The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 326 325 410
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +85
Contract jobs citing SaaS 336 275 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.52% 0.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 16.33% 21.55% 27.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 155 107
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.91% +0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 6
Average hourly rate £29.50 £45.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.45% +73.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.48 £13.20 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.15 £47.60 £33.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £45.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-44.44% +73.07%

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
2057 1276 650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.52% 2.43% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1319 814 381
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £228 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 25 18
Average hourly rate £21.56 £17.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.98% -42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £46.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £17.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.85% -41.66%

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 24 October 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
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 24 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 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 +1 313 £440 -2.22% 215
London +15 134 £430 -14.00% 84
South East +21 98 £471 +16.35% 50
Hampshire +3 38 £465 +15.52% 13
Berkshire +29 29 £500 +12.35% 13
East of England -21 25 £425 +44.06% 21
City of London +3 24 £550 +12.82% 31
North West -15 24 £450 +5.88% 12
South West -29 16 £475 +227.58% 11
Wales -9 15 £375 -21.05% 2
Cheshire +5 11 £400 +2.56% 2
Havant +5 11 £458 +13.31% 1
Basingstoke +10 10 - - 2
Surrey -10 10 £400 -22.89% 4
Essex -7 9 £413 - 1
Bedfordshire -10 9 £575 +27.77% 3
Swansea - 9 £413 - 1
West Wales - 9 £413 - 1
Chester +15 7 £400 -
Scotland -1 7 £320 -14.66% 8
Oxfordshire -5 7 £389 -8.52% 4
Newbury - 7 - - 4
Cardiff -3 6 £375 -21.05%
Buckinghamshire -3 6 £413 +106.25% 5
South Wales -8 6 £375 -21.05%
Luton -14 6 £575 +27.77% 1
Bristol - 6 £650 - 1
Merseyside +1 5 - -
Yorkshire -1 5 £315 - 10
Southampton -7 5 £450 -5.26% 4

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 176 (24.75%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (22.36%) Java
3 123 (17.30%) PaaS
4 117 (16.46%) Finance
5 101 (14.21%) .NET
6 96 (13.50%) SQL
7 95 (13.36%) Salesforce.com
8 93 (13.08%) Stakeholder Management
9 90 (12.66%) Linux
10 85 (11.95%) IaaS
11 84 (11.81%) Cloud Computing
12 81 (11.39%) Web Services
12 81 (11.39%) Telecoms
13 77 (10.83%) Oracle
14 76 (10.69%) Microsoft
15 75 (10.55%) ERP
15 75 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
16 74 (10.41%) ITIL
17 72 (10.13%) Windows
17 72 (10.13%) Manufacturing
18 70 (9.85%) Project Management
19 68 (9.56%) Scrum
20 65 (9.14%) Puppet
21 64 (9.00%) SAP
22 63 (8.86%) CSS
22 63 (8.86%) VMware
23 62 (8.72%) JavaScript
23 62 (8.72%) Security Cleared
24 59 (8.30%) Apex Code
24 59 (8.30%) Visualforce

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 30 (4.22%) Apache
2 29 (4.08%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.25%) Tomcat
4 15 (2.11%) MS Exchange
5 13 (1.83%) Apache Solr
6 12 (1.69%) OpenStack
6 12 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
7 11 (1.55%) IIS
8 10 (1.41%) WordPress
9 9 (1.27%) WebLogic
9 9 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (1.13%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.98%) Lync
12 6 (0.84%) Node.js
13 5 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.70%) JBoss
14 4 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.56%) nginx
14 4 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
15 3 (0.42%) Jetty
Applications
1 36 (5.06%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.97%) MS Office
3 11 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (1.55%) MS Project
4 6 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (2.81%) ResourceLink
2 12 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.70%) Workday HCM
6 4 (0.56%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.42%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.28%) SimCorp Dimension
8 2 (0.28%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.28%) CA Clarity
9 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.14%) Misys Midas
9 1 (0.14%) assyst
9 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.14%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 123 (17.30%) PaaS
2 85 (11.95%) IaaS
3 84 (11.81%) Cloud Computing
4 56 (7.88%) Force.com
5 52 (7.31%) Amazon AWS
6 29 (4.08%) SuccessFactors
7 27 (3.80%) Amazon EC2
8 23 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
9 16 (2.25%) Amazon ELB
9 16 (2.25%) Route 53
10 13 (1.83%) Amazon S3
11 11 (1.55%) Office 365
12 2 (0.28%) Taleo
13 1 (0.14%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 41 (5.77%) Internet
1 41 (5.77%) Firewall
2 28 (3.94%) HTTP
3 25 (3.52%) DNS
4 21 (2.95%) TCP/IP
5 17 (2.39%) Intranet
6 15 (2.11%) DHCP
7 12 (1.69%) SSL
8 10 (1.41%) WAN
9 9 (1.27%) SAN
10 8 (1.13%) VPN
10 8 (1.13%) LAN
11 5 (0.70%) LDAP
11 5 (0.70%) OSPF
11 5 (0.70%) BGP
11 5 (0.70%) Network Security
12 4 (0.56%) VLAN
12 4 (0.56%) Wireshark
12 4 (0.56%) Broadband
12 4 (0.56%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.66%) MySQL
3 23 (3.23%) MongoDB
4 22 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (2.95%) Relational Database
6 15 (2.11%) NoSQL
7 10 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (1.41%) Oracle Database
8 9 (1.27%) Big Data
9 6 (0.84%) Couchbase
9 6 (0.84%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.70%) SQLPlus
10 5 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.28%) DataStage
12 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 50 (7.03%) Jenkins
2 36 (5.06%) Maven
3 20 (2.81%) Cucumber
3 20 (2.81%) Eclipse
4 19 (2.67%) JIRA
5 15 (2.11%) FitNesse
6 14 (1.97%) Hudson
6 14 (1.97%) Git (software)
7 10 (1.41%) LoadRunner
8 9 (1.27%) Subversion
9 7 (0.98%) JUnit
10 6 (0.84%) Selenium
11 4 (0.56%) Fiddler
11 4 (0.56%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.56%) Ant
11 4 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.56%) RSpec
11 4 (0.56%) JBehave
11 4 (0.56%) DbUnit
11 4 (0.56%) WinDbg
General
1 117 (16.46%) Finance
2 81 (11.39%) Telecoms
3 72 (10.13%) Manufacturing
4 46 (6.47%) Retail
5 27 (3.80%) Marketing
6 25 (3.52%) Banking
7 18 (2.53%) Pharmaceutical
8 11 (1.55%) Legal
9 10 (1.41%) Billing
9 10 (1.41%) Advertising
10 8 (1.13%) Retail Banking
11 7 (0.98%) Electronics
12 5 (0.70%) International Banking
13 3 (0.42%) Back Office
13 3 (0.42%) Law
13 3 (0.42%) Publishing
14 2 (0.28%) Local Government
14 2 (0.28%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.14%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 166 (23.35%) Architect
2 139 (19.55%) Developer
3 86 (12.10%) Analyst
4 79 (11.11%) Project Manager
5 53 (7.45%) Solutions Architect
6 48 (6.75%) Business Analyst
7 40 (5.63%) Cloud Architect
8 38 (5.34%) Consultant
9 30 (4.22%) DevOps Engineer
10 27 (3.80%) Technical Architect
11 24 (3.38%) .NET Developer
12 22 (3.09%) Salesforce.com Developer
13 19 (2.67%) Enterprise Architect
14 18 (2.53%) IT Project Manager
15 17 (2.39%) Java Developer
16 16 (2.25%) Administrator
17 15 (2.11%) Infrastructure Architect
17 15 (2.11%) Performance Engineer
18 13 (1.83%) ASP.NET Developer
18 13 (1.83%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (14.21%) .NET
2 81 (11.39%) Web Services
3 63 (8.86%) CSS
4 59 (8.30%) Visualforce
5 58 (8.16%) Mason
6 55 (7.74%) HTML
7 51 (7.17%) ASP.NET
8 31 (4.36%) SOAP
9 29 (4.08%) jQuery
10 28 (3.94%) XML
11 25 (3.52%) HTML5
12 24 (3.38%) RESTful
13 20 (2.81%) J2EE
13 20 (2.81%) Middleware
14 19 (2.67%) Ajax
15 18 (2.53%) JSON
16 17 (2.39%) Spring
17 16 (2.25%) LAMP
18 14 (1.97%) AngularJS
19 13 (1.83%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 75 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (7.88%) Open Source
3 23 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 20 (2.81%) User Experience
5 15 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (2.11%) Computer Science
6 13 (1.83%) Clustering
7 11 (1.55%) Data Structures
8 10 (1.41%) Web 2.0
9 9 (1.27%) FMCG
10 7 (0.98%) Client/Server
10 7 (0.98%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.84%) DTV
11 6 (0.84%) GIS
12 5 (0.70%) iPhone
12 5 (0.70%) E-Learning
12 5 (0.70%) Performance Metrics
12 5 (0.70%) Social Media
12 5 (0.70%) Learning Management System
13 4 (0.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 90 (12.66%) Linux
2 72 (10.13%) Windows
3 26 (3.66%) CentOS
4 23 (3.23%) UNIX
5 11 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (0.98%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.98%) Fedora
7 7 (0.98%) AIX
8 6 (0.84%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.56%) VMS
10 4 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.42%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.42%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.28%) NetWare
12 2 (0.28%) HPUX
12 2 (0.28%) Solaris
12 2 (0.28%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (24.75%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (13.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 75 (10.55%) ERP
4 74 (10.41%) ITIL
5 70 (9.85%) Project Management
6 68 (9.56%) Scrum
7 50 (7.03%) Migration
8 49 (6.89%) Continuous Integration
9 43 (6.05%) Service Management
9 43 (6.05%) CRM
10 41 (5.77%) SOA
10 41 (5.77%) Change Management
10 41 (5.77%) TOGAF
11 40 (5.63%) DevOps
12 39 (5.49%) Configuration Management
13 37 (5.20%) Business Analysis
14 36 (5.06%) PRINCE2
15 35 (4.92%) E-Commerce
15 35 (4.92%) Service Delivery
16 34 (4.78%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 159 (22.36%) Java
2 96 (13.50%) SQL
3 62 (8.72%) JavaScript
4 59 (8.30%) Apex Code
5 44 (6.19%) Python
6 41 (5.77%) C#
7 32 (4.50%) PHP
8 31 (4.36%) Ruby
9 28 (3.94%) Perl
10 27 (3.80%) PL/SQL
11 26 (3.66%) Shell Script
12 24 (3.38%) VBA
13 10 (1.41%) C
13 10 (1.41%) PHP5
14 8 (1.13%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.70%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.70%) C++
16 3 (0.42%) Korn
16 3 (0.42%) Scala
16 3 (0.42%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 62 (8.72%) Security Cleared
2 53 (7.45%) Degree
3 25 (3.52%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.13%) PMI Certification
5 6 (0.84%) CISSP
6 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (0.56%) PMP
7 4 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.56%) CCNP
7 4 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (0.42%) ISEB
8 3 (0.42%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.28%) JNCIA
9 2 (0.28%) JNCIP
9 2 (0.28%) MCITP
9 2 (0.28%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.67%) QA
2 11 (1.55%) SLA
3 5 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.70%) COBIT
3 5 (0.70%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.56%) GxP
4 4 (0.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 4 (0.56%) GCP
4 4 (0.56%) GMP
5 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.28%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 37 (5.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (2.53%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.27%) VMware ESX
3 9 (1.27%) vSphere
4 4 (0.56%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.42%) Xen
5 3 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.28%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.28%) Firmware
6 2 (0.28%) vCloud
6 2 (0.28%) OCFS2
6 2 (0.28%) Docker
6 2 (0.28%) GPFS
7 1 (0.14%) LXC
7 1 (0.14%) VMFS
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 65 (9.14%) Puppet
2 19 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (2.11%) Ansible
4 13 (1.83%) Vagrant
5 7 (0.98%) WSUS
6 5 (0.70%) Tivoli
6 5 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.56%) StatsD
7 4 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.42%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.42%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.28%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.28%) Nagios
9 2 (0.28%) MOM
10 1 (0.14%) Netcool
10 1 (0.14%) Nessus
10 1 (0.14%) MAILsweeper
10 1 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 95 (13.36%) Salesforce.com
2 77 (10.83%) Oracle
3 76 (10.69%) Microsoft
4 64 (9.00%) SAP
5 63 (8.86%) VMware
6 33 (4.64%) Red Hat
7 26 (3.66%) HP
8 22 (3.09%) Dell
9 21 (2.95%) Cisco
9 21 (2.95%) webMethods
10 19 (2.67%) Software AG
11 15 (2.11%) Sybase
11 15 (2.11%) Business Objects
12 14 (1.97%) Informatica
13 13 (1.83%) IBM
14 12 (1.69%) Citrix
15 11 (1.55%) NetApp
15 11 (1.55%) EMC
15 11 (1.55%) Remedy
15 11 (1.55%) Google
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Mason Frank
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Connectus
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Mason Frank International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Salt
Posted: 3 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
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