Period
to 18 March 2019

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 18 March 2019 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
18 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 170 171 170
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +14
Contract jobs citing SaaS 78 84 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.15% 1.19% 0.86%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.10% 5.52% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 71 45
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £328 £310 £363
90th Percentile £694 £650 £613
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
City of London median hourly rate - £34.75 £22.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +55.59% +17.55%
Central London median hourly rate - £34.75 £22.34
% change year-on-year - +55.59% +17.55%

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 1,901 1,521 877
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 28.05% 21.50% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,497 1,237 719
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £359 £325 £350
90th Percentile £675 £655 £625
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 6
City of London median hourly rate £18.25 £20.00 £17.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +11.42% -21.96%
10th Percentile £12.21 £11.25 £13.95
90th Percentile £24.88 £50.35 £22.91
Central London median hourly rate £18.88 £20.00 £15.98
% change year-on-year -5.60% +25.16% -20.10%

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 18 March 2019.

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

For the 6 months to 18 March 2019, 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 35 (44.87%) Microsoft Azure
1 35 (44.87%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (38.46%) PaaS
3 29 (37.18%) DevOps
4 26 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (30.77%) Finance
6 21 (26.92%) Microsoft
7 20 (25.64%) IaaS
8 16 (20.51%) Windows
9 15 (19.23%) Linux
10 13 (16.67%) Public Cloud
11 12 (15.38%) Docker
12 11 (14.10%) Ansible
13 10 (12.82%) Terraform
13 10 (12.82%) Python
13 10 (12.82%) JavaScript
13 10 (12.82%) SQL
13 10 (12.82%) Microsoft Office
13 10 (12.82%) Migration
14 9 (11.54%) Active Directory
14 9 (11.54%) SCCM
14 9 (11.54%) Microservices
14 9 (11.54%) Windows Server
14 9 (11.54%) Jenkins
14 9 (11.54%) Node.js
14 9 (11.54%) Office 365
15 8 (10.26%) Kubernetes
15 8 (10.26%) Oracle
15 8 (10.26%) C#
16 7 (8.97%) TDD

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 4 (5.13%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (3.85%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.56%) Confluence
3 2 (2.56%) IIS
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.28%) CMS
4 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.28%) JBoss
4 1 (1.28%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.28%) nginx
4 1 (1.28%) SAS
4 1 (1.28%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (12.82%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Northgate Housing
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (1.28%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 1 (1.28%) PeopleSoft HCM
1 1 (1.28%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.28%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 35 (44.87%) Amazon AWS
1 35 (44.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (38.46%) PaaS
3 20 (25.64%) IaaS
4 9 (11.54%) Office 365
5 7 (8.97%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (6.41%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (5.13%) Datadog
8 3 (3.85%) OpenShift
8 3 (3.85%) Serverless
9 2 (2.56%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (2.56%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (2.56%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (2.56%) G Suite
9 2 (2.56%) Google Analytics
9 2 (2.56%) Heroku
9 2 (2.56%) Lucidchart
9 2 (2.56%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.41%) DNS
2 3 (3.85%) DHCP
2 3 (3.85%) Firewall
2 3 (3.85%) NAS
2 3 (3.85%) SAN
2 3 (3.85%) Software-Defined Networking
2 3 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.56%) AMQP
3 2 (2.56%) FTP
3 2 (2.56%) HTTP
3 2 (2.56%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.28%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.28%) Internet
4 1 (1.28%) LAN
4 1 (1.28%) SMTP
4 1 (1.28%) SSL
4 1 (1.28%) VPN
4 1 (1.28%) WAN
4 1 (1.28%) Wireless
4 1 (1.28%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.41%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (3.85%) Big Data
2 3 (3.85%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.85%) NoSQL
2 3 (3.85%) Redis
2 3 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (2.56%) Data Lake
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.28%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.28%) Power BI
4 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (11.54%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.41%) JIRA
3 4 (5.13%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.13%) TeamCity
4 3 (3.85%) Bitbucket
4 3 (3.85%) GoCD
4 3 (3.85%) MSTest
4 3 (3.85%) NUnit
4 3 (3.85%) QUnit
4 3 (3.85%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.56%) CircleCI
5 2 (2.56%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.56%) Mockito
5 2 (2.56%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (2.56%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.56%) Spock
5 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.28%) JMeter
6 1 (1.28%) Pylint
General
1 24 (30.77%) Finance
2 5 (6.41%) Banking
2 5 (6.41%) Retail
3 3 (3.85%) Legal
3 3 (3.85%) Marketing
4 2 (2.56%) Games
5 1 (1.28%) Front Office
5 1 (1.28%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Law
5 1 (1.28%) Online Betting
5 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (24.36%) Architect
2 13 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (10.26%) Developer
3 8 (10.26%) Technical Architect
3 8 (10.26%) Technical Leader
4 5 (6.41%) Azure Engineer
4 5 (6.41%) Cloud Engineer
4 5 (6.41%) Lead Architect
4 5 (6.41%) SaaS Architect
4 5 (6.41%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (5.13%) Azure Architect
5 4 (5.13%) Office 365 Engineer
5 4 (5.13%) SCCM Engineer
5 4 (5.13%) Tester
6 3 (3.85%) AWS Architect
6 3 (3.85%) Cloud Specialist
6 3 (3.85%) Consultant
6 3 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (3.85%) Junior
6 3 (3.85%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.54%) Node.js
2 7 (8.97%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (7.69%) Web Services
4 4 (5.13%) .NET
4 4 (5.13%) HTML
4 4 (5.13%) Kafka
4 4 (5.13%) React
5 3 (3.85%) CSS
5 3 (3.85%) JSON
5 3 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (3.85%) Spring
6 2 (2.56%) CSS3
6 2 (2.56%) Express
6 2 (2.56%) HTML5
6 2 (2.56%) koa
6 2 (2.56%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (2.56%) REST
6 2 (2.56%) RESTful
6 2 (2.56%) Spring Boot
6 2 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.67%) Public Cloud
2 6 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (5.13%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.85%) Fintech
4 3 (3.85%) User Experience
5 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.56%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.28%) Blog
6 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.28%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.28%) Equities
6 1 (1.28%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.28%) iPad
6 1 (1.28%) Online Games
6 1 (1.28%) Social Media
6 1 (1.28%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.51%) Windows
2 15 (19.23%) Linux
3 9 (11.54%) Windows Server
4 5 (6.41%) Unix
5 4 (5.13%) Mesosphere
6 3 (3.85%) Windows 10
6 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.28%) Android
8 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.28%) CentOS
8 1 (1.28%) Debian
8 1 (1.28%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.28%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (37.18%) DevOps
2 26 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (12.82%) Migration
4 9 (11.54%) Microservices
5 7 (8.97%) Continuous Delivery
5 7 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (8.97%) SDLC
5 7 (8.97%) TDD
6 6 (7.69%) Asset Management
6 6 (7.69%) Identity Management
7 5 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (6.41%) Investment Management
7 5 (6.41%) Open Source
7 5 (6.41%) Service Delivery
7 5 (6.41%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 4 (5.13%) Portfolio Management
8 4 (5.13%) Project Management
8 4 (5.13%) Software Engineering
8 4 (5.13%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.82%) JavaScript
1 10 (12.82%) Python
1 10 (12.82%) SQL
2 8 (10.26%) C#
3 7 (8.97%) Java
4 6 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.85%) Bash Shell
5 3 (3.85%) Ruby
6 2 (2.56%) ES6
6 2 (2.56%) Java 8
6 2 (2.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (3.85%) Degree
1 3 (3.85%) SC Cleared
1 3 (3.85%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.28%) CISA
2 1 (1.28%) CISSP
2 1 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.28%) CRISC
2 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.56%) QA
1 2 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.28%) FedRAMP
2 1 (1.28%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.28%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.28%) PMO
2 1 (1.28%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (15.38%) Docker
2 9 (11.54%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.85%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.28%) XenApp
6 1 (1.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (14.10%) Ansible
2 10 (12.82%) Terraform
3 9 (11.54%) SCCM
4 8 (10.26%) Kubernetes
5 7 (8.97%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (7.69%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (5.13%) Kibana
7 4 (5.13%) logstash
7 4 (5.13%) Marathon
7 4 (5.13%) Mesos
8 3 (3.85%) NetBackup
8 3 (3.85%) Puppet
8 3 (3.85%) SCOM
8 3 (3.85%) SCSM
8 3 (3.85%) SCVMM
9 1 (1.28%) CASB
9 1 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.26%) Oracle
3 7 (8.97%) Google
4 5 (6.41%) VMware
5 4 (5.13%) SAP
6 3 (3.85%) Dell
6 3 (3.85%) NetApp
6 3 (3.85%) Symantec
6 3 (3.85%) Veritas
7 2 (2.56%) BISAM
7 2 (2.56%) Citrix
7 2 (2.56%) FactSet
7 2 (2.56%) New Relic
7 2 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.28%) McAfee
8 1 (1.28%) Okta
8 1 (1.28%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.28%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 1 (1.28%) Splunk
8 1 (1.28%) Workday