The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 30 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)
England / South West
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 119 142
Rank change year-on-year +8 +23  
Contract jobs citing SaaS 24 20 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.92% 0.68% 0.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.33% 9.71% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 3
Median daily rate £400 £525 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.80% +31.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £305 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £588 £520
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 £19.61 £12.10
% change year-on-year +160.07% +62.06%  

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 West with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 288 206 136
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 11.06% 7.02% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 150 94
Median daily rate £400 £385 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +6.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £553 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £435 £400
% change year-on-year +0.74% +8.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 5
Median hourly rate £47.50 £16.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +187.87% -42.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.57 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £91.50 £77.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.31% -18.00%  

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SaaS in the South West

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in the South West over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SaaS in the South West

SaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SaaS in the South West

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 30 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
Devon +1 15 £400 -27.27% 7
Bristol -2 4 £550 -6.38% 8
Wiltshire +2 3 £421 -19.76% 3
Gloucestershire +5 1 - - 3
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 South West region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 18 (42.86%) PaaS
1 18 (42.86%) IaaS
2 13 (30.95%) HTML
3 12 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (26.19%) JavaScript
4 11 (26.19%) SDLC
4 11 (26.19%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (23.81%) Java
6 9 (21.43%) Oracle
6 9 (21.43%) Scrum
6 9 (21.43%) Software Engineering
6 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
7 8 (19.05%) SC Cleared
7 8 (19.05%) ITIL
7 8 (19.05%) Internet
7 8 (19.05%) Project Management
7 8 (19.05%) Firewall
8 7 (16.67%) Migration
8 7 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (16.67%) TOGAF
8 7 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (14.29%) CLAS
9 6 (14.29%) NonStop SQL
9 6 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (14.29%) Project Planning
9 6 (14.29%) CESG
9 6 (14.29%) CESG CLAS
9 6 (14.29%) ISEB
9 6 (14.29%) CISSP
9 6 (14.29%) PRINCE2

SaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (4.76%) CMS
1 2 (4.76%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (2.38%) Confluence
2 1 (2.38%) Mule
2 1 (2.38%) Mule ESB
2 1 (2.38%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (42.86%) IaaS
1 18 (42.86%) PaaS
2 11 (26.19%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.05%) Firewall
1 8 (19.05%) Internet
2 2 (4.76%) SSL
3 1 (2.38%) HTTP
3 1 (2.38%) Intranet
3 1 (2.38%) LDAP
3 1 (2.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (14.29%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (2.38%) Big Data
3 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.38%) Grunt
2 1 (2.38%) Jasmine
2 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.38%) JIRA
2 1 (2.38%) JUnit
2 1 (2.38%) Mercurial
2 1 (2.38%) Protractor
General
1 3 (7.14%) Finance
1 3 (7.14%) Marketing
1 3 (7.14%) Military
2 2 (4.76%) Electronics
2 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Security Engineer
2 7 (16.67%) Developer
2 7 (16.67%) IT Engineer
2 7 (16.67%) IT Security Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Architect
4 4 (9.52%) Consultant
4 4 (9.52%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (7.14%) Lead Software Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Development Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Engineering Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Sitecore Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Solutions Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.95%) HTML
2 4 (9.52%) CSS
2 4 (9.52%) Web Services
3 3 (7.14%) Sass
4 2 (4.76%) .NET
4 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.76%) jQuery
4 2 (4.76%) JSON
4 2 (4.76%) REST
4 2 (4.76%) XML
5 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.38%) Apache Camel
5 1 (2.38%) CSS3
5 1 (2.38%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.38%) HTML5
5 1 (2.38%) JPA
5 1 (2.38%) SOAP
5 1 (2.38%) Spring
5 1 (2.38%) Spring Integration
5 1 (2.38%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) CESG
1 6 (14.29%) CESG CLAS
2 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) User Experience
4 1 (2.38%) BYOD
4 1 (2.38%) CMDB
4 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) Linux
1 1 (2.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (26.19%) SDLC
3 9 (21.43%) Scrum
3 9 (21.43%) Software Engineering
4 8 (19.05%) ITIL
4 8 (19.05%) Project Management
5 7 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (16.67%) Migration
5 7 (16.67%) TOGAF
6 6 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 6 (14.29%) Project Planning
7 5 (11.90%) Release Management
8 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (7.14%) Data Analysis
8 3 (7.14%) DevOps
8 3 (7.14%) Front End Development
8 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (7.14%) Time Management
9 2 (4.76%) Content Management
9 2 (4.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.19%) JavaScript
2 10 (23.81%) Java
3 2 (4.76%) C#
4 1 (2.38%) C
4 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.38%) SQL
4 1 (2.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 8 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 6 (14.29%) CISSP
3 6 (14.29%) CLAS
3 6 (14.29%) ISEB
4 3 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (4.76%) Degree
6 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (9.52%) QA
3 1 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.38%) PMO
3 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Oracle
2 2 (4.76%) Google
2 2 (4.76%) SAP
2 2 (4.76%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.38%) Apple
3 1 (2.38%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.38%) Cognos
3 1 (2.38%) IBM
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.38%) Rackspace
3 1 (2.38%) Remedy
3 1 (2.38%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.38%) VMware
3 1 (2.38%) Workday
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