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 April 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 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 258 243 364
Rank change year-on-year -15 +121  
Contract jobs citing SaaS 407 538 289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 0.96% 0.52%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.74% 11.04% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 361 163
Median daily rate £481 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.94% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 3
Median hourly rate £45.00 £19.00 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +136.84% -30.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 - £12.10

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 6039 4872 2960
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.00% 8.72% 5.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4185 3353 1869
Median daily rate £475 £450 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +6.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £430 £400
% change year-on-year +1.74% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 84 109
Median hourly rate £20.58 £23.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.43% -9.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £14.15 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £44.40 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.17% -19.00%  

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 April 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 April 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 April 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 -16 394 £500 +11.11% 357
London +40 212 £511 +2.25% 170
South East -59 93 £444 +10.93% 69
North West +37 26 £575 +32.18% 24
Hampshire -49 26 £475 +18.75% 20
Surrey +13 24 £375 -31.81% 13
South West +16 23 £400 -23.80% 24
City of London +6 22 £494 -12.22% 35
Berkshire +3 18 £450 +12.50% 10
Devon +3 15 £400 -27.27% 7
West Midlands +21 14 £450 +9.09% 22
Southampton +14 12 £450 - 6
Cheshire +32 11 £650 +49.42% 4
Manchester +19 11 £550 +69.23% 18
Warrington +49 10 £650 +44.44% 1
Birmingham +7 9 £450 -5.26% 13
Leatherhead - 9 £350 -
Yorkshire +17 8 £650 +30.00% 11
East of England -51 8 £475 +15.15% 18
Exeter - 8 £475 - 5
Scotland +17 7 £425 -5.55% 7
East Midlands 0 7 £550 +57.14% 12
Oxfordshire -6 7 £425 -29.16% 6
Plymouth -9 7 £400 -27.27% 2
Bracknell +9 6 £350 -26.31%
Middlesex +3 6 £423 -15.50%
Portsmouth - 6 £475 - 6
Glasgow -13 5 £425 -5.55% 1
West Yorkshire +17 4 £565 +15.89% 6
Reading +10 4 £463 +137.17% 4

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 300 (34.52%) Agile Software Development
2 262 (30.15%) PaaS
3 237 (27.27%) IaaS
4 195 (22.44%) Microsoft
5 159 (18.30%) ITIL
6 155 (17.84%) DevOps
7 144 (16.57%) Amazon AWS
8 143 (16.46%) Windows
9 130 (14.96%) Open Source
10 126 (14.50%) Linux
10 126 (14.50%) Finance
11 125 (14.38%) Oracle
12 123 (14.15%) Microsoft Azure
13 108 (12.43%) JavaScript
14 106 (12.20%) Java
15 104 (11.97%) Change Management
16 102 (11.74%) Web Services
17 101 (11.62%) SQL
18 100 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
19 94 (10.82%) HTML
20 91 (10.47%) Project Management
20 91 (10.47%) Scrum
21 88 (10.13%) Service Management
22 85 (9.78%) .NET
22 85 (9.78%) Data Management
23 83 (9.55%) PRINCE2
24 82 (9.44%) Stakeholder Management
25 80 (9.21%) Unix
26 78 (8.98%) SQL Server
27 77 (8.86%) CSS

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 45 (5.18%) WebSphere
2 38 (4.37%) SharePoint
3 18 (2.07%) Apache
3 18 (2.07%) CMS
3 18 (2.07%) IIS
4 16 (1.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 15 (1.73%) Confluence
6 13 (1.50%) Tomcat
7 11 (1.27%) MS Exchange
8 10 (1.15%) nginx
8 10 (1.15%) OpenStack
9 9 (1.04%) Drupal
10 8 (0.92%) JBoss
10 8 (0.92%) Skype for Business
11 7 (0.81%) Apache Spark
11 7 (0.81%) NServiceBus
12 6 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 5 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.58%) SAS
13 5 (0.58%) WebLogic
Applications
1 60 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 54 (6.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 16 (1.84%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (1.27%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.23%) HipChat
6 2 (0.23%) InVision
6 2 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.38%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (1.04%) NetSuite
3 9 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (0.69%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 6 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.69%) Oracle Retail
5 5 (0.58%) Oracle Payroll
5 5 (0.58%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.46%) Eloqua
6 4 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.46%) SAP GRC
6 4 (0.46%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.35%) Maximo
7 3 (0.35%) Oracle FAH
7 3 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.23%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 262 (30.15%) PaaS
2 237 (27.27%) IaaS
3 144 (16.57%) Amazon AWS
4 123 (14.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 33 (3.80%) Office 365
6 29 (3.34%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (2.30%) SuccessFactors
8 12 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (1.04%) Amazon S3
9 9 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (1.04%) Boomi
10 8 (0.92%) GitHub
10 8 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.81%) Oracle CX
11 7 (0.81%) Taleo
12 6 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (0.69%) Force.com
12 6 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (0.46%) Adobe Analytics
13 4 (0.46%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 61 (7.02%) Firewall
2 39 (4.49%) LDAP
3 34 (3.91%) VPN
4 32 (3.68%) DNS
5 28 (3.22%) Internet
6 25 (2.88%) LAN
7 23 (2.65%) WAN
8 16 (1.84%) TCP/IP
9 14 (1.61%) DHCP
10 13 (1.50%) SAN
11 12 (1.38%) VoIP
12 11 (1.27%) Network Security
12 11 (1.27%) SSL
13 10 (1.15%) Intrusion Detection
14 8 (0.92%) HTTP
15 7 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
16 6 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
16 6 (0.69%) MPLS
16 6 (0.69%) X.509
17 5 (0.58%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (8.98%) SQL Server
2 42 (4.83%) MongoDB
3 34 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
4 33 (3.80%) Big Data
5 24 (2.76%) MySQL
6 21 (2.42%) Relational Database
7 20 (2.30%) NoSQL
7 20 (2.30%) Oracle Database
8 17 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
9 16 (1.84%) Hadoop
10 14 (1.61%) DB2
11 13 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
11 13 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (1.27%) NonStop SQL
13 10 (1.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 10 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (1.15%) Power BI
14 9 (1.04%) Ingres
15 7 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 32 (3.68%) Jenkins
2 27 (3.11%) JIRA
3 26 (2.99%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.04%) Visual Studio
5 8 (0.92%) Cucumber
6 7 (0.81%) Bitbucket
6 7 (0.81%) JSUnit
6 7 (0.81%) Selenium
6 7 (0.81%) TeamCity
7 6 (0.69%) FitNesse
7 6 (0.69%) GoCD
7 6 (0.69%) Talend Open Studio
7 6 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.58%) AppScan
8 5 (0.58%) SilkTest
8 5 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.46%) Grunt
9 4 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.46%) Zephyr
General
1 126 (14.50%) Finance
2 39 (4.49%) Marketing
3 30 (3.45%) Retail
4 23 (2.65%) Telecoms
5 20 (2.30%) Banking
6 14 (1.61%) Advertising
6 14 (1.61%) Legal
7 13 (1.50%) Back Office
8 10 (1.15%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.69%) Aerospace
10 6 (0.69%) Billing
11 5 (0.58%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.46%) Electronics
12 4 (0.46%) Games
12 4 (0.46%) Publishing
13 3 (0.35%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.35%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.35%) Law
13 3 (0.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 189 (21.75%) Architect
2 129 (14.84%) Developer
3 83 (9.55%) Analyst
4 74 (8.52%) Solutions Architect
5 72 (8.29%) Consultant
6 53 (6.10%) Cloud Architect
7 48 (5.52%) Project Manager
8 33 (3.80%) Operations Engineer
9 32 (3.68%) .NET Developer
10 30 (3.45%) Administrator
11 29 (3.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 27 (3.11%) Technical Architect
13 25 (2.88%) DBA
14 24 (2.76%) Cloud Solutions Architect
14 24 (2.76%) Infrastructure Architect
15 23 (2.65%) AWS Architect
15 23 (2.65%) Senior Operations Engineer
15 23 (2.65%) Support Analyst
16 22 (2.53%) Business Analyst
16 22 (2.53%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (11.74%) Web Services
2 94 (10.82%) HTML
3 85 (9.78%) .NET
4 77 (8.86%) CSS
5 49 (5.64%) XML
6 47 (5.41%) REST
7 43 (4.95%) AngularJS
8 42 (4.83%) HTML5
9 31 (3.57%) JSON
9 31 (3.57%) SOAP
10 24 (2.76%) ASP.NET
11 23 (2.65%) CSS3
12 21 (2.42%) Middleware
12 21 (2.42%) Node.js
13 20 (2.30%) ASP.NET Web API
13 20 (2.30%) SAML
14 18 (2.07%) jQuery
14 18 (2.07%) React
15 17 (1.96%) Oracle Fusion
16 16 (1.84%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 100 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 60 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 42 (4.83%) User Experience
4 31 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
5 26 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
6 21 (2.42%) Computer Science
7 20 (2.30%) Mobile App
8 17 (1.96%) Public Cloud
8 17 (1.96%) Tandem
9 15 (1.73%) Social Media
10 13 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
11 12 (1.38%) CMDB
11 12 (1.38%) Life Science
12 11 (1.27%) CESG
12 11 (1.27%) CESG CLAS
12 11 (1.27%) PKI
13 9 (1.04%) Private Cloud
14 8 (0.92%) Replication
15 7 (0.81%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 143 (16.46%) Windows
2 126 (14.50%) Linux
3 80 (9.21%) Unix
4 57 (6.56%) AIX
5 43 (4.95%) Windows XP
6 40 (4.60%) Windows 2000
7 29 (3.34%) Windows Server
8 19 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (1.27%) Windows 10
11 10 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (1.04%) Android
13 8 (0.92%) CentOS
13 8 (0.92%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.81%) Windows 7
15 6 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.58%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.46%) MVS
17 4 (0.46%) VME
17 4 (0.46%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (34.52%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (18.30%) ITIL
3 155 (17.84%) DevOps
4 130 (14.96%) Open Source
5 104 (11.97%) Change Management
6 91 (10.47%) Project Management
6 91 (10.47%) Scrum
7 88 (10.13%) Service Management
8 85 (9.78%) Data Management
9 83 (9.55%) PRINCE2
10 82 (9.44%) Stakeholder Management
11 75 (8.63%) ITSM
12 69 (7.94%) Migration
13 62 (7.13%) TOGAF
14 60 (6.90%) TDD
15 59 (6.79%) CRM
16 54 (6.21%) Continuous Integration
16 54 (6.21%) SDLC
17 53 (6.10%) Analytics
17 53 (6.10%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 108 (12.43%) JavaScript
2 106 (12.20%) Java
3 101 (11.62%) SQL
4 67 (7.71%) C#
5 48 (5.52%) Python
6 32 (3.68%) PHP
7 29 (3.34%) PowerShell
8 27 (3.11%) Perl
9 20 (2.30%) Ruby
10 19 (2.19%) C
11 15 (1.73%) C++
12 13 (1.50%) Bash Shell
12 13 (1.50%) Scala
13 10 (1.15%) T-SQL
14 8 (0.92%) R
15 7 (0.81%) Apex Code
16 5 (0.58%) Go
16 5 (0.58%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.46%) TypeScript
18 2 (0.23%) ES6
Qualifications
1 67 (7.71%) Security Cleared
2 57 (6.56%) Degree
3 49 (5.64%) SC Cleared
4 27 (3.11%) CISSP
5 17 (1.96%) ISEB
6 15 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
8 11 (1.27%) CLAS
9 8 (0.92%) CISA
9 8 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.92%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.92%) MCSE
10 7 (0.81%) GCIH
10 7 (0.81%) GIAC
10 7 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (0.69%) CEH
12 5 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.58%) OSCP
13 4 (0.46%) AWS Certification
13 4 (0.46%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (5.18%) SLA
2 29 (3.34%) QA
3 25 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.96%) PCI DSS
5 16 (1.84%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (1.04%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.58%) PMO
8 4 (0.46%) GPG13
8 4 (0.46%) GxP
8 4 (0.46%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 2 (0.23%) GAMP
9 2 (0.23%) IFRS
9 2 (0.23%) IFRS 9
9 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.23%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.12%) COBIT
10 1 (0.12%) GCP
10 1 (0.12%) GMP
10 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 39 (4.49%) Active Directory
2 27 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (2.76%) Docker
4 19 (2.19%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.58%) Xen
6 4 (0.46%) KVM
6 4 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.35%) Oracle Clusterware
8 2 (0.23%) Gluster
8 2 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.23%) vSphere
8 2 (0.23%) XenApp
9 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.12%) LXC
9 1 (0.12%) Snort
9 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (3.11%) Puppet
2 16 (1.84%) Ansible
2 16 (1.84%) Kubernetes
3 13 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (1.15%) AirWatch
4 10 (1.15%) SCCM
5 5 (0.58%) HP Fortify
6 4 (0.46%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.46%) WSUS
7 3 (0.35%) EMC VPLEX
7 3 (0.35%) Nagios
7 3 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.35%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (0.35%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.23%) Consul
8 2 (0.23%) Marathon
8 2 (0.23%) OSSEC
8 2 (0.23%) SCOM
8 2 (0.23%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 195 (22.44%) Microsoft
2 125 (14.38%) Oracle
3 60 (6.90%) VMware
4 53 (6.10%) ServiceNow
5 39 (4.49%) SAP
6 37 (4.26%) Salesforce.com
7 28 (3.22%) HP
8 27 (3.11%) Google
9 24 (2.76%) Cisco
10 23 (2.65%) Workday
11 16 (1.84%) CheckPoint
12 14 (1.61%) IBM
12 14 (1.61%) Remedy
12 14 (1.61%) Splunk
13 13 (1.50%) Atlassian
13 13 (1.50%) Citrix
13 13 (1.50%) Red Hat
14 12 (1.38%) CA
15 11 (1.27%) Dell
15 11 (1.27%) EMC
Brighton, East Sussex
Stratospherec
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day plus excellent company benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £375 - £450 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £395 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Intec Select
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £435 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Trust In Soda
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £450 to £475 per day 6 month contract
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £650 - £800 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Northampton
Linksap Europe LTD
Rate: Market (all inclusive)
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth
Spectrum IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Portsmouth
Spectrum IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
TDA Group
Posted: 3 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £340 - £400 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago