The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 265 334 428
Rank change year-on-year
+69 +94
Contract jobs citing SaaS 385 252 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.49% 0.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.06% 21.67% 24.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 158 109
Average daily rate
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£446 £424 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.30% -0.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £419
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +100.00%
Cloud Services Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1828 1163 685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.35% 2.27% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1154 784 431
Average daily rate £413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+28.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 29 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £31.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.16% +129.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-51.47% +151.85%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +61 370 £438 +4.16% 200
London +82 197 £450 +5.88% 82
South East +12 89 £425 +5.59% 52
City of London +18 33 £475 +7.04% 25
Hampshire -4 33 £425 +5.59% 5
East of England -8 26 £413 -13.15% 17
North West +24 23 £538 +19.44% 12
Lancashire - 18 £545 -
South West -7 17 £360 -34.54% 10
Cambridgeshire +3 16 £416 +66.50% 6
Havant +3 14 £438 -2.77% 1
Surrey +9 13 £463 +5.11% 9
Oxfordshire +12 10 £300 -7.69% 4
Staines +5 10 £450 - 1
Cambridge 0 10 £403 +61.00% 6
Buckinghamshire -1 9 £400 +39.13% 3
West Midlands -18 9 £300 -18.36% 4
Berkshire -1 8 £388 -11.42% 23
Reading +11 7 £475 +18.75% 20
Middlesex -2 7 £528 +82.06% 1
Bedfordshire - 7 £413 - 6
Uxbridge - 7 £488 -
Luton - 7 £413 - 5
Bristol -14 5 £350 - 3
Basingstoke +13 4 - - 1
Dorset +6 3 £300 -47.82% 1
Warwickshire -1 3 £300 +7.14%
East Midlands -2 3 £475 +8.57% 6
Southampton -5 3 £425 -12.82%
Manchester -5 3 £538 +13.15% 8

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 136 (18.21%) Java
2 120 (16.06%) PaaS
3 112 (14.99%) Finance
4 110 (14.73%) .NET
5 102 (13.65%) Web Services
6 101 (13.52%) JavaScript
7 94 (12.58%) ITIL
8 89 (11.91%) Agile Software Development
9 88 (11.78%) Microsoft
10 86 (11.51%) Salesforce.com
11 82 (10.98%) SQL
11 82 (10.98%) Cloud Computing
12 81 (10.84%) ERP
13 80 (10.71%) Oracle
13 80 (10.71%) Telecoms
14 78 (10.44%) Scrum
15 77 (10.31%) Linux
16 76 (10.17%) IaaS
17 72 (9.64%) CSS
17 72 (9.64%) Manufacturing
17 72 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
18 71 (9.50%) C#
19 70 (9.37%) HTML
20 69 (9.24%) XML
21 68 (9.10%) CRM
22 67 (8.97%) ASP.NET
23 65 (8.70%) Windows
24 62 (8.30%) Security Cleared
25 59 (7.90%) Puppet
26 58 (7.76%) SOA

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 33 (4.42%) SharePoint
2 23 (3.08%) Apache
3 17 (2.28%) MS Exchange
3 17 (2.28%) BizTalk Server
4 14 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (1.74%) IIS
6 11 (1.47%) WordPress
6 11 (1.47%) WebLogic
7 9 (1.20%) Lync
7 9 (1.20%) Node.js
8 8 (1.07%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.07%) CMS
8 8 (1.07%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
8 8 (1.07%) OpenStack
9 7 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.80%) Drupal
11 5 (0.67%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.54%) ColdFusion
12 4 (0.54%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 36 (4.82%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.34%) MS Office
3 9 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.54%) MS Project
6 3 (0.40%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.13%) Vectorworks
8 1 (0.13%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 28 (3.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 26 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (2.41%) ResourceLink
4 8 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.94%) Oracle CRM
6 6 (0.80%) SAP HR
6 6 (0.80%) SimCorp Dimension
7 5 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.27%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.27%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.13%) Workday HCM
10 1 (0.13%) SAP HCM
10 1 (0.13%) Misys Midas
10 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 120 (16.06%) PaaS
2 82 (10.98%) Cloud Computing
3 76 (10.17%) IaaS
4 54 (7.23%) Force.com
5 45 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
6 34 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
7 33 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
8 31 (4.15%) SuccessFactors
9 17 (2.28%) Amazon ELB
9 17 (2.28%) Route 53
9 17 (2.28%) Amazon S3
10 9 (1.20%) Office 365
11 3 (0.40%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.27%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (5.22%) Internet
2 34 (4.55%) Firewall
3 33 (4.42%) HTTP
4 31 (4.15%) DNS
5 25 (3.35%) SSL
6 18 (2.41%) DHCP
7 17 (2.28%) TCP/IP
8 14 (1.87%) SAN
9 13 (1.74%) LDAP
9 13 (1.74%) VPN
10 11 (1.47%) Intranet
11 7 (0.94%) WAN
12 6 (0.80%) Wireshark
12 6 (0.80%) Network Security
13 5 (0.67%) LAN
14 3 (0.40%) Fibre Channel
14 3 (0.40%) iSCSI
14 3 (0.40%) VLAN
14 3 (0.40%) RFID
14 3 (0.40%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (7.23%) SQL Server
2 36 (4.82%) MySQL
3 24 (3.21%) NoSQL
4 20 (2.68%) MongoDB
5 18 (2.41%) Relational Database
6 17 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (1.74%) Couchbase
9 12 (1.61%) Hadoop
9 12 (1.61%) Big Data
10 11 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (1.34%) Oracle Database
12 9 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
15 5 (0.67%) Oracle Exadata
15 5 (0.67%) SQLPlus
16 4 (0.54%) DTS
16 4 (0.54%) RDBMS
16 4 (0.54%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 34 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 29 (3.88%) Maven
3 17 (2.28%) Hudson
4 16 (2.14%) Subversion
5 15 (2.01%) Git (software)
5 15 (2.01%) JIRA
6 11 (1.47%) Eclipse
7 10 (1.34%) LoadRunner
8 9 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (1.20%) Cucumber
8 9 (1.20%) NUnit
9 8 (1.07%) Selenium
10 7 (0.94%) FitNesse
10 7 (0.94%) Fiddler
11 6 (0.80%) JUnit
11 6 (0.80%) Mockito
11 6 (0.80%) TestNG
11 6 (0.80%) DbUnit
11 6 (0.80%) RSpec
12 5 (0.67%) Bugzilla
General
1 112 (14.99%) Finance
2 80 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 72 (9.64%) Manufacturing
4 43 (5.76%) Retail
5 25 (3.35%) Marketing
6 15 (2.01%) Banking
7 12 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (1.20%) Legal
9 7 (0.94%) Billing
9 7 (0.94%) Advertising
10 6 (0.80%) Electronics
10 6 (0.80%) Back Office
11 3 (0.40%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.40%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.40%) Publishing
12 2 (0.27%) Law
13 1 (0.13%) German Language
13 1 (0.13%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.13%) Local Government
13 1 (0.13%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 184 (24.63%) Developer
2 154 (20.62%) Architect
3 79 (10.58%) Project Manager
4 77 (10.31%) Analyst
5 58 (7.76%) Business Analyst
6 46 (6.16%) Consultant
7 41 (5.49%) Solutions Architect
8 39 (5.22%) DevOps Engineer
9 36 (4.82%) Cloud Architect
10 32 (4.28%) .NET Developer
11 25 (3.35%) Technical Architect
12 24 (3.21%) Administrator
13 21 (2.81%) Salesforce.com Developer
14 20 (2.68%) C# Developer
14 20 (2.68%) Enterprise Architect
15 19 (2.54%) Java Developer
15 19 (2.54%) Integration Architect
16 18 (2.41%) Web Developer
17 16 (2.14%) ASP.NET Developer
17 16 (2.14%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (14.73%) .NET
2 102 (13.65%) Web Services
3 72 (9.64%) CSS
4 70 (9.37%) HTML
5 69 (9.24%) XML
6 67 (8.97%) ASP.NET
7 55 (7.36%) Visualforce
8 50 (6.69%) Mason
9 41 (5.49%) jQuery
10 34 (4.55%) HTML5
11 32 (4.28%) SOAP
12 31 (4.15%) Middleware
13 30 (4.02%) ASP.NET MVC
14 24 (3.21%) Ajax
15 22 (2.95%) XSL
16 20 (2.68%) CSS3
16 20 (2.68%) AngularJS
17 19 (2.54%) REST
18 17 (2.28%) Oracle Fusion
18 17 (2.28%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 50 (6.69%) Open Source
2 18 (2.41%) Management Information System
3 17 (2.28%) Mobile App
3 17 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (2.14%) Client/Server
5 13 (1.74%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.34%) CMDB
7 8 (1.07%) Clustering
8 7 (0.94%) FMCG
8 7 (0.94%) Blog
9 6 (0.80%) GIS
9 6 (0.80%) Social Media
9 6 (0.80%) Inversion of Control
9 6 (0.80%) Xbox
10 5 (0.67%) Learning Management System
10 5 (0.67%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.67%) DTV
11 4 (0.54%) HACMP
11 4 (0.54%) Visualisation
12 3 (0.40%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 77 (10.31%) Linux
2 65 (8.70%) Windows
3 26 (3.48%) CentOS
4 21 (2.81%) UNIX
5 11 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (1.47%) Solaris
6 9 (1.20%) AIX
7 8 (1.07%) Android
8 7 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.67%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.67%) Fedora
9 5 (0.67%) HPUX
10 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.40%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.40%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.40%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.27%) NetWare
12 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (12.58%) ITIL
2 89 (11.91%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (10.84%) ERP
4 78 (10.44%) Scrum
5 72 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 68 (9.10%) CRM
7 58 (7.76%) SOA
7 58 (7.76%) Project Management
8 57 (7.63%) Service Management
9 50 (6.69%) Migration
10 48 (6.43%) Continuous Integration
10 48 (6.43%) DevOps
11 47 (6.29%) MVC
12 44 (5.89%) Configuration Management
12 44 (5.89%) PRINCE2
13 41 (5.49%) Change Management
14 40 (5.35%) ITSM
14 40 (5.35%) Workflow
15 39 (5.22%) TOGAF
16 37 (4.95%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 136 (18.21%) Java
2 101 (13.52%) JavaScript
3 82 (10.98%) SQL
4 71 (9.50%) C#
5 55 (7.36%) Apex Code
6 39 (5.22%) PHP
7 37 (4.95%) Python
8 33 (4.42%) Ruby
9 29 (3.88%) Perl
10 26 (3.48%) Shell Script
11 25 (3.35%) PL/SQL
12 18 (2.41%) VBA
13 10 (1.34%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.34%) Bash Shell
14 9 (1.20%) C
15 6 (0.80%) PHP5
16 5 (0.67%) Scala
16 5 (0.67%) C++
16 5 (0.67%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 62 (8.30%) Security Cleared
2 57 (7.63%) Degree
3 25 (3.35%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (1.34%) ISEB
6 9 (1.20%) PMP
6 9 (1.20%) PMI Certification
7 8 (1.07%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.54%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.40%) CISSP
11 2 (0.27%) CCNP
11 2 (0.27%) CCNA
11 2 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.27%) JNCIA
11 2 (0.27%) JNCIP
11 2 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.69%) QA
2 7 (0.94%) SLA
3 4 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.27%) GxP
5 2 (0.27%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.13%) COBIT
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.13%) GCP
6 1 (0.13%) GMP
System Software
1 22 (2.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (2.28%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.07%) VMware ESX
3 8 (1.07%) vSphere
4 6 (0.80%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.40%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.27%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.27%) OCFS2
6 2 (0.27%) GPFS
7 1 (0.13%) XenServer
7 1 (0.13%) VMFS
7 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 59 (7.90%) Puppet
2 27 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (2.54%) Vagrant
4 9 (1.20%) Nagios
5 6 (0.80%) HP UCMDB
6 4 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (0.54%) Ganglia
6 4 (0.54%) CFEngine
6 4 (0.54%) StatsD
6 4 (0.54%) Ansible
6 4 (0.54%) Salt
7 3 (0.40%) HP SIM
7 3 (0.40%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.27%) MOM
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%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 88 (11.78%) Microsoft
2 86 (11.51%) Salesforce.com
3 80 (10.71%) Oracle
4 56 (7.50%) SAP
5 46 (6.16%) VMware
6 42 (5.62%) ServiceNow
7 41 (5.49%) HP
8 34 (4.55%) Red Hat
9 30 (4.02%) Remedy
10 22 (2.95%) BMC
10 22 (2.95%) Dell
11 18 (2.41%) IBM
12 17 (2.28%) RightScale
12 17 (2.28%) Software AG
13 16 (2.14%) webMethods
14 13 (1.74%) Cisco
15 11 (1.47%) Business Objects
16 10 (1.34%) Adobe
16 10 (1.34%) Citrix
16 10 (1.34%) Google
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 58 minutes ago
Somerset
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £0 - 475 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
ARM Utilities
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200.00 - £225.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
ARM Technology
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
ARM Utilities
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Salt
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford
Creation Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Attractive rates on offer
Posted: 14 days ago
York
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 15 days ago
North West London
DP Connect
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Mason Frank
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Mason Frank
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago