Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 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
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 149 166 191
Rank change year-on-year +17 +25 +47
Contract jobs citing SaaS 580 1,102 1,379
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.72% 1.65% 1.51%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.24% 5.48% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 748 992
Median daily rate £500 £513 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% -2.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £341
90th Percentile £688 £689 £700
UK median daily rate £500 £510 £525
% change year-on-year -1.96% -2.86% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 10
Median hourly rate £26.00 £80.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.50% +310.26% -9.30%
10th Percentile £14.00 £67.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £66.25 £82.50 £66.78
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £80.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -67.50% +240.43% +9.30%

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 11,075 20,122 23,248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.81% 30.14% 25.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,890 14,172 16,493
Median daily rate £488 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £303 £280 £305
90th Percentile £663 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £495 £490 £490
% change year-on-year +1.02% - +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 279 285
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +14.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.50 £11.10
90th Percentile £60.00 £77.15 £42.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +15.38% +11.43% -2.78%

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 15 January 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 15 January 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 15 January 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 +31 321 £500 -4.76% 255
South East -8 84 £506 -3.57% 107
Midlands +43 72 £444 -6.58% 56
West Midlands +24 51 £475 -5.47% 35
North of England 0 41 £525 +16.67% 117
North West +39 24 £550 +22.22% 63
East of England +62 22 £504 +11.94% 39
East Midlands +49 21 £425 +6.25% 21
South West +41 13 £425 -22.73% 52
Yorkshire -8 10 £463 -9.76% 44
North East +7 6 £300 -25.00% 10
SaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 15 January 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.

1 218 (37.59%) Azure
2 192 (33.10%) PaaS
3 172 (29.66%) Agile Software Development
4 166 (28.62%) AWS
5 133 (22.93%) IaaS
6 129 (22.24%) Finance
7 106 (18.28%) Microsoft
7 106 (18.28%) DevOps
8 83 (14.31%) Migration
9 82 (14.14%) Windows
10 80 (13.79%) Oracle
11 72 (12.41%) SQL
12 66 (11.38%) Active Directory
13 63 (10.86%) Kubernetes
14 62 (10.69%) Microservices
15 61 (10.52%) JavaScript
16 59 (10.17%) Security Cleared
17 57 (9.83%) Terraform
18 55 (9.48%) Docker
19 52 (8.97%) Office 365
20 51 (8.79%) Python
21 49 (8.45%) Linux
22 48 (8.28%) Java
23 46 (7.93%) REST
24 45 (7.76%) Security Architecture
25 44 (7.59%) SC Cleared
25 44 (7.59%) Windows Server
26 43 (7.41%) Cybersecurity
27 42 (7.24%) ITIL
27 42 (7.24%) Banking

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 28 (4.83%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.93%) Confluence
3 13 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (1.21%) Skype for Business
6 6 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (1.03%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.86%) JBoss
7 5 (0.86%) NetWeaver
8 4 (0.69%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (0.69%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.52%) CMS
9 3 (0.52%) SAS
10 2 (0.34%) Apache
10 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.34%) IIS
10 2 (0.34%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (2.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.34%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.34%) InVision
5 2 (0.34%) Marvel
5 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.17%) Figma
6 1 (0.17%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 15 (2.59%) NetSuite
2 13 (2.24%) Oracle ERP
3 8 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.86%) Magento
6 4 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.34%) Eloqua
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle FAH
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.17%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 218 (37.59%) Azure
2 192 (33.10%) PaaS
3 166 (28.62%) AWS
4 133 (22.93%) IaaS
5 52 (8.97%) Office 365
6 39 (6.72%) GCP
7 38 (6.55%) Cloud Computing
8 37 (6.38%) Power Platform
9 35 (6.03%) Serverless
10 33 (5.69%) Azure Active Directory
11 20 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
12 19 (3.28%) AWS Lambda
12 19 (3.28%) GitHub
13 12 (2.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 12 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
13 12 (2.07%) Amazon ECS
14 11 (1.90%) Amazon S3
14 11 (1.90%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 10 (1.72%) iPaaS
16 7 (1.21%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 40 (6.90%) Firewall
2 23 (3.97%) WAN
3 20 (3.45%) DNS
4 18 (3.10%) VPN
5 16 (2.76%) LAN
5 16 (2.76%) VoIP
6 15 (2.59%) Network Security
6 15 (2.59%) Skype
7 13 (2.24%) DHCP
8 12 (2.07%) Internet
9 10 (1.72%) TCP/IP
9 10 (1.72%) Wireless
10 9 (1.55%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (1.38%) Kerberos
11 8 (1.38%) MPLS
12 7 (1.21%) Multicast
13 6 (1.03%) SAN
13 6 (1.03%) SSL
13 6 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (1.03%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.83%) Power BI
3 18 (3.10%) Relational Database
4 15 (2.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 14 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (1.90%) MongoDB
7 11 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (1.72%) Azure SQL Database
8 10 (1.72%) Big Data
8 10 (1.72%) MySQL
9 9 (1.55%) NoSQL
9 9 (1.55%) RDBMS
10 8 (1.38%) Data Lake
10 8 (1.38%) Tableau
11 7 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (1.21%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.03%) Cosmos DB
12 6 (1.03%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 33 (5.69%) Jenkins
2 31 (5.34%) Git (software)
3 27 (4.66%) JIRA
4 10 (1.72%) GitLab
5 9 (1.55%) Bitbucket
5 9 (1.55%) IntelliJ
6 8 (1.38%) Maven
6 8 (1.38%) Selenium
7 7 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (1.21%) JUnit
7 7 (1.21%) Subversion
7 7 (1.21%) Visual Studio
8 6 (1.03%) CircleCI
8 6 (1.03%) JMeter
9 5 (0.86%) Cypress.io
9 5 (0.86%) Gatling
9 5 (0.86%) PyCharm
9 5 (0.86%) SonarQube
9 5 (0.86%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.86%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 129 (22.24%) Finance
2 42 (7.24%) Banking
3 32 (5.52%) Public Sector
4 29 (5.00%) Law
5 26 (4.48%) Marketing
6 21 (3.62%) Legal
7 18 (3.10%) Telecoms
8 17 (2.93%) Retail
9 14 (2.41%) Manufacturing
10 9 (1.55%) Billing
10 9 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (1.21%) Electronics
11 7 (1.21%) Front Office
11 7 (1.21%) Retail Banking
12 6 (1.03%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.86%) Advertising
13 5 (0.86%) French Language
13 5 (0.86%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.86%) Publishing
14 4 (0.69%) German Language
Job Titles
1 170 (29.31%) Architect
2 94 (16.21%) Developer
3 55 (9.48%) Solutions Architect
4 46 (7.93%) Consultant
5 37 (6.38%) Analyst
6 34 (5.86%) Cloud Architect
7 33 (5.69%) Security Architect
8 32 (5.52%) Project Manager
9 23 (3.97%) Azure Architect
10 22 (3.79%) Business Analyst
11 21 (3.62%) Enterprise Architect
12 20 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
12 20 (3.45%) Java Developer
13 17 (2.93%) Cloud Engineer
13 17 (2.93%) Technical Architect
14 15 (2.59%) AWS Developer
15 14 (2.41%) Security Engineer
16 13 (2.24%) Data Architect
16 13 (2.24%) Infrastructure Architect
16 13 (2.24%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (7.93%) REST
2 36 (6.21%) Node.js
3 31 (5.34%) .NET
3 31 (5.34%) HTML
4 24 (4.14%) JSON
5 23 (3.97%) React
6 21 (3.62%) Middleware
7 18 (3.10%) CSS
8 17 (2.93%) LDAP
8 17 (2.93%) Web Services
9 16 (2.76%) Lambda Expressions
10 15 (2.59%) Kafka
11 14 (2.41%) SOAP
11 14 (2.41%) Spring
12 13 (2.24%) Spring Boot
13 12 (2.07%) XML
14 11 (1.90%) AngularJS
14 11 (1.90%) Oracle Fusion
14 11 (1.90%) SAML
15 9 (1.55%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (6.21%) Public Cloud
3 34 (5.86%) User Experience
4 21 (3.62%) Management Information System
5 18 (3.10%) Cloud Native
6 16 (2.76%) Clustering
6 16 (2.76%) Data Centre
6 16 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (2.76%) Private Cloud
7 13 (2.24%) Hybrid Cloud
8 12 (2.07%) Mobile App
8 12 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (1.38%) Virtual Team
11 7 (1.21%) Enterprise Cloud
11 7 (1.21%) PKI
12 6 (1.03%) PMI
13 5 (0.86%) iPad
13 5 (0.86%) Social Media
14 4 (0.69%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 82 (14.14%) Windows
2 49 (8.45%) Linux
3 44 (7.59%) Windows Server
4 15 (2.59%) Apple iOS
4 15 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (2.24%) Windows Server 2016
6 12 (2.07%) Android
6 12 (2.07%) Unix
6 12 (2.07%) Windows Server 2019
7 10 (1.72%) Solaris
7 10 (1.72%) Windows 10
8 8 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.69%) Amazon Linux
10 4 (0.69%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.52%) AIX
11 3 (0.52%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.52%) VMS
12 2 (0.34%) CentOS
12 2 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (29.66%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (18.28%) DevOps
3 83 (14.31%) Migration
4 62 (10.69%) Microservices
5 45 (7.76%) Security Architecture
6 43 (7.41%) Cybersecurity
7 42 (7.24%) ITIL
8 41 (7.07%) Business Intelligence
8 41 (7.07%) ERP
8 41 (7.07%) High Availability
8 41 (7.07%) Problem-Solving
9 39 (6.72%) TOGAF
10 37 (6.38%) Scrum
11 35 (6.03%) Stakeholder Management
12 34 (5.86%) Continuous Integration
12 34 (5.86%) Project Delivery
13 33 (5.69%) Analytics
13 33 (5.69%) Project Management
13 33 (5.69%) Software Engineering
14 31 (5.34%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 72 (12.41%) SQL
2 61 (10.52%) JavaScript
3 51 (8.79%) Python
4 48 (8.28%) Java
5 40 (6.90%) PowerShell
6 20 (3.45%) C#
7 19 (3.28%) TypeScript
8 11 (1.90%) Go
9 10 (1.72%) Bash Shell
9 10 (1.72%) Ruby
10 8 (1.38%) T-SQL
11 7 (1.21%) Apex Code
11 7 (1.21%) PHP
11 7 (1.21%) Scala
12 6 (1.03%) C
12 6 (1.03%) Kotlin
12 6 (1.03%) SOQL
13 4 (0.69%) R
14 3 (0.52%) Apple Swift
14 3 (0.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 59 (10.17%) Security Cleared
2 44 (7.59%) SC Cleared
3 21 (3.62%) CISSP
4 20 (3.45%) Degree
5 19 (3.28%) CISM
6 11 (1.90%) CRISC
7 10 (1.72%) CESG Certified Professional
8 9 (1.55%) AWS Certification
9 8 (1.38%) DV Cleared
10 7 (1.21%) PMI Certification
11 6 (1.03%) CISA
11 6 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (0.52%) ACCA
13 3 (0.52%) CLAS
13 3 (0.52%) CREST Certified
13 3 (0.52%) PMP
13 3 (0.52%) TOGAF Certification
14 2 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (4.31%) QA
3 18 (3.10%) GDPR
3 18 (3.10%) NIST
4 13 (2.24%) Cyber Essentials
5 11 (1.90%) NCSC
5 11 (1.90%) PCI DSS
6 9 (1.55%) Data Quality
6 9 (1.55%) JSP 440
7 7 (1.21%) COBIT
7 7 (1.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 5 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (0.86%) PMO
8 5 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.69%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.34%) ITGC
10 2 (0.34%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.34%) RMADS
11 1 (0.17%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.17%) IFRS
System Software
1 66 (11.38%) Active Directory
2 55 (9.48%) Docker
3 34 (5.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.55%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.86%) Kamailio
8 4 (0.69%) Xen
9 3 (0.52%) KVM
9 3 (0.52%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.34%) UAG
10 2 (0.34%) vSphere
10 2 (0.34%) XenApp
11 1 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.17%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 63 (10.86%) Kubernetes
2 57 (9.83%) Terraform
3 34 (5.86%) Ansible
4 17 (2.93%) Single Sign-On
5 16 (2.76%) Puppet
6 15 (2.59%) Microsoft Intune
6 15 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (1.55%) Kibana
8 8 (1.38%) SCCM
9 7 (1.21%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (0.86%) CASB
10 5 (0.86%) Consul
10 5 (0.86%) logstash
11 4 (0.69%) vRealize
12 3 (0.52%) AirWatch
12 3 (0.52%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 3 (0.52%) Rancher
12 3 (0.52%) Red Hat Satellite
12 3 (0.52%) WSUS
13 2 (0.34%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 106 (18.28%) Microsoft
2 80 (13.79%) Oracle
3 40 (6.90%) VMware
4 33 (5.69%) Salesforce.com
5 31 (5.34%) SAP
6 27 (4.66%) Google
7 23 (3.97%) ServiceNow
8 21 (3.62%) Cisco
9 15 (2.59%) Red Hat
10 13 (2.24%) Citrix
11 9 (1.55%) Dell
11 9 (1.55%) IBM
11 9 (1.55%) iManage
11 9 (1.55%) Splunk
11 9 (1.55%) Workday
12 8 (1.38%) Databricks
13 6 (1.03%) MuleSoft
13 6 (1.03%) SaltStack
14 5 (0.86%) Intapp
14 5 (0.86%) SolarWinds