The table below looks at the statistics for SaaS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 236 317 315
Rank change year-on-year
+81 -2
Contract jobs citing SaaS 586 370 368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.09% 0.66% 0.68%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.24% 11.04% 16.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 196 240
Median daily rate £468 £445 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.05% +4.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £318 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £600 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 1
Median hourly rate £19.31 £18.75 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.96% -58.79%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £17.50 £45.50
% change year-on-year
+12.05% -61.53%

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
5214 3350 2285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.72% 5.97% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3665 2183 1470
Median daily rate £463 £410 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.80% +1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 66 50
Median hourly rate £19.00 £35.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.20 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.79 £25.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-36.86% +66.66%

SaaS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SaaS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 June 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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +103 547 £450 +2.62% 237
London +59 245 £500 +11.11% 112
South East +26 111 £350 -6.66% 55
Berkshire +11 47 £300 -15.49% 15
South West +44 46 £500 +44.92% 13
Yorkshire +43 39 £500 - 8
East of England +33 36 £413 -9.09% 12
West Yorkshire +25 34 £500 - 5
Leeds +30 32 £500 - 3
Reading +5 26 £225 -35.48% 8
North West +3 26 £400 +22.13% 20
West Midlands -5 23 £475 +11.76% 14
City of London +22 22 £500 +4.71% 29
Hampshire +7 21 £360 -28.00% 16
Wales +31 20 £444 +4.41% 1
Surrey +13 19 £400 - 9
Cambridgeshire +26 18 £413 -0.90% 4
Cambridge +26 17 £413 -0.90% 4
Wiltshire - 16 £600 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -42 15 £506 -25.00% 1
North East -42 15 £506 -25.00% 1
Tyne and Wear -46 15 £506 -25.00% 1
South Wales +22 13 £430 +1.17% 1
Cheshire +4 12 £400 - 9
Bristol +9 11 £588 +74.07% 6
Hertfordshire +12 10 £375 -21.05% 9
Swindon - 10 £850 -
Manchester +4 9 £425 +29.77% 8
Gloucestershire - 9 £370 - 6
Scotland -24 8 £325 -31.57% 4

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SaaS.

1 373 (34.79%) Agile Software Development
2 361 (33.68%) IaaS
3 360 (33.58%) PaaS
4 203 (18.94%) Linux
5 185 (17.26%) Amazon AWS
6 170 (15.86%) ITIL
7 168 (15.67%) JavaScript
8 161 (15.02%) Microsoft Azure
9 155 (14.46%) Java
10 154 (14.37%) Microsoft
11 151 (14.09%) DevOps
12 148 (13.81%) Windows
12 148 (13.81%) VMware
13 142 (13.25%) Finance
14 140 (13.06%) Python
15 129 (12.03%) HTML
16 118 (11.01%) Data Centre
17 117 (10.91%) CSS
18 115 (10.73%) Scrum
19 103 (9.61%) PRINCE2
20 100 (9.33%) Project Management
21 98 (9.14%) Migration
22 96 (8.96%) Active Directory
22 96 (8.96%) Open Source
23 94 (8.77%) Web Services
24 93 (8.68%) SQL
25 90 (8.40%) VMware Infrastructure
26 89 (8.30%) .NET
27 87 (8.12%) Oracle
28 86 (8.02%) Stakeholder Management

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 48 (4.48%) SharePoint
2 32 (2.99%) OpenStack
3 26 (2.43%) MS Exchange
4 23 (2.15%) Apache
5 21 (1.96%) IIS
6 20 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
7 17 (1.59%) Confluence
7 17 (1.59%) Tomcat
8 16 (1.49%) Cloud Foundry
9 15 (1.40%) CMS
10 12 (1.12%) Skype for Business
11 11 (1.03%) JBoss
12 10 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (0.84%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
15 7 (0.65%) Apache Spark
16 6 (0.56%) nginx
16 6 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
17 5 (0.47%) SAS
Applications
1 60 (5.60%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.59%) MS Office
3 14 (1.31%) HipChat
3 14 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.65%) OmniGraffle
6 6 (0.56%) MS Project
7 3 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.28%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.19%) InVision
8 2 (0.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 27 (2.52%) Eloqua
2 24 (2.24%) BigMachines
3 22 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.75%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 7 (0.65%) Workday HCM
7 5 (0.47%) Magento
7 5 (0.47%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 4 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.28%) Maximo
9 3 (0.28%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.28%) SAP HR
9 3 (0.28%) WebTrends
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.19%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.19%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.19%) SAP hybris
10 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 1 (0.093%) Oracle Assets
11 1 (0.093%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 361 (33.68%) IaaS
2 360 (33.58%) PaaS
3 185 (17.26%) Amazon AWS
4 161 (15.02%) Microsoft Azure
5 73 (6.81%) Cloud Computing
6 62 (5.78%) Office 365
7 35 (3.26%) Azure Active Directory
8 23 (2.15%) Heroku
8 23 (2.15%) SuccessFactors
9 14 (1.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 12 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
11 10 (0.93%) Google Apps
11 10 (0.93%) Taleo
12 8 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.56%) Force.com
13 6 (0.56%) GitHub
14 5 (0.47%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.47%) Lucidchart
14 5 (0.47%) Veeva
14 5 (0.47%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 59 (5.50%) Firewall
2 34 (3.17%) Internet
3 32 (2.99%) DNS
4 31 (2.89%) VPN
5 29 (2.71%) LAN
6 24 (2.24%) WAN
7 22 (2.05%) MPLS
8 20 (1.87%) Cisco Nexus
8 20 (1.87%) Network Security
9 19 (1.77%) DHCP
10 18 (1.68%) TCP/IP
11 16 (1.49%) SAN
12 14 (1.31%) SSL
13 12 (1.12%) LDAP
14 8 (0.75%) HSRP
15 7 (0.65%) BGP
15 7 (0.65%) OSPF
15 7 (0.65%) Skype
15 7 (0.65%) VoIP
15 7 (0.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 58 (5.41%) MySQL
3 37 (3.45%) MongoDB
4 33 (3.08%) NoSQL
5 31 (2.89%) NonStop SQL
6 27 (2.52%) Big Data
6 27 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
7 24 (2.24%) Hadoop
8 18 (1.68%) Relational Database
9 14 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (1.21%) RDBMS
10 13 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
13 7 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
15 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 4 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
16 4 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 60 (5.60%) Git (software)
2 43 (4.01%) JIRA
3 27 (2.52%) Jenkins
4 26 (2.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 20 (1.87%) Sonatype Nexus
6 19 (1.77%) Maven
6 19 (1.77%) Oracle APEX
7 15 (1.40%) Subversion
8 13 (1.21%) Ant
9 12 (1.12%) Gradle
9 12 (1.12%) Grunt
10 11 (1.03%) Bitbucket
11 8 (0.75%) RSpec
11 8 (0.75%) Selenium
12 7 (0.65%) gulp
12 7 (0.65%) Visual Studio
13 6 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 5 (0.47%) JIRA Agile
14 5 (0.47%) NUnit
14 5 (0.47%) TeamCity
General
1 142 (13.25%) Finance
2 58 (5.41%) Marketing
3 51 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 43 (4.01%) Retail
5 29 (2.71%) Banking
6 25 (2.33%) Manufacturing
7 21 (1.96%) German Language
8 15 (1.40%) Brand Awareness
9 13 (1.21%) Legal
9 13 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
10 11 (1.03%) Law
11 10 (0.93%) Advertising
12 7 (0.65%) Automotive
12 7 (0.65%) Billing
12 7 (0.65%) Games
12 7 (0.65%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.56%) Back Office
13 6 (0.56%) French Language
14 5 (0.47%) Swedish Language
15 4 (0.37%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 311 (29.01%) Architect
2 155 (14.46%) Developer
3 124 (11.57%) Solutions Architect
4 86 (8.02%) Analyst
5 78 (7.28%) Cloud Architect
6 72 (6.72%) Security Architect
7 58 (5.41%) Project Manager
8 56 (5.22%) Consultant
8 56 (5.22%) DevOps Engineer
9 53 (4.94%) Technical Architect
10 49 (4.57%) Infrastructure Architect
11 36 (3.36%) Business Analyst
12 35 (3.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 34 (3.17%) Security Solutions Architect
14 32 (2.99%) Cloud Engineer
14 32 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 29 (2.71%) Cloud Solutions Architect
16 22 (2.05%) Azure Architect
16 22 (2.05%) Full Stack Developer
17 21 (1.96%) SaaS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (12.03%) HTML
2 117 (10.91%) CSS
3 94 (8.77%) Web Services
4 89 (8.30%) .NET
5 78 (7.28%) HTML5
6 64 (5.97%) AngularJS
7 61 (5.69%) jQuery
8 51 (4.76%) CSS3
9 50 (4.66%) REST
10 33 (3.08%) .NET Framework
10 33 (3.08%) Middleware
11 31 (2.89%) ASP.NET
12 29 (2.71%) Mason
13 28 (2.61%) XML
14 27 (2.52%) Node.js
15 25 (2.33%) SOAP
15 25 (2.33%) Visualforce
16 24 (2.24%) J2EE
17 23 (2.15%) React
17 23 (2.15%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 118 (11.01%) Data Centre
2 53 (4.94%) User Experience
3 40 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
4 35 (3.26%) Management Information System
5 33 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
6 31 (2.89%) CESG
7 27 (2.52%) Hybrid Cloud
8 26 (2.43%) Public Cloud
9 25 (2.33%) CESG CLAS
10 20 (1.87%) Computer Science
11 19 (1.77%) VCE vBlock
12 18 (1.68%) Fintech
12 18 (1.68%) Private Cloud
13 14 (1.31%) Data Structures
13 14 (1.31%) Digital Media
13 14 (1.31%) Mobile App
14 12 (1.12%) Driving Licence
14 12 (1.12%) Social Media
15 10 (0.93%) Clustering
15 10 (0.93%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 203 (18.94%) Linux
2 148 (13.81%) Windows
3 43 (4.01%) Unix
4 38 (3.54%) Windows Server
5 26 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (1.68%) CentOS
8 16 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (1.31%) Apple iOS
10 11 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (0.84%) Windows 10
12 8 (0.75%) AIX
13 7 (0.65%) Solaris
14 6 (0.56%) Android
15 4 (0.37%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.28%) Debian
16 3 (0.28%) HPUX
16 3 (0.28%) NetWare
16 3 (0.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (34.79%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (15.86%) ITIL
3 151 (14.09%) DevOps
4 115 (10.73%) Scrum
5 103 (9.61%) PRINCE2
6 100 (9.33%) Project Management
7 98 (9.14%) Migration
8 96 (8.96%) Open Source
9 86 (8.02%) Stakeholder Management
10 82 (7.65%) SDLC
11 78 (7.28%) TOGAF
12 77 (7.18%) CRM
12 77 (7.18%) TDD
13 69 (6.44%) Continuous Integration
14 65 (6.06%) Configuration Management
15 64 (5.97%) Software Engineering
16 63 (5.88%) Information Security
17 62 (5.78%) Service Management
18 55 (5.13%) Change Management
18 55 (5.13%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 168 (15.67%) JavaScript
2 155 (14.46%) Java
3 140 (13.06%) Python
4 93 (8.68%) SQL
5 83 (7.74%) Ruby
6 62 (5.78%) PHP
7 57 (5.32%) C#
8 49 (4.57%) Perl
9 48 (4.48%) PowerShell
10 34 (3.17%) C++
11 27 (2.52%) Shell Script
12 25 (2.33%) Apex Code
13 19 (1.77%) Bash Shell
14 17 (1.59%) Scala
15 15 (1.40%) C
15 15 (1.40%) T-SQL
16 8 (0.75%) Korn
17 7 (0.65%) Tcl
17 7 (0.65%) TypeScript
18 6 (0.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 75 (7.00%) Degree
2 67 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 55 (5.13%) CISSP
4 41 (3.82%) ISEB
4 41 (3.82%) SC Cleared
5 33 (3.08%) CLAS
6 17 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (1.59%) VCAP
7 14 (1.31%) GIAC
7 14 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (1.12%) CCNP
9 11 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (0.93%) CCNA
11 9 (0.84%) PMI Certification
11 9 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 8 (0.75%) GCIH
12 8 (0.75%) PMP
13 7 (0.65%) MCSE
14 6 (0.56%) EMC Certification
14 6 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (2.15%) Disclosure Scotland
2 23 (2.15%) QA
3 11 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.84%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.65%) COBIT
6 6 (0.56%) SLA
7 4 (0.37%) GxP
8 1 (0.093%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.093%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.093%) RMADS
8 1 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 96 (8.96%) Active Directory
2 90 (8.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (2.43%) vSphere
4 15 (1.40%) vCloud
5 14 (1.31%) Hyper-V
6 11 (1.03%) Docker
7 9 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (0.65%) XenApp
8 7 (0.65%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.47%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.28%) GPFS
11 3 (0.28%) KVM
11 3 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.28%) Xen
11 3 (0.28%) XenServer
12 2 (0.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.19%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 70 (6.53%) Puppet
2 42 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (2.33%) Ansible
4 15 (1.40%) SCCM
5 9 (0.84%) SCOM
6 7 (0.65%) AirWatch
6 7 (0.65%) Red Hat Satellite
7 4 (0.37%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.37%) CloudHub
7 4 (0.37%) HP SIM
7 4 (0.37%) SCOrch
7 4 (0.37%) WSUS
8 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.28%) Salt
8 3 (0.28%) SELinux
8 3 (0.28%) vRealize
9 2 (0.19%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.19%) CA Wily
9 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.19%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 154 (14.37%) Microsoft
2 148 (13.81%) VMware
3 87 (8.12%) Oracle
4 79 (7.37%) Salesforce.com
5 63 (5.88%) SAP
6 59 (5.50%) Cisco
7 50 (4.66%) ServiceNow
8 31 (2.89%) HP
9 30 (2.80%) Atlassian
10 27 (2.52%) Google
11 25 (2.33%) Citrix
11 25 (2.33%) Siebel
12 24 (2.24%) EMC
12 24 (2.24%) Red Hat
13 14 (1.31%) Marketo
14 13 (1.21%) Remedy
15 12 (1.12%) CA
15 12 (1.12%) NetSuite
16 11 (1.03%) Adobe
16 11 (1.03%) Rackspace
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newark, Nottinghamshire
Etonwood
Posted: Yesterday
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Volt
Rate: £18.00 - £21.22 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London, Central London, Maidenhead, Slough,...
XIST4 Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500+ per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London, Central London, Maidenhead, Slough,...
XIST4 Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500+ per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London, Central London, Maidenhead, Slough,...
XIST4 Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500+ per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London, Central London, Maidenhead, Slough,...
XIST4 Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500+ per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Rate: £400-550/day
Posted: 5 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Edison Hill Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
APM Resources
Rate: Up to £550 per day UP TO £550 PER DAY
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
RP International
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: £515 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London, Central London, Maidenhead, Slough,...
XIST4 Recruitment
Rate: £350-450/day
Posted: 6 days ago
London, Central London, Maidenhead, Slough,...
XIST4 Recruitment
Rate: £350-450/day
Posted: 6 days ago
London, Central London, Maidenhead, Slough,...
XIST4 Recruitment
Rate: £350-450/day
Posted: 6 days ago
London, Central London, Maidenhead, Slough,...
XIST4 Recruitment
Rate: £350-450/day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Rate: £350-450/day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Revolution Technology
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
South East London
TabSys
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Tewkesbury Borough Council
Rate: From £21,745 to £24,717 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Lewis Dunn
Rate: £0 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Petersfield
Spectrum IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago