Period
to 19 October 2021

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 October 2021 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 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 110 164 185
Rank change year-on-year +54 +21 +21
Contract jobs citing SaaS 1,602 455 1,179
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.38% 1.70% 1.53%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.69% 5.28% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,162 314 758
10th Percentile £400 £352 £313
25th Percentile £456 £419 £407
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £520
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £588
90th Percentile £706 £671 £688
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 31
10th Percentile £35.13 " £63.75
25th Percentile £56.56 " £71.25
Median hourly rate £66.75 £14.00 £80.00
Median % change year-on-year +376.79% -82.50% +229.90%
75th Percentile £75.25 " £82.50
90th Percentile £91.75 " £83.75
UK median hourly rate £42.75 £14.00 £80.00
% change year-on-year +205.36% -82.50% +220.00%

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 23,932 8,618 22,791
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.52% 32.12% 29.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,352 6,132 16,040
10th Percentile £325 £313 £295
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £588
90th Percentile £700 £688 £663
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 114 318
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.48 £13.25
25th Percentile £14.13 £16.81 £16.25
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -6.98% +2.38% +20.00%
75th Percentile £43.75 £39.38 £41.94
90th Percentile £65.30 £55.00 £71.25
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -2.33% +4.88% +17.14%

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 19 October 2021.

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 19 October 2021.

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 October 2021. 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 +27 819 £550 +10.00% 459
North of England +57 206 £525 - 190
South East +14 199 £565 +3.67% 183
Yorkshire +44 110 £550 +4.76% 61
South West +12 96 £499 +6.67% 61
Midlands -18 95 £488 +11.43% 123
North West -1 80 £525 -2.33% 112
West Midlands -20 58 £500 +3.90% 69
East of England -21 41 £450 -11.33% 60
East Midlands -14 34 £450 +5.88% 53
North East +8 21 £575 +91.67% 17
SaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, 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.

1 614 (38.33%) Azure
2 527 (32.90%) Agile Software Development
3 516 (32.21%) PaaS
4 404 (25.22%) DevOps
5 401 (25.03%) IaaS
6 396 (24.72%) AWS
7 337 (21.04%) Finance
8 333 (20.79%) Social Skills
9 274 (17.10%) Microsoft
10 255 (15.92%) Microservices
11 207 (12.92%) Migration
12 201 (12.55%) SQL
12 201 (12.55%) Kubernetes
13 186 (11.61%) Docker
14 184 (11.49%) Java
15 174 (10.86%) Oracle
16 170 (10.61%) Python
17 168 (10.49%) Windows
18 161 (10.05%) JavaScript
19 154 (9.61%) Security Cleared
20 153 (9.55%) Stakeholder Management
21 150 (9.36%) Linux
21 150 (9.36%) Terraform
22 143 (8.93%) Active Directory
22 143 (8.93%) ERP
23 141 (8.80%) Problem-Solving
24 127 (7.93%) Project Management
25 126 (7.87%) Scrum
26 121 (7.55%) SC Cleared
26 121 (7.55%) Enterprise Architecture

