Period
to 12 July 2020

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 12 July 2020 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
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 146 182 207
Rank change year-on-year +36 +25 +58
Contract jobs citing SaaS 669 1,330 1,306
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.83% 1.55% 1.38%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.85% 5.37% 6.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 949 917
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £357 £338 £325
90th Percentile £675 £688 £647
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £80.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £76.25 -
% change year-on-year -54.10% - -

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 11,441 24,761 20,925
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.30% 28.87% 22.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,704 17,129 14,422
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £308
90th Percentile £688 £660 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 337 282
Median hourly rate £33.61 £23.96 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.30% +19.78% -4.76%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £69.25 £59.88
Median hourly rate £28.75 £22.58 £19.00
% change year-on-year +27.35% +18.82% -

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 12 July 2020.

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 12 July 2020.

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 12 July 2020. 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 +48 369 £550 - 87
South East -7 100 £550 +11.79% 73
North of England +53 64 £476 -9.43% 73
Midlands +55 49 £425 -19.05% 41
South West +60 44 £481 +6.83% 22
West Midlands +56 35 £425 -10.53% 19
East of England +77 28 £498 -7.66% 13
North West +48 27 £550 +10.00% 23
Yorkshire +43 21 £500 -4.76% 36
North East +40 16 £440 +2.03% 14
East Midlands +45 14 £488 -7.14% 22
SaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, 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.

1 253 (37.82%) Azure
2 240 (35.87%) PaaS
3 204 (30.49%) Agile Software Development
4 170 (25.41%) AWS
4 170 (25.41%) DevOps
5 162 (24.22%) IaaS
6 140 (20.93%) Microsoft
7 121 (18.09%) Security Cleared
8 119 (17.79%) Finance
8 119 (17.79%) Windows
9 115 (17.19%) Java
10 113 (16.89%) SQL
11 109 (16.29%) SC Cleared
12 107 (15.99%) Oracle
12 107 (15.99%) JavaScript
13 105 (15.70%) Docker
14 99 (14.80%) Microservices
15 97 (14.50%) Migration
16 83 (12.41%) Web Services
16 83 (12.41%) DNS
17 81 (12.11%) Kubernetes
18 79 (11.81%) Firewall
19 77 (11.51%) Public Sector
20 76 (11.36%) .NET
21 73 (10.91%) ERP
22 72 (10.76%) Python
22 72 (10.76%) Active Directory
23 70 (10.46%) Linux
23 70 (10.46%) C#
24 67 (10.01%) SQL Server

