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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 305 306 318
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +12
Contract jobs citing SaaS 306 303 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.60% 0.53%
As % of the Cloud Services category 15.56% 23.78% 27.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 187 129
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £403 £413
% change year-on-year
+11.80% -2.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 12
Average hourly rate £12.10 £45.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.11% +125.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.42 £39.80 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.27 £45.00 £22.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.05 £45.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-75.44% +125.00%

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
1967 1274 861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.81% 2.50% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1242 794 541
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £289 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 24 17
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.20 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.10 £24.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+60.71% -26.31%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 26 February 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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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 -12 281 £459 +11.27% 301
London +31 152 £475 +11.11% 140
South East -37 74 £500 +21.21% 71
City of London +18 36 £500 +17.64% 55
Berkshire +4 28 £538 +26.47% 33
Surrey +15 15 £550 +2.32% 11
Hampshire -33 12 £433 +7.45% 4
Yorkshire 0 11 £475 +18.75% 16
East of England -11 11 £413 -2.94% 18
South West -14 11 £435 +28.88% 14
Reading +16 10 £713 +83.87% 14
Buckinghamshire -3 10 £500 +16.27% 6
North West -11 10 £420 +5.00% 16
East Midlands - 10 £363 - 11
Milton Keynes +8 9 £500 - 2
Scotland -6 8 £300 -26.78% 5
West Yorkshire +4 7 £650 +62.50% 4
Leeds +2 7 £650 +62.50% 4
Havant -5 7 £433 +4.84%
Slough - 6 £500 - 3
Edinburgh 0 5 £250 -34.12% 5
South Wales -1 5 £400 - 4
Cambridgeshire -4 5 £413 +37.50% 12
West Sussex -10 5 £615 - 4
Wales -10 5 £400 - 4
Bristol -12 5 £375 +7.14% 7
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 - - 1
Lancashire - 5 £440 -
Derbyshire - 5 £325 - 5
Cheshire +5 4 £275 -50.00% 5

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 201 (30.64%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (23.63%) Java
3 114 (17.38%) Finance
4 96 (14.63%) Web Services
5 95 (14.48%) PaaS
6 92 (14.02%) Salesforce.com
7 87 (13.26%) Telecoms
8 83 (12.65%) ERP
9 80 (12.20%) Microsoft
10 79 (12.04%) ITIL
10 79 (12.04%) Linux
11 77 (11.74%) SQL
12 76 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
13 75 (11.43%) HTML
13 75 (11.43%) .NET
14 72 (10.98%) Manufacturing
15 70 (10.67%) Project Management
16 68 (10.37%) JavaScript
16 68 (10.37%) IaaS
17 63 (9.60%) SAP
18 62 (9.45%) Oracle
18 62 (9.45%) Cloud Computing
19 60 (9.15%) Windows
20 58 (8.84%) SOA
21 56 (8.54%) E-Commerce
22 54 (8.23%) CSS
22 54 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
23 51 (7.77%) Visualforce
23 51 (7.77%) Apex Code
24 50 (7.62%) Open Source

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 28 (4.27%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.59%) Apache
3 16 (2.44%) Mule
4 15 (2.29%) OpenStack
5 14 (2.13%) Lync
5 14 (2.13%) IIS
6 12 (1.83%) Node.js
7 11 (1.68%) Apache Solr
7 11 (1.68%) Tomcat
7 11 (1.68%) MS Exchange
8 8 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (1.07%) WebLogic
9 7 (1.07%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.91%) nginx
11 4 (0.61%) CMS
11 4 (0.61%) Drupal
11 4 (0.61%) SAS
12 3 (0.46%) JBoss
12 3 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 34 (5.18%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.98%) MS Office
3 11 (1.68%) MS Project
4 8 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.61%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.46%) FrameMaker
6 3 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 8 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.91%) SAP HR
3 6 (0.91%) Workday HCM
4 5 (0.76%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 5 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.30%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.30%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.30%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.30%) CA PPM
5 2 (0.30%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.15%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.15%) assyst
6 1 (0.15%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 95 (14.48%) PaaS
2 68 (10.37%) IaaS
3 62 (9.45%) Cloud Computing
4 46 (7.01%) Force.com
5 31 (4.73%) Amazon AWS
6 20 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
7 16 (2.44%) GitHub
8 11 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (1.52%) Route 53
10 9 (1.37%) Amazon ELB
11 7 (1.07%) SuccessFactors
12 6 (0.91%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.76%) Office 365
14 3 (0.46%) Taleo
15 2 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
16 1 (0.15%) Yammer
16 1 (0.15%) Joyent
16 1 (0.15%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.73%) Firewall
2 24 (3.66%) LAN
2 24 (3.66%) WAN
3 21 (3.20%) Internet
4 19 (2.90%) SAN
5 15 (2.29%) VPN
6 14 (2.13%) DNS
7 13 (1.98%) Network Security
8 10 (1.52%) SSL
8 10 (1.52%) LDAP
9 9 (1.37%) MPLS
10 8 (1.22%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (1.07%) VoIP
11 7 (1.07%) TCP/IP
12 6 (0.91%) WLAN
12 6 (0.91%) HTTP
13 5 (0.76%) DHCP
13 5 (0.76%) Intranet
13 5 (0.76%) Wireless
13 5 (0.76%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (6.40%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.03%) MongoDB
2 33 (5.03%) NoSQL
2 33 (5.03%) MySQL
3 23 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (2.29%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.52%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.22%) Big Data
6 8 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.76%) DB2
8 5 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.76%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.76%) SAP Data Services
9 4 (0.61%) SAP HANA
9 4 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (0.61%) SAP BW
10 3 (0.46%) OLTP
10 3 (0.46%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 41 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 38 (5.79%) Git (software)
3 33 (5.03%) Maven
4 26 (3.96%) Subversion
5 22 (3.35%) Selenium
6 16 (2.44%) Cucumber
7 13 (1.98%) Oracle APEX
8 10 (1.52%) JIRA
8 10 (1.52%) Visual Studio
9 9 (1.37%) FitNesse
10 7 (1.07%) Eclipse
10 7 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.91%) WebDriver
11 6 (0.91%) Jasmine
12 5 (0.76%) RSpec
12 5 (0.76%) Hudson
12 5 (0.76%) Grunt
12 5 (0.76%) JUnit
13 4 (0.61%) Ant
14 3 (0.46%) PHPUnit
General
1 114 (17.38%) Finance
2 87 (13.26%) Telecoms
3 72 (10.98%) Manufacturing
4 46 (7.01%) Retail
5 45 (6.86%) Banking
6 34 (5.18%) Marketing
7 13 (1.98%) Retail Banking
8 11 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (1.07%) International Banking
9 7 (1.07%) Games
10 6 (0.91%) Billing
10 6 (0.91%) Law
10 6 (0.91%) Legal
11 5 (0.76%) Advertising
11 5 (0.76%) Publishing
12 4 (0.61%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.61%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.46%) Back Office
13 3 (0.46%) Electronics
14 1 (0.15%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 156 (23.78%) Architect
2 111 (16.92%) Developer
3 98 (14.94%) Analyst
4 69 (10.52%) Project Manager
5 65 (9.91%) Consultant
6 56 (8.54%) Business Analyst
7 45 (6.86%) Solutions Architect
8 31 (4.73%) Technical Architect
9 26 (3.96%) Infrastructure Architect
10 23 (3.51%) .NET Developer
11 22 (3.35%) Enterprise Architect
12 21 (3.20%) Administrator
13 18 (2.74%) Cloud Architect
14 17 (2.59%) DevOps Engineer
15 16 (2.44%) ServiceNow Consultant
16 15 (2.29%) Salesforce.com Developer
17 14 (2.13%) Test Analyst
18 13 (1.98%) C# Developer
19 12 (1.83%) Systems Administrator
20 11 (1.68%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (14.63%) Web Services
2 75 (11.43%) HTML
2 75 (11.43%) .NET
3 54 (8.23%) CSS
4 51 (7.77%) Visualforce
5 50 (7.62%) Mason
6 43 (6.55%) SOAP
7 40 (6.10%) XML
8 32 (4.88%) REST
9 29 (4.42%) HTML5
9 29 (4.42%) jQuery
9 29 (4.42%) ASP.NET
10 28 (4.27%) JSON
11 23 (3.51%) RESTful
12 20 (3.05%) Middleware
13 18 (2.74%) JMS
14 16 (2.44%) Ajax
14 16 (2.44%) CSS3
14 16 (2.44%) AngularJS
15 15 (2.29%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 54 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (7.62%) Open Source
3 29 (4.42%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.29%) Computer Science
