Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 140 181 187
Rank change year-on-year +41 +6 -3
Contract jobs citing SaaS 56 71 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.13% 1.04% 0.94%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.50% 3.79% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 50 60
City of London median daily rate £525 £531 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% -1.23%
10th Percentile £364 £331 £363
90th Percentile £625 £713 £653
Central London median daily rate £500 £538 £500
% change year-on-year -6.98% +7.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
City of London median hourly rate - - £34.75
Central London median hourly rate - - £34.75

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 1,600 1,875 1,398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 32.34% 27.45% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,249 1,486 1,132
City of London median daily rate £520 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.95% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £319
90th Percentile £663 £663 £638
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 21
City of London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -2.78% -51.46%
10th Percentile £18.71 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £23.72 £23.75 £31.00
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.76 £18.00
% change year-on-year +9.30% +4.19% -9.64%

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 23 January 2020.

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
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 23 January 2020. 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
Moorgate - 1 £600 -
SaaS
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 20 (35.71%) Azure
2 19 (33.93%) AWS
2 19 (33.93%) PaaS
3 17 (30.36%) Microsoft
4 16 (28.57%) IaaS
5 15 (26.79%) Finance
6 14 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (25.00%) Windows
7 13 (23.21%) Active Directory
7 13 (23.21%) DevOps
7 13 (23.21%) Kubernetes
8 11 (19.64%) Microservices
9 10 (17.86%) JavaScript
10 9 (16.07%) Java
10 9 (16.07%) SQL
10 9 (16.07%) Web Services
10 9 (16.07%) Google
11 8 (14.29%) Marketing
11 8 (14.29%) Analytics
11 8 (14.29%) Office 365
11 8 (14.29%) SQL Server
11 8 (14.29%) DNS
11 8 (14.29%) Migration
11 8 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (12.50%) GCP
12 7 (12.50%) Ansible
12 7 (12.50%) Docker
12 7 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (12.50%) DHCP

