Period
to 14 May 2021

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 14 May 2021 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 100 114 159
Rank change year-on-year +14 +45 +25
Contract jobs citing SaaS 53 41 81
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.91% 1.22% 1.25%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.47% 3.93% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 31 62
10th Percentile £438 £365 £326
25th Percentile £463 £471 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £530 £575 £550
Median % change year-on-year -7.83% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £650 £594 £661
90th Percentile £738 £625 £748
Central London median daily rate £528 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +0.48% -4.55% +7.32%

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 969 1,042 1,997
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 35.01% 30.98% 30.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 817 1,569
10th Percentile £363 £300 £363
25th Percentile £444 £413 £438
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £505 £525
Median % change year-on-year +3.96% -3.81% +5.00%
75th Percentile £613 £600 £600
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 9
10th Percentile £13.48 £17.10 £11.85
25th Percentile £13.63 £22.11 £12.25
Median hourly rate £22.50 £41.40 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -45.65% +107.00% -9.09%
75th Percentile £25.18 £52.63 £22.75
90th Percentile £27.77 £59.00 £27.52
Central London median hourly rate £22.98 £26.44 £19.25
% change year-on-year -13.11% +37.35% -10.93%

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 14 May 2021.

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

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 14 May 2021. 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 - 3 £725 -
SaaS
Central London

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, 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 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (37.74%) PaaS
3 19 (35.85%) Azure
4 16 (30.19%) Java
5 15 (28.30%) AWS
6 13 (24.53%) Microservices
7 12 (22.64%) DevOps
8 11 (20.75%) Kubernetes
8 11 (20.75%) IaaS
9 10 (18.87%) Docker
10 9 (16.98%) Spring
11 8 (15.09%) Finance
11 8 (15.09%) Spring Boot
11 8 (15.09%) Social Skills
12 7 (13.21%) Functional Testing
12 7 (13.21%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
13 6 (11.32%) .NET
13 6 (11.32%) Python
13 6 (11.32%) E-Commerce
13 6 (11.32%) Migration
13 6 (11.32%) High Availability
13 6 (11.32%) Fintech
13 6 (11.32%) Terraform
14 5 (9.43%) Problem-Solving
14 5 (9.43%) DevSecOps
14 5 (9.43%) Bash Shell
14 5 (9.43%) Analytics
14 5 (9.43%) React
14 5 (9.43%) Ansible

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 (9.43%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.77%) Confluence
3 1 (1.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.89%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.89%) Figma
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 20 (37.74%) PaaS
2 19 (35.85%) Azure
3 15 (28.30%) AWS
4 11 (20.75%) IaaS
5 4 (7.55%) GCP
5 4 (7.55%) Microsoft 365
6 3 (5.66%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (3.77%) Azure Stack
7 2 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (3.77%) GitHub
7 2 (3.77%) Power Platform
8 1 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.89%) Amazon ECS
8 1 (1.89%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (1.89%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (1.89%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.89%) Azure App Service
8 1 (1.89%) Boomi
8 1 (1.89%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) DNS
1 3 (5.66%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.77%) Kerberos
2 2 (3.77%) Network Security
2 2 (3.77%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (3.77%) SD-WAN
3 1 (1.89%) Firewall
3 1 (1.89%) Internet
3 1 (1.89%) VPN
3 1 (1.89%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.77%) Power BI
3 1 (1.89%) Essbase
3 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.89%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.66%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.77%) Bitbucket
3 2 (3.77%) JIRA
3 2 (3.77%) Subversion
3 2 (3.77%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.89%) GitLab
General
1 8 (15.09%) Finance
1 8 (15.09%) Social Skills
2 5 (9.43%) Banking
3 3 (5.66%) Presentation Skills
3 3 (5.66%) Public Sector
4 2 (3.77%) Marketing
5 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.89%) Billing
5 1 (1.89%) Legal
5 1 (1.89%) Organisational Skills
5 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (26.42%) Developer
2 11 (20.75%) Architect
3 8 (15.09%) Java Developer
4 5 (9.43%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (7.55%) Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) AWS Developer
5 4 (7.55%) Azure Architect
5 4 (7.55%) Security Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) DevSecOps Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Security Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Administrator
7 2 (3.77%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.77%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (3.77%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.77%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.98%) Spring
2 8 (15.09%) Spring Boot
3 6 (11.32%) .NET
4 5 (9.43%) React
5 4 (7.55%) Kafka
6 3 (5.66%) HTML
6 3 (5.66%) Redux
6 3 (5.66%) REST
7 2 (3.77%) .NET Core
7 2 (3.77%) CSS
7 2 (3.77%) LDAP
7 2 (3.77%) Middleware
7 2 (3.77%) Node.js
7 2 (3.77%) SailPoint
7 2 (3.77%) Web Services
8 1 (1.89%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.89%) D3.js
8 1 (1.89%) OAuth2
8 1 (1.89%) OpenID
8 1 (1.89%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.66%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.77%) Replication
3 1 (1.89%) Cloud Native
3 1 (1.89%) Clustering
3 1 (1.89%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.89%) Cyberattack
3 1 (1.89%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.89%) Social Media
3 1 (1.89%) User Experience
3 1 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.55%) Windows
2 3 (5.66%) Linux
3 2 (3.77%) Solaris
3 2 (3.77%) Unix
4 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (24.53%) Microservices
3 12 (22.64%) DevOps
4 7 (13.21%) Functional Testing
4 7 (13.21%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (11.32%) E-Commerce
5 6 (11.32%) Fintech
5 6 (11.32%) High Availability
5 6 (11.32%) Migration
6 5 (9.43%) Analytics
6 5 (9.43%) DevSecOps
6 5 (9.43%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (9.43%) TOGAF
7 4 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure as Code
7 4 (7.55%) TDD
8 3 (5.66%) IT Strategy
8 3 (5.66%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 3 (5.66%) Security Operations
8 3 (5.66%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 16 (30.19%) Java
2 6 (11.32%) Python
3 5 (9.43%) Bash Shell
4 3 (5.66%) C#
4 3 (5.66%) Perl
4 3 (5.66%) Scala
4 3 (5.66%) SQL
5 2 (3.77%) Go
5 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.77%) Ruby
5 2 (3.77%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.77%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.89%) Ada
6 1 (1.89%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) Degree
2 3 (5.66%) CISM
2 3 (5.66%) CISSP
3 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (1.89%) ACCA
4 1 (1.89%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.89%) CIPD
4 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.89%) PMP
4 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.89%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) NIST
System Software
1 10 (18.87%) Docker
2 3 (5.66%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.77%) NFS
3 2 (3.77%) Veritas File System
3 2 (3.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.89%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.89%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (20.75%) Kubernetes
2 6 (11.32%) Terraform
3 5 (9.43%) Ansible
4 2 (3.77%) Control-M
4 2 (3.77%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (3.77%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (3.77%) Netcool
4 2 (3.77%) QRadar
4 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (3.77%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (3.77%) Tivoli
4 2 (3.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.89%) CASB
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.89%) Suricata
5 1 (1.89%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.66%) Oracle
3 2 (3.77%) BMC
3 2 (3.77%) Cadence
3 2 (3.77%) Citrix
3 2 (3.77%) CyberArk
3 2 (3.77%) EMC
3 2 (3.77%) IBM
3 2 (3.77%) Qualys
3 2 (3.77%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.77%) SaltStack
3 2 (3.77%) Splunk
3 2 (3.77%) VMware
4 1 (1.89%) Blue Coat
4 1 (1.89%) Broadcom
4 1 (1.89%) Fortinet
4 1 (1.89%) NGA Human Resources
4 1 (1.89%) Polycom
4 1 (1.89%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.89%) Trend Micro