Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 253 252
Rank change year-on-year +57 -1 +87
Contract jobs citing SaaS 1,330 936 1,041
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.41% 1.02% 1.07%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.18% 6.42% 9.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 909 648 782
England median daily rate £500 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.01% +7.49%
10th Percentile £356 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £638 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 11
England median hourly rate £24.25 £55.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.91% +180.47% -41.02%
10th Percentile £17.50 £26.23 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.75 £65.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £55.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year -54.55% +180.47% -39.66%

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 21,508 14,583 11,403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.78% 15.96% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,944 10,122 7,887
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +5.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £306 £273 £275
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £476 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.78% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 295 200 165
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -19.10%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.70
90th Percentile £59.00 £63.75 £56.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -18.18%

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 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +61 632 £530 +11.58% 325
South East +31 258 £500 +11.11% 129
North of England +26 161 £450 -7.69% 127
Midlands +6 142 £475 - 67
West Midlands +19 114 £470 -1.05% 48
North West +28 87 £494 -1.25% 64
East of England +35 74 £500 +19.76% 53
Yorkshire -6 62 £445 -6.32% 50
South West +13 55 £425 +3.03% 75
East Midlands +4 27 £475 +5.56% 19
North East +12 12 £475 -24.00% 13
SaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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.

1 485 (36.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 471 (35.41%) PaaS
3 457 (34.36%) Agile Software Development
4 383 (28.80%) IaaS
5 369 (27.74%) Microsoft
6 364 (27.37%) Amazon AWS
7 287 (21.58%) DevOps
8 233 (17.52%) Finance
9 206 (15.49%) JavaScript
10 181 (13.61%) Windows
11 168 (12.63%) .NET
12 163 (12.26%) SQL
13 159 (11.95%) C#
14 143 (10.75%) Office 365
15 142 (10.68%) Migration
16 139 (10.45%) Java
16 139 (10.45%) Web Services
17 136 (10.23%) Public Cloud
18 131 (9.85%) Docker
18 131 (9.85%) Linux
19 130 (9.77%) Scrum
20 126 (9.47%) Active Directory
21 123 (9.25%) SQL Server
22 120 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
23 118 (8.87%) Security Cleared
24 116 (8.72%) Continuous Integration
25 115 (8.65%) Jenkins
26 114 (8.57%) Python
27 111 (8.35%) Project Management
28 110 (8.27%) HTML

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 63 (4.74%) SharePoint
2 30 (2.26%) Confluence
3 22 (1.65%) CMS
4 19 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
5 16 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
6 15 (1.13%) Apache Spark
6 15 (1.13%) Skype for Business
7 14 (1.05%) OpenStack
8 11 (0.83%) Apache
8 11 (0.83%) MS Exchange
9 10 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
10 8 (0.60%) IIS
10 8 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (0.53%) JBoss
11 7 (0.53%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.45%) Mule
13 5 (0.38%) SAS
13 5 (0.38%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 55 (4.14%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.38%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.30%) SOLIDWORKS
7 3 (0.23%) InVision
8 2 (0.15%) CATIA
8 2 (0.15%) SPSS
9 1 (0.075%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 32 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.83%) NetSuite
3 8 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
3 8 (0.60%) SAP HR
4 7 (0.53%) Eloqua
5 6 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.38%) Infor M3
6 5 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.38%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 4 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 4 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.30%) SAP MII
7 4 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.23%) Global One
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.15%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 485 (36.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 471 (35.41%) PaaS
3 383 (28.80%) IaaS
4 364 (27.37%) Amazon AWS
5 143 (10.75%) Office 365
6 57 (4.29%) Cloud Computing
7 54 (4.06%) Azure Active Directory
8 51 (3.83%) Serverless
9 46 (3.46%) GitHub
10 33 (2.48%) AWS CloudFormation
11 31 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
12 27 (2.03%) Dynamics 365
13 26 (1.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 26 (1.95%) Datadog
14 22 (1.65%) Google Cloud Platform
15 21 (1.58%) Azure Functions
16 20 (1.50%) AWS Lambda
16 20 (1.50%) OpenShift
17 19 (1.43%) Amazon SQS
17 19 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 105 (7.89%) Firewall
2 76 (5.71%) VPN
3 61 (4.59%) DNS
4 44 (3.31%) TCP/IP
5 28 (2.11%) SSL
6 25 (1.88%) WAN
7 24 (1.80%) Skype
8 22 (1.65%) LAN
9 21 (1.58%) Network Security
10 18 (1.35%) ICMP
10 18 (1.35%) Internet
11 16 (1.20%) HTTP
11 16 (1.20%) SAN
12 15 (1.13%) NetScaler
12 15 (1.13%) Unified Communications
12 15 (1.13%) Wireless
13 10 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
13 10 (0.75%) WLAN
14 9 (0.68%) DHCP
14 9 (0.68%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (9.25%) SQL Server
2 49 (3.68%) Big Data
3 38 (2.86%) MySQL
4 37 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
5 34 (2.56%) MongoDB
6 33 (2.48%) Relational Database
7 26 (1.95%) NoSQL
8 24 (1.80%) Amazon RDS
9 22 (1.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 22 (1.65%) Hadoop
10 21 (1.58%) Azure SQL Database
10 21 (1.58%) Power BI
11 18 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
12 16 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
13 15 (1.13%) Data Lake
14 14 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 12 (0.90%) Cosmos DB
15 12 (0.90%) RDBMS
16 8 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
17 7 (0.53%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 115 (8.65%) Jenkins
2 82 (6.17%) JIRA
3 74 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 64 (4.81%) Visual Studio Team System
5 46 (3.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 38 (2.86%) Visual Studio
7 31 (2.33%) Selenium
8 27 (2.03%) Maven
9 23 (1.73%) Octopus Deploy
10 22 (1.65%) Cucumber
11 21 (1.58%) GitLab
12 16 (1.20%) TeamCity
13 15 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 13 (0.98%) gulp
15 12 (0.90%) Bitbucket
15 12 (0.90%) CircleCI
16 11 (0.83%) JMeter
17 10 (0.75%) Eclipse
17 10 (0.75%) IBM UrbanCode
17 10 (0.75%) MSBuild
General
1 233 (17.52%) Finance
2 81 (6.09%) Retail
3 70 (5.26%) Banking
4 45 (3.38%) Telecoms
5 29 (2.18%) Legal
6 28 (2.11%) Marketing
7 22 (1.65%) Law
8 17 (1.28%) Advertising
9 16 (1.20%) Publishing
10 13 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
11 11 (0.83%) Automotive
12 8 (0.60%) Back Office
12 8 (0.60%) Billing
13 7 (0.53%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.53%) Front Office
13 7 (0.53%) Games
13 7 (0.53%) German Language
14 6 (0.45%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.23%) French Language
15 3 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 371 (27.89%) Architect
2 206 (15.49%) Developer
3 177 (13.31%) Solutions Architect
4 130 (9.77%) DevOps Engineer
5 108 (8.12%) Analyst
6 80 (6.02%) Azure Architect
6 80 (6.02%) Consultant
6 80 (6.02%) Project Manager
7 70 (5.26%) Cloud Architect
8 59 (4.44%) Technical Architect
9 45 (3.38%) Business Analyst
10 43 (3.23%) .NET Developer
10 43 (3.23%) Cloud Engineer
11 42 (3.16%) AWS Engineer
12 41 (3.08%) AWS DevOps
12 41 (3.08%) Infrastructure Architect
13 37 (2.78%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 35 (2.63%) Azure Engineer
15 33 (2.48%) C# Developer
16 31 (2.33%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (12.63%) .NET
2 139 (10.45%) Web Services
3 110 (8.27%) HTML
4 102 (7.67%) Node.js
5 94 (7.07%) CSS
6 69 (5.19%) REST
7 54 (4.06%) AngularJS
7 54 (4.06%) SAML
8 52 (3.91%) Middleware
9 49 (3.68%) JSON
10 48 (3.61%) XML
11 44 (3.31%) HTML5
12 41 (3.08%) Spring
13 40 (3.01%) React
14 37 (2.78%) jQuery
15 36 (2.71%) .NET Framework
15 36 (2.71%) ASP.NET
16 31 (2.33%) CSS3
17 29 (2.18%) OAuth
17 29 (2.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 136 (10.23%) Public Cloud
2 120 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (5.79%) User Experience
4 50 (3.76%) Management Information System
5 45 (3.38%) Data Centre
6 39 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
7 38 (2.86%) Computer Science
8 37 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
8 37 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
9 35 (2.63%) Mobile App
10 26 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
11 23 (1.73%) Cloud Native
12 22 (1.65%) Fintech
13 16 (1.20%) Private Cloud
14 12 (0.90%) Data Structures
14 12 (0.90%) PKI
15 11 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 11 (0.83%) Replication
15 11 (0.83%) Social Media
16 10 (0.75%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 181 (13.61%) Windows
2 131 (9.85%) Linux
3 90 (6.77%) Windows Server
4 45 (3.38%) Windows 10
5 44 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (2.63%) Unix
7 31 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (1.35%) AIX
8 18 (1.35%) Apple iOS
9 15 (1.13%) Android
10 14 (1.05%) Windows XP
11 13 (0.98%) Ubuntu
12 9 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (0.53%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.30%) HPUX
14 4 (0.30%) Solaris
14 4 (0.30%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.23%) FreeBSD
15 3 (0.23%) MVS
15 3 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 457 (34.36%) Agile Software Development
2 287 (21.58%) DevOps
3 142 (10.68%) Migration
4 130 (9.77%) Scrum
5 116 (8.72%) Continuous Integration
6 111 (8.35%) Project Management
7 107 (8.05%) Problem-Solving
8 96 (7.22%) Open Source
9 93 (6.99%) CRM
9 93 (6.99%) Microservices
10 90 (6.77%) Test Automation
10 90 (6.77%) TOGAF
11 88 (6.62%) ITIL
12 79 (5.94%) ERP
13 78 (5.86%) Stakeholder Management
14 76 (5.71%) SDLC
15 74 (5.56%) Configuration Management
16 73 (5.49%) TDD
17 70 (5.26%) Analytics
18 59 (4.44%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 206 (15.49%) JavaScript
2 163 (12.26%) SQL
3 159 (11.95%) C#
4 139 (10.45%) Java
5 114 (8.57%) Python
6 80 (6.02%) PowerShell
7 47 (3.53%) Ruby
8 46 (3.46%) Bash Shell
9 29 (2.18%) C
10 25 (1.88%) T-SQL
11 22 (1.65%) Java 8
11 22 (1.65%) TypeScript
12 16 (1.20%) PHP
13 15 (1.13%) Shell Script
14 13 (0.98%) Perl
15 10 (0.75%) Apple Swift
15 10 (0.75%) Go
15 10 (0.75%) Objective-C
16 9 (0.68%) Groovy
17 8 (0.60%) Scala
Qualifications
1 118 (8.87%) Security Cleared
2 77 (5.79%) SC Cleared
3 76 (5.71%) Degree
4 24 (1.80%) CISSP
5 19 (1.43%) TOGAF Certification
6 15 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 11 (0.83%) PMI Certification
9 10 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (0.75%) CISM
9 10 (0.75%) DV Cleared
10 9 (0.68%) AWS Certification
10 9 (0.68%) CCNP
10 9 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (0.45%) DBS Check
12 6 (0.45%) PMP
12 6 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (0.38%) CEH
13 5 (0.38%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (3.08%) QA
2 18 (1.35%) GDPR
3 15 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.98%) PMO
4 13 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (0.90%) HIPAA
6 11 (0.83%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.83%) SLA
7 10 (0.75%) FedRAMP
8 9 (0.68%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.38%) GxP
10 4 (0.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 4 (0.30%) GCP
10 4 (0.30%) GLP
10 4 (0.30%) GMP
10 4 (0.30%) Government Security Classifications
11 3 (0.23%) COBIT
12 2 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.15%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.075%) PSD2
System Software
1 131 (9.85%) Docker
2 126 (9.47%) Active Directory
3 47 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (3.08%) Hyper-V
5 26 (1.95%) XenApp
6 19 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
7 18 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
8 16 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
9 14 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (0.75%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.45%) vSphere
12 5 (0.38%) KVM
12 5 (0.38%) XenServer
13 4 (0.30%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.23%) NFS
14 3 (0.23%) pfSense
14 3 (0.23%) Samba
14 3 (0.23%) Xen
15 2 (0.15%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 104 (7.82%) Kubernetes
2 88 (6.62%) Ansible
3 80 (6.02%) Terraform
4 73 (5.49%) Puppet
5 68 (5.11%) Opscode Chef
6 49 (3.68%) Single Sign-On
7 28 (2.11%) SCCM
8 22 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
9 15 (1.13%) Kibana
10 14 (1.05%) Data Guard
11 13 (0.98%) CASB
11 13 (0.98%) WSUS
12 10 (0.75%) logstash
12 10 (0.75%) Nagios
13 9 (0.68%) HockeyApp
14 8 (0.60%) SCOM
15 6 (0.45%) Grafana
15 6 (0.45%) Mesos
16 5 (0.38%) Marathon
16 5 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 369 (27.74%) Microsoft
2 104 (7.82%) Oracle
3 76 (5.71%) VMware
4 66 (4.96%) SAP
5 49 (3.68%) Google
6 44 (3.31%) Citrix
6 44 (3.31%) Salesforce.com
7 35 (2.63%) IBM
8 31 (2.33%) New Relic
8 31 (2.33%) Workday
9 29 (2.18%) ServiceNow
10 28 (2.11%) Cisco
11 27 (2.03%) Splunk
12 26 (1.95%) Red Hat
13 22 (1.65%) HP
14 20 (1.50%) Okta
15 18 (1.35%) 3PAR
16 17 (1.28%) Atlassian
17 15 (1.13%) AppDynamics
18 14 (1.05%) Dell