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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 338 282 353
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +71
Contract jobs citing SaaS 309 366 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.70% 0.43%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.74% 18.90% 18.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 243 114
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £307 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £528 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 8
Average hourly rate £30.66 £32.25 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.93% -11.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.19 £21.65 £29.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £42.85 £48.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £45.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-26.37% +24.65%

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
2876 1937 1080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.31% 3.68% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1841 1226 686
Average daily rate £413 £418 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% +24.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 36 33
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.25 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.61% -29.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £9.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £52.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £12.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -51.92%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -53 291 £425 - 328
London -36 154 £438 - 169
South East -18 59 £370 -15.42% 72
City of London -1 42 £425 -0.58% 68
East of England +11 27 £450 +6.50% 18
Berkshire +12 24 £475 -2.56% 28
Yorkshire -3 18 £423 +5.62% 8
Hampshire -14 13 £425 - 9
North West -32 12 £328 -15.48% 14
Hertfordshire - 10 £450 - 6
Reading +15 8 £600 +29.72% 17
Scotland +2 8 £358 -13.33% 9
Bedfordshire -2 7 £475 +13.09% 4
West Yorkshire -10 7 £490 +22.50% 2
Bracknell - 7 £500 - 1
South West +6 6 £366 +4.64% 20
Cambridge +1 6 £433 +51.75% 3
Cambridgeshire 0 6 £433 +2.97% 3
East Sussex -7 6 £338 +35.00% 6
Oxfordshire -23 6 £368 -0.33% 8
Lancashire +11 5 £240 -
Edinburgh +2 5 £240 -41.81% 4
Luton 0 5 £675 +58.82%
East Midlands -8 5 £275 -21.42% 11
Leeds -10 5 £490 +22.50% 2
West Midlands -17 5 £425 +25.92% 10
North Yorkshire - 5 £380 - 4
Winchester - 5 - -
York - 5 £380 -
Swansea +16 4 - -

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 181 (28.96%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (19.20%) Java
3 115 (18.40%) PaaS
4 108 (17.28%) Finance
5 93 (14.88%) HTML
5 93 (14.88%) Microsoft
6 92 (14.72%) Web Services
7 90 (14.40%) JavaScript
8 88 (14.08%) ITIL
9 76 (12.16%) Telecoms
10 75 (12.00%) SQL
11 74 (11.84%) ERP
12 71 (11.36%) SOA
13 70 (11.20%) Linux
14 68 (10.88%) Windows
15 65 (10.40%) .NET
16 63 (10.08%) CSS
17 62 (9.92%) SQL Server
18 61 (9.76%) Oracle
18 61 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
19 57 (9.12%) Salesforce.com
20 56 (8.96%) Project Management
20 56 (8.96%) E-Commerce
20 56 (8.96%) HTML5
21 55 (8.80%) IaaS
21 55 (8.80%) SAP
21 55 (8.80%) Manufacturing
22 50 (8.00%) Scrum
22 50 (8.00%) ServiceNow
23 49 (7.84%) PRINCE2

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 28 (4.48%) SharePoint
2 18 (2.88%) Node.js
3 16 (2.56%) Mule
3 16 (2.56%) Mule ESB
4 14 (2.24%) CMS
5 12 (1.92%) IIS
5 12 (1.92%) Tomcat
6 11 (1.76%) OpenStack
6 11 (1.76%) Lync
6 11 (1.76%) Apache
7 7 (1.12%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.12%) JBoss
8 6 (0.96%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.80%) SAS
10 4 (0.64%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.64%) Drupal
11 3 (0.48%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.48%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.32%) nginx
12 2 (0.32%) Confluence
Applications
1 29 (4.64%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.40%) MS Office
3 10 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.96%) MS Project
6 5 (0.80%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.48%) FrameMaker
7 3 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.32%) SPSS
9 1 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 11 (1.76%) SAP HR
2 10 (1.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (1.44%) BigMachines
3 9 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (1.28%) Maximo
5 7 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.96%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 5 (0.80%) Workday HCM
7 5 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.32%) SAP R/3
10 2 (0.32%) assyst
10 2 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.32%) ResourceLink
10 2 (0.32%) SAP SRM
10 2 (0.32%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 115 (18.40%) PaaS
2 61 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (8.80%) IaaS
4 44 (7.04%) Cloud Computing
5 26 (4.16%) Force.com
6 22 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
7 16 (2.56%) GitHub
8 9 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (1.12%) Office 365
10 6 (0.96%) SuccessFactors
11 5 (0.80%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.64%) Heroku
12 4 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (0.64%) Route 53
13 2 (0.32%) Boomi
14 1 (0.16%) Joyent
14 1 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.16%) Google Drive
14 1 (0.16%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 34 (5.44%) Firewall
2 31 (4.96%) WAN
3 29 (4.64%) LAN
4 23 (3.68%) Internet
5 21 (3.36%) SAN
6 19 (3.04%) Network Security
6 19 (3.04%) DNS
7 17 (2.72%) VPN
8 15 (2.40%) MPLS
9 10 (1.60%) TCP/IP
10 9 (1.44%) FTP
11 8 (1.28%) SSL
12 7 (1.12%) DHCP
12 7 (1.12%) SNMP
13 6 (0.96%) Ethernet
13 6 (0.96%) HTTP
13 6 (0.96%) VoIP
13 6 (0.96%) WLAN
13 6 (0.96%) VLAN
14 5 (0.80%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (9.92%) SQL Server
2 43 (6.88%) MySQL
3 35 (5.60%) NoSQL
4 22 (3.52%) MongoDB
5 13 (2.08%) Big Data
6 12 (1.92%) Relational Database
7 11 (1.76%) Oracle Database
8 9 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (1.44%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.80%) SAP Data Services
10 5 (0.80%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.64%) SAP BW
11 4 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.64%) DB2
11 4 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.64%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 43 (6.88%) Git (software)
2 30 (4.80%) Subversion
3 26 (4.16%) Jenkins
4 23 (3.68%) Maven
5 22 (3.52%) Selenium
6 13 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (2.08%) Visual Studio
7 11 (1.76%) Oracle APEX
8 9 (1.44%) RSpec
8 9 (1.44%) JIRA
9 7 (1.12%) Jasmine
10 6 (0.96%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.80%) Karma Test Runner
11 5 (0.80%) WebDriver
11 5 (0.80%) JUnit
12 4 (0.64%) Ant
12 4 (0.64%) Hudson
13 3 (0.48%) MSBuild
13 3 (0.48%) Grunt
13 3 (0.48%) PHPUnit
General
1 108 (17.28%) Finance
2 76 (12.16%) Telecoms
3 55 (8.80%) Manufacturing
4 40 (6.40%) Retail
5 39 (6.24%) Marketing
6 37 (5.92%) Banking
7 8 (1.28%) Publishing
8 7 (1.12%) Law
8 7 (1.12%) Legal
8 7 (1.12%) Games
9 6 (0.96%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.80%) Electronics
11 4 (0.64%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.48%) Advertising
12 3 (0.48%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.32%) Billing
13 2 (0.32%) Back Office
14 1 (0.16%) Online Betting
14 1 (0.16%) German Language
14 1 (0.16%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 143 (22.88%) Architect
2 132 (21.12%) Developer
3 77 (12.32%) Analyst
4 63 (10.08%) Consultant
5 61 (9.76%) Project Manager
6 40 (6.40%) Solutions Architect
7 39 (6.24%) Business Analyst
8 34 (5.44%) Technical Architect
9 30 (4.80%) .NET Developer
10 28 (4.48%) Enterprise Architect
11 24 (3.84%) Infrastructure Architect
12 20 (3.20%) ServiceNow Consultant
12 20 (3.20%) Senior Architect
13 19 (3.04%) Administrator
14 15 (2.40%) DevOps Engineer
14 15 (2.40%) Test Analyst
15 13 (2.08%) Front-End Developer
16 12 (1.92%) C# Developer
17 11 (1.76%) UI Programmer
17 11 (1.76%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (14.88%) HTML
2 92 (14.72%) Web Services
3 65 (10.40%) .NET
4 63 (10.08%) CSS
5 56 (8.96%) HTML5
6 41 (6.56%) CSS3
7 39 (6.24%) REST
8 38 (6.08%) jQuery
8 38 (6.08%) SOAP
9 35 (5.60%) XML
10 30 (4.80%) Mason
10 30 (4.80%) Visualforce
11 28 (4.48%) ASP.NET
12 25 (4.00%) AngularJS
13 21 (3.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 21 (3.36%) Ajax
14 20 (3.20%) Middleware
14 20 (3.20%) JSON
15 18 (2.88%) Ruby on Rails
15 18 (2.88%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.04%) Open Source
2 34 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (5.12%) Enterprise Software
4 20 (3.20%) User Experience
5 19 (3.04%) Management Information System
6 12 (1.92%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.60%) GIS
7 10 (1.60%) Visualisation
7 10 (1.60%) Data Structures
8 9 (1.44%) Public Cloud
8 9 (1.44%) Enterprise Cloud
8 9 (1.44%) Data Integration
9 8 (1.28%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.12%) Performance Metrics
10 7 (1.12%) RIA
11 6 (0.96%) Clustering
11 6 (0.96%) Social Media
11 6 (0.96%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.80%) DTV
13 4 (0.64%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 70 (11.20%) Linux
2 68 (10.88%) Windows
3 42 (6.72%) UNIX
4 12 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (1.60%) AIX
6 9 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.28%) CentOS
7 8 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.12%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.80%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.80%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.64%) Fedora
10 4 (0.64%) Android
10 4 (0.64%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.32%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.16%) Solaris
12 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (28.96%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (14.08%) ITIL
3 74 (11.84%) ERP
4 71 (11.36%) SOA
5 56 (8.96%) Project Management
5 56 (8.96%) E-Commerce
6 50 (8.00%) Scrum
7 49 (7.84%) PRINCE2
8 47 (7.52%) TOGAF
9 46 (7.36%) Stakeholder Management
10 40 (6.40%) Migration
11 38 (6.08%) MVC
12 37 (5.92%) CRM
13 36 (5.76%) DevOps
13 36 (5.76%) Configuration Management
13 36 (5.76%) TDD
14 35 (5.60%) Business Analysis
15 34 (5.44%) Enterprise Architecture
16 31 (4.96%) Continuous Integration
16 31 (4.96%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 120 (19.20%) Java
2 90 (14.40%) JavaScript
3 75 (12.00%) SQL
4 47 (7.52%) C#
5 40 (6.40%) Ruby
6 30 (4.80%) Apex Code
7 27 (4.32%) Python
8 26 (4.16%) PHP
9 15 (2.40%) C
10 13 (2.08%) Scala
11 11 (1.76%) Perl
11 11 (1.76%) T-SQL
12 9 (1.44%) Bash Shell
12 9 (1.44%) PL/SQL
12 9 (1.44%) C++
13 8 (1.28%) PowerShell
14 7 (1.12%) PHP5
15 5 (0.80%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.80%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.64%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 37 (5.92%) Degree
2 27 (4.32%) Security Cleared
3 19 (3.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
5 13 (2.08%) SC Cleared
6 11 (1.76%) ISEB
6 11 (1.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 10 (1.60%) CISSP
7 10 (1.60%) MCSE
8 9 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.12%) CISM
10 6 (0.96%) CISA
11 5 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (0.80%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.80%) CCNP
12 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Certified Master
12 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 3 (0.48%) VCAP
12 3 (0.48%) MCTS
12 3 (0.48%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.48%) QA
2 13 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.28%) SLA
4 6 (0.96%) COBIT
5 4 (0.64%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.16%) EMIR
7 1 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 30 (4.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (3.68%) Active Directory
3 14 (2.24%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.60%) vSphere
5 3 (0.48%) vCloud
5 3 (0.48%) Docker
5 3 (0.48%) Varnish
5 3 (0.48%) XenServer
5 3 (0.48%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.32%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.32%) Xen
6 2 (0.32%) OCFS2
7 1 (0.16%) QEMU
7 1 (0.16%) KVM
7 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 30 (4.80%) Puppet
2 24 (3.84%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (2.08%) CloudHub
4 6 (0.96%) Nagios
5 4 (0.64%) ZABBIX
5 4 (0.64%) Cacti
5 4 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (0.64%) SmokePing
5 4 (0.64%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.48%) Windows Intune
6 3 (0.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (0.48%) Ansible
6 3 (0.48%) EdgeSight
6 3 (0.48%) SCCM
6 3 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.48%) Netcool
6 3 (0.48%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.32%) OVSD
7 2 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 93 (14.88%) Microsoft
2 61 (9.76%) Oracle
3 57 (9.12%) Salesforce.com
4 55 (8.80%) SAP
5 50 (8.00%) ServiceNow
6 46 (7.36%) VMware
7 26 (4.16%) IBM
8 25 (4.00%) Citrix
9 17 (2.72%) Red Hat
10 16 (2.56%) HP
11 13 (2.08%) MuleSoft
11 13 (2.08%) Cisco
12 12 (1.92%) Google
12 12 (1.92%) Twitter
13 10 (1.60%) Remedy
13 10 (1.60%) McAfee
13 10 (1.60%) EMC
13 10 (1.60%) Siebel
13 10 (1.60%) Rackspace
13 10 (1.60%) Eloqua
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £550 - £650 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
360 Resourcing Solutions
Rate: £25k per year
Posted: 23 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
360 Resourcing
Rate: £25k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: Unspecified Market rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: MARKET RATE
Posted: Yesterday
Fleet, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £750 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rates paid weekly
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Edison Hill Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Vadis People
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 4 days ago