The table below looks at the statistics for SaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 248 286 260
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -26
Contract jobs citing SaaS 195 142 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.85% 0.63% 0.76%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.39% 9.81% 17.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 81 126
Average daily rate £500 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £581
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £27.32 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.44% +43.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.61 £12.10 £45.50
% change year-on-year
+62.06% -73.40%
SaaS
England

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

Cloud Services Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
2324 1447 1034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.10% 6.45% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1683 965 738
Average daily rate £475 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 37 6
Average hourly rate £26.25 £35.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +94.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 £17.50 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £35.00 £22.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +78.57%

SaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

SaaS Jobs Demand Trend in London

SaaS
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

SaaS Daily Rate Trend in London

SaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SaaS across the London region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

SaaS Daily Rate Histogram in London

SaaS
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

SaaS Hourly Rate Trend in London

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the London region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
City of London +21 16 £550 +29.41% 33
Harrow - 2 £495 - 1
Hayes - 2 £565 -
Hounslow - 2 £565 -
Croydon - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - - 3
Ealing - 1 £225 -
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 118 (31.81%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (27.49%) IaaS
3 83 (22.37%) Amazon AWS
4 82 (22.10%) PaaS
5 73 (19.68%) Linux
6 66 (17.79%) DevOps
7 59 (15.90%) Microsoft
8 55 (14.82%) CSS
9 52 (14.02%) JavaScript
10 48 (12.94%) Java
11 46 (12.40%) Migration
12 43 (11.59%) Windows
12 43 (11.59%) Python
13 42 (11.32%) Project Management
13 42 (11.32%) Finance
14 41 (11.05%) Degree
15 40 (10.78%) VMware
15 40 (10.78%) Microsoft Azure
16 38 (10.24%) Scrum
16 38 (10.24%) HTML
17 37 (9.97%) Open Source
18 36 (9.70%) JIRA
19 35 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
19 35 (9.43%) Salesforce.com
20 34 (9.16%) CRM
21 33 (8.89%) E-Commerce
22 32 (8.63%) ITIL
22 32 (8.63%) Retail
22 32 (8.63%) User Experience
23 31 (8.36%) SDLC

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 16 (4.31%) Confluence
2 14 (3.77%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.43%) Node.js
4 8 (2.16%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.89%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.62%) OpenStack
6 6 (1.62%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.35%) Apache
7 5 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.35%) IIS
8 4 (1.08%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (1.08%) nginx
9 3 (0.81%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.81%) JBoss
9 3 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.54%) CMS
10 2 (0.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (4.58%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.50%) HipChat
2 13 (3.50%) MS Office
2 13 (3.50%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.89%) OmniGraffle
4 4 (1.08%) MS Project
5 3 (0.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.54%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (3.77%) Eloqua
2 10 (2.70%) BigMachines
3 9 (2.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (1.35%) Workday HCM
5 4 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (1.08%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.54%) Magento
6 2 (0.54%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 2 (0.54%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.54%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.27%) Maximo
7 1 (0.27%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 102 (27.49%) IaaS
2 83 (22.37%) Amazon AWS
3 82 (22.10%) PaaS
4 40 (10.78%) Microsoft Azure
5 27 (7.28%) Cloud Computing
6 21 (5.66%) Office 365
7 13 (3.50%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (2.43%) Heroku
9 6 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (1.62%) Amazon S3
9 6 (1.62%) SuccessFactors
10 5 (1.35%) Force.com
10 5 (1.35%) Lucidchart
10 5 (1.35%) Taleo
11 4 (1.08%) Google Apps
12 3 (0.81%) GitHub
12 3 (0.81%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.81%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.77%) Internet
2 12 (3.23%) Firewall
2 12 (3.23%) VPN
3 10 (2.70%) LAN
3 10 (2.70%) WAN
4 9 (2.43%) SAN
5 8 (2.16%) DNS
5 8 (2.16%) Unified Communications
6 5 (1.35%) DHCP
7 4 (1.08%) MPLS
7 4 (1.08%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.08%) VLAN
7 4 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.81%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (0.81%) Structured Cabling
9 2 (0.54%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.54%) Network Security
9 2 (0.54%) OpenLDAP
9 2 (0.54%) Skype
9 2 (0.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.01%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.58%) NoSQL
3 15 (4.04%) MongoDB
4 12 (3.23%) MySQL
5 10 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.16%) Big Data
8 7 (1.89%) NonStop SQL
9 6 (1.62%) Oracle BI EE
9 6 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.35%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.35%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.81%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.54%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.54%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 36 (9.70%) JIRA
2 20 (5.39%) Git (software)
3 16 (4.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 9 (2.43%) Jenkins
4 9 (2.43%) Oracle APEX
4 9 (2.43%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (1.62%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.35%) Grunt
6 5 (1.35%) JIRA Agile
6 5 (1.35%) Maven
6 5 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.08%) gulp
7 4 (1.08%) Subversion
8 3 (0.81%) Jasmine
8 3 (0.81%) Protractor
9 2 (0.54%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 2 (0.54%) Gradle
9 2 (0.54%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.54%) NUnit
9 2 (0.54%) Selenium
General
1 42 (11.32%) Finance
2 32 (8.63%) Retail
3 17 (4.58%) Marketing
4 10 (2.70%) Banking
5 9 (2.43%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.16%) Billing
7 4 (1.08%) Advertising
7 4 (1.08%) Games
7 4 (1.08%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.81%) Law
8 3 (0.81%) Legal
8 3 (0.81%) Publishing
9 2 (0.54%) Back Office
9 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.54%) French Language
10 1 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.27%) German Language
10 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 91 (24.53%) Architect
2 50 (13.48%) Developer
3 44 (11.86%) Solutions Architect
4 36 (9.70%) Project Manager
5 31 (8.36%) Analyst
6 23 (6.20%) DevOps Engineer
7 21 (5.66%) Cloud Architect
8 20 (5.39%) Cloud Engineer
9 17 (4.58%) Consultant
9 17 (4.58%) Technical Architect
10 15 (4.04%) SaaS Architect
11 14 (3.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 14 (3.77%) JavaScript Developer
11 14 (3.77%) Senior Developer
12 13 (3.50%) Administrator
13 12 (3.23%) Salesforce.com Architect
14 11 (2.96%) Head of DevOps
15 10 (2.70%) AWS Engineer
15 10 (2.70%) Business Analyst
15 10 (2.70%) Cloud Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (14.82%) CSS
2 38 (10.24%) HTML
3 29 (7.82%) Web Services
4 27 (7.28%) AngularJS
4 27 (7.28%) jQuery
5 26 (7.01%) HTML5
6 20 (5.39%) .NET
6 20 (5.39%) CSS3
