Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 119 146 185
Rank change year-on-year +27 +39 +25
Contract jobs citing SaaS 1,230 591 1,318
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.18% 1.77% 1.56%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.20% 5.65% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 874 412 887
10th Percentile £389 £375 £338
25th Percentile £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £631 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £661 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 17
10th Percentile " £62.30 £40.00
25th Percentile £14.00 £62.75 £65.00
Median hourly rate £57.50 £64.00 £80.00
Median % change year-on-year -10.16% -20.00% -
75th Percentile £75.25 £69.88 £83.75
90th Percentile " £72.20 £86.15
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £64.00 £80.00
% change year-on-year -56.25% -20.00% -

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 19,823 10,466 24,564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.08% 31.35% 29.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,219 7,528 17,194
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
25th Percentile £419 £413 £409
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £608 £600 £588
90th Percentile £694 £688 £662
UK median daily rate £517 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +3.40% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 330 143 298
10th Percentile £11.59 £13.32 £12.74
25th Percentile £14.00 £16.50 £15.06
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year - -4.76% +10.53%
75th Percentile £39.50 £36.75 £40.00
90th Percentile £65.03 £54.75 £60.38
UK median hourly rate £21.03 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +5.13% -2.44% +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 26 July 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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -9 590 £550 +1.85% 415
South East +21 163 £575 +4.55% 178
North of England +46 148 £525 +16.67% 173
Midlands +3 80 £475 +11.76% 120
South West +27 74 £475 - 78
Yorkshire +27 68 £525 +5.00% 52
North West +12 62 £511 +20.29% 106
West Midlands -12 51 £475 +18.75% 75
East of England +7 44 £525 +4.22% 64
East Midlands +1 26 £470 -6.00% 44
North East +7 18 £575 +17.95% 15
SaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 499 (40.57%) Azure
2 430 (34.96%) PaaS
3 400 (32.52%) Agile Software Development
4 337 (27.40%) AWS
5 309 (25.12%) IaaS
6 308 (25.04%) DevOps
7 269 (21.87%) Social Skills
8 254 (20.65%) Finance
9 235 (19.11%) Microsoft
10 214 (17.40%) Microservices
11 206 (16.75%) SQL
12 195 (15.85%) Migration
13 161 (13.09%) Java
14 160 (13.01%) Oracle
15 159 (12.93%) Windows
16 157 (12.76%) Python
17 145 (11.79%) Kubernetes
18 135 (10.98%) ERP
19 129 (10.49%) JavaScript
20 126 (10.24%) Linux
20 126 (10.24%) Docker
21 123 (10.00%) Terraform
22 120 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
22 120 (9.76%) Active Directory
23 112 (9.11%) Salesforce.com
24 109 (8.86%) SAP
25 107 (8.70%) .NET
26 105 (8.54%) Stakeholder Management
27 104 (8.46%) Security Cleared
28 96 (7.80%) Continuous Integration

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 50 (4.07%) SharePoint
2 29 (2.36%) Confluence
3 23 (1.87%) Apache
4 18 (1.46%) CMS
5 16 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 13 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (0.98%) Apache Spark
8 11 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (0.89%) OpenStack
8 11 (0.89%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.65%) nginx
9 8 (0.65%) SAS
9 8 (0.65%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.57%) Apache Airflow
10 7 (0.57%) Skype for Business
10 7 (0.57%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.49%) JBoss
11 6 (0.49%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.41%) IBM Domino
12 5 (0.41%) IIS
Applications
1 31 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.57%) Figma
4 7 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.41%) Adobe XD
6 4 (0.33%) InVision
7 3 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.24%) Sketch
8 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.16%) Marvel
9 1 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 35 (2.85%) NetSuite
2 23 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (1.71%) Oracle ERP
4 7 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 6 (0.49%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 5 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
7 4 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (0.24%) iTrent
8 3 (0.24%) Magento
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.24%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 3 (0.24%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 499 (40.57%) Azure
2 430 (34.96%) PaaS
3 337 (27.40%) AWS
4 309 (25.12%) IaaS
5 92 (7.48%) Microsoft 365
6 90 (7.32%) GCP
7 80 (6.50%) Azure Active Directory
8 65 (5.28%) Serverless
9 46 (3.74%) Power Platform
10 45 (3.66%) Cloud Computing
10 45 (3.66%) GitHub
11 29 (2.36%) Boomi
12 26 (2.11%) Dynamics 365
13 25 (2.03%) AWS Lambda
14 22 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
15 21 (1.71%) iPaaS
16 20 (1.63%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 19 (1.54%) OpenShift
18 18 (1.46%) Azure Logic Apps
19 17 (1.38%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (5.69%) Firewall
2 38 (3.09%) WAN
3 37 (3.01%) DNS
3 37 (3.01%) VPN
4 30 (2.44%) Network Security
5 26 (2.11%) Internet
5 26 (2.11%) LAN
6 21 (1.71%) Kerberos
6 21 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
7 18 (1.46%) Wireless
8 16 (1.30%) TCP/IP
9 15 (1.22%) DHCP
10 14 (1.14%) VoIP
11 12 (0.98%) SD-WAN
12 11 (0.89%) HTTP
12 11 (0.89%) Skype
13 10 (0.81%) SSL
14 8 (0.65%) SAN
14 8 (0.65%) VLAN
15 7 (0.57%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (5.93%) SQL Server
2 41 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
3 34 (2.76%) NoSQL
4 32 (2.60%) Power BI
5 27 (2.20%) MySQL
6 26 (2.11%) MongoDB
7 20 (1.63%) Azure SQL Database
7 20 (1.63%) Tableau
8 19 (1.54%) Big Data
9 17 (1.38%) Data Lake
10 16 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
11 15 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
12 14 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 13 (1.06%) Relational Database
14 12 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
15 11 (0.89%) Hadoop
15 11 (0.89%) RDBMS
16 10 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
16 10 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
17 9 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 95 (7.72%) Jenkins
2 88 (7.15%) JIRA
3 87 (7.07%) Git (software)
4 25 (2.03%) Cucumber
5 24 (1.95%) Postman
6 22 (1.79%) Selenium
7 20 (1.63%) GitLab
8 19 (1.54%) Maven
9 17 (1.38%) Bitbucket
9 17 (1.38%) TeamCity
10 14 (1.14%) SonarQube
11 12 (0.98%) JUnit
11 12 (0.98%) Subversion
12 11 (0.89%) JMeter
13 10 (0.81%) Bitbucket Server
13 10 (0.81%) Cypress.io
13 10 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
14 9 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (0.73%) WebDriver
15 8 (0.65%) Toad
General
1 269 (21.87%) Social Skills
2 254 (20.65%) Finance
3 96 (7.80%) Public Sector
4 82 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 63 (5.12%) Marketing
6 49 (3.98%) Banking
7 44 (3.58%) Telecoms
8 38 (3.09%) Manufacturing
9 36 (2.93%) Presentation Skills
10 33 (2.68%) Retail
11 27 (2.20%) Electronics
12 21 (1.71%) Legal
13 19 (1.54%) Documentation Skills
14 18 (1.46%) Organisational Skills
15 17 (1.38%) Influencing Skills
15 17 (1.38%) Law
16 16 (1.30%) General Ledger
16 16 (1.30%) Publishing
17 10 (0.81%) German Language
18 9 (0.73%) French Language
Job Titles
1 359 (29.19%) Architect
2 158 (12.85%) Developer
3 137 (11.14%) Solutions Architect
4 94 (7.64%) Cloud Architect
5 88 (7.15%) Consultant
6 74 (6.02%) Azure Engineer
7 72 (5.85%) Analyst
8 66 (5.37%) DevOps Engineer
9 63 (5.12%) Project Manager
10 58 (4.72%) Security Architect
11 55 (4.47%) Azure Architect
12 43 (3.50%) Senior Architect
13 37 (3.01%) Business Analyst
14 36 (2.93%) AWS Architect
15 33 (2.68%) Cloud Engineer
15 33 (2.68%) Technical Architect
16 32 (2.60%) Azure DevOps Engineer
17 29 (2.36%) Infrastructure Architect
18 28 (2.28%) Enterprise Architect
18 28 (2.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (8.70%) .NET
2 88 (7.15%) Web Services
3 69 (5.61%) HTML
4 68 (5.53%) REST
5 67 (5.45%) Node.js
5 67 (5.45%) React
6 60 (4.88%) CSS
7 52 (4.23%) AngularJS
8 44 (3.58%) JSON
9 43 (3.50%) .NET Core
9 43 (3.50%) RESTful
9 43 (3.50%) XML
10 38 (3.09%) OAuth
10 38 (3.09%) Spring
11 35 (2.85%) SAML
12 32 (2.60%) Middleware
13 28 (2.28%) Oracle Fusion
14 27 (2.20%) Spring Boot
15 25 (2.03%) OpenID
15 25 (2.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 90 (7.32%) Cloud Native
2 69 (5.61%) Public Cloud
3 61 (4.96%) Data Centre
4 60 (4.88%) Management Information System
5 54 (4.39%) User Experience
6 36 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
6 36 (2.93%) Hybrid Cloud
6 36 (2.93%) Legacy Systems
7 22 (1.79%) Legacy Applications
8 20 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
9 19 (1.54%) Data Structures
10 16 (1.30%) Social Media
11 15 (1.22%) Clustering
12 14 (1.14%) Mobile App
12 14 (1.14%) PKI
12 14 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
13 13 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
14 11 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 11 (0.89%) Replication
15 9 (0.73%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 159 (12.93%) Windows
2 126 (10.24%) Linux
3 56 (4.55%) Windows Server
4 23 (1.87%) Windows Server 2016
5 22 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (1.71%) Unix
7 20 (1.63%) Apple iOS
8 17 (1.38%) Android
9 14 (1.14%) Windows 10
10 13 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (0.98%) Windows Server 2019
12 11 (0.89%) Solaris
13 9 (0.73%) CentOS
13 9 (0.73%) Windows Mobile
14 7 (0.57%) VMS
15 5 (0.41%) AIX
15 5 (0.41%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
16 4 (0.33%) Debian
17 3 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 400 (32.52%) Agile Software Development
2 308 (25.04%) DevOps
3 214 (17.40%) Microservices
4 195 (15.85%) Migration
5 135 (10.98%) ERP
6 120 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
7 105 (8.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 96 (7.80%) Continuous Integration
8 96 (7.80%) Information Security
9 94 (7.64%) Enterprise Architecture
10 93 (7.56%) TOGAF
11 92 (7.48%) Project Management
12 90 (7.32%) Scrum
13 80 (6.50%) CRM
13 80 (6.50%) SOA
14 76 (6.18%) Cybersecurity
14 76 (6.18%) Test Automation
15 74 (6.02%) ITIL
16 72 (5.85%) Business Intelligence
17 70 (5.69%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 206 (16.75%) SQL
2 161 (13.09%) Java
3 157 (12.76%) Python
4 129 (10.49%) JavaScript
5 86 (6.99%) PowerShell
6 66 (5.37%) C#
7 57 (4.63%) Bash Shell
8 51 (4.15%) TypeScript
9 25 (2.03%) Ruby
10 22 (1.79%) C
11 20 (1.63%) Go
12 19 (1.54%) Perl
13 17 (1.38%) PHP
14 14 (1.14%) PL/SQL
15 13 (1.06%) C++
16 12 (0.98%) Java 8
17 10 (0.81%) T-SQL
18 9 (0.73%) Shell Script
18 9 (0.73%) VB
19 8 (0.65%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 104 (8.46%) Security Cleared
2 76 (6.18%) SC Cleared
3 72 (5.85%) Degree
4 36 (2.93%) CISSP
5 24 (1.95%) TOGAF Certification
6 22 (1.79%) CISM
7 18 (1.46%) DV Cleared
8 17 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
8 17 (1.38%) PMP
9 16 (1.30%) AWS Certification
10 14 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (0.98%) CISA
11 12 (0.98%) CRISC
12 11 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (0.73%) FFIEC
13 9 (0.73%) SANS
14 8 (0.65%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 7 (0.57%) GIAC
15 7 (0.57%) MCSA
16 6 (0.49%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.90%) QA
2 43 (3.50%) GDPR
3 38 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 33 (2.68%) NIST
5 16 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 14 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 13 (1.06%) NIST 800
8 12 (0.98%) PMO
9 11 (0.89%) PCI DSS
10 7 (0.57%) COBIT
10 7 (0.57%) NCSC
10 7 (0.57%) SLA
11 6 (0.49%) Accessibility
11 6 (0.49%) FedRAMP
12 5 (0.41%) GRC
12 5 (0.41%) HIPAA
13 4 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
13 4 (0.33%) Data Quality
13 4 (0.33%) ITGC
14 3 (0.24%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 126 (10.24%) Docker
2 120 (9.76%) Active Directory
3 59 (4.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (2.76%) Hyper-V
5 18 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
6 17 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (0.98%) XenApp
9 11 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (0.57%) RACF
11 5 (0.41%) vSphere
12 4 (0.33%) NFS
12 4 (0.33%) OpenAM
12 4 (0.33%) Veritas File System
12 4 (0.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 3 (0.24%) HDFS
13 3 (0.24%) ProxySG
13 3 (0.24%) vCloud
13 3 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 145 (11.79%) Kubernetes
2 123 (10.00%) Terraform
3 79 (6.42%) Ansible
4 34 (2.76%) Single Sign-On
5 27 (2.20%) Puppet
5 27 (2.20%) SCCM
6 26 (2.11%) Microsoft Intune
7 23 (1.87%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 19 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (1.06%) Istio
10 11 (0.89%) SCOM
11 10 (0.81%) Tivoli
12 9 (0.73%) QRadar
13 8 (0.65%) Control-M
13 8 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
13 8 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 7 (0.57%) CASB
15 6 (0.49%) Failover Clustering
16 5 (0.41%) Netcool
16 5 (0.41%) SCSM
Vendors
1 235 (19.11%) Microsoft
2 160 (13.01%) Oracle
3 112 (9.11%) Salesforce.com
4 109 (8.86%) SAP
5 74 (6.02%) VMware
6 55 (4.47%) Google
7 34 (2.76%) Dell
8 33 (2.68%) Workday
9 32 (2.60%) Citrix
9 32 (2.60%) ServiceNow
10 31 (2.52%) Cisco
11 23 (1.87%) Splunk
12 22 (1.79%) IBM
13 19 (1.54%) MuleSoft
14 17 (1.38%) Red Hat
15 16 (1.30%) CyberArk
15 16 (1.30%) EMC
15 16 (1.30%) Informatica
16 10 (0.81%) HP
16 10 (0.81%) Qualys