Period
to

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 17 May 2022 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
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 69 105 119
Rank change year-on-year +36 +14 +47
Contract jobs citing SaaS 136 54 41
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.24% 1.95% 1.23%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.29% 5.51% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 42 31
10th Percentile £406 £438 £365
25th Percentile £525 £463 £471
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £624 £553 £575
Median % change year-on-year +12.90% -3.91% +4.55%
75th Percentile £724 £659 £594
90th Percentile £850 £738 £625
Central London median daily rate £624 £530 £525
% change year-on-year +17.69% +0.95% -4.55%

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 1,640 980 1,039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 39.06% 35.47% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,289 710 819
10th Percentile £381 £363 £300
25th Percentile £475 £444 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +2.44% -2.38%
75th Percentile £688 £612 £600
90th Percentile £775 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £575 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 7
10th Percentile - £13.50 £17.10
25th Percentile £13.88 £13.69 £22.11
Median hourly rate £20.19 £18.38 £41.40
Median % change year-on-year +9.85% -55.62% +104.44%
75th Percentile £27.75 £24.82 £52.63
90th Percentile £68.50 £27.34 £59.00
Central London median hourly rate £22.34 £22.50 £26.44
% change year-on-year -0.70% -14.90% +34.73%

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 17 May 2022.

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 17 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London Bridge +6 3 £750 +3.45%
Moorgate - 1 £213 -
SaaS
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, 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 63 (46.32%) Azure
2 45 (33.09%) PaaS
3 43 (31.62%) DevOps
4 40 (29.41%) Microsoft
5 39 (28.68%) Finance
6 38 (27.94%) Agile
7 36 (26.47%) IaaS
7 36 (26.47%) CI/CD
8 35 (25.74%) AWS
9 34 (25.00%) Docker
10 30 (22.06%) Microservices
11 29 (21.32%) Kubernetes
12 28 (20.59%) Migration
13 24 (17.65%) .NET
13 24 (17.65%) Social Skills
14 22 (16.18%) PowerShell
14 22 (16.18%) Cloud Native
14 22 (16.18%) Infrastructure as Code
15 21 (15.44%) Terraform
16 18 (13.24%) Microsoft 365
17 17 (12.50%) Active Directory
17 17 (12.50%) TeamCity
18 16 (11.76%) Windows
19 15 (11.03%) C#
19 15 (11.03%) REST
20 14 (10.29%) Project Management
20 14 (10.29%) Legal
20 14 (10.29%) SQL
20 14 (10.29%) SAP
21 13 (9.56%) Windows 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 6 (4.41%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.68%) Apache
2 5 (3.68%) NServiceBus
3 4 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.74%) Confluence
4 1 (0.74%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.47%) Camtasia
2 1 (0.74%) InVision
2 1 (0.74%) Marvel
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.74%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 5 (3.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.94%) SAP BPC
2 4 (2.94%) SAP CO
2 4 (2.94%) SAP FI
2 4 (2.94%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (2.94%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (1.47%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.74%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle SCM
4 1 (0.74%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 63 (46.32%) Azure
2 45 (33.09%) PaaS
3 36 (26.47%) IaaS
4 35 (25.74%) AWS
5 18 (13.24%) Microsoft 365
6 11 (8.09%) Serverless
7 10 (7.35%) Power Platform
8 9 (6.62%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (5.15%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (4.41%) Azure Functions
10 6 (4.41%) Azure Logic Apps
10 6 (4.41%) Azure Service Bus
11 5 (3.68%) Datadog
12 4 (2.94%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (2.94%) Force.com
12 4 (2.94%) GCP
12 4 (2.94%) SuccessFactors
13 3 (2.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (2.21%) Amazon S3
13 3 (2.21%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.15%) DNS
2 5 (3.68%) Firewall
3 4 (2.94%) DHCP
3 4 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (2.21%) IPv4
5 2 (1.47%) Intranet
5 2 (1.47%) Network Security
5 2 (1.47%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.47%) VPN
6 1 (0.74%) 5G
6 1 (0.74%) Broadband
6 1 (0.74%) DOCSIS
6 1 (0.74%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.74%) Internet
6 1 (0.74%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.74%) LAN
6 1 (0.74%) MPLS
6 1 (0.74%) SD-WAN
6 1 (0.74%) WAN
6 1 (0.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.62%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.41%) Big Data
3 5 (3.68%) Power BI
4 4 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.94%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.94%) Spotfire
5 3 (2.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (2.21%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.21%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.21%) SAP HANA
6 2 (1.47%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.47%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.74%) MySQL
7 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (12.50%) TeamCity
2 5 (3.68%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.94%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.94%) PowerDesigner
4 3 (2.21%) GitLab
5 2 (1.47%) Cypress.io
5 2 (1.47%) JIRA
5 2 (1.47%) Postman
5 2 (1.47%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.74%) Maven
6 1 (0.74%) Subversion
General
1 39 (28.68%) Finance
2 24 (17.65%) Social Skills
3 14 (10.29%) Legal
4 12 (8.82%) Banking
5 6 (4.41%) Financial Institution
5 6 (4.41%) Retail
6 5 (3.68%) Marketing
