Period
to 24 July 2017

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 6 months to 24 July 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
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 146 198
Rank change year-on-year -22 +52 -8
Contract jobs citing SaaS 36 59 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.66% 0.98% 0.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.59% 11.92% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 48 15
South West median daily rate £400 £525 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.81% +50.00% -1.41%
10th Percentile £325 £298 £301
90th Percentile £500 £1,000 £520
England median daily rate £463 £450 £428
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.26% -0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £19.00 £27.32
% change year-on-year +136.84% -30.44% -15.30%

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 644 495 296
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 11.73% 8.20% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 343 210
South West median daily rate £400 £380 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +6.67% -5.00%
10th Percentile £213 £275 £200
90th Percentile £525 £600 £510
England median daily rate £463 £450 £410
% change year-on-year +2.78% +9.76% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 12 7
South West median hourly rate £47.50 £20.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +137.50% +60.00% -37.50%
10th Percentile £10.65 £11.19 £10.60
90th Percentile £50.00 £42.50 £71.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +32.35%

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing SaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

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 6 months to 24 July 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 6 months to 24 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Devon 0 21 £400 -20.00% 1
Bristol -12 5 £481 -18.09% 1
Gloucestershire +3 4 - - 5
Wiltshire -11 3 £421 -50.44% 2
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 23 (63.89%) IaaS
2 20 (55.56%) PaaS
3 17 (47.22%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (36.11%) Internet
4 13 (36.11%) Firewall
5 10 (27.78%) Migration
5 10 (27.78%) HTML
6 9 (25.00%) Project Planning
7 8 (22.22%) Software Engineering
7 8 (22.22%) Java
7 8 (22.22%) JavaScript
7 8 (22.22%) Oracle
8 6 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 6 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (13.89%) Release Management
9 5 (13.89%) Web Services
10 4 (11.11%) QA
10 4 (11.11%) Data Analysis
10 4 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (11.11%) SDLC
11 3 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (8.33%) DevOps
11 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
11 3 (8.33%) Marketing
11 3 (8.33%) Business Analysis
11 3 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
11 3 (8.33%) Degree

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 1 (2.78%) CMS
1 1 (2.78%) OpenStack
1 1 (2.78%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (63.89%) IaaS
2 20 (55.56%) PaaS
3 17 (47.22%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (36.11%) Firewall
1 13 (36.11%) Internet
2 1 (2.78%) Intranet
2 1 (2.78%) LDAP
2 1 (2.78%) SSL
2 1 (2.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) JIRA
1 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (8.33%) Marketing
2 2 (5.56%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.78%) Electronics
3 1 (2.78%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 11 (30.56%) IT Engineer
2 11 (30.56%) IT Security Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Cloud Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Architect
5 3 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Client Director
6 2 (5.56%) Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Development Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Engineering Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Java Development Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Lead Software Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.56%) SDLC Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Solutions Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.78%) HTML
2 5 (13.89%) Web Services
3 2 (5.56%) .NET
3 2 (5.56%) CSS
4 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.78%) jQuery
4 1 (2.78%) Sass
4 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) BYOD
2 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) CMDB
3 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.78%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) Migration
2 9 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 8 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 6 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (13.89%) Release Management
6 4 (11.11%) Data Analysis
6 4 (11.11%) SDLC
7 3 (8.33%) Business Analysis
7 3 (8.33%) DevOps
7 3 (8.33%) ITSM
7 3 (8.33%) Scrum
7 3 (8.33%) Service Management
7 3 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (5.56%) Business Development
8 2 (5.56%) Information Management
8 2 (5.56%) ITIL
8 2 (5.56%) Project Management
8 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.56%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) Java
1 8 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.56%) C
3 1 (2.78%) C#
3 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (8.33%) Degree
2 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (2.78%) CCSA
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.78%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Oracle
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) Fortinet
3 2 (5.56%) Google
3 2 (5.56%) Juniper
3 2 (5.56%) Palo Alto
4 1 (2.78%) IBM
4 1 (2.78%) Rackspace
4 1 (2.78%) Remedy
4 1 (2.78%) SAP
4 1 (2.78%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.78%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.78%) VMware