Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 207 267 260
Rank change year-on-year +60 -7 +92
Contract jobs citing SaaS 1,216 790 975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.33% 0.94% 0.99%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.37% 6.75% 10.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 828 575 699
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £650 £675 £646
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 9
England median hourly rate - £40.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +114.47% -30.44%
UK median hourly rate - £40.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year - +114.47% -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 19,103 11,700 9,146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.88% 13.90% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,100 8,059 6,451
England median daily rate £480 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +2.22% +9.09%
10th Percentile £310 £280 £298
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +10.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 164 138
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.83% -13.10%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.58 £11.62
90th Percentile £57.75 £59.20 £46.91
UK median hourly rate £18.95 £19.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year -0.29% -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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +46 562 £525 +5.00% 252
South East +10 228 £500 +14.29% 135
North of England +84 195 £444 -6.58% 95
Midlands +52 126 £475 -5.00% 55
North West +37 102 £475 -13.64% 53
West Midlands +24 92 £475 -2.56% 42
Yorkshire +24 61 £425 -10.53% 34
South West +21 58 £513 +28.13% 45
East of England +4 40 £475 +12.76% 27
North East +34 34 £400 +33.33% 8
East Midlands +12 34 £438 +2.94% 13
SaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 467 (38.40%) PaaS
2 405 (33.31%) Agile Software Development
3 395 (32.48%) IaaS
4 375 (30.84%) Microsoft Azure
5 340 (27.96%) Amazon AWS
6 268 (22.04%) Microsoft
7 238 (19.57%) DevOps
8 211 (17.35%) Finance
9 166 (13.65%) Windows
10 152 (12.50%) JavaScript
11 146 (12.01%) Project Management
12 143 (11.76%) SQL
13 137 (11.27%) Linux
14 133 (10.94%) Migration
15 131 (10.77%) Java
16 129 (10.61%) ITIL
17 123 (10.12%) Continuous Integration
18 120 (9.87%) Web Services
19 116 (9.54%) Change Management
20 109 (8.96%) HTML
21 108 (8.88%) Stakeholder Management
22 105 (8.63%) Scrum
23 103 (8.47%) CSS
24 102 (8.39%) C#
24 102 (8.39%) .NET
24 102 (8.39%) Docker
24 102 (8.39%) Problem-Solving
25 101 (8.31%) Open Source
26 99 (8.14%) Security Cleared
27 98 (8.06%) SQL Server

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 49 (4.03%) SharePoint
2 22 (1.81%) OpenStack
3 20 (1.64%) CMS
4 18 (1.48%) Apache
5 16 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
6 12 (0.99%) IIS
7 11 (0.90%) Apache Spark
7 11 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 10 (0.82%) Confluence
8 10 (0.82%) SAS
9 9 (0.74%) Skype for Business
9 9 (0.74%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.66%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.58%) MS Exchange
11 7 (0.58%) ThingWorx
12 5 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
13 4 (0.33%) Marvel
13 4 (0.33%) WordPress
14 3 (0.25%) EPiServer
14 3 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 50 (4.11%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.41%) SOLIDWORKS
5 4 (0.33%) InVision
5 4 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.33%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.16%) CATIA
7 1 (0.082%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 21 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.90%) Eloqua
3 10 (0.82%) NetSuite
4 9 (0.74%) SAP HR
5 8 (0.66%) Oracle ERP
6 7 (0.58%) Infor M3
6 7 (0.58%) Workday HCM
7 6 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.49%) SAP Business ByDesign
8 5 (0.41%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 4 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
10 3 (0.25%) HFM
10 3 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.25%) SAP MII
11 2 (0.16%) ENOVIA
11 2 (0.16%) Global One
11 2 (0.16%) Magento
11 2 (0.16%) SAP CO
11 2 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 467 (38.40%) PaaS
2 395 (32.48%) IaaS
3 375 (30.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 340 (27.96%) Amazon AWS
5 91 (7.48%) Office 365
6 37 (3.04%) Cloud Computing
6 37 (3.04%) GitHub
7 30 (2.47%) Serverless
8 28 (2.30%) AWS CloudFormation
8 28 (2.30%) SuccessFactors
9 27 (2.22%) npm
10 24 (1.97%) Azure Active Directory
11 19 (1.56%) Slack
12 18 (1.48%) AWS Lambda
13 16 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
14 14 (1.15%) Amazon S3
15 13 (1.07%) G Suite
16 12 (0.99%) Datadog
16 12 (0.99%) OneDrive
16 12 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 72 (5.92%) Firewall
2 44 (3.62%) DNS
2 44 (3.62%) VPN
3 33 (2.71%) Network Security
3 33 (2.71%) TCP/IP
4 30 (2.47%) WAN
5 23 (1.89%) LAN
6 20 (1.64%) Internet
7 13 (1.07%) DHCP
7 13 (1.07%) Skype
7 13 (1.07%) Wireless
8 12 (0.99%) HTTP
8 12 (0.99%) MQTT
8 12 (0.99%) Unified Communications
9 10 (0.82%) SAN
10 9 (0.74%) Intranet
10 9 (0.74%) Software-Defined Networking
11 8 (0.66%) BGP
11 8 (0.66%) SSH
11 8 (0.66%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 45 (3.70%) MySQL
3 37 (3.04%) MongoDB
4 32 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
5 31 (2.55%) Big Data
6 29 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
7 27 (2.22%) Relational Database
8 24 (1.97%) NoSQL
9 21 (1.73%) Amazon RDS
10 20 (1.64%) Hadoop
10 20 (1.64%) Power BI
11 15 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
12 13 (1.07%) Data Lake
13 11 (0.90%) RDBMS
13 11 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
14 10 (0.82%) Cosmos DB
15 8 (0.66%) Amazon Redshift
15 8 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
16 7 (0.58%) Spotfire
16 7 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 92 (7.57%) Jenkins
2 80 (6.58%) Git (software)
3 58 (4.77%) JIRA
4 37 (3.04%) Visual Studio
5 31 (2.55%) gulp
6 30 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (2.14%) Grunt
7 26 (2.14%) Maven
8 18 (1.48%) Selenium
9 17 (1.40%) Visual Studio Team System
10 15 (1.23%) webpack
11 13 (1.07%) Cucumber
12 11 (0.90%) Jasmine
12 11 (0.90%) TeamCity
13 10 (0.82%) Bitbucket
14 9 (0.74%) Bower
15 8 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 7 (0.58%) GoCD
16 7 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 6 (0.49%) SonarQube
General
1 211 (17.35%) Finance
2 85 (6.99%) Retail
3 52 (4.28%) Marketing
4 42 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 38 (3.13%) Banking
6 35 (2.88%) Legal
7 28 (2.30%) Publishing
8 27 (2.22%) Law
9 17 (1.40%) Manufacturing
10 16 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
11 14 (1.15%) Automotive
12 9 (0.74%) Advertising
13 8 (0.66%) Back Office
13 8 (0.66%) Front Office
13 8 (0.66%) Games
14 6 (0.49%) Electronics
15 4 (0.33%) Billing
15 4 (0.33%) French Language
15 4 (0.33%) German Language
15 4 (0.33%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 351 (28.87%) Architect
2 163 (13.40%) Developer
3 134 (11.02%) Solutions Architect
4 133 (10.94%) Analyst
5 85 (6.99%) Project Manager
6 83 (6.83%) Cloud Architect
7 75 (6.17%) DevOps Engineer
8 68 (5.59%) Consultant
9 49 (4.03%) Security Architect
10 46 (3.78%) Business Analyst
11 44 (3.62%) JavaScript Developer
11 44 (3.62%) Technical Architect
12 38 (3.13%) Azure Architect
13 36 (2.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 31 (2.55%) IT Manager
15 30 (2.47%) Infrastructure Architect
16 29 (2.38%) Cloud Engineer
17 24 (1.97%) AWS Architect
18 23 (1.89%) Azure Engineer
19 22 (1.81%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (9.87%) Web Services
2 109 (8.96%) HTML
3 103 (8.47%) CSS
4 102 (8.39%) .NET
5 81 (6.66%) Node.js
6 79 (6.50%) REST
7 70 (5.76%) AngularJS
8 63 (5.18%) Middleware
9 52 (4.28%) React
10 50 (4.11%) HTML5
11 41 (3.37%) RESTful
12 39 (3.21%) XML
13 29 (2.38%) JSON
13 29 (2.38%) Spring
14 26 (2.14%) .NET Framework
14 26 (2.14%) CSS3
14 26 (2.14%) jQuery
14 26 (2.14%) SAML
15 23 (1.89%) ASP.NET
16 22 (1.81%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 91 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (6.41%) Public Cloud
3 74 (6.09%) Management Information System
4 58 (4.77%) User Experience
5 45 (3.70%) Data Centre
6 35 (2.88%) Hybrid Cloud
7 30 (2.47%) Private Cloud
8 28 (2.30%) Computer Science
9 26 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
10 22 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
11 21 (1.73%) Mobile App
12 19 (1.56%) Fintech
13 18 (1.48%) Data Structures
13 18 (1.48%) Reinsurance
14 17 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
15 15 (1.23%) VSAM
16 14 (1.15%) Life Science
17 12 (0.99%) Cyberthreat
17 12 (0.99%) Social Media
18 11 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 166 (13.65%) Windows
2 137 (11.27%) Linux
3 60 (4.93%) Windows Server
4 51 (4.19%) Unix
5 31 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 27 (2.22%) Windows 10
7 24 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (1.89%) AIX
8 23 (1.89%) VMS
9 19 (1.56%) Solaris
10 17 (1.40%) HPUX
11 16 (1.32%) Android
11 16 (1.32%) MVS
11 16 (1.32%) Windows 2000 Server
12 15 (1.23%) VME
13 14 (1.15%) Apple iOS
14 9 (0.74%) Windows 7
14 9 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (0.74%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 405 (33.31%) Agile Software Development
2 238 (19.57%) DevOps
3 146 (12.01%) Project Management
4 133 (10.94%) Migration
5 129 (10.61%) ITIL
6 123 (10.12%) Continuous Integration
7 116 (9.54%) Change Management
8 108 (8.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 105 (8.63%) Scrum
10 102 (8.39%) Problem-Solving
11 101 (8.31%) Open Source
12 89 (7.32%) Data Management
13 83 (6.83%) Waterfall
14 77 (6.33%) PRINCE2
14 77 (6.33%) Service Management
15 72 (5.92%) ERP
15 72 (5.92%) TOGAF
16 71 (5.84%) Microservices
16 71 (5.84%) SDLC
17 68 (5.59%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 152 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 143 (11.76%) SQL
3 131 (10.77%) Java
4 102 (8.39%) C#
5 85 (6.99%) Python
6 59 (4.85%) PowerShell
7 51 (4.19%) Ruby
8 41 (3.37%) C
9 27 (2.22%) T-SQL
10 25 (2.06%) PHP
11 23 (1.89%) Bash Shell
11 23 (1.89%) Shell Script
12 20 (1.64%) TypeScript
13 18 (1.48%) ES6
14 16 (1.32%) JCL
15 13 (1.07%) Go
15 13 (1.07%) PL/SQL
16 9 (0.74%) Scala
17 7 (0.58%) C++
18 6 (0.49%) XPath
Qualifications
1 99 (8.14%) Security Cleared
2 93 (7.65%) Degree
3 66 (5.43%) SC Cleared
4 55 (4.52%) CISSP
5 38 (3.13%) CISM
6 31 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (2.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 26 (2.14%) CCNP
8 26 (2.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 24 (1.97%) TOGAF Certification
10 21 (1.73%) CCDP
10 21 (1.73%) Chartered Engineer
10 21 (1.73%) CISA
11 19 (1.56%) PMI Certification
12 17 (1.40%) CCIE
12 17 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
13 11 (0.90%) ISEB
14 10 (0.82%) PgMP
15 9 (0.74%) CEH
15 9 (0.74%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.04%) QA
2 19 (1.56%) PCI DSS
3 17 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (1.32%) GDPR
5 12 (0.99%) PMO
6 11 (0.90%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.82%) GAAP
7 10 (0.82%) GxP
8 9 (0.74%) SLA
9 8 (0.66%) BS25999
9 8 (0.66%) GCP
10 6 (0.49%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 6 (0.49%) GLP
10 6 (0.49%) GMP
11 5 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
11 5 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.33%) HIPAA
12 4 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 3 (0.25%) COBIT
13 3 (0.25%) SEPA
System Software
1 102 (8.39%) Docker
2 88 (7.24%) Active Directory
3 35 (2.88%) Hyper-V
4 32 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (1.40%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 17 (1.40%) XenApp
7 16 (1.32%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 16 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
8 15 (1.23%) RACF
9 9 (0.74%) XenDesktop
10 8 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (0.58%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.33%) KVM
12 4 (0.33%) NFS
12 4 (0.33%) vCloud
12 4 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.25%) Xen
13 3 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 67 (5.51%) Opscode Chef
2 63 (5.18%) Terraform
3 62 (5.10%) Ansible
4 56 (4.61%) Puppet
5 36 (2.96%) Kubernetes
6 27 (2.22%) Single Sign-On
7 22 (1.81%) Tivoli
8 16 (1.32%) SCCM
9 15 (1.23%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 13 (1.07%) WSUS
11 11 (0.90%) Mesos
12 8 (0.66%) CASB
12 8 (0.66%) Grafana
13 7 (0.58%) Failover Clustering
13 7 (0.58%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 6 (0.49%) Data Guard
14 6 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
14 6 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
15 5 (0.41%) Marathon
15 5 (0.41%) Salt
Vendors
1 268 (22.04%) Microsoft
2 95 (7.81%) Oracle
3 79 (6.50%) SAP
4 64 (5.26%) ServiceNow
5 50 (4.11%) Cisco
6 48 (3.95%) VMware
7 47 (3.87%) Google
8 38 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
9 33 (2.71%) Red Hat
10 28 (2.30%) HP
11 25 (2.06%) IBM
12 23 (1.89%) Citrix
13 22 (1.81%) New Relic
13 22 (1.81%) Workday
14 20 (1.64%) BMC
15 19 (1.56%) PagerDuty
16 13 (1.07%) Informatica
16 13 (1.07%) Splunk
17 12 (0.99%) Concur
18 11 (0.90%) F5