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 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK
Rank 247 260 354
Rank change year-on-year +13 +94  
Contract jobs citing SaaS 405 474 307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.90% 0.89% 0.57%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.15% 11.29% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 318 180
Median daily rate £500 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +4.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £328 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £656 £565 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £420
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Median hourly rate £22.90 £19.00 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.52% -30.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.95 - £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 5662 4200 2719
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.61% 7.89% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3955 2908 1739
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 76 101
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.55% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.94 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £47.47 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -17.92% -13.35%  

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 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SaaS in the UK

SaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 March 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 +17 388 £500 +11.11% 310
London +64 205 £513 +7.89% 136
South East -46 94 £438 +0.86% 70
Hampshire -39 29 £600 +50.00% 13
City of London +13 25 £531 +11.84% 32
Surrey +15 23 £375 -31.81% 8
South West +14 23 £450 +28.57% 20
Southampton +26 21 £850 - 4
West Midlands +16 16 £450 +5.88% 15
East of England -48 16 £421 -0.88% 12
Berkshire +26 15 £500 - 24
North West +22 12 £550 +22.22% 22
Yorkshire +19 11 £430 -9.47% 13
Manchester +14 10 £550 +6.28% 12
Birmingham +5 10 £450 +28.57% 8
Bracknell +7 9 - -
Scotland -1 9 £413 -8.33% 5
Buckinghamshire -13 9 £450 -21.73% 8
Leatherhead - 9 £350 -
West Yorkshire +22 8 £430 -20.00% 8
Bristol +13 8 £480 - 6
Devon +1 8 £450 -18.18% 5
Milton Keynes -1 8 £500 -13.04% 3
Middlesex +8 7 £420 -16.00% 1
East Midlands -4 7 £500 +42.85% 17
Oxfordshire -9 7 £425 - 8
Glasgow -17 7 £413 -8.33% 3
Exeter - 7 £475 - 2
Leeds +17 5 £531 -1.16% 8
Suffolk +5 5 £375 -11.76%

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 352 (37.85%) Agile Software Development
2 282 (30.32%) PaaS
3 271 (29.14%) IaaS
4 208 (22.37%) Microsoft
5 191 (20.54%) ITIL
6 181 (19.46%) DevOps
7 161 (17.31%) Windows
8 150 (16.13%) Linux
9 144 (15.48%) Microsoft Azure
10 140 (15.05%) Open Source
11 135 (14.52%) Oracle
12 134 (14.41%) Amazon AWS
13 130 (13.98%) Change Management
14 124 (13.33%) Java
15 123 (13.23%) Finance
16 118 (12.69%) Scrum
17 117 (12.58%) JavaScript
18 113 (12.15%) SQL
19 111 (11.94%) MS Excel
19 111 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
20 109 (11.72%) Web Services
21 105 (11.29%) PRINCE2
21 105 (11.29%) .NET
21 105 (11.29%) HTML
22 100 (10.75%) Data Management
23 96 (10.32%) Project Management
24 91 (9.78%) Service Management
25 89 (9.57%) SQL Server
26 82 (8.82%) TDD
27 80 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management

SaaS
Top Related 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 43 (4.62%) WebSphere
2 38 (4.09%) SharePoint
3 27 (2.90%) IIS
4 23 (2.47%) Apache
4 23 (2.47%) CMS
5 20 (2.15%) Oracle Application Server
6 19 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 17 (1.83%) MS Exchange
7 17 (1.83%) Skype for Business
8 15 (1.61%) Confluence
9 14 (1.51%) Tomcat
10 12 (1.29%) Drupal
11 10 (1.08%) JBoss
11 10 (1.08%) OpenStack
11 10 (1.08%) WebLogic
12 9 (0.97%) nginx
13 8 (0.86%) PowerExchange
14 7 (0.75%) NServiceBus
15 6 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
15 6 (0.65%) SAS
Applications
1 111 (11.94%) MS Excel
2 54 (5.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 20 (2.15%) MS Office
4 11 (1.18%) MS Project
4 11 (1.18%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.22%) HipChat
5 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.11%) InVision
6 1 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 30 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (2.37%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (0.86%) Oracle Payables
6 7 (0.75%) NetSuite
7 6 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
7 6 (0.65%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 6 (0.65%) SAP ERP
7 6 (0.65%) SAP GRC
8 5 (0.54%) Oracle Payroll
8 5 (0.54%) Oracle Retail
8 5 (0.54%) SAP HR
9 4 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
