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 24 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)
England / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 155 186
Rank change year-on-year +1 +31  
Contract jobs citing SaaS 87 115 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.14% 1.29% 0.94%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.40% 13.72% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 80 43
Median daily rate £425 £360 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £195 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +4.41% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £36.50 £19.61 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.12% +96.10%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £19.61 £20.00
% change year-on-year +231.46% -1.95%  

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 1036 838 582
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 13.56% 9.39% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 677 549 350
Median daily rate £451 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 20
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.61 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.85% -43.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.80 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.10 £42.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.14 £27.50
% change year-on-year +79.64% -41.30%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +10 25 £481 +20.31% 12
Surrey +6 20 £365 +4.28% 9
Berkshire -5 18 £444 +77.50% 19
Oxfordshire -3 11 £425 -30.61% 5
Buckinghamshire -8 8 £425 +54.54% 8
East Sussex -3 2 £363 -14.70%
West Sussex +18 1 - - 1
Middlesex +8 1 - - 1
Kent -3 1 £235 -76.50%
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 84 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (21.98%) DevOps
3 37 (20.33%) Finance
4 36 (19.78%) Microsoft
5 34 (18.68%) ITIL
6 31 (17.03%) HTML
7 29 (15.93%) CSS
8 28 (15.38%) JavaScript
8 28 (15.38%) .NET
9 25 (13.74%) Web Services
9 25 (13.74%) TDD
10 24 (13.19%) Project Management
10 24 (13.19%) Salesforce.com
10 24 (13.19%) Microsoft Azure
11 23 (12.64%) HTML5
11 23 (12.64%) Waterfall
11 23 (12.64%) C#
11 23 (12.64%) Software Engineering
11 23 (12.64%) Stakeholder Management
11 23 (12.64%) Scrum
12 22 (12.09%) Oracle
12 22 (12.09%) AngularJS
12 22 (12.09%) Test Automation
13 20 (10.99%) Open Source
13 20 (10.99%) Test Strategy
13 20 (10.99%) SQL Server
14 19 (10.44%) SQL
14 19 (10.44%) REST
15 18 (9.89%) ServiceNow
16 17 (9.34%) Migration

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 14 (7.69%) Confluence
2 11 (6.04%) NServiceBus
3 10 (5.49%) CMS
4 7 (3.85%) JBoss
4 7 (3.85%) OpenStack
5 5 (2.75%) Apache
5 5 (2.75%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.65%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.10%) Drupal
7 2 (1.10%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (1.10%) IIS
7 2 (1.10%) SugarCRM
7 2 (1.10%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.10%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.10%) WildFly
8 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (2.75%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (2.20%) NetSuite
3 2 (1.10%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.10%) Oracle FAH
3 2 (1.10%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.10%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (1.10%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.55%) GoldMine
4 1 (0.55%) iTrent
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.55%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.55%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 24 (13.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (9.34%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (7.14%) IaaS
3 13 (7.14%) PaaS
4 6 (3.30%) Taleo
5 4 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.65%) Force.com
6 3 (1.65%) Veeva
7 1 (0.55%) HP Helion
7 1 (0.55%) Office 365
7 1 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.49%) Firewall
2 9 (4.95%) TCP/IP
3 8 (4.40%) DNS
3 8 (4.40%) LAN
3 8 (4.40%) LDAP
3 8 (4.40%) WAN
4 5 (2.75%) Network Security
5 4 (2.20%) HTTP
5 4 (2.20%) HTTPS
5 4 (2.20%) SSL
6 3 (1.65%) DHCP
6 3 (1.65%) Internet
7 2 (1.10%) 4G
7 2 (1.10%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.10%) MPLS
8 1 (0.55%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.55%) SAN
8 1 (0.55%) Skype
8 1 (0.55%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (0.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.99%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.49%) MongoDB
3 9 (4.95%) Big Data
4 7 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (3.30%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (3.30%) MySQL
6 5 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.20%) Power BI
7 4 (2.20%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.65%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.10%) IDOL
9 2 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.55%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.55%) Event Store
10 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.55%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.55%) Redis
10 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (7.69%) JIRA
2 11 (6.04%) JSUnit
3 10 (5.49%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.30%) GoCD
5 4 (2.20%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.20%) PostCSS
5 4 (2.20%) SilkTest
6 3 (1.65%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.10%) GDB
7 2 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.10%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.55%) AppScan
8 1 (0.55%) Mocha
8 1 (0.55%) NUnit
