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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 84 95 83
Rank change year-on-year +11 -12  
Contract jobs citing SaaS 5 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.48% 0.14% 0.69%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.56% 1.96% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 6
Median daily rate £531 £538 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% -17.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £508 £490
10% offered a daily rate of more than £666 £568 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £436 £425
% change year-on-year +3.15% +2.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Leeds with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 90 102 74
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 8.73% 7.24% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 68 50
Median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £670 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £12.10 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +230.57% -  
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 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

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in Leeds over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SaaS in Leeds

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 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 Leeds region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) SOAP
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Open Source
1 3 (50.00%) REST
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) Big Data
2 2 (33.33%) Domain Models
2 2 (33.33%) IT Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) DevOps
2 2 (33.33%) User Experience
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Software Deployment
2 2 (33.33%) IaaS
2 2 (33.33%) Analytics
2 2 (33.33%) PaaS
2 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Product Management
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Use Case
2 2 (33.33%) MVC
2 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Spring
2 2 (33.33%) Struts
2 2 (33.33%) PHP

SaaS
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) IaaS
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (33.33%) PaaS
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Big Data
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (16.67%) FitNesse
1 1 (16.67%) Hudson
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) JUnit
1 1 (16.67%) NUnit
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Digital Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Digital Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Azure Infrastructure Lead
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Java Architect
3 1 (16.67%) PHP Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Java Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Senior PHP Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Strategy Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) UML Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) REST
1 3 (50.00%) SOAP
2 2 (33.33%) Spring
2 2 (33.33%) Struts
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) Apache CXF
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) User Experience
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (16.67%) Private Cloud
3 1 (16.67%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Open Source
2 2 (33.33%) Analytics
2 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) DevOps
2 2 (33.33%) Domain Models
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) IT Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) MVC
2 2 (33.33%) OO
2 2 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
2 2 (33.33%) Product Management
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) SOA
2 2 (33.33%) Software Deployment
2 2 (33.33%) UML
2 2 (33.33%) Use Case
3 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) CyberArk
1 1 (16.67%) Dell
1 1 (16.67%) Imperva
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) Qualys
1 1 (16.67%) Splunk
1 1 (16.67%) VMware