Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 212 256 280
Rank change year-on-year +44 +24 +92
Contract jobs citing SaaS 1,191 866 894
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.29% 1.01% 0.91%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.43% 7.53% 10.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 838 650 606
England median daily rate £500 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £315 £319
90th Percentile £638 £657 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 8
England median hourly rate £28.25 £36.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.60% +92.11% -30.44%
10th Percentile £17.83 £18.92 £17.09
90th Percentile £40.55 £49.58 £100.00
UK median hourly rate £28.25 £36.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -22.60% +92.11% -3.59%

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 18,535 11,506 8,260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.01% 13.40% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,745 8,055 5,766
England median daily rate £480 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.92% +1.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £306 £285 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 144 136
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.86 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.07% -6.89% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.30 £51.05 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -14.29% -6.67%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 19 April 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 +43 617 £525 +5.00% 293
South East -7 195 £500 +11.11% 145
North of England +15 168 £429 +14.50% 92
Midlands +60 113 £500 +11.11% 84
North West +4 77 £475 +11.76% 53
West Midlands +25 65 £463 +2.78% 53
Yorkshire +33 57 £450 -15.29% 26
South West +20 53 £494 +17.21% 45
East Midlands +20 48 £525 +5.00% 31
East of England +5 41 £450 +7.78% 41
North East -6 36 £400 +12.28% 13
SaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 455 (38.20%) PaaS
2 403 (33.84%) Agile Software Development
3 401 (33.67%) IaaS
4 342 (28.72%) Amazon AWS
5 334 (28.04%) Microsoft Azure
6 221 (18.56%) Microsoft
7 216 (18.14%) DevOps
8 206 (17.30%) Finance
9 152 (12.76%) ITIL
10 141 (11.84%) JavaScript
11 135 (11.34%) Java
11 135 (11.34%) Windows
12 134 (11.25%) Web Services
13 133 (11.17%) Linux
14 132 (11.08%) Project Management
15 120 (10.08%) Migration
16 113 (9.49%) Stakeholder Management
16 113 (9.49%) SQL
17 110 (9.24%) Change Management
18 106 (8.90%) Open Source
18 106 (8.90%) Continuous Integration
19 101 (8.48%) CSS
20 100 (8.40%) HTML
21 99 (8.31%) Problem-Solving
22 97 (8.14%) Docker
23 94 (7.89%) Retail
23 94 (7.89%) REST
24 90 (7.56%) Jenkins
25 89 (7.47%) Security Cleared
25 89 (7.47%) Data Management

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 31 (2.60%) SharePoint
2 20 (1.68%) Confluence
3 18 (1.51%) Apache Spark
3 18 (1.51%) OpenStack
4 17 (1.43%) Apache
5 16 (1.34%) CMS
6 15 (1.26%) WebSphere
7 14 (1.18%) IIS
8 13 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 12 (1.01%) SAS
9 12 (1.01%) Skype for Business
10 11 (0.92%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.59%) ThingWorx
12 6 (0.50%) MS Exchange
13 5 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.42%) Marvel
14 4 (0.34%) JBoss
15 3 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 3 (0.25%) Apache Pig
15 3 (0.25%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 35 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.59%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.42%) InVision
6 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.084%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.084%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.084%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 21 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.18%) NetSuite
3 10 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.76%) Workday HCM
5 7 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
6 6 (0.50%) Eloqua
6 6 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.50%) SAP HR
7 4 (0.34%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 4 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (0.25%) HFM
9 2 (0.17%) Infor M3
9 2 (0.17%) iTrent
9 2 (0.17%) Magento
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle HRMS
9 2 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
10 1 (0.084%) JDE World
10 1 (0.084%) SAP Business ByDesign
10 1 (0.084%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 455 (38.20%) PaaS
2 401 (33.67%) IaaS
3 342 (28.72%) Amazon AWS
4 334 (28.04%) Microsoft Azure
5 75 (6.30%) Office 365
6 35 (2.94%) npm
7 34 (2.85%) Cloud Computing
8 27 (2.27%) GitHub
9 25 (2.10%) SuccessFactors
10 21 (1.76%) Azure Active Directory
11 19 (1.60%) AWS CloudFormation
12 17 (1.43%) Serverless
13 16 (1.34%) AWS Lambda
14 15 (1.26%) iPaaS
15 13 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
15 13 (1.09%) Slack
16 12 (1.01%) Trello
17 10 (0.84%) Amazon S3
17 10 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 9 (0.76%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 89 (7.47%) Firewall
2 50 (4.20%) TCP/IP
3 48 (4.03%) VPN
4 47 (3.95%) DNS
5 36 (3.02%) WAN
6 34 (2.85%) Network Security
7 30 (2.52%) LAN
8 26 (2.18%) Internet
9 23 (1.93%) HTTP
10 18 (1.51%) MQTT
11 13 (1.09%) SSL
12 12 (1.01%) DHCP
13 11 (0.92%) Unified Communications
13 11 (0.92%) Wireless
14 10 (0.84%) ICMP
14 10 (0.84%) Skype
15 9 (0.76%) Intranet
15 9 (0.76%) SMS
16 8 (0.67%) SAN
17 7 (0.59%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (6.88%) SQL Server
2 56 (4.70%) MySQL
3 46 (3.86%) Big Data
4 32 (2.69%) MongoDB
5 31 (2.60%) NoSQL
6 28 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
7 27 (2.27%) Hadoop
8 24 (2.02%) Amazon RDS
9 23 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
10 22 (1.85%) Relational Database
11 17 (1.43%) RDBMS
12 15 (1.26%) Power BI
13 9 (0.76%) Oracle Database
14 8 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
14 8 (0.67%) Data Lake
15 7 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 7 (0.59%) Amazon Redshift
15 7 (0.59%) Redis
15 7 (0.59%) Spotfire
16 6 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 90 (7.56%) Jenkins
2 77 (6.47%) JIRA
3 66 (5.54%) Git (software)
4 39 (3.27%) gulp
5 32 (2.69%) Grunt
6 31 (2.60%) webpack
7 22 (1.85%) Visual Studio
8 17 (1.43%) Maven
9 15 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (1.09%) Bitbucket
11 12 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 11 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 11 (0.92%) Jasmine
12 11 (0.92%) TeamCity
13 9 (0.76%) Bower
14 8 (0.67%) Selenium
15 7 (0.59%) Cucumber
15 7 (0.59%) Karma Test Runner
15 7 (0.59%) NUnit
16 6 (0.50%) eggPlant
General
1 206 (17.30%) Finance
2 94 (7.89%) Retail
3 68 (5.71%) Marketing
4 38 (3.19%) Banking
5 37 (3.11%) Telecoms
6 36 (3.02%) Legal
7 30 (2.52%) Law
8 24 (2.02%) Publishing
9 19 (1.60%) Manufacturing
10 15 (1.26%) Automotive
11 12 (1.01%) Billing
11 12 (1.01%) Games
12 10 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.76%) Advertising
14 7 (0.59%) Front Office
15 6 (0.50%) Back Office
15 6 (0.50%) Electronics
15 6 (0.50%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.42%) German Language
17 4 (0.34%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 343 (28.80%) Architect
2 175 (14.69%) Developer
3 136 (11.42%) Solutions Architect
4 123 (10.33%) Analyst
5 81 (6.80%) Cloud Architect
6 78 (6.55%) Consultant
7 76 (6.38%) Project Manager
8 53 (4.45%) JavaScript Developer
9 52 (4.37%) Security Architect
10 48 (4.03%) DevOps Engineer
11 47 (3.95%) Business Analyst
12 46 (3.86%) Technical Architect
13 40 (3.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 35 (2.94%) Azure Architect
15 31 (2.60%) AWS Architect
16 29 (2.43%) HTML Developer
17 28 (2.35%) Product Manager
18 25 (2.10%) Java Developer
19 23 (1.93%) Azure Engineer
19 23 (1.93%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (11.25%) Web Services
2 101 (8.48%) CSS
3 100 (8.40%) HTML
4 94 (7.89%) REST
5 76 (6.38%) .NET
6 72 (6.05%) AngularJS
7 57 (4.79%) Middleware
7 57 (4.79%) Node.js
7 57 (4.79%) React
8 55 (4.62%) HTML5
9 44 (3.69%) XML
10 39 (3.27%) JSON
11 38 (3.19%) RESTful
12 29 (2.43%) CSS3
13 28 (2.35%) SOAP
14 27 (2.27%) LESS
14 27 (2.27%) Vue (Vue.js)
15 26 (2.18%) Spring
16 23 (1.93%) jQuery
17 21 (1.76%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 86 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (5.54%) Management Information System
2 66 (5.54%) Public Cloud
3 58 (4.87%) User Experience
4 42 (3.53%) Data Centre
5 35 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
6 31 (2.60%) Mobile App
7 27 (2.27%) Private Cloud
8 26 (2.18%) Greenfield Project
9 25 (2.10%) Computer Science
10 22 (1.85%) Fintech
11 21 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
12 18 (1.51%) Derivative
13 17 (1.43%) Data Structures
14 16 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
15 15 (1.26%) Cyberthreat
15 15 (1.26%) VSAM
16 13 (1.09%) Equity Derivative
17 11 (0.92%) CMDB
