The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software as a Service (SaaS)
England / East of England
Rank 112 66 116
Rank change year-on-year -46 +50  
Contract jobs citing SaaS 16 61 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.75% 2.48% 0.38%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.43% 28.77% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 42 9
Median daily rate £421 £425 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.88% -1.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £400 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £550 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £423
% change year-on-year +3.44% +2.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £51.00 - -
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 the East of England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 249 212 137
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 11.69% 8.63% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 142 103
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £327 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 4
Median hourly rate £36.50 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +143.33% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £15.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £15.40 £24.75
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 the East of England

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

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SaaS in the East of England

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in the East of England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SaaS in the East of England

SaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SaaS in the East of England

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 26 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
Suffolk +2 5 £375 -11.76%
Cambridgeshire -22 5 £210 -50.58% 4
Bedfordshire -12 3 £418 -20.47%
Hertfordshire -4 2 £513 -10.86% 5
Essex -6 1 £600 +24.35% 2
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 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 of England region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 9 (31.03%) .NET
2 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (27.59%) PaaS
3 7 (24.14%) PHP
3 7 (24.14%) JavaScript
3 7 (24.14%) Windows
4 6 (20.69%) Oracle
4 6 (20.69%) Web Services
5 5 (17.24%) CRM
5 5 (17.24%) VMware
5 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (17.24%) Waterfall
5 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
6 4 (13.79%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
6 4 (13.79%) Oracle CX
6 4 (13.79%) Presales
6 4 (13.79%) Windows Server
6 4 (13.79%) IaaS
6 4 (13.79%) Migration
6 4 (13.79%) Marketing
6 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
6 4 (13.79%) Linux
6 4 (13.79%) ITIL
6 4 (13.79%) Java
6 4 (13.79%) C#
7 3 (10.34%) HTML
7 3 (10.34%) SQL
7 3 (10.34%) CSS

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 2 (6.90%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.45%) Apache
2 1 (3.45%) CMS
2 1 (3.45%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) nginx
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) NetSuite
1 1 (3.45%) Odoo
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (27.59%) PaaS
2 5 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (13.79%) IaaS
3 4 (13.79%) Oracle CX
4 1 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (3.45%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) Firewall
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (3.45%) DNS
2 1 (3.45%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) MySQL
3 1 (3.45%) Big Data
3 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.45%) MariaDB
3 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) JIRA
2 1 (3.45%) Selenium
2 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (13.79%) Marketing
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Developer
2 5 (17.24%) Architect
3 4 (13.79%) Consultant
3 4 (13.79%) CRM Consultant
3 4 (13.79%) IT Manager
4 3 (10.34%) .NET Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.90%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (6.90%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Service Management Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Systems Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) .NET
2 6 (20.69%) Web Services
3 3 (10.34%) CSS
3 3 (10.34%) HTML
4 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
4 2 (6.90%) jQuery
4 2 (6.90%) Redux
5 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1 (3.45%) CSS3
5 1 (3.45%) FastCGI
5 1 (3.45%) HTML5
5 1 (3.45%) Laravel
5 1 (3.45%) LESS
5 1 (3.45%) OAuth
5 1 (3.45%) OAuth2
5 1 (3.45%) REST
5 1 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (3.45%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (3.45%) EMC VNX
4 1 (3.45%) FlexPod
4 1 (3.45%) HP Storage
4 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.45%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.45%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Linux
2 4 (13.79%) Windows Server
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.90%) Ubuntu
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (17.24%) CRM
2 5 (17.24%) Waterfall
3 4 (13.79%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
3 4 (13.79%) ITIL
3 4 (13.79%) Migration
3 4 (13.79%) Presales
3 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (10.34%) MVC
4 3 (10.34%) Project Management
5 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
5 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.90%) ERP
5 2 (6.90%) Front End Development
5 2 (6.90%) Release Management
5 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.90%) Service Management
5 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
5 2 (6.90%) Test Management
5 2 (6.90%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) JavaScript
1 7 (24.14%) PHP
2 4 (13.79%) C#
2 4 (13.79%) Java
3 3 (10.34%) SQL
4 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.45%) Perl
5 1 (3.45%) Python
5 1 (3.45%) Tcl
5 1 (3.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) CCIP
2 1 (3.45%) CCNA
2 1 (3.45%) CCNP
2 1 (3.45%) CCSP
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.45%) MCP
2 1 (3.45%) MCSA
2 1 (3.45%) MCSE
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) HIPAA
1 1 (3.45%) QA
1 1 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (6.90%) vSphere
3 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.45%) Snort
3 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) EMC VPLEX
1 1 (3.45%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Oracle
2 5 (17.24%) VMware
3 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.34%) Cisco
5 2 (6.90%) Acronis
5 2 (6.90%) CyberArk
5 2 (6.90%) Lotus
5 2 (6.90%) NetApp
5 2 (6.90%) Splunk
6 1 (3.45%) 3PAR
6 1 (3.45%) Becrypt
6 1 (3.45%) DevExpress
6 1 (3.45%) Epicor
6 1 (3.45%) Hitachi
6 1 (3.45%) Imperva
6 1 (3.45%) Sage
6 1 (3.45%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.45%) SolidFire
6 1 (3.45%) Tufin
6 1 (3.45%) Workday