Period
to 3 March 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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 82 145 184
Rank change year-on-year +63 +39 +2
Contract jobs citing SaaS 50 49 72
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.21% 1.06% 1.07%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.62% 3.33% 3.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 30 56
Median daily rate £575 £575 £544
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.75% +13.28%
10th Percentile £407 £365 £328
90th Percentile £738 £625 £706
Central London median daily rate £575 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% +10.00%
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 755 1,473 1,939
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.38% 31.98% 28.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 1,170 1,533
Median daily rate £525 £513 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% -2.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £357 £313 £350
90th Percentile £650 £660 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £512 £525
% change year-on-year +2.54% -2.48% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 12
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +17.14% -16.12%
10th Percentile £15.05 £18.70 £12.25
90th Percentile £24.64 £57.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate £22.98 £20.00 £18.76
% change year-on-year +14.88% +6.61% -10.08%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 3 March 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 27 (54.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (46.00%) PaaS
3 20 (40.00%) Java
4 19 (38.00%) Azure
5 15 (30.00%) AWS
6 14 (28.00%) Finance
7 12 (24.00%) Spring
7 12 (24.00%) Microservices
8 11 (22.00%) Spring Boot
8 11 (22.00%) Banking
9 10 (20.00%) IaaS
9 10 (20.00%) DevOps
10 9 (18.00%) Kubernetes
11 8 (16.00%) Jenkins
11 8 (16.00%) TDD
11 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
11 8 (16.00%) JavaScript
12 7 (14.00%) HTML
12 7 (14.00%) E-Commerce
12 7 (14.00%) Docker
12 7 (14.00%) Kafka
12 7 (14.00%) REST
12 7 (14.00%) High Availability
12 7 (14.00%) Functional Testing
12 7 (14.00%) Non-Functional Testing
13 6 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (12.00%) C#
13 6 (12.00%) SQL Server
13 6 (12.00%) CSS
13 6 (12.00%) Active Directory

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 1 (2.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (2.00%) CMS
1 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (4.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.00%) Figma
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 23 (46.00%) PaaS
2 19 (38.00%) Azure
3 15 (30.00%) AWS
4 10 (20.00%) IaaS
5 4 (8.00%) Amazon ECS
5 4 (8.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 4 (8.00%) Amazon Kinesis
5 4 (8.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (8.00%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (6.00%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (6.00%) GCP
6 3 (6.00%) Serverless
7 2 (4.00%) Azure Stack
7 2 (4.00%) Microsoft 365
7 2 (4.00%) Power Platform
8 1 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (2.00%) Boomi
8 1 (2.00%) iPaaS
8 1 (2.00%) OpenShift
8 1 (2.00%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) DNS
1 2 (4.00%) Network Security
1 2 (4.00%) SAN
1 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.00%) Firewall
2 1 (2.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.00%) Internet
2 1 (2.00%) Kerberos
2 1 (2.00%) NAS
2 1 (2.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (2.00%) Skype
2 1 (2.00%) SMTP
2 1 (2.00%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (2.00%) VoIP
2 1 (2.00%) VPN
2 1 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (8.00%) RDBMS
2 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.00%) Power BI
4 1 (2.00%) Essbase
4 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.00%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (16.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (6.00%) Bitbucket
General
1 14 (28.00%) Finance
2 11 (22.00%) Banking
3 5 (10.00%) Public Sector
4 3 (6.00%) Retail
5 1 (2.00%) Billing
5 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Legal
5 1 (2.00%) Marketing
5 1 (2.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (40.00%) Developer
2 11 (22.00%) Architect
2 11 (22.00%) Java Developer
3 6 (12.00%) AWS Developer
4 5 (10.00%) Azure Architect
5 4 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Data Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Azure Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Designer
7 2 (4.00%) DevSecOps Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Head of Engineering
7 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Integration Architect
7 2 (4.00%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Principal Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Security Engineer
8 1 (2.00%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (24.00%) Spring
2 11 (22.00%) Spring Boot
3 7 (14.00%) HTML
3 7 (14.00%) Kafka
3 7 (14.00%) REST
4 6 (12.00%) CSS
4 6 (12.00%) Redux
5 5 (10.00%) .NET
5 5 (10.00%) React
6 4 (8.00%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (8.00%) HTML5
6 4 (8.00%) Lambda Expressions
6 4 (8.00%) SailPoint
7 3 (6.00%) JSON
7 3 (6.00%) XML
8 2 (4.00%) .NET Core
8 2 (4.00%) LDAP
8 2 (4.00%) Node.js
8 2 (4.00%) Razor View Engine
8 2 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Clustering
1 5 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.00%) Cloud Native
2 3 (6.00%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.00%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) PKI
4 1 (2.00%) PMI
4 1 (2.00%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.00%) Windows
2 3 (6.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2016
3 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2019
4 1 (2.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (54.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (24.00%) Microservices
3 10 (20.00%) DevOps
4 8 (16.00%) TDD
5 7 (14.00%) E-Commerce
5 7 (14.00%) Functional Testing
5 7 (14.00%) High Availability
5 7 (14.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (12.00%) Software Engineering
7 5 (10.00%) Fintech
8 4 (8.00%) Asset Management
8 4 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure as Code
8 4 (8.00%) IT Strategy
8 4 (8.00%) Migration
8 4 (8.00%) Multithreaded Programming
8 4 (8.00%) OO
8 4 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (8.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (40.00%) Java
2 8 (16.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (12.00%) C#
4 5 (10.00%) SQL
5 4 (8.00%) Python
6 3 (6.00%) Bash Shell
6 3 (6.00%) Scala
6 3 (6.00%) TypeScript
7 2 (4.00%) Go
7 2 (4.00%) Kotlin
7 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.00%) Ruby
8 1 (2.00%) Ada
8 1 (2.00%) Perl
8 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) PMI Certification
2 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) ACCA
3 1 (2.00%) AWS Certification
3 1 (2.00%) CCNA
3 1 (2.00%) CCNP
3 1 (2.00%) CIPD
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.00%) CISSP
3 1 (2.00%) PMP
3 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 7 (14.00%) Docker
2 6 (12.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.00%) ProxySG
4 1 (2.00%) Snort
4 1 (2.00%) UAG
4 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (18.00%) Kubernetes
2 5 (10.00%) Terraform
3 3 (6.00%) Ansible
4 1 (2.00%) CASB
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.00%) SCCM
4 1 (2.00%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (2.00%) Suricata
4 1 (2.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (2.00%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 1 (2.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.00%) ServiceNow
2 3 (6.00%) VMware
3 2 (4.00%) Cadence
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle
3 2 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (4.00%) Symantec
3 2 (4.00%) Workday
4 1 (2.00%) Adobe
4 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.00%) Dell
4 1 (2.00%) FireEye
4 1 (2.00%) Forcepoint
4 1 (2.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (2.00%) Google
4 1 (2.00%) Hyperion
4 1 (2.00%) McAfee
4 1 (2.00%) Remedy
4 1 (2.00%) SAP
4 1 (2.00%) Zscaler