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 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 242 346 299
Rank change year-on-year
+104 -47
Contract jobs citing SaaS 553 315 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.01% 0.58% 0.68%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.20% 10.37% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 179 236
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £300 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £408 £423
% change year-on-year
+4.29% -3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 2
Median hourly rate £19.00 £30.66 £32.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.02% -4.93%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £33.50 £45.50
% change year-on-year
-41.46% -26.37%

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
4937 3038 2067
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.05% 5.58% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3414 1941 1327
Median daily rate £463 £413 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 87 37
Median hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +84.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £14.50 £9.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +92.30%

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 May 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 27 May 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 +94 480 £475 +11.76% 291
London +41 218 £500 +11.11% 128
South East +22 98 £400 +11.88% 76
East of England +31 50 £413 -8.33% 11
Berkshire +6 38 £235 -40.31% 25
South West +17 31 £588 +60.40% 17
Cambridgeshire +31 28 £413 -4.62% 1
Yorkshire +18 27 £500 +18.34% 15
Cambridge +21 26 £413 -4.62% 1
Reading +11 23 £216 -53.86% 21
North West -1 23 £450 +37.40% 23
West Yorkshire +14 21 £500 +2.04% 9
West Midlands +5 21 £475 +11.76% 10
Leeds +13 18 £488 -0.51% 6
Hampshire +2 18 £380 -10.58% 15
Hertfordshire +10 16 £563 +25.00% 6
Cheshire 0 14 £450 +12.50% 7
City of London +6 13 £525 +16.66% 32
Surrey +5 13 £475 - 20
Scotland -13 12 £275 -12.00% 6
North East -33 11 £506 -25.00% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -36 11 £506 -25.00% 2
Tyne and Wear -37 11 £506 -25.00% 4
Bristol +6 10 £588 +51.61% 7
East Midlands +15 8 £400 +45.45% 5
East Sussex +7 8 £315 -6.66% 1
Brighton +6 8 £315 -10.00% 1
Gloucestershire - 8 £370 - 7
Wiltshire - 7 £875 -
Swindon - 7 £875 -

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 337 (33.70%) IaaS
2 323 (32.30%) Agile Software Development
3 313 (31.30%) PaaS
4 203 (20.30%) Linux
5 180 (18.00%) Amazon AWS
6 162 (16.20%) Microsoft
7 152 (15.20%) JavaScript
8 148 (14.80%) VMware
9 146 (14.60%) Java
10 142 (14.20%) Windows
11 140 (14.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 138 (13.80%) ITIL
13 137 (13.70%) DevOps
14 136 (13.60%) Python
15 133 (13.30%) Finance
16 126 (12.60%) CSS
16 126 (12.60%) HTML
17 112 (11.20%) Data Centre
18 107 (10.70%) Migration
19 104 (10.40%) Stakeholder Management
20 102 (10.20%) SQL
20 102 (10.20%) CRM
21 100 (10.00%) Project Management
22 93 (9.30%) Salesforce.com
23 91 (9.10%) .NET
23 91 (9.10%) Web Services
24 89 (8.90%) Cloud Computing
25 88 (8.80%) VMware Infrastructure
25 88 (8.80%) Oracle
26 85 (8.50%) Active Directory

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 41 (4.10%) SharePoint
2 30 (3.00%) OpenStack
3 26 (2.60%) IIS
4 23 (2.30%) Apache
4 23 (2.30%) Node.js
5 22 (2.20%) MS Exchange
6 20 (2.00%) Confluence
6 20 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
7 18 (1.80%) Cloud Foundry
7 18 (1.80%) Tomcat
8 14 (1.40%) CMS
9 13 (1.30%) JBoss
10 12 (1.20%) Skype for Business
11 9 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (0.70%) Apache Spark
12 7 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (0.60%) nginx
13 6 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.60%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.50%) SAS
Applications
1 52 (5.20%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.80%) MS Office
3 16 (1.60%) HipChat
3 16 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.80%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.30%) MS Project
5 3 (0.30%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 34 (3.40%) BigMachines
2 33 (3.30%) Eloqua
3 29 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.60%) Workday HCM
5 5 (0.50%) Magento
5 5 (0.50%) Maximo
5 5 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.50%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 5 (0.50%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 5 (0.50%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.40%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.30%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.20%) OpenText Process Suite
8 2 (0.20%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.20%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.20%) SAP hybris
8 2 (0.20%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 337 (33.70%) IaaS
2 313 (31.30%) PaaS
3 180 (18.00%) Amazon AWS
4 140 (14.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 89 (8.90%) Cloud Computing
6 55 (5.50%) Office 365
7 26 (2.60%) SuccessFactors
8 25 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
9 24 (2.40%) Heroku
10 15 (1.50%) Taleo
11 14 (1.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 13 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
13 11 (1.10%) Force.com
14 10 (1.00%) Google Apps
15 8 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
16 7 (0.70%) Amazon S3
17 6 (0.60%) Yammer
18 5 (0.50%) GitHub
18 5 (0.50%) Lucidchart
18 5 (0.50%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 57 (5.70%) Firewall
2 31 (3.10%) Internet
2 31 (3.10%) VPN
3 29 (2.90%) DNS
3 29 (2.90%) LAN
4 27 (2.70%) WAN
5 22 (2.20%) MPLS
6 21 (2.10%) Cisco Nexus
6 21 (2.10%) TCP/IP
7 20 (2.00%) Network Security
8 19 (1.90%) DHCP
9 15 (1.50%) SAN
9 15 (1.50%) SSL
10 10 (1.00%) LDAP
11 8 (0.80%) HSRP
11 8 (0.80%) Unified Communications
11 8 (0.80%) VLAN
11 8 (0.80%) Wireless
12 7 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (0.70%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 51 (5.10%) MySQL
3 30 (3.00%) MongoDB
4 28 (2.80%) Big Data
4 28 (2.80%) NoSQL
5 25 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (2.30%) Hadoop
7 14 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (1.40%) NonStop SQL
8 12 (1.20%) Relational Database
9 10 (1.00%) Oracle BI EE
9 10 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (0.90%) RDBMS
10 9 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (0.70%) SAP HANA
11 7 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.60%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
14 4 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 56 (5.60%) Git (software)
2 47 (4.70%) JIRA
3 30 (3.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 30 (3.00%) Jenkins
4 27 (2.70%) Oracle APEX
5 24 (2.40%) Maven
6 22 (2.20%) Sonatype Nexus
7 19 (1.90%) Subversion
8 15 (1.50%) Ant
9 13 (1.30%) Selenium
10 12 (1.20%) Bitbucket
10 12 (1.20%) Gradle
10 12 (1.20%) Grunt
11 9 (0.90%) Eclipse
12 8 (0.80%) NUnit
12 8 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (0.70%) Visual Studio
14 6 (0.60%) gulp
14 6 (0.60%) TeamCity
15 5 (0.50%) JIRA Agile
General
1 133 (13.30%) Finance
2 56 (5.60%) Retail
3 55 (5.50%) Marketing
4 46 (4.60%) Telecoms
5 28 (2.80%) Banking
6 17 (1.70%) Legal
7 15 (1.50%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
8 13 (1.30%) German Language
9 12 (1.20%) Brand Awareness
10 7 (0.70%) Advertising
10 7 (0.70%) Billing
10 7 (0.70%) Games
10 7 (0.70%) Law
10 7 (0.70%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.50%) Back Office
11 5 (0.50%) French Language
12 4 (0.40%) Publishing
13 3 (0.30%) Automotive
13 3 (0.30%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 301 (30.10%) Architect
2 145 (14.50%) Developer
3 137 (13.70%) Solutions Architect
4 87 (8.70%) Analyst
5 68 (6.80%) Cloud Architect
6 64 (6.40%) Project Manager
7 59 (5.90%) Security Architect
8 52 (5.20%) DevOps Engineer
9 45 (4.50%) Consultant
9 45 (4.50%) Infrastructure Architect
10 40 (4.00%) Business Analyst
11 39 (3.90%) Technical Architect
12 35 (3.50%) Cloud Engineer
13 31 (3.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 30 (3.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
15 29 (2.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 28 (2.80%) Security Solutions Architect
17 26 (2.60%) SaaS Architect
18 25 (2.50%) Enterprise Architect
19 21 (2.10%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (12.60%) CSS
1 126 (12.60%) HTML
2 91 (9.10%) .NET
2 91 (9.10%) Web Services
3 76 (7.60%) HTML5
4 69 (6.90%) jQuery
5 61 (6.10%) AngularJS
6 58 (5.80%) REST
7 50 (5.00%) CSS3
8 42 (4.20%) SOAP
9 38 (3.80%) Visualforce
9 38 (3.80%) XML
10 36 (3.60%) Mason
11 35 (3.50%) Middleware
12 30 (3.00%) ASP.NET
13 24 (2.40%) .NET Framework
14 23 (2.30%) J2EE
15 22 (2.20%) JSON
16 20 (2.00%) Ajax
17 18 (1.80%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 112 (11.20%) Data Centre
2 55 (5.50%) User Experience
3 39 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (3.50%) Management Information System
5 34 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
6 24 (2.40%) Computer Science
7 23 (2.30%) Hybrid Cloud
8 22 (2.20%) Data Integration
9 19 (1.90%) VCE vBlock
10 18 (1.80%) Fintech
11 17 (1.70%) Private Cloud
12 16 (1.60%) Public Cloud
13 15 (1.50%) Social Media
14 14 (1.40%) CESG
14 14 (1.40%) Mobile App
15 13 (1.30%) Data Structures
16 12 (1.20%) Driving Licence
17 11 (1.10%) Digital Media
18 10 (1.00%) Algorithms
18 10 (1.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 203 (20.30%) Linux
2 142 (14.20%) Windows
3 41 (4.10%) Unix
4 38 (3.80%) Windows Server
5 26 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (1.70%) CentOS
8 16 (1.60%) Apple iOS
9 14 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (0.90%) Windows 10
12 8 (0.80%) AIX
13 7 (0.70%) Android
13 7 (0.70%) Solaris
14 4 (0.40%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.40%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.30%) HPUX
15 3 (0.30%) NetWare
15 3 (0.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (32.30%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (13.80%) ITIL
3 137 (13.70%) DevOps
4 107 (10.70%) Migration
5 104 (10.40%) Stakeholder Management
6 102 (10.20%) CRM
7 100 (10.00%) Project Management
8 83 (8.30%) Scrum
9 73 (7.30%) Open Source
9 73 (7.30%) PRINCE2
10 71 (7.10%) TOGAF
11 68 (6.80%) TDD
12 66 (6.60%) SDLC
13 65 (6.50%) SOA
14 59 (5.90%) E-Commerce
14 59 (5.90%) Software Engineering
15 57 (5.70%) Web Development
16 56 (5.60%) Configuration Management
17 54 (5.40%) Continuous Integration
18 48 (4.80%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 152 (15.20%) JavaScript
2 146 (14.60%) Java
3 136 (13.60%) Python
4 102 (10.20%) SQL
5 71 (7.10%) PHP
6 70 (7.00%) Ruby
7 62 (6.20%) C#
8 49 (4.90%) PowerShell
9 46 (4.60%) Perl
10 38 (3.80%) Apex Code
11 32 (3.20%) Shell Script
12 28 (2.80%) C++
13 20 (2.00%) C
14 19 (1.90%) Bash Shell
15 14 (1.40%) T-SQL
16 13 (1.30%) Scala
17 9 (0.90%) PL/SQL
18 8 (0.80%) Korn
19 7 (0.70%) Tcl
19 7 (0.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 76 (7.60%) Degree
2 51 (5.10%) Security Cleared
3 34 (3.40%) SC Cleared
4 32 (3.20%) CISSP
5 21 (2.10%) ISEB
6 18 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (1.70%) VCAP
8 16 (1.60%) CLAS
9 14 (1.40%) PMI Certification
10 13 (1.30%) CCNP
10 13 (1.30%) PMP
11 11 (1.10%) CCNA
11 11 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 8 (0.80%) GCIH
13 8 (0.80%) GIAC
13 8 (0.80%) MCSE
14 6 (0.60%) EMC Certification
14 6 (0.60%) RHCSA
14 6 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (2.60%) QA
3 16 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (1.00%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.90%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.60%) COBIT
7 5 (0.50%) GxP
8 3 (0.30%) PMBOK
8 3 (0.30%) SLA
9 2 (0.20%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.10%) RMADS
System Software
1 88 (8.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 85 (8.50%) Active Directory
3 26 (2.60%) vSphere
4 16 (1.60%) vCloud
5 12 (1.20%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.70%) Docker
6 7 (0.70%) XenApp
7 6 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.60%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.50%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.40%) Xen
10 3 (0.30%) GPFS
10 3 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.20%) LXC
11 2 (0.20%) XenServer
12 1 (0.10%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.10%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.10%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 61 (6.10%) Puppet
2 32 (3.20%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (2.70%) Ansible
4 14 (1.40%) SCCM
5 8 (0.80%) SCOM
6 7 (0.70%) AirWatch
6 7 (0.70%) Red Hat Satellite
7 5 (0.50%) WSUS
8 4 (0.40%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.40%) CloudHub
8 4 (0.40%) HP SIM
8 4 (0.40%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.30%) Salt
9 3 (0.30%) SELinux
9 3 (0.30%) vRealize
9 3 (0.30%) Windows Intune
10 2 (0.20%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.20%) CA Wily
10 2 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.20%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 162 (16.20%) Microsoft
2 148 (14.80%) VMware
3 93 (9.30%) Salesforce.com
4 88 (8.80%) Oracle
5 68 (6.80%) SAP
6 54 (5.40%) Cisco
7 44 (4.40%) ServiceNow
8 34 (3.40%) Atlassian
9 33 (3.30%) HP
9 33 (3.30%) Siebel
10 30 (3.00%) Red Hat
11 28 (2.80%) Citrix
11 28 (2.80%) Google
12 23 (2.30%) EMC
13 16 (1.60%) CA
14 15 (1.50%) NetSuite
15 14 (1.40%) Remedy
16 12 (1.20%) Marketo
17 11 (1.10%) Juniper
18 10 (1.00%) Rackspace
West London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Aim Hire Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Aim Hire Jobs
Posted: 20 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £480 to £530 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Oscar
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £230 - £260 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Tyne and Wear
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth
Ampersand Consulting
Posted: 14 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £490.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
EYC Symphony
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
EYC Symphony
Rate: From £350 to £500 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Hertfordshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mason Frank International
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 days ago