The table below looks at the statistics for SaaS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK
Rank 234 282 317
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +35
Contract jobs citing SaaS 464 400 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.04% 0.79% 0.63%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.31% 10.83% 13.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 258 191
Median daily rate £425 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £688 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £475 £440
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +7.95%
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 across the UK.

Cloud Services Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
5581 3692 2443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.47% 7.27% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3906 2562 1622
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 £310 £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 62 57 67
Median hourly rate £18.75 £26.91 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.32% +19.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £11.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £100.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-38.18% +22.22%

SaaS
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SaaS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SaaS
Daily Rate Trend

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

SaaS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SaaS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SaaS within the UK over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

SaaS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SaaS
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SaaS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SaaS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the UK over the 3 months to 20 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
England +49 444 £438 -12.50% 290
London +29 217 £475 -5.00% 129
North East - 66 £350 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 63 £350 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 62 £350 - 2
South East +15 61 £450 +18.03% 70
North West +24 31 £375 -11.76% 15
City of London +5 23 £519 +15.27% 28
Hampshire +19 22 £420 -6.66% 16
East Midlands +9 19 £425 -24.44% 3
East of England -21 19 £375 -31.81% 11
South West +16 14 £466 +45.46% 27
Berkshire +9 12 £438 +34.61% 20
Manchester +9 12 £425 - 6
Lancashire - 12 £335 - 1
Derbyshire - 12 - -
Derby - 12 - -
West Sussex - 11 £438 - 1
West Midlands -17 10 £425 -22.72% 16
Blackpool - 10 £335 -
Bracknell +5 7 £350 - 2
Oxfordshire -1 7 £650 +52.94% 11
Yorkshire -1 7 £394 -31.52% 14
Crawley - 7 £420 - 1
Scotland +15 6 £300 -38.46% 8
Wiltshire +3 6 £400 +25.00% 3
Oxford +9 5 £650 +85.71% 5
West Yorkshire +7 5 £363 -36.95% 5
Bristol +1 5 £480 - 6
Cambridgeshire -14 5 £230 -42.50% 4

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 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 with a requirement for SaaS.

1 383 (38.22%) PaaS
2 364 (36.33%) IaaS
3 347 (34.63%) Agile Software Development
4 241 (24.05%) Microsoft
5 238 (23.75%) ITIL
6 203 (20.26%) Windows
7 202 (20.16%) Open Source
8 196 (19.56%) DevOps
9 192 (19.16%) Linux
10 171 (17.07%) Change Management
11 170 (16.97%) Microsoft Azure
12 140 (13.97%) Java
13 138 (13.77%) MS Excel
13 138 (13.77%) Amazon AWS
14 128 (12.77%) Data Management
15 124 (12.38%) Oracle
16 123 (12.28%) JavaScript
16 123 (12.28%) Finance
17 119 (11.88%) PRINCE2
18 118 (11.78%) SQL
19 117 (11.68%) Scrum
20 105 (10.48%) Problem Management
21 103 (10.28%) .NET
22 102 (10.18%) HTML
22 102 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
23 98 (9.78%) Web Services
24 97 (9.68%) Service Management
25 93 (9.28%) Active Directory
26 92 (9.18%) TOGAF
27 89 (8.88%) Stakeholder Management

