Period
to 20 January 2022

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 January 2022 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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 105 156 166
Rank change year-on-year +51 +10 +24
Contract jobs citing SaaS 1,714 598 1,081
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.46% 1.75% 1.64%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.91% 5.27% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,252 398 690
10th Percentile £400 £350 £313
25th Percentile £456 £413 £405
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £513
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% -1.44%
75th Percentile £640 £588 £598
90th Percentile £725 £688 £700
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £506
% change year-on-year +10.00% -1.23% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 16
10th Percentile £44.00 £12.50 £67.50
25th Percentile £57.50 £13.63 £75.00
Median hourly rate £60.00 £20.00 £80.00
Median % change year-on-year +200.00% -75.00% +310.26%
75th Percentile £63.75 £52.38 £82.50
90th Percentile £90.45 £66.25 -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £80.00
% change year-on-year +100.00% -75.00% +240.43%

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 24,812 11,342 20,047
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.59% 33.28% 30.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,108 8,168 14,121
10th Percentile £320 £302 £281
25th Percentile £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £488 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.26% -2.50% -
75th Percentile £638 £580 £588
90th Percentile £719 £660 £675
UK median daily rate £530 £495 £493
% change year-on-year +7.07% +0.51% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 202 293
10th Percentile £13.01 £12.50 £13.30
25th Percentile £15.01 £15.81 £16.25
Median hourly rate £20.96 £22.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.75% +10.00% +14.29%
75th Percentile £39.88 £45.15 £40.00
90th Percentile £62.50 £60.00 £73.75
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% +12.50% +14.29%

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 20 January 2022.

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 20 January 2022.

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 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London +37 925 £575 +15.00% 468
South East +25 213 £525 +2.44% 177
North of England +44 165 £525 +6.33% 175
Midlands -26 123 £500 +14.29% 110
South West +24 92 £494 +16.18% 74
Yorkshire +29 85 £550 +27.54% 54
North West +13 78 £458 -16.82% 98
West Midlands -30 77 £500 +5.26% 56
East Midlands -5 46 £475 +11.76% 52
East of England -30 35 £450 -11.33% 61
North East -1 9 £500 +77.78% 23
SaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2022, 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.

1 697 (40.67%) Azure
2 593 (34.60%) Agile Software Development
3 555 (32.38%) PaaS
4 452 (26.37%) DevOps
5 423 (24.68%) IaaS
6 375 (21.88%) AWS
7 372 (21.70%) Finance
8 346 (20.19%) Microsoft
9 336 (19.60%) Social Skills
10 295 (17.21%) CI/CD
11 268 (15.64%) Microservices
12 225 (13.13%) Kubernetes
13 217 (12.66%) Docker
14 214 (12.49%) Windows
15 209 (12.19%) Migration
16 200 (11.67%) SQL
17 168 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
18 167 (9.74%) Oracle
18 167 (9.74%) Active Directory
19 166 (9.68%) Security Cleared
20 165 (9.63%) Linux
21 163 (9.51%) Terraform
22 161 (9.39%) .NET
22 161 (9.39%) Java
23 158 (9.22%) Scrum
24 149 (8.69%) JavaScript
25 141 (8.23%) Firewall
25 141 (8.23%) Microsoft 365
26 139 (8.11%) REST
27 137 (7.99%) SC Cleared

