The table below looks at the statistics for SaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford 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 34 42 31
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -11
Contract jobs citing SaaS 4 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.52% 1.07% 0.41%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.89% 7.14% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Average daily rate £550 £365 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.68% +30.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.61 £12.10 £45.50
% change year-on-year
+62.06% -73.40%
SaaS
Oxfordshire

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

Cloud Services Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
45 56 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 17.05% 14.97% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 46 5
Average daily rate £425 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £508 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.66% -
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 Oxford

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

SaaS Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

SaaS
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

SaaS Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

SaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

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

SaaS Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 3 (60.00%) PHP
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (40.00%) PHPUnit
2 2 (40.00%) Puppet
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Subversion
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) CodeIgniter
2 2 (40.00%) PHP 5
2 2 (40.00%) jQuery
2 2 (40.00%) Kanban
2 2 (40.00%) MVC
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) EDI
2 2 (40.00%) ERP
2 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) XML
2 2 (40.00%) VB
2 2 (40.00%) VBA
2 2 (40.00%) MySQL
2 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) SOAP
2 2 (40.00%) Vagrant
2 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) Fintech

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

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

Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (20.00%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (40.00%) PHPUnit
1 2 (40.00%) Subversion
1 2 (40.00%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) PHP Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Architect
2 1 (20.00%) AWS Architect
2 1 (20.00%) AWS Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Migration Architect
2 1 (20.00%) SaaS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) CodeIgniter
1 2 (40.00%) CSS
1 2 (40.00%) EDI
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
1 2 (40.00%) jQuery
1 2 (40.00%) SOAP
1 2 (40.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (40.00%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) ERP
2 2 (40.00%) Kanban
2 2 (40.00%) MVC
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) PHP
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) PHP 5
2 2 (40.00%) VB
2 2 (40.00%) VBA
3 1 (20.00%) Java
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft