The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software as a Service (SaaS)
England / East Midlands
Rank 92 88 88
Rank change year-on-year -4 0  
Contract jobs citing SaaS 7 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.47% 0.43% 0.60%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.69% 9.86% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 6
Median daily rate £500 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% +27.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £325 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £565 £344
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £420
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.95 - £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 the East Midlands with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 123 71 49
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 8.26% 4.37% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 54 26
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 9
Median hourly rate £10.75 £12.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.41% -33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.23 £10.40 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.38 £14.00 £20.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -17.92% -13.35%  

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SaaS in the East Midlands

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SaaS in the East Midlands

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire -4 2 £700 +100.00% 1
Derbyshire - 2 £425 - 2
Leicestershire -12 1 £550 +41.93% 2
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 7
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 11 (40.74%) SAP
2 8 (29.63%) .NET
3 7 (25.93%) C#
3 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.93%) PaaS
3 7 (25.93%) MuleSoft
4 6 (22.22%) IaaS
4 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (22.22%) XML
4 6 (22.22%) Linux
4 6 (22.22%) Python
5 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
5 5 (18.52%) SQL
6 4 (14.81%) ETL
6 4 (14.81%) Business Analysis
6 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (14.81%) GAP Analysis
6 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
6 4 (14.81%) Aerospace
6 4 (14.81%) Validation
6 4 (14.81%) MongoDB
6 4 (14.81%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (14.81%) NoSQL
6 4 (14.81%) R
6 4 (14.81%) Tableau
6 4 (14.81%) Process Improvement
6 4 (14.81%) Business Process Improvement
6 4 (14.81%) Talend
6 4 (14.81%) Degree
6 4 (14.81%) JSON

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 4 (14.81%) Apache Spark
2 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.70%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.93%) PaaS
2 6 (22.22%) IaaS
2 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (11.11%) Boomi
3 3 (11.11%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (3.70%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (14.81%) Data Lake
1 4 (14.81%) Hadoop
1 4 (14.81%) HDInsight
1 4 (14.81%) InfluxDB
1 4 (14.81%) MongoDB
1 4 (14.81%) NoSQL
1 4 (14.81%) OpenTSDB
1 4 (14.81%) Power BI
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (7.41%) JIRA
3 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.70%) Selenium
3 1 (3.70%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (14.81%) Aerospace
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Consultant
2 10 (37.04%) Functional Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) Data Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Integration Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) SaaS Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) SAP Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) SAP Functional Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) SAP Integration Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Applications Support
5 1 (3.70%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Integration Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Programme Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Security Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Software Project Manager
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) .NET
2 6 (22.22%) XML
3 4 (14.81%) JSON
4 3 (11.11%) Web Services
5 2 (7.41%) SOAP
5 2 (7.41%) WSDL
6 1 (3.70%) boto
6 1 (3.70%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (3.70%) J2EE
6 1 (3.70%) Serverless Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (3.70%) EPoS
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) AIX
2 1 (3.70%) Unix
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
2 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (14.81%) Business Analysis
2 4 (14.81%) Business Process Improvement
2 4 (14.81%) Data Validation
2 4 (14.81%) ETL
2 4 (14.81%) GAP Analysis
2 4 (14.81%) Mathematics
2 4 (14.81%) Process Improvement
2 4 (14.81%) Validation
3 3 (11.11%) Change Management
3 3 (11.11%) DevOps
3 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.41%) ERP
4 2 (7.41%) Open Source
4 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.41%) SOA
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.70%) Load Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) C#
2 6 (22.22%) Python
3 5 (18.52%) SQL
4 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
4 4 (14.81%) R
5 3 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Docker
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) SAP
2 7 (25.93%) MuleSoft
3 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
4 4 (14.81%) Tableau
4 4 (14.81%) Talend
5 3 (11.11%) Dell
5 3 (11.11%) Workday
6 1 (3.70%) F5
6 1 (3.70%) Google
6 1 (3.70%) SOASTA, Inc