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 33 (4.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 30 (4.48%) WebLogic
3 25 (3.74%) Apache
4 24 (3.59%) Tomcat
5 22 (3.29%) SharePoint
6 14 (2.09%) Confluence
6 14 (2.09%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (1.79%) Apache Solr
8 11 (1.64%) Apache Spark
8 11 (1.64%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.45%) Anypoint
9 3 (0.45%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.45%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.30%) CMS
10 2 (0.30%) JBoss
10 2 (0.30%) nginx
11 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.30%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.30%) UserZoom
6 1 (0.15%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 21 (3.14%) NetSuite
1 21 (3.14%) Oracle ERP
2 17 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (1.20%) SAP S/4HANA
4 7 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.90%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.90%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.75%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.60%) CA PPM
7 4 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.45%) Magento
8 3 (0.45%) Shopify
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.30%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 2 (0.30%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.30%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 253 (37.82%) Azure
2 240 (35.87%) PaaS
3 170 (25.41%) AWS
4 162 (24.22%) IaaS
5 62 (9.27%) Office 365
6 44 (6.58%) GCP
7 32 (4.78%) Serverless
8 22 (3.29%) Azure Active Directory
9 20 (2.99%) Dynamics 365
10 18 (2.69%) AWS Lambda
11 16 (2.39%) Power Platform
12 15 (2.24%) Amazon EKS
12 15 (2.24%) OpenShift
13 14 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
13 14 (2.09%) GitHub
14 12 (1.79%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 11 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
15 11 (1.64%) OneDrive
16 10 (1.49%) Amazon S3
16 10 (1.49%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 83 (12.41%) DNS
2 79 (11.81%) Firewall
3 43 (6.43%) VPN
4 34 (5.08%) Network Security
5 31 (4.63%) DMZ
6 24 (3.59%) WAN
7 22 (3.29%) Skype
7 22 (3.29%) TCP/IP
8 16 (2.39%) LAN
9 15 (2.24%) HTTP
9 15 (2.24%) SSL
9 15 (2.24%) X.509
10 13 (1.94%) OSPF
11 11 (1.64%) Internet
11 11 (1.64%) SNMP
12 9 (1.35%) TACACS
13 7 (1.05%) Kerberos
13 7 (1.05%) VoIP
13 7 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (1.05%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (10.01%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.74%) PostgreSQL
3 23 (3.44%) Big Data
3 23 (3.44%) NoSQL
4 21 (3.14%) Oracle ODI
5 19 (2.84%) MongoDB
6 14 (2.09%) Power BI
6 14 (2.09%) SQL Server 2016
7 12 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
7 12 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (1.79%) MySQL
8 11 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 10 (1.49%) Relational Database
10 9 (1.35%) Cosmos DB
10 9 (1.35%) Oracle Database
11 7 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.75%) Data Mining
12 5 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 59 (8.82%) Git (software)
2 56 (8.37%) Jenkins
3 30 (4.48%) JIRA
4 23 (3.44%) Cucumber
5 17 (2.54%) Selenium
6 14 (2.09%) Postman
7 12 (1.79%) Subversion
8 11 (1.64%) GitLab
8 11 (1.64%) SoapUI
9 10 (1.49%) Bitbucket
9 10 (1.49%) Visual Studio
9 10 (1.49%) WebDriver
10 8 (1.20%) Cypress.io
10 8 (1.20%) JUnit
10 8 (1.20%) webpack
11 7 (1.05%) Jasmine
11 7 (1.05%) SpecFlow
12 6 (0.90%) Hudson
12 6 (0.90%) Maven
12 6 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 119 (17.79%) Finance
2 77 (11.51%) Public Sector
3 44 (6.58%) Telecoms
4 39 (5.83%) Manufacturing
5 34 (5.08%) Marketing
6 29 (4.33%) Retail
7 26 (3.89%) Banking
8 22 (3.29%) Electronics
9 14 (2.09%) Law
10 10 (1.49%) Billing
11 9 (1.35%) Legal
11 9 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (1.05%) Advertising
12 7 (1.05%) French Language
12 7 (1.05%) General Ledger
13 6 (0.90%) German Language
14 5 (0.75%) Back Office
14 5 (0.75%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.75%) Spanish Language
15 4 (0.60%) Games
Job Titles
1 165 (24.66%) Developer
2 129 (19.28%) Architect
3 56 (8.37%) Consultant
4 44 (6.58%) Solutions Architect
5 41 (6.13%) Cloud Engineer
6 34 (5.08%) Cloud Architect
7 30 (4.48%) Project Manager
8 27 (4.04%) .NET Developer
9 26 (3.89%) Analyst
9 26 (3.89%) Cloud Developer
10 25 (3.74%) DevOps Engineer
11 23 (3.44%) Security Architect
12 22 (3.29%) Azure Architect
12 22 (3.29%) C# Developer
13 20 (2.99%) Office 365 Engineer
14 18 (2.69%) Technical Architect
15 16 (2.39%) AWS Developer
15 16 (2.39%) Azure Engineer
15 16 (2.39%) React Developer
16 15 (2.24%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (12.41%) Web Services
2 76 (11.36%) .NET
3 63 (9.42%) REST
4 51 (7.62%) Oracle Fusion
5 50 (7.47%) React
5 50 (7.47%) SAML
6 44 (6.58%) HTML
7 41 (6.13%) Node.js
8 33 (4.93%) CSS
8 33 (4.93%) SOAP
8 33 (4.93%) XML
9 31 (4.63%) AngularJS
9 31 (4.63%) Middleware
10 27 (4.04%) JSON
11 24 (3.59%) .NET Core
12 19 (2.84%) ASP.NET
12 19 (2.84%) XSLT
13 18 (2.69%) Kafka
14 16 (2.39%) Spring
15 15 (2.24%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 34 (5.08%) Greenfield Project
1 34 (5.08%) Public Cloud
2 33 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (4.78%) Enterprise Software
4 25 (3.74%) Management Information System
5 19 (2.84%) Data Centre
6 16 (2.39%) Cloud Native
6 16 (2.39%) Social Media
7 13 (1.94%) User Experience
8 12 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
8 12 (1.79%) Private Cloud
9 11 (1.64%) Virtual Team
10 9 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (0.90%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.75%) Analytical Mindset
12 5 (0.75%) Derivative
12 5 (0.75%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.75%) PKI
13 4 (0.60%) Enterprise Cloud
13 4 (0.60%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 119 (17.79%) Windows
2 70 (10.46%) Linux
3 61 (9.12%) Windows Server
4 37 (5.53%) Windows 10
5 20 (2.99%) Unix
6 17 (2.54%) Windows Server 2016
7 15 (2.24%) Apple iOS
8 14 (2.09%) Android
9 11 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.75%) VMS
11 4 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.30%) AIX
12 2 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.30%) Solaris
12 2 (0.30%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.15%) CentOS
13 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (30.49%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (25.41%) DevOps
3 99 (14.80%) Microservices
4 97 (14.50%) Migration
5 73 (10.91%) ERP
6 55 (8.22%) SOA
7 53 (7.92%) Scrum
8 50 (7.47%) Business Intelligence
9 47 (7.03%) Open Source
10 45 (6.73%) Continuous Integration
10 45 (6.73%) Cybersecurity
10 45 (6.73%) Problem-Solving
11 43 (6.43%) Test Automation
12 40 (5.98%) ITIL
13 38 (5.68%) Analytics
14 37 (5.53%) Information Security
15 36 (5.38%) Software Engineering
16 35 (5.23%) CRM
16 35 (5.23%) Stakeholder Management
17 32 (4.78%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 115 (17.19%) Java
2 113 (16.89%) SQL
3 107 (15.99%) JavaScript
4 72 (10.76%) Python
5 70 (10.46%) C#
6 62 (9.27%) PowerShell
7 39 (5.83%) Shell Script
8 36 (5.38%) C
9 25 (3.74%) Bash Shell
10 22 (3.29%) PHP
10 22 (3.29%) PL/SQL
11 19 (2.84%) Ruby
12 16 (2.39%) TypeScript
13 11 (1.64%) ES6
13 11 (1.64%) Java 8
14 10 (1.49%) Perl
15 8 (1.20%) Scala
16 7 (1.05%) C++
17 5 (0.75%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 121 (18.09%) Security Cleared
2 109 (16.29%) SC Cleared
3 47 (7.03%) Degree
4 31 (4.63%) DV Cleared
5 21 (3.14%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.05%) CISSP
8 6 (0.90%) AWS Certification
9 5 (0.75%) MCITP
9 5 (0.75%) MCSE
9 5 (0.75%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.45%) AAT
10 3 (0.45%) ACCA
10 3 (0.45%) APMG
10 3 (0.45%) CIMA
10 3 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.45%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.83%) GDPR
2 37 (5.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (4.33%) QA
4 15 (2.24%) SLA
5 14 (2.09%) Cyber Essentials
6 13 (1.94%) HIPAA
7 11 (1.64%) GxP
8 8 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.45%) NIST
10 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.30%) ITGC
10 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.15%) COBIT
11 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.15%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.15%) NCSC
11 1 (0.15%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 105 (15.70%) Docker
2 72 (10.76%) Active Directory
3 15 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (1.35%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.90%) OpenAM
7 4 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.60%) XenApp
8 3 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.30%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.30%) NFS
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.15%) UAG
10 1 (0.15%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 81 (12.11%) Kubernetes
2 49 (7.32%) Ansible
3 43 (6.43%) Single Sign-On
4 32 (4.78%) Terraform
5 27 (4.04%) Microsoft Intune
5 27 (4.04%) SCCM
6 24 (3.59%) Opscode Chef
7 20 (2.99%) Puppet
8 10 (1.49%) WSUS
9 9 (1.35%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 8 (1.20%) SCOM
11 6 (0.90%) FreeIPA
12 4 (0.60%) Data Guard
12 4 (0.60%) Grafana
12 4 (0.60%) Nagios
13 3 (0.45%) Control-M
13 3 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
13 3 (0.45%) Jamf Pro
13 3 (0.45%) Kibana
13 3 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 140 (20.93%) Microsoft
2 107 (15.99%) Oracle
3 49 (7.32%) SAP
4 34 (5.08%) Salesforce.com
5 26 (3.89%) Splunk
6 25 (3.74%) ServiceNow
7 23 (3.44%) Cisco
8 21 (3.14%) VMware
9 18 (2.69%) AppDynamics
9 18 (2.69%) Citrix
9 18 (2.69%) Google
10 11 (1.64%) Workday
11 8 (1.20%) Dell
11 8 (1.20%) MuleSoft
11 8 (1.20%) Symantec
12 7 (1.05%) Qualys
12 7 (1.05%) Tableau
13 6 (0.90%) CyberArk
13 6 (0.90%) IBM
13 6 (0.90%) JD Edwards