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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK
Rank 249 270 343
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +73
Contract jobs citing SaaS 423 447 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.93% 0.87% 0.59%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.40% 11.22% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 288 181
Median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £440
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Median hourly rate £29.70 £56.90 £12.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.80% +370.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £22.42 £10.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.65 £91.38 £24.27
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 - £11.05

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
5719 3984 2534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.57% 7.78% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4053 2781 1629
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 £325 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 59 87
Median hourly rate £18.00 £24.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.53% +8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £13.80 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.80 £80.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-12.79% -13.35%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +22 410 £475 +1.06% 274
London +51 213 £500 +5.26% 124
South East +1 84 £463 +7.55% 64
Newcastle upon Tyne +23 32 £350 +75.00% 6
North East +14 32 £350 +75.00% 8
Tyne and Wear +12 32 £350 +75.00% 7
Hampshire -9 29 £850 +112.50% 10
City of London +6 25 £519 +3.75% 27
Southampton +26 18 £850 - 5
Surrey +14 17 £363 -32.55% 12
South West +1 17 £473 +35.07% 20
East of England -50 17 £418 -20.47% 16
West Midlands +5 16 £450 -18.18% 12
Berkshire +12 12 £488 -2.50% 23
North West +7 11 £475 +26.66% 13
Yorkshire +16 10 £425 -5.55% 13
Milton Keynes -2 9 £506 -11.95% 2
Birmingham -4 9 £450 -21.05% 5
Buckinghamshire -14 9 £506 -11.95% 5
West Yorkshire +15 8 £396 -26.27% 4
Manchester +7 8 £425 +4.29% 7
Oxfordshire -2 8 £438 +12.90% 5
Leatherhead - 7 £350 -
Bracknell +7 6 - -
Bristol +7 5 £480 - 5
Devon +1 5 £483 -12.22% 2
East Midlands -9 5 £463 -7.50% 2
Cambridgeshire -20 5 £480 +12.94% 8
Exeter - 5 £483 - 2
Oxford +4 4 £425 +21.42% 1

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 381 (37.43%) Agile Software Development
2 354 (34.77%) PaaS
3 345 (33.89%) IaaS
4 252 (24.75%) Microsoft
5 251 (24.66%) ITIL
6 202 (19.84%) DevOps
7 199 (19.55%) Open Source
8 188 (18.47%) Windows
9 180 (17.68%) Linux
10 176 (17.29%) Change Management
11 163 (16.01%) Microsoft Azure
12 140 (13.75%) MS Excel
13 135 (13.26%) Oracle
13 135 (13.26%) Finance
14 133 (13.06%) Amazon AWS
15 132 (12.97%) Java
16 130 (12.77%) Data Management
17 126 (12.38%) Scrum
17 126 (12.38%) SQL
17 126 (12.38%) PRINCE2
18 125 (12.28%) JavaScript
19 117 (11.49%) .NET
20 108 (10.61%) HTML
21 105 (10.31%) Web Services
22 103 (10.12%) Service Management
23 102 (10.02%) SQL Server
23 102 (10.02%) Analytical Skills
24 101 (9.92%) Problem Management
25 94 (9.23%) TOGAF
26 92 (9.04%) Project 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 47 (4.62%) IIS
2 44 (4.32%) WebSphere
3 38 (3.73%) Oracle Application Server
4 32 (3.14%) SharePoint
5 26 (2.55%) Apache
6 21 (2.06%) CMS
7 19 (1.87%) Skype for Business
8 18 (1.77%) MS Exchange
8 18 (1.77%) Tomcat
9 14 (1.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 12 (1.18%) Confluence
10 12 (1.18%) Drupal
10 12 (1.18%) JBoss
11 11 (1.08%) WebLogic
12 10 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
12 10 (0.98%) SAS
13 9 (0.88%) Apache Solr
13 9 (0.88%) nginx
14 8 (0.79%) OpenStack
14 8 (0.79%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 140 (13.75%) MS Excel
2 55 (5.40%) MS PowerPoint
3 20 (1.96%) MS Office
4 11 (1.08%) MS Project
5 10 (0.98%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.098%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.098%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.098%) HipChat
7 1 (0.098%) InVision
7 1 (0.098%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.098%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 47 (4.62%) Oracle EBS
2 41 (4.03%) Oracle EBS R12
3 37 (3.63%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (1.38%) Remedy ITSM
5 10 (0.98%) SAP Hybris
6 6 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
6 6 (0.59%) SAP ERP
6 6 (0.59%) SAP GRC
7 5 (0.49%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.49%) Oracle Payroll
7 5 (0.49%) SAP HR
7 5 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
8 4 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.39%) Maximo
8 4 (0.39%) Oracle iRecruitment
8 4 (0.39%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.20%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 354 (34.77%) PaaS
2 345 (33.89%) IaaS
3 163 (16.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 133 (13.06%) Amazon AWS
5 38 (3.73%) Office 365
6 29 (2.85%) Cloud Computing
7 23 (2.26%) SuccessFactors
8 20 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
9 13 (1.28%) HP Helion
10 11 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (1.08%) GitHub
11 9 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (0.79%) Force.com
13 7 (0.69%) Amazon S3
13 7 (0.69%) Boomi
14 6 (0.59%) IBM Cloud
14 6 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (0.39%) Google App Engine
15 4 (0.39%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 60 (5.89%) Firewall
2 50 (4.91%) DNS
3 42 (4.13%) LDAP
4 31 (3.05%) DHCP
5 27 (2.65%) VPN
6 26 (2.55%) LAN
7 24 (2.36%) WAN
8 22 (2.16%) TCP/IP
9 20 (1.96%) Internet
10 14 (1.38%) IP Telephony
10 14 (1.38%) SSL
11 13 (1.28%) NetScaler
11 13 (1.28%) Network Security
11 13 (1.28%) VoIP
12 11 (1.08%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (0.88%) HTTP
13 9 (0.88%) MPLS
13 9 (0.88%) Skype
14 8 (0.79%) SAN
15 7 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (10.02%) SQL Server
2 61 (5.99%) Oracle Database
3 40 (3.93%) MySQL
4 39 (3.83%) Oracle Database 12c
5 36 (3.54%) MongoDB
6 35 (3.44%) Big Data
7 31 (3.05%) Oracle Reports
8 29 (2.85%) Hadoop
9 23 (2.26%) NoSQL
9 23 (2.26%) Relational Database
10 22 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
11 20 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
11 20 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
12 17 (1.67%) DB2
13 15 (1.47%) NonStop SQL
13 15 (1.47%) OLTP
14 12 (1.18%) Power BI
14 12 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 11 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
16 9 (0.88%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 34 (3.34%) Git (software)
2 31 (3.05%) JIRA
3 17 (1.67%) Jenkins
4 16 (1.57%) Visual Studio Team System
5 11 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (0.88%) TeamCity
7 8 (0.79%) Subversion
8 7 (0.69%) Talend Open Studio
8 7 (0.69%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.59%) Selenium
9 6 (0.59%) Zephyr
10 5 (0.49%) JSUnit
11 4 (0.39%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.39%) GoCD
11 4 (0.39%) Grunt
11 4 (0.39%) Maven
11 4 (0.39%) Mercurial
11 4 (0.39%) Mocha
11 4 (0.39%) Travis CI
12 3 (0.29%) MSI
General
1 135 (13.26%) Finance
2 50 (4.91%) Marketing
3 28 (2.75%) Telecoms
4 25 (2.46%) Banking
4 25 (2.46%) Retail
5 18 (1.77%) Legal
6 17 (1.67%) Advertising
7 14 (1.38%) Back Office
8 10 (0.98%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (0.79%) Billing
11 7 (0.69%) Aerospace
12 6 (0.59%) Electronics
13 5 (0.49%) Games
13 5 (0.49%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.29%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.29%) Military
15 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.20%) Publishing
16 1 (0.098%) French Language
Job Titles
1 209 (20.53%) Architect
2 172 (16.90%) Developer
3 87 (8.55%) Analyst
4 77 (7.56%) Solutions Architect
5 74 (7.27%) Consultant
6 63 (6.19%) DBA
7 57 (5.60%) Project Manager
8 50 (4.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 46 (4.52%) Administrator
9 46 (4.52%) Cloud Architect
10 43 (4.22%) Oracle DBA
11 40 (3.93%) .NET Developer
12 39 (3.83%) Operations Engineer
13 32 (3.14%) Business Analyst
14 30 (2.95%) Infrastructure Architect
15 28 (2.75%) Senior Operations Engineer
16 27 (2.65%) C# Developer
17 26 (2.55%) ServiceNow Developer
18 24 (2.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 24 (2.36%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (11.49%) .NET
2 108 (10.61%) HTML
3 105 (10.31%) Web Services
4 85 (8.35%) CSS
5 52 (5.11%) HTML5
6 47 (4.62%) REST
6 47 (4.62%) XML
7 44 (4.32%) ASP.NET
8 41 (4.03%) SOAP
9 36 (3.54%) AngularJS
10 34 (3.34%) jQuery
11 29 (2.85%) React
12 25 (2.46%) CSS3
12 25 (2.46%) Sass
13 22 (2.16%) Middleware
14 21 (2.06%) .NET Framework
14 21 (2.06%) JSON
14 21 (2.06%) LESS
15 20 (1.96%) Akka
16 19 (1.87%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 102 (10.02%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (5.70%) Management Information System
3 57 (5.60%) Data Centre
4 46 (4.52%) User Experience
5 36 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
6 25 (2.46%) CMDB
7 22 (2.16%) Computer Science
8 20 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
9 19 (1.87%) Clustering
10 17 (1.67%) Tandem
11 16 (1.57%) CESG
12 15 (1.47%) CESG CLAS
12 15 (1.47%) Mobile App
13 12 (1.18%) Life Science
14 11 (1.08%) Public Cloud
14 11 (1.08%) Social Media
15 9 (0.88%) Fintech
16 8 (0.79%) Driving Licence
