The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 280 336 411
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +75
Contract jobs citing SaaS 378 253 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.50% 0.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.05% 21.68% 25.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 156 118
Average daily rate
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£450 £421 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.82% -0.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £289 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £421 £419
% change year-on-year
+0.89% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +100.00%
Cloud Services Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1796 1167 686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.29% 2.29% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1139 790 432
Average daily rate £413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 32 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £30.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.71% +127.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.62 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £49.75 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £32.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-48.43% +137.03%

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 25 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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 +69 363 £438 +4.16% 209
London +75 194 £450 +6.50% 89
South East +22 87 £425 +5.59% 56
Hampshire -8 34 £425 +5.59% 9
City of London +17 32 £475 +5.55% 26
East of England -17 25 £420 +5.00% 17
North West +18 23 £538 +19.44% 7
Lancashire - 18 £545 - 2
Cambridgeshire +4 17 £420 +68.00% 6
South West -14 17 £360 -34.54% 10
Havant +3 14 £438 -2.77%
Surrey +5 12 £463 +5.11% 8
Staines +5 10 £450 -
Cambridge -2 10 £403 +61.00% 6
Oxfordshire +4 9 £300 -7.69% 5
Buckinghamshire -3 9 £400 +39.13% 3
Berkshire +3 8 £388 -18.42% 23
West Midlands -16 8 £381 +3.74% 5
Reading +14 7 £475 +8.57% 19
Middlesex +1 7 £528 +82.06% 1
Uxbridge - 7 £488 - 2
Bedfordshire - 6 £388 - 6
Luton - 6 £388 - 3
Bristol -17 5 £350 - 3
Basingstoke +18 4 - -
Dorset +6 3 £300 -47.82% 1
Manchester -3 3 £538 +13.15% 5
East Midlands -6 3 £475 +8.57% 7
Southampton -6 3 £425 -5.55% 2
Wales -15 3 £458 - 4

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

1 133 (18.00%) Java
2 119 (16.10%) PaaS
3 107 (14.48%) Finance
4 106 (14.34%) .NET
5 100 (13.53%) JavaScript
5 100 (13.53%) Web Services
6 94 (12.72%) ITIL
7 87 (11.77%) Microsoft
8 86 (11.64%) Agile Software Development
9 85 (11.50%) Salesforce.com
10 81 (10.96%) ERP
10 81 (10.96%) Cloud Computing
11 79 (10.69%) SQL
11 79 (10.69%) Oracle
11 79 (10.69%) Telecoms
12 77 (10.42%) Scrum
12 77 (10.42%) IaaS
13 76 (10.28%) Linux
14 72 (9.74%) CSS
15 71 (9.61%) Manufacturing
15 71 (9.61%) Stakeholder Management
16 69 (9.34%) XML
16 69 (9.34%) C#
16 69 (9.34%) HTML
17 68 (9.20%) CRM
18 65 (8.80%) ASP.NET
19 62 (8.39%) Windows
20 61 (8.25%) Security Cleared
21 59 (7.98%) Project Management
22 58 (7.85%) Service Management

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 33 (4.47%) SharePoint
2 22 (2.98%) Apache
3 17 (2.30%) MS Exchange
3 17 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
4 14 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (1.76%) IIS
6 11 (1.49%) WebLogic
6 11 (1.49%) WordPress
7 9 (1.22%) Node.js
7 9 (1.22%) Lync
8 8 (1.08%) OpenStack
8 8 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
8 8 (1.08%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.08%) CMS
8 8 (1.08%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.81%) Drupal
11 4 (0.54%) Adobe CQ
11 4 (0.54%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.54%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 34 (4.60%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.35%) MS Office
3 9 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.54%) MS Project
6 3 (0.41%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.14%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.14%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 29 (3.92%) Remedy ITSM
2 26 (3.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (2.30%) ResourceLink
4 8 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.95%) Oracle CRM
6 6 (0.81%) SimCorp Dimension
6 6 (0.81%) SAP HR
7 5 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.27%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.27%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.14%) SAP HCM
10 1 (0.14%) Workday HCM
10 1 (0.14%) Misys Midas
10 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 119 (16.10%) PaaS
2 81 (10.96%) Cloud Computing
3 77 (10.42%) IaaS
4 53 (7.17%) Force.com
5 44 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
6 34 (4.60%) Amazon EC2
7 32 (4.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 30 (4.06%) SuccessFactors
9 17 (2.30%) Route 53
9 17 (2.30%) Amazon ELB
9 17 (2.30%) Amazon S3
10 9 (1.22%) Office 365
11 3 (0.41%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.27%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (5.01%) Internet
2 33 (4.47%) Firewall
2 33 (4.47%) HTTP
3 30 (4.06%) DNS
4 25 (3.38%) SSL
5 17 (2.30%) TCP/IP
5 17 (2.30%) DHCP
6 14 (1.89%) LDAP
6 14 (1.89%) SAN
7 13 (1.76%) VPN
8 10 (1.35%) Intranet
9 6 (0.81%) WAN
9 6 (0.81%) Wireshark
10 5 (0.68%) Network Security
11 4 (0.54%) LAN
12 3 (0.41%) DMZ
12 3 (0.41%) iSCSI
12 3 (0.41%) RFID
12 3 (0.41%) VLAN
12 3 (0.41%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 36 (4.87%) MySQL
3 23 (3.11%) NoSQL
4 20 (2.71%) MongoDB
5 18 (2.44%) Relational Database
6 17 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (1.76%) Couchbase
9 11 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (1.49%) Hadoop
9 11 (1.49%) Big Data
10 10 (1.35%) Oracle Database
11 9 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.68%) Oracle Exadata
13 5 (0.68%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.68%) SQLPlus
14 4 (0.54%) DTS
14 4 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 33 (4.47%) Jenkins
2 28 (3.79%) Maven
3 17 (2.30%) Hudson
4 14 (1.89%) Git (software)
4 14 (1.89%) JIRA
4 14 (1.89%) Subversion
5 10 (1.35%) Eclipse
5 10 (1.35%) LoadRunner
6 9 (1.22%) NUnit
6 9 (1.22%) Selenium
6 9 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (1.08%) Cucumber
8 7 (0.95%) Fiddler
9 6 (0.81%) FitNesse
9 6 (0.81%) JUnit
9 6 (0.81%) RSpec
9 6 (0.81%) DbUnit
9 6 (0.81%) TestNG
9 6 (0.81%) Mockito
10 5 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 107 (14.48%) Finance
2 79 (10.69%) Telecoms
3 71 (9.61%) Manufacturing
4 42 (5.68%) Retail
5 25 (3.38%) Marketing
6 15 (2.03%) Banking
7 11 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (1.22%) Legal
9 7 (0.95%) Billing
9 7 (0.95%) Advertising
10 6 (0.81%) Back Office
10 6 (0.81%) Electronics
11 4 (0.54%) Publishing
12 3 (0.41%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.41%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.27%) Law
14 1 (0.14%) Front Office
14 1 (0.14%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.14%) Games
14 1 (0.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 181 (24.49%) Developer
2 151 (20.43%) Architect
3 79 (10.69%) Project Manager
4 77 (10.42%) Analyst
5 58 (7.85%) Business Analyst
6 47 (6.36%) Consultant
7 40 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
8 39 (5.28%) DevOps Engineer
9 36 (4.87%) Cloud Architect
10 30 (4.06%) .NET Developer
11 24 (3.25%) Technical Architect
12 23 (3.11%) Administrator
13 21 (2.84%) Salesforce.com Developer
14 19 (2.57%) C# Developer
14 19 (2.57%) Java Developer
14 19 (2.57%) Integration Architect
14 19 (2.57%) Enterprise Architect
15 18 (2.44%) Web Developer
16 16 (2.17%) Front-End Developer
16 16 (2.17%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (14.34%) .NET
2 100 (13.53%) Web Services
3 72 (9.74%) CSS
4 69 (9.34%) HTML
4 69 (9.34%) XML
5 65 (8.80%) ASP.NET
6 54 (7.31%) Visualforce
7 49 (6.63%) Mason
8 40 (5.41%) jQuery
9 32 (4.33%) HTML5
9 32 (4.33%) SOAP
10 30 (4.06%) Middleware
10 30 (4.06%) ASP.NET MVC
11 25 (3.38%) Ajax
12 22 (2.98%) XSL
13 20 (2.71%) CSS3
14 19 (2.57%) REST
14 19 (2.57%) AngularJS
15 17 (2.30%) Spring
15 17 (2.30%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.50%) Open Source
2 18 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 17 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (2.17%) Mobile App
4 16 (2.17%) Client/Server
5 12 (1.62%) Computer Science
6 11 (1.49%) CMDB
7 8 (1.08%) Clustering
8 7 (0.95%) Blog
9 6 (0.81%) Inversion of Control
9 6 (0.81%) Social Media
9 6 (0.81%) FMCG
9 6 (0.81%) GIS
9 6 (0.81%) Xbox
10 5 (0.68%) DTV
10 5 (0.68%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.54%) HACMP
11 4 (0.54%) Learning Management System
11 4 (0.54%) Visualisation
12 3 (0.41%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 76 (10.28%) Linux
2 62 (8.39%) Windows
3 26 (3.52%) CentOS
4 20 (2.71%) UNIX
5 11 (1.49%) Solaris
5 11 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.22%) Android
