Period
to 17 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for SaaS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SaaS over the 6 months to 17 January 2019 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)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 93 108 131
Rank change year-on-year +15 +23 -12
Contract jobs citing SaaS 79 70 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.91% 1.71% 0.89%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.49% 9.35% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 50 28
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £505 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.94% -6.05% +30.30%
10th Percentile £300 £325 £319
90th Percentile £605 £576 £825
South East median daily rate £525 £510 £431
% change year-on-year +2.94% +18.26% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £66.00 - £36.50

SaaS is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 931 749 502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 22.49% 18.28% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 430 273
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £255
90th Percentile £609 £588 £594
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 6
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £17.30 £18.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.59% -4.03% +24.34%
10th Percentile £13.20 £12.98 £14.77
90th Percentile £46.50 £39.23 £28.75
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.06
% change year-on-year +12.90% -9.14% +3.39%

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing SaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for SaaS in Berkshire

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SaaS in Berkshire

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in Berkshire over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SaaS in Berkshire

SaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SaaS in Berkshire

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 17 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -6 28 £500 - 36
Maidenhead +18 13 £395 - 3
Newbury - 5 - - 5
Slough -14 4 £370 -17.78% 1
Bracknell -8 3 - - 6
Windsor +9 2 - -
SaaS
South East

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 41 (51.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (39.24%) Microsoft
3 21 (26.58%) Firewall
3 21 (26.58%) Web Services
4 19 (24.05%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (22.78%) Public Cloud
6 17 (21.52%) Security Cleared
6 17 (21.52%) VPN
7 16 (20.25%) TCP/IP
7 16 (20.25%) PaaS
7 16 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (20.25%) IaaS
8 15 (18.99%) Reverse Proxy
8 15 (18.99%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (18.99%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (18.99%) DNS
8 15 (18.99%) Internet
8 15 (18.99%) Telecoms
9 14 (17.72%) Replication
9 14 (17.72%) Windows
10 13 (16.46%) JavaScript
11 12 (15.19%) SQL
11 12 (15.19%) Linux
11 12 (15.19%) Software Licensing
11 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Licensing
12 11 (13.92%) DevOps
12 11 (13.92%) AngularJS
12 11 (13.92%) PowerShell
12 11 (13.92%) Office 365
13 10 (12.66%) REST

SaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 3 (3.80%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (3.80%) OpenStack
1 3 (3.80%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.53%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.27%) Apache
3 1 (1.27%) Drupal
3 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.27%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (10.13%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.53%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.53%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.27%) InVision
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.27%) Magento
2 1 (1.27%) SAP WM
2 1 (1.27%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 41 (51.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (24.05%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (20.25%) IaaS
3 16 (20.25%) PaaS
4 15 (18.99%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (13.92%) Office 365
6 5 (6.33%) GitHub
7 4 (5.06%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (3.80%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (3.80%) Azure Functions
8 3 (3.80%) Serverless
9 2 (2.53%) Boomi
10 1 (1.27%) Apigee
10 1 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (1.27%) BrowserStack
10 1 (1.27%) npm
10 1 (1.27%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 21 (26.58%) Firewall
2 17 (21.52%) VPN
3 16 (20.25%) TCP/IP
4 15 (18.99%) DNS
4 15 (18.99%) Internet
4 15 (18.99%) Reverse Proxy
5 10 (12.66%) NAS
6 7 (8.86%) SAN
7 3 (3.80%) BGP
7 3 (3.80%) iSCSI
7 3 (3.80%) MPLS
7 3 (3.80%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (3.80%) SNMP
7 3 (3.80%) Value-Added Service
7 3 (3.80%) VLAN
7 3 (3.80%) VXLAN
7 3 (3.80%) Wireless
8 2 (2.53%) HTTP
9 1 (1.27%) HTTPS
9 1 (1.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.59%) MySQL
1 6 (7.59%) NoSQL
2 5 (6.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.06%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (5.06%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.80%) MariaDB
4 3 (3.80%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (3.80%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (3.80%) Oracle Smart View
5 2 (2.53%) Big Data
5 2 (2.53%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.27%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.27%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (1.27%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.27%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (12.66%) Visual Studio Team System
2 5 (6.33%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (6.33%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.06%) webpack
4 3 (3.80%) SonarQube
5 2 (2.53%) JIRA
5 2 (2.53%) Selenium
6 1 (1.27%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.27%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.27%) Mocha
6 1 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 15 (18.99%) Telecoms
2 9 (11.39%) Finance
3 5 (6.33%) Billing
4 1 (1.27%) Back Office
4 1 (1.27%) French Language
4 1 (1.27%) Games
4 1 (1.27%) German Language
4 1 (1.27%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.27%) Japanese Language
4 1 (1.27%) Law
4 1 (1.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (34.18%) Architect
2 13 (16.46%) Developer
3 11 (13.92%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (8.86%) IT Manager
5 5 (6.33%) Analyst
6 4 (5.06%) .NET Developer
6 4 (5.06%) Consultant
6 4 (5.06%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Technical Architect
7 3 (3.80%) Angular Developer
7 3 (3.80%) Azure Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (3.80%) Lead .NET Developer
7 3 (3.80%) Mobile Product Manager
7 3 (3.80%) Oracle Architect
7 3 (3.80%) Oracle Consultant
7 3 (3.80%) PHP Developer
7 3 (3.80%) Procurement Manager
7 3 (3.80%) Product Delivery Manager
7 3 (3.80%) Programme Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (26.58%) Web Services
2 11 (13.92%) AngularJS
3 10 (12.66%) REST
4 9 (11.39%) CSS
5 8 (10.13%) .NET
5 8 (10.13%) HTML
5 8 (10.13%) Node.js
6 4 (5.06%) .NET Framework
6 4 (5.06%) Middleware
7 3 (3.80%) JSON
7 3 (3.80%) Kafka
7 3 (3.80%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (3.80%) React
7 3 (3.80%) XML
8 2 (2.53%) Express
8 2 (2.53%) Laravel
8 2 (2.53%) NumPy
8 2 (2.53%) RESTful
8 2 (2.53%) Sass
8 2 (2.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 18 (22.78%) Public Cloud
2 14 (17.72%) Replication
3 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Licensing
4 8 (10.13%) Private Cloud
5 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (6.33%) Data Centre
6 4 (5.06%) DataPower
6 4 (5.06%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (5.06%) Social Media
6 4 (5.06%) User Experience
7 3 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.53%) Cloud Native
8 2 (2.53%) Linked Data
8 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.53%) Semantic Web
9 1 (1.27%) Clustering
9 1 (1.27%) Graphic Design
9 1 (1.27%) Marketing Technology
9 1 (1.27%) PKI
9 1 (1.27%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.72%) Windows
2 12 (15.19%) Linux
3 5 (6.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.80%) AIX
4 3 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.80%) Ubuntu
4 3 (3.80%) Unix
4 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.53%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.27%) Android
6 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (18.99%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (15.19%) Software Licensing
4 11 (13.92%) DevOps
5 10 (12.66%) ITIL
6 8 (10.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (10.13%) Software Engineering
6 8 (10.13%) TDD
7 7 (8.86%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (8.86%) Migration
8 6 (7.59%) Change Management
8 6 (7.59%) Deployment Automation
8 6 (7.59%) Project Management
8 6 (7.59%) SOA
8 6 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (6.33%) Information Security
9 5 (6.33%) OO
9 5 (6.33%) PRINCE
9 5 (6.33%) PRINCE2
9 5 (6.33%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.46%) JavaScript
2 12 (15.19%) SQL
3 11 (13.92%) PowerShell
4 9 (11.39%) Java
5 8 (10.13%) Python
6 7 (8.86%) C#
7 5 (6.33%) Bash Shell
8 4 (5.06%) PHP
9 3 (3.80%) C
10 2 (2.53%) PHP 7
10 2 (2.53%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.27%) Java 8
11 1 (1.27%) Ruby
11 1 (1.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (21.52%) Security Cleared
2 10 (12.66%) DV Cleared
3 8 (10.13%) SC Cleared
4 6 (7.59%) Degree
5 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.53%) Master's Degree
6 2 (2.53%) MBA
7 1 (1.27%) APMP
7 1 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.27%) CIPD
7 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.27%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.39%) QA
2 3 (3.80%) GDPR
2 3 (3.80%) PMO
3 1 (1.27%) FedRAMP
3 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (10.13%) Docker
2 4 (5.06%) XenApp
3 3 (3.80%) BIND 9
3 3 (3.80%) KVM
3 3 (3.80%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (3.80%) NFS
3 3 (3.80%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (3.80%) Postfix
4 2 (2.53%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (7.59%) Ansible
2 5 (6.33%) Kubernetes
3 3 (3.80%) Data Guard
4 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.53%) Netcool
4 2 (2.53%) Puppet
4 2 (2.53%) Terraform
5 1 (1.27%) Grafana
5 1 (1.27%) Graylog
5 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 31 (39.24%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.66%) Oracle
3 6 (7.59%) Red Hat
4 5 (6.33%) Dell
5 4 (5.06%) Citrix
5 4 (5.06%) IBM
6 3 (3.80%) Cisco
6 3 (3.80%) EMC
6 3 (3.80%) Hyperion
6 3 (3.80%) Mirantis
6 3 (3.80%) SAP
6 3 (3.80%) VMware
7 2 (2.53%) BMC
7 2 (2.53%) Google
7 2 (2.53%) Remedy
7 2 (2.53%) TOWER Software
7 2 (2.53%) Zend
8 1 (1.27%) Concur
8 1 (1.27%) Salesforce.com