Period
to 19 January 2018

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 19 January 2018 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 179 194
Rank change year-on-year -7 +15 +49
Contract jobs citing SaaS 66 53 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.93% 0.85% 0.65%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.04% 6.23% 10.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 44 32
City of London median daily rate £500 £506 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +19.12% -19.05%
10th Percentile £373 £387 £313
90th Percentile £655 £638 £575
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% -16.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
City of London median hourly rate £34.75 - £26.32
10th Percentile £21.78 - £24.66
90th Percentile £50.33 - £27.98
Central London median hourly rate £34.75 - £26.32

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 1,309 851 467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.45% 13.66% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,049 711 382
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.99% +4.12%
10th Percentile £318 £350 £275
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 2 5
City of London median hourly rate £17.50 £37.08 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.81% +53.04% +30.09%
10th Percentile £11.25 £20.48 £20.80
90th Percentile £32.73 £53.46 £28.98
Central London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.92 £23.12
% change year-on-year -9.64% -13.82% +18.54%

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing SaaS as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SaaS in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SaaS in the City of London

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SaaS in the City of London

SaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SaaS in the City of London

SaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 January 2018. 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 £725 -
SaaS
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 29 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (31.82%) Finance
3 20 (30.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (24.24%) REST
6 15 (22.73%) PaaS
6 15 (22.73%) Web Services
7 13 (19.70%) Microsoft
8 12 (18.18%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (18.18%) CRM
9 11 (16.67%) Python
9 11 (16.67%) JavaScript
9 11 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (16.67%) IaaS
10 10 (15.15%) Microservices
10 10 (15.15%) Scrum
11 9 (13.64%) .NET
11 9 (13.64%) ITIL
11 9 (13.64%) Enterprise Architecture
11 9 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (13.64%) AngularJS
12 8 (12.12%) JSON
12 8 (12.12%) C#
13 7 (10.61%) HTML
13 7 (10.61%) SQL
13 7 (10.61%) CSS
13 7 (10.61%) SOAP
13 7 (10.61%) Migration
13 7 (10.61%) Office 365
13 7 (10.61%) DevOps

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 (3.03%) Apache Spark
1 2 (3.03%) SAS
2 1 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.52%) Confluence
2 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.52%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.52%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.52%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.03%) Workday HCM
3 1 (1.52%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (1.52%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 20 (30.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (22.73%) PaaS
4 11 (16.67%) IaaS
5 7 (10.61%) Office 365
6 5 (7.58%) Serverless
7 4 (6.06%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (3.03%) GitHub
9 1 (1.52%) Boomi
9 1 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (1.52%) FinancialForce
9 1 (1.52%) iPaaS
9 1 (1.52%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.06%) Firewall
2 3 (4.55%) Network Security
3 2 (3.03%) DMZ
3 2 (3.03%) IPsec
3 2 (3.03%) LAN
3 2 (3.03%) SSL
3 2 (3.03%) VPN
3 2 (3.03%) WAN
4 1 (1.52%) DNS
4 1 (1.52%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.52%) Modbus
4 1 (1.52%) MQTT
4 1 (1.52%) NAS
4 1 (1.52%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.52%) SAN
4 1 (1.52%) Skype
4 1 (1.52%) SMTP
4 1 (1.52%) VoIP
4 1 (1.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.09%) NoSQL
2 4 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (6.06%) MongoDB
2 4 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (4.55%) Big Data
4 2 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (3.03%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (3.03%) MySQL
5 1 (1.52%) Power BI
5 1 (1.52%) Spotfire
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Git (software)
1 5 (7.58%) JIRA
2 3 (4.55%) Cucumber
2 3 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.03%) JBehave
3 2 (3.03%) Subversion
3 2 (3.03%) TestRail
4 1 (1.52%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.52%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.52%) Selenium
4 1 (1.52%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.52%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.52%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.52%) XMLSpy
General
1 21 (31.82%) Finance
2 5 (7.58%) Marketing
3 4 (6.06%) Banking
4 3 (4.55%) Retail
5 2 (3.03%) International Banking
5 2 (3.03%) Legal
6 1 (1.52%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.52%) Games
6 1 (1.52%) Law
6 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (22.73%) Developer
2 13 (19.70%) Architect
3 8 (12.12%) Project Manager
4 6 (9.09%) Consultant
5 5 (7.58%) C# Developer
6 4 (6.06%) .NET Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Security Architect
6 4 (6.06%) ServiceNow Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Azure Developer
7 3 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Office 365 Architect
7 3 (4.55%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Technical Manager
8 2 (3.03%) C# Software Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (24.24%) REST
2 15 (22.73%) Web Services
3 9 (13.64%) .NET
3 9 (13.64%) AngularJS
4 8 (12.12%) JSON
5 7 (10.61%) CSS
5 7 (10.61%) HTML
5 7 (10.61%) SOAP
6 6 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (9.09%) XML
7 4 (6.06%) Ajax
7 4 (6.06%) CSS3
7 4 (6.06%) Django
7 4 (6.06%) HTML5
7 4 (6.06%) RESTful
8 3 (4.55%) Celery
8 3 (4.55%) Node.js
8 3 (4.55%) XHTML
8 3 (4.55%) XML Schema
8 3 (4.55%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.58%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.06%) Fintech
3 4 (6.06%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (4.55%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.03%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (3.03%) PKI
5 2 (3.03%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (3.03%) Social Media
5 2 (3.03%) User Experience
6 1 (1.52%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.52%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.52%) PMI
6 1 (1.52%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.52%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.06%) Linux
2 3 (4.55%) Windows
3 2 (3.03%) Unix
3 2 (3.03%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.52%) Android
4 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.52%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (18.18%) CRM
3 11 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (15.15%) Microservices
4 10 (15.15%) Scrum
5 9 (13.64%) Enterprise Architecture
5 9 (13.64%) ITIL
6 7 (10.61%) DevOps
6 7 (10.61%) Migration
7 6 (9.09%) ITSM
7 6 (9.09%) Project Management
8 5 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (7.58%) MVC
8 5 (7.58%) Software Engineering
8 5 (7.58%) TDD
9 4 (6.06%) Business Analysis
9 4 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (6.06%) Kanban
9 4 (6.06%) Test Automation
9 4 (6.06%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 11 (16.67%) Python
2 8 (12.12%) C#
3 7 (10.61%) SQL
4 4 (6.06%) Java
5 3 (4.55%) Ruby
6 2 (3.03%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.03%) R
7 1 (1.52%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (7.58%) Degree
2 2 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (3.03%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.52%) CEH
3 1 (1.52%) CISM
3 1 (1.52%) CISSP
3 1 (1.52%) PMP
3 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) GDPR
1 2 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.03%) PMO
1 2 (3.03%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 4 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.52%) UAG
2 1 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) Ansible
2 2 (3.03%) Rundeck
3 1 (1.52%) Grafana
3 1 (1.52%) Ionix
3 1 (1.52%) SCOM
3 1 (1.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 13 (19.70%) Microsoft
2 12 (18.18%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (9.09%) ServiceNow
4 3 (4.55%) Google
4 3 (4.55%) SAP
4 3 (4.55%) Xero
5 2 (3.03%) Ceridian
5 2 (3.03%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.03%) Palo Alto
5 2 (3.03%) Vertica
5 2 (3.03%) Workday
6 1 (1.52%) Demandware
6 1 (1.52%) Forcepoint
6 1 (1.52%) ForgeRock
6 1 (1.52%) Ivanti
6 1 (1.52%) LogRhythm
6 1 (1.52%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.52%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.52%) Symantec
6 1 (1.52%) VMware