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 68 (4.24%) SharePoint
2 42 (2.62%) Confluence
3 29 (1.81%) Apache
4 24 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
5 22 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
6 20 (1.25%) CMS
6 20 (1.25%) OpenStack
7 18 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 16 (1.00%) Apache Spark
9 15 (0.94%) Tomcat
10 13 (0.81%) MS Exchange
10 13 (0.81%) nginx
10 13 (0.81%) SAS
11 10 (0.62%) Skype for Business
11 10 (0.62%) WebLogic
11 10 (0.62%) WebSphere
12 9 (0.56%) IIS
13 8 (0.50%) Headless CMS
13 8 (0.50%) JBoss
14 7 (0.44%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 27 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.50%) Figma
6 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.19%) Sketch
8 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.12%) MadCap Flare
8 2 (0.12%) Marvel
9 1 (0.062%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.062%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.062%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 27 (1.69%) NetSuite
2 25 (1.56%) Oracle ERP
3 21 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.50%) SAP ERP
5 7 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.25%) Workday HCM
8 3 (0.19%) Magento
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (0.19%) SAP MDM
8 3 (0.19%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.12%) Maximo
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
9 2 (0.12%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 614 (38.33%) Azure
2 516 (32.21%) PaaS
3 401 (25.03%) IaaS
4 396 (24.72%) AWS
5 116 (7.24%) Microsoft 365
6 113 (7.05%) Serverless
7 105 (6.55%) GCP
8 79 (4.93%) Azure Active Directory
9 63 (3.93%) GitHub
10 50 (3.12%) Cloud Computing
11 47 (2.93%) Power Platform
12 44 (2.75%) AWS Lambda
13 37 (2.31%) Azure Logic Apps
14 32 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
15 31 (1.94%) iPaaS
16 30 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
17 28 (1.75%) Azure Functions
18 26 (1.62%) Azure Event Grid
18 26 (1.62%) Azure Service Bus
19 25 (1.56%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 97 (6.05%) Firewall
2 46 (2.87%) WAN
3 41 (2.56%) VPN
4 40 (2.50%) DNS
4 40 (2.50%) Network Security
5 38 (2.37%) Internet
6 31 (1.94%) LAN
7 27 (1.69%) TCP/IP
8 25 (1.56%) HTTP
8 25 (1.56%) SSL
9 21 (1.31%) Kerberos
10 19 (1.19%) IPsec
11 18 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
12 16 (1.00%) SD-WAN
13 15 (0.94%) Skype
14 13 (0.81%) DHCP
14 13 (0.81%) Intranet
15 12 (0.75%) Wireless
16 11 (0.69%) IKE
17 10 (0.62%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (6.18%) SQL Server
2 54 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
3 47 (2.93%) MongoDB
4 42 (2.62%) NoSQL
5 40 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
6 38 (2.37%) MySQL
7 33 (2.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 30 (1.87%) Azure SQL Database
9 29 (1.81%) Relational Database
10 27 (1.69%) Power BI
11 23 (1.44%) Data Lake
12 22 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
12 22 (1.37%) Tableau
13 21 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 18 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
14 18 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 17 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 16 (1.00%) Big Data
17 14 (0.87%) Oracle Database
17 14 (0.87%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 104 (6.49%) Jenkins
2 98 (6.12%) Git (software)
3 95 (5.93%) JIRA
4 40 (2.50%) Selenium
5 37 (2.31%) Cucumber
6 29 (1.81%) Maven
7 27 (1.69%) Postman
8 24 (1.50%) GitLab
8 24 (1.50%) SonarQube
9 20 (1.25%) Cypress.io
9 20 (1.25%) JUnit
10 19 (1.19%) TeamCity
11 17 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
12 14 (0.87%) Subversion
13 12 (0.75%) Bitbucket Server
13 12 (0.75%) JMeter
13 12 (0.75%) Serenity BDD
14 11 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 11 (0.69%) WebDriver
15 10 (0.62%) webpack
General
1 337 (21.04%) Finance
2 333 (20.79%) Social Skills
3 111 (6.93%) Public Sector
4 93 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
5 74 (4.62%) Marketing
6 66 (4.12%) Legal
7 62 (3.87%) Banking
8 50 (3.12%) Retail
9 49 (3.06%) Telecoms
10 48 (3.00%) Presentation Skills
11 32 (2.00%) Law
12 26 (1.62%) Documentation Skills
12 26 (1.62%) Financial Institution
12 26 (1.62%) Manufacturing
13 25 (1.56%) Games
14 20 (1.25%) Organisational Skills
15 19 (1.19%) Electronics
16 16 (1.00%) Influencing Skills
17 12 (0.75%) Billing
17 12 (0.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 482 (30.09%) Architect
2 216 (13.48%) Developer
3 185 (11.55%) Solutions Architect
4 107 (6.68%) Project Manager
5 92 (5.74%) Cloud Architect
6 87 (5.43%) Azure Engineer
7 84 (5.24%) DevOps Engineer
8 77 (4.81%) Security Architect
9 75 (4.68%) Analyst
10 74 (4.62%) Azure Architect
11 69 (4.31%) Consultant
12 54 (3.37%) Senior Architect
13 47 (2.93%) Technical Architect
14 45 (2.81%) Security Engineer
15 40 (2.50%) AWS Architect
16 39 (2.43%) Cloud Engineer
17 37 (2.31%) Business Analyst
17 37 (2.31%) IT Manager
18 36 (2.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 35 (2.18%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (7.24%) REST
2 102 (6.37%) .NET
3 91 (5.68%) Web Services
4 84 (5.24%) React
5 83 (5.18%) CSS
6 81 (5.06%) HTML
7 79 (4.93%) Node.js
8 60 (3.75%) AngularJS
9 53 (3.31%) SOAP
10 52 (3.25%) RESTful
11 51 (3.18%) XML
12 48 (3.00%) JSON
13 46 (2.87%) SAML
14 45 (2.81%) OAuth
15 43 (2.68%) Middleware
16 39 (2.43%) GraphQL
17 32 (2.00%) Spring
