Period
to

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 July 2022 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 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 108 121 144
Rank change year-on-year +13 +23 +49
Contract jobs citing SaaS 1,745 1,129 673
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.42% 2.16% 1.83%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.78% 6.05% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,358 812 470
10th Percentile £405 £388 £363
25th Percentile £475 £436 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £585 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +11.43% - -
75th Percentile £675 £625 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £580 £538 £525
% change year-on-year +7.91% +2.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 3
10th Percentile £35.00 £12.50 £62.30
25th Percentile £36.56 £13.25 £62.75
Median hourly rate £46.25 £14.00 £64.00
Median % change year-on-year +230.36% -78.13% -20.00%
75th Percentile £73.31 £67.00 £69.88
90th Percentile £84.24 £75.25 £72.20
UK median hourly rate £40.25 £21.00 £64.00
% change year-on-year +91.67% -67.19% -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 25,732 18,646 11,657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.72% 35.67% 31.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,978 13,303 8,355
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
25th Percentile £447 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £513 £500
Median % change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £688 £688
UK median daily rate £550 £510 £500
% change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 317 164
10th Percentile £13.88 £11.71 £12.75
25th Percentile £15.25 £14.13 £16.50
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.05 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -0.24% +5.25% -4.76%
75th Percentile £42.00 £39.50 £33.94
90th Percentile £74.55 £65.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.33% +7.50% -2.44%

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 July 2022.

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 July 2022.

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 July 2022. 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
Jobs
London +40 1,023 £594 +7.95% 307
South East -5 193 £600 +4.35% 120
North of England -17 183 £525 - 111
Midlands -2 115 £550 +20.22% 73
North West +11 107 £550 +5.26% 66
West Midlands +5 89 £575 +27.78% 45
Yorkshire -24 69 £525 +2.44% 39
South West -30 49 £563 +25.00% 42
East of England -37 28 £675 +28.57% 44
East Midlands -6 26 £494 +5.05% 28
North East -11 12 £515 -10.43% 6
South Coast - 4 £750 -
SaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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.

1 652 (37.36%) Azure
2 552 (31.63%) PaaS
3 534 (30.60%) Agile
4 437 (25.04%) Finance
5 396 (22.69%) IaaS
6 383 (21.95%) AWS
7 378 (21.66%) Social Skills
8 376 (21.55%) DevOps
9 354 (20.29%) Microsoft
10 236 (13.52%) SQL
11 226 (12.95%) Windows
12 225 (12.89%) Migration
13 215 (12.32%) CI/CD
14 211 (12.09%) Microservices
15 208 (11.92%) Oracle
16 174 (9.97%) Cybersecurity
17 171 (9.80%) Linux
18 160 (9.17%) .NET
18 160 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
18 160 (9.17%) Kubernetes
19 159 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
20 158 (9.05%) Azure DevOps
21 150 (8.60%) SAP
22 148 (8.48%) VMware
23 147 (8.42%) Firewall
24 146 (8.37%) ERP
25 142 (8.14%) Java
26 140 (8.02%) C#
27 139 (7.97%) Project Management
27 139 (7.97%) Scrum

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 66 (3.78%) SharePoint
