Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 102 99 156
Rank change year-on-year -3 +57 +2
Contract jobs citing SaaS 67 37 84
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.95% 1.57% 1.28%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.27% 4.82% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 30 70
10th Percentile £413 £373 £308
25th Percentile £463 £435 £428
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year - -4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £655
90th Percentile £738 £676 £753
Central London median daily rate £538 £513 £525
% change year-on-year +4.88% -2.38% -

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 1,271 768 2,215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 36.92% 32.67% 33.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 932 591 1,769
10th Percentile £372 £326 £367
25th Percentile £456 £425 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
75th Percentile £638 £600 £600
90th Percentile £706 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £523 £525
% change year-on-year +5.26% -0.48% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 14
10th Percentile £13.60 £20.36 £15.35
25th Percentile £13.88 £29.07 £18.78
Median hourly rate £22.25 £43.95 £20.92
Median % change year-on-year -49.37% +110.14% -4.93%
75th Percentile £28.42 £55.06 £22.89
90th Percentile £41.78 £59.38 £26.70
Central London median hourly rate £22.25 £43.95 £21.25
% change year-on-year -49.37% +106.82% +6.25%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 - 1 £475 -
SaaS
Central London

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 26 (38.81%) Azure
2 21 (31.34%) PaaS
2 21 (31.34%) DevOps
2 21 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (29.85%) AWS
4 14 (20.90%) Java
5 13 (19.40%) IaaS
5 13 (19.40%) Microservices
6 12 (17.91%) Microsoft
7 11 (16.42%) Migration
7 11 (16.42%) Kubernetes
8 9 (13.43%) Finance
8 9 (13.43%) .NET
9 8 (11.94%) SQL
9 8 (11.94%) Windows
9 8 (11.94%) Linux
9 8 (11.94%) Docker
9 8 (11.94%) Social Skills
10 7 (10.45%) React
10 7 (10.45%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (10.45%) Python
10 7 (10.45%) SharePoint
10 7 (10.45%) EMC
10 7 (10.45%) TDD
10 7 (10.45%) Spring
10 7 (10.45%) VMware
11 6 (8.96%) Active Directory
11 6 (8.96%) E-Commerce
11 6 (8.96%) Ansible
11 6 (8.96%) Functional Testing

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 7 (10.45%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.97%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (4.48%) Confluence
4 2 (2.99%) CMS
5 1 (1.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.49%) Apache
5 1 (1.49%) IIS
5 1 (1.49%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Figma
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 26 (38.81%) Azure
2 21 (31.34%) PaaS
3 20 (29.85%) AWS
4 13 (19.40%) IaaS
5 6 (8.96%) Microsoft 365
6 4 (5.97%) GCP
7 3 (4.48%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (4.48%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (4.48%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (4.48%) GitHub
7 3 (4.48%) iPaaS
7 3 (4.48%) Serverless
8 2 (2.99%) Amazon ECS
8 2 (2.99%) Amazon S3
8 2 (2.99%) AWS Fargate
8 2 (2.99%) Azure Stack
8 2 (2.99%) Power Platform
8 2 (2.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (1.49%) Azure App Service
9 1 (1.49%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) DNS
1 4 (5.97%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.48%) Kerberos
2 3 (4.48%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (2.99%) Broadband
3 2 (2.99%) Firewall
3 2 (2.99%) SD-WAN
4 1 (1.49%) Internet
4 1 (1.49%) Network Security
4 1 (1.49%) VPN
4 1 (1.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.46%) MySQL
2 4 (5.97%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.99%) Power BI
5 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.49%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (7.46%) JIRA
2 4 (5.97%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.48%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.48%) Subversion
3 3 (4.48%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.49%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.49%) GitLab
General
1 9 (13.43%) Finance
2 8 (11.94%) Social Skills
3 4 (5.97%) Law
4 3 (4.48%) Presentation Skills
4 3 (4.48%) Public Sector
5 2 (2.99%) Banking
5 2 (2.99%) Legal
6 1 (1.49%) Billing
6 1 (1.49%) International Banking
6 1 (1.49%) Marketing
6 1 (1.49%) Organisational Skills
6 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (23.88%) Developer
2 12 (17.91%) Architect
3 6 (8.96%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (8.96%) Java Developer
3 6 (8.96%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (7.46%) Analyst
5 4 (5.97%) Security Architect
6 3 (4.48%) .NET Developer
6 3 (4.48%) Administrator
6 3 (4.48%) AWS Developer
6 3 (4.48%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (4.48%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Designer
6 3 (4.48%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (4.48%) VMware Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.43%) .NET
2 7 (10.45%) React
2 7 (10.45%) Spring
3 6 (8.96%) Spring Boot
4 5 (7.46%) Kafka
5 4 (5.97%) Middleware
5 4 (5.97%) Redux
5 4 (5.97%) REST
5 4 (5.97%) Web Services
6 3 (4.48%) CSS
6 3 (4.48%) HTML
6 3 (4.48%) LDAP
7 2 (2.99%) .NET Core
7 2 (2.99%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (2.99%) Java EE
7 2 (2.99%) Material-UI
7 2 (2.99%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (1.49%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.48%) Replication
2 2 (2.99%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (2.99%) User Experience
3 1 (1.49%) Cloud Native
3 1 (1.49%) Clustering
3 1 (1.49%) Cyberattack
3 1 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.49%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.49%) Social Media
3 1 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.94%) Linux
1 8 (11.94%) Windows
2 4 (5.97%) CentOS
2 4 (5.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.99%) Solaris
4 2 (2.99%) Unix
4 2 (2.99%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2016
4 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (1.49%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (31.34%) DevOps
2 13 (19.40%) Microservices
3 11 (16.42%) Migration
4 7 (10.45%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (10.45%) TDD
5 6 (8.96%) E-Commerce
5 6 (8.96%) Functional Testing
6 5 (7.46%) Computer Science
6 5 (7.46%) High Availability
6 5 (7.46%) Information Security
6 5 (7.46%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (7.46%) TOGAF
7 4 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (5.97%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (5.97%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (5.97%) Observability
7 4 (5.97%) Software Engineering
8 3 (4.48%) DevSecOps
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.90%) Java
2 8 (11.94%) SQL
3 7 (10.45%) Python
4 4 (5.97%) C#
5 3 (4.48%) Bash Shell
5 3 (4.48%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.48%) Perl
6 2 (2.99%) Ruby
6 2 (2.99%) Scala
6 2 (2.99%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.99%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.49%) Ada
7 1 (1.49%) C
7 1 (1.49%) Clojure
7 1 (1.49%) Kotlin
7 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.49%) VB
7 1 (1.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (8.96%) Degree
2 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.48%) CISM
3 3 (4.48%) CISSP
3 3 (4.48%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (1.49%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.49%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.49%) PMP
4 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.49%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.49%) GDPR
2 1 (1.49%) NIST
2 1 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (11.94%) Docker
2 6 (8.96%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.48%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.99%) NFS
4 2 (2.99%) Veritas File System
4 2 (2.99%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.49%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.49%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (16.42%) Kubernetes
2 6 (8.96%) Ansible
3 4 (5.97%) Puppet
3 4 (5.97%) Terraform
4 3 (4.48%) Control-M
4 3 (4.48%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (4.48%) Netcool
4 3 (4.48%) QRadar
4 3 (4.48%) Tivoli
4 3 (4.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (2.99%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (2.99%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (1.49%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.49%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.49%) Suricata
6 1 (1.49%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 12 (17.91%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.45%) EMC
2 7 (10.45%) VMware
3 4 (5.97%) HP
3 4 (5.97%) IBM
3 4 (5.97%) Oracle
4 3 (4.48%) BMC
4 3 (4.48%) Citrix
4 3 (4.48%) CyberArk
4 3 (4.48%) Qualys
4 3 (4.48%) Splunk
5 2 (2.99%) Cadence
5 2 (2.99%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.99%) SaltStack
5 2 (2.99%) SAP
5 2 (2.99%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.49%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.49%) Dell
6 1 (1.49%) Symantec