Period
to 17 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 17 August 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)
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 283 251 386
Rank change year-on-year -32 +135 -60
Contract jobs citing SaaS 844 1102 700
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 1.01% 0.62%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.26% 10.02% 10.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 801 385
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% -
10th Percentile £312 £305 £300
90th Percentile £630 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 18
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £19.00 £28.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +189.47% -33.70% +26.30%
10th Percentile £37.43 £17.40 £10.88
90th Percentile £65.00 £20.42 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £19.61 £27.00
% change year-on-year +231.46% -27.37% -20.81%

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 with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 13490 10997 6673
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.10% 10.11% 5.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9229 7626 4334
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +11.52% +0.62%
10th Percentile £270 £285 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £398
% change year-on-year - +6.92% +2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 173 139
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.61 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.11% -12.84% +32.35%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £59.65 £46.98 £42.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year +2.94% -18.07% +38.33%

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SaaS in the UK

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SaaS in the UK

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS over the 6 months to 17 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SaaS in the UK

SaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SaaS in the UK

SaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS over the 6 months to 17 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SaaS in the UK

SaaS
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the UK over the 6 months to 17 August 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
England -20 817 £475 +5.56% 381
UK excluding London -15 446 £438 +2.94% 168
London -27 392 £500 - 218
South East -31 187 £425 +6.25% 67
North of England +40 88 £513 +4.59% 41
Midlands +18 80 £475 -5.00% 27
West Midlands +29 56 £463 +15.63% 15
North West +26 52 £550 +26.44% 30
East of England -42 38 £463 +11.45% 5
Yorkshire +28 34 £481 -12.50% 8
South West -19 32 £400 -23.81% 21
East Midlands +6 25 £413 -58.75% 12
Scotland +28 20 £438 +20.69% 7
North East +42 2 £625 +25.00% 3
Wales -22 2 £378 -14.93%

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 with a requirement for SaaS.

1 272 (32.23%) Agile Software Development
2 241 (28.55%) PaaS
3 216 (25.59%) IaaS
4 205 (24.29%) Amazon AWS
5 171 (20.26%) DevOps
6 170 (20.14%) Microsoft
7 160 (18.96%) Finance
8 159 (18.84%) Microsoft Azure
9 138 (16.35%) Web Services
10 130 (15.40%) JavaScript
11 128 (15.17%) HTML
12 124 (14.69%) Java
13 110 (13.03%) CSS
14 104 (12.32%) Linux
15 102 (12.09%) REST
16 100 (11.85%) .NET
17 98 (11.61%) SQL
18 95 (11.26%) ITIL
19 88 (10.43%) AngularJS
20 86 (10.19%) Windows
20 86 (10.19%) Oracle
21 80 (9.48%) Migration
22 79 (9.36%) C#
23 75 (8.89%) Open Source
24 74 (8.77%) Project Management
25 73 (8.65%) Firewall
25 73 (8.65%) HTML5
26 72 (8.53%) JSON
26 72 (8.53%) Python
26 72 (8.53%) Scrum

SaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 30 (3.55%) SharePoint
2 23 (2.73%) Confluence
3 20 (2.37%) Apache
4 18 (2.13%) JBoss
5 15 (1.78%) OpenStack
5 15 (1.78%) Tomcat
6 14 (1.66%) Cloud Foundry
7 12 (1.42%) CMS
8 10 (1.18%) NServiceBus
8 10 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 9 (1.07%) IIS
9 9 (1.07%) nginx
9 9 (1.07%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.95%) Apache Spark
10 8 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (0.95%) MS Exchange
11 6 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 6 (0.71%) Drupal
11 6 (0.71%) Mule
12 5 (0.59%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.83%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.83%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.59%) HipChat
5 5 (0.59%) InVision
6 3 (0.36%) UXPin
7 2 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.12%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.83%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (0.71%) SAP HR
4 4 (0.47%) Eloqua
4 4 (0.47%) iTrent
4 4 (0.47%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.36%) Oracle FAH
5 3 (0.36%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 3 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.36%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.24%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 2 (0.24%) Relativity
6 2 (0.24%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.24%) SAP PA-EC
Cloud Services
1 241 (28.55%) PaaS
2 216 (25.59%) IaaS
3 205 (24.29%) Amazon AWS
4 159 (18.84%) Microsoft Azure
5 49 (5.81%) Office 365
6 26 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (2.37%) Azure Active Directory
8 19 (2.25%) GitHub
8 19 (2.25%) SuccessFactors
9 18 (2.13%) AWS Lambda
10 15 (1.78%) OpenShift
11 11 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (1.30%) Heroku
12 10 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
13 8 (0.95%) Firebase
14 7 (0.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 7 (0.83%) Amazon S3
14 7 (0.83%) Boomi
15 6 (0.71%) Taleo
15 6 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 73 (8.65%) Firewall
2 48 (5.69%) VPN
3 45 (5.33%) DNS
4 36 (4.27%) Internet
5 33 (3.91%) TCP/IP
6 29 (3.44%) LAN
6 29 (3.44%) WAN
7 21 (2.49%) SSL
8 17 (2.01%) LDAP
9 15 (1.78%) HTTP
9 15 (1.78%) Network Security
9 15 (1.78%) SAN
10 12 (1.42%) DHCP
10 12 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (1.18%) Intranet
11 10 (1.18%) Skype
11 10 (1.18%) VoIP
12 7 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (0.83%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (0.59%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 47 (5.57%) Big Data
3 40 (4.74%) NoSQL
4 28 (3.32%) MongoDB
5 27 (3.20%) MySQL
5 27 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
6 20 (2.37%) Relational Database
7 15 (1.78%) Amazon Redshift
8 13 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
8 13 (1.54%) Hadoop
9 11 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (1.30%) Power BI
9 11 (1.30%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.07%) Apache Hive
11 8 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
11 8 (0.95%) Presto
11 8 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 6 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
14 4 (0.47%) DocumentDB
Development Applications
1 56 (6.64%) Git (software)
2 50 (5.92%) Jenkins
3 49 (5.81%) JIRA
4 22 (2.61%) Cucumber
5 19 (2.25%) gulp
6 18 (2.13%) Bitbucket
7 13 (1.54%) JBehave
7 13 (1.54%) Maven
8 12 (1.42%) Grunt
8 12 (1.42%) PostCSS
8 12 (1.42%) Selenium
8 12 (1.42%) Visual Studio
9 11 (1.30%) GitLab
10 10 (1.18%) JSUnit
10 10 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
10 10 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (1.18%) TestRail
11 9 (1.07%) NUnit
11 9 (1.07%) TeamCity
11 9 (1.07%) webpack
General
1 160 (18.96%) Finance
2 46 (5.45%) Retail
3 31 (3.67%) Marketing
4 29 (3.44%) Banking
5 16 (1.90%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.54%) Legal
7 11 (1.30%) Back Office
7 11 (1.30%) Billing
8 10 (1.18%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.18%) Publishing
9 9 (1.07%) Advertising
10 8 (0.95%) Law
11 6 (0.71%) Games
12 5 (0.59%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.47%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.47%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.36%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.36%) Electronics
15 2 (0.24%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 193 (22.87%) Architect
2 161 (19.08%) Developer
3 70 (8.29%) Consultant
4 67 (7.94%) Analyst
5 64 (7.58%) Solutions Architect
6 53 (6.28%) Project Manager
7 47 (5.57%) Cloud Architect
8 44 (5.21%) DevOps Engineer
9 33 (3.91%) .NET Developer
10 29 (3.44%) AWS Engineer
10 29 (3.44%) Cloud Engineer
11 27 (3.20%) C# Developer
11 27 (3.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 27 (3.20%) Technical Architect
12 25 (2.96%) C# .NET Developer
13 24 (2.84%) Azure Architect
13 24 (2.84%) Business Analyst
13 24 (2.84%) Senior Developer
14 23 (2.73%) Angular Developer
14 23 (2.73%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (16.35%) Web Services
2 128 (15.17%) HTML
3 110 (13.03%) CSS
4 102 (12.09%) REST