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 (3.57%) Apache Spark
1 2 (3.57%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (3.57%) Confluence
1 2 (3.57%) Ethereum
1 2 (3.57%) Hyperledger
1 2 (3.57%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.79%) Apache
2 1 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.79%) nginx
2 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.79%) InVision
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.79%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (3.57%) R3 Corda
1 2 (3.57%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle FAH
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (1.79%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.79%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 20 (35.71%) Azure
2 19 (33.93%) AWS
2 19 (33.93%) PaaS
3 16 (28.57%) IaaS
4 8 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (14.29%) Office 365
5 7 (12.50%) GCP
6 3 (5.36%) iPaaS
6 3 (5.36%) OpenShift
6 3 (5.36%) Serverless
7 2 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (3.57%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (3.57%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (3.57%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (3.57%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (3.57%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 2 (3.57%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (3.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (1.79%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.29%) DNS
2 7 (12.50%) DHCP
3 4 (7.14%) VPN
4 3 (5.36%) VoIP
5 2 (3.57%) Firewall
5 2 (3.57%) NetScaler
5 2 (3.57%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
5 2 (3.57%) SAN
5 2 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.79%) FTP
6 1 (1.79%) HTTP
6 1 (1.79%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.79%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.79%) NAS
6 1 (1.79%) Network Security
6 1 (1.79%) Skype
6 1 (1.79%) SMTP
6 1 (1.79%) SSL
6 1 (1.79%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.93%) NoSQL
2 5 (8.93%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.14%) Blockchain
3 4 (7.14%) RDBMS
4 3 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.57%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (3.57%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.57%) Data Lake
5 2 (3.57%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.57%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.79%) Big Data
6 1 (1.79%) BigQuery
6 1 (1.79%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.79%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) webpack
2 2 (3.57%) Babel
2 2 (3.57%) JIRA
2 2 (3.57%) Karma Test Runner
2 2 (3.57%) Mocha
2 2 (3.57%) Protractor
3 1 (1.79%) CircleCI
3 1 (1.79%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.79%) Selenium
3 1 (1.79%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (26.79%) Finance
2 8 (14.29%) Marketing
3 3 (5.36%) Banking
3 3 (5.36%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.36%) Public Sector
3 3 (5.36%) Publishing
4 2 (3.57%) Electronics
4 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.79%) Arabic Language
5 1 (1.79%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (30.36%) Developer
2 7 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Architect
4 5 (8.93%) Analyst
4 5 (8.93%) Azure DevOps
4 5 (8.93%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Azure Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (7.14%) AWS Developer
5 4 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.36%) Cloud Consultant
6 3 (5.36%) Consultant
6 3 (5.36%) Product Manager
6 3 (5.36%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Blockchain Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Node.js Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Office 365 Specialist
7 2 (3.57%) Senior DevOps
7 2 (3.57%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.07%) Web Services
2 7 (12.50%) REST
3 6 (10.71%) .NET
3 6 (10.71%) React
4 5 (8.93%) YAML
5 4 (7.14%) AngularJS
5 4 (7.14%) Vue.js
5 4 (7.14%) XML
6 3 (5.36%) CSS
6 3 (5.36%) HTML
6 3 (5.36%) Node.js
6 3 (5.36%) RESTful
7 2 (3.57%) EDI
7 2 (3.57%) Gearman
7 2 (3.57%) Java EE
7 2 (3.57%) JSON
7 2 (3.57%) Kafka
7 2 (3.57%) LESS
7 2 (3.57%) Qt
7 2 (3.57%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.36%) User Experience
3 2 (3.57%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.57%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.57%) PKI
3 2 (3.57%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.57%) Reinsurance
3 2 (3.57%) Social Media
4 1 (1.79%) AS400
4 1 (1.79%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.79%) iSeries
4 1 (1.79%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.79%) Replication
4 1 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (7.14%) Linux
3 3 (5.36%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.57%) Android
4 2 (3.57%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.57%) Unix
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.79%) Debian
5 1 (1.79%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.79%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (23.21%) DevOps
3 11 (19.64%) Microservices
4 8 (14.29%) Analytics
4 8 (14.29%) Migration
5 7 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (10.71%) B2B
7 5 (8.93%) Mentoring
7 5 (8.93%) Software Engineering
8 4 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (7.14%) Project Management
8 4 (7.14%) Prototyping
8 4 (7.14%) Time Management
8 4 (7.14%) TOGAF
8 4 (7.14%) Waterfall
9 3 (5.36%) CRM
9 3 (5.36%) Programme Management
9 3 (5.36%) Scrum
9 3 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (5.36%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.86%) JavaScript
2 9 (16.07%) Java
2 9 (16.07%) SQL
3 7 (12.50%) Python
4 6 (10.71%) Go
5 4 (7.14%) C#
6 3 (5.36%) C++
6 3 (5.36%) PHP
7 2 (3.57%) ES6
7 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.57%) Scala
7 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.79%) C
8 1 (1.79%) Java 8
8 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.79%) RPG
8 1 (1.79%) Ruby
8 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.79%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (8.93%) Degree
2 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) CISM
3 1 (1.79%) CISSP
3 1 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.79%) GCIA
3 1 (1.79%) GCIH
3 1 (1.79%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.79%) PMP
3 1 (1.79%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) GDPR
1 2 (3.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.79%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 13 (23.21%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.50%) Docker
3 5 (8.93%) vSphere
4 3 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.57%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.79%) UAG
6 1 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.79%) XenApp
6 1 (1.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (23.21%) Kubernetes
2 7 (12.50%) Ansible
3 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (5.36%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (5.36%) Terraform
4 2 (3.57%) Puppet
4 2 (3.57%) SCCM
5 1 (1.79%) CASB
5 1 (1.79%) CSIRT
5 1 (1.79%) Istio
5 1 (1.79%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (1.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 17 (30.36%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.07%) Google
3 5 (8.93%) SAP
3 5 (8.93%) VMware
4 4 (7.14%) Cisco
5 3 (5.36%) Ariba
5 3 (5.36%) Citrix
6 2 (3.57%) Atlassian
6 2 (3.57%) Concur
6 2 (3.57%) Gigya
6 2 (3.57%) hybris
6 2 (3.57%) Ivanti
6 2 (3.57%) Kronos
6 2 (3.57%) Meraki
6 2 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.57%) Samsung
7 1 (1.79%) Okta
7 1 (1.79%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.79%) Splunk
7 1 (1.79%) Workday