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 88 (5.13%) SharePoint
2 53 (3.09%) Confluence
3 43 (2.51%) Elasticsearch
4 28 (1.63%) Apache
5 25 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
5 25 (1.46%) OpenStack
6 20 (1.17%) CMS
7 18 (1.05%) IIS
8 14 (0.82%) JBoss
8 14 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 13 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
10 11 (0.64%) WebSphere
11 10 (0.58%) Apache Spark
11 10 (0.58%) MS Exchange
11 10 (0.58%) NetWeaver
11 10 (0.58%) nginx
11 10 (0.58%) Tomcat
12 9 (0.53%) Headless CMS
12 9 (0.53%) SAS
13 6 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 23 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.64%) Sketch
5 10 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.29%) Camtasia
8 4 (0.23%) Adobe After Effects
8 4 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
8 4 (0.23%) Adobe Premiere
8 4 (0.23%) InDesign
8 4 (0.23%) Marvel
8 4 (0.23%) Snagit
9 3 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.12%) Adobe XD
10 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.12%) InVision
10 2 (0.12%) MadCap Flare
Business Applications
1 38 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (1.28%) NetSuite
3 21 (1.23%) Oracle ERP
4 8 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
5 7 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
5 7 (0.41%) Workday HCM
6 6 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
7 5 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
7 5 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (0.18%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.12%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.12%) Shopify
9 2 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 697 (40.67%) Azure
2 555 (32.38%) PaaS
3 423 (24.68%) IaaS
4 375 (21.88%) AWS
5 141 (8.23%) Microsoft 365
6 131 (7.64%) Serverless
7 87 (5.08%) Azure Active Directory
7 87 (5.08%) GCP
8 83 (4.84%) Power Platform
9 70 (4.08%) GitHub
10 64 (3.73%) Azure Logic Apps
11 54 (3.15%) Dynamics 365
12 48 (2.80%) Azure Functions
13 45 (2.63%) Azure Monitor
14 42 (2.45%) AWS Lambda
15 36 (2.10%) AWS CloudFormation
15 36 (2.10%) Azure Service Bus
16 33 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
17 32 (1.87%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 29 (1.69%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 141 (8.23%) Firewall
2 69 (4.03%) Internet
3 65 (3.79%) DNS
4 60 (3.50%) Network Security
5 58 (3.38%) WAN
6 54 (3.15%) VPN
7 39 (2.28%) TCP/IP
8 34 (1.98%) LAN
9 32 (1.87%) SSL
10 27 (1.58%) DHCP
11 24 (1.40%) HTTP
12 22 (1.28%) IPsec
13 20 (1.17%) IKE
14 19 (1.11%) SD-WAN
15 18 (1.05%) VLAN
16 17 (0.99%) X.509
17 16 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
18 15 (0.88%) MPLS
18 15 (0.88%) Skype
19 14 (0.82%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (7.23%) SQL Server
2 44 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
2 44 (2.57%) NoSQL
3 39 (2.28%) MongoDB
4 35 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
5 34 (1.98%) Power BI
6 31 (1.81%) MySQL
7 30 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 30 (1.75%) Relational Database
8 28 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 27 (1.58%) Amazon RDS
10 26 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
11 23 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 20 (1.17%) Data Lake
13 18 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 15 (0.88%) Oracle Database
14 15 (0.88%) Tableau
15 14 (0.82%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 14 (0.82%) Big Data
15 14 (0.82%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 117 (6.83%) Git (software)
2 98 (5.72%) JIRA
3 84 (4.90%) Jenkins
4 45 (2.63%) Selenium
5 35 (2.04%) GitLab
6 33 (1.93%) Cucumber
7 31 (1.81%) TeamCity
8 28 (1.63%) Maven
9 26 (1.52%) SonarQube
10 18 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
11 16 (0.93%) Locust
12 14 (0.82%) Bitbucket
12 14 (0.82%) Zephyr
13 13 (0.76%) Postman
14 12 (0.70%) Artifactory
14 12 (0.70%) Cypress.io
14 12 (0.70%) Jasmine
15 11 (0.64%) Visual Studio
16 10 (0.58%) JUnit
17 9 (0.53%) Subversion
General
1 372 (21.70%) Finance
2 336 (19.60%) Social Skills
3 116 (6.77%) Public Sector
4 111 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
5 87 (5.08%) Marketing
6 85 (4.96%) Banking
7 80 (4.67%) Legal
8 67 (3.91%) Telecoms
9 62 (3.62%) Retail
10 56 (3.27%) Presentation Skills
11 47 (2.74%) Law
12 34 (1.98%) Documentation Skills
13 31 (1.81%) Manufacturing
14 30 (1.75%) Financial Institution
15 29 (1.69%) Electronics
16 25 (1.46%) Games
17 23 (1.34%) Publishing
18 20 (1.17%) Influencing Skills
19 18 (1.05%) Billing
20 14 (0.82%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 488 (28.47%) Architect
2 239 (13.94%) Developer
3 235 (13.71%) Solutions Architect
4 129 (7.53%) Project Manager
5 91 (5.31%) Analyst
6 85 (4.96%) Cloud Architect
7 84 (4.90%) Azure Architect
8 77 (4.49%) DevOps Engineer
9 69 (4.03%) Azure Engineer
10 68 (3.97%) Security Architect
11 62 (3.62%) Consultant
12 51 (2.98%) Security Engineer
13 48 (2.80%) Designer
13 48 (2.80%) Senior Architect
14 47 (2.74%) Lead Architect
15 46 (2.68%) Business Analyst
16 43 (2.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 41 (2.39%) Technical Architect
18 40 (2.33%) Infrastructure Architect
19 38 (2.22%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (9.39%) .NET
2 139 (8.11%) REST
3 103 (6.01%) React
4 101 (5.89%) CSS
5 98 (5.72%) HTML
6 82 (4.78%) Node.js
7 66 (3.85%) JSON
8 64 (3.73%) Web Services
9 59 (3.44%) AngularJS
10 55 (3.21%) XML
11 54 (3.15%) RESTful
12 48 (2.80%) .NET Core
13 47 (2.74%) SOAP
14 42 (2.45%) Middleware
15 35 (2.04%) SAML
16 34 (1.98%) GraphQL
17 33 (1.93%) OAuth
18 28 (1.63%) ASP.NET
18 28 (1.63%) Kafka
18 28 (1.63%) OpenAPI
Miscellaneous
1 108 (6.30%) Public Cloud
2 105 (6.13%) User Experience
3 80 (4.67%) Cloud Native
4 79 (4.61%) Private Cloud
5 64 (3.73%) Hybrid Cloud
6 52 (3.03%) Data Centre
7 46 (2.68%) Management Information System
7 46 (2.68%) Virtual Team
8 39 (2.28%) PKI
9 36 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
9 36 (2.10%) Mobile App
10 33 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
11 31 (1.81%) Legacy Systems
12 30 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
13 27 (1.58%) Hedge funds
14 25 (1.46%) Legacy Applications
15 22 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
16 13 (0.76%) Enterprise Cloud
17 12 (0.70%) Analytical Mindset
17 12 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 214 (12.49%) Windows
2 165 (9.63%) Linux
3 110 (6.42%) Windows Server
4 47 (2.74%) Unix
5 28 (1.63%) Apple iOS
5 28 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (1.28%) Android
7 19 (1.11%) Windows Server 2016
8 18 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (0.88%) AIX
10 11 (0.64%) VMS
11 10 (0.58%) Ubuntu
11 10 (0.58%) Windows Server 2019
12 8 (0.47%) Windows 10
13 7 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.35%) CentOS
15 5 (0.29%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.23%) Windows 7
17 1 (0.058%) Solaris
17 1 (0.058%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 593 (34.60%) Agile Software Development
2 452 (26.37%) DevOps
3 295 (17.21%) CI/CD
4 268 (15.64%) Microservices
5 209 (12.19%) Migration
6 168 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
7 158 (9.22%) Scrum
8 136 (7.93%) Infrastructure as Code
9 131 (7.64%) Problem-Solving
10 126 (7.35%) Project Management
11 123 (7.18%) Cybersecurity
12 119 (6.94%) ERP
13 118 (6.88%) ITIL
14 108 (6.30%) Enterprise Architecture
15 107 (6.24%) Analytics
16 106 (6.18%) Waterfall
17 104 (6.07%) Project Delivery
18 103 (6.01%) Business Intelligence
19 101 (5.89%) Data Protection
20 100 (5.83%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 200 (11.67%) SQL
2 161 (9.39%) Java
3 149 (8.69%) JavaScript
4 133 (7.76%) Python
5 121 (7.06%) PowerShell
6 116 (6.77%) C#
7 70 (4.08%) TypeScript
8 48 (2.80%) Bash
9 37 (2.16%) Ruby
10 31 (1.81%) C
11 26 (1.52%) T-SQL
12 23 (1.34%) Go
13 16 (0.93%) C++
14 14 (0.82%) PHP
14 14 (0.82%) Shell Script
15 13 (0.76%) Perl
16 11 (0.64%) PL/SQL
17 9 (0.53%) Groovy
18 8 (0.47%) VB.NET
19 6 (0.35%) Ada
Qualifications
1 166 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 137 (7.99%) SC Cleared
3 78 (4.55%) Degree
4 33 (1.93%) CISSP
5 31 (1.81%) PMP
6 27 (1.58%) TOGAF Certification
7 21 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
8 18 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
9 15 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (0.88%) DV Cleared
10 14 (0.82%) AWS Certification
11 13 (0.76%) MBA
12 11 (0.64%) PMI Certification
13 9 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (0.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 7 (0.41%) CISA
15 7 (0.41%) CISM
16 6 (0.35%) CRISC
16 6 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (5.60%) QA
2 79 (4.61%) GDPR
3 52 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (1.28%) PCI DSS
5 18 (1.05%) NIST
6 17 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 16 (0.93%) Accessibility
8 13 (0.76%) PMO
8 13 (0.76%) SLA
9 10 (0.58%) COBIT
10 9 (0.53%) SOC 2
11 8 (0.47%) Data Quality
12 7 (0.41%) HIPAA
13 6 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
13 6 (0.35%) WCAG
14 5 (0.29%) JSP 440
14 5 (0.29%) NIST 800
15 4 (0.23%) Basel II
15 4 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
15 4 (0.23%) RMADS
System Software
1 217 (12.66%) Docker
2 167 (9.74%) Active Directory
3 56 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
5 27 (1.58%) Hyper-V
6 21 (1.23%) vCloud
6 21 (1.23%) VMware Workstation
7 16 (0.93%) vSphere
8 15 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.23%) XenApp
11 2 (0.12%) Squid
11 2 (0.12%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.058%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.058%) KVM
12 1 (0.058%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.058%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 225 (13.13%) Kubernetes
2 163 (9.51%) Terraform
3 87 (5.08%) Ansible
4 36 (2.10%) Puppet
5 34 (1.98%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 20 (1.17%) SCCM
7 14 (0.82%) Prometheus
8 13 (0.76%) Consul
8 13 (0.76%) Kibana
8 13 (0.76%) logstash
8 13 (0.76%) SCOM
9 11 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
10 9 (0.53%) CASB
10 9 (0.53%) Nagios
11 7 (0.41%) AirWatch
12 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
13 5 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
13 5 (0.29%) Tivoli
14 4 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 346 (20.19%) Microsoft
2 167 (9.74%) Oracle
3 93 (5.43%) VMware
4 87 (5.08%) SAP
5 86 (5.02%) Salesforce.com
6 62 (3.62%) Google
7 57 (3.33%) ServiceNow
8 36 (2.10%) Cisco
9 33 (1.93%) Citrix
10 30 (1.75%) Red Hat
11 26 (1.52%) MuleSoft
12 25 (1.46%) Sitecore
13 23 (1.34%) Splunk
14 22 (1.28%) Adobe
15 20 (1.17%) CA
15 20 (1.17%) IBM
15 20 (1.17%) Informatica
16 18 (1.05%) Dell
17 17 (0.99%) Databricks
17 17 (0.99%) Workday