The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 28 April 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)
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 51 62
Rank change year-on-year -7 +11  
Contract jobs citing SaaS 7 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.17% 1.20% 0.81%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.61% 8.05% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 4
Median daily rate £425 £600 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.16% +63.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £410 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £640 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 - £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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 152 87 103
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 25.46% 14.92% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 65 70
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £433 £400
% change year-on-year +1.15% +8.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 20
Median hourly rate £35.75 £14.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +146.55% -51.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £14.50 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £14.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.62% -14.00%  

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SaaS in Oxfordshire

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
Oxford -5 4 £425 -22.72% 2
SaaS
South East

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 7 (50.00%) Migration
1 7 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (42.86%) Waterfall
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Test Management
2 6 (42.86%) Linux
3 5 (35.71%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (35.71%) JIRA
3 5 (35.71%) Network Design
3 5 (35.71%) Regression Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Back Office
3 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
3 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
3 5 (35.71%) Confluence
3 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
4 4 (28.57%) Matrix Organization
4 4 (28.57%) Matrix Management
4 4 (28.57%) Windows
4 4 (28.57%) SOA
4 4 (28.57%) .NET
4 4 (28.57%) Java
5 3 (21.43%) Perl
5 3 (21.43%) C++
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle
5 3 (21.43%) Web Services
5 3 (21.43%) ITIL
5 3 (21.43%) Unix
5 3 (21.43%) LAN
5 3 (21.43%) WAN
5 3 (21.43%) ISEB

SaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 5 (35.71%) Confluence
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (7.14%) Apache
3 1 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (7.14%) Jetty
3 1 (7.14%) nginx
3 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 7 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (14.29%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (7.14%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) LAN
1 3 (21.43%) WAN
2 2 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (7.14%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Big Data
1 2 (14.29%) MariaDB
1 2 (14.29%) MySQL
1 2 (14.29%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) JIRA
2 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (35.71%) Back Office
2 2 (14.29%) Marketing
2 2 (14.29%) Publishing
3 1 (7.14%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Architect
2 4 (28.57%) Test Manager
3 3 (21.43%) AWS Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Technical Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Test Leader
4 2 (14.29%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Migration Architect
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Architect
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Technical Architect
5 1 (7.14%) AWS DevOps
5 1 (7.14%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) EPoS Manager
5 1 (7.14%) EPoS Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Java Technical Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Lead DevOps
5 1 (7.14%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) SaaS Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Salesforce Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) Web Services
3 2 (14.29%) HTML
4 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
4 1 (7.14%) Kafka
4 1 (7.14%) LAMP
4 1 (7.14%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (7.14%) Spring Boot
4 1 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 2 (14.29%) Replication
2 2 (14.29%) Semantic Web
3 1 (7.14%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 3 (21.43%) Unix
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.14%) Debian
4 1 (7.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Migration
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Test Management
2 6 (42.86%) Waterfall
3 5 (35.71%) Network Design
3 5 (35.71%) Regression Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
3 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
4 4 (28.57%) Matrix Management
4 4 (28.57%) Matrix Organization
4 4 (28.57%) SOA
5 3 (21.43%) ITIL
5 3 (21.43%) Open Source
6 2 (14.29%) Change Management
6 2 (14.29%) DevOps
6 2 (14.29%) Project Management
6 2 (14.29%) Project Planning
6 2 (14.29%) Time Management
7 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) C++
2 3 (21.43%) Perl
3 2 (14.29%) C#
3 2 (14.29%) PHP
4 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISEB
1 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Gluster
2 1 (7.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Ansible
2 1 (7.14%) HAProxy
2 1 (7.14%) Kubernetes
2 1 (7.14%) Nagios
2 1 (7.14%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
3 2 (14.29%) Google
3 2 (14.29%) Percona
4 1 (7.14%) Apple