Period
to 3 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 3 April 2020 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)
England > London
6 months to
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 148 171 203
Rank change year-on-year +23 +32 +31
Contract jobs citing SaaS 445 728 643
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.77% 1.71% 1.38%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.20% 5.66% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 546 453
Median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £375 £374 £350
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £13.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +159.26% -37.21% -53.26%
England median hourly rate £49.50 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year +120.00% -20.35% -22.60%

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 London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 8,562 12,858 10,703
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 34.01% 30.23% 22.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,161 9,338 7,890
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £319 £350 £319
90th Percentile £695 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 90 88
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.17 £26.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.82% -9.74% +24.53%
10th Percentile £18.35 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £78.75 £70.00 £53.95
Median hourly rate £24.20 £18.66 £20.00
% change year-on-year +29.66% -6.70% +5.26%

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing SaaS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for SaaS in London

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SaaS in London.

Daily rate trend for SaaS in London

SaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SaaS in London over the 6 months to 3 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SaaS in London

SaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SaaS in London.

Hourly rate trend for SaaS in London

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the London region over the 6 months to 3 April 2020. 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
Central London +51 79 £525 -4.55% 64
South London -4 11 £444 -15.48% 4
West London +32 7 £420 -16.00% 40
East London +11 4 - - 19
North London +19 1 - - 2
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 3 April 2020, 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 London region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 177 (39.78%) Azure
2 149 (33.48%) Agile Software Development
3 144 (32.36%) PaaS
4 130 (29.21%) DevOps
5 119 (26.74%) IaaS
6 98 (22.02%) AWS
7 97 (21.80%) Microsoft
8 88 (19.78%) Finance
9 82 (18.43%) Microservices
10 81 (18.20%) Docker
11 76 (17.08%) Kubernetes
12 72 (16.18%) Windows
13 71 (15.96%) SQL
13 71 (15.96%) Web Services
14 67 (15.06%) C#
15 65 (14.61%) Public Sector
16 63 (14.16%) Migration
17 61 (13.71%) SQL Server
18 60 (13.48%) REST
19 58 (13.03%) Active Directory
20 54 (12.13%) .NET
21 51 (11.46%) JavaScript
22 49 (11.01%) Java
22 49 (11.01%) Degree
23 48 (10.79%) Office 365
24 44 (9.89%) Marketing
25 43 (9.66%) ERP
26 42 (9.44%) Firewall
26 42 (9.44%) Greenfield Project
27 40 (8.99%) Ansible

SaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 11 (2.47%) Confluence
2 10 (2.25%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.57%) Apache
3 7 (1.57%) Apache Spark
3 7 (1.57%) Skype for Business
4 6 (1.35%) Anypoint
4 6 (1.35%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.90%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.67%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.45%) CMS
8 2 (0.45%) IIS
8 2 (0.45%) nginx
9 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.22%) JBoss
9 1 (0.22%) Moodle
9 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (4.04%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.35%) Chatbot
3 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.67%) Sketch
4 2 (0.45%) InVision
4 2 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.45%) UserZoom
5 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.22%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.22%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 17 (3.82%) NetSuite
2 8 (1.80%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (1.35%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (1.12%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (0.90%) Oracle Cash Management
5 4 (0.90%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.90%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.67%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 2 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.45%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.45%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.45%) Shopify
8 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.22%) Magento
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.22%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.22%) Sprinklr
8 1 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 177 (39.78%) Azure
2 144 (32.36%) PaaS
3 119 (26.74%) IaaS
4 98 (22.02%) AWS
5 48 (10.79%) Office 365
6 37 (8.31%) GCP
7 36 (8.09%) Serverless
8 34 (7.64%) Azure Active Directory
9 21 (4.72%) GitHub
10 16 (3.60%) OpenShift
11 15 (3.37%) Amazon EKS
12 11 (2.47%) AWS Lambda
13 10 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (2.25%) NuGet
14 9 (2.02%) Boomi
14 9 (2.02%) Force.com
14 9 (2.02%) iPaaS
15 7 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
15 7 (1.57%) SuccessFactors
16 6 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 42 (9.44%) Firewall
2 35 (7.87%) DNS
3 17 (3.82%) DHCP
4 16 (3.60%) Network Security
5 14 (3.15%) VPN
6 10 (2.25%) Kerberos
7 7 (1.57%) Skype
7 7 (1.57%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.35%) Internet
8 6 (1.35%) X.509
9 5 (1.12%) BGP
9 5 (1.12%) OSPF
10 4 (0.90%) VoIP
11 3 (0.67%) SSH
11 3 (0.67%) SSL
11 3 (0.67%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.67%) Wireless
12 2 (0.45%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.45%) NetScaler
12 2 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (13.71%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.39%) NoSQL
3 19 (4.27%) Big Data
4 15 (3.37%) Relational Database
5 12 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (2.25%) RDBMS
7 8 (1.80%) MongoDB
7 8 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (1.12%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.12%) Power BI
10 4 (0.90%) Data Lake
10 4 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.67%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.67%) Blockchain
11 3 (0.67%) Cosmos DB
11 3 (0.67%) MySQL
11 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.67%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 32 (7.19%) Git (software)
2 22 (4.94%) Jenkins
3 20 (4.49%) JIRA
4 12 (2.70%) Octopus Deploy
4 12 (2.70%) TeamCity
5 10 (2.25%) Subversion
6 8 (1.80%) Visual Studio
7 7 (1.57%) Selenium
7 7 (1.57%) SpecFlow
7 7 (1.57%) webpack
8 6 (1.35%) TestCafe
9 5 (1.12%) Postman
9 5 (1.12%) SoapUI
9 5 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (0.90%) Grunt
10 4 (0.90%) gulp
11 3 (0.67%) SonarQube
12 2 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.45%) Spinnaker
General
1 88 (19.78%) Finance
2 65 (14.61%) Public Sector
3 44 (9.89%) Marketing
4 30 (6.74%) Retail
5 18 (4.04%) Manufacturing
6 16 (3.60%) Banking
6 16 (3.60%) Telecoms
7 13 (2.92%) Electronics
8 7 (1.57%) French Language
8 7 (1.57%) Law
9 6 (1.35%) Publishing
10 5 (1.12%) Back Office
10 5 (1.12%) Billing
10 5 (1.12%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.90%) Digital Economy
11 4 (0.90%) German Language
12 3 (0.67%) Advertising
12 3 (0.67%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.67%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 115 (25.84%) Developer
2 74 (16.63%) Architect
3 35 (7.87%) Consultant
4 33 (7.42%) Cloud Engineer
5 31 (6.97%) Solutions Architect
6 21 (4.72%) C# Developer
7 20 (4.49%) DevOps Engineer
7 20 (4.49%) Project Manager
8 19 (4.27%) .NET Developer
9 18 (4.04%) Cloud Architect
10 16 (3.60%) Azure Architect
10 16 (3.60%) Designer
11 15 (3.37%) Azure Engineer
11 15 (3.37%) Office 365 Engineer
12 14 (3.15%) Product Manager
13 12 (2.70%) Full Stack Developer
14 11 (2.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 11 (2.47%) Senior Designer
14 11 (2.47%) ServiceNow Developer
15 10 (2.25%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (15.96%) Web Services
2 60 (13.48%) REST
3 54 (12.13%) .NET
4 40 (8.99%) XML
5 32 (7.19%) HTML
6 24 (5.39%) JSON
7 22 (4.94%) SOAP
8 20 (4.49%) Kafka
8 20 (4.49%) React
8 20 (4.49%) YAML
9 18 (4.04%) Middleware
10 16 (3.60%) ASP.NET
10 16 (3.60%) CSS
11 15 (3.37%) AngularJS
11 15 (3.37%) SAML
12 14 (3.15%) .NET Core
12 14 (3.15%) OAuth
13 13 (2.92%) Node.js
14 11 (2.47%) Velocity
15 10 (2.25%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.44%) Greenfield Project
2 28 (6.29%) Public Cloud
3 23 (5.17%) Enterprise Software
4 20 (4.49%) Cloud Native
4 20 (4.49%) User Experience
5 13 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (2.92%) Hybrid Cloud
5 13 (2.92%) Social Media
6 11 (2.47%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.80%) Data Centre
8 7 (1.57%) Enterprise Cloud
9 6 (1.35%) PKI
10 5 (1.12%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.12%) N-Tier
10 5 (1.12%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.90%) Derivative
11 4 (0.90%) Equity Derivative
11 4 (0.90%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (0.90%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 72 (16.18%) Windows
2 26 (5.84%) Linux
3 25 (5.62%) Windows 10
4 12 (2.70%) Android
5 11 (2.47%) Apple iOS
6 10 (2.25%) Windows Server
7 8 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.12%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.67%) Unix
9 3 (0.67%) VMS
10 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.22%) CentOS
11 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.22%) Solaris
11 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (33.48%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (29.21%) DevOps
3 82 (18.43%) Microservices
4 63 (14.16%) Migration
5 43 (9.66%) ERP
6 39 (8.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 38 (8.54%) Computer Science
8 36 (8.09%) Analytics
9 35 (7.87%) B2B
10 30 (6.74%) Risk Management
11 29 (6.52%) API Design
12 28 (6.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 26 (5.84%) E-Commerce
14 25 (5.62%) Business Intelligence
14 25 (5.62%) Problem-Solving
14 25 (5.62%) Scrum
15 24 (5.39%) Open Source
16 23 (5.17%) CRM
16 23 (5.17%) OO
17 22 (4.94%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 71 (15.96%) SQL
2 67 (15.06%) C#
3 51 (11.46%) JavaScript
4 49 (11.01%) Java
5 36 (8.09%) PowerShell
6 25 (5.62%) Python
7 18 (4.04%) TypeScript
8 16 (3.60%) Ruby
9 13 (2.92%) T-SQL
10 10 (2.25%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.57%) C++
11 7 (1.57%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.35%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.35%) Go
12 6 (1.35%) Scala
13 5 (1.12%) Apex Code
13 5 (1.12%) VBScript
14 4 (0.90%) ES6
14 4 (0.90%) Perl
14 4 (0.90%) PHP
Qualifications
1 49 (11.01%) Degree
2 32 (7.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 31 (6.97%) Security Cleared
4 23 (5.17%) SC Cleared
5 13 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (2.47%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.35%) MCITP
7 6 (1.35%) MCSE
8 5 (1.12%) CISSP
8 5 (1.12%) PMP
9 4 (0.90%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.45%) AAT
11 2 (0.45%) ACCA
11 2 (0.45%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.45%) CEH
11 2 (0.45%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (0.45%) CIMA
11 2 (0.45%) CISM
12 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.72%) QA
2 17 (3.82%) GDPR
3 15 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (2.02%) SLA
5 5 (1.12%) NIST
6 3 (0.67%) GxP
7 2 (0.45%) NCSC
7 2 (0.45%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.22%) PMO
8 1 (0.22%) RMADS
System Software
1 81 (18.20%) Docker
2 58 (13.03%) Active Directory
3 15 (3.37%) vSphere
4 8 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.35%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.67%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.22%) KVM
8 1 (0.22%) UAG
8 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 76 (17.08%) Kubernetes
2 40 (8.99%) Ansible
3 17 (3.82%) Microsoft Intune
4 15 (3.37%) Terraform
5 14 (3.15%) Single Sign-On
6 12 (2.70%) SCCM
7 7 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (1.12%) CA Single Sign-On
8 5 (1.12%) SCOM
9 4 (0.90%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.90%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 4 (0.90%) Puppet
10 3 (0.67%) CASB
10 3 (0.67%) Jamf Pro
10 3 (0.67%) Nessus
11 2 (0.45%) Control-M
11 2 (0.45%) Data Guard
11 2 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.45%) Nexpose
11 2 (0.45%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 97 (21.80%) Microsoft
2 30 (6.74%) Oracle
2 30 (6.74%) Salesforce.com
3 27 (6.07%) SAP
4 17 (3.82%) Google
4 17 (3.82%) VMware
5 16 (3.60%) MuleSoft
6 14 (3.15%) ServiceNow
7 9 (2.02%) Dell
7 9 (2.02%) Splunk
8 8 (1.80%) CA
8 8 (1.80%) Cisco
9 6 (1.35%) Concur
10 5 (1.12%) Apiary
10 5 (1.12%) Citrix
10 5 (1.12%) SaltStack
11 4 (0.90%) Adobe
11 4 (0.90%) Ariba
11 4 (0.90%) Mashery
11 4 (0.90%) Tableau