18 31 (1.94%) Swagger
19 30 (1.87%) OpenID
20 27 (1.69%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 90 (5.62%) Cloud Native
2 86 (5.37%) User Experience
3 78 (4.87%) Public Cloud
4 73 (4.56%) Management Information System
5 67 (4.18%) Data Centre
6 45 (2.81%) Hybrid Cloud
7 43 (2.68%) Legacy Systems
8 39 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
9 36 (2.25%) Virtual Team
10 32 (2.00%) Legacy Applications
11 28 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
12 26 (1.62%) PKI
13 24 (1.50%) Data Protection Act
13 24 (1.50%) Private Cloud
14 23 (1.44%) Hedge funds
15 21 (1.31%) Mobile App
16 20 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
17 17 (1.06%) Enterprise Cloud
18 14 (0.87%) Data Structures
18 14 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 168 (10.49%) Windows
2 150 (9.36%) Linux
3 60 (3.75%) Windows Server
4 28 (1.75%) Unix
5 24 (1.50%) Windows Server 2016
6 23 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (1.12%) Apple iOS
7 18 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (0.81%) Windows Server 2019
9 11 (0.69%) Android
10 10 (0.62%) AIX
10 10 (0.62%) Windows 10
11 7 (0.44%) Solaris
11 7 (0.44%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.37%) CentOS
13 5 (0.31%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.25%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.25%) VMS
15 2 (0.12%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 527 (32.90%) Agile Software Development
2 404 (25.22%) DevOps
3 255 (15.92%) Microservices
4 207 (12.92%) Migration
5 153 (9.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 143 (8.93%) ERP
7 141 (8.80%) Problem-Solving
8 127 (7.93%) Project Management
9 126 (7.87%) Scrum
10 121 (7.55%) Enterprise Architecture
11 110 (6.87%) Cybersecurity
12 108 (6.74%) Infrastructure as Code
13 104 (6.49%) ITIL
14 99 (6.18%) Information Security
15 94 (5.87%) Continuous Integration
16 92 (5.74%) Test Automation
16 92 (5.74%) TOGAF
17 91 (5.68%) Analytics
17 91 (5.68%) Project Delivery
18 86 (5.37%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 201 (12.55%) SQL
2 184 (11.49%) Java
3 170 (10.61%) Python
4 161 (10.05%) JavaScript
5 101 (6.30%) PowerShell
6 87 (5.43%) C#
7 61 (3.81%) Bash Shell
8 60 (3.75%) TypeScript
9 27 (1.69%) C
10 26 (1.62%) Ruby
11 22 (1.37%) PHP
12 21 (1.31%) T-SQL
13 20 (1.25%) Perl
14 19 (1.19%) C++
15 18 (1.12%) Go
16 15 (0.94%) PL/SQL
17 11 (0.69%) Java 8
18 9 (0.56%) Groovy
18 9 (0.56%) Shell Script
19 6 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 154 (9.61%) Security Cleared
2 121 (7.55%) SC Cleared
3 87 (5.43%) Degree
4 39 (2.43%) CISSP
5 29 (1.81%) TOGAF Certification
6 25 (1.56%) PMP
7 23 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
8 17 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
9 16 (1.00%) CISA
10 15 (0.94%) AWS Certification
10 15 (0.94%) CRISC
10 15 (0.94%) DV Cleared
11 13 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (0.75%) CISM
12 12 (0.75%) MBA
13 11 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (0.62%) FFIEC
14 10 (0.62%) SANS
15 9 (0.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 9 (0.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (4.87%) GDPR
2 74 (4.62%) QA
3 51 (3.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 34 (2.12%) NIST
5 25 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 16 (1.00%) PMO
7 14 (0.87%) NIST 800
8 12 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 11 (0.69%) PCI DSS
10 9 (0.56%) FedRAMP
10 9 (0.56%) GRC
11 7 (0.44%) Accessibility
11 7 (0.44%) COBIT
12 6 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
12 6 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
12 6 (0.37%) ITGC
13 5 (0.31%) NCSC
13 5 (0.31%) SLA
13 5 (0.31%) SOC 2
14 4 (0.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 186 (11.61%) Docker
2 143 (8.93%) Active Directory
3 39 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
5 19 (1.19%) Hyper-V
6 17 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (0.75%) vCloud
8 11 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
9 9 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.44%) RACF
10 7 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (0.37%) vSphere
11 6 (0.37%) XenApp
12 4 (0.25%) NFS
12 4 (0.25%) OpenAM
12 4 (0.25%) Veritas File System
12 4 (0.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 2 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.12%) ProxySG
13 2 (0.12%) Squid
Systems Management
1 201 (12.55%) Kubernetes
2 150 (9.36%) Terraform
3 84 (5.24%) Ansible
4 31 (1.94%) Puppet
5 30 (1.87%) SCCM
6 25 (1.56%) Single Sign-On
7 21 (1.31%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 17 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
9 14 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
10 10 (0.62%) Tivoli
11 9 (0.56%) QRadar
12 8 (0.50%) Control-M
12 8 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
12 8 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 7 (0.44%) CASB
13 7 (0.44%) SCOM
14 5 (0.31%) AirWatch
14 5 (0.31%) Netcool
15 4 (0.25%) FreeIPA
15 4 (0.25%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 274 (17.10%) Microsoft
2 174 (10.86%) Oracle
3 112 (6.99%) Salesforce.com
4 97 (6.05%) SAP
5 66 (4.12%) Google
5 66 (4.12%) VMware
6 56 (3.50%) ServiceNow
7 30 (1.87%) Cisco
7 30 (1.87%) MuleSoft
7 30 (1.87%) Splunk
8 23 (1.44%) Citrix
8 23 (1.44%) Dell
8 23 (1.44%) Red Hat
9 22 (1.37%) Workday
10 21 (1.31%) IBM
10 21 (1.31%) Informatica
11 15 (0.94%) EMC
12 14 (0.87%) CyberArk
12 14 (0.87%) Databricks
13 12 (0.75%) CA