Period
to 27 October 2020

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 27 October 2020 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
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 79 165 174
Rank change year-on-year +86 +9 +8
Contract jobs citing SaaS 37 64 79
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.06% 1.08% 1.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.30% 3.18% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 56 62
Median daily rate £515 £494 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.30% -5.95% +10.53%
10th Percentile £406 £308 £400
90th Percentile £686 £707 £686
Central London median daily rate £515 £488 £525
% change year-on-year +5.64% -7.14% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 587 2,012 1,867
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 32.61% 33.88% 26.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 1,595 1,533
Median daily rate £513 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £318 £345 £343
90th Percentile £638 £650 £674
Central London median daily rate £515 £523 £525
% change year-on-year -1.44% -0.48% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 12
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +16.02% +0.56%
10th Percentile £17.00 £18.68 £13.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.55 £23.68
Median hourly rate £28.75 £21.00 £18.76
% change year-on-year +36.90% +11.94% -1.26%

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing SaaS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SaaS in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for SaaS in the City of London

SaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SaaS in the City of London over the 6 months to 27 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SaaS in the City of London

SaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SaaS in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for SaaS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 October 2020, 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 19 (51.35%) Azure
1 19 (51.35%) PaaS
2 15 (40.54%) AWS
3 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (35.14%) Finance
5 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
5 12 (32.43%) IaaS
6 11 (29.73%) DevOps
6 11 (29.73%) Active Directory
7 10 (27.03%) Java
7 10 (27.03%) Windows
7 10 (27.03%) Microservices
7 10 (27.03%) Windows Server
8 9 (24.32%) High Availability
8 9 (24.32%) VMware
8 9 (24.32%) Banking
9 8 (21.62%) Clustering
9 8 (21.62%) REST
9 8 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (21.62%) Kubernetes
9 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (18.92%) GCP
10 7 (18.92%) Kafka
10 7 (18.92%) LDAP
10 7 (18.92%) Oracle
10 7 (18.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2016
10 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2019
11 6 (16.22%) Terraform
11 6 (16.22%) SQL Server

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 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.70%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.70%) Confluence
2 1 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.70%) IIS
2 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 19 (51.35%) Azure
1 19 (51.35%) PaaS
2 15 (40.54%) AWS
3 12 (32.43%) IaaS
4 7 (18.92%) GCP
5 6 (16.22%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (10.81%) GitHub
7 3 (8.11%) Amazon ECS
7 3 (8.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 3 (8.11%) Amazon Kinesis
7 3 (8.11%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (8.11%) iPaaS
7 3 (8.11%) Office 365
8 2 (5.41%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (5.41%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (5.41%) Azure Stack
8 2 (5.41%) BIME
8 2 (5.41%) Serverless
8 2 (5.41%) Twilio
9 1 (2.70%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) Kerberos
1 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.81%) SAN
3 3 (8.11%) VoIP
4 2 (5.41%) CTI
4 2 (5.41%) DNS
4 2 (5.41%) VPN
5 1 (2.70%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.70%) NAS
5 1 (2.70%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.70%) Skype
5 1 (2.70%) SMTP
5 1 (2.70%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (8.11%) RDBMS
2 3 (8.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.70%) MySQL
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Jenkins
2 4 (10.81%) Subversion
3 2 (5.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (5.41%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.70%) JIRA
4 1 (2.70%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.70%) ReSharper
4 1 (2.70%) Serena SBM
4 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (35.14%) Finance
2 9 (24.32%) Banking
3 6 (16.22%) Retail
4 4 (10.81%) Investment Banking
5 3 (8.11%) Public Sector
6 1 (2.70%) Advertising
6 1 (2.70%) International Banking
6 1 (2.70%) Law
6 1 (2.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Architect
2 8 (21.62%) Developer
3 6 (16.22%) AWS Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Azure Architect
4 5 (13.51%) Java Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Applications Support
6 2 (5.41%) Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Data Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Integration Architect
6 2 (5.41%) IT Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) IT Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Scala Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.70%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.62%) REST
2 7 (18.92%) Kafka
2 7 (18.92%) LDAP
3 5 (13.51%) Spring
3 5 (13.51%) Spring Boot
4 4 (10.81%) HTML
4 4 (10.81%) Middleware
5 3 (8.11%) .NET
5 3 (8.11%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (8.11%) HTML5
5 3 (8.11%) Lambda Expressions
5 3 (8.11%) Redux
5 3 (8.11%) Web Services
6 2 (5.41%) Akka
6 2 (5.41%) CSS
6 2 (5.41%) JSON
6 2 (5.41%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (5.41%) XML
7 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (2.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Clustering
2 5 (13.51%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (8.11%) Public Cloud
5 2 (5.41%) Client/Server
5 2 (5.41%) Cloud Native
6 1 (2.70%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.70%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (2.70%) CMDB
6 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.70%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.70%) PKI
6 1 (2.70%) PMI
6 1 (2.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) Windows
1 10 (27.03%) Windows Server
2 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2016
3 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2019
4 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.41%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.70%) Linux
6 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (29.73%) DevOps
3 10 (27.03%) Microservices
4 9 (24.32%) High Availability
5 7 (18.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 5 (13.51%) E-Commerce
6 5 (13.51%) Security Hardening
6 5 (13.51%) Software Engineering
6 5 (13.51%) TDD
7 4 (10.81%) ITSM
7 4 (10.81%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (8.11%) Asset Management
8 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (8.11%) Migration
8 3 (8.11%) Multithreading
8 3 (8.11%) OO
8 3 (8.11%) Open Source
8 3 (8.11%) Scalability Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Waterfall
8 3 (8.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.03%) Java
2 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
3 5 (13.51%) PowerShell
4 4 (10.81%) C#
5 3 (8.11%) Python
5 3 (8.11%) SQL
6 2 (5.41%) Scala
6 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.70%) Kotlin
7 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) AWS Certification
2 1 (2.70%) CCNA
2 1 (2.70%) CCNP
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.70%) CISSP
2 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) GDPR
1 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (29.73%) Active Directory
2 8 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (13.51%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (8.11%) Docker
5 1 (2.70%) UAG
5 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) Kubernetes
2 6 (16.22%) Terraform
3 5 (13.51%) Ansible
4 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (8.11%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (8.11%) Puppet
5 3 (8.11%) SCCM
6 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (5.41%) WSUS
7 1 (2.70%) Control-M
7 1 (2.70%) Icinga
7 1 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (2.70%) Nagios
7 1 (2.70%) Netcool
7 1 (2.70%) QRadar
7 1 (2.70%) SCOM
7 1 (2.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (2.70%) Tivoli
7 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 9 (24.32%) VMware
3 7 (18.92%) Oracle
4 3 (8.11%) SaltStack
4 3 (8.11%) ServiceNow
4 3 (8.11%) SolarWinds
5 2 (5.41%) Ivanti
5 2 (5.41%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (5.41%) Splunk
5 2 (5.41%) Symantec
6 1 (2.70%) Altiris
6 1 (2.70%) BMC
6 1 (2.70%) EMC
6 1 (2.70%) Forcepoint
6 1 (2.70%) IBM
6 1 (2.70%) Informatica
6 1 (2.70%) McAfee
6 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.70%) Remedy
6 1 (2.70%) Serena