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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 227 295 294
Rank change year-on-year
+68 -1
Contract jobs citing SaaS 576 419 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.07% 0.73% 0.68%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.33% 12.19% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 227 236
Median daily rate £475 £435 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.19% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £539
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 0
Median hourly rate £19.61 £22.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.86% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £18.75 -
% change year-on-year
+4.58% -

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
5576 3438 2367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.33% 6.02% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3933 2282 1527
Median daily rate £465 £415 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.04% +3.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 48 54
Median hourly rate £17.50 £23.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.91% +31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £44.50 £29.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £20.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-19.27% +22.05%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +54 532 £475 +9.82% 252
London +46 252 £500 +11.11% 123
South East -8 92 £338 -11.47% 51
South West +26 39 £500 +43.88% 14
West Midlands -10 35 £388 -13.88% 14
East of England +36 33 £419 -5.36% 15
Berkshire -7 33 £278 -22.91% 15
North West +20 30 £400 -5.88% 16
Yorkshire - 28 £575 - 8
City of London +17 26 £500 +4.71% 27
West Yorkshire - 26 £550 - 5
Leeds - 24 £538 - 2
Hampshire -4 22 £356 -28.75% 12
Reading +11 21 £243 -32.63% 9
Wales +30 20 £444 +4.41% 2
Surrey +9 18 £375 -16.66% 14
North East -20 17 £506 -7.95% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -30 17 £506 -25.00% 2
Tyne and Wear -34 17 £506 -25.00% 2
Cheshire +10 16 £400 -15.78% 5
Wiltshire - 16 £600 - 3
Cambridgeshire +31 14 £413 +3.12% 4
Cambridge +23 14 £413 +3.12% 3
South Wales +27 13 £430 +1.17% 2
Warrington +11 12 £400 -15.78% 3
Scotland -11 12 £330 -30.52% 6
Hertfordshire +23 10 £425 -10.52% 7
Warwickshire - 10 £500 -
Swindon - 10 £850 - 1
Manchester +3 9 £425 +13.33% 4

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 391 (35.26%) IaaS
2 385 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
2 385 (34.72%) PaaS
3 212 (19.12%) Linux
4 203 (18.30%) Amazon AWS
5 187 (16.86%) Microsoft Azure
6 177 (15.96%) ITIL
7 161 (14.52%) Windows
7 161 (14.52%) DevOps
8 158 (14.25%) JavaScript
9 157 (14.16%) Microsoft
10 155 (13.98%) Java
11 151 (13.62%) Python
11 151 (13.62%) VMware
12 130 (11.72%) Finance
13 129 (11.63%) Scrum
14 126 (11.36%) HTML
15 125 (11.27%) Data Centre
16 109 (9.83%) PRINCE2
16 109 (9.83%) Migration
17 107 (9.65%) CSS
18 106 (9.56%) Web Services
19 105 (9.47%) Project Management
20 104 (9.38%) Active Directory
21 102 (9.20%) Open Source
22 97 (8.75%) SQL
23 95 (8.57%) TOGAF
24 94 (8.48%) SDLC
25 90 (8.12%) VMware Infrastructure
26 88 (7.94%) Ruby

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 49 (4.42%) SharePoint
2 36 (3.25%) OpenStack
3 28 (2.52%) MS Exchange
4 24 (2.16%) Confluence
5 23 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
6 20 (1.80%) Apache
7 17 (1.53%) Cloud Foundry
7 17 (1.53%) IIS
8 15 (1.35%) CMS
8 15 (1.35%) Tomcat
9 14 (1.26%) Skype for Business
10 10 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (0.90%) Mule
10 10 (0.90%) WebSphere
11 9 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (0.81%) Mule ESB
12 8 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 8 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (0.72%) JBoss
13 7 (0.63%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 62 (5.59%) MS Excel
2 24 (2.16%) MS Office
3 17 (1.53%) HipChat
4 14 (1.26%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.63%) OmniGraffle
7 6 (0.54%) MS Project
8 3 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.27%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.18%) InVision
9 2 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (1.62%) Eloqua
1 18 (1.62%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (1.35%) BigMachines
3 14 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.90%) Workday HCM
5 8 (0.72%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 6 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.36%) Maximo
8 4 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.36%) WebTrends
9 3 (0.27%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 3 (0.27%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.27%) SAP HR
10 2 (0.18%) Magento
10 2 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.18%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.18%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.18%) SAP hybris
10 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 391 (35.26%) IaaS
2 385 (34.72%) PaaS
3 203 (18.30%) Amazon AWS
4 187 (16.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 67 (6.04%) Cloud Computing
6 65 (5.86%) Office 365
7 44 (3.97%) Azure Active Directory
8 24 (2.16%) SuccessFactors
9 19 (1.71%) Heroku
10 16 (1.44%) Google Apps
11 15 (1.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 14 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
13 10 (0.90%) Taleo
14 7 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
14 7 (0.63%) GitHub
15 6 (0.54%) Force.com
15 6 (0.54%) Yammer
16 5 (0.45%) Amazon S3
16 5 (0.45%) Google Analytics
16 5 (0.45%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 60 (5.41%) Firewall
2 38 (3.43%) Internet
3 33 (2.98%) VPN
4 30 (2.71%) DNS
4 30 (2.71%) LAN
5 27 (2.43%) WAN
6 23 (2.07%) MPLS
7 20 (1.80%) Cisco Nexus
8 19 (1.71%) Network Security
9 18 (1.62%) SAN
10 17 (1.53%) DHCP
11 15 (1.35%) TCP/IP
12 14 (1.26%) SSL
13 11 (0.99%) AMQP
14 10 (0.90%) LDAP
15 9 (0.81%) HTTP
16 8 (0.72%) HSRP
17 7 (0.63%) OSPF
17 7 (0.63%) Skype
17 7 (0.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (5.59%) SQL Server
2 48 (4.33%) MySQL
3 43 (3.88%) NonStop SQL
4 41 (3.70%) MongoDB
5 37 (3.34%) NoSQL
6 29 (2.61%) Big Data
7 27 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
8 25 (2.25%) Hadoop
9 22 (1.98%) Relational Database
10 21 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (1.44%) RDBMS
12 15 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
13 11 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (0.63%) SAP HANA
14 7 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
14 7 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 6 (0.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 5 (0.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 5 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 60 (5.41%) Git (software)
2 52 (4.69%) JIRA
3 30 (2.71%) Jenkins
4 29 (2.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 24 (2.16%) Sonatype Nexus
6 20 (1.80%) Maven
7 15 (1.35%) Subversion
8 14 (1.26%) Ant
9 12 (1.08%) Gradle
9 12 (1.08%) Grunt
10 11 (0.99%) Bitbucket
11 10 (0.90%) Oracle APEX
11 10 (0.90%) Selenium
12 9 (0.81%) RSpec
13 7 (0.63%) IntelliJ
13 7 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 7 (0.63%) Visual Studio
14 6 (0.54%) Cucumber
14 6 (0.54%) Eclipse
14 6 (0.54%) JIRA Agile
General
1 130 (11.72%) Finance
2 65 (5.86%) Marketing
3 50 (4.51%) Telecoms
4 37 (3.34%) Retail
5 25 (2.25%) Banking
6 22 (1.98%) German Language
6 22 (1.98%) Manufacturing
7 17 (1.53%) Brand Awareness
8 14 (1.26%) Legal
8 14 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
9 13 (1.17%) Law
10 11 (0.99%) Advertising
11 10 (0.90%) Billing
12 9 (0.81%) Automotive
12 9 (0.81%) Back Office
13 8 (0.72%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.63%) Games
15 6 (0.54%) French Language
15 6 (0.54%) Publishing
16 5 (0.45%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 325 (29.31%) Architect
2 145 (13.07%) Developer
3 117 (10.55%) Solutions Architect
4 94 (8.48%) Analyst
5 84 (7.57%) Cloud Architect
6 81 (7.30%) Security Architect
7 68 (6.13%) DevOps Engineer
8 57 (5.14%) Technical Architect
9 56 (5.05%) Infrastructure Architect
9 56 (5.05%) Project Manager
10 53 (4.78%) Consultant
11 41 (3.70%) Business Analyst
12 40 (3.61%) Cloud Engineer
13 35 (3.16%) Security Solutions Architect
14 31 (2.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 28 (2.52%) Azure Architect
15 28 (2.52%) Cloud Solutions Architect
16 27 (2.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 23 (2.07%) AWS DevOps
18 22 (1.98%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (11.36%) HTML
2 107 (9.65%) CSS
3 106 (9.56%) Web Services
4 84 (7.57%) .NET
5 75 (6.76%) HTML5
6 62 (5.59%) AngularJS
7 55 (4.96%) jQuery
8 54 (4.87%) REST
9 46 (4.15%) CSS3
10 37 (3.34%) Middleware
11 33 (2.98%) .NET Framework
11 33 (2.98%) XML
12 31 (2.80%) ASP.NET
13 26 (2.34%) JSON
13 26 (2.34%) Node.js
13 26 (2.34%) React
13 26 (2.34%) RESTful
14 24 (2.16%) SOAP
15 23 (2.07%) J2EE
16 20 (1.80%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 125 (11.27%) Data Centre
2 45 (4.06%) User Experience
3 43 (3.88%) CESG
4 41 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
5 37 (3.34%) CESG CLAS
6 34 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
7 32 (2.89%) Hybrid Cloud
7 32 (2.89%) Public Cloud
8 30 (2.71%) Management Information System
9 20 (1.80%) VCE vBlock
10 19 (1.71%) Private Cloud
11 17 (1.53%) Computer Science
12 15 (1.35%) Digital Media
13 14 (1.26%) Social Media
14 13 (1.17%) Clustering
14 13 (1.17%) Data Structures
14 13 (1.17%) Fintech
15 11 (0.99%) Mobile App
15 11 (0.99%) NHS
15 11 (0.99%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 212 (19.12%) Linux
2 161 (14.52%) Windows
3 46 (4.15%) Windows Server
4 34 (3.07%) Unix
5 21 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (1.53%) CentOS
6 17 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (1.17%) Apple iOS
7 13 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (0.81%) Windows 10
9 8 (0.72%) AIX
10 7 (0.63%) Solaris
11 5 (0.45%) Android
11 5 (0.45%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.36%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.27%) HPUX
13 3 (0.27%) MVS
13 3 (0.27%) NetWare
13 3 (0.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 385 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (15.96%) ITIL
3 161 (14.52%) DevOps
4 129 (11.63%) Scrum
5 109 (9.83%) Migration
5 109 (9.83%) PRINCE2
6 105 (9.47%) Project Management
7 102 (9.20%) Open Source
8 95 (8.57%) TOGAF
9 94 (8.48%) SDLC
10 84 (7.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 79 (7.12%) TDD
12 76 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
13 64 (5.77%) Configuration Management
14 63 (5.68%) CRM
15 61 (5.50%) Service Management
15 61 (5.50%) Software Engineering
16 60 (5.41%) Information Security
17 58 (5.23%) Change Management
18 56 (5.05%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 158 (14.25%) JavaScript
2 155 (13.98%) Java
3 151 (13.62%) Python
4 97 (8.75%) SQL
5 88 (7.94%) Ruby
6 54 (4.87%) C#
6 54 (4.87%) PowerShell
7 48 (4.33%) Perl
8 45 (4.06%) PHP
9 34 (3.07%) C++
10 30 (2.71%) Shell Script
11 19 (1.71%) T-SQL
12 18 (1.62%) Bash Shell
13 16 (1.44%) Apex Code
14 14 (1.26%) Scala
15 13 (1.17%) C
16 7 (0.63%) Tcl
17 6 (0.54%) VB.NET
18 5 (0.45%) Korn
18 5 (0.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 82 (7.39%) Security Cleared
2 75 (6.76%) Degree
3 65 (5.86%) CISSP
4 55 (4.96%) SC Cleared
5 54 (4.87%) ISEB
6 45 (4.06%) CLAS
7 17 (1.53%) VCAP
8 16 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (1.17%) GIAC
11 11 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
11 11 (0.99%) CCNP
12 9 (0.81%) DV Cleared
12 9 (0.81%) PMI Certification
12 9 (0.81%) PMP
13 8 (0.72%) CCNA
13 8 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 6 (0.54%) EMC Certification
14 6 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.54%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (5.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (2.61%) QA
3 21 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (0.90%) SLA
5 8 (0.72%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.63%) COBIT
6 7 (0.63%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.36%) GxP
8 2 (0.18%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.090%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.090%) RMADS
9 1 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 104 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 90 (8.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (2.34%) vSphere
4 19 (1.71%) Docker
5 15 (1.35%) vCloud
6 12 (1.08%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.81%) XenApp
8 8 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.72%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.36%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.27%) GPFS
11 3 (0.27%) KVM
11 3 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.27%) Xen
11 3 (0.27%) XenServer
12 2 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.18%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 70 (6.31%) Puppet
2 47 (4.24%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (2.71%) Ansible
4 17 (1.53%) SCCM
5 12 (1.08%) SCOM
6 7 (0.63%) AirWatch
7 6 (0.54%) CloudHub
8 4 (0.36%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.36%) HP SIM
8 4 (0.36%) Kubernetes
8 4 (0.36%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (0.36%) SCOrch
8 4 (0.36%) Terraform
8 4 (0.36%) WSUS
9 3 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.27%) OSSEC
9 3 (0.27%) Salt
9 3 (0.27%) vRealize
10 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 157 (14.16%) Microsoft
2 151 (13.62%) VMware
3 82 (7.39%) Oracle
4 69 (6.22%) Cisco
4 69 (6.22%) Salesforce.com
5 63 (5.68%) SAP
6 46 (4.15%) ServiceNow
7 40 (3.61%) Google
8 33 (2.98%) Atlassian
9 27 (2.43%) Citrix
10 26 (2.34%) HP
11 25 (2.25%) EMC
12 17 (1.53%) MuleSoft
13 16 (1.44%) Red Hat
14 15 (1.35%) Marketo
14 15 (1.35%) Siebel
15 14 (1.26%) Adobe
15 14 (1.26%) Juniper
16 10 (0.90%) IBM
17 9 (0.81%) Remedy
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
North London
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Tiro Partners
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Stott & May
Rate: £800 - £1500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Midlands
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £200 - £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
First Point
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £535 - £625 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day Initial 6 Month Contract
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Optima Connections
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £350 to £450 per annum £350-450
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £625 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On application
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400
Posted: 6 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
EYC Symphony
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day
Posted: 10 days ago