Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 126 148 181
Rank change year-on-year +22 +33 +39
Contract jobs citing SaaS 846 890 1,436
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.99% 1.75% 1.64%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.80% 5.66% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 582 1,021
10th Percentile £350 £350 £328
25th Percentile £413 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £510 £525 £515
Median % change year-on-year -2.86% +1.94% +3.00%
75th Percentile £613 £600 £590
90th Percentile £700 £686 £688
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £520
% change year-on-year -4.76% +0.96% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 7
10th Percentile £12.50 £62.30 £12.50
25th Percentile £13.25 £62.75 £12.63
Median hourly rate £26.00 £64.00 £13.50
Median % change year-on-year -59.38% +374.07% -37.21%
75th Percentile £57.00 £69.88 £49.13
90th Percentile £66.25 £72.20 £69.10
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £64.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -68.75% +374.07% -37.21%

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 14,586 15,714 24,471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.39% 30.90% 27.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,523 11,152 17,281
10th Percentile £313 £288 £313
25th Percentile £406 £400 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £588 £588 £581
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 254 247
10th Percentile £11.74 £12.58 £11.15
25th Percentile £15.00 £16.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate £21.05 £20.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +5.25% +14.29% -7.89%
75th Percentile £38.66 £39.31 £25.88
90th Percentile £60.00 £61.18 £49.18
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% +14.29% -3.37%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +7 440 £525 -4.55% 328
South East +14 114 £530 -0.24% 130
Midlands +44 91 £440 -7.37% 86
West Midlands +25 65 £469 -1.32% 59
North of England +2 63 £500 +11.11% 161
East of England +35 36 £550 +15.79% 45
South West +20 30 £425 -28.57% 57
North West +15 30 £520 +30.00% 86
East Midlands +30 26 £425 -4.23% 27
Yorkshire +25 26 £506 +1.25% 42
North East +5 7 £400 -9.09% 33
SaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 315 (37.23%) Azure
2 266 (31.44%) PaaS
3 254 (30.02%) Agile Software Development
4 240 (28.37%) AWS
5 203 (24.00%) Finance
6 174 (20.57%) IaaS
7 161 (19.03%) DevOps
8 153 (18.09%) Microsoft
9 144 (17.02%) SQL
10 131 (15.48%) Migration
11 127 (15.01%) Microservices
12 115 (13.59%) Windows
13 102 (12.06%) Oracle
14 100 (11.82%) Python
15 93 (10.99%) Kubernetes
16 87 (10.28%) JavaScript
17 85 (10.05%) Docker
18 83 (9.81%) Terraform
19 81 (9.57%) Java
20 80 (9.46%) ERP
21 79 (9.34%) Salesforce.com
22 76 (8.98%) Active Directory
23 73 (8.63%) Linux
24 70 (8.27%) Microsoft 365
25 68 (8.04%) TOGAF
26 66 (7.80%) .NET
26 66 (7.80%) Continuous Integration
27 63 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
27 63 (7.45%) SAP
27 63 (7.45%) VMware

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 38 (4.49%) SharePoint
2 26 (3.07%) Confluence
3 12 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (1.18%) CMS
5 8 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (0.83%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.59%) Apache
7 5 (0.59%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (0.47%) JBoss
8 4 (0.47%) NetWeaver
8 4 (0.47%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.47%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.35%) Apache Airflow
9 3 (0.35%) SAS
9 3 (0.35%) SugarCRM
10 2 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.24%) Mule
10 2 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 15 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
1 15 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.83%) Figma
4 6 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.59%) InVision
5 5 (0.59%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.47%) Adobe XD
6 4 (0.47%) Marvel
6 4 (0.47%) Sketch
7 2 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 27 (3.19%) NetSuite
2 16 (1.89%) Oracle ERP
3 11 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (1.06%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (0.83%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (0.59%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.47%) Oracle FAH
7 4 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.47%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.35%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.24%) iTrent
9 2 (0.24%) Magento
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
9 2 (0.24%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 1 (0.12%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 315 (37.23%) Azure
2 266 (31.44%) PaaS
3 240 (28.37%) AWS
4 174 (20.57%) IaaS
5 70 (8.27%) Microsoft 365
6 56 (6.62%) Power Platform
7 54 (6.38%) Azure Active Directory
8 51 (6.03%) GCP
9 38 (4.49%) Serverless
10 37 (4.37%) Cloud Computing
11 23 (2.72%) Boomi
11 23 (2.72%) GitHub
12 21 (2.48%) AWS CloudFormation
13 16 (1.89%) AWS Lambda
13 16 (1.89%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 15 (1.77%) iPaaS
15 13 (1.54%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 12 (1.42%) Dynamics 365
17 10 (1.18%) Amazon ECS
18 9 (1.06%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 61 (7.21%) Firewall
2 34 (4.02%) VPN
2 34 (4.02%) WAN
3 31 (3.66%) DNS
4 27 (3.19%) Internet
5 25 (2.96%) LAN
6 24 (2.84%) Network Security
7 19 (2.25%) VoIP
8 18 (2.13%) Wireless
9 15 (1.77%) SD-WAN
9 15 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
10 14 (1.65%) DHCP
11 12 (1.42%) TCP/IP
12 9 (1.06%) MPLS
13 8 (0.95%) Skype
13 8 (0.95%) VLAN
14 6 (0.71%) HTTP
14 6 (0.71%) Intrusion Detection
14 6 (0.71%) Kerberos
15 5 (0.59%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (6.03%) SQL Server
2 42 (4.96%) Power BI
3 21 (2.48%) NoSQL
4 15 (1.77%) Big Data
4 15 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (1.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 12 (1.42%) Data Lake
6 12 (1.42%) Tableau
7 11 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
7 11 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (1.30%) Relational Database
7 11 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (1.18%) MongoDB
9 8 (0.95%) MySQL
9 8 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 62 (7.33%) Jenkins
1 62 (7.33%) JIRA
2 55 (6.50%) Git (software)
3 18 (2.13%) GitLab
4 17 (2.01%) Bitbucket
5 11 (1.30%) TeamCity
6 10 (1.18%) Maven
7 8 (0.95%) JUnit
7 8 (0.95%) Postman
7 8 (0.95%) Selenium
8 7 (0.83%) Bitbucket Server
8 7 (0.83%) Cucumber
8 7 (0.83%) JMeter
8 7 (0.83%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.71%) CircleCI
9 6 (0.71%) Gatling
9 6 (0.71%) Gradle
9 6 (0.71%) LoadRunner
9 6 (0.71%) PyCharm
9 6 (0.71%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 203 (24.00%) Finance
2 54 (6.38%) Public Sector
3 50 (5.91%) Banking
3 50 (5.91%) Marketing
4 43 (5.08%) Telecoms
5 34 (4.02%) Law
6 33 (3.90%) Manufacturing
7 26 (3.07%) Legal
8 23 (2.72%) Retail
9 21 (2.48%) Electronics
10 17 (2.01%) Publishing
11 15 (1.77%) Billing
11 15 (1.77%) General Ledger
12 9 (1.06%) Front Office
13 8 (0.95%) French Language
13 8 (0.95%) German Language
14 6 (0.71%) Spanish Language
15 5 (0.59%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.47%) Investment Banking
16 4 (0.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 224 (26.48%) Architect
2 143 (16.90%) Developer
3 87 (10.28%) Solutions Architect
4 68 (8.04%) Consultant
5 67 (7.92%) Analyst
6 52 (6.15%) Cloud Architect
7 49 (5.79%) Project Manager
8 44 (5.20%) Security Architect
9 37 (4.37%) DevOps Engineer
10 36 (4.26%) Business Analyst
11 28 (3.31%) Azure Engineer
12 26 (3.07%) Enterprise Architect
12 26 (3.07%) Java Developer
13 24 (2.84%) Azure Architect
14 22 (2.60%) Security Engineer
15 20 (2.36%) AWS Developer
16 19 (2.25%) Cloud Engineer
16 19 (2.25%) Full Stack Developer
16 19 (2.25%) Python Developer
17 17 (2.01%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (7.80%) .NET
2 53 (6.26%) Node.js
3 52 (6.15%) REST
4 49 (5.79%) HTML
4 49 (5.79%) Web Services
5 33 (3.90%) React
6 32 (3.78%) JSON
7 30 (3.55%) .NET Core
7 30 (3.55%) CSS
7 30 (3.55%) XML
8 26 (3.07%) AngularJS
8 26 (3.07%) Spring
9 22 (2.60%) Spring Boot
10 20 (2.36%) Kafka
11 19 (2.25%) Lambda Expressions
12 18 (2.13%) Middleware
12 18 (2.13%) RESTful
13 17 (2.01%) Oracle Fusion
13 17 (2.01%) Redux
14 16 (1.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 63 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (6.15%) User Experience
3 50 (5.91%) Public Cloud
4 45 (5.32%) Cloud Native
5 40 (4.73%) Management Information System
6 25 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (2.60%) Data Centre
8 21 (2.48%) Private Cloud
9 17 (2.01%) Clustering
10 16 (1.89%) Mobile App
11 15 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
12 14 (1.65%) Social Media
13 13 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
14 11 (1.30%) Virtual Team
