The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 29 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.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
England / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 112 203
Rank change year-on-year -43 +91  
Contract jobs citing SaaS 93 165 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.18% 1.77% 0.66%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.36% 20.83% 14.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 123 35
Median daily rate £438 £430 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.74% -10.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £335 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £550 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £428 £423
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.95 - £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 the South East with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 898 792 445
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 11.41% 8.48% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 507 269
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 30
Median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.70 £47.50 £35.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.05% -13.35%  

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SaaS in the South East

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in the South East over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SaaS in the South East

SaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SaaS in the South East

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Hampshire -40 29 £600 +50.00% 12
Surrey +10 23 £375 -31.81% 8
Berkshire +24 14 £475 -5.00% 25
Buckinghamshire -11 9 £450 -21.73% 9
Middlesex +8 7 £420 -16.00%
Oxfordshire -5 7 £425 - 9
West Sussex +5 2 - - 1
East Sussex -5 1 £225 -28.57% 4
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 South East region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 56 (37.33%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (24.00%) Microsoft
3 31 (20.67%) Web Services
4 28 (18.67%) ITIL
5 27 (18.00%) HTML
6 26 (17.33%) TDD
6 26 (17.33%) DevOps
7 25 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
8 24 (16.00%) JavaScript
8 24 (16.00%) Finance
8 24 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
9 23 (15.33%) Scrum
9 23 (15.33%) .NET
9 23 (15.33%) CSS
10 22 (14.67%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (14.00%) Software Engineering
11 21 (14.00%) IaaS
12 19 (12.67%) PaaS
12 19 (12.67%) Data Centre
12 19 (12.67%) Change Management
12 19 (12.67%) Project Management
13 18 (12.00%) HTML5
14 17 (11.33%) Product Management
14 17 (11.33%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (11.33%) Service Management
14 17 (11.33%) Windows
14 17 (11.33%) SQL Server
14 17 (11.33%) C#
15 16 (10.67%) AngularJS
15 16 (10.67%) ServiceNow

SaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 8 (5.33%) CMS
1 8 (5.33%) Confluence
2 7 (4.67%) NServiceBus
3 5 (3.33%) IIS
4 4 (2.67%) Apache
4 4 (2.67%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.00%) JBoss
5 3 (2.00%) OpenStack
5 3 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.33%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.33%) SugarCRM
7 1 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.67%) Drupal
7 1 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.67%) Jetty
7 1 (0.67%) nginx
7 1 (0.67%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 5 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.67%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (2.00%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.33%) Maximo
4 2 (1.33%) NetSuite
4 2 (1.33%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (1.33%) Oracle FAH
4 2 (1.33%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (1.33%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.67%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.67%) Primavera
5 1 (0.67%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 25 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (14.00%) IaaS
4 19 (12.67%) PaaS
5 4 (2.67%) Boomi
5 4 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (2.67%) Taleo
6 3 (2.00%) Force.com
6 3 (2.00%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.33%) Veeva
8 1 (0.67%) Datadog
8 1 (0.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.00%) Firewall
1 9 (6.00%) Internet
2 8 (5.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 8 (5.33%) LDAP
3 7 (4.67%) DNS
4 6 (4.00%) LAN
4 6 (4.00%) MPLS
4 6 (4.00%) WAN
5 5 (3.33%) Network Security
6 3 (2.00%) DHCP
6 3 (2.00%) Ethernet
6 3 (2.00%) PBX
6 3 (2.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.00%) VoIP
6 3 (2.00%) xDSL
7 2 (1.33%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.67%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.67%) Skype
8 1 (0.67%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (3.33%) MySQL
4 4 (2.67%) Power BI
4 4 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.00%) Redis
6 2 (1.33%) Big Data
6 2 (1.33%) MariaDB
6 2 (1.33%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.33%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.67%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.67%) Event Store
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.67%) QlikView
7 1 (0.67%) RavenDB
7 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (4.67%) JSUnit
2 6 (4.00%) GoCD
3 5 (3.33%) JIRA
4 3 (2.00%) SilkTest
5 2 (1.33%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.33%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.67%) AppScan
6 1 (0.67%) NUnit
6 1 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (16.00%) Finance
2 12 (8.00%) Back Office
3 8 (5.33%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.00%) Marketing
5 3 (2.00%) Publishing
5 3 (2.00%) Retail
6 2 (1.33%) Advertising
6 2 (1.33%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.33%) General Ledger
6 2 (1.33%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.67%) Electronics
7 1 (0.67%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.67%) Legal
7 1 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 25 (16.67%) Architect
2 23 (15.33%) Developer
3 15 (10.00%) Analyst
4 14 (9.33%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (8.00%) .NET Developer
6 9 (6.00%) Angular Developer
6 9 (6.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (6.00%) C# Developer
6 9 (6.00%) Consultant
7 8 (5.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 8 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (5.33%) Senior Developer
8 7 (4.67%) Cloud Architect
8 7 (4.67%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.67%) Test Leader
9 6 (4.00%) Development Manager
10 5 (3.33%) Business Analyst
10 5 (3.33%) Data Analyst
10 5 (3.33%) Digital Architect
10 5 (3.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (20.67%) Web Services
2 27 (18.00%) HTML
3 23 (15.33%) .NET
3 23 (15.33%) CSS
4 18 (12.00%) HTML5
5 16 (10.67%) AngularJS
6 13 (8.67%) REST
7 10 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 10 (6.67%) XML
8 8 (5.33%) .NET Framework
8 8 (5.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (4.67%) CSS3
9 7 (4.67%) Entity Framework
9 7 (4.67%) LESS
9 7 (4.67%) MSMQ
9 7 (4.67%) WCF
10 6 (4.00%) ASP.NET
10 6 (4.00%) SOAP
11 5 (3.33%) Oracle Fusion
12 4 (2.67%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.67%) Data Centre
2 13 (8.67%) Management Information System
3 10 (6.67%) User Experience
4 9 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.67%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (4.00%) Driving Licence
7 5 (3.33%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.67%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.67%) Replication
8 4 (2.67%) Social Media
9 3 (2.00%) CMDB
9 3 (2.00%) Minimum Viable Product
10 2 (1.33%) Life Science
10 2 (1.33%) Semantic Web
11 1 (0.67%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.67%) EPoS
11 1 (0.67%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.67%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.67%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.33%) Windows
2 14 (9.33%) Linux
3 8 (5.33%) Windows Server
3 8 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (4.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.67%) Unix
5 4 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.67%) Debian
7 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (37.33%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (18.67%) ITIL
3 26 (17.33%) DevOps
3 26 (17.33%) TDD
4 23 (15.33%) Scrum
5 22 (14.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (14.00%) Software Engineering
7 19 (12.67%) Change Management
7 19 (12.67%) Project Management
8 17 (11.33%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (11.33%) Product Management
8 17 (11.33%) Service Management
9 14 (9.33%) CRM
9 14 (9.33%) ERP
9 14 (9.33%) Waterfall
10 13 (8.67%) TOGAF
11 12 (8.00%) Migration
11 12 (8.00%) SOA
12 10 (6.67%) Information Security
12 10 (6.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.00%) JavaScript
2 17 (11.33%) C#
3 14 (9.33%) Java
3 14 (9.33%) SQL
4 9 (6.00%) PowerShell
5 8 (5.33%) Python
5 8 (5.33%) T-SQL
6 7 (4.67%) PHP
7 6 (4.00%) Perl
8 4 (2.67%) C++
8 4 (2.67%) Ruby
9 3 (2.00%) Apex Code
10 2 (1.33%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.67%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.33%) CISSP
3 7 (4.67%) Degree
3 7 (4.67%) GCIH
3 7 (4.67%) GIAC
3 7 (4.67%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.67%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.00%) ISEB
5 3 (2.00%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.00%) RHCSA
6 2 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.67%) CCNA
7 1 (0.67%) CEH
7 1 (0.67%) CISA
7 1 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.67%) MCSE
7 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.67%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.67%) Disclosure Scotland
1 7 (4.67%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.33%) QA
3 1 (0.67%) COBIT
3 1 (0.67%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.67%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.67%) ISO19770
3 1 (0.67%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.67%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.33%) Docker
4 2 (1.33%) Gluster
5 1 (0.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 9 (6.00%) Puppet
2 4 (2.67%) WSUS
3 3 (2.00%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (1.33%) Ansible
4 2 (1.33%) Nagios
4 2 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.67%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.67%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.67%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.67%) Opsview
5 1 (0.67%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.67%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 36 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.67%) ServiceNow
3 15 (10.00%) Oracle
3 15 (10.00%) VMware
4 10 (6.67%) HP
5 9 (6.00%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (3.33%) Workday
7 4 (2.67%) Dell
8 3 (2.00%) CA
8 3 (2.00%) IBM
8 3 (2.00%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.00%) Remedy
8 3 (2.00%) SAP
9 2 (1.33%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.33%) Google
9 2 (1.33%) Juniper
9 2 (1.33%) Percona
9 2 (1.33%) Saba
9 2 (1.33%) webMethods
10 1 (0.67%) Cognizant
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