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 27 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)
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 251 229 326
Rank change year-on-year -22 +97  
Contract jobs citing SaaS 409 554 337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.95% 1.12% 0.67%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.77% 10.99% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 391 190
Median daily rate £475 £450 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.47% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 7
Median hourly rate £55.00 £19.31 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +184.90% -43.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.05 £16.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £19.61 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £19.61 £16.25
% change year-on-year +231.46% +20.67%  

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 6039 5043 3215
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.96% 10.17% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4110 3583 2114
Median daily rate £475 £467 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.65% +13.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £390
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 66 63
Median hourly rate £29.00 £19.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.63% -45.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £43.50 £40.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +75.75% -36.53%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 -29 193 £500 - 181
South East -11 88 £425 +19.71% 59
North West +23 32 £550 +37.50% 20
West Midlands +24 27 £500 +5.26% 15
East of England -18 23 £400 -3.03% 21
South West -21 19 £400 -20.00% 25
East Midlands +4 16 £400 +6.66% 10
Yorkshire +2 10 £475 -5.00% 8
Midlands +10 2 - - 25
SaaS
UK

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

1 255 (31.99%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (25.97%) PaaS
3 183 (22.96%) Amazon AWS
4 178 (22.33%) IaaS
5 157 (19.70%) Finance
6 150 (18.82%) Microsoft
7 132 (16.56%) DevOps
8 131 (16.44%) Microsoft Azure
9 104 (13.05%) JavaScript
10 102 (12.80%) HTML
10 102 (12.80%) Web Services
11 99 (12.42%) Java
12 98 (12.30%) Oracle
13 94 (11.79%) SQL
14 91 (11.42%) ITIL
15 90 (11.29%) Linux
16 89 (11.17%) CSS
17 81 (10.16%) Project Management
17 81 (10.16%) Windows
18 80 (10.04%) Open Source
19 79 (9.91%) Migration
20 77 (9.66%) .NET
21 73 (9.16%) Firewall
22 71 (8.91%) Scrum
23 70 (8.78%) Continuous Integration
24 69 (8.66%) VMware
25 68 (8.53%) Salesforce.com
26 67 (8.41%) SQL Server
26 67 (8.41%) REST
27 63 (7.90%) C#

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 32 (4.02%) SharePoint
2 23 (2.89%) CMS
3 21 (2.63%) Confluence
4 14 (1.76%) OpenStack
5 13 (1.63%) Cloud Foundry
5 13 (1.63%) JBoss
6 12 (1.51%) Apache
7 11 (1.38%) NServiceBus
8 10 (1.25%) MS Exchange
8 10 (1.25%) WebLogic
9 9 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (1.00%) nginx
11 7 (0.88%) IIS
11 7 (0.88%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 5 (0.63%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.63%) Drupal
13 5 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (0.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.38%) InVision
5 3 (0.38%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.25%) HipChat
6 2 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 18 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.75%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (0.75%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 6 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
3 6 (0.75%) Oracle Retail
4 5 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.63%) NetSuite
4 5 (0.63%) Oracle Payroll
4 5 (0.63%) SAP HR
5 4 (0.50%) Eloqua
5 4 (0.50%) iTrent
6 3 (0.38%) Oracle FAH
6 3 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.25%) Relativity
7 2 (0.25%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.25%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 207 (25.97%) PaaS
2 183 (22.96%) Amazon AWS
3 178 (22.33%) IaaS
4 131 (16.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 43 (5.40%) Office 365
6 28 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (2.38%) SuccessFactors
8 18 (2.26%) GitHub
9 14 (1.76%) AWS Lambda
10 12 (1.51%) Azure Active Directory
11 11 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
12 10 (1.25%) Heroku
12 10 (1.25%) OpenShift
13 9 (1.13%) Amazon S3
14 8 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 6 (0.75%) Force.com
15 6 (0.75%) Taleo
16 5 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 5 (0.63%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 73 (9.16%) Firewall
2 43 (5.40%) DNS
3 42 (5.27%) VPN
4 36 (4.52%) Internet
5 26 (3.26%) LAN
6 25 (3.14%) TCP/IP
6 25 (3.14%) WAN
7 22 (2.76%) LDAP
8 16 (2.01%) SSL
9 14 (1.76%) HTTP
10 13 (1.63%) Network Security
11 12 (1.51%) VoIP
12 10 (1.25%) DHCP
12 10 (1.25%) Intranet
12 10 (1.25%) SAN
12 10 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (1.13%) Intrusion Detection
14 7 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
15 6 (0.75%) X.509
16 5 (0.63%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (8.41%) SQL Server
2 44 (5.52%) Big Data
3 31 (3.89%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (3.26%) MongoDB
5 22 (2.76%) NoSQL
6 19 (2.38%) MySQL
7 17 (2.13%) Relational Database
8 15 (1.88%) Hadoop
9 14 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (1.63%) Amazon Redshift
11 11 (1.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 10 (1.25%) Oracle Database
12 10 (1.25%) Power BI
13 9 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (1.00%) RDBMS
15 7 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
15 7 (0.88%) Apache Hive
15 7 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
15 7 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 41 (5.14%) Jenkins
2 36 (4.52%) Git (software)
3 34 (4.27%) JIRA
4 17 (2.13%) Bitbucket
5 11 (1.38%) JSUnit
6 10 (1.25%) GitLab
6 10 (1.25%) Selenium
6 10 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (1.13%) Cucumber
7 9 (1.13%) NUnit
7 9 (1.13%) Visual Studio
8 8 (1.00%) Grunt
8 8 (1.00%) Maven
9 6 (0.75%) FitNesse
9 6 (0.75%) GoCD
9 6 (0.75%) gulp
9 6 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (0.63%) AppScan
10 5 (0.63%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 157 (19.70%) Finance
2 38 (4.77%) Retail
3 34 (4.27%) Marketing
4 26 (3.26%) Banking
5 18 (2.26%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.01%) Legal
7 13 (1.63%) Billing
8 12 (1.51%) Advertising
8 12 (1.51%) Back Office
9 9 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.88%) Law
11 6 (0.75%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.50%) Publishing
13 3 (0.38%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.38%) Electronics
13 3 (0.38%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.38%) French Language
13 3 (0.38%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 178 (22.33%) Architect
2 126 (15.81%) Developer
3 82 (10.29%) Analyst
4 65 (8.16%) Consultant
5 58 (7.28%) Solutions Architect
6 50 (6.27%) Cloud Architect
7 46 (5.77%) Project Manager
8 32 (4.02%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 31 (3.89%) .NET Developer
10 28 (3.51%) Business Analyst
10 28 (3.51%) DevOps Engineer
11 25 (3.14%) Technical Architect
12 24 (3.01%) C# Developer
12 24 (3.01%) JavaScript Developer
13 23 (2.89%) Infrastructure Architect
13 23 (2.89%) Senior Developer
14 22 (2.76%) C# .NET Developer
14 22 (2.76%) Cloud Engineer
15 21 (2.63%) Security Architect
16 20 (2.51%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (12.80%) HTML
1 102 (12.80%) Web Services
2 89 (11.17%) CSS
3 77 (9.66%) .NET
4 67 (8.41%) REST
5 51 (6.40%) HTML5
6 48 (6.02%) AngularJS
7 41 (5.14%) JSON
8 37 (4.64%) XML
9 35 (4.39%) ASP.NET
9 35 (4.39%) SOAP
10 29 (3.64%) Middleware
11 27 (3.39%) Node.js
11 27 (3.39%) SAML
12 25 (3.14%) OAuth
13 24 (3.01%) ASP.NET Web API
14 23 (2.89%) CSS3
15 22 (2.76%) .NET Framework
16 17 (2.13%) Sass
16 17 (2.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 57 (7.15%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (7.03%) Data Centre
3 47 (5.90%) Management Information System
4 44 (5.52%) User Experience
5 30 (3.76%) Enterprise Software
6 26 (3.26%) Computer Science
7 21 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
8 20 (2.51%) Mobile App
9 19 (2.38%) Public Cloud
10 18 (2.26%) Hybrid Cloud
10 18 (2.26%) Private Cloud
11 17 (2.13%) PKI
12 13 (1.63%) Social Media
13 10 (1.25%) Fintech
13 10 (1.25%) Life Science
14 7 (0.88%) Video on Demand
15 6 (0.75%) Cloud Native
15 6 (0.75%) Learning Management System
15 6 (0.75%) Replication
15 6 (0.75%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 90 (11.29%) Linux
2 81 (10.16%) Windows
3 29 (3.64%) Windows Server
4 25 (3.14%) Unix
5 16 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.38%) Android
7 11 (1.38%) CentOS
7 11 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (1.13%) AIX
8 9 (1.13%) Ubuntu
9 8 (1.00%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.88%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.88%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.63%) Solaris
11 5 (0.63%) VMS
12 4 (0.50%) HPUX
12 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.50%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (31.99%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (16.56%) DevOps
3 91 (11.42%) ITIL
4 81 (10.16%) Project Management
5 80 (10.04%) Open Source
6 79 (9.91%) Migration
7 71 (8.91%) Scrum
8 70 (8.78%) Continuous Integration
9 63 (7.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 61 (7.65%) TDD
11 56 (7.03%) SOA
12 54 (6.78%) Enterprise Architecture
13 53 (6.65%) Software Engineering
14 50 (6.27%) TOGAF
15 49 (6.15%) Analytics
16 47 (5.90%) Test Automation
17 46 (5.77%) SDLC
18 45 (5.65%) ERP
18 45 (5.65%) Microservices
18 45 (5.65%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 104 (13.05%) JavaScript
2 99 (12.42%) Java
3 94 (11.79%) SQL
4 63 (7.90%) C#
5 54 (6.78%) Python
6 32 (4.02%) PowerShell
7 27 (3.39%) PHP
8 23 (2.89%) Ruby
9 22 (2.76%) T-SQL
10 21 (2.63%) Bash Shell
11 19 (2.38%) Perl
12 15 (1.88%) TypeScript
13 13 (1.63%) C
14 11 (1.38%) Scala
15 7 (0.88%) Apex Code
15 7 (0.88%) Go
16 6 (0.75%) C++
16 6 (0.75%) ES6
16 6 (0.75%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.75%) R
Qualifications
1 56 (7.03%) Degree
2 48 (6.02%) Security Cleared
3 30 (3.76%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.89%) CISSP
5 17 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (1.51%) CISA
7 12 (1.51%) ISEB
7 12 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (1.25%) AWS Certification
9 10 (1.25%) ISTQB
9 10 (1.25%) MCSE
10 9 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 8 (1.00%) CISM
11 8 (1.00%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (0.88%) CEH
12 7 (0.88%) PMI Certification
12 7 (0.88%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.39%) QA
2 20 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.76%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.51%) Data Quality
4 12 (1.51%) SLA
5 10 (1.25%) COBIT
6 7 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (0.63%) GxP
8 4 (0.50%) GPG13
8 4 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.50%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.50%) PMO
9 3 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 19770
10 2 (0.25%) GDPR
10 2 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.25%) IFRS
10 2 (0.25%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.25%) RMADS
System Software
1 52 (6.52%) Docker
2 46 (5.77%) Active Directory
3 29 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.88%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.00%) KVM
6 6 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.75%) Xen
7 4 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.25%) vSphere
9 2 (0.25%) XenApp
9 2 (0.25%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.13%) LXC
10 1 (0.13%) Snort
10 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 39 (4.89%) Puppet
2 36 (4.52%) Ansible
3 31 (3.89%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (3.64%) Kubernetes
5 12 (1.51%) Terraform
6 11 (1.38%) SCCM
7 8 (1.00%) vCenter Server
8 7 (0.88%) AirWatch
9 6 (0.75%) SCOM
10 5 (0.63%) Consul
10 5 (0.63%) HP Fortify
10 5 (0.63%) logstash
11 4 (0.50%) Grafana
11 4 (0.50%) Mesos
12 3 (0.38%) EMC VPLEX
12 3 (0.38%) Marathon
12 3 (0.38%) Red Hat Satellite
12 3 (0.38%) SCOrch
13 2 (0.25%) MOM
13 2 (0.25%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 150 (18.82%) Microsoft
2 98 (12.30%) Oracle
3 69 (8.66%) VMware
4 68 (8.53%) Salesforce.com
5 45 (5.65%) ServiceNow
6 34 (4.27%) SAP
7 33 (4.14%) Workday
8 31 (3.89%) Cisco
8 31 (3.89%) Red Hat
9 21 (2.63%) HP
10 16 (2.01%) CheckPoint
10 16 (2.01%) Google
11 14 (1.76%) Citrix
11 14 (1.76%) MuleSoft
12 13 (1.63%) Splunk
13 12 (1.51%) Atlassian
13 12 (1.51%) IBM
14 10 (1.25%) Apigee
14 10 (1.25%) CA
14 10 (1.25%) EMC
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