Period
to 18 January 2022

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 18 January 2022 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
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 58 48 95
Rank change year-on-year -10 +47 +23
Contract jobs citing SaaS 46 21 19
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 3.02% 2.68% 1.12%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.11% 8.79% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 10 11
10th Percentile £300 £325 £275
25th Percentile £403 £413 £288
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £400
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -17.95%
75th Percentile £575 £438 £541
90th Percentile £638 £458 £588
England median daily rate £550 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% -2.38%

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 505 239 471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 33.16% 30.48% 27.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 156 269
10th Percentile £163 £138 £189
25th Percentile £320 £300 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £375 £410
Median % change year-on-year +19.92% -8.48% -2.96%
75th Percentile £525 £476 £488
90th Percentile £619 £531 £575
England median daily rate £535 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +9.74% -2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 24
10th Percentile £11.90 £10.00 £11.36
25th Percentile £12.88 £10.41 £13.50
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year - -14.29% -17.65%
75th Percentile £17.92 £17.75 -
90th Percentile £19.20 £53.05 £19.54
England median hourly rate £20.90 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +10.00% +14.29%

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 18 January 2022.

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 18 January 2022. 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 -14 25 £488 +25.81% 17
Lincolnshire - 9 £300 - 1
Northamptonshire -11 4 £700 - 3
Leicestershire -10 3 £588 +38.24% 19
Derbyshire -5 2 - - 6
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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 24 (52.17%) Azure
2 22 (47.83%) Microsoft
3 19 (41.30%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (39.13%) Social Skills
4 18 (39.13%) PaaS
4 18 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (34.78%) IaaS
6 15 (32.61%) Microservices
6 15 (32.61%) SQL Server
7 14 (30.43%) SQL
7 14 (30.43%) Migration
8 13 (28.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (28.26%) Firewall
9 12 (26.09%) Business Continuity
10 11 (23.91%) Data Protection
10 11 (23.91%) C#
10 11 (23.91%) SAP
10 11 (23.91%) Oracle
10 11 (23.91%) DNS
10 11 (23.91%) Public Cloud
10 11 (23.91%) Microsoft 365
10 11 (23.91%) GDPR
11 10 (21.74%) Kubernetes
11 10 (21.74%) Docker
11 10 (21.74%) Unix
11 10 (21.74%) Linux
11 10 (21.74%) TOGAF
12 9 (19.57%) Multimedia
12 9 (19.57%) SAP Basis
12 9 (19.57%) Service Management

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 9 (19.57%) Confluence
1 9 (19.57%) JBoss
1 9 (19.57%) NetWeaver
1 9 (19.57%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.52%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.17%) Apache
3 1 (2.17%) Apache Synapse
Cloud Services
1 24 (52.17%) Azure
2 18 (39.13%) PaaS
3 16 (34.78%) IaaS
4 11 (23.91%) Microsoft 365
5 9 (19.57%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 9 (19.57%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 7 (15.22%) Power Platform
7 6 (13.04%) Serverless
8 5 (10.87%) Fivetran
8 5 (10.87%) Snowflake
9 4 (8.70%) AWS
10 3 (6.52%) Azure Event Grid
10 3 (6.52%) Azure Logic Apps
11 1 (2.17%) Amazon S3
11 1 (2.17%) Azure Functions
11 1 (2.17%) Azure Service Bus
11 1 (2.17%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 1 (2.17%) GCP
11 1 (2.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (28.26%) Firewall
2 11 (23.91%) DNS
3 9 (19.57%) DHCP
3 9 (19.57%) MPLS
3 9 (19.57%) PBX
3 9 (19.57%) SD-WAN
3 9 (19.57%) Skype
3 9 (19.57%) VoIP
3 9 (19.57%) VPN
3 9 (19.57%) WAN
3 9 (19.57%) Wireless
4 2 (4.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (32.61%) SQL Server
2 9 (19.57%) Azure SQL Database
2 9 (19.57%) DB2
2 9 (19.57%) MySQL
2 9 (19.57%) SAP HANA
3 7 (15.22%) Power BI
3 7 (15.22%) Relational Database
3 7 (15.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (10.87%) Looker
4 5 (10.87%) NoSQL
4 5 (10.87%) RDBMS
4 5 (10.87%) Tableau
5 3 (6.52%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 3 (6.52%) Data Lake
5 3 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (4.35%) Big Data
6 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.17%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 9 (19.57%) JIRA
1 9 (19.57%) TestRail
2 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (39.13%) Social Skills
2 9 (19.57%) Multimedia
3 7 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (10.87%) Finance
5 3 (6.52%) Retail
6 2 (4.35%) Billing
6 2 (4.35%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (2.17%) Games
7 1 (2.17%) Legal
7 1 (2.17%) Marketing
7 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (39.13%) Architect
2 10 (21.74%) Solutions Architect
3 9 (19.57%) Infrastructure Architect
3 9 (19.57%) Software Tester
3 9 (19.57%) Tester
4 8 (17.39%) Designer
4 8 (17.39%) Solutions Designer
5 7 (15.22%) Developer
5 7 (15.22%) Infrastructure Designer
5 7 (15.22%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 7 (15.22%) IT Architect
5 7 (15.22%) IT Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (8.70%) Data Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Azure Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Azure Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Data Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.57%) Middleware
1 9 (19.57%) SAP Basis
2 7 (15.22%) .NET
3 3 (6.52%) CSS
3 3 (6.52%) OAuth
3 3 (6.52%) OpenID
4 2 (4.35%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.35%) Node.js
4 2 (4.35%) SOAP
5 1 (2.17%) .NET Core
5 1 (2.17%) ADO
5 1 (2.17%) ARM Templates
5 1 (2.17%) HTML
5 1 (2.17%) JWT
5 1 (2.17%) Kafka
5 1 (2.17%) Lambda Expressions
5 1 (2.17%) React
5 1 (2.17%) REST
5 1 (2.17%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.91%) Public Cloud
2 9 (19.57%) PKI
3 5 (10.87%) Algorithms
3 5 (10.87%) Data Structures
4 3 (6.52%) Cloud Native
5 2 (4.35%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 2 (4.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.74%) Linux
1 10 (21.74%) Unix
2 9 (19.57%) AIX
2 9 (19.57%) Windows
2 9 (19.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (41.30%) Problem-Solving
2 18 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (32.61%) Microservices
4 14 (30.43%) Migration
5 13 (28.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (26.09%) Business Continuity
7 11 (23.91%) Data Protection
8 10 (21.74%) TOGAF
9 9 (19.57%) Business Analysis
9 9 (19.57%) Decision-Making
9 9 (19.57%) Due Diligence
9 9 (19.57%) High Availability
9 9 (19.57%) Identity Management
9 9 (19.57%) ITIL
9 9 (19.57%) Remediation Plan
9 9 (19.57%) Root Cause Analysis
9 9 (19.57%) Service Management
9 9 (19.57%) Software Testing
9 9 (19.57%) Storage Management
9 9 (19.57%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 14 (30.43%) SQL
2 11 (23.91%) C#
3 6 (13.04%) Java
4 5 (10.87%) Python
5 4 (8.70%) C
5 4 (8.70%) C++
5 4 (8.70%) PL/SQL
5 4 (8.70%) PowerShell
5 4 (8.70%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.35%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.17%) Apex Code
7 1 (2.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (2.17%) R
7 1 (2.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (19.57%) SC Cleared
1 9 (19.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 2 (4.35%) CCSP
2 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.35%) CISM
2 2 (4.35%) CISSP
3 1 (2.17%) Degree
3 1 (2.17%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (23.91%) GDPR
2 9 (19.57%) COBIT
2 9 (19.57%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (21.74%) Docker
2 9 (19.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (21.74%) Kubernetes
2 9 (19.57%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 2 (4.35%) CASB
4 1 (2.17%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 11 (23.91%) Oracle
2 11 (23.91%) SAP
3 9 (19.57%) Cisco
3 9 (19.57%) Citrix
3 9 (19.57%) Red Hat
3 9 (19.57%) Software AG
4 3 (6.52%) Databricks
5 1 (2.17%) MuleSoft
5 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com