Period
to 9 May 2021

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 9 May 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)
England > London
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 134 138 171
Rank change year-on-year +4 +33 +52
Contract jobs citing SaaS 468 423 693
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.00% 1.98% 1.69%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.26% 5.80% 5.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 295 514
10th Percentile £354 £372 £369
25th Percentile £438 £463 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £628 £600 £625
90th Percentile £700 £675 £713
England median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.75 - -
England median hourly rate £20.00 £64.00 £73.00
% change year-on-year -68.75% -12.33% +239.53%

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 8,903 7,287 12,566
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.05% 34.05% 30.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,538 5,434 9,198
10th Percentile £363 £319 £350
25th Percentile £431 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £525
75th Percentile £625 £619 £606
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 51 66
10th Percentile £15.25 £15.50 £12.88
25th Percentile £21.73 £20.00 £17.89
Median hourly rate £45.00 £26.44 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +70.20% +25.90% -16.00%
75th Percentile £65.00 £55.00 £34.58
90th Percentile £68.00 £78.75 £63.13
England median hourly rate £21.05 £20.00 £18.33
% change year-on-year +5.25% +9.11% -3.25%

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 9 May 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SaaS in London over the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 9 May 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
Central London +6 54 £525 - 103
South London +38 7 £625 +14.94%
East London +20 7 £650 - 26
West London +16 3 - - 39
North London +6 1 - - 2
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 9 May 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 London region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 168 (35.90%) Azure
2 155 (33.12%) PaaS
3 144 (30.77%) AWS
3 144 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 135 (28.85%) Finance
5 103 (22.01%) IaaS
6 96 (20.51%) DevOps
7 91 (19.44%) Social Skills
8 78 (16.67%) Microservices
9 70 (14.96%) Java
10 65 (13.89%) Kubernetes
11 64 (13.68%) Python
12 63 (13.46%) Microsoft
13 58 (12.39%) Docker
14 57 (12.18%) SQL
15 53 (11.32%) Windows
16 50 (10.68%) Microsoft 365
17 49 (10.47%) JavaScript
17 49 (10.47%) Linux
18 47 (10.04%) Terraform
19 43 (9.19%) Jenkins
19 43 (9.19%) REST
20 41 (8.76%) Oracle
20 41 (8.76%) JIRA
21 40 (8.55%) Banking
21 40 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
22 39 (8.33%) User Experience
22 39 (8.33%) Active Directory
22 39 (8.33%) Migration
22 39 (8.33%) Problem-Solving

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 26 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 19 (4.06%) Confluence
3 11 (2.35%) CMS
4 6 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (1.07%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (0.64%) Headless CMS
7 3 (0.64%) Mule
7 3 (0.64%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.64%) SugarCRM
8 2 (0.43%) Apache
8 2 (0.43%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.43%) SAS
9 1 (0.21%) Camunda
9 1 (0.21%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.85%) Figma
3 4 (0.85%) Marvel
3 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.85%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.85%) Sketch
4 2 (0.43%) InVision
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.28%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.85%) Oracle FAH
3 4 (0.85%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (0.85%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.43%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.21%) Magento
5 1 (0.21%) Maximo
5 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.21%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.21%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.21%) Sprinklr
5 1 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.21%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 168 (35.90%) Azure
2 155 (33.12%) PaaS
3 144 (30.77%) AWS
4 103 (22.01%) IaaS
5 50 (10.68%) Microsoft 365
6 38 (8.12%) GCP
7 20 (4.27%) Serverless
8 19 (4.06%) Azure Active Directory
8 19 (4.06%) Cloud Computing
8 19 (4.06%) Power Platform
9 13 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (2.56%) GitHub
11 11 (2.35%) Amazon ECS
12 10 (2.14%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 9 (1.92%) Boomi
14 8 (1.71%) Dynamics 365
14 8 (1.71%) Stripe
15 7 (1.50%) AWS Lambda
16 6 (1.28%) OpenShift
17 5 (1.07%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.91%) Firewall
2 22 (4.70%) VPN
3 19 (4.06%) WAN
4 18 (3.85%) LAN
5 14 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
6 12 (2.56%) DNS
7 11 (2.35%) Kerberos
8 10 (2.14%) Internet
9 9 (1.92%) TCP/IP
10 8 (1.71%) Network Security
11 7 (1.50%) Wireless
12 6 (1.28%) HTTP
13 5 (1.07%) Multicast
14 4 (0.85%) iSCSI
14 4 (0.85%) SD-WAN
14 4 (0.85%) VLAN
15 3 (0.64%) DHCP
15 3 (0.64%) DMZ
15 3 (0.64%) MPLS
15 3 (0.64%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.34%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (1.71%) NoSQL
3 8 (1.71%) Power BI
3 8 (1.71%) Tableau
4 7 (1.50%) Big Data
4 7 (1.50%) Data Lake
4 7 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.50%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (1.28%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.07%) MySQL
6 5 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.07%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (1.07%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (0.85%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.64%) Amazon Aurora
8 3 (0.64%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.64%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 43 (9.19%) Jenkins
2 41 (8.76%) JIRA
3 29 (6.20%) Git (software)
4 14 (2.99%) Bitbucket
5 11 (2.35%) GitLab
6 9 (1.92%) TeamCity
7 8 (1.71%) Gradle
7 8 (1.71%) JMeter
8 7 (1.50%) Maven
8 7 (1.50%) Postman
9 6 (1.28%) REST Assured
10 5 (1.07%) CircleCI
10 5 (1.07%) Cucumber
10 5 (1.07%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (1.07%) Subversion
11 4 (0.85%) Selenium
12 3 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.64%) Cypress.io
12 3 (0.64%) Serena SBM
12 3 (0.64%) SoapUI
General
1 135 (28.85%) Finance
2 91 (19.44%) Social Skills
3 40 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (8.55%) Banking
4 36 (7.69%) Marketing
5 33 (7.05%) Telecoms
6 32 (6.84%) Public Sector
7 23 (4.91%) Manufacturing
8 22 (4.70%) Presentation Skills
9 18 (3.85%) Electronics
10 17 (3.63%) Publishing
11 9 (1.92%) Front Office
12 8 (1.71%) French Language
12 8 (1.71%) German Language
12 8 (1.71%) Retail
13 7 (1.50%) General Ledger
14 6 (1.28%) Billing
14 6 (1.28%) Influencing Skills
15 5 (1.07%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 109 (23.29%) Architect
2 84 (17.95%) Developer
3 47 (10.04%) Consultant
4 35 (7.48%) Solutions Architect
5 33 (7.05%) Analyst
6 30 (6.41%) Cloud Architect
7 29 (6.20%) DevOps Engineer
8 25 (5.34%) Java Developer
9 24 (5.13%) Project Manager
10 23 (4.91%) Security Architect
11 21 (4.49%) Business Analyst
12 18 (3.85%) Azure Engineer
13 12 (2.56%) AWS Developer
13 12 (2.56%) Azure Architect
13 12 (2.56%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
13 12 (2.56%) Python Developer
14 11 (2.35%) Enterprise Architect
14 11 (2.35%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
14 11 (2.35%) Senior Architect
15 10 (2.14%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (9.19%) REST
2 37 (7.91%) .NET
2 37 (7.91%) HTML
2 37 (7.91%) Node.js
3 25 (5.34%) CSS
3 25 (5.34%) React
3 25 (5.34%) Spring
4 23 (4.91%) Web Services
5 19 (4.06%) Spring Boot
6 18 (3.85%) .NET Core
7 17 (3.63%) XML
8 16 (3.42%) JSON
8 16 (3.42%) Kafka
9 15 (3.21%) Redux
10 12 (2.56%) AngularJS
10 12 (2.56%) OAuth
11 11 (2.35%) HTML5
11 11 (2.35%) Lambda Expressions
12 9 (1.92%) Django
12 9 (1.92%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.33%) User Experience
2 31 (6.62%) Cloud Native
3 27 (5.77%) Public Cloud
4 19 (4.06%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.21%) Clustering
5 15 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (3.21%) Social Media
6 14 (2.99%) Private Cloud
7 11 (2.35%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.92%) Data Structures
8 9 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (1.71%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.50%) Virtual Team
11 6 (1.28%) AS400
11 6 (1.28%) Internet of Things
11 6 (1.28%) Replication
12 4 (0.85%) Blog
12 4 (0.85%) Cyberattack
12 4 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 53 (11.32%) Windows
2 49 (10.47%) Linux
3 18 (3.85%) Apple iOS
4 15 (3.21%) Android
5 12 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (2.56%) Windows Server 2016
6 11 (2.35%) Solaris
6 11 (2.35%) Windows Mobile
6 11 (2.35%) Windows Server
7 9 (1.92%) Unix
8 7 (1.50%) Windows Server 2019
9 5 (1.07%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.43%) CentOS
11 2 (0.43%) SUSE
11 2 (0.43%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.43%) VMS
11 2 (0.43%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (20.51%) DevOps
3 78 (16.67%) Microservices
4 39 (8.33%) Migration
4 39 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
5 38 (8.12%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (7.48%) Project Management
7 33 (7.05%) Business Intelligence
8 30 (6.41%) Analytics
8 30 (6.41%) Test Automation
9 29 (6.20%) Performance Tuning
9 29 (6.20%) Stakeholder Management
9 29 (6.20%) TOGAF
10 27 (5.77%) Computer Science
10 27 (5.77%) Software Engineering
11 26 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
11 26 (5.56%) Information Security
11 26 (5.56%) Programme Management
11 26 (5.56%) Scrum
12 25 (5.34%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 70 (14.96%) Java
2 64 (13.68%) Python
3 57 (12.18%) SQL
4 49 (10.47%) JavaScript
5 30 (6.41%) C#
6 23 (4.91%) TypeScript
7 19 (4.06%) Bash Shell
7 19 (4.06%) PowerShell
8 12 (2.56%) Ruby
9 7 (1.50%) Apex Code
9 7 (1.50%) C
10 5 (1.07%) Ada
10 5 (1.07%) Perl
11 4 (0.85%) Go
11 4 (0.85%) Java 8
11 4 (0.85%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.85%) SOQL
12 3 (0.64%) Apple Swift
12 3 (0.64%) Kotlin
12 3 (0.64%) Scala
Qualifications
1 33 (7.05%) Degree
2 29 (6.20%) Security Cleared
3 27 (5.77%) SC Cleared
4 15 (3.21%) CISSP
5 14 (2.99%) CISM
6 12 (2.56%) AWS Certification
7 11 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (1.71%) PMP
9 5 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.07%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (1.07%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.85%) CRISC
11 3 (0.64%) CAPM
11 3 (0.64%) CISA
11 3 (0.64%) FFIEC
11 3 (0.64%) SANS
11 3 (0.64%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 3 (0.64%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 3 (0.64%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.27%) NIST
2 19 (4.06%) QA
3 18 (3.85%) GDPR
4 16 (3.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 6 (1.28%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.85%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.64%) IFRS
8 3 (0.64%) NIST 800
8 3 (0.64%) RMADS
9 2 (0.43%) COBIT
9 2 (0.43%) SLA
10 1 (0.21%) GRC
10 1 (0.21%) IEC 62304
10 1 (0.21%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.21%) NCSC
10 1 (0.21%) PMO
10 1 (0.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 58 (12.39%) Docker
2 39 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 24 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (3.21%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.85%) NFS
6 4 (0.85%) Veritas File System
7 3 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.64%) vSphere
7 3 (0.64%) Xen
8 2 (0.43%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.43%) KVM
8 2 (0.43%) vCloud
8 2 (0.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.21%) HDFS
9 1 (0.21%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.21%) Snort
9 1 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 65 (13.89%) Kubernetes
2 47 (10.04%) Terraform
3 38 (8.12%) Ansible
4 22 (4.70%) Single Sign-On
5 16 (3.42%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (2.14%) Puppet
7 8 (1.71%) SCCM
8 7 (1.50%) SCOM
9 5 (1.07%) Control-M
9 5 (1.07%) EMC NetWorker
9 5 (1.07%) Netcool
9 5 (1.07%) QRadar
9 5 (1.07%) SCSM
9 5 (1.07%) Tivoli
9 5 (1.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (0.85%) Istio
10 4 (0.85%) Red Hat Satellite
11 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 63 (13.46%) Microsoft
2 41 (8.76%) Oracle
3 36 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
4 33 (7.05%) SAP
5 26 (5.56%) VMware
6 18 (3.85%) Google
7 17 (3.63%) ServiceNow
8 15 (3.21%) Splunk
9 13 (2.78%) Dell
10 11 (2.35%) IBM
10 11 (2.35%) Samsung
11 10 (2.14%) MuleSoft
12 8 (1.71%) Adyen
12 8 (1.71%) Cisco
12 8 (1.71%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.50%) Charles River
13 7 (1.50%) CyberArk
13 7 (1.50%) EMC
14 5 (1.07%) Qualys
14 5 (1.07%) SaltStack