The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 30 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.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 242 259 338
Rank change year-on-year +17 +79  
Contract jobs citing SaaS 405 451 287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.96% 0.90% 0.59%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.40% 10.98% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 314 181
Median daily rate £500 £450 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £325 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £575 £636
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Median hourly rate £29.70 £19.00 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.31% -30.44%  
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 England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 5471 4107 2560
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.03% 8.22% 5.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3832 2875 1667
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 74 91
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.55% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.80 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.60 £47.50 £36.20
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 England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SaaS in England

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SaaS in England

SaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SaaS in England

SaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SaaS in England

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 30 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
London +69 216 £513 +3.79% 147
South East -38 93 £438 +1.74% 79
South West +13 23 £438 +25.00% 19
North West +31 20 £575 +27.77% 21
West Midlands +18 16 £450 +5.88% 12
East of England -42 15 £421 -0.88% 15
Yorkshire +21 11 £430 -9.47% 13
East Midlands -7 6 £500 +42.85% 21
Midlands +9 1 £500 +11.11%
SaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 30 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 England region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 343 (38.50%) Agile Software Development
2 273 (30.64%) PaaS
3 253 (28.40%) IaaS
4 192 (21.55%) Microsoft
5 181 (20.31%) ITIL
6 172 (19.30%) DevOps
7 156 (17.51%) Windows
8 145 (16.27%) Linux
9 143 (16.05%) Open Source
10 135 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
11 130 (14.59%) Amazon AWS
12 127 (14.25%) Oracle
13 126 (14.14%) Change Management
14 122 (13.69%) Finance
15 117 (13.13%) Java
16 112 (12.57%) JavaScript
17 111 (12.46%) SQL
18 110 (12.35%) Scrum
19 106 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
20 102 (11.45%) PRINCE2
20 102 (11.45%) MS Excel
21 101 (11.34%) Web Services
22 97 (10.89%) Data Management
23 93 (10.44%) HTML
23 93 (10.44%) Project Management
24 91 (10.21%) .NET
25 90 (10.10%) Service Management
26 82 (9.20%) SQL Server
27 76 (8.53%) Unix
28 74 (8.31%) Stakeholder Management

SaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 43 (4.83%) WebSphere
2 35 (3.93%) SharePoint
3 23 (2.58%) CMS
3 23 (2.58%) IIS
4 22 (2.47%) Apache
5 18 (2.02%) Oracle Application Server
6 16 (1.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 14 (1.57%) Confluence
7 14 (1.57%) MS Exchange
7 14 (1.57%) Skype for Business
8 13 (1.46%) Tomcat
9 11 (1.23%) Drupal
10 10 (1.12%) OpenStack
10 10 (1.12%) WebLogic
11 9 (1.01%) JBoss
11 9 (1.01%) nginx
12 8 (0.90%) PowerExchange
13 7 (0.79%) NServiceBus
14 6 (0.67%) Apache Spark
14 6 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 102 (11.45%) MS Excel
2 52 (5.84%) MS PowerPoint
3 19 (2.13%) MS Office
4 12 (1.35%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.23%) MS Project
6 2 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.22%) HipChat
6 2 (0.22%) InVision
6 2 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (2.92%) Oracle EBS
2 22 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (2.02%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (0.67%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 6 (0.67%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.67%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.67%) SAP GRC
6 5 (0.56%) Oracle Payroll
6 5 (0.56%) Oracle Retail
6 5 (0.56%) SAP HR
7 4 (0.45%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.34%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.34%) Oracle FAH
8 3 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 273 (30.64%) PaaS
2 253 (28.40%) IaaS
3 135 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 130 (14.59%) Amazon AWS
5 37 (4.15%) Office 365
6 27 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (2.36%) SuccessFactors
8 10 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (1.01%) Boomi
9 9 (1.01%) GitHub
9 9 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (0.79%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (0.79%) IBM Cloud
10 7 (0.79%) Oracle CX
11 6 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.67%) Force.com
12 5 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (0.45%) Mimecast
13 4 (0.45%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 54 (6.06%) Firewall
2 39 (4.38%) LDAP
3 32 (3.59%) DNS
4 30 (3.37%) VPN
5 24 (2.69%) LAN
6 22 (2.47%) WAN
7 21 (2.36%) Internet
8 16 (1.80%) DHCP
8 16 (1.80%) TCP/IP
9 15 (1.68%) VoIP
10 14 (1.57%) SAN
11 12 (1.35%) SSL
12 11 (1.23%) Network Security
13 9 (1.01%) Intrusion Detection
14 8 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (0.79%) MPLS
15 7 (0.79%) Skype
16 6 (0.67%) Intranet
16 6 (0.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (9.20%) SQL Server
2 38 (4.26%) MongoDB
2 38 (4.26%) Oracle Database
3 34 (3.82%) MySQL
4 31 (3.48%) Big Data
5 26 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
6 22 (2.47%) NoSQL
6 22 (2.47%) Oracle Reports
7 18 (2.02%) DB2
7 18 (2.02%) Hadoop
7 18 (2.02%) Oracle Database 12c
8 14 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (1.57%) Relational Database
8 14 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (1.23%) NonStop SQL
11 9 (1.01%) Power BI
12 8 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 8 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
12 8 (0.90%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 30 (3.37%) Git (software)
2 25 (2.81%) JIRA
3 22 (2.47%) Jenkins
4 8 (0.90%) Cucumber
5 7 (0.79%) JSUnit
5 7 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (0.79%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.67%) GoCD
6 6 (0.67%) Selenium
6 6 (0.67%) Talend Open Studio
6 6 (0.67%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.56%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.56%) Zephyr
8 4 (0.45%) AppScan
8 4 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.45%) FitNesse
8 4 (0.45%) Grunt
8 4 (0.45%) Mercurial
8 4 (0.45%) Mocha
8 4 (0.45%) Subversion
General
1 122 (13.69%) Finance
2 37 (4.15%) Marketing
3 27 (3.03%) Retail
4 26 (2.92%) Banking
5 24 (2.69%) Telecoms
6 18 (2.02%) Legal
7 17 (1.91%) Advertising
8 15 (1.68%) Back Office
9 10 (1.12%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.79%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.67%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.56%) Electronics
14 4 (0.45%) Publishing
15 3 (0.34%) Billing
15 3 (0.34%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.34%) Law
15 3 (0.34%) Military
16 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 177 (19.87%) Architect
2 130 (14.59%) Developer
3 85 (9.54%) Analyst
4 74 (8.31%) Solutions Architect
5 69 (7.74%) Consultant
6 57 (6.40%) Project Manager
7 48 (5.39%) Cloud Architect
8 40 (4.49%) DBA
9 34 (3.82%) Operations Engineer
10 32 (3.59%) Administrator
11 30 (3.37%) .NET Developer
11 30 (3.37%) Oracle DBA
12 29 (3.25%) Business Analyst
13 26 (2.92%) Infrastructure Architect
13 26 (2.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 26 (2.92%) Senior Operations Engineer
14 24 (2.69%) Technical Architect
15 23 (2.58%) Support Analyst
16 22 (2.47%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 21 (2.36%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (11.34%) Web Services
2 93 (10.44%) HTML
3 91 (10.21%) .NET
4 70 (7.86%) CSS
5 50 (5.61%) XML
6 45 (5.05%) REST
7 38 (4.26%) AngularJS
8 36 (4.04%) HTML5
9 35 (3.93%) SOAP
10 27 (3.03%) JSON
11 26 (2.92%) jQuery
12 25 (2.81%) ASP.NET
13 24 (2.69%) React
14 19 (2.13%) Middleware
15 18 (2.02%) ASP.NET Web API
15 18 (2.02%) CSS3
15 18 (2.02%) Node.js
15 18 (2.02%) SAML
16 16 (1.80%) Akka
16 16 (1.80%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 106 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (6.73%) Data Centre
3 59 (6.62%) Management Information System
4 46 (5.16%) User Experience
5 25 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
6 19 (2.13%) Mobile App
7 17 (1.91%) Tandem
8 15 (1.68%) CMDB
8 15 (1.68%) Public Cloud