7 15 (4.04%) REST
8 14 (3.77%) J2EE
8 14 (3.77%) Mason
9 11 (2.96%) SOAP
9 11 (2.96%) Visualforce
10 10 (2.70%) Middleware
11 8 (2.16%) React
11 8 (2.16%) RESTful
11 8 (2.16%) Sass
12 7 (1.89%) XML
13 6 (1.62%) ASP.NET
13 6 (1.62%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.63%) User Experience
2 15 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.04%) Data Centre
3 13 (3.50%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (2.43%) Algorithms
6 8 (2.16%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.89%) Fintech
7 7 (1.89%) Learning Management System
8 6 (1.62%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.62%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.62%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.62%) Social Media
9 5 (1.35%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.35%) Statistics
9 5 (1.35%) Wiki
10 4 (1.08%) Applied Mathematics
10 4 (1.08%) Device Driver
10 4 (1.08%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.08%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 73 (19.68%) Linux
2 43 (11.59%) Windows
3 15 (4.04%) Windows Server
4 13 (3.50%) Apple iOS
5 12 (3.23%) Unix
6 10 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (2.43%) CentOS
7 9 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (2.16%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.89%) Windows 8
10 6 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.08%) Android
11 4 (1.08%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.81%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.81%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.27%) AIX
13 1 (0.27%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (31.81%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (17.79%) DevOps
3 46 (12.40%) Migration
4 42 (11.32%) Project Management
5 38 (10.24%) Scrum
6 37 (9.97%) Open Source
7 35 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 34 (9.16%) CRM
9 33 (8.89%) E-Commerce
10 32 (8.63%) ITIL
11 31 (8.36%) SDLC
12 30 (8.09%) Configuration Management
13 28 (7.55%) PRINCE2
14 22 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (5.93%) TDD
15 21 (5.66%) Software Engineering
15 21 (5.66%) TOGAF
16 19 (5.12%) Release Management
16 19 (5.12%) Web Development
17 18 (4.85%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 52 (14.02%) JavaScript
2 48 (12.94%) Java
3 43 (11.59%) Python
4 25 (6.74%) SQL
5 24 (6.47%) PHP
6 21 (5.66%) C#
7 16 (4.31%) Shell Script
8 12 (3.23%) Ruby
8 12 (3.23%) Scala
9 11 (2.96%) Apex Code
10 10 (2.70%) Perl
11 8 (2.16%) C
12 7 (1.89%) C++
12 7 (1.89%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.35%) Go
13 5 (1.35%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.08%) TypeScript
14 4 (1.08%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.81%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.81%) R
Qualifications
1 41 (11.05%) Degree
2 21 (5.66%) Security Cleared
3 17 (4.58%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.96%) CISSP
5 10 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 9 (2.43%) CLAS
7 7 (1.89%) ISEB
8 5 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.08%) BC Cleared
9 4 (1.08%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.08%) PMP
10 3 (0.81%) CISM
11 2 (0.54%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 2 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.54%) CCNA
11 2 (0.54%) CCNP
11 2 (0.54%) MCSE
11 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.27%) APMG
12 1 (0.27%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.89%) QA
3 2 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.27%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (8.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (7.82%) Active Directory
3 19 (5.12%) Hyper-V
4 15 (4.04%) XenDesktop
5 14 (3.77%) XenApp
6 9 (2.43%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (1.62%) Docker
8 4 (1.08%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.81%) vSphere
9 3 (0.81%) Xen
9 3 (0.81%) XenServer
10 2 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.54%) LXC
11 1 (0.27%) UAG
11 1 (0.27%) vCloud
11 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (4.85%) SCCM
2 17 (4.58%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (3.50%) Puppet
4 11 (2.96%) Ansible
5 8 (2.16%) CFEngine
6 7 (1.89%) SCOM
7 4 (1.08%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.08%) HP SIM
7 4 (1.08%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.81%) Salt
9 2 (0.54%) CA Wily
9 2 (0.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.54%) SELinux
9 2 (0.54%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.27%) CloudHub
10 1 (0.27%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.27%) Mesos
10 1 (0.27%) Nagios
10 1 (0.27%) OPNET
Vendors
1 59 (15.90%) Microsoft
2 40 (10.78%) VMware
3 35 (9.43%) Salesforce.com
4 26 (7.01%) Oracle
5 21 (5.66%) Atlassian
5 21 (5.66%) Google
6 18 (4.85%) Cisco
7 13 (3.50%) Citrix
7 13 (3.50%) SAP
7 13 (3.50%) Siebel
8 12 (3.23%) ServiceNow
9 8 (2.16%) HP
10 7 (1.89%) IBM
10 7 (1.89%) Red Hat
10 7 (1.89%) Sage
11 6 (1.62%) Rackspace
12 5 (1.35%) Marketo
13 4 (1.08%) Actimize
13 4 (1.08%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
13 4 (1.08%) Symantec
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