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 25 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)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 41 44
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3  
Contract jobs citing SaaS 8 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 2.46% 1.02% 0.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.16% 4.92% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 0
Median daily rate £425 £625 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +4.41% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Oxford with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 98 61 48
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 30.15% 20.68% 14.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 46 39
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £393
% change year-on-year - +14.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +75.75% -40.00%  

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 Oxford region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 12 (100.00%) Test Management
1 12 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (91.67%) Test Strategy
2 11 (91.67%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (83.33%) JIRA
3 10 (83.33%) Confluence
3 10 (83.33%) Waterfall
4 9 (75.00%) Open Source
4 9 (75.00%) Regression Testing
4 9 (75.00%) ITIL
5 7 (58.33%) ISEB
5 7 (58.33%) ISTQB
5 7 (58.33%) Matrix Management
5 7 (58.33%) Matrix Organization
6 2 (16.67%) Semantic Web
6 2 (16.67%) Big Data
6 2 (16.67%) Publishing
7 1 (8.33%) B2B
7 1 (8.33%) Project Management
7 1 (8.33%) Migration
7 1 (8.33%) Informatics
7 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
7 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (8.33%) Spring Boot

SaaS
Co-occurring 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 10 (83.33%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (83.33%) JIRA
General
1 2 (16.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Test Manager
2 4 (33.33%) Test Leader
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) SaaS Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Salesforce Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (8.33%) Spring Boot
1 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Semantic Web
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 12 (100.00%) Test Management
2 11 (91.67%) Test Strategy
3 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (83.33%) Waterfall
4 9 (75.00%) ITIL
4 9 (75.00%) Open Source
4 9 (75.00%) Regression Testing
5 7 (58.33%) Matrix Management
5 7 (58.33%) Matrix Organization
6 1 (8.33%) B2B
6 1 (8.33%) Informatics
6 1 (8.33%) Migration
6 1 (8.33%) Project Management
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) ISEB
1 7 (58.33%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Salesforce.com