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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 254 332 323
Rank change year-on-year
+78 -9
Contract jobs citing SaaS 506 382 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.94% 0.66% 0.64%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.62% 11.15% 14.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 207 214
Median daily rate £475 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £605 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £419 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 1
Median hourly rate £19.61 £30.00 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.63% +32.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £27.00 £22.69
% change year-on-year
-27.37% +18.99%

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
5873 3426 2461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.86% 5.96% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4089 2268 1551
Median daily rate £460 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.11% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 58 51
Median hourly rate £19.61 £23.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.73% +27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.70 £39.30 £36.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £23.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-22.82% +31.42%

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 30 August 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
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 30 August 2016.

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 30 August 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 +62 472 £475 +11.76% 254
London +21 232 £500 +14.28% 128
South East +2 84 £375 +4.16% 49
City of London +15 35 £500 +20.12% 30
West Midlands -8 33 £350 -26.31% 10
Berkshire +2 32 £400 +11.11% 18
North West +27 29 £400 -15.78% 13
East of England +22 29 £505 +12.22% 17
South West +24 26 £450 +28.57% 13
Hampshire +3 18 £338 -32.50% 3
Cheshire +19 16 £400 -15.78% 1
Yorkshire +10 16 £500 +29.03% 13
Wales +28 15 £450 +5.88%
Leeds +12 14 £500 +29.03% 4
West Yorkshire +11 14 £500 +29.03% 5
Midlands - 14 £525 -
Reading +9 13 £250 -30.55% 8
Cambridgeshire +25 12 £530 +24.70% 4
Cambridge +23 12 £530 +24.70% 3
Surrey +3 12 £400 -11.11% 16
Scotland +8 11 £388 -19.27% 1
Warrington +26 10 £400 -15.78%
Manchester -1 10 £425 -12.82% 7
Warwickshire - 10 £500 - 1
Wiltshire +9 9 £500 +17.64% 3
Portsmouth - 9 - - 1
South Wales +21 8 £440 +3.52%
Hertfordshire +10 8 £425 -17.07% 10
Maidenhead +4 8 £600 - 1
Brighton -3 7 £275 -19.11% 1

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 371 (35.03%) IaaS
2 370 (34.94%) PaaS
3 363 (34.28%) Agile Software Development
4 200 (18.89%) Amazon AWS
5 191 (18.04%) Microsoft Azure
6 182 (17.19%) Linux
7 164 (15.49%) ITIL
8 160 (15.11%) DevOps
9 159 (15.01%) JavaScript
9 159 (15.01%) Microsoft
10 153 (14.45%) Windows
11 148 (13.98%) Java
12 130 (12.28%) Scrum
13 127 (11.99%) Python
14 124 (11.71%) HTML
14 124 (11.71%) VMware
14 124 (11.71%) Finance
15 109 (10.29%) Data Centre
16 106 (10.01%) Migration
17 105 (9.92%) Open Source
18 102 (9.63%) PRINCE2
18 102 (9.63%) CSS
19 101 (9.54%) Web Services
19 101 (9.54%) Project Management
20 98 (9.25%) Active Directory
21 97 (9.16%) SQL
22 94 (8.88%) TOGAF
23 91 (8.59%) SDLC
24 85 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
25 83 (7.84%) Security Cleared