17 7 (0.69%) Private Cloud
17 7 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 188 (18.47%) Windows
2 180 (17.68%) Linux
3 83 (8.15%) Unix
4 64 (6.29%) Windows Server
5 63 (6.19%) AIX
6 43 (4.22%) Windows XP
7 42 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 40 (3.93%) Windows 2000
9 37 (3.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 29 (2.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (1.38%) Android
11 14 (1.38%) Windows 10
12 11 (1.08%) HPUX
12 11 (1.08%) Windows 7
13 9 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (0.79%) Apple iOS
14 8 (0.79%) MVS
14 8 (0.79%) Solaris
15 7 (0.69%) zOS
16 5 (0.49%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (37.43%) Agile Software Development
2 251 (24.66%) ITIL
3 202 (19.84%) DevOps
4 199 (19.55%) Open Source
5 176 (17.29%) Change Management
6 130 (12.77%) Data Management
7 126 (12.38%) PRINCE2
7 126 (12.38%) Scrum
8 103 (10.12%) Service Management
9 101 (9.92%) Problem Management
10 94 (9.23%) TOGAF
11 92 (9.04%) Project Management
12 90 (8.84%) TDD
13 89 (8.74%) ITSM
14 84 (8.25%) Stakeholder Management
15 80 (7.86%) CRM
16 74 (7.27%) Continuous Improvement
17 64 (6.29%) Continuous Integration
18 61 (5.99%) Migration
19 60 (5.89%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 132 (12.97%) Java
2 126 (12.38%) SQL
3 125 (12.28%) JavaScript
4 82 (8.06%) C#
5 61 (5.99%) Python
6 43 (4.22%) PHP
7 38 (3.73%) Perl
8 36 (3.54%) PowerShell
9 31 (3.05%) Ruby
10 27 (2.65%) Scala
11 19 (1.87%) C
12 18 (1.77%) Bash Shell
13 15 (1.47%) Shell Script
14 14 (1.38%) C++
15 9 (0.88%) T-SQL
16 8 (0.79%) Apex Code
16 8 (0.79%) R
17 4 (0.39%) TypeScript
17 4 (0.39%) VB
18 2 (0.20%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 84 (8.25%) Security Cleared
2 61 (5.99%) Degree
3 52 (5.11%) SC Cleared
4 34 (3.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 33 (3.24%) BPSS Clearance
6 29 (2.85%) CISSP
7 25 (2.46%) ISEB
7 25 (2.46%) MCSE
8 20 (1.96%) MCSA
9 18 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (1.47%) CLAS
12 11 (1.08%) CCNA
13 8 (0.79%) CCNP
14 7 (0.69%) CCIE
14 7 (0.69%) GCIH
14 7 (0.69%) GIAC
15 6 (0.59%) CISM
15 6 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 5 (0.49%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.32%) SLA
2 41 (4.03%) Disclosure Scotland
3 32 (3.14%) QA
4 31 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (1.38%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.49%) GxP
7 4 (0.39%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 4 (0.39%) GAMP
7 4 (0.39%) PMO
8 3 (0.29%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.20%) GCP
9 2 (0.20%) IFRS
9 2 (0.20%) IFRS 9
9 2 (0.20%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.20%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.098%) GMP
10 1 (0.098%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.098%) SAS 70
System Software
1 90 (8.84%) Active Directory
2 63 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (3.83%) Hyper-V
4 28 (2.75%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (1.77%) vSphere
6 13 (1.28%) XenDesktop
7 12 (1.18%) Docker
7 12 (1.18%) XenServer
8 10 (0.98%) KVM
9 5 (0.49%) XenApp
10 4 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.39%) Xen
11 3 (0.29%) Oracle Clusterware
11 3 (0.29%) vCloud
12 2 (0.20%) Gluster
12 2 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.098%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.098%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.098%) Snort
13 1 (0.098%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 29 (2.85%) Puppet
2 12 (1.18%) Ansible
3 10 (0.98%) AirWatch
3 10 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (0.98%) SCCM
4 7 (0.69%) Nagios
5 6 (0.59%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (0.49%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.49%) Red Hat Satellite
6 5 (0.49%) WSUS
7 4 (0.39%) CloudHub
7 4 (0.39%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.29%) Cacti
9 2 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.20%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.20%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.098%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.098%) Mesos
10 1 (0.098%) Opsview
10 1 (0.098%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 252 (24.75%) Microsoft
2 135 (13.26%) Oracle
3 85 (8.35%) VMware
4 63 (6.19%) ServiceNow
5 44 (4.32%) SAP
6 35 (3.44%) Red Hat
7 34 (3.34%) Salesforce.com
8 29 (2.85%) Citrix
9 28 (2.75%) HP
9 28 (2.75%) Remedy
10 26 (2.55%) Google
11 25 (2.46%) Cisco
12 21 (2.06%) Workday
13 18 (1.77%) CheckPoint
13 18 (1.77%) Dell
14 16 (1.57%) IBM
15 15 (1.47%) Juniper
16 14 (1.38%) BMC
16 14 (1.38%) MuleSoft
17 12 (1.18%) hybris
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