5 100 (11.85%) .NET
6 88 (10.43%) AngularJS
7 73 (8.65%) HTML5
8 72 (8.53%) JSON
9 57 (6.75%) XML
10 53 (6.28%) Node.js
11 50 (5.92%) ASP.NET
12 42 (4.98%) SOAP
13 37 (4.38%) Middleware
14 35 (4.15%) CSS3
15 31 (3.67%) RESTful
16 27 (3.20%) ASP.NET Web API
17 25 (2.96%) .NET Framework
18 23 (2.73%) SAML
18 23 (2.73%) Sass
18 23 (2.73%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 56 (6.64%) Data Centre
1 56 (6.64%) User Experience
2 53 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (5.81%) Management Information System
4 48 (5.69%) Enterprise Software
5 27 (3.20%) Computer Science
6 22 (2.61%) Private Cloud
6 22 (2.61%) Public Cloud
7 21 (2.49%) Mobile App
8 17 (2.01%) Hybrid Cloud
8 17 (2.01%) PKI
9 15 (1.78%) Fintech
10 13 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
11 10 (1.18%) Social Media
11 10 (1.18%) Virtual Team
12 9 (1.07%) CMDB
13 8 (0.95%) Video on Demand
14 6 (0.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 6 (0.71%) Life Science
14 6 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 104 (12.32%) Linux
2 86 (10.19%) Windows
3 29 (3.44%) Android
4 26 (3.08%) Windows Server
5 23 (2.73%) Unix
6 17 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (1.78%) Apple iOS
8 11 (1.30%) CentOS
9 9 (1.07%) AIX
10 8 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.83%) Solaris
12 6 (0.71%) HPUX
12 6 (0.71%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.71%) Windows 10
12 6 (0.71%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
12 6 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.59%) VMS
14 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (32.23%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (20.26%) DevOps
3 95 (11.26%) ITIL
4 80 (9.48%) Migration
5 75 (8.89%) Open Source
6 74 (8.77%) Project Management
7 72 (8.53%) Scrum
8 66 (7.82%) Test Automation
9 63 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
10 61 (7.23%) SOA
11 60 (7.11%) Continuous Integration
12 56 (6.64%) Microservices
12 56 (6.64%) TOGAF
13 51 (6.04%) Enterprise Architecture
14 49 (5.81%) ERP
15 48 (5.69%) PRINCE2
15 48 (5.69%) TDD
16 47 (5.57%) Analytics
16 47 (5.57%) SDLC
17 43 (5.09%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 130 (15.40%) JavaScript
2 124 (14.69%) Java
3 98 (11.61%) SQL
4 79 (9.36%) C#
5 72 (8.53%) Python
6 35 (4.15%) Ruby
7 32 (3.79%) Bash Shell
8 28 (3.32%) PowerShell
9 26 (3.08%) TypeScript
10 22 (2.61%) PHP
10 22 (2.61%) T-SQL
11 17 (2.01%) Perl
12 14 (1.66%) ECMAScript
13 12 (1.42%) ES6
14 10 (1.18%) C
14 10 (1.18%) PL/SQL
15 9 (1.07%) Go
16 8 (0.95%) C++
16 8 (0.95%) Groovy
16 8 (0.95%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 59 (6.99%) Degree
2 39 (4.62%) Security Cleared
3 27 (3.20%) CISSP
4 21 (2.49%) SC Cleared
5 19 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (1.54%) MCSE
8 12 (1.42%) AWS Certification
8 12 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (1.30%) ISEB
10 10 (1.18%) CCIE
10 10 (1.18%) CISA
11 9 (1.07%) CISM
11 9 (1.07%) DV Cleared
11 9 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 8 (0.95%) ISTQB
12 8 (0.95%) PMP
13 7 (0.83%) GIAC
13 7 (0.83%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.55%) QA
2 18 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (2.01%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.42%) COBIT
5 10 (1.18%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.71%) GDPR
6 6 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 6 (0.71%) SLA
7 5 (0.59%) GxP
8 4 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.47%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.47%) PMO
9 3 (0.36%) GPG13
10 2 (0.24%) GAMP
10 2 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.24%) RMADS
11 1 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.12%) GCP
System Software
1 68 (8.06%) Docker
2 50 (5.92%) Active Directory
3 35 (4.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.78%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.95%) KVM
6 6 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.71%) Xen
7 4 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.12%) LXC
9 1 (0.12%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.12%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.12%) OpenIDM
9 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.12%) vSphere
9 1 (0.12%) XenApp
9 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 51 (6.04%) Ansible
2 50 (5.92%) Puppet
3 45 (5.33%) Opscode Chef
4 36 (4.27%) Kubernetes
5 16 (1.90%) Terraform
6 12 (1.42%) SCCM
7 9 (1.07%) AirWatch
8 8 (0.95%) vCenter Server
8 8 (0.95%) vRealize
9 5 (0.59%) HP Fortify
9 5 (0.59%) logstash
9 5 (0.59%) Red Hat Satellite
9 5 (0.59%) SCOM
10 4 (0.47%) Consul
10 4 (0.47%) Grafana
10 4 (0.47%) Mesos
10 4 (0.47%) MOM
11 3 (0.36%) EMC VPLEX
11 3 (0.36%) Marathon
11 3 (0.36%) WSUS
Vendors
1 170 (20.14%) Microsoft
2 86 (10.19%) Oracle
3 64 (7.58%) Salesforce.com
4 60 (7.11%) VMware
5 41 (4.86%) ServiceNow
6 40 (4.74%) Red Hat
6 40 (4.74%) SAP
7 32 (3.79%) Cisco
8 31 (3.67%) Workday
9 18 (2.13%) CheckPoint
9 18 (2.13%) MuleSoft
10 17 (2.01%) Google
10 17 (2.01%) HP
11 15 (1.78%) Dell
12 14 (1.66%) Citrix
13 13 (1.54%) IBM
14 12 (1.42%) Atlassian
14 12 (1.42%) EMC
15 11 (1.30%) Apigee
15 11 (1.30%) Splunk