Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 79 107
Rank change year-on-year +36 +28 -1
Contract jobs citing SaaS 173 92 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.21% 2.38% 1.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 15.52% 11.44% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 44 37
Berkshire median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +16.13%
10th Percentile £325 £358 £340
90th Percentile £575 £638 £566
South East median daily rate £525 £500 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £80.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £80.00 - £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 1,115 804 537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 27.14% 20.76% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 429 304
Berkshire median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £306 £313 £306
90th Percentile £625 £625 £575
South East median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 10 13
Berkshire median hourly rate £66.25 £20.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +231.25% +60.00% -36.26%
10th Percentile £17.38 £14.63 £11.25
90th Percentile £83.75 £38.03 £35.94
South East median hourly rate £36.00 £19.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +89.47% +15.15% -17.50%

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 21 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in Berkshire over the 6 months to 21 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 September 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 49 £531 +11.84% 18
Maidenhead +17 11 £508 - 2
Newbury - 9 £450 -
Slough +7 8 £413 - 1
Bracknell -9 8 - - 8
SaaS
South East

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 115 (66.47%) Azure
2 98 (56.65%) PaaS
3 95 (54.91%) IaaS
4 91 (52.60%) Microsoft
5 78 (45.09%) Security Cleared
6 74 (42.77%) SC Cleared
7 48 (27.75%) Computer Science
8 46 (26.59%) DNS
9 45 (26.01%) Degree
10 44 (25.43%) SQL
11 42 (24.28%) VPN
11 42 (24.28%) DevOps
12 41 (23.70%) Internet
12 41 (23.70%) Agile Software Development
13 39 (22.54%) TCP/IP
13 39 (22.54%) Office 365
14 38 (21.97%) Reverse Proxy
14 38 (21.97%) Firewall
15 37 (21.39%) Web Services
15 37 (21.39%) PowerShell
16 36 (20.81%) Windows
16 36 (20.81%) ERP
17 35 (20.23%) Microsoft Office
17 35 (20.23%) Information Security
18 34 (19.65%) Replication
18 34 (19.65%) SAN
18 34 (19.65%) NAS
19 33 (19.08%) Oracle
20 30 (17.34%) Cosmos DB
20 30 (17.34%) Azure ExpressRoute

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 11 (6.36%) Confluence
2 2 (1.16%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.58%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 35 (20.23%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (5.20%) Adobe Illustrator
2 9 (5.20%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.58%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 9 (5.20%) Sonata
2 2 (1.16%) NetSuite
2 2 (1.16%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 115 (66.47%) Azure
2 98 (56.65%) PaaS
3 95 (54.91%) IaaS
4 39 (22.54%) Office 365
5 30 (17.34%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 23 (13.29%) AWS
7 21 (12.14%) Power Platform
8 19 (10.98%) Serverless
9 17 (9.83%) iPaaS
10 15 (8.67%) GCP
11 12 (6.94%) GitHub
12 11 (6.36%) Azure Active Directory
13 10 (5.78%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (4.05%) G Suite
14 7 (4.05%) Google Analytics
15 4 (2.31%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (2.31%) Azure Data Factory
16 2 (1.16%) Azure Functions
17 1 (0.58%) PowerApps
17 1 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 46 (26.59%) DNS
2 42 (24.28%) VPN
3 41 (23.70%) Internet
4 39 (22.54%) TCP/IP
5 38 (21.97%) Firewall
5 38 (21.97%) Reverse Proxy
6 34 (19.65%) NAS
6 34 (19.65%) SAN
7 9 (5.20%) Software-Defined Networking
8 8 (4.62%) Network Security
9 6 (3.47%) 3GPP
10 2 (1.16%) WAN
11 1 (0.58%) LAN
11 1 (0.58%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (17.34%) Cosmos DB
2 27 (15.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (11.56%) Azure SQL Database
3 20 (11.56%) Power BI
4 17 (9.83%) Data Lake
4 17 (9.83%) Data Mart
4 17 (9.83%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (8.09%) Oracle Database
6 10 (5.78%) Relational Database
6 10 (5.78%) SQL Server
7 9 (5.20%) BigQuery
7 9 (5.20%) RDBMS
7 9 (5.20%) SSDT
8 8 (4.62%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (4.05%) GIS
10 2 (1.16%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.58%) Amazon QuickSight
11 1 (0.58%) Big Data
11 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (11.56%) JIRA
1 20 (11.56%) Visual Studio Team System
2 12 (6.94%) Jenkins
3 9 (5.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 9 (5.20%) Visual Studio
3 9 (5.20%) Visual Studio Code
4 6 (3.47%) MSTest
4 6 (3.47%) SpecFlow
4 6 (3.47%) tSQLt
5 2 (1.16%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.58%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.58%) SonarQube
General
1 20 (11.56%) Telecoms
2 8 (4.62%) Retail
3 7 (4.05%) Finance
4 3 (1.73%) Automotive
5 2 (1.16%) General Ledger
5 2 (1.16%) Legal
5 2 (1.16%) Marketing
6 1 (0.58%) Banking
6 1 (0.58%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 78 (45.09%) Architect
2 31 (17.92%) Azure Architect
3 22 (12.72%) Consultant
4 18 (10.40%) Integration Architect
5 17 (9.83%) Developer
5 17 (9.83%) Solutions Architect
6 16 (9.25%) Cloud Architect
7 14 (8.09%) Analyst
8 13 (7.51%) Azure Engineer
9 10 (5.78%) Cloud Engineer
9 10 (5.78%) Integration Developer
10 9 (5.20%) Security Architect
11 8 (4.62%) SaaS Architect
12 6 (3.47%) Implementation Engineer
13 5 (2.89%) .NET Developer
13 5 (2.89%) Data Architect
13 5 (2.89%) Platform Engineer
13 5 (2.89%) SQL Developer
13 5 (2.89%) User Experience Consultant
13 5 (2.89%) User Experience Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (21.39%) Web Services
2 21 (12.14%) .NET
2 21 (12.14%) REST
3 19 (10.98%) SOAP
4 14 (8.09%) Oracle Fusion
5 11 (6.36%) HTML
6 10 (5.78%) CSS
7 9 (5.20%) AngularJS
7 9 (5.20%) Node.js
7 9 (5.20%) Sass
8 8 (4.62%) XML
9 7 (4.05%) .NET Framework
10 5 (2.89%) .NET Core
11 3 (1.73%) JSON
12 2 (1.16%) Middleware
12 2 (1.16%) XSLT
13 1 (0.58%) ASP.NET Web API
13 1 (0.58%) HTML5
13 1 (0.58%) React
13 1 (0.58%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 34 (19.65%) Replication
2 21 (12.14%) Hybrid Cloud
3 20 (11.56%) Data Centre
3 20 (11.56%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (9.25%) Management Information System
5 13 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (6.94%) User Experience
7 11 (6.36%) Microsoft Licensing
7 11 (6.36%) Private Cloud
7 11 (6.36%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (5.20%) Graphic Design
9 8 (4.62%) Public Cloud
10 6 (3.47%) Mobile App
10 6 (3.47%) N-Tier
11 2 (1.16%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (0.58%) iSeries
12 1 (0.58%) PKI
12 1 (0.58%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 36 (20.81%) Windows
2 13 (7.51%) Unix
3 10 (5.78%) Windows 10
4 7 (4.05%) Android
5 5 (2.89%) Linux
5 5 (2.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (27.75%) Computer Science
2 42 (24.28%) DevOps
3 41 (23.70%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (20.81%) ERP
5 35 (20.23%) Information Security
6 30 (17.34%) Disaster Recovery
7 28 (16.18%) Information Management
8 27 (15.61%) SOA
9 25 (14.45%) Business Intelligence
9 25 (14.45%) Re-Platforming
10 22 (12.72%) Identity Management
10 22 (12.72%) Non-Functional Testing
11 20 (11.56%) Machine Learning
12 19 (10.98%) ITIL
13 18 (10.40%) Analytics
13 18 (10.40%) Data Integration
14 17 (9.83%) Data Governance
14 17 (9.83%) Data Stewardship
14 17 (9.83%) High Availability
14 17 (9.83%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (25.43%) SQL
2 37 (21.39%) PowerShell
3 28 (16.18%) Java
4 18 (10.40%) Python
5 11 (6.36%) C#
5 11 (6.36%) JavaScript
6 10 (5.78%) PHP
6 10 (5.78%) T-SQL
7 9 (5.20%) Shell Script
7 9 (5.20%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.58%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.58%) C++
8 1 (0.58%) Korn
8 1 (0.58%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 78 (45.09%) Security Cleared
2 74 (42.77%) SC Cleared
3 45 (26.01%) Degree
4 11 (6.36%) CISSP
5 9 (5.20%) CISM
6 7 (4.05%) CCIE
6 7 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (3.47%) CRISC
8 5 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.73%) CEH
9 3 (1.73%) SANS
10 1 (0.58%) CBAP
10 1 (0.58%) CCNP
10 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.58%) IIBA
10 1 (0.58%) ISEB
10 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.58%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.56%) QA
2 18 (10.40%) Data Quality
3 9 (5.20%) COBIT
4 7 (4.05%) GDPR
5 6 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (3.47%) NIST
5 6 (3.47%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.58%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.58%) PMO
6 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (7.51%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (8.09%) Single Sign-On
2 13 (7.51%) Kubernetes
3 11 (6.36%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (2.31%) Terraform
Vendors
1 91 (52.60%) Microsoft
2 33 (19.08%) Oracle
3 18 (10.40%) Workday
4 17 (9.83%) Databricks
5 11 (6.36%) Atlassian
5 11 (6.36%) VMware
6 10 (5.78%) Google
7 6 (3.47%) Dynatrace
7 6 (3.47%) Remedy
7 6 (3.47%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (2.31%) ArcSight
8 4 (2.31%) Barracuda Networks
8 4 (2.31%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.31%) CyberArk
8 4 (2.31%) Fortinet
8 4 (2.31%) Qualys
8 4 (2.31%) Splunk
8 4 (2.31%) Symantec
8 4 (2.31%) Trend Micro
9 3 (1.73%) AppDynamics