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 1 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 303 290 335
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +45
Contract jobs citing SaaS 372 362 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.67% 0.49%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.65% 16.81% 19.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 240 141
Average daily rate
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£436 £430 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.45% +2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £299 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £528 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 12
Average hourly rate £18.75 £45.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.79% +17.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £45.50 £31.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.50 £47.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £45.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-61.53% +17.41%

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
3193 2153 1261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.71% 4.00% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2085 1386 850
Average daily rate £400 £410 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +20.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £275
% change year-on-year
- +40.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 53 36
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -42.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £44.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+61.29% -51.56%

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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 2015. 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 -33 338 £434 +0.87% 305
London 0 180 £450 - 164
South East -4 91 £381 -10.29% 55
City of London +12 54 £476 +5.83% 51
Berkshire +25 35 £355 -21.11% 19
Hampshire +3 26 £500 +17.64% 8
East of England -9 21 £463 +10.11% 15
Scotland +17 20 £475 - 9
Reading +14 14 £349 -26.57% 10
North West -22 13 £328 -0.75% 17
Glasgow - 13 £480 - 3
East Sussex -1 12 £350 - 9
Brighton +1 10 £350 - 8
Buckinghamshire -1 10 £495 +23.75% 1
South West -4 10 £345 -1.42% 17
Bracknell - 10 - -
Bristol 0 9 £338 -3.57% 6
West Midlands -7 8 £425 +34.92% 16
Milton Keynes +5 6 - - 1
Birmingham - 6 £425 - 2
Hertfordshire - 6 £475 - 6
Lancashire +5 5 £240 - 2
Bedfordshire +3 5 £675 +56.06%
Southampton -2 5 £500 +21.21% 1
Manchester -7 5 £328 +14.91% 9
Winchester -9 5 - -
Cambridgeshire -16 5 £400 -4.76% 8
Oxfordshire -30 5 £450 +45.74% 4
Luton +2 4 £675 +50.00%
Edinburgh +2 4 £381 - 3

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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.

1 184 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (19.45%) Finance
3 129 (18.72%) PaaS
4 127 (18.43%) Java
5 109 (15.82%) HTML
6 106 (15.38%) JavaScript
6 106 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 97 (14.08%) ITIL
8 91 (13.21%) Web Services
9 90 (13.06%) SQL
10 85 (12.34%) Windows
11 80 (11.61%) CSS
12 77 (11.18%) Amazon AWS
13 74 (10.74%) SQL Server
14 73 (10.60%) Linux
15 68 (9.87%) Oracle
15 68 (9.87%) .NET
15 68 (9.87%) SOA
15 68 (9.87%) VMware
16 67 (9.72%) ERP
17 66 (9.58%) Telecoms
17 66 (9.58%) HTML5
18 63 (9.14%) IaaS
18 63 (9.14%) Data Centre
19 61 (8.85%) Project Management
20 59 (8.56%) E-Commerce
21 57 (8.27%) ServiceNow
22 54 (7.84%) Scrum
22 54 (7.84%) Banking
23 52 (7.55%) Salesforce.com

