The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for SaaS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 36 17 35
Rank change year-on-year -19 +18  
Contract jobs citing SaaS 4 31 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.28% 7.62% 0.63%
As % of the Cloud Services category 12.50% 46.27% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 21 2
Median daily rate £210 £425 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.58% -1.73%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £436 £425
% change year-on-year +3.15% +2.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 - £12.10

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

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 32 67 36
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 10.22% 16.46% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 50 27
Median daily rate £425 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £413 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £554
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £18.25 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing SaaS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Job vacancy trend for SaaS in Cambridge

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SaaS in Cambridge

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in Cambridge over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SaaS in Cambridge

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 across the Cambridge region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 3 (42.86%) PHP
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 2 (28.57%) MVC
2 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) Web Development
2 2 (28.57%) Test Management
2 2 (28.57%) Time Management
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (14.29%) OAuth2
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
3 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
3 1 (14.29%) REST
3 1 (14.29%) Laravel
3 1 (14.29%) FastCGI
3 1 (14.29%) MariaDB
3 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (14.29%) OAuth

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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 1 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MariaDB
1 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
1 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Angular Developer
3 1 (14.29%) AWS Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Azure Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
3 1 (14.29%) PHP Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior C# .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Ajax
2 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 1 (14.29%) CodeIgniter
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) FastCGI
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) jQuery
2 1 (14.29%) JSON
2 1 (14.29%) Laravel
2 1 (14.29%) OAuth
2 1 (14.29%) OAuth2
2 1 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) SAML
2 1 (14.29%) Symfony
2 1 (14.29%) WPF
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Augmented Reality
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
1 2 (28.57%) MVC
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
1 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
1 2 (28.57%) Test Management
1 2 (28.57%) Time Management
1 2 (28.57%) Web Development
2 1 (14.29%) Biometrics
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 1 (14.29%) Logistics
2 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
2 1 (14.29%) SOA
2 1 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PHP
2 2 (28.57%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) Perl
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Tcl
3 1 (14.29%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Zend