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 3 months to 27 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)
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 262 223 325
Rank change year-on-year -39 +102  
Contract jobs citing SaaS 421 591 366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 1.09% 0.66%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.58% 11.11% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 415 200
Median daily rate £475 £450 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £675 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.47% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 8
Median hourly rate £55.00 £19.31 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +184.90% -28.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.05 £16.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £19.61 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £19.61 £16.25
% change year-on-year +231.46% +20.67%  

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 6400 5320 3378
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.58% 9.85% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4350 3738 2204
Median daily rate £475 £463 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +12.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £390
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 79 65
Median hourly rate £27.16 £19.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.94% -45.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £40.00 £40.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +75.75% -36.53%  

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SaaS in the UK

SaaS
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 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
England -22 409 £475 +5.55% 328
London -29 193 £500 - 171
South East -11 88 £425 +19.71% 56
North West +23 32 £550 +37.50% 15
West Midlands +24 27 £500 +5.26% 19
City of London +5 27 £483 -3.50% 37
Hampshire +11 25 £475 +31.94% 12
East of England -18 23 £400 -3.03% 22
Surrey +8 20 £365 -8.75% 10
Berkshire -4 19 £438 +59.09% 20
South West -21 19 £400 -20.00% 22
Birmingham +24 16 £550 -2.22% 6
East Midlands +4 16 £400 +6.66% 10
Cheshire +22 15 £600 +50.00% 4
Devon - 13 £400 - 2
Manchester +18 12 £475 +11.76% 8
Scotland +36 11 £475 +46.15% 5
Oxfordshire -1 11 £425 -30.61% 5
Plymouth - 11 £400 - 1
Warrington +22 10 £650 +62.50%
Yorkshire +2 10 £475 -5.00% 8
Bedfordshire -5 10 £550 +29.41% 5
Reading +2 9 £475 +114.68% 10
Luton -1 9 £550 +20.54% 1
Cambridgeshire -10 9 £225 -45.45% 12
Oxford +3 8 £425 -32.00% 1
Milton Keynes -8 8 £425 +54.54% 4
Buckinghamshire -8 8 £425 +54.54% 7
Leatherhead - 8 £333 - 2
Edinburgh +27 7 £488 +30.00% 3

For the 6 months to 27 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 with a requirement for SaaS.

1 261 (31.60%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (26.63%) PaaS
3 193 (23.37%) IaaS
4 185 (22.40%) Amazon AWS
5 158 (19.13%) Finance
6 157 (19.01%) Microsoft
7 144 (17.43%) DevOps
8 135 (16.34%) Microsoft Azure
9 105 (12.71%) JavaScript
10 104 (12.59%) HTML
10 104 (12.59%) Web Services
11 103 (12.47%) Oracle
12 100 (12.11%) Java
13 95 (11.50%) SQL
14 92 (11.14%) ITIL
15 91 (11.02%) CSS
16 90 (10.90%) Linux
17 84 (10.17%) .NET
18 82 (9.93%) Project Management
19 81 (9.81%) Windows
20 80 (9.69%) Migration
20 80 (9.69%) Open Source
21 73 (8.84%) Firewall
22 71 (8.60%) Scrum
23 70 (8.47%) SQL Server
23 70 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
24 69 (8.35%) VMware
25 68 (8.23%) Stakeholder Management
25 68 (8.23%) Salesforce.com
26 67 (8.11%) C#

