Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 11 December 2018 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 185 178
Rank change year-on-year +11 -7 +22
Contract jobs citing SaaS 84 73 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.18% 1.02% 0.91%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.53% 5.73% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 61 49
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £331 £381 £355
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +12.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
City of London median hourly rate - £34.75 -
Central London median hourly rate - £34.75 -

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 the City of London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,856 1,275 897
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 26.00% 17.74% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,501 1,017 745
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £325
90th Percentile £675 £638 £624
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +13.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 3
City of London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -50.00% +51.42%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £20.61
90th Percentile £23.75 £30.75 £52.49
Central London median hourly rate £18.76 £18.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +4.22% -48.57% +59.09%

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing SaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for SaaS in the City of London

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SaaS in the City of London

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in the City of London over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SaaS in the City of London

SaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SaaS in the City of London

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the City of London region over the 6 months to 11 December 2018. 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
London Bridge -50 1 £500 -31.03%
SaaS
Central London

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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 City of London region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 40 (47.62%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (38.10%) DevOps
3 26 (30.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (29.76%) PaaS
4 25 (29.76%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (28.57%) IaaS
6 22 (26.19%) Finance
6 22 (26.19%) Microsoft
7 20 (23.81%) Python
8 18 (21.43%) Linux
8 18 (21.43%) Terraform
9 16 (19.05%) Ansible
10 15 (17.86%) Jenkins
10 15 (17.86%) Continuous Delivery
11 12 (14.29%) Docker
11 12 (14.29%) JavaScript
12 11 (13.10%) Migration
12 11 (13.10%) Office 365
12 11 (13.10%) Ruby
12 11 (13.10%) Kubernetes
13 10 (11.90%) Opscode Chef
14 9 (10.71%) Microservices
14 9 (10.71%) Elastic Stack
14 9 (10.71%) Google
14 9 (10.71%) JIRA
14 9 (10.71%) Bash Shell
14 9 (10.71%) Firewall
15 8 (9.52%) Scrum
15 8 (9.52%) VMware
15 8 (9.52%) Java

SaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 5 (5.95%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.57%) Confluence
2 3 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.57%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.19%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.19%) CMS
4 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.19%) IIS
4 1 (1.19%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Northgate Housing
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (1.19%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 1 (1.19%) PeopleSoft HCM
1 1 (1.19%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.19%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 40 (47.62%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (30.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (29.76%) PaaS
4 24 (28.57%) IaaS
5 11 (13.10%) Office 365
6 8 (9.52%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (5.95%) Datadog
8 3 (3.57%) GitHub
8 3 (3.57%) OpenShift
9 2 (2.38%) Amazon S3
9 2 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (2.38%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (2.38%) G Suite
9 2 (2.38%) npm
9 2 (2.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (1.19%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (1.19%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (1.19%) Loggly
10 1 (1.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.71%) Firewall
2 7 (8.33%) Unified Communications
3 3 (3.57%) DNS
3 3 (3.57%) LAN
3 3 (3.57%) Skype
3 3 (3.57%) WAN
4 2 (2.38%) AMQP
4 2 (2.38%) HTTP
4 2 (2.38%) Network Security
5 1 (1.19%) DMZ
5 1 (1.19%) FTP
5 1 (1.19%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.19%) Internet
5 1 (1.19%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.19%) SMTP
5 1 (1.19%) SSH
5 1 (1.19%) SSL
5 1 (1.19%) VPN
5 1 (1.19%) Wireless
5 1 (1.19%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.76%) MongoDB
2 4 (4.76%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (3.57%) Big Data
4 2 (2.38%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.19%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.19%) MySQL
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.19%) Power BI
5 1 (1.19%) Redis
Development Applications
1 15 (17.86%) Jenkins
2 9 (10.71%) JIRA
3 6 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.76%) Bitbucket
4 4 (4.76%) GoCD
4 4 (4.76%) TeamCity
5 3 (3.57%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.38%) Appium
6 2 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (2.38%) JMeter
6 2 (2.38%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (2.38%) Selenium
6 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.19%) CircleCI
7 1 (1.19%) gulp
7 1 (1.19%) Pylint
7 1 (1.19%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.19%) Spock
7 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (26.19%) Finance
2 6 (7.14%) Banking
3 5 (5.95%) Retail
4 4 (4.76%) Legal
5 3 (3.57%) Advertising
6 2 (2.38%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.19%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 23 (27.38%) DevOps Engineer
2 20 (23.81%) Architect
3 8 (9.52%) AWS DevOps
3 8 (9.52%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 8 (9.52%) AWS Engineer
3 8 (9.52%) Consultant
3 8 (9.52%) Technical Leader
4 7 (8.33%) Developer
5 6 (7.14%) Lead Architect
5 6 (7.14%) SaaS Architect
5 6 (7.14%) Technical Architect
6 5 (5.95%) Cloud Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 5 (5.95%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.95%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.57%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (3.57%) Lead DevOps
7 3 (3.57%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (3.57%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.71%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (9.52%) Node.js
3 6 (7.14%) Web Services
4 5 (5.95%) React
5 4 (4.76%) JSON
6 3 (3.57%) .NET
6 3 (3.57%) CSS
6 3 (3.57%) HTML
6 3 (3.57%) Kafka
7 2 (2.38%) CSS3
7 2 (2.38%) Handlebars
7 2 (2.38%) HTML5
7 2 (2.38%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (2.38%) RefluxJS
7 2 (2.38%) REST
7 2 (2.38%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (2.38%) SOAP
7 2 (2.38%) Socket.IO
7 2 (2.38%) Spring
7 2 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) Public Cloud
2 7 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.76%) User Experience
4 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.38%) Cloud Native
5 2 (2.38%) Fintech
5 2 (2.38%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.19%) Blog
6 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.19%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.19%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (21.43%) Linux
2 8 (9.52%) Windows
3 6 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.76%) Mesosphere
4 4 (4.76%) Unix
5 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.19%) Android
6 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.19%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.19%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (38.10%) DevOps
2 25 (29.76%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (17.86%) Continuous Delivery
4 11 (13.10%) Migration
5 9 (10.71%) Microservices
6 8 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (9.52%) Scrum
7 7 (8.33%) SDLC
7 7 (8.33%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 6 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (7.14%) E-Commerce
8 6 (7.14%) Kanban
8 6 (7.14%) Open Source
8 6 (7.14%) Portfolio Management
8 6 (7.14%) Project Management
9 5 (5.95%) Data Modelling
9 5 (5.95%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (5.95%) TDD
10 4 (4.76%) Configuration Management
10 4 (4.76%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 20 (23.81%) Python
2 12 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 11 (13.10%) Ruby
4 9 (10.71%) Bash Shell
5 8 (9.52%) Java
6 5 (5.95%) C#
6 5 (5.95%) SQL
7 3 (3.57%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.38%) ES6
8 2 (2.38%) Java 8
9 1 (1.19%) Go
9 1 (1.19%) PHP
9 1 (1.19%) Scala
9 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (5.95%) Degree
2 3 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.38%) CISSP
4 1 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.19%) ISEB
4 1 (1.19%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.19%) MCSE
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) Data Quality
1 3 (3.57%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.38%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.19%) COBIT
3 1 (1.19%) FedRAMP
3 1 (1.19%) HIPAA
3 1 (1.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.19%) SSAE 16
3 1 (1.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (14.29%) Docker
2 6 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.19%) vSphere
4 1 (1.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (21.43%) Terraform
2 16 (19.05%) Ansible
3 11 (13.10%) Kubernetes
4 10 (11.90%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (5.95%) Kibana
5 5 (5.95%) SCCM
6 4 (4.76%) logstash
6 4 (4.76%) Marathon
6 4 (4.76%) Mesos
7 3 (3.57%) Packer
7 3 (3.57%) Puppet
8 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (2.38%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (1.19%) CASB
9 1 (1.19%) CSIRT
9 1 (1.19%) Fluentd
9 1 (1.19%) Grafana
9 1 (1.19%) Nessus
9 1 (1.19%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (1.19%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 22 (26.19%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.71%) Google
3 8 (9.52%) VMware
4 7 (8.33%) Oracle
5 6 (7.14%) New Relic
6 4 (4.76%) Cisco
7 3 (3.57%) BISAM
7 3 (3.57%) FactSet
7 3 (3.57%) NetApp
7 3 (3.57%) SAP
8 2 (2.38%) Citrix
8 2 (2.38%) Splunk
9 1 (1.19%) Apple
9 1 (1.19%) F5
9 1 (1.19%) Forcepoint
9 1 (1.19%) JD Edwards
9 1 (1.19%) Juniper
9 1 (1.19%) Northgate
9 1 (1.19%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (1.19%) Salesforce.com