General
1 37 (20.33%) Finance
2 9 (4.95%) Back Office
2 9 (4.95%) Marketing
3 4 (2.20%) Retail
4 3 (1.65%) Publishing
4 3 (1.65%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.10%) Advertising
5 2 (1.10%) General Ledger
5 2 (1.10%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.55%) Brand Awareness
6 1 (0.55%) Electronics
6 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.55%) Legal
6 1 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 37 (20.33%) Developer
2 28 (15.38%) Analyst
3 18 (9.89%) .NET Developer
4 17 (9.34%) Test Manager
5 16 (8.79%) C# Developer
6 15 (8.24%) Architect
6 15 (8.24%) C# .NET Developer
7 13 (7.14%) Project Manager
8 11 (6.04%) Consultant
8 11 (6.04%) Test Leader
9 10 (5.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 9 (4.95%) Angular Developer
10 9 (4.95%) Senior Developer
11 8 (4.40%) Data Analyst
12 7 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 6 (3.30%) Cloud Engineer
13 6 (3.30%) Data Migration Analyst
13 6 (3.30%) Migration Analyst
13 6 (3.30%) Test Analyst
14 5 (2.75%) Migration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (17.03%) HTML
2 29 (15.93%) CSS
3 28 (15.38%) .NET
4 25 (13.74%) Web Services
5 23 (12.64%) HTML5
6 22 (12.09%) AngularJS
7 19 (10.44%) REST
8 13 (7.14%) .NET Framework
8 13 (7.14%) ASP.NET
8 13 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
9 11 (6.04%) Entity Framework
9 11 (6.04%) MSMQ
9 11 (6.04%) WCF
9 11 (6.04%) XML
10 9 (4.95%) CSS3
10 9 (4.95%) SOAP
10 9 (4.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (3.85%) LESS
11 7 (3.85%) Oracle Fusion
11 7 (3.85%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.24%) User Experience
2 14 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.49%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (3.85%) Video on Demand
5 6 (3.30%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.75%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.75%) Replication
6 5 (2.75%) Social Media
7 4 (2.20%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (2.20%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.65%) Fintech
8 3 (1.65%) Life Science
8 3 (1.65%) Minimum Viable Product
8 3 (1.65%) Semantic Web
9 1 (0.55%) CMDB
9 1 (0.55%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.55%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.55%) STB
9 1 (0.55%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.24%) Linux
2 12 (6.59%) Windows
3 6 (3.30%) CentOS
3 6 (3.30%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.75%) Unix
4 5 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.10%) Android
7 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.10%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (21.98%) DevOps
3 34 (18.68%) ITIL
4 25 (13.74%) TDD
5 24 (13.19%) Project Management
6 23 (12.64%) Scrum
6 23 (12.64%) Software Engineering
6 23 (12.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (12.64%) Waterfall
7 22 (12.09%) Test Automation
8 20 (10.99%) Open Source
8 20 (10.99%) Test Strategy
9 17 (9.34%) Migration
9 17 (9.34%) Test Management
10 16 (8.79%) Product Management
11 15 (8.24%) Change Management
12 14 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (7.69%) ERP
12 14 (7.69%) Regression Testing
12 14 (7.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 23 (12.64%) C#
3 19 (10.44%) SQL
4 13 (7.14%) Python
5 12 (6.59%) T-SQL
6 10 (5.49%) Java
6 10 (5.49%) PowerShell
7 9 (4.95%) PHP
8 8 (4.40%) Perl
9 4 (2.20%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.65%) Apex Code
11 2 (1.10%) ECMAScript
12 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.55%) C
12 1 (0.55%) C++
12 1 (0.55%) ES6
12 1 (0.55%) R
12 1 (0.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (6.59%) ISEB
2 10 (5.49%) ISTQB
3 9 (4.95%) Degree
4 7 (3.85%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.75%) CISSP
5 5 (2.75%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.20%) GCIH
6 4 (2.20%) GIAC
7 3 (1.65%) RHCSA
8 2 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.10%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.10%) IIBA
8 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.55%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.55%) CISA
9 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.55%) OSCP
9 1 (0.55%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.30%) QA
2 4 (2.20%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 4 (2.20%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 19770
4 2 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.55%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.55%) COBIT
5 1 (0.55%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.55%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.55%) PMO
5 1 (0.55%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.85%) Docker
3 6 (3.30%) KVM
3 6 (3.30%) Xen
4 5 (2.75%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.65%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (6.04%) Puppet
2 7 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.20%) Ansible
3 4 (2.20%) Grafana
3 4 (2.20%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.20%) logstash
4 3 (1.65%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.55%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (19.78%) Microsoft
2 24 (13.19%) Salesforce.com
3 22 (12.09%) Oracle
4 18 (9.89%) ServiceNow
5 14 (7.69%) VMware
6 12 (6.59%) HP
7 11 (6.04%) Red Hat
8 9 (4.95%) SAP
9 7 (3.85%) Workday
10 5 (2.75%) Informatica
10 5 (2.75%) Siebel
10 5 (2.75%) Splunk
10 5 (2.75%) Trillium
11 4 (2.20%) CA
11 4 (2.20%) SaltStack
12 3 (1.65%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.65%) IBM
12 3 (1.65%) Juniper
12 3 (1.65%) Remedy
12 3 (1.65%) Saba
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