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 (4.63%) SharePoint
2 35 (3.31%) OpenStack
3 29 (2.74%) MS Exchange
4 24 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
5 23 (2.17%) Confluence
6 17 (1.61%) IIS
7 16 (1.51%) Apache
8 14 (1.32%) Cloud Foundry
8 14 (1.32%) Tomcat
9 13 (1.23%) CMS
9 13 (1.23%) Skype for Business
10 12 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
11 11 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
12 10 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
12 10 (0.94%) WebSphere
13 9 (0.85%) Mule
14 8 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 8 (0.76%) JBoss
14 8 (0.76%) Mule ESB
15 6 (0.57%) SAS
Applications
1 63 (5.95%) MS Excel
2 24 (2.27%) MS Office
3 16 (1.51%) HipChat
4 11 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.85%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.47%) MS Project
6 5 (0.47%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.19%) InVision
8 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.51%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.94%) Eloqua
4 8 (0.76%) BigMachines
4 8 (0.76%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 8 (0.76%) Workday HCM
5 6 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.38%) Maximo
7 4 (0.38%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
8 3 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.28%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.28%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.19%) PeopleSoft HCM
10 1 (0.094%) Oracle Assets
10 1 (0.094%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 1 (0.094%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 371 (35.03%) IaaS
2 370 (34.94%) PaaS
3 200 (18.89%) Amazon AWS
4 191 (18.04%) Microsoft Azure
5 73 (6.89%) Office 365
6 52 (4.91%) Cloud Computing
7 46 (4.34%) Azure Active Directory
8 16 (1.51%) Google Apps
8 16 (1.51%) SuccessFactors
9 14 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
9 14 (1.32%) Heroku
10 12 (1.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 7 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.66%) Yammer
12 6 (0.57%) Force.com
12 6 (0.57%) GitHub
13 5 (0.47%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.47%) Google Analytics
13 5 (0.47%) Trello
14 4 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 52 (4.91%) Firewall
2 36 (3.40%) Internet
3 34 (3.21%) WAN
4 33 (3.12%) LAN
5 30 (2.83%) DNS
6 26 (2.46%) VPN
7 21 (1.98%) Network Security
8 17 (1.61%) DHCP
9 16 (1.51%) MPLS
10 12 (1.13%) SAN
10 12 (1.13%) SSL
11 11 (1.04%) AMQP
11 11 (1.04%) LDAP
12 10 (0.94%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (0.76%) HTTP
13 8 (0.76%) Skype
14 7 (0.66%) Intranet
14 7 (0.66%) TCP/IP
14 7 (0.66%) VoIP
15 6 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (5.48%) SQL Server
2 43 (4.06%) NonStop SQL
3 40 (3.78%) MongoDB
4 37 (3.49%) MySQL
5 35 (3.31%) NoSQL
6 33 (3.12%) Big Data
7 27 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
8 26 (2.46%) Hadoop
9 24 (2.27%) Relational Database
10 22 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (1.32%) RDBMS
12 13 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (0.66%) Oracle BI EE
15 7 (0.66%) SAP HANA
15 7 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
16 6 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 5 (0.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 5 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 57 (5.38%) Git (software)
2 45 (4.25%) JIRA
3 30 (2.83%) Jenkins
4 25 (2.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 21 (1.98%) Sonatype Nexus
6 18 (1.70%) Grunt
7 16 (1.51%) Maven
8 13 (1.23%) Subversion
9 9 (0.85%) Ant
9 9 (0.85%) Gradle
9 9 (0.85%) RSpec
9 9 (0.85%) Selenium
10 8 (0.76%) Bitbucket
10 8 (0.76%) JUnit
11 7 (0.66%) IntelliJ
11 7 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 7 (0.66%) Visual Studio
12 6 (0.57%) gulp
13 5 (0.47%) Jasmine
13 5 (0.47%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 124 (11.71%) Finance
2 65 (6.14%) Marketing
3 43 (4.06%) Telecoms
4 30 (2.83%) Retail
5 22 (2.08%) German Language
6 21 (1.98%) Manufacturing
7 20 (1.89%) Banking
8 17 (1.61%) Brand Awareness
9 16 (1.51%) Legal
10 15 (1.42%) Law
11 11 (1.04%) Advertising
11 11 (1.04%) Automotive
11 11 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (0.94%) Billing
13 8 (0.76%) Games
13 8 (0.76%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.66%) Back Office
15 6 (0.57%) Publishing
16 5 (0.47%) French Language
16 5 (0.47%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 335 (31.63%) Architect
2 144 (13.60%) Developer
3 115 (10.86%) Solutions Architect
4 88 (8.31%) Analyst
4 88 (8.31%) Cloud Architect
5 85 (8.03%) Security Architect
6 68 (6.42%) DevOps Engineer
7 57 (5.38%) Project Manager
8 56 (5.29%) Technical Architect
9 52 (4.91%) Infrastructure Architect
10 47 (4.44%) Consultant
11 37 (3.49%) Azure Architect
11 37 (3.49%) Cloud Engineer
12 36 (3.40%) Business Analyst
13 32 (3.02%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 30 (2.83%) Security Solutions Architect
15 26 (2.46%) .NET Developer
15 26 (2.46%) SaaS Architect
16 25 (2.36%) AWS Architect
16 25 (2.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (11.71%) HTML
2 102 (9.63%) CSS
3 101 (9.54%) Web Services
4 76 (7.18%) .NET
5 73 (6.89%) HTML5
6 66 (6.23%) AngularJS
7 52 (4.91%) REST
8 51 (4.82%) jQuery
9 45 (4.25%) CSS3
10 39 (3.68%) Middleware
11 35 (3.31%) React
12 33 (3.12%) Node.js
13 32 (3.02%) ASP.NET
14 30 (2.83%) .NET Framework
15 27 (2.55%) XML
16 26 (2.46%) JSON
16 26 (2.46%) RESTful
17 20 (1.89%) J2EE
17 20 (1.89%) Sass
17 20 (1.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 109 (10.29%) Data Centre
2 42 (3.97%) CESG
2 42 (3.97%) Enterprise Software
3 37 (3.49%) CESG CLAS
4 36 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (3.21%) Management Information System
5 34 (3.21%) User Experience
6 33 (3.12%) Hybrid Cloud
6 33 (3.12%) Public Cloud
7 24 (2.27%) Computer Science
8 23 (2.17%) Private Cloud
9 16 (1.51%) Mobile App
10 15 (1.42%) Digital Media
10 15 (1.42%) VCE vBlock
11 14 (1.32%) Social Media
12 13 (1.23%) PKI
12 13 (1.23%) Visualisation
13 12 (1.13%) Fintech
14 11 (1.04%) Data Structures
15 10 (0.94%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 182 (17.19%) Linux
2 153 (14.45%) Windows
3 49 (4.63%) Windows Server
4 27 (2.55%) Unix
5 19 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (1.23%) CentOS
9 10 (0.94%) Apple iOS
9 10 (0.94%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.66%) AIX
11 5 (0.47%) Android
11 5 (0.47%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.47%) Solaris
12 4 (0.38%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.38%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.28%) Debian
13 3 (0.28%) MVS
13 3 (0.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 363 (34.28%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (15.49%) ITIL
3 160 (15.11%) DevOps
4 130 (12.28%) Scrum
5 106 (10.01%) Migration
6 105 (9.92%) Open Source
7 102 (9.63%) PRINCE2
8 101 (9.54%) Project Management
9 94 (8.88%) TOGAF
10 91 (8.59%) SDLC
11 85 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
12 79 (7.46%) Continuous Integration
13 74 (6.99%) TDD
14 65 (6.14%) Information Security
15 63 (5.95%) Service Management
16 62 (5.85%) SOA
17 54 (5.10%) Configuration Management
17 54 (5.10%) CRM
18 53 (5.00%) Software Engineering
19 52 (4.91%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 159 (15.01%) JavaScript
2 148 (13.98%) Java
3 127 (11.99%) Python
4 97 (9.16%) SQL
5 74 (6.99%) Ruby
6 56 (5.29%) C#
7 50 (4.72%) PowerShell
8 39 (3.68%) Perl
9 34 (3.21%) C++
10 30 (2.83%) PHP
11 27 (2.55%) Shell Script
12 19 (1.79%) T-SQL
13 14 (1.32%) Bash Shell
14 11 (1.04%) C
15 10 (0.94%) Apex Code
16 8 (0.76%) Scala
17 6 (0.57%) VB.NET
18 5 (0.47%) TypeScript
19 4 (0.38%) Delphi
19 4 (0.38%) ES6
Qualifications
1 83 (7.84%) Security Cleared
2 81 (7.65%) Degree
3 70 (6.61%) CISSP
4 57 (5.38%) SC Cleared
5 54 (5.10%) ISEB
6 45 (4.25%) CLAS
7 17 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (1.32%) VCAP
9 13 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (1.13%) GIAC
11 11 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
12 10 (0.94%) PMI Certification
12 10 (0.94%) PMP
13 9 (0.85%) CCNP
13 9 (0.85%) DV Cleared
14 7 (0.66%) CCNA
14 7 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 6 (0.57%) ISSAP
15 6 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (5.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (2.55%) QA
3 21 (1.98%) Disclosure Scotland
4 11 (1.04%) SLA
5 7 (0.66%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.57%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.28%) COBIT
8 2 (0.19%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.094%) GxP
9 1 (0.094%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.094%) RMADS
9 1 (0.094%) SDET
System Software
1 98 (9.25%) Active Directory
2 80 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (1.98%) Docker
4 18 (1.70%) vSphere
5 14 (1.32%) Hyper-V
6 13 (1.23%) vCloud
7 10 (0.94%) XenApp
8 8 (0.76%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.38%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.28%) VMware ESX
13 3 (0.28%) Xen
13 3 (0.28%) XenServer
14 2 (0.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.19%) KVM
15 1 (0.094%) GPFS
15 1 (0.094%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 66 (6.23%) Puppet
2 47 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (2.55%) Ansible
4 23 (2.17%) SCCM
5 12 (1.13%) SCOM
6 7 (0.66%) AirWatch
7 5 (0.47%) CloudHub
8 4 (0.38%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.38%) HP SIM
8 4 (0.38%) Kubernetes
8 4 (0.38%) OSSEC
8 4 (0.38%) Salt
8 4 (0.38%) SCOrch
8 4 (0.38%) Terraform
8 4 (0.38%) WSUS
9 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.28%) vRealize
10 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.19%) SCSM
Vendors
1 159 (15.01%) Microsoft
2 124 (11.71%) VMware
3 69 (6.52%) Oracle
4 56 (5.29%) Cisco
4 56 (5.29%) Salesforce.com
5 47 (4.44%) Google
6 43 (4.06%) SAP
7 42 (3.97%) ServiceNow
8 27 (2.55%) Atlassian
9 25 (2.36%) Citrix
10 23 (2.17%) HP
11 22 (2.08%) EMC
12 15 (1.42%) IBM
12 15 (1.42%) Marketo
12 15 (1.42%) MuleSoft
13 14 (1.32%) Juniper
14 13 (1.23%) Red Hat
15 12 (1.13%) Adobe
16 9 (0.85%) NetSuite
17 8 (0.76%) Remedy
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day for 6 Months rolling
Posted: 4 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Haysfm
Rate: £600.00 - £800.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Tring, Hertfordshire
APM Resources
Rate: From £550 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth
Spectrum IT
Posted: 13 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £900 - £1200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago