The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 315 306 366
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +60
Contract jobs citing SaaS 310 294 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.57% 0.40%
As % of the Cloud Services category 15.80% 22.72% 26.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 166 125
Average daily rate
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£438 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £394 £420
% change year-on-year
+10.47% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 8
Average hourly rate £12.00 £43.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.57% +118.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £24.81 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £45.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £43.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-74.85% +118.75%

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
1962 1294 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.62% 2.53% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1310 822 493
Average daily rate £440 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £299 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 24 13
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.11 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -14.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.55 £11.25 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £43.75 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.23 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+4.49% -13.87%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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
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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
England -21 282 £450 +12.50% 191
London +12 125 £455 +6.94% 98
South East -19 79 £481 +13.90% 49
East of England -12 32 £419 +26.89% 8
Berkshire +9 28 £498 +17.75% 19
City of London +1 25 £459 +4.91% 31
Hampshire -17 20 £438 +8.69% 3
North West -9 16 £475 +15.15% 6
Surrey -4 14 £500 -1.23% 10
Scotland -3 12 £320 -20.00% 2
Essex +2 11 £425 -
Wales -15 11 £375 -21.05% 1
Cambridgeshire -10 10 £413 +117.10% 4
Havant 0 9 £406 -9.72% 1
Yorkshire -8 9 £538 +65.38% 4
Oxfordshire -13 9 £500 - 6
South West -36 9 £500 +53.84% 6
Reading +19 8 £800 +56.86% 7
Leeds -9 8 £538 +34.37%
South Wales -11 8 £313 -34.21% 1
West Yorkshire -12 8 £538 +65.38%
Newbury +5 7 £275 -24.65% 2
Bedfordshire -10 7 £600 +41.17% 1
Cheshire +8 6 £400 -27.27% 3
Milton Keynes -11 6 £475 - 2
Buckinghamshire -16 6 £475 +46.15% 3
Glasgow - 6 £360 - 1
East Midlands +11 5 £370 +27.58% 4
Merseyside -2 5 £625 +78.57%
Cardiff -7 5 £425 -10.52% 1

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 185 (27.37%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (21.75%) Java
3 109 (16.12%) Finance
4 106 (15.68%) PaaS
5 94 (13.91%) Salesforce.com
6 89 (13.17%) Telecoms
7 85 (12.57%) ERP
8 83 (12.28%) IaaS
9 81 (11.98%) Microsoft
9 81 (11.98%) Manufacturing
10 80 (11.83%) Stakeholder Management
10 80 (11.83%) SQL
10 80 (11.83%) Web Services
11 79 (11.69%) Cloud Computing
12 78 (11.54%) ITIL
13 74 (10.95%) Linux
13 74 (10.95%) .NET
14 71 (10.50%) Project Management
15 70 (10.36%) SAP
15 70 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
16 66 (9.76%) Oracle
17 63 (9.32%) HTML
18 60 (8.88%) JavaScript
19 59 (8.73%) Force.com
19 59 (8.73%) Visualforce
19 59 (8.73%) Apex Code
20 58 (8.58%) Mason
21 56 (8.28%) Windows
22 55 (8.14%) Puppet
23 53 (7.84%) Security Cleared

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 28 (4.14%) SharePoint
2 25 (3.70%) Apache
3 16 (2.37%) Lync
4 15 (2.22%) Apache Solr
5 13 (1.92%) Tomcat
5 13 (1.92%) MS Exchange
6 10 (1.48%) IIS
6 10 (1.48%) OpenStack
7 9 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (1.18%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (1.04%) Node.js
10 6 (0.89%) nginx
11 5 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.74%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.59%) CMS
13 3 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.44%) Jetty
13 3 (0.44%) Mule
Applications
1 39 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.07%) MS Office
3 13 (1.92%) MS Project
4 10 (1.48%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.44%) FrameMaker
7 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 16 (2.37%) ResourceLink
2 9 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.89%) Workday HCM
5 6 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.74%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 3 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.30%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.30%) CA Clarity
8 2 (0.30%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.30%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.15%) SAP HCM
9 1 (0.15%) SAP SRM
9 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.15%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 106 (15.68%) PaaS
2 83 (12.28%) IaaS
3 79 (11.69%) Cloud Computing
4 59 (8.73%) Force.com
5 39 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
6 25 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
7 22 (3.25%) SuccessFactors
8 16 (2.37%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (2.22%) Route 53
10 14 (2.07%) Amazon ELB
11 10 (1.48%) Amazon S3
12 8 (1.18%) Office 365
13 3 (0.44%) GitHub
13 3 (0.44%) Taleo
14 1 (0.15%) Google App Engine
14 1 (0.15%) Joyent
14 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
14 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 33 (4.88%) Firewall
2 26 (3.85%) Internet
3 17 (2.51%) DNS
4 16 (2.37%) SAN
5 15 (2.22%) VPN
5 15 (2.22%) WAN
6 13 (1.92%) LAN
7 11 (1.63%) SSL
7 11 (1.63%) Network Security
8 10 (1.48%) TCP/IP
8 10 (1.48%) LDAP
9 9 (1.33%) DHCP
10 8 (1.18%) Intranet
10 8 (1.18%) MPLS
11 7 (1.04%) HTTP
12 5 (0.74%) VoIP
12 5 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (0.74%) NAS
13 4 (0.59%) VLAN
13 4 (0.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (5.92%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.99%) MongoDB
3 24 (3.55%) MySQL
3 24 (3.55%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (2.51%) Relational Database
5 16 (2.37%) NoSQL
6 9 (1.33%) Big Data
6 9 (1.33%) Oracle Database
7 8 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.74%) SQLPlus
9 5 (0.74%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.44%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.30%) CouchDB
12 2 (0.30%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 43 (6.36%) Jenkins
2 29 (4.29%) Maven
3 22 (3.25%) Git (software)
3 22 (3.25%) Cucumber
4 17 (2.51%) JIRA
5 16 (2.37%) Subversion
6 14 (2.07%) Eclipse
7 13 (1.92%) FitNesse
8 12 (1.78%) Selenium
9 11 (1.63%) Hudson
10 10 (1.48%) Visual Studio
11 8 (1.18%) Oracle APEX
12 5 (0.74%) Grunt
13 4 (0.59%) Jasmine
14 3 (0.44%) Axure RP
14 3 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (0.44%) JUnit
15 2 (0.30%) Ant
15 2 (0.30%) Rational Functional Tester
15 2 (0.30%) RSpec
General
1 109 (16.12%) Finance
2 89 (13.17%) Telecoms
3 81 (11.98%) Manufacturing
4 49 (7.25%) Retail
5 31 (4.59%) Banking
6 28 (4.14%) Marketing
7 15 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
8 11 (1.63%) Retail Banking
9 8 (1.18%) Legal
10 6 (0.89%) Billing
10 6 (0.89%) International Banking
11 5 (0.74%) Advertising
12 4 (0.59%) Law
12 4 (0.59%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.59%) Electronics
13 3 (0.44%) Back Office
14 2 (0.30%) Local Government
14 2 (0.30%) Games
15 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 160 (23.67%) Architect
2 114 (16.86%) Analyst
3 107 (15.83%) Developer
4 67 (9.91%) Project Manager
5 65 (9.62%) Business Analyst
6 61 (9.02%) Consultant
7 53 (7.84%) Solutions Architect
8 27 (3.99%) Cloud Architect
9 23 (3.40%) Technical Architect
10 21 (3.11%) DevOps Engineer
10 21 (3.11%) Salesforce.com Developer
11 20 (2.96%) Infrastructure Architect
11 20 (2.96%) Enterprise Architect
12 16 (2.37%) .NET Developer
12 16 (2.37%) Administrator
12 16 (2.37%) ServiceNow Consultant
13 15 (2.22%) Service Manager
14 13 (1.92%) Technical Analyst
14 13 (1.92%) Salesforce.com Business Analyst
15 12 (1.78%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (11.83%) Web Services
2 74 (10.95%) .NET
3 63 (9.32%) HTML
4 59 (8.73%) Visualforce
5 58 (8.58%) Mason
6 49 (7.25%) CSS
7 34 (5.03%) ASP.NET
8 30 (4.44%) XML
8 30 (4.44%) SOAP
9 26 (3.85%) jQuery
9 26 (3.85%) RESTful
10 25 (3.70%) HTML5
10 25 (3.70%) JSON
11 19 (2.81%) J2EE
11 19 (2.81%) Middleware
12 18 (2.66%) Ajax
13 17 (2.51%) REST
14 14 (2.07%) LAMP
15 12 (1.78%) PostGIS
15 12 (1.78%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 70 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (6.95%) Open Source
3 19 (2.81%) Management Information System
4 18 (2.66%) Computer Science
5 17 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (2.51%) User Experience
6 14 (2.07%) Clustering
7 12 (1.78%) Data Structures
8 11 (1.63%) Web 2.0
9 10 (1.48%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.04%) FMCG
11 6 (0.89%) Social Media
12 5 (0.74%) Performance Metrics
12 5 (0.74%) E-Learning
12 5 (0.74%) GIS
13 4 (0.59%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.59%) PMI
13 4 (0.59%) HACMP
13 4 (0.59%) iPhone
13 4 (0.59%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 74 (10.95%) Linux
2 56 (8.28%) Windows
3 24 (3.55%) UNIX
4 19 (2.81%) CentOS
5 16 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.33%) AIX
7 8 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.89%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.59%) Solaris
9 4 (0.59%) VMS
9 4 (0.59%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.44%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.44%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.44%) Fedora
10 3 (0.44%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.44%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (27.37%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (12.57%) ERP
3 80 (11.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 78 (11.54%) ITIL
5 71 (10.50%) Project Management
6 50 (7.40%) Scrum
7 46 (6.80%) Business Analysis
8 45 (6.66%) Migration
8 45 (6.66%) Service Management
9 43 (6.36%) SOA
10 42 (6.21%) E-Commerce
11 40 (5.92%) Continuous Integration
12 39 (5.77%) Change Management
13 38 (5.62%) CRM
14 37 (5.47%) Service Delivery
14 37 (5.47%) TOGAF
15 34 (5.03%) Configuration Management
15 34 (5.03%) DevOps
16 33 (4.88%) PRINCE2
17 26 (3.85%) OO
Programming Languages
1 147 (21.75%) Java
2 80 (11.83%) SQL
3 60 (8.88%) JavaScript
4 59 (8.73%) Apex Code
5 40 (5.92%) C#
6 35 (5.18%) Python
7 27 (3.99%) Ruby
8 25 (3.70%) Perl
9 24 (3.55%) PL/SQL
10 22 (3.25%) VBA
11 20 (2.96%) PHP
12 18 (2.66%) Shell Script
13 12 (1.78%) C
14 7 (1.04%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.89%) C++
15 6 (0.89%) Scala
15 6 (0.89%) PHP5
16 4 (0.59%) Korn
17 3 (0.44%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 53 (7.84%) Security Cleared
2 52 (7.69%) Degree
3 28 (4.14%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.18%) MCSE
5 8 (1.18%) PMI Certification
6 7 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (1.04%) ISEB
6 7 (1.04%) CISSP
7 5 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (0.74%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (0.59%) PMP
8 4 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.59%) CISA
8 4 (0.59%) CISM
9 3 (0.44%) MCSA
9 3 (0.44%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.30%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.81%) QA
2 10 (1.48%) SLA
3 9 (1.33%) COBIT
4 8 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.44%) GxP
6 3 (0.44%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 3 (0.44%) GCP
6 3 (0.44%) GMP
7 2 (0.30%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 34 (5.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (2.96%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.04%) VMware ESX
3 7 (1.04%) vSphere
4 6 (0.89%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.59%) Docker
6 3 (0.44%) Xen
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.30%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.30%) GPFS
7 2 (0.30%) vCloud
7 2 (0.30%) OCFS2
8 1 (0.15%) Varnish
8 1 (0.15%) LXC
8 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 55 (8.14%) Puppet
2 20 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (2.51%) Ansible
4 10 (1.48%) Vagrant
5 8 (1.18%) Graphite
6 7 (1.04%) Tivoli
7 6 (0.89%) WSUS
8 5 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.59%) Nagios
9 4 (0.59%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.59%) StatsD
10 3 (0.44%) Windows Intune
10 3 (0.44%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.30%) OVSD
11 2 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.30%) SCCM
12 1 (0.15%) SCOM
12 1 (0.15%) Data Guard
12 1 (0.15%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 94 (13.91%) Salesforce.com
2 81 (11.98%) Microsoft
3 70 (10.36%) SAP
4 66 (9.76%) Oracle
5 52 (7.69%) VMware
6 32 (4.73%) Red Hat
7 25 (3.70%) Cisco
7 25 (3.70%) ServiceNow
8 18 (2.66%) webMethods
9 17 (2.51%) Dell
10 15 (2.22%) Software AG
11 13 (1.92%) HP
11 13 (1.92%) IBM
12 12 (1.78%) Remedy
13 10 (1.48%) Citrix
14 9 (1.33%) EMC
14 9 (1.33%) Sybase
14 9 (1.33%) PeopleSoft
15 8 (1.18%) RightScale
15 8 (1.18%) Informatica
City of London
Mason Frank
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London, South East, United Kingdom
Efficio
Rate: £300 - £400 per day based on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
@ITS
Rate: From £425 to £470 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Kainos
Rate: Comeptitive Daily Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Kainos
Rate: Comeptitive Daily Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Parity Resources
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Surrey
Mason Frank
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Berkshire
Mason Frank
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 16 days ago