2 46 (2.64%) Confluence
3 21 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
4 20 (1.15%) Apache
5 17 (0.97%) OpenStack
5 17 (0.97%) Sitefinity
6 16 (0.92%) Cloud Foundry
7 15 (0.86%) WebSphere
8 10 (0.57%) nginx
9 8 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 8 (0.46%) Apache Spark
10 7 (0.40%) CMS
10 7 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (0.34%) IIS
11 6 (0.34%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.29%) SAS
12 5 (0.29%) WordPress
13 4 (0.23%) NServiceBus
14 3 (0.17%) Traefik
15 2 (0.11%) Appian
Applications
1 36 (2.06%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.52%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.34%) Sketch
7 5 (0.29%) Marvel
8 4 (0.23%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.17%) InVision
10 2 (0.11%) Camtasia
10 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.057%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.057%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.057%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.057%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.057%) InDesign
11 1 (0.057%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.057%) Snagit
11 1 (0.057%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 52 (2.98%) NetSuite
2 48 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 33 (1.89%) Oracle ERP
4 19 (1.09%) SAP S/4HANA
5 9 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 7 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
7 7 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
7 7 (0.40%) SAP ERP
8 6 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.29%) Workfront
10 4 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.23%) Eloqua
10 4 (0.23%) SAP BPC
10 4 (0.23%) SAP CO
10 4 (0.23%) SAP FI
10 4 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
10 4 (0.23%) SAP HR
10 4 (0.23%) Shopify
11 3 (0.17%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 652 (37.36%) Azure
2 552 (31.63%) PaaS
3 396 (22.69%) IaaS
4 383 (21.95%) AWS
5 158 (9.05%) Azure DevOps
6 115 (6.59%) Microsoft 365
7 113 (6.48%) Power Platform
8 85 (4.87%) Serverless
9 81 (4.64%) GCP
10 74 (4.24%) Azure Active Directory
11 68 (3.90%) Dynamics 365
12 65 (3.72%) PowerApps
13 58 (3.32%) GitHub
14 51 (2.92%) Azure AKS
15 50 (2.87%) Azure Logic Apps
16 43 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
17 39 (2.23%) AWS Lambda
18 36 (2.06%) AWS CloudFormation
19 29 (1.66%) Azure Functions
20 28 (1.60%) Azure Monitor
Communications & Networking
1 147 (8.42%) Firewall
2 74 (4.24%) Network Security
3 67 (3.84%) DNS
4 60 (3.44%) VPN
5 55 (3.15%) WAN
6 52 (2.98%) Internet
7 47 (2.69%) LAN
8 41 (2.35%) DMZ
9 31 (1.78%) TCP/IP
10 23 (1.32%) SSL
11 22 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
12 20 (1.15%) OSPF
13 19 (1.09%) IPsec
14 18 (1.03%) HTTP
15 16 (0.92%) IKE
15 16 (0.92%) SNMP
15 16 (0.92%) TACACS
16 15 (0.86%) Wireless
17 14 (0.80%) SAN
17 14 (0.80%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (5.90%) SQL Server
2 40 (2.29%) Power BI
2 40 (2.29%) Relational Database
3 39 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
4 35 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
5 31 (1.78%) MongoDB
5 31 (1.78%) NoSQL
6 29 (1.66%) MySQL
7 25 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
8 19 (1.09%) DynamoDB
8 19 (1.09%) Tableau
9 18 (1.03%) Amazon Redshift
9 18 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 15 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
12 14 (0.80%) Data Lake
12 14 (0.80%) SAP HANA
13 12 (0.69%) Oracle Database
13 12 (0.69%) RDBMS
14 11 (0.63%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 113 (6.48%) Git (software)
2 103 (5.90%) Jenkins
3 93 (5.33%) JIRA
4 44 (2.52%) Postman
5 36 (2.06%) SoapUI
6 23 (1.32%) GitLab
6 23 (1.32%) TeamCity
7 22 (1.26%) Selenium
8 17 (0.97%) Cypress.io
9 14 (0.80%) JMeter
10 13 (0.74%) SonarQube
11 8 (0.46%) Artifactory
11 8 (0.46%) Bitbucket
11 8 (0.46%) Bitbucket Server
11 8 (0.46%) Locust
11 8 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (0.40%) Moq
12 7 (0.40%) PowerDesigner
13 6 (0.34%) Cucumber
13 6 (0.34%) Subversion
General
1 437 (25.04%) Finance
2 378 (21.66%) Social Skills
3 159 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
4 119 (6.82%) Public Sector
5 107 (6.13%) Banking
6 74 (4.24%) Retail
7 65 (3.72%) Marketing
8 51 (2.92%) Telecoms
9 43 (2.46%) Legal
10 40 (2.29%) Presentation Skills
11 35 (2.01%) Influencing Skills
12 33 (1.89%) Manufacturing
13 30 (1.72%) Documentation Skills
14 26 (1.49%) Law
15 25 (1.43%) Electronics
16 20 (1.15%) Advertising
16 20 (1.15%) Back Office
17 19 (1.09%) Front Office
18 16 (0.92%) Billing
18 16 (0.92%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 515 (29.51%) Architect
2 211 (12.09%) Solutions Architect
3 153 (8.77%) Analyst
4 150 (8.60%) Developer
5 130 (7.45%) Project Manager
6 83 (4.76%) Security Architect
7 82 (4.70%) Infrastructure Architect
8 76 (4.36%) Business Analyst
9 74 (4.24%) Cloud Architect
10 65 (3.72%) Azure Engineer
11 60 (3.44%) Consultant
12 57 (3.27%) Azure Architect
13 55 (3.15%) Security Engineer
14 49 (2.81%) DevOps Engineer
15 44 (2.52%) AWS Architect
16 41 (2.35%) Technical Architect
17 35 (2.01%) Oracle Specialist
17 35 (2.01%) Technical Leader
18 34 (1.95%) Designer
18 34 (1.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (9.17%) .NET
2 101 (5.79%) REST
3 84 (4.81%) Middleware
4 77 (4.41%) JSON
5 73 (4.18%) AngularJS
6 72 (4.13%) Web Services
7 70 (4.01%) CSS
8 66 (3.78%) Node.js
9 63 (3.61%) SOAP
10 62 (3.55%) HTML
10 62 (3.55%) React
11 60 (3.44%) XML
12 45 (2.58%) .NET Core
12 45 (2.58%) Oracle Fusion
13 36 (2.06%) ASP.NET
14 35 (2.01%) Kafka
14 35 (2.01%) RESTful
15 34 (1.95%) XSLT
16 33 (1.89%) SAML
17 28 (1.60%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 87 (4.99%) Private Cloud
2 84 (4.81%) Data Centre
2 84 (4.81%) Enterprise Software
3 80 (4.58%) Public Cloud
4 71 (4.07%) Cloud Native
4 71 (4.07%) Management Information System
4 71 (4.07%) User Experience
5 49 (2.81%) Hybrid Cloud
6 48 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
7 37 (2.12%) Low-Code
8 36 (2.06%) Data Protection Act
9 32 (1.83%) PKI
10 26 (1.49%) Mobile App
11 24 (1.38%) Legacy Systems
12 21 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
13 20 (1.15%) Data Structures
14 19 (1.09%) IoT
15 17 (0.97%) Legacy Applications
16 16 (0.92%) Virtual Team
17 12 (0.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 226 (12.95%) Windows
2 171 (9.80%) Linux
3 98 (5.62%) Windows Server
4 83 (4.76%) Unix
5 25 (1.43%) Android
6 22 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (1.15%) Apple iOS
8 18 (1.03%) Windows Server 2016
9 13 (0.74%) Windows Server 2019
10 10 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.52%) VMS
12 8 (0.46%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.46%) Windows 10
13 7 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (0.29%) CentOS
15 4 (0.23%) Solaris
15 4 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.17%) HPUX
16 3 (0.17%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 534 (30.60%) Agile
2 376 (21.55%) DevOps
3 225 (12.89%) Migration
4 215 (12.32%) CI/CD
5 211 (12.09%) Microservices
6 174 (9.97%) Cybersecurity
7 160 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 146 (8.37%) ERP
