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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 309 301 333
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +32
Contract jobs citing SaaS 321 278 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.58% 0.50%
As % of the Cloud Services category 16.74% 23.30% 26.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 165 124
Average daily rate
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£465 £403 £404
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.52% -0.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £508 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 14
Average hourly rate £11.00 £42.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.11% +112.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £25.74 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £45.00 £26.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £42.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-75.29% +112.50%

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
1918 1193 825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.76% 2.48% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1249 767 535
Average daily rate £438 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £394
% change year-on-year
- +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 24 19
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.62% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.63 £43.75 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+30.62% -9.34%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -5 297 £475 +18.01% 290
London +25 142 £500 +17.64% 145
South East +1 77 £500 +22.69% 71
City of London +11 26 £500 +17.64% 55
Berkshire +11 26 £500 +19.04% 33
East of England -7 25 £413 +3.12% 15
Surrey +4 18 £550 +18.91% 9
North West -2 15 £420 -23.63% 9
South West -25 15 £450 +41.73% 10
Hampshire -33 15 £406 +0.93% 8
Yorkshire -3 13 £650 +100.00% 11
West Yorkshire -2 12 £650 +100.00% 1
Leeds -5 12 £650 +62.50% 1
Buckinghamshire -5 10 £500 +53.84% 3
Cambridgeshire -8 10 £413 +61.76% 6
Milton Keynes -7 9 £500 - 1
Reading +12 8 £800 +106.45% 15
Havant -5 8 £425 +3.03% 1
Essex +11 7 £425 -
Bristol -13 7 £500 +2.04% 4
Lancashire - 7 £440 -
Scotland -10 6 £250 -37.50% 3
Wales -12 6 £250 -47.36% 2
Oxfordshire -13 6 £525 +5.00% 4
South Wales -13 6 £250 -47.36% 2
East Midlands +17 5 £370 - 9
Cheshire +6 5 £275 -50.00% 4
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 - - 2
Staines +4 4 £200 - 1
Newbury +2 4 £300 -17.80% 5

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 189 (28.94%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (23.12%) Java
3 110 (16.85%) Finance
4 99 (15.16%) PaaS
5 94 (14.40%) Salesforce.com
6 88 (13.48%) Telecoms
7 87 (13.32%) Web Services
8 82 (12.56%) ERP
9 79 (12.10%) Stakeholder Management
10 78 (11.94%) Linux
11 77 (11.79%) ITIL
12 76 (11.64%) Microsoft
13 75 (11.49%) SQL
14 73 (11.18%) Manufacturing
15 71 (10.87%) IaaS
16 70 (10.72%) Project Management
17 68 (10.41%) .NET
18 67 (10.26%) Cloud Computing
19 65 (9.95%) Oracle
20 64 (9.80%) HTML
21 62 (9.49%) SAP
21 62 (9.49%) Windows
22 61 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
23 59 (9.04%) SOA
24 56 (8.58%) JavaScript
25 54 (8.27%) Puppet
26 53 (8.12%) Apex Code
26 53 (8.12%) Visualforce
27 52 (7.96%) Mason
28 51 (7.81%) Open Source

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 24 (3.68%) SharePoint
2 21 (3.22%) Apache
3 16 (2.45%) Tomcat
4 15 (2.30%) Lync
5 14 (2.14%) OpenStack
6 12 (1.84%) Apache Solr
6 12 (1.84%) IIS
7 11 (1.68%) MS Exchange
7 11 (1.68%) Mule
8 8 (1.23%) Node.js
8 8 (1.23%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (1.07%) nginx
10 6 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.92%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.61%) Drupal
12 4 (0.61%) SAS
13 3 (0.46%) JBoss
13 3 (0.46%) CMS
Applications
1 33 (5.05%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.30%) MS Office
3 13 (1.99%) MS Project
4 10 (1.53%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.46%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.46%) FrameMaker
7 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.15%) SPSS
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (1.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (1.07%) SAP HR
2 7 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.07%) Workday HCM
3 6 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.77%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 3 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.31%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.31%) CA Clarity