15 9 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
16 8 (0.95%) Data Structures
17 7 (0.83%) Internet of Things
18 6 (0.71%) AS400
18 6 (0.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 6 (0.71%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 115 (13.59%) Windows
2 73 (8.63%) Linux
3 51 (6.03%) Windows Server
4 19 (2.25%) Android
4 19 (2.25%) Apple iOS
5 14 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (1.65%) Windows Server 2016
6 13 (1.54%) Unix
7 10 (1.18%) Windows 10
7 10 (1.18%) Windows Mobile
8 9 (1.06%) Solaris
9 7 (0.83%) Windows Server 2019
10 5 (0.59%) CentOS
10 5 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.47%) AIX
11 4 (0.47%) VMS
11 4 (0.47%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.35%) Debian
12 3 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (30.02%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (19.03%) DevOps
3 131 (15.48%) Migration
4 127 (15.01%) Microservices
5 80 (9.46%) ERP
6 68 (8.04%) TOGAF
7 66 (7.80%) Continuous Integration
8 63 (7.45%) Problem-Solving
9 62 (7.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 58 (6.86%) Business Intelligence
11 54 (6.38%) Project Management
12 53 (6.26%) Test Automation
13 52 (6.15%) CRM
13 52 (6.15%) Cybersecurity
14 51 (6.03%) Scrum
15 48 (5.67%) Enterprise Architecture
15 48 (5.67%) Information Security
16 47 (5.56%) Analytics
16 47 (5.56%) ITIL
17 45 (5.32%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 144 (17.02%) SQL
2 100 (11.82%) Python
3 87 (10.28%) JavaScript
4 81 (9.57%) Java
5 57 (6.74%) PowerShell
6 40 (4.73%) C#
7 38 (4.49%) TypeScript
8 29 (3.43%) Bash Shell
9 21 (2.48%) Go
10 19 (2.25%) Ruby
11 12 (1.42%) Perl
12 11 (1.30%) C
13 10 (1.18%) Apex Code
13 10 (1.18%) T-SQL
14 7 (0.83%) PHP
14 7 (0.83%) VB
15 6 (0.71%) Ada
15 6 (0.71%) Kotlin
16 5 (0.59%) Java 8
16 5 (0.59%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 61 (7.21%) Security Cleared
2 45 (5.32%) Degree
3 42 (4.96%) SC Cleared
4 29 (3.43%) CISSP
5 25 (2.96%) CISM
6 13 (1.54%) AWS Certification
6 13 (1.54%) PMP
7 10 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (1.18%) CRISC
8 9 (1.06%) CESG Certified Professional
9 8 (0.95%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.83%) PMI Certification
10 7 (0.83%) TOGAF Certification
11 5 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.47%) CCNP
13 3 (0.35%) CCNA
13 3 (0.35%) CISA
13 3 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.37%) QA
2 29 (3.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (2.72%) NIST
4 22 (2.60%) GDPR
5 12 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 9 (1.06%) NCSC
6 9 (1.06%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.83%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.71%) COBIT
8 6 (0.71%) HIPAA
8 6 (0.71%) NIST 800
8 6 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 5 (0.59%) JSP 440
9 5 (0.59%) SLA
10 3 (0.35%) IFRS
10 3 (0.35%) PMO
10 3 (0.35%) RMADS
11 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 85 (10.05%) Docker
2 76 (8.98%) Active Directory
3 57 (6.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (3.55%) Hyper-V
5 15 (1.77%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (1.18%) XenApp
7 8 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.47%) ProxySG
9 4 (0.47%) Snort
9 4 (0.47%) vSphere
10 3 (0.35%) HDFS
10 3 (0.35%) Kamailio
10 3 (0.35%) vCloud
10 3 (0.35%) VMware NSX
10 3 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.35%) Xen
11 2 (0.24%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.24%) KVM
11 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 93 (10.99%) Kubernetes
2 83 (9.81%) Terraform
3 52 (6.15%) Ansible
4 30 (3.55%) Single Sign-On
5 18 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
6 17 (2.01%) Puppet
7 15 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (1.42%) Istio
9 10 (1.18%) SCCM
10 8 (0.95%) CASB
10 8 (0.95%) SCOM
11 6 (0.71%) Consul
11 6 (0.71%) Kibana
11 6 (0.71%) logstash
11 6 (0.71%) vRealize
12 5 (0.59%) SCSM
12 5 (0.59%) vCenter Server
13 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
13 4 (0.47%) Suricata
13 4 (0.47%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 153 (18.09%) Microsoft
2 102 (12.06%) Oracle
3 79 (9.34%) Salesforce.com
4 63 (7.45%) SAP
4 63 (7.45%) VMware
5 41 (4.85%) Google
6 30 (3.55%) Dell
7 27 (3.19%) Cisco
8 26 (3.07%) Citrix
9 25 (2.96%) ServiceNow
10 22 (2.60%) Workday
11 18 (2.13%) Red Hat
12 15 (1.77%) iManage
13 13 (1.54%) Intapp
13 13 (1.54%) MuleSoft
13 13 (1.54%) Splunk
14 11 (1.30%) IBM
15 10 (1.18%) Samsung
16 8 (0.95%) Adyen
16 8 (0.95%) CyberArk