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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 286 340 329
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -11
Contract jobs citing SaaS 404 308 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.78% 0.60% 0.57%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.59% 13.01% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 184 163
Average daily rate £475 £465 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.15% +14.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £650 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
Average hourly rate £100.00 £12.10 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+726.44% -71.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.05 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -74.00%

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
3814 2368 1470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.41% 4.58% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2673 1543 952
Average daily rate £450 £430 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 83 31
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £98.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £16.86
% change year-on-year
-13.35% +33.43%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +40 376 £485 -2.02% 275
London +25 162 £500 - 113
South East -12 64 £413 -17.50% 72
East of England +36 54 £525 +27.27% 11
Cambridgeshire +31 27 £455 +10.30% 9
North West +3 25 £385 -8.33% 9
West Midlands +8 21 £550 - 17
Cambridge +12 18 £525 +50.00% 8
City of London +29 17 £488 -2.50% 23
Buckinghamshire +20 17 £488 -2.50% 3
Scotland +6 17 £488 +95.00% 9
Yorkshire -8 17 £538 -17.30% 19
East Midlands 0 16 £500 +37.93% 11
Manchester -1 16 £425 +28.78% 8
South West -3 14 £350 -30.00% 12
Bedfordshire +14 13 £575 -8.00%
Hampshire +3 13 £355 -8.38% 13
Edinburgh 0 13 £500 +100.00% 2
Birmingham - 13 £570 - 3
Hertfordshire +20 12 £625 -7.40% 1
Luton +5 11 £563 -10.00%
Berkshire -7 11 £475 -5.00% 30
Surrey -12 11 £375 -31.81% 12
Milton Keynes +7 10 £575 +15.00% 3
West Yorkshire -10 10 £575 -11.53% 6
St Albans - 10 £625 -
Leicestershire - 9 £500 - 2
Cheshire -2 8 £380 +38.18% 2
Swindon +5 7 £335 -20.23% 1
Wiltshire -3 7 £335 -39.09% 1

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 246 (30.48%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (21.81%) PaaS
3 168 (20.82%) IaaS
4 150 (18.59%) JavaScript
5 143 (17.72%) Microsoft
6 140 (17.35%) HTML
7 135 (16.73%) CSS
8 127 (15.74%) Finance
9 124 (15.37%) Java
10 117 (14.50%) Linux
11 114 (14.13%) ITIL
12 112 (13.88%) Oracle
12 112 (13.88%) Amazon AWS
13 108 (13.38%) CRM
14 105 (13.01%) SQL
15 104 (12.89%) Stakeholder Management
16 96 (11.90%) SOA
16 96 (11.90%) Project Management
16 96 (11.90%) Salesforce.com
17 93 (11.52%) SQL Server
17 93 (11.52%) Windows
18 84 (10.41%) Cloud Computing
19 83 (10.29%) jQuery
20 80 (9.91%) HTML5
20 80 (9.91%) Web Services
21 76 (9.42%) AngularJS
22 75 (9.29%) Microsoft Azure
22 75 (9.29%) Migration
23 74 (9.17%) E-Commerce
24 73 (9.05%) VMware

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (3.47%) SharePoint
2 26 (3.22%) Node.js
3 22 (2.73%) IIS
4 16 (1.98%) Apache
5 15 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (1.73%) OpenStack
6 14 (1.73%) Tomcat
7 12 (1.49%) CMS
7 12 (1.49%) JBoss
8 10 (1.24%) Skype for Business
9 9 (1.12%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.87%) MS Exchange
11 6 (0.74%) WordPress
12 4 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (0.50%) Confluence
12 4 (0.50%) Umbraco
13 3 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.37%) nginx
Applications
1 40 (4.96%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.35%) MS Office
3 16 (1.98%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.99%) MS Project
5 5 (0.62%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.37%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.25%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.25%) HipChat
7 2 (0.25%) InDesign
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 49 (6.07%) BigMachines
2 48 (5.95%) Eloqua
3 29 (3.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (1.36%) SAP HR
5 8 (0.99%) SAP BPC
5 8 (0.99%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 7 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.87%) SAP CRM
7 6 (0.74%) Magento
7 6 (0.74%) Maximo
7 6 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (0.62%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 5 (0.62%) Workday HCM
9 3 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
10 2 (0.25%) OpenText Process Suite
10 2 (0.25%) SAP Payroll
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
11 1 (0.12%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 176 (21.81%) PaaS
2 168 (20.82%) IaaS
3 112 (13.88%) Amazon AWS
4 84 (10.41%) Cloud Computing
5 75 (9.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 30 (3.72%) Office 365
7 21 (2.60%) SuccessFactors
8 20 (2.48%) Force.com
9 14 (1.73%) Taleo
10 11 (1.36%) Google Cloud Platform
11 9 (1.12%) Google Apps
12 8 (0.99%) Heroku
13 7 (0.87%) Google Analytics
14 5 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.62%) Veeva
15 4 (0.50%) SoftLayer
15 4 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 3 (0.37%) Amazon S3
16 3 (0.37%) Google Drive
16 3 (0.37%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 39 (4.83%) Firewall
2 32 (3.97%) DNS
3 30 (3.72%) LAN
3 30 (3.72%) WAN
4 24 (2.97%) Internet
5 22 (2.73%) TCP/IP
6 17 (2.11%) DHCP
6 17 (2.11%) SAN
7 16 (1.98%) MPLS
8 13 (1.61%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (1.61%) Network Security
8 13 (1.61%) SSL
9 12 (1.49%) VPN
10 11 (1.36%) Intrusion Detection
11 10 (1.24%) BGP
11 10 (1.24%) EIGRP
11 10 (1.24%) HSRP
11 10 (1.24%) IPsec
11 10 (1.24%) LDAP
12 9 (1.12%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (11.52%) SQL Server
2 47 (5.82%) MySQL
3 32 (3.97%) MongoDB
4 29 (3.59%) NoSQL
5 20 (2.48%) Oracle Database
6 19 (2.35%) Relational Database
7 17 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (1.73%) Big Data
9 11 (1.36%) GIS
9 11 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (1.24%) RDBMS
11 8 (0.99%) SAP HANA
11 8 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
13 6 (0.74%) CouchDB
13 6 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (0.50%) Redis
14 4 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
15 3 (0.37%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 47 (5.82%) Git (software)
2 42 (5.20%) Oracle APEX
3 23 (2.85%) JIRA
4 18 (2.23%) Grunt
4 18 (2.23%) Jenkins
5 16 (1.98%) Selenium
6 14 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (1.36%) Subversion
8 10 (1.24%) JUnit
8 10 (1.24%) NUnit
9 9 (1.12%) Eclipse
10 8 (0.99%) Cucumber
10 8 (0.99%) Maven
11 7 (0.87%) Visual Studio
12 6 (0.74%) gulp
12 6 (0.74%) SpecFlow
13 5 (0.62%) AccuRev
13 5 (0.62%) Bitbucket
13 5 (0.62%) Jasmine
13 5 (0.62%) TeamCity
General
1 127 (15.74%) Finance
2 59 (7.31%) Retail
3 51 (6.32%) Marketing
4 42 (5.20%) Telecoms
5 30 (3.72%) Banking
6 29 (3.59%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.86%) Legal
8 14 (1.73%) Pharmaceutical
9 9 (1.12%) Retail Banking
10 8 (0.99%) Advertising
11 7 (0.87%) Publishing
12 5 (0.62%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.50%) Billing
13 4 (0.50%) Electronics
13 4 (0.50%) Games
14 2 (0.25%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.25%) Back Office
14 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.25%) Law
14 2 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 220 (27.26%) Architect
2 165 (20.45%) Developer
3 116 (14.37%) Solutions Architect
4 84 (10.41%) Analyst
5 66 (8.18%) Project Manager
6 44 (5.45%) JavaScript Developer
7 40 (4.96%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 38 (4.71%) Enterprise Architect
9 35 (4.34%) Consultant
10 27 (3.35%) Business Analyst
11 25 (3.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 23 (2.85%) HTML Developer
12 23 (2.85%) Technical Architect
13 22 (2.73%) Angular Developer
13 22 (2.73%) Full Stack Developer
13 22 (2.73%) Security Engineer
13 22 (2.73%) Senior Developer
14 21 (2.60%) Test Analyst
15 20 (2.48%) Cloud Solutions Architect
15 20 (2.48%) HTML CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (17.35%) HTML
2 135 (16.73%) CSS
3 83 (10.29%) jQuery
4 80 (9.91%) HTML5
4 80 (9.91%) Web Services
5 76 (9.42%) AngularJS
6 69 (8.55%) REST
7 63 (7.81%) CSS3
8 59 (7.31%) .NET
9 58 (7.19%) Visualforce
10 55 (6.82%) Mason
11 51 (6.32%) SOAP
12 44 (5.45%) Middleware
12 44 (5.45%) XML
13 25 (3.10%) ASP.NET
14 22 (2.73%) WCF
15 20 (2.48%) Sass
16 19 (2.35%) KnockoutJS
16 19 (2.35%) MSMQ
17 17 (2.11%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 60 (7.43%) Data Centre
2 49 (6.07%) User Experience
3 45 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (4.71%) Management Information System
5 32 (3.97%) Computer Science
5 32 (3.97%) Enterprise Software
6 30 (3.72%) Data Integration
7 20 (2.48%) Social Media
8 17 (2.11%) Mobile App
8 17 (2.11%) Private Cloud
9 12 (1.49%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.24%) Cryptography
10 10 (1.24%) PMI
10 10 (1.24%) Visualisation
11 9 (1.12%) Fintech
12 8 (0.99%) Client/Server
12 8 (0.99%) Driving Licence
13 6 (0.74%) Algorithms
13 6 (0.74%) Clustering
13 6 (0.74%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 117 (14.50%) Linux
2 93 (11.52%) Windows
3 39 (4.83%) Unix
4 29 (3.59%) Windows Server
5 19 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (1.86%) Android
8 14 (1.73%) Apple iOS
9 13 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (1.49%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.99%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.87%) Solaris
13 5 (0.62%) HPUX
14 4 (0.50%) CentOS
15 3 (0.37%) Debian
15 3 (0.37%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.37%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.37%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (30.48%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (14.13%) ITIL
3 108 (13.38%) CRM
4 104 (12.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 96 (11.90%) Project Management
5 96 (11.90%) SOA
6 75 (9.29%) Migration
7 74 (9.17%) E-Commerce
8 70 (8.67%) ERP
8 70 (8.67%) TOGAF
9 65 (8.05%) Service Management
10 63 (7.81%) Scrum
11 58 (7.19%) TDD
12 56 (6.94%) Front End Development
13 51 (6.32%) SDLC
13 51 (6.32%) Web Development
14 50 (6.20%) MVC
14 50 (6.20%) PRINCE2
15 46 (5.70%) DevOps
15 46 (5.70%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 150 (18.59%) JavaScript
2 124 (15.37%) Java
3 105 (13.01%) SQL
4 71 (8.80%) PHP
5 64 (7.93%) C#
6 58 (7.19%) Apex Code
7 55 (6.82%) Python
8 25 (3.10%) Perl
9 22 (2.73%) C
10 19 (2.35%) C++
11 18 (2.23%) Ruby
12 12 (1.49%) Bash Shell
12 12 (1.49%) PowerShell
12 12 (1.49%) Shell Script
13 10 (1.24%) Scala
14 9 (1.12%) T-SQL
15 8 (0.99%) PL/SQL
15 8 (0.99%) XPath
16 5 (0.62%) Korn
17 4 (0.50%) Go
Qualifications
1 63 (7.81%) Degree
2 34 (4.21%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (4.21%) CISSP
3 21 (2.60%) CCNA
4 19 (2.35%) PMI Certification
5 17 (2.11%) CISM
6 16 (1.98%) Security Cleared
7 13 (1.61%) CCNP
8 12 (1.49%) PMP
9 11 (1.36%) CCSA
9 11 (1.36%) JNCIA
10 10 (1.24%) CCIE
10 10 (1.24%) RHCSA
10 10 (1.24%) SC Cleared
11 9 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 8 (0.99%) GCIH
12 8 (0.99%) GIAC
13 7 (0.87%) RHCE
13 7 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.72%) QA
2 14 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.61%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (1.24%) Data Quality
6 9 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.62%) GxP
8 4 (0.50%) COBIT
8 4 (0.50%) ISO27002
9 3 (0.37%) CDISC
9 3 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.37%) PMBOK
9 3 (0.37%) SLA
9 3 (0.37%) SSAE 16
10 2 (0.25%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 55 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (4.21%) Active Directory
3 21 (2.60%) Hyper-V
4 15 (1.86%) XenApp
5 13 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (1.36%) XenDesktop
7 9 (1.12%) Docker
8 7 (0.87%) KVM
9 4 (0.50%) vSphere
10 3 (0.37%) UAG
10 3 (0.37%) vCloud
10 3 (0.37%) XenServer
11 2 (0.25%) LXC
11 2 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.12%) GPFS
12 1 (0.12%) oVirt
12 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.12%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (3.84%) Puppet
2 24 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (2.11%) SCCM
4 11 (1.36%) Ansible
5 10 (1.24%) CFEngine
6 6 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.62%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (0.50%) WSUS
9 3 (0.37%) Nagios
9 3 (0.37%) SCOM
10 2 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.25%) SELinux
11 1 (0.12%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.12%) Graphite
11 1 (0.12%) MOM
11 1 (0.12%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.12%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.12%) vMotion
11 1 (0.12%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 143 (17.72%) Microsoft
2 112 (13.88%) Oracle
3 96 (11.90%) Salesforce.com
4 73 (9.05%) VMware
5 67 (8.30%) SAP
6 47 (5.82%) Siebel
7 41 (5.08%) HP
7 41 (5.08%) Red Hat
8 39 (4.83%) Cisco
8 39 (4.83%) ServiceNow
9 32 (3.97%) Google
10 26 (3.22%) Remedy
11 24 (2.97%) Citrix
12 23 (2.85%) IBM
13 22 (2.73%) CA
14 13 (1.61%) Rackspace
15 10 (1.24%) NetSuite
16 8 (0.99%) ESRI
17 7 (0.87%) Informatica
17 7 (0.87%) Sage
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