 (5.18%) Consultant
9 46 (5.07%) DevOps Engineer
10 36 (3.97%) Technical Architect
11 35 (3.86%) Infrastructure Architect
12 33 (3.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 32 (3.53%) Security Solutions Architect
14 29 (3.20%) Cloud Solutions Architect
15 25 (2.76%) Business Analyst
16 24 (2.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 22 (2.43%) Full Stack Developer
18 21 (2.32%) Cloud Engineer
18 21 (2.32%) SaaS Architect
19 20 (2.21%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (12.46%) HTML
2 111 (12.24%) CSS
3 79 (8.71%) Web Services
4 74 (8.16%) .NET
5 70 (7.72%) HTML5
6 65 (7.17%) AngularJS
7 61 (6.73%) jQuery
8 51 (5.62%) CSS3
9 41 (4.52%) REST
10 35 (3.86%) Middleware
11 28 (3.09%) .NET Framework
11 28 (3.09%) ASP.NET
11 28 (3.09%) Mason
12 27 (2.98%) Node.js
13 25 (2.76%) SOAP
14 24 (2.65%) Visualforce
15 23 (2.54%) J2EE
15 23 (2.54%) RESTful
15 23 (2.54%) XML
16 21 (2.32%) React
Miscellaneous
1 71 (7.83%) Data Centre
2 40 (4.41%) User Experience
3 34 (3.75%) Management Information System
4 30 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
5 27 (2.98%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (2.76%) CESG
6 25 (2.76%) Hybrid Cloud
7 20 (2.21%) Computer Science
8 19 (2.09%) CESG CLAS
9 18 (1.98%) Fintech
10 17 (1.87%) Private Cloud
11 16 (1.76%) Public Cloud
12 14 (1.54%) Digital Media
13 13 (1.43%) Mobile App
14 12 (1.32%) Social Media
15 11 (1.21%) Data Structures
16 10 (1.10%) Clustering
16 10 (1.10%) NHS
16 10 (1.10%) Virtual Team
16 10 (1.10%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 144 (15.88%) Linux
2 119 (13.12%) Windows
3 37 (4.08%) Windows Server
4 34 (3.75%) Unix
5 18 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (1.65%) CentOS
7 12 (1.32%) Apple iOS
8 10 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.99%) Windows 10
10 8 (0.88%) AIX
10 8 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (0.77%) Solaris
12 5 (0.55%) Android
13 4 (0.44%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.33%) Debian
14 3 (0.33%) HPUX
14 3 (0.33%) NetWare
14 3 (0.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (32.41%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (15.33%) ITIL
3 137 (15.10%) DevOps
4 91 (10.03%) Open Source
5 89 (9.81%) Migration
6 85 (9.37%) PRINCE2
7 84 (9.26%) Project Management
8 82 (9.04%) Scrum
9 77 (8.49%) CRM
10 72 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
11 68 (7.50%) TOGAF
12 60 (6.62%) Information Security
12 60 (6.62%) SDLC
13 54 (5.95%) Continuous Integration
13 54 (5.95%) Problem Management
14 48 (5.29%) Change Management
14 48 (5.29%) SOA
15 47 (5.18%) MVC
15 47 (5.18%) TDD
16 46 (5.07%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 152 (16.76%) JavaScript
2 127 (14.00%) Java
3 90 (9.92%) Python
4 86 (9.48%) SQL
5 60 (6.62%) PHP
6 54 (5.95%) C#
7 41 (4.52%) Ruby
8 32 (3.53%) C++
9 30 (3.31%) Perl
10 28 (3.09%) PowerShell
11 24 (2.65%) Apex Code
12 18 (1.98%) Bash Shell
12 18 (1.98%) Shell Script
13 17 (1.87%) Scala
14 14 (1.54%) C
15 13 (1.43%) T-SQL
16 8 (0.88%) Korn
17 7 (0.77%) TypeScript
18 6 (0.66%) VB.NET
19 5 (0.55%) Go
Qualifications
1 75 (8.27%) Degree
2 58 (6.39%) Security Cleared
3 42 (4.63%) CISSP
4 35 (3.86%) ISEB
5 34 (3.75%) SC Cleared
6 27 (2.98%) CLAS
7 13 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (1.10%) CCNA
10 10 (1.10%) PMI Certification
11 9 (0.99%) GIAC
11 9 (0.99%) PMP
11 9 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 9 (0.99%) VCAP
12 8 (0.88%) CCNP
13 7 (0.77%) MCSE
14 6 (0.66%) EMC Certification
14 6 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (0.55%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (2.21%) QA
3 19 (2.09%) Disclosure Scotland
4 12 (1.32%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.99%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.77%) COBIT
7 6 (0.66%) SLA
8 4 (0.44%) GxP
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.11%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.11%) RMADS
9 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 87 (9.59%) Active Directory
2 58 (6.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.43%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.99%) Docker
4 9 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.77%) vSphere
5 7 (0.77%) XenApp
6 6 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (0.66%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.55%) Terminal Services
7 5 (0.55%) vCloud
7 5 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.33%) GPFS
8 3 (0.33%) KVM
8 3 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.33%) Xen
9 2 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.22%) LXC
9 2 (0.22%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 47 (5.18%) Puppet
2 30 (3.31%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (1.65%) Ansible
3 15 (1.65%) SCCM
4 9 (0.99%) SCOM
5 7 (0.77%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.44%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.44%) CloudHub
6 4 (0.44%) HP SIM
6 4 (0.44%) Red Hat Satellite
6 4 (0.44%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.33%) Salt
7 3 (0.33%) vRealize
8 2 (0.22%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.22%) CA Wily
8 2 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.22%) SELinux
8 2 (0.22%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 147 (16.21%) Microsoft
2 88 (9.70%) VMware
3 81 (8.93%) Oracle
4 76 (8.38%) Salesforce.com
5 53 (5.84%) SAP
6 40 (4.41%) Cisco
7 34 (3.75%) ServiceNow
8 26 (2.87%) Google
9 25 (2.76%) Siebel
10 24 (2.65%) Citrix
11 20 (2.21%) Atlassian
11 20 (2.21%) HP
12 18 (1.98%) Red Hat
13 14 (1.54%) Marketo
14 13 (1.43%) EMC
14 13 (1.43%) NetSuite
15 11 (1.21%) Adobe
15 11 (1.21%) Rackspace
16 10 (1.10%) Juniper
17 8 (0.88%) BMC
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