Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 204 285 254
Rank change year-on-year +81 -31 +109
Contract jobs citing SaaS 1,257 814 1,048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.35% 0.92% 1.04%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.24% 6.24% 9.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 580 765
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £344 £313 £307
90th Percentile £650 £638 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 9
England median hourly rate - £55.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +189.47% -33.70%
UK median hourly rate - £55.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year - +189.47% -30.44%

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 20,139 13,049 10,606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.56% 14.81% 10.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,931 8,953 7,422
England median daily rate £480 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +3.89% +10.43%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £288
90th Percentile £648 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 184 150
England median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +7.09% -13.80%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £74.00 £62.93 £47.59
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year -2.63% -3.11% -12.84%

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 15 August 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
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 15 August 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 +60 568 £525 +5.00% 370
South East +37 268 £500 +17.65% 122
North of England +57 174 £450 -12.20% 96
Midlands +24 125 £450 -2.70% 65
North West +40 109 £450 -18.18% 55
West Midlands +11 94 £463 - 39
East of England +15 65 £475 +2.70% 29
Yorkshire +18 58 £425 -11.69% 32
South West +13 54 £488 +21.88% 41
East Midlands +9 31 £406 +1.56% 26
North East +1 9 £575 -8.00% 9
SaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 436 (34.69%) PaaS
2 420 (33.41%) Agile Software Development
3 410 (32.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 352 (28.00%) IaaS
5 313 (24.90%) Amazon AWS
6 311 (24.74%) Microsoft
7 245 (19.49%) DevOps
8 223 (17.74%) Finance
9 191 (15.19%) Windows
10 190 (15.12%) JavaScript
11 161 (12.81%) SQL
12 148 (11.77%) Migration
13 145 (11.54%) Project Management
14 134 (10.66%) .NET
15 130 (10.34%) Java
16 127 (10.10%) Linux
17 126 (10.02%) Docker
18 123 (9.79%) Office 365
18 123 (9.79%) C#
19 122 (9.71%) Continuous Integration
20 119 (9.47%) SQL Server
21 117 (9.31%) Web Services
22 114 (9.07%) Scrum
23 111 (8.83%) ITIL
24 107 (8.51%) Problem-Solving
25 106 (8.43%) HTML
26 103 (8.19%) Active Directory
27 101 (8.04%) Oracle
28 99 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
29 98 (7.80%) Node.js

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 63 (5.01%) SharePoint
2 24 (1.91%) BizTalk Server
3 22 (1.75%) CMS
4 21 (1.67%) Apache
5 18 (1.43%) OpenStack
6 13 (1.03%) Confluence
6 13 (1.03%) IIS
7 11 (0.88%) MS Exchange
7 11 (0.88%) Skype for Business
8 9 (0.72%) Apache Spark
8 9 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 9 (0.72%) WebSphere
9 8 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (0.64%) SAS
9 8 (0.64%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (0.56%) WordPress
11 6 (0.48%) Mule
12 5 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
12 5 (0.40%) Marvel
Applications
1 52 (4.14%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.40%) Chatbot
5 5 (0.40%) InVision
6 4 (0.32%) SOLIDWORKS
7 3 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.16%) CATIA
9 1 (0.080%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 25 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.88%) NetSuite
3 10 (0.80%) Eloqua
3 10 (0.80%) SAP HR
4 7 (0.56%) Infor M3
5 6 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (0.48%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 5 (0.40%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 4 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.32%) SAP MII
7 4 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.24%) Global One
8 3 (0.24%) HFM
8 3 (0.24%) Magento
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.24%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.24%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 436 (34.69%) PaaS
2 410 (32.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 352 (28.00%) IaaS
4 313 (24.90%) Amazon AWS
5 123 (9.79%) Office 365
6 54 (4.30%) GitHub
7 40 (3.18%) Cloud Computing
8 36 (2.86%) Serverless
9 29 (2.31%) Azure Active Directory
10 24 (1.91%) SuccessFactors
11 20 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
11 20 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
12 19 (1.51%) Slack
13 18 (1.43%) Datadog
13 18 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
14 16 (1.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 16 (1.27%) Azure Functions
14 16 (1.27%) npm
15 15 (1.19%) G Suite
16 12 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 97 (7.72%) Firewall
2 52 (4.14%) VPN
3 49 (3.90%) DNS
4 35 (2.78%) TCP/IP
5 29 (2.31%) Network Security
6 25 (1.99%) WAN
7 20 (1.59%) SAN
7 20 (1.59%) Skype
8 19 (1.51%) Internet
9 17 (1.35%) LAN
9 17 (1.35%) Unified Communications
10 15 (1.19%) HTTP
11 13 (1.03%) DHCP
11 13 (1.03%) SSL
12 11 (0.88%) NetScaler
13 9 (0.72%) SMTP
13 9 (0.72%) SSH
14 8 (0.64%) Intranet
14 8 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (0.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (9.47%) SQL Server
2 39 (3.10%) MongoDB
3 37 (2.94%) MySQL
4 36 (2.86%) Big Data
5 35 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
6 32 (2.55%) Relational Database
7 23 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
8 20 (1.59%) Power BI
9 17 (1.35%) NoSQL
10 16 (1.27%) Azure SQL Database
10 16 (1.27%) Data Lake
11 15 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
11 15 (1.19%) Hadoop
12 13 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (0.95%) Cosmos DB
14 11 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
14 11 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
14 11 (0.88%) RDBMS
15 8 (0.64%) HBase
15 8 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 88 (7.00%) Jenkins
2 79 (6.28%) Git (software)
3 61 (4.85%) JIRA
4 47 (3.74%) Visual Studio Team System
5 45 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 42 (3.34%) Visual Studio
7 30 (2.39%) Maven
8 28 (2.23%) gulp
9 26 (2.07%) Selenium
10 18 (1.43%) Cucumber
11 14 (1.11%) Bitbucket
11 14 (1.11%) Grunt
12 10 (0.80%) TeamCity
13 9 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 9 (0.72%) Jasmine
13 9 (0.72%) JMeter
14 8 (0.64%) CircleCI
14 8 (0.64%) NUnit
15 7 (0.56%) GoCD
16 6 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 223 (17.74%) Finance
2 83 (6.60%) Retail
3 54 (4.30%) Banking
4 45 (3.58%) Telecoms
5 38 (3.02%) Marketing
6 32 (2.55%) Legal
7 27 (2.15%) Publishing
8 24 (1.91%) Law
9 17 (1.35%) Advertising
10 15 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
11 12 (0.95%) Automotive
11 12 (0.95%) Back Office
12 11 (0.88%) Front Office
13 10 (0.80%) Games
13 10 (0.80%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.56%) German Language
15 4 (0.32%) Billing
15 4 (0.32%) Electronics
15 4 (0.32%) Mandarin Language
16 3 (0.24%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 330 (26.25%) Architect
2 186 (14.80%) Developer
3 151 (12.01%) Solutions Architect
4 126 (10.02%) Analyst
5 90 (7.16%) DevOps Engineer
6 85 (6.76%) Project Manager
7 79 (6.28%) Consultant
8 62 (4.93%) Cloud Architect
9 53 (4.22%) Business Analyst
10 44 (3.50%) JavaScript Developer
10 44 (3.50%) Technical Architect
11 43 (3.42%) Azure Architect
11 43 (3.42%) Infrastructure Architect
12 36 (2.86%) .NET Developer
13 34 (2.70%) Cloud Engineer
14 31 (2.47%) Security Architect
15 30 (2.39%) IT Manager
16 29 (2.31%) C# Developer
17 28 (2.23%) Azure Engineer
18 27 (2.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (10.66%) .NET
2 117 (9.31%) Web Services
3 106 (8.43%) HTML
4 98 (7.80%) Node.js
5 97 (7.72%) CSS
6 65 (5.17%) REST
7 60 (4.77%) Middleware
8 51 (4.06%) XML
9 47 (3.74%) AngularJS
10 42 (3.34%) React
11 41 (3.26%) HTML5
12 39 (3.10%) Spring
13 36 (2.86%) CSS3
13 36 (2.86%) JSON
14 34 (2.70%) RESTful
15 32 (2.55%) SAML
16 31 (2.47%) .NET Framework
17 29 (2.31%) Express
18 28 (2.23%) jQuery
19 23 (1.83%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 99 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (7.08%) Public Cloud
3 61 (4.85%) Management Information System
3 61 (4.85%) User Experience
4 46 (3.66%) Data Centre
5 37 (2.94%) Computer Science
6 31 (2.47%) Hybrid Cloud
7 30 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
8 27 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
9 22 (1.75%) Mobile App
10 19 (1.51%) Private Cloud
11 18 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
12 16 (1.27%) Data Structures
12 16 (1.27%) Reinsurance
13 14 (1.11%) Life Science
14 12 (0.95%) Fintech
15 11 (0.88%) Replication
16 10 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
