Period
to 17 January 2022

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 17 January 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)
England > London
6 months to
17 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 110 149 180
Rank change year-on-year +39 +31 +9
Contract jobs citing SaaS 911 317 457
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.46% 1.86% 1.51%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.34% 4.97% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 220 301
10th Percentile £400 £340 £325
25th Percentile £464 £403 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £500 £515
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% -2.91% -4.19%
75th Percentile £675 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £675 £738
England median daily rate £550 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
10th Percentile £40.25 £27.23 "
25th Percentile £48.13 £30.56 £56.25
Median hourly rate £62.50 £36.75 £57.50
Median % change year-on-year +70.07% -36.09% +325.93%
75th Percentile £86.00 £42.56 £58.75
90th Percentile £99.35 £45.68 "
England median hourly rate £60.00 £26.00 £80.00
% change year-on-year +130.77% -67.50% +310.26%

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 14,375 6,378 10,386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.81% 37.43% 34.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,674 4,748 7,585
10th Percentile £396 £326 £313
25th Percentile £475 £413 £424
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% -4.76% -
75th Percentile £675 £600 £613
90th Percentile £750 £688 £700
England median daily rate £535 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +9.74% -2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 24 75
10th Percentile £13.88 £20.30 £15.80
25th Percentile £20.02 £22.44 £18.70
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year -1.96% +18.60% +14.67%
75th Percentile £55.00 £57.19 £40.85
90th Percentile £69.59 £68.00 £78.75
England median hourly rate £20.90 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +10.00% +14.29%

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 17 January 2022.

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 17 January 2022.

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 17 January 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
Job
Vacancies
Central London +9 116 £580 +0.87% 137
South London +11 25 £413 +11.49% 7
West London -22 9 £525 -16.67% 48
North London - 2 £800 - 4
East London - 1 £350 - 36
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 London region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 342 (37.54%) Azure
2 324 (35.57%) Agile Software Development
3 307 (33.70%) PaaS
4 239 (26.23%) AWS
5 235 (25.80%) DevOps
6 225 (24.70%) IaaS
7 217 (23.82%) Finance
8 175 (19.21%) Social Skills
9 156 (17.12%) Microservices
10 142 (15.59%) Docker
11 138 (15.15%) Microsoft
12 137 (15.04%) Kubernetes
13 113 (12.40%) Java
14 108 (11.86%) Migration
15 104 (11.42%) JavaScript
16 96 (10.54%) REST
17 94 (10.32%) Terraform
18 92 (10.10%) Scrum
19 90 (9.88%) Linux
20 88 (9.66%) Windows
21 87 (9.55%) Infrastructure as Code
22 86 (9.44%) SQL
22 86 (9.44%) Stakeholder Management
23 83 (9.11%) Project Management
24 82 (9.00%) Python
25 80 (8.78%) Active Directory
26 74 (8.12%) Oracle
27 73 (8.01%) Firewall
27 73 (8.01%) Cybersecurity
28 71 (7.79%) Security Cleared

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 40 (4.39%) Confluence
2 39 (4.28%) Elasticsearch
3 27 (2.96%) SharePoint
4 24 (2.63%) OpenStack
5 19 (2.09%) CMS
6 18 (1.98%) IIS
7 16 (1.76%) Apache
8 13 (1.43%) Cloud Foundry
9 9 (0.99%) Headless CMS
9 9 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (0.88%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (0.77%) SAS
12 6 (0.66%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.55%) JBoss
13 5 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
14 4 (0.44%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.44%) Appian
15 3 (0.33%) NServiceBus
16 2 (0.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.10%) Sketch
4 6 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.33%) Marvel
7 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.11%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.65%) Oracle ERP
2 9 (0.99%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.44%) Oracle Cash Management
3 4 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.33%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.33%) Workday HCM
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.22%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.22%) Shopify
5 2 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle FAH
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle SCM
6 1 (0.11%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 342 (37.54%) Azure
2 307 (33.70%) PaaS
3 239 (26.23%) AWS
4 225 (24.70%) IaaS
5 71 (7.79%) Serverless
6 61 (6.70%) GCP
7 46 (5.05%) Microsoft 365
8 38 (4.17%) GitHub
9 35 (3.84%) Azure Active Directory
10 31 (3.40%) AWS Lambda
11 26 (2.85%) AWS CloudFormation
12 24 (2.63%) Amazon ECS
13 23 (2.52%) AWS Fargate
14 22 (2.41%) Power Platform
15 19 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
16 18 (1.98%) OpenShift
17 17 (1.87%) Azure Functions
18 15 (1.65%) Azure Data Factory
18 15 (1.65%) Azure Logic Apps
18 15 (1.65%) Azure Monitor
Communications & Networking
1 73 (8.01%) Firewall
2 43 (4.72%) Internet
3 39 (4.28%) VPN
4 31 (3.40%) Network Security
5 29 (3.18%) TCP/IP
6 26 (2.85%) DNS
7 22 (2.41%) SSL
8 21 (2.31%) HTTP
8 21 (2.31%) IPsec
9 20 (2.20%) IKE
10 17 (1.87%) LAN
10 17 (1.87%) WAN
11 11 (1.21%) Intranet
12 10 (1.10%) X.509
13 7 (0.77%) DHCP
13 7 (0.77%) Kerberos
14 6 (0.66%) IPv4
14 6 (0.66%) OSPF
15 5 (0.55%) SNMP
16 4 (0.44%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 27 (2.96%) Amazon RDS
2 27 (2.96%) MongoDB
3 22 (2.41%) NoSQL
4 21 (2.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 19 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (1.98%) MySQL
7 15 (1.65%) Relational Database
8 13 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (1.32%) Data Lake
10 10 (1.10%) Power BI
11 9 (0.99%) Tableau
12 7 (0.77%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 7 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
12 7 (0.77%) Big Data
12 7 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (0.66%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.66%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 61 (6.70%) JIRA
2 50 (5.49%) Git (software)
3 46 (5.05%) Jenkins
4 32 (3.51%) Selenium
5 26 (2.85%) TeamCity
6 24 (2.63%) Cucumber
7 17 (1.87%) Sonatype Nexus
8 16 (1.76%) Locust
8 16 (1.76%) Maven
9 13 (1.43%) GitLab
10 12 (1.32%) Bitbucket
11 10 (1.10%) Cypress.io
12 9 (0.99%) SonarQube
13 8 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
13 8 (0.88%) Postman
13 8 (0.88%) Subversion
14 7 (0.77%) Artifactory
14 7 (0.77%) IBM UrbanCode
14 7 (0.77%) Zephyr
15 5 (0.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 217 (23.82%) Finance
2 175 (19.21%) Social Skills
3 65 (7.14%) Banking
4 61 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
5 53 (5.82%) Marketing
6 42 (4.61%) Legal
7 37 (4.06%) Retail
8 36 (3.95%) Presentation Skills
9 32 (3.51%) Public Sector
10 31 (3.40%) Telecoms
11 27 (2.96%) Law
12 17 (1.87%) Publishing
13 16 (1.76%) Games
14 12 (1.32%) Documentation Skills
15 11 (1.21%) Financial Institution
15 11 (1.21%) Influencing Skills
15 11 (1.21%) Manufacturing
16 7 (0.77%) Electronics
16 7 (0.77%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 6 (0.66%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 241 (26.45%) Architect
2 140 (15.37%) Developer
3 114 (12.51%) Solutions Architect
4 68 (7.46%) Project Manager
5 46 (5.05%) Cloud Architect
5 46 (5.05%) DevOps Engineer
6 43 (4.72%) Security Architect
7 40 (4.39%) Analyst
7 40 (4.39%) Azure Engineer
8 39 (4.28%) Azure Architect
9 38 (4.17%) Security Engineer
10 37 (4.06%) Lead Architect
11 28 (3.07%) Senior Architect
11 28 (3.07%) Technical Architect
12 24 (2.63%) Consultant
12 24 (2.63%) IT Manager
13 23 (2.52%) Designer
14 21 (2.31%) Cloud Solutions Architect
15 20 (2.20%) AWS Engineer
15 20 (2.20%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (10.54%) REST
2 59 (6.48%) React
3 56 (6.15%) HTML
4 52 (5.71%) CSS
5 51 (5.60%) .NET
6 49 (5.38%) Node.js
7 48 (5.27%) XML
8 38 (4.17%) Web Services
9 37 (4.06%) AngularJS
9 37 (4.06%) SOAP
10 30 (3.29%) GraphQL
10 30 (3.29%) JSON
11 28 (3.07%) OAuth
11 28 (3.07%) RESTful
12 22 (2.41%) OAuth2
13 21 (2.31%) Middleware
13 21 (2.31%) SAML
14 18 (1.98%) Kafka
15 16 (1.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 16 (1.76%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 69 (7.57%) User Experience
2 59 (6.48%) Public Cloud
3 52 (5.71%) Private Cloud
4 43 (4.72%) Hybrid Cloud
4 43 (4.72%) Virtual Team
5 34 (3.73%) Cloud Native
6 26 (2.85%) Mobile App
7 25 (2.74%) Data Centre
8 24 (2.63%) PKI
9 22 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
11 19 (2.09%) Legacy Systems
12 18 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
12 18 (1.98%) Management Information System
13 12 (1.32%) Analytical Mindset
14 11 (1.21%) Enterprise Cloud
14 11 (1.21%) Legacy Applications
15 9 (0.99%) Hedge funds
16 8 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
16 8 (0.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 90 (9.88%) Linux
2 88 (9.66%) Windows
3 31 (3.40%) Windows Server
4 30 (3.29%) Unix
5 24 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (2.31%) Apple iOS
7 19 (2.09%) Android
8 12 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (1.10%) Windows Server 2016
10 8 (0.88%) Windows Server 2019
11 7 (0.77%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.55%) CentOS
13 5 (0.55%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.44%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.33%) AIX
16 2 (0.22%) VMS
17 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.11%) Solaris
17 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (35.57%) Agile Software Development
2 235 (25.80%) DevOps
3 156 (17.12%) Microservices
4 108 (11.86%) Migration
5 92 (10.10%) Scrum
6 87 (9.55%) Infrastructure as Code
7 86 (9.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 83 (9.11%) Project Management
9 73 (8.01%) Cybersecurity
10 63 (6.92%) Analytics
11 61 (6.70%) Test Automation
12 55 (6.04%) Infrastructure Automation
13 54 (5.93%) Waterfall
14 52 (5.71%) Enterprise Architecture
15 50 (5.49%) ERP
15 50 (5.49%) Project Delivery
16 49 (5.38%) Continuous Integration
16 49 (5.38%) TOGAF
17 48 (5.27%) Open Source
18 46 (5.05%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 113 (12.40%) Java
2 104 (11.42%) JavaScript
3 86 (9.44%) SQL
4 82 (9.00%) Python
5 60 (6.59%) PowerShell
6 39 (4.28%) TypeScript
7 36 (3.95%) C#
8 28 (3.07%) Bash
9 21 (2.31%) C
9 21 (2.31%) Ruby
10 17 (1.87%) Go
11 11 (1.21%) C++
11 11 (1.21%) Perl
11 11 (1.21%) PHP
12 10 (1.10%) Shell Script
13 7 (0.77%) Groovy
14 6 (0.66%) Ada
14 6 (0.66%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.55%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 71 (7.79%) Security Cleared
2 62 (6.81%) SC Cleared
3 57 (6.26%) Degree
4 24 (2.63%) PMP
5 19 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (1.43%) AWS Certification
6 13 (1.43%) CISSP
7 10 (1.10%) MBA
7 10 (1.10%) TOGAF Certification
8 9 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (0.99%) PMI Certification
9 6 (0.66%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (0.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 4 (0.44%) CCIE
11 4 (0.44%) CCIE Security
11 4 (0.44%) CISM
11 4 (0.44%) CompTIA Security+
11 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.44%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.95%) QA
2 30 (3.29%) GDPR
3 28 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.21%) NIST
5 10 (1.10%) Accessibility
5 10 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.55%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.55%) PMO
7 4 (0.44%) WCAG
8 3 (0.33%) FedRAMP
8 3 (0.33%) GRC
8 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.33%) NIST 800
9 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.22%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.22%) SOC 2
10 1 (0.11%) COBIT
10 1 (0.11%) FISMA
10 1 (0.11%) ITGC
10 1 (0.11%) NCSC
System Software
1 142 (15.59%) Docker
2 80 (8.78%) Active Directory
3 23 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (2.31%) vCloud
5 20 (2.20%) VMware Workstation
6 9 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.88%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.55%) vSphere
9 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.11%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 137 (15.04%) Kubernetes
2 94 (10.32%) Terraform
3 54 (5.93%) Ansible
4 26 (2.85%) Puppet
5 15 (1.65%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 10 (1.10%) logstash
6 10 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (0.99%) Nagios
8 8 (0.88%) Prometheus
9 7 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (0.66%) Consul
10 6 (0.66%) Kibana
11 5 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
11 5 (0.55%) SCCM
11 5 (0.55%) SCOM
11 5 (0.55%) Tivoli
12 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (0.44%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 4 (0.44%) QRadar
12 4 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 138 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 74 (8.12%) Oracle
3 56 (6.15%) VMware
4 44 (4.83%) Google
5 42 (4.61%) ServiceNow
6 40 (4.39%) Salesforce.com
7 33 (3.62%) SAP
8 20 (2.20%) CA
9 18 (1.98%) IBM
10 16 (1.76%) Red Hat
11 15 (1.65%) Splunk
12 12 (1.32%) Adobe
12 12 (1.32%) Cisco
13 10 (1.10%) Databricks
13 10 (1.10%) Dell
14 9 (0.99%) Workday
15 8 (0.88%) Citrix
15 8 (0.88%) EMC
15 8 (0.88%) MuleSoft
15 8 (0.88%) New Relic