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 28 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 267 228 323
Rank change year-on-year -39 +95  
Contract jobs citing SaaS 417 588 366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 1.09% 0.66%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.48% 11.09% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 430 201
Median daily rate £475 £468 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.60% +6.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £274 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £700 £623
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
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 £37.43 £15.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £20.42 £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 6437 5303 3378
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.67% 9.85% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7516 6602 3371
Median daily rate £475 £463 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +12.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £306 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £631 £581
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £395
% change year-on-year - +13.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 92 89
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 £11.25 £11.80 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £40.00 £40.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +70.58% -33.33%  

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 3 months to 28 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 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SaaS in the UK

SaaS
Top 9 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 28 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 -29 405 £465 +3.33% 329
UK excluding London -29 226 £425 - 165
London -33 188 £500 - 173
South East +2 88 £425 +9.67% 57
North of England +22 43 £475 -5.00% 32
Midlands +25 41 £500 -4.76% 27
East of England -16 24 £400 -3.03% 19
South West -26 19 £400 -31.91% 21
Scotland +36 11 £475 +46.15% 5

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 260 (31.52%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (26.67%) PaaS
3 194 (23.52%) IaaS
4 186 (22.55%) Amazon AWS
5 158 (19.15%) Microsoft
5 158 (19.15%) Finance
6 144 (17.45%) DevOps
7 135 (16.36%) Microsoft Azure
8 106 (12.85%) JavaScript
8 106 (12.85%) Web Services
9 105 (12.73%) HTML
10 104 (12.61%) Oracle
11 100 (12.12%) Java
12 97 (11.76%) SQL
13 93 (11.27%) ITIL
14 92 (11.15%) CSS
15 91 (11.03%) Linux
16 84 (10.18%) .NET
17 81 (9.82%) Project Management
17 81 (9.82%) Windows
17 81 (9.82%) Open Source
18 80 (9.70%) Migration
19 74 (8.97%) Firewall
20 72 (8.73%) SQL Server
21 71 (8.61%) Scrum
21 71 (8.61%) Continuous Integration
22 69 (8.36%) VMware
23 67 (8.12%) Salesforce.com
23 67 (8.12%) C#
23 67 (8.12%) Stakeholder Management

