Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for SaaS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SaaS over the 6 months to 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 116 120
Rank change year-on-year +24 +4 +6
Contract jobs citing SaaS 88 37 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.22% 0.96% 1.36%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.15% 8.08% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 22 52
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £444 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.04% +33.96% -7.99%
10th Percentile £357 £350 £167
90th Percentile £638 £560 £586
South East median daily rate £500 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% +6.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £19.61
South East median hourly rate - £36.50 £19.61
% change year-on-year - +86.13% +56.88%

SaaS is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 789 458 556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.90% 11.93% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 260 319
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £297 £228
90th Percentile £638 £575 £563
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 8
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £12.50 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -36.26% +35.24%
10th Percentile £13.88 £11.25 £11.68
90th Percentile £27.50 £32.13 £20.52
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year +15.15% -18.52% -2.41%

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing SaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for SaaS in Berkshire

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SaaS in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SaaS in Berkshire

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in Berkshire over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SaaS in Berkshire

SaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SaaS in Berkshire

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 17 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +17 37 £475 - 28
Bracknell +12 19 £413 +17.86% 7
Windsor +2 2 - - 2
Slough -6 1 - - 3
Maidenhead -10 1 - - 3
Newbury -10 1 £500 +14.29% 2
Wokingham - 1 - - 4
SaaS
South East

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 44 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (31.82%) Microsoft
3 24 (27.27%) VPN
4 21 (23.86%) Amazon AWS
5 19 (21.59%) Telecoms
6 18 (20.45%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (20.45%) PaaS
7 17 (19.32%) Finance
7 17 (19.32%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (18.18%) Migration
8 16 (18.18%) Visual Studio Team System
8 16 (18.18%) GitHub
9 15 (17.05%) DevOps
9 15 (17.05%) Windows
10 14 (15.91%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (14.77%) .NET
11 13 (14.77%) Retail
11 13 (14.77%) Supplier Management
11 13 (14.77%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (13.64%) Serverless
12 12 (13.64%) Logistics
12 12 (13.64%) DNS
12 12 (13.64%) Active Directory
13 11 (12.50%) TCP/IP
13 11 (12.50%) Single Sign-On
13 11 (12.50%) Contract Management
14 10 (11.36%) Web Services
14 10 (11.36%) Degree
15 9 (10.23%) Business Analysis
15 9 (10.23%) .NET Framework

SaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 5 (5.68%) OpenStack
1 5 (5.68%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.27%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.27%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.14%) Apache
3 1 (1.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.27%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) ENOVIA
2 1 (1.14%) Magento
2 1 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.14%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 44 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (23.86%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (20.45%) PaaS
4 16 (18.18%) GitHub
5 12 (13.64%) Serverless
6 9 (10.23%) IaaS
7 8 (9.09%) Office 365
8 7 (7.95%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (6.82%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (6.82%) Azure Functions
10 4 (4.55%) OneDrive
11 3 (3.41%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (3.41%) HP Helion
12 1 (1.14%) BrowserStack
12 1 (1.14%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (1.14%) SoftLayer
12 1 (1.14%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 24 (27.27%) VPN
2 12 (13.64%) DNS
3 11 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 9 (10.23%) Firewall
5 6 (6.82%) Internet
5 6 (6.82%) Reverse Proxy
5 6 (6.82%) Skype
6 5 (5.68%) DHCP
6 5 (5.68%) Network Security
7 3 (3.41%) Software-Defined Networking
7 3 (3.41%) WAN
7 3 (3.41%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.27%) SSL
9 1 (1.14%) 3G
9 1 (1.14%) LTE
9 1 (1.14%) NAS
9 1 (1.14%) SAN
9 1 (1.14%) SSH
9 1 (1.14%) VoLTE
9 1 (1.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.68%) Cosmos DB
1 5 (5.68%) RDBMS
1 5 (5.68%) Relational Database
1 5 (5.68%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.41%) Big Data
2 3 (3.41%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (3.41%) Oracle Smart View
3 1 (1.14%) MySQL
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (18.18%) Visual Studio Team System
2 14 (15.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.27%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.27%) Hudson
3 2 (2.27%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.27%) JIRA
3 2 (2.27%) JMeter
3 2 (2.27%) Selenium
4 1 (1.14%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.14%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (21.59%) Telecoms
2 17 (19.32%) Finance
3 13 (14.77%) Retail
4 4 (4.55%) Back Office
5 3 (3.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (28.41%) Architect
2 16 (18.18%) Developer
3 11 (12.50%) IT Manager
4 10 (11.36%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (9.09%) Technical Architect
5 8 (9.09%) Vendor Manager
6 7 (7.95%) IT Programme Manager
6 7 (7.95%) Programme Manager
6 7 (7.95%) Transformation Manager
6 7 (7.95%) Transformation Programme Manager
7 6 (6.82%) .NET Developer
7 6 (6.82%) Consultant
7 6 (6.82%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (6.82%) Lead .NET Developer
7 6 (6.82%) Lead Developer
8 5 (5.68%) Contracts Manager
8 5 (5.68%) Project Manager
9 4 (4.55%) Cloud Architect
9 4 (4.55%) Security Architect
10 3 (3.41%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.77%) .NET
2 10 (11.36%) Web Services
3 9 (10.23%) .NET Framework
4 6 (6.82%) AngularJS
4 6 (6.82%) HTML
4 6 (6.82%) Node.js
5 5 (5.68%) SAML
6 4 (4.55%) CSS
6 4 (4.55%) HTML5
7 3 (3.41%) jQuery
7 3 (3.41%) LDAP
8 2 (2.27%) JSON
8 2 (2.27%) XML
9 1 (1.14%) CakePHP
9 1 (1.14%) LAMP
9 1 (1.14%) LESS
9 1 (1.14%) REST
9 1 (1.14%) Semantic HTML
9 1 (1.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.14%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.23%) Public Cloud
2 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Licensing
2 6 (6.82%) PKI
2 6 (6.82%) Replication
3 4 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.55%) Social Media
3 4 (4.55%) User Experience
4 3 (3.41%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.27%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.14%) Clustering
6 1 (1.14%) CMDB
6 1 (1.14%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.14%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.14%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.14%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.14%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.05%) Windows
2 8 (9.09%) Linux
3 4 (4.55%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.41%) Android
4 3 (3.41%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.41%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.14%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.14%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.45%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (19.32%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (18.18%) Migration
4 15 (17.05%) DevOps
5 13 (14.77%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (14.77%) Supplier Management
6 12 (13.64%) Logistics
7 11 (12.50%) Contract Management
8 9 (10.23%) Business Analysis
8 9 (10.23%) Programme Delivery
8 9 (10.23%) Programme Management
8 9 (10.23%) Waterfall
9 8 (9.09%) Project Management
10 7 (7.95%) Mentoring
10 7 (7.95%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 6 (6.82%) BDD
11 6 (6.82%) Deployment Automation
11 6 (6.82%) OO
11 6 (6.82%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (6.82%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.23%) C#
1 9 (10.23%) JavaScript
2 8 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 7 (7.95%) Java
4 5 (5.68%) Bash Shell
5 4 (4.55%) SQL
6 3 (3.41%) Python
7 1 (1.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (11.36%) Degree
2 9 (10.23%) PgMP
2 9 (10.23%) PMI Certification
3 7 (7.95%) Security Cleared
4 6 (6.82%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.14%) CISM
5 1 (1.14%) CISSP
5 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.14%) PhD
5 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.14%) PMO
1 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 12 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.82%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (5.68%) Docker
4 4 (4.55%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (12.50%) Single Sign-On
2 6 (6.82%) SCCM
3 5 (5.68%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (5.68%) Puppet
3 5 (5.68%) Terraform
4 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.14%) Netcool
4 1 (1.14%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (1.14%) OpenView
4 1 (1.14%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 28 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.55%) Okta
2 4 (4.55%) Oracle
2 4 (4.55%) ServiceNow
3 3 (3.41%) Hyperion
3 3 (3.41%) Samsung
4 2 (2.27%) IBM
4 2 (2.27%) Mirantis
4 2 (2.27%) SAP
5 1 (1.14%) Blue Prism
5 1 (1.14%) BMC
5 1 (1.14%) Cisco
5 1 (1.14%) Google
5 1 (1.14%) Juniper
5 1 (1.14%) Nokia
5 1 (1.14%) Remedy
5 1 (1.14%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.14%) VMware