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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 209 293 338
Rank change year-on-year
+84 +45
Contract jobs citing SaaS 604 420 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.20% 0.77% 0.61%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.88% 11.08% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 261 214
Median daily rate £425 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £688 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 11
Median hourly rate £45.00 £37.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £31.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £100.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £36.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-64.38% +46.00%

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
6116 3790 2668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.19% 6.93% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4192 2609 1790
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £410 £420
% change year-on-year
+9.75% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 55 60
Median hourly rate £17.50 £22.88 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.49% +14.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £81.25 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-41.81% +52.77%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 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 +73 572 £438 -6.16% 265
London +37 265 £450 -10.00% 122
North East +45 92 £425 -39.28% 1
Tyne and Wear +34 83 £425 -39.28% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +32 82 £425 -39.28% 1
North West +47 67 £375 -11.76% 23
South East +4 67 £425 +9.67% 52
Lancashire - 36 £388 - 3
Blackpool - 32 £381 -
City of London +11 26 £463 -5.12% 26
West Midlands -10 24 £400 -32.20% 11
Hampshire +23 23 £404 -10.27% 9
East Midlands +10 20 £325 -27.77% 9
Scotland +9 17 £400 +33.33% 9
Manchester +3 16 £375 -11.76% 12
South West +14 15 £400 +25.49% 29
Derbyshire - 15 £315 - 1
Derby - 15 £315 - 1
Berkshire -14 14 £400 -5.88% 21
Cheshire +17 11 £313 -26.47% 2
East of England -12 11 £375 -36.03% 11
West Sussex +18 10 £431 +15.30%
Warrington +5 10 £313 -34.21%
Coventry -6 10 £400 +8.10%
Yorkshire +7 9 £525 +5.00% 6
West Yorkshire +12 8 £525 -12.50% 3
Edinburgh +14 7 £400 +33.33% 7
Glasgow +8 7 £225 -30.76% 1
Birmingham -12 7 £425 -27.96% 3
Leeds +15 6 £525 - 3

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 404 (37.03%) Agile Software Development
2 390 (35.75%) PaaS
3 364 (33.36%) IaaS
4 247 (22.64%) ITIL
5 231 (21.17%) Microsoft
6 195 (17.87%) DevOps
7 189 (17.32%) Microsoft Azure
8 186 (17.05%) Windows
9 182 (16.68%) Linux
10 180 (16.50%) Open Source
11 165 (15.12%) Amazon AWS
12 159 (14.57%) Java
13 158 (14.48%) Scrum
14 150 (13.75%) JavaScript
15 148 (13.57%) Change Management
16 136 (12.47%) PRINCE2
17 129 (11.82%) TOGAF
18 126 (11.55%) Finance
19 124 (11.37%) HTML
20 120 (11.00%) Web Services
20 120 (11.00%) MS Excel
21 115 (10.54%) Oracle
22 113 (10.36%) Service Management
23 112 (10.27%) SQL
24 110 (10.08%) Project Management
25 107 (9.81%) .NET
26 105 (9.62%) Active Directory
27 96 (8.80%) Problem Management
28 95 (8.71%) Security Cleared
29 94 (8.62%) 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 (4.40%) WebSphere
2 46 (4.22%) IIS
3 35 (3.21%) Oracle Application Server
4 27 (2.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 23 (2.11%) Apache
5 23 (2.11%) SharePoint
6 21 (1.92%) OpenStack
6 21 (1.92%) Skype for Business
7 19 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
7 19 (1.74%) MS Exchange
8 18 (1.65%) Tomcat
9 15 (1.37%) CMS
10 13 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (1.19%) Confluence
11 12 (1.10%) Apache Solr
11 12 (1.10%) JBoss
12 11 (1.01%) SAS
13 10 (0.92%) Mule
13 10 (0.92%) WebLogic
14 9 (0.82%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 120 (11.00%) MS Excel
2 41 (3.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 20 (1.83%) MS Office
4 12 (1.10%) MS Project
5 8 (0.73%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.37%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 51 (4.67%) Oracle EBS
2 45 (4.12%) Oracle EBS R12
3 40 (3.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 15 (1.37%) Remedy ITSM
5 10 (0.92%) SAP hybris
6 8 (0.73%) Workday HCM
7 7 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.46%) BusinessWorks
8 5 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
8 5 (0.46%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.37%) BigMachines
9 4 (0.37%) SAP GRC
9 4 (0.37%) SAP HR
10 3 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.27%) Eloqua
10 3 (0.27%) Maximo
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
11 2 (0.18%) Primavera
11 2 (0.18%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 390 (35.75%) PaaS
2 364 (33.36%) IaaS
3 189 (17.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 165 (15.12%) Amazon AWS
5 41 (3.76%) Cloud Computing
6 37 (3.39%) Office 365
7 34 (3.12%) Azure Active Directory
8 18 (1.65%) SuccessFactors
9 14 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
10 13 (1.19%) HP Helion
11 9 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (0.82%) GitHub
12 8 (0.73%) Force.com
13 7 (0.64%) G Suite
14 6 (0.55%) Boomi
14 6 (0.55%) IBM Cloud
15 5 (0.46%) Google App Engine
15 5 (0.46%) Trello
16 3 (0.27%) Amazon S3
16 3 (0.27%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 58 (5.32%) Firewall
2 48 (4.40%) DNS
3 36 (3.30%) Internet
4 29 (2.66%) WAN
5 26 (2.38%) DHCP
5 26 (2.38%) LAN
6 17 (1.56%) TCP/IP
7 16 (1.47%) VPN
8 14 (1.28%) LDAP
8 14 (1.28%) MPLS
9 13 (1.19%) IP Telephony
9 13 (1.19%) NetScaler
10 11 (1.01%) Network Security
10 11 (1.01%) VoIP
10 11 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (0.92%) AMQP
11 10 (0.92%) HTTP
11 10 (0.92%) Skype
11 10 (0.92%) SSL
12 9 (0.82%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 46 (4.22%) MySQL
3 43 (3.94%) Oracle Database
4 42 (3.85%) NonStop SQL
5 39 (3.57%) Big Data
6 36 (3.30%) Oracle Database 12c
7 35 (3.21%) MongoDB
7 35 (3.21%) Relational Database
8 34 (3.12%) NoSQL
9 33 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
10 30 (2.75%) Hadoop
11 21 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
12 18 (1.65%) OLTP
13 16 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
14 14 (1.28%) RDBMS
14 14 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 10 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
16 8 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
16 8 (0.73%) Power BI
17 7 (0.64%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 55 (5.04%) Git (software)
2 35 (3.21%) JIRA
3 16 (1.47%) Jenkins
3 16 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
4 12 (1.10%) Grunt
5 11 (1.01%) Subversion
5 11 (1.01%) Talend Open Studio
5 11 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (0.82%) RSpec
7 8 (0.73%) JUnit
7 8 (0.73%) Maven
7 8 (0.73%) Selenium
7 8 (0.73%) Visual Studio
8 7 (0.64%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.55%) Eclipse
9 6 (0.55%) IntelliJ
9 6 (0.55%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.55%) Zephyr
10 5 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (0.46%) Travis CI
General
1 126 (11.55%) Finance
2 61 (5.59%) Marketing
3 34 (3.12%) Telecoms
4 26 (2.38%) Retail
5 21 (1.92%) Banking
6 20 (1.83%) Legal
7 18 (1.65%) Advertising
8 16 (1.47%) Back Office
8 16 (1.47%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
10 9 (0.82%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.73%) Law
12 7 (0.64%) Billing
12 7 (0.64%) Electronics
13 6 (0.55%) Automotive
13 6 (0.55%) German Language
14 5 (0.46%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.46%) Brand Awareness
14 5 (0.46%) Games
14 5 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 273 (25.02%) Architect
2 170 (15.58%) Developer
3 93 (8.52%) Analyst
4 86 (7.88%) Solutions Architect
5 67 (6.14%) Cloud Architect
6 60 (5.50%) Project Manager
7 58 (5.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 57 (5.22%) Consultant
9 43 (3.94%) Technical Architect
10 41 (3.76%) .NET Developer
10 41 (3.76%) DBA
10 41 (3.76%) DevOps Engineer
11 39 (3.57%) Operations Engineer
12 35 (3.21%) Azure Architect
13 34 (3.12%) Business Analyst
13 34 (3.12%) Security Architect
14 33 (3.02%) AWS Architect
15 32 (2.93%) Infrastructure Architect
16 31 (2.84%) Administrator
17 29 (2.66%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (11.37%) HTML
2 120 (11.00%) Web Services
3 107 (9.81%) .NET
4 91 (8.34%) CSS
5 68 (6.23%) HTML5
6 64 (5.87%) REST
7 46 (4.22%) XML
8 45 (4.12%) AngularJS
8 45 (4.12%) jQuery
8 45 (4.12%) React
9 44 (4.03%) ASP.NET
10 39 (3.57%) CSS3
11 36 (3.30%) SOAP
12 35 (3.21%) Middleware
13 27 (2.47%) .NET Framework
13 27 (2.47%) RESTful
14 24 (2.20%) Sass
15 23 (2.11%) Node.js
16 22 (2.02%) LESS
17 21 (1.92%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 80 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (7.06%) Data Centre
3 50 (4.58%) Enterprise Software
4 47 (4.31%) Management Information System
5 43 (3.94%) CESG
6 42 (3.85%) CESG CLAS
7 36 (3.30%) User Experience
8 31 (2.84%) Computer Science
9 26 (2.38%) CMDB
10 25 (2.29%) Public Cloud
11 24 (2.20%) Hybrid Cloud
12 23 (2.11%) Clustering
13 21 (1.92%) Visualisation
14 18 (1.65%) Mathematics
15 17 (1.56%) Tandem
16 15 (1.37%) Private Cloud
17 12 (1.10%) Mobile App
18 11 (1.01%) Cryptography
18 11 (1.01%) Virtual Team
19 10 (0.92%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 186 (17.05%) Windows
2 182 (16.68%) Linux
3 73 (6.69%) Windows Server
4 63 (5.77%) Unix
5 49 (4.49%) AIX
6 42 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (3.48%) Windows 2000
7 38 (3.48%) Windows XP
8 32 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (1.10%) Windows 10
10 12 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (1.01%) HPUX
12 8 (0.73%) Android
12 8 (0.73%) Solaris
13 7 (0.64%) MVS
13 7 (0.64%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.55%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.46%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.37%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 404 (37.03%) Agile Software Development
2 247 (22.64%) ITIL
3 195 (17.87%) DevOps
4 180 (16.50%) Open Source
5 158 (14.48%) Scrum
6 148 (13.57%) Change Management
7 136 (12.47%) PRINCE2
8 129 (11.82%) TOGAF
9 113 (10.36%) Service Management
10 110 (10.08%) Project Management
11 96 (8.80%) Problem Management
12 94 (8.62%) Data Management
12 94 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
13 93 (8.52%) ITSM
14 86 (7.88%) Migration
15 81 (7.42%) TDD
16 80 (7.33%) CRM
17 78 (7.15%) SDLC
18 73 (6.69%) Continuous Integration
18 73 (6.69%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 159 (14.57%) Java
2 150 (13.75%) JavaScript
3 112 (10.27%) SQL
4 87 (7.97%) C#
5 74 (6.78%) Python
6 45 (4.12%) Ruby
7 41 (3.76%) Perl
8 38 (3.48%) PHP
8 38 (3.48%) PowerShell
9 24 (2.20%) Scala
10 22 (2.02%) C++
11 19 (1.74%) Shell Script
12 18 (1.65%) Bash Shell
13 15 (1.37%) C
14 11 (1.01%) T-SQL
15 9 (0.82%) Apex Code
16 7 (0.64%) R
17 5 (0.46%) Delphi
18 4 (0.37%) VB
19 3 (0.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 95 (8.71%) Security Cleared
2 73 (6.69%) Degree
3 66 (6.05%) CISSP
4 62 (5.68%) SC Cleared
5 55 (5.04%) ISEB
6 42 (3.85%) CLAS
7 33 (3.02%) BPSS Clearance
8 28 (2.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 20 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
10 19 (1.74%) MCSA
11 17 (1.56%) MCSE
12 14 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (1.19%) GIAC
14 8 (0.73%) CCNA
14 8 (0.73%) PhD
15 7 (0.64%) CISM
15 7 (0.64%) GCIH
16 6 (0.55%) CCNP
17 5 (0.46%) PMI Certification
17 5 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (4.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (4.12%) Disclosure Scotland
2 45 (4.12%) QA
3 35 (3.21%) SLA
4 13 (1.19%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.37%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 4 (0.37%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.37%) GAMP
5 4 (0.37%) GxP
6 2 (0.18%) COBIT
6 2 (0.18%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.18%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.092%) GCP
7 1 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.092%) SAS 70
7 1 (0.092%) SDET
System Software
1 105 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 67 (6.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (3.48%) Hyper-V
4 27 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (2.02%) Docker
6 17 (1.56%) vSphere
7 14 (1.28%) XenDesktop
8 13 (1.19%) XenServer
9 10 (0.92%) KVM
10 7 (0.64%) vCloud
10 7 (0.64%) XenApp
11 4 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.37%) Xen
12 3 (0.27%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.092%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.092%) etcd
14 1 (0.092%) Firmware
14 1 (0.092%) flannel
Systems Management
1 44 (4.03%) Puppet
2 25 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (1.19%) SCCM
4 12 (1.10%) Ansible
5 7 (0.64%) WSUS
6 6 (0.55%) CloudHub
6 6 (0.55%) Nagios
7 5 (0.46%) AirWatch
7 5 (0.46%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (0.37%) Kubernetes
8 4 (0.37%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.37%) OSSEC
8 4 (0.37%) SCOM
9 3 (0.27%) Cacti
9 3 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.27%) Terraform
10 2 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.18%) MOM
10 2 (0.18%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 231 (21.17%) Microsoft
2 115 (10.54%) Oracle
3 79 (7.24%) VMware
4 52 (4.77%) SAP
5 49 (4.49%) ServiceNow
6 45 (4.12%) Google
7 38 (3.48%) Red Hat
8 36 (3.30%) Salesforce.com
9 34 (3.12%) Cisco
10 29 (2.66%) Remedy
11 26 (2.38%) Citrix
12 25 (2.29%) HP
13 23 (2.11%) MuleSoft
14 20 (1.83%) Workday
15 19 (1.74%) IBM
16 16 (1.47%) BMC
16 16 (1.47%) Dell
16 16 (1.47%) Juniper
17 14 (1.28%) CheckPoint
18 11 (1.01%) hybris
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