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 (2.79%) CMS
3 21 (2.55%) Confluence
4 14 (1.70%) OpenStack
5 13 (1.58%) Cloud Foundry
5 13 (1.58%) 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%) Apache Spark
12 6 (0.73%) Drupal
13 5 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (0.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (2.55%) 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 19 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.73%) NetSuite
3 6 (0.73%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (0.73%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 6 (0.73%) Oracle Payables
3 6 (0.73%) Oracle Retail
4 5 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.61%) Oracle Payroll
4 5 (0.61%) SAP HR
5 4 (0.48%) Eloqua
5 4 (0.48%) iTrent
6 3 (0.36%) Oracle FAH
6 3 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.24%) Maximo
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.24%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.24%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 220 (26.67%) PaaS
2 194 (23.52%) IaaS
3 186 (22.55%) Amazon AWS
4 135 (16.36%) Microsoft Azure
5 44 (5.33%) Office 365
6 27 (3.27%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (2.30%) GitHub
7 19 (2.30%) SuccessFactors
8 15 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
9 14 (1.70%) 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%) Taleo
16 5 (0.61%) CloudFront
16 5 (0.61%) Force.com
16 5 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 74 (8.97%) Firewall
2 44 (5.33%) DNS
2 44 (5.33%) VPN
3 36 (4.36%) Internet
4 26 (3.15%) LAN
4 26 (3.15%) TCP/IP
5 25 (3.03%) WAN
6 22 (2.67%) LDAP
7 16 (1.94%) SSL
8 14 (1.70%) HTTP
9 13 (1.58%) 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%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (8.73%) SQL Server
2 46 (5.58%) Big Data
3 31 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (3.15%) MongoDB
5 23 (2.79%) NoSQL
6 21 (2.55%) MySQL
7 17 (2.06%) Relational Database
8 16 (1.94%) Hadoop
9 14 (1.70%) Amazon Redshift
9 14 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (1.45%) Power BI
11 11 (1.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 10 (1.21%) Oracle Database
13 9 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
14 8 (0.97%) Apache Hive
14 8 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
14 8 (0.97%) RDBMS
15 7 (0.85%) Presto
Development Applications
1 42 (5.09%) Jenkins
2 36 (4.36%) Git (software)
3 33 (4.00%) 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%) NUnit
6 10 (1.21%) Selenium
6 10 (1.21%) Visual Studio
7 9 (1.09%) Cucumber
8 8 (0.97%) Grunt
8 8 (0.97%) Maven
9 7 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (0.73%) FitNesse
10 6 (0.73%) GoCD
10 6 (0.73%) gulp
10 6 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (0.73%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 158 (19.15%) Finance
2 40 (4.85%) Retail
3 34 (4.12%) Marketing
4 25 (3.03%) Banking
5 18 (2.18%) Telecoms
6 16 (1.94%) Legal
7 14 (1.70%) 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
1 188 (22.79%) Architect
2 132 (16.00%) Developer
3 82 (9.94%) Analyst
4 68 (8.24%) Consultant
5 63 (7.64%) Solutions Architect
6 53 (6.42%) Cloud Architect
7 45 (5.45%) Project Manager
8 33 (4.00%) .NET Developer
9 32 (3.88%) DevOps Engineer
9 32 (3.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 28 (3.39%) Business Analyst
11 25 (3.03%) C# Developer
11 25 (3.03%) Cloud Engineer
11 25 (3.03%) Technical Architect
12 24 (2.91%) JavaScript Developer
13 23 (2.79%) C# .NET Developer
13 23 (2.79%) Infrastructure Architect
14 22 (2.67%) Senior Developer
15 21 (2.55%) Security Architect
16 20 (2.42%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (12.85%) Web Services
2 105 (12.73%) HTML
3 92 (11.15%) CSS
4 84 (10.18%) .NET
5 67 (8.12%) REST
6 53 (6.42%) HTML5
7 51 (6.18%) AngularJS
8 42 (5.09%) JSON
9 38 (4.61%) ASP.NET
9 38 (4.61%) XML
10 35 (4.24%) SOAP
11 31 (3.76%) Middleware
12 28 (3.39%) Node.js
13 27 (3.27%) SAML
14 25 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
14 25 (3.03%) OAuth
15 24 (2.91%) .NET Framework
15 24 (2.91%) CSS3
16 19 (2.30%) Spring
17 17 (2.06%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 58 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
1 58 (7.03%) Data Centre
2 47 (5.70%) Management Information System
3 46 (5.58%) User Experience
4 35 (4.24%) Enterprise Software
5 27 (3.27%) Computer Science
6 24 (2.91%) Private Cloud
7 22 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
8 21 (2.55%) Public Cloud
9 19 (2.30%) Mobile App
10 18 (2.18%) Hybrid Cloud
11 17 (2.06%) PKI
12 13 (1.58%) Social Media
13 11 (1.33%) Fintech
13 11 (1.33%) Life Science
14 7 (0.85%) Video on Demand
15 6 (0.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 6 (0.73%) Learning Management System
15 6 (0.73%) Replication
15 6 (0.73%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 91 (11.03%) Linux
2 81 (9.82%) Windows
3 29 (3.52%) Windows Server
4 25 (3.03%) Unix
5 16 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (1.58%) Android
6 13 (1.58%) 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
1 260 (31.52%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (17.45%) DevOps
3 93 (11.27%) ITIL
4 81 (9.82%) Open Source
4 81 (9.82%) Project Management
5 80 (9.70%) Migration
6 71 (8.61%) Continuous Integration
6 71 (8.61%) Scrum
7 67 (8.12%) Stakeholder Management
8 64 (7.76%) TDD
9 59 (7.15%) SOA
10 55 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
11 53 (6.42%) Software Engineering
12 51 (6.18%) TOGAF
13 49 (5.94%) Analytics
14 48 (5.82%) ERP
14 48 (5.82%) Test Automation
15 47 (5.70%) SDLC
16 45 (5.45%) Microservices
16 45 (5.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 106 (12.85%) JavaScript
2 100 (12.12%) Java
3 97 (11.76%) SQL
4 67 (8.12%) C#
5 54 (6.55%) Python
6 32 (3.88%) PowerShell
7 28 (3.39%) PHP
8 25 (3.03%) Ruby
9 23 (2.79%) T-SQL
10 21 (2.55%) Bash Shell
11 19 (2.30%) Perl
12 16 (1.94%) TypeScript
13 14 (1.70%) C
14 11 (1.33%) Scala
15 8 (0.97%) C++
15 8 (0.97%) Go
15 8 (0.97%) VB.NET
16 6 (0.73%) Apex Code
16 6 (0.73%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.73%) R
Qualifications
1 57 (6.91%) Degree
2 48 (5.82%) Security Cleared
3 30 (3.64%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.79%) CISSP
5 18 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (1.70%) 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 (3.64%) QA
2 21 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.70%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.58%) 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%) GAMP
11 2 (0.24%) GDPR
11 2 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.24%) RMADS
11 2 (0.24%) Solvency II
System Software
1 57 (6.91%) Docker
2 46 (5.58%) Active Directory
3 29 (3.52%) 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 43 (5.21%) Ansible
3 38 (4.61%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (3.64%) Kubernetes
5 13 (1.58%) 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%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 158 (19.15%) Microsoft
2 104 (12.61%) Oracle
3 69 (8.36%) VMware
4 67 (8.12%) Salesforce.com
5 45 (5.45%) ServiceNow
6 34 (4.12%) SAP
7 33 (4.00%) Workday
8 31 (3.76%) Cisco
8 31 (3.76%) Red Hat
9 21 (2.55%) HP
10 17 (2.06%) Google
11 16 (1.94%) CheckPoint
12 14 (1.70%) Citrix
12 14 (1.70%) IBM
12 14 (1.70%) MuleSoft
13 13 (1.58%) Splunk
14 12 (1.45%) Atlassian
15 10 (1.21%) Apigee
15 10 (1.21%) CA
15 10 (1.21%) EMC
London
Energon Global
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Yoh
Rate: £363.20 - £443.91 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Roc Search
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £325 to £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £475 to £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Freshtechit
Rate: From £100 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Yoh
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £700 - £800 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £650 to £700 per day 6 mth rolling contract
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £400 - £465 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Volt
Rate: £450 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
IntaPeople
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
PBIT Consultants
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
AMS contingency
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago