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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 309 305 350
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +45
Contract jobs citing SaaS 391 352 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.63% 0.49%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.84% 15.13% 17.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 213 159
Average daily rate
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£438 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £440 £403
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +9.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 10
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.69 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.21% -44.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £22.69 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £22.69 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £22.69 £41.25
% change year-on-year
+18.99% -44.99%

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
3302 2326 1490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.65% 4.16% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2189 1460 1037
Average daily rate £425 £410 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 45 29
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.10 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £80.50 £46.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £17.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+38.23% -44.71%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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 -15 364 £438 -2.77% 268
London +15 192 £450 - 109
South East -16 94 £360 -20.00% 60
City of London +27 45 £420 -18.04% 22
Berkshire +13 31 £360 -22.58% 23
East of England +14 26 £450 +5.88% 9
East Sussex +19 16 £330 - 2
Brighton +14 16 £340 - 2
North West -40 16 £475 -11.62% 15
Scotland +3 15 £480 - 8
South West -9 15 £375 -6.25% 17
Hampshire -18 15 £500 +11.11% 9
Reading +1 14 £360 -22.58% 13
Surrey +3 13 £450 - 9
Buckinghamshire -7 11 £310 -22.50% 4
Bristol -1 10 £350 -6.66% 8
Cheshire -7 10 £475 +18.75% 2
Glasgow - 10 £480 - 4
Essex +9 9 £300 - 2
Cambridgeshire -3 8 £425 +3.03% 3
Bracknell +1 7 - -
Milton Keynes -2 7 £300 -25.00% 3
West Midlands +7 6 £475 +58.33% 19
Hertfordshire +6 6 £513 -18.00% 1
Cambridge -4 6 £425 +4.29% 3
Basildon - 6 - -
East Midlands -9 5 £403 -8.00% 12
Wales -18 5 £425 +7.59% 2
West Sussex - 5 £374 - 1
Southampton 0 4 £500 +11.11%

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

1 181 (25.07%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (20.91%) PaaS
3 122 (16.90%) Microsoft
4 112 (15.51%) JavaScript
5 111 (15.37%) Finance
6 110 (15.24%) Java
7 109 (15.10%) HTML
8 102 (14.13%) SQL
9 101 (13.99%) ITIL
10 90 (12.47%) Web Services
10 90 (12.47%) Oracle
11 89 (12.33%) Amazon AWS
12 86 (11.91%) CSS
13 85 (11.77%) SQL Server
14 83 (11.50%) Windows
15 81 (11.22%) ERP
16 78 (10.80%) Linux
17 76 (10.53%) VMware
18 75 (10.39%) IaaS
19 74 (10.25%) Data Centre
20 73 (10.11%) Project Management
21 67 (9.28%) Telecoms
22 66 (9.14%) HTML5
23 63 (8.73%) SOA
24 61 (8.45%) E-Commerce
24 61 (8.45%) TOGAF
25 59 (8.17%) Microsoft Azure
25 59 (8.17%) VMware Infrastructure
26 58 (8.03%) ServiceNow
26 58 (8.03%) Migration

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 52 (7.20%) SharePoint
2 26 (3.60%) CMS
3 22 (3.05%) Apache
3 22 (3.05%) Node.js
4 17 (2.35%) Tomcat
5 15 (2.08%) IIS
5 15 (2.08%) MS Exchange
5 15 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (2.08%) Lync
6 14 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (1.39%) OpenStack
8 8 (1.11%) JBoss
9 7 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (0.97%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.83%) NetWeaver
11 5 (0.69%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.69%) WordPress
11 5 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.55%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 29 (4.02%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.91%) MS Office
3 20 (2.77%) MS Project
4 11 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.25%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.55%) PowerPivot
7 3 (0.42%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.28%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.14%) SPSS
9 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 17 (2.35%) BigMachines
2 13 (1.80%) Maximo
3 8 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.97%) SAP HR
5 4 (0.55%) Oracle CRM
5 4 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.42%) SAP TEM
6 3 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.42%) Workday HCM
7 2 (0.28%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.28%) Magento
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 151 (20.91%) PaaS
2 89 (12.33%) Amazon AWS
3 75 (10.39%) IaaS
4 59 (8.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 52 (7.20%) Cloud Computing
6 32 (4.43%) Office 365
7 27 (3.74%) Force.com
8 10 (1.39%) Google Apps
9 7 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.83%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
11 5 (0.69%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.55%) Route 53
12 4 (0.55%) Heroku
12 4 (0.55%) Boomi
13 3 (0.42%) SoftLayer
13 3 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
14 2 (0.28%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 53 (7.34%) DNS
2 40 (5.54%) LAN
2 40 (5.54%) Firewall
3 37 (5.12%) DHCP
4 36 (4.99%) TCP/IP
5 29 (4.02%) WAN
6 28 (3.88%) SAN
7 26 (3.60%) MPLS
7 26 (3.60%) VLAN
8 22 (3.05%) SSL
9 20 (2.77%) Internet
10 18 (2.49%) VPN
10 18 (2.49%) NAS
10 18 (2.49%) Fibre Channel
11 17 (2.35%) Network Security
12 16 (2.22%) FTP
12 16 (2.22%) WLAN
12 16 (2.22%) SNMP
13 13 (1.80%) Cisco Nexus
14 12 (1.66%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (11.77%) SQL Server
2 44 (6.09%) MySQL
3 23 (3.19%) Relational Database
4 22 (3.05%) Big Data
5 17 (2.35%) MongoDB
6 16 (2.22%) RDBMS
7 13 (1.80%) NoSQL
8 12 (1.66%) Oracle Database
9 11 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (0.83%) MS Access
10 6 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.69%) SAP Data Services
11 5 (0.69%) Microsoft Power View
12 4 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.55%) PowerCenter
13 3 (0.42%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 31 (4.29%) Git (software)
2 18 (2.49%) Jenkins
3 16 (2.22%) Selenium
4 15 (2.08%) Oracle APEX
4 15 (2.08%) Subversion
5 12 (1.66%) JIRA
6 11 (1.52%) Jasmine
7 10 (1.39%) Karma Test Runner
7 10 (1.39%) gulp
8 9 (1.25%) Cucumber
9 8 (1.11%) Visual Studio
10 7 (0.97%) HP UFT
11 6 (0.83%) JUnit
11 6 (0.83%) Maven
11 6 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.69%) Grunt
13 4 (0.55%) RSpec
13 4 (0.55%) WebDriver
13 4 (0.55%) Mocha
13 4 (0.55%) Hudson
General
1 111 (15.37%) Finance
2 67 (9.28%) Telecoms
3 52 (7.20%) Manufacturing
4 42 (5.82%) Retail
5 39 (5.40%) Banking
6 30 (4.16%) Marketing
7 12 (1.66%) Publishing
7 12 (1.66%) Legal
8 6 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.69%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.69%) Law
9 5 (0.69%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.55%) Electronics
11 3 (0.42%) Billing
11 3 (0.42%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.42%) German Language
12 2 (0.28%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.28%) Games
13 1 (0.14%) Advertising
13 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 160 (22.16%) Architect
2 146 (20.22%) Developer
3 98 (13.57%) Analyst
4 75 (10.39%) Project Manager
5 64 (8.86%) Solutions Architect
6 54 (7.48%) Consultant
7 40 (5.54%) Business Analyst
8 30 (4.16%) Technical Architect
9 29 (4.02%) ServiceNow Consultant
10 21 (2.91%) Test Analyst
10 21 (2.91%) Enterprise Architect
11 20 (2.77%) Front-End Developer
12 19 (2.63%) .NET Developer
13 17 (2.35%) Senior Architect
14 15 (2.08%) Security Architect
15 14 (1.94%) Delivery Manager
15 14 (1.94%) Administrator
15 14 (1.94%) Cloud Architect
16 13 (1.80%) Service Manager
16 13 (1.80%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (15.10%) HTML
2 90 (12.47%) Web Services
3 86 (11.91%) CSS
4 66 (9.14%) HTML5
5 53 (7.34%) .NET
6 50 (6.93%) CSS3
7 47 (6.51%) jQuery
8 40 (5.54%) Mason
9 39 (5.40%) Visualforce
9 39 (5.40%) AngularJS
10 35 (4.85%) XML
11 29 (4.02%) Middleware
12 26 (3.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 25 (3.46%) ASP.NET
14 24 (3.32%) SOAP
14 24 (3.32%) JSON
14 24 (3.32%) REST
15 23 (3.19%) Ajax
16 19 (2.63%) RESTful
17 17 (2.35%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 74 (10.25%) Data Centre
2 29 (4.02%) Enterprise Software
3 28 (3.88%) Management Information System
4 27 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (3.60%) User Experience
6 19 (2.63%) Data Integration
7 18 (2.49%) GIS
8 17 (2.35%) Computer Science
9 16 (2.22%) Client/Server
10 14 (1.94%) Private Cloud
11 13 (1.80%) Public Cloud
11 13 (1.80%) Visualisation
11 13 (1.80%) Mobile App
12 9 (1.25%) Mobile Computing
13 8 (1.11%) PMI
13 8 (1.11%) PKI
14 7 (0.97%) FMCG
15 5 (0.69%) Performance Metrics
15 5 (0.69%) Clustering
15 5 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 83 (11.50%) Windows
2 78 (10.80%) Linux
3 35 (4.85%) UNIX
4 25 (3.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (1.39%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (1.25%) CentOS
6 9 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (1.11%) Android
8 7 (0.97%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.83%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.83%) Solaris
10 4 (0.55%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.42%) HPUX
11 3 (0.42%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.14%) SUSE
12 1 (0.14%) Fedora
12 1 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.14%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (25.07%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (13.99%) ITIL
3 81 (11.22%) ERP
4 73 (10.11%) Project Management
5 63 (8.73%) SOA
6 61 (8.45%) E-Commerce
6 61 (8.45%) TOGAF
7 58 (8.03%) Migration
8 57 (7.89%) PRINCE2
9 53 (7.34%) TDD
10 50 (6.93%) MVC
10 50 (6.93%) CRM
11 47 (6.51%) Enterprise Architecture
12 46 (6.37%) Scrum
13 41 (5.68%) Service Delivery
14 39 (5.40%) Service Management
14 39 (5.40%) Business Analysis
15 37 (5.12%) DevOps
16 36 (4.99%) SDLC
16 36 (4.99%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 112 (15.51%) JavaScript
2 110 (15.24%) Java
3 102 (14.13%) SQL
4 41 (5.68%) PHP
5 39 (5.40%) Apex Code
6 35 (4.85%) C#
7 32 (4.43%) Python
8 28 (3.88%) Ruby
9 22 (3.05%) Perl
10 17 (2.35%) C
11 14 (1.94%) Bash Shell
12 13 (1.80%) C++
13 11 (1.52%) PL/SQL
14 10 (1.39%) T-SQL
15 9 (1.25%) PowerShell
16 8 (1.11%) Groovy
17 5 (0.69%) Korn
17 5 (0.69%) VB.NET
18 4 (0.55%) Shell Script
18 4 (0.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 43 (5.96%) Degree
2 36 (4.99%) Security Cleared
3 33 (4.57%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (3.74%) CISSP
5 21 (2.91%) CISM
6 17 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 17 (2.35%) CCNA
7 15 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
8 14 (1.94%) PMI Certification
8 14 (1.94%) CCNP
9 12 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (1.66%) SC Cleared
10 10 (1.39%) CCSA
10 10 (1.39%) JNCIA
10 10 (1.39%) CISA
10 10 (1.39%) PMP
11 7 (0.97%) RHCE
12 5 (0.69%) ISEB
12 5 (0.69%) MCSE
13 4 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.88%) QA
2 16 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.52%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.69%) COBIT
4 5 (0.69%) SLA
5 3 (0.42%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.28%) CDISC
7 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.14%) EMIR
7 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 59 (8.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (5.40%) Active Directory
3 19 (2.63%) vCloud
4 8 (1.11%) vSphere
5 7 (0.97%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.69%) XenServer
7 4 (0.55%) XenApp
8 3 (0.42%) KVM
9 2 (0.28%) Docker
9 2 (0.28%) UAG
9 2 (0.28%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.14%) Firmware
10 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 19 (2.63%) Puppet
2 15 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (2.08%) vMotion
3 11 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (0.97%) Nagios
5 6 (0.83%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.55%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.55%) SmokePing
6 4 (0.55%) ITRS Geneos
6 4 (0.55%) XenMobile
6 4 (0.55%) ZABBIX
6 4 (0.55%) Cacti
7 3 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.42%) TeamSite
7 3 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.42%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (0.42%) EdgeSight
8 2 (0.28%) Ansible
Vendors
1 122 (16.90%) Microsoft
2 90 (12.47%) Oracle
3 76 (10.53%) VMware
4 58 (8.03%) ServiceNow
5 54 (7.48%) Salesforce.com
6 44 (6.09%) SAP
7 36 (4.99%) Cisco
8 35 (4.85%) Citrix
9 32 (4.43%) IBM
10 28 (3.88%) Google
11 25 (3.46%) HP
12 20 (2.77%) Siebel
13 19 (2.63%) Red Hat
14 16 (2.22%) Eloqua
15 14 (1.94%) ESRI
16 13 (1.80%) Dell
16 13 (1.80%) Juniper
17 12 (1.66%) PeopleSoft
18 10 (1.39%) Rackspace
19 9 (1.25%) Remedy
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 20 hours ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: From £400 to £425 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Madison Talent Sourcing
Rate: From £325 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mason Frank International
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mason Frank International
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mason Frank International
Rate: £350 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Madison Talent Sourcing
Rate: From £290 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mason Frank International
Posted: 2 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £398 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: Undisclosed
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
London or Sheffield
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: Undisclosed
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: Unspecified Rate dependant on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
London or Sheffield
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: Rate dependant on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
London (preferred) or Sheffield
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago