Period
to 21 January 2018

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 21 January 2018 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 226 240 318
Rank change year-on-year +14 +78 +41
Contract jobs citing SaaS 1,067 952 727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.17% 1.07% 0.73%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.54% 8.41% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 744 728 460
England median daily rate £500 £450 £466
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.49% +3.61%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £310
90th Percentile £650 £650 £676
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 12
England median hourly rate £21.50 £44.00 £35.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.14% +24.82% +41.00%
10th Percentile £17.60 £12.50 £30.13
90th Percentile £38.70 £50.00 £94.75
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £44.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year -51.14% +24.82% +41.00%

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 England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 16,320 11,326 7,124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.95% 12.70% 7.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,438 7,839 4,896
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £288 £290 £263
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 150 117
England median hourly rate £18.56 £19.00 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.30% -12.20% -3.82%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.50 £10.80
90th Percentile £58.75 £56.93 £51.50
UK median hourly rate £18.63 £18.88 £21.64
% change year-on-year -1.32% -12.78% -3.82%

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 2018. 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 +13 572 £511 +7.18% 313
South East +18 179 £510 +18.26% 135
North of England -21 132 £450 +15.76% 108
Midlands +43 107 £500 +21.21% 55
West Midlands +39 60 £450 +12.50% 34
Yorkshire +52 58 £450 -2.70% 27
East Midlands +26 47 £525 +55.56% 21
North West -28 44 £525 +40.00% 75
South West +14 38 £500 +21.21% 42
East of England -9 34 £425 +1.80% 46
North East -27 31 £400 +1.27% 6
SaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 382 (35.80%) PaaS
2 378 (35.43%) Agile Software Development
3 368 (34.49%) IaaS
4 298 (27.93%) Amazon AWS
5 284 (26.62%) Microsoft Azure
6 221 (20.71%) Microsoft
7 192 (17.99%) Finance
8 180 (16.87%) DevOps
9 147 (13.78%) Web Services
10 145 (13.59%) JavaScript
11 125 (11.72%) Java
12 122 (11.43%) Linux
13 119 (11.15%) Windows
14 112 (10.50%) Migration
15 110 (10.31%) HTML
16 109 (10.22%) Project Management
17 106 (9.93%) ITIL
18 105 (9.84%) CSS
19 98 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
20 95 (8.90%) SQL
20 95 (8.90%) Oracle
21 94 (8.81%) REST
22 92 (8.62%) TOGAF
23 91 (8.53%) Python
24 87 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
25 84 (7.87%) AngularJS
26 81 (7.59%) JIRA
27 80 (7.50%) Docker
28 79 (7.40%) Change Management
29 78 (7.31%) CRM

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 26 (2.44%) Confluence
2 19 (1.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 17 (1.59%) Apache Spark
4 16 (1.50%) Apache
5 14 (1.31%) SharePoint
6 13 (1.22%) Skype for Business
7 12 (1.12%) CMS
7 12 (1.12%) Tomcat
8 11 (1.03%) OpenStack
9 10 (0.94%) SAS
9 10 (0.94%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.66%) JBoss
10 7 (0.66%) ThingWorx
11 6 (0.56%) IIS
11 6 (0.56%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.37%) Marvel
12 4 (0.37%) nginx
12 4 (0.37%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.19%) Drupal
Applications
1 23 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.12%) Photoshop
5 8 (0.75%) HipChat
5 8 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.47%) InVision
8 1 (0.094%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.094%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.094%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 23 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.84%) NetSuite
3 7 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.56%) Workday HCM
5 5 (0.47%) iTrent
6 4 (0.37%) ResourceLink
6 4 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.37%) SAP HCM
7 3 (0.28%) Eloqua
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle HRMS
7 3 (0.28%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.19%) SnowdropKCS
9 1 (0.094%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.094%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.094%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.094%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 1 (0.094%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.094%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.094%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.094%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 382 (35.80%) PaaS
2 368 (34.49%) IaaS
3 298 (27.93%) Amazon AWS
4 284 (26.62%) Microsoft Azure
5 77 (7.22%) Office 365
6 39 (3.66%) Cloud Computing
7 35 (3.28%) SuccessFactors
8 33 (3.09%) iPaaS
9 32 (3.00%) npm
10 29 (2.72%) Serverless
11 23 (2.16%) Azure Active Directory
12 22 (2.06%) AWS Lambda
13 18 (1.69%) GitHub
14 13 (1.22%) Trello
15 10 (0.94%) Boomi
16 9 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
17 7 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 6 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
18 6 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
18 6 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 70 (6.56%) Firewall
2 55 (5.15%) VPN
3 46 (4.31%) TCP/IP
4 34 (3.19%) Internet
4 34 (3.19%) WAN
5 33 (3.09%) DNS
5 33 (3.09%) LAN
6 25 (2.34%) Network Security
7 21 (1.97%) Skype
8 20 (1.87%) HTTP
9 18 (1.69%) MQTT
10 17 (1.59%) SAN
11 12 (1.12%) SMS
12 11 (1.03%) Unified Communications
12 11 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (0.94%) SSL
14 9 (0.84%) DHCP
14 9 (0.84%) NAS
14 9 (0.84%) Wireless
15 8 (0.75%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (5.44%) MySQL
2 53 (4.97%) Big Data
3 51 (4.78%) NoSQL
4 49 (4.59%) SQL Server
5 33 (3.09%) MongoDB
6 28 (2.62%) Relational Database
7 23 (2.16%) Hadoop
7 23 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (1.69%) RDBMS
9 17 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
11 11 (1.03%) Oracle Database
12 10 (0.94%) Power BI
13 9 (0.84%) Redis
14 8 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
14 8 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
15 7 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 7 (0.66%) Spotfire
16 6 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 81 (7.59%) JIRA
2 68 (6.37%) Jenkins
3 67 (6.28%) Git (software)
4 34 (3.19%) webpack
5 33 (3.09%) gulp
6 28 (2.62%) Grunt
7 17 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 13 (1.22%) Cucumber
9 12 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
10 11 (1.03%) Visual Studio
10 11 (1.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 10 (0.94%) Bitbucket
11 10 (0.94%) Subversion
12 9 (0.84%) JBehave
12 9 (0.84%) TestRail
13 8 (0.75%) Jasmine
13 8 (0.75%) Selenium
14 6 (0.56%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 6 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (0.56%) TeamCity
General
1 192 (17.99%) Finance
2 75 (7.03%) Retail
3 52 (4.87%) Marketing
4 40 (3.75%) Banking
5 27 (2.53%) Telecoms
6 25 (2.34%) Law
7 14 (1.31%) Publishing
8 13 (1.22%) Automotive
9 12 (1.12%) Billing
9 12 (1.12%) Legal
10 10 (0.94%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.75%) Advertising
12 7 (0.66%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.66%) Games
13 6 (0.56%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.47%) Back Office
15 4 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.28%) Electronics
16 3 (0.28%) Investment Banking
17 2 (0.19%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 329 (30.83%) Architect
2 180 (16.87%) Developer
3 146 (13.68%) Solutions Architect
4 90 (8.43%) Analyst
5 77 (7.22%) Consultant
6 68 (6.37%) Cloud Architect
7 61 (5.72%) Project Manager
8 51 (4.78%) DevOps Engineer
9 46 (4.31%) Technical Architect
10 44 (4.12%) Azure Architect
11 40 (3.75%) JavaScript Developer
12 39 (3.66%) Business Analyst
13 37 (3.47%) AWS Engineer
14 36 (3.37%) Security Architect
15 31 (2.91%) AWS DevOps
16 30 (2.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 29 (2.72%) AWS DevOps Engineer
18 27 (2.53%) Senior Developer
19 26 (2.44%) UI Developer
20 25 (2.34%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (13.78%) Web Services
2 110 (10.31%) HTML
3 105 (9.84%) CSS
4 94 (8.81%) REST
5 84 (7.87%) AngularJS
6 78 (7.31%) HTML5
7 71 (6.65%) .NET
8 65 (6.09%) Node.js
9 59 (5.53%) JSON
10 55 (5.15%) React
11 50 (4.69%) Middleware
12 48 (4.50%) CSS3
13 43 (4.03%) XML
14 36 (3.37%) LESS
15 30 (2.81%) jQuery
15 30 (2.81%) Sass
15 30 (2.81%) SOAP
16 28 (2.62%) Vue (Vue.js)
17 25 (2.34%) RESTful
18 24 (2.25%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 87 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (6.00%) Public Cloud
3 49 (4.59%) Management Information System
4 46 (4.31%) User Experience
5 44 (4.12%) Data Centre
6 34 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
7 29 (2.72%) Hybrid Cloud
7 29 (2.72%) Mobile App
8 27 (2.53%) Greenfield Project
9 22 (2.06%) Computer Science
10 21 (1.97%) Fintech
11 20 (1.87%) Private Cloud
12 15 (1.41%) Derivative
12 15 (1.41%) Equity Derivative
12 15 (1.41%) VSAM
13 14 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
