Period
to 22 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 22 January 2020 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)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 160 187 229
Rank change year-on-year +27 +42 +14
Contract jobs citing SaaS 1,093 1,405 1,072
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.65% 1.54% 1.17%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.47% 5.98% 6.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 967 747
England median daily rate £510 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £313 £350 £350
90th Percentile £691 £700 £655
UK median daily rate £503 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.29% +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 9
England median hourly rate £80.00 £23.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +240.43% +9.30% -51.14%
10th Percentile £35.00 £12.70 £17.60
90th Percentile £82.50 £67.55 £38.70
UK median hourly rate £80.00 £24.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year +229.90% +12.79% -51.14%

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 England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 19,972 23,504 17,224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.21% 25.74% 18.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,669 16,379 12,082
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £281 £306 £288
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £490 £496 £475
% change year-on-year -1.11% +4.32% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 343 306 209
England median hourly rate £21.25 £17.50 £18.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -6.04% -1.97%
10th Percentile £13.91 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £78.75 £52.50 £58.75
UK median hourly rate £20.51 £17.50 £18.81
% change year-on-year +17.20% -6.98% -0.99%

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SaaS in England

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SaaS in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for SaaS in England

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in England over the 6 months to 22 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SaaS in England

SaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SaaS in England

SaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in England over the 6 months to 22 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SaaS in England

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 22 January 2020. 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
London +9 465 £525 -2.33% 296
South East +69 277 £513 -2.38% 159
North of England +46 157 £450 -10.00% 116
Midlands +1 92 £475 - 77
West Midlands +1 71 £475 - 42
South West -11 66 £550 +37.50% 62
Yorkshire +34 62 £525 +10.53% 32
North West +20 57 £463 -7.50% 59
North East +28 38 £400 -15.79% 25
East of England +13 31 £450 -10.00% 40
East Midlands +28 20 £400 -17.95% 35
SaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2020, 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 England region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 509 (46.57%) Azure
2 435 (39.80%) PaaS
3 356 (32.57%) IaaS
4 321 (29.37%) Microsoft
5 295 (26.99%) Agile Software Development
6 277 (25.34%) DevOps
7 242 (22.14%) AWS
8 182 (16.65%) SQL
9 181 (16.56%) Windows
9 181 (16.56%) Finance
10 174 (15.92%) Web Services
11 170 (15.55%) Active Directory
12 159 (14.55%) Security Cleared
13 141 (12.90%) Office 365
13 141 (12.90%) Firewall
14 135 (12.35%) Migration
15 134 (12.26%) .NET
16 128 (11.71%) JavaScript
16 128 (11.71%) SC Cleared
17 121 (11.07%) Microservices
18 119 (10.89%) Kubernetes
19 117 (10.70%) Docker
20 112 (10.25%) PowerShell
21 111 (10.16%) Java
22 110 (10.06%) SQL Server
23 106 (9.70%) Azure Active Directory
24 102 (9.33%) ERP
25 100 (9.15%) HTML
25 100 (9.15%) Degree
26 98 (8.97%) Public Sector

SaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 45 (4.12%) SharePoint
2 29 (2.65%) OpenStack
3 20 (1.83%) Skype for Business
4 18 (1.65%) Confluence
5 13 (1.19%) IIS
6 10 (0.91%) CMS
6 10 (0.91%) MS Exchange
7 8 (0.73%) Apache
7 8 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (0.64%) Anypoint
8 7 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.46%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.37%) JBoss
11 4 (0.37%) Red Hat Fuse
12 3 (0.27%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.27%) Ethereum
12 3 (0.27%) Headless CMS
12 3 (0.27%) Hyperledger
12 3 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 63 (5.76%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (1.74%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.73%) Adobe Illustrator
5 8 (0.73%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.64%) Sketch
7 6 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
8 5 (0.46%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.27%) InVision
10 2 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.091%) Adobe XD
11 1 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 42 (3.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (2.74%) NetSuite
3 12 (1.10%) Oracle Cash Management
4 11 (1.01%) Oracle Receivables
4 11 (1.01%) SAP ERP
5 10 (0.91%) Oracle Payables
6 9 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.73%) Oracle ERP
7 8 (0.73%) SAP S/4HANA
8 5 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
8 5 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.46%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 5 (0.46%) SAP HR
8 5 (0.46%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 4 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
10 3 (0.27%) Eloqua
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 3 (0.27%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 509 (46.57%) Azure
2 435 (39.80%) PaaS
3 356 (32.57%) IaaS
4 242 (22.14%) AWS
5 141 (12.90%) Office 365
6 106 (9.70%) Azure Active Directory
7 74 (6.77%) Serverless
8 70 (6.40%) GCP
9 53 (4.85%) Dynamics 365
10 38 (3.48%) Cloud Computing
10 38 (3.48%) Power Platform
11 36 (3.29%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 32 (2.93%) GitHub
13 29 (2.65%) OpenShift
14 25 (2.29%) AWS Lambda
15 22 (2.01%) Amazon S3
15 22 (2.01%) Boomi
16 19 (1.74%) Azure Functions
17 18 (1.65%) iPaaS
18 15 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 141 (12.90%) Firewall
2 93 (8.51%) DNS
3 77 (7.04%) VPN
4 53 (4.85%) Network Security
4 53 (4.85%) TCP/IP
5 52 (4.76%) Internet
6 51 (4.67%) SAN
7 43 (3.93%) Reverse Proxy
8 42 (3.84%) NAS
9 34 (3.11%) DHCP
10 32 (2.93%) WAN
11 26 (2.38%) LAN
12 20 (1.83%) Skype
13 16 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (1.01%) X.509
15 9 (0.82%) BGP
15 9 (0.82%) HTTP
16 8 (0.73%) Kerberos
16 8 (0.73%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (10.06%) SQL Server
2 38 (3.48%) Azure SQL Database
3 37 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
3 37 (3.39%) NoSQL
4 36 (3.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 34 (3.11%) Power BI
6 31 (2.84%) Relational Database
7 25 (2.29%) Data Lake
8 23 (2.10%) MySQL
9 21 (1.92%) RDBMS
10 20 (1.83%) Big Data
10 20 (1.83%) Cosmos DB
11 16 (1.46%) MongoDB
12 15 (1.37%) Oracle Database
12 15 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
13 14 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (1.01%) Data Mart
15 10 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
16 8 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
16 8 (0.73%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 70 (6.40%) JIRA
2 57 (5.22%) Jenkins
3 53 (4.85%) Git (software)
4 32 (2.93%) Visual Studio
5 27 (2.47%) Visual Studio Team System
6 23 (2.10%) TeamCity
7 18 (1.65%) Octopus Deploy
8 15 (1.37%) Selenium
8 15 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (1.19%) GitLab
10 12 (1.10%) Travis CI
11 11 (1.01%) Bitbucket
12 9 (0.82%) Subversion
13 8 (0.73%) Cucumber
14 7 (0.64%) SpecFlow
14 7 (0.64%) webpack
15 6 (0.55%) Artifactory
16 5 (0.46%) JMeter
16 5 (0.46%) SoapUI
16 5 (0.46%) SonarQube
General
1 181 (16.56%) Finance
2 98 (8.97%) Public Sector
3 59 (5.40%) Marketing
4 41 (3.75%) Retail
5 34 (3.11%) Telecoms
6 27 (2.47%) Banking
7 23 (2.10%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.46%) Electronics
9 13 (1.19%) Legal
10 10 (0.91%) Law
11 9 (0.82%) Billing
12 8 (0.73%) General Ledger
12 8 (0.73%) Publishing
13 7 (0.64%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.55%) French Language
15 5 (0.46%) Automotive
16 4 (0.37%) Advertising
16 4 (0.37%) Back Office
17 3 (0.27%) Aerospace
17 3 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 300 (27.45%) Architect
2 203 (18.57%) Developer
3 103 (9.42%) Solutions Architect
4 74 (6.77%) Cloud Architect
5 69 (6.31%) Analyst
6 66 (6.04%) DevOps Engineer
7 65 (5.95%) Azure Architect
8 60 (5.49%) Consultant
9 48 (4.39%) Project Manager
10 45 (4.12%) Azure Engineer
11 41 (3.75%) Cloud Engineer
12 40 (3.66%) Security Architect
13 36 (3.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 35 (3.20%) .NET Developer
15 32 (2.93%) Technical Architect
16 26 (2.38%) Senior Developer
17 24 (2.20%) Designer
18 21 (1.92%) Business Analyst
18 21 (1.92%) Integration Architect
18 21 (1.92%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (15.92%) Web Services
2 134 (12.26%) .NET
3 100 (9.15%) HTML
4 86 (7.87%) XML
5 85 (7.78%) REST
6 82 (7.50%) CSS
7 62 (5.67%) Node.js
8 50 (4.57%) JSON
9 44 (4.03%) SOAP
10 42 (3.84%) React
11 38 (3.48%) .NET Core
12 35 (3.20%) SAML
13 32 (2.93%) AngularJS
14 28 (2.56%) Oracle Fusion
15 24 (2.20%) OAuth
15 24 (2.20%) RESTful
16 21 (1.92%) ASP.NET
16 21 (1.92%) YAML
17 18 (1.65%) .NET Framework
18 16 (1.46%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 74 (6.77%) Enterprise Software
2 67 (6.13%) Public Cloud
3 54 (4.94%) Hybrid Cloud
4 50 (4.57%) Replication
5 48 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
6 47 (4.30%) Data Centre
7 46 (4.21%) User Experience
8 37 (3.39%) Management Information System
9 33 (3.02%) Greenfield Project
10 32 (2.93%) Cloud Native
11 27 (2.47%) Private Cloud
11 27 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
12 19 (1.74%) PKI
13 11 (1.01%) Life Science
13 11 (1.01%) Microsoft Licensing
13 11 (1.01%) Mobile App
13 11 (1.01%) Social Media
14 10 (0.91%) W3C
15 8 (0.73%) Graphic Design
15 8 (0.73%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 181 (16.56%) Windows
2 60 (5.49%) Linux
3 51 (4.67%) Windows Server
4 49 (4.48%) Windows 10
5 32 (2.93%) Android
6 28 (2.56%) Apple iOS
7 27 (2.47%) Unix
8 18 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (1.10%) Ubuntu
11 10 (0.91%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.73%) Debian
13 7 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.55%) VMS
15 4 (0.37%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.37%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.27%) CentOS
17 2 (0.18%) AIX
17 2 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (26.99%) Agile Software Development
2 277 (25.34%) DevOps
3 135 (12.35%) Migration
4 121 (11.07%) Microservices
5 102 (9.33%) ERP
6 86 (7.87%) Project Management
7 82 (7.50%) CRM
8 78 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 74 (6.77%) Computer Science
10 73 (6.68%) Continuous Integration
11 72 (6.59%) Information Security
12 70 (6.40%) ITIL
13 69 (6.31%) Analytics
14 67 (6.13%) Business Intelligence
14 67 (6.13%) Problem-Solving
15 62 (5.67%) Scrum
15 62 (5.67%) SOA
16 61 (5.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 55 (5.03%) Project Delivery
17 55 (5.03%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 182 (16.65%) SQL
2 128 (11.71%) JavaScript
3 112 (10.25%) PowerShell
4 111 (10.16%) Java
5 90 (8.23%) C#
6 61 (5.58%) Python
7 26 (2.38%) PHP
8 22 (2.01%) Bash Shell
9 19 (1.74%) TypeScript
10 17 (1.56%) Perl
10 17 (1.56%) T-SQL
11 16 (1.46%) C++
11 16 (1.46%) Ruby
11 16 (1.46%) Shell Script
12 13 (1.19%) Go
12 13 (1.19%) PL/SQL
13 12 (1.10%) C
14 7 (0.64%) Java 8
15 6 (0.55%) Apex Code
15 6 (0.55%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 159 (14.55%) Security Cleared
2 128 (11.71%) SC Cleared
3 100 (9.15%) Degree
4 29 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (2.10%) DV Cleared
6 20 (1.83%) CISSP
7 19 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
8 17 (1.56%) TOGAF Certification
9 16 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
10 13 (1.19%) CISM
11 12 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (1.10%) MCSE
12 9 (0.82%) PMI Certification
13 8 (0.73%) CCIE
13 8 (0.73%) PMP
14 6 (0.55%) AWS Certification
15 5 (0.46%) MCITP
16 4 (0.37%) CCIP
16 4 (0.37%) CCNP
16 4 (0.37%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (4.94%) QA
2 52 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (2.56%) GDPR
4 22 (2.01%) SLA
5 16 (1.46%) Data Quality
6 14 (1.28%) NIST
7 13 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 11 (1.01%) PCI DSS
9 7 (0.64%) NCSC
10 5 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.46%) GxP
11 4 (0.37%) BS7799
12 3 (0.27%) COBIT
12 3 (0.27%) NIST 800
12 3 (0.27%) PMO
13 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 1 (0.091%) Disclosure Scotland
14 1 (0.091%) FedRAMP
14 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.091%) PMBOK
System Software
1 170 (15.55%) Active Directory
2 117 (10.70%) Docker
3 59 (5.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (2.56%) vSphere
5 17 (1.56%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (1.10%) XenApp
6 12 (1.10%) XenDesktop
7 9 (0.82%) VMware NSX
8 7 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.27%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.27%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.18%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.18%) KVM
12 2 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.091%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.091%) Xen
Systems Management
1 119 (10.89%) Kubernetes
2 90 (8.23%) Ansible
3 60 (5.49%) Terraform
4 40 (3.66%) Single Sign-On
5 37 (3.39%) Microsoft Intune
6 36 (3.29%) SCCM
7 31 (2.84%) Puppet
8 20 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
9 16 (1.46%) SCOM
10 15 (1.37%) vCenter Server
11 11 (1.01%) CASB
12 10 (0.91%) Salt
12 10 (0.91%) vRealize
13 8 (0.73%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 7 (0.64%) AirWatch
14 7 (0.64%) Prometheus
15 6 (0.55%) Cisco Prime
15 6 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
15 6 (0.55%) WSUS
16 5 (0.46%) WMI
Vendors
1 321 (29.37%) Microsoft
2 97 (8.87%) Oracle
3 87 (7.96%) VMware
4 68 (6.22%) SAP
5 60 (5.49%) Google
6 53 (4.85%) Cisco
7 37 (3.39%) Citrix
7 37 (3.39%) Salesforce.com
8 36 (3.29%) Workday
9 31 (2.84%) ServiceNow
10 30 (2.74%) Dell
11 28 (2.56%) MuleSoft
12 21 (1.92%) Sparx
13 18 (1.65%) Splunk
14 16 (1.46%) Red Hat
15 12 (1.10%) Apple
16 11 (1.01%) Databricks
17 10 (0.91%) EMC
17 10 (0.91%) JD Edwards
17 10 (0.91%) SaltStack