7 3 (2.21%) Billing
7 3 (2.21%) Law
8 2 (1.47%) International Banking
8 2 (1.47%) Organisational Skills
8 2 (1.47%) Presentation Skills
8 2 (1.47%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.74%) Advertising
9 1 (0.74%) Electronics
9 1 (0.74%) Front Office
9 1 (0.74%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 1 (0.74%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.74%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 41 (30.15%) Architect
2 18 (13.24%) Solutions Architect
3 15 (11.03%) Developer
3 15 (11.03%) Senior DevOps
4 12 (8.82%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (8.09%) Project Manager
6 9 (6.62%) Analyst
7 7 (5.15%) Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (4.41%) Cloud Architect
9 5 (3.68%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 5 (3.68%) Azure Engineer
9 5 (3.68%) Microsoft 365 Architect
10 4 (2.94%) .NET Developer
10 4 (2.94%) AWS Architect
10 4 (2.94%) Designer
10 4 (2.94%) IT Project Manager
10 4 (2.94%) Lead DevOps
10 4 (2.94%) Lead DevOps Engineer
10 4 (2.94%) Senior Architect
10 4 (2.94%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (17.65%) .NET
2 15 (11.03%) REST
3 11 (8.09%) Middleware
3 11 (8.09%) React
4 8 (5.88%) AngularJS
4 8 (5.88%) CSS
4 8 (5.88%) Kafka
4 8 (5.88%) Node.js
5 7 (5.15%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (4.41%) .NET Core
6 6 (4.41%) GraphQL
6 6 (4.41%) HTML
7 5 (3.68%) .NET Framework
7 5 (3.68%) ARM Templates
7 5 (3.68%) CSS3
7 5 (3.68%) Entity Framework
7 5 (3.68%) HTML5
8 4 (2.94%) OAuth
8 4 (2.94%) RESTful
8 4 (2.94%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.18%) Cloud Native
2 13 (9.56%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.41%) Hedge funds
3 6 (4.41%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (3.68%) User Experience
5 4 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.94%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.21%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.47%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.47%) Learning Management System
7 2 (1.47%) Legacy Systems
7 2 (1.47%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.47%) SCORM
7 2 (1.47%) Video Editing
8 1 (0.74%) Clustering
8 1 (0.74%) iPhone
8 1 (0.74%) PKI
8 1 (0.74%) Replication
8 1 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.76%) Windows
2 13 (9.56%) Windows Server
3 7 (5.15%) Linux
4 5 (3.68%) VMS
5 2 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.47%) SUSE
5 2 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.47%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.74%) Android
6 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.74%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.74%) Unix
6 1 (0.74%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (31.62%) DevOps
2 38 (27.94%) Agile
3 36 (26.47%) CI/CD
4 30 (22.06%) Microservices
5 28 (20.59%) Migration
6 22 (16.18%) Infrastructure as Code
7 14 (10.29%) Project Management
8 11 (8.09%) CRM
8 11 (8.09%) Scrum
8 11 (8.09%) Waterfall
9 10 (7.35%) Test Automation
10 8 (5.88%) Analytics
10 8 (5.88%) Information Security
10 8 (5.88%) Project Delivery
10 8 (5.88%) Software Engineering
11 7 (5.15%) Front End Development
11 7 (5.15%) Service Management
12 6 (4.41%) Cybersecurity
12 6 (4.41%) Data Modelling
12 6 (4.41%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 22 (16.18%) PowerShell
2 15 (11.03%) C#
3 14 (10.29%) SQL
4 9 (6.62%) JavaScript
4 9 (6.62%) Python
5 8 (5.88%) Java
6 5 (3.68%) Ruby
7 4 (2.94%) Go
8 3 (2.21%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.47%) C++
10 1 (0.74%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.74%) Bash
10 1 (0.74%) C
10 1 (0.74%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.74%) Perl
10 1 (0.74%) PHP
10 1 (0.74%) Search Processing Language
10 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.74%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (2.94%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.21%) Degree
2 3 (2.21%) PMP
2 3 (2.21%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.21%) TOGAF Certification
3 2 (1.47%) AWS Certification
3 2 (1.47%) CISSP
3 2 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (1.47%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.74%) CSPO
4 1 (0.74%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.74%) GIAC
4 1 (0.74%) MCP
4 1 (0.74%) MCSA
4 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.74%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.15%) GDPR
2 4 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.47%) SLA
4 1 (0.74%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 34 (25.00%) Docker
2 17 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.21%) vSphere
5 2 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.74%) Firmware
6 1 (0.74%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 29 (21.32%) Kubernetes
2 21 (15.44%) Terraform
3 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (2.94%) SCOM
4 3 (2.21%) Ansible
4 3 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.21%) SCCM
4 3 (2.21%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.47%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 1 (0.74%) Control-M
6 1 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.74%) Netcool
6 1 (0.74%) Puppet
6 1 (0.74%) QRadar
6 1 (0.74%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 40 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.29%) SAP
3 7 (5.15%) Concur
3 7 (5.15%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (5.15%) VMware
4 6 (4.41%) Oracle
5 5 (3.68%) Citrix
6 4 (2.94%) Alteryx
6 4 (2.94%) Anaplan
6 4 (2.94%) BiZZdesign
6 4 (2.94%) Blue Prism
7 3 (2.21%) Google
8 2 (1.47%) Cadence
8 2 (1.47%) EMC
8 2 (1.47%) Kronos
8 2 (1.47%) Splunk
9 1 (0.74%) CyberArk
9 1 (0.74%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.74%) New Relic
9 1 (0.74%) SolarWinds