The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 56 70 69
Rank change year-on-year +14 -1  
Contract jobs citing SaaS 2 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.30% 0.79% 0.51%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.41% 5.76% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Median daily rate £375 £565 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.62% -9.60%  
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 Reading with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 83 139 52
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 12.59% 13.79% 5.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 85 18
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £350 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +10.34%  
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 Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SaaS in Reading

SaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SaaS in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SaaS in Reading

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

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 Reading region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
2 1 (25.00%) SAS
2 1 (25.00%) B2B
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Saba
2 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Taxonomies
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Data Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (25.00%) PaaS
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (25.00%) IaaS
2 1 (25.00%) People Management
2 1 (25.00%) Public Cloud

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 1 (25.00%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) IaaS
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) PaaS
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) AWS Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) HR Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) HR Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Transformation Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Public Cloud
1 1 (25.00%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) B2B
1 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation
1 1 (25.00%) CRM
1 1 (25.00%) Data Architecture
1 1 (25.00%) ERP
1 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (25.00%) People Management
1 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (25.00%) Service Management
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Saba
2 1 (25.00%) Workday