Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 161 184 211
Rank change year-on-year +23 +27 +56
Contract jobs citing SaaS 443 1,217 1,264
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.73% 1.51% 1.35%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.42% 5.16% 5.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 825 873
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £350
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 31 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £80.00 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +229.90% -55.91%
10th Percentile £14.00 £56.25 £17.50
90th Percentile £64.65 £87.50 £47.75
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £80.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -56.25% +220.00% -54.55%

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 8,168 23,608 21,726
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.91% 29.35% 23.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,499 16,203 15,109
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £306
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 370 318
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.93 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.64% +20.68% -6.17%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.48 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £82.50 £63.26
Median hourly rate £34.00 £21.63 £18.00
% change year-on-year +57.19% +20.17% -10.00%

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SaaS in England

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for SaaS in England

SaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SaaS in England over the 6 months to 26 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SaaS in England

SaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for SaaS in England

SaaS
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SaaS in England over the 6 months to 26 September 2020.

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 26 September 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 +60 270 £500 -9.09% 165
South East -18 50 £550 +6.02% 101
Midlands +54 30 £425 -10.53% 37
North of England +41 30 £538 +7.50% 103
East of England +81 23 £504 -4.05% 17
South West +72 22 £468 +4.00% 41
North West +40 19 £550 +10.00% 51
East Midlands +61 15 £425 -19.05% 22
West Midlands +41 15 £425 -5.56% 15
Yorkshire +35 7 £525 +5.00% 43
North East +32 3 £338 +92.86% 9
SaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 183 (41.31%) PaaS
2 180 (40.63%) Azure
3 112 (25.28%) Agile Software Development
4 111 (25.06%) IaaS
5 108 (24.38%) Microsoft
6 107 (24.15%) Windows
7 104 (23.48%) Security Cleared
8 103 (23.25%) Oracle
9 101 (22.80%) AWS
10 97 (21.90%) DevOps
11 95 (21.44%) SC Cleared
12 91 (20.54%) Finance
13 81 (18.28%) Migration
14 79 (17.83%) DNS
15 71 (16.03%) Active Directory
16 69 (15.58%) SQL
17 66 (14.90%) Java
18 64 (14.45%) Windows Server
19 58 (13.09%) Firewall
20 56 (12.64%) JavaScript
20 56 (12.64%) Office 365
21 54 (12.19%) Linux
22 53 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
23 52 (11.74%) Microservices
24 50 (11.29%) Kubernetes
24 50 (11.29%) ERP
25 49 (11.06%) Python
25 49 (11.06%) SQL Server
26 48 (10.84%) ITIL
27 45 (10.16%) SOA

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 33 (7.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 25 (5.64%) WebLogic
3 23 (5.19%) Apache
4 22 (4.97%) Tomcat
5 19 (4.29%) SharePoint
6 13 (2.93%) Apache Solr
7 10 (2.26%) Skype for Business
8 9 (2.03%) Confluence
9 8 (1.81%) Apache Spark
9 8 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (1.13%) JBoss
10 5 (1.13%) NetWeaver
10 5 (1.13%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.90%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.68%) CMS
12 3 (0.68%) SAS
13 2 (0.45%) MS Exchange
14 1 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.23%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.23%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.23%) InVision
Business Applications
1 17 (3.84%) Oracle ERP
2 12 (2.71%) NetSuite
3 10 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (1.81%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (1.58%) SAP S/4HANA
6 6 (1.35%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (1.13%) Magento
7 5 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (1.13%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.90%) CA PPM
9 3 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.45%) Eloqua
10 2 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
10 2 (0.45%) PeopleSoft HCM
10 2 (0.45%) SAP Retail
10 2 (0.45%) Shopify
10 2 (0.45%) Siebel CRM
11 1 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
11 1 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
11 1 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 183 (41.31%) PaaS
2 180 (40.63%) Azure
3 111 (25.06%) IaaS
4 101 (22.80%) AWS
5 56 (12.64%) Office 365
6 28 (6.32%) GCP
7 18 (4.06%) Azure Active Directory
8 16 (3.61%) Cloud Computing
9 15 (3.39%) Serverless
10 11 (2.48%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 10 (2.26%) GitHub
12 9 (2.03%) OneDrive
13 8 (1.81%) Dynamics 365
13 8 (1.81%) Power Platform
14 6 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
15 5 (1.13%) Amazon S3
15 5 (1.13%) Apigee
15 5 (1.13%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 79 (17.83%) DNS
2 58 (13.09%) Firewall
3 43 (9.71%) VPN
4 27 (6.09%) DMZ
5 24 (5.42%) Skype
6 23 (5.19%) WAN
7 20 (4.51%) Network Security
8 17 (3.84%) TCP/IP
9 15 (3.39%) HTTP
9 15 (3.39%) SSL
10 14 (3.16%) DHCP
11 12 (2.71%) LAN
12 11 (2.48%) SNMP
12 11 (2.48%) Wireless
13 10 (2.26%) Internet
13 10 (2.26%) MPLS
13 10 (2.26%) VoIP
14 9 (2.03%) Kerberos
14 9 (2.03%) TACACS
14 9 (2.03%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (11.06%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.74%) Oracle ODI
3 14 (3.16%) Big Data
3 14 (3.16%) MySQL
3 14 (3.16%) SQL Server 2016
4 11 (2.48%) MongoDB
5 10 (2.26%) Azure SQL Database
5 10 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (2.03%) Cosmos DB
6 9 (2.03%) NoSQL
7 8 (1.81%) Oracle Database
7 8 (1.81%) SAP HANA
8 7 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.58%) Power BI
8 7 (1.58%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.35%) DB2
9 6 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (6.77%) Jenkins
2 29 (6.55%) Git (software)
3 19 (4.29%) JIRA
4 13 (2.93%) Cucumber
5 12 (2.71%) Selenium
6 10 (2.26%) Postman
7 9 (2.03%) Subversion
7 9 (2.03%) WebDriver
8 8 (1.81%) Cypress.io
8 8 (1.81%) GitLab
9 7 (1.58%) Jasmine
9 7 (1.58%) SoapUI
10 6 (1.35%) Bitbucket
11 5 (1.13%) SpecFlow
12 4 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (0.90%) Bitbucket Server
12 4 (0.90%) Hudson
13 3 (0.68%) JMeter
13 3 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
13 3 (0.68%) Sourcetree
General
1 91 (20.54%) Finance
2 45 (10.16%) Public Sector
3 34 (7.67%) Manufacturing
4 29 (6.55%) Telecoms
5 28 (6.32%) Marketing
6 23 (5.19%) Banking
7 20 (4.51%) Retail
8 19 (4.29%) Electronics
9 13 (2.93%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (2.26%) Law
11 8 (1.81%) Legal
12 7 (1.58%) Advertising
13 6 (1.35%) French Language
13 6 (1.35%) General Ledger
13 6 (1.35%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.90%) German Language
14 4 (0.90%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.68%) Billing
15 3 (0.68%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.45%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 93 (20.99%) Architect
2 73 (16.48%) Developer
3 41 (9.26%) Consultant
4 33 (7.45%) Solutions Architect
5 26 (5.87%) Cloud Architect
5 26 (5.87%) Technical Architect
6 20 (4.51%) Cloud Developer
7 18 (4.06%) DevOps Engineer
7 18 (4.06%) Office 365 Engineer
7 18 (4.06%) Project Manager
8 17 (3.84%) Analyst
8 17 (3.84%) Azure Architect
9 13 (2.93%) Cloud Engineer
9 13 (2.93%) Oracle Developer
10 11 (2.48%) Security Engineer
10 11 (2.48%) Technical Developer
11 10 (2.26%) Azure Engineer
11 10 (2.26%) Security Architect
11 10 (2.26%) Windows Engineer
12 9 (2.03%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (9.71%) REST
1 43 (9.71%) SAML
2 38 (8.58%) Web Services
3 37 (8.35%) Oracle Fusion
4 34 (7.67%) .NET
5 30 (6.77%) HTML
6 23 (5.19%) JSON
6 23 (5.19%) Middleware
6 23 (5.19%) SOAP
7 22 (4.97%) XML
8 21 (4.74%) CSS
8 21 (4.74%) React
9 18 (4.06%) AngularJS
10 17 (3.84%) Node.js
11 15 (3.39%) LDAP
12 13 (2.93%) RabbitMQ
12 13 (2.93%) XSLT
13 11 (2.48%) .NET Core
13 11 (2.48%) OpenID
13 11 (2.48%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.51%) Public Cloud
3 15 (3.39%) Data Centre
4 14 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (2.93%) Clustering
6 12 (2.71%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.48%) Social Media
8 10 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (2.03%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (1.81%) Private Cloud
10 8 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.58%) PKI
11 7 (1.58%) PMI
12 6 (1.35%) Analytical Mindset
12 6 (1.35%) Cloud Native
13 5 (1.13%) User Experience
14 4 (0.90%) CMDB
14 4 (0.90%) Enterprise Cloud
14 4 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 4 (0.90%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 107 (24.15%) Windows
2 64 (14.45%) Windows Server
3 54 (12.19%) Linux
4 25 (5.64%) Windows Server 2016
5 23 (5.19%) Windows 10
6 20 (4.51%) Unix
7 14 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (2.26%) Apple iOS
8 10 (2.26%) Windows Server 2019
9 7 (1.58%) Solaris
9 7 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.90%) Android
10 4 (0.90%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.68%) VMS
12 2 (0.45%) AIX
12 2 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (25.28%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (21.90%) DevOps
3 81 (18.28%) Migration
4 53 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
5 52 (11.74%) Microservices
6 50 (11.29%) ERP
7 48 (10.84%) ITIL
8 45 (10.16%) SOA
9 44 (9.93%) Cybersecurity
10 41 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
11 36 (8.13%) High Availability
12 35 (7.90%) Open Source
13 33 (7.45%) Continuous Integration
14 30 (6.77%) Information Security
14 30 (6.77%) Scrum
15 28 (6.32%) Dashboard Development
15 28 (6.32%) Test Automation
16 26 (5.87%) Multi-Factor Authentication
16 26 (5.87%) Project Management
16 26 (5.87%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 69 (15.58%) SQL
2 66 (14.90%) Java
3 56 (12.64%) JavaScript
4 49 (11.06%) Python
5 45 (10.16%) PowerShell
6 36 (8.13%) Shell Script
7 35 (7.90%) C
8 24 (5.42%) C#
9 19 (4.29%) Bash Shell
10 12 (2.71%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.81%) Ruby
12 6 (1.35%) Perl
12 6 (1.35%) Scala
13 4 (0.90%) Groovy
14 3 (0.68%) R
14 3 (0.68%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.68%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.45%) Go
15 2 (0.45%) sed
15 2 (0.45%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 104 (23.48%) Security Cleared
2 95 (21.44%) SC Cleared
3 29 (6.55%) DV Cleared
4 20 (4.51%) Degree
5 9 (2.03%) PMI Certification
6 8 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 7 (1.58%) CISA
8 5 (1.13%) AWS Certification
8 5 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.13%) CISSP
8 5 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.13%) TOGAF Certification
9 3 (0.68%) CCNP
9 3 (0.68%) CISM
10 2 (0.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.45%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.45%) PMP
11 1 (0.23%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.77%) GDPR
1 30 (6.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (3.84%) QA
3 15 (3.39%) Cyber Essentials
4 14 (3.16%) HIPAA
5 8 (1.81%) SLA
6 7 (1.58%) COBIT
6 7 (1.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (1.35%) PCI DSS
7 6 (1.35%) PMO
8 5 (1.13%) NIST
9 4 (0.90%) ITGC
10 3 (0.68%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.68%) GxP
11 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.23%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.23%) NCSC
System Software
1 71 (16.03%) Active Directory
2 45 (10.16%) Docker
3 17 (3.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.35%) OpenAM
7 5 (1.13%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.45%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.45%) NFS
8 2 (0.45%) UAG
8 2 (0.45%) vSphere
9 1 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.23%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.23%) KVM
9 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.23%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.23%) Xen
9 1 (0.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 50 (11.29%) Kubernetes
2 41 (9.26%) Single Sign-On
3 33 (7.45%) Ansible
4 26 (5.87%) Microsoft Intune
5 23 (5.19%) SCCM
5 23 (5.19%) Terraform
6 22 (4.97%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (4.97%) Puppet
7 11 (2.48%) WSUS
8 7 (1.58%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (1.35%) FreeIPA
10 5 (1.13%) Nagios
10 5 (1.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 5 (1.13%) SCOM
11 3 (0.68%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (0.68%) Istio
11 3 (0.68%) Red Hat Satellite
12 2 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
12 2 (0.45%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 108 (24.38%) Microsoft
2 103 (23.25%) Oracle
3 40 (9.03%) SAP
4 32 (7.22%) ServiceNow
5 23 (5.19%) Salesforce.com
6 21 (4.74%) Splunk
6 21 (4.74%) VMware
7 18 (4.06%) Cisco
8 13 (2.93%) Citrix
9 8 (1.81%) Dell
9 8 (1.81%) Google
9 8 (1.81%) IBM
10 7 (1.58%) Informatica
10 7 (1.58%) Workday
11 6 (1.35%) LogicMonitor
11 6 (1.35%) Red Hat
11 6 (1.35%) SaltStack
12 5 (1.13%) NetApp
12 5 (1.13%) Tableau
13 4 (0.90%) Talend