The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 37 34 40
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6  
Contract jobs citing SaaS 4 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.44% 1.27% 1.08%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.06% 7.69% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Median daily rate £425 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -4.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £350 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £470 £369
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 - £11.05

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 Oxford with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 66 39 63
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 23.74% 16.46% 16.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 24 52
Median daily rate £415 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £303 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £492 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £54.00 £14.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +272.41% -51.66%  
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 Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SaaS in Oxford

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 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 Oxford region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 6 (66.67%) Migration
2 5 (55.56%) Back Office
2 5 (55.56%) Network Design
2 5 (55.56%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (55.56%) Data Centre
3 4 (44.44%) Test Management
3 4 (44.44%) JIRA
3 4 (44.44%) Waterfall
3 4 (44.44%) Confluence
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Java
3 4 (44.44%) .NET
3 4 (44.44%) SOA
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
4 3 (33.33%) ISEB
4 3 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (33.33%) LAN
4 3 (33.33%) WAN
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle
4 3 (33.33%) Web Services
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (33.33%) Unix
4 3 (33.33%) Perl
4 3 (33.33%) C++
4 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 3 (33.33%) Matrix Management

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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 4 (44.44%) Confluence
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 5 (55.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) LAN
1 3 (33.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) JIRA
General
1 5 (55.56%) Back Office
2 2 (22.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Architect
2 3 (33.33%) AWS Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Technical Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Test Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Migration Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Test Leader
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Architect
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Technical Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Data Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Data Centre Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Java Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Java Technical Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) SaaS Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (22.22%) HTML
4 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
4 1 (11.11%) Spring Boot
4 1 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 2 (22.22%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Unix
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Migration
2 5 (55.56%) Network Design
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) SOA
3 4 (44.44%) Test Management
3 4 (44.44%) Waterfall
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (33.33%) Matrix Management
4 3 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
4 3 (33.33%) Open Source
4 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 2 (22.22%) Change Management
5 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
5 2 (22.22%) Time Management
6 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
6 1 (11.11%) B2B
6 1 (11.11%) Informatics
6 1 (11.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) C++
2 3 (33.33%) Perl
3 2 (22.22%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
1 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
1 3 (33.33%) Salesforce.com