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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 300 345 426
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +81
Contract jobs citing SaaS 364 263 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.50% 0.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.31% 21.07% 24.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 157 111
Average daily rate
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£450 £438 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +8.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £259 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 6
Average hourly rate £29.50 £44.25 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +70.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.85 £13.90 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £50.00 £33.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £44.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +70.19%

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
1988 1248 724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.45% 2.37% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1233 836 424
Average daily rate £425 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £125 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 27 18
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -28.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.85 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £47.20 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -26.78%

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 19 September 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
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 19 September 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 +45 351 £450 +2.85% 229
London +65 166 £450 - 101
South East +40 98 £450 +11.45% 58
Hampshire +9 46 £450 +11.11% 16
North West +2 28 £530 +17.77% 22
City of London +16 21 £513 +13.88% 20
East of England -16 21 £425 -15.00% 8
South West -39 19 £438 +78.57% 4
Lancashire - 19 £530 - 2
Berkshire +13 18 £500 +14.28% 20
Basingstoke +19 14 - - 4
Surrey -2 9 £400 -12.56% 6
Wales -13 9 £388 -18.42% 5
Middlesex +8 7 £528 +230.00% 1
Oxfordshire -2 7 £300 -20.00% 2
Yorkshire -3 7 £383 +39.09% 16
West Midlands -17 7 £300 -3.22% 6
Essex -3 6 £425 -26.08%
Uxbridge - 6 £488 - 1
Cheshire +7 5 £400 +2.56% 9
Cambridgeshire +5 5 £413 +87.50% 3
Buckinghamshire -4 5 £400 +64.10% 6
Southampton -9 5 £450 -5.26% 1
Bedfordshire -11 5 £459 +1.94% 2
Swansea - 5 £413 - 4
Bristol - 5 £513 - 2
West Wales - 5 £413 - 4
Docklands, London +15 4 - -
East Midlands +4 4 £438 -13.58% 4
Cambridge -4 4 £419 +120.39% 3

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 173 (23.32%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (21.29%) Java
3 129 (17.39%) PaaS
4 119 (16.04%) Finance
5 100 (13.48%) Salesforce.com
6 97 (13.07%) .NET
7 92 (12.40%) SQL
8 87 (11.73%) Stakeholder Management
9 85 (11.46%) Microsoft
10 84 (11.32%) Web Services
10 84 (11.32%) Telecoms
10 84 (11.32%) IaaS
11 83 (11.19%) ERP
12 81 (10.92%) Linux
13 79 (10.65%) JavaScript
13 79 (10.65%) Oracle
13 79 (10.65%) Cloud Computing
14 76 (10.24%) Windows
15 75 (10.11%) Scrum
15 75 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
16 74 (9.97%) Manufacturing
17 72 (9.70%) CSS
18 67 (9.03%) HTML
19 66 (8.89%) SAP
19 66 (8.89%) ITIL
19 66 (8.89%) Puppet
20 63 (8.49%) Project Management
21 62 (8.36%) Open Source
22 60 (8.09%) VMware
23 59 (7.95%) Security Cleared

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 34 (4.58%) Apache
2 31 (4.18%) SharePoint
3 21 (2.83%) MS Exchange
4 15 (2.02%) Tomcat
4 15 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
5 14 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (1.62%) Apache Solr
6 12 (1.62%) OpenStack
7 10 (1.35%) WebSphere
7 10 (1.35%) WordPress
7 10 (1.35%) Node.js
7 10 (1.35%) Lync
7 10 (1.35%) IIS
8 8 (1.08%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.81%) CMS
10 5 (0.67%) ColdFusion
10 5 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.54%) Adobe CQ
11 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.40%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 39 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.75%) MS Office
3 9 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (1.21%) MS Project
4 7 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 20 (2.70%) ResourceLink
1 20 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.81%) SAP HR
4 6 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.81%) SimCorp Dimension
5 5 (0.67%) Workday HCM
6 3 (0.40%) Oracle CRM
6 3 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.27%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.27%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.27%) CA Clarity
7 2 (0.27%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.13%) Misys Midas
8 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.13%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 129 (17.39%) PaaS
2 84 (11.32%) IaaS
3 79 (10.65%) Cloud Computing
4 56 (7.55%) Force.com
5 53 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
6 34 (4.58%) Amazon EC2
7 33 (4.45%) SuccessFactors
8 30 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
9 19 (2.56%) Amazon ELB
9 19 (2.56%) Route 53
10 18 (2.43%) Amazon S3
11 13 (1.75%) Office 365
12 2 (0.27%) Taleo
13 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.13%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 43 (5.80%) Firewall
2 42 (5.66%) Internet
3 34 (4.58%) DNS
4 32 (4.31%) HTTP
5 22 (2.96%) TCP/IP
6 19 (2.56%) DHCP
7 16 (2.16%) SSL
8 13 (1.75%) Intranet
9 12 (1.62%) SAN
10 9 (1.21%) WAN
11 7 (0.94%) LAN
12 6 (0.81%) VPN
13 5 (0.67%) BGP
13 5 (0.67%) OSPF
13 5 (0.67%) LDAP
13 5 (0.67%) Network Security
14 4 (0.54%) Wireshark
14 4 (0.54%) Broadband
14 4 (0.54%) FTP
15 3 (0.40%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (5.39%) SQL Server
2 34 (4.58%) MySQL
3 28 (3.77%) Relational Database
4 22 (2.96%) MongoDB
5 17 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (2.29%) NoSQL
6 15 (2.02%) Big Data
7 13 (1.75%) Oracle Database
7 13 (1.75%) Hadoop
8 10 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (0.81%) Couchbase
10 6 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.54%) Oracle Exadata
12 4 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.54%) DataStage
12 4 (0.54%) SQLPlus
13 3 (0.40%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 48 (6.47%) Jenkins
2 41 (5.53%) Maven
3 21 (2.83%) JIRA
4 19 (2.56%) Eclipse
4 19 (2.56%) Hudson
4 19 (2.56%) Cucumber
5 16 (2.16%) Git (software)
6 14 (1.89%) FitNesse
7 12 (1.62%) Subversion
8 10 (1.35%) LoadRunner
9 8 (1.08%) JUnit
10 7 (0.94%) Fiddler
10 7 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.81%) Mockito
11 6 (0.81%) RSpec
11 6 (0.81%) DbUnit
11 6 (0.81%) TestNG
11 6 (0.81%) Selenium
12 5 (0.67%) NUnit
13 4 (0.54%) Axure RP
General
1 119 (16.04%) Finance
2 84 (11.32%) Telecoms
3 74 (9.97%) Manufacturing
4 51 (6.87%) Retail
5 31 (4.18%) Marketing
6 27 (3.64%) Banking
7 18 (2.43%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (1.21%) Advertising
8 9 (1.21%) Legal
9 8 (1.08%) Billing
10 7 (0.94%) Electronics
11 6 (0.81%) Back Office
11 6 (0.81%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.40%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.40%) International Banking
13 2 (0.27%) Publishing
13 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.27%) Local Government
14 1 (0.13%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 164 (22.10%) Architect
2 160 (21.56%) Developer
3 85 (11.46%) Analyst
4 80 (10.78%) Project Manager
5 53 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
6 51 (6.87%) Business Analyst
7 43 (5.80%) Consultant
8 39 (5.26%) Cloud Architect
9 36 (4.85%) DevOps Engineer
10 24 (3.23%) .NET Developer
11 23 (3.10%) Enterprise Architect
11 23 (3.10%) Technical Architect
12 22 (2.96%) Salesforce.com Developer
13 21 (2.83%) Java Developer
14 17 (2.29%) IT Project Manager
15 15 (2.02%) Administrator
15 15 (2.02%) Performance Engineer
15 15 (2.02%) Integration Architect
15 15 (2.02%) Web Developer
16 14 (1.89%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (13.07%) .NET
2 84 (11.32%) Web Services
3 72 (9.70%) CSS
4 67 (9.03%) HTML
5 55 (7.41%) Visualforce
6 52 (7.01%) Mason
7 49 (6.60%) ASP.NET
8 45 (6.06%) XML
9 40 (5.39%) jQuery
10 33 (4.45%) SOAP
11 31 (4.18%) HTML5
12 24 (3.23%) Middleware
13 23 (3.10%) RESTful
14 22 (2.96%) Ajax
15 21 (2.83%) J2EE
16 20 (2.70%) JSON
16 20 (2.70%) LAMP
17 17 (2.29%) Spring
17 17 (2.29%) AngularJS
18 16 (2.16%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 75 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (8.36%) Open Source
3 23 (3.10%) Management Information System
4 21 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
5 20 (2.70%) User Experience
6 16 (2.16%) Computer Science
6 16 (2.16%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.48%) Web 2.0
7 11 (1.48%) Clustering
8 9 (1.21%) Client/Server
8 9 (1.21%) FMCG
9 7 (0.94%) Learning Management System
9 7 (0.94%) Social Media
10 6 (0.81%) DTV
10 6 (0.81%) GIS
11 5 (0.67%) iPhone
12 4 (0.54%) iPad
12 4 (0.54%) Visualisation
12 4 (0.54%) Blog
12 4 (0.54%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 81 (10.92%) Linux
2 76 (10.24%) Windows
3 30 (4.04%) CentOS
4 18 (2.43%) UNIX
5 11 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.21%) AIX
8 8 (1.08%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.08%) Solaris
9 7 (0.94%) Fedora
9 7 (0.94%) Windows 8
9 7 (0.94%) Android
10 6 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.81%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.67%) HPUX
12 4 (0.54%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.40%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.40%) VMS
13 3 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (23.32%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (11.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 83 (11.19%) ERP
4 75 (10.11%) Scrum
5 66 (8.89%) ITIL
6 63 (8.49%) Project Management
7 57 (7.68%) CRM
8 53 (7.14%) Migration
9 52 (7.01%) Continuous Integration
10 45 (6.06%) DevOps
10 45 (6.06%) SOA
11 41 (5.53%) Change Management
11 41 (5.53%) TOGAF
12 40 (5.39%) Service Management
12 40 (5.39%) Configuration Management
12 40 (5.39%) E-Commerce
13 35 (4.72%) PRINCE2
13 35 (4.72%) Business Analysis
14 33 (4.45%) TDD
15 32 (4.31%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 158 (21.29%) Java
2 92 (12.40%) SQL
3 79 (10.65%) JavaScript
4 55 (7.41%) Apex Code
5 50 (6.74%) C#
6 40 (5.39%) Python
7 37 (4.99%) PHP
8 32 (4.31%) Ruby
9 30 (4.04%) Perl
10 26 (3.50%) Shell Script
11 25 (3.37%) PL/SQL
12 22 (2.96%) VBA
13 13 (1.75%) C
14 10 (1.35%) PHP5
14 10 (1.35%) T-SQL
15 8 (1.08%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.81%) Scala
17 5 (0.67%) VB.NET
17 5 (0.67%) C++
18 3 (0.40%) Korn
Qualifications
1 59 (7.95%) Security Cleared
2 57 (7.68%) Degree
3 27 (3.64%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.21%) PMI Certification
5 8 (1.08%) ISEB
5 8 (1.08%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (0.81%) PMP
6 6 (0.81%) CISSP
7 5 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (0.54%) CCNP
8 4 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.27%) APMP
9 2 (0.27%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.27%) MCSA
9 2 (0.27%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.77%) QA
2 6 (0.81%) SLA
3 5 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.67%) GxP
4 4 (0.54%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.54%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 4 (0.54%) GCP
4 4 (0.54%) GMP
5 3 (0.40%) COBIT
6 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.27%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 31 (4.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (2.96%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.08%) VMware ESX
4 6 (0.81%) vSphere
4 6 (0.81%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.54%) Xen
6 3 (0.40%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.27%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.27%) OCFS2
7 2 (0.27%) GPFS
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.13%) vCloud
8 1 (0.13%) XenServer
8 1 (0.13%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 66 (8.89%) Puppet
2 21 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (2.43%) Vagrant
4 8 (1.08%) Ansible
5 5 (0.67%) WSUS
6 4 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.54%) Salt
6 4 (0.54%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.54%) Nagios
7 3 (0.40%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.40%) StatsD
7 3 (0.40%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.27%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.27%) SCCM
8 2 (0.27%) SCOM
8 2 (0.27%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.27%) MOM
9 1 (0.13%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 100 (13.48%) Salesforce.com
2 85 (11.46%) Microsoft
3 79 (10.65%) Oracle
4 66 (8.89%) SAP
5 60 (8.09%) VMware
6 38 (5.12%) Red Hat
7 26 (3.50%) HP
8 22 (2.96%) Dell
9 20 (2.70%) Cisco
10 19 (2.56%) Software AG
10 19 (2.56%) webMethods
11 16 (2.16%) RightScale
11 16 (2.16%) ServiceNow
12 15 (2.02%) IBM
13 13 (1.75%) Business Objects
14 12 (1.62%) Remedy
15 11 (1.48%) Google
15 11 (1.48%) Citrix
15 11 (1.48%) Informatica
15 11 (1.48%) Sybase
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £400 - 1,000 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 17 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + parking
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mason Frank International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Rate: From £200 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £375.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mason Frank International
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £455 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £230.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £510 per day DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Posted: 3 days ago