9 13 (1.46%) Life Science
10 12 (1.35%) Computer Science
10 12 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
10 12 (1.35%) Social Media
11 11 (1.23%) CESG
11 11 (1.23%) CESG CLAS
12 8 (0.90%) Private Cloud
12 8 (0.90%) Smartphone
13 7 (0.79%) PKI
14 6 (0.67%) Driving Licence
14 6 (0.67%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 156 (17.51%) Windows
2 145 (16.27%) Linux
3 76 (8.53%) Unix
4 60 (6.73%) AIX
5 43 (4.83%) Windows XP
6 40 (4.49%) Windows 2000
7 35 (3.93%) Windows Server
8 23 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (1.57%) Windows 10
11 12 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (1.35%) Windows 7
12 9 (1.01%) Android
13 8 (0.90%) MVS
14 7 (0.79%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.67%) HPUX
15 6 (0.67%) Solaris
15 6 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.67%) zOS
16 5 (0.56%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (38.50%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (20.31%) ITIL
3 172 (19.30%) DevOps
4 143 (16.05%) Open Source
5 126 (14.14%) Change Management
6 110 (12.35%) Scrum
7 102 (11.45%) PRINCE2
8 97 (10.89%) Data Management
9 93 (10.44%) Project Management
10 90 (10.10%) Service Management
11 74 (8.31%) ITSM
11 74 (8.31%) Stakeholder Management
12 71 (7.97%) TDD
13 67 (7.52%) Problem Management
14 65 (7.30%) Migration
15 61 (6.85%) CRM
16 60 (6.73%) Continuous Improvement
17 59 (6.62%) TOGAF
18 53 (5.95%) SDLC
19 52 (5.84%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 117 (13.13%) Java
2 112 (12.57%) JavaScript
3 111 (12.46%) SQL
4 60 (6.73%) C#
5 54 (6.06%) Python
6 41 (4.60%) PHP
7 35 (3.93%) PowerShell
8 29 (3.25%) Perl
9 25 (2.81%) Ruby
10 21 (2.36%) Scala
11 19 (2.13%) C
12 16 (1.80%) Bash Shell
13 13 (1.46%) C++
14 11 (1.23%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.79%) Apex Code
15 7 (0.79%) R
16 5 (0.56%) Go
16 5 (0.56%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.56%) TypeScript
17 3 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 71 (7.97%) Security Cleared
2 55 (6.17%) Degree
3 53 (5.95%) SC Cleared
4 28 (3.14%) CISSP
5 18 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
5 18 (2.02%) ISEB
6 15 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (1.23%) CLAS
8 10 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.90%) MCSE
9 8 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (0.79%) CISA
10 7 (0.79%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.79%) GCIH
10 7 (0.79%) GIAC
11 5 (0.56%) AWS Certification
11 5 (0.56%) CCIE
11 5 (0.56%) CEH
11 5 (0.56%) CISM
11 5 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.94%) SLA
2 26 (2.92%) QA
3 23 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (2.36%) Disclosure Scotland
5 15 (1.68%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.79%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.45%) GxP
8 3 (0.34%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 3 (0.34%) GAMP
8 3 (0.34%) GPG13
8 3 (0.34%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.34%) PMO
9 2 (0.22%) IFRS
9 2 (0.22%) IFRS 9
9 2 (0.22%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.22%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.11%) COBIT
10 1 (0.11%) GCP
10 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 54 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 33 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (2.69%) Hyper-V
4 17 (1.91%) Docker
5 11 (1.23%) KVM
6 5 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.45%) vSphere
8 3 (0.34%) Oracle Clusterware
8 3 (0.34%) XenApp
9 2 (0.22%) Gluster
9 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.22%) Xen
10 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.11%) Snort
10 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (2.69%) Puppet
2 13 (1.46%) Ansible
3 12 (1.35%) AirWatch
4 11 (1.23%) SCCM
5 10 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (1.01%) Kubernetes
7 7 (0.79%) Nagios
8 4 (0.45%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.45%) HP Fortify
8 4 (0.45%) WSUS
9 3 (0.34%) Cacti
9 3 (0.34%) EMC VPLEX
9 3 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.34%) Mesos
9 3 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.34%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (0.22%) Consul
10 2 (0.22%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.22%) SCOM
10 2 (0.22%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 192 (21.55%) Microsoft
2 127 (14.25%) Oracle
3 63 (7.07%) VMware
4 52 (5.84%) ServiceNow
5 34 (3.82%) Salesforce.com
6 32 (3.59%) SAP
7 28 (3.14%) Google
8 27 (3.03%) HP
9 25 (2.81%) Cisco
10 23 (2.58%) Workday
11 19 (2.13%) Red Hat
12 17 (1.91%) Remedy
13 15 (1.68%) Citrix
13 15 (1.68%) IBM
14 13 (1.46%) CA
15 12 (1.35%) CheckPoint
15 12 (1.35%) Juniper
16 11 (1.23%) Dell
16 11 (1.23%) MuleSoft
16 11 (1.23%) Splunk
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Rochester, Kent
Arnold Ash Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Towcester, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Client Server
Rate: £450 to £500 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Interact Consulting
Rate: 650-700pd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
onezeero.
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
Rullion
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £225 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Blue Glue
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West England
Montash Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
IntaPeople
Rate: £575 - £625 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Eames Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
West London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Washington Frank
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth
Spectrum IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago