Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 98 80 163
Rank change year-on-year -18 +83 +15
Contract jobs citing SaaS 84 37 65
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.16% 2.06% 1.10%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.86% 6.25% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 30 52
10th Percentile £413 £361 £197
25th Percentile £463 £413 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £514 £500
Median % change year-on-year +7.06% +2.75% -5.12%
75th Percentile £658 £634 £625
90th Percentile £738 £689 £721
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -4.76%

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 1,434 592 2,004
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 36.88% 32.91% 33.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,109 466 1,604
10th Percentile £381 £313 £327
25th Percentile £463 £413 £435
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £514 £525
Median % change year-on-year +7.06% -2.14% -
75th Percentile £650 £588 £600
90th Percentile £738 £644 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 18
10th Percentile £13.56 £16.00 £18.68
25th Percentile £13.88 £17.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate £14.25 £20.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -28.75% -4.76% +12.30%
75th Percentile £23.56 £21.25 £23.69
90th Percentile £41.78 £22.00 £31.69
Central London median hourly rate £17.13 £20.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year -14.38% -5.88% +12.73%

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 20 October 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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 28 (33.33%) DevOps
2 27 (32.14%) Azure
2 27 (32.14%) AWS
3 22 (26.19%) PaaS
4 20 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (21.43%) Finance
6 15 (17.86%) Migration
6 15 (17.86%) Microservices
7 13 (15.48%) Microsoft
7 13 (15.48%) Active Directory
8 12 (14.29%) Windows
8 12 (14.29%) Kubernetes
8 12 (14.29%) Social Skills
9 11 (13.10%) IaaS
10 10 (11.90%) TypeScript
10 10 (11.90%) React
10 10 (11.90%) Linux
10 10 (11.90%) SQL
11 8 (9.52%) VMware
11 8 (9.52%) Java
11 8 (9.52%) JavaScript
11 8 (9.52%) MySQL
11 8 (9.52%) Microsoft 365
11 8 (9.52%) Ansible
11 8 (9.52%) Docker
12 7 (8.33%) Degree
12 7 (8.33%) JIRA
12 7 (8.33%) EMC
13 6 (7.14%) Law
13 6 (7.14%) Legal

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 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (5.95%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.57%) CMS
3 3 (3.57%) Confluence
4 1 (1.19%) Apache
4 1 (1.19%) IIS
4 1 (1.19%) Liferay
4 1 (1.19%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 27 (32.14%) AWS
1 27 (32.14%) Azure
2 22 (26.19%) PaaS
3 11 (13.10%) IaaS
4 8 (9.52%) Microsoft 365
5 6 (7.14%) GitHub
6 4 (4.76%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (4.76%) GCP
6 4 (4.76%) Serverless
7 3 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (3.57%) iPaaS
8 2 (2.38%) Amazon ECS
8 2 (2.38%) Amazon S3
8 2 (2.38%) AWS Fargate
8 2 (2.38%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (2.38%) Heroku
8 2 (2.38%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (2.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (1.19%) Amplience
9 1 (1.19%) Azure App Service
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.95%) Firewall
2 4 (4.76%) DNS
3 3 (3.57%) Kerberos
3 3 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.38%) Broadband
4 2 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (2.38%) SD-WAN
4 2 (2.38%) SNMP
5 1 (1.19%) DHCP
5 1 (1.19%) Internet
5 1 (1.19%) IPv4
5 1 (1.19%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.19%) WAN
5 1 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.52%) MySQL
2 6 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.38%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.19%) Amazon Athena
5 1 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (1.19%) Big Data
5 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (8.33%) JIRA
2 6 (7.14%) TeamCity
3 5 (5.95%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.76%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.57%) Maven
5 3 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (3.57%) Subversion
6 1 (1.19%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.19%) gulp
6 1 (1.19%) Postman
6 1 (1.19%) Selenium
6 1 (1.19%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.19%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.19%) Tricentis qTest
6 1 (1.19%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (21.43%) Finance
2 12 (14.29%) Social Skills
3 6 (7.14%) Law
3 6 (7.14%) Legal
4 4 (4.76%) Banking
4 4 (4.76%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.57%) Marketing
6 2 (2.38%) Organisational Skills
6 2 (2.38%) Presentation Skills
7 1 (1.19%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (1.19%) Front Office
7 1 (1.19%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (1.19%) International Banking
7 1 (1.19%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 18 (21.43%) Developer
2 10 (11.90%) Architect
3 8 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (8.33%) Analyst
5 5 (5.95%) Project Manager
5 5 (5.95%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) Java Developer
6 4 (4.76%) Senior DevOps
6 4 (4.76%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.57%) Administrator
7 3 (3.57%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (3.57%) Lead DevOps
7 3 (3.57%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (3.57%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.57%) Security Architect
7 3 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (3.57%) VMware Engineer
7 3 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.90%) React
2 5 (5.95%) .NET
2 5 (5.95%) CSS
2 5 (5.95%) HTML
2 5 (5.95%) Middleware
2 5 (5.95%) REST
2 5 (5.95%) Web Services
3 3 (3.57%) Kafka
3 3 (3.57%) LDAP
3 3 (3.57%) Node.js
3 3 (3.57%) React Native
3 3 (3.57%) Redux
3 3 (3.57%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (3.57%) Spring
3 3 (3.57%) Spring Boot
4 2 (2.38%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (2.38%) IDoc
4 2 (2.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.76%) Data Centre
1 4 (4.76%) Hedge funds
1 4 (4.76%) User Experience
2 3 (3.57%) Analytical Mindset
2 3 (3.57%) Cloud Native
2 3 (3.57%) Legacy Systems
2 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.57%) Replication
3 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.19%) Clustering
4 1 (1.19%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.19%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.19%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.19%) Social Media
4 1 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.29%) Windows
2 10 (11.90%) Linux
3 4 (4.76%) CentOS
3 4 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (2.38%) Solaris
5 2 (2.38%) Unix
5 2 (2.38%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.38%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.19%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (33.33%) DevOps
2 20 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (17.86%) Microservices
3 15 (17.86%) Migration
4 6 (7.14%) Full Stack Development
4 6 (7.14%) Observability
4 6 (7.14%) Software Engineering
4 6 (7.14%) TDD
5 5 (5.95%) Computer Science
5 5 (5.95%) High Availability
5 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (4.76%) Analytics
6 4 (4.76%) B2B
6 4 (4.76%) Data Protection
6 4 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (4.76%) Functional Testing
6 4 (4.76%) Information Security
6 4 (4.76%) IT Strategy
6 4 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.90%) SQL
1 10 (11.90%) TypeScript
2 8 (9.52%) Java
2 8 (9.52%) JavaScript
3 6 (7.14%) Python
4 5 (5.95%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.76%) C#
6 3 (3.57%) Groovy
6 3 (3.57%) Ruby
7 2 (2.38%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.38%) Perl
7 2 (2.38%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.19%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.19%) C
8 1 (1.19%) Clojure
8 1 (1.19%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.19%) Scala
8 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.19%) VB
8 1 (1.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (8.33%) Degree
2 3 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.14%) GDPR
2 2 (2.38%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.38%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.19%) FedRAMP
3 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.19%) NIST
System Software
1 13 (15.48%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.52%) Docker
3 4 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.38%) NFS
5 2 (2.38%) Veritas File System
5 2 (2.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (1.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (14.29%) Kubernetes
2 8 (9.52%) Ansible
3 6 (7.14%) Puppet
3 6 (7.14%) Terraform
4 3 (3.57%) Control-M
4 3 (3.57%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (3.57%) Netcool
4 3 (3.57%) QRadar
4 3 (3.57%) Tivoli
4 3 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (2.38%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (2.38%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.38%) Nagios
5 2 (2.38%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (1.19%) CASB
6 1 (1.19%) Graylog
6 1 (1.19%) SCCM
6 1 (1.19%) SCOM
6 1 (1.19%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 13 (15.48%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.52%) VMware
3 7 (8.33%) EMC
4 5 (5.95%) Oracle
5 4 (4.76%) HP
5 4 (4.76%) IBM
5 4 (4.76%) Qualys
6 3 (3.57%) BMC
6 3 (3.57%) CyberArk
6 3 (3.57%) Splunk
7 2 (2.38%) Citrix
7 2 (2.38%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.38%) SaltStack
7 2 (2.38%) SAP
7 2 (2.38%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.19%) Apple
8 1 (1.19%) Cisco
8 1 (1.19%) Genesys
8 1 (1.19%) Polycom