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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 337 292 318
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +26
Contract jobs citing SaaS 300 363 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.65% 0.51%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.58% 20.93% 25.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 235 146
Average daily rate
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£425 £423 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £308 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £27.32 £32.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.30% +84.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.10 £45.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-73.40% +160.00%

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
2590 1734 963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.63% 3.09% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1651 1065 605
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £401 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.12% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 34 15
Average hourly rate £26.00 £16.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £9.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £33.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £13.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+92.30% -16.12%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -48 279 £430 +1.17% 290
London -20 151 £450 +4.65% 137
South East -25 54 £413 -2.94% 69
City of London +6 39 £450 +5.88% 56
Yorkshire -1 23 £430 - 12
Berkshire +7 21 £500 +2.56% 28
East of England +1 19 £450 +5.88% 19
East Midlands +8 12 £275 -21.42% 7
Scotland -5 12 £250 -33.33% 2
Edinburgh +5 10 £250 -39.39% 2
West Yorkshire -4 9 £650 - 6
North West -25 9 £328 -15.48% 18
Hertfordshire - 9 £450 - 7
York +10 8 £276 - 2
North Yorkshire +2 8 £276 - 3
Leeds -9 8 £650 - 3
Reading +5 7 £625 +38.88% 17
Hampshire -31 7 £400 +3.22% 8
Derbyshire - 7 £275 -
Derby - 7 £275 -
South West +3 6 £420 +29.23% 13
Oxfordshire -25 6 £368 +5.00% 11
Cambridge +4 5 £433 +42.97% 6
Cambridgeshire +1 5 £433 +44.16% 7
Buckinghamshire -4 5 £463 +6.32% 2
Bedfordshire -16 5 £575 +35.29% 4
Wales -18 5 £375 - 2
West Sussex - 5 £615 -
Bracknell - 5 £500 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £463 - 2

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 186 (29.81%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (19.39%) Java
3 106 (16.99%) Finance
4 102 (16.35%) PaaS
5 95 (15.22%) Web Services
6 93 (14.90%) HTML
7 85 (13.62%) JavaScript
8 80 (12.82%) ITIL
8 80 (12.82%) Microsoft
9 72 (11.54%) Telecoms
10 68 (10.90%) .NET
11 67 (10.74%) Linux
12 66 (10.58%) ERP
12 66 (10.58%) Salesforce.com
13 64 (10.26%) Oracle
14 63 (10.10%) SQL
14 63 (10.10%) SOA
15 62 (9.94%) CSS
16 60 (9.62%) E-Commerce
17 59 (9.46%) Project Management
17 59 (9.46%) Windows
17 59 (9.46%) SAP
18 56 (8.97%) Manufacturing
19 55 (8.81%) Stakeholder Management
19 55 (8.81%) Scrum
20 53 (8.49%) Amazon AWS
21 52 (8.33%) HTML5
21 52 (8.33%) SQL Server
21 52 (8.33%) C#
22 51 (8.17%) Cloud Computing

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.56%) Mule
2 16 (2.56%) Mule ESB
3 14 (2.24%) Node.js
4 13 (2.08%) IIS
4 13 (2.08%) CMS
5 12 (1.92%) Apache
6 11 (1.76%) OpenStack
6 11 (1.76%) Lync
7 9 (1.44%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.12%) JBoss
8 7 (1.12%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.96%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.80%) Drupal
11 4 (0.64%) nginx
11 4 (0.64%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.64%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.64%) SAS
12 3 (0.48%) Confluence
13 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 33 (5.29%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.92%) MS Office
3 10 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.44%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.80%) MS Project
7 4 (0.64%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.64%) FrameMaker
8 3 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (1.76%) SAP HR
2 10 (1.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (1.44%) BigMachines
4 7 (1.12%) Maximo
5 6 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.80%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 4 (0.64%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle iProcurement
9 2 (0.32%) Workday HCM
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle Assets
9 2 (0.32%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.32%) SAP SRM