14 12 (1.12%) Data Structures
14 12 (1.12%) Virtual Team
15 10 (0.94%) Cyberthreat
16 9 (0.84%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 122 (11.43%) Linux
2 119 (11.15%) Windows
3 46 (4.31%) Unix
4 42 (3.94%) Windows Server
5 26 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (2.25%) Android
7 21 (1.97%) HPUX
8 19 (1.78%) AIX
9 18 (1.69%) Solaris
9 18 (1.69%) VMS
10 16 (1.50%) MVS
10 16 (1.50%) Windows 2000 Server
11 15 (1.41%) Apple iOS
11 15 (1.41%) VME
12 13 (1.22%) Windows 10
13 10 (0.94%) Windows 7
14 7 (0.66%) CentOS
15 6 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
16 5 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 378 (35.43%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (16.87%) DevOps
3 112 (10.50%) Migration
4 109 (10.22%) Project Management
5 106 (9.93%) ITIL
6 98 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 92 (8.62%) TOGAF
8 79 (7.40%) Change Management
9 78 (7.31%) CRM
9 78 (7.31%) Open Source
10 77 (7.22%) SDLC
11 76 (7.12%) SOA
12 73 (6.84%) PRINCE2
12 73 (6.84%) Scrum
13 69 (6.47%) Enterprise Architecture
14 61 (5.72%) Data Management
15 60 (5.62%) Continuous Integration
15 60 (5.62%) UML
16 58 (5.44%) Configuration Management
17 55 (5.15%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 145 (13.59%) JavaScript
2 125 (11.72%) Java
3 95 (8.90%) SQL
4 91 (8.53%) Python
5 65 (6.09%) C#
6 49 (4.59%) PowerShell
7 48 (4.50%) Ruby
8 39 (3.66%) C
9 34 (3.19%) TypeScript
10 32 (3.00%) PHP
10 32 (3.00%) Shell Script
11 29 (2.72%) ES6
12 28 (2.62%) Bash Shell
13 18 (1.69%) Scala
14 16 (1.50%) JCL
15 14 (1.31%) Go
16 11 (1.03%) PL/SQL
16 11 (1.03%) T-SQL
17 9 (0.84%) Perl
17 9 (0.84%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 71 (6.65%) Security Cleared
2 60 (5.62%) Degree
3 46 (4.31%) SC Cleared
4 24 (2.25%) CISSP
5 22 (2.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 15 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (1.31%) CISM
8 13 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (1.03%) CCNP
9 11 (1.03%) MCSE
10 9 (0.84%) CCDP
10 9 (0.84%) Chartered Engineer
11 8 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (0.75%) PMI Certification
11 8 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 7 (0.66%) AWS Certification
12 7 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (0.66%) CCIE
12 7 (0.66%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.66%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.62%) QA
2 25 (2.34%) GDPR
3 21 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.31%) PCI DSS
5 11 (1.03%) PMO
6 10 (0.94%) GAAP
7 8 (0.75%) BS25999
8 6 (0.56%) COBIT
8 6 (0.56%) HIPAA
8 6 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.47%) Actionable Recommendations
10 4 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.37%) SLA
11 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.19%) IFRS
11 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.19%) RosettaNet
12 1 (0.094%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.094%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 80 (7.50%) Docker
2 69 (6.47%) Active Directory
3 24 (2.25%) Hyper-V
4 23 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (1.59%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 16 (1.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 15 (1.41%) RACF
8 13 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 9 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (0.75%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.56%) XenServer
13 4 (0.37%) vCloud
14 2 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.19%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.19%) XenApp
15 1 (0.094%) UAG
15 1 (0.094%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 68 (6.37%) Ansible
2 47 (4.40%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (3.00%) Terraform
4 31 (2.91%) Kubernetes
5 24 (2.25%) Puppet
6 18 (1.69%) Tivoli
7 15 (1.41%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 9 (0.84%) Grafana
9 8 (0.75%) Mesos
10 7 (0.66%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 7 (0.66%) SCCM
11 6 (0.56%) SCOM
12 5 (0.47%) Nagios
12 5 (0.47%) Salt
13 4 (0.37%) Marathon
13 4 (0.37%) Rancher
14 3 (0.28%) AirWatch
14 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
14 3 (0.28%) Rundeck
14 3 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 221 (20.71%) Microsoft
2 95 (8.90%) Oracle
3 70 (6.56%) SAP
4 63 (5.90%) Salesforce.com
5 54 (5.06%) ServiceNow
6 39 (3.66%) VMware
7 37 (3.47%) Workday
8 32 (3.00%) Cisco
8 32 (3.00%) Red Hat
9 31 (2.91%) Google
10 20 (1.87%) IBM
11 19 (1.78%) HP
12 17 (1.59%) BMC
13 15 (1.41%) Citrix
14 14 (1.31%) Atlassian
15 11 (1.03%) Palo Alto
16 9 (0.84%) MuleSoft
17 8 (0.75%) F5
17 8 (0.75%) Splunk
18 7 (0.66%) Tableau