Period
to 27 November 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 27 November 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 of England
6 months to
27 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 99 71 144
Rank change year-on-year -28 +73 -3
Contract jobs citing SaaS 42 24 28
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.63% 1.84% 0.73%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.27% 7.45% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 17
10th Percentile £350 £476 £350
25th Percentile £406 £491 £418
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £516 £450
Median % change year-on-year -12.83% +14.72% -10.00%
75th Percentile £556 £550 £625
90th Percentile £624 " £678
England median daily rate £550 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £60.00 - -
England median hourly rate £68.00 £14.00 £80.00
% change year-on-year +385.71% -82.50% +416.13%

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 of England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 797 322 919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 30.98% 24.73% 23.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 217 629
10th Percentile £185 £203 £231
25th Percentile £325 £318 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £448 £450
Median % change year-on-year +0.56% -0.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £550 £525 £538
90th Percentile £625 £575 £625
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 24 17
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.58 £14.00
25th Percentile £13.25 £14.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate £17.16 £19.63 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year -12.55% +15.44% -2.86%
75th Percentile £27.00 £23.31 £19.50
90th Percentile £46.58 £53.50 £32.30
England median hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year -4.55% +6.02% +18.57%

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for SaaS in the East of England

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Daily rate trend for SaaS in the East of England

SaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SaaS in the East of England over the 6 months to 27 November 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SaaS in the East of England

SaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SaaS in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for SaaS in the East of England

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 27 November 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
Hertfordshire -20 20 £450 -14.29% 15
Bedfordshire -8 9 £450 - 3
Cambridgeshire -23 7 £381 -15.28% 22
Suffolk -6 4 - - 3
Essex -20 2 £631 +7.91% 5
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 of England region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 13 (30.95%) Azure
2 11 (26.19%) Finance
2 11 (26.19%) E-Commerce
3 10 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (23.81%) Retail
3 10 (23.81%) Social Skills
3 10 (23.81%) Legacy Systems
4 9 (21.43%) Performance Improvement
4 9 (21.43%) Analytics
4 9 (21.43%) Internal Audit
4 9 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (19.05%) Public Cloud
6 7 (16.67%) DevOps
6 7 (16.67%) PRINCE2
7 6 (14.29%) SQL
7 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 6 (14.29%) PaaS
7 6 (14.29%) Programme Delivery
8 5 (11.90%) Legacy Applications
8 5 (11.90%) Documentation Skills
8 5 (11.90%) Presentation Skills
8 5 (11.90%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (11.90%) GCP
8 5 (11.90%) Apigee
8 5 (11.90%) Xerox
8 5 (11.90%) Cloud Native
8 5 (11.90%) Information Security
8 5 (11.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (11.90%) IBM Domino
8 5 (11.90%) Management Information System

SaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 5 (11.90%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 13 (30.95%) Azure
2 6 (14.29%) PaaS
3 5 (11.90%) Apigee
3 5 (11.90%) GCP
4 4 (9.52%) AWS
4 4 (9.52%) iPaaS
4 4 (9.52%) Microsoft 365
5 3 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (2.38%) GitHub
6 1 (2.38%) IaaS
6 1 (2.38%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.14%) DHCP
2 3 (7.14%) DNS
2 3 (7.14%) VLAN
3 2 (4.76%) Firewall
3 2 (4.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) QlikView
3 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.38%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Bitbucket Server
1 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
1 1 (2.38%) Hudson
1 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.38%) JIRA
1 1 (2.38%) JMeter
1 1 (2.38%) Selenium
1 1 (2.38%) Serenity BDD
General
1 11 (26.19%) Finance
2 10 (23.81%) Retail
2 10 (23.81%) Social Skills
3 5 (11.90%) Documentation Skills
3 5 (11.90%) Presentation Skills
4 1 (2.38%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
4 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 7 (16.67%) Architect
2 7 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (9.52%) Consultant
3 4 (9.52%) IT Manager
3 4 (9.52%) IT Project Manager
4 3 (7.14%) Administrator
4 3 (7.14%) Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Application Delivery Manager
4 3 (7.14%) Application Development Manager
4 3 (7.14%) Applications Development Manager
4 3 (7.14%) Applications Manager
4 3 (7.14%) Azure Administrator
4 3 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (7.14%) Development Manager
4 3 (7.14%) Integration Manager
4 3 (7.14%) SaaS Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (7.14%) Technical Manager
4 3 (7.14%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) Web Services
2 1 (2.38%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) .NET Core
2 1 (2.38%) CSS
2 1 (2.38%) Flask
2 1 (2.38%) HTML
2 1 (2.38%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Legacy Systems
2 8 (19.05%) Public Cloud
3 5 (11.90%) Cloud Native
3 5 (11.90%) Legacy Applications
3 5 (11.90%) Management Information System
4 4 (9.52%) Mobile App
5 3 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (7.14%) Private Cloud
6 2 (4.76%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (4.76%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (4.76%) Social Media
7 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
7 1 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (2.38%) Life Science
7 1 (2.38%) LIMS
7 1 (2.38%) NHS
7 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) E-Commerce
2 10 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (21.43%) Analytics
3 9 (21.43%) Internal Audit
3 9 (21.43%) Performance Improvement
3 9 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (16.67%) DevOps
4 7 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 6 (14.29%) Programme Delivery
6 5 (11.90%) Change Management
6 5 (11.90%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (11.90%) Information Security
7 4 (9.52%) Business Analysis
7 4 (9.52%) Data Integration
7 4 (9.52%) Migration
7 4 (9.52%) Project Delivery
7 4 (9.52%) Security Operations
7 4 (9.52%) Six Sigma
7 4 (9.52%) Waterfall
8 3 (7.14%) Backlog Prioritisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (4.76%) Java
2 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.38%) C#
3 1 (2.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) PMP
2 2 (4.76%) CISA
2 2 (4.76%) CISSP
2 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (9.52%) NIST
2 4 (9.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (7.14%) HIPAA
3 3 (7.14%) PCI DSS
3 3 (7.14%) SOC 2
4 2 (4.76%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (4.76%) GDPR
4 2 (4.76%) ITGC
4 2 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) Docker
2 1 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.90%) Xerox
3 4 (9.52%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (7.14%) MuleSoft
4 3 (7.14%) Talend
5 2 (4.76%) Darktrace
5 2 (4.76%) FireEye
5 2 (4.76%) IronPort
5 2 (4.76%) LogRhythm
5 2 (4.76%) NetWitness
5 2 (4.76%) Remedy
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle
6 1 (2.38%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.38%) SOTI
6 1 (2.38%) Splunk