Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 155 173 210
Rank change year-on-year +18 +37 +36
Contract jobs citing SaaS 953 1,452 1,227
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.70% 1.65% 1.32%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.57% 5.97% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 1,041 896
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £331 £350 £325
90th Percentile £688 £688 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 8
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.56% -20.35% -22.60%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year +11.11% +11.50% -22.60%

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 17,108 24,312 19,131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.58% 27.60% 20.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,597 16,902 13,216
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £288 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 337 278 231
Median hourly rate £24.20 £18.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.58% -8.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £56.75 £58.25 £48.25
Median hourly rate £23.94 £18.66 £19.00
% change year-on-year +28.30% -1.79% +3.40%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +17 443 £550 +4.76% 231
South East +26 184 £513 +4.17% 144
North of England +65 147 £450 -10.00% 70
Midlands +7 77 £478 -1.55% 60
South West +7 65 £595 +40.00% 33
West Midlands +1 59 £500 +1.52% 31
Yorkshire +34 55 £500 - 14
North West +41 50 £488 -2.45% 41
North East +43 42 £440 -14.15% 15
East of England +22 28 £450 -11.76% 12
East Midlands +37 18 £413 -15.38% 29
SaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 413 (43.34%) Azure
2 346 (36.31%) PaaS
3 300 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
4 274 (28.75%) IaaS
5 254 (26.65%) DevOps
6 233 (24.45%) Microsoft
7 206 (21.62%) AWS
8 162 (17.00%) Finance
9 155 (16.26%) SQL
10 145 (15.22%) Windows
11 141 (14.80%) Docker
12 134 (14.06%) Microservices
13 133 (13.96%) .NET
14 131 (13.75%) Migration
15 127 (13.33%) Web Services
16 122 (12.80%) Active Directory
16 122 (12.80%) Kubernetes
17 120 (12.59%) JavaScript
18 114 (11.96%) Java
19 112 (11.75%) Public Sector
20 109 (11.44%) Security Cleared
21 108 (11.33%) SQL Server
22 107 (11.23%) C#
22 107 (11.23%) Firewall
23 94 (9.86%) Office 365
24 85 (8.92%) Oracle
25 84 (8.81%) SC Cleared
26 82 (8.60%) ERP
27 76 (7.97%) Degree
28 75 (7.87%) 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 34 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 19 (1.99%) Confluence
2 19 (1.99%) Skype for Business
3 14 (1.47%) OpenStack
4 12 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (1.15%) MS Exchange
6 10 (1.05%) Apache
7 9 (0.94%) CMS
8 8 (0.84%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.73%) Apache Spark
9 7 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (0.73%) IIS
9 7 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.63%) Anypoint
11 5 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (0.52%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.42%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.21%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.21%) ArcGIS
13 2 (0.21%) nginx
Applications
1 37 (3.88%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.78%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.73%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.31%) Sketch
8 2 (0.21%) InVision
8 2 (0.21%) UserZoom
9 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.10%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.10%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 38 (3.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (3.04%) NetSuite
3 16 (1.68%) Oracle ERP
4 10 (1.05%) Oracle Cash Management
5 9 (0.94%) Oracle Receivables
6 8 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
6 8 (0.84%) SAP S/4HANA
7 7 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.52%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
9 4 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.42%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 3 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
10 3 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
11 2 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 2 (0.21%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 2 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
11 2 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 2 (0.21%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 413 (43.34%) Azure
2 346 (36.31%) PaaS
3 274 (28.75%) IaaS
4 206 (21.62%) AWS
5 94 (9.86%) Office 365
6 71 (7.45%) Azure Active Directory
7 66 (6.93%) Serverless
8 61 (6.40%) GCP
9 41 (4.30%) Dynamics 365
10 34 (3.57%) GitHub
11 27 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
11 27 (2.83%) Power Platform
12 25 (2.62%) Azure Functions
13 23 (2.41%) OpenShift
14 22 (2.31%) AWS Lambda
15 21 (2.20%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 18 (1.89%) Boomi
17 15 (1.57%) Amazon EKS
18 14 (1.47%) Amazon S3
18 14 (1.47%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 107 (11.23%) Firewall
2 60 (6.30%) DNS
3 45 (4.72%) Network Security
4 38 (3.99%) VPN
5 28 (2.94%) TCP/IP
6 27 (2.83%) WAN
7 25 (2.62%) Skype
8 23 (2.41%) LAN
9 22 (2.31%) DHCP
10 18 (1.89%) Internet
10 18 (1.89%) SAN
10 18 (1.89%) X.509
11 14 (1.47%) NAS
11 14 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
12 12 (1.26%) Reverse Proxy
13 11 (1.15%) DMZ
14 10 (1.05%) Kerberos
15 9 (0.94%) Wireless
16 7 (0.73%) MPLS
16 7 (0.73%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (11.33%) SQL Server
2 38 (3.99%) NoSQL
3 27 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
4 25 (2.62%) Big Data
5 24 (2.52%) MongoDB
5 24 (2.52%) Relational Database
6 23 (2.41%) Power BI
7 21 (2.20%) Azure SQL Database
7 21 (2.20%) MySQL
8 20 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 16 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (1.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 12 (1.26%) Oracle Database
13 11 (1.15%) RDBMS
14 10 (1.05%) Data Lake
15 8 (0.84%) Cosmos DB
16 6 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
16 6 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
16 6 (0.63%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 61 (6.40%) Git (software)
2 55 (5.77%) Jenkins
3 48 (5.04%) JIRA
4 31 (3.25%) Visual Studio
5 19 (1.99%) TeamCity
6 18 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
7 16 (1.68%) Cucumber
8 15 (1.57%) Selenium
8 15 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (1.36%) Visual Studio Team System
10 12 (1.26%) Travis CI
11 11 (1.15%) Bitbucket
11 11 (1.15%) Subversion
12 10 (1.05%) GitLab
13 9 (0.94%) webpack
14 7 (0.73%) JUnit
14 7 (0.73%) SpecFlow
14 7 (0.73%) TestCafe
15 6 (0.63%) Artifactory
15 6 (0.63%) SoapUI
General
1 162 (17.00%) Finance
2 112 (11.75%) Public Sector
3 58 (6.09%) Marketing
4 46 (4.83%) Retail
5 41 (4.30%) Telecoms
6 28 (2.94%) Manufacturing
7 27 (2.83%) Banking
8 21 (2.20%) Electronics
9 13 (1.36%) Law
10 8 (0.84%) Billing
10 8 (0.84%) French Language
11 7 (0.73%) Back Office
11 7 (0.73%) Publishing
12 6 (0.63%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.52%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.42%) Digital Economy
14 4 (0.42%) Games
14 4 (0.42%) Legal
14 4 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.31%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 234 (24.55%) Architect
2 205 (21.51%) Developer
3 93 (9.76%) Solutions Architect
4 66 (6.93%) Consultant
5 54 (5.67%) DevOps Engineer
6 52 (5.46%) Cloud Engineer
7 50 (5.25%) Cloud Architect
8 47 (4.93%) Project Manager
9 37 (3.88%) .NET Developer
9 37 (3.88%) Analyst
10 35 (3.67%) Azure Engineer
11 34 (3.57%) Security Architect
12 33 (3.46%) Azure Architect
13 30 (3.15%) C# Developer
14 29 (3.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 22 (2.31%) Designer
16 21 (2.20%) Senior Developer
17 20 (2.10%) Azure DevOps Engineer
17 20 (2.10%) Technical Architect
18 19 (1.99%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (13.96%) .NET
2 127 (13.33%) Web Services
3 75 (7.87%) Node.js
3 75 (7.87%) REST
4 70 (7.35%) HTML
5 59 (6.19%) XML
6 55 (5.77%) CSS
7 49 (5.14%) React
8 40 (4.20%) JSON
9 34 (3.57%) .NET Core
10 32 (3.36%) SAML
11 31 (3.25%) AngularJS
11 31 (3.25%) Middleware
12 30 (3.15%) SOAP
13 23 (2.41%) ASP.NET
14 21 (2.20%) Kafka
14 21 (2.20%) Oracle Fusion
15 20 (2.10%) YAML
16 17 (1.78%) OAuth
16 17 (1.78%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 66 (6.93%) Enterprise Software
1 66 (6.93%) Public Cloud
2 47 (4.93%) Greenfield Project
3 38 (3.99%) Data Centre
4 37 (3.88%) Hybrid Cloud
5 36 (3.78%) Cloud Native
6 33 (3.46%) Analytical Skills
7 31 (3.25%) Management Information System
7 31 (3.25%) User Experience
8 21 (2.20%) Private Cloud
9 18 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
10 17 (1.78%) Social Media
11 16 (1.68%) Replication