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 35 (4.24%) SharePoint
2 23 (2.78%) CMS
3 21 (2.54%) Confluence
4 14 (1.69%) OpenStack
5 13 (1.57%) Cloud Foundry
5 13 (1.57%) JBoss
6 12 (1.45%) Apache
7 11 (1.33%) NServiceBus
7 11 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 10 (1.21%) MS Exchange
8 10 (1.21%) WebLogic
9 9 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (0.97%) IIS
10 8 (0.97%) nginx
11 7 (0.85%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 6 (0.73%) Drupal
13 5 (0.61%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (0.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.36%) InVision
5 3 (0.36%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.24%) HipChat
6 2 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 20 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.85%) NetSuite
4 6 (0.73%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (0.73%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 6 (0.73%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.73%) Oracle Retail
5 5 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.61%) Oracle Payroll
5 5 (0.61%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.48%) Eloqua
6 4 (0.48%) iTrent
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle FAH
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.24%) Maximo
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.24%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.24%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 220 (26.63%) PaaS
2 193 (23.37%) IaaS
3 185 (22.40%) Amazon AWS
4 135 (16.34%) Microsoft Azure
5 44 (5.33%) Office 365
6 28 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (2.30%) SuccessFactors
8 18 (2.18%) GitHub
9 14 (1.69%) AWS Lambda
9 14 (1.69%) OpenShift
10 12 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
11 11 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
12 10 (1.21%) Heroku
13 9 (1.09%) Amazon S3
14 8 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 6 (0.73%) Force.com
15 6 (0.73%) Taleo
16 5 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 5 (0.61%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 73 (8.84%) Firewall
2 43 (5.21%) DNS
2 43 (5.21%) VPN
3 36 (4.36%) Internet
4 26 (3.15%) LAN
5 25 (3.03%) TCP/IP
5 25 (3.03%) WAN
6 22 (2.66%) LDAP
7 16 (1.94%) SSL
8 14 (1.69%) HTTP
9 13 (1.57%) Network Security
10 12 (1.45%) VoIP
11 10 (1.21%) DHCP
11 10 (1.21%) Intranet
11 10 (1.21%) SAN
11 10 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (1.09%) Intrusion Detection
13 7 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (0.73%) X.509
15 5 (0.61%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 44 (5.33%) Big Data
3 31 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (3.15%) MongoDB
5 22 (2.66%) NoSQL
6 20 (2.42%) MySQL
7 17 (2.06%) Relational Database
8 15 (1.82%) Hadoop
9 14 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (1.57%) Amazon Redshift
11 12 (1.45%) Power BI
12 11 (1.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 10 (1.21%) Oracle Database
14 9 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
14 9 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
15 8 (0.97%) RDBMS
16 7 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
16 7 (0.85%) Apache Hive
16 7 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 41 (4.96%) Jenkins
2 36 (4.36%) Git (software)
3 34 (4.12%) JIRA
4 17 (2.06%) Bitbucket
5 11 (1.33%) JSUnit
5 11 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (1.21%) GitLab
6 10 (1.21%) Selenium
6 10 (1.21%) Visual Studio
7 9 (1.09%) Cucumber
7 9 (1.09%) NUnit
8 8 (0.97%) Grunt
8 8 (0.97%) Maven
9 6 (0.73%) FitNesse
9 6 (0.73%) GoCD
9 6 (0.73%) gulp
9 6 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (0.73%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 158 (19.13%) Finance
2 40 (4.84%) Retail
3 35 (4.24%) Marketing
4 26 (3.15%) Banking
5 18 (2.18%) Telecoms
6 16 (1.94%) Legal
7 14 (1.69%) Billing
8 12 (1.45%) Advertising
8 12 (1.45%) Back Office
9 9 (1.09%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.85%) Law
11 6 (0.73%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.48%) Publishing
13 3 (0.36%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.36%) Electronics
13 3 (0.36%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.36%) French Language
13 3 (0.36%) Games
13 3 (0.36%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 187 (22.64%) Architect
2 132 (15.98%) Developer
3 82 (9.93%) Analyst
4 69 (8.35%) Consultant
5 63 (7.63%) Solutions Architect
6 52 (6.30%) Cloud Architect
7 47 (5.69%) Project Manager
8 33 (4.00%) .NET Developer
9 32 (3.87%) DevOps Engineer
9 32 (3.87%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 28 (3.39%) Business Analyst
11 25 (3.03%) C# Developer
11 25 (3.03%) Technical Architect
12 24 (2.91%) Cloud Engineer
12 24 (2.91%) JavaScript Developer
13 23 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
13 23 (2.78%) Infrastructure Architect
13 23 (2.78%) Senior Developer
14 21 (2.54%) Security Architect
15 20 (2.42%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (12.59%) HTML
1 104 (12.59%) Web Services
2 91 (11.02%) CSS
3 84 (10.17%) .NET
4 67 (8.11%) REST
5 52 (6.30%) HTML5
6 51 (6.17%) AngularJS
7 41 (4.96%) JSON
8 38 (4.60%) XML
9 37 (4.48%) ASP.NET
10 35 (4.24%) SOAP
11 31 (3.75%) Middleware
12 27 (3.27%) Node.js
12 27 (3.27%) SAML
13 25 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
13 25 (3.03%) OAuth
14 24 (2.91%) CSS3
15 23 (2.78%) .NET Framework
16 18 (2.18%) Spring
17 17 (2.06%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 58 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
1 58 (7.02%) Data Centre
2 47 (5.69%) Management Information System
3 46 (5.57%) User Experience
4 34 (4.12%) Enterprise Software
5 27 (3.27%) Computer Science
6 24 (2.91%) Private Cloud
7 23 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
8 20 (2.42%) Mobile App
9 19 (2.30%) Public Cloud
10 18 (2.18%) Hybrid Cloud
11 17 (2.06%) PKI
12 13 (1.57%) Social Media
13 11 (1.33%) Life Science
14 10 (1.21%) Fintech
15 7 (0.85%) Video on Demand
16 6 (0.73%) Cloud Native
16 6 (0.73%) Learning Management System
16 6 (0.73%) Replication
16 6 (0.73%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 90 (10.90%) Linux
2 81 (9.81%) Windows
3 29 (3.51%) Windows Server
4 25 (3.03%) Unix
5 16 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (1.57%) Android
6 13 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.33%) CentOS
7 11 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (1.09%) AIX
8 9 (1.09%) Apple iOS
8 9 (1.09%) Ubuntu
9 8 (0.97%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.85%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.61%) Solaris
11 5 (0.61%) VMS
12 4 (0.48%) HPUX
12 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.48%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (31.60%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (17.43%) DevOps
3 92 (11.14%) ITIL
4 82 (9.93%) Project Management
5 80 (9.69%) Migration
5 80 (9.69%) Open Source
6 71 (8.60%) Scrum
7 70 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
8 68 (8.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 63 (7.63%) TDD
10 59 (7.14%) SOA
11 55 (6.66%) Enterprise Architecture
12 53 (6.42%) Software Engineering
13 51 (6.17%) TOGAF
14 49 (5.93%) Analytics
15 48 (5.81%) ERP
15 48 (5.81%) Test Automation
16 47 (5.69%) SDLC
17 45 (5.45%) Microservices
17 45 (5.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 105 (12.71%) JavaScript
2 100 (12.11%) Java
3 95 (11.50%) SQL
4 67 (8.11%) C#
5 54 (6.54%) Python
6 32 (3.87%) PowerShell
7 28 (3.39%) PHP
8 24 (2.91%) Ruby
9 22 (2.66%) T-SQL
10 21 (2.54%) Bash Shell
11 19 (2.30%) Perl
12 15 (1.82%) TypeScript
13 14 (1.69%) C
14 11 (1.33%) Scala
15 8 (0.97%) C++
16 7 (0.85%) Apex Code
16 7 (0.85%) Go
16 7 (0.85%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.73%) ES6
17 6 (0.73%) R
Qualifications
1 57 (6.90%) Degree
2 48 (5.81%) Security Cleared
3 30 (3.63%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.78%) CISSP
5 18 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (1.45%) CISA
7 12 (1.45%) ISEB
7 12 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (1.33%) MCSE
9 10 (1.21%) AWS Certification
9 10 (1.21%) ISTQB
10 9 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 8 (0.97%) CISM
11 8 (0.97%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (0.85%) CEH
12 7 (0.85%) PMI Certification
12 7 (0.85%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.63%) QA
2 21 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.69%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.57%) SLA
5 12 (1.45%) Data Quality
6 10 (1.21%) COBIT
7 7 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 6 (0.73%) GxP
9 4 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.48%) GPG13
9 4 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.48%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.48%) PMO
10 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 2 (0.24%) GDPR
11 2 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.24%) IFRS
11 2 (0.24%) IFRS 9
11 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.24%) RMADS
System Software
1 56 (6.78%) Docker
2 46 (5.57%) Active Directory
3 29 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.82%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.97%) KVM
6 6 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.73%) Xen
7 4 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.24%) vSphere
9 2 (0.24%) XenApp
9 2 (0.24%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.12%) LXC
10 1 (0.12%) Snort
10 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 45 (5.45%) Puppet
2 42 (5.08%) Ansible
3 37 (4.48%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (3.51%) Kubernetes
5 12 (1.45%) Terraform
6 11 (1.33%) SCCM
7 8 (0.97%) vCenter Server
7 8 (0.97%) vRealize
8 7 (0.85%) AirWatch
9 6 (0.73%) SCOM
10 5 (0.61%) Consul
10 5 (0.61%) HP Fortify
10 5 (0.61%) logstash
11 4 (0.48%) Grafana
11 4 (0.48%) Mesos
12 3 (0.36%) EMC VPLEX
12 3 (0.36%) Marathon
12 3 (0.36%) Red Hat Satellite
12 3 (0.36%) SCOrch
13 2 (0.24%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 157 (19.01%) Microsoft
2 103 (12.47%) Oracle
3 69 (8.35%) VMware
4 68 (8.23%) Salesforce.com
5 45 (5.45%) ServiceNow
6 34 (4.12%) SAP
7 33 (4.00%) Workday
8 31 (3.75%) Cisco
8 31 (3.75%) Red Hat
9 21 (2.54%) HP
10 16 (1.94%) CheckPoint
10 16 (1.94%) Google
11 14 (1.69%) Citrix
11 14 (1.69%) IBM
11 14 (1.69%) MuleSoft
12 13 (1.57%) Splunk
13 12 (1.45%) Atlassian
14 10 (1.21%) Apigee
14 10 (1.21%) CA
14 10 (1.21%) EMC
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