Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 184 238 249
Rank change year-on-year +54 +11 +76
Contract jobs citing SaaS 1,435 1,038 1,008
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.50% 1.10% 1.05%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.27% 6.45% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 988 713 761
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £350 £338 £313
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £495 £450
% change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 9
England median hourly rate £19.50 £35.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.29% -20.45% +36.43%
10th Percentile £12.68 £20.15 £12.50
90th Percentile £62.38 £42.40 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £35.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year -32.86% -20.45% +36.43%

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 22,872 16,102 11,880
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 23.96% 17.07% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,026 11,268 8,200
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £308 £275 £281
90th Percentile £650 £625 £605
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 198 173
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -11.91%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.18 £11.65
90th Percentile £58.75 £58.75 £56.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -16.55%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +53 734 £525 +5.00% 350
South East +24 268 £520 +6.67% 136
North of England +29 153 £481 -1.28% 103
Midlands +16 139 £460 -5.88% 92
West Midlands +17 112 £465 +3.33% 66
East of England +18 73 £500 +18.69% 43
Yorkshire +8 69 £450 -5.26% 37
North West +8 64 £500 +1.27% 43
South West +6 61 £388 -20.51% 62
North East +4 20 £475 -24.00% 23
East Midlands -13 20 £450 -14.29% 26
SaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 538 (37.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 504 (35.12%) PaaS
3 464 (32.33%) Agile Software Development
4 442 (30.80%) IaaS
5 382 (26.62%) Microsoft
6 377 (26.27%) Amazon AWS
7 300 (20.91%) DevOps
8 241 (16.79%) Finance
9 229 (15.96%) JavaScript
10 193 (13.45%) Windows
11 176 (12.26%) .NET
12 174 (12.13%) SQL
13 160 (11.15%) Web Services
14 159 (11.08%) Migration
15 152 (10.59%) C#
16 147 (10.24%) Office 365
17 146 (10.17%) Linux
18 139 (9.69%) Java
19 136 (9.48%) Docker
20 134 (9.34%) SQL Server
21 132 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
22 131 (9.13%) Oracle
23 130 (9.06%) Active Directory
24 129 (8.99%) Jenkins
25 128 (8.92%) Scrum
26 125 (8.71%) Public Cloud
27 123 (8.57%) Security Cleared
28 122 (8.50%) Firewall
29 120 (8.36%) Continuous Integration
30 119 (8.29%) 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 52 (3.62%) SharePoint
2 44 (3.07%) Confluence
3 23 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
4 19 (1.32%) Apache Spark
5 18 (1.25%) IIS
5 18 (1.25%) Mule
6 17 (1.18%) CMS
7 15 (1.05%) NServiceBus
8 14 (0.98%) Skype for Business
9 12 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
9 12 (0.84%) OpenStack
10 10 (0.70%) Anypoint
10 10 (0.70%) Apache
11 9 (0.63%) MS Exchange
11 9 (0.63%) Mule ESB
12 8 (0.56%) JBoss
13 7 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (0.49%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
15 5 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 44 (3.07%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.42%) Chatbot
4 6 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.14%) InVision
5 2 (0.14%) SPSS
6 1 (0.070%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 41 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.25%) NetSuite
3 13 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
4 12 (0.84%) Oracle ERP
4 12 (0.84%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 9 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
5 9 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
6 8 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
6 8 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
6 8 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
7 7 (0.49%) SAP HR
7 7 (0.49%) Workday HCM
8 5 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
9 4 (0.28%) Sentinel
10 3 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
10 3 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
11 2 (0.14%) Global One
11 2 (0.14%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 538 (37.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 504 (35.12%) PaaS