12 12 (1.26%) PKI
13 10 (1.05%) Virtual Team
14 9 (0.94%) Mainframe
14 9 (0.94%) Mobile App
15 8 (0.84%) Enterprise Cloud
15 8 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
16 7 (0.73%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 145 (15.22%) Windows
2 55 (5.77%) Linux
3 48 (5.04%) Windows 10
3 48 (5.04%) Windows Server
4 38 (3.99%) Android
5 34 (3.57%) Apple iOS
6 20 (2.10%) Unix
7 16 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.73%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.73%) Windows Server 2016
10 6 (0.63%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.52%) VMS
11 5 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.42%) AIX
12 4 (0.42%) Debian
13 3 (0.31%) CentOS
13 3 (0.31%) Solaris
14 2 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (26.65%) DevOps
3 134 (14.06%) Microservices
4 131 (13.75%) Migration
5 82 (8.60%) ERP
6 75 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
7 73 (7.66%) CRM
8 66 (6.93%) Continuous Integration
9 63 (6.61%) Scrum
10 61 (6.40%) Analytics
11 55 (5.77%) Test Automation
12 54 (5.67%) Computer Science
13 53 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
13 53 (5.56%) Open Source
14 51 (5.35%) Project Management
15 49 (5.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 49 (5.14%) SOA
16 44 (4.62%) Information Security
17 43 (4.51%) Problem-Solving
17 43 (4.51%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 155 (16.26%) SQL
2 120 (12.59%) JavaScript
3 114 (11.96%) Java
4 107 (11.23%) C#
5 65 (6.82%) PowerShell
6 48 (5.04%) Python
7 31 (3.25%) PHP
8 23 (2.41%) TypeScript
9 18 (1.89%) Bash Shell
10 17 (1.78%) PL/SQL
10 17 (1.78%) Ruby
11 15 (1.57%) T-SQL
12 13 (1.36%) ES6
12 13 (1.36%) Java 8
13 12 (1.26%) C
13 12 (1.26%) Shell Script
14 11 (1.15%) C++
15 10 (1.05%) Perl
16 7 (0.73%) Go
16 7 (0.73%) Scala
Qualifications
1 109 (11.44%) Security Cleared
2 84 (8.81%) SC Cleared
3 76 (7.97%) Degree
4 32 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (2.62%) DV Cleared
6 23 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
8 12 (1.26%) CISSP
9 10 (1.05%) MCSE
10 7 (0.73%) MCITP
10 7 (0.73%) PMP
11 6 (0.63%) CISM
11 6 (0.63%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.52%) AAT
12 5 (0.52%) ACCA
12 5 (0.52%) AWS Certification
12 5 (0.52%) CIMA
12 5 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.52%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (0.52%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (3.46%) QA
3 31 (3.25%) GDPR
4 17 (1.78%) SLA
5 9 (0.94%) NIST
5 9 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.84%) GxP
7 5 (0.52%) NCSC
8 4 (0.42%) BS7799
8 4 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.31%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.21%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.10%) COBIT
11 1 (0.10%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.10%) PMO
11 1 (0.10%) RMADS
System Software
1 141 (14.80%) Docker
2 122 (12.80%) Active Directory
3 36 (3.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (2.52%) vSphere
5 19 (1.99%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (0.63%) XenApp
7 5 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.42%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.31%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.10%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.10%) KVM
11 1 (0.10%) UAG
Systems Management
1 122 (12.80%) Kubernetes
2 71 (7.45%) Ansible
3 50 (5.25%) Terraform
4 31 (3.25%) Microsoft Intune
5 24 (2.52%) Single Sign-On
6 22 (2.31%) SCCM
7 14 (1.47%) Puppet
8 10 (1.05%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 10 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (1.05%) SCOM
9 8 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (0.73%) Jamf Pro
10 7 (0.73%) Prometheus
11 5 (0.52%) AirWatch
11 5 (0.52%) CA Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.52%) Nessus
11 5 (0.52%) vCenter Server
12 4 (0.42%) Data Guard
12 4 (0.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 4 (0.42%) WSUS
Vendors
1 233 (24.45%) Microsoft
2 85 (8.92%) Oracle
3 64 (6.72%) SAP
4 53 (5.56%) VMware
5 45 (4.72%) Salesforce.com
6 36 (3.78%) Google
7 30 (3.15%) Cisco
8 27 (2.83%) Citrix
9 22 (2.31%) AppDynamics
9 22 (2.31%) MuleSoft
10 20 (2.10%) Dell
10 20 (2.10%) Sparx
11 19 (1.99%) ServiceNow
12 18 (1.89%) Splunk
13 15 (1.57%) Workday
14 14 (1.47%) Red Hat
15 13 (1.36%) Symantec
16 12 (1.26%) IBM
17 11 (1.15%) Hyperion
17 11 (1.15%) JD Edwards