9 4 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.43%) Maximo
10 3 (0.32%) Oracle FAH
10 3 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
11 2 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 282 (30.32%) PaaS
2 271 (29.14%) IaaS
3 144 (15.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 134 (14.41%) Amazon AWS
5 38 (4.09%) Office 365
6 29 (3.12%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (2.26%) SuccessFactors
8 12 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (0.97%) Amazon S3
9 9 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (0.97%) Boomi
9 9 (0.97%) GitHub
10 8 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (0.86%) IBM Cloud
11 7 (0.75%) Oracle CX
11 7 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 6 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.65%) Force.com
13 4 (0.43%) Mimecast
13 4 (0.43%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 57 (6.13%) Firewall
2 40 (4.30%) LDAP
3 33 (3.55%) DNS
4 31 (3.33%) VPN
5 25 (2.69%) LAN
6 23 (2.47%) WAN
7 21 (2.26%) Internet
8 19 (2.04%) TCP/IP
9 16 (1.72%) DHCP
10 15 (1.61%) VoIP
11 14 (1.51%) SAN
12 13 (1.40%) SSL
13 11 (1.18%) Network Security
14 9 (0.97%) Intrusion Detection
15 8 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
16 7 (0.75%) HTTP
16 7 (0.75%) MPLS
16 7 (0.75%) Skype
17 6 (0.65%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (9.57%) SQL Server
2 39 (4.19%) Oracle Database
3 38 (4.09%) MongoDB
4 37 (3.98%) MySQL
5 31 (3.33%) Big Data
6 26 (2.80%) Oracle Reports
7 23 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
8 22 (2.37%) NoSQL
9 20 (2.15%) Hadoop
9 20 (2.15%) Oracle Database 12c
10 19 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
11 18 (1.94%) DB2
12 17 (1.83%) Relational Database
13 13 (1.40%) NonStop SQL
14 12 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 11 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
16 10 (1.08%) Power BI
17 9 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
17 9 (0.97%) Ingres
18 8 (0.86%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 32 (3.44%) Git (software)
2 23 (2.47%) JIRA
3 20 (2.15%) Jenkins
4 10 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
5 9 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (0.86%) TeamCity
6 8 (0.86%) Visual Studio
7 7 (0.75%) JSUnit
8 6 (0.65%) GoCD
8 6 (0.65%) Selenium
8 6 (0.65%) Talend Open Studio
9 5 (0.54%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.54%) Subversion
9 5 (0.54%) Zephyr
10 4 (0.43%) AppScan
10 4 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.43%) Grunt
10 4 (0.43%) Mercurial
10 4 (0.43%) Mocha
10 4 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 123 (13.23%) Finance
2 36 (3.87%) Marketing
3 29 (3.12%) Retail
4 25 (2.69%) Banking
5 22 (2.37%) Telecoms
6 18 (1.94%) Legal
7 17 (1.83%) Advertising
8 15 (1.61%) Back Office
9 11 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
10 9 (0.97%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.65%) Aerospace
11 6 (0.65%) Billing
11 6 (0.65%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.54%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.43%) Electronics
13 4 (0.43%) Games
14 3 (0.32%) Law
14 3 (0.32%) Military
14 3 (0.32%) Publishing
15 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 184 (19.78%) Architect
2 148 (15.91%) Developer
3 88 (9.46%) Analyst
4 77 (8.28%) Solutions Architect
5 75 (8.06%) Consultant
6 57 (6.13%) Project Manager
7 49 (5.27%) Cloud Architect
8 41 (4.41%) DBA
9 35 (3.76%) .NET Developer
10 34 (3.66%) Administrator
10 34 (3.66%) Operations Engineer
11 31 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 30 (3.23%) Business Analyst
13 29 (3.12%) Oracle DBA
14 26 (2.80%) C# Developer
14 26 (2.80%) Infrastructure Architect
14 26 (2.80%) Senior Operations Engineer
15 23 (2.47%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 23 (2.47%) Support Analyst
15 23 (2.47%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (11.72%) Web Services
2 105 (11.29%) .NET
2 105 (11.29%) HTML
3 79 (8.49%) CSS
4 54 (5.81%) XML
5 45 (4.84%) REST
6 44 (4.73%) HTML5
7 38 (4.09%) AngularJS
8 35 (3.76%) SOAP
9 33 (3.55%) ASP.NET
10 30 (3.23%) jQuery
11 26 (2.80%) JSON
12 24 (2.58%) React
13 22 (2.37%) Middleware
14 20 (2.15%) .NET Framework
14 20 (2.15%) CSS3
14 20 (2.15%) Sass
15 19 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
15 19 (2.04%) LESS
16 18 (1.94%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 111 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 58 (6.24%) Management Information System
4 48 (5.16%) User Experience
5 29 (3.12%) Enterprise Software
6 20 (2.15%) Mobile App
7 17 (1.83%) Tandem
8 16 (1.72%) Computer Science
9 15 (1.61%) CMDB
10 14 (1.51%) Public Cloud
11 13 (1.40%) CESG
11 13 (1.40%) CESG CLAS
11 13 (1.40%) Life Science
12 12 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
12 12 (1.29%) Social Media
13 8 (0.86%) Private Cloud
13 8 (0.86%) Smartphone
14 7 (0.75%) PKI
15 6 (0.65%) Driving Licence
15 6 (0.65%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 161 (17.31%) Windows
2 150 (16.13%) Linux
3 77 (8.28%) Unix
4 60 (6.45%) AIX
5 43 (4.62%) Windows XP
6 40 (4.30%) Windows 2000
7 39 (4.19%) Windows Server
8 27 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (1.61%) Windows 10
11 14 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (1.29%) Windows 7
13 11 (1.18%) Android
14 8 (0.86%) MVS
15 7 (0.75%) Ubuntu
15 7 (0.75%) zOS
16 6 (0.65%) HPUX
16 6 (0.65%) Solaris
16 6 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
17 5 (0.54%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (37.85%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (20.54%) ITIL
3 181 (19.46%) DevOps
4 140 (15.05%) Open Source
5 130 (13.98%) Change Management
6 118 (12.69%) Scrum
7 105 (11.29%) PRINCE2
8 100 (10.75%) Data Management
9 96 (10.32%) Project Management
10 91 (9.78%) Service Management
11 82 (8.82%) TDD
12 80 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
13 74 (7.96%) ITSM
14 67 (7.20%) Problem Management
15 66 (7.10%) Migration
16 63 (6.77%) Continuous Improvement
16 63 (6.77%) TOGAF
17 61 (6.56%) CRM
18 57 (6.13%) SDLC
19 55 (5.91%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 124 (13.33%) Java
2 117 (12.58%) JavaScript
3 113 (12.15%) SQL
4 73 (7.85%) C#
5 58 (6.24%) Python
6 42 (4.52%) PHP
7 36 (3.87%) PowerShell
8 33 (3.55%) Perl
9 28 (3.01%) Ruby
10 22 (2.37%) Scala
11 21 (2.26%) C
12 18 (1.94%) Bash Shell
13 16 (1.72%) C++
14 10 (1.08%) T-SQL
15 8 (0.86%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.75%) Apex Code
16 7 (0.75%) R
17 5 (0.54%) Go
17 5 (0.54%) TypeScript
18 3 (0.32%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 76 (8.17%) Security Cleared
2 60 (6.45%) Degree
3 55 (5.91%) SC Cleared
4 30 (3.23%) CISSP
5 21 (2.26%) ISEB
6 18 (1.94%) BPSS Clearance
7 16 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (1.40%) CLAS
9 11 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (0.97%) MCSE
11 8 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (0.75%) CISA
12 7 (0.75%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.75%) GCIH
12 7 (0.75%) GIAC
13 5 (0.54%) CCIE
13 5 (0.54%) CCNA
13 5 (0.54%) CEH
13 5 (0.54%) CISM
13 5 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (4.95%) SLA
2 27 (2.90%) QA
3 26 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (2.58%) Disclosure Scotland
5 16 (1.72%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.75%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.65%) GxP
8 4 (0.43%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 4 (0.43%) GAMP
9 3 (0.32%) GPG13
9 3 (0.32%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.32%) PMO
10 2 (0.22%) IFRS
10 2 (0.22%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.22%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.22%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.11%) GCP
11 1 (0.11%) GMP
System Software
1 60 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 33 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (2.90%) Hyper-V
4 17 (1.83%) Docker
5 11 (1.18%) KVM
6 5 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.43%) vSphere
8 3 (0.32%) Oracle Clusterware
8 3 (0.32%) XenApp
9 2 (0.22%) Gluster
9 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.22%) Xen
10 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.11%) Snort
10 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (2.80%) Puppet
2 13 (1.40%) Ansible
3 12 (1.29%) AirWatch
4 11 (1.18%) SCCM
5 10 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.97%) Kubernetes
7 7 (0.75%) Nagios
8 4 (0.43%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.43%) HP Fortify
8 4 (0.43%) WSUS
9 3 (0.32%) Cacti
9 3 (0.32%) EMC VPLEX
9 3 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.32%) Mesos
9 3 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.32%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (0.22%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.22%) OSSEC
10 2 (0.22%) SCOM
10 2 (0.22%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 208 (22.37%) Microsoft
2 135 (14.52%) Oracle
3 63 (6.77%) VMware
4 54 (5.81%) ServiceNow
5 34 (3.66%) Salesforce.com
6 31 (3.33%) SAP
7 27 (2.90%) Google
7 27 (2.90%) HP
8 25 (2.69%) Cisco
9 23 (2.47%) Workday
10 19 (2.04%) Red Hat
11 18 (1.94%) IBM
12 17 (1.83%) Remedy
13 15 (1.61%) Citrix
13 15 (1.61%) Juniper
14 13 (1.40%) CA
15 12 (1.29%) CheckPoint
16 11 (1.18%) Dell
16 11 (1.18%) Informatica
16 11 (1.18%) Splunk
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