17 9 (0.72%) CMDB
17 9 (0.72%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 191 (15.19%) Windows
2 127 (10.10%) Linux
3 78 (6.21%) Windows Server
4 41 (3.26%) Windows 10
5 39 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (2.70%) Unix
7 23 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (1.35%) AIX
9 15 (1.19%) Windows XP
10 11 (0.88%) Apple iOS
11 10 (0.80%) Windows 7
11 10 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (0.72%) Android
13 8 (0.64%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.48%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.40%) Solaris
15 5 (0.40%) VMS
16 3 (0.24%) HPUX
16 3 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (33.41%) Agile Software Development
2 245 (19.49%) DevOps
3 148 (11.77%) Migration
4 145 (11.54%) Project Management
5 122 (9.71%) Continuous Integration
6 114 (9.07%) Scrum
7 111 (8.83%) ITIL
8 107 (8.51%) Problem-Solving
9 93 (7.40%) Stakeholder Management
10 92 (7.32%) Microservices
11 87 (6.92%) CRM
12 86 (6.84%) Change Management
13 84 (6.68%) ERP
14 82 (6.52%) Test Automation
15 69 (5.49%) Waterfall
16 68 (5.41%) Service Management
16 68 (5.41%) TOGAF
17 66 (5.25%) Open Source
17 66 (5.25%) PRINCE2
18 65 (5.17%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 190 (15.12%) JavaScript
2 161 (12.81%) SQL
3 130 (10.34%) Java
4 123 (9.79%) C#
5 82 (6.52%) Python
6 63 (5.01%) PowerShell
7 39 (3.10%) Ruby
8 28 (2.23%) T-SQL
9 27 (2.15%) Bash Shell
10 20 (1.59%) C
11 19 (1.51%) PHP
12 17 (1.35%) TypeScript
13 12 (0.95%) Go
13 12 (0.95%) Shell Script
14 11 (0.88%) ES6
14 11 (0.88%) Java 8
15 10 (0.80%) PL/SQL
16 8 (0.64%) XPath
17 5 (0.40%) F#
17 5 (0.40%) Scala
Qualifications
1 96 (7.64%) Security Cleared
2 92 (7.32%) Degree
3 55 (4.38%) SC Cleared
4 44 (3.50%) CISSP
5 32 (2.55%) CISM
6 24 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (1.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 23 (1.83%) CCNP
8 22 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 21 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
10 20 (1.59%) TOGAF Certification
11 17 (1.35%) CCDP
11 17 (1.35%) Chartered Engineer
11 17 (1.35%) PMI Certification
12 14 (1.11%) CISA
13 13 (1.03%) CCIE
14 10 (0.80%) CEH
14 10 (0.80%) ISEB
15 9 (0.72%) PgMP
15 9 (0.72%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.70%) QA
2 20 (1.59%) GDPR
3 16 (1.27%) PMO
4 14 (1.11%) Data Quality
5 13 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.95%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.88%) SLA
8 9 (0.72%) GCP
9 8 (0.64%) GxP
10 5 (0.40%) HIPAA
10 5 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 4 (0.32%) GLP
11 4 (0.32%) GMP
12 3 (0.24%) COBIT
13 2 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.16%) FedRAMP
13 2 (0.16%) NIST 800
13 2 (0.16%) SEPA
14 1 (0.080%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 126 (10.02%) Docker
2 103 (8.19%) Active Directory
3 48 (3.82%) Hyper-V
4 45 (3.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 24 (1.91%) XenApp
6 22 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
7 20 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
8 16 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
9 11 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (0.80%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.56%) BitLocker
12 6 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.40%) KVM
13 5 (0.40%) vSphere
13 5 (0.40%) XenServer
14 4 (0.32%) NFS
15 3 (0.24%) Xen
16 2 (0.16%) HDFS
16 2 (0.16%) SRDF
17 1 (0.080%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 72 (5.73%) Kubernetes
2 69 (5.49%) Ansible
3 62 (4.93%) Terraform
4 61 (4.85%) Puppet
5 53 (4.22%) Opscode Chef
6 41 (3.26%) Single Sign-On
7 19 (1.51%) SCCM
8 16 (1.27%) WSUS
9 14 (1.11%) Data Guard
10 13 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
11 9 (0.72%) CASB
12 8 (0.64%) Kibana
13 6 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
13 6 (0.48%) Mesos
13 6 (0.48%) Nagios
13 6 (0.48%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 5 (0.40%) Grafana
14 5 (0.40%) logstash
14 5 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 4 (0.32%) Packer
Vendors
1 311 (24.74%) Microsoft
2 101 (8.04%) Oracle
3 81 (6.44%) SAP
4 69 (5.49%) VMware
5 43 (3.42%) ServiceNow
6 42 (3.34%) Google
7 41 (3.26%) Cisco
7 41 (3.26%) Salesforce.com
8 36 (2.86%) IBM
9 34 (2.70%) Citrix
10 32 (2.55%) New Relic
11 30 (2.39%) Workday
12 22 (1.75%) Red Hat
13 20 (1.59%) PagerDuty
14 18 (1.43%) HP
15 16 (1.27%) 3PAR
15 16 (1.27%) Informatica
16 14 (1.11%) Sitecore
16 14 (1.11%) Splunk
17 13 (1.03%) Dell