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 37 (5.37%) SharePoint
2 22 (3.19%) Node.js
3 20 (2.90%) CMS
4 17 (2.47%) Apache
5 16 (2.32%) Tomcat
6 15 (2.18%) IIS
7 13 (1.89%) OpenStack
8 12 (1.74%) MS Exchange
9 11 (1.60%) Mule
9 11 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
9 11 (1.60%) Mule ESB
10 9 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (1.16%) Lync
12 7 (1.02%) JBoss
13 6 (0.87%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
15 4 (0.58%) Umbraco
15 4 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.58%) ColdFusion
16 3 (0.44%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 37 (5.37%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.03%) MS Office
3 11 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (1.60%) MS Project
4 8 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.73%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.73%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.58%) PowerPivot
7 3 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.29%) SPSS
8 2 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.15%) FrameMaker
9 1 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 12 (1.74%) BigMachines
2 10 (1.45%) SAP HR
2 10 (1.45%) Maximo
3 7 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.58%) Workday HCM
7 3 (0.44%) SAP TEM
8 2 (0.29%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.29%) assyst
8 2 (0.29%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 2 (0.29%) SAP R/3
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.29%) Magento
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle iProcurement
8 2 (0.29%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 129 (18.72%) PaaS
2 77 (11.18%) Amazon AWS
3 63 (9.14%) IaaS
4 44 (6.39%) Cloud Computing
5 36 (5.22%) Microsoft Azure
6 24 (3.48%) Force.com
7 12 (1.74%) GitHub
8 10 (1.45%) Office 365
9 7 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.87%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.87%) SuccessFactors
11 4 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.58%) Heroku
11 4 (0.58%) Route 53
11 4 (0.58%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.44%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.29%) Boomi
14 1 (0.15%) Google Drive
14 1 (0.15%) Silverpop
14 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 41 (5.95%) LAN
2 39 (5.66%) Firewall
3 37 (5.37%) DNS
4 34 (4.93%) WAN
5 27 (3.92%) DHCP
5 27 (3.92%) TCP/IP
5 27 (3.92%) SAN
6 23 (3.34%) Internet
7 21 (3.05%) MPLS
7 21 (3.05%) Network Security
8 18 (2.61%) VLAN
8 18 (2.61%) SSL
9 17 (2.47%) VPN
10 16 (2.32%) SNMP
11 13 (1.89%) Ethernet
12 12 (1.74%) FTP
12 12 (1.74%) WLAN
12 12 (1.74%) OSPF
12 12 (1.74%) BGP
12 12 (1.74%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (10.74%) SQL Server
2 45 (6.53%) MySQL
3 30 (4.35%) NoSQL
4 25 (3.63%) MongoDB
5 19 (2.76%) Big Data
6 17 (2.47%) Relational Database
7 11 (1.60%) RDBMS
7 11 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (1.45%) Oracle Database
9 8 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (0.87%) MS Access
12 5 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.73%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.73%) SAP Data Services
12 5 (0.73%) SAP HANA
12 5 (0.73%) Microsoft Power View
13 4 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.58%) DB2
Development Applications
1 45 (6.53%) Git (software)
2 28 (4.06%) Jenkins
3 26 (3.77%) Selenium
3 26 (3.77%) Subversion
4 18 (2.61%) Maven
5 13 (1.89%) Jasmine
6 12 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (1.60%) JIRA
7 11 (1.60%) Oracle APEX
8 10 (1.45%) Cucumber
8 10 (1.45%) Karma Test Runner
9 9 (1.31%) gulp
9 9 (1.31%) Visual Studio
10 8 (1.16%) RSpec
11 7 (1.02%) WebDriver
11 7 (1.02%) HP UFT
12 5 (0.73%) JUnit
12 5 (0.73%) Grunt
13 4 (0.58%) Hudson
13 4 (0.58%) Mocha
General
1 134 (19.45%) Finance
2 66 (9.58%) Telecoms
3 54 (7.84%) Banking
4 45 (6.53%) Manufacturing
5 43 (6.24%) Retail
6 35 (5.08%) Marketing
7 15 (2.18%) Publishing
8 7 (1.02%) Games
8 7 (1.02%) Law
9 6 (0.87%) Legal
10 5 (0.73%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.73%) Electronics
10 5 (0.73%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.73%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.58%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.44%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.44%) Billing
12 3 (0.44%) Advertising
13 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 150 (21.77%) Architect
2 148 (21.48%) Developer
3 88 (12.77%) Analyst
4 65 (9.43%) Project Manager
5 59 (8.56%) Consultant
6 46 (6.68%) Solutions Architect
7 41 (5.95%) Technical Architect
8 35 (5.08%) Business Analyst
9 29 (4.21%) .NET Developer
10 24 (3.48%) ServiceNow Consultant
11 22 (3.19%) Infrastructure Architect
11 22 (3.19%) Enterprise Architect
11 22 (3.19%) Senior Architect
12 20 (2.90%) Test Analyst
13 16 (2.32%) Administrator
14 15 (2.18%) Front-End Developer
14 15 (2.18%) DevOps Engineer
15 14 (2.03%) UI Programmer
15 14 (2.03%) UI Developer
16 12 (1.74%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (15.82%) HTML
2 91 (13.21%) Web Services
3 80 (11.61%) CSS
4 68 (9.87%) .NET
5 66 (9.58%) HTML5
6 52 (7.55%) CSS3
7 47 (6.82%) jQuery
8 39 (5.66%) XML
9 37 (5.37%) SOAP
10 33 (4.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 32 (4.64%) AngularJS
11 32 (4.64%) REST
11 32 (4.64%) Mason
11 32 (4.64%) Visualforce
12 28 (4.06%) ASP.NET
13 27 (3.92%) Middleware
13 27 (3.92%) Ajax
14 26 (3.77%) JSON
15 22 (3.19%) Ruby on Rails
16 20 (2.90%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 63 (9.14%) Data Centre
2 40 (5.81%) Enterprise Software
3 35 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (3.63%) User Experience
5 23 (3.34%) Management Information System
6 16 (2.32%) Data Integration
7 13 (1.89%) GIS
8 12 (1.74%) Computer Science
8 12 (1.74%) Visualisation
8 12 (1.74%) Public Cloud
9 9 (1.31%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.16%) PKI
11 7 (1.02%) RIA
11 7 (1.02%) Clustering
11 7 (1.02%) Performance Metrics
12 6 (0.87%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.87%) Algorithms
12 6 (0.87%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.87%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.73%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 85 (12.34%) Windows
2 73 (10.60%) Linux
3 43 (6.24%) UNIX
4 18 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (1.31%) CentOS
6 7 (1.02%) Windows 7
6 7 (1.02%) Android
6 7 (1.02%) AIX
7 6 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.73%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.73%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.73%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.58%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.44%) Fedora
11 1 (0.15%) Solaris
11 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (14.08%) ITIL
3 68 (9.87%) SOA
4 67 (9.72%) ERP
5 61 (8.85%) Project Management
6 59 (8.56%) E-Commerce
7 54 (7.84%) Scrum
8 51 (7.40%) PRINCE2
9 50 (7.26%) TOGAF
10 47 (6.82%) MVC
10 47 (6.82%) Migration
11 46 (6.68%) TDD
12 43 (6.24%) DevOps
13 42 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
14 39 (5.66%) Enterprise Architecture
15 38 (5.52%) Service Delivery
16 37 (5.37%) Open Source
17 36 (5.22%) SDLC
18 35 (5.08%) Service Management
18 35 (5.08%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 127 (18.43%) Java
2 106 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 90 (13.06%) SQL
4 45 (6.53%) C#
5 40 (5.81%) Ruby
6 32 (4.64%) Apex Code
7 31 (4.50%) PHP
8 28 (4.06%) Python
9 19 (2.76%) Perl
10 15 (2.18%) C
11 13 (1.89%) Bash Shell
12 11 (1.60%) PowerShell
12 11 (1.60%) C++
13 10 (1.45%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.45%) Scala
14 8 (1.16%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.73%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.73%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.73%) PHP5
15 5 (0.73%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 39 (5.66%) Degree
2 28 (4.06%) Security Cleared
3 22 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
5 16 (2.32%) CISSP
6 13 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 13 (1.89%) CISM
7 11 (1.60%) CCNP
7 11 (1.60%) SC Cleared
8 10 (1.45%) CISA
9 8 (1.16%) CCNA
9 8 (1.16%) ISEB
9 8 (1.16%) MCSE
10 4 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (0.58%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.58%) CCSA
10 4 (0.58%) JNCIA
10 4 (0.58%) CCDE
10 4 (0.58%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.06%) QA
2 13 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.16%) COBIT
3 8 (1.16%) SLA
4 5 (0.73%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.29%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.15%) EMIR
System Software
1 50 (7.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (4.93%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.89%) vCloud
4 11 (1.60%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.02%) vSphere
6 3 (0.44%) XenServer
6 3 (0.44%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.44%) Docker
7 2 (0.29%) Xen
7 2 (0.29%) Varnish
7 2 (0.29%) XenApp
7 2 (0.29%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.15%) QEMU
8 1 (0.15%) KVM
Systems Management
1 29 (4.21%) Puppet
2 22 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (1.31%) vMotion
3 9 (1.31%) CloudHub
3 9 (1.31%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.87%) Nagios
5 4 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (0.58%) ZABBIX
5 4 (0.58%) Cacti
5 4 (0.58%) Vagrant
5 4 (0.58%) SmokePing
5 4 (0.58%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.44%) Ansible
6 3 (0.44%) Netcool
6 3 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (0.44%) EdgeSight
6 3 (0.44%) TeamSite
6 3 (0.44%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.29%) OVSD
Vendors
1 106 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 68 (9.87%) Oracle
2 68 (9.87%) VMware
3 57 (8.27%) ServiceNow
4 52 (7.55%) Salesforce.com
5 49 (7.11%) SAP
6 31 (4.50%) Citrix
7 28 (4.06%) IBM
8 18 (2.61%) HP
9 17 (2.47%) Cisco
10 15 (2.18%) Twitter
11 14 (2.03%) Google
12 13 (1.89%) Siebel
12 13 (1.89%) PeopleSoft
12 13 (1.89%) Red Hat
13 12 (1.74%) Eloqua
14 11 (1.60%) NetApp
14 11 (1.60%) Rackspace
15 10 (1.45%) ESRI
16 9 (1.31%) McAfee
London
Mason Frank International
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £750 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 10 hours ago
West Midlands
Mason Frank International
Rate: £400 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mason Frank International
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
First Point
Rate: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
First Point
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £359 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Connectus
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
First Point
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £520 - £540 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago