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 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software as a Service (SaaS)
England / London
Rank 212 284 271
Rank change year-on-year +72 -13  
Contract jobs citing SaaS 207 153 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.08% 0.69% 0.71%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.06% 7.31% 11.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 101 89
Median daily rate £513 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £590 £628
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £423
% change year-on-year +3.44% +2.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.55% -30.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 - £12.10

SaaS is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 2934 2092 1363
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 15.24% 9.45% 6.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2183 1544 919
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 22 27
Median hourly rate £21.50 £26.25 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.09% -3.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.12 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £43.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing SaaS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Job vacancy trend for SaaS in London

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SaaS in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SaaS in London

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in London over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SaaS in London

SaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SaaS in London.

Contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +14 25 £531 +11.84% 32
Canary Wharf -2 3 £675 -3.57%
Feltham - 1 - -
West End of London - 1 £513 - 6
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 160 (35.40%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (21.46%) PaaS
3 92 (20.35%) IaaS
4 86 (19.03%) Amazon AWS
5 74 (16.37%) Microsoft
5 74 (16.37%) Microsoft Azure
6 73 (16.15%) Finance
7 70 (15.49%) DevOps
8 68 (15.04%) Java
9 64 (14.16%) JavaScript
9 64 (14.16%) Windows
10 63 (13.94%) SQL
11 61 (13.50%) Scrum
12 52 (11.50%) Web Services
13 48 (10.62%) Oracle
14 45 (9.96%) Linux
15 44 (9.73%) HTML
15 44 (9.73%) Active Directory
16 42 (9.29%) Firewall
17 39 (8.63%) Project Management
18 38 (8.41%) VMware
19 37 (8.19%) ITIL
19 37 (8.19%) MS Excel
19 37 (8.19%) Degree
20 36 (7.96%) TDD
20 36 (7.96%) SQL Server
21 35 (7.74%) CSS
21 35 (7.74%) Analytics
22 34 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
22 34 (7.52%) .NET

SaaS
Top Related 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 24 (5.31%) SharePoint
2 18 (3.98%) IIS
3 17 (3.76%) Skype for Business
4 14 (3.10%) MS Exchange
5 10 (2.21%) Apache
6 8 (1.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (1.55%) CMS
7 7 (1.55%) OpenStack
7 7 (1.55%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (1.33%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.11%) Apache Pig
9 5 (1.11%) Drupal
9 5 (1.11%) nginx
10 4 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (0.88%) Confluence
10 4 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.88%) Oracle Self-Service HR
11 3 (0.66%) JBoss
Applications
1 37 (8.19%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.54%) MS Office
3 7 (1.55%) MS Project
4 4 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.44%) HipChat
5 2 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.22%) InVision
6 1 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (2.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (1.33%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 5 (1.11%) Oracle Payroll
6 4 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.66%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.66%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.22%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle FAH
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.22%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.22%) SAP Payroll
9 1 (0.22%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 97 (21.46%) PaaS
2 92 (20.35%) IaaS
3 86 (19.03%) Amazon AWS
4 74 (16.37%) Microsoft Azure
5 31 (6.86%) Office 365
6 14 (3.10%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (1.77%) GitHub
7 8 (1.77%) IBM Cloud
8 6 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (1.33%) SuccessFactors
9 5 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (1.11%) Amazon S3
9 5 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.88%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.66%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 3 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.66%) Google Drive
11 3 (0.66%) Oracle CX
11 3 (0.66%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 42 (9.29%) Firewall
2 28 (6.19%) VPN
3 21 (4.65%) DNS
4 18 (3.98%) LAN
5 17 (3.76%) LDAP
6 16 (3.54%) WAN
7 13 (2.88%) SAN
8 12 (2.65%) VoIP
9 11 (2.43%) DHCP
9 11 (2.43%) TCP/IP
10 9 (1.99%) SSL
11 8 (1.77%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (1.55%) Internet
13 6 (1.33%) Network Security
13 6 (1.33%) Skype
13 6 (1.33%) VLAN
13 6 (1.33%) X.509
14 4 (0.88%) IPsec
15 3 (0.66%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (7.96%) SQL Server
2 23 (5.09%) MySQL
3 17 (3.76%) Big Data
4 14 (3.10%) MongoDB
5 11 (2.43%) NoSQL
5 11 (2.43%) Oracle Database
5 11 (2.43%) Relational Database
6 10 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (1.77%) Hadoop
8 7 (1.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 7 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.55%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (1.11%) CouchDB
9 5 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.11%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.88%) Apache Hive
10 4 (0.88%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.88%) HBase
10 4 (0.88%) OLTP
11 3 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 22 (4.87%) Git (software)
2 12 (2.65%) Jenkins
3 11 (2.43%) JIRA
4 5 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.11%) Zephyr
5 4 (0.88%) Mocha
5 4 (0.88%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.66%) AppScan
6 3 (0.66%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.66%) Grunt
6 3 (0.66%) gulp
6 3 (0.66%) Selenium
6 3 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.44%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.44%) Maven
7 2 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 73 (16.15%) Finance
2 24 (5.31%) Banking
3 21 (4.65%) Marketing
4 18 (3.98%) Retail
5 14 (3.10%) Legal
6 13 (2.88%) Advertising
7 11 (2.43%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.33%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.66%) Billing
9 3 (0.66%) Electronics
9 3 (0.66%) Law
9 3 (0.66%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.44%) Games
11 1 (0.22%) Back Office
11 1 (0.22%) French Language
11 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.22%) German Language
11 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 106 (23.45%) Architect
2 76 (16.81%) Developer
3 45 (9.96%) Analyst
4 37 (8.19%) Solutions Architect
5 36 (7.96%) Consultant
6 33 (7.30%) Project Manager
7 30 (6.64%) Cloud Architect
8 22 (4.87%) Business Analyst
9 18 (3.98%) Infrastructure Architect
10 17 (3.76%) AWS Architect
11 16 (3.54%) ServiceNow Developer
11 16 (3.54%) Technical Architect
12 14 (3.10%) DevOps Engineer
13 13 (2.88%) JavaScript Developer
14 12 (2.65%) Administrator
15 11 (2.43%) Enterprise Architect
15 11 (2.43%) Product Owner
16 10 (2.21%) Azure Architect
16 10 (2.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 10 (2.21%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (11.50%) Web Services
2 44 (9.73%) HTML
3 35 (7.74%) CSS
4 34 (7.52%) .NET
5 30 (6.64%) XML
6 25 (5.53%) REST
7 23 (5.09%) SOAP
8 19 (4.20%) Akka
8 19 (4.20%) React
9 18 (3.98%) Play Framework
10 16 (3.54%) SAML
11 15 (3.32%) jQuery
11 15 (3.32%) JSON
11 15 (3.32%) Middleware
12 14 (3.10%) HTML5
13 13 (2.88%) Node.js
13 13 (2.88%) OAuth
14 12 (2.65%) AngularJS
14 12 (2.65%) XML Schema
14 12 (2.65%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.97%) User Experience
3 24 (5.31%) Data Centre
4 14 (3.10%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.21%) CMDB
6 10 (2.21%) Mobile App
6 10 (2.21%) Public Cloud
7 8 (1.77%) Life Science
7 8 (1.77%) Social Media
8 7 (1.55%) Fintech
8 7 (1.55%) PKI
8 7 (1.55%) Private Cloud
8 7 (1.55%) Smartphone
9 6 (1.33%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.33%) Learning Management System
10 5 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.66%) Cloud Native
11 3 (0.66%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 64 (14.16%) Windows
2 45 (9.96%) Linux
3 24 (5.31%) Windows Server
4 16 (3.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (3.10%) Windows 10
6 12 (2.65%) Unix
7 10 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.77%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.33%) AIX
9 6 (1.33%) Android
9 6 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.88%) CentOS
10 4 (0.88%) Debian
10 4 (0.88%) Solaris
10 4 (0.88%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.66%) HPUX
11 3 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.66%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (35.40%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (15.49%) DevOps
3 61 (13.50%) Scrum
4 39 (8.63%) Project Management
5 37 (8.19%) ITIL
6 36 (7.96%) TDD
7 35 (7.74%) Analytics
8 34 (7.52%) Migration
8 34 (7.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 31 (6.86%) CRM
10 30 (6.64%) BDD
11 29 (6.42%) TOGAF
12 24 (5.31%) Continuous Integration
12 24 (5.31%) ITSM
13 23 (5.09%) Business Intelligence
13 23 (5.09%) Open Source
14 22 (4.87%) SDLC
15 21 (4.65%) Workflow
16 20 (4.42%) ERP
16 20 (4.42%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 68 (15.04%) Java
2 64 (14.16%) JavaScript
3 63 (13.94%) SQL
4 29 (6.42%) Python
5 24 (5.31%) Scala
6 19 (4.20%) PowerShell
7 18 (3.98%) C#
8 17 (3.76%) Perl
9 14 (3.10%) Bash Shell
9 14 (3.10%) PHP
9 14 (3.10%) Ruby
10 11 (2.43%) C
11 9 (1.99%) C++
12 5 (1.11%) Go
12 5 (1.11%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.88%) Apex Code
13 4 (0.88%) VB
14 3 (0.66%) CoffeeScript
15 2 (0.44%) ES6
15 2 (0.44%) R
Qualifications
1 37 (8.19%) Degree
2 29 (6.42%) Security Cleared
3 22 (4.87%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.43%) CISSP
5 10 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.55%) MCSE
8 6 (1.33%) CISA
8 6 (1.33%) ISEB
9 5 (1.11%) CCIE
9 5 (1.11%) CISM
10 4 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.88%) CEH
10 4 (0.88%) EMC Certification
10 4 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.88%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.88%) PMP
10 4 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.66%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.66%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (1.99%) QA
3 7 (1.55%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.55%) SLA
4 4 (0.88%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.88%) GxP
5 3 (0.66%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.66%) GAMP
5 3 (0.66%) GPG13
6 2 (0.44%) IFRS
6 2 (0.44%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.44%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.44%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.22%) GCP
7 1 (0.22%) PMO
7 1 (0.22%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 44 (9.73%) Active Directory
2 22 (4.87%) Hyper-V
3 21 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (3.10%) Docker
5 5 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.88%) KVM
7 2 (0.44%) vSphere
7 2 (0.44%) XenApp
8 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (2.43%) Ansible
2 10 (2.21%) AirWatch
2 10 (2.21%) Puppet
3 9 (1.99%) SCCM
4 8 (1.77%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.11%) Nagios
6 3 (0.66%) Cacti
6 3 (0.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.66%) HP Fortify
6 3 (0.66%) Mesos
7 2 (0.44%) Consul
7 2 (0.44%) EMC VPLEX
7 2 (0.44%) Marathon
7 2 (0.44%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.44%) OSSEC
7 2 (0.44%) SCOM
7 2 (0.44%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.44%) Terraform
7 2 (0.44%) vRealize
Vendors
1 74 (16.37%) Microsoft
2 48 (10.62%) Oracle
3 38 (8.41%) VMware
4 31 (6.86%) ServiceNow
5 24 (5.31%) Salesforce.com
6 21 (4.65%) Cisco
7 18 (3.98%) Google
8 15 (3.32%) HP
9 13 (2.88%) Juniper
10 12 (2.65%) Remedy
11 11 (2.43%) BMC
11 11 (2.43%) IBM
12 10 (2.21%) CheckPoint
12 10 (2.21%) Workday
13 9 (1.99%) Citrix
13 9 (1.99%) EMC
14 8 (1.77%) Red Hat
14 8 (1.77%) SAP
14 8 (1.77%) Splunk
15 7 (1.55%) Palo Alto
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