6 9 (1.22%) AIX
7 7 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.81%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.68%) Fedora
9 5 (0.68%) HPUX
10 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.41%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.41%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.41%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.27%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (12.72%) ITIL
2 86 (11.64%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (10.96%) ERP
4 77 (10.42%) Scrum
5 71 (9.61%) Stakeholder Management
6 68 (9.20%) CRM
7 59 (7.98%) Project Management
8 58 (7.85%) Service Management
9 57 (7.71%) SOA
10 51 (6.90%) Migration
11 49 (6.63%) Continuous Integration
12 48 (6.50%) DevOps
13 46 (6.22%) MVC
14 45 (6.09%) PRINCE2
15 44 (5.95%) Configuration Management
16 41 (5.55%) ITSM
17 40 (5.41%) Change Management
17 40 (5.41%) Workflow
18 39 (5.28%) TOGAF
19 36 (4.87%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 133 (18.00%) Java
2 100 (13.53%) JavaScript
3 79 (10.69%) SQL
4 69 (9.34%) C#
5 54 (7.31%) Apex Code
6 39 (5.28%) PHP
7 36 (4.87%) Python
8 33 (4.47%) Ruby
9 28 (3.79%) Perl
10 25 (3.38%) Shell Script
11 24 (3.25%) PL/SQL
12 17 (2.30%) VBA
13 10 (1.35%) Bash Shell
14 9 (1.22%) C
15 8 (1.08%) T-SQL
16 6 (0.81%) PHP5
17 5 (0.68%) Scala
17 5 (0.68%) C++
18 4 (0.54%) VB.NET
19 2 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 61 (8.25%) Security Cleared
2 56 (7.58%) Degree
3 24 (3.25%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (1.35%) ISEB
6 9 (1.22%) PMP
6 9 (1.22%) PMI Certification
7 8 (1.08%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.54%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.41%) CISSP
11 2 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.27%) CCNP
11 2 (0.27%) CCNA
11 2 (0.27%) JNCIA
11 2 (0.27%) JNCIP
11 2 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.74%) QA
2 7 (0.95%) SLA
3 4 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.27%) GxP
5 2 (0.27%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.14%) GCP
6 1 (0.14%) GMP
6 1 (0.14%) COBIT
6 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 21 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (1.89%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.08%) vSphere
4 6 (0.81%) VMware ESX
4 6 (0.81%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.41%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.27%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.27%) OCFS2
6 2 (0.27%) GPFS
6 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.14%) VMFS
7 1 (0.14%) XenServer
7 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 58 (7.85%) Puppet
2 27 (3.65%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (2.57%) Vagrant
4 9 (1.22%) Nagios
5 7 (0.95%) HP UCMDB
6 4 (0.54%) StatsD
6 4 (0.54%) Ansible
6 4 (0.54%) Salt
6 4 (0.54%) CFEngine
6 4 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (0.54%) Ganglia
7 3 (0.41%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.41%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.27%) MOM
8 2 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.27%) SCCM
8 2 (0.27%) SCOM
8 2 (0.27%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.27%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.14%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 87 (11.77%) Microsoft
2 85 (11.50%) Salesforce.com
3 79 (10.69%) Oracle
4 55 (7.44%) SAP
5 45 (6.09%) VMware
6 43 (5.82%) ServiceNow
7 42 (5.68%) HP
8 34 (4.60%) Red Hat
9 31 (4.19%) Remedy
10 23 (3.11%) BMC
11 21 (2.84%) Dell
12 18 (2.44%) IBM
13 17 (2.30%) RightScale
14 16 (2.17%) Software AG
15 15 (2.03%) webMethods
16 13 (1.76%) Cisco
17 10 (1.35%) Adobe
17 10 (1.35%) Business Objects
17 10 (1.35%) Citrix
17 10 (1.35%) Twitter
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ARM Technology
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: £Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford
Creation Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £550.00 - £660.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Attractive rates on offer
Posted: 8 days ago
York
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 9 days ago
North West London
DP Connect
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Mason Frank
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Mason Frank
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Burnley
Kainos
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 20 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago