Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 2018 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 175 193
Rank change year-on-year +23 +18 -14
Contract jobs citing SaaS 37 29 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.70% 0.54% 0.35%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.64% 5.89% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 26 15
South West median daily rate £500 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +17.86% -26.32%
10th Percentile £400 £325 £254
90th Percentile £700 £575 £426
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
South West median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £21.50 £44.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -51.14% +20.55% +46.00%

SaaS is in the Cloud Services category. The following 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.

All Cloud Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 798 492 307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.11% 9.18% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 354 235
South West median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £198 £213
90th Percentile £575 £575 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 3
South West median hourly rate £18.63 £25.75 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.67% +39.19% +76.19%
10th Percentile £10.50 £13.50 £17.85
90th Percentile £35.00 £40.55 £22.85
England median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year -2.63% -12.20% -3.82%

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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 2018. 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
Bristol -8 11 £450 +5.88% 17
Wiltshire +8 10 £528 +27.88% 1
Devon +9 9 £550 +76.00% 4
Gloucestershire +18 5 £500 +29.03% 5
Somerset - 2 £425 - 4
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 19 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (45.95%) PaaS
2 17 (45.95%) IaaS
3 9 (24.32%) Finance
4 8 (21.62%) Law
4 8 (21.62%) Data Protection
5 7 (18.92%) BS25999
5 7 (18.92%) Technical Architecture
5 7 (18.92%) Business Continuity
6 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (16.22%) Firewall
6 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
6 6 (16.22%) SIEM
6 6 (16.22%) SDLC
7 5 (13.51%) Server Hardening
7 5 (13.51%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 5 (13.51%) Security Architecture
7 5 (13.51%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (13.51%) Network Security
7 5 (13.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (13.51%) Data Security
7 5 (13.51%) Scrum
7 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
7 5 (13.51%) SAML
7 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
7 5 (13.51%) .NET
8 4 (10.81%) C#
8 4 (10.81%) Process Management
8 4 (10.81%) Microsoft

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:

Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (45.95%) IaaS
1 17 (45.95%) PaaS
2 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (10.81%) Office 365
4 3 (8.11%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.70%) Algolia
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) Firewall
2 5 (13.51%) Network Security
3 3 (8.11%) VPN
4 1 (2.70%) HTTP
4 1 (2.70%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.70%) Big Data
2 1 (2.70%) CouchDB
2 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.70%) Mercurial
2 1 (2.70%) MSBuild
General
1 9 (24.32%) Finance
2 8 (21.62%) Law
3 4 (10.81%) Banking
3 4 (10.81%) Marketing
4 1 (2.70%) Electronics
4 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (51.35%) Architect
2 13 (35.14%) Technical Architect
3 5 (13.51%) Design Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Developer
3 5 (13.51%) Security Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Enterprise Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Azure Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Agile .NET Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Agile Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Finance Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Information Architect
6 2 (5.41%) IT Finance Manager
6 2 (5.41%) IT Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Product Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Salesforce Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Service Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Transformation Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) .NET
1 5 (13.51%) SAML
2 4 (10.81%) JSON
3 3 (8.11%) AngularJS
3 3 (8.11%) CSS
3 3 (8.11%) HTML
3 3 (8.11%) React
3 3 (8.11%) Visualforce
4 2 (5.41%) Laravel
4 2 (5.41%) RESTful
4 2 (5.41%) Sass
4 2 (5.41%) Web Services
4 2 (5.41%) WSDL
5 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.70%) HTML5
5 1 (2.70%) Kafka
5 1 (2.70%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (2.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.70%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Unix
2 1 (2.70%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.62%) Data Protection
3 7 (18.92%) Business Continuity
3 7 (18.92%) Technical Architecture
4 6 (16.22%) SDLC
4 6 (16.22%) SIEM
4 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (13.51%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (13.51%) Data Security
5 5 (13.51%) Scrum
5 5 (13.51%) Security Architecture
5 5 (13.51%) Server Hardening
6 4 (10.81%) IT Strategy
6 4 (10.81%) Process Management
7 3 (8.11%) CRM
7 3 (8.11%) MVC
7 3 (8.11%) OO
7 3 (8.11%) Service Management
7 3 (8.11%) Software Architecture
7 3 (8.11%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
2 4 (10.81%) C#
3 3 (8.11%) Apex Code
3 3 (8.11%) Java
3 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.11%) SOQL
4 2 (5.41%) PHP
4 2 (5.41%) PHP 5
4 2 (5.41%) Python
4 2 (5.41%) SOSL
4 2 (5.41%) SQL
4 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.70%) C++
5 1 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.92%) BS25999
2 5 (13.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (5.41%) IFRS
3 2 (5.41%) QA
4 1 (2.70%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (8.11%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (2.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
1 4 (10.81%) ServiceNow
2 3 (8.11%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (8.11%) VMware
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco
3 1 (2.70%) Google
3 1 (2.70%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (2.70%) SAP