Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 183 218 238
Rank change year-on-year +35 +20 +70
Contract jobs citing SaaS 1,413 1,154 975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.58% 1.25% 1.10%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.24% 6.66% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 977 814 746
England median daily rate £515 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £339 £343 £321
90th Percentile £700 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 12
England median hourly rate £23.50 £21.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.30% -49.41% +16.44%
10th Percentile £12.70 £17.60 £13.42
90th Percentile £67.55 £38.70 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +16.28% -49.41% +16.44%

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 22,629 17,326 11,520
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 25.30% 18.76% 12.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,728 12,093 8,017
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £291
90th Percentile £650 £625 £624
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 280 211 158
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -7.32%
10th Percentile £11.28 £11.25 £11.18
90th Percentile £50.50 £58.75 £56.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -12.20%

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 17 February 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in England over the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

Contractor 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 17 February 2019. 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 +32 711 £525 +2.44% 284
South East +41 251 £510 +2.00% 167
Midlands +36 163 £475 -5.00% 75
North of England -21 146 £500 +11.11% 137
West Midlands +45 134 £475 - 41
South West +22 92 £400 -20.00% 54
Yorkshire +3 69 £488 +8.33% 42
North West -12 50 £500 - 76
East of England +31 48 £510 +20.00% 42
North East -14 27 £463 +15.63% 19
East Midlands -22 19 £463 -11.90% 34
SaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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.

1 554 (39.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 529 (37.44%) PaaS
3 505 (35.74%) Agile Software Development
4 439 (31.07%) IaaS
5 392 (27.74%) Amazon AWS
6 360 (25.48%) Microsoft
7 309 (21.87%) DevOps
8 250 (17.69%) Finance
9 222 (15.71%) JavaScript
10 210 (14.86%) SQL
11 193 (13.66%) Web Services
12 166 (11.75%) Oracle
13 162 (11.46%) Java
14 159 (11.25%) .NET
14 159 (11.25%) Windows
15 155 (10.97%) Migration
16 154 (10.90%) Office 365
17 152 (10.76%) C#
18 148 (10.47%) Microservices
19 142 (10.05%) Jenkins
20 138 (9.77%) Active Directory
21 136 (9.62%) Linux
22 135 (9.55%) Open Source
22 135 (9.55%) Public Cloud
23 131 (9.27%) Continuous Integration
24 129 (9.13%) Security Cleared
25 128 (9.06%) Scrum
26 124 (8.78%) Python
27 123 (8.70%) JIRA
28 118 (8.35%) 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 64 (4.53%) Confluence
2 45 (3.18%) SharePoint
3 28 (1.98%) NServiceBus
4 22 (1.56%) Apache Spark
4 22 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
5 21 (1.49%) Mule
6 20 (1.42%) IIS
7 17 (1.20%) Tomcat
8 15 (1.06%) Anypoint
8 15 (1.06%) Mule ESB
9 14 (0.99%) CMS
10 13 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 12 (0.85%) Apache
11 12 (0.85%) Skype for Business
12 11 (0.78%) OpenStack
13 10 (0.71%) JBoss
14 8 (0.57%) MS Exchange
15 7 (0.50%) Drupal
15 7 (0.50%) WebLogic
16 6 (0.42%) WebSphere
Applications
1 67 (4.74%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (0.57%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.21%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.14%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.14%) SPSS
8 1 (0.071%) Blender
8 1 (0.071%) InVision
8 1 (0.071%) Maya
8 1 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.071%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 42 (2.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (1.56%) NetSuite
3 15 (1.06%) Oracle ERP
4 13 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
5 11 (0.78%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 11 (0.78%) Workday HCM
6 9 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
6 9 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
7 8 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
7 8 (0.57%) Oracle General Ledger
7 8 (0.57%) Oracle Receivables
8 7 (0.50%) Sentinel
9 4 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.28%) SAP HR
10 3 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
11 2 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 554 (39.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 529 (37.44%) PaaS
3 439 (31.07%) IaaS
4 392 (27.74%) Amazon AWS
5 154 (10.90%) Office 365
6 83 (5.87%) Cloud Computing
7 72 (5.10%) Azure Active Directory
8 54 (3.82%) Serverless
9 53 (3.75%) Google Cloud Platform
10 42 (2.97%) AWS CloudFormation
10 42 (2.97%) Dynamics 365
11 38 (2.69%) Boomi
12 35 (2.48%) GitHub
13 33 (2.34%) AWS Lambda
14 29 (2.05%) Azure Data Factory
15 28 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
16 27 (1.91%) OpenShift
17 26 (1.84%) Amazon S3
18 19 (1.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 19 (1.34%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 108 (7.64%) Firewall
2 85 (6.02%) VPN
3 72 (5.10%) DNS
4 48 (3.40%) TCP/IP
5 40 (2.83%) WAN
6 39 (2.76%) LAN
7 27 (1.91%) Internet
8 23 (1.63%) SSL
9 22 (1.56%) ICMP
9 22 (1.56%) Reverse Proxy
10 21 (1.49%) Intrusion Detection
11 18 (1.27%) Network Security
12 15 (1.06%) Skype
12 15 (1.06%) VoIP
12 15 (1.06%) WLAN
13 14 (0.99%) SAN
14 13 (0.92%) NAS
15 11 (0.78%) BGP
15 11 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (0.78%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (8.35%) SQL Server
2 66 (4.67%) MongoDB
3 59 (4.18%) NoSQL
4 49 (3.47%) Apache Cassandra
5 46 (3.26%) MySQL
6 43 (3.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 40 (2.83%) Big Data
8 30 (2.12%) Amazon RDS
9 29 (2.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 24 (1.70%) Hadoop
11 23 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
11 23 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
12 22 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
13 21 (1.49%) Oracle Database
14 18 (1.27%) Relational Database
15 13 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
16 11 (0.78%) RDBMS
17 8 (0.57%) DB2
17 8 (0.57%) Oracle ODI
17 8 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 142 (10.05%) Jenkins
2 123 (8.70%) JIRA
3 80 (5.66%) Visual Studio Team System
4 70 (4.95%) Git (software)
5 45 (3.18%) Octopus Deploy
6 42 (2.97%) Bitbucket
7 37 (2.62%) Visual Studio
8 35 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
9 34 (2.41%) Selenium
9 34 (2.41%) TeamCity
10 31 (2.19%) Maven
11 29 (2.05%) Pylint
12 22 (1.56%) Cucumber
12 22 (1.56%) GitLab
13 21 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 16 (1.13%) Artifactory
14 16 (1.13%) Sonatype Nexus
15 15 (1.06%) Subversion
16 12 (0.85%) IBM UrbanCode
17 11 (0.78%) GoCD
General
1 250 (17.69%) Finance
2 97 (6.86%) Banking
3 54 (3.82%) Retail
4 43 (3.04%) Telecoms
5 28 (1.98%) Law
6 26 (1.84%) Legal
6 26 (1.84%) Marketing
7 19 (1.34%) Financial Institution
8 18 (1.27%) Billing
9 10 (0.71%) Publishing
10 9 (0.64%) Advertising
10 9 (0.64%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.57%) Front Office
12 7 (0.50%) German Language
13 6 (0.42%) Electronics
14 4 (0.28%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.21%) Investment Banking
16 2 (0.14%) Back Office
16 2 (0.14%) Games
16 2 (0.14%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 335 (23.71%) Architect
2 276 (19.53%) Developer
3 147 (10.40%) Solutions Architect
4 107 (7.57%) DevOps Engineer
5 106 (7.50%) Analyst
6 81 (5.73%) Consultant
7 76 (5.38%) Azure Architect
8 75 (5.31%) Project Manager
9 69 (4.88%) Cloud Architect
10 56 (3.96%) Technical Architect
11 49 (3.47%) Azure Engineer
11 49 (3.47%) Cloud Engineer
12 48 (3.40%) AWS Engineer
13 43 (3.04%) .NET Developer
14 36 (2.55%) Azure DevOps
15 34 (2.41%) SaaS Architect
15 34 (2.41%) Technical Leader
16 33 (2.34%) AWS DevOps
17 32 (2.26%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 32 (2.26%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (13.66%) Web Services
2 159 (11.25%) .NET
3 106 (7.50%) HTML
4 102 (7.22%) JSON
5 100 (7.08%) XML
6 99 (7.01%) REST
7 81 (5.73%) CSS
8 79 (5.59%) Node.js
9 73 (5.17%) React
10 72 (5.10%) SOAP
11 69 (4.88%) RESTful
12 61 (4.32%) AngularJS
13 52 (3.68%) Redux
13 52 (3.68%) SAML
14 49 (3.47%) Elastic Stack
15 48 (3.40%) Spring
16 46 (3.26%) ASP.NET
17 40 (2.83%) OAuth
18 33 (2.34%) HTML5
18 33 (2.34%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 135 (9.55%) Public Cloud
2 92 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
3 74 (5.24%) User Experience
4 50 (3.54%) Management Information System
5 46 (3.26%) Greenfield Project
6 45 (3.18%) Data Centre
7 39 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
8 33 (2.34%) Private Cloud
9 31 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
10 26 (1.84%) Fintech
11 25 (1.77%) Hybrid Cloud
12 23 (1.63%) Data Structures
13 22 (1.56%) Mobile App
14 19 (1.34%) Hedge funds
15 16 (1.13%) Cloud Native
16 13 (0.92%) Replication
17 12 (0.85%) PKI
18 11 (0.78%) iPhone
18 11 (0.78%) Microsoft Licensing
19 10 (0.71%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 159 (11.25%) Windows
2 136 (9.62%) Linux
3 87 (6.16%) Windows Server
4 43 (3.04%) Unix
5 36 (2.55%) Windows 10
6 28 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (1.56%) Android
9 18 (1.27%) Apple iOS
10 17 (1.20%) Ubuntu
11 11 (0.78%) Windows 7
12 10 (0.71%) CentOS
13 6 (0.42%) AIX
14 5 (0.35%) Mesosphere
14 5 (0.35%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (0.35%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.28%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.14%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 505 (35.74%) Agile Software Development
2 309 (21.87%) DevOps
3 155 (10.97%) Migration
4 148 (10.47%) Microservices
5 135 (9.55%) Open Source
6 131 (9.27%) Continuous Integration
7 128 (9.06%) Scrum
8 107 (7.57%) Test Automation
9 104 (7.36%) TDD
10 96 (6.79%) SDLC
11 93 (6.58%) ERP
12 89 (6.30%) Problem-Solving
13 86 (6.09%) Project Management
14 84 (5.94%) ITIL
14 84 (5.94%) Mentoring
15 81 (5.73%) TOGAF
16 77 (5.45%) CRM
17 76 (5.38%) SOA
18 73 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
19 70 (4.95%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 222 (15.71%) JavaScript
2 210 (14.86%) SQL
3 162 (11.46%) Java
4 152 (10.76%) C#
5 124 (8.78%) Python
6 92 (6.51%) PowerShell
7 41 (2.90%) Bash Shell
8 27 (1.91%) TypeScript
9 24 (1.70%) PHP
9 24 (1.70%) T-SQL
10 22 (1.56%) C
11 20 (1.42%) Ruby
12 15 (1.06%) Java 8
13 13 (0.92%) Perl
14 11 (0.78%) Apple Swift
15 10 (0.71%) Objective-C
15 10 (0.71%) Scala
15 10 (0.71%) VBA
16 8 (0.57%) Go
16 8 (0.57%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 129 (9.13%) Security Cleared
2 99 (7.01%) SC Cleared
3 44 (3.11%) Degree
4 25 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (1.56%) CISSP
7 18 (1.27%) TOGAF Certification
8 14 (0.99%) MCSE
9 12 (0.85%) AWS Certification
10 11 (0.78%) CCNA
10 11 (0.78%) CCNP
10 11 (0.78%) CISM
11 10 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
11 10 (0.71%) CCIE
11 10 (0.71%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (0.35%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.21%) ACCA
13 3 (0.21%) CIMA
13 3 (0.21%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (4.32%) QA
2 28 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.49%) GDPR
4 16 (1.13%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.92%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.92%) PMO
6 12 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.78%) SLA
8 8 (0.57%) FedRAMP
9 7 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (0.50%) HIPAA
10 5 (0.35%) Government Security Classifications
11 3 (0.21%) HL7
12 2 (0.14%) WCAG
13 1 (0.071%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.071%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.071%) IFRS
13 1 (0.071%) P3O
13 1 (0.071%) PSD2
13 1 (0.071%) SEPA
System Software
1 138 (9.77%) Active Directory
2 96 (6.79%) Docker
3 26 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
5 17 (1.20%) XenApp
6 14 (0.99%) Hyper-V
6 14 (0.99%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.42%) vSphere
9 5 (0.35%) KVM
9 5 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.35%) NFS
9 5 (0.35%) Shibboleth
10 4 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.21%) BIND 9
11 3 (0.21%) Postfix
12 2 (0.14%) pfSense
12 2 (0.14%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.14%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 104 (7.36%) Terraform
2 94 (6.65%) Ansible
3 93 (6.58%) Kubernetes
4 63 (4.46%) Opscode Chef
5 60 (4.25%) Puppet
6 51 (3.61%) Single Sign-On
7 30 (2.12%) SCCM
8 17 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
9 16 (1.13%) Mesos
10 14 (0.99%) CloudHub
10 14 (0.99%) Kibana
10 14 (0.99%) Nagios
11 11 (0.78%) logstash
12 9 (0.64%) HockeyApp
12 9 (0.64%) Marathon
13 8 (0.57%) SCOM
14 7 (0.50%) AirWatch
14 7 (0.50%) CASB
15 5 (0.35%) Data Guard
15 5 (0.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 360 (25.48%) Microsoft
2 166 (11.75%) Oracle
3 79 (5.59%) Google
4 58 (4.10%) Splunk
5 57 (4.03%) VMware
6 54 (3.82%) SAP
7 50 (3.54%) Cisco
8 46 (3.26%) Dell
9 40 (2.83%) ServiceNow
10 39 (2.76%) Citrix
11 38 (2.69%) Salesforce.com
12 30 (2.12%) Workday
13 25 (1.77%) Red Hat
14 23 (1.63%) Apple
15 21 (1.49%) MuleSoft
16 18 (1.27%) CheckPoint
17 16 (1.13%) IBM
17 16 (1.13%) Okta
17 16 (1.13%) Twitter
18 15 (1.06%) New Relic