Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 92 152 165
Rank change year-on-year +60 +13 +19
Contract jobs citing SaaS 37 85 95
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.74% 1.32% 1.36%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.26% 3.91% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 76 72
Median daily rate £500 £520 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% -0.95% +7.14%
10th Percentile £350 £344 £388
90th Percentile £645 £730 £674
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £525
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +5.00%
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 703 2,173 1,876
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 32.97% 33.63% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 1,722 1,532
Median daily rate £515 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £331 £363 £358
90th Percentile £662 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £513
% change year-on-year -2.38% +2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 11
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.71% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £18.50 £18.56 £16.25
90th Percentile £50.68 £58.13 £33.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +62.79% +7.50% +5.26%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 15 (40.54%) Azure
2 13 (35.14%) Microservices
2 13 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
3 12 (32.43%) DevOps
4 11 (29.73%) GCP
4 11 (29.73%) PaaS
5 10 (27.03%) IaaS
5 10 (27.03%) E-Commerce
6 9 (24.32%) Windows
6 9 (24.32%) Kafka
6 9 (24.32%) AWS
7 8 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (21.62%) Windows Server
7 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
7 8 (21.62%) VMware
8 7 (18.92%) Finance
8 7 (18.92%) Java
8 7 (18.92%) Kubernetes
8 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (16.22%) High Availability
9 6 (16.22%) PowerShell
9 6 (16.22%) Apache Spark
9 6 (16.22%) Ansible
9 6 (16.22%) Akka
9 6 (16.22%) Terraform
9 6 (16.22%) Oracle
9 6 (16.22%) TDD
10 5 (13.51%) Banking
10 5 (13.51%) Clustering

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 (16.22%) Apache Spark
2 3 (8.11%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.70%) Confluence
3 1 (2.70%) IIS
3 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Magento
1 3 (8.11%) Shopify
2 2 (5.41%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 15 (40.54%) Azure
2 11 (29.73%) GCP
2 11 (29.73%) PaaS
3 10 (27.03%) IaaS
4 9 (24.32%) AWS
5 5 (13.51%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (13.51%) GitHub
6 3 (8.11%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 3 (8.11%) Azure Stack
6 3 (8.11%) iPaaS
7 2 (5.41%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (5.41%) BIME
7 2 (5.41%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (5.41%) Office 365
7 2 (5.41%) Twilio
8 1 (2.70%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (2.70%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (2.70%) OneDrive
8 1 (2.70%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) Kerberos
1 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.11%) VPN
3 2 (5.41%) CTI
3 2 (5.41%) DNS
3 2 (5.41%) SAN
3 2 (5.41%) VoIP
4 1 (2.70%) Firewall
4 1 (2.70%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) NoSQL
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) MySQL
2 2 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Subversion
2 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.70%) IntelliJ
3 1 (2.70%) JIRA
3 1 (2.70%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.70%) ReSharper
3 1 (2.70%) Serena SBM
3 1 (2.70%) SonarQube
3 1 (2.70%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (2.70%) Spinnaker
3 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Banking
3 4 (10.81%) Retail
4 3 (8.11%) Billing
4 3 (8.11%) Investment Banking
4 3 (8.11%) Law
5 2 (5.41%) Advertising
6 1 (2.70%) Electronics
6 1 (2.70%) French Language
6 1 (2.70%) International Banking
6 1 (2.70%) Legal
6 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.70%) Marketing
6 1 (2.70%) Public Sector
6 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Developer
2 6 (16.22%) Architect
2 6 (16.22%) AWS Developer
3 5 (13.51%) Java Developer
3 5 (13.51%) Scala Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Azure Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Business Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Data Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce Developer
5 3 (8.11%) IT Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Business IT Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) IT Business Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) Kafka
2 6 (16.22%) Akka
3 5 (13.51%) LDAP
3 5 (13.51%) Spring
3 5 (13.51%) Spring Boot
4 4 (10.81%) Middleware
4 4 (10.81%) REST
5 3 (8.11%) Web Services
6 2 (5.41%) HTML
7 1 (2.70%) .NET
7 1 (2.70%) .NET Core
7 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (2.70%) Django
7 1 (2.70%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (2.70%) HTML5
7 1 (2.70%) J2EE
7 1 (2.70%) Lambda Expressions
7 1 (2.70%) Redux
7 1 (2.70%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Clustering
2 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.41%) Analytical Mindset
3 2 (5.41%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.70%) CMDB
4 1 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) Windows
2 8 (21.62%) Windows Server
3 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2016
4 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2019
5 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.41%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.70%) Linux
7 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (35.14%) Microservices
2 12 (32.43%) DevOps
3 10 (27.03%) E-Commerce
4 6 (16.22%) High Availability
4 6 (16.22%) TDD
5 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (13.51%) Migration
6 4 (10.81%) BDD
6 4 (10.81%) Functional Testing
6 4 (10.81%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (10.81%) Security Hardening
7 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
7 3 (8.11%) Decision-Making
7 3 (8.11%) Functional Programming
7 3 (8.11%) Network Virtualisation
7 3 (8.11%) Physical Data Model
7 3 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (8.11%) Product Backlog
7 3 (8.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) Java
2 6 (16.22%) PowerShell
3 5 (13.51%) Scala
4 3 (8.11%) Python
4 3 (8.11%) SOQL
5 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.41%) C#
5 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.70%) Perl
6 1 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.70%) CISM
2 1 (2.70%) CISSP
2 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) GDPR
1 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
1 8 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (10.81%) Docker
2 4 (10.81%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) Kubernetes
2 6 (16.22%) Ansible
2 6 (16.22%) Terraform
3 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (8.11%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (8.11%) Puppet
4 2 (5.41%) SCCM
5 1 (2.70%) Control-M
5 1 (2.70%) Icinga
5 1 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.70%) Nagios
5 1 (2.70%) Netcool
5 1 (2.70%) QRadar
5 1 (2.70%) SCOM
5 1 (2.70%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (2.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.62%) VMware
3 6 (16.22%) Oracle
4 3 (8.11%) Demandware
4 3 (8.11%) SaltStack
4 3 (8.11%) Zuora
5 2 (5.41%) Citrix
5 2 (5.41%) CyberArk
5 2 (5.41%) ServiceNow
5 2 (5.41%) SolarWinds
5 2 (5.41%) Splunk
6 1 (2.70%) Ab Initio
6 1 (2.70%) BMC
6 1 (2.70%) CA
6 1 (2.70%) Informatica
6 1 (2.70%) McAfee
6 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.70%) Sybase
6 1 (2.70%) Symantec