Period
to 21 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 21 September 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)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 65 44 97
Rank change year-on-year -21 +53 +20
Contract jobs citing SaaS 31 14 25
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.32% 2.73% 1.25%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.67% 9.59% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 17
10th Percentile £300 " £317
25th Percentile £414 £325 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £425 £525
Median % change year-on-year +14.71% -19.05% +10.53%
75th Percentile £568 £500 £550
90th Percentile £611 " £580
England median daily rate £550 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%

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 East Midlands with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 465 146 492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 34.73% 28.52% 24.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 80 310
10th Percentile £144 £208 £180
25th Percentile £300 £302 £343
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £354 £425
Median % change year-on-year +20.08% -16.72% +6.25%
75th Percentile £524 £413 £519
90th Percentile £600 £489 £564
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 13
10th Percentile £12.35 " £11.15
25th Percentile £12.88 £13.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -7.81% - +28.00%
75th Percentile £24.32 £18.00 £17.00
90th Percentile £33.40 £38.40 £20.98
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.92 £21.00
% change year-on-year -4.39% -0.39% +20.00%

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing SaaS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SaaS in the East Midlands

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SaaS in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for SaaS in the East Midlands

SaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SaaS in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SaaS in the East Midlands

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 September 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
Nottinghamshire -16 18 £500 +17.65% 17
Leicestershire - 6 £495 - 16
Lincolnshire - 3 £300 -
Derbyshire -13 2 - - 5
Northamptonshire - 2 £625 - 7
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 20 (64.52%) Azure
2 15 (48.39%) Microsoft
3 13 (41.94%) PaaS
4 11 (35.48%) IaaS
5 10 (32.26%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (32.26%) Social Skills
6 9 (29.03%) SQL Server
6 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (25.81%) Firewall
7 8 (25.81%) Linux
7 8 (25.81%) SAP
7 8 (25.81%) Microservices
8 7 (22.58%) Public Cloud
8 7 (22.58%) Microsoft 365
8 7 (22.58%) Oracle
8 7 (22.58%) SQL
8 7 (22.58%) Windows
8 7 (22.58%) DNS
8 7 (22.58%) Migration
9 6 (19.35%) Unix
9 6 (19.35%) Retail
9 6 (19.35%) TOGAF
9 6 (19.35%) WAN
9 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
9 6 (19.35%) MySQL
9 6 (19.35%) Docker
9 6 (19.35%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (19.35%) High Availability
9 6 (19.35%) Kubernetes
9 6 (19.35%) GDPR

SaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (12.90%) JBoss
1 4 (12.90%) NetWeaver
1 4 (12.90%) WebSphere
2 3 (9.68%) Apache Spark
2 3 (9.68%) Confluence
3 1 (3.23%) Apache
3 1 (3.23%) Apache Synapse
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (64.52%) Azure
2 13 (41.94%) PaaS
3 11 (35.48%) IaaS
4 7 (22.58%) Microsoft 365
5 5 (16.13%) AWS
6 4 (12.90%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 4 (12.90%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 4 (12.90%) Power Platform
7 2 (6.45%) Azure Event Grid
7 2 (6.45%) Azure Logic Apps
7 2 (6.45%) GCP
7 2 (6.45%) Serverless
8 1 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (3.23%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (3.23%) Fivetran
8 1 (3.23%) GitHub
8 1 (3.23%) OneDrive
8 1 (3.23%) OpenShift
8 1 (3.23%) Snowflake
8 1 (3.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) Firewall
2 7 (22.58%) DNS
3 6 (19.35%) WAN
4 5 (16.13%) DHCP
4 5 (16.13%) SD-WAN
5 4 (12.90%) MPLS
5 4 (12.90%) PBX
5 4 (12.90%) Skype
5 4 (12.90%) VoIP
5 4 (12.90%) VPN
5 4 (12.90%) Wireless
6 2 (6.45%) LAN
7 1 (3.23%) IPv4
7 1 (3.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (29.03%) SQL Server
2 6 (19.35%) Azure SQL Database
2 6 (19.35%) MySQL
3 4 (12.90%) DB2
3 4 (12.90%) SAP HANA
4 3 (9.68%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 3 (9.68%) Data Lake
4 3 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (9.68%) Power BI
4 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
4 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (6.45%) Big Data
5 2 (6.45%) NoSQL
5 2 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
6 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
6 1 (3.23%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) JIRA
1 3 (9.68%) TestRail
2 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.23%) GitLab
2 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.23%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (32.26%) Social Skills
2 6 (19.35%) Retail
3 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (9.68%) Finance
4 3 (9.68%) Multimedia
5 2 (6.45%) Documentation Skills
5 2 (6.45%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Architect
2 5 (16.13%) Developer
2 5 (16.13%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (12.90%) Cloud Architect
3 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Azure Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Data Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Designer
4 3 (9.68%) Software Tester
4 3 (9.68%) Solutions Designer
4 3 (9.68%) Tester
5 2 (6.45%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Azure Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Designer
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.45%) IT Architect
5 2 (6.45%) IT Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) SaaS Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) .NET
2 4 (12.90%) Middleware
2 4 (12.90%) SAP Basis
3 2 (6.45%) .NET Core
3 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
3 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.45%) HTML
3 2 (6.45%) Node.js
4 1 (3.23%) CSS
4 1 (3.23%) Django
4 1 (3.23%) Express
4 1 (3.23%) Kafka
4 1 (3.23%) MEAN Stack
4 1 (3.23%) OAuth
4 1 (3.23%) OpenID
4 1 (3.23%) REST
4 1 (3.23%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (3.23%) SOAP
4 1 (3.23%) Web Services
4 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Public Cloud
2 4 (12.90%) PKI
3 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.23%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.23%) Cloud Native
4 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.23%) FlexPod
4 1 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Linux
2 7 (22.58%) Windows
3 6 (19.35%) Unix
4 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
5 4 (12.90%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Problem-Solving
2 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (25.81%) Microservices
4 7 (22.58%) Migration
5 6 (19.35%) High Availability
5 6 (19.35%) TOGAF
6 5 (16.13%) Decision-Making
6 5 (16.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (16.13%) ITIL
6 5 (16.13%) Service Management
7 4 (12.90%) Business Analysis
7 4 (12.90%) Business Continuity
7 4 (12.90%) Data Protection
7 4 (12.90%) DevOps
7 4 (12.90%) Due Diligence
7 4 (12.90%) Identity Management
7 4 (12.90%) Remediation Plan
7 4 (12.90%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (12.90%) Storage Management
8 3 (9.68%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) SQL
2 5 (16.13%) C#
3 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.45%) Java
4 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
4 2 (6.45%) Python
5 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.23%) C
5 1 (3.23%) C++
5 1 (3.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (3.23%) Perl
5 1 (3.23%) PHP
5 1 (3.23%) R
5 1 (3.23%) Ruby
5 1 (3.23%) Scala
5 1 (3.23%) TypeScript
5 1 (3.23%) VB
5 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) MCP
2 1 (3.23%) MCSA
2 1 (3.23%) MCSE
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.23%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) GDPR
2 4 (12.90%) COBIT
2 4 (12.90%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
1 6 (19.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) Kubernetes
2 4 (12.90%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 1 (3.23%) Ansible
3 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.23%) Puppet
3 1 (3.23%) SCCM
3 1 (3.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (48.39%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.81%) SAP
3 7 (22.58%) Oracle
4 5 (16.13%) Cisco
4 5 (16.13%) Citrix
5 4 (12.90%) Red Hat
5 4 (12.90%) Software AG
6 3 (9.68%) Databricks
7 1 (3.23%) Alibaba
7 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.23%) IBM
7 1 (3.23%) Meraki
7 1 (3.23%) NetApp
7 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (3.23%) ServiceNow
7 1 (3.23%) Snow
7 1 (3.23%) Sophos
7 1 (3.23%) VMware