9 139 (7.97%) Project Management
9 139 (7.97%) Scrum
10 130 (7.45%) Project Delivery
11 126 (7.22%) TOGAF
12 125 (7.16%) CRM
13 119 (6.82%) Problem-Solving
14 116 (6.65%) Infrastructure as Code
15 110 (6.30%) Waterfall
16 102 (5.85%) Business Intelligence
16 102 (5.85%) Information Security
17 100 (5.73%) SDLC
17 100 (5.73%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 236 (13.52%) SQL
2 142 (8.14%) Java
3 140 (8.02%) C#
4 133 (7.62%) JavaScript
5 130 (7.45%) Python
6 123 (7.05%) PowerShell
7 56 (3.21%) Bash
8 48 (2.75%) TypeScript
9 37 (2.12%) PL/SQL
10 30 (1.72%) C
11 28 (1.60%) Shell Script
12 26 (1.49%) Perl
12 26 (1.49%) T-SQL
13 24 (1.38%) Go
13 24 (1.38%) VB.NET
14 20 (1.15%) PHP
15 19 (1.09%) Ruby
16 10 (0.57%) C++
17 9 (0.52%) Kotlin
18 8 (0.46%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 139 (7.97%) Security Cleared
2 112 (6.42%) SC Cleared
3 88 (5.04%) Degree
4 56 (3.21%) CISSP
5 35 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (1.60%) TOGAF Certification
7 24 (1.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 22 (1.26%) DV Cleared
9 20 (1.15%) CISA
10 18 (1.03%) CISM
10 18 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
11 15 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
12 14 (0.80%) CRISC
12 14 (0.80%) GIAC
13 13 (0.74%) CCSK
14 11 (0.63%) CCSP
14 11 (0.63%) SANS
15 10 (0.57%) FFIEC
15 10 (0.57%) PMI Certification
16 9 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (5.16%) QA
2 76 (4.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 49 (2.81%) NIST
4 48 (2.75%) GDPR
5 20 (1.15%) Data Quality
6 19 (1.09%) NCSC
7 18 (1.03%) NIST 800
8 17 (0.97%) SLA
9 16 (0.92%) PCI DSS
10 15 (0.86%) MiFID
11 14 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 12 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 10 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
13 10 (0.57%) GRC
14 9 (0.52%) PMO
15 7 (0.40%) Accessibility
15 7 (0.40%) RMADS
16 6 (0.34%) ITGC
17 4 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
17 4 (0.23%) GxP
System Software
1 136 (7.79%) Docker
2 129 (7.39%) Active Directory
3 102 (5.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
5 27 (1.55%) Hyper-V
6 23 (1.32%) XenApp
7 19 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
8 18 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
9 17 (0.97%) vSphere
10 16 (0.92%) vCloud
11 7 (0.40%) VMware NSX
12 6 (0.34%) XenDesktop
13 5 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.23%) NFS
14 4 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
15 3 (0.17%) Samba
16 1 (0.057%) Firmware
16 1 (0.057%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 1 (0.057%) Xen
Systems Management
1 160 (9.17%) Kubernetes
2 137 (7.85%) Terraform
3 48 (2.75%) Ansible
4 38 (2.18%) Single Sign-On
5 27 (1.55%) SCCM
6 23 (1.32%) SCOM
7 22 (1.26%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 20 (1.15%) Prometheus
9 19 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
10 12 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (0.63%) Grafana
12 10 (0.57%) logstash
13 9 (0.52%) Consul
14 7 (0.40%) Kibana
14 7 (0.40%) Packer
14 7 (0.40%) Puppet
15 6 (0.34%) CASB
15 6 (0.34%) Control-M
15 6 (0.34%) Nagios
15 6 (0.34%) Nessus
Vendors
1 354 (20.29%) Microsoft
2 208 (11.92%) Oracle
3 150 (8.60%) SAP
4 148 (8.48%) VMware
5 137 (7.85%) Salesforce.com
6 75 (4.30%) Citrix
7 63 (3.61%) Google
8 51 (2.92%) ServiceNow
9 39 (2.23%) Cisco
10 32 (1.83%) IBM
11 30 (1.72%) Sitecore
12 28 (1.60%) Splunk
13 27 (1.55%) Workday
14 19 (1.09%) Palo Alto
15 18 (1.03%) Informatica
15 18 (1.03%) Pega
15 18 (1.03%) Red Hat
15 18 (1.03%) Zuora
16 17 (0.97%) CA
16 17 (0.97%) Charles River