17 11 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 135 (11.34%) Windows
2 133 (11.17%) Linux
3 46 (3.86%) Windows Server
4 45 (3.78%) Unix
5 26 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (1.93%) VMS
7 20 (1.68%) Android
8 19 (1.60%) Solaris
9 18 (1.51%) Windows 10
10 17 (1.43%) AIX
10 17 (1.43%) HPUX
11 16 (1.34%) MVS
11 16 (1.34%) Windows 2000 Server
12 15 (1.26%) VME
13 14 (1.18%) Apple iOS
14 13 (1.09%) Windows 7
15 12 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
16 10 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
17 7 (0.59%) Windows 8
18 5 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 403 (33.84%) Agile Software Development
2 216 (18.14%) DevOps
3 152 (12.76%) ITIL
4 132 (11.08%) Project Management
5 120 (10.08%) Migration
6 113 (9.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 110 (9.24%) Change Management
8 106 (8.90%) Continuous Integration
8 106 (8.90%) Open Source
9 99 (8.31%) Problem-Solving
10 89 (7.47%) Data Management
11 82 (6.88%) Scrum
11 82 (6.88%) Waterfall
12 80 (6.72%) TOGAF
13 77 (6.47%) CRM
14 73 (6.13%) PRINCE2
15 71 (5.96%) SOA
16 66 (5.54%) Service Management
17 64 (5.37%) Configuration Management
18 63 (5.29%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 141 (11.84%) JavaScript
2 135 (11.34%) Java
3 113 (9.49%) SQL
4 75 (6.30%) C#
5 65 (5.46%) Python
6 54 (4.53%) PowerShell
7 44 (3.69%) Ruby
8 40 (3.36%) C
9 30 (2.52%) TypeScript
10 29 (2.43%) ES6
11 28 (2.35%) PHP
12 27 (2.27%) Shell Script
13 22 (1.85%) Scala
14 20 (1.68%) T-SQL
15 18 (1.51%) Bash Shell
16 16 (1.34%) Go
16 16 (1.34%) JCL
17 11 (0.92%) PL/SQL
18 8 (0.67%) C++
18 8 (0.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 89 (7.47%) Security Cleared
2 85 (7.14%) Degree
3 63 (5.29%) SC Cleared
4 52 (4.37%) CISSP
5 37 (3.11%) CISM
6 31 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 26 (2.18%) CCNP
9 25 (2.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 22 (1.85%) TOGAF Certification
11 21 (1.76%) CCDP
11 21 (1.76%) Chartered Engineer
12 18 (1.51%) CCIE
13 17 (1.43%) CISA
14 14 (1.18%) ISEB
14 14 (1.18%) PMI Certification
15 10 (0.84%) CEH
15 10 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
15 10 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (3.69%) QA
2 27 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (2.02%) GDPR
4 20 (1.68%) PCI DSS
5 16 (1.34%) PMO
6 11 (0.92%) SLA
7 10 (0.84%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.84%) GAAP
8 8 (0.67%) BS25999
9 7 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (0.42%) GCP
10 5 (0.42%) GxP
11 4 (0.34%) COBIT
11 4 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
11 4 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.25%) HIPAA
12 3 (0.25%) SEPA
13 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.17%) IFRS
13 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 97 (8.14%) Docker
2 81 (6.80%) Active Directory
3 37 (3.11%) Hyper-V
4 30 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (1.43%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 16 (1.34%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 15 (1.26%) RACF
7 15 (1.26%) Virtual Servers
8 13 (1.09%) XenDesktop
9 12 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (0.67%) XenApp
11 7 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.50%) XenServer
13 4 (0.34%) vCloud
14 3 (0.25%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.25%) NFS
14 3 (0.25%) VMware NSX
15 2 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 71 (5.96%) Ansible
2 67 (5.63%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (3.78%) Terraform
4 40 (3.36%) Puppet
5 29 (2.43%) Single Sign-On
6 27 (2.27%) Kubernetes
7 22 (1.85%) Tivoli
8 15 (1.26%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 12 (1.01%) Mesos
10 10 (0.84%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 10 (0.84%) SCCM
11 7 (0.59%) CASB
11 7 (0.59%) Grafana
11 7 (0.59%) Salt
12 6 (0.50%) Marathon
12 6 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
12 6 (0.50%) WSUS
13 5 (0.42%) SCOM
14 4 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
14 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 221 (18.56%) Microsoft
2 89 (7.47%) Oracle
3 75 (6.30%) ServiceNow
4 73 (6.13%) SAP
5 62 (5.21%) Salesforce.com
6 50 (4.20%) Cisco
7 47 (3.95%) VMware
8 45 (3.78%) Google
9 29 (2.43%) IBM
9 29 (2.43%) Red Hat
10 26 (2.18%) Workday
11 21 (1.76%) HP
12 20 (1.68%) BMC
13 18 (1.51%) Citrix
14 13 (1.09%) Informatica
15 11 (0.92%) F5
15 11 (0.92%) Ivanti
15 11 (0.92%) Splunk
16 10 (0.84%) New Relic
16 10 (0.84%) Tableau