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.32%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 102 (16.35%) PaaS
2 53 (8.49%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (8.17%) IaaS
3 51 (8.17%) Cloud Computing
4 33 (5.29%) Force.com
5 26 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
6 16 (2.56%) GitHub
7 8 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (1.12%) Route 53
9 6 (0.96%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (0.80%) SuccessFactors
10 5 (0.80%) Office 365
10 5 (0.80%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.64%) Heroku
12 3 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.32%) AWS OpsWorks
13 2 (0.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 1 (0.16%) Boomi
14 1 (0.16%) AtomSphere
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.49%) WAN
1 28 (4.49%) Firewall
2 24 (3.85%) LAN
3 22 (3.53%) Internet
4 21 (3.37%) SAN
5 17 (2.72%) Network Security
6 16 (2.56%) VPN
7 13 (2.08%) DNS
8 10 (1.60%) SSL
8 10 (1.60%) MPLS
9 9 (1.44%) LDAP
10 7 (1.12%) VoIP
10 7 (1.12%) FTP
10 7 (1.12%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (0.96%) HTTP
11 6 (0.96%) DHCP
11 6 (0.96%) WLAN
12 5 (0.80%) VLAN
12 5 (0.80%) Wireless
12 5 (0.80%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 35 (5.61%) MySQL
3 33 (5.29%) NoSQL
4 26 (4.17%) MongoDB
5 11 (1.76%) Big Data
6 10 (1.60%) Oracle Database
6 10 (1.60%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (0.96%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.80%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.80%) SAP Data Services
11 4 (0.64%) SAP HANA
11 4 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.64%) SAP BW
11 4 (0.64%) DB2
11 4 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 41 (6.57%) Git (software)
2 28 (4.49%) Subversion
3 26 (4.17%) Maven
3 26 (4.17%) Selenium
4 23 (3.69%) Jenkins
5 17 (2.72%) Visual Studio
6 15 (2.40%) Oracle APEX
7 14 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (1.76%) Cucumber
9 9 (1.44%) RSpec
10 8 (1.28%) JIRA
11 7 (1.12%) WebDriver
12 6 (0.96%) Jasmine
13 5 (0.80%) JUnit
14 4 (0.64%) Ant
14 4 (0.64%) Hudson
14 4 (0.64%) Grunt
14 4 (0.64%) MSBuild
15 3 (0.48%) PHPUnit
16 2 (0.32%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 106 (16.99%) Finance
2 72 (11.54%) Telecoms
3 56 (8.97%) Manufacturing
4 38 (6.09%) Banking
5 35 (5.61%) Retail
6 33 (5.29%) Marketing
7 9 (1.44%) Law
8 8 (1.28%) Games
9 7 (1.12%) Retail Banking
9 7 (1.12%) Legal
10 6 (0.96%) Publishing
11 4 (0.64%) Electronics
11 4 (0.64%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.48%) Back Office
12 3 (0.48%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.32%) Billing
13 2 (0.32%) International Banking
13 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.32%) Advertising
14 1 (0.16%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 151 (24.20%) Architect
2 126 (20.19%) Developer
3 84 (13.46%) Analyst
4 68 (10.90%) Consultant
5 60 (9.62%) Project Manager
6 46 (7.37%) Business Analyst
7 40 (6.41%) Solutions Architect
8 32 (5.13%) Technical Architect
9 30 (4.81%) .NET Developer
10 29 (4.65%) Infrastructure Architect
11 26 (4.17%) Enterprise Architect
12 22 (3.53%) ServiceNow Consultant
13 20 (3.21%) Senior Architect
13 20 (3.21%) Test Analyst
14 19 (3.04%) Administrator
15 16 (2.56%) C# Developer
16 14 (2.24%) Cloud Architect
17 12 (1.92%) C# .NET Developer
17 12 (1.92%) Front-End Developer
18 11 (1.76%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (15.22%) Web Services
2 93 (14.90%) HTML
3 68 (10.90%) .NET
4 62 (9.94%) CSS
5 52 (8.33%) HTML5
6 39 (6.25%) XML
6 39 (6.25%) SOAP
7 38 (6.09%) Mason
7 38 (6.09%) Visualforce
8 37 (5.93%) jQuery
8 37 (5.93%) REST
9 36 (5.77%) CSS3
10 30 (4.81%) ASP.NET
11 22 (3.53%) JSON
11 22 (3.53%) AngularJS
12 19 (3.04%) RESTful
13 18 (2.88%) JMS
14 17 (2.72%) Ajax
14 17 (2.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 16 (2.56%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.41%) Open Source
2 35 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (4.81%) Enterprise Software
4 19 (3.04%) User Experience
5 16 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 12 (1.92%) Computer Science
6 12 (1.92%) Data Structures
7 9 (1.44%) Enterprise Cloud
8 8 (1.28%) Performance Metrics
8 8 (1.28%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.28%) GIS
9 7 (1.12%) Clustering
9 7 (1.12%) Data Integration
9 7 (1.12%) RIA
9 7 (1.12%) Social Media
10 6 (0.96%) Algorithms
10 6 (0.96%) Visualisation
11 5 (0.80%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.64%) Taxonomies
12 4 (0.64%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 67 (10.74%) Linux
2 59 (9.46%) Windows
3 38 (6.09%) UNIX
4 11 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (1.76%) AIX
5 8 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (1.28%) CentOS
6 6 (0.96%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.64%) Fedora
9 3 (0.48%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.32%) Android
10 2 (0.32%) Solaris
11 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (29.81%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (12.82%) ITIL
3 66 (10.58%) ERP
4 63 (10.10%) SOA
5 60 (9.62%) E-Commerce
6 59 (9.46%) Project Management
7 55 (8.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 55 (8.81%) Scrum
8 49 (7.85%) PRINCE2
9 44 (7.05%) TOGAF
10 38 (6.09%) Configuration Management
11 35 (5.61%) Business Analysis
11 35 (5.61%) CRM
11 35 (5.61%) Service Management
12 34 (5.45%) Migration
12 34 (5.45%) Enterprise Architecture
13 32 (5.13%) TDD
14 31 (4.97%) DevOps
15 30 (4.81%) Continuous Integration
16 29 (4.65%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 121 (19.39%) Java
2 85 (13.62%) JavaScript
3 63 (10.10%) SQL
4 52 (8.33%) C#
5 39 (6.25%) Ruby
6 38 (6.09%) Apex Code
7 24 (3.85%) PHP
8 22 (3.53%) Python
9 13 (2.08%) Scala
10 10 (1.60%) T-SQL
11 9 (1.44%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.28%) C
13 7 (1.12%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.80%) Perl
14 5 (0.80%) PHP5
15 4 (0.64%) C++
15 4 (0.64%) ABAP
15 4 (0.64%) VBA
16 3 (0.48%) Bash Shell
17 2 (0.32%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 32 (5.13%) Degree
2 30 (4.81%) Security Cleared
3 19 (3.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
5 14 (2.24%) SC Cleared
5 14 (2.24%) ISEB
6 12 (1.92%) MCSE
7 8 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (1.28%) ISTQB
7 8 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (0.96%) CISSP
9 5 (0.80%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.64%) PMP
10 4 (0.64%) CISA
10 4 (0.64%) CCNP
10 4 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.48%) MCTS
11 3 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.32%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.65%) QA
2 7 (1.12%) SLA
2 7 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.12%) COBIT
3 3 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (0.48%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 26 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (2.72%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.08%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.44%) vSphere
5 4 (0.64%) Docker
6 3 (0.48%) Varnish
6 3 (0.48%) XenServer
6 3 (0.48%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.32%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.32%) vCloud
7 2 (0.32%) Xen
7 2 (0.32%) OCFS2
8 1 (0.16%) KVM
8 1 (0.16%) QEMU
8 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 27 (4.33%) Puppet
2 22 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (2.08%) CloudHub
4 5 (0.80%) Ansible
5 4 (0.64%) Vagrant
5 4 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (0.64%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.48%) SCCM
6 3 (0.48%) Netcool
6 3 (0.48%) Nagios
6 3 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.48%) Windows Intune
6 3 (0.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (0.48%) EdgeSight
6 3 (0.48%) Graphite
7 2 (0.32%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.32%) OVSD
8 1 (0.16%) Nessus
8 1 (0.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 80 (12.82%) Microsoft
2 66 (10.58%) Salesforce.com
3 64 (10.26%) Oracle
4 59 (9.46%) SAP
5 47 (7.53%) ServiceNow
6 43 (6.89%) VMware
7 24 (3.85%) IBM
7 24 (3.85%) Citrix
8 19 (3.04%) Red Hat
9 17 (2.72%) HP
10 14 (2.24%) Cisco
11 13 (2.08%) MuleSoft
12 11 (1.76%) Twitter
13 10 (1.60%) Eloqua
13 10 (1.60%) Siebel
14 9 (1.44%) Adobe
15 8 (1.28%) EMC
15 8 (1.28%) PeopleSoft
15 8 (1.28%) Remedy
15 8 (1.28%) NetApp
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
England
Mason Frank
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City of London
Volt
Rate: £315.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £450 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mason Frank
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Rate: £100 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Neg.
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
AdRoc Group
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesex
Edison Hill Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Doncaster, Yorkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 days ago