Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 180 197 256
Rank change year-on-year +17 +59 -6
Contract jobs citing SaaS 1,175 1,337 948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.52% 1.41% 1.03%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.17% 5.95% 6.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 732 919 657
England median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +0.53%
10th Percentile £313 £350 £325
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 4 4
England median hourly rate £80.00 £24.25 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +229.90% -55.91% +180.47%
10th Percentile £46.50 £17.50 £26.23
90th Percentile £86.60 £47.75 £65.00
UK median hourly rate £80.00 £25.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year +220.00% -54.55% +180.47%

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 22,728 22,462 15,232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 29.41% 23.76% 16.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,703 15,666 10,597
England median daily rate £500 £480 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £300 £306 £275
90th Percentile £660 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +4.21% +3.26% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 312 210
England median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% +9.45%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £57.38 £63.75
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +22.86% -12.50% +11.11%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +17 511 £525 -0.94% 268
South East +74 356 £519 +3.75% 157
North of England +12 134 £500 +11.11% 110
Midlands +1 83 £475 - 88
Yorkshire +31 62 £525 +17.98% 34
West Midlands -19 57 £475 +1.06% 49
South West -8 54 £500 +17.65% 47
North West -13 53 £500 +1.27% 62
East of England -16 27 £444 -11.25% 46
East Midlands +29 25 £525 +10.53% 39
North East +22 19 £363 -23.68% 14
SaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 523 (44.51%) Azure
2 477 (40.60%) PaaS
3 401 (34.13%) IaaS
4 343 (29.19%) Microsoft
5 337 (28.68%) Agile Software Development
6 297 (25.28%) AWS
7 261 (22.21%) DevOps
8 235 (20.00%) Finance
9 189 (16.09%) SQL
10 178 (15.15%) Security Cleared
11 175 (14.89%) Windows
12 169 (14.38%) Office 365
13 159 (13.53%) Web Services
14 150 (12.77%) JavaScript
15 148 (12.60%) SC Cleared
16 147 (12.51%) Firewall
17 145 (12.34%) Active Directory
18 135 (11.49%) .NET
19 121 (10.30%) Java
19 121 (10.30%) Oracle
20 118 (10.04%) PowerShell
20 118 (10.04%) Microservices
21 116 (9.87%) Degree
22 112 (9.53%) HTML
23 111 (9.45%) Information Security
24 103 (8.77%) Project Management
25 101 (8.60%) Migration
26 97 (8.26%) Docker
27 95 (8.09%) XML
28 94 (8.00%) ITIL

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 42 (3.57%) Confluence
2 35 (2.98%) SharePoint
3 33 (2.81%) OpenStack
4 28 (2.38%) IIS
5 21 (1.79%) Apache
6 18 (1.53%) Skype for Business
7 15 (1.28%) Tomcat
8 10 (0.85%) GeoServer
9 9 (0.77%) CMS
10 7 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (0.51%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 5 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.34%) JBoss
14 3 (0.26%) Apache Spark
14 3 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
14 3 (0.26%) Ethereum
14 3 (0.26%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 79 (6.72%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.85%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (0.68%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.68%) Sketch
7 7 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.17%) Figma
10 1 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.085%) InVision
Business Applications
1 24 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.45%) NetSuite
3 14 (1.19%) SAP ERP
4 11 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.94%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 10 (0.85%) Eloqua
6 9 (0.77%) Sonata
7 8 (0.68%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 7 (0.60%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 6 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
9 6 (0.51%) Oracle Cash Management
9 6 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
10 5 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
10 5 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
10 5 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
11 4 (0.34%) Oracle Assets
11 4 (0.34%) Oracle FAH
11 4 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
11 4 (0.34%) Oracle iProcurement
11 4 (0.34%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 523 (44.51%) Azure
2 477 (40.60%) PaaS
3 401 (34.13%) IaaS
4 297 (25.28%) AWS
5 169 (14.38%) Office 365
6 80 (6.81%) GCP
7 77 (6.55%) Azure Active Directory
8 60 (5.11%) Serverless
9 41 (3.49%) Dynamics 365
10 39 (3.32%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 39 (3.32%) Cloud Computing
11 30 (2.55%) Power Platform
12 29 (2.47%) AWS CloudFormation
12 29 (2.47%) AWS Lambda
12 29 (2.47%) OpenShift
13 25 (2.13%) GitHub
14 22 (1.87%) iPaaS
15 21 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
16 19 (1.62%) Amazon S3
17 16 (1.36%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 147 (12.51%) Firewall
2 94 (8.00%) DNS
3 89 (7.57%) VPN
4 63 (5.36%) Internet
5 57 (4.85%) TCP/IP
6 52 (4.43%) SAN
7 50 (4.26%) Reverse Proxy
8 46 (3.91%) NAS
9 43 (3.66%) Network Security
10 28 (2.38%) WAN
11 25 (2.13%) DHCP
12 19 (1.62%) LAN
13 18 (1.53%) Skype
14 17 (1.45%) NetScaler
15 15 (1.28%) VLAN
16 14 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
17 11 (0.94%) ICMP
17 11 (0.94%) SNMP
17 11 (0.94%) Telnet
17 11 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (7.57%) SQL Server
2 41 (3.49%) Azure SQL Database
3 36 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
4 34 (2.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 32 (2.72%) Cosmos DB
6 30 (2.55%) Relational Database
7 28 (2.38%) Power BI
8 27 (2.30%) Data Lake
9 26 (2.21%) Oracle Database
10 25 (2.13%) NoSQL
11 20 (1.70%) MongoDB
11 20 (1.70%) RDBMS
12 19 (1.62%) MySQL
13 17 (1.45%) Data Mart
13 17 (1.45%) GIS
13 17 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
14 15 (1.28%) Big Data
14 15 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
15 13 (1.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 11 (0.94%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 83 (7.06%) Jenkins
2 82 (6.98%) JIRA
3 56 (4.77%) Git (software)
4 45 (3.83%) Visual Studio Team System
5 24 (2.04%) Visual Studio
6 21 (1.79%) Bitbucket
7 20 (1.70%) TeamCity
8 15 (1.28%) JMeter
9 14 (1.19%) Maven
9 14 (1.19%) MSTest
10 13 (1.11%) JUnit
10 13 (1.11%) Mockito
11 12 (1.02%) GitLab
12 11 (0.94%) Selenium
13 10 (0.85%) Visual Studio Code
14 9 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 8 (0.68%) Subversion
16 7 (0.60%) MSBuild
16 7 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (0.60%) tSQLt
General
1 235 (20.00%) Finance
2 80 (6.81%) Public Sector
3 61 (5.19%) Banking
4 58 (4.94%) Marketing
5 47 (4.00%) Telecoms
6 40 (3.40%) Legal
7 39 (3.32%) Retail
8 27 (2.30%) Manufacturing
9 20 (1.70%) Law
10 14 (1.19%) Electronics
10 14 (1.19%) Investment Banking
11 11 (0.94%) Publishing
12 10 (0.85%) Billing
13 8 (0.68%) Games
14 7 (0.60%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.43%) Automotive
15 5 (0.43%) Local Government
16 4 (0.34%) Aerospace
17 3 (0.26%) General Ledger
18 2 (0.17%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 357 (30.38%) Architect
2 222 (18.89%) Developer
3 116 (9.87%) Cloud Architect
4 105 (8.94%) Solutions Architect
5 82 (6.98%) Analyst
6 76 (6.47%) Azure Architect
7 60 (5.11%) Security Architect
8 56 (4.77%) Consultant
9 47 (4.00%) Project Manager
10 46 (3.91%) Azure Engineer
10 46 (3.91%) DevOps Engineer
11 41 (3.49%) Technical Architect
12 38 (3.23%) .NET Developer
13 36 (3.06%) Cloud Engineer
14 34 (2.89%) AWS Architect
15 31 (2.64%) Senior Developer
16 29 (2.47%) Designer
17 27 (2.30%) ServiceNow Developer
18 26 (2.21%) Data Architect
19 25 (2.13%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (13.53%) Web Services
2 135 (11.49%) .NET
3 112 (9.53%) HTML
4 95 (8.09%) XML
5 85 (7.23%) CSS
6 73 (6.21%) REST
7 61 (5.19%) JSON
8 56 (4.77%) React
9 50 (4.26%) AngularJS
10 48 (4.09%) Node.js
11 44 (3.74%) RESTful
12 39 (3.32%) .NET Core
13 38 (3.23%) .NET Framework
13 38 (3.23%) SOAP
14 32 (2.72%) Oracle Fusion
15 29 (2.47%) SAML
16 26 (2.21%) ASP.NET
17 23 (1.96%) HTML5
17 23 (1.96%) Spring
18 21 (1.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 79 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (5.45%) Data Centre
3 63 (5.36%) User Experience
4 59 (5.02%) Enterprise Software
5 56 (4.77%) Hybrid Cloud
6 55 (4.68%) Management Information System
7 50 (4.26%) Replication
8 48 (4.09%) Public Cloud
9 26 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
10 25 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
11 24 (2.04%) PKI
12 21 (1.79%) Cloud Native
12 21 (1.79%) Private Cloud
13 20 (1.70%) Mobile App
14 16 (1.36%) N-Tier
15 14 (1.19%) Microsoft Licensing
16 10 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 9 (0.77%) Life Science
17 9 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
17 9 (0.77%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 175 (14.89%) Windows
2 87 (7.40%) Linux
3 61 (5.19%) Windows Server
4 49 (4.17%) Windows 10
5 48 (4.09%) Unix
6 23 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (1.79%) Android
8 15 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (1.11%) Apple iOS
10 13 (1.11%) Windows 7
11 10 (0.85%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.60%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.60%) VMS
13 5 (0.43%) Debian
14 4 (0.34%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.17%) CentOS
15 2 (0.17%) DC/OS
16 1 (0.085%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (28.68%) Agile Software Development
2 261 (22.21%) DevOps
3 118 (10.04%) Microservices
4 111 (9.45%) Information Security
5 103 (8.77%) Project Management
6 101 (8.60%) Migration
7 94 (8.00%) ITIL
8 90 (7.66%) Problem-Solving
9 89 (7.57%) ERP
10 81 (6.89%) TOGAF
11 79 (6.72%) Scrum
12 78 (6.64%) Computer Science
12 78 (6.64%) Continuous Integration
13 71 (6.04%) Analytics
14 68 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
15 66 (5.62%) SOA
15 66 (5.62%) Stakeholder Management
16 63 (5.36%) Security Architecture
17 62 (5.28%) Project Delivery
18 55 (4.68%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 189 (16.09%) SQL
2 150 (12.77%) JavaScript
3 121 (10.30%) Java
4 118 (10.04%) PowerShell
5 88 (7.49%) Python
6 84 (7.15%) C#
7 29 (2.47%) PHP
8 26 (2.21%) TypeScript
9 22 (1.87%) T-SQL
10 19 (1.62%) Bash Shell
11 17 (1.45%) Go
11 17 (1.45%) Shell Script
12 14 (1.19%) C
13 13 (1.11%) C++
13 13 (1.11%) Perl
14 11 (0.94%) VBA
15 10 (0.85%) ES6
15 10 (0.85%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.51%) Ruby
16 6 (0.51%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 178 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 148 (12.60%) SC Cleared
3 116 (9.87%) Degree
4 55 (4.68%) CISSP
5 33 (2.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 28 (2.38%) CISM
7 26 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (1.79%) TOGAF Certification
9 19 (1.62%) AWS Certification
10 17 (1.45%) MCSE
11 14 (1.19%) CCIE
12 13 (1.11%) IISP
13 9 (0.77%) DV Cleared
14 8 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
14 8 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
14 8 (0.68%) CRISC
15 7 (0.60%) CEH
15 7 (0.60%) PMI Certification
15 7 (0.60%) PMP
15 7 (0.60%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (5.28%) QA
2 61 (5.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (2.81%) PCI DSS
4 26 (2.21%) NIST
5 24 (2.04%) Data Quality
5 24 (2.04%) GDPR
6 20 (1.70%) SLA
7 14 (1.19%) COBIT
8 11 (0.94%) NCSC
9 9 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.43%) PMO
11 3 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 19770
12 2 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.085%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.085%) FedRAMP
13 1 (0.085%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.085%) PMBOK
13 1 (0.085%) PSD2
System Software
1 145 (12.34%) Active Directory
2 97 (8.26%) Docker
3 50 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (2.30%) XenDesktop
5 21 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (1.70%) Hyper-V
7 17 (1.45%) XenApp
8 12 (1.02%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 8 (0.68%) VMware NSX
9 8 (0.68%) vSphere
10 5 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.34%) LXC
11 4 (0.34%) Postfix
12 2 (0.17%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.17%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.17%) vCloud
12 2 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.085%) Xen
Systems Management
1 90 (7.66%) Kubernetes
2 62 (5.28%) Ansible
3 61 (5.19%) Terraform
4 49 (4.17%) Single Sign-On
5 42 (3.57%) SCCM
6 39 (3.32%) Microsoft Intune
7 30 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
8 29 (2.47%) Puppet
9 20 (1.70%) CASB
10 15 (1.28%) SCOM
10 15 (1.28%) vCenter Server
11 11 (0.94%) Salt
11 11 (0.94%) WMI
12 9 (0.77%) vRealize
13 8 (0.68%) AirWatch
14 6 (0.51%) Cisco Prime
14 6 (0.51%) Istio
14 6 (0.51%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 5 (0.43%) Nessus
16 4 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 343 (29.19%) Microsoft
2 121 (10.30%) Oracle
3 89 (7.57%) VMware
4 73 (6.21%) Google
5 68 (5.79%) SAP
6 48 (4.09%) Cisco
7 47 (4.00%) Citrix
8 40 (3.40%) Workday
9 38 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
10 37 (3.15%) ServiceNow
11 31 (2.64%) Atlassian
12 30 (2.55%) Splunk
13 24 (2.04%) Dell
14 18 (1.53%) Databricks
14 18 (1.53%) Red Hat
15 16 (1.36%) MuleSoft
16 12 (1.02%) Apple
17 11 (0.94%) Fortinet
17 11 (0.94%) Remedy
17 11 (0.94%) Sparx