3 442 (30.80%) IaaS
4 377 (26.27%) Amazon AWS
5 147 (10.24%) Office 365
6 73 (5.09%) Cloud Computing
7 57 (3.97%) Azure Active Directory
8 49 (3.41%) GitHub
9 47 (3.28%) Serverless
10 45 (3.14%) Dynamics 365
11 41 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
12 38 (2.65%) AWS CloudFormation
13 33 (2.30%) Amazon EC2
14 27 (1.88%) OpenShift
15 26 (1.81%) Datadog
16 22 (1.53%) Amazon SQS
17 21 (1.46%) Amazon S3
17 21 (1.46%) AWS Lambda
18 18 (1.25%) G Suite
19 17 (1.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 122 (8.50%) Firewall
2 85 (5.92%) VPN
3 74 (5.16%) DNS
4 52 (3.62%) TCP/IP
5 34 (2.37%) WAN
6 31 (2.16%) SSL
7 28 (1.95%) LAN
8 24 (1.67%) Internet
9 23 (1.60%) Skype
10 21 (1.46%) ICMP
11 20 (1.39%) Network Security
11 20 (1.39%) SAN
12 18 (1.25%) HTTP
12 18 (1.25%) Intrusion Detection
12 18 (1.25%) NetScaler
13 15 (1.05%) Unified Communications
14 13 (0.91%) Wireless
14 13 (0.91%) WLAN
15 12 (0.84%) Reverse Proxy
16 9 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (9.34%) SQL Server
2 52 (3.62%) Big Data
3 48 (3.34%) MongoDB
3 48 (3.34%) MySQL
4 36 (2.51%) NoSQL
5 31 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
6 30 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
7 28 (1.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 27 (1.88%) Relational Database
9 25 (1.74%) Hadoop
9 25 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 23 (1.60%) Amazon RDS
11 21 (1.46%) Azure SQL Database
12 19 (1.32%) Power BI
13 14 (0.98%) RDBMS
14 12 (0.84%) Data Lake
15 8 (0.56%) Apache Hive
15 8 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (0.56%) Oracle Database
15 8 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 129 (8.99%) Jenkins
2 95 (6.62%) JIRA
3 85 (5.92%) Visual Studio Team System
4 69 (4.81%) Git (software)
5 43 (3.00%) Octopus Deploy
6 39 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 32 (2.23%) Maven
7 32 (2.23%) Selenium
7 32 (2.23%) TeamCity
8 29 (2.02%) Visual Studio
9 28 (1.95%) Bitbucket
10 22 (1.53%) GitLab
11 21 (1.46%) Cucumber
12 20 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 15 (1.05%) Artifactory
13 15 (1.05%) IBM UrbanCode
14 14 (0.98%) gulp
14 14 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
15 11 (0.77%) CircleCI
15 11 (0.77%) MSBuild
General
1 241 (16.79%) Finance
2 80 (5.57%) Banking
3 67 (4.67%) Retail
4 42 (2.93%) Telecoms
5 32 (2.23%) Law
6 29 (2.02%) Marketing
7 27 (1.88%) Legal
8 15 (1.05%) Advertising
9 14 (0.98%) Billing
10 12 (0.84%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.77%) German Language
12 10 (0.70%) Publishing
13 8 (0.56%) Front Office
14 7 (0.49%) Back Office
14 7 (0.49%) Games
14 7 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.42%) Manufacturing
16 4 (0.28%) Automotive
17 3 (0.21%) Electronics
17 3 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 357 (24.88%) Architect
2 255 (17.77%) Developer
3 152 (10.59%) Solutions Architect
4 126 (8.78%) DevOps Engineer
5 124 (8.64%) Analyst
6 82 (5.71%) Consultant
6 82 (5.71%) Project Manager
7 76 (5.30%) Azure Architect
8 65 (4.53%) Cloud Architect
9 51 (3.55%) Technical Architect
10 48 (3.34%) Business Analyst
10 48 (3.34%) Cloud Engineer
11 45 (3.14%) AWS Engineer
12 42 (2.93%) .NET Developer
13 40 (2.79%) Azure Engineer
14 36 (2.51%) Infrastructure Architect
14 36 (2.51%) Senior Developer
15 34 (2.37%) AWS DevOps
16 33 (2.30%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 33 (2.30%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (12.26%) .NET
2 160 (11.15%) Web Services
3 119 (8.29%) HTML
4 93 (6.48%) CSS
5 92 (6.41%) Node.js
6 77 (5.37%) REST
7 65 (4.53%) JSON
8 64 (4.46%) XML
9 59 (4.11%) React
10 58 (4.04%) AngularJS
11 57 (3.97%) Middleware
12 51 (3.55%) SAML
13 48 (3.34%) RESTful
14 46 (3.21%) HTML5
14 46 (3.21%) Spring
15 45 (3.14%) SOAP
16 42 (2.93%) Elastic Stack
17 41 (2.86%) Redux
18 37 (2.58%) OAuth
19 35 (2.44%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 132 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
2 125 (8.71%) Public Cloud
3 80 (5.57%) User Experience
4 66 (4.60%) Management Information System
5 45 (3.14%) Greenfield Project
6 44 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
7 43 (3.00%) Data Centre
8 41 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
9 35 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
10 31 (2.16%) Mobile App
11 26 (1.81%) Cloud Native
12 24 (1.67%) Fintech
13 22 (1.53%) Private Cloud
14 16 (1.11%) PKI
15 13 (0.91%) Replication
16 12 (0.84%) Data Structures
17 11 (0.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 11 (0.77%) Hedge funds
18 10 (0.70%) iPhone
18 10 (0.70%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 193 (13.45%) Windows
2 146 (10.17%) Linux
3 113 (7.87%) Windows Server
4 49 (3.41%) Unix
4 49 (3.41%) Windows 10
5 40 (2.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (1.25%) AIX
8 17 (1.18%) Apple iOS
9 16 (1.11%) Ubuntu
10 15 (1.05%) Android
10 15 (1.05%) Windows XP
11 9 (0.63%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.49%) CentOS
12 7 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.35%) Mesosphere
13 5 (0.35%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.28%) HPUX
14 4 (0.28%) Solaris
15 3 (0.21%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 464 (32.33%) Agile Software Development
2 300 (20.91%) DevOps
3 159 (11.08%) Migration
4 128 (8.92%) Scrum
5 120 (8.36%) Continuous Integration
6 116 (8.08%) Open Source
7 110 (7.67%) Microservices
8 106 (7.39%) Problem-Solving
9 105 (7.32%) CRM
10 103 (7.18%) Test Automation
11 94 (6.55%) Project Management
12 87 (6.06%) ERP
12 87 (6.06%) ITIL
12 87 (6.06%) TDD
13 86 (5.99%) TOGAF
14 81 (5.64%) SDLC
15 77 (5.37%) Stakeholder Management
16 74 (5.16%) Analytics
17 69 (4.81%) Mentoring
18 64 (4.46%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 229 (15.96%) JavaScript
2 174 (12.13%) SQL
3 152 (10.59%) C#
4 139 (9.69%) Java
5 113 (7.87%) Python
6 98 (6.83%) PowerShell
7 50 (3.48%) Bash Shell
8 39 (2.72%) Ruby
9 28 (1.95%) PHP
10 27 (1.88%) C
11 25 (1.74%) TypeScript
12 22 (1.53%) T-SQL
13 21 (1.46%) Java 8
14 16 (1.11%) Shell Script
15 15 (1.05%) Perl
16 11 (0.77%) Scala
17 10 (0.70%) Apple Swift
17 10 (0.70%) Groovy
17 10 (0.70%) Objective-C
18 9 (0.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 123 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 80 (5.57%) SC Cleared
3 72 (5.02%) Degree
4 29 (2.02%) CISSP
5 19 (1.32%) TOGAF Certification
6 15 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (0.98%) CISM
8 13 (0.91%) AWS Certification
8 13 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (0.84%) DV Cleared
10 10 (0.70%) CCNP
11 8 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (0.49%) CCIE
13 6 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (0.42%) DBS Check
13 6 (0.42%) MCSE
14 5 (0.35%) CCNA
14 5 (0.35%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.00%) QA
2 24 (1.67%) GDPR
2 24 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.11%) Data Quality
4 15 (1.05%) PMO
5 14 (0.98%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.91%) SLA
7 12 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 11 (0.77%) FedRAMP
9 10 (0.70%) HIPAA
10 5 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
10 5 (0.35%) Government Security Classifications
11 3 (0.21%) COBIT
12 2 (0.14%) HL7
12 2 (0.14%) WCAG
13 1 (0.070%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.070%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.070%) PSD2
13 1 (0.070%) SEPA
13 1 (0.070%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 136 (9.48%) Docker
2 130 (9.06%) Active Directory
3 48 (3.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (2.65%) Hyper-V
5 27 (1.88%) XenApp
6 22 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
8 16 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
9 12 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (0.84%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.35%) vSphere
11 4 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (0.28%) KVM
12 3 (0.21%) Shibboleth
12 3 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.21%) Xen
12 3 (0.21%) XenServer
13 2 (0.14%) NFS
13 2 (0.14%) Samba
13 2 (0.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 116 (8.08%) Kubernetes
2 107 (7.46%) Ansible
3 88 (6.13%) Terraform
4 72 (5.02%) Puppet
5 67 (4.67%) Opscode Chef
6 43 (3.00%) Single Sign-On
7 25 (1.74%) SCCM
8 23 (1.60%) Microsoft Intune
9 21 (1.46%) Kibana
10 17 (1.18%) Nagios
11 15 (1.05%) logstash
12 14 (0.98%) Data Guard
13 12 (0.84%) CASB
14 11 (0.77%) Mesos
15 10 (0.70%) CloudHub
16 9 (0.63%) HockeyApp
16 9 (0.63%) Marathon
17 7 (0.49%) Grafana
17 7 (0.49%) SCOM
17 7 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 382 (26.62%) Microsoft
2 131 (9.13%) Oracle
3 81 (5.64%) VMware
4 68 (4.74%) Google
5 58 (4.04%) SAP
6 47 (3.28%) Citrix
7 46 (3.21%) Salesforce.com
8 44 (3.07%) Splunk
9 43 (3.00%) ServiceNow
10 40 (2.79%) Workday
11 38 (2.65%) Cisco
12 35 (2.44%) IBM
13 29 (2.02%) Red Hat
14 27 (1.88%) New Relic
15 23 (1.60%) HP
16 19 (1.32%) MuleSoft
17 18 (1.25%) 3PAR
17 18 (1.25%) AppDynamics
17 18 (1.25%) Dell
17 18 (1.25%) Okta