Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 241 228 329
Rank change year-on-year -13 +101 +30
Contract jobs citing SaaS 1003 1091 775
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.07% 1.13% 0.74%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.43% 9.38% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 824 463
England median daily rate £488 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
10th Percentile £325 £313 £310
90th Percentile £638 £650 £675
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 20
England median hourly rate £28.25 £41.00 £32.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.10% +27.13% +22.86%
10th Percentile £19.70 £12.50 £11.13
90th Percentile £35.00 £50.00 £40.20
UK median hourly rate £28.25 £41.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year -31.10% +27.13% +22.86%

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 15589 11634 7087
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.58% 12.04% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 10896 8029 4814
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £280 £263
90th Percentile £625 £605 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 168 113
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -12.20% +20.22%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.18 £10.60
90th Percentile £59.63 £56.79 £39.00
UK median hourly rate £19.31 £18.55 £21.57
% change year-on-year +4.14% -14.02% +19.83%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -18 527 £500 - 186
South East +20 192 £450 +12.50% 89
North of England -31 105 £488 +14.71% 51
Midlands +24 100 £475 +5.44% 33
West Midlands +27 65 £455 +13.75% 17
Yorkshire +41 55 £481 -8.33% 6
East of England -8 50 £425 -10.99% 29
North West -33 44 £485 +25.16% 41
East Midlands +16 34 £500 -50.00% 16
South West -14 25 £448 -0.56% 23
North East -28 7 £625 +36.17% 4
SaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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.

1 349 (34.80%) Agile Software Development
2 284 (28.32%) PaaS
3 282 (28.12%) IaaS
4 247 (24.63%) Amazon AWS
5 241 (24.03%) Microsoft Azure
6 220 (21.93%) Microsoft
7 192 (19.14%) Finance
8 188 (18.74%) DevOps
9 156 (15.55%) JavaScript
10 152 (15.15%) Web Services
11 127 (12.66%) HTML
12 124 (12.36%) Java
13 122 (12.16%) Linux
14 120 (11.96%) CSS
15 119 (11.86%) Migration
16 112 (11.17%) SQL
17 106 (10.57%) ITIL
17 106 (10.57%) REST
18 105 (10.47%) Windows
19 103 (10.27%) Project Management
20 94 (9.37%) .NET
21 92 (9.17%) Scrum
22 90 (8.97%) AngularJS
22 90 (8.97%) HTML5
23 89 (8.87%) Python
24 86 (8.57%) Oracle
25 85 (8.47%) TOGAF
26 83 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
27 81 (8.08%) Docker
28 80 (7.98%) PRINCE2

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 36 (3.59%) Confluence
2 21 (2.09%) Apache
2 21 (2.09%) Apache Spark
3 17 (1.69%) Tomcat
4 15 (1.50%) CMS
4 15 (1.50%) SharePoint
5 13 (1.30%) JBoss
5 13 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (1.00%) SAS
7 9 (0.90%) nginx
7 9 (0.90%) WebLogic
8 7 (0.70%) Mule
8 7 (0.70%) Skype for Business
9 6 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.60%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.50%) IIS
10 5 (0.50%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.50%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 20 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.40%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.30%) Photoshop
5 11 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.90%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (0.80%) HipChat
8 6 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 5 (0.50%) InVision
10 3 (0.30%) UXPin
11 1 (0.100%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.100%) Camtasia
11 1 (0.100%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.100%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.70%) SAP HR
3 6 (0.60%) iTrent
4 5 (0.50%) SAP HCM
5 4 (0.40%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.40%) Oracle HRMS
5 4 (0.40%) ResourceLink
6 3 (0.30%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 3 (0.30%) Workday HCM
7 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.20%) SAP PA-EC
7 2 (0.20%) SnowdropKCS
8 1 (0.100%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.100%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.100%) Magento
8 1 (0.100%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.100%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.100%) Oracle iRecruitment
8 1 (0.100%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 284 (28.32%) PaaS
2 282 (28.12%) IaaS
3 247 (24.63%) Amazon AWS
4 241 (24.03%) Microsoft Azure
5 77 (7.68%) Office 365
6 38 (3.79%) Cloud Computing
7 36 (3.59%) SuccessFactors
8 32 (3.19%) npm
9 29 (2.89%) Azure Active Directory
9 29 (2.89%) Serverless
10 27 (2.69%) GitHub
10 27 (2.69%) iPaaS
11 20 (1.99%) AWS Lambda
12 12 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 8 (0.80%) Firebase
13 8 (0.80%) Heroku
14 7 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
15 6 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
15 6 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
15 6 (0.60%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 63 (6.28%) Firewall
2 57 (5.68%) VPN
3 43 (4.29%) DNS
4 39 (3.89%) TCP/IP
5 33 (3.29%) Internet
6 30 (2.99%) WAN
7 29 (2.89%) LAN
8 22 (2.19%) Network Security
8 22 (2.19%) Skype
8 22 (2.19%) SSL
9 18 (1.79%) SAN
10 16 (1.60%) HTTP
11 12 (1.20%) DHCP
11 12 (1.20%) LDAP
11 12 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (1.10%) Unified Communications
13 10 (1.00%) SMS
14 9 (0.90%) ICMP
15 8 (0.80%) NAS
16 7 (0.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (5.98%) NoSQL
2 55 (5.48%) Big Data
3 53 (5.28%) MySQL
4 47 (4.69%) SQL Server
5 32 (3.19%) MongoDB
6 22 (2.19%) Hadoop
7 19 (1.89%) Relational Database
8 17 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
9 15 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
10 14 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (1.20%) RDBMS
12 11 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (0.90%) Amazon Redshift
14 8 (0.80%) Oracle Database
14 8 (0.80%) Redis
15 7 (0.70%) Apache Hive
15 7 (0.70%) Power BI
16 6 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 6 (0.60%) DocumentDB
16 6 (0.60%) Presto
Development Applications
1 74 (7.38%) Git (software)
2 73 (7.28%) JIRA
3 67 (6.68%) Jenkins
4 29 (2.89%) gulp
5 26 (2.59%) webpack
6 20 (1.99%) Grunt
7 18 (1.79%) Cucumber
8 17 (1.69%) Bitbucket
9 14 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 14 (1.40%) Maven
9 14 (1.40%) Visual Studio
10 13 (1.30%) JBehave
10 13 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
11 12 (1.20%) PostCSS
12 11 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 10 (1.00%) Bower
13 10 (1.00%) Karma Test Runner
13 10 (1.00%) Subversion
13 10 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (1.00%) TestRail
General
1 192 (19.14%) Finance
2 75 (7.48%) Retail
3 44 (4.39%) Banking
4 36 (3.59%) Marketing
5 25 (2.49%) Telecoms
6 16 (1.60%) Law
7 13 (1.30%) Billing
8 12 (1.20%) Legal
8 12 (1.20%) Publishing
9 9 (0.90%) Retail Banking
10 8 (0.80%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.70%) Back Office
12 6 (0.60%) Advertising
12 6 (0.60%) Games
12 6 (0.60%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.50%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.30%) Front Office
16 2 (0.20%) Automotive
16 2 (0.20%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 283 (28.22%) Architect
2 189 (18.84%) Developer
3 111 (11.07%) Solutions Architect
4 88 (8.77%) Consultant
5 75 (7.48%) Analyst
6 68 (6.78%) Project Manager
7 60 (5.98%) Cloud Architect
8 59 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
9 47 (4.69%) Azure Architect
10 44 (4.39%) AWS Engineer
11 39 (3.89%) Business Analyst
12 38 (3.79%) JavaScript Developer
13 36 (3.59%) AWS DevOps
14 35 (3.49%) Technical Architect
15 34 (3.39%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 31 (3.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 31 (3.09%) Senior Developer
17 29 (2.89%) Cloud Engineer
18 25 (2.49%) Security Architect
19 24 (2.39%) Azure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (15.15%) Web Services
2 127 (12.66%) HTML
3 120 (11.96%) CSS
4 106 (10.57%) REST
5 94 (9.37%) .NET
6 90 (8.97%) AngularJS
6 90 (8.97%) HTML5
7 79 (7.88%) JSON
8 67 (6.68%) Node.js
9 58 (5.78%) CSS3
10 49 (4.89%) XML
11 47 (4.69%) React
12 45 (4.49%) Middleware
13 42 (4.19%) SOAP
14 39 (3.89%) Sass
15 36 (3.59%) RESTful
16 35 (3.49%) ASP.NET
17 33 (3.29%) jQuery
18 32 (3.19%) LESS
19 26 (2.59%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 61 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (5.88%) User Experience
3 50 (4.99%) Data Centre
3 50 (4.99%) Public Cloud
4 44 (4.39%) Enterprise Software
5 32 (3.19%) Management Information System
6 30 (2.99%) Computer Science
7 25 (2.49%) Hybrid Cloud
8 21 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
8 21 (2.09%) Mobile App
9 18 (1.79%) Fintech
10 17 (1.69%) PKI
11 15 (1.50%) Virtual Team
12 11 (1.10%) CMDB
13 10 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
14 9 (0.90%) Enterprise Cloud
15 7 (0.70%) Cloud Native
15 7 (0.70%) Data Structures
15 7 (0.70%) Derivative
15 7 (0.70%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 122 (12.16%) Linux
2 105 (10.47%) Windows
3 35 (3.49%) Android
4 27 (2.69%) Unix
5 23 (2.29%) Windows Server
6 18 (1.79%) Apple iOS
7 12 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (1.20%) Windows 10
8 10 (1.00%) HPUX
9 9 (0.90%) AIX
10 8 (0.80%) Solaris
10 8 (0.80%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
12 6 (0.60%) CentOS
12 6 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.40%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.30%) VMS
14 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.20%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.100%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (34.80%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (18.74%) DevOps
3 119 (11.86%) Migration
4 106 (10.57%) ITIL
5 103 (10.27%) Project Management
6 92 (9.17%) Scrum
7 85 (8.47%) TOGAF
8 83 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
9 80 (7.98%) PRINCE2
10 76 (7.58%) SOA
11 74 (7.38%) SDLC
12 68 (6.78%) Test Automation
13 65 (6.48%) Change Management
13 65 (6.48%) Continuous Integration
14 63 (6.28%) Enterprise Architecture
15 61 (6.08%) Open Source
16 60 (5.98%) ERP
17 58 (5.78%) Configuration Management
18 55 (5.48%) CRM
19 53 (5.28%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 156 (15.55%) JavaScript
2 124 (12.36%) Java
3 112 (11.17%) SQL
4 89 (8.87%) Python
5 69 (6.88%) C#
6 45 (4.49%) Ruby
7 43 (4.29%) Bash Shell
8 36 (3.59%) TypeScript
9 28 (2.79%) PHP
10 25 (2.49%) ES6
10 25 (2.49%) PowerShell
11 19 (1.89%) ECMAScript
12 18 (1.79%) PL/SQL
13 14 (1.40%) Go
13 14 (1.40%) T-SQL
14 12 (1.20%) C
15 11 (1.10%) Shell Script
16 10 (1.00%) Groovy
16 10 (1.00%) Perl
17 8 (0.80%) Scala
Qualifications
1 56 (5.58%) Degree
2 36 (3.59%) Security Cleared
3 23 (2.29%) CISSP
4 21 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (1.79%) SC Cleared
6 15 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 14 (1.40%) AWS Certification
7 14 (1.40%) CISM
7 14 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (1.30%) ISEB
9 12 (1.20%) MCSE
10 11 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
10 11 (1.10%) ISTQB
11 10 (1.00%) CCIE
12 8 (0.80%) CCDP
12 8 (0.80%) CCNP
13 7 (0.70%) Chartered Engineer
13 7 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.70%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.59%) QA
2 23 (2.29%) GDPR
3 21 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.20%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.90%) COBIT
5 9 (0.90%) PMO
6 7 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (0.60%) HIPAA
7 6 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.50%) Actionable Recommendations
8 5 (0.50%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.30%) GxP
10 2 (0.20%) GAMP
10 2 (0.20%) GCP
10 2 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.20%) RMADS
10 2 (0.20%) RosettaNet
10 2 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 81 (8.08%) Docker
2 68 (6.78%) Active Directory
3 31 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.50%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
6 9 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 9 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.20%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.20%) vSphere
9 1 (0.100%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.100%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.100%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.100%) OpenIDM
9 1 (0.100%) UAG
9 1 (0.100%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.100%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.100%) XenApp
9 1 (0.100%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 78 (7.78%) Ansible
2 50 (4.99%) Opscode Chef
3 40 (3.99%) Kubernetes
4 37 (3.69%) Terraform
5 32 (3.19%) Puppet
6 8 (0.80%) SCCM
7 6 (0.60%) Nagios
7 6 (0.60%) SCOM
8 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (0.50%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.40%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.40%) MOM
9 4 (0.40%) Rancher
9 4 (0.40%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (0.30%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (0.30%) logstash
10 3 (0.30%) Mesos
10 3 (0.30%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (0.30%) Rundeck
11 2 (0.20%) Consul
Vendors
1 220 (21.93%) Microsoft
2 86 (8.57%) Oracle
3 79 (7.88%) Salesforce.com
4 67 (6.68%) SAP
5 50 (4.99%) ServiceNow
6 49 (4.89%) Workday
7 41 (4.09%) VMware
8 31 (3.09%) Cisco
9 26 (2.59%) Red Hat
10 24 (2.39%) Google
11 23 (2.29%) IBM
12 13 (1.30%) MuleSoft
13 10 (1.00%) Atlassian
13 10 (1.00%) Dell
13 10 (1.00%) Palo Alto
13 10 (1.00%) Tableau
14 9 (0.90%) Citrix
15 8 (0.80%) HP
16 7 (0.70%) CheckPoint
16 7 (0.70%) webMethods