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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 254 334 312
Rank change year-on-year
+80 -22
Contract jobs citing SaaS 508 376 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.95% 0.66% 0.64%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.35% 10.94% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 215 219
Median daily rate £475 £428 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £314 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £439
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 6
Median hourly rate £41.00 £32.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.12% +8.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.89 £17.50 £23.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.20 £40.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £32.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-38.71% +8.48%

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
6087 3437 2575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.34% 6.01% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4180 2302 1646
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £578 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 57 47
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.75 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.48% -1.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £36.92 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-29.00% +25.00%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +65 485 £488 +11.42% 298
London +23 234 £500 +12.35% 158
South East +8 73 £444 +18.64% 45
North West +45 41 £375 -21.05% 16
North East +11 41 £500 -9.09% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +8 36 £494 +3.89% 2
Tyne and Wear +6 36 £494 +3.89% 2
West Midlands -7 31 £350 -37.21% 16
City of London +7 27 £500 +21.95% 48
Berkshire +4 25 £600 +66.66% 12
Hampshire +16 23 £375 -16.66% 8
East of England +1 23 £505 +18.82% 15
Cheshire +13 17 £338 -28.94% 2
South West +17 16 £394 -1.56% 16
Warrington +21 12 £300 -36.84%
Yorkshire +17 12 £513 +9.33% 22
Cambridgeshire +22 11 £508 +19.41% 6
Cambridge +17 11 £508 +19.41% 3
Scotland +9 11 £444 +97.22% 5
Maidenhead +4 11 £750 - 3
Manchester +4 10 £350 -28.20% 10
Lancashire - 10 £481 - 1
West Yorkshire +17 9 £525 +35.48% 10
Midlands 0 9 £525 +31.25% 1
Portsmouth - 9 - -
Blackpool - 9 £481 - 1
Leeds +9 7 £525 +35.48% 5
Surrey +3 7 £425 -5.55% 8
Hertfordshire +2 7 £513 -6.81% 8
Reading +7 6 £388 +7.63% 5

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 390 (35.88%) PaaS
1 390 (35.88%) IaaS
2 375 (34.50%) Agile Software Development
3 223 (20.52%) ITIL
4 208 (19.14%) Microsoft
5 194 (17.85%) Microsoft Azure
6 181 (16.65%) Amazon AWS
7 179 (16.47%) DevOps
8 163 (15.00%) Open Source
9 161 (14.81%) Linux
10 154 (14.17%) JavaScript
11 149 (13.71%) Windows
12 147 (13.52%) Finance
13 140 (12.88%) Java
14 136 (12.51%) Scrum
15 127 (11.68%) TOGAF
16 124 (11.41%) Active Directory
17 122 (11.22%) PRINCE2
18 116 (10.67%) HTML
19 115 (10.58%) SQL
20 101 (9.29%) Web Services
20 101 (9.29%) VMware
21 99 (9.11%) Migration
22 97 (8.92%) CSS
23 96 (8.83%) MS Excel
23 96 (8.83%) Change Management
23 96 (8.83%) Project Management
24 92 (8.46%) .NET
25 90 (8.28%) Security Cleared
25 90 (8.28%) SDLC

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 43 (3.96%) SharePoint
2 35 (3.22%) IIS
3 29 (2.67%) MS Exchange
4 21 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
5 20 (1.84%) OpenStack
6 17 (1.56%) Apache
7 15 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
7 15 (1.38%) CMS
7 15 (1.38%) Confluence
7 15 (1.38%) Tomcat
8 14 (1.29%) Oracle Application Server
9 13 (1.20%) Mule
9 13 (1.20%) Skype for Business
10 12 (1.10%) Mule ESB
10 12 (1.10%) WebSphere
11 11 (1.01%) Apache Solr
11 11 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (0.83%) JBoss
13 8 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 8 (0.74%) SAS
Applications
1 96 (8.83%) MS Excel
2 24 (2.21%) MS Office
3 12 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.92%) HipChat
5 6 (0.55%) MS Project
5 6 (0.55%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.18%) InVision
6 2 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 35 (3.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (2.85%) Oracle EBS
3 21 (1.93%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (0.92%) SAP hybris
5 9 (0.83%) Workday HCM
6 8 (0.74%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 7 (0.64%) Eloqua
8 5 (0.46%) BigMachines
8 5 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
8 5 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
8 5 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (0.37%) Maximo
9 4 (0.37%) WebTrends
10 3 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
10 3 (0.28%) SAP BPC
10 3 (0.28%) SAP ERP
11 2 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
12 1 (0.092%) Oracle Applications
12 1 (0.092%) Oracle ERP
12 1 (0.092%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 390 (35.88%) IaaS
1 390 (35.88%) PaaS
2 194 (17.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 181 (16.65%) Amazon AWS
4 72 (6.62%) Office 365
5 57 (5.24%) Azure Active Directory
6 39 (3.59%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (1.47%) Google Apps
8 15 (1.38%) HP Helion
9 13 (1.20%) SuccessFactors
10 12 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
11 9 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.74%) Force.com
13 7 (0.64%) GitHub
13 7 (0.64%) Yammer
14 5 (0.46%) Google Analytics
14 5 (0.46%) Trello
15 4 (0.37%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.37%) Google App Engine
15 4 (0.37%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 57 (5.24%) Firewall
2 51 (4.69%) DNS
3 35 (3.22%) Internet
4 32 (2.94%) WAN
5 31 (2.85%) DHCP
5 31 (2.85%) LAN
6 24 (2.21%) Network Security
7 22 (2.02%) VPN
8 16 (1.47%) MPLS
9 14 (1.29%) SSL
10 12 (1.10%) LDAP
11 11 (1.01%) AMQP
11 11 (1.01%) IP Telephony
11 11 (1.01%) NetScaler
12 10 (0.92%) TCP/IP
13 9 (0.83%) HTTP
13 9 (0.83%) Skype
14 8 (0.74%) VoIP
15 7 (0.64%) SAN
15 7 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 45 (4.14%) NonStop SQL
3 37 (3.40%) MongoDB
4 35 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
5 34 (3.13%) Big Data
6 31 (2.85%) NoSQL
7 29 (2.67%) Relational Database
8 26 (2.39%) MySQL
9 25 (2.30%) Hadoop
10 19 (1.75%) Oracle Database
11 17 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
12 16 (1.47%) RDBMS
13 15 (1.38%) Oracle Database 12c
14 14 (1.29%) OLTP
14 14 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 9 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 8 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 7 (0.64%) OLAP
17 7 (0.64%) SAP HANA
17 7 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 47 (4.32%) Git (software)
2 39 (3.59%) JIRA
3 22 (2.02%) Jenkins
4 19 (1.75%) Grunt
5 16 (1.47%) Subversion
6 12 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 12 (1.10%) Selenium
7 11 (1.01%) Maven
8 10 (0.92%) RSpec
8 10 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
9 8 (0.74%) JUnit
9 8 (0.74%) Visual Studio
9 8 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (0.64%) IntelliJ
10 7 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 7 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.55%) Jasmine
11 6 (0.55%) SoapUI
11 6 (0.55%) TestNG
11 6 (0.55%) WebDriver
General
1 147 (13.52%) Finance
2 76 (6.99%) Marketing
3 48 (4.42%) Telecoms
4 28 (2.58%) Retail
5 22 (2.02%) Manufacturing
6 19 (1.75%) Banking
6 19 (1.75%) German Language
7 16 (1.47%) Legal
8 15 (1.38%) Law
9 14 (1.29%) Advertising
9 14 (1.29%) Brand Awareness
10 11 (1.01%) Games
11 10 (0.92%) Automotive
11 10 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.83%) Back Office
12 9 (0.83%) Billing
12 9 (0.83%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.55%) Publishing
14 5 (0.46%) Swedish Language
15 4 (0.37%) French Language
Job Titles
1 351 (32.29%) Architect
2 166 (15.27%) Developer
3 105 (9.66%) Solutions Architect
4 89 (8.19%) Cloud Architect
5 82 (7.54%) Analyst
6 77 (7.08%) Security Architect
7 61 (5.61%) DevOps Engineer
8 56 (5.15%) Technical Architect
9 52 (4.78%) Project Manager
10 48 (4.42%) Consultant
10 48 (4.42%) Infrastructure Architect
11 43 (3.96%) Azure Architect
12 42 (3.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 34 (3.13%) .NET Developer
14 33 (3.04%) Business Analyst
15 31 (2.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 30 (2.76%) AWS Architect
16 30 (2.76%) SaaS Architect
17 28 (2.58%) Administrator
17 28 (2.58%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (10.67%) HTML
2 101 (9.29%) Web Services
3 97 (8.92%) CSS
4 92 (8.46%) .NET
5 69 (6.35%) HTML5
6 64 (5.89%) AngularJS
7 59 (5.43%) REST
8 48 (4.42%) jQuery
9 45 (4.14%) CSS3
10 44 (4.05%) ASP.NET
11 41 (3.77%) Middleware
12 37 (3.40%) React
13 33 (3.04%) .NET Framework
14 32 (2.94%) Node.js
15 31 (2.85%) XML
16 28 (2.58%) SOAP
17 26 (2.39%) JSON
18 25 (2.30%) RESTful
19 23 (2.12%) Sass
20 19 (1.75%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 84 (7.73%) Data Centre
2 49 (4.51%) Enterprise Software
3 43 (3.96%) CESG
4 40 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (3.68%) Hybrid Cloud
5 39 (3.59%) CESG CLAS
6 38 (3.50%) Management Information System
7 31 (2.85%) Computer Science
8 27 (2.48%) Private Cloud
8 27 (2.48%) Public Cloud
9 25 (2.30%) Clustering
9 25 (2.30%) User Experience
10 19 (1.75%) CMDB
10 19 (1.75%) Visualisation
11 15 (1.38%) Fintech
11 15 (1.38%) Mobile App
12 14 (1.29%) Mathematics
13 13 (1.20%) PKI
14 11 (1.01%) Digital Media
14 11 (1.01%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 161 (14.81%) Linux
2 149 (13.71%) Windows
3 72 (6.62%) Windows Server
4 31 (2.85%) Unix
5 29 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 29 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (0.83%) CentOS
8 9 (0.83%) Windows 10
9 8 (0.74%) AIX
9 8 (0.74%) Android
9 8 (0.74%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.64%) Solaris
11 6 (0.55%) HPUX
12 5 (0.46%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.37%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.37%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.37%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 375 (34.50%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (20.52%) ITIL
3 179 (16.47%) DevOps
4 163 (15.00%) Open Source
5 136 (12.51%) Scrum
6 127 (11.68%) TOGAF
7 122 (11.22%) PRINCE2
8 99 (9.11%) Migration
9 96 (8.83%) Change Management
9 96 (8.83%) Project Management
10 90 (8.28%) SDLC
11 87 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 79 (7.27%) Problem Management
13 78 (7.18%) Continuous Integration
14 74 (6.81%) SOA
15 72 (6.62%) CRM
16 68 (6.26%) Service Management
17 64 (5.89%) TDD
18 56 (5.15%) Information Security
19 54 (4.97%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 154 (14.17%) JavaScript
2 140 (12.88%) Java
3 115 (10.58%) SQL
4 88 (8.10%) Python
5 72 (6.62%) C#
6 43 (3.96%) Ruby
7 37 (3.40%) C++
8 32 (2.94%) PowerShell
9 30 (2.76%) Perl
10 22 (2.02%) PHP
11 20 (1.84%) Shell Script
11 20 (1.84%) T-SQL
12 13 (1.20%) Bash Shell
13 11 (1.01%) C
13 11 (1.01%) Scala
14 10 (0.92%) Apex Code
15 6 (0.55%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.46%) Delphi
16 5 (0.46%) TypeScript
17 4 (0.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 90 (8.28%) Security Cleared
2 86 (7.91%) Degree
3 72 (6.62%) CISSP
4 57 (5.24%) ISEB
5 54 (4.97%) SC Cleared
6 47 (4.32%) CLAS
7 33 (3.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 26 (2.39%) BPSS Clearance
9 19 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
9 19 (1.75%) MCSE
10 18 (1.66%) MCSA
11 17 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (1.10%) CCNA
13 11 (1.01%) CCNP
13 11 (1.01%) GIAC
14 9 (0.83%) PMI Certification
14 9 (0.83%) PMP
15 7 (0.64%) DV Cleared
15 7 (0.64%) PhD
15 7 (0.64%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (5.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (3.40%) Disclosure Scotland
3 35 (3.22%) QA
4 11 (1.01%) SLA
5 9 (0.83%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.55%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.28%) COBIT
8 2 (0.18%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.092%) GCP
9 1 (0.092%) RMADS
9 1 (0.092%) SDET
System Software
1 124 (11.41%) Active Directory
2 80 (7.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (2.48%) Hyper-V
4 25 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (1.93%) Docker
6 19 (1.75%) vSphere
7 14 (1.29%) XenDesktop
8 11 (1.01%) XenServer
9 10 (0.92%) XenApp
10 9 (0.83%) vCloud
11 8 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (0.37%) VMware ESX
14 3 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.28%) Xen
15 2 (0.18%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.18%) KVM
15 2 (0.18%) Terminal Services
16 1 (0.092%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 51 (4.69%) Puppet
2 37 (3.40%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (1.84%) SCCM
4 18 (1.66%) Ansible
5 9 (0.83%) CloudHub
5 9 (0.83%) SCOM
6 8 (0.74%) AirWatch
7 5 (0.46%) WSUS
8 4 (0.37%) Kubernetes
8 4 (0.37%) OSSEC
8 4 (0.37%) Terraform
9 3 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.28%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (0.18%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.18%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.18%) MOM
10 2 (0.18%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 208 (19.14%) Microsoft
2 101 (9.29%) VMware
3 86 (7.91%) Oracle
4 54 (4.97%) ServiceNow
5 52 (4.78%) Salesforce.com
5 52 (4.78%) SAP
6 51 (4.69%) Cisco
7 48 (4.42%) Google
8 33 (3.04%) Citrix
9 27 (2.48%) Red Hat
10 25 (2.30%) HP
11 21 (1.93%) MuleSoft
12 18 (1.66%) Remedy
13 15 (1.38%) IBM
13 15 (1.38%) Juniper
14 14 (1.29%) CheckPoint
15 13 (1.20%) Atlassian
16 12 (1.10%) Dell
16 12 (1.10%) EMC
16 12 (1.10%) hybris
South West London
Freshtechit
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £330 - £355 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Difrent Ltd
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Rate: £275 - 325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Sanderson
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £550 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
ISL
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £400 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £400 to £420 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
ninesharp
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £500 - 550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Networking People
Rate: £70000 - £90000 per annum + full corporate benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £475 - £575 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East England
IQ Telecom
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Freshtechit
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: Rate: £550 to £600 p/day
Posted: 16 days ago
Coventry
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Posted: 23 days ago