6 2 (0.31%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.31%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.31%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.15%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.15%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.15%) Maximo
7 1 (0.15%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.15%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 99 (15.16%) PaaS
2 71 (10.87%) IaaS
3 67 (10.26%) Cloud Computing
4 49 (7.50%) Force.com
5 36 (5.51%) Amazon AWS
6 21 (3.22%) Microsoft Azure
7 18 (2.76%) Amazon EC2
8 15 (2.30%) Route 53
9 14 (2.14%) Amazon ELB
10 11 (1.68%) Amazon S3
10 11 (1.68%) GitHub
11 8 (1.23%) SuccessFactors
12 6 (0.92%) Office 365
13 3 (0.46%) Taleo
14 2 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
15 1 (0.15%) Google App Engine
15 1 (0.15%) Joyent
15 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 32 (4.90%) Firewall
2 21 (3.22%) Internet
3 20 (3.06%) WAN
3 20 (3.06%) LAN
4 18 (2.76%) SAN
5 17 (2.60%) DNS
6 15 (2.30%) VPN
7 12 (1.84%) Network Security
8 10 (1.53%) LDAP
8 10 (1.53%) SSL
8 10 (1.53%) TCP/IP
9 8 (1.23%) DHCP
9 8 (1.23%) MPLS
10 7 (1.07%) Intranet
10 7 (1.07%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (0.92%) HTTP
11 6 (0.92%) VoIP
11 6 (0.92%) WLAN
12 5 (0.77%) Wireless
12 5 (0.77%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (6.28%) SQL Server
2 35 (5.36%) MongoDB
3 33 (5.05%) MySQL
4 28 (4.29%) NoSQL
5 24 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (2.60%) Relational Database
7 11 (1.68%) Oracle Database
8 9 (1.38%) Big Data
9 6 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.77%) DB2
10 5 (0.77%) SAP Data Services
11 4 (0.61%) SAP HANA
11 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.61%) SAP BW
11 4 (0.61%) SQLPlus
11 4 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 43 (6.58%) Jenkins
2 32 (4.90%) Maven
3 27 (4.13%) Git (software)
4 22 (3.37%) Subversion
5 19 (2.91%) Cucumber
6 18 (2.76%) Selenium
7 13 (1.99%) JIRA
8 12 (1.84%) Oracle APEX
9 11 (1.68%) Hudson
10 10 (1.53%) FitNesse
10 10 (1.53%) Visual Studio
11 9 (1.38%) Eclipse
12 6 (0.92%) Jasmine
13 5 (0.77%) JUnit
13 5 (0.77%) WebDriver
14 4 (0.61%) Grunt
15 3 (0.46%) RSpec
15 3 (0.46%) PHPUnit
15 3 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
16 2 (0.31%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 110 (16.85%) Finance
2 88 (13.48%) Telecoms
3 73 (11.18%) Manufacturing
4 51 (7.81%) Retail
5 41 (6.28%) Banking
6 33 (5.05%) Marketing
7 14 (2.14%) Pharmaceutical
8 12 (1.84%) Retail Banking
9 7 (1.07%) International Banking
10 6 (0.92%) Billing
10 6 (0.92%) Legal
11 5 (0.77%) Law
11 5 (0.77%) Advertising
12 4 (0.61%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.61%) Electronics
12 4 (0.61%) Games
12 4 (0.61%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.46%) Back Office
14 1 (0.15%) Publishing
14 1 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 158 (24.20%) Architect
2 110 (16.85%) Analyst
3 99 (15.16%) Developer
4 61 (9.34%) Business Analyst
4 61 (9.34%) Project Manager
4 61 (9.34%) Consultant
5 48 (7.35%) Solutions Architect
6 30 (4.59%) Technical Architect
7 27 (4.13%) Infrastructure Architect
7 27 (4.13%) Enterprise Architect
8 23 (3.52%) DevOps Engineer
9 20 (3.06%) Administrator
10 19 (2.91%) .NET Developer
11 18 (2.76%) Salesforce.com Developer
11 18 (2.76%) Cloud Architect
12 16 (2.45%) ServiceNow Consultant
13 14 (2.14%) C# Developer
13 14 (2.14%) Technical Analyst
14 13 (1.99%) Salesforce.com Business Analyst
15 12 (1.84%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (13.32%) Web Services
2 68 (10.41%) .NET
3 64 (9.80%) HTML
4 53 (8.12%) Visualforce
5 52 (7.96%) Mason
6 46 (7.04%) CSS
7 39 (5.97%) SOAP
8 36 (5.51%) XML
9 26 (3.98%) REST
10 24 (3.68%) Middleware
10 24 (3.68%) jQuery
10 24 (3.68%) HTML5
11 23 (3.52%) JSON
11 23 (3.52%) ASP.NET
12 20 (3.06%) RESTful
13 17 (2.60%) LAMP
14 14 (2.14%) Ajax
15 13 (1.99%) J2EE
15 13 (1.99%) Spring
16 12 (1.84%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 61 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (7.81%) Open Source
3 28 (4.29%) Enterprise Software
4 18 (2.76%) Management Information System
5 16 (2.45%) Computer Science
5 16 (2.45%) User Experience
6 12 (1.84%) Clustering
7 11 (1.68%) Web 2.0
8 8 (1.23%) Data Structures
8 8 (1.23%) Performance Metrics
8 8 (1.23%) Mobile App
9 6 (0.92%) Social Media
10 5 (0.77%) PMI
10 5 (0.77%) iPhone
10 5 (0.77%) FMCG
11 4 (0.61%) CMDB
11 4 (0.61%) GIS
11 4 (0.61%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.61%) DTV
12 3 (0.46%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 78 (11.94%) Linux
2 62 (9.49%) Windows
3 31 (4.75%) UNIX
4 21 (3.22%) CentOS
5 17 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (1.84%) AIX
7 10 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.07%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.77%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.77%) Fedora
11 4 (0.61%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.61%) VMS
11 4 (0.61%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.46%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.46%) Android
12 3 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.46%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (28.94%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (12.56%) ERP
3 79 (12.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 77 (11.79%) ITIL
5 70 (10.72%) Project Management
6 59 (9.04%) SOA
7 50 (7.66%) E-Commerce
8 48 (7.35%) Service Management
8 48 (7.35%) Scrum
9 47 (7.20%) Configuration Management
10 43 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
11 42 (6.43%) Business Analysis
12 40 (6.13%) CRM
12 40 (6.13%) DevOps
13 38 (5.82%) Service Delivery
14 36 (5.51%) Migration
15 34 (5.21%) TOGAF
16 32 (4.90%) PRINCE2
17 28 (4.29%) Change Management
18 26 (3.98%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 151 (23.12%) Java
2 75 (11.49%) SQL
3 56 (8.58%) JavaScript
4 53 (8.12%) Apex Code
5 43 (6.58%) C#
6 34 (5.21%) Ruby
7 25 (3.83%) PHP
7 25 (3.83%) Python
8 12 (1.84%) PL/SQL
9 11 (1.68%) Perl
9 11 (1.68%) Scala
10 10 (1.53%) C
10 10 (1.53%) VBA
11 8 (1.23%) PHP5
12 6 (0.92%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.61%) ABAP
13 4 (0.61%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.46%) C++
14 3 (0.46%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.31%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 37 (5.67%) Degree
1 37 (5.67%) Security Cleared
2 18 (2.76%) SC Cleared
3 11 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (1.38%) ISEB
4 9 (1.38%) PMI Certification
5 8 (1.23%) MCSE
6 6 (0.92%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (0.92%) CISSP
7 5 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.61%) CISA
8 4 (0.61%) CISM
8 4 (0.61%) PMP
9 3 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.46%) CCNP
9 3 (0.46%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.83%) QA
2 12 (1.84%) COBIT
3 9 (1.38%) SLA
4 6 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.46%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 3 (0.46%) GCP
6 3 (0.46%) GMP
6 3 (0.46%) GxP
6 3 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (2.76%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.68%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.07%) vSphere
5 6 (0.92%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.77%) Docker
7 4 (0.61%) Xen
8 3 (0.46%) Varnish
9 2 (0.31%) OCFS2
9 2 (0.31%) vCloud
9 2 (0.31%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.31%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.15%) LXC
Systems Management
1 54 (8.27%) Puppet
2 21 (3.22%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (2.60%) Ansible
4 10 (1.53%) Vagrant
5 8 (1.23%) Graphite
6 6 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.92%) WSUS
7 5 (0.77%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.61%) StatsD
8 4 (0.61%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.61%) Nagios
9 3 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.46%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.46%) Windows Intune
10 2 (0.31%) SCCM
10 2 (0.31%) OVSD
10 2 (0.31%) Netcool
10 2 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.15%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 94 (14.40%) Salesforce.com
2 76 (11.64%) Microsoft
3 65 (9.95%) Oracle
4 62 (9.49%) SAP
5 51 (7.81%) VMware
6 34 (5.21%) Red Hat
7 28 (4.29%) ServiceNow
8 24 (3.68%) Cisco
9 15 (2.30%) HP
10 12 (1.84%) PeopleSoft
10 12 (1.84%) IBM
11 10 (1.53%) Citrix
11 10 (1.53%) EMC
11 10 (1.53%) Remedy
12 9 (1.38%) NetApp
12 9 (1.38%) Business Objects
13 8 (1.23%) RightScale
14 7 (1.07%) Adobe
14 7 (1.07%) Sybase
15 6 (0.92%) Rackspace
London
Mason Frank
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Mason Frank
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Derby
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £90.00 - £110.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton
Capita - ITPS
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton
Capita - ITPS
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Mason Frank
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough
Mason Frank
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £800 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £700 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
The People Network
Rate: £900 - £1100 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago