The first table below looks at the demand for SaaS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category.

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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 284 315 361
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +46
Contract jobs citing SaaS 364 244 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.51% 0.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.48% 26.81% 32.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 146 159
Average daily rate £420 £420 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £286 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £32.25 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.50 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+160.00% -
Cloud Services Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1550 910 732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.75% 1.91% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 950 569 482
Average daily rate £425 £400 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 15 20
Average hourly rate £15.75 £18.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% -26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.38 £12.20 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.64 £33.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -38.00%

SaaS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SaaS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 April 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SaaS within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

SaaS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SaaS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England 0 338 £425 +0.59% 254
London +38 181 £430 +4.24% 128
South East -7 73 £425 +0.59% 62
City of London +13 54 £425 +3.03% 59
East of England -3 29 £425 +6.25% 19
Hampshire +3 25 £388 -3.72% 5
North West -4 19 £388 -8.82% 6
Bedfordshire - 18 £425 - 3
West Midlands -5 15 £400 +28.00% 12
Oxfordshire +8 14 £350 -17.64% 5
Cheshire -5 13 £400 -5.88% 4
Wales - 13 £375 - 2
Berkshire -5 11 £488 +14.70% 28
Yorkshire -22 9 - - 13
Luton - 9 £425 - 3
Basingstoke +13 8 £388 -0.32% 1
Surrey -10 8 £388 -24.39% 8
South West -20 8 £325 -29.34% 11
West Yorkshire - 8 - - 6
Cambridgeshire - 7 £300 - 12
Birmingham -5 6 £463 - 5
Gloucestershire - 6 £338 - 4
Staines 0 5 £425 - 2
Scotland -12 5 £375 -25.00%
Cambridge - 5 £303 - 11
Dunstable - 5 £460 -
Leeds - 4 - - 5
Manchester - 4 £318 - 2
East Midlands -9 3 £350 -41.66% 5
Buckinghamshire -24 3 £435 +10.12% 5

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 116 (17.90%) ERP
2 111 (17.13%) Web Services
3 107 (16.51%) JavaScript
4 98 (15.12%) HTML
4 98 (15.12%) .NET
5 97 (14.97%) Telecoms
6 94 (14.51%) Agile Software Development
7 93 (14.35%) Manufacturing
8 92 (14.20%) Finance
9 86 (13.27%) C#
10 82 (12.65%) Microsoft
11 78 (12.04%) XML
12 77 (11.88%) ITIL
13 75 (11.57%) Java
13 75 (11.57%) SQL Server
14 74 (11.42%) CSS
15 72 (11.11%) SQL
16 68 (10.49%) PaaS
17 66 (10.19%) Windows
18 65 (10.03%) Oracle
18 65 (10.03%) Project Management
19 63 (9.72%) Salesforce.com
20 61 (9.41%) CRM
20 61 (9.41%) MVC
20 61 (9.41%) Cloud Computing
21 59 (9.10%) Degree
22 58 (8.95%) ASP.NET
23 57 (8.80%) Scrum
24 56 (8.64%) Linux
24 56 (8.64%) SOA

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 35 (5.40%) SharePoint
2 21 (3.24%) IIS
3 17 (2.62%) Apache
4 15 (2.31%) MS Exchange
4 15 (2.31%) BizTalk Server
4 15 (2.31%) Node.js
5 11 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (1.54%) WebLogic
6 10 (1.54%) WebSphere
7 9 (1.39%) Tomcat
7 9 (1.39%) Lync
8 8 (1.23%) CMS
9 7 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (1.08%) Drupal
9 7 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.77%) ColdFusion
11 5 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.62%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 34 (5.25%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.31%) MS Office
2 15 (2.31%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.77%) MS Project
5 4 (0.62%) Mingle
5 4 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.46%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.15%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.15%) SPSS
7 1 (0.15%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 28 (4.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 16 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (1.54%) SAP HR
4 9 (1.39%) Oracle CRM
5 8 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.77%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.46%) Maximo
8 3 (0.46%) Summit
8 3 (0.46%) SimCorp Dimension
8 3 (0.46%) Workday HCM
9 2 (0.31%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.31%) SAP SRM
9 2 (0.31%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.31%) SAP LE
9 2 (0.31%) Magento
9 2 (0.31%) SAP SD
9 2 (0.31%) SAP WM
9 2 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 68 (10.49%) PaaS
2 61 (9.41%) Cloud Computing
3 39 (6.02%) IaaS
4 32 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
5 30 (4.63%) Force.com
6 24 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
7 21 (3.24%) Amazon AWS
8 19 (2.93%) SuccessFactors
9 14 (2.16%) Amazon S3
10 13 (2.01%) Amazon ELB
10 13 (2.01%) Route 53
11 6 (0.93%) Heroku
12 4 (0.62%) Office 365
13 3 (0.46%) Google Apps
14 2 (0.31%) Rackspace Cloud
15 1 (0.15%) IBM SmartCloud
15 1 (0.15%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.63%) DNS
2 24 (3.70%) SSL
3 20 (3.09%) LDAP
4 19 (2.93%) Firewall
4 19 (2.93%) VPN
4 19 (2.93%) Internet
5 16 (2.47%) DHCP
6 14 (2.16%) HTTP
7 12 (1.85%) SAN
7 12 (1.85%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.93%) VoIP
8 6 (0.93%) Wireless
9 5 (0.77%) WAN
9 5 (0.77%) Kerberos
9 5 (0.77%) HTTPS
9 5 (0.77%) LAN
9 5 (0.77%) SMS
9 5 (0.77%) Intranet
10 4 (0.62%) Unified Communications
10 4 (0.62%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (11.57%) SQL Server
2 44 (6.79%) MySQL
3 30 (4.63%) Relational Database
4 29 (4.48%) NoSQL
5 27 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 25 (3.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 16 (2.47%) MongoDB
7 16 (2.47%) RDBMS
8 12 (1.85%) Big Data
9 11 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (1.54%) Oracle Database
10 10 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (1.39%) RavenDB
12 7 (1.08%) Hadoop
12 7 (1.08%) Neo4j
12 7 (1.08%) Couchbase
13 5 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (0.62%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 31 (4.78%) Git (software)
2 24 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 19 (2.93%) NUnit
4 16 (2.47%) Visual Studio
4 16 (2.47%) Subversion
5 14 (2.16%) Hudson
5 14 (2.16%) Selenium
6 13 (2.01%) Maven
7 9 (1.39%) JIRA
8 8 (1.23%) Cucumber
8 8 (1.23%) TeamCity
9 7 (1.08%) RSpec
10 6 (0.93%) SpecFlow
11 5 (0.77%) Bugzilla
11 5 (0.77%) JUnit
11 5 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.62%) NCrunch
12 4 (0.62%) ReSharper
12 4 (0.62%) FitNesse
12 4 (0.62%) MSTest
General
1 97 (14.97%) Telecoms
2 93 (14.35%) Manufacturing
3 92 (14.20%) Finance
4 40 (6.17%) Retail
5 33 (5.09%) Marketing
6 16 (2.47%) Pharmaceutical
7 14 (2.16%) Banking
8 9 (1.39%) Publishing
9 7 (1.08%) Legal
10 6 (0.93%) Automotive
10 6 (0.93%) Back Office
11 4 (0.62%) Billing
12 3 (0.46%) Law
12 3 (0.46%) Advertising
12 3 (0.46%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.31%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.15%) Front Office
14 1 (0.15%) Electronics
14 1 (0.15%) Games
Job Titles
1 157 (24.23%) Developer
2 95 (14.66%) Analyst
3 88 (13.58%) Architect
4 69 (10.65%) Business Analyst
5 61 (9.41%) Project Manager
6 57 (8.80%) Consultant
7 26 (4.01%) DevOps Engineer
8 25 (3.86%) Solutions Architect
9 23 (3.55%) C# Developer
10 19 (2.93%) Administrator
11 18 (2.78%) Technical Architect
12 17 (2.62%) Senior Developer
13 16 (2.47%) Salesforce.com Developer
13 16 (2.47%) .NET Developer
14 15 (2.31%) Enterprise Architect
15 14 (2.16%) ServiceNow Consultant
15 14 (2.16%) ServiceNow Developer
15 14 (2.16%) Front-End Developer
15 14 (2.16%) Technical Consultant
16 13 (2.01%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (17.13%) Web Services
2 98 (15.12%) HTML
2 98 (15.12%) .NET
3 78 (12.04%) XML
4 74 (11.42%) CSS
5 58 (8.95%) ASP.NET
6 54 (8.33%) HTML5
7 45 (6.94%) ASP.NET MVC
7 45 (6.94%) jQuery
8 43 (6.64%) CSS3
9 34 (5.25%) Middleware
10 32 (4.94%) Visualforce
10 32 (4.94%) Ajax
11 30 (4.63%) SOAP
12 29 (4.48%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 26 (4.01%) Mason
14 21 (3.24%) .NET Framework
14 21 (3.24%) XSL
15 19 (2.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 18 (2.78%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (4.32%) Mobile App
2 26 (4.01%) Enterprise Software
3 25 (3.86%) Open Source
4 18 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 18 (2.78%) Client/Server
5 17 (2.62%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.16%) Learning Management System
6 14 (2.16%) CMDB
7 10 (1.54%) NHS
8 9 (1.39%) Social Media
9 8 (1.23%) iPad
10 6 (0.93%) Inversion of Control
10 6 (0.93%) Telematics
11 5 (0.77%) Statistics
11 5 (0.77%) FMCG
11 5 (0.77%) Smart Meter
11 5 (0.77%) Visualisation
11 5 (0.77%) Hedge funds
11 5 (0.77%) Blog
11 5 (0.77%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 66 (10.19%) Windows
2 56 (8.64%) Linux
3 20 (3.09%) CentOS
4 19 (2.93%) Apple iOS
5 14 (2.16%) Android
5 14 (2.16%) UNIX
6 13 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (1.70%) Solaris
9 9 (1.39%) Windows 7
10 8 (1.23%) Mac OS X
10 8 (1.23%) AIX
11 7 (1.08%) Windows XP
11 7 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.62%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.46%) HPUX
14 2 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.15%) Gentoo
15 1 (0.15%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (17.90%) ERP
2 94 (14.51%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (11.88%) ITIL
4 65 (10.03%) Project Management
5 61 (9.41%) CRM
5 61 (9.41%) MVC
6 57 (8.80%) Scrum
7 56 (8.64%) SOA
8 54 (8.33%) Service Management
9 49 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
10 48 (7.41%) TDD
11 45 (6.94%) Migration
12 44 (6.79%) BDD
13 42 (6.48%) OO
14 41 (6.33%) Configuration Management
14 41 (6.33%) Continuous Integration
15 40 (6.17%) ITSM
16 37 (5.71%) PRINCE2
17 35 (5.40%) E-Commerce
17 35 (5.40%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 107 (16.51%) JavaScript
2 86 (13.27%) C#
3 75 (11.57%) Java
4 72 (11.11%) SQL
5 36 (5.56%) PHP
6 33 (5.09%) Apex Code
7 26 (4.01%) Ruby
8 14 (2.16%) Python
9 12 (1.85%) PowerShell
9 12 (1.85%) Bash Shell
10 10 (1.54%) PHP5
10 10 (1.54%) Perl
10 10 (1.54%) C++
10 10 (1.54%) T-SQL
11 8 (1.23%) C
12 7 (1.08%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.77%) ABAP
14 4 (0.62%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.62%) VBScript
15 3 (0.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 59 (9.10%) Degree
2 36 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 17 (2.62%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.47%) ISEB
5 12 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (1.70%) PMI Certification
7 8 (1.23%) PMP
8 7 (1.08%) ISTQB
9 6 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.62%) MCSE
12 3 (0.46%) APMP
12 3 (0.46%) CBAP
12 3 (0.46%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.31%) MCSA
13 2 (0.31%) MCSD
13 2 (0.31%) MCTS
14 1 (0.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.15%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.56%) QA
2 4 (0.62%) SLA
3 3 (0.46%) ISO 14001
3 3 (0.46%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.15%) GxP
4 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.15%) COBIT
4 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 25 (3.86%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.08%) vSphere
4 6 (0.93%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.62%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.31%) OCFS2
7 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.31%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.31%) Samba
7 2 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.15%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 40 (6.17%) Puppet
2 31 (4.78%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (2.93%) Nagios
4 16 (2.47%) Vagrant
5 13 (2.01%) Ganglia
5 13 (2.01%) CFEngine
6 9 (1.39%) HP UCMDB
7 4 (0.62%) StatsD
7 4 (0.62%) Ansible
7 4 (0.62%) SCCM
8 3 (0.46%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.31%) SCOM
9 2 (0.31%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.31%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.31%) WSUS
9 2 (0.31%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 2 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.31%) MOM
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 82 (12.65%) Microsoft
2 65 (10.03%) Oracle
3 63 (9.72%) Salesforce.com
4 42 (6.48%) SAP
5 40 (6.17%) ServiceNow
6 32 (4.94%) HP
7 31 (4.78%) Remedy
8 25 (3.86%) Red Hat
9 23 (3.55%) BMC
10 22 (3.40%) VMware
11 15 (2.31%) IBM
12 13 (2.01%) RightScale
12 13 (2.01%) Twitter
13 10 (1.54%) Dell
13 10 (1.54%) Google
14 7 (1.08%) Cisco
14 7 (1.08%) Adobe
15 6 (0.93%) Marketo
15 6 (0.93%) EMC
15 6 (0.93%) NetApp
UK
Edison Hill Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Rugby
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 350-400 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
ARM Technology
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
ARM Technology
Rate: £285 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
ARM Technology
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Mason Frank
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £375.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wandsworth, London
TechnoRecruit
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Rate: £350 - £65000 Per Day £350 per day or £65000 pro r
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Enterprise Partners
Rate: £350 - £550 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lucas Kennedy
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mason Frank
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Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
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