Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 185 206 263
Rank change year-on-year +21 +57 -5
Contract jobs citing SaaS 1,259 1,218 796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.52% 1.33% 0.94%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.32% 6.12% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 829 577
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £690 £650 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 0 8
England median hourly rate £80.00 - £40.75
10th Percentile £37.00 - £22.50
90th Percentile £86.60 - £65.00
UK median hourly rate £80.00 - £40.75

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 23,655 19,893 12,200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 28.49% 21.73% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,321 13,654 8,416
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £308 £275
90th Percentile £660 £638 £620
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 274 174
England median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +5.26% -3.11%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £63.25 £57.13 £59.20
UK median hourly rate £23.08 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +21.45% - -3.11%

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019. 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 +43 639 £550 +4.76% 163
South East +66 317 £492 -1.60% 116
North of England -44 113 £525 +18.31% 53
Midlands -14 83 £475 - 36
South West -2 76 £425 -17.07% 40
West Midlands -18 63 £475 - 17
North West -36 51 £525 +10.53% 34
Yorkshire +2 48 £525 +23.53% 13
East of England -10 26 £525 +10.53% 30
East Midlands +2 17 £475 +8.57% 19
North East -9 13 £413 +3.13% 6
SaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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.

1 467 (37.09%) PaaS
2 466 (37.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 428 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
4 370 (29.39%) IaaS
5 333 (26.45%) Amazon AWS
6 265 (21.05%) Microsoft
7 261 (20.73%) DevOps
8 254 (20.17%) Finance
9 223 (17.71%) SQL
10 193 (15.33%) JavaScript
11 161 (12.79%) Oracle
12 156 (12.39%) Migration
13 151 (11.99%) Windows
14 150 (11.91%) .NET
14 150 (11.91%) Microservices
15 146 (11.60%) Web Services
16 134 (10.64%) Java
17 125 (9.93%) C#
18 124 (9.85%) Office 365
19 120 (9.53%) Continuous Integration
20 115 (9.13%) HTML
21 114 (9.05%) SQL Server
21 114 (9.05%) Security Cleared
22 112 (8.90%) Jenkins
23 111 (8.82%) Active Directory
24 110 (8.74%) Linux
24 110 (8.74%) Project Management
25 107 (8.50%) XML
26 105 (8.34%) Python
26 105 (8.34%) Scrum

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 53 (4.21%) Confluence
2 39 (3.10%) SharePoint
3 30 (2.38%) Tomcat
4 27 (2.14%) IIS
5 26 (2.07%) Apache
6 17 (1.35%) Apache Spark
7 16 (1.27%) CMS
8 15 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
9 14 (1.11%) Skype for Business
10 13 (1.03%) OpenStack
10 13 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 12 (0.95%) MS Exchange
11 12 (0.95%) WebLogic
12 10 (0.79%) GeoServer
12 10 (0.79%) NServiceBus
13 9 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.48%) Drupal
14 6 (0.48%) JBoss
15 5 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
16 4 (0.32%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 59 (4.69%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.87%) Photoshop
5 10 (0.79%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.48%) Chatbot
7 6 (0.48%) Sketch
8 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.16%) Figma
10 1 (0.079%) Blender
10 1 (0.079%) Maya
10 1 (0.079%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 21 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.11%) Oracle ERP
3 10 (0.79%) NetSuite
4 8 (0.64%) Workday HCM
5 7 (0.56%) SAP HR
6 6 (0.48%) SAP ERP
7 5 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
8 4 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (0.32%) SAP APO
8 4 (0.32%) SAP IBP
9 3 (0.24%) assyst
9 3 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.24%) Eloqua
9 3 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
10 2 (0.16%) Actimize
10 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 467 (37.09%) PaaS
2 466 (37.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 370 (29.39%) IaaS
4 333 (26.45%) Amazon AWS
5 124 (9.85%) Office 365
6 71 (5.64%) Google Cloud Platform
7 62 (4.92%) Serverless
8 59 (4.69%) Azure Active Directory
9 36 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
9 36 (2.86%) AWS Lambda
10 35 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
11 31 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
12 30 (2.38%) Boomi
13 23 (1.83%) OpenShift
14 21 (1.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 20 (1.59%) GitHub
16 18 (1.43%) Azure Data Factory
17 17 (1.35%) Azure Functions
18 15 (1.19%) Power Platform
19 14 (1.11%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 65 (5.16%) Firewall
2 40 (3.18%) VPN
3 34 (2.70%) DNS
4 29 (2.30%) Internet
5 22 (1.75%) LAN
5 22 (1.75%) WAN
6 15 (1.19%) Network Security
6 15 (1.19%) Skype
7 14 (1.11%) DHCP
7 14 (1.11%) TCP/IP
8 13 (1.03%) SAN
9 11 (0.87%) Reverse Proxy
10 10 (0.79%) MPLS
10 10 (0.79%) VoIP
11 9 (0.71%) Intranet
11 9 (0.71%) NAS
11 9 (0.71%) VLAN
11 9 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (0.64%) NetScaler
13 7 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (9.05%) SQL Server
2 50 (3.97%) MongoDB
2 50 (3.97%) NoSQL
3 37 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
4 33 (2.62%) Azure SQL Database
5 32 (2.54%) MySQL
6 29 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 27 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
7 27 (2.14%) Oracle Database
8 26 (2.07%) Big Data
8 26 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
9 22 (1.75%) Hadoop
10 16 (1.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 15 (1.19%) Relational Database
12 14 (1.11%) Data Lake
12 14 (1.11%) GIS
12 14 (1.11%) Oracle Database 12c
13 12 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
13 12 (0.95%) Cosmos DB
13 12 (0.95%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 112 (8.90%) Jenkins
2 99 (7.86%) JIRA
3 80 (6.35%) Git (software)
4 51 (4.05%) Visual Studio Team System
5 44 (3.49%) Bitbucket
6 38 (3.02%) Visual Studio
7 31 (2.46%) TeamCity
8 27 (2.14%) Pylint
8 27 (2.14%) Sourcetree
9 25 (1.99%) Selenium
10 24 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
11 21 (1.67%) Maven
11 21 (1.67%) NUnit
12 19 (1.51%) JMeter
13 16 (1.27%) Jasmine
14 15 (1.19%) Karma Test Runner
15 14 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
16 12 (0.95%) JUnit
16 12 (0.95%) SpecFlow
17 11 (0.87%) MSTest
General
1 254 (20.17%) Finance
2 102 (8.10%) Banking
3 63 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 59 (4.69%) Marketing
5 49 (3.89%) Retail
6 29 (2.30%) Legal
7 24 (1.91%) Law
7 24 (1.91%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.43%) Electronics
9 16 (1.27%) Games
9 16 (1.27%) Publishing
10 11 (0.87%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.79%) Back Office
11 10 (0.79%) Billing
12 9 (0.71%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.64%) Advertising
14 5 (0.40%) Local Government
15 4 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.32%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.24%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 358 (28.44%) Architect
2 241 (19.14%) Developer
3 127 (10.09%) Solutions Architect
4 94 (7.47%) Cloud Architect
5 66 (5.24%) Consultant
5 66 (5.24%) Project Manager
6 65 (5.16%) Analyst
7 57 (4.53%) Technical Architect
8 51 (4.05%) .NET Developer
9 50 (3.97%) DevOps Engineer
10 43 (3.42%) Azure Architect
11 39 (3.10%) Full Stack Developer
12 38 (3.02%) Azure Engineer
13 37 (2.94%) Security Architect
14 36 (2.86%) Cloud Engineer
14 36 (2.86%) Infrastructure Architect
15 35 (2.78%) AWS Architect
16 31 (2.46%) Python Developer
17 28 (2.22%) Technical Leader
18 26 (2.07%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (11.91%) .NET
2 146 (11.60%) Web Services
3 115 (9.13%) HTML
4 107 (8.50%) XML
5 95 (7.55%) JSON
6 83 (6.59%) REST
7 78 (6.20%) CSS
8 74 (5.88%) RESTful
9 65 (5.16%) AngularJS
9 65 (5.16%) React
10 56 (4.45%) Node.js
11 50 (3.97%) ASP.NET Web API
12 47 (3.73%) ASP.NET
13 46 (3.65%) .NET Framework
13 46 (3.65%) HTML5
14 44 (3.49%) Middleware
14 44 (3.49%) Redux
14 44 (3.49%) SOAP
15 39 (3.10%) .NET Core
16 37 (2.94%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 101 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (7.15%) Public Cloud
3 76 (6.04%) User Experience
4 57 (4.53%) Data Centre
5 41 (3.26%) Management Information System
6 39 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
7 35 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
8 26 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
9 21 (1.67%) Private Cloud
9 21 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
10 20 (1.59%) Cloud Native
11 15 (1.19%) Mobile App
12 14 (1.11%) PKI
13 13 (1.03%) Data Structures
13 13 (1.03%) Virtual Team
14 12 (0.95%) DataPower
15 10 (0.79%) Enterprise Cloud
15 10 (0.79%) N-Tier
16 9 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
17 8 (0.64%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 151 (11.99%) Windows
2 110 (8.74%) Linux
3 73 (5.80%) Windows Server
4 40 (3.18%) Unix
5 30 (2.38%) Windows 10
6 27 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (1.43%) Android
9 17 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (0.95%) AIX
11 11 (0.87%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.56%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.48%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.40%) CentOS
14 5 (0.40%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.32%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.16%) Debian
17 1 (0.079%) Solaris
17 1 (0.079%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.079%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 428 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
2 261 (20.73%) DevOps
3 156 (12.39%) Migration
4 150 (11.91%) Microservices
5 120 (9.53%) Continuous Integration
6 110 (8.74%) Project Management
7 105 (8.34%) Scrum
8 102 (8.10%) TDD
9 101 (8.02%) TOGAF
10 95 (7.55%) Test Automation
11 88 (6.99%) Stakeholder Management
12 86 (6.83%) Problem-Solving
13 83 (6.59%) ITIL
14 75 (5.96%) Analytics
15 74 (5.88%) ERP
16 72 (5.72%) Business Intelligence
16 72 (5.72%) Enterprise Architecture
17 70 (5.56%) SDLC
18 64 (5.08%) PRINCE2
19 61 (4.85%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 223 (17.71%) SQL
2 193 (15.33%) JavaScript
3 134 (10.64%) Java
4 125 (9.93%) C#
5 105 (8.34%) Python
6 78 (6.20%) PowerShell
7 38 (3.02%) TypeScript
8 31 (2.46%) T-SQL
9 22 (1.75%) PHP
10 20 (1.59%) ES6
11 13 (1.03%) C
12 11 (0.87%) Bash Shell
12 11 (0.87%) Scala
13 9 (0.71%) C++
13 9 (0.71%) Go
14 7 (0.56%) ES7
14 7 (0.56%) Java 8
15 6 (0.48%) Perl
15 6 (0.48%) Ruby
15 6 (0.48%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 114 (9.05%) Security Cleared
2 94 (7.47%) SC Cleared
3 59 (4.69%) Degree
4 34 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (2.14%) TOGAF Certification
7 25 (1.99%) CISSP
8 22 (1.75%) MCSE
9 14 (1.11%) CCNA
10 13 (1.03%) AWS Certification
10 13 (1.03%) CISM
11 11 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
12 9 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
12 9 (0.71%) CCIE
13 8 (0.64%) DV Cleared
14 7 (0.56%) CCNP
15 6 (0.48%) CRISC
15 6 (0.48%) MCP
15 6 (0.48%) MCSA
15 6 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (5.16%) QA
2 32 (2.54%) NIST
3 24 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (1.75%) NCSC
4 22 (1.75%) PCI DSS
5 17 (1.35%) GDPR
6 14 (1.11%) PMO
7 12 (0.95%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.64%) COBIT
8 8 (0.64%) SLA
9 4 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.16%) GxP
10 2 (0.16%) PSD2
11 1 (0.079%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.079%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.079%) HL7
11 1 (0.079%) IFRS
11 1 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 111 (8.82%) Active Directory
2 84 (6.67%) Docker
3 30 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (2.22%) Hyper-V
4 28 (2.22%) XenApp
5 19 (1.51%) Microsoft App-V
6 12 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
6 12 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.95%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 6 (0.48%) vSphere
9 4 (0.32%) Postfix
10 3 (0.24%) Shibboleth
10 3 (0.24%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.16%) KVM
11 2 (0.16%) NFS
11 2 (0.16%) UAG
11 2 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 73 (5.80%) Terraform
2 64 (5.08%) Kubernetes
3 46 (3.65%) Single Sign-On
4 42 (3.34%) Ansible
5 34 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
6 31 (2.46%) SCCM
7 29 (2.30%) Puppet
8 13 (1.03%) SCOM
9 12 (0.95%) Data Guard
10 11 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
11 10 (0.79%) AirWatch
11 10 (0.79%) Kibana
12 9 (0.71%) CASB
12 9 (0.71%) logstash
13 7 (0.56%) Mesos
14 6 (0.48%) WSUS
15 4 (0.32%) Marathon
15 4 (0.32%) Nagios
15 4 (0.32%) Nessus
15 4 (0.32%) yum
Vendors
1 265 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 161 (12.79%) Oracle
3 76 (6.04%) SAP
4 68 (5.40%) Google
5 67 (5.32%) VMware
6 59 (4.69%) Salesforce.com
7 51 (4.05%) Citrix
8 39 (3.10%) Splunk
9 37 (2.94%) Dell
10 36 (2.86%) ServiceNow
11 30 (2.38%) Workday
12 26 (2.07%) Red Hat
13 21 (1.67%) Cisco
13 21 (1.67%) IBM
14 19 (1.51%) Atlassian
15 18 (1.43%) Hyperion
16 9 (0.71%) HP
17 8 (0.64%) CheckPoint
17 8 (0.64%) Cypress Semiconductor
17 8 (0.64%) Remedy