The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 22 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)
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 73 102
Rank change year-on-year -15 +29  
Contract jobs citing SaaS 5 32 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.46% 2.15% 0.067%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.20% 21.77% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 27 0
Median daily rate £475 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.41% +6.25%  
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 Leeds with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 61 147 80
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 5.62% 9.87% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 119 62
Median daily rate £430 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £373 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £21.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year +70.58% -36.44%  

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SaaS in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 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 Leeds region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 7 (70.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (60.00%) IaaS
2 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 6 (60.00%) PaaS
3 5 (50.00%) DNS
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (40.00%) IT Strategy
4 4 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (40.00%) Migration
4 4 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (40.00%) TOGAF
5 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (30.00%) PKI
5 3 (30.00%) VMware
5 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (30.00%) Service Management
5 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (30.00%) Dell
5 3 (30.00%) SAML
5 3 (30.00%) SOAP
5 3 (30.00%) Java
5 3 (30.00%) Open Source
5 3 (30.00%) REST
6 2 (20.00%) Domain Models
6 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) Software Deployment
6 2 (20.00%) Big Data
6 2 (20.00%) Analytics

SaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (60.00%) IaaS
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (60.00%) PaaS
2 2 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (10.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Big Data
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (10.00%) FitNesse
1 1 (10.00%) Hudson
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (10.00%) JUnit
1 1 (10.00%) NUnit
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Azure Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Azure Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Azure Infrastructure Lead
3 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Digital Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Digital Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Data Centre Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Java Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Java Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Strategy Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) REST
1 3 (30.00%) SAML
1 3 (30.00%) SOAP
2 2 (20.00%) Spring
2 2 (20.00%) Struts
3 1 (10.00%) .NET
3 1 (10.00%) Apache CXF
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (50.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (30.00%) PKI
4 2 (20.00%) User Experience
5 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (10.00%) Private Cloud
5 1 (10.00%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
1 4 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (40.00%) IT Strategy
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
1 4 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Open Source
2 3 (30.00%) Service Management
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) ITSM
3 2 (20.00%) MVC
3 2 (20.00%) OO
3 2 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
3 2 (20.00%) Product Management
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) SOA
3 2 (20.00%) UML
3 2 (20.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Dell
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) CyberArk
3 1 (10.00%) Imperva
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Qualys
3 1 (10.00%) Splunk