The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 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.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK / Wales
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 79 58
Rank change year-on-year +15 -21  
Contract jobs citing SaaS 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.14% 0.15% 0.68%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.32% 4.76% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £450 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £420
% change year-on-year +4.65% +2.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 advertised in Wales with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 76 21 42
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 10.84% 3.06% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 14 18
Median daily rate £463 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.14% -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £236 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £375 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £23.50 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.07%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -20.49% -13.35%  

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 Wales

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SaaS in Wales

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the Wales region over the 3 months to 28 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
South Wales +18 1 £450 -
SaaS
UK

SaaS
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (25.00%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (25.00%) JSON
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) User Experience
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) CLAS
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) CESG
2 1 (25.00%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (25.00%) GAMP
2 1 (25.00%) GxP
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB

SaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) NonStop SQL
General
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Systems Validation Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) UX Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Validation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
1 1 (25.00%) REST
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) CESG
1 1 (25.00%) CESG CLAS
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CISSP
1 1 (25.00%) CLAS
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (25.00%) GAMP
1 1 (25.00%) GxP
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001