6 14 (2.13%) Clustering
7 12 (1.83%) User Experience
8 11 (1.68%) Web 2.0
9 10 (1.52%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.22%) Performance Metrics
11 7 (1.07%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.91%) Social Media
13 5 (0.76%) PMI
14 4 (0.61%) GIS
14 4 (0.61%) CMDB
14 4 (0.61%) FMCG
14 4 (0.61%) Algorithms
15 3 (0.46%) iPad
15 3 (0.46%) iPhone
15 3 (0.46%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 79 (12.04%) Linux
2 60 (9.15%) Windows
3 36 (5.49%) UNIX
4 14 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (1.83%) CentOS
5 12 (1.83%) AIX
6 10 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.76%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.76%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.61%) Fedora
10 2 (0.30%) Solaris
10 2 (0.30%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.30%) VMS
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.30%) Android
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (30.64%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (12.65%) ERP
3 79 (12.04%) ITIL
4 76 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 70 (10.67%) Project Management
6 58 (8.84%) SOA
7 56 (8.54%) E-Commerce
8 50 (7.62%) Scrum
9 46 (7.01%) Configuration Management
10 45 (6.86%) Service Management
11 42 (6.40%) CRM
12 41 (6.25%) PRINCE2
13 40 (6.10%) Service Delivery
13 40 (6.10%) Continuous Integration
14 39 (5.95%) Migration
15 37 (5.64%) Business Analysis
15 37 (5.64%) DevOps
16 33 (5.03%) TOGAF
17 24 (3.66%) TDD
17 24 (3.66%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 155 (23.63%) Java
2 77 (11.74%) SQL
3 68 (10.37%) JavaScript
4 51 (7.77%) Apex Code
5 47 (7.16%) C#
6 31 (4.73%) Ruby
7 23 (3.51%) Python
7 23 (3.51%) PHP
8 14 (2.13%) Scala
9 12 (1.83%) PL/SQL
10 11 (1.68%) Perl
11 10 (1.52%) VBA
12 8 (1.22%) C
13 5 (0.76%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.76%) PHP5
14 4 (0.61%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.61%) ABAP
14 4 (0.61%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.46%) C++
16 2 (0.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (5.79%) Security Cleared
2 35 (5.34%) Degree
3 20 (3.05%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (1.68%) ISEB
6 10 (1.52%) MCSE
6 10 (1.52%) VCP4
7 9 (1.37%) PMI Certification
8 8 (1.22%) CISSP
9 7 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (1.07%) ISTQB
10 6 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (0.91%) CISA
11 5 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (0.61%) PMP
12 4 (0.61%) CISM
13 3 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.46%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.66%) QA
2 13 (1.98%) SLA
3 12 (1.83%) COBIT
4 6 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.30%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.15%) GCP
8 1 (0.15%) GMP
8 1 (0.15%) GxP
System Software
1 29 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (2.59%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.68%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.07%) vSphere
5 6 (0.91%) Docker
6 4 (0.61%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.46%) Xen
7 3 (0.46%) Varnish
7 3 (0.46%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.30%) vCloud
8 2 (0.30%) OCFS2
8 2 (0.30%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.15%) LXC
Systems Management
1 48 (7.32%) Puppet
2 19 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (2.44%) Ansible
4 6 (0.91%) Graphite
5 5 (0.76%) Vagrant
5 5 (0.76%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.61%) Nagios
6 4 (0.61%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.61%) WSUS
6 4 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.46%) SCCM
7 3 (0.46%) Windows Intune
8 2 (0.30%) StatsD
8 2 (0.30%) Salt
8 2 (0.30%) OVSD
8 2 (0.30%) Netcool
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.15%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 92 (14.02%) Salesforce.com
2 80 (12.20%) Microsoft
3 63 (9.60%) SAP
4 62 (9.45%) Oracle
5 47 (7.16%) VMware
6 32 (4.88%) ServiceNow
7 25 (3.81%) Red Hat
8 22 (3.35%) Cisco
9 14 (2.13%) HP
10 13 (1.98%) Citrix
10 13 (1.98%) IBM
11 11 (1.68%) PeopleSoft
12 10 (1.52%) EMC
12 10 (1.52%) Remedy
13 9 (1.37%) NetApp
14 8 (1.22%) BMC
14 8 (1.22%) Adobe
14 8 (1.22%) Business Objects
15 7 (1.07%) Twitter
16 6 (0.91%) Siebel
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