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills 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 51 (5.09%) IIS
2 47 (4.69%) WebSphere
3 38 (3.79%) Oracle Application Server
4 27 (2.69%) Apache
5 22 (2.20%) Tomcat
6 20 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 18 (1.80%) MS Exchange
7 18 (1.80%) SharePoint
7 18 (1.80%) Skype for Business
8 15 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
9 14 (1.40%) JBoss
10 13 (1.30%) OpenStack
11 12 (1.20%) Apache Solr
12 11 (1.10%) Confluence
13 10 (1.00%) CMS
13 10 (1.00%) Drupal
13 10 (1.00%) SAS
13 10 (1.00%) WebLogic
14 9 (0.90%) nginx
15 8 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 138 (13.77%) MS Excel
2 56 (5.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 15 (1.50%) MS Office
4 11 (1.10%) MS Project
5 9 (0.90%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.30%) HipChat
7 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.100%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.100%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.100%) InVision
8 1 (0.100%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.100%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 42 (4.19%) Oracle EBS
2 40 (3.99%) Oracle EBS R12
3 38 (3.79%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (1.40%) Remedy ITSM
5 10 (1.00%) SAP hybris
6 6 (0.60%) SAP ERP
6 6 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.50%) BusinessWorks
7 5 (0.50%) SAP GRC
7 5 (0.50%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.40%) Workday HCM
9 3 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.30%) Maximo
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.20%) BigMachines
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 2 (0.20%) PeopleSoft HCM
10 2 (0.20%) Primavera
10 2 (0.20%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 383 (38.22%) PaaS
2 364 (36.33%) IaaS
3 170 (16.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 138 (13.77%) Amazon AWS
5 36 (3.59%) Office 365
6 32 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
7 27 (2.69%) Azure Active Directory
8 24 (2.40%) SuccessFactors
9 13 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
9 13 (1.30%) HP Helion
10 11 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (1.10%) GitHub
11 8 (0.80%) Force.com
12 7 (0.70%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.60%) Boomi
13 6 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
14 5 (0.50%) Google App Engine
14 5 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 4 (0.40%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 60 (5.99%) Firewall
2 55 (5.49%) DNS
3 35 (3.49%) LDAP
4 32 (3.19%) WAN
5 31 (3.09%) DHCP
6 28 (2.79%) LAN
7 26 (2.59%) Internet
8 22 (2.20%) VPN
9 19 (1.90%) TCP/IP
10 15 (1.50%) MPLS
10 15 (1.50%) Network Security
11 13 (1.30%) Intrusion Detection
11 13 (1.30%) IP Telephony
12 12 (1.20%) NetScaler
12 12 (1.20%) VoIP
13 11 (1.10%) Skype
13 11 (1.10%) SSL
14 8 (0.80%) SAN
15 7 (0.70%) HTTP
15 7 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (8.38%) SQL Server
2 53 (5.29%) Oracle Database
3 42 (4.19%) MySQL
4 41 (4.09%) Big Data
5 39 (3.89%) Oracle Database 12c
6 34 (3.39%) MongoDB
7 33 (3.29%) Hadoop
8 31 (3.09%) Oracle Reports
9 26 (2.59%) Relational Database
10 25 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
11 24 (2.40%) NoSQL
12 21 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
13 18 (1.80%) DB2
14 16 (1.60%) OLTP
15 15 (1.50%) NonStop SQL
16 14 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
17 9 (0.90%) Ingres
17 9 (0.90%) Power BI
18 8 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
18 8 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 43 (4.29%) Git (software)
2 33 (3.29%) JIRA
3 17 (1.70%) Jenkins
4 16 (1.60%) Visual Studio Team System
5 10 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (0.90%) JUnit
7 8 (0.80%) Cucumber
7 8 (0.80%) Grunt
7 8 (0.80%) Subversion
7 8 (0.80%) Talend Open Studio
8 7 (0.70%) Maven
8 7 (0.70%) Selenium
8 7 (0.70%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.60%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.60%) Zephyr
10 4 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.40%) Travis CI
10 4 (0.40%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.30%) Mercurial
General
1 123 (12.28%) Finance
2 51 (5.09%) Marketing
3 28 (2.79%) Telecoms
4 25 (2.50%) Banking
5 22 (2.20%) Retail
6 19 (1.90%) Advertising
7 17 (1.70%) Legal
8 12 (1.20%) Back Office
9 11 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (1.00%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.80%) Billing
12 7 (0.70%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.60%) Electronics
13 6 (0.60%) Games
14 5 (0.50%) Law
15 4 (0.40%) Automotive
15 4 (0.40%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.30%) General Ledger
16 3 (0.30%) German Language
16 3 (0.30%) Military
Job Titles
1 229 (22.85%) Architect
2 161 (16.07%) Developer
3 82 (8.18%) Solutions Architect
4 79 (7.88%) Analyst
5 60 (5.99%) Consultant
5 60 (5.99%) DBA
6 59 (5.89%) Project Manager
7 56 (5.59%) Cloud Architect
8 54 (5.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 47 (4.69%) Administrator
10 40 (3.99%) Oracle DBA
11 39 (3.89%) Operations Engineer
12 31 (3.09%) .NET Developer
12 31 (3.09%) AWS Architect
12 31 (3.09%) Infrastructure Architect
13 30 (2.99%) Azure Architect
14 29 (2.89%) DevOps Engineer
15 28 (2.79%) Senior Operations Engineer
16 27 (2.69%) Business Analyst
17 26 (2.59%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (10.28%) .NET
2 102 (10.18%) HTML
3 98 (9.78%) Web Services
4 82 (8.18%) CSS
5 52 (5.19%) HTML5
6 43 (4.29%) jQuery
7 41 (4.09%) REST
8 40 (3.99%) XML
9 34 (3.39%) AngularJS
9 34 (3.39%) ASP.NET
10 33 (3.29%) SOAP
11 32 (3.19%) React
12 28 (2.79%) CSS3
13 26 (2.59%) Middleware
14 22 (2.20%) LESS
14 22 (2.20%) Sass
15 20 (2.00%) Redux
16 19 (1.90%) JSON
16 19 (1.90%) Node.js
17 17 (1.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 102 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (6.89%) Data Centre
3 61 (6.09%) Management Information System
4 48 (4.79%) Enterprise Software
5 36 (3.59%) User Experience
6 29 (2.89%) Computer Science
7 26 (2.59%) CMDB
8 20 (2.00%) Clustering
9 19 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
10 18 (1.80%) Visualisation
11 17 (1.70%) Mathematics
11 17 (1.70%) Public Cloud
11 17 (1.70%) Tandem
12 16 (1.60%) CESG
13 15 (1.50%) CESG CLAS
14 14 (1.40%) Mobile App
15 13 (1.30%) Cryptography
16 12 (1.20%) Private Cloud
17 11 (1.10%) Driving Licence
18 10 (1.00%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 203 (20.26%) Windows
2 192 (19.16%) Linux
3 82 (8.18%) Unix
4 71 (7.09%) Windows Server
5 61 (6.09%) AIX
6 42 (4.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (3.99%) Windows 2000
7 40 (3.99%) Windows XP
8 38 (3.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (1.40%) Windows 10
11 12 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (1.10%) HPUX
13 10 (1.00%) Android
14 8 (0.80%) Apple iOS
14 8 (0.80%) MVS
14 8 (0.80%) Solaris
14 8 (0.80%) Windows 7
15 7 (0.70%) zOS
16 5 (0.50%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (34.63%) Agile Software Development
2 238 (23.75%) ITIL
3 202 (20.16%) Open Source
4 196 (19.56%) DevOps
5 171 (17.07%) Change Management
6 128 (12.77%) Data Management
7 119 (11.88%) PRINCE2
8 117 (11.68%) Scrum
9 105 (10.48%) Problem Management
10 97 (9.68%) Service Management
11 92 (9.18%) TOGAF
12 89 (8.88%) Project Management
12 89 (8.88%) Stakeholder Management
13 87 (8.68%) ITSM
14 75 (7.49%) CRM
15 72 (7.19%) Continuous Improvement
16 71 (7.09%) Migration
17 68 (6.79%) TDD
18 61 (6.09%) High Availability
19 58 (5.79%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 140 (13.97%) Java
2 123 (12.28%) JavaScript
3 118 (11.78%) SQL
4 76 (7.58%) C#
5 65 (6.49%) Python
6 40 (3.99%) PHP
7 38 (3.79%) Perl
7 38 (3.79%) PowerShell
8 31 (3.09%) Ruby
9 24 (2.40%) Scala
10 20 (2.00%) C++
11 18 (1.80%) Shell Script
12 17 (1.70%) C
13 15 (1.50%) Bash Shell
14 9 (0.90%) Apex Code
15 7 (0.70%) R
16 5 (0.50%) Delphi
16 5 (0.50%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.40%) VB
18 3 (0.30%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 80 (7.98%) Security Cleared
2 67 (6.69%) Degree
3 48 (4.79%) SC Cleared
4 34 (3.39%) CISSP
5 32 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 31 (3.09%) BPSS Clearance
7 25 (2.50%) ISEB
8 24 (2.40%) MCSE
9 21 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (2.00%) MCSA
11 17 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (1.50%) CLAS
13 11 (1.10%) CCNA
14 9 (0.90%) GIAC
15 8 (0.80%) CCNP
15 8 (0.80%) GCIH
15 8 (0.80%) PhD
16 7 (0.70%) CCIE
17 6 (0.60%) CISM
17 6 (0.60%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.39%) Disclosure Scotland
2 37 (3.69%) SLA
3 36 (3.59%) QA
4 29 (2.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (1.40%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.50%) GxP
7 4 (0.40%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 4 (0.40%) GAMP
8 2 (0.20%) GCP
8 2 (0.20%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.100%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.100%) GMP
9 1 (0.100%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.100%) SAS 70
9 1 (0.100%) SDET
System Software
1 93 (9.28%) Active Directory
2 68 (6.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (3.89%) Hyper-V
4 28 (2.79%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (1.80%) vSphere
6 12 (1.20%) XenDesktop
6 12 (1.20%) XenServer
7 11 (1.10%) Docker
8 10 (1.00%) KVM
9 7 (0.70%) vCloud
10 6 (0.60%) XenApp
11 4 (0.40%) Xen
12 3 (0.30%) Oracle Clusterware
12 3 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.20%) Gluster
13 2 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.20%) VMware ESX
14 1 (0.100%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 1 (0.100%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.100%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 35 (3.49%) Puppet
2 15 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (1.30%) SCCM
4 9 (0.90%) AirWatch
5 8 (0.80%) Ansible
5 8 (0.80%) Nagios
6 7 (0.70%) WSUS
7 6 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
7 6 (0.60%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (0.40%) CloudHub
9 3 (0.30%) Cacti
9 3 (0.30%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.30%) OSSEC
9 3 (0.30%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.20%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.20%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.100%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.100%) Salt
11 1 (0.100%) SCSM
Vendors
1 241 (24.05%) Microsoft
2 124 (12.38%) Oracle
3 80 (7.98%) VMware
4 48 (4.79%) ServiceNow
5 46 (4.59%) SAP
6 37 (3.69%) Red Hat
7 35 (3.49%) Google
8 28 (2.79%) Citrix
8 28 (2.79%) Salesforce.com
9 26 (2.59%) Cisco
9 26 (2.59%) Remedy
10 25 (2.50%) HP
11 20 (2.00%) IBM
12 19 (1.90%) Workday
13 16 (1.60%) CheckPoint
13 16 (1.60%) Dell
14 15 (1.50%) MuleSoft
15 14 (1.40%) BMC
16 12 (1.20%) hybris
16 12 (1.20%) Juniper
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 14 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £385 to £425 per day (3-month rolling contract)
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £700 - £1000 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £700 - £1000 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £700 - £1000 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £700 - £900 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £700 - £900 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
prosource.it
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £700 - £900 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Heat Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 20 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £380 - £411 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £450 to £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Strategic Imperatives
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
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City, London
Oscar
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London
Royal Pharmaceutical Society
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