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 June 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.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 26 53
Rank change year-on-year -8 +27  
Contract jobs citing SaaS 6 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.03% 5.31% 0.88%
As % of the Cloud Services category 13.04% 29.23% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 3
Median daily rate £225 £413 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.45% -4.62%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +4.41% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £19.61 £20.00
% change year-on-year +231.46% -1.95%  

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 46 65 78
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 15.54% 18.16% 17.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 46 64
Median daily rate £350 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £400 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £525 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.14 £27.50
% change year-on-year +79.64% -41.30%  

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) JIRA
2 2 (20.00%) Test Management
2 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (20.00%) Time Management
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (20.00%) PHP
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) CSS
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) Flask
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) Ajax
3 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Web Development
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) Apache
3 1 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (10.00%) VoIP
3 1 (10.00%) WAN

SaaS
Co-occurring 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 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) VoIP
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MariaDB
1 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
1 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
3 1 (10.00%) PHP Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Python Developer
3 1 (10.00%) SaaS Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Software Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) CSS
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) Ajax
2 1 (10.00%) CodeIgniter
2 1 (10.00%) Django
2 1 (10.00%) Flask
2 1 (10.00%) jQuery
2 1 (10.00%) Laravel
2 1 (10.00%) REST
2 1 (10.00%) SQLAlchemy
2 1 (10.00%) Symfony
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Mac OS
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Test Management
2 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Logistics
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PHP
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) MCP
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) Zend